Introduced in 1987, Fender's American Standard series served as the company's off-the-shelf flagship for 30 years. That run ends with Fender American Professional Guitars. Meant to replace the venerable Standard, the lineup improves on these beloved instruments in a number of ways. There's a new Deep C neck shape, new V-Mod or Shaw pickups, genuine bone nuts, and three new colorways. In all, the collection covers 16 models in 11 different colors, including the classic Stratocaster, Telecaster, and Precision Bass, each of which arrives in an Elite Molded Case.
Fishing can be a relaxing, contemplative experience. Or it can be incredibly fun with the PowerRay Fishfinder. The Fishfinder is a waterproof drone that you set free in search of your next big catch. It will mimic the underwater movements of fish, can operate below for up to 4 hours, can dive up to 100 feet underwater, and even includes an integrated fish luring light for an assist the next time you're searching. And if you get a nibble, you can watch your catch in real time using the internal Wi-Fi system and the 4k UHD camera. And if you're feeling even more adventurous, strap on the gesture based VR goggles that control the drone for an incredible immersive fishing experience.
31.5 inches is mighty large for a computer monitor. That's why the curve of the Samsung Quantum Dot Curved Monitor makes so much sense. In addition to its view-enhancing bend, it also uses quantum dot technology to cover more than 125 percent of the sRGB spectrum, has a resolution of 2,560 x 1,440, and a sleek white chassis that minimizes the bezel and hides unsightly cords in the neck. The result is an ideal large-format screen for those who need the extra real estate, and a luxurious playing field for serious gamers. Also available in a 27-inch model.
When it comes to musical instruments, it's not easy to create an innovative product that really changes the landscape of how musicians create sound. But the Seaboard Rise Keyboard is doing just that. It looks like no keyboard you've seen before, with an exterior composed of high-quality extruded black anodized aluminum, making it tough but light enough to transport. The silicone keywave surface is custom-engineered for a firm but fluid feel. And feel is how you play the Rise — moving your fingers from side to side, sliding them up keywaves or along ribbons to modulate the sound intuitively. It's battery powered, so you can play untethered, or just plug into a computer, tablet, or smartphone to connect to the software or hardware of your choice. Choose from the two-octave Seaboard Rise 25 or the four-octave Seabord Rise 49.
One of the best parts of the holidays is getting to watch your loved ones open the gifts you bought them. That becomes a little difficult when you need to ship their gifts across the country. With the USPS Gift Tracking Ornament, you can follow their progress from transit to delivery, and — for the first time ever — opening. The kit comes with a special box equipped with a tracker, as well as the ornament, which changes colors to let you know the package's status. When it turns green, that means the box has been opened, which in turn means it's time to fire up FaceTime and see those smiling faces for yourself.
For the future rock star in your home, Loog DIY Kid's Guitars are a perfect way for kids to get started in the world of music. Loog Guitars are customizable guitars that are meant to be built with parents, and since each one is only 3-stringed with a narrow neck, they're easy for kids to form chords and learn songs quickly. And since the finger placement is the same, kids can graduate easily to a 6-string guitar when they're ready. Use the Loog app and find video lessons, chord diagrams, a tuner, and a songbook to learn how to play classics from The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and many more.