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Samsung The Frame Television

Samsung’s Serif is one unconventional TV design that stood out from the spartan slim-framed black rectangles we’re used to. Now the Samsung The Frame television is another. While most sets strive for thin or nigh-nonexistent bezels, The Frame embraces its, well, frame, made of wood or metal, to look more like a work of art, and adds to this with an “Art Mode” that displays custom-designed art to liven up…

GET IT: $2,000+

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Zolo Liberty+ Wireless Earphones

You might not be familiar with Zolo but chances are you’ve heard of their parent company, Anker, which makes some pretty solid stuff. Their latest sub-brand is taking a swing at the wireless headphone niche with Zolo Liberty+ Wireless Earphones. Besides a graphene-coated dynamic driver for improved sound quality and what amounts to almost instant wireless pairing, these earphones are sweat resistant, fit comfortably thanks to liquid-silicon eartips that adapt…

GET IT: $100

Phones

OnePlus 5

The company known for besting flagship phones at a fraction of the price is back with the OnePlus 5 — and it’s got more than a passing resemblance to the iPhone 7, most differentiated by the presence of a headphone jack and a USB-C charge port. Still, this device nets you a hell of a lot of phone. Most notably, its dual rear 20-megapixel camera allows for shooting bokeh-style portraits,…

GET IT: $480+

Food & Drink

Teforia Leaf Infuser

Making tea isn’t as simple as dropping a bag into hot water, and the Teforia Leaf Infuser knows that. This high-tech countertop device instead plays on variations in temperature, steep time, aeration, agitation, and more, to brew a cup of tea like you’ve never had. The Leaf reads your Teforia tea package to know just what techniques and settings to use. When necessary, it’ll perform several microinfusions — that’s…

GET IT: $400

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Amazon Dash Wand With Alexa

Amazon’s previous Dash Wand could reorder essentials with just a quick scan of their barcodes. Their latest Dash Wand, which is Alexa-enabled for the first time, also lets you do it using just your voice in rooms where you haven’t stationed an Echo. The compact device can still scan products as well, and can also answer any question and do almost any task Alexa normally could including ordering pizza, speaking…

GET IT: $20

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Logitech G PowerPlay Mouse Pad

The Logitech G PowerPlay Mouse Pad isn’t just an ordinary mouse pad. Its underlying surface contains Logitech’s eponymous magnetic inductance technology that delivers power to a compatible mouse while it glides along the top, charging while you play or work to guarantee your battery won’t die out mid-session. Moreover the mouse’s inputs are communicated directly to the mousepad’s integrated wireless receive and then piped to your computer via wire to give…

GET IT: $100

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C Seed 262-Inch 4K TV

The above render might not do it justice, but the C Seed 262-Inch 4K TV is the biggest non-projection screen to date and won’t fit in just anywhere considering it measures in at nearly 22 feet diagonally — though once installed it essentially transforms the room into a movie theatre of sorts. The massive television also integrates ten high-end speakers for booming cinema sound, a motorized fabric cover that comes down…

GET IT: $540,000

Gaming

Xbox One X

Dubbed the most powerful console ever — not that it had much competition besides the PS4 Pro — Microsoft’s Xbox One X is a performance-upgraded Xbox One that finally does your 4K TV justice. The console features a new 8-core AMD processor, 12GB of GDDR5 graphic memory, and a 6 Teraflop GPU, all in all increasing overall power by about 40% in a smaller, sleeker form factor. It’ll still play…

GET IT: $500

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Samsung CHG90 49-inch Ultrawide Monitor

Forget dual displays. The Samsung CHG90 49-inch Ultrawide Monitor is the only one you’ll need considering it’s essentially the size of two 27-inch 16:9 monitors slapped together. Designed first and foremost for gamers with a 32:9 aspect ratio and curved panel, it features HDR capabilities for correcting contrasting issues, Samsung’s Quantum Dot technology, and a 1 millisecond motion picture response time to eradicate blur. Its sheer real estate and resolution of…

GET IT: $1,500

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Roli Seaboard Block

The award-winning Roli Seaboard Rise and Grand are amongst the most acclaimed new instruments in recent history, but both will set you back a pretty penny. Their new Seaboard Block, on the other hand, is not only more affordable but a hell of a lot more portable, too. The 24 key wave two-octave playing surface is about the size and weight of a magazine and leverages Roli’s 5D Touch technology — the same…

GET IT: $300

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iMac Pro

The Mac Pro may have fallen by the wayside (for now), but professionals looking for the intersection of power and macOS need look no further than Apple’s iMac Pro. This capable machine is actually the most powerful Mac ever while still retaining the iMac’s clean, sleek profile, albeit one made of aluminum anodized in space grey. Inside it’s got (up to) an 18-core Intel Xeon processor with Turbo Boost…

GET IT: $5,000

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Apple HomePod

As usual, Apple’s not the first tech giant to make a play for your living room — Amazon and Google are already well-established in many homes. But if the soon-to-be-upgraded Siri is your voice assistant of choice, or if all your ecosystem is Apple-heavy, the HomePod will be worth the wait. The seven inch-tall, mesh fabric-wrapped device is first and foremost an AirPlay 2 speaker, with seven tweeters positioned…

GET IT: $350

Rides

Zona Rear-View Motorcycle Camera

Motorcycles are inherently more dangerous than the cocoons surrounding most drivers. And while you can’t prevent careless drivers from doing their thing you can at least be better aware of their incompetence and ride defensively when necessary with the Zona Rear-View Motorcycle Camera. The system employs three parts: a camera that mounts to the back of your motorcycle (and that’s powered by its battery), a receiver/battery pack, and a flexible display…

GET IT: ~$210+

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Nest Cam IQ

The silver lining to combing through tons of security footage after the fact is that you might be able to identify a perp. But with a Nest Cam IQ you’ll be immediately alerted via your smartphone if the camera identifies a person, something it’s more than equipped to do. The indoor security camera boasts a 4K sensor, 6-core processor, and HDR processing to record HD footage and actually differentiates…

GET IT: $300

Phones

Essential Phone

A new device conceived by Android (yes, that Android) cofounder Andy Rubin, the Essential Phone is built on some rather lofty principles, namely openness, simplicity, quality, and choice (i.e. absence of bloatware). Its logo-less case, which comes in four colors (black, grey, white, and the aquamarine-like ocean depths) is crafted of titanium and fitted with a ceramic back so it won’t scratch, dent, or bend, even when dropped on its corner…

GET IT: $700

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Intel Compute Card

The Raspberry Pi and Tinker Board give DIYers a good amount of computer in a tiny package. Intel’s Compute Card, though, is much closer to a fully finished product in an even-smaller form factory. About the size of a credit card (though marginally thicker), the device features Intel processors, topping out with a 7th gen Core i5 vPro, 4GB of DDR3 RAM, up to 128GB of SSD storage, and wireless connectivity that…

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Jammy Portable Guitar

The guitar might be amongst the most portable of popular instruments, but that doesn’t mean much when competition includes drums and pianos. The Jammy Portable Guitar, on the other hand, is easier to lug around than a flute. This 12.6 inch long device is all neck, and telescopes to full size at nearly 20 inches long, with six steel strings on either end for a feel that’s not too far from…

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Fuze Card

One way to slim your wallet is to ditch a bunch of cards. Another is to replace them with a Fuze Card. While it’s not the first device to consolidate your cards, it’s definitely the most promising, feature-wise, with capacity for 30 cards (of the credit, debit, loyalty, membership, or gift variety), NFC support for contactless payment, an e-paper display, and a 30 day battery life. Since it links…

GET IT: $90+

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DJI Spark Drone

By far the smallest drone coming out of the Shenzhen-based company’s factories, DJI’s Spark Drone is both simpler and smarter than its larger brethren. For one, it can be deployed on the fly without the need for a remote, launching from the palm of your hand to be controlled using nothing but hand gestures to position it just right and snap photos (namely selfies). Then, it lands back in your…

GET IT: $500

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Biki Underwater Fish Drone

If it doesn’t look anything like your typical drone, that’s because it isn’t. First and foremost, the Biki Underwater Fish Drone explores seas, not skies, and does so while foregoing propellers for a more natural-looking caudal tail fin that propels the drone to 1.12 mph while remaining rather silent. It’ll dive to a maximum depth of nearly 200 feet, with dual 114 lumen spotlights to illuminate its path and…

GET IT: $550+

Home

Canary Flex Weatherproof Security Camera

Weatherproof, versatile, and even wireless (if need be), the Canary Flex Security Camera can keep an eye on your home without needing much in terms of installation. The included 360-degree magnetic swivel base lets you precisely point the 1080p mic- and night-vision-equipped camera while an assortment of accessories, including the flexible Twist Mount (shown), Stake Mount (which is exactly what it sounds like), and locking Secure Mount make it…

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Gadgets

Spyslide Webcam Cover

Industrial engineers didn’t painstakingly design your laptop computer just so you could spoil its looks with a sticker or, worse, a piece of tape, over the camera. The stainless steel Spyslide Webcam Cover is both subtler and a far more elegant solution. It’s ultra-thin at 0.023 inches (0.6mm) as to not interfere with screen closing, sports a small bump to facilitate sliding open or closed, and is completely self-contained so there are…

GET IT: ~$10

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Bragi Dash Pro

Bragi’s Dash Pro wireless earphones are self-proclaimed intelligent. And with freedom from both wires and language barriers, we’d tend to agree. The two independently wireless earphones connect to your device using Bluetooth, though 4GB of on-board memory means you can use them as a stand-alone music player as well. Like the AirPods the case doubles as a backup battery and charger to give the earphones, which have a 5…

GET IT: $330

Photography

DJI Ronin 2 DSLR Gimbal

Stabilizing a flying camera isn’t easy. DJI’s been doing it for awhile on their drones, and they’ve transposed this know-how into handheld gimbals as well. And the DJI Ronin 2 Gimbal is by far the most capable of the latter so far. Equipped with an enlarged camera cage and high torque motors, this gimbal can handle a variety of rigs — including some by RED and Black Magic —…

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