Anki first arrived on the scene back in 2013 with an on-stage performance of its slick robotic cars at Apple’s WWDC keynote. Since then, the brand has released the second-generation of racers but now has its sights set on a different category. Today, Anki announced Comzo, a Wall-E-like robot toy that blends artificial intelligence and a long list of capabilities. The announcement post called this new product the meeting point of magic and reality. More below…
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Warmer weather and summer months are meant for outdoor cooking. One of my personal favorite meals is to make pizza on the grill. I learned about this process thanks to a handy guide that I got off Amazon. Although charcoal pizza is good, it’s difficult to replicate a true woodfire experience short of building an actual oven.
A new camping accessory plans on changing all of that. The BioLite PizzaDome is a miniature all-in-one oven that blends ease of use with real wood flavors. It’s an interesting design that attaches to the company’s BaseCamp stove. The whole thing is available in a launch day bundle with special pricing and even has a few surprises up its sleeve.
New Product June 23
Headlined by Leica’s retro-styled cameras, Europe has been cranking out beautiful equipment over the last few years. The latest of which comes from Sweden’s own Hasselblad. Known for its high-end offerings, the newest creation out of Gothenburg has a sleek design alongside a gorgeous touchscreen display. The X1D is a medium format mirrorless camera that is made by hand with the promise of a “handling experience unlike any other”…and a $9,000 price tag.
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Amazon has announced a new entry-level Kindle that features a thinner and lighter design alongside upgraded specs. It still starts at $80 and now comes in white, as well. Today’s news comes after recent upgrades to the Fire HD 10 and the release of the Kindle Oasis tablet. Full details below.
New Product June 21
Western Digital today released a new wireless storage device geared towards helping you get the most out of your mobile devices while on-the-go. The WD My Passport Wireless Pro adds a palpable level of refinement to its well-received predecessor. It’s speedier, more versatile and now packs a new feature that anyone with a mobile device will appreciate. Here’s a look at why it likely deserves a spot in your carry-on luggage or camera bag during your next trip…
A lot of consumers came to know Sphero over the last year because of its perfect recreation of BB-8 following the release of The Force Awakens. However, it’s been cranking out hits for awhile. The latest of which is a new take on its popular SPRK robot. This upgraded model, dubbed the SPRK+, has been redesigned with a tougher shell and more advanced Bluetooth technologies making it appealing to all ages. More below.
New Product June 20
Everyone likes to talk about coffee makers, whether AeroPress or Chemex is better or if Keurig has ruined our society for good java. Truth is, your coffee grinder is just as important to the process as your brewer. You have to start with a Burr-style grinder. It’s the best way to prep your beans for maximum flavor extraction. But evidently, there is a way to make it even better…
A new Kickstarter campaign brings us a Wi-Fi-connected coffee grinder that “measures bean freshness” and automatically replenishes your supply when it runs low. Sort of like Amazon’s Dash Replenishment Service meets an elite nose for coffee…
New Product June 17
Remember the first time you saw an AirPort wireless router at an Apple store? Or perhaps at a CompUSA? Chances are, you haven’t been that fired up about a router in a while, at least not visually. In a move that was bound to happen, a new brand called Plume is releasing a new networking product that has a slim design and, you guessed it, comes in Silver, Space Gray and Gold colorings.
Design aside, Plume wants you to place these geometric extenders all over your home in favor of one central router. The specs promise a self-monitoring network that will constantly work to improve itself. And at $39 per unit during the pre-order period, the price isn’t too shabby either…
New Product June 16
Full disclosure, I’m not really into camping. Perhaps, you can tell. The whole idea of sleeping on the ground has never struck me as a worthwhile weekend activity. My whole attitude might have just changed. Scout Equipment, makers of beautiful camping gear, has just come out with one of the coolest kitchens-in-a-box we’ve ever seen. Even better than that one from Rolls Royce.
This outdoor culinary studio is a dream for campers, aspiring chefs and everyone in between. A gas grill, refrigerator, sink and more all fold up into a tidy storage area in the back of your SUV. Bad news? It’s gonna cost you…
New Product June 15
E3 has had some very interesting and existing announcements this year from a brand new Xbox One, to major new game reveals and a very deep look at the brand new Zelda Breath of the Wild. But now it’s time to take a look at what we saw on the mobile side of things. We got a much closer look at the Elder Scrolls Legends from Bethesda, as well as more of Final Fantasy Exvius, some substantial Fallout Shelter updates and even more of Pokemon Go from Nintendo.
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Working in an office or even sitting next to someone at home can prove to be an annoying experience when sound from one activity leaks into another. Let’s just say my wife isn’t always fond of my evening Battlefield missions. The same can be said for that coworker that loves 80’s Euro disco when you like more of an acoustic vibe. Headphones are a natural answer but it cuts you off from the rest of your environment and those ear cups can get hot.
A new product called Soundlazer has taken to Kickstarter with its “virtual sound cloud” speaker system. It promises “immersive” listening experiences that don’t bug your neighbor. Early interest is strong but will it stand the test of time?
New Product June 14
It’s been a huge start to the week at E3 in Los Angeles. Nearly all of the major players have taken the stage, sharing their plans for the next year. Sony’s announcement was packed with games and also provided a bit of new hardware as well. We’ve already detailed the upcoming virtual reality set that is coming in the fall but now we’re getting word about a new controller that will bring first person shooters to life. The VR Aim is the modern-day equivalent of NES Zapper and boy does it look cool…
As usual, Nintendo’s E3 2016 presence came by way of a special Treehouse Live event today. After massive showcases from Microsoft and Sony yesterday, it’s all about Zelda now. Maybe one the of most anticipated titles in recent memory, Nintendo showed all sorts of new Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild footage in glorious HD, along with more on Pokemon Sun/Moon.
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Sony came out very strong at this year’s E3 with one of the most memorable showcase events in recent memory. It was a barrage of games, many of which were completely new titles, along with some very exciting details. The brand new God of War, an actual release date for The Last Guardian, a new Resident Evil title, new Horizon Zero Dawn gameplay footage and even more. Pricing and release dates for PS VR, the new Hideo Kojima game and what might be the most exciting Spider-Man game we have seen in many years, thanks to developer Insomniac.
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While we’ve already seen Microsoft, EA and Bethesda, just awhile ago Ubisoft took to the E3 stage. As usual with Ubisoft, these trailers have some pretty salty language and are definitely NSFW. The most notable titles in today’s conference were: Ghost Recon: Wildlands, South Park: The Fractured but Whole, a new Star Trek VR, and Watch Dogs 2.
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With commuter bicycles and mid-century modern design each making a stirring comeback over the last few years, it’s no surprise that cues from the latter have leaked into the former. A new line of two-wheelers made in partnership between Ridley Bikes and famed Belgian architect Pierre Lallemand are coming to an afternoon ride near year. With European flair and beautiful materials, this is perhaps the most stunning bike we’ve ever seen.
The biggest gaming conference of the year is in full swing, with most of the major events occurring later today and tomorrow morning. EA kicked things off early yesterday afternoon, followed by quite an eventful Bethesda E3 2016 showcase. This year, we got a host of announcements on ID products including more Doom and a surprise Quake reveal. Arkane dropped some new gameplay footage/details on the highly anticipated sequel to Dishonored and the almost forgotten Prey made a triumphant return.
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Yesterday, EA kicked off this year’s E3 event with a handful of announcements and first looks at upcoming titles. We received more information about Battlefield 1, Titanfall 2, Madden 17 and Mass Effect: Andromeda plus a small glimpse at an upcoming Star Wars title. We’ll be covering E3 all week as Microsoft, Nintendo, Sony and more reveal their latest news for gamers. Head below for a look at the hottest trailers from yesterday’s event.
New Product June 10
We’ve pretty much seen every kind of smart device that you can imagine these days. It was just a matter of time until the dining room table found its 21st century design. The SapienStone Smart Slab combines a bevy of sensors into a gorgeous ceramic slab that is described as “wafer thin”. Naturally, it has all of the charging, controls and communication systems that you’d expect…
New Product June 9
Ricoh just unveiled its newest DSLR, the Pentax K-70, that has a weather-resistant design. This new camera was built with an eye on outdoor enthusiasts and prosumers looking for a reliable option for capturing photos in every environment. The specs are designed for outdoor shoots, especially at night. Much like the recently announced Olympus Tough Tracker, the goal here is to provide top-grade optics in a go-anywhere casing. More below.