Industrial designer Benny Lee unveils his latest creation, and it’s called “Kosmos”. This 3D space mouse is designed for digital artists and puts all of their most important tools right under their fingertips, including a joystick-like controller with a scroll wheel and 6DoF movement as well as a touchscreen up top for extra intuitive controls. On the left side of the device, you’ll find a dynamic display separated into four quadrants. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
HTC’s VIVE Virtual Reality System is being offered for the lowest priced yet, and you can pick one up for $480.41 shipped, today only, originally $500. Using the included headset and wireless controllers, you’ll be able to explore and interact with VR experiences, apps and games that blur the line between imagination and reality. From blockbuster games to unforgettable experiences, there are over 2500+ titles available for VIVE currently. Product page. Read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.
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Atari announced today at E3 that they’ve signed exclusive distribution agreements for the Atari VCS with Walmart and GameStop, with online pre-orders begining this week for U.S. customers – deliveries start in March 2020. The VCS systems pre-ordered on Indiegogo will be delivered in late 2019 as planned. Just to recap, it’s powered by an AMD Ryzen Embedded R1000 processor and support for 4K60 video output, while running a custom Linux-based operating system called Atari OS. It ships with more than 100 classic games pre-installed, but also support new titles when available. Pricing starts at $249.99 for the Atari VCS 400 Onyx (4GB) and tops off at $389.99 for one of three Atari VCS 800 (8GB). Read more for another video, additional pictures and information.
Amazon’s Fire HD 8 Tablet is perfect as a backup device or just everyday use, and it’s being offered for $59.99 shipped, today only, originally $79.99. Enjoy all of your favorite apps with a fast 1.3 GHz quad-core processor, 1.5GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage (up to 400GB with a microSD), 2MP front-facing camera, 2MP rear camera, and up to 10-hours of battery life on a single charge. Product page. Read more for another hands-on video review and additional information.
Wemo’s Mini Smart Plug lets you control your devices from just about anywhere, with the free companion app, and it’s being offered for just $19.78, this weekend only, originally $34.99. Simply plug in the device, download the free app, and control your devices from a smartphone or your voice through Alexa, Google Assistant and Apple Home Kit – no hub or subscription required. Its sleek new form-factor enables you to stack two Mini Smart Plugs in the same outlet. Product page. Read more for another video review and additional information.
One artist who goes by ‘Doooo’ from Japan wanted to bring the commonly used phrase ‘put your money where your mouth is’ to life, literally, and the result? This human mouth-shaped coin bag, complete with lips, teeth and even gums. Strangely enough, this isn’t the first fleshy creation this unusual artist has made, as he also covered a DJ soundboard in a human skin-like material as well as wrapping an iPhone case and portable charger the same way. Read more for two videos and additional information.
Xiaomi’s Mi Electric Scooter has a 250W motor that propels the it to a top speed of 15.5mph with a maximum range of 18.6-miles, all for $399 shipped, today only, originally $495.87. At just 26.9-pounds, its portable folding design makes it easy for storage at home or to be hand-carried when necessary. The sturdy frame is made from aerospace-grade aluminum to ensure durability. Red taillights flash when braking to warn other pedestrians and vehicles on the road. Product page. Read more for another video review and additional information.
Bug-A-Salt 2.0 is a fly gun that lets you eradicate flies with normal table salt, and it can be picked up for $35.65 shipped, today only, originally $39.99. Featuring an air-powered firing mechanism that shoots granulated table salt, a single pump action for loading as well as compressing the air in the gun’s chamber, and each pump automatically turns the safety on. Product page. Read more for a hands-on video and additional information.
Say goodbye to notches and hole-punch displays, Oppo and Xiaomi have managed to develop under-display front-facing cameras. Similar to optical under-display fingerprint readers, the two companies integrated a CMOS chip under a transparent section of the display to identify its surroundings. “At this stage, it’s difficult for under-display cameras to match the same results as normal cameras, there’s bound to be some loss in optical quality. But, no new technology jumps to perfection right away,” said Oppo VP Brian Shen. Read more for a video additional pictures and information.
Finally, after years in production, the finalized SMACH Z console will make its first appearance at E3 2019 next Tuesday (June 11th). Just to recap, it’s powered by AMD’s embedded V1605B APU (4 cores / 8 threads) with a base clock of 2.0GHz (3.6 GHz Boost frequency), up to 16GB of RAM and a Radeon Vega 8 GPU (1.1 GHz core clock) onboard with 512 shaders. Available in these configurations: $699 Smach Z (4GB RAM/64GB storage/no camera), $899 Smach Z Pro (8GB RAM/128GB storage | 5MP camera), and the $1099 Smach Z Ultra (16GB RAM/256GB storage | 5MP camera). Read more for a hands-on video and additional information.