This lighter is smart. It links with the Quitbit app so you can track your smoking habits. The idea being that if you know when & how often you light up, you might be motivated to quit. But when you don’t, you’ll at least know your lighter isn’t burning gas or butane. It lights you up with a flameless heating coil. Much safer. A Kickstarter project.
The Bebop is the latest quad-copter drone from Parrot, featuring a 14-MP/1080p camera with 3-axis digital stabilization. Video is streamed live to the user’s iOS or Android device, and this new model boasts a better range: 1.2 miles. An onboard GPS module means it can follow a pre-programmed flight path & its “Return Home” feature automatically flies it back its point of take-off.
The new 55-inch Avant TV from Bang & Olufsen features an Ultra HD 4K display & rotates up to 90º on its floor stand pedestal to give you the perfect viewing angle. And because it’s a B&O, the 3-channel sound system is super-solid, spreading out the audiophile sound through 8 speakers.
Products like Mophie’s new backup power supply are making it harder to use the old “my phone died” excuse for everything. It fits on your keyring and provides power to your iPhone or iPod with its integrated fold-out Lightning connector.
High-end British audio specialist Naim builds sound systems for Bentley and also for your home. Their wireless streaming Muso system offers class-leading sound quality using 6 speakers & 6 75-watt amps, one for each driver. A 32-bit signal processor splits the music up & sends it to the best driver based on frequency for optimal quality and fidelity. The unit itself is made from a single block of aluminum. Available September 2014.
When you outgrow the big candy-red Beats By Dré headphones, check these out: the world’s first 9.1ch digital surround wireless headphones. Incorporating Sony’s VPT technology, 6 speakers create ultra-rich, three-dimensional audio complimenting your 4K viewing experience. Also, 12-hour battery life, perfect for gaming.
This desktop speaker from Definitive Technology is called the Incline. As you can see it leans back. But that’s not what makes it special. The Incline is actually bipolar. Bipolar speakers radiate sound from the front and the rear, so no matter where it’s pointed, you’ll hear what you wanna hear. If you don’t know the name Definitive Technology, head to your local audio shop and demo some speakers. I’ve enjoyed their towers for the last 10 years.
Lytro’s Light Field camera technology works differently than regular cameras. Instead of a 2D image, it captures the entire light field, enabling users to adjust focus after the shot is taken, change the image perspective, turn images to 3D, and add Living Filters to create amazing images. The new Illum model is available for pre-order now.
Audiophile-quality sound in a waterproof earbud is a tall order. But that’s what BlueAnt Pump HD wireless waterproof sportbuds deliver. Effortless pairing with your Bluetooth 3.0 device plus a lightweight, comfy form factor make it awesome. A fully customizable fit system make it even awesomer, but it’s just IP67-rated, so it will endure heavy sweating but it’s not recommended for swimming.
Now we’re talking: This backup power supply for your phone is the size of a credit card. Literally. Wallet size. Linear Flux’s new LithiumCard portable charger connects via Micro-USB to “hypercharge” your phone. That means it charges fast. How fast depends on your device. To power up the card itself for backup, there’s a flip-out USB. Easy, fast, small, light; no brainer. Expected to ship in June/July.