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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.

Leica’s Compact Q2 Camera Has a Super-Size Sensor at werd.com

Leica’s Compact Q2 Camera Has a Super-Size Sensor

Posted in Photography and Tech

With the introduction of the Q2, Leica adds some serious firepower to its compact full-frame camera. Namely, a super high-res 47.3-megapixel sensor as well as 4K video capture. It’s fitted with a Summilux 28mm f/1.7 prime lens with a cropping/zooming feature that can make your shots look like you used a 35mm, 50mm or 75mm lens. The camera also offers continuous still shooting at 10 fps & is dust and weather resistant.

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

Posted in Gadgets and Tech

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.

The Theta Z1 from Ricoh is the Brand’s Best 360º Camera Yet at werd.com

The Theta Z1 from Ricoh is the Brand’s Best 360º Camera Yet

Posted in Photography and Tech

Ricoh’s latest addition to its 360º Theta line, the Z1, is a pocketable prosumer model that’s the brand’s first to feature dual, 1-inch image sensors—an upgrade that delivers much-improved image quality. These sensors offer 23-megapixel-resolution for 360-degree still images and digitally stabilized 4K spherical video. It can also stream in 4K at a bit rate of 120Mbps. It supports Adobe DNG image format & uses Ricoh Theta Stitcher for editing spherical images in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic.

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.

McIntosh Introduces 650-Watt Wireless Speaker System at werd.com

McIntosh Introduces 650-Watt Wireless Speaker System

Posted in Audio & Speakers and Tech

The premium, American-made RS200 Wireless Loudspeaker System from McIntosh delivers rich, room-filling audio whether you’re streaming from a handheld device, playing digital music stored on a computer, or using legacy audio sources. With 650 Watts of total power delivered to 8 drivers in a 2-4-2 configuration for full-spectrum sound, plus an input for an external subwoofer, it is a serious system offering Apple AirPlay 2; Bluetooth 5.0 w/support for AAC, Qualcomm aptX HD & aptX Low Latency, DTS Play-Fi & DLNA support.

Samsung Introduces Galaxy Fold Phone at werd.com

Samsung Introduces Galaxy Fold Phone

Posted in Portable and Tech

Big news from the world’s number one smartphone manufacturer Samsung. Their latest creation, the Galaxy Fold is a phone that, yeah, folds. Just like the old days. Except this one opens like a book to reveal a tablet-size 7.3-inch Infinity Flex Display. This Android-powered device will be able to run 3 apps at a time and offers apps like Microsoft Office, YouTube, and WhatsApp optimized for the new display. Along with twice the screen size, you get to pay about twice the price. Available April 26.

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

The Sphero RVR is a DIY Robot You Can Customize

Posted in Gadgets and Tech

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.