Outside Portland city limits, nobody expects a block of wood with a horn sticking out of it to fall under “audio equipment” but in the epicenter of the American handcraft renaissance, different rules apply. A chunk of Northwest Alder wood lined with a Pendleton blanket and fitted with a Bison horn becomes a “passive amplifier.”
What’s the use of an 18-inch PC tablet that weighs 5 pounds? Honestly, we have no idea but surely someone does. The Transformer AiO is an all-in-one desktop PC that pops off its stand to become a massive tablet. It runs Windows 8 on Intel’s i3 CPU or optional i5 & i7 processors plus when it’s in tablet mode it can be switched over to run its onboard Android 4.1OS.
You’ve tried everything & still can’t figure out what your problem is, so now try this: buy a CubeSensor for every room in your home to automatically monitor the room’s humidity, temperature, air quality, light quality, and barometric pressure. The system recommends adjustments to these environmental factors allowing you to optimize your comfort. Shipping summer 2013.
With the new DesignLine TV from Philips, you don’t have to hire a team of installers to hang your flatscreen on some ridiculous mount. Available in 46- or 55-inch, the groundbreaking design is crafted using a single sheet of glass. Just lean it against the wall and you’re done. Available June 2013 starting in the UK.
To avoid being asked to blow for an officer of the law, you should blow into one of these things. The Breathometer is a personal breathalyzer that plugs into your smartphone. Accurate and portable, this device is sure to save lives & prevent DUIs as well as ruining office parties and starting arguments between friends.
As powerful as it may be, your phone is not built to deliver pro-quality audio. The Vamp Verza can fix that by turning your smartphone into a mobile soundsystem. It’s the first product ever that combines an audiophile-quality 150mW Hi-Fi amp, dual DACs, a 2200mAh battery, & docking metal case for Samsung Galaxy S III, S IV, & iPhone 5.
Pro features like an optical sensor that captures giant 20.3 MP images, blasts 8 frames per second in continuous shooting mode & has manual exposure control in video mode makes the NX1100 a powerful little camera.
The Automatic plugs into your car’s data port and wirelessly links your car to your smart phone. It uses the phone’s GPS to remember where you parked; it monitors your car’s engine health, tracks your driving habits, & in an emergency it will also call authorities & notify family.
A pack of science lab lushes created a smartphone-controlled liquor-slinging robot that can accurately and efficiently mix hundreds of cocktails. We just hope this team of geniuses didn’t forget to make the robot a good listener and a heavy-handed pourer. And what about tips?
The Roku 3 is an updated version of everyone’s favorite streaming device. The little black box is a bit less boxy than the last & it got a bunch of new features. It has a faster processor and a new grid-based interface that makes searching & selecting easier. Another key feature is a “private mode” that sends audio to your headphones so your late-night Game Of Thrones marathon won’t keep the kids up.