Our desire to use = voice commands on our Amazon Fire TV means we have multiple remotes sitting around. The F2 attaches to your Fire TV remote, expanding its capabilities with 11 buttons that can learn commands from other IR remotes. Sadly, it only works with the 1st gen Fire TV remote.
THE BEST Gadgets
The affordable version of Fruitlock’s wireless hub for iOS devices. It connects to your iPhone or iPad via local network. You can transfer or copy files to its internal storage, a USB device or a microSD card. You can also play videos on an HDMI display, play music on speakers and more.
Google’s Pixel 3a and 3a XL are more affordable than today’s flagship phones. But they have a 5.6″ or 6″ (respectively) 1080p OLED display, the same 12.2MP rear camera and camera software that’s in the Pixel 3, which has HDR and the miraculous low light mode, Night Sight.
Drop and Beyerdynamic modified the beloved DT 1770 studio headphones to have 32 ohm 45mm Tesla drivers. So you can use these studio-quality headphones without need for an external amp. They provide a powerful and balanced sound, and their price doesn’t hurt too.
The Google Nest Hub Max is home tablet with a 10″ 720p screen. It can show you your calendar, messages, reminders and more. It’s compatible with Chromecast streaming and has a camera for video calls – don’t worry, you can turn off the latter with a flick of a switch.
The Shift will be Drop’s largest mechanical keyboard yet. But it still has a smaller footprint than other full-sized keyboards. Every key in the Shift is programmable, and the same goes for its RGB lighting. It also has hot-swappable switches and a sleek and durable aluminum body.
Curious Sound Objects’ Bitty is a tiny drum machine and synthesizer. You can use it to create beats, melodies, or noise. It has four buttons, a time knob, a pitch knob, two function buttons, headphone in and out ports and an aluminum speaker often used in car door panels.
Samsung’s Sero is a 43″ QLED HDTV that comes with a stand. The TV is mounted on the stand such that you can rotate it to a vertical position. Pair this with its NFC support and it becomes a great way to mirror your smartphone’s content. It’s headed to Korea first for about $1600.
This portable ice maker lets you bring ice cubes right to the table and serve them without a mess or having to touch the cubes with your hands. Each one makes and dispenses a dozen cubes, and is easy to fill and freeze. Grab a two-pack in The Awesomer Shop.
The Tronex is a dual LED flashlight that has a built-in and retractable body strap, so you can use it handsfree. Its LEDs are mounted on flexible arms. It has several lighting modes, and provides up to 4500 lumens of light and up to 24h of use per charge. It also has a USB charging port.
Drop – formerly Massdrop – collaborated with NuForce to create affordable yet audiophile-quality wireless earphones. The Move are equipped with Knowles full-range armatures, have an IPX5 waterproof rating, and last for 6h per charge. The charging case provides 18h of charging.
Sony’s Master Grade Series Z9G is an Android Smart TV with 8K resolution. It features detail upscaling and full-array local dimming for optimal contrast. It also has four speakers and can be used as a center speaker in a surround sound setup. Comes in 85″ and 98″ models.
One of the more compelling gadgets we spotted at the IFA 2019 Global Press Conference. Wear this band around your chest at night, and it sends out subtle, non-disruptive vibrations to make you change positions, improving sleep and health for you and your bed partner. Coming soon.
The 2019 version of the Razer Blade Pro is 25% smaller than its predecessor, rocking a 17.3″ 144Hz 1080p display in a 15″ body. It’s equipped with Intel’s Core i9 CPU and NVIDIA’s 2080 Max-Q GPU. It also has a Thunderbolt 3 USB-C port and upgradeable M.2 and RAM slots.
Mighty’s tiny and one-of-a-kind offline Spotify player has received a couple of much needed upgrades. It’s battery now lasts over 5h per charge, and its Bluetooth antenna has been improved for longer range and stronger connectivity. Save 10% in The Awesomer Shop.
Sennheiser aims for the top with its first-ever speaker. The Ambeo soundbar has 13 drivers, including six 4″ woofers. It mimics a 5.1.4 surround sound system with Dolby Atmos and DTS:X support. We went ears-on with the soundbar at the IFA Global Press Conference, and it sounded spectacular.
The Acer ConceptD 9 laptop is made for creators. It features a Pantone-validated color accurate 4K touchscreen that can be tilted, flipped and flattened, and works with a Wacom pressure-sensitive stylus. The laptop maxes out with a core i9 CPU and an NVIDIA GTX 2080 GPU.
The Luci Immers is a 1080p video headset that is small and weighs just 6.35oz. It works with both 2D and 3D content and simulates viewing a massive 85 ft diagonal screen viewed from about 65 ft away. It has USB-C and HDMI inputs. It’s available in three strap variants.
The Nemuix Biölite is a reading light that’s as thin and small as a bookmark. Its low-blue light LED is designed to minimize effect on your sleep cycle, and is mounted on a flexible conductive film. You can clip it to the top of a book or use it freestanding. It lasts up to 4h on a coin cell battery.
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