To support holographic display capabilities being built into Windows 10, Microsoft has developed the HoloLens, an untethered 3D headset with see-through lenses that merges digital content with the physical. It is not a VR screen like Oculus rather more like Google Glass & features a built-in CPU as well as something they’re calling a Holographic Processing Unit (HPU) to produce realistic HD holograms.
NEEO is a smart home automation system—a simple way to connect and control all the devices in your home. Instead of dealing with a stack of different remotes, it allows you to control them all from one app-powered ultra-remote or your phone. NEEO’s brain can handle everything from old TVs & DVD players to the newest Sonos, Apple TV, & Roku systems plus Dish & DirecTV systems. A funded Kickstarter project.
Designed for LEFF Amsterdam by Piet Hein Eek, the Tube Audio speaker is a bluetooth speaker modeled after the brand’s Tube Clock. The sleek, all-metal design is a great fit for your nightstand, offering premium wireless audio & 8-hour battery life. Available in Copper, Brass, & polished steel finish.
The Poseidon is a military-grade, waterproof, dustproof mobile battery charger that will keep your phones, cameras, & other gadgets juiced up when you’re in the great outdoors. With 8000 mAh of power it can fully recharge your phone 3-5 times & features dual USB output to charge 2 devices at once.
You know by now that the flash in your iPhone doesn’t quite cut it. Well, here’s one that’s way better. Knog’s Expose Smart delivers 6x the brightness of your built-in iPhone flash, using 9 hi-powered LEDs that pump out up to 130 lumens & the flash’s beam angle matches up perfectly with the one on your iPhone.
Intel’s Compute Stick basically packs a fully-functional Windows 8.1 into a device the size of a Chromecast. The $150 unit features 2GB of RAM and 32GB of flash storage built-in & plugs straight into the HDMI port, giving you web access and the ability to do office work on your TV.
These are the world’s smallest wireless earbuds. They’ve got the latest in Bluetooth & battery technology as well as audiophile-quality components & a case that stores & charges them. What they don’t have is a microphone. These buds aren’t for taking calls, they’re for music lovers.
The Welcome Camera home monitoring camera allows users to remotely view live 1080P video through its 130º wide-angle lens. Its key feature is facial recognition. When the cam sees someone it doesn’t recognize, it sends you a notification.
Rather than pollute their legacy with a goofy iWatch-esque entry into the smartwatch market, Montblanc developed the e-Strap, a smartwatch strap that can be attached to different watches. It’s an Italian-made piece of leather texturized to look like carbon fiber connected to a tiny OLED touchscreen that sits on the inside of the wearer’s wrist providing a variety of functions & notifications. Available in June 2015.
The pros choose Shure microphones for both live shows and studio recordings & now Shure has created a line of portable digital mics made for mobile recording. The versatile MV88 model plugs directly into iOS devices, the MV51 is a large diaphragm condenser mic, & the MV5 is designed for music, podcasting and video chats.