They might not make photo film anymore, but that doesn't mean they're done with personal imaging. The Kodak Ektra Photography Smartphone is the venerable photo company's latest foray into modern photography. Named and modeled after one of the company's classic rangefinders, from the back it resembles nothing but a camera, with an oversized (for phone standards) f/2.0 lens protruding from a faux black leather surface. Spec-wise, it's got a 21 megapixel sensor, with 6-axis optical image stabilisation and 4K video capture. There's a curved grip and dedicated shutter button, just like a real camera, and the specialized camera app puts a DSLR-like scene selection dial within thumb's reach. Otherwise, it's pretty much a regular Android phone, with a Mediatek Helio X-20 processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage with microSD expansion, and a 5-inch, 1080p display, all the better for framing what the company hopes are photos worthy of its storied brand.
We knew it was coming — albeit with a way-less-catchy name — but the Nintendo Switch is finally official. As had been rumored, the system is a console/portable hybrid, with a high-def screen that undocks from its TV-connected charger to let you take your games on the go. The two sides of the normal controller also snap out, attaching to the screen on either side, and can be removed on-the-go to serve as separate, more basic controllers for multiplayer action. Other details are scant, but we'll likely know much more ahead of its March 2017 release.
It's not the first router to offer parental controls, but the Gryphon WiFi Router is one of the first designed with that goal in mind. Created by the guys behind the MiFi portable hotspot, it connects to an app that lets you easily set screen time limits, pause access altogether, view browsing history, make a safelist of approved sites, and even approve new requests in real-time. It also has advanced built-in security, with intrusion detection that recognizes attacks and immediately quarantines the target device and also checks for malware. And since none of these features are any good unless you actually want to use them, it has a powerful tri-band setup with beam forming and MU-MIMO technology, mesh networking for easy expansion, and a unique curved design that places the antennas for optimal performance.
Autonomous lawnmowers have been around for a few years now. But the Kobi Lawn Robot is far more than just a high-tech grass-cutter. In the summer, it can keep your lawn mowed, using weather forecasts to know when to cut and mulching the clippings to keep your yard healthy. In the fall, a separate module lets it clear both your yard and driveway of leaves, and during the winter, the snow module dutifully clears your driveway so you don't have to venture out in the cold — unless you want to, of course. It's powered by quiet, efficient brushless motors and a lithium-ion battery, and will automatically return to its charging station when it's running low on juice.
Marc Newson is known for his curvy, organic, minimal designs. Yet the Jaeger-LeCoultre x Marc Newson Atmos 568 Clock might be his most minimal yet. By encasing the clock's mechanics inside an "extra-clear" glass cabinet, he allows the moving lungs, gears, and most of its other 211 components to shine as never before. And since as little as a single degree move in temperature is enough to power it for two days, there's no need to worry about changing batteries.
Hardly anyone carries change anymore, but if you do, you can make it a little more useful with some Hollow Spy Coins. These exact duplicates of real spy coins used by both the CIA and KGB let you covertly carry microSD cards full of important data, or anything else you can think of that will fit inside, all while hitting very close to "real" weight. Available in multiple denominations, including nickels, quarters, half-dollars, pounds, and euros.