Anker’s PowerCore+ 19000 PD Hybrid Portable Charger doubles as a USB-C hub, and you can pick one up for $69.99 shipped after clipping the $50 off coupon, today only, originally $119.99. Unlike other power banks, this one can deliver full-speed 27W charging for USB-C phones, tablets, laptops, the Nintendo Switch and lots more devices. Or, you can switch to “Hub Mode” to sync data and connect compatible accessories. Product page. Read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.
Photo credit: Semin Jun
For those who don’t know, Apple’s Mac Pro, a series of workstation and servers, has only been around since 2006. What sets it apart from the others is that in most configurations, it’s the most powerful computer that Apple offers out of the iMac, iMac Pro, and Mac Mini. From 2006-2012 the handle on and cooling air intake configuration of the front of the case has caused Macintosh enthusiasts to refer to the 1st generation as the “cheese grater” Mac Pro, as well as the latest model, designed by Jony Ive. This concept by industrial designer Semin Jun takes a different approach. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Razer’s Viper is the company’s first computer mouse to sport their new Optical Mouse Switches, which offer 3-times the actuation speed of traditional mechanical mouse switches. They make use of an infrared light beam that passes through a shutter to fire an electrical signal to the computer, so the switches respond near instantaneously to each and every every finger press. Plus, each switch durable for up to 70 million clicks, making them perfect for competitive eSports gaming. Product page. Read more for a video review, additional pictures and information.
You probably haven’t seen a custom PC quite like the “Big O”. Created to celebrate the company’s 10-year anniversary, this custom-built machine is not only a high end PC, but also crams an Xbox One X, PlayStation 4 Pro and a Nintendo Switch, all into a single computer. On the PC side of things, it boasts an MSI MEG Z390 GODLIKE motherboard, Intel Core i9-9900K 8-Core Processor with 5 GHz Turbo Boost, NVIDIA TITAN RTX 24GB GDDR6 graphics card, two Samsung EVO NVMe 2TB sticks, a Seagate Barracuda 14TB hard drive, and 64GB of Corsair’s Dominator Platinum RGB RAM. Read more for a hands-on video preview and additional information.
AMD announced that its slashing the prices of their new RX 5700 Series video cards ahead of their official release on July 7. They include the 50th Anniversary Edition AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT graphics card ($449), Radeon RX 5700 XT graphics card ($399), and Radeon RX 5700 graphics card ($349). This means that the RX 5700 and RX 5700 XT will be competing directly with the NVIDIA RTX 2060 ($349) and RTX Super ($399) GPUs. Many early benchmarks have NVIDIA’s RTX 2060 Super competing neck-and-neck with AMD’s RTX 5700 XT. Read more for a video and additional information.
SanDisk’s 200GB Ultra microSDXC UHS-I Memory Card works on mobile phones, tablets, cameras, and portable game consoles, all for $24, today only, originally $32.49. Offering up to 100MB/s transfer read speed, which means you can transfer up to 1000 photos in just one minute, while A1-rated performance lets you load apps / games much faster than traditional memory cards. The Class 10 rating is perfect for Full HD video recording and playback when used in cameras. Product page. Read more for a video showing how to use it in the Nintendo Switch.
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.
Apple unveiled the new Mac Pro at WWDC 2019 earlier this month, and ever since that time, people have been comparing its design to a cheese grater, and rightfully so. Aerospace enthusiast and maker Winston Moy wanted to see just how an Apple cheese grater would perform if they ever made one, so he fired up the CNC machine create his very own replica. Does it do a good job? Let’s just say that Apple should stick with electronics. Read more for the video and additional information.
Logitech’s MX Master Wireless Mouse has been touted as best in its class, and you can pick one up for just $47 shipped, today only, originally $99.99. This device boasts comfortable hand-sculpted contour, a Smart speed-adaptive scroll wheel, unique thumbwheel for side-to-side scrolling, a dark field sensor for flawless tracking, and a rechargeable battery with up to 40 days battery life. Product page. Read more for another video review and additional information.
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.