Tech & Gadgets

Put STEM Skills to the Test: Build a BeatBox at werd.com

Put STEM Skills to the Test: Build a BeatBox

Rhythmo’s latest DIY instrument kit is the BeatBox, a rhythm and beat-making machine that you build yourself. Housed literally in a cardboard box, it features retro mechanical arcade buttons, parameter knobs & a joystick for controls plus an on-board amplifier & a pair of 50-watt speakers. Rhythmo’s Android/iOS app gives users access to sound-packs and tutorials to create original custom beats & music.

Become a Coding Jedi with Kano’s <i>Star Wars</i> The Force Coding Kit at werd.com

Become a Coding Jedi with Kano’s Star Wars The Force Coding Kit

Posted in Gadgets and Tech & Gadgets

With step-by-step instructions & challenges that guide beginners through the basics of coding, Kano’s officially licensed The Force Coding Kit lets users learn, create & play endless Star Wars inspired games—take on iconic challenges, pilot Rebel and Empire starships, levitate R2-D2, avoid asteroids in the Millennium Falcon, construct lightsabers, help BB-8, and more.

Nikon Introduces Z 50 Compact Camera at werd.com

Nikon Introduces Z 50 Compact Camera

With a 20.9-megapixel CMOS sensor and lightweight design, Nikon’s new entry-level Z 50 is built on the same platform as the brand’s popular Z6 & Z7 full-frame cameras. 11 fps continuous shooting, 4k video capture, and compatibility with the full range of Sony’s DX lenses make this a very versatile & valuable camera for the price.

Sticker is Tile’s Smallest, Most Mobile Tracker Yet at werd.com

Sticker is Tile’s Smallest, Most Mobile Tracker Yet

Posted in Gadgets and Tech & Gadgets

The new Tile Sticker packs the ubiquitous bluetooth tracker into the brand’s smallest device yet. Just 27mm in diameter and 7.3mm thick, they feature 100% waterproof construction & a 3M adhesive backing that can last up to 5 years. Stick them on your valuables & that’s where they’ll stay, allowing you to track your belongings at all times from your phone. Sold in packs of 2 & 4.

The Steel Speaker Brings Bluetooth to the Blacksmith at werd.com

The Steel Speaker Brings Bluetooth to the Blacksmith

Handcrafted in the blacksmith shop of Swedish metalhead Jonas Majors, the 100W Steel Speaker is an ultra-limited artist series of just 10 unique & numbered pieces. The nearly 45-pound bluetooth-enabled speaker features a built-in Class D amp, high-quality DSP, & manual controls for volume, bass and treble mounted on the front. The speaker array consists of a 6.5” woofer & a pair of 3” drivers.

GoPro’s Hero Max 360 Shoots Everything Around You at werd.com

GoPro’s Hero Max 360 Shoots Everything Around You

With the launch of the Hero Max 360, GoPro is hoping to erase any lingering memory of its last foray into 360º panoramic video. The camera uses a dual lens configuration to capture 360º video with ambisonic spatial audio from a 6-mic array and it features a selfie-screen as well as offering all the functionality of the brand’s Hero8 Black model. As a hero camera & vlog tool it’s powerful and now with 360º capabilities, you can get more creative than ever. Available for pre-order now.

Microsoft Doubles Down with Surface Neo & Surface Duo at werd.com

Microsoft Doubles Down with Surface Neo & Surface Duo

Posted in Gadgets and Portable and Tech & Gadgets

Microsoft just introduced a pair of interesting new dual-screen devices. The Surface Neo is a dual-screen tablet that can function like a laptop or be used as a foldable two-screen tablet. The other is called Surface Duo, a smaller, more phone-like foldable that runs on a version of Android that Microsoft developed with Google’s help. Available Holiday 2020.

The Modular Libra Keyboard Turns Your iPad into a Laptop at werd.com

The Modular Libra Keyboard Turns Your iPad into a Laptop

With the modular Libra keyboard, the first to feature a track pad, you can transform your powerful new iPad Pro from a tablet into a laptop. Designed specifically for 11”& 12.9” iPad Pro models, it utilizes Apple’s newest iPad OS, enabling wireless mouse support and seamless function with the Libra bluetooth keyboard. With a 4000mAh battery & adjustable backlit keys, it is a simple, well-designed solution for being more productive with your iPad. A funded Kickstarter.

Boston Dynamics Introduces Consumer ’Bot, Spot at werd.com

Boston Dynamics Introduces Consumer ’Bot, Spot

Posted in Gadgets and Tech & Gadgets

Boston Dynamics is the laboratory where all those creepy viral robot videos come from. Now they’ve got one you can own. Spot is a nimble little robot that climbs stairs and traverses rough terrain with unprecedented ease, yet it’s small enough to use indoors. Built to be a rugged and customizable platform, Spot is not a toy, it’s an advanced autonomous ’bot capable of  accomplishing a wide range of industrial sensing and remote operation needs.

Amazon’s Echo Studio Speaker Delivers Voice-Controlled HI-Fi 3D Audio at werd.com

Amazon’s Echo Studio Speaker Delivers Voice-Controlled HI-Fi 3D Audio

Equipped with 5 speakers to produce powerful bass, dynamic midrange, and crisp highs, the Echo Studio speaker from Amazon is a compact home smart speaker with 3D Audio & Dolby Atmos technology,  and of course Alexa for voice-controlled streaming songs via Amazon Music, Apple Music, Spotify, Pandora, Tidal, and more. And with Amazon Music HD, you can play 50 million songs in HD plus a growing library of music mastered in 3D.

Recover Like a King (Or Elite Endurance Athlete) in the IRONMAN BioChair at werd.com

Recover Like a King (Or Elite Endurance Athlete) in the IRONMAN BioChair

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The IRONMAN BioChair is a like a Recaro racing seat for recovery. Offering custom-programmable full body massage, it is the perfect place to kick back and recharge after a grueling workout or a long stressful day on the job. Developed, tested and approved with input from elite endurance athletes, it features an intuitive touchscreen interface, integrated bluetooth speakers, therapeutic heat and innovative Bio Scan technology, which maps the spinal curves, shoulder and hip girdles, calves and arms and tailors the massage to your body.

The Modular Boaz One is a Guitar Like No Other at werd.com

The Modular Boaz One is a Guitar Like No Other

Reversing the old standard of having a quiver of different guitars, each for a different sound and feel, the Boaz One is a high-quality modular guitar with a groundbreaking design that allows you to change pick-ups or the body within 10 seconds, and without even looking! With multiple pick-up modules & configurations, you get just the sound you want, with unique & dedicated necks and bridges inspired by the classics. Choose from Strat, Telecaster, and Les Paul modules and with the multi-part body of the guitar, you can add or subtract components for a custom look and feel. A funded Kickstarter.

We’ve Never Seen a Charging Cable This Cool at werd.com

We’ve Never Seen a Charging Cable This Cool

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Developed in partnership with British design innovator Tom Dixon, Native Union’s CONE Cable is a compact USB-A to Lightning stainless steel charging cable, cleverly concealed within a protective and decidedly stylized aluminum cone. It features a removable magnifying glass cap and a smooth brushed finish, adding elegant detail to a smart, utilitarian design.

The Arlo Pro 3 Security Cam Keeps You Safe with 2K UHD Clarity at werd.com

The Arlo Pro 3 Security Cam Keeps You Safe with 2K UHD Clarity

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The new Pro 3 security camera from Arlo packs the same versatility & convenience of the wireless original but now offers the clarity of a 160º 2K HDR camera that delivers 80% more pixels, so you know exactly who’s knocking. A rich notification system allows you set your personalized parameters to get only the alerts you want. There is also e911 built-in to this its notification system and a 2-way speaker system for talking to visitors at your door. The cameras are sold in pairs & can be mounted just about anywhere.

The Lumin8 Light Shines Bright for Video, Adventure & Everywhere Else at werd.com

The Lumin8 Light Shines Bright for Video, Adventure & Everywhere Else

The makers of Lumin8 call it “the world’s most versatile LED light” and it’s hard kinda to argue. They thought of everything: it’s a lightweight, 1000-lumen cylinder that delivers consistent, flicker-free light, 95+ CRI and a color temp range from 3000-5600K. That means precise color in your HD video & photos. The rugged design, IP68 water-resistance, 7-hour battery life, & wireless remote make it a worthy companion for all types of action. Included 1/4”, hotshoe, and magnetic mounts make it easy to rig. A funded Kickstarter.

This Might Be the BESTEK Power Strip We’ve Ever Seen at werd.com

This Might Be the BESTEK Power Strip We’ve Ever Seen

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Pure function. That’s what we want out of a power strip & with this one from BESTEK, we get it in spades. This BESTEK Power Strip with USB is a vertical cube power outlet extender with 3 outlets, 3 USB-A ports & one 15W USB-C port, plus a 5-foot extension cord and detachable base for easy mounting. To keep your devices safe it features over-voltage, short circuit, overload, over current protection, and FCC authentication.