Gadgets

    With Anker’s Roav Bolt, Google Home Assistant is Riding Shotgun at werd.com

    With Anker’s Roav Bolt, Google Home Assistant is Riding Shotgun

    Posted in Gadgets and Tech

    If you want to have your handy Google Assistant riding along, Anker has the device for you. The Roav Bolt plugs into your car’s lighter, connects to your phone via bluetooth and gives you hands-free control of everything your Google Home Assistant can do right from the driver’s seat. All you you have to say is “Hey, Google” and it’s on.  It also includes 2 PowerIQ-equipped charging ports.

    Razer Lights Up Laptop Gaming with Core X Chroma at werd.com

    Razer Lights Up Laptop Gaming with Core X Chroma

    Posted in Gadgets and Tech

    The Razer Core X Chroma is the latest upgrade to the brand’s range of external GPUs designed to enhance laptop gaming. In addition to boosting the power supply to a 700W unit, the Core X Chroma got four USB-A ports for plugging in peripherals, and a gigabit Ethernet connector. The GPU connects to your laptop via a Thunderbolt 3 port, and you can use the device to charge a USB-C capable laptop with up to 100W of power simultaneously. The LEDs from your laptop also sync with the lights in the GPU.

    Play Capcom Classics On Your Home Arcade at werd.com

    Play Capcom Classics On Your Home Arcade

    Posted in Gadgets and Tech

    The Home Arcade from Capcom is a joystick gaming system pre-loaded with 16 classic games—including Street Fighter II, Alien vs. Predator, & Cyberbots… The “competition class” dual joystick & controller connects to any TV via HDMI input, making this compact, plug & play system ideal for travel.

    This Universal Remote from Logitech has Amazon Alexa Inside at werd.com

    This Universal Remote from Logitech has Amazon Alexa Inside

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    The Harmony Express from Logitech is a universal remote with Amazon’s Alexa built-in. Not only can you simply press-and-ask to launch streaming apps like Amazon Prime, Netflix, & HBO GO, go straight to your favorite channels, & find out when your team is playing, you can also do everything else around the house that Alexa can do, like turn up the heat or turn down the lights.

    LaCie Introduces Packable, Shippable Rugged RAID Shuttle at werd.com

    LaCie Introduces Packable, Shippable Rugged RAID Shuttle

    Posted in Gadgets and Tech

    Building on the iconic LaCie Rugged design, the brand’s new Rugged RAID Shuttle is made for feature filmmakers, independent video pros, photographers, vloggers, traveling content creators and musicians. The device delivers 8TB of storage in a clever flat design—enough space for more than 200 hours of 4K footage & offering transfer speeds up to 440MB per second.  Available May 2019.

    Sega Genesis Mini Console at werd.com

    Sega Genesis Mini Console

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    To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the iconic Sega Genesis game console, the brand is releasing a mini version of the system. With the help of retro gaming licensee AtGames, Sega will roll out the 16-bit mini Genesis console loaded with 40 legendary games.

    Turn Your Desk Into a Charger with the Invisible EnerQi at werd.com

    Turn Your Desk Into a Charger with the Invisible EnerQi

    Posted in Gadgets and Tech

    It looks like your device is just sitting there on the table, but with the invisible EnerQi charger, your phone is actually getting a wireless quick charge. Place the 10W EnerQi on the underside of your desk or table—any surface up to 40mm thick—and forget about it. Works with more than 100 of the most popular smartphones. A funded Indiegogo.

    A Little Sense Will Make You More Efficient & Informed at werd.com

    A Little Sense Will Make You More Efficient & Informed

    Posted in Gadgets and Space and Tech

    If more data is what you need in your life, get Sense. It’s a simple little device that installs in your home’s electrical panel to provide insight into your energy use and home activity through its iOS, Android, and web apps. See how much electricity you’re using, what time the kids got home, or when a basement light comes on. It identifies patterns in your energy use to help you become more efficient & informed.

    Keep Your Wi-fi Up & Running Even If the Power Goes Out at werd.com

    Keep Your Wi-fi Up & Running Even If the Power Goes Out

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    When there’s a power outage in your home, your router & the life-sustaining wi-fi signal it provides are toast. That is, unless you have the APC 600VA UPS Battery Backup & Surge Protector. When the power cuts out, this clever device turns on, keeping your wi-fi signal intact & online. You can even use it to recharge your phones, laptops & other devices if the outage lasts a while.

    The Nubia Alpha is a Smartphone You Wear On Your Wrist at werd.com

    The Nubia Alpha is a Smartphone You Wear On Your Wrist

    Posted in Gadgets and Portable and Tech

    Combining the functions of a smartphone with the wearability of a watch, the Nubia Alpha, is a smartwatchphone with a flexible 4-inch display that wraps around your wrist. Powered by an Android-based OS, the wraparound OLED screen allows for easy swipe & scroll navigation of apps. It also offers gesture-controls, allowing users to activate functions with the flick of the wrist. Other key features include a built-in speaker, Bluetooth connectivity & a 5MP camera.

    Microsoft Introduces HoloLens 2 Mixed Reality Headset at werd.com

    Microsoft Introduces HoloLens 2 Mixed Reality Headset

    Posted in Gadgets and Tech

    The mixed reality HoloLens 2 headset from Microsoft was created to bring 3-D holograms to high-tech work environments: industrial, business, communication, and medical applications to name just a few. The $3500 headset combines an untethered device with apps and solutions that help people work & collaborate more effectively. Breakthroughs in hardware design, artificial intelligence (AI), and mixed reality development enable users to touch, grasp, move & interact with holograms in ways that feel natural and it works seamlessly with Dynamics 365 applications.

    The Nokia 9 PureView is a Phone for Photographers at werd.com

    The Nokia 9 PureView is a Phone for Photographers

    Posted in Gadgets and Portable and Tech

    Nokia just pulled out its new flagship phone. The Android-powered 9 PureView features a 6-module camera developed in partnership with Leica, to take photos of a quality never-before-seen with a smartphone. The camera array includes two 12 MP RGB sensors featuring Zeiss optics, three 12 MP monochrome sensors with Zeiss lenses, and a time-of-light (ToF) depth sensor. The front-facing camera will take a 20MP selfie. In addition to all the camera tech, it’s a powerful device with every feature you expect & then some.

    The Sphero RVR is a DIY Robot You Can Customize at werd.com

    The Sphero RVR is a DIY Robot You Can Customize

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    The Sphero RVR robot makes driving, programming and customization a snap.  Right out of the box, this all-terrain ’bot is drivable and programmable, packed with a diverse suite of sensors and built on Sphero’s easy-to-use Edu app. It’s also got a universal expansion port and onboard power, so users can attach and run third-party hardware like Raspberry Pi, BBC micro:bit, or Arduino. Customize it to be a home security sentry, a roving environmental sensor, a souped-up battle bot or a personalized mobile voice assistant. Basically, if you can hack it, RVR can do it. A funded Kickstarter.