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GoPro Steps Up To 5K with HERO9 Black at werd.com

GoPro Steps Up To 5K with HERO9 Black

With an upgrade to stunning 5K clarity and dual-screen design, the latest & greatest from GoPro is the HERO9 Black. It delivers 5K UHD resolution at 30fps, boasts 8X slo-mo, & HyperSmooth 3.0 image stabilization for steady, cinematic shots. In addition to its 2.27-inch rear LCD, the 9 also has a 1.4-inch front-facing LCD, enabling vloggers and content creators to compose their shots before filming. Voice control is another new feature, & this camera will livestream at 1080p.

Oculus Introduces Quest 2 VR Headset at werd.com

Oculus Introduces Quest 2 VR Headset

Posted in Gadgets and Tech & Gadgets

The Oculus Quest VR headset just got even better. The all-new Quest 2 is a serious upgrade from the original & that’s impressive. First, the 2 boasts twice the resolution of its predecessor, now with 2K per eye for life-like visuals. There’s a new faster processor that’s also 10% lighter, and this model is considerably less expensive. Choose from a 64GB or 256GB model. Drops Oct. 13.

Sony’s Alpha 7C is a Tiny Full-Frame Camera at werd.com

Sony’s Alpha 7C is a Tiny Full-Frame Camera

The all-new Alpha 7C is Sony’s smallest and most compact full-frame mirrorless camera yet. Measuring just 5 x 2.8 x 2.3 inches, it packs in a ton of tech & features, while being 20% smaller than the A7III. It boasts a 24.2-MP sensor, 5-axis image stabilization, and the brand’s hyper-fast autofocus system with Eye AF, found in Sony’s up-range cameras. The brand has also developed a compact lens, an FE-28-60mm f/4-5.6 that weighs just over 5 ounces.

Bose Introduces QuietComfort ANC Earbuds at werd.com

Bose Introduces QuietComfort ANC Earbuds

Bose is adding two new all-wireless models to its QuietComfort lineup of noise-cancelling headphones. The QC Earbuds deliver industry-leading ANC using proprietary noise-cancelling technology. It offers 11 levels of noise control & 6 hours of playback with 2 full charges in the carrying case. The Sport model features all-new acoustics and a IPX4 waterproof & workout-ready design. Available Sept. 29.

LG Accelerates Into the Curves with Fresh QHD+IPS Monitor at werd.com

LG Accelerates Into the Curves with Fresh QHD+IPS Monitor

LG just dropped a new 38-inch UltraWide QHD+IPS display into its lineup of award-winning curved monitors. The model 38WN95C-W delivers stunning wraparound visuals with a 21:9 aspect ratio & 3,840 x 1,600 resolution. Developed for creatives whose work in video, animation & image re-touching demands flawless color & clarity, it enables seamless multitasking for work & entertainment. Also offers Thunderbolt 3 connectivity.

The All-Digital Xbox Series S is the Smallest Xbox Ever at werd.com

The All-Digital Xbox Series S is the Smallest Xbox Ever

Posted in Gadgets and Tech & Gadgets

The upcoming Xbox S game console is their smallest all-digital system ever. It’s also a less costly system, but capable: play the latest games in full HD from 120 FPS up to 1,440p. Support for ray tracing, variable rate shading and variable refresh rate deliver depth & detail to the visuals. It offers 512GB of onboard storage and 4K upscaling for games plus support for 4K media streaming. Available Nov. 10.

Keep Track of Everything, Everywhere with AirBolt GPS at werd.com

Keep Track of Everything, Everywhere with AirBolt GPS

Posted in Tech & Gadgets

The AirBolt is the world’s smallest personal tracker device. Equipped with LTE-M/NB-IoT & GPS, it offers unlimited live global tracking. For finding wayward kids, pets, personal items and travel security, it delivers not just peace of mind but instant alerts, geofencing capability, and programmable separation notifications. It’s also waterproof with a battery that lasts up to 12 months per charge via USB-C.

Technics’ Ottava F is a Fresh All-In-One Sound System at werd.com

Technics’ Ottava F is a Fresh All-In-One Sound System

Encased in brushed aluminum with a louvered front grill, the updated Ottava F all-in-one music system from Technics’ delivers audiophile sound from any playback source: streaming via Chromecast or AirPlay2, bluetooth, wi-fi, and even the built-in CD player. Equipped with an improved 8cm woofer, it uses Technics’ digital amps with JENO (Jitter Elimination and Noise-shaping Optimization) engines to create crisp, full-spectrum sound in a single unit. Available in black & dark silver.

AquaPal is Your Friend for Water Savings & Security at werd.com

AquaPal is Your Friend for Water Savings & Security

Posted in Bath and Gadgets and Home Stuff

The AquaPal connects easily to your home plumbing to monitor your home’s water use, helping you not only save money, but to offer continuous feedback on the health of your water system, tracking moisture & humidity to stop mold growth, tracking temps to prevent burst pipes and offering remote auto shut-off to avoid a disaster. Compatible with 3/4” & 1” pipes, it connects quickly & easily to your main water line. It is wi-fi-enabled & offers Google Home & Alexa integration. A funded Kickstarter.

SuperTank Pro Powers USB-C Everything at werd.com

SuperTank Pro Powers USB-C Everything

Posted in Gadgets and Portable and Tech & Gadgets

The ability to set up a fully connected workspace anywhere & any time is something we need right now. Killer compact products like the SuperTank Pro make it easier. It’s a pro-grade 100W USB-C power bank with 26,800mAh/96Wh capacity. It’s got 4 USB-C ports, an OLED Display, quickly charges the power-hungry MacBook Pro 16”, and has upgradable firmware to keep up with the latest devices. A funded Kickstarter.

Switch It Up with 8BitDo’s Wireless Arcade Stick at werd.com

Switch It Up with 8BitDo’s Wireless Arcade Stick

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Designed for Nintendo Switch and PC gaming, 8BitDo’s wireless Arcade Stick offers classic analog feel with modern function. Boasting 40-hour battery life, you can swap between platforms with the flip of a switch, program profiles for games, and map button controls. It also features an XInput for compatibility with XBox games. Pre-order now.

Train for Formula One at Home with Cranfield F1 Simulator at werd.com

Train for Formula One at Home with Cranfield F1 Simulator

Offering all the excitement of a real F1 driving experience with none of the danger, UK-based Cranfield Simulation has just unveiled the world’s first full-motion F1 Simulator designed specifically for home use. Developed to deliver the same immersive, real-life racing feel that pro drivers depend on for training, it recreates the thrill of Formula One with a car-inspired design, a realistic cockpit and controls. No word yet on pricing but we’ll guess it’s at least a bit cheaper than a real F1 car.

This Clock Gets Its Smarts from Google Assistant at werd.com

This Clock Gets Its Smarts from Google Assistant

Posted in Gadgets and Tech & Gadgets

The Smart Clock Essential from Lenovo is just smart enough. It’s powered by Google Assistant but provides only time, date, temperature, and alarms. Ok, there’s a bit more: select from countless clock faces & alarm tones to suit your style as well as getting alarm suggestions based on your schedule, timer-driven dimming/brightness of clock face & manual snooze function—just smack it. Also features a USB port for charging a device. Available later in September.

Bang & Olufsen Unveils Flagship H95 Headphones at werd.com

Bang & Olufsen Unveils Flagship H95 Headphones

Designed to be the ultimate travel headphone, the all-new H95 is, as the brand claims, the “most advanced active noise cancellation of any Bang & Olufsen headphones.” Created & named to celebrate the Danish audio company’s 95th anniversary, these flagship cans feature luxe materials, a mix of touch control & mechanical dials, adjustable noise-cancelling, & 38-hours of playback.

Shoot Steady with DJI’s OM 4 Smartphone Stabilizer at werd.com

Shoot Steady with DJI’s OM 4 Smartphone Stabilizer

Drone-maker DJI dropped a couple letters from its OSMO line of gimbals rebranding it as OM. The OM 4 Smartphone Stabilizer is the latest & greatest. The foldable design features a simple & secure magnetic attachment for your phone and offers 3-axis stabilization with pro features like Gesture Control & ActiveTrack 3.0 as well as a range of preset shooting modes for time & motions lapse, slo-mo, Dynamic Zoom, and more. Ships with a wrist strap and a protective, compact carry case.

The All-New Fitbit Sense Tracks Heart Health at werd.com

The All-New Fitbit Sense Tracks Heart Health

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The forthcoming Fitbit Sense, a smartwatch with powerful health tracking tools, will become the brand’s flagship wearable. Equipped with an EDA sensor to measure electrodermal activity, this device takes your temperature & creates a stress score to help you see when you’re stressed. It also features an advanced heart-rate monitoring system that includes Afib detection and EKG which is still pending FDA approval.

The Touch Lock from Level Lets You In Key-free at werd.com

The Touch Lock from Level Lets You In Key-free

The Level Touch lock opens with just a touch. This smart deadbolt lock fits your door as a traditional lock does but uses capacitive touch technology that authenticates through bluetooth LE using your phone. The lock also features a traditional key hole & lever for manual operation. All electronics are integrated into the body of the lock, so this is a clean, wireless, no-battery-pack smart lock that installs with a single screwdriver in 10 minutes.

HyperDrive’s New Hub is Twice as Nice at werd.com

HyperDrive’s New Hub is Twice as Nice

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Twice as fast, twice as powerful. That’s legit. The HyperDrive GEN2 6-in-1 USB-C Hub delivers 2X the speed and power of the brand’s 1st generation hub. In a compact, streamlined form factor, it boasts 2X video refresh rate, 2X USB speed, memory card transfer speeds of 300MB/s & 100W power delivery. There’s even a 3.5mm audio jack for your headphones.

Philips Hue Play Adds Cinematic Color To Your Content at werd.com

Philips Hue Play Adds Cinematic Color To Your Content

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Designed to make your viewing experience more dramatic & cinematic, the Philips Hue Play HDMI Sync Box creates colorful synchronized light-shows that make your viewing experience more vivid. The compact device, links via HDMI with your TV, Apple TV, or game console & it matches up with other Philips Hue products to bring the full range of effects beyond your viewing screen.

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.