Talk about NES-stalgia! Nintendo just announced the release of a new system called the NES Classic Edition. It looks like the old school original but is much smaller and comes with 30 built-in games instead of cartridges. Donkey Kong, Galaga, Zelda—all the classics. The new controller is designed to work exactly like the old rectangular one & also works with Wii systems. Connects to your TV with an HDMI cable. Available in November.
The Pearl RearVision is a backup camera for your car that’s mounted in a license plate frame & links wirelessly to your phone with a dedicated app to give you eyes in the back of your vehicle. A great way to avoid crunching the bumper or scratching the paint on that classic car.
Here is a simpler, more affordable alternative to installing a second router or other devices like Eero or Luna to improve the signal & speed-up wi-fi inside your home. Plume is a network of self-optimizing plug-in pods that provide a significant boost to wi-fi coverage and speed. In whatever slow zones and remote rooms need a boost, just plug one in.
Designed to knock the Oculus Rift & HTC Vive VR headsets out of the lead, Razer’s HDK 2 matches its competitors in a 90 Hz headset with a resolution of 2160×1200. Where it beats the competition: price. The HDK 2 is meant to be half consumer headset and half open-source development kit. Razer has also announced a $5M fund for developers to promote VR content development.
Microsoft just unveiled the Xbox One S at the E3 expo in Los Angeles. This compact new system is 40% smaller than the original Xbox. But it’s not just smaller, the One S holds 2TB of storage and supports 4K Ultra HD video (including Blu-ray) and HDR capabilities for both gaming and video. The controller has also been upgraded and now features Bluetooth connectivity.
The Charge Force power case doubles your phone’s battery life & allows you to power up your phone & case without the hassle of cables. The wireless charging mount works in your home, at your desk or in your car; and the compact case is also compatible with other wireless charging systems, like Qi, so you can cop a charge using public wireless chargers, too.
The best & fastest routers on the market today are equipped with these two new technologies: tri-band AC5400 and MU-MIMO. Yes, jargon! The important thing to know is that they result in full bandwidth wi-fi speeds up to 5334Mbs. Psycho fast. The other thing to know is that Linksys just packed both of these technologies into their new EA9500 model router for a very nice price.
The Molekule air purifier goes beyond the air-scrubbing abilities of a HEPA filter. The technology it uses is called PECO, which stands for photoelectrochemical oxidation that removes allergens and pollutants but also viruses and bacteria from the air. The PECO process breaks these pollutants down to their base molecular level through a filter that captures particles 1000X smaller than HEPA can.
Collision warning systems are standard equipment on the latest European luxury cars but if you happen to drive something else, The FenSens Fender Defender is a much more affordable way to add this tech upgrade to your car. It mounts like a license plate frame and communicates with an iOS/Android app to warn you of impending collision by alerting you with visible & audio warnings.
GoPro’s forthcoming (yet delayed) idiot-proof 4K consumer drone better be really good and priced really low, or products like this: the Mi Drone from Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi could send GoPro to an early grave. The Mi is available with either a 1080P or 4K 360º camera and a range of up to 3km. Its 5100mAh battery gives you 27 minutes of flight time. The remote control links with your phone for a live feed view from the drone.