Eclipse will keep your cables organized & look good doing it. It’s a stylish USB hub that can hold 3 cables and keeps them neat, tangle free & out of sight. When you need some juice, just tap the wooden pop-up top & plug in. A funded Kickstarter.
LG & Apple teamed up to create a new series of 4K & 5K displays designed specifically to work with the new MacBook Pro. The 27-inch, 5K Ultrafine Display features IPS technology & boasts 5120 x 2880 resolution, built-in camera, speakers & offers 3 USB C-type ports. The 4K model is 21.5” with 4096 x 2304 resolution.
Here’s a sweet solution for your headphone jackless iPhone 7 & it looks better than Apple’s adapter. The Auxillite is a tubular aluminum adapter that sits flush with your Lightning port. On one end there’s a 3.5mm headphone jack & on the other, another Lighting port. Sleek & simple.
That’s a nice upgrade. Aside from a thinner and cleaner design, the new MacBook Pro integrates what they call a Touch Bar. This multi-touch retina screen bar replaces the traditional function keys to provide a dynamic enhancement to your favorite applications. It’s slick. Everything else has been souped up as you would expect including a faster processor, faster SSD, better screen and quicker graphics performance.
Microsoft has unveiled the Surface Studio all-in-one desktop PC. It’s a fine looking machine and the super-thin display is a touchscreen that tilts down to almost flat (20º) for drawing & drafting with the Surface Pen stylus. The other unique feature is the Surface Dial, a scrolling wheel that sits on the screen & brings up context-aware menus like tools or color pickers. Inside, it’s powered by a Core i5 or Core i7 quad-core processor offering up to 32 GBs of RAM.
For those more demanding mobile power needs, the Jackery Power Pro is a 578-Wh battery-powered generator that’s much smaller, lighter, & quieter than your gas-powered genny. Weighing just 12 pounds, it plugs into a 110-volt outlet at home & charges in 6-7 hours or use an 85-watt solar panel to fully charge it with seven hours of full sunlight. It’s got a three-prong 110-volt outlet, 2 DC 6mm ports, a cigarette lighter port, 2 USB ports and a built-in LED light. This beast can recharge your smart phone 45 times.
Nomad’s Ultra Rugged cables are with braided ballistic nylon for abrasion and tear resistance and feature reinforced RF shielding for fast data sync, and a 2X thick protective PVC jacket covering heavy gauge Kevlar core wire. They offer a Lightning Cable, 3-in-1 Universal Cable, and a Battery Cable.
With IPX waterproof ratings and impact-resistant designs, Skullcandy’s Barricade bluetooth wireless speakers deliver rugged, weatherproof durability & easy portability. 3 sizes are offered, the palm-size Mini, the larger 4.6-inch Barricade with 8-hour battery & the XL, a 6.8-inch speaker with a 10-hour battery. All feature integrated touch controls, AUX ports, & speaker phone function.
If you’ve got cold drinks & loud music, good times are guaranteed. Alpine combined the two in their new entertainment system. And just in time for tailgate season. It’s a 14-gallon cooler equipped with a waterproof 180-watt speaker. A 16-foot cable is included, allowing you to connect it to your vehicle battery for power.
Designed in partnership with Apple, Nintendo’s new Switch game system is a tablet-like portable console that features a hi-def 7-inch screen. The controllers are called JoyCons; they’re removable mini remotes that slide off & onto the console. Switch uses SD card size game cartridges. Few other technical details are currently available. Ships in March 2017.