THEC64 Mini is exactly as it sounds, a miniature Commodore 64, but with a few twists, all for $43.97 shipped, today only, originally $79.99. This tiny but perfectly formed officially licensed 50% scale replica of this much loved machine sports high-definition output via HDMI, a classic style joystick and 64 built-in games including classics like California Games, Boulder Dash, Impossible Mission and Jumpman. Product page. Read more for another video review and additional information.
The Raspberry Pi 3 is still widely used in DIY computer builds, but its followup,the Raspberry Pi 4, has just been announced. Featuring a Broadcom BCM2711 SoC (quad-core Cortex-A72 @ 1.5GHz), 500MHz VideoCore VI GPU, up to 4GB of RAM, two HDMI ports (micro HDMI format), a 2-lane MIPI DSI display port, a 2-lane MIPI CSI camera port, Bluetooth 5.0, dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi, USB Type-C power port, two USB 3.0 ports, two USB 2.0 ports, and microSD storage. It’s available now configured with either 1GB ($35), 2GB (45), or 4GB ($55) of RAM. Read more for a hands-on video, additional pictures and information.
Ultimate Ears WONDERBOOM 2 offers big, rich sound in a small, ultra sleek package. Priced at $99.99, this svelte 0.93-pound device comes in various colors, like Bermuda Blue (above), Crushed Ice Grey, Deep Space, and Radical Red. If you want a Bluetooth speaker that outperforms its predecessor, this is the one to get. Product page. Read more for our full review.
Amazon’s all-new Fire 7 Tablet has double storage and much more, all for $49.99 shipped. This updated model features a faster 1.3-GHz quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, a 2MP front-facing camera, 720p HD video recording, hands-free with Alexa, and it’s twice as durable as the latest iPad Mini. Enjoy millions of movies, TV episodes, games, apps, eBooks, and songs. Stream or download thousands of videos from Prime Video, Netflix, STARZ, and SHOWTIME. Product page. Read more for a video review and additional information.
The SEGA Genesis Mini is slated for release on September 19, but it made an appearance this past week at E3 2019, and left a good impression for those lucky enough to get some hands-on time. It’s roughly half size of its 1988 predecessor and in addition to the 42 pre-installed games, it includes either one or two (dependent on region’s bundle options) full-size replica USB controllers, a USB-to-Micro-B power cable, an HDMI video cable as well as a USB AC adapter. Product page. Read more for another hands-on video, pictures and additional information.
Zero Grid’s Electronics Travel Organizer is a great way to keep cables, cords, accessories, memory cards and more organized without the bulk, all for $13 after clipping the $1 on-page discount as well as entering coupon code: 9LFMU9F3, today only, originally $16.95. Featuring flexible elastic straps inside and a zipper pouch divider so it can securely store a variety of device types. This organizer with put through a rigorous testing process to ensure durability, visual appeal, and function. Product page – make sure you clip the $1 on-page discount and enter the coupon code: 9LFMU9F3 during final checkout. Read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.
Unlike other instant cameras, Fujifilm’s hybrid instant camera “instax mini LiPlay”, which supports credit-card-size film, has a new “Sound” function to convey a voice message or other audio data in the form of a QR code included in a photo print. The audio can be replayed by scanning the printed QR code with a smartphone and this enables you to put a photo together with your description about the pictured scene. The camera also features the “Direct Print” function, which transfers a photo taken with your smartphone to the LiPlay for printing. A “Remote Shooting” function allows for simple smartphone operation to release the shutter while standing away from the camera itself. Read more for a a hands-on video, additional pictures and information.
Mattel, Inc. unveils Hot Wheels id, the digital evolution of the brand that generations of kids grew up with. This high-tech update brings together physical and digital in a Mixed Play experience with uniquely identifiable vehicles, a smart Race Portal, Smart Track, and digital hub, so you can build your personalized fleet, measure your performance, and compete like never before. You’ll be able to scan your Hot Wheels iD cars digitally and then, challenge them to break records in both the real as well as virtual worlds. With the added ability to measure and clock speed, count laps and measure distance traveled on specially-designed tracks and playsets, Hot Wheels id amplifies the physical experiences kids have known for generations through digital play. Available starting June 14th exclusively through Apple and on the App Store. Read more for a hands-on video and additional information.
DJI RoboMaster S1 is unlike any other educational robot that you’ve seen before. For starters, it teaches you how to write code using Scratch 3.0 or Python, enabling you to control several of the RoboMaster’s functions, from basic movements and controls to more advanced options like wheel torque optimization. If you’re new to coding, the free “Road to Mastery” program helps you learn all the essentials of coding. Once mastery is achieved, you can use your coding skills to program special functions that can be used during the different gaming modes. Product page. Read more for a hands-on build video, additional pictures and information.
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Arcade1up is no stranger to classic arcade cabinets, and their latest release is definitely no slouch. This miniature Atari Star Wars home cabinet ” is the only at-home arcade cabinet that uses the original arcade software and features the X-Wing pilot controller! On this new addition to our line-up, will be the original arcade versions of Star Wars, Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi!,” said the company. Read more for a reveal video and additional information.