The only thing classic about the new JBL Authentics speakers is the sound. The rest is brand new. They offer wireless connect via Bluetooth, AirPlay & DNLA. The compact L8 model is modeled after the legendary Century 100 Loudspeaker & features 4X30W amps while the larger L16 is packed with 6X50W amps powering 6 speakers. Surely loud enough to annoy the neighbors.
Doubling the battery life in your iPhone 5 & 5S is a lifesaver by itself but the new Mophie Space Pack also doubles the storage space on your device. Instead of deleting stuff, expand your phone’s capacity by 16 or 32Gigs with one of these.
No sense destroying the design of your den by slapping a 4k projector on the ceiling when you can just put it next to the wall. It uses lasers to project a 4K display on the wall anywhere from 66- to 147-inches across & features 4 HDMI ports in the back for plugging in all your little dongles and whatnot. Is this the future of television projection?
The thin, clear panel of acrylic on the Clio invisible speaker is a stereo transducer that, together with its down-firing 2-inch woofer, will fill your home with panoramic sound via Bluetooth streaming or the direct input jack.
These activity monitors will track & quantify just about everything you do and remind you to do the stuff you forget about: teeth brushing, taking medication, drinking water, track home temperatures, water the plants, all of it. The sensors feed data back to Mother who crunches the numbers & spits out graphs and charts for you to obsess over.
Inside this silver-plated sphere is a 1TB storage system featuring a USB 3 connection. Designed by the Paris-based silversmiths at Christofle, the Sphere also features an automatic Eco Mode reducing energy consumption by 90% when it’s idle. More eye-candy than anything else.
This is not your run-of-the-mill portable plastic speaker. Not even close. It’s encased in bamboo and powered by a super-capacitor (which is tech-talk for a better battery; one that charges up the speakers in 5 minutes and then plays at full volume for 6 hours. It’s also designed for your own upgrades or repairs for all you tinkerers out there.
Instead of toting that brick of a power supply around to power your laptop, try this diet-size device from FINsix; it’s the smallest laptop adapter & it squirts out the necessary 65W of juice you need to keep your laptop running right.
It’s a bad sign but if you’re going to get a controller for playing games on your phone, this is the one. The iMpulse fits on your keyring and gives you a full D-pad, 4 buttons, and 2 triggers. Works with both iOS & Android.
Drafting off of Sonos’ sweet little sound systems, Samsung’s new Shape M5 portable connects to your local network through a Shape hub via your router, and automatically fits into your existing system with an app that allows you to play tunes from your own library, plus Amazon, Pandora, Rhapsody, and other services.