Cone suggests songs based on your listening habits. The portable player has simple controls and taps into your streaming music subscriptions and other online sources. It’s also an AirPlay speaker. Drops this summer for $399.
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We’ve featured a number of great power adapters (such as Belkin’s Mini Surge and Monoprice’s sturdier alternative ), but neither supplies a lot of power to USB gadgets or offers a lot of plugs. If you need a serious amount of electricity, the PowerQu…
The Pebble Smartwatch is pretty neat, but it doesn’t connect to your computer in very interesting ways. Coder Joseph Schmitt decided to see if it was possible to get a little more out of his Pebble, and figured out a way to launch web sites on his com…
Intel just bought Basis—makers of one of the best fitness trackers out there
—for somewhere in the neighborhood of $100 million dollars so it doesn’t horribly miss the boat on wearables the way it did on phones. For now, that means a really great wearable is off the market, but Basic’s guts are bound to rise again. It’s just a question of how.
Part of Grain Audio’s Kickstarter-funded launch lineup, these wooden bookshelf speakers are based on hand-built models used in professional venues. They have 5.25″ woofers and are meant to be used with 25W to 75W amplifiers.
The Toughpad 5 is protected from shock, dust and water. It has a 5″ 720p screen, an 8mp rear camera, 32GB storage, a microSD slot and a huge 6,200mAh hot-swappable battery. It will have Windows 8 and Android 4.2.2 variants.
Cloudwash is Berg’s vision of a 21st century washing machine. It has simple physical controls, with notifications and detailed options controlled from an app. The app is a bit over-designed – a washing machine calendar? – but promising.
Most GoPro videos of extreme stunts are accompanied by the sound of rushing wind, the roar of an engine, or just straight-up screaming. But with Sena’s new Bluetooth Audio Pack for the GoPro Hero 3, you can use a wireless mic to provide narration alon…
SanDisk managed to cram a whopping 128GB of storage in its newest microSD card, way more than the capacity of most smartphones, tablets or digital cameras. The card is also water-, magnet-, X-ray- and shock-proof.
The dual-screened Android smartphone is now available for pre-order in Russia and select European countries. Its 4.7″ rear touchscreen uses E-ink, allowing it to display images and other data with little to no battery consumption.
Samsung’s new flagship phone has a fingerprint scanner and a heart rate sensor to go with its fitness apps. The Galaxy S5 also has a MIMO Wi-Fi antenna, a 16.7mp rear camera with fast autofocus and is waterproof and dust-resistant.
Sony’s upcoming Android flagship phone. The Xperia Z2 has a 5.2″ 1080p IPS screen, a 2.3GHz quad-core CPU, 3GB RAM, a 20.7mp rear camera that can shoot 4K video and the now customary dust-resistant and waterproof case.
What audiophiles want for Xmas. The AK240 media player has two DAC chips, 256GB of storage, a microSD card slot, a 3.21″ AMOLED touchscreen, a case made of aluminum alloy and carbon fiber and a slick Android-based OS.
When your phone runs out of battery, it helps to have a good external battery around for charging it. But then, eventually, you have to charge that external battery as well and your phone separately. Solar batteries can remove one plug from that equati…
The spiritual successor to the legendary TR-808, the TR-8 Rhythm Performer combines the distinct sound of the TR-808 and TR-909 with a ton of new features for the modern musician. Part of Roland’s new AIRA series.
An improved version of the ATH-M50, one of the best pro-level yet affordable headphones. The ATH-M50x retains the sound of its predecessor but adds more comfortable ear cups and three detachable cables. Sound tests here.
Designed by Dennis Siegel, the RFID Bikealarm deters theft by emitting an ear-shattering 120dB alarm if it senses drastic movement. The owner uses a small RFID tag to wirelessly activate and deactivate the alarm.
FIN is a thumb ring. It’s way less intimidating than a pinky ring, but if intimidation isn’t your primary motive, FIN can do several hi-tech, gadgety things, some of which you may find even more useful than making the guy behind you at the mini mart…
To promote its QX100 lens camera, Sony visited Northlandz, an incredible model railroad museum built by Bruce Williams Zaccagnino. It has over 100 trains, 8 miles of track and thousands of buildings. Explore Northlandz here.
Iridium GO! is a battery-powered Wi-Fi hotspot that gives you satellite-based Internet access anywhere in the world. Use it to connect up to 5 devices within a 100ft. radius. It’s also water-resistant, shock-resistant and dustproof.