The RX1 is a big leap forward. This little thing is the first fixed-lens digital camera to feature a full-frame sensor. That means high-quality, full 35mm, 24.3MP images produced in RAW format. It will shoot 5 fps bursts and captures it all through a super-bright Carl Zeiss F2.0 lens.
This home sound system from KEF features two amps in each speaker, transforming the crappy, underpowered sound of your laptop, smartphone, or MP3 player into a hi-def, audiophile-quality sound experience.
This little bag from Poler does double duty, functioning as both a camera bag and a cooler. Since few of us use real cameras, just stick your phone in the front pocket then stuff in as many beers as you can fit, which looks like about 4 or 5.
The mini DV cam battle continues. This week its Contour’s latest offering, the +2. This GPS-loaded, Wi-Fi connected model lets you share your 1080p footage instantly with speed, distance, and elevation data included. It also shoots 120 fps for sick slo-mo.
Lots of tech-nerd haters have been speculating that the iPhone 5 wouldn’t be much of an upgrade. But today’s official launch reveals the 5 to be badass. First off, it sports LTE for true 4G speed, it’s 18% thinner, 20% lighter, and has a larger, 4-inch display. Apple’s Retina is also sharper: 326ppi, and brighter due to full sRGB rendering. Now who’s gonna hate on all that?
In a big day of new Apple product launches, the 5th generation iPod touch was also unveiled. This iOS 6 powered 32 or 64GB model is the thinnest iPod touch ever and features the same 4-inch Retina display as iPhone 5. And like the new phone, you can also talk to Siri with this new model. Colors options include raw aluminum, red, yellow, blue, black, and a (PRODUCT) RED version.
Apple didn’t really have to do much to improve upon their signature white, pretty-much-crap earbuds. But at the official launch today, it appears they did quite a lot. Now called “earpods” the upgraded buds feature a more directional, dual-grill design for better sound quality and will come standard with new iPod, Nano, and iPhone 5 models.
Apple’s new nano also launched today. A full re-design brings us a 2.5-inch screen, a 38% thinner profile, plus a 30-hour battery life, built-in pedometer, FM tuner, Bluetooth, and up to 16GB of storage. That’s a lot for a little.
In keyboarding class they taught us the “home row” and that looking at the keys was cheating. And what good did it do? Well, this keyboard is made for us: the hunters and peckers. What you type is displayed on a slim screen at the top of the keyboard, so you can see your mistakes without having to keep looking up.
High-quality surround sound systems often require hardwiring and mounting a dozen ugly little black speaker boxes all around your TV room. Comparatively, the YSP 3300 is super simple yet it produces a true—not virtual— 7.1 channel surround sound experience. Its features a wireless Sub and the slim sound bar that’s loaded with 16 array speakers. Available November 2012.