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The Glow Smart Home Energy Tracker Delivers Usage Data In Living Color at werd.com

The Glow Smart Home Energy Tracker Delivers Usage Data In Living Color

Posted in Gadgets and Tech

Glow is a smart device that tracks your home energy use and provides simple, real-time usage data and notifications that help you save money on home electricity costs. Instead of confusing Kilowatt-hour charts, it simply glows in a range of colors from cool blue and green to hot amber, orange, & red, so at a glance, you can be sure you’re not wasting energy. When you want the numbers and graphs, Glow’s app is just a few taps away. A funded Kickstarter.

Apple TV 4K at werd.com

Apple TV 4K

Posted in Tech and Television

Stunning 4K HDR video output is now possible with Apple TV.  If you have been putting off the inevitable big screen upgrade to 4K due to a lack of good stuff to watch, then this might convince you to blow some cash pretty soon. The box runs on the A10X processor, the same one in the iPad Pro.  Aside from streaming titles from iTunes, it will also play 4K content from your beloved Netflix as well as Amazon.

Wolfcom Introduces the Venture Civilian Body Camera at werd.com

Wolfcom Introduces the Venture Civilian Body Camera

Posted in Photography and Tech

The Venture Civilian Body Camera is made by Wolfcom, which, up to now has only made body cameras for police. They’re betting the public wants them, too. Pretty safe bet. The camera is lighter, smarter, and smaller than a GoPro and records 1080p video at up to 30 fps directly into the unit. It features a rotating 120º wide-angle lens plus nighttime illumination from 4 bright LEDs. It also offers livestream functionality using either wi-fi or your phone’s 4G/LTE connection. A funded Indiegogo.

Bowers & Wilkins 700 Series Speakers Bring Home Recording Studio Sound at werd.com

Bowers & Wilkins 700 Series Speakers Bring Home Recording Studio Sound

Posted in Audio & Speakers and Tech

The new 700 Series speakers from British audio innovators Bowers & Wilkins borrows tech from their flagship 800 Diamond series, but keeps the price much lower.  The series upgrades their award-winning CM range of speakers by adding stiffer carbon dome tweeters for better highs, new Continuum Cones for improved mid-range, and all-new Aerofoil Profile bass cone for deep & dynamic bass.

Logitech’s MX ERGO Mouse Brings Back The Trackball at werd.com

Logitech’s MX ERGO Mouse Brings Back The Trackball

Posted in Computers and Tech

If you’ve been waiting for a new Logitech mouse with a trackball, it’s been a long seven years. But finally, it’s here. The MX ERGO. As the name suggests, it features a naturally ergonomic design and navigates using a smooth, gray ball at the thumb position. It’s got customizable forward and back buttons plus a dedicated button for switching tracking speed. Battery-life is 4 months on a full charge.

Build Your Own R2D2 with the Star Wars Droid Inventor Kit at werd.com

Build Your Own R2D2 with the Star Wars Droid Inventor Kit

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The Droid Inventor Kit from Little Bits includes everything kids (and dads) need to build their own self-navigating 11.5-inch tall 6-Bit R2D2 droid. The customizable droid has multiple modes, including touch-less Force Drive so you can “use the force” to propel it along. A free app includes 16 missions for your droid to complete, it makes up to 20 sounds, has a drawing mode, the head rotates, and all the parts are reusable and expandable for building other unique droids of your own.

Upgrade Your Cruddy Audio To 32-Bit with the Powerful Pocket-Size AQUA+ Amp at werd.com

Upgrade Your Cruddy Audio To 32-Bit with the Powerful Pocket-Size AQUA+ Amp

Posted in Audio & Speakers and Tech

AQUA+ is the world’s lightest wireless headphone amplifier, offering maximum audio performance and a tangle-free listening experience. With it, you can turn any headphones into wireless ones while also amplifying your audio source to audiophile quality lossless 32-bit sound. It pairs with your audio device via bluetooth and has an 8-hour battery life. Recharges wirelessly.

Beats Debuts Studio 3 Wireless Headphones at werd.com

Beats Debuts Studio 3 Wireless Headphones

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At long last, Beats has updated their flagship Studio 3 headphone. The new model has been upgraded with Apple’s W1 chip for instant and effortless pairing with all W1-equipped apple devices. They have improved noise-cancelling, called PureAdaptive ANC that monitors ambient noise and adjusts noise-cancelling levels automatically. Battery life: up to 40-hours. Available now in 6 colors.

The Reykjavik Speaker from Vifa Merges Sound & Style at werd.com

The Reykjavik Speaker from Vifa Merges Sound & Style

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Inspired by Nordic simplicity, the Reykjavik wireless bluetooth speaker from Denmark-based Vifa delivers rich 360-sound via two 19mm Vifa drive units and a 70mm woofer. Designed to go with you anywhere, it features a leather handle for carrying or hanging and is small enough to fit in your backpack. Stream wirelessly or plug into the 3.5mm aux jack or USB. Pair two for a stereo experience.

Bang & Olufsen Introduces Beoplay E8 Wireless Earbuds at werd.com

Bang & Olufsen Introduces Beoplay E8 Wireless Earbuds

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The Beoplay E8 are Bang & Olufsen’s first-ever earbuds, bringing an audiophile-quality listening experience to a truly wireless in-ear headphone. The E8 buds offer up to 4 hours of play per charge and the storage case has a built-in battery that will charge them back up twice before it needs recharging. A companion app lets you customize the sound profile to suit your needs.

This Little Black Box is Sony’s RXO Action Camera at werd.com

This Little Black Box is Sony’s RXO Action Camera

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Looks and acts like a GoPro, but it isn’t. This is Sony’s RXO, a compact action camera  that shoots stills and video with a 1-inch, 15.3 megapixel CMOS image sensor. That’s a larger sensor than even the most powerful GoPro. It can shoot a high-speed burst up to 16 fps and the max shutter speed is 1/32K. Slow motion video can be captured at up to 960 fps. Waterproof, shockproof, and crushproof, it can also be linked with other RXO cameras for all sorts of creative applications.

Canon’s M100 is a Solid Step Up From Your Smartphone at werd.com

Canon’s M100 is a Solid Step Up From Your Smartphone

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The latest compact mirrorless from Canon is the M100, which replaces the 2-year old M5 with similar specs at about half the cost. And that is a very good thing: A 42.2-megapixel APS-C sensor, Canon’s DIGIC 7 processor, 6 FPS continuous shooting, and it films 1080P video at up to 60 FPS. Wi-fi, NFC, and Bluetooth are built in. Available in October.

Bang & Olufsen Teams Up with LG on an OLED TV that Sounds as Good as it Looks at werd.com

Bang & Olufsen Teams Up with LG on an OLED TV that Sounds as Good as it Looks

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Continuing their push to be the single-source for all your home entertainment tech, Bang & Olufsen has teamed up with LG to create the BeoVision Eclipse 4K OLED TV which features a built-in 450-Watt sound system. LG’s WebOS 3.5 allows users to access & customize streaming services like Netflix and YouTube as well as Spotify, ChromeCast, and AirPlay. Available in 55 and 65-inch sizes, it can also be expanded by adding any and all of Bang & Olufsen’s BeoLab speakers.