Belkin’s handy accessory can add any set of speakers, receiver, or amplifier to your Wi-Fi network, enabling AirPlay 2 remote streaming from Apple devices. The box has digital optical and a 3.5mm audio connectors, and outputs CD-quality audio. Pre-order now for the June 2021 release.
IK Multimedia’s virtual instrument can replicate the rich and emotive sounds of tape-based samplers like the Mellotron. SampleTron 2 comes with over 400 virtual tape tracks, including choir, strings, brass, organ, piano, bass, synths, and vocoders. You can also load your own samples and run them through the tape sound engine.
Keep your phone charged wherever you go with this portable charging bank. Its 10,000 mAh battery can charge a phone multiple times, it has a Qi-compatible wireless charging plate built-in, and can also power up gadgets via its USB ports. Save 28% in The Awesomer Shop.
The slide whistle is one of the goofiest-sounding musical instruments out there. Now, thanks to the engineering smarts of mitxela, we’ve now got a way for a computer to play music on a slide whistle using MIDI commands. It uses a pair of servos and a scissor mechanism to move the slide, and a pump to blow into it.
Google shows off the future of video calling with a prototype system that makes distant people feel like they’re sitting face-to-face in the same room. It uses multiple cameras, 3D depth sensors, high-speed video compression, and a “light field” display to convey an incredibly realistic sense of depth.
Ford’s first electric pickup truck has a dual-motor, four-wheel drivetrain that makes either 426 hp or 563 hp and 775 lb-ft. of torque, with a range of 230 or 300 miles. It has a large front storage space in place of the engine and can be equipped with a 2.4kW or 9.6kW Pro Power system for powering AC tools, lights, and more.
Keep your home safe from intruders and never worry about losing your keys with this high-tech deadbolt lock. It has an integrated biometric scanner so you can open it with just your fingerprint, while also supporting password and remote unlocking using the optional app. Save 42% in The Awesomer Shop.
Kia follows up on the reveal of its EV6 electric crossover with some impressive specs. Depending on drivetrain, it will offer a 300-mile range and can charge to 80% in less than 18 minutes on a 800v DC fast charger. While its base RWD model has just 167 hp, the tricked out EV6 GT AWD has 576 horses and goes 0-to-60 in under 3.5 sec.
This compact machine offers a great and inexpensive entry point to computer-controlled fabrication. It can be set up in less than 30 minutes and can mill various materials like foam, wood, plastics, and metals. Its working area measures 300mm x 180mm and can work on objects up to 45mm thick.
Wicked Lasers shows off a neat use for its LaserCube programmable laser projector and LaserOS software. By syncing up the laser’s beams with MIDI keypresses they’re able to project colorful lights onto the keys of a synthesizer, synced perfectly with the music being performed.
There are a number of legitimate robot lawnmowers on the market today, but none are as quite as exciting as the one that I Did a Thing built for himself. Instead of navigating on its own, this robot features an FPV remote control setup, and it looks terrifying. We cringed every time we saw him walking near it without shoes on.
A few years back, John Lagomarsino of The Verge recorded the sounds of various keyboards and edited them together to create a catchy and rhythmic track. The dozen keyboards used include a vintage IBM PC mechanical keyboard, a classic Olympia manual typewriter, and an Apple eMate portable computer.
Add a bit of cyberpunk style to any desktop with these LED lamps from AshelArt. The 15″ tall lamps are made from a stack of acrylic tiles which diffuse color through their edges and can display a variety of colorful lighting and rainbow effects. It’s sound-sensitive too, so it can change colors to the beat of your music.
Bring your shower into the 21st century with this slick gadget that combines a touchscreen Android tablet, Bluetooth speakers, lighting, a fogless mirror, and UV-C sanitization lights. Its base unit holds securely with double-sided adhesive pads, while you can easily remove its water-resistant display for recharging.
This palm-sized quadcopter has a built-in 4k camera and the ability to send real-time images to your phone via wi-fi. It offers a 6-axis gyroscope and altitude-hold mode for stable flight and automatically returns to where it started with one click. Save 46% in The Awesomer Shop.
A normal compass uses the Earth’s magnetism to point North. But wouldn’t it be useful if compasses could point to more specific things? WIRED challenged maker Joe Grand to build a compass that sniffs out places that serve pizza and points its user in the right direction for a pepperoni fix no matter where they are.
The Mad Noodle’s 8-key mechanical keyboard is fully programmable. It has Cherry MX switches, an knurled encoder knob, and RGB LED accent lighting in its baseplate. Outfit it with custom keycaps and make it your own. It runs QMK firmware for ease of configurability. They also make a special Star Trek edition.
This compact desktop laser can cut wood, acrylic, leather, and other textiles, and the 10-watt model can engrave just about anything, including glass and aluminum, and cut through 5mm wood in a single pass. Its bed is large enough for objects up to 8.26″ x 7.48″, and an optional roller allows for engraving cylindrical objects.
Want to upgrade to a standing desk, but already have a regular desk? The Jumbo DeskStand offers a double-decker design that lets you place your keyboard and mouse on one level, and your display (or displays) on another. Shelf heights are easily adjusted on its 10-slot ladder. Made from durable baltic birch plywood.
BuyStuffStore is working on something truly awesome – a TV stand that can transform from an arcade machine with a 50″ screen into a horizontal pinball table in seconds. It’s shown here with the AtGames Legends Gamer Pro. It’s not in production yet, but they are accepting a small number of participants for their beta tester program.
This tiny 2.13″ diameter sphere provides a splash of light wherever you need it. It has both a warm white light and red emergency light, and runs for up to 56 hours on its low setting. It’s IPX7 waterproof so you can float it in water, and has a magnetic back for attaching to metal surfaces.
Naim presents a headphone-optimized version of its Uniti Atom music streaming system. The standalone unit requires no computer or outside audio source, streaming music directly via Spotify, Chromecast, TIDAL, AirPlay 2, Internet radio, and more. It doubles as a pre-amp for powered speakers or an external amp.
Italy’s Enth Creations builds these unique handmade game controllers from Iroko wood, a dense African timber. They feature authentic Sanwa arcade joysticks and buttons set into custom-cut plexiglass and 3D-printed PLA bezels. They also make all-button hitboxes for fighting games.
Ideal for smaller spaces, Wrensilva’s elegant audio cabinet is made from walnut wood with an ebonized oak grille and packs an audiophile-grade turntable, pre-amp, a Bang & Olufsen ICEpower class D amplifier, and 2-way bass-reflex speakers. In addition to playing vinyl, it can play music via Sonos wi-fi streaming and Bluetooth.
This compact device plugs into your car’s OBD-II, providing real-time updates on impacts, break-ins, battery drainage, and more. It has a built-in cellular connection and GPS tracking to let you know where your car is in seconds in the event of a theft. Save $60 with code AUTO339 in The Awesomer Shop.