New Product Stories July 20

UltraWide is the new 16×9 when it comes to monitors, but some companies take it to the extreme. Both Samsung and Philips offer a 32:9 49-inch monitor (behemoth, insanity, call it whatever you like), and that’s just too wide. While I love my 21:9 35-inch UltraWide monitor, I’ve been wanting something slightly larger, but not quite as large as the Samsung or Philips 49-inch offering.

Well, Samsung now makes a 32:10 43-inch curved monitor and that seems slightly more manageable. Though the previous Samsung 49-inch was locked at a 1080p resolution, this new 43-inch offering has a slightly higher pixel density with a 3840×1200 resolution. With this higher resolution, a built-in KVM switch, a 120Hz refresh rate, and more, could Samsung’s 43-inch C43J89 be my next monitor?

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New Product Stories July 19

Sony’s PlayStation 4 Pro is a fantastic console. I bought mine late last year and play it almost daily (when I’m not rebuilding my entire entertainment center…) Well, Sony being Sony, the company is releasing a special edition Spider-Man PlayStation 4 Pro in celebration of the upcoming release of the game. Costing no more than the regular PS4 Pro, this is a must-have for die-hard Spider-Man and Marvel fans alike.

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Retro gaming may arguably be at one of its most popular points in history, with everyone from third-party companies to Nintendo themselves cashing in on the fad’s latest peak. And while playing your favorite classic titles is a blast, giving up the modern comforts like wireless controllers takes away from the nostalgic fun. At least that’s the thought process behind 8BitDo’s latest retro release, which offers gamers the ability to convert their beloved classic controllers into fully wireless versions.

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Arturia has been one of our favorite music gear makers over the last few years. Its affordable analog Brute-series synths and drum machines provide that classic sound to those that may have otherwise been left dreaming about having that MiniMoog one day. While personally I like to have a balance between pricey analog sound sources and interesting software options, Arturia is unveiling the latest member in its analog Brute family and we are stoked about it. expand full story

ElevationLab has unveiled its latest smartphone accessory, the NightPad Wireless Charger. The company’s take features a super clean design focused on removing distractions like LEDs and loud logos.

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New Product Stories July 18

Microsoft’s Surface Studio is a high-end, high-priced all-in-one computer that has an absolutely beautiful design. But, for those who don’t want to spring for the high-priced Surface Studio, there’s always the Surface Pro. Being a portable tablet, this device features similar styling to the Surface Studio but at a fraction of the cost, though it’s a tablet and not desktop.

Kensington, a long-trusted accessory manufacturer, recently released the SD7000 Dual 4K Surface Pro Docking Station that essentially makes your Surface Pro into a Surface Studio when at your desk. With multiple port options like USB, Ethernet, HDMI, DisplayPort, and more, this is a great all-in-one docking solution for your Surface Pro when at a desk.

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If you have fond memories of piecing together model kits from when you were a kid, it might be time to dust off your tools. Bandai, in partnership with Star Wars and LucasFilm, has unveiled two new model kits from a galaxy far, far away centering around 1/12-scale astromech droids. While a version of the lovable R2-D2 is the star of the show, we’re also getting a new R4-I9 kit as well. So be sure to hit the jump for all the details. 

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While many of the large recreations of iconic vehicles from LEGO as of late have been additions to the company’s lineup of Technic sets, today LEGO will be reaching back into its tub of bricks to debut its new spy-themed sports car. In partnership with Aston Martin, LEGO is bringing 007’s famous ride into a nearly 1,300-piece Creator Expert set.

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New Product Stories July 17

Complaints about built-in TV speakers aren’t anything new. Soundbars have been around for a number of years, and new innovation is happening in that market as well. The Sonos Beam is one of the latest entrants in that market. It’s designed to be able to fit in more places as it’s only 25.6 inches, so it won’t hang off furniture or block the TV at all. But Sonos will face even more competition now from set-top box maker, Roku.

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New Product Stories July 13

Amazon’s Echo Show and Echo Spot have garnered mixed reviews, from people not sure if they want to put an all-knowing camera in their home to those who absolutely loved it because it gave them their beloved Echo with a built-in display. The Echo Show, however, is somewhat limited (and normally expensive).

Until now, the Echo Show or Spot have been the only way to get Alexa on a screen (besides using Fire TV). However, Amazon recently released the Show Mode Charging Dock for Fire HD 10 and Fire HD 8 and it offers one of the best ways to experience Alexa on the big screen, in my opinion.

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New Product Stories July 11

Whether it’s Passport holders, gorgeous leather messenger bags or iPhone and iPad cases, Pad & Quill makes just about everything except for pads and quills. Until today that is. The company is introducing its new lineup of journals and journal accessories, all of which carry on the company’s tradition in premium materials and focused craftsmanship. expand full story

Air quality is a big deal in many cities. The air we breath can be full of contaminants, dust-born particles, or might just be a poor temperature for an activity we’re performing (productivity, sleep, etc.) Awair launched in late 2016 with its Glow product that featured the ability to provide live air quality monitoring in a standalone package.

The latest product from Awair doesn’t have any fancy name and is just called the “Awair 2nd Edition”. This new air quality monitor packs a ton of features into a uniquely designed small cabinet to deliver everything on a dot-style display, bringing both function and acting as a great desk accessory.

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New Product Stories July 10

SWAGTRON has launched several awesome looking electronic bikes and scooters. Its latest release, the EB1 Electric Bike, is a compact aluminum offering that features a powerful 250 Watt motor and can reach speeds of over 12 MPH.

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One of the biggest fears after the Switch’s initial announcement was that Nintendo’s latest console wouldn’t have any big system-selling titles. It was arguably the biggest problem facing its predecessor, the Wii U, an issue which loomed over the Switch well past its release. But now well over a year later, it’s pretty safe to say that Nintendo and the third-party developers that they worked with have been able to put together one of the most appealing lineups in the industry.

But Nintendo has no intention of slowing down, as the company is hoping to bolster the Switch’s game lineup with anywhere from 20 to 30 new titles each week for the foreseeable future.

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New Product Stories July 9

Gaming chairs have started to take the PC gaming world by storm. With car racing inspired design, these chairs can both vary in price, function, and feature set. Most gaming chairs are around $250-500 and are seen as a higher-end option to regular chairs, but lower-priced options compared to buying something like a Herman Miller.

High-end office furniture is never cheap, and some office chairs, like Herman Miller, can go for upwards of $1,000 or more. What if you’re on more of a budget and still want to get good lumbar support, fully adjustable armrests, and comfort for long gaming sessions? That’s where Respawn comes in. Its latest RSP-300 gaming chair is a reclining option with a fully mesh back and seat, plus tons of other feature you’d generally only find on higher-end models.

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Nissan is no stranger to outfitting its rides with tons of over-the-top equipment, and today the company has unveiled the latest addition to its lineup of custom vehicles. This time around, Nissan’s Surfcamp project packs everything you’ll need to camp out and shred some waves.

Nissan’s latest feature-packed custom vehicle is based around a stock model of the TITAN XD outfitted with a 5.0-liter Cummins turbodiesel engine. Serving as an all-encompassing way to camp out and enjoy yourself at the beach, the Surfcamp comes packed with a variety of add-ons that make it way more than just a camper.

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New Product Stories July 6

Using a stylus with your smart device, be it iPhone, iPad, Android, or even touch screen laptop, is one of the best ways to get accurate touch input. Apple has its official Apple Pencil for the iPad, and Google has its Pixel Pen for the Pixel Book, but if you don’t have either of those devices, then a standard stylus is your best bet.

Adonit announced its Snap 2 Fine Point Bluetooth Stylus today and it comes with a unique button that could be handy for users: a remote shutter. This will let you trigger the camera of your smartphone or tablet, giving you an easy way to capture a picture without physically touching your device.

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Just over two weeks ago, LEGO announced San Diego Comic-Con exclusive Star Wars and DC Superhero kits ahead of the convention slated for later this month. Now with the latest film from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Ant-Man and the Wasp, now in theaters, LEGO has once again taken to Twitter to announce a new limited edition set starring the movie’s leads.

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Colorware has announced its latest custom venture, this time around recreating Apple’s AirPods with a classic Macintosh design. In typical fashion, Colorware will be introducing its newest creation with a steep markup. But if you can afford it, this limited edition AirPods remix is sure to catch plenty of eyes. More details below.

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New Product Stories July 5

Bang & Olufsen makes some of the more high-end speakers and sound systems on the market, with many of them sporting the company’s iconic design alongside critically-acclaimed audio quality. And if B&O’s speakers weren’t already premium enough for you, they’ve just launched the Capsule Collection, a series of five limited edition versions fo the company’s Beosound 1. Head below to see how you can get your hands on one of the collection’s speakers.

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Belkin has today unveiled its latest offering to keep your devices charged up on the go, the BOOST↑CHARGE Power Bank 10K with Lightning Connector.

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New Product Stories July 3

Seagate has long been a go-to company when it comes to computer storage. A storage company for over 30 years, Seagate has produced some of the world’s most-used hard drives. The company hasn’t had a consumer-focued solid state drive in years, but that changes today.

Generally if you buy a Seagate drive it’s a regular platter-based hard drive or an SSHD hybrid drive that combines regular platters with a smaller portion of solid state storage to give you the best of both worlds. With its recently-announced BarraCuda Solid State Drives, however, Seagate is finally back in the SSD game and enters with fairly competitive pricing.

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After showcasing an impressive roster of new titles and details for Super Smash Bros. 5 at E3 2018, Nintendo has continued to supply fans with news as we head into summer. In less than a month we’ve seen a notable new update to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe with Labo integration, new 2DS designs and more. Today, Nintendo has announced that it will be bringing back the iconic Splatoon 2-themed neon green and pink Switch as part of a new bundle due out later this year.

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This week, Anker has announced its new USB-C PD-equipped Wall Charger that spits out an impressive 60W of power. Anker’s been aggressively expanding its USB-C power offerings in 2018 and this new release promises to be a popular buy for Apple, Android and Nintendo Switch fans. More details below.

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New Product Stories July 2

Nerf was one of my favorite pastimes as a child. Running around the yard with blasters and pockets full of darts while wearing vests that they stuck to will forever be ingrained in my mind as wonderful memories. Another great experience I had as a kid was laser tag. Though systems were generally too pricey to use at home, I always enjoyed outings that allowed me to play that wonderful game.

Nerf has now combined the two system, as it’s done before, but this time using smartphone-based gameplay and even giving users a single player mode, something that most laser tag sets lacked. There’s not always other person to play with, so a single player mode is really welcomed here. Dubbed the Laser Ops Pro line, Nerf’s new system could help children create great memories like mine once again.

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