An incredibly bright, durable, and portable light for photography and video. Aputure’s battery-powered Amaran MX will offer a wide color range from 2300K to 6800K, and lasts from 1 to 8 hours per charge based on brightness level. It’s expected to sell for less than $150.
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Learn to play the guitar like a pro with this nifty gadget. It slides beneath the strings onto the fret board of any 6-string guitar, and uses LEDs to show you where to place your fingers as you build your skills. A companion smartphone app provides lessons and tracks your progress.
The Z-Arm is a desktop robot arm that is incredibly versatile, yet relatively affordable and easy to use. It can move on four axes, has a variety of interchangeable tool heads (including 3D printing, laser engraving, and gripping), and can be controlled via PC or mobile devices.
Become an expert in Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator with this extensive series of online courses in the world’s most popular photo editing, layout, and digital drawing tools. In all, there’s nearly $1200 worth of lessons here, so it’s quite a bargain.
Jaybird is known for having great-sounding and well-priced workout earphones. Its first fully wireless product is no different. The Run offers easy but powerful sound customization. It’s water-resistant, lasts 4h per charge and comes with a charging case that adds 8h of runtime.
A motorized standing desk that not only can automatically adjust its height, but its built-in tablet provides fitness and health feedback, and also works as an AI-powered digital personal assistant which can interact with other smart devices. Full tech specs and dimensions here.
We had a chance to listen to Pioneer’s new Z series car speakers during our visit to their factory, and they sounded truly stellar, with zero distortion, huge dynamic range, and brilliant reproduction that’s on par with some of the best home audio systems we’ve heard.
8Bitdo’s new SN30 Pro (SNES colors) and SF30 Pro (Super Famicom colors) wireless gamepads work with a variety of gaming systems, including the Nintendo Switch, the Raspberry Pi and PCs. It has two analog sticks, four shoulder buttons, a screenshot button and more.
The Moon camera has a base that allows for magnetic levitation and wireless charging. But it’s more than a floating eye. It can rotate itself towards a source of sound, and act as a home automation controller. It even has an IR blaster to control older appliances.
Musician Nigel Stanford is accompanied by a roomful of KUKA industrial robots in the video for his dynamic electronic track Automatica. The robot arms play guitar, keyboard, bass, drums, and of course wield deadly lasers. The brief behind the scenes video is worth a watch too.
Aviation International News shares an informative look at FlexSys‘ morphing wing flap technology, which improves the aerodynamics of airplanes by eliminating exposed hinges and rivets. Apparently it’s made using a carbon fiber honeycomb core and a flexible composite skin.
10KLumen shows off a super cool build – a slick replica of the headgear that Jay Kay wore in the music video for Automaton. It lights up, changes colors, and even has moving spikes. Learn how you can win one of the helmets on their Facebook page. (Thanks Victor!)
A motorcycle helmet with a heads-up display. Together with an app, it lets you see navigation data, the view from its rear camera and more. It also isolates sounds and has a walkie talkie function. Its front is elongated to provide more space and make it easier to breathe.
There are about 2 billion active Android devices across the entire price spectrum. And that means Google is making bank. Business Casual tracks the origin of the operating system that revolutionized the mobile phone market, with a bit of help from Apple.
Besides speed, the big limitation of most cheap 3D printers is the size of the build area. Not so with the Creality CR-10, which can output massive, high quality PLA models – up to 300 x 300 x 400mm (11.8 x 11.8 x 15.75″), on the cheap. Also available on Amazon for about $100 more.
A team or engineers from the UGent Campus Kortrijk and Industrial Design Center developed this creepy, yet endearing six-legged robot which looks like a giant scorpion, complete with pincers and a whip tail. They’d sell a million of these to 12-year-old boys if they retailed them.