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It’s been a big day for wearables with Fitbit announcing the new Charge 2 and Apple sending out invites for its next big event that might include the second generation of its Watch. Sony has revealed a new crowdfunded product today over in Japan. The new FES Watch U takes the original and adds a handful of new features including a unique flexible e-ink band that can be programmed with all sorts of designs. Upgraded materials and impressive battery life highlight just a few other features that make this wearable standout…

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New Product Stories August 26

The popularity of traditional 5.1-channel home theater systems that are wired together has gone down in recent years. This trend is primarily because of the success of soundbars and wireless setups from VIZIO, SONOS and others. Consumers like the ability to enhance their audio without the headache of an extensive setup.

Today, Samsung is expanding its line of home theater equipment with a focus on shoppers that desire a high-end experience. With 4K compatibility, wireless 5.1-channel surround sound and a big price tag, it will be interesting to see how these new releases fare in comparison to the competition.

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New Product Stories August 25

Not to be outdone by Canon’s big announcement this morning, DJI has updated its Osmo digital camera with a new motion zoom system. After the original was released nearly a year ago, the company known for its high-flying drones is giving this product another run. The Osmo Plus brings a 7x zoom to the table which is a combination of 3.5x optical and 2x digital. It still leverages your iPhone as its main display and has DJI’s helpful electronic gimbal system. More below.

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Today’s announcement from Canon has been a long time coming for fans of its 5D DSLR line. It’s been over four years since we’ve seen an upgrade but now the wait is over. Canon is taking the wraps off its new 5D Mark IV digital camera with a push towards attracting content creators of all types. With 4K video and a monster 30.4MP sensor, the latest upgrade is certain to catch the eye of photographers and videographers.

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New Product Stories August 24

Dyson has always made some of the most stylish fans on the market today. But it’s been slow to adapt to the smartphone-connected feature set most home good brands have embraced. Until now. Dyson’s new Pure Hot + Cool Link blends a fan, heater and air purifier in one slick machine. And of course, you can control it with your iPhone.

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New Product Stories August 23

IFA 2016 is just around the corner but LG is releasing info on its new line of 360-degree Bluetooth Speakers ahead of time. There will be three new styles coming later this month: the PH2, PH3, and PH4. Different sizes, colors and designs highlight LG’s intentions of finding a spot in this crowded space of consumer electronics.

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Parrot is taking the wraps of its newest consumer drone release this morning in a move that looks to knock DJI from its pedestal. The Disco is a consumer first with its fixed-wing design and intriguing first person controls. Parrot proudly proclaims that its latest is “easy to fly” with “no need to be an experienced pilot.” Its airplane-like build is bound to catch the eyes of pilots looking for a different experience from the popular Phantom quadcopters.

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New Product Stories August 16

Grovemade makes some of our favorite Apple accessories and home goods from natural, sustainable materials. Based out of Portland, Oregon, its latest creation comes via a partnership with designer Joey Roth. Grovemade’s new Wood Speakers have a unique horn-shape design that are, of course, made from solid walnut and maple. The design fits in alongside the company’s gorgeous desk collection. But don’t be fooled, these speakers will look great alongside a turntable too.

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New Product Stories July 14

We first caught wind of Samsung’s plans to unveil a throwback television set back in the fall when it announced intentions in Europe. Now, the new Serif Ultra HDTV has been unveiled here in the States. The simplistic mid-century modern design is bound to attract consumers looking for an alternative to traditional options on the market…

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New Product Stories June 27

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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New Product Stories June 24

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.

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New Product Stories 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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New Product Stories June 22

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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.

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New Product Stories 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…

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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.

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New Product Stories 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…

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New Product Stories 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…

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New Product Stories 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…

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New Product Stories 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?

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New Product Stories June 14

Coming in August, car enthusiasts and LEGO master builders alike will be checking out the detail that went into LEGO’s latest creation. This 1960’s Volkswagen Beetle Creator set has 1,167 pieces and measures 11-inches high, 10-inches long, and four inches wide.

Also in LEGO news, the LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens E3 Trailer showed fans highlights in signature LEGO style. The game comes out June 28. More details and videos: expand full story

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…

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