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Beovision Contour Brings OLED TV To Smaller Spaces

Measuring in at 48-inches, the Beovision Contour is Bang & Olufsen’s smallest OLED TV, bringing the brand’s incredible picture quality to smaller spaces. In addition to A-grade visuals: a total of 11 power amps drive the range of bass, mid, and tweeter speakers that deliver Dolby Atmos sound. It offers built-in Chromecast, Apple AirPlay 2, and Bluetooth for wireless sources plus streaming via built-in Deezer & TuneIn also built-in.

Oddict Twig Wireless: Lightweight, Solid Sound

Black Airpods? Not really. The Oddict Twig true wireless headphones def borrow the form factor but are constructed of lightweight aluminum—a first for wireless buds. They deliver exceptional sound via 12mm & include a range of silicone tips for adaptive fit. The Twig app allows users to set personal listening preferences plus equalizer, presets & auto play.

Samsung Smart Monitor is a Smart TV Plus PC

The Samsung Smart Monitor combines a Tizen-powered smart TV with built-in wi-fi and PC functionality to offer all-in-one versatility. In addition to WiFi, the Smart monitor offers Bluetooth and wireless DeX connectivity with compatible Samsung smartphones. The new Smart monitors are also AirPlay 2 compatible, allowing users to share content from all AirPlay devices. With Samsung’s Hub app, users can stream direct from Netflix, HBO, and YouTube.

Bomaker Introduces World’s Widest Color Gamut Short Throw Projector

The Polaris 4K Laser TV is an ultra-short-throw laser projector that produces native 4K UHD resolution using tri-color laser technology to deliver stunning imagery and an immersive viewing experience. With 2500 ANSI lumens of brightness, a 2000:1 contrast ratio, and HDR 10 support, it delivers. Fine details, realistic colors, and deep blacks. Image size goes up to 200”. A funded Indiegogo.

The Beolit 20 Delivers Sweet Sound & Qi Charging

The Beolit 20 is a portable bluetooth speaker from Bang & Olufsen that uses the brand’s signature True360 omnidirectional technology to deliver crisp, room-filling audio. The compact, re-designed exterior encases a 5.5” wideband woofer, a trio of 1.5” full range cones, and a pair of 4” passive bass radiators. The result is full, punchy sound in any space. Battery-life ranges from 8-37 hours & a Qi charging pad on top lets you charge phones & other devices while it plays.

Porsche Design & Acer Create RS i7 Laptop

Porsche Design and Acer teamed up to create RS i7, a powerful 14-inch laptop with an all-metal chassis & a carbon fiber cover. Fusing Porsche Design with the latest Acer tech, it packs an 11th Gen Intel Core i7 processor and an NVIDIA GeForce MX350 GPU yet weighs just 2.65 lbs. That’s light! Its FHD IPS touchscreen is covered in Corning Gorilla Glass & battery life is 17 hours.

Panasonic Introduces LUMIX BGH1 Mirrorless 4K Camera

Designed to capture cinematic 4K video, the Lumix BGH1 is a little guy, a mirrorless, micro 4/3rds box camera optimized for expandability and versatility. The camera’s small size makes it ideal for intimate shoots & easy portability but belies its impressive abilities. It features a 10.2MP sensor and in addition to 10-bit 4K, it can also capture broadcast-ready Hybrid Log Gamma. Ports include: 2 UHS-II SD card slots, 1 USB-C 3.1, & 1 HDMI output. Wi-fi & bluetooth enable seamless connectivity including networking multiple cameras for simultaneous shooting. Available in December.

Analogue Duo System Revives Classic TurboGrafx Games

Analogue has built its reputation on reviving outdated Nintendo formats, repackaging them & hyping up hardcore gamers in the process. Their latest creation, the Duo, will run a pretty impressive range of old/obsolete technologies: TurboGrafx-16, PC Engine, SuperGrafx, TurboGrafx CD, PC Engine CD-ROM, and Super Arcade CD-ROM—even HuCards aka Turbo Chips. It features a classic cartridge slot, controller ports, and a CD drive, giving today’s gamers access to a treasure trove of past titles.

Take Your Smarts Outside With Kasa’s Wi-Fi Outdoor Plug

With a Kasa Smart Wi-Fi Outdoor Plug, you can turn outdoor stuff like holiday decorations or patio lighting—into smart devices you control from your phone. Connected to your wi-fi, it networks with other smart home devices and also offers voice support for Alexa & Google. The plug enables two devices simultaneously & is fully programmable through the Kasa app.

DJI’s New Gimbals Smooth Everything Out

DJI just debuted two gimbal stabilizers: the Ronin RS 2 and smaller Ronin RSC 2. The prosumer 3-axis S 2 model can support a dynamic payload of up to 10-pounds, delivering cinematic stability with upgraded motors and a lighter-weight design. The SC 2 is designed for compact mirrorless rigs. Both feature DJI’s new Titan Stabilization Algorithm, a predictive technology to make your stabilized shots even smoother.

The MA12000 is the Most Powerful McIntosh Amp Ever

They insist they’re not overdoing it. Okay. But as the most powerful amp to ever thunder out of of the McIntosh lab, the MA12000 pumps out an incredible 350-watts per channel; a two-channel hybrid integrated amp with tremendous power. Merging the analog warmth of a vacuum tube pre-amp with an overbuilt & advanced solid-state amp, you get 350-watts of perfectly balanced audio delivered to your 2, 4, or 8-Ohm speakers. The back offers 10 analog inputs & 7 digital inputs to connect and network all your components.

This Desktop Docking Station Does It all

Corsair makes sweet gear for the gamers; their new TBT100 is a Thunderbolt 3 docking station with all the ports you need for a custom expandable system. Its sleek, low profile form factor keeps your desktop tidy while offering two HDMI 2.0 ports, two USB 3.2 Type-C ports, two USB 3.1 Type-A, A Gigabit Ethernet port & a 3.5mm jack for headphone out and microphone in. There’s also an SDXC card reader.

Listen To Music & Create Your Own, All With One Device

Known for their cool & clever synthesizers, Swedish audio innovators Teenage Engineering have added something different to the lineup: a unique sound system/media instrument called the OB-4. It features a rewindable radio, allowing you to instantly scroll back to anything you’ve listened to in the past 2 hours. You can also capture, stretch & loop virtually any audio content, whether from streaming services or your personal collection, on any device.

HyperJuice Stackable GaN Chargers Pile On the Power

Simple, streamlined function is so satisfying. Which is why the Stackable GaN Charger from HYPER rules. These tiny yet powerful 65W & 100W Gallium Nitride fast-chargers feature a pass thru design to the AC outlet so you can stack them up to become a 1600W charger, all from a single wall outlet. The 65W model features 3 charging ports: 2 x USB-C and 1 x USB-A. The 100W model offers 4 ports: 3 x USB-C and 1 x USB-A. Foldable pins keep it close to the wall. A funded Kickstarter.

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Stream in 4K UHD with Roku’s Compact Streambar Speaker

Roku’s compact Streambar home theater speaker is a 14” wireless speaker compatible with all Roku devices, apps, & services, offering 4K HDR streaming via HDMI ARC or optical audio connection. There is also a Bluetooth receiver and support for Spotify Connect for music as well as Alexa & Google voice assistant plus HomeKit & AirPlay2 support.

Mobvoi Introduces Gesture-Control Wireless Earbuds

Your hands are full and you get a call. Drop everything & take it or miss the call? With Mobvoi’s Gesture earbuds, you can just nod your head & the call connects. These premium wireless earbuds offer intuitive, AI-assisted TicMotion gesture control: shake your head for no, nod, for yes. They also offer dual-mic ANC, Siri/Google Voice Assistant support, and 50-hour battery life. A funded Indiegogo.

Logitech’s MX Anywhere 3 Mouse Hands You 1-Click Zoom Control

Designed for seamless Zoom control, Logitech’s portable MX Anywhere 3 mouse is optimized for video conferencing, with integrated side-buttons that allow users to toggle both microphone & video camera with 1 convenient click. Its software also allows you to program the buttons for app-specific control using apps like Google Chrome, Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Word and Final Cut Pro.