Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S5e is built for all-day use and media consumption. It weighs just 0.9lb and is only 0.2″ thick. Its 10.5″ Super AMOLED display has a 2560×1600 resolution and is surrounded by thin bezels. It doesn’t have stylus support though. Drops 2019 for $399.
THE BEST Gadgets
Samsung’s latest flagship phones continue to push bezels away, utilizing a cutout for the front cameras to maximize space. The S10 and the S10+ also have fingerprint sensor under the display. They also have three rear cameras, including one with a super wide angle lens.
The successor to the X-T20, Fujifilm’s X-T30 packs many of the shooting capabilities of the beloved X-T3 but in a much smaller and lighter package. It offers nearly 100% coverage phase-detection AF, 4K video recording, and digital versions of Fujifilm’s classic film stocks.
A portable, yet powerful pump for removing air from vacuum bags. Pacum will offer its own space-saving bags, but their device also comes with an adapter that lets you use it with the most popular vacuum bag brands. The device can also be used to pump air into inflatables.
The Kangaroo Motion Sensor is a no-frills home security solution. Just stick it to your wall or floor, connect it to your Wi-Fi network and you’re good to go. You’ll receive notifications via its app. It’s smart enough to ignore movement from pets, and only detects people.
Q Acoustics’ Concept 300 speakers marry form with function. Its beautiful cabinet and tripod stand are designed to eliminate vibration, with technologies such as a gel separating each speaker cabinet’s layers and springs on the stand mount. Drops 3/2019 for $4,499.
SteelSeries’ Stratus Duo is a multi-platform wireless controller. It can connect to Android devices as well as standalone virtual reality headsets via Bluetooth. It also connects to Windows PCs via 2.4 Ghz wireless and a USB dongle. It lasts up to 20h per charge.
Casper’s Glow is a light designed to help you sleep. Its warm light gradually dims in the night then slowly warms up during the day. You can control one or more lights using its app, but you can also control it with gestures. It has a built-in battery and a charging stand.
How many times have you been off on an adventure only to realize, “Shoot, I forgot to take a picture!” Snap Spectacles are the solution. These camera glasses remove the barrier between you and your subject so you can snap first-person HD photos and video.
The Omni is a portable turntable for both music lovers and scratch DJs. It has an adjustable tone arm and counterweight, a replaceable cartridge, a high-pass scratch mode, contactless faders, Bluetooth input, and a 5W speaker. It can be powered by power banks via its DC port.
Keychron’s mechanical keyboard features low profile switches for a slim aesthetic and ease of use. It has Mac and Windows variants and features dedicated screenshot and Siri/Cortana keys. It connects via Bluetooth and USB Type-C, and comes with white or RGB lighting.
This gadget folds down to the size of a credit card, but opens to form a versatile stand for smartphone photography. It has an adjustable tilt, and works in landscape or portrait modes. Its interchangeable adapters work with a wide variety of phone and case thicknesses.
The Lenovo 700 Ultraportable Bluetooth Speaker is as thin and light as a smartphone. It’s just 0.43″ thick yet packs a battery that lasts up to 8h. It’s compatible with Siri and Google Assistant and pairs via Bluetooth 5.0, NFC and USB-C. Drops 3/2019 for $149. More here.
The Gemini is a portable 15.6″ monitor that has a built-in 5000mAh battery, enough to power it for up to 5h per charge, and can also charge mobile devices. It comes in a 1080p variant with a touchscreen, as well as a 4K variant with a Mini DisplayPort and an HDMI port.
Gaze Lab’s Gaze Tray is a stylish wireless charging hub for mobile devices. Aside from its Qi charger for phones, it also has a charger for the Apple Watch as well as for AirPods. It also has two USB charging ports. It’s available in a variety of colors and finishes.
Boox’s 2019 Note Pro eReader has an app store that lets you access the most popular reading and productivity based apps from Google Play, such as Word, Excel, and the Amazon Kindle app. It also has an adjustable backlight with warm and cool settings. Drops 4/2019.
JBL’s Link Bar is a soundbar that has Android TV and Google Assistant built-in, which means it pairs well with all HDTVs, even ones without built-in smart features. It lets you use your voice to search for shows, switch inputs, ask questions, control your smart devices and more.
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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