Pairing an APS-C sensor with a compact body is all the rage these days, and now Leica's getting in on the act with the Leica X Camera. This compact shooter combines a 16.2 megapixel CMOS sensor with a fast Leica Summilux 23 mm f/1.7 lens, giving you an angle of view equivalent to a classic 35mm lens, and absolutely stunning bokeh when used wide-open. Other features include a macro focusing distance of just 0.2 meters, a sturdy body made from magnesium and anodized aluminum, premium leather trim, 1080p video recording, a 3-inch LCD, and plenty of physical controls for manual operation, including dedicated rings and dials for focusing, shutter speed, and aperture.
Logitech's Harmony remotes have long been the best way to control your home theater. Now, with the Logitech Harmony Ultimate Home Remote, they can control more than just your entertainment — they can control your house. Working in conjunction with the included, Wi-Fi-enabled Harmony Home Hub, this 2.4-inch touchscreen remote lets you control a bevy of connected devices around your home, including Philips Hue lights, Lutron-controlled window shades, Nest thermostats, and even ZigBee or Z-Wave devices. And thanks to its connectivity, you don't even need the remote — you can control things right from the Harmony app on your phone. The result? You can create and customize dedicated Activities that can do everything from turning the TV to the right channel to setting the lights at the right level with a single touch.
We all know by now that Bluetooth headsets are a serious fashion faux pas — so if you're going to wear one, make it as small as possible. The Motorola Moto Hint Earbud fits that description perfectly. This tiny 'bud automatically turns itself on when you put it in your ear and turns off when you pull it out, letting it provide up to 10 hours of talk time per charge. And if you pair it with a Moto X, you can get notifications, make calls, send messages, and even ask questions without lifting a finger — which is a lot more than we can say for the monstrosity that was hanging out of your ear circa early 2008.
Every once in a while, you might hear an old photo curmudgeon long for the days when you had to take a whole roll of film — and develop it — before you knew what you had. Recapture that simpler time with the Leica M Edition 60 Camera. Created to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the M System rangefinder, this is a fully modern camera, featuring a 24 megapixel full-frame sensor and a fast Summilux 35mm f/1.4 lens, but it replaces the rear LCD monitor and controls with a simple ISO selector dial. The result? You need to control things manually, and you can't see what you've taken until after you're done shooting, just like an analogue camera. Only 600 individually-numbered units will be available, so if you're looking to take a firm step back in time, you'd best get your order in now.