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This year has been tough for just about everyone, especially photographers. One man from Japan had to sell all of his year to make ends meet, but came up with a clever idea to build a functional 4×5 camera using LEGO. The main advantage of this large format camera is a higher resolution at the same pixel pitch, or the same resolution with larger pixels or grains. In other words, a 4×5 inch image has about 15 times the area, and thus 15× the total resolution, of a 35 mm frame. Read more for a video and additional information.
Even true wireless earbuds, like the AirPods Pro, can be a hassle to wear sometimes when out in public, but what if there was a device that could beam music directly to your head? Introducing SoundBeamer 1.0 by Israel-based company Noveto Systems. How does it work? The device employs a 3-D sensing module to locates and track the user’s ear position before sending audio via ultrasonic waves to create sound pockets. The sounds can then be heard in stereo or a spatial 3-D mode, the latter of which creates a 360° sound around the listener. Read more for a video and additional information.
SanDisk’s 512GB Extreme MicroSDXC with adapter is perfect for game consoles (Nintendo Switch, etc.), cameras, smartphones, tablets, and lots more, all for $79.99 shipped, today only, originally $199.99. When used in cameras, you’ll be able to capture uninterrupted 4K UHD and Full HD video without skipping frames. Transferring to your computer is a breeze with read speeds up to 160MB/s and write speeds up to 90MB/s. If your device is only compatible with SD cards, the included adapter should take care of that. Product page. Read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.
The Nintendo Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros. handheld has been released, and for any gamer looking to pick up a limited edition collectible or just a cool little gaming device, this is it. This looks like the original Game & Watch systems released in the 1980s, but features a modern +Control Pad and comes loaded with Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels (released in Japan as Super Mario Bros. 2) as well as a special version of Ball with a Mario makeover. Product page. Read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.
Standalone music players are slowly vanishing due to smartphones and tablets, but Sleevenote aims to bring hi-definition, full fidelity album artwork to digital music. It enables the listener to fully appreciate and engage with an album’s sleeve and visuals. The artwork is presented using the entire display, creating focused experience for the albums you love. A retina-standard touchscreen brings the colors to life, while dedicated playback buttons up top keep the display uncluttered. Read more for a video and more information.
For $29,900 USD, you could either buy a new car or this 1989 Batmobie x Kross Studio desk clock. It’s limited to 100-units worldwide and has 512 components — 115 for bodywork, along with 397 for movement. By comparison, a typical movement consists of about 130 components. This work of art runs at a frequency of 21’600 beats per hour or 3 HZ, while a standard clock movement operates at 2.5 HZ. Other features include a manual-winding mechanical movement, with hours and minutes displayed by two cylinders—vertical and regulator. Read more for additional pictures and information.
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China-based Lens Technology (Changsha) Co. Ltd may be working on a smartphone with an octa rear camera setup. The company registered a design patent that was approved on October 2, 2020 and also included in the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization) database for worldwide protection of the design. A full-screen screen smartphone with a notchless display is seen in the patent sketches, along with a physical bottom at the bottom. Read more for another picture and additional information.
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There are foldable smartphones, but very few devices that are completely bendable. The Orbit smartphone could be one of the first to have a flexible OLED display that bends with the body, possibly eliminating the need for a case, since most of the parts used function similar to rubber. Flip Orbit around back and you’ll find a dual camera system, but with a circular ring flash that allows you to adjust the intensity, depending on the location. Read more for additional pictures.
When you demand exceptionally clear underwater footage, and don’t have a submersible, the Geneinno T1 Pro just might be the next best thing. Propulsion comes from four vertical thrusters and two horizontal thrusters, while LEDs generating g 3,000 lumens of light ensure that you capture aquatic life in extreme clarity. On the camera side, it comes equipped with a 12-megapixel, 1/2.3″ Sony-sourced sensor with electronic image stabilization and 4K / 30fps recording. Read more for a video and additional information.
The Hori Flex accessibility-focused game controller for the Nintendo Switch follows in the footsteps of Microsoft’s Xbox Adaptive Controller. This peripheral connects to the console with a cord when the Switch is in dock mode, and features a set of four buttons on the left that serve as a directional pad as well as six large buttons used for action / shoulder buttons. There are a minimum of eighteen 3.5mm input jacks that let you connect foot pedals, larger buttons, and even other joysticks. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.