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.
After a successful Kickstarter campaign, this wireless GoPro charger is now in production. It’s a wireless charger base & a wireless receiver with a 7500mAh lithium-ion battery that lets you charge your GoPro without taking it out of the water housing. It slides into the base for charging & has a 2nd slot to charge a spare battery. Charge time: 2.5 hours.
The Max360 radar detector uses app-enabled voice alerts & 360º protection to keep you from getting that speeding ticket. It features front & rear antennas to scan for signals & comes pre-loaded with Escort’s exclusive DEFENDER nationwide database of active red light and speed camera locations.
The original Beats Pill bluetooth speaker came out before the Apple acquisition. Way back in 2012. The new Pill+ is a welcomed update, and under Apple, it got a full re-design and improvements to audio quality. A sleek new form factor, clean, simple controls, & an improved app.
The Envy Curved All-in-One from HP has to be one of the best looking PCs we’ve ever seen. This new Windows 10 machine features an immersive, 34-inch display with 3440 x 1440 resolution, an HDMI-in function, 6 Bang & Olufsen speakers plus custom configuration options for memory, graphics, & processor. Shipping in November.
Bang & Olufsen has been making advanced audio equipment for 90 years. To celebrate living this long, they’ve created an anniversary speaker: Beolab 90. It’s not just another speaker, they’re claiming this angular, multidirectional design is the “most complete and powerful digital loudspeaker” ever built for the home.
This is Microsoft’s first laptop. It’s powerful and great looking. The Surface Book is a 13.5-inch laptop reported to be more than twice as fast as a MacBook Pro. It also boasts a 6-million pixel display (267ppi), NVIDIA GeForce graphics, the latest Intel Core processor, and a 12-hour battery. The keyboard also detaches allowing you to use it as a tablet.
Every new device in the mix means yet another charger and cable to deal with. The Nomad Pod Pro eliminates one by charging your Apple Watch & iPhone at the same time. The 6000 mAh battery will deliver 2 full charges for both devices; the retractable Lightning connector cable will also charge your iPad.