Apple is the industry leader for creative professionals for a reason. Their products are stylish, technologically sound, and incredibly dependable. Out of the box, the base model comes with 256 gigs available on the hard drive, 8 gigs of memory, and an Intel HD 515 graphics card. Sure, they’re pricey – but you get what you pay for.
GoPro’s new flagship hero looks almost identical to the Hero5, but the Hero6 brings big improvements on the inside. A new processor means more speed for camera and boosted frame rate, enabling 4K video at 60fps and 1080 HD video at up to 240fps. That means dramatically smoother slow-motion playback and improved video stabilisation. The 12MP camera has a more dynamic colour range and performs better in low-light situations. The Hero6 is easily the best action camera out there.
The Sun Joe MJ401E Mow Joe 14-Inch Electric Lawn Mower is the perfect pick for those that want to save some money and have a small lawn. Even though it only has a 14″ blade, the Sun Joe electric lawn mower will still get the job done quickly thanks to its easy maneuverability and compact size. This is one lean, mean green mowing machine that doesn’t quit. The best part about it? You won’t have to frequently run to the gas station for gas or oil, since it runs solely on electricity. It may not be the best-looking lawn mower available — it almost looks like a toy in the pictures — but it definitely does the job, and it’s reliable. The fact that it comes in at just over $100 is a big selling point, too. If you use the Sun Joe MJ401E as it is intended to be used — frequently and on generally well-maintained lawns — it can be one of the best mowers available for those on a budget.
Notion is a home intelligence system that was recently funded on Kickstarter that uses a small, smart, multi-function sensor to detect quite a significant number of things in your home: a water leak, when a door/cabinet opens and closes, temperature and sound. When any of these things are detected, Notion will send a message to your smartphone (works with both iOS and Android). For example, if you place a Notion on your front door, it can tell you if someone knocks, if the door is opened, or if it doesn’t get shut. Its potential uses are incredible. If you put it on, say a liquor cabinet, it can tell you when that cabinet is opened. It also has a temperature sensor and can tel you if your house is getting too hot or too cold when you’re away from home. It isn’t yet available, but it is expected to ship in July.
One interesting new product called Flip is a digital white board meant to spice up office meetings. It’s a $2,700, 55-inch display with which multiple users can interact at the same time. It’s the kind of thing we could easily imagine working its way into classrooms down the road to compete with things like Smart Boards.
If you’re a frequent tablet user or you wish you could get some work done using just your smartphone, you might want to consider picking up a bluetooth keyboard. And, the best bluetooth keyboard on the market is the iClever Portable Foldable Bluetooth Keyboard. It is uniquely broken up into three sections, allowing it to be folded up and stored away into one smaller section. This makes it perfect for the traveling businessman. Instead of having to lug around your laptop and your tablet (which you would likely be doing anytime you go out of time), you can just take your tablet and this small keyboard. I’ll also note that, as far as bluetooth keyboards are concerned, it’s one of the sturdiest and strongest builds I’ve come across; it’s not flimsy nor does it feel cheap. It has a 10m operating range, too, so you can hook your tablet up to your TV if you’d like and sit back on the couch.
Best camera smartphones under Rs 20,000Smartphone brands have been offering a different line of handsets in the market catering to varied audiences. One of the features that most of us look in a smartphone these days is its camera. But then, best cameras are usually seen in flagship smartphones. So what about those who are looking out for best camera smartphones in a budget price tag? Here are the best smartphones one can find right now with decent cameras under Rs 20,000. Check it out.
All of the upsides of a high-end gaming rig without the cost or technical requirements of actually owning one. That’s the promise of the Blade Shadow — a high-end Windows PC remotely accessible from any computer, phone or tablet for about $35 per month (about £25 or AU$45).
Whether you’re shopping for your boyfriend, brother or another special guy in your life, you know him best so take a look through our collection of cool stuff and wait for something to catch your eye. The nice thing about our gadgets is that many of them are really clever and so men don’t have to feel self-conscious about receiving a toy when they are given tech gifts from our range. Some of them are aimed at children but there’s definitely plenty of crossover. Anyway – why grow up? These toys for boys prove that there’s still plenty of fun to be had even when you’ve left your schooldays behind you.
With the rise of cybercrime and scan theft, people are looking for innovative ways to keep their finances free of hackers. This credit card holder is designed and manufactured in such a way that prevents scanning and keeps your information, as well as your bank account, safe and sound. It features a slim design that makes it easy to fit in your wallet. It also comes in a multitude of colors and shades. Plus, it gives you peace of mind where you no longer have to worry about your credit card information being stolen.
The Mac: Refusing to take a back seat, Apple also offers a formidable streaming device in their Apple TV. With your choice of 32 or 64 gigs of onboard storage; access to everything from Netflix, to ESPN, to HBO; and the brand’s legendary product support, it’s hard to make an argument against this one.
The Google Pixel 2 takes everything that was great from the original Pixel and throws in an even better camera, upgraded speaker and water-resistance in a revamped design. It’s the fastest-charging mobile, and the camera is so exceptional it’s worth mentioning twice.
One of the very best things about a conceptual device is the fact that you can more or less throw in every single bit of technological advancement into the picture, knowing that it does not even have to wait for existing technology and laws of physics to be able to allow it to do so. Vivo has thought of the APEX FullView concept smartphone, which will boast of the world’s very first half-screen in-display fingerprint scanning technology that is merged with other kinds of engineering breakthroughs in its camera, speaker and sensors.
When comparing prices on electronic gadgets you may find similar products with different price points. The most common reasons for this are that newly released, tech items will usually be more expensive than lower specification or older products. Bigger screens, more connectors, wireless capabilities, bigger storage, batteries, and extra accessories are mean higher prices. Which is good news if you are a business retailer or drop shipper seeking value to promote when reselling these Chinavasion products.
The Bigwig: If you already have a Gmail account, a Pixel smartphone, and/or Chromecast, you’d benefit from picking up Google’s home device. Not only will you be able to tap into their absurdly vast network of information (everything from Play to Maps), but you can sync all your other Google stuff and access it from the device.
The Mission E Cross Turismo from Porsche is yet another wild ride unveiled this week at the Geneva Motor Show. This all-new model is all electric and all-terrain. It boasts a range of up to 300 miles and produces 600 horsepower. In just 15 minutes, it can be charged back up enough for another 250 miles. All that & it still actually looks (and reportedly drives) like a Porsche.
It may look like your average laptop, but there’s no Intel inside. Instead, there’s a slot where the touchpad would normally be for you to dock Razer’s own Android-powered phone. Now you’ve got a Frankenstein’s monster with the phone as the brain — serving up its processor, operating system and apps — in the body of a Blade Stealth laptop.
The Cheerwing Syma quadcopter drone, for example, is an affordable drone which comes equipped with an HD camera, Wi-Fi compatibility, and a controller which once paired with a smartphone, allows users to view live footage as the drone is in the air.
Not everyone has pets to lie on their feet and keep them toasty. So Sleep Number made a bed knows when you’ve got cold feet and turns heat on at the bottom of the bed. In theory, the mattress changes its Sleep Number settings to compensate for changes in position and while it can’t stop someone snoring, if it senses you are, it raises your head to reduce your volume.
The Satechi LightMate Emergency LED Flash Light is much more than just a flash light. In fact, Satechi’s only mistake with this flash light is that they didn’t name it something like the Smart Light. This cool gadget has a ton of practical applications. First and foremost, of course, it has a super-bright LED light that’s safe (plastic), long lasting and highly visible. The light has 5 different modes, including bright, medium, dim, SOS and strobe. Secondly, it contains a 2200mAh portable power bank with a USB charging port and cable for emergency cell phone charging. It’s also waterproof and highly durable, with a nice weight to it. Finally, it also has a high-strength pointed alloy steel emergency glassbreaker in case you ever need it. The only situation I can imagine needing it is during a zombie apocalypse and you’re trying to break glass to grab an axe. At least, that’s the scenario I have worked out in my head. Still, the LightMate Emergency Flash Light makes a great gift for campers, travelers or anyone that frequently uses a flash light.
To gather a list of what is truly necessary for the modern man, we pulled our collective resources — Gear Patrol co-founder Eric Yang, staff writers, contributors and steadfast friends like Jeff Carvalho, partner and executive editor at Highsnobiety. We asked them to limit their choices to 20 essentials — those pieces that truly make a substantive improvement in everyday life. The resultant list is full of globetrotting gadgets like power banks and compact cameras, as well as more stable fixtures for the home, such as 4K TVs and home speakers; no matter which of the bunch calls to you, there’s something sure to make your life better.
With a sleek design, an elegant look, great compatibility, and clear sound features along with a powerful and clear microphone, this headset is able to take personal and multiplayer gaming to the next level. By default, this is compatible with any and all 3.5 mm audio jack connectors, making it great for both PC and console gaming; however, it still manages to bring an adapter and extender to the table. Furthermore, it can connect to older TV sets and even media stations. It is also very comfortable to wear, which makes it easy to spend hours of gaming, watching videos, or listening to music without feeling any strain on your ears.
This high quality full HD 1080p USB security camera also doubles as a smartphone charger and it’s getting a lot of attention on the web right now. It’s the perfect gift idea for someone with young kid…
“PopSockets! They’re these little plastic things you stick on to your phone case, and they pop up and down, which is great to fidget with. It’s really helpful to hold your phone and wrap your earphones around it.” —chartreuseq
Wear it as a backpack, over the shoulder, or carry it by hand, and however you do, the 16-liter Utility Brief from DSPTCH is all business. It fits a 15” laptop, features quick release Fidlock connectors on the front panel, an internal elastic water bottle pocket and it’s luggage-compatible with a sleeve to mount onto rolling luggage. Available in a range of colors.
Some men don’t like a really clean, close shave. For them, having very fine stubbles of facial hair can help preserve the manliness of their look. However, using conventional shavers simply won’t cut it. What is needed is the Philips Norelco OneBlade Beard Trimmer. This is a full hybrid system that works to cut and trim facial hairs up to a certain length to give you the kind of manly, rugged appearance that you’re after. It comes with a dual-sided OneBlade blade that allows for easier styling and very precise edging. What’s more, the blade is actually good for 4 months before you start replacing it.
Not much bigger than an iPad Mini, the Nintendo Switch is the device that is ushering fans back to Nintendo after their lukewarm response to the Wii U. Dubbed a hybrid console, the Switch is powerful enough to run through your television and clever enough to transform into a handheld device for gaming on the go. Long gone are the days of needing a PlayStation and PSP, or GameCube and Gameboy, or Xbox and… Play everything from The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild to Super Mario Odyssey and tell us you aren’t charmed by it.
A Folding Bicycling For Ultimate Portability If you rely on your bike to get to work, school, or around town then you know how important it is to keep your bike safe. When you leave it outside, there is always a chance that it could get stolen even if it is locked up….
When we reviewed the Razer Phone, we were impressed by the screen’s deep blacks. Now we know why it can go so dim: the Razer Phone was secretly designed to play Netflix in HDR. The companies announced that the phone will be the first phone to do so, and with Dolby 5.1 surround sound, too — lest you forget that the Razer Phone is a Dolby-certified device with crazy-loud speakers.
On a sunny day, there’s nothing better than cycling to a quiet spot and filling it full of your favourite tunes. The Scosche BoomBottle is a compact Bluetooth speaker that slots into your bike’s water bottle holder. Encased in a silicone covering, the speaker absorbs impacts when dropped and battered about.
One of the big problems with the current state of the VR art is that it really doesn’t fully engage your senses. But how do you get haptic feedback for your tootsies? Taclim’s tackling that with prototype VR shoes that will let you feel it as you’re virtually tiptoeing through the tulips and wading on the shore.
The makeup master has developed a battery-free wearable that measures UV exposure. At only 2mm thick and 9mm in diameter, the tiny electronic sensor can be worn on a fingernail or pair of sunglasses and, via an app, will give you warnings about sun exposure.