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Spotify Premium members rejoice! You’re now eligible to receive a free Google Home Mini. For those who haven’t heard of this smart speaker, it boasts a small pebble-like form factor with a fabric top that its white-colored status lights shine through and is available in “Chalk”, “Charcoal”, “Coral”, or “Aqua” color options. Read more for a hands-on video and additional information.
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At $850K, the Enata Foiler is a flying yacht that sits on four hydrofoils, enabling you to glide 5-feet above the waves at speeds up to 40 knots. The hydrostatic propulsion system generates an impressive 740 hp, while joystick controls make piloting a breeze, though we still recommend plenty of professional training before taking anyone out. Its sleek carbon fiber chassis keeps things light, even when the seating area is full of passengers. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
The Vatican is probably the last governing body you’d expect to launch a smart gadget, but that’s exactly what they have done with the “Click to Pray eRosary.” Think of it as a fitness tracker, but with added religious functions, complete with six-axis inertial sensing, Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity, IP67 water / dust resistance, wireless charging, a 15mAh lithium-ion battery, 10 black agate beads and 11 hematite beads. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
TicPods Free are a great affordable AirPods alternative, and you can pick up a pair of these wireless earbuds for $79.99 shipped, today only, originally $129.99. Similar to Apple’s offering, simply touch of your finger on the stems of the earbuds, combined with in-ear detection, to control your audio on the go. Yes, these do feature noise-cancellation technology as well. Product page. Read more for a video review and additional information.
There are smartwatches, and then the LEMFO LEM T, which could be the world’s largest. Featuring a 2.86-inch LCD display, MT6739 processor, up to 3GB of RAM, up to 32GB of internal storage, Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, and a 2700mAh battery. Is this powerful enough to run intensive games like Fortnite or PUBG? Most certainly not, and playing on your wrist is another issue. Read more for a hands-on video and additional information.
The Nyanko Charge cat head phone charger just might be the quirkiest one yet and may just freak out anyone who sees it at first glance. This is a normal power bank, but shaped exactly like a real cat’s head and work with any USB-compatible device. It also comes with a pouch, strap, and an extra cable. Product page. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Originally priced at $60 and now going for $200 on auction sites, the Supreme Burner Phone is basically a rebranded BLU “Burner Phone.” This candybar-style mobile phone features a 2.4-inch display, 3G connectivity, a VGA camera, microSD card slot, and 128MB of storage. In case you were wondering, yes, it does have a web browser pre-installed. Other than that, the only other item included in the box is a 16GB microSD card. Read more for hands-on pictures and additional information.
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Samsung likes to be on the cutting edge of smartphone technology so it’s no surprise that they filed a patent for an ‘electronic device including flexible display’. This patent was published on October 17, 2019 and depicts a Samsung smartphone with a roll-up screen. Simply put, the entire front of the smartphone consists of bezel-less screen with a narrow metal frame at the bottom where the rollable display slides into. Read more for the patent sketches and additional information.
If you’ve been waiting for a modernized Nintendo Game Boy, the Analogue Pocket should do the trick. Priced at $199.99, it’s powered by a chip that acts like a supercharged version of the original hardware, and can play Game Boy, Game Boy Color and Game Boy Advance cartridges natively, but that’s not all. With optional adapters, you’ll also be able to play SEGA Game Gear, Neo Geo Pocket Color and Atari Lynx titles, thanks to a dual Field Programmable Gate Array (configurable chip) setup. Read more for a video and additional information.
Remember the classic candy bar-style phones from the late 1990s – early 2000s? Mudita Pure is a “modern take on a classic phone” by ditching all of the unnecessary features found in most smartphones today. To start, it features an E-ink display that reduces blue-light exposure while boasting an ultralow SAR value (the measured amount of radio waves absorbed by the body of the carrier). It may not have 4G / 5G connectivity, but when connected to a computer via USB-C, it doubles as WiFi hotspot. Read more for a video and additional information.