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.
Ultimate Ears BOOM 3 has just gone custom, thanks to myBOOM studio. This sleek portable Bluetooth speaker can now be customized to your liking in just minutes. You can choose from a variety of stylish fabrics, colors / patterns for different parts of the speaker (caps, hang loop, and volume buttons), or even add fun text on the speaker to make it truly your own. “Our speakers have always reflected the unique styles of our listeners, but up until today, our fans were limited with the color and design options we made available to them. With myBOOM 3, we’ve created this enjoyable and unique design studio where music enthusiasts can show their creativity and give their favorite Ultimate Ears BOOM 3 speaker a truly personalized look and feel,” said Charlotte Johs, general manager of Ultimate Ears. Design your own here. Read more for our full review and to see what we created.
Nekteck’s 4-Port 72W USB Wall Charger with Type-C 60W power delivery is the best travel accessory a mobile warrior can have with them at all times. You can throw it in any bag, as the device is roughly the same height and thickness as Apple’s 13-inch MacBook Pro charger while only being 0.7-inches longer. Featuring three 12-watt USB-A charging ports alongside its USB-C charging port – also includes a USB-C charging cable and a long power cord for those hard-to-reach outlets. Many new Android smartphones, tablets and laptops are equipped with USB-C charging ports, MacBooks included, so you can simply use this to power them all up. Product page. Read more for our full review.
The best travel accessories are the ones that last the longest and stay in great shape regardless of how much you use it, which means they’re durable, long-lasting, as well as protecting your goods in all types of weather. STM’s Myth 28L Backpack fits the bill. Don’t let its size fool you, as no one backpack size is better than another, but what matters most is that it’s proportional to your body. This is definitely large enough to hold more gear than you are bringing without turning your back into a skyscraper. Product page. Read more for our full review.
The New BittBoy is an ultra portable game console that not only plays Game Boy games, but NES as well as Game Boy Color titles, and near perfectly to say the least. Measuring in at a svelte 6.8 x 9.9 x 1.3cm, it features a bright 2.4-inch (original 2.2-inch) IPS LCD display, 3.5mm headphone jack, and a microSD card slot. Thanks to its new 700mAh battery (original 500mAh), you’ll get roughly 3-hours of continuous gameplay before needing a recharge. Product page (Amazon) / Aliexpress. Read more for our full review.
Let’s face it, not everyone drinks enough water each day, especially if they have an active lifestyle. The DrinKup Bottle is a smart water bottle that recommends the most appropriate water intake based on your height, weight and daily activities. When it’s hydration time, the ultrasonic sensor-equipped lid will automatically vibrate and a “♡” will appear on the built-in LED screen, and the app even sends you a notification as well. Plus, it includes Apple Health and Fitbit integration as well. More information. Read more for our full review.
If, like us at TechEBlog, you’re constantly low on battery – and madly texting friends to let them know that you’re about to run out of power – then you may be in need of a power bank, or should the same be true for your laptops, tablets, and other devices, there’s this portable power station: Jackery’s Honda HLS290 features 290 Watt-hour energy storage (29,000mAh x 28 cells), and powers most laptops (3-4 recharges), smartphones (17 recharges), tablets (14 recharges), mini fridges (3.4 hours) as well as full-sized televisions (3.4 hours). Why is the mAh rating important? Well, this is the storage capacity available for a particular battery, with higher mAh ratings for the same battery yielding a longer run time. Read more for our full review and where to see this product in-person at CES 2019.
Power bank fans rejoice! Anyone who uses a mobile device, whether it be a smartphone, tablet, action camera, or even a laptop, knows the importance of carrying a backup battery pack, but given the large number of options available online, you might feel overwhelmed, understandably. Aside from the various charging specs, ports, and even cables that need to be taken into consideration, there are lots of competing brands, but very few can deliver upon their promises, that is unless…you’re talking about the Jackery PowerBar 77. Featuring 2 x USB A ports, 1 x USB Type C port, an LCD screen displaying the battery percentage and a 110v AC Outlet on the back side of the unit. Yes, this 110v AC Outlet actually charges over Type C (acts as both an input and output) instead of requiring a proprietary power brick. Product page. Read more for our full review.
Selecting a case that not only complements, but also protects and adds style to the iPhone’s display can be a daunting task to say the least, but we think Element Case has managed to do just that, with the “Enigma“. Available in black, blue and green colors, it combines safety with a sleek design that feels elegant to the touch. Case preferences are subjective, so we can’t tell you that this is the best case for you. But after testing many cases for the latest iPhone models, whether it be budget or high-end, the “Enigma” is most certainly worth considering if you’re in the market for something a bit more fancy. Product page. Read more for our full review and hands-on pictures.
Sure, you can have strong passwords and rock solid encryption technologies to keep private work data safe, but those tools can’t stop prying eyes from simply looking over your shoulder, or even capturing a photo of what’s on your screen. It’s officially called visual hacking, and thankfully, there’s an easy fix – a simple privacy filters. It takes just a few seconds for someone to snag confidential information from a computer screen, which could potentially be used for malicious intent. However, not all of them work the same, with many reducing visibility when applied, that is, unless…you’re talking about Moshi’s Umbra. Once adhered to your MacBook Air / MacBook Pro / Pixelbook / Surface Pro display, it severely restricts the viewing angle, without reducing visbility. That’s right, anyone who tries to sneak a peek from the sides or top will just see a blackened screen. Best of all, the Umbra is fully washable, and can be reapplied repeatedly, 100% bubble-free each time. Product page. Read more for our full review.