Tech & Gadgets
Designed for Bat Cave-worthy luxe home theaters, LG’s DVLED Extreme Home Cinema is the brand’s debut DVLED device—Direct View LED is a technology that uses between 2 & 33 million individual diodes (depending on resolution) to create an ultra-bright, crystal clear picture. These unique 16:9 displays range from 81 inches to 325 inches diagonal. LG also offers UltraStretch video wall-style installations that offer 32:9 display, for windowing the display from multiple sources.
Action cam innovators GoPro just dropped their new flagship device. The HERO10 Black is powered by an upgraded processor, the all-new GP2, enabling it to capture 5.3K resolution video at up to 60 frames per second with 4K quality maxing-out 120 FPS. For insane slo-mo, 2.7K video goes to 240 FPS. HyperSmooth 4.0 technology improves stabilization and still image size is 23.6 MP with 3D noise reduction. Available now.
Designed to integrate seamlessly into your home audio system, the Bose Smart SoundBar 900 is the brand’s first Dolby Atmos equipped sound bar. Its feature set includes a DMI eARC, Apple AirPlay 2, and multi-room Wi-Fi connectivity plus support for Google Assistant & Amazon Alexa. Pairs with existing Bose components & subwoofers. Available in black or white with a metal grill & glass-top capacitive touch-control display.
Designed & optimized for those who work from home, Logitech’s all-in-one Logi Dock is a well-equipped do-it-all dock. It’s comprised of a compact desktop speaker and an arsenal of ports: 2X USB-A 3.0, 2X USB-C 3.1, HDMI, Display Port, USB-C upstream, & a bluetooth pairing button. Meeting controls allow you to enable/disable audio & video with a tap. Choose graphite or white.
Released more than 20 years ago, the original Bose QuietComfort headphones set the standard for noise-cancelling performance. The latest iteration of these iconic cans is the QuietComfort 45, which boasts 24-hour battery life, industry-leading ANC technologies, and an ambient noise feature called Aware Mode for safety & convenience while connected. Legendary Bose sound? Absolutely. And control buttons on the ear cups let you toggle easily between tracks, modes, volume & calls.
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The L9G 4K DLP TriChroma Laser TV is actually an ultra-short throw projector with built-in Dolby Atmos and a light-rejecting screen. It uses 3 separate lasers to produce a 4K UHD image that achieves 107 percent of the BT.2020 color space. 3000-lumens of light, integrated Android TV, voice control, and a picture up to 120 diagonal inches, turns movie night into an immersive home cinema experience.
Blending the best of a modern wireless keyboard with the clunk & clicking of a classic mechanical keyboard, the NT68 from Epomaker gives you a portable keyboard option you can use in multiple ways with 16m color-backlit keys. It mounts directly over the top of your laptop’s keyboard, stands alone with an ergonomic kickstand, and the case itself acts as an adjustable laptop riser and stand. Compatible with Mac & Windows, it can be powered by Bluetooth or USB-C. A funded Kickstarter.
Like a giant Samsung tablet merged with a glass-top table, Arcade1Up’s new Infinity Game Table is a touchscreen game console that puts all your favorite board games at your fingertips. Digital versions of game-night classics like Monopoly, Scrabble, Trivial Pursuit, Chutes and Ladders, Candy Land, Yahtzee, puzzles, card games, coloring books, mini-games, comic books, and many more. Available in 24 and 32-inch versions both featuring 1920 x 1080 resolution.
Designed for use with iPad Pro & iPad Air 4, Magflött is a sleek, minimalist stand that gets your tablet in an upright position. Magnets hold it securely in place while a hinge allows it to flip a full 180º. Available in space gray & silver. A funded Kickstarter.
Equipped with 3D audio, headtracking, and ANC, Yamaha’s YH-L700A launches as the brand’s flagship wireless headphone. Aimed at the AirPods Max crowd, these over-ear, true wireless cans boast 34-hour playback and stunning 3D sound field audio. There are seven 3D modes, for movies, gaming, background music, and more. Headtracking technology optimizes sound as you move through different environments and physical states.
With 2,000 watts of power and 14 output ports, the SuperBase Pro is an IoT charging station with enough juice to power everything. For home power outages, your workshop, & off-grid work or camping, this thing hums. It’s got 2096 Wh capacity, recharges to 80% in an hour, and delivers the equivalent of a 3000W generator. It can be recharged 6 different ways, including solar or your vehicle’s battery. A funded Kickstarter.
Ultra-thin and compact, the PlugBug Slim is a space-saving 20W USB-C wall charger that plugs into even the tightest spots, like behind furniture up against the wall. And at just .67” thick, it fits. For iPad & iPhone users, it makes plugging in easier everywhere. And when it’s go time, the plug prongs fold away for streamlined packing & carry.
With its magnetic easy-access pockets, the versatile FlipPack camera bag was an instant hit with pro and amateur content creators alike. Now, the FlipPack has been improved and upgraded. It boasts waterproof construction with YKK zippers, adjustable, removable padded pockets, a pocket for a 16” laptop, a TSA-approved combo lock for the main compartment, and improved ergonomics for all day comfort. A funded Kickstarter.
Boasting 260W of output and enough juice to power-up 6 devices at once, the Bold powerbank uses lithium polymer (LiPo) graphene composite batteries for incredible efficiency & battery life. It offers 15W wireless charging, 5W wireless watch charging, 2X USB-C ports & 2X USB-A ports. The bank’s exterior is made of lightweight aero aluminum. A funded Kickstarter.
In an updated & more durable design, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 is the brand’s best foldable phone yet. It features a 120Hz dual screen that opens to 7.6 inches. The display on the 3 is 80% tougher as well as brighter than the last model & it offers support for S pen. Release date August 27.
DJI’s compact Mini SE drone has finally made it stateside. The wallet-friendly drone is also light on weight—at just 249 grams, it’s about the same weight as a smartphone—and light enough to bypass many FAA drone regulations. With a 2.7K camera mounted on a 3-axis gimbal, this little guy shoots “Quad HD” video & 12MP stills. Flight-time 30 min, with a range of 4km.
Redesigned and smarter than ever, Google’s updated lineup of Nest security cams feature new TPU chips for improved in-device processing and more powerful object recognition. A red indicator light has also been added to every device to assure users they’re recording. The whole suite of Nest cameras are now available in a variety colors to match your decor.
With the safe, secure hold of the OtterBox Mobile Gaming Clip for MagSafe, you can easily use your Xbox controller with your phone anywhere, anytime. Designed for seamless interaction with Apple MagSafe technology, it performs perfectly with zero interference with your Xbox controller functions. One-handed angle adjustment and tilt provide non-stop gaming comfort.
All of the brand’s best features & tech come together in the Klipsch T5 II ANC earbuds. These true wireless buds boast Bragi Ai that enables users to create custom gesture controls, like answering calls with just a nod. Dirac’s HD Sound technology optimizes digital audio for improved clarity across all frequencies. Klipsch is offering a McLaren Edition as well.
In its quest to create the ultimate gaming monitor, Samsung takes a big leap forward with the Odyssey Neo G9. It is a curved 49” display that uses Quantum MiniLED technology to yield a stunning resolution of 5120 x 1440. Peak brightness hits 2,000 nits, the contrast ratio is 1,000,00:1, and with a refresh rate of 240Hz, this thing is ready to get in the game.