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DoubleTake Binoculars

DoubleTake Binoculars

NexOptic’s upcoming DoubleTake binoculars can switch instantly between 2.5x and 10x optical zoom. They have image stabilization and real-time high resolution panning. Instead of eyecups, they have a 5″ LCD screen. They can also share photos to phones and record 4K video.

PowerWatch 2

PowerWatch 2
$199+  Pledge Link Comment

Matrix Industries’ PowerWatch 2 smartwatch never needs to be charged. It uses your body heat and sunlight to generate power. Unlike its predecessors, it has a color LCD screen, GPS navigation, 656 ft water resistance, a heart rate sensor, and phone notifications.

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The Light Desk Lamp

The Light Desk Lamp
$540  Buy Comment

Instead of casting light directly from its three sunlight-color LEDs, Balmuda’s unique desk lamp reflects light forward, preventing the user’s shadow from falling in front of them. It has six dimmer settings and has a storage compartment in its base.

Alienware Area-51m Gaming Laptop

Alienware Area-51m Gaming Laptop

Alienware’s new desktop replacement gaming laptop. The beastly Area-51m can be maxed out with desktop-class Core i9 CPU and NVIDIA RTX 2080 Max-Q GPU… for now. That’s because you can swap out its CPU and GPU, as well as its RAM and battery. Drops 1/29/19 for $2549+.

Sphero Specdrums

Sphero Specdrums
$65-$100  Buy Link Comment

Toy robot maker Sphero’s latest gadget isn’t a robot at all. Specdrums are wireless, finger-worn sensors that let you create rhythms and music by tapping on any surface. They play different sounds depending on the color of the surface or object. Sold in 1 ring or 2 ring sets.

Razer Raptor Monitor

Razer Raptor Monitor
$700  Buy Link Comment

Razer’s svelte new 27″ gaming monitor has a wide stand, but it’s not just for show – though it does have an RGB LED strip. The stand has CNC-milled slots at the back for cable management, and the display itself tilts up to 90º for easy access to the ports underneath.

mui Wood Touch Panel

mui Wood Touch Panel

Among the many countless TVs, smartphones, and accessories at CES 2019, Japan’s mui turned up with something different. Their smarthome interface appears to be a simple piece of wood, but it conceals LEDs and a touch panel to display useful information and control devices.

ASUS ROG Mothership Laptop

ASUS ROG Mothership Laptop

ASUS’ GZ700 ROG Mothership gaming laptop borrows a trick from 2-in-1 hybrids. Its keyboard can be detached from the 17.3″ 1080p 144Hz display and used wirelessly or via USB-C. It has a six-core i9 CPU, an RTX 2080 GPU and up to 64GB RAM.

RevolCam: Multi-Lens Attachment

RevolCam: Multi-Lens Attachment
$30  Buy Link Comment

Smartphone cameras are pretty great these days, but their built in lenses are often their greatest limitation. The RevolCam gives you wide-angle, macro, and fisheye lenses in one, along with a detachable light and a selfie mirror. Save 50% in The Awesomer Shop.

Hyundai Elevate Walking Car

Hyundai Elevate Walking Car

The idea of a car that can walk might seem ludicrous at first, but Hyundai’s unique concept shows how its omnidirectional wheeled legs could be used to help it maneuver in extreme terrain, such as rubble and rocks, potentially improving rescue efforts in a disaster.

Microsoft Windows 95 Sweater

Microsoft Windows 95 Sweater

Who would’ve thought that the coolest ugly sweater would come from Microsoft? Over the holidays, the software giant gave away Windows 95 sweaters to folks who tweeted messages love for their OS. We hope they bring it back so more of us can have one.

LG 49″ UltraWide Monitor

LG 49″ UltraWide Monitor

LG’s upcoming 49WL95 49″ ultra-wide monitor has a 32:9 aspect ratio and 5120×1440 resolution. It has 99% sRGB accuracy and support for HDR10. It has a Picture-by-Picture mode and lets you control multiple devices with the same keyboard and mouse.

ASUS ZenBook S13

ASUS ZenBook S13
$TBA  Buy Link Comment

With a top lid that’s 97% screen, ASUS‘ aluminum unibody laptop has all but dispensed of its display bezels. There’s a tiny webcam bump-out, but that’s a smart tradeoff. The computer maker also says the 13.9″ laptop is the world’s slimmest to sport discrete graphics.

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Samsung Space Monitor

Samsung Space Monitor
$400-$500  Buy Link Comment

Samsung’s slimline monitor aims to save space and your neck thanks to its unique design. It clamps on to the edge of a desk and can then be pushed flat against a wall, or extended as far as the surface of the desk. It’s available in 27″ 1440p or 31″ 4K models.

Xiaomi Mi Mix 3

Xiaomi Mi Mix 3
$595+  Buy Link Comment

Xiaomi’s latest flagship phone has an impressive 24MP front camera, but you wouldn’t know it by looking at its notch-less 6.4″ 1080p AMOLED display. That’s because the front camera is hidden inside a mechanical magnetic slider.

Apple Pencil Pencil Mod

Apple Pencil Pencil Mod

While there are skins out there that allow you to customize the look of the Apple Pencil, we really love what Cedric Chase did with his. With a little sandpaper, fabric dye, and paint, he was able to make his digital stylus look just like a real pencil.

Zotac Zbox PI225 Mini PC

Zotac Zbox PI225 Mini PC
$230  Buy Comment

Looking for an HTPC or ultra compact computer? Check out the latest generation of Zotac’s PI225 Pico PC. It’s just a bit larger than a 2.5″ SSD, has no moving parts and is fanless. It’s powered by a dual-core 1.1GHz Intel N4000 CPU and has two USB-C ports.

Doodly

Doodly

Anyone can make their own professional doodle-style video in minutes with this slick software. Doodly offers various drawing surfaces and hand models for you to choose from. Their Platinum and Enterprise editions offer a extra characters, props, and music.

PrintBrush XDR Printer

PrintBrush XDR Printer
~$240+  Pledge Comment

PrintDreams’ PrintBrush XDR is a handheld thermal color inkjet printer designed to print directly onto a surface. It can print on paper, wood, plastic, textile and metal. It accounts for your hand speed and will print properly no matter how fast or slow you go.

PiiWii Pocket

PiiWii Pocket

Shank Mods made an impressive portable handheld console using the brains of a Nintendo Wii. This allows the PiiWii to play any Wii and GameCube game. It also works with Virtual Console, WiiWare and Homebrew apps. Games are loaded on a microSD card.

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Fluance Fi70W Music System

Fluance Fi70W Music System
$400  Buy Comment

This high-fidelity audio system offers everything you need to fill a room with big and bold sound. It’s got six drivers, including dual 8″ subwoofers, 280 total watts of amplification, has a built-in AM/FM radio, and supports Bluetooth, 3.5mm, and digital optical inputs.

Insta360 Nano S iPhone VR Cam

Insta360 Nano S iPhone VR Cam
$199  Buy Comment

Crank out 360º videos anywhere, and stream them live with this iPhone add-on. Viewers will feel like they’re there with you thanks to its immersive, real-time view. Save 16% in The Awesomer Shop, and use code NEWYEAR2019 to get another 19% off (valid thru 1/7/19).

SelectTV

SelectTV
$19/1 yr $29/3 yr  Buy Link Comment

Cord cutters rejoice! Load up your PC or TV with access to over 10,000 free movies, 250,000 TV episodes, and 50,000 radio stations for not much money at all. A SelectTV subscription gets you all this, and a unified search which finds the best prices on pay-per-view content too.

Darth Vader Clapper

Darth Vader Clapper
$30  Buy Comment

Command electronics like a Sith Lord with ThinkGeek’s Star Wars-themed Clapper. The Darth Vader Clapper has two sound effects. It says “The Force is strong with this one” when you clap on, and “You underestimate the power of the Dark Side” when you clap off.

Jabees Firefly Wireless Earphones

Jabees Firefly Wireless Earphones
$79  Buy Link Comment

Jabees‘ wireless earphones let you decrease the volume with just a couple of taps so you can hear your surroundings in a snap. They also feature Bluetooth 5.0 for quick and stable connection, one-touch access to voice assistants, and a built-in microphone.

Honor View 20

Honor View 20

Huawei’s jumbo-size smartphone has a 25MP front camera that’s embedded in a 4.5mm diameter hole in its 6.4″ 1080p display, resulting in a front that’s nearly all screen. It also has a crazy 48MP rear camera. It will be available globally starting 1/22/19.

Massdrop x Sennheiser PC37X

Massdrop x Sennheiser PC37X
$120  Buy Link Comment

Massdrop worked with Sennheiser to make an understated and affordable version of the latter’s Game One gaming headset. The PC37X uses the same drivers as the HD 598 and HD 600 headphones. They are also very comfortable and have a noise-canceling mic.

Tactical Master Gaming Headset

Tactical Master Gaming Headset
~$49+  Pledge Comment

The design of James Donkey’s Tactical Master USB gaming headset was inspired by the headsets worn by pilots. It has 53mm neodymium drivers virtual 7.1 surround sound, a noise-proof microphone and memory foam ear pads, all without breaking the bank.

A/V Connectors Explained

A/V Connectors Explained

Modern audio and video devices connect to your TV or receiver’s HDMI port. If you were wondering why there are often still other connectors and slots at the back of your TV, check out Techquickie’s video explaining each connector’s purpose.

Photo Wake-Up

Photo Wake-Up

Students from the University of Washington created a technique that can create 3D animation out of a single photo. Called Photo Wake-Up, it also lets the user change the pose of the person. Viewing the effect in virtual or augmented reality is also possible.

Satechi USB-C Hub Monitor Stand

Satechi USB-C Hub Monitor Stand
$90  Buy Link Comment

Satechi’s slimline monitor stand doubles as a multi-port hub for monitors and all-in-one PCs that have a USB-C port, such as more recent iMacs. It has a USB-C port, three USB 3.0 ports, an SD card slot, a microSD card slot, and an audio jack.

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