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Casio Introduces Battle Ready GZE-1 Action Camera at werd.com

Casio Introduces Battle Ready GZE-1 Action Camera

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Casio’s GZE-1 is an action camera with a rugged design that appears inspired by their G-Shock line of sport watches. It features a 6.9 megapixel sensor with a fixed focus 170.4º wide-angle lens, when shooting Full HD videos & even wider 190.8º for photos. It’s dust & water-resistant with IPX6 & IPX8 ratings as well as shock proof & waterproof down to 150ft. There’s also built-in wi-fi & if you own one of Casio’s Android Wear Smart Outdoor Watches, you can view the clips right on your wrist. No word yet on when it will be available in the USA.

Oculus Go is a Powerful VR Headset for the Masses at werd.com

Oculus Go is a Powerful VR Headset for the Masses

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The forthcoming Oculus Go VR headset splits the difference between the expensive Oculus Rift model and cheaper, smartphone-powered headsets like Google Daydream & Samsung Gear VR. It will offer a tack sharp, fast-switch LCD display with a 2560 x 1440 resolution and built-in spatial audio as well as an audio-in jack if you prefer headphones. Made of lightweight fabric, the headset is designed for breathability and comfort.  Available early 2018.

With the G1 X Mark III, Canon Brings a Big Sensor to its Compact PowerShot Line at werd.com

With the G1 X Mark III, Canon Brings a Big Sensor to its Compact PowerShot Line

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Canon’s new G1 X Mark III is the brand’s first compact zoom camera to feature an APS-C sensor. It shoots 24.3-megapixel still photos and 1080p 60fps video. Key features include dual-pixel autofocus and an all-new 2.36 million OLED electronic viewfinder as well as a 3-inch touch display, drag autofocus, and five-axis image stabilization. The zoom lens is a versatile 24-72mm f/2.8-5.6. Available next month.

Spendy AF: Focal Clear Headphones at werd.com

Spendy AF: Focal Clear Headphones

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The audio innovators at France’s Focal brand have created a new flagship headphone called Clear, an ultra high-end, audiophile-quality over-ear headphone engineered to deliver sound quality that delivers the breadth and dynamics of the best hi-fidelity speakers. The open-back design is built around an inverted aluminum/magnesium alloy M-profile dome. The sound: Absolutely clear, revealing every last detail in the music and all in a lightweight comfortable package that features micro-perforated suede ear cushions and an ergonomic leather headband.

Go Ahead, Read in the Bathtub with the Waterproof Kindle Oasis at werd.com

Go Ahead, Read in the Bathtub with the Waterproof Kindle Oasis

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The latest and greatest e-reader from Amazon is the all-new Kindle Oasis. It’s the first-ever waterproof Kindle and its certified with an IPX8 rating. It’s also larger than last year’s model with a brighter, 7-inch 300ppi screen. The Audible audiobook app is built-in, allowing you to stream your books to headphones or a speaker via bluetooth. Available later in October.

Samsung Introduces Star Wars POWERBot Smart Vacuums at werd.com

Samsung Introduces Star Wars POWERBot Smart Vacuums

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The limited-edition Star Wars POWERbot smart vacuum cleaners will clean your floors with 20X more suction power than Samsung’s previous vac-bot models and even get the edges & hard to reach corners with app-controlled ease and the accuracy of Visionary Mapping that uses an onboard digital camera and 9 smart sensors. It detects the surface type & adjusts accordingly for a perfect job every time. And on top of all that, it makes familiar Star Wars sounds like Darth’s breathing & light saber noises when you adjust controls. Choose Darth Vader or Stormtrooper.

RED Digital Cinema Introduces an 8K Monster at werd.com

RED Digital Cinema Introduces an 8K Monster

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With the introduction of the Red Monstro 8K VV, cinema camera maker RED brings the Hollywood-quality technology of a full-frame, 8K 60 frames-per-second sensor to the new Weapon camera system and is also offering it as an upgrade package for filmmakers using older Weapon systems. This new brain delivers seriously enhanced dynamic range, shoots 35.4 megapixel stills and 120-fps slow motion at 4K quality. Data transfer is also faster at up to 300MB per second.

Atari Returns With the Retro-Modern Ataribox Console at werd.com

Atari Returns With the Retro-Modern Ataribox Console

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The forthcoming Ataribox console marks the classic game maker’s return to the market. With a promise to offer something new that’s also true to their heritage, the new console clearly draws inspiration from the classic 2600 console but offers an SD card port, HDMI port, and a 4-pack of USB ports. Few details are currently available but expect to play the brand’s classic games alongside new modern ones. Preorders begin on December 14.

Google Home Has Two New Smart Speakers: Mini & Max at werd.com

Google Home Has Two New Smart Speakers: Mini & Max

Posted in Audio & Speakers and Tech

The Google Home product line continues to grow with the release of two new smart home speakers: the Google Home Mini and Max. The Mini is a compact, tabletop speaker featuring built-in Google Assistant and 360º sound. The Max is larger, delivering room-filling sound and is the first speaker to feature Google Smart sound technology that tunes the sound to optimize audio quality for the room and the music you choose.

The Sonos One Brings Amazon Alexa To The Party at werd.com

The Sonos One Brings Amazon Alexa To The Party

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As competitors crowd the field with smart home speakers featuring built-in voice-controlled assistants, Sonos is stepping up its game with the introduction of the Sonos One featuring Amazon Alexa. In terms of audio quality, Sonos’ multi-room systems outshine all the newcomers and in addition to the convenience of Alexa, Sonos One offers streaming through Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora, Google Play Music, Tidal, and other services.

Google Introduces Pixel Buds, Their First Wireless Headphones at werd.com

Google Introduces Pixel Buds, Their First Wireless Headphones

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Google will soon have some new hardware on offer. The forthcoming Pixel Buds wireless headphones will feature gesture controls for music playback and calls as well as built-in Google Assistant. They will work with any bluetooth device but if you’ve got a Pixel phone, you can activate Google Translate for translating live conversations from 40 languages. Battery life is 24-hours and the included charging case will charge them back up multiple times.

Ring Introduces the Protect Home Security System at werd.com

Ring Introduces the Protect Home Security System

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With the success of their original video doorbell, Ring went all in to develop a connected & comprehensive home security system. It’s called Protect and includes a base station, keypad, and contact sensors for doors & windows, plus an infrared motion detector to cover all areas of your home. In addition to the hardware, a $100/year subscription fee covers 24/7 monitoring, support, and all video storage. Available for pre-order now.

The Grph Light Won’t Take Up Any Desktop Space at werd.com

The Grph Light Won’t Take Up Any Desktop Space

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Created for the express purpose of reducing desktop clutter, the Grph is a USB-powered light designed specifically for your iMac. It mounts directly and safely to all iMacs from 2012 on. Milled from a single piece of oak, it features dimmable touch control for adjusting the 6 LEDS and their 100-lumen output.

This Portable Amp Will Give Your Headphones Studio-Quality Sound at werd.com

This Portable Amp Will Give Your Headphones Studio-Quality Sound

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The handheld, American made MHA50 Portable Decoding Amplifier from McIntosh is engineered to make your music sound its best – and likely better than you’ve ever heard it before – through your headphones. It features a high-performance 32-bit digital-to-analog converter (DAC) that decodes music files from almost any digital source and outputs audio that’s superior to what your device alone can produce. It has inputs for Apple iOS & Android OTG devices as well as Bluetooth 4.0 for wireless connectivity.