The origami-inspired Bang & Olufsen Beovision Harmony television is designed to fold away to reduce its visual presence. It consists of the display and two rotating speaker units that conceal the screen by lowering it behind behind them. At the push of a button, the speakers fold outwards and the display rises up into its viewing position. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
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Sharp demonstrated one of its new smartphone prototypes that has a vertically-folding display, which means its 6.18-inch AMOLED display can be folded down to make it pocket-sized. The display itself is WQHD+ 1,440×3,040-pixel resolution, and Sharp claims that the screen can withstand being folded more than 300,000 times before wearing out. Unfortunately, no other specifications, pricing or a release date was revealed. Read more for the patent, additional pictures and a video of it in-action.
RAVPower’s 6700mAh External Battery Pack doubles as a high-speed dual USB wall charger, all for $20 with coupon code: KINJA802, today only. It boasts a powerful output of 3A (up to 2.4A individually), so your devices will charge faster, thanks to the iSmart USB ports. The power bank fully recharges itself in just 3.5-hours via the AC charger, while also charging your devices when plugged into your home outlet. Product page – be sure to enter coupon code: KINJA802 during final checkout to receive the additional discount.
Amazon’s Echo Input adds Alexa to just about any external speaker via 3.5 mm audio cable or Bluetooth, and it’s being offered for just $19.99, today only, originally $34.99. It can hear you from across the room, even when music is playing, enabling you to stream Amazon Music, Apple Music, Spotify, Pandora, SiriusXM, and more on your favorite speaker. Simply ask Alexa to play a song, read the news, or check the weather and traffic. Product page. Read more for another video review and additional information.
IKEA and Sonos have officially unveiled the SYMFONISK line of WiFi speakers. One model is table lamp, while the other has a bookshelf model that can also be wall mounted, priced at $179 and $99 respectively. Both speakers can be controlled with the Sonos app, and easily integrate directly into the Sonos ecosystem should you have any existing speakers. Or, set them up using Sonos’s TruePlay custom tuning function as bonded stereo pairs or individual mono speakers. Apple’s AirPlay 2 integration enables iOS and MacOS users to stream any audio content directly to the speakers without using the app. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
The GameShell Kit is the coolest DIY portable game console that we’ve come across yet, and it’s fully hackable without needing any additional hardware, just some basic programming knowledge. This modular device is powered by ClockworkPI, a development board with an integrated CPU, WI-FI, PMU chip, and multimedia functions, all packed into an extremely small form factor running on embedded GNU/Linux. We recently got our hands on a unit, courtesy of Clockwork Tech LLC, and it managed to surpass all of our expectations. Get one here now. Read more for our full review.
Imgur’s “darkshark” managed to fool the Samsung Galaxy S10’s ultrasonic fingerprint sensor using just a 3D-printer. Tha’s right, he captured his fingerprint on a wineglass, used Photoshop to clean it up, and then created a model using 3DS Max that was used to extrude the lines in the picture into a 3D version. In the end, it took 13-minutes to print a version of his fingerprint that managed to unlock the smartphone. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
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Microsoft won a $480-million contract to supply prototypes for augmented reality systems to the US Army for use on combat missions and in training back in November. This contract could eventually lead to the military purchasing over 100,000 headsets and is intended to “increase lethality by enhancing the ability to detect, decide and engage before the enemy.” Here’s a first look at how these special HoloLens 2 headsets look. “Augmented reality technology will provide troops with more and better information to make decisions. This new work extends our longstanding, trusted relationship with the Department of Defense to this new area,” said a Microsoft spokesman said in an email statement. Read more for another video and additional information.
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Avengers: Endgame is set to hit theaters in just a few weeks, and for those looking to purchase merchandise ahead of its theatrical release, there’s this officially licensed Thanos Infinity Gauntlet Bluetooth speaker, which includes all six stones. Other features include a 3.5mm input, which means you could connect it to Google Assistant, Alexa, or other smart devices. Or, you can pair two of these devices together for stereo sound. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Photo credit: Andrew Ferrier via Yanko Design
Cable management accessories are nothing new, but what if there was an easier way to avoid tripping over cables? Meet the “Cable Cradle” by designer Andrew Ferrier. This creation basically fits over your existing outlet and can be snapped on securely for 1-second installation. After plugging int your device(s), simply wrap the cable around the outer edge to keep things organized. Read more for additional pictures and information.