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Sony Adds Atmos to HT-A9 Multi-Speaker System

Sony’s Dolby Atmos-equipped HT-A9 surround sound system is comprised for 4 identical wireless cylindrical speakers that can be placed anywhere in the room & use internal microphones to recognize obstacles like walls, and echo, then self-adjust to optimize audio. A small control box drives the 4 speakers, it connects via wi-fi & is compatible with both Amazon Alexa & Google Assistant.

Upgrade your Mac mini with Satechi’s Stand & Hub

Designed to work seamlessly with the M1 Mac mini, Satechi’s Stand & Hub with SSD Enclosure makes your mini into an efficient desktop performer. It features a USB-C data port, three USB-A data ports, micro/SD card readers, a 3.5mm headphone jack port, and is equipped with an internal SSD enclosure, to provide convenient access to all of your peripherals.

Nintendo Steps Up Portable Play with Switch OLED Model

Nintendo players have something new to fiend for with the release of the Switch OLED model. This new variant of the popular portable console offers a larger 7-inch 720p OLED display with support up to 1080p in TV mode. This means sharp, crystal clear game-play with a healthy 9-hour battery-life. With few internal changes other than the display, it’s compatible with all existing Switch games.

Dell’s UltraSharp Brings AI & 4K To Your Webcam

Dell’s high-end UltraSharp webcam is a USB-C camera that packs impressive capabilities into its small, cylindrical design. For optics, it’s got a Sony STARVIS CMOS 8.3-megapixel sensor capable of recording & streaming in both 4K & 1080p with variable frame rates. Field of view is also adjustable from 65º-90º. AI-driven auto-framing keeps you focused & in the frame even as you move for seamless motion tracking.

Nikon Z fc Blends Classic Looks with Today’s Tech

The latest addition to Nikon’s compact mirrorless lineup is the Z fc, which, if the aesthetics don’t make it obvious enough, stands for “film camera.” Oddly, it happens to capture your images on a 20.9-megapixel APS-C sensor, not film. Digital not chemical! The nostalgic design also extends to its manual control set. An ISO range is 100-51,200, so yeah, a bit more dynamic than film, too. And it’s not just for stills, the fc captures 4K motion at up to 30fps and it’s compatible with all Nikon’s DX/APS-C lenses.

Turn Your Apple Watch into an Actual Alarm Clock

Made of solid lucite polished to a mirror finish, the crystal-clear domed design of the NightWatch creates a bold magnifying effect that turns your Apple Watch into a legit bedside alarm clock. Your watch charger snaps into position to offer easy drop-in charging and the device also amplifies the sound of your alarm. Compatible with all Apple Watch models

Razer’s 130W GaN Charger Delivers Pro-Grade Power

The latest high-efficiency gallium nitride (GaN) charger from Razer is a pocketable device offering 130W of power. That’s enough to charge two USB-C devices simultaneously at 100W plus two more USB-A devices at 18W each. Plug prongs fold away for easy carry & weight is a travel-friendly 12 ounces.

Atari Returns with Retro VCS Console

For the first time since bowing out back in 1996, Atari is releasing a new gaming console. The all-new Atari VCS system comes with a copy of VCS Vault, which includes 100 classic Atari arcade and 2600 titles. The system also supports an online marketplace with over a dozen titles from independent developers. Adding even more versatility, it offers a PC mode allowing it to run Windows, Linux, and Chrome operating systems.

Small Size, Big Sound: Beats Studio Earbuds

The new Beats Studio Buds are packaged in a much smaller form than the brand’s previous earbuds, making them much more workout-friendly. An IPX4 rating for water and sweat resistance backs that up. The smaller looks doesn’t mean smaller sound though—they’re fitted with newly designed high performance 8.2-millimeter drivers. Available in red, black or white.

This 10-In-1 Hub Really Has it All

The 10-in-1 ACASIS swappable hub gives your PC a range of essential ports as well as SSD storage with read/write speeds up to 1000Mb/s. With its all aluminum body and swappable design, it allows you easily remove/replace full SSD cards without any tools. Ports include 4K @60Hz HDMI, 100W USB-C PD, SD/TF Slots, type-C 3.1, USB 3.0, gigabit ethernet, & audio input. A funded Indiegogo.

Strap This Sony Speaker To Your Beach Bag

With its beach-friendly waterproof design and pocketable size, Sony’s SRS-XB13 speaker makes a cool companion for hot summer days. With an IP67 rating for dust- and water-proofing plus a UV-coated finish, it’s built for all-weather outdoor action. Shorter than a common 12-ounce can, it is also very packable; with a webbing strap loop for lashing it to your pack or carrying around your wrist. Battery life: 16 hours. Available in a range of colors.

The Belkin Soundform Connect Dongle Gives Your Speaker AirPlay 2 Ability

Designed for Apple users, Belkin’s Soundform Connect dongle is a smart little nugget that transforms any powered home speaker into an AirPlay smart speaker that can cast using newer iPhone, iPad, Macs, and Apple TVs running iOS 11.4 or later. Robust controls allow you to customize the experience through multiple speakers and rooms using the app or Siri.

Nokia Revives Classic 2720 Flip Phone

An updated and slightly upgraded remake of Nokia’s iconic 2720 Flip from 2009. Bringing the classic flip phone back for Verizon, they’ve given it 4G connectivity as well as WhatsApp and Facebook app. It also functions as a wi-fi hot spot & features two screens – the external screen shows who’s calling. Big tactile buttons make for easy messaging and dialing & the battery life is truly legendary, offering up to 28 days on standby.

Keep Your Phone Germ-Free & Fresh with Cleanstation

The Cleanstation from touch-free home innovators Simplehuman is a dedicated sanitation station purpose-built for iPhone. Drop your device in the slot where it’s lowered into the Cleanstation & in just 30-seconds, it is ejected germ-free. It uses UV-C LED lights to clean 99.99% of the surface area of your phone without ever touching it.

Asus Zen AiO 24 is an All-In-One Stunner That’s All Display

Asus just released its Zen AiO 24 (M5401), an ultra-thin & streamlined all-in-one desktop. It looks like it’s all screen, that’s because the 2.8-mm bezel surrounding the 23.8-inch backlit full HD display, gives it a screen-to-body ratio of 93 percent. An IR camera allows hands-free log-in, a 720p webcam for high-quality online visuals. The display also supports 100% of the sRGB color gamut & can be touchscreen-enabled.

The MOZA Slypod Pro is for Content Creators

The MOZA Slypod Pro packs a lot of function into a slim, lightweight piece of camera gear. It’s a 3-in-1 electric monopod that also functions as a slider & jib arm for endless creativity and cinematic effects. A dedicated app allows remote control and programmable motion for shots like dramatic time-lapse & panning dolly movements. A funded Kickstarter.

The Kube4 Speaker Delivers Big Sound Indoors & Out

101 decibels is loud for a home speaker, especially when you consider a live rock show will hit about 115dB. But there’s more to the Kube4 all-in-one audio system than loud volume. Designed in partnership with SoundHub, it’s a portable wi-fi & bluetooth speaker that supports AirPlay 2.0, Spotify Connect, and uses the Kube app to deliver a full-range premium audio experience. It has a waterproof rating of IPX5 for indoor-outdoor versatility and with 40-hours of battery life, it’ll keep the soundtrack pumping all weekend long. A funded Kickstarter.

Moment Unveils AirTag Accessories Right On Cue

The creative team at Moment was ready already when Apple unveiled its new AirTag digital trackers this week. Their AirTag accessories collection will help you find what you lost and includes soft & hard-shell adhesive-back mounts, a leather keychain & even a glasses strap.