Gadgets

    New Nintendo Switch Controllers with Vintage Vibes at werd.com

    New Nintendo Switch Controllers with Vintage Vibes

    Posted in Gadgets and Tech

    Created for use with the new Nintendo Switch system, these Joy Con Classic controllers borrow the familiar looks of old school NES game controllers but feature modern function. They get vintage style points for the gray-black-red color scheme & rounded buttons but also have built-in accelerometers & gyro sensors for Nintendo’s newest games.

    Nintendo Announces Mini Classic Console at werd.com

    Nintendo Announces Mini Classic Console

    Posted in Gadgets and Tech

    Nintendo has some news you’ll be happy to hear. Later this year they’re launching a miniature SNES Classic Edition. The pint-size console will come pre-loaded with 21 games including Super Mario World, Street Fighter II Turbo, Donkey Kong Country and many more. It will connect to your modern High-Def TV via HDMI.

    Ecobee 4 is the First Smart Thermostat with Alexa Built-in at werd.com

    Ecobee 4 is the First Smart Thermostat with Alexa Built-in

    Posted in Gadgets and Space and Tech

    Ecobee partnered up with Amazon to build Alexa voice assistance into their latest smart home thermostat. Like Nest & Honeywell’s Lyric, the Ecobee 4 is a wi-fi enabled smart thermostat but it’s the first one to offer voice-enabled Alexa, allowing you to control temps via voice as well as all the other features Alexa delivers: music, news, etc. The unit also pairs with up to 32 individual room sensors, detecting occupancy & temp in the rooms and adjusting accordingly.

    Heads up! No Eyes Needed To Operate the O6 Remote at werd.com

    Heads up! No Eyes Needed To Operate the O6 Remote

    Posted in Gadgets and Tech

    O6 is a remote control for your devices that let’s you operate them without your eyes. It connects via Bluetooth to any iPhone or iPad, allowing you to browse, operate and toggle between apps with the touch of a finger. Use touch, voice, and gestures to control apps and listen and respond to text & email messages and social posts, answer/make phone calls, get navigation directions and more. A funded Kickstarter.

    Mistbox Saves Cash & Keeps You Cool at werd.com

    Mistbox Saves Cash & Keeps You Cool

    Posted in Gadgets and Space and Tech

    As the summer heats up so will your power bill. But with Mistbox attached to your AC unit, you can significantly lower the cost of keeping cool. Mistbox is a universally compatible, connected device that attaches to your existing AC unit in minutes. It uses evaporative cooling to pre-cool the intake air, which makes your AC more efficient. The resulting efficiency boost means shorter run times and savings of 20-38% on your cooling bills. A funded Kickstarter.

    Eero Doubles The Performance Of Their Hub-Based Home Router at werd.com

    Eero Doubles The Performance Of Their Hub-Based Home Router

    Posted in Gadgets and Tech

    The new Eero home router system is twice as fast and twice as powerful as the model that debuted just last year. Utilizing a  hub and smaller Beacon devices placed throughout your home, it extends the range of your wi-fi network for improves connection and streaming in every corner of every room. The company has also launched a subscription service called Eero Plus that protects your network from malware, ransomware, and phishing attacks as well as providing enhanced parental controls and priority customer support.

    Logitech Circle 2 Cameras Simplify Home Security at werd.com

    Logitech Circle 2 Cameras Simplify Home Security

    Posted in Gadgets and Tech

    Logitech’s Circle 2 home security cameras are all about versatility. Offering both a wireless and wired model, the indoor/outdoor cameras capture 1080p HD video with a super-wide 180º lens. Window mounts and direct plug-in mounts as well as weatherproof extension cords for the wired model allows you to place the cameras virtually anywhere & easily change the configuration at any time. Logitech also offers free 24-hour cloud storage for the footage as well as low-priced longer term storage.

    Nest’s Cam IQ is Smart Enough to Know Your Kids from Intruders at werd.com

    Nest’s Cam IQ is Smart Enough to Know Your Kids from Intruders

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    The latest smart home device from Nest Labs is the Nest Cam IQ. It’s an indoor security cam that uses artificial-intelligence to tell the difference between family, guests, pets and intruders, to avoid troubling owners with false alarms. You can stream 4K footage & audio of your home to keep an eye on contractors or set notifications for when family members come and go. Storage can be archived in Nest’s subscription-based cloud storage.

    The Fuze Card Replaces All the Plastic in Your Wallet at werd.com

    The Fuze Card Replaces All the Plastic in Your Wallet

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    Fuze is a smart card that consolidates your entire wallet into one card. It holds up to 30 cards and will work at retail locations worldwide. For security it offers location tracking, and instant remote wipe if lost, as well as app-driven card and finance management tools. A funded Kickstarter.

    A Mini Drone With Gesture Control: The DJI Spark at werd.com

    A Mini Drone With Gesture Control: The DJI Spark

    Posted in Gadgets and Photography and Tech

    The latest from the drone lords over at DJI is the Spark, a mini drone that you can fly with hand gestures. Yeah, wave, point but using the simple gesture-control works only within 10-feet, so it’s perfect for selfies, follow cams, and group shots. But when you want to fly it farther—up to 1.2 miles away, control it with the DJI GO app on your phone. The Spark shoots 1080p HD video and 12 megapixel photos with 2-axis gimbal stabilization.

    Power Your Home with Mercedes-Benz Solar Storage Batteries at werd.com

    Power Your Home with Mercedes-Benz Solar Storage Batteries

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    Mercedes teamed up with Vivint Solar to create a new home battery system, similar to the Tesla Powerwall, designed to harness and store power generated by your solar array for powering your home. First released in Europe & South Africa, the Benz batteries will soon be available in U.S. markets. Functional for off-grid power as well as home backup power, the Benz batteries are offered in models ranging from 2.5–20 kWh capacity.

    Lighthouse is a Security Cam & AI-Powered Smart Home Assistant at werd.com

    Lighthouse is a Security Cam & AI-Powered Smart Home Assistant

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    Lighthouse is more than just an HD home security cam. It’s also an AI powered smart home assistant. It uses a 3D sensor and machine learning to eliminate false alarms common with other security cams—but what’s cool is that people it doesn’t recognize will set off an alert. When you have questions about what’s happening at home—“did the kids walk the dog?” Lighthouse answers & shows the footage. It can also be custom programmed to send you all types of alerts & filter out others.

    Amazon Reveals a New Echo Speaker with a Touchscreen at werd.com

    Amazon Reveals a New Echo Speaker with a Touchscreen

    Posted in Gadgets and Tech

    Called the Echo Show, users are able to talk to a virtual assistant, Alexa, that can turn on music, read news, and connect with apps like Uber.  But with the addition of a 7-inch touchscreen this smart hub can now make video calls, play Amazon Video and YouTube videos and display song lyrics.

    The Hover Camera Passport is a Mini Drone That Flies On Its Own at werd.com

    The Hover Camera Passport is a Mini Drone That Flies On Its Own

    Posted in Gadgets and Photography and Tech

    Winner of both a Red Dot & IF Design Award and built by Zero Zero Robotics, the Hover Camera Passport is an AI powered autonomous camera drone now available exclusively through the Apple Store. It uses body & face recognition plus AI to follow you mid-air, always keeping you in the frame as it captures 13MP pictures &/or streams video directly to your device. It you want to fly it like a normal drone simply link with the app & control it with your phone.