Summer is here and that means the beach is where you’ll be staring at your phone and scrolling. And if you’ve got Solartab, a 5.5-watt solar charger designed specifically for charging your phone & tablet, you can soak up the rays & scroll your summer away. The charger’s 13K mAh battery even stores the power for later use.
This portable, lithium-Ion power supply offers backup power via 2X USB-C in & 2X USB 3.0 out that will keep your MacBook & two USB devices charged & running for 13 hours. The first we’ve found for the new MacBook. A funded Kickstarter project.
The shockproof, water-resistant Venture 30 charger from Goal Zero can be powered up by USB or optional solar panel. And with a full charge, it will juice up your phone 3 times, as well as tablets, headlamps, cameras and other devices. The whole kit is compact & weighs just 1.5 pounds.
The AK380 is an audiophile-quality portable hi-res audio player from Astell&Kern. Totally top of the line. Think of your iPhone as the new Mustang & this thing is a Formula One Ferrari. It’s capable of 32-bit/384 kHz bit-to-bit decoding. Every possible bell, whistle, & port. It supports all sorts of files: WAV, FLAC and AIFF, as well as MP3, WMA and AAC. It’s also equipped with wi-fi, bluetooth, and 256GB of flash memory.
Lightphone is the size of a credit card and does nothing but make & receive phone calls. It also works with your normal phone to forward calls but nothing else. The idea is that you’ll use it less and feel like you’re disconnecting without really disconnecting. Baby steps. Lightphone is currently funding on Kickstarter.
The X-T10 from Fujifilm certainly doesn’t use film although from a few feet away you might mistake this for a vintage 35mm. It also features “film simulation” settings that mimic old film types but it’s not all about tech-nostalgia. The X-T10 uses an APS-C X-Trans CMOS II sensor to shoot 16MP photos as well as HD video.
The Nuimo interface is a wireless universal controller for all your connected devices. Use it to click, turn, swipe, scroll & control apps like Soundcloud, Spotify & Vimeo as well as devices like Sonos, Nest, & Philips Hue lighting.
Designed with the look of a classic Marshall guitar amp, the Kilburn is Marshall’s first portable bluetooth audio system. Powered by 3 amps & boasting a 20-hour battery, it will rock-n-roll all night. Available in black and cream.
The Lily Drone links with your phone and uses GPS to follow you—a sort of automatic remote-controlled follow-cam. Once launched, it stabilizes on its own, then chases you around capturing 1080p or 780p video at up to 120 frames per second or 12 megapixel photos.
It’s a functional computer that costs nine dollars. CHIP connects to any monitor over composite, VGA, or HDMI, and provides wifi allowing you to work on & save docs, surf the web, & play games. It’s got a 1Gig processor, 512MB RAM & 4 Gigs of storage. There’s even an accessory called Pocket Chip that makes it portable.