In celebration of 70 years in the innovation business, Sony has created a set of super high-end, high frequency headphones truly worthy of a “platinum” anniversary. The Z1R Signature Series features 70mm Magnesium dome drivers, neodymium magnets, aluminum diaphragms, and a headband made of beta titanium. Available in November.
As suspected, the new iPhone 7 is water resistant, has stereo speakers, lost the headphone jack and has a brand new camera. The improved camera has optical image stabilization, a 1.8 aperture lens, and a 12 megapixel sensor that is 60 percent faster. So some nice improvements there. Design-wise, it’s nearly the same as the iPhone 6, however, the new Jet Black color is a stunner with its shiny piano gloss finish. A new A10 fusion processor has a four-core CPU for a performance boost.
High-end camera maker Hasselblad has teamed up with Lenovo to create True Zoom, a high-quality camera that attaches to the Moto Z phone magnetically. It is completely separate from the phone’s camera, offering 10X optical zoom, a 25-250mm lens and a 12MP sensor. It shoots in RAW & JPEG formats as well as 1080p video.
HP screams into the 21st century with a new PC design that can only be described as the most modern consumer PC desktop we’ve ever seen. Its brain is a 6th generation Intel Core processor with up to 16GB of memory, and optional AMD R9 470M graphics cards, so it’s as powerful as it is good looking. The Pavilion Wave also features integrated 360º audio created in partnership with B&O Play.
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.
Pumping out 360-degrees of crystal-clear Bang & Olufsen sound, the BeoSound 2 is a free-standing wireless aluminum speaker tower that offers integrated access to Spotify, Deezer, QPlay and TuneIn and supports Bluetooth, AirPlay, Google Cast and DLNA wireless technologies. Intuitive touch control allows you to tap, turn, & swipe the device itself for controlling your soundtrack without your phone or other device. Available in October.
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.
This could be the GoPro killer. Garmin’s VIRB Ultra 30 offers the convenience of voice-control for hands-free function & boasts 4k recording up to 30 fps with tri-axis image stabilization. It can also livestream to YouTube. Pretty sure your Hero can’t do that.
This hybrid device combines a tablet and a touch-sensitive surface powered by Wacom. The Wacom surface responds to a stylus and an ink cartridge can be added to the stylus allowing you to write & draw on paper while the Yoga book makes a digital copy of your work in real time. The Wacom surface also features light-up keys for typing. 2 versions will be offered: one powered by Android Marshmallow & the other is Windows 10.
LG’s new 38-inch monitor will be the world’s largest curved display—a 3840 x 1600 PS UltraWide QHD+ unit featuring 4K resolution. A USB-C port and two Bluetooth speakers are also built-in, making this the ultimate display for entertainment, gaming and, if you can find the time, work. Available September 2016.