Best & Biggest Gadgets of July 2021

Nikon Z FC

Nikon Z FC 1
Nikon Z FC 1

Best & Biggest Gadgets Nikon Z FC is the company’s newest mirrorless camera, and what makes it unique is that it doesn’t appear like a new camera. Its design is based on one of the company’s most popular cameras, the FM2, which was released in the early 1980s. The Z FC, on the other hand, does not shoot like a classic film camera. It has a 20.9-megapixel APS-C sensor and a Z-mount, so it can use full-frame lenses from the Z6 and Z7. Electronic viewfinder, touchscreen display, and USB-C charging are among the latest improvements.

Price:$960 (body only) — $1,200 (with 28mm lens)

Klipsch Cinema 1200 and 800 Soundbars

Klipsch Cinema 1200 and 800 Soundbars
Klipsch Cinema 1200 and 800 Soundbars

Klipsch has announced the release of its first two Dolby Atmos soundbars. The Cinema 120o ($1,499) is a 5.1.4 surround sound system (capable of decoding Atmos in full 7.1.4), while the Cinema 800 ($799) is a conventional soundbar-and-subwoofer combination. Aside from the size and strength of the soundbar and wireless woofer (and the absence of satellite speakers in the Cinema 800), the two systems are quite comparable. They both use an eARC-enabled HDMI 2.1 connector to connect to your TV (which supports the passthrough of up to 8K HDR and Dolby Vision). They also include built-in Bluetooth and Alexa and Google Assistant compatibility.

Price: $799 — $1,499

Lenovo Smart Clock 2

Lenovo Smart Clock 2
Lenovo Smart Clock 2

The second-generation Lenovo Smart Clock has the same 4-inch display as its predecessor and is still Google Assistant-enabled. It does, however, feature a better speaker (that plays stereo) and, more importantly, a taller design that allows it to be charged wirelessly. The wireless charging pad is available separately, but you’ll probably want it because it includes a built-in USB connection (so you can charge another device) and a cool nightlight function. The Smart Clock 2 is anticipated to be available in September for a starting price of $90.

Price: $90

Dell UltraSharp Webcam

Dell UltraSharp Webcam
Dell UltraSharp Webcam

Dell has unveiled a high-end camera that works with both Windows 10 and Mac computers. The UltraSharp Camera is a genuine 4K webcam that connects to your computer through USB-C (a rarity). You can choose the resolution and frame rate of the captured video — it can capture 4K at 30 or 24 frames per second, and 1080p footage at up to 60 frames per second — and it also includes some clever AI techniques to keep you in frame and in focus. The only major flaw is that, despite its high price, it lacks a microphone.

Price: $200

LG QNED Mini LED TVs

LG QNED Mini LED TVs
LG QNED Mini LED TVs

LG introduced a new form of TV earlier this year dubbed the QNED Mini LED TV, which sits between between its OLED and NanoCell LCD TVs. In a word, they employ NanoCell and quantum dot technology similar to those found in LG’s NanoCell LCD TVs, but they also feature Mini LED backlighting, which improves contrast (though not nearly to the level of LG’s OLED TVs). LG revealed the pricing and availability of their QNED Mini LED TVs this week. The price of a 65-inch model will be $1,999. The pricing of a 75-inch model is $2,999. A 86-inch model will set you back $3,999. Beginning in July, they will be accessible.

Price: $1,999 — $3,999

Satechi Stand & Hub for Mac Mini with SSD Enclosure

Satechi Stand Hub for Mac Mini with SSD Enclosure
Satechi Stand Hub for Mac Mini with SSD Enclosure

This is Satechi’s new stand-and-hub combo, which is designed specifically for the Mac mini M1. It features a concealed enclosure for M.2 SATA SSD storage (which is standard on all modern Macs), allowing you to increase storage more inexpensively (rather than buying an external SSD). The stand-and-hub combo fits flat beneath your M1 Mac mini, connects through a single USB-C connector, and adds a slew of useful connections, including a USB-C data port (5Gbps), three USB-A ports (5Gbps), micro SD and SD card readers, and a headphone jack. It is now available.

Price: $100

Nintendo Switch (OLED Model)

Nintendo Switch OLED Model
Nintendo Switch OLED Model

Nintendo has revealed that a new Switch system will be released on October 8. Unfortunately, it’s not the Switch Pro that many fans were expecting for, since it won’t output 4K when connected to a 4K TV. Instead, the new Switch will be the first to include an OLED display, which should improve the visual quality (specifically, it should produce deeper blacks and have better contrast). Better speakers and a more adjustable kickstand are expected. Aside than that, the OLED variant will be identical to the ordinary Switch, with the exception that it will be $50 more costly.

Price: $350

Plugable USBC-HUB7BC hub

Plugable USBC HUB7BC hub
Plugable USBC HUB7BC hub

This docking station is the first of its type. It features seven USB-A connections, all of which can simultaneously charge and send data (up to 5Gbps). It also includes a USB-A (3.0) and USB-C converter cable, allowing it to function with either a newer USB-C laptop or an older USB-A laptop. Because of its stackable construction, you may add two (or three) more in case you (or a school) need to charge many devices at the same time.

Price: $49

DJI Pocket 2 Sunset White

DJI Pocket 2 Sunset White
DJI Pocket 2 Sunset White

The Pocket 2 was introduced by DJI in late 2020. It was the company’s popular handheld gimbal’s second iteration, which was built for vlogging. The new model still shoots 4K video, but it has a larger sensor, a better lens (with a broader field of vision and greater zoom), and a better microphone array, according to DJI. However, the firm has produced a “sunset white” version of the Pocket 2, which was previously only available in black.

Price: $439

Kensington StudioCaddy

Kensington StudioCaddy
Kensington StudioCaddy

The StudioCaddy is a convenient charging station for your Apple devices. It features an inbuilt charging stand for your iPhone and a wireless charging mat for your AirPods Pro, and it plugs into the wall for electricity (or AirPods, should they support wireless charging). On the side of the gadget, there are USB-C and USB-A connections for charging your MacBook and iPad at the same time. You can even add vertical supports to accommodate said MacBook and iPad without taking up much desk space, due to its modular design.

Price: $179

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