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Upgrade Your iPhone Photography With Snap! 7 at werd.com

Upgrade Your iPhone Photography With Snap! 7

Posted in Photography and Tech

Snap! 7 transforms your iPhone into a more versatile and fully functional camera. It includes a clip-on mechanical shutter button and ergonomic camera-like hand grip and thumb rest for a more natural shooting experience. They also offer a full range of clip-on lenses: full-frame fisheye wide angle to macro to telephoto and more.

Love Hultén Introduces a Limited Edition, Handcrafted Swedish Speaker System at werd.com

Love Hultén Introduces a Limited Edition, Handcrafted Swedish Speaker System

Posted in Audio & Speakers and Tech

Combining timeless, vintage-inspired form with high performance audio, the Astovox system is handcrafted by Swedish designer Love Hultén using African Mahogany and brushed aluminum. The speaker cubes house two 6.75″ Pioneer drivers with built-in 2-way crossover. The 2X50W amp unit is built around the TPA3116 chip from Texas Instruments and features tone control, and Bluetooth as well as a 3.5 AUX port. Only 100 units will be made.

Garmin Introduces VIRB 360, Its First Spherical Action Cam at werd.com

Garmin Introduces VIRB 360, Its First Spherical Action Cam

Posted in Photography and Tech

Garmin beat GoPro to the punch with the release of its new VIRB 360 spherical action camera. It shoots 5.7K HD footage at a frame rate up to 30fps and automatically stitches it together into 4K/30fps video offering pan and tilt viewing. Also: 15MP 360-degree stills, waterproof to 10 meters, and 1-hour battery life. Use the free VIRB app to edit, stabilize & share your videos.

A Mini Drone With Gesture Control: The DJI Spark at werd.com

A Mini Drone With Gesture Control: The DJI Spark

Posted in Gadgets and Photography and Tech

The latest from the drone lords over at DJI is the Spark, a mini drone that you can fly with hand gestures. Yeah, wave, point but using the simple gesture-control works only within 10-feet, so it’s perfect for selfies, follow cams, and group shots. But when you want to fly it farther—up to 1.2 miles away, control it with the DJI GO app on your phone. The Spark shoots 1080p HD video and 12 megapixel photos with 2-axis gimbal stabilization.

Power Your Home with Mercedes-Benz Solar Storage Batteries at werd.com

Power Your Home with Mercedes-Benz Solar Storage Batteries

Posted in Gadgets and Tech

Mercedes teamed up with Vivint Solar to create a new home battery system, similar to the Tesla Powerwall, designed to harness and store power generated by your solar array for powering your home. First released in Europe & South Africa, the Benz batteries will soon be available in U.S. markets. Functional for off-grid power as well as home backup power, the Benz batteries are offered in models ranging from 2.5–20 kWh capacity.

The ActionSleeve Armband Gets Your Watch Out Of The Way at werd.com

The ActionSleeve Armband Gets Your Watch Out Of The Way

Posted in Portable and Tech

If you want all the tracking data & function of your Apple Watch without wearing it on your wrist, check out ActionSleeve Armband. It straps your Apple Watch to your upper arm or bicep, where it’s out of the way but still fully viewable & controllable. The closure is velcro for getting that tighter fit needed for more accurate heart rate monitoring. Available for both 38mm & 42mm watches in red or black.

Beyerdynamic’s Flagship Xelento Headphones are Now Wireless at werd.com

Beyerdynamic’s Flagship Xelento Headphones are Now Wireless

Posted in Audio & Speakers and Tech

Beyerdynamic cut the cord to offer their top-of-the-line Xelento headphone in a bluetooth wireless model. Like the original, the Xelento Wireless produces audiophile-quality sound using Tesla transducer technology. To keep these wireless earbuds small and light, Xelento put the battery in a small aluminum cylinder that clips to your clothing. The cylinder has a 3.5mm input port for recharging the 5-hour battery. Available July 2017.

Lighthouse is a Security Cam & AI-Powered Smart Home Assistant at werd.com

Lighthouse is a Security Cam & AI-Powered Smart Home Assistant

Posted in Gadgets and Tech

Lighthouse is more than just an HD home security cam. It’s also an AI powered smart home assistant. It uses a 3D sensor and machine learning to eliminate false alarms common with other security cams—but what’s cool is that people it doesn’t recognize will set off an alert. When you have questions about what’s happening at home—“did the kids walk the dog?” Lighthouse answers & shows the footage. It can also be custom programmed to send you all types of alerts & filter out others.

The Harmon Kardon Invoke Speaker Takes On Amazon Echo at werd.com

The Harmon Kardon Invoke Speaker Takes On Amazon Echo

Posted in Audio & Speakers and Tech

Designed to one-up Amazon’s Echo in a very similar form factor, the Harmon Kardon Invoke speaker uses Microsoft’s Cortana home assistant system. In addition to voice control support, it can make & receive Skype calls, which Echo cannot. In terms of audio, the Invoke is also more robust—the 6 speaker design features 3 woofers & 3 tweeters for room-filling full range sound. Available Fall 2017.

Fender Mustang GT Amps Produce Classic Tones with Modern Tech at werd.com

Fender Mustang GT Amps Produce Classic Tones with Modern Tech

Posted in Audio & Speakers and Tech

With built-in wi-fi and Bluetooth technology, Fender’s Mustang GT amplifiers let you customize your guitar tone using a new Fender App that models a library of classic amp tones as well as more cutting edge sounds. Choose from a variety of popular preset tones or completely customize your sound, then share it with other users. You can also play a back track through your phone to play over and there’s a USB input in the amps for recording direct to your computer.

Amazon Reveals a New Echo Speaker with a Touchscreen at werd.com

Amazon Reveals a New Echo Speaker with a Touchscreen

Posted in Gadgets and Tech

Called the Echo Show, users are able to talk to a virtual assistant, Alexa, that can turn on music, read news, and connect with apps like Uber.  But with the addition of a 7-inch touchscreen this smart hub can now make video calls, play Amazon Video and YouTube videos and display song lyrics.

Apple Should Have Made This New Macbook Charger/USB Hub Themselves at werd.com

Apple Should Have Made This New Macbook Charger/USB Hub Themselves

Posted in Computers and Portable and Tech

If you’re running the latest Macbook or Macbook Pro, you know the struggle. Toting that rat’s nest of white adapter dongles around is the uncoolest. Clean up this mess with the PowerUp charger. It is a handsome little brick that has 3 USB-A ports built into a charger. There’s a USB-C for powering up your laptop with a cable that wraps neatly around the PowerUp for clean portability.

OLED TV Inspired by Art Deco: Loewe Technologies Bild 9 at werd.com

OLED TV Inspired by Art Deco: Loewe Technologies Bild 9

Posted in Tech and Television

With a minimalist, geometric design inspired by Art Deco & Bauhaus, the Bild 9 OLED television was created by Loewe Technology’s Creative Director Bodo Sperlein to blend art and technology into one simple yet powerful product. All cables are routed through its slim easel-like metal frame—available in gold or graphite finish. Voluminous sound is delivered by a slim 6-speaker sound bar beneath the UHD display as well as two matching wireless speaker towers.