If you think the Sigma DP2 Quattro Camera looks unconventional from the outside, wait until you hear what's underneath. The DP2's new Quattro sensor captures light vertically instead of horizontally (like traditional sensors), by using three layers that grab luminance and color information separately, resulting in 19.6MP images offering fantastic detail. Other features include the new True III image processing engine, a 3-inch 920k-dot LCD display, and a fixed 30mm f2.8 lens that's the equivalent of 45mm glass attached to a full-frame body.
Just because you want to listen to music wirelessly around your home or apartment, doesn't mean you need to go and replace all the speakers you've accumulated over the years. With Beep — a small Wi-Fi enabled device that connects to any stereo or speaker system with an RCA jack, auxiliary input, or optical input — you can play music to any connected speaker or group of speakers from your iOS or Android phone. With the ability to synchronize music across a range of Beeps, you can play your music throughout your place, or choose different music for different Beeps. While it only currently has built in support for Pandora, plenty of other app support is on its way.
Nicholas Felton knows a thing or two about data visualization. Not only did he create the Facebook Timeline, but he rose to fame on the back of his amazing Annual Reports, which lay out the years of his life in great detail — and in beautiful fashion. Now he's bringing that talent to bear on your
sorry life. Reporter is a new iPhone app that's designed to capture information about your day-to-day routines in the least intrusive way possible. It relies on your phone's sensors and a few brief daily surveys to keep track of where you've been, what you've done, how active you've been, who you were with, etc. And all that data is reported back to you with the same visual panache as his annual reports, so you can get a gorgeous at-a-glance look at your life.
No matter where life takes you — whether you're a globe-trotting adventurer, an international businessman, or you just live out in the middle of nowhere — the last thing you want is to be cut off from the rest of the world. With the Iridium Go Satellite WiFi Hotspot you can go virtually anywhere and still access voice and data on up to five devices at a time. Small and portable, this device can go anywhere you can, and features a 100-foot radius of wireless connectivity. Use it to access the web over a satellite connection on your tablet, laptop, or phone, or make calls and receive messages using a range of available plans.
Continuing the renaissance of old-school camera design, the Olympus OM-D E-M10 Camera combines retro looks with modern tech. At its heart is a 16MP Live MOS sensor with built-in image stabilization, which gets paired with a TruePic VII for outstanding color rendition, 8fps shooting, and fast AF. You can compose your images using the tilting touch screen or the built-in EVF, control your settings via the dedicated dials, and, once you're done, transfer the finished product over to your phone/tablet/computer using built-in Wi-Fi. And thanks to its Micro 4/3 compatibility you'll have a host of lenses at your disposal.
Privacy may not be your chief concern when you're browsing the web — but it probably should be. Each time you venture out onto the web, you're vulnerable, because each site can access your IP address, giving them the ability to find your physical location. With Safeplug, you can feel safe on the internet again, browsing anonymously and securely. It works using a service called Tor (already well-used by foreign journalists and privacy nuts alike), which routes your internet traffic through a series of random locations, making it impossible to determine where you are. All you need to do is plug it into your router, set it up, and in about a minute you'll be basking in anonymity.
Back in the pre-iPhone days, a little gadget called the Pacemaker Pocket DJ made a big impression — it was the world's first portable DJ system. But one look at the App Store let us know that it's days would be short lived. And they were. But now the original team is back with a new app called, simply, Pacemaker. This free app — add-on effects are available for in-app purchase — lets you mix, loop, blend, and drop all you want, using tracks from your own music library or any of the millions of tracks on Spotify.
We heard there's a big game on Sunday. So we decided to build a new sports site like you've never seen before. Rookie.com is the sports site we wanted for ourselves. It sucks having to dig through the slog of sports stories to find that one great quote or valuable insight, so we've done all the work for you with Rookie. But this isn't some algorithm we shoved into a machine — everything is hand curated by us, and ready for you to consume. Rookie cuts through the noise and looks good doing it. Your move, ESPN.
Like it or not, many of us find out about the latest news from our Facebook feed — whether it's the death of a beloved actor, a former quarterback's legendary fur coat, or the latest civil unrest abroad. In that spirit, Facebook Paper makes the experience of consuming news and other timely content on our phones a little more beautiful, with an immersive app that combines your friends' stories with those coming from sources both established and upcoming. With intuitive interactions, Flipboard-like panels, full-screen photos and videos, and customizable sources, you may actually find yourself enjoying exploring the news. But it doesn't stop there. Paper lets you create your own stories, viewing them as they'll appear within the app, and within Facebook's native feed.
Well known for its studio monitors and audio interfaces, M-Audio obviously knows a thing or two about sound quality. The M-Audio HDH50 Headphones are no exception. These over-ear cans offer 50mm neodymium drivers, gunmetal-finished aluminum and steel construction, a closed-back design, two cables — one with a 1/8" connector, and one with an in-line mic — and studio-grade tuning, frequency response, and audio quality.
Decide the extra 130 bones for the LTE iPad wasn't worth it? We can't blame you — but that also means you're out of luck when you need some GPS action. Unless, of course, you've got Bad Elf GPS. This tiny accessory provides high performance 66-channel WAAS to give you GPS latitude, longitude, altitude, speed, and tracking, all without built-in hardware. It draws power from your Lightning connector, so there's no extra battery to charge — and if you do need to charge your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch while in-use, it features a pass-through Micro-USB port.
Carbon fiber — it's used in automotive and aerospace design, as well as in high-end luxury goods. Now you can use it to create your own objects with the Mark One Carbon Fiber 3D Printer. Billed as the world's first 3D printer designed to print composite materials, this sturdy machine is built using aluminum unibody construction, and features a long axis that's great for creating parts, a bed that clicks into the same place every time thanks to a kinematic coupling, and a head that can handle standard PLA, tough nylon, lightweight fiberglass, and, of course, carbon fiber, using long, continuous strands that offer maximum strength with minimal weight. Now all you need is something worth printing.