We’ve found the cool tech products you need so you can get your life in gear this year. These are the latest and greatest picks if you want to be on the cutting edge of tech — and we did all the research for you.
PowerPort Atom PD 1 The Ultra-Compact Wall Charger for Phones, Laptops, and More
Small Yet Mighty Get rid of the enormous, slow stock chargers that came with your phone and laptop. Replace them with the one charger that provides full-speed power for all compatible devices, at a fraction of the size.
PowerPort Atom PD 1 is 40% smaller than the charger that came with your MacBook, but just as fast. 2.5× faster than an out-of-the-box iPhone charger, but just as compact.
The age of the Atom has arrived.
High-Speed Charge your flagship smartphone up to 50% in just 30 minutes, or give your USB-C-powered laptop a full-speed 30W charge.
Greater with GaN By being the first charging brand ever to swap out silicon for super-efficient gallium nitride (GaN) semiconductors, we’ve been able to take our signature technology and shrink it way down.
Compatible with Phones iPhone XS/Max/XR/iPhone X/8 Plus/8 (Use a USB-C to Lightning cable for Power Delivery fast charging.) Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+/S8/S8+/Note 8/Note 7 Nexus 5X/6P, LG G6/G5, Pixel C/3/2/XL, Moto Z
Tablets iPad Pro 12.9”/iPad Pro 10.5”/iPad Pro 11” Note: Use a USB-C to Lightning cable for Power Delivery fast charging for iPad models earlier than 2018, and all compatible iPhones.
Laptops MacBook Air 13”(2018)/MacBook 12”/ MacBook Pro 13”/MacBook Pro 15”
Specs Total Wattage: 30W Input: 100 – 240V ~ 1.2A 50 – 60Hz Output: 5V ⎓ 3A/9V ⎓ 3A/15V ⎓ 2A/20V ⎓ 1.5A Size: 1.61×1.37×1.50 in (main body)
Note: Will charge Nintendo Switch but does not support “Charge-and-Play” in TV mode. After connecting to iPhone (8/8 Plus/X/XS Max/XS/XR), fast charging (9V) will begin automatically, regardless of whether you hear one charging indicator sound or two.
Stepping up to a full-frame camera has never been easier with the mirrorless EOS RP – The lightest and most compact full-frame Canon EOS digital camera to date*. It includes a 26. 2 MP CMOS sensor, fast and accurate autofocus, 4K video, and our powerful DIGIC 8 processor for exceptional results, even in low light. Combined with compatibility with RF as well as EF/EF-S lenses**, helpful guides, special scene modes, a Vary-Angle touchscreen LCD and an electronic viewfinder, the EOS RP helps you capture your world with the quality, control and ease you crave. *As of February 13, 2019. **Optional mount Adapter ef-Eos R is required when using EF/EF-S lenses with an EOS R camera.
PowerCore Lite 10000 The Light and Compact 10000mAh Portable Charger
From Anker, America’s Leading Charging Brand – Faster and safer charging with our advanced technology – 30 million+ happy users and counting
Astonishing Size PowerCore Lite 10000 is incredibly slim and light for its large capacity. Only slightly heavier than a baseball, it charges a phone over three times and most tablets once.
High-speed-Charging Technology Anker’s exclusive PowerIQ and VoltageBoost technologies combine to ensure the fastest possible charge up to 2.4 amps. Does not support Qualcomm Quick Charge.
MultiProtect Safety System Surge protection, short circuit prevention and more advanced safety features keep you and your devices safe.
Unrivaled Quality Designed and built using only high-quality chips and hardware.
Worry-Free Warranty At Anker, we believe in our products. That’s why we back them all with an 18-month warranty and provide friendly, easy-to-reach support.
Notes: – USB-C cable, Lightning cable, and AC adapter not included. – When the trickle-charging mode is on, the last LED light will remain green, regardless of battery status. – The two input ports may not be used at the same time. The USB-C input port has no output function. – Compatible with 12” 2015 MacBook (USB-C cable required), iPhone XS / XS Max / XR, Android smartphones and tablets (including the Nexus 7), and other USB-charged devices.
What’s in the Box – 1 PowerCore Lite 10000 Portable Charger – 1 Micro USB Cable – 1 Travel Pouch – 1 Welcome Guide
Capacity: 10000 mAh Typc-C/Micro Input: 5V=2A Output: 5V=2.4A
Fundamentally redesigned and reengineered— the largest Apple Watch display yet. The Apple Watch Series 4 includes amazing safety features such as a built-in electrical heart sensor, new digital crown with haptic feedback, low and high heart rate notifications, fall detection and Emergency SOS. Enjoy a healthy and active lifestyle with the use of the automatic workout detection, new yoga and hiking workouts, advanced features for runners like cadence and pace alerts, new head-to-head competitions, activity sharing with friends, personalized coaching, monthly challenges and achievement awards. You can use Walkie-Talkie, make phone calls and send messages, listen to Apple Music (1) and Apple Podcasts, and use Siri in all-new ways. The Apple Watch Series 4 lets you do it all right from your wrist.
Apple Watch Series 4, 40mm, Silver Aluminum Case, White Sport Band:
Selection may vary; see a sales associate for available models. Apple Watch Series 4 (GPS) requires an iPhone 5s or later with iOS 12 or later.
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The Bose home speaker 500 fills any room with powerful sound. Inside the speaker, two custom drivers point in opposite directions to bounce sound off the walls, creating a soundstage wider than any other smart speaker. Voice control from Alexa is built in, which gives you access to millions of songs, playlists, Internet radio stations, and more. All you have to do is say the words, and the music starts playing. When the musician’s playing loud, the Bose home speaker 500 will still hear you. Just under the top is a custom-designed eight-microphone array for superior voice pickup. But control doesn’t stop at just voice – Start and stop the music with the top controls, or manage it all from the Bose music app.
The Type-C Bullets by OnePlus are easily the best affordable earbuds with a USB-C connector. Priced at only $20, they have an elegant design, a well-balanced sound that’s really excellent for their price range, and a handy three-button remote control.
We like that the Type-C Bullets have a built-in DAC, which enables HD audio support. The metal-clad earbuds are a must-buy for owners of Android phones without a standard audio jack.
The JBL Link View smart speaker has an 8-inch HD touchscreen and the tech giant’s Android Things platform. Combined, they allow users to discover a whole new realm of interactions with the mighty Google Assistant.
As expected from a JBL product, the Link View packs a serious audio punch, courtesy of a duo of full-range audio drivers. Other cool bits about the camera include Wi-Fi connectivity with Chromecast and multiroom audio support, as well as a built-in camera for making Google Duo video calls. We like that the camera has a sliding cover for enhanced privacy.
The Apple HomePod has better audio quality than any other smart speaker available today. Available in white or space gray, the device sounds amazing for its size, and it’ll wow you every time you play your favorite tunes. It also picks up voice commands better than its competitors.
You can pair two HomePods for true stereo sound, or use multiple units in a multiroom setup. The speaker works best with Apple Music, and it’s important to note that using voice commands with Spotify isn’t available with the HomePod.
The Lexicon Hardside Frequent Flyer carry-on suitcase by Victorinox has sleek design, great build quality, and flawless ergonomics. The suitcase has a single USB port with a pre-installed cable and a dedicated, zipped pocket for your favorite battery pack (a battery isn’t included in the retail package).
Another cool bit about the suitcase is the included SIM card pin, which allows international travelers to easily change their carrier when abroad. There are two stylish colors to pick from — titanium and black.
The all-new MacBook Air is vastly better than the model it replaces. It has the iconic lightweight body with a wedge shape that made the original wildly popular, but significantly improved hardware specs, headlined by a sharp Retina display, an eighth-generation Intel processor, and a built-in fingerprint sensor.
We like that the notebook is crafted from 100% recycled aluminum. There are three colors to pick from — silver, space gray, and gold.
LG’s C8 series 4K TV is a masterpiece in technology and design that’s handily one of the best out there. It features a high-quality OLED panel with infinite contrast and vibrant colors, as well as a groundbreaking speaker system, which projects sound from the entire display with incredible results. Of course, the TV is also compatible with both HDR10 and Dolby Vision content.
The AI-powered smart TV is compatible with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. You can order it with up to a 77-inch display panel.
Stylish and versatile, the mophie powerstation USB-C XXL universal battery pack can charge a MacBook or MacBook Pro with USB-C, alongside another of your devices. With a battery capacity of 19,500 mAh, the gadget can add up to 14 hours of battery life to your Apple notebook.
The accessory has a stylish fabric cover with excellent tactility. It has been designed to not only look great, but also to protect your metal-clad laptop from scratches.
The Cyber-Shot DSC-RX100 VI by Sony is the best point-and-shoot camera money can buy. It fits in a jacket pocket, yet it can shoot 4K video and capture images whose quality rivals that of a pro-grade DSLR on more than one occasion, thanks to its 1-inch sensor.
The DSC-RX100 VI is also beautifully crafted and easy to use. Despite its compact size, the camera has an impressive zoom range that’s more versatile than any past RX100 iterations.
The LG Watch W7 has a sophisticated movement with mechanical hands, as well as a fully circular touchscreen and Wear OS by Google on board. Combined, they give the user access to all the connectivity features a smartwatch offers, but in a more traditional-looking form factor.
In case users want to take a break from notifications, the W7 can last over 3 months in watch-only mode. The device is easily customizable with standard 22-millimeter straps.
This accessory organizer by Incase will help you rein in all your chargers, cables, memory cards, battery packs, and other small gadgets.
Crafted from sturdy nylon, the organizer is brimming with pockets and compartments, thus ensuring that every small accessory is safely and securely stored. There are two colors to pick from — olive and mulberry.
The DJI Mavic 2 Pro drone is an amazing tool for capturing aerial photography and video. The flying gadget can take stunning 20 MP photos and 4K video via a large 1-inch camera sensor tuned by Hasselblad.
The drone is a true technological powerhouse. Its key features include the ability to deliver up to 31 minutes of flight time, omni-directional obstacle sensing, and precise object-tracking capabilities, among many others.
The Boost Up wireless charging stand by Belkin is a stylish and incredibly versatile gadget. We like that it gives you the option to place your smartphone in landscape or portrait mode while charging, with the former being particularly handy for watching video.
Available in black or white, the Belkin Boost Up wireless charging stand can rapidly charge any iPhone, as well as Samsung and other compatible Android smartphones. The accessory comes with a sweet 3-year warranty.
This multiport USB-C hub by Satechi is a must-have for new laptop owners. The accessory has three USB 3.0 ports, a USB-C connector for charging, an HDMI input, and a gigabit ethernet port.
Available in MacBook Pro-matching silver or space gray, the sleek gadget also features both a microSD and a full SD card reader. We think this is the best laptop USB-C hub available today (and testers at The Verge agree, too).
The all-new BOOM 3 by Ultimate Ears is the best waterproof speaker available today. It has a beautiful design and finish, amazing 360-degree sound, top-notch battery life (up to 15 hours), and a host of neat features you can access via a smartphone app.
The speaker is fully waterproof with an IP67 rating. This means that you can fully submerge it underwater. We also like that Ultimate Ears designed the BOOM 3 to float in water, making it perfect for pool parties.
These small and nifty gadgets by Tile will help you find anything you attach them to, so long as your phone is within their Bluetooth range. In case you lose an item, you’ll receive notifications when the gadgets come within the range of another Tile user. We love that the latest iteration of the trackers has replaceable battery, which lasts for a year after you activate the tracker.
Available in black and white, the Tile Pro trackers are as easy to set up as it gets — all you need is a mobile app and a Tile account. With the latest Tile Pro trackers, the company introduced a subscription service, which includes extended warranty and free battery replacements, among other benefits.
A collaboration between JBL and Under Armour, the UA Sport Wireless over-ear headphones have been designed for workout warriors. They have a rugged design, a secure fit, and a bass-dominated sound signature that’s perfect fuel for any workout.
The headphones are available in black with a choice of gray or red Under Armour accents. They come bundled with a ventilated carrying case.
The Marshall Kilburn II wireless speaker has a design and controls inspired by the company’s legendary guitar amps. They include a trio of dedicated rotating knobs for controlling the volume, as well as the bass and treble outputs. The speaker has a rugged design and an IPX2 rating for water resistance.
The sound quality is truly excellent. Marshall has partnered with Blumlein Stereo to give the Kilburn II speaker the ability to deliver an immersive, multidirectional audio experience that’s among the best in its price range.
The speaker has Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity, as well as the ability to wirelessly connect to multiple audio sources.
The latest variant of the Beats Studio3 Wireless celebrates the brand’s tenth anniversary. To mark the occasion, the Decade Collection comes in the black/red finish that made the Beats so popular, as well as a specially designed carrying case.
The headphones feature high-quality noise canceling, excellent sound quality, and the Apple’s W1 chip. The latter allows them to seamlessly connect with all of your Apple devices, as well as to offer superb battery life (up to 22 hours with noise canceling on, and up to 40 hours with the feature switched off).
The range-topping variant of Dyson’s latest Cyclone V10 cordless vacuum is part cleaning tool and part technological marvel, capable of delivering up to an industry-leading 60 minutes of runtime between charges.
Lightweight and ergonomically designed, the vacuum can instantly transform from a handheld to a floor setup. It comes with a host of tools for cleaning any type of surface at home or in a car.
Sleek and easy to install, the Nest Hello video doorbell allows users to keep an eye of their front door in high resolution while away from home. It will send you alerts when someone is at your door, and even recognize family members and friends.
There’s also the option to answer the door via a built-in speaker and microphone (a mobile app is required). The device has a wide-angle lens and night vision capabilities. The gadget requires a wired installation.
The Logi Circle 2 camera by Logitech is our favorite pick for a Wi-Fi security camera. It’s compact and versatile, weatherproof, and capable of streaming Full HD video to your smartphone, tablet, or computer. It’s compatible with Amazon Alexa, the Google Assistant, and Apple HomeKit.
The camera’s video quality is excellent, and we like that its lens has a 180-degree field of view that’s better than most of its competitors. It will send you alerts when it detects motion, and it supports two-way communication and night vision. Logitech gives you access to 24 hours of free cloud storage — you can get more via a subscription plan.
The Apple TV 4K supports not only UHD resolution, but also both HDR 10 and Dolby Vision standards for an even more immersive viewing experience. A recent update made the console compatible with Dolby Atmos audio content for an immersive sonic experience with compatible speakers. You can stream 4K movies from iTunes, Netflix, and Amazon Prime.
Best of all, Apple won’t charge you extra for renting and buying 4K movies. Of course, the streaming device will also give you access to an excellent selection of apps and games.
Sony’s SWF-SP700N earbuds are not only completely wireless, but they’re also capable of delivering excellent noise cancellation. This feature sets the earbuds apart from all their rivals, and it’ll allow you to completely immerse yourself in your workout every time you turn it on.
The wire-free earbuds have an eye-catching design and — even more importantly — a comfortable and secure fit. There are four colors to pick from: black, white, pink, and yellow.
The Xbox One X is the most powerful gaming console worth your attention. It’s capable of delivering today’s hottest video games in 4K resolution and HDR at an eye-popping 60 frames per second.
The device also features a 4K Blu-ray player, as well as the ability to stream high-resolution content from today’s popular streaming services. It also comes with an excellent selection of games and accessories.
The iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max have gorgeous OLED Retina displays without bezels and the most powerful chipset in the business. Like their predecessor, they also feature a sophisticated facial-recognition setup, dubbed Face ID.
As expected, the handsets also have an excellent dual camera, great stereo speakers, and wireless charging. Their waterproof bodies also feels like luxury objects, thanks to a stainless steel frame.
We like that the wooden rollerball pen by Pad & Quill is the exact opposite of a tech product. Handcrafted using reclaimed wood and chrome-plated metal, the writing instrument will help you take a break from a screen and a stylus in the coolest possible fashion.
There are two wood finishes to pick from — walnut and cherry. Each pen comes with a beautiful leather case. To make it a complete set, consider pairing the pen with a Pad & Quill journal notebook.
The Netgear Arlo Pro 2 is an easy-to-install home security system that consists of a base station with a built-in siren and up to six wireless cameras with weatherproof design and Full HD resolution. The cameras can last for weeks without recharging, and they come with sturdy magnetic mounts.
Compatible with all major smart home standards, the Arlo Pro 2 can alert you when its cameras automatically detect activity, as well as activate the powerful siren if you need it to. The system comes with a week of free cloud storage.
The Samsung HMD Odyssey is the best mixed reality headset for Windows 10. It features a sharp AMOLED display, built-in AKG headphones, and comfortable fit. It also comes bundled with a pair of excellent wireless controllers.
There are thousands of mixed-reality experiences for Windows 10 you can try. The headset is also compatible with Steam VR titles.
The Philips Somneo is an elegant and feature-packed sleep and wake-up light with life-altering powers. The light is clinically proven to improve sleep and help users feel more refreshed when they wake up.
The Somneo can simulate a natural sunrise and sunset, play a plethora of soothing sounds, and even charge a smartphone via a built-in USB port. We like the touchscreen interface of the lamp — it’s incredibly intuitive to use.
The Fitbit Versa smartwatch is the company’s most polished product. Its key features include an accurate heart-rate tracker and the ability to deliver guided workouts.
The device is fully waterproof, so you can go swimming with it. You can install apps on the smartwatch, make payments, and receive notifications from your smartphone as well. Fitbit offers a number of interchangeable bands for the Versa.
On-ear headphones for workouts are a rarity, and the Plantronics BackBeat FIT 500 are the best of their kind. They have comfy memory-foam cushions with a sweat-resistant nano coating, up to 18 hours of battery life, conveniently placed controls, and an attractive price tag.
Thanks to a duo of 40-millimeter audio drivers, the sound quality of the BackBeat FIT 500 headphones is top-notch. The listening experience is headlined by a pleasantly motivating bass and excellent noise isolation.
The First Alert Onelink Safe & Sound is a smoke and carbon monoxide detector with a built-in high-quality speaker and full Amazon Alexa functionality. The device can alert you via voice and with an 85-decibel alarm while you’re at home, as well as send you mobile notifications while you’re away if anything happens.
The Onelink Safe & Sound requires a hardwired installation, which is as straightforward as it gets. All you need to do is download the First Alert mobile app and follow the instructions to get started.
The Google Home Mini is a stylish and more adorable-looking rival to the Amazon Echo Dot. It features the tech giant’s excellent, AI-powered Google Assistant, which responds to voice prompts by tapping into an ultra advanced neural network.
It can play music, answer questions, set timers, and control connected appliances, among many other things. There are three colors to pick from — charcoal, chalk, and coral.
The WeMo mini smart plug can work with Amazon Alexa, the Google Assistant, Apple HomeKit. It has earned a spot as the top pick in a guide for smart outlets by Wirecutter.
You can control the sleek Wi-Fi-connected device from anywhere, as well as set the schedules of the connected appliances. You can even randomize your lights while away from home to create an impression you haven’t left. Genius!
The Blue Yeti Nano microphone is easy to set up and use, as well as capable of capturing audio with exceptional quality and no latency delay. The device is a great buy for home audio producers and gamers who like to stream their adventures online.
There are multiple colors to choose from, including this awesome option, dubbed Red Onyx. The device is compatible with both PC and Mac computers.
The Pioneer Rayz Plus are our favorite earbuds with an Apple Lightning connector. They have adaptive noise canceling, as well as a Lightning input, which allows you to charge your iPhone while you’re using them.
A mobile app will let you calibrate the headset to your hearing and customize its controls. Lightweight and stylish, the Rayz Plus also deliver great sound quality.
The Instax Square SQ10 is a new type of camera by Fujifilm, designed to appeal to the Instagram-obsessed. It’s a hybrid between a digital snapper and the company’s wildly popular instant film cameras, designed to print photos on a new type of instax Square film.
The SQ10 can also capture digital photos with a resolution of 1,920 by 1,920 pixels using a sensor with f/2.4 lens. A 3-inch LCD display on the back of the camera will help you compose your shots, preview them after capture, and edit them before printing.
Logitech’s range-topping G Pro wireless gaming mouse is a solid contender for being the best of its kind, it features pro-grade performance in wireless and wired mode, an ambidextrous design with customizable buttons and lighting (via a software suite), and excellent battery life.
Best of all, gamers can charge the mouse wirelessly via an optional gaming pad, meaning they never have to deal with any cables.
The Extreme Portable SSD by SanDisk has a sleek, yet rugged body and an ultra fast USB 3.1 Type-C connector. Available with up to 2 TB of storage, the gadget features a shock-resistant build and powerful encryption, as well as password protection.
In addition to connecting to either a PC or Mac, the device can also connect to USB Type-C-compatible smartphones or tablets. Its retail package includes a USB-A adapter, too.
The Neato Botvac D7 Connected robot vacuum is one of the best robot vacuums available today, thanks to cutting-edge laser mapping technology. Commonly used in self-driving cars, it allows the robot to scan and systematically clean spaces, as well as easily avoid obstacles (even in the dark).
The Botvac D7 Connected can store multiple floor plans and allow you to set no-go lines from your smartphone without the need to install physical barriers of any kind. It also features Amazon Alexa and Google support via dual-band Wi-Fi connectivity.
The Soundcore Spirit Pro wireless earbuds by Anker are our favorite pick for budget-conscious buyers. They have a sleek look, great build quality, and a surprisingly entertaining sound with a dedicated setting for enhanced bass, which is a great choice for keeping you motivated during your workouts.
You can expect up to 10 hours of battery life from the Soundcore Spirit Pro wireless earbuds between charges, which is quite impressive for an affordable pair.
The latest full-size MacBook Pro with Touch Bar is sleek, yet incredibly powerful. With Intel’s latest six-core Core i7 or Core i9 CPU on board, the notebook is capable of powering through any task you throw at it with ease.
As expected from a MacBook, the new Pro models feature excellent keyboards, the best trackpads on any laptop, a Retina display with exceptional quality, and great battery life. It’s available in silver and space gray.
Arguably the best option in their price range, Logitech’s MX Sound 2.0 desktop speakers have a cool design, intuitive controls, and the ability to easily switch between two audio sources. They also feature sweet touch controls that light up when you reach toward the speaker.
The sound quality is excellent, too — the bass output in particular is simply uncanny for their form factor. You can connect the speakers to your computer wirelessly or via a standard audio cable.
The Insta360 ONE 360-degree camera is one of the most versatile options worth your attention. It can capture content on its own, or when attached to an iPhone via a retractable Lightning connector.
The camera’s duo of image sensors allows it to capture excellent 4K video, as well as 24 MP still images. The Insta360 ONE has a microSD card slot for expandable memory. You can transfer videos to your phone and edit them via a free app.
The ecobee4 smart thermostat utilizes room sensors to keep tabs on the temperature in your home. You can connect multiple sensors for best results.
The device’s smart features include full Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant support via a built-in speaker and microphones. The ecobee4 also offers compatibility with Samsung SmartThings, Apple HomeKit, and the IFTTT home automation standard.
The exceptionally crafted V-Moda Crossfade 2 Codex Edition wireless headphones are handily one of the most stylish offerings out there. You can make them your own via the company’s signature customizable shields. The latter are available in a plethora of materials that range from polycarbonate to platinum.
The sound quality of the Crossfade 2 is wonderful, courtesy of a pair of 50-millimeter audio drivers and Qualcomm aptX audio codec support. The headphones can last up to 14 hours between charges.
The sleek Furbo dog camera has Wi-Fi connectivity, which allows users to keep tabs on their pets via a smartphone app. It’s capable of capturing or streaming Full HD video via a wide-angle lens.
The gadget can also dispense treats — you can deploy them right from your smartphone while away. Other key features of the Furbo include two-way audio connectivity, a barking sensor, and a sturdy wooden cover.
The Acer Spin 5 touchscreen laptop comes with Amazon Alexa out of the box, giving you access to your favorite virtual assistant anywhere you go. Amazon’s assistant is seamlessly integrated into the Windows 10 experience — you can summon it with a voice command any time you need it.
Hardware-wise, the Acer Spin 5 is one of the best 2-in-1 notebooks in its price range. It has Intel’s latest Core i5 CPU, a 13.3-inch Full HD display with 360-degree hinge, a built-in fingerprint sensor, and up to 13 hours of battery life.
The Soundcore Flare by Anker is our favorite budget-friendly wireless speaker. The fabric-covered, waterproof gadget successfully combines attractive design, intuitive controls, excellent audio quality, and great battery life. With customizable LED lights, the Soundcore Flare is also incredibly interactive for its price point.
The speaker has an IPX7 waterproof rating, which means that it can survive full submersion under water. The device can deliver up to 12 hours of audio playback between charges.
The Optoma UHD50 is one of the most affordably priced 4K home theater projectors available today. Its highlights include maximum brightness of 2,400 lumens, the ability to upscale content with lower resolution, and support for the HDR10 content standard.
The UHD50 projector utilizes a single DLP chip, and it can project a screen up to 140 inches in diagonal. Overall, the device is a great option for bargain-hunters.
The BookArc by Twelve South is a neat MacBook stand that’s available with an aluminum or a wood finish. A real space-saver, the stand will elevate your notebook and protect it from spills when hooked to an external monitor.
The metal variant comes in silver or space gray to perfectly complement your MacBook. Every Twelve South BookArc stand has a neat hook for keeping the notebook’s cables organized and secure.
The Klipsch Heritage Wireless Three multiroom speaker features gorgeous retro design, superb craftsmanship, and great tactility. The speaker offers exceptional sound quality coupled with support for lossless audio formats, so it’s a great option for audiophiles. You can connect multiple speakers in a stereo or multiroom setup.
The Three wireless speaker can also connect to some of the company’s sound bars. You can control the device and set up your favorite streaming services via a smartphone app.
The Audio-Technica AT-LP3WH is a sleek and feature-packed turntable that’s among the best of its kind. The belt-driven device has a balanced arm with hydraulic lift, as well as a high-quality magnet cartridge for superior audio fidelity.
Audio-Technica has crafted the AT-LP3WH with vibration-damping materials. The turntable is available in black or white.
The Philips Hue white and color ambiance lighting kit is the best option of its kind. It can glow in millions of colors, as well as thousands of shades of white. It’s also compatible with Amazon Alexa, the Google Assistant, and Apple HomeKit.
The kit consists of a Philips Hue bridge and four light bulbs. Philips has the best selection of connected lighting products in the business, so you can expand your setup to even more if you wish.
The Razer Wolverine is a wired gaming controller for Xbox One and PC with an incredible set of customization options. They include swappable thumbsticks and D-pad, six bumper and trigger buttons you can remap, and a built-in audio control panel.
The gamepad also features the gaming giant’s signature Chroma lighting experience. You can adjust it via an Xbox app or PC software.
The Logitech Craft is the most feature-packed wireless keyboard available today. Its defining feature is a creative input dial, whose functionality changes with the apps you’re using. The feature works on a number of popular web browsers and productivity apps, with more due to arrive in the future.
The keyboard has excellent build quality, adjustable backlighting, and great battery life. It utilizes a USB-C port for charging. The Logitech Craft is compatible with Windows and Mac.
The Polar Vantage M fitness-tracking watch is packed with incredible features geared toward workout warriors. The sleek gadget has built-in GPS, customizable profiles for various sports, as well as the ability to precisely measure the strain your body endures during every training session. The last feature is essential, as it will help you pace yourself and maintain a consistent performance.
The watch is water resistant up to 30 meters, so you can go swimming with it. We like that you can freshen up its looks with interchangeable bands.
The ecobee Switch+ Smart Light Switch is probably the most discreet-looking gadget with full Alexa functionality. Designed to replace your boring old light switch, the device has a built-in microphone and loudspeaker, as well as Alexa’s signature blue light strip. We also like that ecobee has equipped the Switch+ with a night light.
It also offers various options to control your lights, like Alexa commands, a sleek mobile app, or motion and daylight sensors. In case you’re feeling nostalgic, you can even tap on the device to turn them on and off.
The Canon IVY mini photo printer is capable of printing 2-by-3-inch photos on zero ink paper. Users can edit their photos before printing via a mobile app by Canon.
The Canon IVY takes less than a minute to print a photo. Its rechargeable battery is good for up to 20 prints. Canon offers the gadget in several eye-catching colors.
The Roku Streaming Stick+ is all about delivering 4K HDR content on a tight budget. Streaming high-resolution video on the player is possible thanks to a snappy quad-core processor, as well as support for dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11ac connectivity.
Roku offers access to all major streaming services. Its remote control is handily one of the best in its class.
The TP-Link Kasa Smart connected power strip packs six individually controlled power outlets, as well as a trio of USB ports for charging smaller gadgets. Like all TP-Link products, the handy gadget is compatible with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and Cortana voice commands. It lacks Apple HomeKit support.
In addition to being capable of monitoring the energy consumption of the devices it powers, the Kasa Smart power strip has built-in surge protection. The latter will protect your gadgets in case of a power surge caused by bad weather.
The Sengled Element Classic is an affordable smart light bulb, which can connect to Amazon’s Echo Plus speaker and take Alexa voice commands without a hub. The device can also work with the Google Assistant, Samsung SmartThings, and Wink via a hub. It’s available in a bundle with two light bulbs for only $40.
You can order the light bulb with a soft white glow that’s suitable for relaxing, or with a daylight-inspired brighter glow that’s great for focusing. Sengled backs the light bulb with a robust three-year warranty.
Sony’s Walkman NW-ZX300 is a beautifully designed MP3 player with the ability to play Hi-Res Audio files, as well as upscale compressed audio files to a higher quality. The device has support for all major audio formats, including lossless ones. You can also use it as a desktop DAC with your computer.
The sleek body of the NW-ZX300 has a milled aluminum frame, which keeps electrical noise out of the audio experience. Sony has equipped the device with 64 GB of expandable storage. Its battery of the device can deliver up to 30 hours of music playback between charges.
Nest Cam IQ Outdoor Security Camera
The Nest Cam IQ Outdoor is a sleek and incredibly clever home security camera that can recognize faces. This enables the device to alert you in case there’s a stranger in your home, office, or place of business.
The camera has weatherproof design and a tamper-resistant build. Its video quality is exceptional — the Nest Cam IQ Outdoor has a 4K HDR sensor.
Whoosh! is a powerful nontoxic screen cleaner that’ll keep the display of your laptop — and every other gadget you own — spotless. The odorless liquid is safe for all screens, while a bundled antimicrobial microfiber cloth ensures that you always make the most of every spray.
The screen cleaner is available in a trio of bottle sizes. You can also order screen-cleaning wipes that use it.
Developed in collaboration with Roku, the TCL 5-series is handily one of the best 4K TV bargains out there. The TV not only lets you enjoy high-quality 4K content on the cheap, but it also gives you access to one of the best smart platforms with access to all major streaming services right out of the box.
We like that, despite its affordable price tag, the TV supports both Dolby Vision and HDR10 content.
The Piston Fit earbuds by 1MORE have a machined metal housing that’s available in a quartet of colors: silver, space gray, rose gold, and blue.
The audio quality of the earbuds is really impressive for their $20 price point, courtesy of finely tuned, dual-layer audio drivers. The earbuds have a one-button remote control with a built-in microphone for making calls.
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