Gadgets

    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

    Posted in Gadgets and Tech

    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

    Posted in Gadgets and Tech

    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.

    The ZeTime Smartwatch Blends Analog Style with Tech Function at werd.com

    The ZeTime Smartwatch Blends Analog Style with Tech Function

    Posted in Gadgets and Tech and Watches

    ZeTime is the world’s first smart watch with mechanical hands over a touchscreen. Designed in Switzerland, this always-on smartwatch blends classic design with a full-color screen and smart features like Caller ID and Calendar, plus 1-touch access & notifications for Facebook, Messenger, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Linkedin, Gmail, Skype, Hangouts, Uber, & more.  A funded Kickstarter.

    The River Mobile Power Station Has Your Backup at werd.com

    The River Mobile Power Station Has Your Backup

    Posted in Gadgets and Portable and Tech

    At one third the weight & double the power of anything else on the market, River is an amazingly versatile portable power supply. It’s got a mega-capacity Li-ion battery (116,000 mAh with a total output of 500 watts) that will charge every device you own, multiple times. For ports, there are 2 USB Quickcharge 2.0,  2 USB, 2 USB Type C, 2 AC Outlets,  2 DC Outlets, &  a 12V car port. It can be charged by AC, the car port, or an optional solar panel.

    The Kardia Portable EKG Puts Heart Health Data at Your Fingertips at werd.com

    The Kardia Portable EKG Puts Heart Health Data at Your Fingertips

    Posted in Gadgets and Tech

    The Kardia portable EKG links with your smartphone to provide potentially life-saving heart health data. It provides the easiest way to detect possible atrial fibrillation early and reduce your risk of stroke. Place your fingers on the sensors & in 30 seconds, you have a medical grade EKG. Data is stored to be accurately shared with your doctor.

    RetroBlox Modular Game Console at werd.com

    RetroBlox Modular Game Console

    Posted in Gadgets and Tech

    It turns out that keeping the box of old video game cartridges & discs was a smart move. Because now there’s RetroBlox, the world’s first HD retro game console. This compact console uses Element Modules that allow you to plug in & play various old cartridges, like NES & Genesis games. There’s also a built-in optical disc drive to play those disc-based PSX classics. Available April 2017.

    Ping GPS Tracker at werd.com

    Ping GPS Tracker

    Posted in Gadgets and Tech

    Taking the Bluetooth tracking tag device a very practical step further, Ping has added GPS & cellular connectivity to their new tracking tag. The result is “always-on global tracking”, meaning a much greater likelihood you’ll find what’s missing. Whether your lost item fell down under the car seat or you dropped it in a city now thousands of miles behind you, you’ll know exactly where it is. Ping is also smaller than the popular Tile trackers while being much more powerful.

    belkin Wemo Mini Smart Plug at werd.com

    belkin Wemo Mini Smart Plug

    Posted in Gadgets and Tech

    The Wemo Mini Smart Plug lets you control your electronic devices right from your phone or tablet. It uses your existing home wi-fi network to provide wireless control of lamps, heaters, fans, and more, with no subscription or hub required. Just plug it into an electrical outlet then plug a device into the Smart Plug, and control your device using the free Wemo app.

    Teenage Engineering OP-Z at werd.com

    Teenage Engineering OP-Z

    Posted in Gadgets and Tech

    The forthcoming OP-Z from Sweden’s Teenage Engineering is a wireless 16-track multitimbral synthesizer that combines multiple step sequencers with a drum kit, and tape sample mode. Fully sequence-able parameter locks & per-step modifiers allow you to change the timing, pitch of notes and flow of the sequencer. OP-Z also features visual sequencing, for adding projected animations to your musical performance.