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The Saber Backup Battery Keeps You Fully Charged For Days at werd.com

The Saber Backup Battery Keeps You Fully Charged For Days

Posted in Gadgets and Tech

Simple, solid, & powerful. That’s what we all want from a backup power supply, right? And that’s exactly what the Saber delivers: rugged, reliable & no hassle function and enough juice to power up your laptop twice or your phone 10X. Created by a team formerly from Tesla, SpaceX and Amazon, Saber is a 23k mAh lithium-Ion battery with 86-watt hours of power. It’s got 2 regular USB ports & 1 USB-C port as well as AC-in for recharging. It’s also IP67-rated for dust & waterproofing plus it’s TSA-approved.

ZTE’s Axon M is the Dual Screen Phone You’ve Been Waiting For at werd.com

ZTE’s Axon M is the Dual Screen Phone You’ve Been Waiting For

Posted in Portable and Tech

With the Axon M, ZTE has created an Android-powered smartphone unlike anything else on the market. It’s a folding phone with two 5.2-inch glass screens—on one each side—that can combine to create a single 6.75” viewing experience. Or use them separately to run two apps side-by-side at the same time. Use one screen for the keyboard & the other read & respond to email. Or just Netflix and chill. It’s got a 20MP camera, LED Flash, and 64GB of storage plus a microSD slot giving you up to 256GB of extra storage.

KEF Introduces LS50 Nocturne Speakers Designed by Marcel Wanders at werd.com

KEF Introduces LS50 Nocturne Speakers Designed by Marcel Wanders

Posted in Audio & Speakers and Tech

British speaker innovators KEF make some of the best-sounding and most advanced speaker systems in the world. And for the creation of the new LS50 Nocturne model, they teamed up with another world-famous name: Dutch art director and designer Marcel Wanders. The desktop Nocturne speakers combine audiophile-quality features like aluminum/magnesium domed drivers and 24-bit sound with a one-of-kind design that includes pulsating lights & glow-in-the-dark elements.

This Sleek Portable SSD Transfers Your Big Files Faster and is Water Resistant at werd.com

This Sleek Portable SSD Transfers Your Big Files Faster and is Water Resistant

Posted in Computers and Tech

Portable and constructed with premium materials, the Silicon Power Bolt B80 is an external SSD (solid state drive) small enough to take anywhere. Solid state drives are more stable & faster than standard HDDs and this one delivers read and write speeds of 500MB/s and 450MB/s. Available with storage capacities of 120GB, 240GB, & 480GB. The B80 is the thinnest portable SSD on the market as well as dust and water resistant.

The Surface Book 2 Makes MacBook Pro Look Like An Amateur at werd.com

The Surface Book 2 Makes MacBook Pro Look Like An Amateur

Posted in Computers and Tech

Microsoft’s Surface Book 2 is the most powerful Surface laptop to date. About twice as powerful as a MacBook Pro actually, thanks to its 8th gen Intel processor. The detachable display also kills MacBook, with 45% more pixels. The battery is 70% more powerful than its predecessor, offering 17-hours of continuous video playback on a full charge. Available November 9 in 13-inch & 15-inch sizes.

With Garmin Speak, You Get Amazon Alexa Riding Shotgun at werd.com

With Garmin Speak, You Get Amazon Alexa Riding Shotgun

Posted in Gadgets and Rides and Tech

Garmin Speak puts the power of Amazon’s Alexa in your vehicle. Stream music playlists and podcasts through your car stereo, listen to audiobooks, check the weather, listen to news, sports stats & traffic updates, all while keeping your hands on the wheel and your phone safely stowed away. You’ll also get voice-controlled street navigation powered by Garmin GPS plus visual directions on the display screen. The Garmin Speak app connects to your car stereo to run everything through your car’s sound system.

Casio Introduces Battle Ready GZE-1 Action Camera at werd.com

Casio Introduces Battle Ready GZE-1 Action Camera

Posted in Photography and Tech

Casio’s GZE-1 is an action camera with a rugged design that appears inspired by their G-Shock line of sport watches. It features a 6.9 megapixel sensor with a fixed focus 170.4º wide-angle lens, when shooting Full HD videos & even wider 190.8º for photos. It’s dust & water-resistant with IPX6 & IPX8 ratings as well as shock proof & waterproof down to 150ft. There’s also built-in wi-fi & if you own one of Casio’s Android Wear Smart Outdoor Watches, you can view the clips right on your wrist. No word yet on when it will be available in the USA.

Oculus Go is a Powerful VR Headset for the Masses at werd.com

Oculus Go is a Powerful VR Headset for the Masses

Posted in Gadgets and Tech

The forthcoming Oculus Go VR headset splits the difference between the expensive Oculus Rift model and cheaper, smartphone-powered headsets like Google Daydream & Samsung Gear VR. It will offer a tack sharp, fast-switch LCD display with a 2560 x 1440 resolution and built-in spatial audio as well as an audio-in jack if you prefer headphones. Made of lightweight fabric, the headset is designed for breathability and comfort.  Available early 2018.

With the G1 X Mark III, Canon Brings a Big Sensor to its Compact PowerShot Line at werd.com

With the G1 X Mark III, Canon Brings a Big Sensor to its Compact PowerShot Line

Posted in Photography and Tech

Canon’s new G1 X Mark III is the brand’s first compact zoom camera to feature an APS-C sensor. It shoots 24.3-megapixel still photos and 1080p 60fps video. Key features include dual-pixel autofocus and an all-new 2.36 million OLED electronic viewfinder as well as a 3-inch touch display, drag autofocus, and five-axis image stabilization. The zoom lens is a versatile 24-72mm f/2.8-5.6. Available next month.

Spendy AF: Focal Clear Headphones at werd.com

Spendy AF: Focal Clear Headphones

Posted in Audio & Speakers and Tech

The audio innovators at France’s Focal brand have created a new flagship headphone called Clear, an ultra high-end, audiophile-quality over-ear headphone engineered to deliver sound quality that delivers the breadth and dynamics of the best hi-fidelity speakers. The open-back design is built around an inverted aluminum/magnesium alloy M-profile dome. The sound: Absolutely clear, revealing every last detail in the music and all in a lightweight comfortable package that features micro-perforated suede ear cushions and an ergonomic leather headband.

Go Ahead, Read in the Bathtub with the Waterproof Kindle Oasis at werd.com

Go Ahead, Read in the Bathtub with the Waterproof Kindle Oasis

Posted in Gadgets and Tech

The latest and greatest e-reader from Amazon is the all-new Kindle Oasis. It’s the first-ever waterproof Kindle and its certified with an IPX8 rating. It’s also larger than last year’s model with a brighter, 7-inch 300ppi screen. The Audible audiobook app is built-in, allowing you to stream your books to headphones or a speaker via bluetooth. Available later in October.

Samsung Introduces Star Wars POWERBot Smart Vacuums at werd.com

Samsung Introduces Star Wars POWERBot Smart Vacuums

Posted in Gadgets and Space and Tech

The limited-edition Star Wars POWERbot smart vacuum cleaners will clean your floors with 20X more suction power than Samsung’s previous vac-bot models and even get the edges & hard to reach corners with app-controlled ease and the accuracy of Visionary Mapping that uses an onboard digital camera and 9 smart sensors. It detects the surface type & adjusts accordingly for a perfect job every time. And on top of all that, it makes familiar Star Wars sounds like Darth’s breathing & light saber noises when you adjust controls. Choose Darth Vader or Stormtrooper.

RED Digital Cinema Introduces an 8K Monster at werd.com

RED Digital Cinema Introduces an 8K Monster

Posted in Photography and Tech

With the introduction of the Red Monstro 8K VV, cinema camera maker RED brings the Hollywood-quality technology of a full-frame, 8K 60 frames-per-second sensor to the new Weapon camera system and is also offering it as an upgrade package for filmmakers using older Weapon systems. This new brain delivers seriously enhanced dynamic range, shoots 35.4 megapixel stills and 120-fps slow motion at 4K quality. Data transfer is also faster at up to 300MB per second.

Google Home Has Two New Smart Speakers: Mini & Max at werd.com

Google Home Has Two New Smart Speakers: Mini & Max

Posted in Audio & Speakers and Tech

The Google Home product line continues to grow with the release of two new smart home speakers: the Google Home Mini and Max. The Mini is a compact, tabletop speaker featuring built-in Google Assistant and 360º sound. The Max is larger, delivering room-filling sound and is the first speaker to feature Google Smart sound technology that tunes the sound to optimize audio quality for the room and the music you choose.