Roli Blocks is a powerful little modular MIDI music studio system that’s smaller than an iPad mini. Paired with your iOS device through the Noise app, the system allows you to freely manipulate pitch, timbre and volume of every note as well as offering libraries of sounds and recording capabilities, plus mode for scale, chord and arpeggio. The touchpad Blocks can also be linked together further expanding creative possibilities.
The SolPad system is a sustainable solar power source that combines a panel, a power storage battery & power inverter into one efficient device. It can be used at home or off-grid. Features include one-tap access to energy consumption & generation data. It also functions as a wi-fi hotspot & the SolControl app allows you to power, control & monitor usage of specific smart home devices and appliances. Available in the second half of 2017.
With a design that folds flat for transport & travel, the MW50 wireless headphones from Master & Dynamic feature audiophile-quality sound powered by 40mm Berylium drivers & premium materials like machined aluminum, Lambskin leather, & memory foam padding. 16-hour battery life.
With Tesla, tech visionary Elon Musk brought the world cool green cars, super-efficient home power batteries with Powerwall, & now: the Solar Roof. Tesla’s rooftop solar tiles will be available in a variety of styles & they look very similar to traditional roofing materials but the difference is power. They are ultra-efficient & durable solar collectors that feed free solar power to your home for immediate use or to be stored in your Powerwall batteries.
Eclipse will keep your cables organized & look good doing it. It’s a stylish USB hub that can hold 3 cables and keeps them neat, tangle free & out of sight. When you need some juice, just tap the wooden pop-up top & plug in. A funded Kickstarter.
LG & Apple teamed up to create a new series of 4K & 5K displays designed specifically to work with the new MacBook Pro. The 27-inch, 5K Ultrafine Display features IPS technology & boasts 5120 x 2880 resolution, built-in camera, speakers & offers 3 USB C-type ports. The 4K model is 21.5” with 4096 x 2304 resolution.
Here’s a sweet solution for your headphone jackless iPhone 7 & it looks better than Apple’s adapter. The Auxillite is a tubular aluminum adapter that sits flush with your Lightning port. On one end there’s a 3.5mm headphone jack & on the other, another Lighting port. Sleek & simple.
That’s a nice upgrade. Aside from a thinner and cleaner design, the new MacBook Pro integrates what they call a Touch Bar. This multi-touch retina screen bar replaces the traditional function keys to provide a dynamic enhancement to your favorite applications. It’s slick. Everything else has been souped up as you would expect including a faster processor, faster SSD, better screen and quicker graphics performance.
Microsoft has unveiled the Surface Studio all-in-one desktop PC. It’s a fine looking machine and the super-thin display is a touchscreen that tilts down to almost flat (20º) for drawing & drafting with the Surface Pen stylus. The other unique feature is the Surface Dial, a scrolling wheel that sits on the screen & brings up context-aware menus like tools or color pickers. Inside, it’s powered by a Core i5 or Core i7 quad-core processor offering up to 32 GBs of RAM.
For those more demanding mobile power needs, the Jackery Power Pro is a 578-Wh battery-powered generator that’s much smaller, lighter, & quieter than your gas-powered genny. Weighing just 12 pounds, it plugs into a 110-volt outlet at home & charges in 6-7 hours or use an 85-watt solar panel to fully charge it with seven hours of full sunlight. It’s got a three-prong 110-volt outlet, 2 DC 6mm ports, a cigarette lighter port, 2 USB ports and a built-in LED light. This beast can recharge your smart phone 45 times.