This sweet little system combines four products into one: premium wireless earbuds, a bluetooth headset, back-up battery for your phone & earbuds, and a protective phone case. The buds fit right into the base of the case for storage & re-charge. Fits iPhone 6 & 6S. Currently funding on Kickstarter.
The H7 is the latest over-ear wireless headphone from Bang & Olufsen. They boast premium, eco-friendly aluminum construction, a leather band, and a 20-hour battery. Available in raw aluminum finish or black.
The Smart Lock was August’s first offering. Now they’re back with a trio of new smart security products: the updated Smart Lock that now links with Apple’s Siri, plus the Smart Keypad that can generate one-time user codes, and Doorbell Cam that gives you a 140º HD view of who’s at your door. They also launched August Access, a new app that makes controlling & monitoring the whole suite of products quick & easy.
If your connected, smart gadget-controlled home feels more confusing than intuitive, Savant’s new smart hub & universal remote could really simplify things. It gives you one-tap access to network and cable-TV stations, Sonos, Roku, Apple TV, game console, and even lighting. The remote features a color touchscreen and voice control. This is the first foray into a more cost-friendly product for the typically high-end Savant.
When one screen isn’t enough: The InkCase i6 adds a 4.3-inch E-Ink display to the back of your iPhone 6 and connects to the device via Bluetooth. Use it to get messages, news and other notifications, all without having to access the iPhone’s built-in display. Convenient. Also saves battery.
Rugged, packable, & waterproof the Pakpod tripod is designed for getting the shot in tricky conditions. The 3 legs extend & retract with the push of a button and open up to unlimited asymmetrical positions. Articulated stakes on the ends of the legs enable you stake it in or tie it down horizontal, vertical & upside down.
The new 120-inch 4K TV from Vizio isn’t just another oversized boob-tube. It’s the first 4K TV with built-in decoders for Dolby Vision-mastered content. It is ultra-bright with 384 local dimming zones for eye-melting contrast & color. Unless you have to take the roof off your house to fit this into the living room, the $130K price tag seems like a screaming deal. Or opt for the relatively tiny 65″ set for $6k.
Sure to knock Apple’s groundbreaking “Pencil” out of the headlines for at least a day or two is news that the latest versions of Mac wireless accessories are finally rechargeable. No more AA batteries. Your new Magic Keyboard, Magic Mouse, & Magic Trackpad can now be re-charged via Lightning cable. The battery will keep them running for about a month but then plugging them in for just 2 minutes will get you 9 hours of power.
The RX-S601 5.1 channel network AV receiver from Yamaha is well-equipped for home theater & networked home audio. It features the brand’s Sonos-like multi-room wireless MusicCast system as well as high resolution audio support & 4K passthroug plus built-in Pandora & Spotify as well offering AirPlay, DLNA, & bluetooth with a bonus. In addition to streaming bluetooth audio, it can also send the signal back out to bluetooth-enabled speakers of all sorts.
Most pro photo cameras use one large sensor to capture a single large image. The Light L16 device uses 16 separate sensors and lens modules that each take separate images (10 each) at different focal lengths, and then combine them into a single 52 megapixel composite image. The smartphone-style design makes it a lighter, smaller alternative to carrying a big DSLR without sacrificing image quality.