The original Wii gaming console was awesome because, among other things, it got grandma off the couch and up dancing. And with the upcoming release of the next-gen Wii U, a system Nintendo is calling a “Swiss Army Knife” for games, things are gonna get even wilder. There are few concrete details but we know 20+ new games are in development.
Simple.tv gives you access to free HDTV programming. This app-driven DVR device taps into your TV antenna/cable and home network to deliver live TV and recorded shows onto your television or mobile devices like laptops and iPad so you can watch your shows anywhere. It’s so simple you’d think it was illegal but its not and what’s more, Simple.tv took home the Best In Show award at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show.
Following the advancements in consumer electronics is a numbers game. In a nutshell: stuff keeps getting better. This new projector from Sony for instance, is the world’s first 4K home theater projector. It’s a huge leap: 4K means it’s about 4-times sharper than the standard 1080p HD. Basically, you’ll feel like you’re in the movie – not just watching it.
Finding a good, packable, portable speaker system is harder than it should be. But we found one. The NuForce Cube is an all-in-one mobile audio system about the size of a tangerine—a square tangerine. It will bump beats off your phone, computer, tablet, or right into your headphones.
It’s not easy aiming the male end of your power supply into the female receptacle (on your phone) in the dark. The CordLite can remedy this problem. Using bright LED lights, this device lights up the hole allowing you pinpoint accuracy for the always-critical recharge insertion. This product is still in development but you can pre-order it now.
How awkward is it when you’re rocking some tunes in your earbuds and some random walks up and starts talking to you? If you had some big, high-tech over ear headphones, people would know better and just leave you alone. The Crossfade M-80 will keep you insulated in your own world with vibrant bass, vivid mids, super highs, and some cool tech called BLISS Noise Isolation.
Sonos makes a slick, wireless hi-fi system that delivers crisp, dynamic stereo sound from all-in-one players to networked amps and speakers, it rocks every room in your house. Now they’ve developed a sub woofer for floor-shaking low-end sound with no wires, no programming; just raw, heavy, bottomless bass.
The Pentax K-30 is a small, lightweight & powerful DSLR camera. It shoots a 16-megapixel image as well as capturing 1080p HD video. ISO speeds crank all the way up to 25,600 so you can literally get a shot in the dark. This new model is also weatherproof. Rain, dust, baby vomit, this thing is impervious to it all.
If you’ve got a Wii console, you’re familiar with motion control video games. They sense your bodily motions or hand gestures to operate games. Until now, Microsoft’s Kinect technology was as good as it got. Now there’s Leap Motion. This new motion control unit is 200 times more accurate than its predecessor & the USB plug-in device is the size of a stick of gum. It tracks the motion of all 10 of your fingers and is accurate up to 1/100th of a millimeter. Hardcore gamers: jump on this limited-release batch of Leap controllers fast or you’ll be left in the dust until the holidays when they do the full launch.