VIZIO introduces new 4K UHDTVs starting at $600, expands its audio lineup

vizio-m-series-shot

Following the success of its P-Series line last fall, VIZIO is now detailing the new M-Series of 4K UHDTVs, as well as a number of other new products. VIZIO has long been known for both its quality and value across a number of different home entertainment categories.

Today, the California-based company has lifted the veil on its new soundbars, “high-dynamic range” televisions and the previously mentioned M-Series.  Read more

LEGO’s new Dimensions video game brings Batman, Marty McFly and Gandalf to life

lego-dimensions-game
LEGO is the most valuable toy company in the world, besting the likes of Mattel and Hasbro. So it’s no surprise that the company wants to get in on one of the hottest trends in the toy industry: NFC video game figures like Activision Skylanders, Disney Infinity and Nintendo amiibo figures.

Today the brick maker announced Dimensions, an upcoming video game that works in conjunction with a slew of NFC Minifigures. The in-game characters are pulled from a diverse set of franchises including DC Comics, The Lord of the Rings, The LEGO Movie, The Wizard of Oz, LEGO Ninjago, Back to the Future… Read more

DJI’s Phantom 3 drone shoots 4K video, uses new sensors to navigate indoor airspace

dji-phantom-3

Drones have entered the mainstream, most consumers are familiar with them and the beautiful imagery that these flying, camera-wielding, devices can capture. Perhaps no company has had a greater influence on consumers becoming more familiar with this technology than DJI.

Since 2006, DJI has been working to create consumer and professional style drones that put high quality aerial video and photography in the hands of many. Now the China-based company has announced its latest addition, the Phantom 3.

Lets just say you’ve got to see the video to truly understand how cool this thing is… Read more

Orange Chef’s Countertop kitchen prep accessory integrates with Apple Watch and Vitamix

Countertop_Hero

Cooking is not easy, neither is making healthier choices. No matter your skill level in the kitchen or fitness, chances are you’ve found yourself at a crossroads wondering how to improve these areas of life.

Today, Orange Chef has announced a new product that aims to bridge the gap to a healthier life with its new Countertop accessory for the kitchen. You may have seen some of Orange Chef’s other nifty gadgets, but the Countertop aims to take meal prep to a whole new level with integration for Apple Watch, Jawbone, and other kitchen mainstays such as Vitamix and Crockpot.

It’ll even tell you how make that elusive perfect smoothie… Read more

Monoprice introduces new line of 5 USB-C cables for connectivity and displays as low as $10

USB-C monoprice new cablesToday, the cable e-tailer Monoprice introduced a new line of USB-C cables and adapters that promise to be faster and more durable than previous generation cables. This news comes just in time for the release of many USB-C devices, including the new MacBook and Google Chromebook Pixel.

USB-C, if you didn’t already know, supports a top speed of 10Gbps; and with a power output of up to 20V at 5A or 100W and built-in display capabilities. Monoprice USB-C cables have reinforced zinc-alloy connectors and  come with a lifetime warranty.

Monoprice will continue to add to the USB-C lineup as more an more USB-C devices are released.

Full PR and cable description follows:

Read more

Small States Review: This is Ground’s Mod 2 is the ultimate on-the-go iPad companion, giveaway worth $310

this-is-ground47

Update (4/11 9:00am): @jimmiebjr is our winner – thank you to everyone that entered our contest, and for reading!

This is Ground has made another foray into the iPad accessory world, this time updating its Mod case with new styling and inserts. When we last featured the Los Angeles-based manufacturer, it was riding the success of its line of products meant to complement both professional and casual environments.

Since then, This is Ground has expanded and found more ways to bring together form and function into quality America made products. Today, we’ll be taking a look at the newly released Mod 2: Read more

Review: Does Sling TV’s arrival on the Xbox One make Microsoft’s console king of the living room?

sling-tv-xbox-one-review

There are a lot of reasons to be excited about Sling TV. Since it popped up in January just before CES, this streaming television service has been making waves throughout the entertainment world. Chances are if you watch television shows or movies, you’ve heard something about Sling.

Last month Dish brought its online streaming service to the Xbox One in an exclusive agreement that nets Live subscribers a one month free trial. The question is, does Sling bring enough to the table to make the Xbox One a complete solution to home entertainment? Read more

Onkyo’s new portable headphone digital-to-analog converter uses a Lightning cable to boost your iPhone’s sound

onkyo-dac-iphone

Most of us enjoy our audio, albeit from iTunes or Spotify or the like, on an iPhone when we are on the go. The reality is that while iPhones are a decent source for audio, the internal make-up isn’t as strong as it could be when it comes to enjoying your favorite tunes.

This is where a digital-to-analog-converter can really come in handy, taking the stress off your device and letting the DAC do all the work. Audio accessory maker Onkyo has a new solution that utilizes the Lightning port instead of the typical 3.5mm jack to provide higher-fidelity audio. Read more

Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series is IGN’s free iOS game of the month ($5 value)

game-of-thrones-free-game

IGN is now offering Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series for iPhone/iPad as its free game of the month. This game is regularly listed for $4.99 and has a rating of 3/5 stars from nearly 500 reviewers. This is the first discount that we’ve seen on this game since its release. This is great timing with Game of Throne’s upcoming season premiere and HBO’s new availability on Sling TV. You can now download this game for free on iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch via IGN’s deal page.

Experience the thrill of Game of Thrones first hand with this six part episodic game series based of HBO’s hit show. This game tells the story of House Forrester, who battles his way through the War of the Five Kings. Gamers will take on different roles of the Forrester household, which will affect many others in the game as it plays out.

For more app deals, don’t forget Apple’s Free App of the Week and today’s best game deals.

Read more

Quirky’s new Poppy line of home automation includes a gorgeous pour-over coffee maker w/ iOS integration

poppy-pour-over-coffee

Admittedly, I love coffee. All the different roasts, blends and ways to make it are so intriguing to me. There has been an influx of coffee makers recently that offer a variety of different solutions for getting your morning cup of joe. I’m not sure that I’ve seen one recently as eye-catching as the Pour-Over from Quirky. This line of products – named Poppy – also has solutions for feeding your pets and your baby (separately) and will even order new food automatically from Amazon when you need it. Read more

Small States Review: TM1985’s Weekend Duffel is the perfect companion for any excursion, $371 giveaway

tm1985-weekend-duffel

Update (4/4 11:45am): @iamcoxnow is our winner, thank you to everyone that entered this week’s giveaway!

Since we last visited with TM1985, the New York-based bag and accessory maker has continued to expand its line of products. This week, we’ll be taking a look at the Weekend Duffel, a new travel solution from TM1985 that aims to put a little more style in your luggage game. Read more