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ecobee Releases a Hands-Free Smart Light Switch with Amazon Alexa at werd.com

ecobee Releases a Hands-Free Smart Light Switch with Amazon Alexa

Posted in Gadgets and Tech

The Ecobee Switch+ is a smart light switch with Amazon Alexa built in. Wants the lights on? Just ask. Same for music, or help with other basic tasks. It turns the lights off when you’re away & ensures you’ll never come home to a dark house. Installs easily replacing a standard wall switch, using simple tools. Available for pre-order now.

The Gemini PDA is Your Cure for Sore Thumbs at werd.com

The Gemini PDA is Your Cure for Sore Thumbs

Posted in Portable and Tech

Tired of texting with your thumbs? The Gemini PDA is an integrated keyboard mobile device that fits in your pocket. It features an ultra-thin metal clamshell design with a fully integrated QWERTY keyboard. 4G + WiFi and WiFi only models are available – enabling both data communications and mobile phone calls. It has a 5MP camera, stereo speakers and the ultra-wide 5.7” touchscreen and double-sized battery provide optimal usability. Designed for Android, it also features a dual boot Linux option.

Get HAL In Your Home, Powered by Amazon Alexa at werd.com

Get HAL In Your Home, Powered by Amazon Alexa

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This replica of the interactive HAL 9000 computer from 2001: A Space Odyssey looks like the real thing and is driven by a Fire HD 10 tablet with the Amazon Echo platform built-in, giving you the power of Amazon Alexa voice assistant as well as eerie conversations with HAL himself.

SteelSeries’ Arctis Pro Series Headphones Bring 24-Bit Audio To The Game at werd.com

SteelSeries’ Arctis Pro Series Headphones Bring 24-Bit Audio To The Game

Posted in Audio & Speakers and Tech

Created for gamers who demand the best in audio quality, namely lossless 24-bit high fidelity, SteelSeries’ Arctis Pro PC headphones plug into the “GameDAC” breakout box, an advanced DAC powered by an ESS Sabre 9018 chip. It’s a set-up sure to deliver next-level sound for gaming but will make the most of 24-bit streaming services like Tidal HiFi. A wireless version is also available.

Samsung’s New QLED 4K TVs Look Better Than Ever at werd.com

Samsung’s New QLED 4K TVs Look Better Than Ever

Posted in Tech and Television

Samsung’s new line of QLED 4K TVs feature improved color, mainly better blacks and ship with the brand’s Bixby voice assistant technology as well as a dashboard for their SmartThings smart home platform, so you can control smart home devices from your screen. They also feature an “ambient” mode that allows them to blend in with your wall.  There are 4 models in the lineup ranging in size from 49 to 82 inches.

Light Phone 2 Lets You Travel Light But Keep Connected at werd.com

Light Phone 2 Lets You Travel Light But Keep Connected

Posted in Gadgets and Portable and Tech

The makers of Light Phone 2 know that even people who want to leave their phone at home never will. This device is for them. Us. It’s a small, lightweight 4G LTE phone with a black & white e-ink display that gives you just the essentials: basic phone functions plus notifications/messaging, a clock, and contacts. A funded Indiegogo.

TUG Provides a MagSafe Connection for Standard Outlets at werd.com

TUG Provides a MagSafe Connection for Standard Outlets

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Inspired by Apple’s now-retired MagSafe power connector, TUG is a magnetic break-away connector that works with any power cord to protect against those inevitable & super-wack trip-on-the-cord-and-send-your-laptop-flying situations we all want to avoid. Sold as singles or in a 3-pack.

Sony’s A7 III Camera Has Arrived at werd.com

Sony’s A7 III Camera Has Arrived

Posted in Photography and Tech

Sony just introduced the most advanced and powerful camera in the A7 series. The mirrorless Sony Alpha 7 III features a 24.2 MP full-frame BSI CMOS sensor, 5-axis in-body image stabilization, 10 FPS shooting, an autofocus that’s twice as fast as the old model, and an ISO range of 100-204,800. It also shoots 4K video.

Hear Your Music & The World With Xperia Ear Duo at werd.com

Hear Your Music & The World With Xperia Ear Duo

Posted in Audio & Speakers and Tech

Designed to keep you connected to the outside world, the wireless Ear Duo headphones from Sony offer a new kind of audio experience that let you listen to music, make calls and interact with your smart assistant, while also allowing you to hear what’s going on around you. Xperia developed this technology called a Spatial Acoustic Conductor, allowing the sound from the headphones to balance & blend with the natural sound of your environment.

Lighthouse AI Introduces Smart Security Cam at werd.com

Lighthouse AI Introduces Smart Security Cam

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Lighthouse AI is a startup that just launched its first product, the Lighthouse Cam. It’s a smart security camera that monitors your home in 1080p HD video recording a 24-hour feed that it stores for up to 30 days. It also uses 3D sensors and machine learning for facial recognition to discern between family, friends, pets and/or intruders, sending security notifications to you via the Lighthouse app.

The World’s Toughest Smartphone is a Land Rover at werd.com

The World’s Toughest Smartphone is a Land Rover

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Land Rover certainly knows a thing or three about building the indestructible. Now they’ve turned that expertise to designing a smart phone—the toughest one the world has ever seen. The Land Rover Explore phone boasts a battery that last 2 days, built-in GPS, and smashproof, waterproof, & dustproof construction. There are optional accessory packs available with special features for cycling and adventure.