It was the heyday of the Cold War and on May 1, 1960, a U-2 spy plane piloted by one Francis Gary Powers was downed by Soviet fire over the Russian city of Sverdlovsk. After 21 months in a Russian jail cell, Powers was freed in 1962 in exchange for a Soviet intelligence officer. This model of a U-2 was created by the CIA for Powers’ March 1962 testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee.
On the TV front, Sony revamped its OLED displays with the Acoustic Surface tech that turns the actual screen into a speaker. The new HT-Z9F Soundbar emulates Dolby Atmos surround sound without the need for satellite speakers.
LG kicked things off on Sunday with a TV from the realm of science fiction — a 65-inch 4K OLED display that rolls into a tube, like an upside down window shade. Imagine it at the foot of your four-poster bed or the end of your luxury bath. We can dream that this futuristic boob tube will hit the market soon, but LG hasn’t announced pricing or availability, let alone an explanation of how the thing actually works.
Razor, renowned maker of scooters, has developed yet another way to test the patience of parents. The company’s new Turbo Jetts motorized heel wheels go up to 10 mph. The removable battery, which will give you 2 to 4 hours of peace while it charges, delivers about 30 minutes of motorized wheel time. The device can be adjusted to fit both kids (size 12 and up) and, when the inevitable “time out” is served, adults (up to adult size 12).
This underwater drone can submerge up to 98 feet (30 meters) and records 4K video streamed to your phone, which you use to navigate. Not impressed? OK, with its add-on Fishfinder sonar it can detect fish up to 131 feet (40 meters) away and and lures them with a blue light. Still not wowed? PowerVision will be offering VR goggles that allow you to robot around by tilting your head.
Being on a budget does not mean you cannot buy decent headsets. For example, the SteelSeries Arctis 5 headset is a good entry-level gaming headset complete with a microphone. It is comfortable enough — while not on the level of more expensive product ranges — but the sound and voice quality is beyond what you may expect at this price point.
Disrupting communications is essential for carrying out the kind of chaos that covert operations demand, and thankfully in our increasingly wireless world much of that communication is done over cell phone. We’ve been able to interfere with those signals for some time, but there are hand-held devices that let you blow out 4G / 3G / 2G / GPS transmissions in your vicinity with the press of a button.
Plug yourself into an immersive experience that allows you to take off and see the world from the skies. The Parrot Disco has a range of 2km, an impressive battery life of 45 minutes and assisted piloting that allows for takeoff and landing at the touch of a button. With the Parrot Cockpit Glasses, you can look out of the “cockpit” of your drone. The built-in 14MP camera allows for breathtaking views; check out apps such as FreeFlight Pro, Flight Plan and Follow Me to truly unlock your Disco’s potential.
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A spy weapon is never what it appears to be. Pens are guns, guns are lasers, lasers are pens somehow. Chalk it up to the art of deception. But if you’re involved in a life-or-death struggle with a particularly tenacious henchman, you’re going to want something with advanced stopping power. Enter the WASP Gas Injection Knife.
It’s simple yet very functional. It’s very pleasing to the eyes, too. That’s what many people think about the Lamicall Adjustable cell phone Stand that has been specially designed for the iPhone series of smartphonesstarting with the iPhone 5 as well as most Android smartphones as well as mobile devices up to 8 inches in screen size. The Lamicall comes with a fully adjustable frame, allowing for easy changing of the orientation of the cradle. This gives you superb views and accessibility to your smartphone. The base is integrated with rubberized cushion, preventing skidding, and giving the whole platform superb shockproofing abilities.
Why not surprise the gadget geek in your life with some virtual reality toys, a 3D printing pen or a remote control drone, car or helicopter? Or if you’re looking for something a little more practical, why not try out our Bluetooth wireless headphone hat, world plug adaptor or mobile phone fan? Qwerkity has a huge range of gadgets available that you won’t find anywhere else – some of which you’ll be shocked you didn’t even know existed!
Electronic gadgets will sometimes come with confusing technical specifications… and you may need to understand these to be able to compare similar gadget products. Here are some common ones you will find in our gadgets category that will help you when shopping for the best electronics gadgets:
If you’re looking for the perfect mobile accessory for your retro ’90s outfit, the Gemini clamshell is for you. Pure throwback on the outside, but all business on the inside with a 10-core 64GB of storage and 4G, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity.
Thermal imaging can pick out heat sources like humans, guard dogs, or overheated servers even through walls and in the dark. The standalone $459 Reveal XR sports a 300-lumen LED spotlight, 20-degree field of view, and 206-by-156-resolution display. It can detect heat up to 900 feet away and stores images on a MicroSD card. The $249 Seek Compact (video above) plugs into an existing smartphone for easy thermal readings; there is also a Compact Pro ($499) and Compact XR ($299) with added features.
Vinyl has seen a major renaissance in the last few years. In fact, a good number of contemporary artists have begun releasing their records on vinyl again. Perhaps it’s nostalgia, or maybe it really does sound better. In any case, if you want to get in on the experience, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better all-around turntable than the Rega Planar 2. It offers high-fidelity playback, reliable tech, and looks beautiful.
This ultimate all-rounder gadget will make your day-to-day life much, much easier. Amazon’s revolutionary smart assistant allows you to play your favorite music — whether it’s from Amazon, Spotify or Pandora — with a simple voice command from the other side of the room.
The latest cool gadgets for men and women are perfect for birthday presents, anniversary gifts, Christmas gifts, secret Santa presents, stocking fillers and any other possible occasion you can think of to surprise the gadget lover amongst your family and friends.
Truly high quality sound in an aesthetically pleasing shell is hard to find, but Fluance nailed it with the Fi70. It’s a three-way wireless high fidelity music system with a powerful integrated amplifier and six speaker configuration. It has two 8″ subwoofers that bring full, rich audio to your living room. The cabinet, itself, looks like some sort of futuristic art, and it has a commanding presence that will have people in awe. With the Fluance Fi-70, you’re able to wirelessly stream your music from any Bluetooth enabled device, and it has its own adjustable EQ, touch controls, and an LED display. What’s more, it has a USB port onboard to charge your devices. It’s the perfect mash-up of sound quality and design, which is why we’ve included it on our list of cool gadgets for men.
Those who are always working out and would like to keep track of the various metrics through the entire fitness regime would definitely have a heart rate monitor of sorts. Well, with the world moving towards integration of functionality in many aspects, Sweetzpot decided to work on the FLOW, a wearable fitness device that will bring together a breathing sensor as well as a heart rate monitor. FLOW arrives in the form of a comfortable chest band with the claim that it can help improve athletic stamina as well as performance.
The problem with conventional protein shakers is that the degree to which the different ingredients are mixed or blended into the shake is actually dependent on how vigorous you are in your shaking chores. That’s why there are instances when you still get lumps and uneven mixes even though you’ve already given the shake your best. With the proprietary battery-powered vortex mixer of the PROMiXX, you no longer have to worry about lumps in your protein shake. You get the smoothest blends, thanks to its 12,000 RPM powerful motor so you get all the nutritious goodness of your protein shake every time.
The Ultimate Rubber Band Shooter Did you use to shoot rubber bands off your finger back in grade school? Are you and your office mates in a full out office war and you need the best come back? Then you are going to want this rubber band machine gun from XYZbot. It is…