The Nextorch UL360 weighs just 4oz and is only 3.1″ long. It has a magnetic base, an elastic strap and S-biner. Combine those with its 360º rotation and you have a lamp that can be positioned practically anywhere and at any angle. It’s on Massdrop until 2/24 for just $18.
The guys over at iFixit are the leading experts on tearing down new gadgets, splaying their guts open for all to see. They pay their bills by providing tools and docs for those who want to repair their own gear. Motherboard went behind the scenes to learn about their business.
Portable espresso machines often use pumps or screws to push water through ground coffee. The upcoming Leverpresso uses a simpler lever mechanism that still lets you control your coffee’s taste. It also lets you make up to two shots of espresso in one go.
The Mycroft Mark II is a voice-operated A.I. assistant. Unlike Alexa, Google Assistant or Siri, it’s open source, which means any programmer can inspect and improve its software. It also won’t sell your data to advertisers, and by default it does not store your voice prompts.
The Vestaboard is a smaller version of the split-flap displays often used in airports and other transport terminals. It measures 37″x 21″ and displays up to 161 characters at once. Use its app to push messages, quotes, tweets, Google calendar entries and more.
Keyboard specialist Matias makes wireless aluminum keyboards in Apple colors: silver, gray, gold and rose gold. The Bluetooth keyboard can connect to up to four devices at once, including mobile devices. Its rechargeable battery lasts up to a year per charge.
The newest My Passport Wireless external drive uses a solid state drive, so it’s more durable and shock-resistant than ever. It still has an SD card slot with one-touch copy and can stream photos and videos, even RAW images. It also has a USB port to connect and charge devices.
Heatworks’ Tetra is a dishwasher that sits right on your kitchen counter. You simply place half a gallon of water in it and it does the rest. Its racks can be replaced to hold different types of tableware. It can even clean other objects and steam food. Drops 12/2018 for $299.
The Nebula Mars’ little brother. Anker’s Nebula Capsule is a pico projector and speaker that’s the size and shape of a soda can. It can project an 854×480 display at up to 100″. It has a microUSB port and an HDMI port, and can also mirror the screen of mobile devices.
Like Logitech’s PowerPlay mousepad, the Razer Mamba HyperFlux mouse and Firefly HyperFlux mat use magnetic fields to charge the mouse while it’s on the mat. But the Mamba uses a capacitor instead of a battery for less weight. Plus, there are RGB LEDs around its border.
Razer’s Project Linda is a laptop dock for the Razer Phone. It has a 13.3″ 2560×1440 touchscreen, 200GB of storage, a USB-C port, a USB-A port, and a headphone jack. It charges the phone, while the mobile device can act as a second screen or a touchpad.