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Sony’s All-New 8K Alpha 1 is a Compact Powerhouse at werd.com

Sony’s All-New 8K Alpha 1 is a Compact Powerhouse

Sony has just unveiled its most advanced mirrorless camera yet and, as expected, the flagship Alpha 1 is truly a beast: 50.1MP full-frame sensor, 8K video at 30fps, and continuous shooting at 30-images per second. Alpha’s incredible, standard-setting Eye AF autofocus systems is now ever faster. Flash sync speeds got bumped to 1/400th. With an external recorder, the camera’s 10-bit video output can be pushed up to 16-bit. Release date: early March 2021.

The Lavo System Powers Your Home with Hydrogen at werd.com

The Lavo System Powers Your Home with Hydrogen

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With the capacity to store up to three-times more than Tesla’s PowerWall 2 home batteries, the Lavo Green Energy Storage System connects to your solar inverter & your water main, then electrolyzes the water to store the hydrogen—up to 40kW hours worth. That’s enough to power the average home for 2 full days. Technically, this is not a battery, rather it is a home electrolysis system & hydrogen storage array. Also, the world’s first.

View Deep Space with the Vespera Smart Telescope at werd.com

View Deep Space with the Vespera Smart Telescope

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Winner of the 2021 CES Innovation Award, the Vespera Smart Telescope uses cutting-edge optical tech that allows anyone to observe deep-sky objects like galaxies and nebulas. But not through an eyepiece—the image is viewed through your phone or tablet. Positioning is also controlled by GPS. This makes setting up to stargaze almost instant. The telescope uses a refractor lens to create colorful 2MP images. It stands just 15-inches tall & the sleek fold-up design makes for easy transport.

miniKORG 700 Revives Analog Synth Classic at werd.com

miniKORG 700 Revives Analog Synth Classic

When it first launched more than 40 years ago, Korg’s miniKORG 700S was an overnight sensation—bringing studio-quality synth sounds to home players & touring acts alike. Today, the iconic analog monosynth returns as the miniKORG 700FS, featuring modern function and key classic features like a secondary detunable oscillator for thick bass plus an arpeggiator, spring reverb and aftertouch. Korg has not yet announced a release date.

Sony Introduces Airpeak Drone to Launch it’s Alphas at werd.com

Sony Introduces Airpeak Drone to Launch it’s Alphas

Just unveiled at CES 2021, Sony’s Airpeak debuts as the Japanese tech giant’s first aerial drone. Designed to support their Alpha camera lineup, this pro-quality quadcopter is the smallest drone on the market to fly their pro-grade digital content cameras. So far, details are scarce but the video teaser is looking good.

Samsung Introduces Galaxy S21 Ultra at werd.com

Samsung Introduces Galaxy S21 Ultra

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Equipped with a 6.8-inch 120Hz AMOLED screen, Samsung’s new flagship phone, the Galaxy S21 Ultra boasts a quad-rear camera system now featuring dual telephoto lenses for 100x zoom. It shoots 4K video at 60fps, and new features like shake-free Zoom Lock and improved Night Mode make it a more versatile media tool, too.

StudioDock Turns Your iPad into a Desktop Do-It-All at werd.com

StudioDock Turns Your iPad into a Desktop Do-It-All

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Designed to make your iPad even more versatile, the elegant StudioDock from Kensington allows you to magnetically connect your USB-C iPad Pro 11”, iPad Air or iPad Pro 12.9” tablet in either portrait or landscape mode on your desktop. Yes, it’s got the ports: four USB ports (1 USB-C port that supports 5V/3A & 9V/2A charging, and 3 USB-A ports at 5V/0.9A) plus one audio jack and a Gb Ethernet jack.

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L Gets 950-Watt McIntosh Sound System at werd.com

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L Gets 950-Watt McIntosh Sound System

Four years back when Jeep’s all-new Wagoneer was still just a concept car, the plan was hatched to develop a McIntosh sound system for the luxurious new lineup. Offered in the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L, the McIntosh MX950 Entertainment System brings high-end audio & handmade craftsmanship to the in-motion sound experience. A 17-channel amplifier delivers up to 950 watts of power & the system boasts a LD/HP speaker design to lower distortion while Power Guard ensures exceptional clarity even at very high-volume.

OmniCase is a Slim, Travel-Ready Docking Station at werd.com

OmniCase is a Slim, Travel-Ready Docking Station

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The OmniCase is a compact docking station that’s got all the ports you need plus all the connectors, stashed in a slim, pocketable form factor. 7 ports include 2X USB-A 3.0, 1x 100W USB-C PD charging, a 4K HDMI OUT, SD/TF card readers, & RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet. A magnetic cover reveals tailored slots for storage of small-sized SIM card, Type-C cable, card ejector tool, and adapters. A funded Kickstarter.

Treat Your Tech To Rich Italian Leather at werd.com

Treat Your Tech To Rich Italian Leather

Constructed in a mix of smooth & textured Italian leathers, Native Union’s Heritage Collection pays homage to the brands’ Parisian roots. With cases for all the new iPhone12 models as well as an AirPods Pro case, card wallet, and wireless charging dock, the collection keeps your essentials protected and properly dressed. Available in a range of muted tones.

V-Moda M-200 ANC, the AirPods Max Alternative at werd.com

V-Moda M-200 ANC, the AirPods Max Alternative

As the first noise-cancelling headphone from V-Moda, M-200 ANC retains the distinctive design of the original with a tech upgrade that includes Active Noise Cancelling technology plus Bluetooth 5.0 with Bluetooth codec support. In addition to SBC codec that all audio devices use, these also have aptX HD for high quality streaming and AAC for iOS devices.

Power Up All 5 Devices at Once with Satechi’s Dock5 at werd.com

Power Up All 5 Devices at Once with Satechi’s Dock5

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Satechi’s Dock5 charging station delivers neat, compact & comprehensive charging capabilities for up to 5 devices at a time, including wireless. It’s equipped with two USB-C PD ports, two USB-A, & a 10W Qi charger. The base is covered in soft silicone to keep devices in place and protected. Compatible with most phones, tablets, headphones, & Qi-enabled accessories.

Samsung Introduces QLED Technology in its Flagship 8K TVs at werd.com

Samsung Introduces QLED Technology in its Flagship 8K TVs

Samsung will arrive at CES this week with a spate of new technologies to show-off in their latest & greatest TVs. Among them, QLED, a quantum display technology that promises to bring unrivaled clarity & color to their top-end 8K models. These premium displays also offer solar-powered remotes, integration of its Samsung Health Smart Trainer system for seamless on-screen workouts, and Game Bar, to quickly toggle to the proper aspect ratio for your gaming systems.

Dell Introduces 40-Inch UltraSharp Curved Display at werd.com

Dell Introduces 40-Inch UltraSharp Curved Display

Dell’s new curved 40-inch monitor is a wraparound big-screen for your desktop. The 40-inch wide UltraSharp 40 Curved Monitor is a stunning 5K2K display that covers 99% of the sRGB color gamut with specs not far off from Apple’s top-of-the-line Pro Display XDR. 300 nits brightness, 21:9 aspect ratio, and an impressive array of ports, including dual HDMI & Thunderbolt. Slated to launch on January 28.

Bose Introduces Workout-Friendly Sport Open Earbuds at werd.com

Bose Introduces Workout-Friendly Sport Open Earbuds

Utilizing the same runner-friendly audio tech as the Bose Frames glasses, the brand’s new Sport Open Earbuds won’t block-out ambient noise, providing safety & improved situational awareness. The bud design features no tip, rather the earbud sits above your ear canal—providing a customizable mix of your audio & noise from the outside world. They feature 16mm drivers and are IPX4 splash-resistant, offering battery life up to 8 hours at 50% volume.

Gaming Tech with a Twist: CubiOs WOWCube at werd.com

Gaming Tech with a Twist: CubiOs WOWCube

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Flagged for a 2021 CES Innovation Award, CubiOs’ WOWCube merges handheld digital gaming with a Rubik’s cube style design for a variety of games and puzzles played like never before. The cube features 24 four-color IPS screens—four per side—and 8 microprocessors. The screens rotate, twist and re-align in endless combinations. The Android/iOS app gives players access to a variety of engaging tactile games.

GoSun Flow is Your Mobile, Purified Water Supply at werd.com

GoSun Flow is Your Mobile, Purified Water Supply

The GoSun Flow offers a range of functions—use it as a portable handwashing/dishwashing station, a hot shower, and a source of clean drinking water, to name just a few. Winner of a 2021 CES Innovation Award, its unique three-stage filter removes 99.99% of pathogens, including viruses, using a powerful, electropositive charge generated by nano alumina fibers. It offers an adjustable faucet, a showerhead—even the kitchen sink. Powered by solar, it weighs just 2.75 pounds for easy transport.

Fully Makes Desktop Ports & Power Easier Than Ever at werd.com

Fully Makes Desktop Ports & Power Easier Than Ever

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The Clamp-Mounted Surge Protector from Fully is a smart, convenient power strip & surge protector that mounts with an integrated C-clamp to virtually any desktop surface. The sleek design offers effortless access to 3 outlets plus one USB-A port & one PD 45W USB-C port. Compatible with the Apple Brick power adapter & available in black or white.

The X-Kit Hub Stand is a WFH Game-Changer at werd.com

The X-Kit Hub Stand is a WFH Game-Changer

The X-Kit from UGREEN has a lot going on. It’s both a 5-in-1 USB-C Hub & an ergonomic, foldable laptop stand offering super-fast data transfer at speeds of 5Gbps. Integrated ports include: 2X USB 3.0, 4K HDMI, one SD & TF port, and one USB-C data delivery to connect your laptop or tablet with the X-Kit. Plus the stand offers four adjustable angles for max mobility & improved posture. A funded Indiegogo.