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Garmin Introduces Overlander GPS at werd.com

Garmin Introduces Overlander GPS

Posted in Gadgets and Portable and Tech & Gadgets

“Overlanding” is driving somewhere in a kitted-out SUV, occasionally off-road. There are a million and one accessories overlanders will need & one of these should be the new Garmin Overlander GPS. It gives you precision GPS guidance & allows you to sync routes, waypoints, and tracks. You can also use it for two-way text messaging when you pair with the inReach Mini satellite communicator. On rough terrain, it displays two pitch and roll gauges & also packs a barometer & altimeter, and additional maps can be downloaded and stored on the device’s 64 GB internal memory.

Drone Maker DJI Introduces S1 Rover Robot at werd.com

Drone Maker DJI Introduces S1 Rover Robot

Posted in Gadgets and Tech & Gadgets

DJI, maker of the world’s most popular camera drones, has created their first terrestrial robot. The S1 rover, which stands for Step 1, shows the brand expanding into ground-based bots. The S1’s 4 wheels, each with a dozen integrated rollers, enables smooth, omnidirectional movement. It’s also got a blaster that shoots small plastic projectiles, and a 2,400-mAh battery good for 35 minutes of continuous use. In addition to a range of out-of-the-box functions, advanced users can program the S1 bot using Scratch 3.0 and Python code. Available now.

Garmin Brings Satellite Connectivity to the GPSMAP 66i at werd.com

Garmin Brings Satellite Connectivity to the GPSMAP 66i

Posted in Gadgets and Portable and Tech & Gadgets

Garmin just added inReach satellite communication technology to their GPSMAP 66i. Now, in addition to GPS nav, you can stay in touch using the device as a satellite communicator with two-way messaging and an SOS function that enables you to trigger the GEOS 24/7 emergency response team for interactive contact. And as Garmin’s top-of-the-line handheld, the 66i is absolutely loaded with all the brand’s top tech.

EcoBee Introduces Redesigned SmartThermostat 5 at werd.com

EcoBee Introduces Redesigned SmartThermostat 5

Now redesigned for a fifth time, EcoBee’s latest update to the SmartThermostat has addressed all issues & dialed up the performance of their flagship connected home device. The remote sensor has been completely overhauled to sense your presence at home & adjust accordingly as well as improved app control & up to 5 years of battery life, higher quality materials have been integrated, and the Alexa-enabled speaker is louder & more responsive. Overall, a solid update to a versatile home HVAC hub.

Meet Meater+, the Wireless Smart Meat Thermometer at werd.com

Meet Meater+, the Wireless Smart Meat Thermometer

Posted in Gadgets and Grill and Tech & Gadgets

Meater+ is a wireless app-controlled smart meat thermometer. It puts precision cooking control at your fingertips with no cords or cable to deal with—which is really smart when you’ve got  flames & high temperatures. The Meater+ sets up in seconds and allows you to get all the cooking data straight to your device, no matter whether you’re standing by the grill or back in the kitchen—up to 33 feet away or, with the Signal Repeater, up to 165ft. away.

C-17 Has That One Cable That Does It All at werd.com

C-17 Has That One Cable That Does It All

Posted in Gadgets and Portable and Tech & Gadgets

Dealing with cables & cords will be a lot easier when it’s one instead of a tangled mess of many. The premium-quality C17: All-In-One Charger Cable is designed for phones and watches. They offer 3 & 4-in-one models that feature USB on one end & Apple Lighting, Android type-C, Micro USB, & an Apple watch charger cable on the other. These cables are way gnarlier than stock Apple equipment, too, tested to withstand flexing, sustained abuse, and extreme temps. A funded Kickstarter.

The Apple-Approved SmartHalo Cycling Computer Gets a Refresh at werd.com

The Apple-Approved SmartHalo Cycling Computer Gets a Refresh

Posted in Bike and Gadgets and Tech & Gadgets

With its big, bold display & super-simple interface, the SmartHalo 2 is a powerful, easy to use cycling computer and more. The patented Luminous Halo lighting gives you visuals—on performance metrics: speed, distance, calories, elevation, CO2 saved and time, & turn-by-turn navigation. It also features a 110dB security alarm, a light, and voice assistant. This is a funded Kickstarter.

iRobot Keeps Making It Easier To Keep Your Crib Clean at werd.com

iRobot Keeps Making It Easier To Keep Your Crib Clean

Well, if this is the robot takeover we’ve been hearing about, we say, “bring it on!” The iRobot brand just released a dynamic duo of AI-driven home cleaning bots: the Roomba s9+ vacuum cleaner, which the brand calls, “the most intelligent, powerful, and deepest cleaning Roomba robot to date.” Then there’s the Braava jet m6 mop, which works with either dry sweeping or wet mopping cleaning pads. Equipped with Imprint Link Technology, the pair talks to each other to work in tandem on getting your hardwood, tile & stone floors in tiptop shape.

Winston Will Protect All Your Online Activity at werd.com

Winston Will Protect All Your Online Activity

Posted in Gadgets and Tech & Gadgets

What’s worse, being paranoid about online privacy or knowing you should be? Well, this Winston thing solves both problems. Unlike stuff like “incognito mode” & pop-up blockers & even VPN’s, Winston actually keeps your data & activity safe from prying eyes. Once plugged in, it provides industrial-strength security by scrambling, encrypting, & anonymizing all your home internet activity while making your IP address impossible to track. A funded Kickstarter.

Charge 6 Devices At Once with Spansive Source at werd.com

Charge 6 Devices At Once with Spansive Source

Posted in Gadgets and Tech & Gadgets

The versatile Spansive Source charging dock will juice up all your devices. 6 at a time if you need to: four wirelessly with integrated Qi and two by USB—including phones, wearables, e-readers, tablets, or game controllers. And if your gadgets wear cases, no worries, it’ll charge right through those. And the smooth, streamlined design, available in charcoal or white, will blend nicely into your workplace or living space.

Programmable Protection: Mimic Go Security Tag at werd.com

Programmable Protection: Mimic Go Security Tag

Posted in Gadgets and Tech & Gadgets

The Mimic Go is a hard little gadget to label. Basically, it’s an on-the-go security system that allows users to program custom security functions for a whole range of applications;  making it easier to protect laptops, backpacks, bikes, hotel rooms, campsites, and more as well as tracking your bags & functioning as a 100-lumen LED light. It offers universal GPS, LTE-M & eSIM connectivity plus a 2,000-foot Bluetooth 5.1 range. Another funded Indiegogo.

Panic Introduces Hand-Crank Playdate Gaming Console at werd.com

Panic Introduces Hand-Crank Playdate Gaming Console

Posted in Gadgets and Tech & Gadgets

Most people know Panic from their phone-based Firewatch adventure game, now the brand has created the pocket-size Playdate portable gaming system. It features a small black & white screen, a directional control pad with A and B buttons, and hand crank on the side for creating your own untethered power. Instead of buying new games, users receive a “season” of 12 surprise games delivered over 12 weeks by high-profile developers.

This Case Keeps Your AirPods Within Reach at werd.com

This Case Keeps Your AirPods Within Reach

Posted in Gadgets and Portable and Tech & Gadgets

The AirSnap case is a case for your AirPods Charging Case.This actually makes sense because it keeps your ear buds safe & accessible. There’s a built-in swivel clip you can hook to your backpack or bag so you won’t have to look through all your pockets to find them. When your battery is low, charge your AirPods via Lightning, or place AirSnap on your wireless charger, without having to remove the case.

Spry Underwater Drone Goes Literally Everywhere at werd.com

Spry Underwater Drone Goes Literally Everywhere

Designed to capture watersports up close, Spry is a quadcopter underwater drone that captures 4k video from the air, the surface of the water and underwater. The fuselage floats, so the drone simply floats up to go from underwater to aerial shooting at speeds up to 40 MPH. The controller is also waterproof & floats, or if you prefer, run it in autonomous Follow Me mode while you: surf, swim, kitesurf, wakeboard, SUP, skim, kayak, fish, bodysurf, sail, cliff dive, etc.

Valve Releases Index VR Headset at werd.com

Valve Releases Index VR Headset

Posted in Gadgets and Tech & Gadgets

The Valve Index headset is built to deliver an immersive & high fidelity VR experience with advanced visuals via a pair of 1440 x 1600-resolution RGB LCDs, faster 120Hz screens, an IPD slider to adjust the distance between your eyes for a better fit, and a pair of small speakers specifically designed not to touch your ears, in lieu of headphones. The tethered headset will allow you walk around a 10-meter room in VR mode.

Lander’s Moab Case is Battle Armor for Apple Watch at werd.com

Lander’s Moab Case is Battle Armor for Apple Watch

Posted in Gadgets and Tech & Gadgets

Lander’s Moab case has everything you need to toughen up your Apple watch. It’s reinforced with crush zones and rigid durable construction for impact protection. It’s fully waterproof with a treated nylon band and the slim fit design matches Apple watch’s sleek profile. Illumifind reflective stitching details catch any light, making the case easy to find in the dark.