Chromecast 2 is the update to Google’s popular Chromecast streaming device. The app-driven device got an all-new look, a built-in HDMI Cable, and a new adaptive antenna system that delivers a better connection with automatic adjustments. They also rolled out Chromecast Audio, a device that lets you turns any speaker into a connected speaker for streaming.
The latest 4K cinema camera from RED is their smallest yet; offering the full capabilities of the much vaunted RED Dragon in a form factor that weighs just 3.5 pounds, perfect for shooting with drones and gimbals. Like other RED cameras, the Raven is a modular design, allowing you to configure your rig to your exact shooting needs.
It’s not an air filtration system, it’s a plug-n-play 170-watt wireless sound system that boasts seven speakers arranged in a six-sided, multi-chamber cabinet for maximum sound diffusion. The unique stainless steel grille design conceals the on/off & volume controls & it fires up automatically when an audio signal is detected. No remote, wi-fi, or app needed.
Massachusetts-based Formlabs has just released their 2nd-generation desktop 3D printer. Their wi-fi enabled Form 2 is 50% more powerful and able to build objects 40% bigger than the first model. Unlike most desktop 3D printers, Formlabs’ employs a process called stereolithography in which a laser shoots into a bath of liquid photopolymer and cures it into a solid object bit by bit.
The ELEMNT from Wahoo Fitness is the most fully connected & easiest to use GPS bike computer on the market. It uses Bluetooth 4.0 and ANT+ dual-band technology to pair seamlessly with all your cycling sensors. It tracks speed, cadence, & power, feeding the data to a companion app for programming all your ride goals & metrics as well as instant sharing.
Logitech just added this ultra-mega remote to their popular Harmony line, allowing you to control just about everything in your home with a single, intuitive device. It will control 15 home products like thermostats, smart toasters, & window shades as well as being compatible with 270K different AV devices from all major brands.
CUJO is a guard dog for all your connected devices, offering security & protection from data breaches. But it looks more like a little puppy than a snarling man-eater. It tracks all data that comes & goes through your devices and alerts you to malware or odd activities. It even has a pair of eyes that open wide when it senses a digital intrusion.
V-Moda’s Crossfade M-100 DJ-style headphone just got a major upgrade, now it’s available in a wireless bluetooth model, instead of cable-only. It’s a first for V-Moda. This new model can pair with 2 devices & offer 12-hour battery. Yes, sound is still delivered via their patent-pending, dual-diaphragm 50-mm drivers.
It’s smarter than the average smart speaker. The HiddenHub analyzes a room’s layout and dynamically adjusts the audio profile to give your space the best possible sound. Using Wi-Fi audio and compatible with Airplay & DLNA, the hub works with multi-speaker set-ups & can build its own 5HZ streaming network. The list of functions & features is impressive.
Good news for 4K tv owners… Amazon is releasing a new version of its Fire TV that streams the eye-popping video from the likes of Amazon Video and Netflix. The new box also supports 802.11ac for better long-range performance, has 75% more processing power and a GPU that’s twice as fast. Amazon also integrated its Alexa voice assistant into the Fire TV remote.