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Dual-Display Microsoft Surface Duo at werd.com

Dual-Display Microsoft Surface Duo

Posted in Portable and Tech & Gadgets

First revealed earlier this year, Microsoft just announced its dual-screen Surface Duo phone will ship in early September. The book-fold phone features two 5.6-inch OLED displays that expand to 8.1-inches with a tandem aspect ratio but of 3:2. It’s equipped with an 11-megapixel f/2.0 camera for 4K video and 60 fps shooting. It boasts 7x zoom and shoots multi-frame HDR stills as well. Popular Microsoft apps like Office Suite & OneDrive apps have been adjusted to display seamlessly across both screens.

McIntosh MC1502 Tube Amp: Analog Audio Perfection at werd.com

McIntosh MC1502 Tube Amp: Analog Audio Perfection

Designed for analog-obsessed audiophiles, the 150-watt 2-channel MC1502 tube amplifier from McIntosh delivers unrivaled warmth and impressive punch with its arsenal of vacuum tubes: eight KT88 output vacuum tubes—four assigned to each stereo channel. It also has eight small signal tubes: four 12AX7A and four 12AT7 vacuum tubes; two of each dedicated to each audio channel. Patented transformer technology allows playback through 2, 4, or 8 ohm speakers.

Sony’s Best NC Headphones Just Got Better at werd.com

Sony’s Best NC Headphones Just Got Better

Sony’s flagship NC headphones just got a sweet upgrade. A standout among the “best noise-cancelling” headphones on the market, the new WH-1000XM4 can be paired with 2 devices simultaneously & features new & improved microphones for clearer calls. There’s also a Speak To Chat function that automatically pauses audio when you speak. Carryover features from the last model include 30-hour battery life, premium materials, and precision customization using the Headphones Connect app. Shipping late August.

The Pentax VD 4X20 Gives You Superhuman Sight 3 Ways at werd.com

The Pentax VD 4X20 Gives You Superhuman Sight 3 Ways

With the ability to instantly switch from binoculars to monoculars to telescope, the Pentax VD 4X20 WP is the world’s first 3-in-1 binocular system. Weighing less than 1 pound, these compact binocs feature a central hinge that allows it to open & quickly swap functions. From 4X binocular to a pair of single monoculars for 2 users, to a 16X magnification pocketable telescope, it gives you the ability to see clearly at 1000-yards & even glimpse the cosmos in superhuman detail.

Fit The Whole Arcade Into Your Game Room With iiRcade at werd.com

Fit The Whole Arcade Into Your Game Room With iiRcade

The iiRcade brings 80s-era arcade classics into your home with an authentic retro gameplay experience. Available in either a bartop or full stand-up cabinet, it gives players seamless, instant access to over 200 classic games with a 19” HD display, 100-watt speakers & Sanwa Joysticks. It also boasts bluetooth for networked gaming. If titles like Dragon’s Lair, Space Ace, & Super Burger Time sound good, they’ve got hundreds more with new ones adding to the list daily.

Garmin Powers Up 700-Series Handheld Nav Units at werd.com

Garmin Powers Up 700-Series Handheld Nav Units

Posted in Gadgets and Portable and Tech & Gadgets

The latest feature-packed additions to Garmin’s popular lineup of outdoor navigation units are the Montana 750i, Montana 700i and Montana 700 GPS handhelds. They all feature larger 5-inch glove-friendly touchscreen displays—50% larger than previous models, as well as offering inReach satellite technology for global connectivity, plus routable topographic mapping, & an 8 mega-pixel camera to give users a powerful suite of functions: two-way messaging, interactive SOS alerts, location tracking, weather updates, & more.

Fresh & Wireless: Samsung Galaxy Buds Live at werd.com

Fresh & Wireless: Samsung Galaxy Buds Live

Samsung’s Galaxy Buds Live are the brand’s latest wireless in-ear headphone. Available in glossy black, white, or rose gold, these bean-shaped buds fit entirely in your ears. They feature 12mm drivers for full-range audio, bluetooth 5.0 connectivity, IPX2 water resistance, Bixby voice assistant, 6-8 hours of battery life plus an additional 15 hours from the charging case.

DJI Adds EP Core To Its RoboMaster ’Bot Lineup at werd.com

DJI Adds EP Core To Its RoboMaster ’Bot Lineup

Posted in Gadgets and Tech & Gadgets

With the launch of the new RoboMaster EP Core, market-leading Chinese drone maker DJI adds a new ’bot to its educational platform—an effort aimed at teaching and inspiring the next generation of innovators. Its a four-sensor module with 39 programmable components and support for Scratch, Python, FPV as well as a controller that utilizes AI, giving kids experience with all the elements of STEAM learning while they build, code, and play with their own custom creations.

Samsung Flips Out Galaxy Z Fold 2 at werd.com

Samsung Flips Out Galaxy Z Fold 2

Posted in Portable and Tech & Gadgets

The full specs on Samsung’s latest foldable phone, the Galaxy Z Fold 2, still aren’t out. What we do know: the second-gen phone features a larger edge-to-edge dual screen design with 7.6-inch displays. It is also considerably thinner, packs a 4500 mAh battery, and an improved hinge designed to withstand opening/closing 200K times. Pre-order begins Sept. 1.

Sony Teases PS5 Launch with Playstation-Ready TVs at werd.com

Sony Teases PS5 Launch with Playstation-Ready TVs

As the red-hot arrival of Playstation 5 draws near, Sony is launching a new range of Bravia TVs that come “Playstation 5 Ready:” The XH90 offers 4K clarity at 120 fps and the ZH8 sharpens it up to 8K output. Both are driven by X1 processors which reproduce more colors than a conventional TV. They boast Sony’s super-bright Full Array LED technology & Acoustic Multi-Audio to deliver next-level surround. In Game Mode users can automatically play games on the PS5 console with low latency & control both devices from the wireless game controller. Due out for the holidays.

This Dual-Vision Dash Cam Sees In 4K at werd.com

This Dual-Vision Dash Cam Sees In 4K

Smart car electronics brand 70Mai packed a ton of tech into their A800 Dual Vision 4K Dash Cam. It offers both front and rear-facing 4K cameras with dual recording capability. Wide-angle 140º field-of-view, night vision, built-in GPS, plus lane change warning and collision detection technologies. A Guard Mode continues recording to keep the vehicle secure while parked. In-App playback & share make it seamless. A funded Indiegogo.

Streamline Your Workspace With The Orbitkey Desk Mat at werd.com

Streamline Your Workspace With The Orbitkey Desk Mat

Posted in Gear for Men and Tech & Gadgets and Work

In these stressful times, a neat, orderly workspace can help you stay focused. The Orbitkey Desk Mat does that. Made from premium, water-repellent vegan leather, it protects your desk from scratches, stains and spills while keeping things organized with a bunch of smart features: A document hideaway to reduce paper pile-up, pen/pencil holder, & magnetic cable keepers. It is available in 3 sizes to fit your workspace.

Mopoint is a Powerful Pocketable USB-C Charger at werd.com

Mopoint is a Powerful Pocketable USB-C Charger

Posted in Gadgets and Portable and Tech & Gadgets

70% smaller that your standard charging device, the pocketable 65W Mopoint is the world’s smallest Gallium Nitride (GaN) charger. With 65W, there’s plenty of power to share—enough to power 2 laptops and then some, with 2 USB-C ports (supporting Power Delivery 3.0) and one USB-A (supporting Quick Charge 3.0). The wall plug tines fold-in for portability and add-on travel converters/adapters make it universal. A funded Kickstarter.

Pixii Rangefinder Balances Tech & Technique at werd.com

Pixii Rangefinder Balances Tech & Technique

Designed to mimic the feel of manual rangefinder photography in a compact digital camera, the Pixii A series combines classic function—manual controls, Leica M-mount compatibility, and no LCD display panel. Instead it connects with your smartphone, allowing that to be your screen, with an app that allows for easy editing & sharing. It features a 12-megapixel APC-S CMOS sensor and 8GB of on-board SSD image storage.

RHA TrueConnect 2 Delivers More Bud for the Buck at werd.com

RHA TrueConnect 2 Delivers More Bud for the Buck

Following up on its original Airpod-alternative, Scottish audio brand RHA packed quite an impressive update into its TrueConnect 2 earbuds. Now with IP55 weather-resistance rating, they are more sweat-proof, they also boast 9 hours of playback & with the flip-top charging case, battery life ranges between 25-40 hours total. They’ve got upgraded drivers, too, ensuring cleaner, more powerful sound & clearer calls.

Canon Introduces R5 & R6 Full-Frame Mirrorless Cameras at werd.com

Canon Introduces R5 & R6 Full-Frame Mirrorless Cameras

With the release of the EOS R5 and EOS R6, Canon is giving its full-frame mirrorless lineup a serious reboot. The R5 boasts an all-new Canon-made 45MP CMOS sensor and a Digic X processor, enabling 8K RAW video capture at up to 30p, 4K at up to 120p, and still images at up to 20fps. The R6 is equipped with a 20.1MP CMOS sensor enabling 4k capture at up to 60p & crispy slow-mo in 1080/120p. Both feature Canon’s 5-axis image stabilization. Pre-order is open now.

Bivy Stick Blue Keeps You Connected When You Go Off-Grid at werd.com

Bivy Stick Blue Keeps You Connected When You Go Off-Grid

Posted in Gadgets and Tech & Gadgets

The compact Bivy Stick Blue satellite communicator is the brand’s smallest and lightest device yet. Linked with your phone, it enables satellite-based communication for your off-grid adventures. Send messages, SOS & Emergency alerts, access a database of routes, interactive trail maps and GPS-powered wayfinding tools. No activation or contract fees apply.

Marshall’s Emberton Speaker Delivers Sweet Summer Sounds at werd.com

Marshall’s Emberton Speaker Delivers Sweet Summer Sounds

Good for more than 20 hours of continuous portable playback, Marshall’s palm-size Emberton wireless speaker delivers punchy 360º sound like only a Marshall can, using an exclusive technology called True Stereophonic. All functions are controlled by a single multi-directional button and IPX-67 water resistance makes it party-proof. Quick charge capability gives 5 hours of playback on a 20-minute recharge.

ProGrip Easily Upgrades Your Phone Photography at werd.com

ProGrip Easily Upgrades Your Phone Photography

The ProGrip from ShiftCam is designed to make your smartphone perform better as a camera; it’s an ergonomic grip, case, wireless charging dock and battery back-up in one. With its comfy, weighted grip, your phone feels more like a camera, shifting easily between portrait & landscape mode shooting. It features a bluetooth shutter button plus it offers charging via a wireless Qi pad & USB-C plug-in. A funded Kickstarter.

Elgato’s Wave Microphones are Made for Pro-Level Podcasting at werd.com

Elgato’s Wave Microphones are Made for Pro-Level Podcasting

With Elgato Gaming’s new Wave 1 & Wave 3 microphones, you get a mic and mixer all in one, giving you crystal clear audio & studio-level control. Designed for podcasters, streamers and all who need to record broadcast-quality audio, the mics feature 24-bit DAC, proprietary technology aimed at eliminating distortion, even when voices and ambient noise is over-the-top loud. They both offer 5/8”, 3/8”, and 1/4” mounting adapters. The higher-end Wave 3 model also boasts capacitive mute and dual-layer metal mesh for noise reduction. An optional shock mount is also available.