Garmin brings smart watch capabilities to its Forerunner GPS fitness tracker

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The wearable market is becoming more and more crowded each day, especially with Apple entering into the fray. The good news for consumers is that they are reaping the benefits of a competitive marketplace.

Today, Garming introduced their latest addition to the highly-rated Forerunner GPS line of products with the 920XT. While Garmin has long been known for their GPS capable devices, they have been slow to add new functionality to their line-up of wearables. Primarily focusing on location based data and heart rate monitoring, Forerunner watches have left out one key piece of the puzzle, until now.

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Parrot’s new Zik 2.0 Bluetooth headphones add deep app integration and customizable noise cancellation

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Parrot has recently introduced the refreshed lineup of its high end wireless Zik headphones. The new Zik 2.0 headsets are described as the “the world’s most advanced headphones” by Parrot and come with a host of new upgrades over the previous gen model.

Head below for more details, availability and pricing: 

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Pokémon TCG Online for iPad is now available for download in the U.S

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The Pokémon Company International announced that its Pokémon Trading Card Game Online is coming to the App Store today. Already available on Mac and PC, this marks the very first time an official Pokémon game has debuted on the iOS platform outside of Pokémon TV and the Pokédex app.

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Relonch accessory camera lets your iPhone 5/6 take “magazine-class” photos

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The Relonch camera hopes to take the best smartphone cameras to another level. Compatible with the iPhone 5s and 6, Relonch Camera is a Lightning equipped accessory that promises to produce “magazine-class” photos. Your iPhone slides into the Relonch camera just like any other iPhone case so installation should only take a few seconds. Relonch doesn’t require a WiFi or Bluetooth connection and it’ll even act as a power bank to keep your iPhone charging… Read more

Ring is the Wi-Fi enabled doorbell that lets you answer the door even when you’re not home

In 2012, we saw the promise of a Wi-Fi connected home monitoring system in Doorbot. The promise fell short and left a few unhappy first generation adopters. However, the company rebranded and today the product is Ring.

 The Ring Video Doorbell was built from the ground up to provide consumers with unprecedented convenience, monitoring, and security for their homes.

Ring four faceplate-optionsThe Ring is now available for pre-order for $199 until November when it will go to the full price of $249. It comes in four different finishes, and it includes a free cloud-based video recording service (until January of 2015 when subscription options will be available).

The device has apps to work with both iOS and Android and it can record 720p video at 30fps. It has infrared LEDs for recording at night and features a 5,200mAh rechargeable battery that does require charging.

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SteelSeries re-invents its Siberia line of headsets with every gamer in mind

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SteelSeries, long known for its gaming accessories, has completely refreshed its line of Siberia headsets. With a focus on providing a variety of styles and designs at different price points, SteelSeries is making sure every gamer has an option. There are four models in the Siberia line of headsets, beginning at $59.99 and rising up to $199.99.

Each model is specifically designed for a different gamer, from casual to hardcore. The entry-level model RAW Prism brings the price down in an attempt to get users to enter the market. At $59.99 this model fits in nicely with other headphones we have seen designed for entry-level gaming. The included software allows for full customization of audio profiles, as well as the ability to change the color of the illuminated ring on the set.

Head below the fold for video and to learn about the other models and pricing.

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Samsung’s new 27-inch LED monitor curves for a more immersive viewing experience

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Samsung has announced a new addition to its line of monitors with the new 27-inch SD590C curved LED. Long recognized for its television manufacturing know-how and high quality displays, Samsung is making a push to create an immersive viewing experience for gamers and editors alike.

This new monitor is designed to be used in a multi-display setup and for gaming, with a specialized mode that optimizes the display with a single click. While we have already seen ultra-wide monitors, the Samsung SD590C takes a whole new approach to displays.

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GoPro’s HERO4 shoots 4K video at 30FPS, while the all-new HERO model is its most affordable ever

GoPro HERO4 Black EditionThere was a time when wearing an action camera on your head in public may have brought about some awkward stares. But now, it seems like rocking a GoPro is commonplace while surfing, mountain biking, or even coming face to face with a lion.

After a couple highly publicized leaks, GoPro has officially unveiled its newest lineup of action cameras, which includes the HERO4 Black, HERO4 Silver, and the all-new entry level HERO that is the most affordable GoPro ever… Read more

iloome readies “the world’s first” curved tempered glass screen protector for iPhone 6/6 Plus

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The curved edges of iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are one of my favorite design elements of any smartphone. I absolutely love how the glass flows into the aluminum body. However, this design makes it tricky for manufacturers of screen protectors. All of the protectors we’ve seen so far are either cut about 4mm short to accommodate the curves or attempt to offer edge to edge protection but installation is difficult, which often results in a bubbly mess.

If the first run of iPhone 6 screen protectors haven’t impressed you, then iloome’s SreenMate tempered glass protector with round edges may be what you’ve been waiting for…
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Polaroid’s Cube action camera is just over 1 cubic inch, shoots 1080p, and is less than $100

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The Polaroid brand is best known for its instant camera and film products but most recently, the miniature Polaroid Cube camera is getting all of the attention. Officially revealed just this week, the tiny, cubed shaped camera is designed to sit somewhere between a full on action cam and a more casual solution.

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GRID 2 Reloaded Edition is now available on Mac

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Feral Interactive’s latest console/PC port has now made its way to the Mac App Store in the form of GRID 2 Reloaded Edition. Originally released on PC and consoles, the Codemasters developed title was a successor to the original GRID title and designed to hit the sweet spot between frantic arcade racing and realistic simulation.

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IK Multimedia introduces its new iRig Pads portable MIDI controller for iOS and Mac/PC

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With the popularity of grid controllers on the rise, IK Multimedia has now unveiled the latest addition to its iRig line of recording and DJ gear. iRig Pads is an “ultra-portable” grid-style MIDI controller for iPhone, iPad, iPod and Mac/PC.

Head below for more on what the “ultimate travel companion for the mobile electronic music producer” has to offer:  Read more