Yes, it’s expensive. Yes, you’ll probably have a hard time getting your hands on one. And yes, Android did it first. But the iPhone X’s edge-to-edge screen and facial recognition system will undoubtedly set a new standard for phones to come. For one, Apple’s Face ID system, even despite the security concerns, is already being used in more creative ways than Samsung’s facial identification tech. Third-party apps like Snapchat and Warby Parker are taking advantage of the iPhone X’s face-mapping technology to project realistic masks over your eyes or select glasses that suit your face’s shape. That, combined with a sharp camera, long battery life, and large screen packed into a more palatable size, make Apple’s iPhone X a top pick.
When it comes to pen tablets, virtually nobody does it better than Wacom, which is why they are still around after so many years. In fact, the team over at Wacom have come up with the all-new Intuos pen tablet that will certainly help budding digital artists and professionals alike to get creative right out of the box. How so, you ask. Well, this is a technologically and ergonomically pen tablet that will arrive bundled with creative software that provides an immediate start into digital art without having to wait for too long.
Top up all of your devices while you travel with the Satechi USB-C Travel Charger. This device comes with an attached plug for seamless charging. In addition to the USB-C port, the Travel Charger also features two USB-A ports.
Sometimes you have to film things that you can’t actually look at and this is where our awesome spy sunglasses with bilateral cameras are useful. The cameras are built into the arms of the glasses filming your peripheral vision – sideways in other words.
Guilty of leaving your printer powered on for weeks on end? There are lots of electronics in offices that can sap energy when they’re not in use, which is why the Belkin Wemo Mini Smart Plug is a must. The smart outlet lets you automatically schedule times to turn off your devices, so you’ll stop wasting electricity when you’re not working.
Start by checking your upgrade status to see if you’re eligible for a new iPhone. If you are, you can either proceed with your upgrade online or visit an Apple Store and chat with a Specialist. You can upgrade anytime after six months, as long as you’ve made the equivalent of at least 12 payments. If you have to pay an additional amount to meet your 12 payments, you can do it when you upgrade.
At CES, JVC, Kenwood, and Pioneer each unveiled wireless Android Auto compatible receivers. With wireless Android Auto support, you can hop in your car, start it up, and your phone and receiver will work as if there was a tethered connection between the two. Meaning Google Assistant, Waze, and all of your music will just be a few taps or voice commands away.
Developed for the consumer and proven by professionals, GoPro’s all-new HD HERO cameras are the world’s most advanced line of on-board. Includes easy-to-apply mounts for attaching camera to any helmet, motorcycle, car, ATV, jet ski, snowmobile, boat, or virtually any vehicle.
With the Anker Astro Mini external battery, you won’t ever need to worry about running out of phone battery while out on the job. While most external batteries on the market work exclusively with either iPhone or Android, the Anker Astro Mini uses PowerIQ technology to identify your device in order to “speak its unique charging language.” Keep the 3 oz. Anker Astro Mini in a purse or pocket, and plug it into your phone when you need a full recharge. And there’s no need to worry about taking the Anker Astro Mini outside of the office — it’s aluminum outer shell makes it a rugged and durable accessory.
What it does: Jam-makers and Sunday-roast-fanciers will get endless use from this nylon/silicone Mastrad Thermometer Spoon with detachable probe, which can measure temperatures from -40° to 250°C, with buttons for Celsius and Fahrenheit readings. Slide the handle away from the spoon and it becomes a 5in probe for testing meats and pastries.
Travelling with your new baby in-tow is nerve-wracking enough, and it can be tough to keep an eye on them in their rear-facing car seat, when you’re focused on the road ahead. That’s where this gadget is handy. The 360-degree rotating mirror is easy to install – simply attach it to a head rest – and ta-da! You can see your baby smiling back at you in your rear-view mirror. Where this product differs from others on the market is it comes with a remote control, so when it’s dark, you can turn the mirror’s very own light on and easily see your little one – even better, it lights up gradually so if your baby’s in the land of nod, they won’t wake up.
What makes it cool: ZF’s safety system check moves away from making the driver scroll through lots of screens on the dashboard. Instead, every feature is summarized in a simple graphic that looks like a three-ring binder. It lets drivers see how safe they are cruising in traffic.