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    When You’re Off The Grid, This Gadget Keeps You Connected at werd.com

    When You’re Off The Grid, This Gadget Keeps You Connected

    Posted in Gear and Portable and Tech

    Sonnet is the world’s most advanced off-grid communication device. It allows you to send text messages, voice recordings, images, and GPS locations on your phone without cellular coverage, satellite, or Internet access. It works by enabling device-to-device data transfer through long-range radio frequencies, so you’re no longer limited by your smartphones’ dependency on the cellular grid and other network infrastructure.

    Samsung’s Galaxy S8 Active is Designed To Protect You and Itself at werd.com

    Samsung’s Galaxy S8 Active is Designed To Protect You and Itself

    Posted in Portable and Tech

    Samsung’s got a new, more rugged version of their popular S8 model. The S8 Active features tough, military-grade materials and is built to be dustproof as well as water and shatter-resistant. What’s stored in your phone is also protected. Samsung Knox security technology is a defense grade system that protects you on open networks & allows you to wipe data off a lost or stolen phone. Available for pre-order.

    The Volterman Smart Wallet Does Much More Than Carry Cash at werd.com

    The Volterman Smart Wallet Does Much More Than Carry Cash

    Posted in Gear and Portable and Tech and Wallets

    Who carries cash anyway? Why not get a wallet that’s got 512MB of RAM, a built-in camera, and doubles as a Wi-Fi hot spot? Yes, the Volterman smart wallet will carry your cards and cash, but also offers GPS, RFID, and can charge your phone. And if someone tries to steal it, you can switch the wallet to “lost” mode and the camera will snap a photo of the thief.

    The RED Hydrogen One Smartphone Has a 3-D Holographic Display at werd.com

    The RED Hydrogen One Smartphone Has a 3-D Holographic Display

    Posted in Portable and Tech

    Groundbreaking digital cinema camera company RED has now created Hydrogen One, a high-end Android-powered smartphone with a holographic 3D display. It uses nanotechnology that allows users to switch “seamlessly between holographic multi-view content, 3D content, and interactive games.” It also uses an algorithm to convert stereo sound into “multi-dimensional audio” and though there are few details at this point, modular camera accessories will also be available. Due out late 2018.

    Apple Introduces a Bigger & Better 10.5-Inch iPad Pro at werd.com

    Apple Introduces a Bigger & Better 10.5-Inch iPad Pro

    Posted in Portable and Tech

    Apple just unveiled its newest tablet, the 10.5-inch iPad Pro. 20% larger than last year’s 9.7-inch model, it also has 40% smaller borders, giving more space to its bright, True Tone display. Other features include a full-size on-screen keyboard, 64GB of memory—50% more than the outgoing model, as well as a 12MP camera & 4k video capture.

    A Fresh Alternative to Android & iPhones: The Essential PH-1 at werd.com

    A Fresh Alternative to Android & iPhones: The Essential PH-1

    Posted in Portable and Tech

    Tech startup Essential is a new player in the smartphone market, created by Android founder Andy Rubin. Their first phone, the Essential PH-1 is ready to rival the best in both iPhone and Android technology. It’s the world’s thinnest dual camera phone and made with premium materials like titanium, ceramic & Gorilla Glass. Inside, it’s got a Qualcomm 835 processor, 4GB of RAM, and comes with 128GB of storage. Available for pre-order now.

    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.

    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.

    The River Mobile Power Station Has Your Backup at werd.com

    The River Mobile Power Station Has Your Backup

    Posted in Gadgets and Portable and Tech

    At one third the weight & double the power of anything else on the market, River is an amazingly versatile portable power supply. It’s got a mega-capacity Li-ion battery (116,000 mAh with a total output of 500 watts) that will charge every device you own, multiple times. For ports, there are 2 USB Quickcharge 2.0,  2 USB, 2 USB Type C, 2 AC Outlets,  2 DC Outlets, &  a 12V car port. It can be charged by AC, the car port, or an optional solar panel.

    Samsung Unveils the New S8 Smartphone with Wraparound Infinity Display at werd.com

    Samsung Unveils the New S8 Smartphone with Wraparound Infinity Display

    Posted in Portable and Tech

    Finally some good news for fans of Samsung phones: the S8 is out. Its most striking feature is the 5.8-inch infinity display that bends seamlessly to wrap around the entire face of the phone. There are also no physical buttons, allowing the wraparound screen to cover 80% of the phone. There’s also Bixby, Samsung’s onboard AI assistant that both responds to your voice & reads what’s on your screen. The new S8 will be available April 21.