Want a mechanical keyboard, but don’t care for the clunky look? Logitech’s latest G-series keyboards are as sleek as we’ve seen, with a slimline aluminum chassis, and half-height GL mechanical keys in clicky, linear, or tactile variants. The G815 is wired, while the G915 is wireless. Both have programmable RGB backlighting.
School time is upon us, and that means whether you’re in class yourself, or you have kids headed there, you’ll need to spend some dough on new gear. Zoom on over to Everyday Carry for 10 great gadgets, accessories, and other electronic wares to help get through another school year.
Croation keyboard outfit Crolander makes these round-edged, engraved keycaps from real oak, walnut, or cherry wood. They’re compatible with Cherry MX switches, and can be purchased either standalone, or attached to one of their beautiful handmade wooden keyboards.
We spent a couple of weeks living with the latest generation of Sony’s impressive high-tech robot dog, Aibo, and really are gonna miss the pup now that he’s gone. While he was here, we managed to capture just a handful of his tricks, along with his ebullient personality. Fetch our full review of Aibo on Technabob.
While implying that the mClassic is a graphics card upgrade is a reach, Marseille’s HDMI dongle does an impressive job smoothing out the jaggies of last-gen gaming systems, upscaling them better than most TVs can, and giving images a crisper look overall. It even improves the image quality on some newer games.
Retro system master builder Love Hultén continues to outdo himself, this time creating a sweet game cabinet not only inspired by the classic Nintendo Famicom system, but has a fully-playable console built-in. It also packs an old-school 9″ Sony Trinitron CRT, and has storage for controllers inside, and cartridges on top.
Take your home theater to the next level with Nakamichi’s excellent multi-speaker soundbar systems. They offer enveloping, theater-quality audio, with full support for Dolby Atmos and DTS:x, and come in 7.1.4, 7.2.4, and 9.2.4 configurations with quad surround speakers, dual subwoofers, and up to 1000 watts of total system power.
Travel much? You need a good pair of headphones to block out the world. Cowin’s E7 Pro offers adaptive noise canceling tech, while still pumping out clear and crisp sounds for your music, games, and movies. They offer up to 30 hours of play per charge, so are perfect for international flights.
New Wave Toys, makers of those awesome miniature arcade machines has some new gadgets for retro tech fans. First up, a miniature change machine you can display alongside your arcade machines that doubles as a 6-port USB charger. There’s also a Walkman-inspired gadget that works as 16000 mAh power bank.
Do you have an old flat-screen TV or monitor with a broken LCD panel? DIY Perks shows us how you could use it to fake daylight in any room. By upcycling its fresnel light diffuser, and swapping out the LEDs, you can create a smooth and bright light source that can convincingly simulate a window or skylight.
UCO’s smartly designed aluminum tent stakes have built in LED illumination so you can not only see what you’re doing if you have to put up a tent at night, but provides area light for up to 10 hours, and a 24-hour strobe mode to help you find your way back to your campsite.
Add a bit of personality to your gaming keyboard with these cool keycaps. They’re made from metal instead of plastic, giving them a little extra heft and a shiny surface. The letters are allow backlighting to shine through too. Available in WASD, QWERADSF, Arrow, and Escape key sets in several hues.
Vizio’s M7 and M8 Quantum TVs offer an amazing price to performance ratio, with crisp and bright 4K video, full-array local dimming, and quantum dot tech for vibrant images and a wide gamut of 1.07 billion colors. They also pack SmartTV apps, Chromecast, Apple Airplay 2, and voice control. Full review on Technabob.
Want an extra layer of protection for the data stored on your computer? This hardware device secures your digital files with AES 256-bit encryption. Simply plug the Purrtec into your USB port, drag files you want encrypted into the scrambler, app and add a password. Then reverse the process to decrypt. Sold in a 2-pack.
We’ve always loved the way Bowers & Wilkins audio gear sounds, and now we love the way it looks too. Their premium Formation Bar, Formation Wedge, and Formation Bass offer sculptural design, high-performance sound, instantaneous wireless syncing between speakers, and crisp 96kHz/24-bit high-res streaming.
Beyerdynamic’s pro-grade monitoring headphones won’t empty your wallet. They provide pure and accurate sound whether in the studio or in the field, and offer excellent isolation from background sounds. They’re also available as a bundle with an Antlion ModMic4 microphone, making them perfect for podcasting.
Do you still have a sizable CD collection? Don’t just convert them to MP3s, listen to them the way they were meant to be heard with Teac’s compact receiver. It packs an audiophile BurrBrown PCM1795 DAC, a 26w x 2 class-D amp, Hi-Res Audio support, and can stream digital audio via Bluetooth, your Mac or PC.
Samsung’s powerful phablet comes in two sizes, the Note 10 at 6.3″ and the Note 10+ at 6.8″. Both models come with a new S pen with remote gesture controls, wide, ultra-wide, telephoto, and selfie cameras, the ability to add depth effects to video, improved stabilization, up to 1TB storage, and more. Plus, Verizon has a 5G model.
Thunder Drive is a secure and easy-to-use cloud storage service for all of your files. Enjoy lightning fast and reliable storage from any web browser, including the one on your phone. Choose from 500GB or 2TB lifetime storage plans.
The consistently silly and entertaining Device Orchestra is back to perform another track, taking on Darude’s 2000 dance hit Sandstorm, played on an electric typewriter, some credit card terminals, and a pair of electric toothbrushes. The googly eyes mean they now earn union scale for their performances.
Whether it’s sharing a project on a screen, watching a movie, or checking emails, this refurbished 11.6″ Lenovo N22 Chromebook is the perfect way to get a laptop on the cheap. Its 1.6GHz Intel Celeron N3050 and battery are highly efficient, delivering up to 14 hours on a charge.
Python is one of the most useful languages in programming, with everyone from Facebook to Amazon to Spotify putting it to use in production. It’s become especially useful for data science and machine learning projects. With this pay what you want 10-course bundle, you’ll go from zero to Python hero in no time.
Korg’s portable drum machine is packed with 60 patterns and 120 fills, and has 16 Velocity-sensitive performance pads for editing your own patterns. It can run on AA batteries or AC power, has a built-in 2-watt speaker for practice sessions, and a 1/8″ stereo output and footswitch inputs for live performances.
Researchers from Keio University in Japan have devised a wearable mechanical device that gives humans a moving, vertebrate tail. While it might look ridiculous, the air-powered appendage can be used to improve balance, much in the way that animals use their tails.
Sennheiser’s premium wireless headset packs all the style and substance you could ask for in a highly portable design. With immaculate wireless hi-fi sound thanks to Bluetooth 4.2 and Qualcomm apt-X, and a high-quality ergonomic design, you can revel in an outstanding listening experience all day.
Cobra’s gadget combines a radar/laser detector with a 1080p dash camera to reduce clutter. It offers an easy-to-read display, clear voice alerts, GPS-based alerts, and motion sensors to automatically save captured video in the event of an impact. Plus, it’s Wi-Fi enabled for updates and downloading videos.
Add a splash of color to your desktop with Poco’s wood and resin wrist rest. Its knotty camphor burl wood evokes a sandy beach, while its vivid resin sections are as beautifully blue-green as the South Pacific. Available in 40%, 60%, 65% and tenkeyless sizes. Pre-orders available through 8/7/19.
Some high-end mobile phones have support for slow-motion recording at frame rates up to 960 fps. GlenMakes turned the camera lens of his Galaxy S10 towards the normally action-packed streets of New York City while moving through traffic, and the super slow-mo makes it look like the entire city has been frozen in time.