Stripped of standard control dials and electronic viewfinder in favor of a touchscreen interface, the new A5100 from Sony is small and light featuring a A 24.3-megapixel APS-C sensor and a super-fast autofocus system to clearly capture moving subjects at full speed with no lag.
Because electronics are always essential in off-grid locations like mountaintops and backcountry campsites, Outdoor Tech’s new Kodiak Waterproof power supply is going to be a lifesaver. Shockproof, waterproof, & impervious to the elements, the 9.4-ounce gizmo will supply 6000 milliamps of power to your phone, tablet, GoPro, & other rechargables.
It’s pretty dumb that most phone batteries last about 1 day. That’s definitely not the case with this new and decidedly old school Nokia. Its battery will maintain power for up to 36 days in standby mode. The no-frills phone features a classic 9-button keypad & built-in fm radio but also a color video screen & a Micro SD slot for adding up to 32G of storage. Standard features like video and music playback are also included. Fans of lo-fi will surely hope to see this released in the U.S., but for now it will be made available in emerging markets.
With its metal-framed body and rounded edges, Samsung’s new iPhone knock-off is called the Galaxy Alpha. At just 7mm thick, it’s one of the slimmest Galaxy devices yet. It’s got a 4.7-inch HD super AMOLED display, and boasts a camera that captures images in real-time HDR, and an ultra-power saving mode.
The emberlight allows you to turn any light into a smart light by simply screwing the Emberlight unit into the existing bulb socket. Connecting easily to your wi-fi network and the App, it let’s you dim & adjust one or many lights with a single touch or preset “moods.” A funded Kickstarter project.
Modeled after the iconic OD-11 speaker designed by Stig Carlsson in the 70s, this omni-directional wireless 100-watt cube delivers premium sound, and streams via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi using AirPlay—it can even read your Twitter feed with its built-in voice synthesizer.
Maybe it’ll make brushing more fun. Oral-B’s SmartSeries 7000 is the world’s first Bluetooth toothbrush. With Bluetooth 4.0 it connects to a free app that tracks how often you’re brushing, whether you’re doing it right, and for how long.
These speakers are handmade in the USA using genuine cedar cigar boxes containing a 2.5” aluminum cone speaker tuned with a ¾” port tube to produce smoking sound through a compact 10-watt amp & connect with a standard headphone jack. The speaker boxes have been treated with a satin lacquer and reinforced internally to improve performance.
A portable bluetooth speaker is not a hard thing to find but one this nice kind of is. The Infinity One is water-resistant and features passive radiators that give it better bass & punchier mids. It will also recharge your other devices using a 5V2.1A output that can charge your fully-depleted smartphone in less than 2 hours.