We’ve covered 360-degree cameras in the past, and as VR content continues to grow, odds are we’ll continue seeing newly released gear to view and capture the content. While some of these cameras are standalone devices, others are accessories to enhance the video quality of your smartphone. Yi seeks to tackle the former category with its new 360 VR-ready camera.
New Product Stories April 28
If you haven’t seen it before, Anki Overdrive is this RC racing game that pits you against Artificially Intelligent supercars in a brutal game of speed and strategy. And starting this fall, the gameplay is about to get even more furious. Anki is introducing a special edition set that brings the Fast & Furious crew into the world of Anki Overdrive. You’ll be able to drive Dom’s Ice Charger or Hobbs’ MXT and race against characters from the films. Plus, you can build the excitement into your track with a new exclusive piece.
LEGO is known for making some of the coolest reproductions of real life machines, cars and buildings. Some of its best kits come out of the LEGO Ideas program, which brings projects to life if there is enough interest.
The latest of which comes from a builder named saabfan that delivers a 1:110 scaled down version of Apollo Saturn V. Standing nearly 40-inches tall, this reproduction includes a lunar lander, the ship itself and minifig astronauts. It may just be my favorite LEGO release ever.
Nintendo has now unveiled the new 2DS XL handheld console. Just when you thought Switch was going to steal all of the spotlight, Nintendo is set to drop the latest generation 2DS this summer with just about all the bells and whistles the New 3DS XL received when it was launched… expand full story
Bluetooth keyboards of ttacll kinds have become a necessity for children, college students, and working adults across the world. As the iPad era began, the netbook era faded away, along with its attached keyboards. Since we realized that it is not always ideal to type on a touchscreen, keyboards for tablets in particular became the popular purchase.
Logitech is a top competitor in the market of tablet keyboards, and its products usually have solid ratings on Amazon. It just introduced a new tablet keyboard to its collection, called the Universal Folio. As news has it, this keyboard supposedly works with any kind of tablet, so you need not buy a new keyboard case with every new tablet purchase.
New Product Stories April 27
This morning, audio company Master & Dynamic announced that it has partnered with Leica to release a new series of headphones. Yes, that Leica. So how did one of Europe’s most popular camera makers end up partnering on a line of headphones? Master & Dynamic thought Leica’s unique look would translate well to a pair of cans. And we have to say, we think they were right.
Released under the brand 0.95, these headphones pay homage to the Leica Noctilux-M 50mm. That camera has the world’s fastest aperture aspherical lens at f/0.95. The familiar retro-inspired styling of vintage photography has translated pretty well to Master & Dynamic’s over-ear and in-ear headphones.
The Reolink Argus is a truly wireless security camera that records in 1080p. It’s 100% wire-free and you can place it just about anywhere. With less than a day left in its Indiegogo campaign, the Reolink’s battery-powered, indoor-outdoor Argus promises to be a multi-functional security camera at the right price.
DJI is well-known for its consumer-friendly drones. As many Phantom fans are aware, the way to control it is via the remote that comes in the box, along with a smartphone as the viewing screen. Seeing what the drone can see from all the way up there, I thought, was a very cool experience.
That being said, it seems like DJI is not quite finished announcing new products this month. Just a few days ago, the DJI Goggles were announced to the world. The Mavic Pro, Phantom 4, and Inspire drones will be compatible with DJI’s latest release right out of the box.
A few months back we told you about Lofree, a mechanical wireless keyboard that attempted to bridge the gap between retro styling and modern day tech. After three years in the making, a brand by the name of Elretron has brought its own version of a vintage-style keyboard to market. After a brief stint on Kickstarter, it’s safe to say the response has been noteworthy.
With eight days remaining in its campaign, Elretron has raised nearly $400,000, which is eight times its initial goal. So what has backers in such a frenzy? Aside from its typewriter design, it comes in a variety of stylish finishes including wood. My favorite part is that the side-mounted macro bar allows users to save frequently used keys or words with a simple press.
New Product Stories April 26
While cases provide protection for our devices, many use the accessories as a means of personalizing their smartphones. A recently launched Indiegogo campaign brings us the NuAns Neo Reloaded which fully embodies this sentiment, and is built from the ground up with customization in mind. The phone seeks to stand out from the competition not by offering a superior camera or other specs, but by providing a distinct look and feel.
The Ultraloq UL1 is a new biometric and Bluetooth Smart lock that can be opened using your fingerprint or contactless key fob. It has a month left of it’s campaign on Indiegogo and it has already surpassed its fundraising goal. The smart lock has been designed to be easily installed, plus it’s also weather-resistant, equipped with dual data encryption and can be opened with either iOS or Android mobile devices.
This morning, Amazon has announced its new Echo Look camera, a unique device that leverages Alexa to help you with a variety of tasks. Designed with fashion-forward folks in mind, Amazon’s latest release offers feedback on your style as well as the ability to capture images of your outfit to share on social media services. Today’s news also delivers the Echo Look app for smartphones that works in conjunction with this camera.
Amazon has been very aggressive with the expansion of its Alexa Voice Service in 2017 and its latest in-house device continues that trend. Although this release feels slightly gimmicky in practice, seeing the online giant throw its hat into the camera market is intriguing. More details below.
Many of us struggle with the classic “organized mess” of a desk that we like to call our workspace. We can either clean it up and put things away, or we can get away from it to experience a cleaner and more productive day of work. After all, according to some people, our organized messes are what make us who we are.
Let’s say we want to take the easy way out, and to temporarily be free of our desk messes. If you are at work, where would you go? Wouldn’t it be incredible to just work in front of that amazing view through those giant windows that your office has? We should discuss how DeskView can help you there.
Many of us know DJI for its easy-to-fly and popular consumer drones, including the recently released Phantom 4 Advanced. But its lineup also includes a number of professional-grade devices as well. While these might not be applicable for you or I, it’s still pretty incredible to see the technology that DJI is putting up in the sky.
Its latest release comes in partnership with the recently acquired Hasselblad. The 100MP M600 Pro Drone is a Hollywood-grade device with a price tag to match. Even though this is probably too much fire power for the average consumer, it’s still fun to aww over the incredible power and specifications of this monster.
New Product Stories April 25
The standalone devices which house our digital assistants have only continued to rise in popularity. From the Amazon Echo lineup to Google Home, the devices offer benefits to our lives and homes alike. But for those who happen to speak a language unsupported by these devices, you’re pretty much out of luck. Dreamwave hopes to solve this with its recently launched Kickstarter campaign, Genie, a multi-lingual translator for your favorite digital assistant.
Verizon announced that it will offer gigabit broadband with Fios Gigabit Internet. Finally rivaling Comcast, Google Fiber, and other providers who have already launched their service to the masses. The new offer is available to over 8 million homes (so far). You can check here if you are apart of the lucky few. expand full story
Staying powered up away from the home or office is quite a feat these days considering the great number of devices we use and the different power options out there. This is especially difficult when there seems to be new power delivery technologies emerging all the time. The Lifepowr A3 power bank recently hit Indiegogo and uses the new USB-C standard and has the ability to charge more mobile devices like the 2016 MacBook Pro or the 2015 MacBook. Plus, there’s even an AC outlet that lets you power up just about anything else you can think of.
Over the past few years, drones have grown increasingly popular for taking phenomenal 4K video. Not only is the video quality great, but the angles that can be captured with drones are amazing for use in a nice post-event video or promo.
As far as video producing goes, you could say that with great video quality, comes great responsibility. It is generally a good idea to have a method of backing up your footage, and with large 4K video files, microSD Cards get filled up rather quickly. Realizing this, Seagate and DJI have together created something called the Fly Drive.
This morning, VIZIO announced that it’s refreshing its popular line of 4K Ultra HDTVs with new M and P-Series models. These tuner-less displays have been refreshed from the 2016 edition with a few key changes, including dropping the controversial Android-powered tablet remote. VIZIO continues to be one of the best ways to enter the world of 4K content without sacrificing product quality and your budget. It’s safe to say that its latest releases continue that trend.
VIZIO is no stranger to the world of Google Cast, with the company offering multiple speakers and TVs with the functionality built-in. Now, VIZIO is back at it with a new soundbar that offers up Chromecast built-in for an affordable price, along with Google Assistant compatibility.
New Product Stories April 24
So, let’s talk about smart devices. After all, that’s all we speak about nowadays anyways right? Lately we’ve seen smart outlets, smart locks, smart doorbells, and so much more. Instead of taking each individual item that already exists and turning it into a smart-version of itself, today we have a more practical idea to discuss.
Welle is a device that can turn any surface into a smart interface. It’s not quite the type of thing that will finally allow you to use any table as a keyboard (via projection). It’s more like an invisible knob, dial, lever, and trackpad, in which you can decide how to best configure each surface.
Technology that inconspicuously blends into its surrounds continues to impress us. From artwork-speaker hybrids, to those that blend with home decor, the combination of beautifully crafted and functional gadgets are something we’re on the lookout for. Mellow, a recently launched Kickstarter campaign, nails this aesthetic and offers a gorgeously designed table with high-tech functionality.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild uses many of the familiar staples of the franchise while expanding the usual formula quite literally with one of the most engrossing massive open-worlds ever made. During a presentation at the Game Developers Conference this year, the development team at Nintendo responsible for BotW showed off a 2D version of the game they used to prototype ideas and help re-introduce gamers to some of the elements that made the original NES Zelda so fantastic.
After seeing just a short glimpse of this blocky two dimensional Breath of the Wild, it was only a matter of time before the inter-webs went to work to make it playable… expand full story