Designed in partnership with Apple, Nintendo’s new Switch game system is a tablet-like portable console that features a hi-def 7-inch screen. The controllers are called JoyCons; they’re removable mini remotes that slide off & onto the console. Switch uses SD card size game cartridges. Few other technical details are currently available. Ships in March 2017.
Designed by two former Google engineers, Gate is the first camera-equipped smart lock. Gate & its app allows you to lock & unlock doors from anywhere, anytime. It features a keypad lock, a motion activated camera & a call button to fully secure & automate your entry.
The asap X-Connect is the world’s first magnetic USB cable that’s compatible with all phones (& tablets)—including Apple (Lightning) and Android micro USB & USB-C powered devices. Perfect for mixed households or multiple devices operating on different recharge systems. The gold-plated magnetic tip makes plugging in quicker, easier & also snag-free.
Adiós Google Cardboard, hello Daydream View. Google’s latest VR headset uses your Android smartphone to create a lightweight, comfortable, and light-blocking VR experience. Like the Oculus Rift, the headset enclosure is made of cloth, available in slate, red, & white. A 2-button remote controller is included, which stores inside the headset.
The Flex from Canary is the first and only indoor/outdoor, weatherproof HD security camera that can be used wire-free or plugged in. Rain, shine, or dark of night it will keep an eye on your property. Yes, HD night vision with motion detection. Also a 116 º wide-angle lens. Plug it in or go wireless—its built-in Li-Ion battery will provide months of use on a single charge.
The long-awaited Karma Drone from GoPro was finally unveiled this week. It’s a compact quad-copter with a portable, fold-up design. GoPro worked hard to simplify the controls, making it easy to fly with their game-style remote. The Karma is compatible with both the existing Hero4 camera as well as the new Hero5 that just dropped. Available 10/23.
Sony’s newest gaming console, PlayStation 4 Pro brings an overdue update to the 3 year-old PS4 platform. It’s got a faster, more powerful processor, improved graphics, and support for 4K HDR games like NBA 2K17 & Spider-Man. It will be available in November.
Place a dot somewhere important, like your home or office and it uses precise location data to send relevant notifications to your phone and launch apps when & where you need them most. News, navigation, music, smart home controls. When you walk into the living room it will turn on your smart lighting app. You can also send a digital post-it reminding your kid to take out the trash.
The Tile Slim tracking device is as slim as 2 credit cards, making it the perfect size to slide into your wallet, briefcase or the ladies’ purse. Using the Tile app, it helps you find your lost stuff with your choice of 4 different ringtones. And then when you lose your phone, you can press on the Tile device to make it ring your phone. Sold in singles and 4-packs.
Sony’s Playstation Now game subscription service is now available for Windows PCs, giving access to all for the over 400 on-demand games in the PS library. They also unveiled the wireless DualShock 4 USB adapter allowing you to use your PS4 gamepad without plugging in—the adapter works for both Macs & PCs. Available early September.