TiVo’s new BOLT set-top box delivers 4K streaming to your Ultra HDTV from Netflix, YouTube, Amazon Instant Video, and more. Features like SkipMode allow you to skim past advertising & QuickMode playback makes for faster real-time viewing. It is offered in a 500-gig & 1-TB model.
You actually can make it rain. The Tempescope is a weather simulator that uses a water pump, mist diffuser and an Arduino microcomputer to create rain, clouds, and simulated lighting in an enclosed desktop display. The action inside is based on your actual weather forecast outside the next day.
For the re-design of their flagship Play:5 speaker, Sonos upgraded everything: a fresh exterior, touch sensitive controls, 6 speakers instead of 5, and it links up with your phone using the Sonos app’s Trueplay tool, enabling you to dial in the best sound in any/every environment.
Chromecast 2 is the update to Google’s popular Chromecast streaming device. The app-driven device got an all-new look, a built-in HDMI Cable, and a new adaptive antenna system that delivers a better connection with automatic adjustments. They also rolled out Chromecast Audio, a device that lets you turns any speaker into a connected speaker for streaming.
Utah-based Practical Power first popped up when they crowd-funded the PowerPot, a camp cook-pot that also charges your phone. Their latest clever product is the Luminoodle, an all-in-one portable LED light that sticks, ties, hooks, or hangs on virtually anything & recharges via USB. Another funded Kickstarter.
The sub-500-dollar Sondors Electric Bike is set to be the most affordable E-Bike on the market. Available in both a fat tire & narrow tire model, the bike’s Li-Ion powered 350W electric motor will hit top speeds of 20MPH with a 50-mile range.
The long awaited, anxiously anticipated Tesla Model X has finally been unveiled. It’s a futuristic SUV with seating for 7 & falcon wing doors. Numbers: It does 0-60 mph in 3.2 seconds with a top speed of 155 mph. Range on a full charge: 250-miles. Tow capacity: 5000 lbs. Starting price for the base model 90D: $132K.
A collapsible bucket can be used for lots of things. First thought: fill it with ice & beers. Or maybe bail out the sinking canoe, wash-up after the hike; you’ll think of something. This very packable silicone bucket holds 2 gallons and folds down to less than 2-inches tall and has a stainless steel handle.
The latest 4K cinema camera from RED is their smallest yet; offering the full capabilities of the much vaunted RED Dragon in a form factor that weighs just 3.5 pounds, perfect for shooting with drones and gimbals. Like other RED cameras, the Raven is a modular design, allowing you to configure your rig to your exact shooting needs.
Keurig has turned their beverage automation expertise to soda. The Keurig Kold system turns out carbonated drinks with the push of a button & works much like their coffee makers: fill it with room temp water, pop in a capsule, and it dispenses cold, fizzy Coca-Cola, Dr. Pepper, and other drinks instantly. Unlike Sodastream machines, Keurig Kold requires no CO2 canister.