New Toy of the Day July 25

WaterField created a large selection of high quality tech accessories from Apple Pencil holders to laptop bags and everything in between. As any avid 9to5Toys reader would know, we are big fans of the work they do down in San Francisco, so we were excited to see the company unveil its latest carrier. expand full story

New Toy of the Day July 24

Companies are always trying to think of new, alternative ways for us to take calls from our smartphones. While for most, simply extending your arm with your smartphone in hand is plenty convenient enough, there are times when a hands-free situation can be, well, handy. Those ridiculous looking Bluetooth earpieces come to mind, as well the built-in microphones on just about every speaker on the market these days.

But for some, that’s just not good enough. We have already seen developers looking to alternate technologies to beam calls to our ears which includes Atari’s upcoming hat phones. And it looks as though the folks at Origami Labs have taken to Kickstarter to give bone induction another shot, essentially allowing us to take calls directly from our finger tips. expand full story

New Toy of the Day July 21

Mid-century modern design has returned with force in recent years thanks to mainstream brands like West Elm offering home goods across just about every category. Bossa, a California-based audio manufacturer, has taken note with its new Moonraker Wireless Speakers. Blending clean lines, luxurious woods and modern day tech has resulted in one of the coolest audio releases that we’ve seen in recent years.

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New Toy of the Day July 19

Electric skateboards have slid onto the scene with solid response from consumers in recent years as city dwellers look for an alternative to costly transportation. Some designs have been hit or miss, while Boosted has risen to the top as an industry standard. Huger Tech is looking to get in on this trend with a trio of new electric skateboards on Indiegogo with attractive designs and smart features. Each of which feature a hub motor that provides different max speeds and range. Full details below.

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New Toy of the Day July 18

We’ve seen a steady stream of Alexa-enabled devices from Amazon and other manufacturers throughout 2017, but the response has been hit or miss. Ecobee installed the voice-assistant on its latest smart thermostat. And just about every smart home accessory offers some kind of compatibility.

All of that aside, I think we’ve found the product category that makes the most sense to offer Alexa-integration. Our alarm clock. The new Sandman Doppler just hit Kickstarter with a unique design that not only sports Amazon’s voice assistant, but is also packed with USB-A/C ports and a bright, cheery display. Through less than 24 hours, it has already flown past its initial $25,000 goal. Head below to learn more.

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New Toy of the Day July 17

Amabrush is the “world’s first fully automatic toothbrush” and I can’t believe that it took this long for someone to come up with it. While our daily routine takes just a few minutes, that adds up to a significant amount of time over the course of our life. Amabrush says it can do the job in just 10 seconds. Those claims have added up to a significant backing on Kickstarter. At the time of this writing, nearly 13,000 pledges have been cast, totaling over $1.7 million.

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New Toy of the Day July 14

Gone are the days of buying albums or individual songs for your iPod. I can’t remember the last time that I gave up $0.99 for a new release on the iTunes music store. Let alone comb through my library to hand select which songs made the cut for my iPod that week. The reality is that paying $10 per month for unlimited access to entire catalogs of songs has quickly changed this industry in nearly every way.

But I guess people still want an iPod Shuffle experience. Or at least over 9,000 backers of the Mighty Spotify Player do. That’s how many early adopters shelled out $70 well over a year ago to get their hands on this mini streaming media player. After raising nearly $600,000 on Kickstarter and Indiegogo, the Mighty is finally available to all this week.

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New Toy of the Day July 13

PolarPro has been the go-to brand for DJI and GoPro accessories ever since it launched back in 2011. So it’s no surprise that this week it is unveiling a new line of Spark-focused lenses, filters and carrying cases. These new “cinematic” optics are designed to help pilots of DJI’s gesture-controlled drone get the most out of their flying experience. As well, the new Soft Case aims to offer greater protection over the included storage that ships with each Spark unit. Head below for more.

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New Toy of the Day July 12

When DJI first announced its Spark drone a few months back, features like autonomous tracking and the ability to avoid obstacles stood out as notable features in a $499 package. The drone market continues to grow more crowded as quadcopters get smaller in size and gain more robust specs. And with that, comes refreshed models of the industry’s first consumer offerings.

AirDog first launched back at CES 2015 and went on to raise over $1.3 million on Kickstarter. The original model was amongst the first drones built for amateur pilots that included subject tracking. Now, AirDog returns to the crowdfunding site with the second generation packed with features geared towards extreme athletes.

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New Toy of the Day July 10

With the launch of what appears to be the more powerful Xbox One X 4K console scheduled for release this fall, Sony’s high-end PS4 Pro will finally be getting some direct competition. When Microsoft hit the stage at E3 this year, it started with a bang. The new Xbox One X sports some serious horsepower and Sony is going to have to get strategic if it wants to keep its HDR supremacy come holiday season. Many are expecting Sony to get busy with PS4 Pro whether it’s a price drop or some kind of intersting promotion come November when Xbox One X hits store shelves, and it looks as though that is already starting.

While we are yet to see any kind of official price drop, Sony took to its PlayStation blog today to announce the brand new Limited Edition PlayStation 4 Pro Destiny 2 bundle. The MMO-like RPG shooter already aligns itself with Sony offering a series of exclusive content to PS gamers, and now it is giving fans of the series a high-end console bundle alongside the release of the sequel in September. expand full story

New Toy of the Day July 6

We just passed the 50th Anniversary of iconic James Bond film You Only Live Twice hitting theaters, and in celebration Omega is releasing a new limited edition Commander’s Watch. This gorgeous timepiece blends high-end craftsmanship with British Royal Navy-borrowed stylings. The summer of 2017 also marks 40th and 20th anniversaries of the release of The Spy Who Loved Me and Tomorrow Never Dies, as well, marking three total films that showcase James Bond in his military uniform. This limited edition watch is sure to be a hit with collectors and you can own one as well, if you’re prepared to pay up.

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New Toy of the Day July 5

Hydroponics has seen a rapid increase in popularity as a means for city dwellers to grow vegetables and other things in apartments, which proves to be a difficult proposition otherwise. Products like AeroGarden offer an entry-level experience at an affordable price. But for those looking to go next level, the options get far more complicated and pricey.

Seedo is a new auto-growing hydroponics device that claims users “literally don’t have to do a thing, from seed to harvest.” This smartphone-connected appliance hopes to change the game with its airtight ecosystem that includes built-in CO2 and air conditioning control, for just the right environment for growth.

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New Toy of the Day June 30

Last night we caught word that Namco Museum is coming to Nintendo Switch in late July with an abundance of classic titles. There were two trailers which hit YouTube (and can be seen below) that give us a better idea of which titles we can expect. This includes popular games like Pac-Man Vs. and Galaga, which are sure to translate well to Nintendo’s latest handheld console. Full details below.

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New Toy of the Day June 29

Koogeek has officially released its new HomeKit-enabled Wi-Fi Smart LED Light Bulb, the latest in its ever-expanding line of Apple-friendly accessories. Its $37 price tag represents one of the lowest entry-points that we’ve seen when it comes to HomeKit lighting. Unlike Philips Hue, Koogeek does not require a standalone hub to deliver smartphone control thanks to its built-in Wi-Fi radio. More details below.

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New Toy of the Day June 28

Tablo today introduced a new USB device for cord-cutters looking to add DVR functionality to Android streaming boxes like the NVIDIA Shield. This $70 dongle pairs with Tablo’s smartphone apps to record content on a device’s internal storage or an external hard drive. For cord-cutters this potentially offers one of the easier ways to bring over-the-air content to Android streaming media players, a proposition that previously required a few workarounds…

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New Toy of the Day June 27

Amazon has updated its Echo devices this week with a new feature that brings intercom functionality between multiple devices in the same home. In a move that feels oddly futuristic and out-dated at the same time, users will be able to hold discussions in separate parts of the house via the popular smart speaker.

Today’s news comes just ahead of murmurings that Prime Day is set to be announced shortly, slated for the second week of July. An event that we expect Alexa to play a large role in as Amazon frequently offers exclusive discounts through its devices. Head below for more details on today’s update as well as a special deal that nets you $100 off two speakers.

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New Toy of the Day June 26

The 4K projector market is far more complex than finding a suitable Ultra HDTV. Prices are steep and features can be confusing to compare. Epson is looking to simplify these worries with its new “affordable” Home Cinema 4000 Projector. Despite a bevy of notable features including full 4K and HDR, the latest home theater creation from Epson still comes in at over $2,199. And while that may seem like a steep price, it comes in at $800 less than the brand’s previous low-end model. More details, features and a full press release can be found below.

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New Toy of the Day June 23

We know that mechanical keyboard enthusiasts can be fanatical about this product category. Perhaps this was best demonstrated by the WhiteFox, which hit MassDrop a few years back as a hobby from Matteo Spinelli. Turns out, it was so popular that he sold over 4,000 units.

That hobby quickly turned into a business opportunity that is now available over at Kickstarter. The $100,000 campaign goal was crushed in a few days time as backers are flocking to the $159 aluminum keyboard. What makes it so special, you ask? The fully-programmable creation of Spinelli and Input Club gives users a wide-range of flexibility in a high-end aluminum design.

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New Toy of the Day June 20

After announcing its intentions to buy Withings over a year ago, Nokia has officially completed the rebranding process today and introduced a handful of new digital health products. Some of the previously available Withings accessories are making the transition to the new brand as-is while others have disappeared completely. New additions to the lineup include the Body Scale as well as a premium version of its iPhone-connected blood pressure monitor. Full details on the entire refreshed line of products below.

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New Toy of the Day June 19

This morning, Ring unveiled the second generation of its popular Video Doorbell system with a handful of upgrades over the original model. Full 1080p HD video highlights the list of features detailed this morning alongside smartphone connectivity and more…

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New Toy of the Day June 16

Bang and Olufsen is typically known for its beautifully designed home theater equipment and speakers but today it has unveiled a new pair of headphones with a handful of notable features. The new Beoplay 4 earbuds have a gestured-controlled Active Noise Cancellation system that is unique to this overloaded product category. You see ANC has a number of benefits, but it leaves users vulnerable to happenings in the outside world. Instead of quickly reaching for the pause button or yanking a bud out of your ear, B&O claims to have come up with a far more elegant solution.

And in typical fashion, it doesn’t come cheap.

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New Toy of the Day June 15

In the midst of all the E3 craziness of this week, classic gaming accessory maker 8Bitdo has unveiled a handful of new Nintendo Switch-compatible products. This includes two retro-inspired gaming pads as well as new TwinCube Stereo Bluetooth Speakers. All of which have that 8Bitdo design that we all love. This week’s announcement comes on the heels of recently added Nintendo Switch support for many of 8Bitdo’s controllers. Full details below.

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New Toy of the Day June 14

Grovemade has unveiled a new line of Apple Watch bands, taking its classic American-made style and applying it to Apple’s popular wearable. The latest leather straps out of Portland come in a range of styles and colors to match your personal preferences. Like so many other brands on the market today, Grovemade is looking to undercut Apple on the pricing of its official Watch Bands…

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New Toy of the Day June 13

Gardening is pretty common hobby, whether it’s for having the most beautiful home exterior on the block, or growing delicious vegetables in your backyard. As fun as digging, planting and watering may be, handling weeds is a completely different story. That’s where Tertill, the completely autonomous, solar-powered weeding robot comes in.

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New Toy of the Day June 12

Logitech sure does want our attention this month, and they certainly have it. After announcing new PC mice last week, the company has now revealed a game-changer of a product. It will literally change PC gaming as we know it.

Powerplay is a new technology that builds wireless charging directly into your mouse pad. No longer will we need to pause in the middle of a game or while getting work done to replace mouse batteries. Best of all, you won’t be terribly interrupted while trying to beat that bad guy.

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