The Hexbot is a modular, quiet and accurate robot arm that can perform a variety of tasks. By default, it comes with a pen holder that lets it write and draw. But you can also get modules that turn it into a laser engraver, 3D printer and even a pick-and-place machine.
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Netxrino’s InfinityBall is a high tech alternative to foam rollers. It lets you target sore muscles more accurately and has four vibration speeds to suit your needs, from a gentle rub for sensitive muscles to a strong kneading pulse for trouble spots.
SolarCru’s energy capture device is a small and lightweight foldable solar charging panel. It delivers up to 6W and its battery can store up to 2000mAh of power. It has a USB-A charging port and a microUSB input. Its solar panels are scratch- and water-resistant.
Lenovo’s Legion Y540 is a gaming laptop with an elegant design. It has white backlighting on its keyboard, up to an 8th gen Core i7 CPU, NVIDIA RTX 2060 Max-Q GPU, and a 15.6″ 1080p display with an optional 144Hz refresh rate. Drops Spring 2019 starting at $930.
iskn’s Slate Repaper is a graphics tablet that lets you use real pens and paper. It comes with a magnetic ring that you put around your pen of choice to capture your strokes, and offers pressure sensitivity. It can be used with PCs or mobile devices. Drops 2019 for $200.
Courant’s Carry:1 is a stylish and portable 8,000mAh wireless charger. It can be recharged via USB-C, but you can also juice it via another wireless charger, even while it’s also wirelessly charging another device. Its Italian leather wrap comes in five colors.
Clocking in at 5.79 lb, Alienware’s 2019 m17 is the world’s thinnest and lightest 17″ gaming laptop, thanks to its copper and magnesium alloy case. It can be maxed out with Intel’s 8th gen Core i9 CPU and NVIDIA’s RTX 2080 Max-Q GPU. It drops 1/29/19 starting at $1649.
The WT2 Plus is a pair of language translation earphones. In automatic mode, you and another person speak directly to each other by each wearing an earphone. It also has an ask mode that uses an app to translate what you’re saying to someone who doesn’t have the unit on.
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.
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+.
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.