Gadgets

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    Ring Introduces the Protect Home Security System at werd.com

    Ring Introduces the Protect Home Security System

    Posted in Gadgets and Space and Tech

    With the success of their original video doorbell, Ring went all in to develop a connected & comprehensive home security system. It’s called Protect and includes a base station, keypad, and contact sensors for doors & windows, plus an infrared motion detector to cover all areas of your home. In addition to the hardware, a $100/year subscription fee covers 24/7 monitoring, support, and all video storage. Available for pre-order now.

    The Grph Light Won’t Take Up Any Desktop Space at werd.com

    The Grph Light Won’t Take Up Any Desktop Space

    Posted in Gadgets and Tech

    Created for the express purpose of reducing desktop clutter, the Grph is a USB-powered light designed specifically for your iMac. It mounts directly and safely to all iMacs from 2012 on. Milled from a single piece of oak, it features dimmable touch control for adjusting the 6 LEDS and their 100-lumen output.

    The Commodore 64 Returns in a Modern Mini Version at werd.com

    The Commodore 64 Returns in a Modern Mini Version

    Posted in Gadgets and Tech

    Way back in 1982, the Commodore 64 computer was an advanced machine. In 2018, it will return in a mini version. The C64 Mini will be half the size of the original and come with 64 pre-installed games including: Firelord, Mega Apocalyspe, & Speedball 2. The system comes with a wired joystick and an HDMI port for connecting to the TV.

    Amazon Echo Spot Brings Alexa, Audio, & Video to a Small, Desktop Device at werd.com

    Amazon Echo Spot Brings Alexa, Audio, & Video to a Small, Desktop Device

    Posted in Gadgets and Tech

    Amazon’s forthcoming Echo Spot is an Alexa-enabled wireless 2-watt speaker with a screen. Use it to stream videos via bluetooth from Prime, for video calls, or to view a live camera feed. On top of that, you get all your Alexa functions, plus compact mobile audio for streaming music from Amazon Music, Prime Music, Pandora, Spotify, iHeartRadio and TuneIn as well as podcasts and calls.

    Aire is the Flying Robot For Your Home at werd.com

    Aire is the Flying Robot For Your Home

    Posted in Gadgets and Tech

    Aire is a self-flying robotic assistant for your home. It won’t wash the windows or make you a sandwich but it can safely fly anywhere around inside your home autonomously while capturing & streaming HD video. Amazon integration allows you to use Alexa voice commands instead of the app to see what’s happening when you’re away, monitor home security or just take photos for you to share.

    Nest Introduces a Secure Alarm System at werd.com

    Nest Introduces a Secure Alarm System

    Posted in Gadgets and Space and Tech

    Adding to its suite of smart home security products, Nest is now introducing an alarm system that includes a Guard control system and Detect Sensors—placed on doors and windows—as well as Tag keychains that arm/disarm the security hub. The system links seamlessly with the new Nest Cam Outdoor, Hello video doorbell, and other products to deliver comprehensive home security.

    August Home Introduces 3 New Smart Lock Products at werd.com

    August Home Introduces 3 New Smart Lock Products

    Posted in Gadgets and Tech

    August Home just refreshed their Smart Lock system with three new products. They updated their original Smart Lock for simple & secure keyless entry. They’ve also introduced the premium Smart Lock Pro that is Wi-Fi & bluetooth enabled, HomeKit connected and Z-Wave Plus approved. Their new Doorbell Cam Pro let’s you see who’s at the door day or night whether you’re at home or not. It features a built-in flood light to deliver full-color HD video even in the dark.

    Cinera is an iMax Movie Theater For Your Face at werd.com

    Cinera is an iMax Movie Theater For Your Face

    Posted in Gadgets and Tech and Television

    Cinera is a home theater headset designed to bring the immersive audio and video experience of an iMax movie theater into your home. 4 times sharper than cinema resolution, the headset feeds your eyes with 5K UHD clarity via dual 2.5K displays—one for each eye. It also features enhanced 3-D, and can be worn as a headset or viewed with the Burden Free Arm, a stress-free universal mount for when you don’t want to wear a theater on your head. A funded Kickstarter.

    The Glow Smart Home Energy Tracker Delivers Usage Data In Living Color at werd.com

    The Glow Smart Home Energy Tracker Delivers Usage Data In Living Color

    Posted in Gadgets and Tech

    Glow is a smart device that tracks your home energy use and provides simple, real-time usage data and notifications that help you save money on home electricity costs. Instead of confusing Kilowatt-hour charts, it simply glows in a range of colors from cool blue and green to hot amber, orange, & red, so at a glance, you can be sure you’re not wasting energy. When you want the numbers and graphs, Glow’s app is just a few taps away. A funded Kickstarter.