New Product Stories Today

Pad & Quill graced us with its new lineup of iPhone cases for Apple’s new handsets last week. This week, however, we are taking a closer look at its Apple Watch bands. More specifically the new Nato Apple Watch Sport Band. expand full story

There’s nothing like an advent calendar to get into the holiday spirit. LEGO’s annual releases are some of the company’s most eagerly awaited sets. And this year’s no different. A brand-new assortment of Star Wars, City, and Friends-themed builds headline LEGO’s catalog. All three of 2018’s calendars are now available for purchase as well. Head below to get a peek at what you’ll be unwrapping come December.

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New Product Stories Yesterday

When it comes to truly wireless earbuds, everyone is getting into the game. Apple has their AirPods, Anker has the Zolo Liberty+, and then there’s Rowkin.

Rowkin started in the headphone game a few years ago and has been making leaps and bounds as the company progresses in wireless headphone technologies. The latest from Rowkin, the Ascent line, features new styling, and one feature lacking from AirPods that everyone is has been waiting for.

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Finding the perfect bag to take on a trip has never been an easy task for me. I want to carry my camera gear, clothes, toiletries, and my laptop too; along with all of the necessary cables and cords I’ll need for that trip. I’ve used several bags over the past few years, from the TYLT Energi to Peak Design’s Everyday Backpack 30L, Messenger Bag 15, and even the WaterField’s Air Porter.

Each serves a purpose unique to itself: the Messenger Bag 15 is great for carrying one camera body and a few lenses along with a laptop, the Everyday Backpack 30L is an awesome bag to carry tons of stuff, though it’s not super comfy. The Air Porter is an awesome laptop bag with plenty of room to carry other tech items, like my Switch. But, in the past, I’ve always had to carry multiple bags when going on a weekend vacation or convention. That all changed with the Peak Design Travel Backpack.

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Osmo is a well-known name when it comes to STEM smart-connected teaching tools. The company has made iPad-enabled learning games for kids ages 5 and up for some time now, but recently announced that these products will come to Amazon’s Fire line of tablets.

This is great because Amazon’s Fire tablet lineup is more affordable than Apple’s iPad, and makes it an easier entry point into homes to help kids learn and grow.

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With the holiday season right around the corner, Nintendo is gearing up to sell as many Switch consoles as possible. From endlessly teasing Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and showcasing several new themed consoles to announcing Animal Crossing and more, the company is building up the hype to excite fans. Now Nintendo is changing things up with its latest reveal in an attempt to appeal to a different type of gamer.

Today the company announced its latest console bundle, which throws the Switch onto the Battle Bus. That’s right, a limited edition Fortnite bundle is on the way. See what kind of loot is included by heading below.

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New Product Stories September 17

Hyper unveils ‘world’s most powerful USB-C battery pack’ with Kickstarter campaign, 50% off deal

On the heels of launching its Qi wireless charger adapter for AirPods last week, Hyper has unveiled what it’s claiming to be the “world’s most powerful USB-C battery pack. Going for the crowdfunding approach with this launch, Hyper is giving Kickstarter backers the opportunity to get up to 50% of the HyperJuice external battery that puts out 178W of power.

Earlier this year, GE debuted its first capacitive touch Z-Wave Plus smart dimmer switch to a pretty warm welcome. Now Aeotec, another leading smart home accessory maker has released its latest Z-Wave Plus device. With a multi-touch glass panel, the ability to control a wide range of accessories and more, the new WallSwipe Dimmer may be the most feature-packed Z-Wave switch on the market.

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New Product Stories September 14

Nintendo is bringing many classics back to life with its Switch console. Just yesterday the company announced NES-style controllers to use when playing original titles. Nintendo recently told the world of its latest plans for new titles, one of which has me very excited.

I used to play Luigi’s Mansion years ago, and it was one of my favorite Mario games. Back in 2001 when it came out, everyone loved it. Now, Nintendo is back with Luigi’s Mansion 3 (a working title) and just yesterday Nintendo showed the world a short 37 seconds of what’s to come.

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Earlier this year Samsung released a new pair of Bluetooth sound bars in the first partnership with Harman Kardon. Now less than a month later, the company is turning to another industry-leading audio manufacturer, AKG, to debut a triad of new variably featured Bluetooth headphones. Head below to get the full scoop.

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New Product Stories September 13

Nintendo recently announced a brand-new controller for its acclaimed Switch console. This controller isn’t like the regular Joy Con or Pro Controller, but rather it’s a wireless NES controller for the Switch.

This is going to become a must-have for every Switch owner this Christmas, and it’s set to ship mid-December of this year. Why would someone want a controller like this? Keep reading to find out more.

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Apple just announced its latest iPhone Xs, Xs Max, and XR devices and now it’s time to keep them protected. We’ve already seen cases from WaterField, Pad & Quill, Nomad, and others. Now it’s time to look at what Moshi has to offer.

These new cases come in many flavors for each device. From the Altra with its slim yet sleek style to StealthCover which is a 360-degree folio-style case that lets you see your phone and use FaceID without opening up the folio. Keep reading for more information on each case.

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Hampton has been in the security hardware business for nearly half a century now, first debuting its weather-resistant padlock back in 1973. While the company’s focus has been placed entirely on typical deadbolts and other door fixtures, Hampton is now turning to Wi-Fi control for its latest unveil. The new Array Smart Lock is backed by a full keypad, Alexa support and an integrated solar panel to recharge the battery.

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New Product Stories September 12

Dyson, one of the biggest names in vacuums, launched its first robotic vacuum way back in 2015. Today, we’re getting a new peek at the latest offering from the vacuum company.

The Dyson 360 Heurist, which was announced in Beijing earlier today, with some nice upgrades. You’ll get a better processor and maneuvering, a LED light ring around the top camera, and more.

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littleBits has long been adding some character to the world of learning to code, just recently debuting its Avengers Inventor Kit. Today they’re back with the unveil of their latest additions to their lineup of STEAM releases, this time forgoing any brand partnerships in favor of three original inventor kits. Taking the form of a remote-controlled rover, synth guitar and voice-activated grabber, you’ll want to head below for all the details.

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New Product Stories September 11

Each year LEGO kicks off the winter holiday season with the release of an all-new festive set. In the past we’ve seen everything from a charming village market and bakery to a toy shop and more recently, the Winter Village Station. Now LEGO has debuted this year’s addition to the lineup, the Fire Station, which continues the Winter Village theming and comes complete with the usual assortment of minifigures, festive lights, decorations and more.

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New Product Stories September 10

It seems Fortnite is here to stay, and the latest merchandise set to take the world by storm is Nerf guns. This isn’t the first time we’ve seen Nerf make a video game come to life, as earlier this year it was announced that Overwatch weapons would be making their way to store shelves in 2019.

It was recently announced that Fortnite Monopoly would be hitting shelves on October 1st, just in time for holiday shopping. Will Fortnite Nerf guns also find their into our homes soon enough?

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It has been 10 years since the folks at Korg originally introduced its nano lineup of MIDI controllers. The family of products were then refreshed some years ago with the nanoPAD2, nanoKontrol2 and nanoKEY2 models. All three of the small footprint controllers are great for both Mac and iOS DAW setups providing hardware controls for your transport, mixer and more. They are easily some of the best portable options out there, providing you don’t require wireless transmission, and today Korg has announced a new limited edition run. expand full story

Update: Now available for preorder at GameStop.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate may be getting all the attention from Nintendo as of late, but it’s not the only upcoming Switch title that has fans eagerly awaiting its release. Back in May we detailed how the first Pokémon titles would be coming to the Switch this fall, and today we’re getting a look at a new special edition console to go with the two releases.

Sporting a variety of Pikachu and Eevee insignia, the upcoming bundle includes two new Joy-Cons with fresh coats of paint alongside everything you need to catch them all. Head below for all the details.

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New Product Stories September 7

Keyboards are something that many of us spend hours a day in front of. In fact, I spend the better part of 10+ hours a day with my fingers either on, or really close to my keyboard. It only makes sense that the less your fingers have to move, the more productive you are, right?

Well, that’s what Das Keyboard though with its latest X50Q RGB Smart Mechanical Gaming Keyboard (X50Q for short). According to Das, this is the “world’s first smart gaming keyboard” but what does that really mean, and could it actually benefit you in the long run?

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Update 9/14 @ 3:44 PM: Monopoly: Fortnite Edition is now available to pre-order for $19.99 Prime shipped from Amazon, Walmart, or Barns & Noble, and $22.99 from GameStop.

These days, it seems everything is getting a Fortnite makeover. From video games like Battlefield V and Black Ops 4 gaining battle royale modes to Funko Pop figures taking a likeness to your favorite game character, everything seems to be receiving Fortnite designs. Monopoly is the latest to be added to this list, and you can expect to pick it up in stores starting October 1st.

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Microcomputers come in all shapes and sizes these days, but none have been as successful as the Raspberry Pi. Having released the even smaller Pi Zero back in 2016, today we’re getting a look at a new miniature computer that makes the Pi look like your run of the mill desktop. At just the size of a coin, the VoCore2 may be the one of the smallest, most versatile computers on the market.

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New Product Stories September 6

The beta for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Blackout is just around the corner. This is one of the biggest updates to Call of Duty in recent memory and brings an entirely new game style that we’ve yet to see from Treyarch and Activision in games past.

Blackout introduces a Fortnite-style gameplay with a battle royale mode never before seen in prior Call of Duty games. This personally excites me as I’ve never been a fan of previous battle royale games, but Blackout looks like a completely different beast. Here’s how to make sure you can try out Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Blackout beta before the game’s official release.

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Fresh off of this week’s release of the new Hogwarts Castle, LEGO is back with another round of Harry Potter-themed releases. This time though we’ll be getting two new BrickHeadz figures from the Fantastic Beasts series. Headlined by the daring protagonist Newt Scamander, he is joined by the fearsome Gellert Grindelwald. You’ll find all the details down below.

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I’m a big fan of our Neato Botvac D7 Connected robot vacuum cleaner. At 8.40am each weekday, it vacuums the entire apartment automatically, and does a great job of it. But it still needs to be manually emptied every couple of days, something iRobot has solved with its latest Roomba model …

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