Falling in line behind Apple TV, Roku & Google’s Chromecast, online super-retailer Amazon has just introduced their own set-top funbox; allowing viewers to stream content from services like Hulu, Netflix & Watch ESPN, as well as games and their own growing catalog on Prime Instant Video. The small black box offers seamless connectivity to your HDTV, 1080 HD quality, 2Gigs of built-in memory and a voice-activated remote.
Big bass. That’s what the Klipsch 2.1 Stadium system has in store. 400 watts of it coming through a half-dozen speakers: dual 1-inch Titanium compression drivers, two 3.5-inch aluminum midrange drivers, and two 5.25-inch long throw subwoofers to be exact.
Calling this thing “digital paper” is kinda like calling a memory card “digital film” but it gets the point across. Sony’s Digital Paper device is the world’s thinnest & lightest tablet; one that allows users to read, edit, annotate, save & share files from MS Word, Power Point, PDF, & Excel, effectively eliminating the need for paper. It features wi-fi, a hi-contrast reflective display, SD memory card compatibility & a whopping 3-week battery life. Available May 2014.
The Timbre speaker from Australia’s Bruns Acoustics looks like a relic from the early days of rock-n-roll. That is intentional. But beneath the leather handle, salvaged timber exterior and aluminum hardware, the internals are rigged for bluetooth connectivity. There’s also a 75W analog amp in there. Choose from classic woodgrain finishes or their antiqued Relic series.
Last year’s HTC One was the brand’s best phone ever. Now it’s even better. The new version of their flagship phone is called the One (M8) and it not only looks great, it’s loaded: 5-inch 1080 display, Motion Launch gesture control, Duo Camera, and dozens of other face-melting features that may have you 2nd guessing that new iPhone purchase.
The V3 is the latest version of the very powerful and very portable Nikon 1, made for shooting sports and high-speed action. Its enhanced 18.4-MP sensor is now paired with Nikon’s new EXCEED 4A processor to achieve the world’s fastest continuous frame rate—a lightning fast 20 fps at full resolution. Cinema-quality video capability and built-in wi-fi are also part of the package.
Doctors have used electrical muscle stimulation in physical therapy for ages to help bring injured & atrophied muscles back to life. SmartMio is now bringing this treatment to the public to help users engage their muscles during workouts and make it all trackable by Android & iOS. When your desired muscle group is trying to rest during you workout, they get zapped by electrodes, reminding you to “engage.”
Dropcam is a wi-fi home video monitoring system that lets you keep an eye on all the happenings in your home via live video streaming (even in the dark). It gives you alerts & let’s you drop in anytime from your mobile device. The system also offers optional Cloud Recording, which saves up to 30 days of continuous video for your review.
This is smart. Designed by GE & Quirky, Aros is an air conditioner and smart thermometer in one; a modern window-mount AC unit that will learn your habits and keep you cool. What’s even cooler: it’s going to save you money.
It’s really small but that doesn’t mean it’s not fun to play with, right? Samsung just unveiled their new NX mini Smart Camera, the world’s smallest interchangeable-lens camera. There are 3 NX mini lens options: a 9mm 3.5, a 9-27mm zoom, and the 17mm 1.8.The camera also features a 3-inch flip-up touchscreen.