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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

Posted in Gadgets and Tech & Gadgets

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

Posted in Gadgets and Tech & Gadgets

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

Posted in Gadgets and Tech & Gadgets

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.

McIntosh MC1502 Tube Amp: Analog Audio Perfection at werd.com

McIntosh MC1502 Tube Amp: Analog Audio Perfection

Designed for analog-obsessed audiophiles, the 150-watt 2-channel MC1502 tube amplifier from McIntosh delivers unrivaled warmth and impressive punch with its arsenal of vacuum tubes: eight KT88 output vacuum tubes—four assigned to each stereo channel. It also has eight small signal tubes: four 12AX7A and four 12AT7 vacuum tubes; two of each dedicated to each audio channel. Patented transformer technology allows playback through 2, 4, or 8 ohm speakers.

Sony’s Best NC Headphones Just Got Better at werd.com

Sony’s Best NC Headphones Just Got Better

Sony’s flagship NC headphones just got a sweet upgrade. A standout among the “best noise-cancelling” headphones on the market, the new WH-1000XM4 can be paired with 2 devices simultaneously & features new & improved microphones for clearer calls. There’s also a Speak To Chat function that automatically pauses audio when you speak. Carryover features from the last model include 30-hour battery life, premium materials, and precision customization using the Headphones Connect app. Shipping late August.

The Pentax VD 4X20 Gives You Superhuman Sight 3 Ways at werd.com

The Pentax VD 4X20 Gives You Superhuman Sight 3 Ways

With the ability to instantly switch from binoculars to monoculars to telescope, the Pentax VD 4X20 WP is the world’s first 3-in-1 binocular system. Weighing less than 1 pound, these compact binocs feature a central hinge that allows it to open & quickly swap functions. From 4X binocular to a pair of single monoculars for 2 users, to a 16X magnification pocketable telescope, it gives you the ability to see clearly at 1000-yards & even glimpse the cosmos in superhuman detail.

Fit The Whole Arcade Into Your Game Room With iiRcade at werd.com

Fit The Whole Arcade Into Your Game Room With iiRcade

The iiRcade brings 80s-era arcade classics into your home with an authentic retro gameplay experience. Available in either a bartop or full stand-up cabinet, it gives players seamless, instant access to over 200 classic games with a 19” HD display, 100-watt speakers & Sanwa Joysticks. It also boasts bluetooth for networked gaming. If titles like Dragon’s Lair, Space Ace, & Super Burger Time sound good, they’ve got hundreds more with new ones adding to the list daily.

Garmin Powers Up 700-Series Handheld Nav Units at werd.com

Garmin Powers Up 700-Series Handheld Nav Units

Posted in Gadgets and Portable and Tech & Gadgets

The latest feature-packed additions to Garmin’s popular lineup of outdoor navigation units are the Montana 750i, Montana 700i and Montana 700 GPS handhelds. They all feature larger 5-inch glove-friendly touchscreen displays—50% larger than previous models, as well as offering inReach satellite technology for global connectivity, plus routable topographic mapping, & an 8 mega-pixel camera to give users a powerful suite of functions: two-way messaging, interactive SOS alerts, location tracking, weather updates, & more.

Fresh & Wireless: Samsung Galaxy Buds Live at werd.com

Fresh & Wireless: Samsung Galaxy Buds Live

Samsung’s Galaxy Buds Live are the brand’s latest wireless in-ear headphone. Available in glossy black, white, or rose gold, these bean-shaped buds fit entirely in your ears. They feature 12mm drivers for full-range audio, bluetooth 5.0 connectivity, IPX2 water resistance, Bixby voice assistant, 6-8 hours of battery life plus an additional 15 hours from the charging case.

DJI Adds EP Core To Its RoboMaster ’Bot Lineup at werd.com

DJI Adds EP Core To Its RoboMaster ’Bot Lineup

Posted in Gadgets and Tech & Gadgets

With the launch of the new RoboMaster EP Core, market-leading Chinese drone maker DJI adds a new ’bot to its educational platform—an effort aimed at teaching and inspiring the next generation of innovators. Its a four-sensor module with 39 programmable components and support for Scratch, Python, FPV as well as a controller that utilizes AI, giving kids experience with all the elements of STEAM learning while they build, code, and play with their own custom creations.

Samsung Flips Out Galaxy Z Fold 2 at werd.com

Samsung Flips Out Galaxy Z Fold 2

Posted in Portable and Tech & Gadgets

The full specs on Samsung’s latest foldable phone, the Galaxy Z Fold 2, still aren’t out. What we do know: the second-gen phone features a larger edge-to-edge dual screen design with 7.6-inch displays. It is also considerably thinner, packs a 4500 mAh battery, and an improved hinge designed to withstand opening/closing 200K times. Pre-order begins Sept. 1.

Sony Teases PS5 Launch with Playstation-Ready TVs at werd.com

Sony Teases PS5 Launch with Playstation-Ready TVs

As the red-hot arrival of Playstation 5 draws near, Sony is launching a new range of Bravia TVs that come “Playstation 5 Ready:” The XH90 offers 4K clarity at 120 fps and the ZH8 sharpens it up to 8K output. Both are driven by X1 processors which reproduce more colors than a conventional TV. They boast Sony’s super-bright Full Array LED technology & Acoustic Multi-Audio to deliver next-level surround. In Game Mode users can automatically play games on the PS5 console with low latency & control both devices from the wireless game controller. Due out for the holidays.

This Dual-Vision Dash Cam Sees In 4K at werd.com

This Dual-Vision Dash Cam Sees In 4K

Smart car electronics brand 70Mai packed a ton of tech into their A800 Dual Vision 4K Dash Cam. It offers both front and rear-facing 4K cameras with dual recording capability. Wide-angle 140º field-of-view, night vision, built-in GPS, plus lane change warning and collision detection technologies. A Guard Mode continues recording to keep the vehicle secure while parked. In-App playback & share make it seamless. A funded Indiegogo.

Streamline Your Workspace With The Orbitkey Desk Mat at werd.com

Streamline Your Workspace With The Orbitkey Desk Mat

Posted in Gear for Men and Tech & Gadgets and Work

In these stressful times, a neat, orderly workspace can help you stay focused. The Orbitkey Desk Mat does that. Made from premium, water-repellent vegan leather, it protects your desk from scratches, stains and spills while keeping things organized with a bunch of smart features: A document hideaway to reduce paper pile-up, pen/pencil holder, & magnetic cable keepers. It is available in 3 sizes to fit your workspace.

Mopoint is a Powerful Pocketable USB-C Charger at werd.com

Mopoint is a Powerful Pocketable USB-C Charger

Posted in Gadgets and Portable and Tech & Gadgets

70% smaller that your standard charging device, the pocketable 65W Mopoint is the world’s smallest Gallium Nitride (GaN) charger. With 65W, there’s plenty of power to share—enough to power 2 laptops and then some, with 2 USB-C ports (supporting Power Delivery 3.0) and one USB-A (supporting Quick Charge 3.0). The wall plug tines fold-in for portability and add-on travel converters/adapters make it universal. A funded Kickstarter.

Pixii Rangefinder Balances Tech & Technique at werd.com

Pixii Rangefinder Balances Tech & Technique

Designed to mimic the feel of manual rangefinder photography in a compact digital camera, the Pixii A series combines classic function—manual controls, Leica M-mount compatibility, and no LCD display panel. Instead it connects with your smartphone, allowing that to be your screen, with an app that allows for easy editing & sharing. It features a 12-megapixel APC-S CMOS sensor and 8GB of on-board SSD image storage.