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.
Can you really pull off wearing a pair of Beats by Dre headphones? Of course you can’t. So maybe Sony’s MDR-1 series is more your style. Designed in partnership with artists Katy B and Magnetic Man, these high-tech headphones come in three over-ear styles, including a noise-cancelling and bluetooth wireless pair, all boasting maximum isolation and exceptional bass response. Available November 2012.
The Nokia Lumia 920 just dropped. It’s definitely the best Windows 8 powered smartphone yet but is that really saying much? Time will tell. What’s obviously working in Nokia’s favor on the 920 are the aesthetics. It’s sleek, stylish, and slim. It’s also got a 326 PPI retina screen, same as iPhone, and it features wireless charging. Aside from available apps, it looks like competition for Android and Apple just got stiffer.
These earbuds feature the smallest wide-band driver ever made. That means the tiny 7mm dynamic driver can reproduce the entire audible frequency range, which, at eight hundred bucks, is a small price to pay to drown out the voices of all the idiots you’re surrounded by. Source