Not to be confused with Elgato’s similarly-named gadget, Valve’s Steam Deck is a powerful handheld gaming PC. Running a custom AMD Zen 2 + RDNA 2 APU, the portable plays all the games in your Steam library smoothly on the go. It has analog thumbsticks, a D-pad, trackpads, triggers, and ABXY buttons built-in. Drops 12.2021
If there’s one problem with Apple’s AirTags, it’s that they don’t have a built-in way to hang them from a keychain or a bag. This accessory makes it easy to attach your AirTags to various objects, and offers a degree of added protection thanks to its strong thermoplastic and polycarbonate shell. Comes in black, grey, or red.
Most people who want a portable gaming PC buy a high-end laptop. Russian builder Yolenzo created a gaming rig on a bicycle. The Exo Giga Bike packs an AORUS Z590I Ultra mobo, an Intel Core i5-11600K CPU, an Nvidia RTX 3070 GPU, a 2TB SSD, and 32 GB of RAM. They’re gonna need a really long power cord and HDMI cable.
Elgato updates its awesome 15-key programmable LCD keyboard with several new features. The MK.2 version offers interchangeable faceplates, a new stand design, and a USB Type-C port. The Stream Deck Store offers plugins, icon packs, royalty-free music and sound effects you can link to its keys.
Two Minute Papers shows off a fascinating technology that can identify patterns in images then move them in the direction it thinks are most appropriate for their shape. The research paper is available here, and you can play with a version of the tech in the cinemagraph app Motionleap.
Keep your laptop stable and cool with this unique lap desk from Bond Art Studio. The beechwood surface has been cut with an abstract honeycomb pattern for cooling. It’s got enough room for a mouse, a slot for your phone, and its bottom-left corner can be personalized. It comes in 15″ and 17″ laptop sizes.
myNoise is a wonderful website where you can customize ambient sounds. Use its EQ sliders to finetune over 250 soundscapes for relaxation, meditation, or just to provide a calm background for your workday. Sounds can be bookmarked, played in a mini-player, or purchased as a downloadable MP3 file.
Ampere’s versatile everyday bag can be worn as a sling, fanny pack, or carried like a clutch. Plus, its built-in 13,400 mAh power bank wirelessly charges your phone on the go. Its shell and zippers are waterproof, and its spacious interior is big enough to hold two beer cans.
Designed for desktop content creators, the ROCCAT Torch captures studio-quality sound via a USB connection. Its dual condenser capsules offer cardioid, stereo, and whisper modes. Its base has a 3.5mm headphone jack and the mic can be detached for boom arm mounting. Colorful RGB lighting rounds out the package.
This unique ergonomic keyboard features a beautiful hardwood case crafted from walnut or maple. It has a split butterfly-wing design for separating your hands, sculpted keycaps, adjustable stands, hot-swappable switches, and RGB backlighting. It works with macOS, Windows, and Linux, and is fully programmable.
The xScreen lets you play your Xbox Series S like a laptop. It attaches to the back edge of the game console and needs no HDMI cable or extra power cable. The 11.6″ screen has a 1080p resolution, and the lower part of the unit has integrated stereo speakers and controls for volume and display settings.
Lightkey Pro improves productivity by suggesting text and correcting spelling and grammar as you type. The Windows app can predict up to the next 12 words you were going to type using AI tech. Plus, it has dictionaries for more than 60 content domains to adjust to your specific needs. Save 70% in The Awesomer Shop.
Ian Davis needed a prosthetic to replace four fingers on his left hand. Rather than purchase a commercial model, he engineered an awesome metal hand that looks like something straight out of The Terminator. It’s capable of opening, closing, splaying its fingers, and makes satisfying sounds as it flexes.
These lightweight earbuds from Nokia let you enjoy your tunes without wires. They feature 6mm graphene drivers for high-quality sound, and play for up to 5 hours per charge. The included charging case provides up to 30 additional charges on the go. Save an extra $29 with code LISTEN29 at checkout in The Awesomer Shop.
This unique keyboard lets you extend your desktop onto its top half. It has a 12.6″ ultrawide (1920 x 515) touchscreen and connects to computers or mobile devices via USB Type-C. Compatible with Windows, macOS, and Android devices. Comes in 98-key scissor-switch and 71-key mechanical versions. It looks kind of familiar to us.
Brickit is an ingenious smartphone app that uses machine learning tech to analyze a photo of random LEGO bricks, count and identify them, then provide ideas of things you can build with your available inventory. it’s available for iOS now, with an Android version on the later in 2021.
Good airflow is important for keeping electronic components cool, so most computers use fans to circulate air. But we’ve never seen a computer that cools itself by breathing. DIY Perks shows off a gigantic machine he built that quietly pumps air in and out using bellows.
Urban mobility blasts into the future with BMW Motorrad USA’s sleek CE 04 electric scooter. Debuting in Q1 2022 for MSRP of $11,795, it features an emissions-free electric drive and clever connectivity solutions. And it’s got oomph with a 42 hp motor, and a max speed of 75 mph for street and highway driving.
DoodleChaos loves to create visualizations of music. While they usually use programs like Minecraft, Planet Coaster, and Line Rider, they made this video with a custom Unity program that reads MIDI files and drops an object each time a key is pressed. As the music progresses, the density of the falling Tetronimoes goes insane.
Penn & Teller, the robots are coming for your jobs. Mario the Maker Magician created this charming cardboard robot that can perform simple magic tricks, like making a foil ball disappear. Automabot’s shades at the end are a nice touch. Watch more robot magic tricks here.
Microsoft asked Hacksmith Industries to help promote the addition of MLB The Show 21 to Xbox Game Pass. So they got to work building a shoulder-mounted pitching machine with the goal of firing balls at pro pitcher speeds. The sound it makes when it revs up is quite terrifying.
This new model of the Nintendo Switch offers the inky blacks, high contrast, and rich colors that OLED displays are known for. It has a slightly larger 7″ OLED screen, a wide adjustable stand, enhanced audio, and a dock with a wired Ethernet port and 64GB of storage. The $349 system drops 10.8.2021 just in time for the holidays.
Robots are increasingly being used in factories and warehouses, performing the menial and repetitive tasks that humans no longer need to do. Tom Scott takes us inside a UK warehouse filled with robots from the Ocado Group, each working in harmony to select and prep groceries for delivery to customers.
That iPhone in your pocket is as powerful as many earlier Macintosh computers, but iOS still doesn’t have all of the capabilities of MacOS. Ike T. Sanglay Jr. built this custom Hackintosh portable that’s capable of running MacOS Big Sur. It was built using a Latte Panda Alpha single-board computer, and has 8GB RAM, and a 240GB M.2 SSD.
If you’re like us, you like to use your Apple Watch in Nightstand mode so you can check the time while in bed. The NightWatch charging dock improves upon this idea by magnifying the watch’s display through a spherical lens. A gentle tap wakes the watch, and integrated sound channels amplify its alarm.
This portable gadget turns any hollow surface into a Bluetooth speaker. Set it on top of a cardboard box, stick it on a hollow-core door, or even a hard-shell suitcase, and it sends mechanical vibrations through the object, resulting in surprisingly loud sound from a pocket-sized device. Save 28% in The Awesomer Shop.