The race to make the best consumer 3D printer just got another interesting entrant. Easy, out-of-the-box operation in a compact, user-friendly design makes the Micro a real contender. It uses either ABS or PLA filaments and their simple software makes designing your 3D model as easy as watching the extruder build it up & spit it out.
The Dash is a handy handheld scanner that allows you to easily scan bar codes & add items to your Amazon Fresh home shopping list. Designed to hang in your kitchen, you just scan the product you want delivered or search for it using voice control & right on schedule, the Amazon drones will drop it off. Available in a few test markets.
Instead of simply playing basketball, Wilson’s new smart b-ball will turn your time on the court into a data stream. The app-enabled ball tracks running distance, speed, heat maps, shooting accuracy, automated shot recognition and shot distances. Available Winter 2014.
Sony’s new A7S is a compact interchangeable-lens camera aimed at videographers offering a full-frame sensor and the ability to shoot 4K video. It also has a crazy max ISO of 409,600 meaning it will practically shoot 4K footage in the dark.
If filming your own exploits with a GoPro is something you enjoy, you’re likely to find the Dual Hero System at least twice as radical/awesome/sick. It’s a housing that holds 2 side-by-side GoPro Hero cameras to capture simultaneous footage. Their GoPro Studio editing software then combines & converts the 2D content into 3D video & photos.
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.