From a rollable LED TV to audio sunglasses: the best gadgets 2019 has seen so far
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This year has been bountiful in new tech, gadgets, ideas, and innovation. Here are all the best gadgets 2019 has seen so far.
LG UltraWide 49-Inch Monitor
Make the most out of your time in front of the screen with the LG UltraWide 49-Inch Monitor. Featuring an incredibly large display area, this monitor helps improve productivity regardless of what you’re working on. Boasting an impressive 49-inch monitor, the UltraWide comes with a curved screen that displays crystal clear image quality. Thanks to its 32:9 aspect ratio, the UltraWide eliminates the need for multiple screens. In addition, it has 5120 x 1440 resolution, which is the same as dual 27-inch Quad HD monitors.
Netatmo Smart Video Doorbell
This wired system is complete with an intelligent camera to give you full access to your front door from anywhere. Compatible with Apple’s Homekit, the camera captures 160° in 1080p Full HD. Likewise, the wide-angle camera also sports HDR functionality. This means that it can intelligently respond to changes in light in real time. As a result, you’ll see only the clearest and crispest footage no matter what.
Petcube Bites 2 Smart Treat-Dispensing Camera
Because this device has built-in Alexa, you can give your buddy a treat while you’re busy prepping dinner. Plus, it still comes with all the qualities you want in a pet-monitoring camera. You’ll be able to watch your best friend while you’re away from home. You can also use this camera to help train your cat not to scratch the sofa—even when you’re away. This smart camera also offers night vision, meaning you can see your pup even while you’re out for the evening.
Ikea Smart Window Blinds
Effortlessly control the amount of light that comes into your room with the Ikea Smart Window Blinds. Complete with an included remote and smartphone control, this device makes it easy for you to lower and raise the shades. The Smart Window Blinds also work with Alexa, Google Assistant, and HomeKit for convenient control. In addition, you can even use the app to set a timer. The Smart Window Blinds come in two models including the Kadrilj and Fytur. The Kadrilj features a set of gray blinds while the Fytur are blackout shades. Similarly, there are different sizes available for both models.
LG Rollable OLED TV
What LG showed us two years back in an 18-inch TV comes in the form of a 65-inch LG Rollable OLED TV now. Yes, you can actually fold this TV and roll it up just like a newspaper. But that’s not all. The TV also comes with UHD (4K) resolution. The idea is to make TV transportable, but, as of now, it’s more of a sci-fi concept. Imagine tucking your TV into a box and carrying it around with you wherever you go. This LG Rollable OLED TV does exactly that. So you get to move around with your TV from room to room, and it gives you access to Amazon Alexa.
Sony aibo Intelligent Dog Robot Pet
Introducing the newest member of your family: the Sony aibo Intelligent Dog Robot Pet. Although a robot, this dog acts just like man’s best friend. You’ll instantly notice his big and joyful eyes. Likewise, you’ll love his contrasting ears. And, just like an adorable puppy, aibo moves, scratches, and even shakes his head. His oh-so-cute antics are totally interactive, too. The aibo pup can understand your movements and perform tricks, such as giving you his paw. He loves being around people and has a relatively irresponsible sense of curiosity.
Dell Visor Wearable VR Headset
Take one step closer to the future with the Dell Visor Wearable VR Headset. Fully functional on its own, this device also works with separately purchased hand controllers. The Dell Visor is priced for the average consumer to give anyone and everyone a path to VR experiences. In addition, the stunning 1440 x 1400 liquid crystal display will wow you with every use. Despite being a headset, the Dell Visor actually gives you a full 360-degree panorama experience. The system works as a Windows Mixed Reality device, which gives you access to proven technology.
JBL Link View Google Assistant Display
Bring the power of Google to your home with the JBL Link View Google Assistant Display. Vibrant and stunning, this egg-shaped system has a beautiful 8-inch HD display. Perfect for watching videos or viewing recipes, the Link View is easy to navigate. Of course, you can tap into the Google Assistant whenever you need. Whether you have a question or command, you have the full Google army at your disposal. In addition to this, you can also control other integrated systems.
Samsung Galaxy Buds
Enjoy listening and speaking with the Samsung Galaxy Buds. Featuring a completely wireless design, these in-ear headphones pair to your device right out of the box. Likewise, the Galaxy Buds connect with your Galaxy devices instantly via Bluetooth. Tuned by AKG, the Buds produce hi-res, rich live sound for an immersive listening experience. Utilizing adaptive dual-microphone technology, it eliminates any background noise so others can always hear you clearly. With its slim design, it easily slips right into your pocket for convenient carrying throughout your day.
Microsoft HoloLens 2 Advanced Mixed Reality Headset
Improve the way you work with the Microsoft HoloLens 2 Advanced Mixed Reality Headset. Offering a more immersive experience than its predecessor, this device comes with multiple upgrades. Providing a wider viewing angle, HoloLens 2 is comfortable to wear for longer. Likewise, it fits over your glasses and comes with a dial that you can use to adjust the size. Passively cooled, the advanced mixed reality headset lasts for up to three hours per charge. Thanks to its all-in-one design, it doesn’t have to be tethered to a PC.
10.5-inch iPad Air with A12 Bionic Chip
The all-new 10.5-inch iPad Air with A12 Bionic Chip is here to transform the way we work and play on the go. The beautiful 10.5-inch screen features Apple’s Retina display and offers True Tone technology for exceptional color support. The display is 20% larger and also offers over half a million more pixels than its predecessor. With plenty of space in the display, users can achieve greater productivity through voice search, Siri Shortcuts, and the use of the Dock for quick access. With Split View and Slide Over, managing multiple apps, assignments, and tasks is just an extension of the desktop.
New iMac with 5K Retina Display
Improve your workflow from your fingertips with the new iMac with 5K Retina Display. Available in two models, the beloved Apple desktop has received an impressive update to make it faster than ever. Thanks to the six-core ninth-generation Intel Core i5 processor, the larger of the two systems will blow you away with its speed. In addition, they also feature Radeon Pro Vega, which offers 50% faster graphics. The beautiful 27-inch model is complete with a stunning 5K Retina display and your choice of 32 GB or 64 GB of RAM. Likewise, it comes with either 1 TB or 2 TB of storage.
Google Stadia Game Controller
Easily direct your streaming experiences with the Google Stadia Game Controller. This device allows you to perform tasks that are specific to game streaming with ease. Likewise, the Stadia Game Controller comes with a button that enables you to get help from the developers. It also provides a sharing button that lets you capture and share with friends. To top it off, the Google Assistant button enables you to talk to Assistant through its built-in microphone. This feature is especially useful whenever you want to access hints if you get stuck while playing.
DJI Osmo Pocket Compact Smart Camera
Now you can truly capture stunning footage anywhere you go with the DJI Osmo Pocket Compact Smart Camera. A much smaller version of the original Osmo, the Osmo Pocket is a handheld device with a built-in three-axis gimbal for impressive image stabilization. Standing just over four inches tall, the Osmo Pocket is complete with a super small yet practical touchscreen and one-handed operation design. Even more impressive than the image stabilization is the fact that the Osmo Pocket features the same camera sensor found in DJI’s most sought-after drones include the Mavic Pro, Mavic Air, and Mavic 2 Zoom.
Kindle Built-In Front Light E-Reader
Read wherever you like with the Kindle Built-In Front Light E-Reader. Featuring an adjustable light, this device is readable both indoors and outdoors. Additionally, the glare-free touchscreen display reads just like actual paper, regardless of light conditions. In fact, you can even read your Kindle in direct sunlight. Offering 4 GB of storage, the e-reader allows you to take your whole library everywhere you go. Likewise, it holds thousands of books to keep you entertained on the go. You can also download books directly to the e-reader in no time. To top it off, Kindle lets you read a free sample before you choose to buy.
Dyson V11 Absolute Handheld Cord-Free Vacuum
Upgrade your cleaning experience with the Dyson V11 Absolute Handheld Cord-Free Vacuum. Featuring Dynamic Load Sensor technology, this device regulates the motor position 360 times per second. Likewise, Dyson V11 Absolute detects bar resistance and changes the motor speed automatically between carpets and hard floors. Thanks to the High Torque cleaner head, the handheld cord-free vacuum easily removes dirt from carpet, no matter how ground in it is. Similarly, it captures fine dust from crevices and hard floors.
Netgear Nighthawk AX8 8-Stream Wi-Fi Router
Compatible with Wi-Fi 6, this device improves your internet speed, network device capacity, and range. The Nighthawk Ax8 supports 802.11ax, delivering up to four times more data capacity than standard AC Wi-Fi. Additionally, it comes with advanced features such as MU-MIMO, OFDMA, 1024 QAM, and 160 MHz channel support, providing fast and reliable Wi-Fi. Powered by a 1.8 GHz quad-core processor, the Nighthawk A8 can transfer gigabits of data with barely any CPU load.
Snapchat Spectacles V2 HD Camera Sunglasses
Capture the world as it unfolds around you with the Snapchat Spectacles V2 HD Camera Sunglasses. Offering more style options than before, these sunglasses are an intuitive extension of your eyesight. The built-in camera captures both photos and videos with the touch of a button. Because the camera is by your eyes, it captures exactly what you see. Tap once to record a 10-second video and tap again to continue for up to 30 seconds. Or, you can tap and hold to snap a photo. The photos and videos come in a circle shape, which allows you to choose the orientation when you want to share.
Kohler Numi 2.0 Intelligent Toilet
Change the way you answer Mother Nature’s call with the Kohler Numi 2.0 Intelligent Toilet. Combining comfort and entertainment, this clever toilet boasts impressive ambience thanks to built-in surround sound speakers as well as mood lighting. Yes, you read that correctly: now you can set the mood when it’s time to go. Like something from the future, the Numi 2.0 even works with your voice. With a single command to Alexa, you can start your favorite playlist and set the lights so they’re just right. If that wasn’t enough to get things moving, the Numi 2.0 is complete with the Kohler PureWarmth toilet set.
Nest Hub Smart Display
Exclusively designed for your time at home, the dashboard lets you control and manage your entire smart home. It also provides access to each of your devices. With the intelligence of Google, it gives you visual results every time you interact with the Google Assistant. This makes it perfect for following recipes in the kitchen. In fact, with recipes, you get step-by-step, hands-free instructions. Large enough to see from across the room, the Nest Hub remains compact and sleek with soft corners and premium materials. Incredibly, it can actually identify all the speakers in the home to give you personalized information with every request.
Google Pixel 3a and 3a XL Smartphones
Coming in at a surprisingly affordable price, this smartphone is still loaded with features for all-day convenience. Armed with Google Assistant and plenty of AI, you can use apps such as Google Maps and see directional arrows in the world around you. Squeezing the sides of the smartphone automatically enables Google Assistant so you can ask for anything you need. The smart assistant also works in the background by detecting and declining robo-calls automatically. In addition, the camera uses a combination of hardware and software to produce high-quality images in just about any lighting conditions.
DJI Osmo Action Dual Screen Video Camera
With the DJI Osmo Action Dual Screen Video Camera, you’ll never miss a moment. This action camera can go anywhere you go and handle almost anything you put it through. Because this DJI camera has a screen on either side, you’ll never wonder what you’re filming. Whether you’re shooting a selfie or filming someone else’s sweet snowboarding moves, you’ll see what you’re recording on screen. Plus, this outdoor camera even takes video in 8x slow motion. So you can see every detail of that skateboarding trick you’ve been mastering. And this sports camera captures video in HDR.
Intel Honeycomb Glacier Hinged Dual-Screen Laptop
The Intel Honeycomb Glacier Hinged Dual-Screen Laptop is a concept design geared toward designers and creators. In this way, this laptop rethinks the already new dual-screen idea. Instead of determining where your screens are beforehand, this hinged laptop lets you orient each screen where you like. The primary display is 15.6″, while the secondary screen is 12.3″. The second screen sits just above the keyboard at half the height of the first. This gives you quite a bit of extra screen space to store less-used apps or things you need to glance down at.
Bose Frames Rondo Audio Sunglasses
These audio wearables have miniature Bose speakers placed just above your ears, meaning you can hear exactly what you want without disturbing anyone around you. These sunglass wearables are easy to use, as they have a single button to control them. When you press this button, you can turn these speaker sunglasses on or off, accept and reject calls, and play and pause music. In addition, you can even use Siri or Google Assistant, and they’re solid sunglasses in their own right. With shatter-resistant, UV-protective lenses and scratch-resistant rims, these sunglasses will stand up to your busy lifestyle.
Bang & Olufsen Beovision Harmony Television
Say hello to a new type of television. The Bang & Olufsen Beovision Harmony Television will change your TV-watching experience. Recently unveiled at Milan Design Week, this is more than a television. The Beovision Harmony TV is a piece of art. Adding this Bang & Olufsen TV to your home media setup will improve the aesthetic of your home. It will also give you and your guests something to talk about. Invite your friends over for a classic movie night and get comfortable on the sofa with a bowl of popcorn. Then unveil the television as the speakers—which partially cover the screen when not in use—fold down.
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