One of only 50 ever produced — number 23, to be exact — this Leica M9-P White Edition Camera is as exclusive yet stylish a shooter as you'll find. Amazingly, it's prior owner only shot 360 photos with it, so there's basically zero wear on its 18 megapixel full-frame sensor and shutter. The rest of the set, including the body, Noctilux lens, metal body cap, rear lens cap, and matching white leather strap, is in similarly pristine condition, with only a nick in the front lens cap providing a hint of its used nature. Not to worry though, as they're throwing in a brand new one at no extra charge.
New Year's resolutions, health goals, and normal fitness trackers not enough to get you up and active? Use shame as your motivation by downloading Cakewalk. This humorous app uses the sensors in your iPhone to track your movement, and sends you a message each morning telling you how much you moved — or how little — the day before. Built-in challenges and a friend-based leaderboard give you added incentives, an Apple Watch app lets you keep track of your progress on your wrist, and if all that isn't enough, you can set the app up to publicly shame you on social media. It's fitness tracking for the lazy.
Free yourself from the tangle of cables and play without limitations with the Line 6 Relay G10 Wireless Guitar System. Using 24-bit digital technology, it provides an interference-, compression-, and latency-free wireless connection between your guitar's 1/4" output and the 1/4" or XLR input on your amp or rig. Just plug it in, and the transmitter and receiver automatically find the optimum channel. The transmitter's rechargeable battery last for up to 8 hours, charges in a docking well on the receiver, and lights up to let you know when it's running low, and since it only activates when it's fully connected, you don't get an annoying pop when you're plugging it in.
Based on the original half-frame PEN-F SLR from 1963, the new Olympus Pen-F Camera takes this classic design and updates it for the digital age. It has a 20 megapixel Micro Four Thirds sensor, thus retaining compatibility with the company's impressive range of lenses while features like 5-axis image stabilization and the TruePic VII processor provide sharp images and quick focusing. There's also a 2.36 million-dot OLED viewfinder with 100% field of view and manual controls, so you can use it like a vintage rangefinder, built-in Wi-Fi, and a 3-inch articulating monitor that hides away when you're not using it, yet works as an AF targeting pad when you are. All of this is housed in a classic body with magnesium top and front covers, joined by the aluminum dials and bottom plate.
One of the few things that classic sportscars don't have is a built in navigation system. But that's all changing with the release of the Porsche Classic Navigation Radio. It fits seamlessly into the DIN-1 slot and features optimized radio reception and a touch-sensitive 3.5-inch display. A useful and subtle addition that can be added to Porsche generations between the first 911 from the 60's and the last of the 911 series from the mid 1990s.
The Fender name is synonymous with quality guitars. And now, the trusted instrument makers are bringing that same quality and attention to detail to the world or earphones with these Fender FXA7 Pro Earphones. The housings were 3D printed using scans of thousands of ears — making each pair feel like a custom fit. And the sound quality is top notch as well, with a pair of balanced armature tweeters and their patented Hybrid-Dynamic tuned Balanced Armature Array. Available in metallic gold or metallic black, they arrive in a deluxe carrying case with SureSeal tips, a cleaning tool, and cable.
You're not going to mistake it for one of the company's vintage rangefinders, but the Leica X-U Camera can do several things those can't — like shoot underwater. Developed in collaboration with Audi Design, this 16.5 megapixel APS-C shooter is waterproof down to 49 feet, and is also shockproof and sealed against dust. It achieves this by pairing its CMOS sensor with a fixed f/1.7 23mm lens, and by placing the rear buttons underneath the anti-slip thermoplastic elastomer coating that covers the majority of the body. Other features include a 3-inch monitor, built-in flash, and a dedicated underwater mode.
Projectors offer great image size for the dollar. But they generally also require a lot of room to reach their potential. The LG Ultra Short Throw LED Smart Projector displays 1080p video at sizes up to 100" while resting as little as five inches away from the screen or wall. Its LED light source delivers consistent, vivid color and will last for roughly 30,000 hours, built-in Smart TV features mean you don't need a separate box to find great content, and Bluetooth output means you can connect powerful speakers without running wires everywhere.
Built to compete for the $30 million dollar Google Lunar XPRIZE, the Audi Lunar Quattro is the first four-ringed vehicle not meant for terrestrial use. To complete its mission, it'll have to traverse at least a half kilometer of rocky lunar landscape, while beaming high-res images and video back to Earth. During the journey, which will take an estimated five days, it will need to hitch a ride on a rocket, and deal with temperatures as high as 250º F. In order to overcome these challenges, it's built from a mix of high-strength aluminum and magnesium, uses a pair of stereo cameras to navigate obstacles, has a swiveling solar panel to charge up the battery powering its four hub motors, and, of course, takes full advantage of Audi's legendary all-wheel drive system.
Ever thinner devices mean ever smaller batteries. You can extend your phone's life with a battery case, but at the end of the day, it's just another gadget to charge. The Ampware Hand Crank iPhone Case gives you an alternative. Using an on-board generator, five minutes of cranking can deliver a full hour of normal use or five hours of standby juice, guaranteeing you'll have power when you need it most while keeping your iPhone 6 or 6S safe from drops and bumps.
Big capabilities. Pocket-friendly size. The new Fujifilm X70 Camera offers an advanced sensor the size of most DSLRs in a package that you can take with you anywhere. At 16.3 megapixels, the X-Trans CMOS II sensor captures outstanding detail even in low light, and is paired with a Fujinon 18.5mm, f/2.8 lens, the 35mm equivalent of 28mm glass. There's a speedy AF system with 77 points for tracking movement, a silent electronic shutter capable of 1/32,000 second exposures, built-in Wi-Fi for instant sharing or printing via an Instax Printer, and a 3-inch touchscreen display that rotates up to 180 degrees, making shots from different angles — including selfies — a breeze.
It doesn't matter if you're walking, running, or riding a bike — it's a lot easier for cars to see you after dark if you're wearing something reflective. With Life Paint, that can be pretty much whatever you want to wear. This water-based reflective spray is invisible by daylight, yet glows brightly when hit with the beam of a car's headlights. It works best on textile materials, whether it's shoes, a jacket, or a hat, lasts for over a week during normal use, and washes off, leaving whatever you sprayed it on just as it was.
Many of us wear headphones for a good portion of the day. So why not have them do more than just play music? Leveraging the tech used in the company's more traditional wearables, Misfit Specter Activity Tracking Headphones keep tabs on your steps, distance covered, calories, and sleep duration/quality, all while pulling double-duty as personal speakers. Despite their expanded functionality, they don't skimp on the sound, with dual drivers for richer, clearer audio, noise isolation technology to keep external sounds at bay, and multiple microphones to eliminate ambient noise when talking on the phone.
It's certainly not going to fit in to most home decors. But if you consider yourself a true gearhead, the Porsche Design 911 GT3 Soundbar delivers great sound while serving as an undeniable conversation piece. The 200W speaker accepts audio via one analog and two digital inputs, as well as over Bluetooth with aptX, and has both Dolby Digital decoding and DTS TruSurround virtual surround sound. But it's the design that really stands out, using an original rear silencer and twin exhaust from a 911 GT3 as the case, with the ports helping to boost the bass. We can only hope it releases a throaty growl befitting its heritage when you turn it on.
If you have a family, you likely take a lot of pictures of them. Unfortunately, that also means you're missing out on the moment, stuck behind the camera (or phone). The Kiba Family Camera lets you enjoy those moments with your family while still getting the shot. It takes 13 megapixels stills and shoots 1080p video, and uses a custom "Joy Ranking Algorithm" to pick the best shots and clips from each day, uploading them automatically to the cloud. You can also start the camera via voice command or schedule a time for recording, but most of the time it just works on its own — exactly how you'd want it.
The iPhone is the most popular camera in the world. Yet most photography enthusiasts wish they could push it farther. The Zeiss ExoLens lets you do exactly that. Leveraging the German company's legendary optic expertise, these add-on lenses come in three models — wide-angle, telephoto, and macro — and offer outstanding sharpness and contrast from one edge to the other. The macro lens also holds the distinction of being the first add-on lens to offer a zoom function, and all three lenses attach to a machined aluminum bracket that doubles as a tripod adapter and cold shoe mount for flashes and other accessories.
You don't need a huge, trunk-hogging rig to capture video with a drone. The Axis Vidius Mini Drone can stream and record both live (420p) video and still images during flight, yet fits in the palm of your hand. The world's smallest FPV drone, it communicates with its 4-channel controller over a 2.4 gHz connection, but can also be controlled via Wi-Fi with an Android or iOS device. Its rechargeable battery lasts for up to 7 minutes per charge, a six-axis gyro keeps it stable during flight, and a pre-programmed "trick mode" lets it do flips and rolls on command. With a 100 foot range, it's not going to replace your Phantom anytime soon, but as a fun toy or beginner's model, it's hard to beat.
It's far wider than it is tall, but don't dare mistake the Bang & Olufsen BeoSound 35 Wireless Speaker for a soundbar. Designed to look great whether it's on a stand or mounted on the wall, this high-end system has built-in touch controls that let you queue up a song from Spotify, Deezer, or TuneIn without touching an app, but also has AirPlay, DLNA, Bluetooth 4.0, and BeoLink Multiroom technology to bring in audio from other sources without a wire to be seen. It has two four-inch bass drivers for deep, room-filling sound, two tweeters angled outwards for a wider soundstage, and 80-watt class D amplifiers that provide all four speakers with plenty of power. Finished with a pentagonal aluminum cabinet and matching stand.
More things connected to the Internet equals more things you can control remotely. Unfortunately, that also means more apps dedicated to all your stuff. The Sevenhugs Smart Remote looks to remove your phone from the equation altogether by giving you context-sensitive controls over everything in your house. Using a system of plug-in beacons, the remote automatically knows where it is and what you're pointing it at, displaying the right controls for the job on the fly. That means you need only one remote to control your TV, lighting, thermostat, music, and more, while your phone stays happily in your pocket.
Mixing powerful robotics with the company's rock-solid mobility platform, the Segway Robot has as much potential as it does personality. It's powered by an Intel Atom processor running a version of Android, letting you create your own apps and use cases. It uses an array of cameras — one for depth sensing, one for tracking, and one for normal video/still photography — to complete tasks like move from room to room, track and follow you when you're on foot, and other things that haven't been thought of yet. It has a built-in interface for hardware extensions, letting you add things like arms or tools as you go, or you could just use it as a plain old Segway. But where's the fun in that?
We get the benefits of having a screen in every room of the house. We also understand it's not practical for most people. The Tipron Projection Robot can give you a screen up to 80 inches on any wall (or ceiling) you want. It does so by connecting a moving base to a transforming body and projector-laden eye. The ability to transform, coupled with a projector unit that can adjust roll, pitch and yaw and features keystone correction, means it will work at a variety of heights and angles. It has a built-in speaker and Wi-Fi, an HDMI input, a 5 megapixel video/still camera, and sensors to keep it from bumping into stuff. With the companion app, you can designate places and times for it to arrive, and with Internet tie-ins, you can have it display things like a news feed, Twitter, or YouTube playlist on demand.
Compressed digital files, whether purchased or streamed, simply can't compare with the rich, uncompressed analog sound of vinyl. But there is a happy medium, and the Sony PS-HX500 Hi-Res USB Turntable is made to take advantage. It uses a built-in analog-to-digital converter to turn your vinyl into high-resolution audio tracks in either DSD or WAV formats, outputting them to your PC or Mac via the aforementioned USB port, and thus enabling them to be used on pretty much any digital device you own. It's no slouch at playing records through a traditional system, either, with a rock-solid cabinet, belt drive system, lightweight tonearm with integrated shell for superior sound, and a built-in phono EQ that can be bypassed for use with an external rig.
High-performance PC gaming requires a lot of power. More power than you can fit in a typical laptop. So instead of chaining you to a desk or selling you a pizza box-sized portable, the Razer Blade Stealth lets you have both a high-end gaming PC and an ultrathin laptop, thanks to a smart, simple compromise. The Intel Core i7-powered laptop sports a 12.5-inch high-res touchscreen, yet has an aluminum chassis that measures just over half an inch thick and lets the package weigh in at under three pounds. All of this makes for a capable laptop, but when it's time to game, you use the Thunderbolt 3 port to connect to your desk-bound, sold-separately Core, which houses a double-wide, full-length PCIe graphics card from your choice of AMD or Nvidia, as well as a host of extra ports, a beefy power supply, and plenty of heat dissipation. Portability when you want it, power when you need it — the computing equivalent of a mullet.
Stream wirelessly from any room in your home or office with the McIntosh RS100 Wireless Speaker. Get started with a single unit, which connects to Wi-Fi and is controlled from a mobile app available on Apple or Android. Over time, you can add up to 16 speakers on a single network, enough for playback in 8 different rooms. It supports just about every audio format, and provides lossless playback of up to 16-bit/48kHz files. The bookshelf style speaker also features an eye catching blue meter and knobs that make is unmistakably McIntosh.
It's not for amateurs. It's not even for most professionals. But if you need a DSLR you can push to the absolute limit, the Nikon D5 Camera has you covered. The company's latest flagship is built around a new 20.8-megapixel CMOS sensor delivering a native ISO of 100 to 102,400, extendable to 50-3,280,000 (not a typo). The sensor is paired with an all-new AF system that has 153 focus points as well as its own dedicated processor, a new metering and scene recognition system, and the ability to focus in near complete darkness. Powering all these advancements — in addition to the 3.2-inch XGA LCD touchscreen and 4K video capture — is the EXPEED 5 image processing engine, delivering 12 fps performance with full AE and AF activated. Available in two models, one utilizing speedy XQD storage, and one using the more widespread CF standard.
Like most action cams, it's shockproof, dustproof, waterproof (down to 100 feet), and generally tiny. But the Nikon KeyMission 360 Action Camera has something going for it most competitors don't: decades of photographic experience. The venerable camera maker's first foray into the action market, it uses dual Nikkor lenses and image sensors to record immersive, 360-degree 4K UHD video and sharp still images. Built-in Vibration Reduction helps smooth out any bumps in the road, and a trifecta of NFC, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi make it easy to review, transfer, edit, and share footage right from your phone.
You'll note there's no "digital" in that title. That's because the Kodak Super 8 Camera shoots on film. Designed by Yves Behar, the camera is modern-looking, yet recalls the design of the original Kodak Super 8 from 1965. It uses 15m film cartridges good for several minutes of shooting, and buying the film covers your processing, too, with both a digital scan and developed film returned at the end. It has a fixed Ricoh 6mm lens, an angled handle on top that also incorporates a microphone, and is built for manual operation, including the focus, aperture, and speed. It's not totally analog — there's a 3.5-inch swiveling viewfinder, an SD slot, USB, and HDMI on board — but for any aspiring (or aging) filmmaker, it'll offer an experience no digital camera can match.
Sure, it supports 4K resolutions, but when a TV measures 77 — or even 65 — inches diagonally, it's going to draw a lot of attention whether it's on or off. Luckily, the new ultra-slim LG G6 OLED TV looks great either way. Thanks to a Picture-On-Glass design, it measures just 2.57mm thick, not including the integrated sound bar speaker system from harman/kardon. The set's OLED and ColorPrime Pro technologies let it take full advantage of the new HDR standard, and the webOS 3.0-powered smart interface is among the nicest built into any TV on the market.
When one of the best turntables in the world suddenly went out of production, it was a sad day for vinyl fans. Well today that mood is finally changing as Panasonic has announced that the Technics SL-1200 line is back with the brand new Technics SL-1200GAE Turntable. 2016 marks the 50th anniversary of the classic table which is not only the preference for DJs, but also makes a great centerpiece in any home audio setup. The resurrected deck added some subtle design changes, along with a high sensitive tonearm and a brass top platter. But devotees won't find anything to complain about when the SL-1200 officially returns this summer.