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The ActionSleeve Armband Gets Your Watch Out Of The Way at werd.com

The ActionSleeve Armband Gets Your Watch Out Of The Way

Posted in Portable and Tech

If you want all the tracking data & function of your Apple Watch without wearing it on your wrist, check out ActionSleeve Armband. It straps your Apple Watch to your upper arm or bicep, where it’s out of the way but still fully viewable & controllable. The closure is velcro for getting that tighter fit needed for more accurate heart rate monitoring. Available for both 38mm & 42mm watches in red or black.

Beyerdynamic’s Flagship Xelento Headphones are Now Wireless at werd.com

Beyerdynamic’s Flagship Xelento Headphones are Now Wireless

Posted in Audio & Speakers and Tech

Beyerdynamic cut the cord to offer their top-of-the-line Xelento headphone in a bluetooth wireless model. Like the original, the Xelento Wireless produces audiophile-quality sound using Tesla transducer technology. To keep these wireless earbuds small and light, Xelento put the battery in a small aluminum cylinder that clips to your clothing. The cylinder has a 3.5mm input port for recharging the 5-hour battery. Available July 2017.

Lighthouse is a Security Cam & AI-Powered Smart Home Assistant at werd.com

Lighthouse is a Security Cam & AI-Powered Smart Home Assistant

Posted in Gadgets and Tech

Lighthouse is more than just an HD home security cam. It’s also an AI powered smart home assistant. It uses a 3D sensor and machine learning to eliminate false alarms common with other security cams—but what’s cool is that people it doesn’t recognize will set off an alert. When you have questions about what’s happening at home—“did the kids walk the dog?” Lighthouse answers & shows the footage. It can also be custom programmed to send you all types of alerts & filter out others.

The Harmon Kardon Invoke Speaker Takes On Amazon Echo at werd.com

The Harmon Kardon Invoke Speaker Takes On Amazon Echo

Posted in Audio & Speakers and Tech

Designed to one-up Amazon’s Echo in a very similar form factor, the Harmon Kardon Invoke speaker uses Microsoft’s Cortana home assistant system. In addition to voice control support, it can make & receive Skype calls, which Echo cannot. In terms of audio, the Invoke is also more robust—the 6 speaker design features 3 woofers & 3 tweeters for room-filling full range sound. Available Fall 2017.

Fender Mustang GT Amps Produce Classic Tones with Modern Tech at werd.com

Fender Mustang GT Amps Produce Classic Tones with Modern Tech

Posted in Audio & Speakers and Tech

With built-in wi-fi and Bluetooth technology, Fender’s Mustang GT amplifiers let you customize your guitar tone using a new Fender App that models a library of classic amp tones as well as more cutting edge sounds. Choose from a variety of popular preset tones or completely customize your sound, then share it with other users. You can also play a back track through your phone to play over and there’s a USB input in the amps for recording direct to your computer.

Amazon Reveals a New Echo Speaker with a Touchscreen at werd.com

Amazon Reveals a New Echo Speaker with a Touchscreen

Posted in Gadgets and Tech

Called the Echo Show, users are able to talk to a virtual assistant, Alexa, that can turn on music, read news, and connect with apps like Uber.  But with the addition of a 7-inch touchscreen this smart hub can now make video calls, play Amazon Video and YouTube videos and display song lyrics.

Apple Should Have Made This New Macbook Charger/USB Hub Themselves at werd.com

Apple Should Have Made This New Macbook Charger/USB Hub Themselves

Posted in Computers and Portable and Tech

If you’re running the latest Macbook or Macbook Pro, you know the struggle. Toting that rat’s nest of white adapter dongles around is the uncoolest. Clean up this mess with the PowerUp charger. It is a handsome little brick that has 3 USB-A ports built into a charger. There’s a USB-C for powering up your laptop with a cable that wraps neatly around the PowerUp for clean portability.

OLED TV Inspired by Art Deco: Loewe Technologies Bild 9 at werd.com

OLED TV Inspired by Art Deco: Loewe Technologies Bild 9

Posted in Tech and Television

With a minimalist, geometric design inspired by Art Deco & Bauhaus, the Bild 9 OLED television was created by Loewe Technology’s Creative Director Bodo Sperlein to blend art and technology into one simple yet powerful product. All cables are routed through its slim easel-like metal frame—available in gold or graphite finish. Voluminous sound is delivered by a slim 6-speaker sound bar beneath the UHD display as well as two matching wireless speaker towers.

Microsoft Introduces the New Surface Laptop at werd.com

Microsoft Introduces the New Surface Laptop

Posted in Computers and Tech

The sleek Surface laptop from Microsoft is a slim, 13.5 inch notebook running the new Windows 10 S operating system. Featuring a PixelSense display and offered in 4 colors: Platinum, Burgundy, Cobalt Blue, & Graphite Gold with an Alcantara-covered keyboard.

Leica x Master & Dynamic Present the 0.95 Headphone Collection at werd.com

Leica x Master & Dynamic Present the 0.95 Headphone Collection

Posted in Audio & Speakers and Tech

For the creation of the 0.95 Collection Headphones, the audio experts at Master & Dynamic teamed up with Leica. Of course Leica is known for the highest quality cameras but it is their timeless design aesthetic that makes this matchup work. Three new models are on offer, all featuring streamlined designs and the best materials: stainless steel, cowhide leather, and M&D’s industry-leading audio components. There are 2 over-ear models and one in-ear. All resemble a Leica for your head.

The Beoplay P2 is a Sleek, Button-Free Portable Speaker at werd.com

The Beoplay P2 is a Sleek, Button-Free Portable Speaker

Posted in Audio & Speakers and Tech

The latest portable, premium speaker from Bang & Olufsen’s Beoplay line is the completely button-free P2 speaker. Playback control is kinetic: tap to play, pause, or shake to skip a track. Created by award-winning designer Cecilie Manz, it features materials like pearl-blasted aluminum and a leather lanyard. EQ & custom audio controls can be adjusted and managed through the Beoplay app.

DJI Takes Stabilization to the Next Level with the Ronin 2 at werd.com

DJI Takes Stabilization to the Next Level with the Ronin 2

Posted in Photography and Tech

DJI revolutionized the market when it created an affordable SteadiCam-like stabilizer for digital video & cinema production with its Ronin system. With the release of its updated Ronin 2, they’re offering a larger, more advanced Hollywood-quality rig capable of carrying a 30-lb, camera—like a Red— with longer lenses. Dual 4,280-mAh batteries deliver up to 8-hours of stabilization. It’s also equipped with a quick release mount allowing you to swap it out for different applications and through different modes, all on the fly.

Introducing the GoPro Fusion Spherical Camera at werd.com

Introducing the GoPro Fusion Spherical Camera

Posted in Photography and Tech

When the GoPro Fusion is released this fall, it will be the first spherical camera the action-camera giant has ever produced. Early details: it will record 360-degree video at 5.2K30 for VR and standard video formats. In addition to 360, it features a function called OverCapture that allows users to extract a standard video file from the 360º footage. GoPro will also offer software that allows users to create a more POV-style experience rather than the circular fisheye effect produced by most of its competitors.

The Hover Camera Passport is a Mini Drone That Flies On Its Own at werd.com

The Hover Camera Passport is a Mini Drone That Flies On Its Own

Posted in Gadgets and Photography and Tech

Winner of both a Red Dot & IF Design Award and built by Zero Zero Robotics, the Hover Camera Passport is an AI powered autonomous camera drone now available exclusively through the Apple Store. It uses body & face recognition plus AI to follow you mid-air, always keeping you in the frame as it captures 13MP pictures &/or streams video directly to your device. It you want to fly it like a normal drone simply link with the app & control it with your phone.

Go Big With LaCie’s 2big Dock Thunderbolt Drive at werd.com

Go Big With LaCie’s 2big Dock Thunderbolt Drive

Posted in Computers and Tech

For big-time storage needs, LaCie has you covered with their 2big Dock Thunderbolt drive. It’s a high-capacity, enterprise quality drive with lightning fast 440mb/second transfer speeds. Ports galore: USB C & 3.0, dual Thunderbolt ports, a display port, and slots for SD & CF Cards. Capacities range from 12TB to 20TB.