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.
Carrying around that heavy-ass laptop is bad enough & then you’ve also gotta tote that 3-pound charger. But not if you get yourself a Dart. The Dart is the smallest, lightest laptop adapter ever. At 65W, it will provide all the juice you need to keep your laptop powered up & it’s six times lighter than that brick you’re dragging around now.
Apple iOS CarPlay integration is popping up in a few new vehicles. And Pioneer’s popular aftermarket in-dash systems are joining the fun. These ‘infotainment’ systems from Pioneer basically puts iOS in your car’s dash, allowing you to access not just music but messages, maps, & calls in a familiar interface. So no matter how old your car is, a simple firmware update of your existing Pioneer system will make it feel fresh inside.
This wireless car charger for your Qi-enabled phone is shaped like a cup holder, so you can just drop your phone in there & charge it up. Smart design. Effortless recharge.