Sony’s Playstation Now game subscription service is now available for Windows PCs, giving access to all for the over 400 on-demand games in the PS library. They also unveiled the wireless DualShock 4 USB adapter allowing you to use your PS4 gamepad without plugging in—the adapter works for both Macs & PCs. Available early September.
Netgear has just introduced the Orbi, a multi-unit Wi-Fi router system— the world’s first to feature Tri-band technology, ensuring a stronger, faster signal through-out your home. With 2 Orbi units you can effectively cover 4000 square feet of living space with speeds up to twice as fast as other multi-unit routers like Luma & Eero.
It’s a standalone 360º wireless voice-control speaker that uses dual 40MM drivers to pump out music from your favorite streaming sources including WiFi, Bluetooth, GoogleCast and AirPlay as well as streaming services like Spotify, Apple Music, Sound Cloud, Tidal and Google Play.
WatchAir is a smart antenna that instead of sending the signal directly to your TV, uses your Wi-Fi router to send the signal to its apps. So it not only receives your HDTV signal over the air, but also allows wireless streaming of local TV directly to your smart phone, tablet, streaming box/stick, PC and Smart TV. And it does this all wirelessly & fee-free.
The wireless, battery-powered Pop Home Switch lets you control lights, music and other smart devices anywhere in your home. Each switch can be programmed to control up to 3 custom commands. They are compatible with Philips Hue, LIFX, August, Sonos, Harmony, Lutron, Insteon, and Belkin WeMo as well as the Harmony hub-based remote.
The BeoVision 14 is a fully connected 4K Ultra HD LED TV featuring app-integration and a bigger, more immersive sound than most standalone speaker systems. Its square shape is balanced by an exchangeable speaker cover featuring a unique oak wood option or several other customizable colors. The screen is made of anti-reflection coated glass. 40” & 55” sizes will be offered when it is released in December of this year.
To achieve sound that’s 10-times better than standard dynamic headphones—clearer, crisper and distortion-less—the Bravo headphone from Sharkk uses electrostatic technology which requires a powerful amp to drive the audio. Sharkk has developed a hybrid of this expensive technology to create the world’s most affordable Electrostatic headphone with an incredible frequency response range of 6 Hz – 45 kHz.
Knocki is a wireless device that instantly transforms ordinary surfaces (walls, tables, doors, furniture, countertops, & more) into a touch-interface remote for home & office automation. Attach it to the surface and sync it to your smart devices, then you can dim the lights, turn on music, adjust the temperature, (and much more) with just a few taps on the table. Crowd-funded on Indiegogo.
Staaker is an auto-follow AI drone that makes it easier than ever to film aerial video. Offering 5 different self-flying modes, it can capture epic surf shots, biking footage, overhead cityscapes and whatever else you dream up. It tracks an all-weather sensor you wear like a watch while recording footage onto GoPro Hero 3, 3+, and 4 cameras.
It’s the world’s first complete weather camera system, a portable station that delivers real-time weather data and images to your phone through a dedicated app. The system consists of the Sky2 Camera that captures & sends HD images every 5 minutes while providing data on temperature, humidity, barometric pressure & precipitation. The Storm accessory device measure rainfall, wind speed, wind direction, & UV index.