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Netgear’s Orbi WiFi 6 Mesh System Keeps Home Streaming Glitch Free at werd.com

Netgear’s Orbi WiFi 6 Mesh System Keeps Home Streaming Glitch Free

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If you’ve got 4K/8K UHD streaming and online gaming to multiple screens simultaneously happening in your home, you don’t want frozen screens & spinning icons. You want crystal clear seamless streaming. That’s what the Orbi WiFi 6 Mesh home system can do. It consists of a powerful router and satellite capable of providing Gigabit-speed “Fast Wi-fi” for 6-or more rooms up to 5000 sq. ft. It features a 2.5Gbps WAN port & 8 gigabit Ethernet LAN ports and supports Alexa & Google voice control assistants.

Sony Unveils Super-Size 16K TV at werd.com

Sony Unveils Super-Size 16K TV

A 790-inch 16K HDTV with a price tag over 5 million bucks. Not just epic clickbait, this is an actual product from Sony. The brand’s Crystal LED technology has been scaled up to offer a home viewing experience like you read about on product websites: extraordinary clarity, sumptuous color and an unprecedented 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio for immersive realism beyond all you imagined.

OCLU Introduces 4K Action Cam at werd.com

OCLU Introduces 4K Action Cam

Arizona-based OCLU is a new brand with a brand new 4k action camera. In addition to shooting 4k at 30 fps, it shoots 1080p at 120 fps for super slo-mo and 12mp still images. It features a 150º wide-angle lens, wi-fi, waterproofing to 50-meters, and it’s compatible with GoPro’s many mounts.

Bang & Olufsen Introduce Limited Beosound 1 New York Edition Speaker at werd.com

Bang & Olufsen Introduce Limited Beosound 1 New York Edition Speaker

Inspired by the New York City skyline, the limited Beosound 1 New York Edition is a conical aluminum home speaker from Bang & Olufsen’s ever-expanding Beosound lineup. It offers room-filling 360º sound and features the brand’s signature Acoustic Lens technology for crisp, precision mids & highs.  Stream your media via bluetooth or Google Chromecast, Apple Airplay 2, and other services. Only 1200 of this special speaker will be made.

LaCie’s Rugged Series SSDs are Faster & Tougher than Ever at werd.com

LaCie’s Rugged Series SSDs are Faster & Tougher than Ever

Posted in Portable and Tech & Gadgets

Video & field photography pros love LaCie’s rugged portable SSDs. With the introduction of 3 new designs, they’ve got even more to love. LaCie says the brands Rugged SSD, Rugged SSD Pro, and Rugged BOSS SSD models are all “designed to help Media & Entertainment professionals manage the huge volumes of data their workflows create.” All three boast IP67 waterproof rating, 3-meter drop tolerance, and 2-ton crush resistance. Transfer speeds range from 950mb/sec-2500mb/sec with Thunderbolt 3 connection. The BOSS SSD model also features a built-in LCD screen & SD card slot.

POWERUP’s Smartphone-Controlled Paper Airplane Gets an Upgrade at werd.com

POWERUP’s Smartphone-Controlled Paper Airplane Gets an Upgrade

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POWERUP introduced the world to the smartphone-controlled paper airplane, a micro-drone kit that slips onto any paper airplane & turns it into a remote control toy with a flight range of 230 feet. The POWERUP 4.0 kit features a new onboard flight computer, autopilot assist, 2 new sensors & a design so robust you can fly planes of balsa, foam, cardboard & paper, with the ability to perform loops, barrel rolls & hammerheads with the press of a button. Optional lights are available for night flight. A funded Kickstarter.

Sony Celebrates 40 Years of the Walkman with Throwback NW-A105 at werd.com

Sony Celebrates 40 Years of the Walkman with Throwback NW-A105

Grandfather to the iPod, the original Sony Walkman turns 40 this year. To celebrate, Sony has created an Android-powered digital device in its honor. Yeah, no, this thing won’t play tapes. Instead, it’s fitted with an S-Master HX digital amplifier, bluetooth, 16GB of storage, and a “vinyl processor” for clarifying muddy audio. This model, called the NW-A105, is only available for a limited time beginning in December.

150-Megapixel Medium Format Manual: The PhaseOne XT at werd.com

150-Megapixel Medium Format Manual: The PhaseOne XT

Designed for professional photographers in the field seeking the image & resolution quality of the brand’s studio cameras, PhaseOne’s new medium format XT system is fully manual with no autofocus and features a carbon leaf shutter system for dedicated XT lenses. The system comes with the brand’s 150-megapixel digital back & a lens.

SOUNDPEATS Introduces Dual-Driver Truengine2 Earbuds at werd.com

SOUNDPEATS Introduces Dual-Driver Truengine2 Earbuds

Patented dual driver technology gives SOUNDPEATS Truengine2 wireless buds the power to deliver full-range hi-fi sound that is more dynamic and balanced than much of the competition. Dual microphones with CVC noise cancelling ensure crystal clear calls even in noisy environments. Bluetooth 5.0, touch controls, 30-hour battery life and an included charging case make this a seriously solid bud. A funded Kickstarter.

Sony’s Signature Series Adds SA-Z1 Desktop Speaker System at werd.com

Sony’s Signature Series Adds SA-Z1 Desktop Speaker System

Sony’s Signature Series SA-Z1 desktop speaker system is a studio-quality, near-field powered system integrating a formidable array of the brand’s benchmark audio technologies. Most of which will mean nothing to casual listeners: a Tsuzumi woofer layout, 6-piece aluminum plate construction, I-ARRAY hi-res tweeters, D.A. Hybrid Amplifier, and so on. Basically: the system is engineered to deliver an exceptional listening experience using any playback format you desire.

Treat Your Smartphone Addiction with the Low-Tech Light Phone II at werd.com

Treat Your Smartphone Addiction with the Low-Tech Light Phone II

Posted in Gadgets and Portable and Tech & Gadgets

More than 2 years after its debut, the decidedly low-tech Light Phone returns with a redesign and a few—though not too many—new features. In addition to making calls, the slim 4-inch phone now offers texting, bluetooth capability and an alarm. The screen is a bright, 2.8-inch e-ink display & its battery delivers 2 hours of talk time and 13 days in standby mode. Works with all major networks except Sprint.

Logitech’s MX Master 3 Mouse is Really a Handful at werd.com

Logitech’s MX Master 3 Mouse is Really a Handful

It’s faster, easier to use, more precise & ergonomic—for these reasons & more, Logitech’s latest MX series mouse builds on what was already the best mouse for most people. The Master 3 features an all-new electromagnetic scrolling wheel instead of a mechanical one, with 2 ratcheting movement modes. The Master 3 also received a design overhaul with new, more natural positioning of the 2nd scroll wheel & front & back buttons. After 70 hours of battery life, it charges via USB-C.

Your Phone + Acer’s New Portable Projector is Presentation Zen at werd.com

Your Phone + Acer’s New Portable Projector is Presentation Zen

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Designed to work seamlessly with your smartphone to throw HD 1080p images & media up on the wall anywhere & anytime, the C250i portable LED projector from Acer is portable and powerful, with 300 ANSI lumens of light for a bright picture in any conditions & rich 5000:1 contrast. Battery run-time is 5 hours and the unique twisted form factor allows you to set-up projection without a tripod or additional gear. Just point it & power it up.

Roku Cranks Up Movie Night with Smart Soundbar & Wireless Subwoofer at werd.com

Roku Cranks Up Movie Night with Smart Soundbar & Wireless Subwoofer

Roku has a sweet little audio upgrade for your TV. The new Smart Soundbar is a slim wireless speaker powered by 4 premium drivers & features a built-in Roku Ultra for seamless streaming as well. It delivers rich, room-filling sound and connects to most TVs using either an HDMI ARC port or optical audio port. To add a bit of bass to the mix, the brand also created a new Wireless Subwoofer. Both speakers are available for pre-order now.

Adidas & Zounds Partner Up On Athlete-Approved Sport Headphones at werd.com

Adidas & Zounds Partner Up On Athlete-Approved Sport Headphones

Adidas teamed up with Swedish audio technology lab Zounds to create 2 new sport & training headphones. The wireless on-ear RPT-01 & the wireless in-ear FWD-01 were developed by Zounds & rigorously tested & approved by elite Adidas athletes. Both feature rugged, sweat-proof construction & a safety feature called Passive Transparency, allowing natural sounds to cut through the music to keep you alert.

Bang & Olufsen’s Beosound Stage Delivers Rich Dolby Atmos Audio at werd.com

Bang & Olufsen’s Beosound Stage Delivers Rich Dolby Atmos Audio

The Beosound Stage is Bang & Olufsen’s first foray into the soundbar category & as usual, they made sure it would blend stylishly into your home while offering the latest in multimedia audio tech.Designed in partnership with Danish architects FIRM, this unassuming flat rectangle can be wall mounted or shelved. Inside, a 50-watt amp powers 11 drivers for realistic 3D sound with support for Dolby Atmos, Chromecast, and AirPlay2.  Available in brushed aluminum, wood, or copper finish.

Go Huge with LG’s 88-Inch 8K OLED TV at werd.com

Go Huge with LG’s 88-Inch 8K OLED TV

LG’s absolutely massive SIGNATURE Z9 88-inch 8K OLED TV is the future of television technology & it’s available now if you have the cash. The wall-size display delivers stunning image quality, with 4X more pixels than a 4K display. It also features support for HDMI 2.1 Apple AirPlay 2, & HomeKit. Google Assistant & Amazon Alexa will be built-in for select markets.

Insta360’s Tiny GO Camera Goes Where Bigger Action Cams Never Will at werd.com

Insta360’s Tiny GO Camera Goes Where Bigger Action Cams Never Will

For capturing that dynamic 360º POV angle of sports, travel and beyond, the ultra-compact GO camera from Insta360 gives you the freedom of a versatile, fob-size 360º-cam that shoots steady, stabilized footage at 1080p up to 25 fps. Various included clips and mounts allow you to securely place the camera almost anywhere & shoot up to 200 20-second clips on a full charge. Your clips can be edited on-the-fly with the brand’s FlashCut auto-editing feature.

The OUTXE W20 is a Wireless Solar Charger for Off-Grid Adventure at werd.com

The OUTXE W20 is a Wireless Solar Charger for Off-Grid Adventure

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Designed to be the ultimate off-grid power supply, the OUTXE W20 is a rugged IP67 waterproof wireless solar charger. It is also small enough to fit in your pocket and offers quick charging power for up to 3 devices simultaneously. At 20000mAh, that’s enough juice to recharge your iPhone X 7 times, your Galaxy S10 5 times, and your GoPro 16 times. Recharges to full in just 6.5 hours, features integrated 70-hour LED light, dual outputs, and a carabiner clip. A funded Kickstarter.

Sony Unveils a6600 & a6100 Mirrorless Compact Cameras at werd.com

Sony Unveils a6600 & a6100 Mirrorless Compact Cameras

Sony’s just-released a6600 is the brand’s all-new flagship camera in its compact APS-C mirrorless lineup. It features a 24.2-megapixel APS-C sensor, an AI-powered Z-Bionz image processor, 425 autofocus points and, as Sony reports, the world’s fastest AF speed, just 0.02-seconds. They also dropped the more budget-friendly a6100, which has many but not all of the features of the a6600. Both include a new OLED display & shoot 4K HDR video, too.