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If you’re all about having a smart home, then you likely dream of having a similar setup to Tony Stark’s workshop. Everything is a motion or spoken word away from popping up before your very eyes. Currently it takes no small measure of work and money to have access to even a modicum of that same fluidity throughout your home. The most a fair number of us could manage right now is having Alexa hooked up to some smart lights that turn on or off when we say so.
Should you be the type of person who is always watching something, then having a screen pop up wherever you’d like would be a venture worth pursuing. Enter in the Beam, a smart projector that will screw into any light socket, and give you a projector wherever you’d like. This means you can watch your favorite show on the kitchen counter while cooking, wake up to the news on the wall by your bed, or watch a movie in the tub.
This is based off of the Pico LED projector which puts out 100 lumens, and has an image size range of 5-150 inches. This will connect with any app that’s on Beam, and you can control it through your smartphone or tablet. This is a $449.99 purchase, which makes it something that you’ll have to think over a bit more thoroughly before jumping into.
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Having additional pairs of “eyes” is always a welcome move by many people, and in this modern day and age, it would involve a security camera system. Z3 Technology, having come up with the GPS goggles in the past, has a new all-in-one HD H.265 IP video camera that has been specially designed to deliver the highest quality image at the lowest bandwidth, latency and power. This is a new IP video camera which merges Sony’s proven CMOS image sensor as well as auto focus zoom technology, using video compression expertise from Z3 Technology that provides a real-time H.265 HD video streaming solution.
The Z3Cam-HD is best used in both low light and back light applications, where it offers smooth transitions from wide area coverage to detailed close-ups. Apart from that, it comes equipped with essential features such as full HD 30x optical zoom, integrated auto-focus, exceptional low light performance (0.01 lux in color at 30 frames per second), spherical privacy zone masking and 120dB wide dynamic range.
The Z3Cam-HD will pave the way for H.265 or H.264 encoded video, where you can enjoy resolutions of up to 1080p60. Streaming can also be sent anywhere as long as there is a decent Internet connection, and is controlled over any distance via Z3’s intuitive HTTP-based control interface, Sony VISCA commands or ONVIF Profile S. Power over Ethernet (PoE) capability ensures that you will have another flexible option in the set up process.
Those who are interested can pick up the Z3Cam-HD as an all-in-one system or have it customized to any application as an OEM development kit, the HE2K-DCK-10. While there is no exact word on pricing as at press time, the Z3Cam-HD as well as the HE2K-DCK-10 are available for purchase right now. Any takers?
When it comes to wearable cameras, there are quite a fair number of models that are available in the market, but this does not mean that there is no room for improvement. Far from it. Here we are with the PogoCam, which is touted to be the smallest attachable camera of its kind in the world. What makes the PogoCam unique is this is one camera that will be able to redefine personal photography as it merges fashionable eyewear with a camera, now how about that?
Thanks to the folks over at PogoTec, the PogoCam is now ready to rock and roll. You might think that this is in some way similar to that of the Snap Spectacles which will see a camera integrated into some sort of eyewear, but the PogoCam actually differs by virtue of it being easily attachable and detachable, as it can cater to a wide range of frame styles. Heck, this means that even if you do not have to wear a pair of prescription glasses to adjust your eyesight, you can still wear a dummy frame in order to have the PogoCam hooked up for that added touch of tech.
When hooked up to your pair of eyeglasses, in will weigh less than a couple of dimes. The PogoCam makes use of a proprietary new electronic architecture which will enable the highest level of miniaturization while minimizing power requirements, and for a typical user, he or she can “look and shoot” up to 100 photographs or record two minutes of continuous HD video with audio (or 12 ten second clips). Fret not, it will show off a visible courtesy light which blinks so that those around you know that they are being photographed. It even comes with its very own app that will let you focus on your subject as you move around, now how about that?
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When you are planning your dream home, the interior decoration is not the only thing which you should focus on. There are many other aspects in which you should also figure out, and this includes the placement of various power outlets. If you have a house that you would like to do up, then do ensure that the exterior has its fair share of power outlets. Otherwise, you might end up with your fair share of unsightly extension cords around the home. The $229.95 Light Socket Powered WiFi Security Camera is certainly a device that kills two proverbial birds with a single stone.
The name of the device gives itself away — it is an easy-to-install home security system which can be retrofitted as a motion-sensing WiFi camera to an outdoor porch or garage light. Installation can be done in double quick time since there is no need for any kind of wiring. Each purchase comes with a smart light bulb adapter that can be screwed into the current light socket so that power is available to the wall-mounted wireless HD video camera through a short cord. The camera’s infrared sensor will be able to detect whenever someone approaches and automatically sends a notification to your paired WiFi device thanks to a free app. The camera will record and stream video, allowing you to know what’s going on at home as long as there is a decent Internet connection.
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It is not everyday that you purchase a pair of speakers in which you need to assemble the various parts yourself, that is for sure! Of course, it is always a whole lot easier purchasing a brand new speaker without having to go through the motions of fixing the various parts together, but where is the fun in that for all of you hands-on folks? The $24.99 Design Out Loud! Cardboard Speakers sounds (pardon the pun) like a whole lot of fun, where this entire kit will come with its fair share of markers and paint to boot.
This set of two small speakers (don’t expect to use the to rock out an entire room, that is for sure!) will help you unleash your creative juices as each design perfectly reflects the music on the mix and the mood it creates. This special kit has been designed for DIY creativity at its best, where you will make use of the markers, paint, and others to create a unique and personal set of mobile speakers. Once you are done, just plug their 3.5mm standard audio jack into your PC or device and you’re good to go.
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There is nothing quite like the right kind of music to perk you up — as music is well known to sooth the soul, or perhaps provide the right kind of inspiration. Well, if you think that you would not want to enjoy your music with a pair of earphones in the long run in fear of ruining your hearing, perhaps you might be interested in checking out what Braven has to offer with their latest Braven BRV-Blade, which is a new standard when it comes to outdoor Bluetooth adventure speakers that have been specially forged with toughness, aggressive design, and superior HD (high definition) audio.
The all-new Braven BRV-Blade is perfect when it comes to wet, wild, and extreme power sports — ranging from dune-buggying to jet skiing, snowmobiling or 4×4 racing in the mud. After all, the Braven BRV-Blade does boast of tank-like durability alongside a shockproof ABS construction which will allow it to shrug off spills, splashes or even dunks, and this is made possible thanks to its IPX7 waterproof rating.
The Braven BRV-Blade will be part of the company’s highly acclaimed outdoor audio series, where it boasts of an ultra-rugged design and impressive HD audio. Special in just about every form, the military, jet black styling securely conceals dual omni-directional passive sub-woofers that will surely impress with rich sound and impressive bass, courtesy of Braven’s Bass Optimization technology.
It is also slim enough to fit into a backpack or glove compartment, where there is a built-in speakerphone and a 4,000 mAh power bank that allows it to charge USB devices, not to mention carry enough juice to pump music out for 22 hours on a full charge. There is also an integrated bottle opener that will allow you to secure the speaker to a range of surfaces and all-terrain vehicles. Expect the Braven BRV-Blade to retail for $199.99 a pop.
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Nikon is one name that we are all more than familiar with when it comes to digital cameras and imaging devices, and while they have had their fair share of shooters like the Nikon D750 a couple of years back, here we are with the Nikon D3400 that has just been revealed. It might be a DSLR which could turn off some folks these days due to the extremely portable nature of mirrorless cameras that are in vogue at the moment, but Nikon has ensured that the Nikon D3400 is a shooter that is lightweight in nature.
Make no bones about it, the Nikon D3400 will be an entry-level DSLR, but even so, this does not mean that one cannot capture and share some of the more amazing images out there. The spanking new Nikon D3400 will offer a simple and seamless method to share stellar images from nearly anywhere thanks to the Nikon SnapBridge. Thanks to always-on Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) technology, Nikon SnapBridge will enable photographers to transfer images from the camera to a compatible smart device.
Not only that, folks who are interested in getting their hands “dirty” when it comes to learning more about photography, the Nikon D3400 will also boast of Nikon’s acclaimed Guide Mode, where it will offer step-by-step assistance when one makes adjustments to the camera settings in order to assist individuals in learning how to capture the best photos possible.
There will also be four exciting lightweight lens options which will be perfect companions for the new Nikon D3400, which will include the AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR and AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G, which are versatile zoom lenses for everyday shooting, not to mention the new AF-P DX NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED VR and AF-P DX NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED that are compact telephoto options which will help one capture action from afar. Ideal when it comes to travel, these new portable lenses will be able to offer fast, smooth and quiet autofocus operation as well as assist users in capturing life as it unfolds with stunning clarity and detail. Depending on the package that you choose, pricing starts from $649.99 onward.
Peace of mind — how much of a price are you willing to pay to have that in your heart? While traveling is fine and dandy for many of us, we too, would like to know whether our homes are safe and secure whenever we are not around. You also do not want to look too paranoid with too many obvious security cameras fitted all over the place, which is why the perfect balance might be the $229.95 Light Socket Powered WiFi Security Camera.
This happens to be an easy-to-install home security system which will retrofit a motion-sensing WiFi camera to an outdoor porch or garage light. Best of all is, there is no need for any kind of wiring at all, where the included smart light bulb adapter can be screwed into the current light socket in order to provide power to the wall-mounted wireless HD video camera thanks to a short cord. The camera’s infrared sensor can also detect as to when someone approaches and automatically sends a notification to your paired WiFi device through a free app. The camera will be able to stream and record video, allowing you to check on your home regardless of where you are at the moment — even across multiple time zones.
It will also come with an integrated microphone and speaker for voice chatting with visitors, while homeowners can turn the light on and off remotely or at pre-scheduled times, as well as play pre-recorded outgoing messages upon motion activation, or even sound off a 100db alarm to scare away potential intruders (and neighboring pets). The weatherproof camera will be able to hold its own against moisture, heat, and cold, where it attaches to any exterior surface with the included mounting plate. This certainly makes it sound to be a doozy of a device to have in your home, right?
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When it comes to portable speakers, there is one particular aspect from which you need to look out for — its durability, of course. After all, if you are going to bring it out with you, then chances are said speaker is going to run into all sorts of challenges, ranging from knocks and drops, and even at times, being dunked in water. Braven Audio knows this, which is why their latest attempt for folks who want something that is portable and yet powerful, has revealed the Braven 105.
The Braven 105 is a waterproof and compact speaker that has been inspired by active lifestyles, where it has been specially designed to be brought with you just about anywhere you are. It merges a modern round design alongside exceptional versatility, not to mention booming full body sound. In other words, the Braven 105’s audio quality is unmatched at the price point in which it is sold for.
Regardless of the activity in which you are engaged in, the Braven 105 should be able to meet it head on without missing a beat. It is more than capable of keeping up with the everyday athlete and on-the-go individual, where it boasts of an IPX7 waterproof rating, meaning the Braven 105 is capable of withstanding sweat, rain, mud, dirt and sand — as you enjoy your favorite tunes to spur you on.
Want to go cycling with the Braven 105? Not a problem. You can also use it when you run, in addition to all of the other fun adventures, thanks to a multifunctional elastic strap which will secure the speaker to any handles, backpack or sport accessory. This means it is ideal to keep the music playing while you are on the move. Being durable and lightweight, it has the ability to run for for up to 8 hours on a single charge.
Not only that, the Braven 105 would impress you further as it can be mounted to just about anything using the included Action Mount, compatible with GoPro accessories. You can choose from Black, Electric, Alpine, Periwinkle, Energy, Sunset, and Raspberry colors for a mere $49.99 apiece.
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