AAXA’s P7 differentiates itself from cheaper mini projectors by offering a true HD (1920×1080) DLP optical engine, for crisp images up to 120″ diagonal. It’s also got a nice loud speaker. It’ll run on AC, or its 38-watt rechargeable battery runs for up to 90 minutes. AAXA also offers a larger and more expensive model with 4K resolution.
THE BEST Gadgets
GRID Studio turns electronic junk into art. To make their unique wall art, they carefully disassemble old smartphones, then meticulously place and glue their components into a shadowbox frame. They currently make versions based on the iPhone 3GS, 4S, and 5, as well as the Nokia E71, and BlackBerry Bold 9000.
Laser measuring devices can really come in handy when you need to measure a large space and don’t have someone to hold the other end of the tape. Magpie Tech’s laser measuring tool can project beams in both directions, so you can measure space by standing in the middle of it. It’s great for measuring heights too.
Improve your golf swing in the comfort of your living room. The PhiGolf swing sensor works with your clubs or the included swing stick to track your every move. When used with the WGT Golf app mirrored from your smartphone to your TV, you can even see where the ball went. Use code GOLF10 at checkout to save $59.
This high-tech camera gadget is designed to help photographers capture challenging shots with ease. It mounts on the hot shoe of most cameras and can trigger when lightning strikes, shoot various timelapse styles, combine multiple exposures into HDR, snap high-speed freeze-frames, and more using its companion mobile app.
This gadget lets you add a backup camera to older vehicles with ease. The FenSens wireless backup camera mounts around your license plate, and adds a fully-wireless that can stream 1080p video to your smartphone’s screen via Wi-Fi. It recharges solar power. Save an extra 20% with code BFSAVE20 (exp. 11.27.2020).
This USB-powered 3.14″ cube puts a high-tech air purifier on your desktop. It uses a solid-state photocatalyst tech to destroy bacteria, allergens, and other contaminants, returning fresh air to your space with its whisper-quiet ≤30dB fan. Save an extra 20% in The Awesomer Shop with code BFSAVE20 (expires 11.27.2020)
Improve your bicycle’s nighttime safety and visibility without installing extra equipment. Simply place this water bottle into your bottle cage, and you’ll get a bright source of light. It runs for up to 8 hours in constant mode, and 16 hours in flash mode. Of course, it still holds drinks too.
This smartly-designed tape measure has a built-in graphite holder and marking wheel so it can mark cuts without the need for a separate pencil. It also has a sight line which makes it easy to mark exactly the right measurement. Each graphite stick lasts appx. 2000 marks.
Podcasters and indie recording artists will definitely want to check out this unique portable microphone. It combines a premium USB desktop mic and a digital recorder with a slick retro-inspired industrial design. It also has integrated noise cancellation tech for eliminating unwanted background sounds.
Rather than focusing strictly on activity, Amazon’s Halo smart band works with a mobile app to also measure sleep trends, body composition, and even the tone of your voice to monitor your expression. It requires a subscription at $3.99 per month but includes 6 mo. free. A variety of optional bands are also available.
This bullet-shaped air purifier uses the power of ultraviolet light to remove 99.97% odors, pollutants, and other nasty stuff from the air. It uses a silent, brushless motor to pull air in from every direction, and its HEPA filter helps to further remove contaminants. If you have any doubt that UV light kills germs, watch this demo.
Oculus goes all-in on wireless VR gaming with the latest version of its standalone Quest head-mounted display. It’s smaller and lighter, has upgraded hardware for smoother gameplay, 50% more pixels, and improved Oculus Touch controllers. It also works as a PC VR headset with an optional Oculus Link cable.
The guys behind the excellent Loupedeck+ photo/video console are back with a controller for live streamers. Loupedeck Live offers integration into streaming tools like Twitch, Streamlabs, and OBS Studio for quick source switching, on-the-fly replay recording, and the ability to customize its buttons based on your workflow.
This 2-in-1 device combines Roku’s excellent streaming apps with a 14″ wide, 4-driver speaker that can upgrade the sound on your TV set without taking up a bunch of space. It offers Bluetooth and AirPlay2 wireless connectivity, along with Alexa, Google voice assistant, Spotify Connect, and Dolby Audio support.
My Arcade makes pocket-sized gaming systems that each play three classic arcade games. They feature accurate 8-bit graphics, arcade-inspired case designs, and a crisp 2.75″ color display. Available games include Bubble Bobble, Rainbow Islands, Dig Dug, Galaga, Galaxian, Xevious, Ms. Pac-Man, Sky Kid, Mappy, and more.
KeySmart’s portable, rechargeable air purifier uses ultraviolet LEDs and a 360º H13 HEPA filter to remove 99% of unwanted particles, including dust, smoke, odors, and other pollutants. It cleans up to 160 sq. ft, is small enough to fit in most car cup holders, and can also dispense fragrances. Save $40 when you buy a 2-pack.
This high-tech training tool helps anyone learn to play the guitar. The 18″ long digital instrument features real guitar strings and works with a companion app to play sounds and provide feedback on your performance. The 2020 edition has an updated tactile d-pad, a matte finish, and spring-loaded strings for added realism.
Get the best recordings on the road with this dual dashcam. It captures 1080p HD images of both the road ahead and your car’s interior. Its GPS logger can record the date, time, location, and speed as well. It also has night vision and can send video directly to your mobile device via Wi-Fi. Save 15% in The Awesomer Shop.
Another year, another GoPro. The HERO9 Black shoots 5K video and 20 mp stills. It has a front-facing selfie monitor, improved battery life, upgraded stabilization with 360º horizon locking, 1080p live streaming, and an available Max lens mod for an even wider angle perspective. The HERO8 Black is still available for $299.
This compact and portable air pump makes quick work of inflating air mattresses and swimming pool floats, and doubles as a fan-powered bellows for starting BBQ fires faster. It charges via a standard USB cable and includes three nozzles for a variety of applications. Save 22% in The Awesomer Shop.
Never worry about burning your fingertips again with this long-reach candle lighter. It uses a clean-burning electric arc to reach candle wicks, fireplace tinder, and charcoal inside your grill, keeping a comfortable distance between your hand and the flame. It offers up to 130 lights per charge via its USB port.
Gentlemen’s Hardware’s Swiss army style tool packs a cheese grater, zester, garlic crusher, channel knife, small paring knife, serrated knife, peeler, fork, spoon, bottle opener, corkscrew, and can opener in one gadget. It has a wood handle and stainless steel blades.
This 10,000 mAh battery pack not only offers extra juice for your gadgets, it doubles as a super-bright, dual-lens flashlight, and also can power up Qi wireless devices if you accidentally left your power cable at home. It can also be recharged with solar energy.
A jumbo-sized version of Elgato’s sweet programmable key controller. Packing 32 keys, each one can be customized with an icon and function of your choice with an easy-to-use software that runs on Windows 10+ or MacOS X 10.13 or later. It can be laid flat like a keyboard, or angled using the included magnetic stand.
This upcoming gadget is designed to offer accurate measurements up to 165 feet away horizontally or vertically, while still maintaining accuracy down to 1/12th of an inch. It can also instantly calculate angles, and project angle and leveling lines with its dual lasers. Sign up early for a 45% discount off the retail price.
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