new products Stories December 13

We recently had a chance to go hands-on with WaterField’s Air Porter leather laptop bag. That option is particularly useful for traveling and as a carry-on, but today we are looking at the company’s new briefcase-meets-gym bag with the new Atlas Executive Athletic Holdall. expand full story

new products Stories November 1

It’s November and that means two things around here: huge deals and major game releases. After last month’s stellar lineup, things are starting to heat up even more. Super Mario Odyssey received basically perfect reviews at the tail end of last month, but now it’s time for the big boys with Call of Duty: WWII and Star War Battlefront 2. We are also seeing Rockstar’s L.A. Noire crime drama come to Switch alongside a host of other re-releases including DOOM and Skyrim.

All that and more in November’s best console game releases below: expand full story

new products Stories August 4, 2016

The brand new free-to-play Mobius Final Fantasy title is now available for download on iOS and Android

Today, Square Enix dropped the latest title in the long-running Final Fantasy series. Now available on iOS and Android, Mobius Final Fantasy is an all-new adventure specifically designed for mobile devices from the ground up. Some long time veterans of the series have their hands all over this one including Yoshinori Kitase and Kazushige Nojima of Final Fantasy VII fame. Much of the series’ main pillars see a return in Mobius like the “Job System”, high intensity turn based battle systems and large cast of diverse characters.

Unlike the usual premium pricing Square titles tend to boast, Mobius is a free-to-play game with the expected in-game currency IAPs. Its content will be released in chapters according to Square, but there is no firm details on how the business model (pricing) will play out. Anyone who gives the game a try before August 31st will be eligible for some in-game goodies including weapons from past games and more.

new products Stories May 10, 2016

Weight loss is a tricky proposition and there is no shortage of options available on the market to consider. Today, a new product was unveiled that bridges a wearable and smartphone connectivity to help you drop the pounds throughout the day. The Thin Ice System is the “world’s first” app-connected clothing line with eyes on burning 500-1,000 calories. Head below for more…

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new products Stories July 28, 2015

Crowdfunding campaigns and startups are pushing out some of the coolest gadgets in the market, but getting your hands on them is sometimes tough since these companies don’t have distribution and logistics locked down. Amazon Launchpad is designed to make it easier for these amazing products to get into the hands of consumers faster. Jim Adkins, Amazon’s Vice President, explains:

Amazon Launchpad gives customers access to a dedicated storefront featuring a variety of innovative new products from emerging brands. For startups, we handle inventory management, order fulfillment, customer service, and more, allowing them to focus their efforts on the innovation that results in more cool products.

The Amazon Launchpad Store already has more than 200 products from various venture capital firms, startup accelerators, and crowd-funding platforms. Some of which have been around for quite some time and others that are brand new.

Many consumers (myself included) are hesitant to back a crowdfunding campaign due to the murky purchase process and vague shipping timelines, but if you can wait until they hit Amazon Launchpad you should have a relatively stress-free experience.

This move by Amazon shouldn’t come as a shock, back in March the online retailer opened a similar store dedicated to selling innovative products from emerging brands.

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Here are some of our top picks from Amazon’s new Launchpad store:

  • Kinsa Smart Thermometer: $29.99
  • littleBits Electronics Premium Kit: $149
  • Ube U1000 Smart Wi-Fi Dimmer: $89
  • Bluesmart Smart Carry-On Luggage: $349
  • Osmo Gaming System for iPad: $76.99
  • GrowlerWerks Ukeg 64 Copper Craft Beer Growler: $145

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new products Stories April 16, 2015

Update (5/26 11:00am): IKEA’s new wireless charging furniture and accessories are now available for purchase in-store and online.

After months of rumors circulating, IKEA has officially taken the cover off its new line of wireless charging solutions for select smartphones, including iPhone. The popular home goods company has developed multiple products that integrate a power supply directly into its furniture.

IKEA has also created a system to bring wireless charging into existing furniture as well… expand full story

new products Stories April 13, 2015

Following the success of its P-Series line last fall, VIZIO is now detailing the new M-Series of 4K UHDTVs, as well as a number of other new products. VIZIO has long been known for both its quality and value across a number of different home entertainment categories.

Today, the California-based company has lifted the veil on its new soundbars, “high-dynamic range” televisions and the previously mentioned M-Series.  expand full story

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