Coolest Gadgets http://www.coolest-gadgets.com Playing with cool gadgets in the ongoing search for the Coolest Gadget Sun, 14 Oct 2018 12:00:07 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.24 igloohome reveals Smart Padlock http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/20181014/igloohome-reveals-smart-padlock/ http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/20181014/igloohome-reveals-smart-padlock/#comments Sun, 14 Oct 2018 12:00:07 +0000 http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/?p=281877 igloohome-smart-padlockThe humble home has gotten ever smarter these days, thanks to the integration with voice assistants such as Amazon’s Alexa into everyday appliances, not to mention the smartphone which seems to have an app for virtually everything. Since the house is meant to be a safe space for the family to rest and relax in, why not consider beefing up your home’s security with igloohome’s latest offering, the aptly named Smart Padlock?

The Smart Padlock is a versatile, remotely-managed security solution which will offer homeowners with a convenient access method in order to control to their properties and assets. Airbnb hosts would certainly find the built-in innovative PIN code technology useful, since it enables owners to grant remote access without requiring the users to download an app before that. Visitors and guests would also find it convenient, since not everyone would have a data plan ready at hand, especially if they are a tourist in the area.

Touted to be the ideal security tool for granting time-sensitive access, the Smart Padlock is currently targeting an Indiegogo campaign launch. Property owners will be able to grant access to their homes, yards, facilities, and other rooms armed with it to virtually anyone: from guests to handymen or other family members through a couple of unique options: PIN codes or Bluetooth keys. PIN codes can be sent over any communication mode including SMS, email or Facebook Messenger. Upon receipt, the user just needs to key in the PIN code on the padlock, and they will work immediately as long as it is within the set time window.

Alternatively, Bluetooth keys can be sent over smartphone, but this will only work if the users are within proximity of it. Upon receiving the Bluetooth key from the owner, all users need to do is to tap ‘unlock’ on the app, and the Smart Padlock will unshackle. We do hope to see more variants of such smart padlocks make their way to the market in the future.

Press Release
[ igloohome reveals Smart Padlock copyright by Coolest Gadgets ]

]]>
http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/20181014/igloohome-reveals-smart-padlock/feed/ 0
Xiaomi Redmi 6 review http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/20181013/xiaomi-redmi-6-review/ http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/20181013/xiaomi-redmi-6-review/#comments Sat, 13 Oct 2018 12:00:08 +0000 http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/?p=281730 redmi-6-reviewXiaomi is no stranger when it comes to rolling out smartphones that punch above their weight without breaking the bank. This time around, Xiaomi has decided to make waves once again with the Redmi 6 smartphone. It looks like the supposed annual hardware refresh is no longer the case, as it is less than six months since the Redmi 5 was released. Here are my thoughts on the Redmi 6 after spending some time with it.

Context
Before I proceed any further, here is a little bit of context on my smartphone usage. After all, each individual’s usage patterns vary from one to another. Bluetooth is turned on for approximately an hour a day as I enjoy my music in the car, while GPS is used for two to three hours as I am on the road, in addition to a couple of hours’ worth of music playback on Spotify, with Wi-Fi and mobile data turned on all the time. Overall, I sneak in approximately 5 hours of screen time, and there is some bit of power left at the end of the day based on the 3,000mAh battery that is underneath its hood.

Hardware specifications
Firstly, there are two variants of the Redmi 6: 3GB RAM and 32GB of internal memory, while the other variant has 4GB RAM and 64GB of ROM. My unit is the former, but apart from the RAM and internal storage, everything else remains the same. In terms of hardware, there is a 5.45″ IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen display at 720 x 1440 pixels resolution with a 18:9 ratio, and a Mediatek MT6762 Helio P22 chipset with a PowerVR GE8320 GPU powers it underneath the hood. MIUI 9 will boot up upon turning it on, as it runs on top of Android 8.1 Oreo. I would recommend running a system update before installing anything else from Google Play in order to obtain the latest version.

If there is one thing that I absolutely love about the Redmi 6, it would be the fact that there is a dedicated microSD memory card slot (up to 256GB, unfortunately), to keep company the dual SIM card slots. This enables you to worry less about running out of space. Xiaomi has also positioned the Redmi 6 to be the “king” of budget dual-camera smartphones, where the back features 12MP and 5MP shooters at f/2.2, with the front sporting a 5MP selfie camera.

Most of the Redmi 6 is made out of plastic in order to denote where it stands in the smartphone food chain, but fret not, as it is well built. Both power and volume buttons are placed on the right side with just the right amount of feedback, with curved sides offering a comfortable grip. The dual SIM tray is located on the left side on the handset, while the loudspeaker is located at the back. Taking the road less traveled, Xiaomi has maintained the 3.5mm headphone jack to keep the microUSB port company at the bottom.

In terms of connectivity options, you will get Bluetooth 4.2 and Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n in the Redmi 6, in addition to GPS, AGPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, and FM Radio being part of the deal. The 3,000mAh non-removable battery looks like a design that is set to stay, which means obtaining a battery replacement is not as simple as walking into a shop and picking one up for yourself. It would be better to bring around a power bank or charge it frequently if you are a power user.

Software
Once you update the Redmi 6, it will run the latest version of MIUI 10. There is some bloatware that accompanies MIUI, but thankfully, it is not too intrusive. Recommended apps do pop up from time to time in the form of a “ghosting” image, hoping that you will download it, but that is a mild irritant. If you want a pure Android device, you would do well to look elsewhere, but where can you get such a workhorse at an extremely affordable price point?

The usual slew of Xiaomi apps are part of the Redmi 6, making it easier to migrate from an older model to another. Xiaomi has also thrown in multiple gesture support so that you can use gesture navigation, but there is a slight learning curve which will take getting used to. Redmi 6 boasts of face recognition technology to unlock the handset, but pardon me as I prefer the old school methods of PIN, password or fingerprint authentication. Facial unlock does require a decent amount of lighting in order for it to function properly.

There is also a Second Space feature that will help you maximize the use of both SIM card slots, but that would end up draining your battery slightly more if you were to alternate between both accounts on a single handset. At least you can now separate your work and play numbers without toting around two handsets.

Performance
The Redmi 6’s Mediatek processor does its job well enough for regular usage, and this includes checking your email, casual web browsing, and handling instant messaging over the likes of WeChat, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Kakao and others. I did not install Swiftkey and used the default Google keyboard instead, which helps free up system resources for a lag-free typing experience. Do take note that the Redmi 6 is not a high end handset, so you can play PUBG but with a noticeable amount of input lag even when it runs on the lowest settings, making it unsuitable for a mobile gaming device for serious gamers.

The camera works all right, offering various modes found on other Xiaomi handsets such as Short Video, Portrait, Square, Panorama, and Manual, apart from the standard Photo and Video modes. Those who feel like they want to customize their photos can enter Manual mode, letting you adjust the White Balance, Focus, Shutter Speed, and ISO settings. Quick toggles for HDR and filters add to the overall experience.

While most of the new smartphones do perfectly all right with adequate lighting, the true test comes in the form of low light conditions. Here, the Redmi 6 does not fare too well, and neither does it fail badly, either. Straddling no man’s land, it would be best to use this only under brightly lit conditions. When Portrait mode is activated, the dual cameras do a decent enough job, as the software correctly guesses where the gaps are between the arm and body with blurring done at the right areas. Do not expect flagship smartphone quality though, but it should be more than enough for your social media profiles to look better.

Conclusion
Power users would do well to avoid the Redmi 6, but for those who are on a tight budget and yet want something that is decent enough to last them for at least a year without being outdated, the Redmi 6 is ideal. Other handsets that you might consider would be the Redmi Note 5 and the Oppo F7 if you have a sub-$250 budget to play around with.

For those who would like to pick up the Xiaomi Redmi 6, you can head on to the purchase page and snag a unit for yourself. Certainly this is as close as it can get to being a quality dual-camera smartphone that falls under the mid-range tier that is easy on your budget as well.

Product Page
[ Xiaomi Redmi 6 review copyright by Coolest Gadgets ]

]]>
http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/20181013/xiaomi-redmi-6-review/feed/ 0
NOWA hybrid smartwatch review http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/20181012/nowa-hybrid-smartwatch-review/ http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/20181012/nowa-hybrid-smartwatch-review/#comments Fri, 12 Oct 2018 12:00:50 +0000 http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/?p=281716 nowa-review-2The smartwatch world has certainly come a long way since it the idea of it was conceived in the previous century. The Pebble smartwatch really kicked things off big time, but discontinued a couple of years ago as the company ran into turbulent times. While a smartwatch does boast of an array of features and functionality, there is one major drawback: the battery life. This is where the niche of a hybrid smartwatch was born, and the NOWA hybrid smartwatch from France would prove to be a classy addition onto virtually any wrist.

Design
The best word to describe the NOWA hybrid smartwatch would be “minimalist” in nature. Boasting of a pure matte white dial that clearly shows off indigo blue hands and matte black indices, the entire face tells the time effortlessly at a single glance. Natural steel is used to form both the case and clasp, sporting a glossy finish for that cultured look. The strap itself is flat, and depending on the color that suits your taste, a beige lining accompanies it. NOWA has a slew of different straps for you to choose from, allowing you to own a collection that will suit your wardrobe according to the event of the day.

To put it simply, the NOWA hybrid smartwatch is a classically designed watch that finds it place in the boardroom and at the office as opposed to those who are looking for an adrenaline pumping adventure outdoors. The 3 ATM water resistance rating (up to 30 meters) means you do not have to worry about getting soaked under a sudden downpour, but I would not recommend wearing it to the swimming pool or when you go snorkelling or head out to the woods, since it was not advertised as being built tough.

On a personal note, the band does tend to stink up after a while, especially if you sweat profusely, but then again that is a common issue that affects virtually all watches. It makes perfect sense to give the NOWA hybrid smartwatch a clean from time to time in order to avoid such a situation.

nowa-review-1

Hardware
A single CR2025 battery will be able to power the NOWA hybrid smartwatch for approximately 8 months under normal usage conditions before a replacement is required. The case itself measures just 9.75mm thin, as it rests elegantly on your wrist without looking too bulky. It ditches a digital display for quartz movement, where the case boasts a scratch-proof glass that is made out of flat mineral with sapphire coating for additional scratch resistance.

The NOWA hybrid smartwatch will feature Bluetooth low energy connectivity as it connects to your smartphone. Once the handset is synchronized to it, it will show the local time regardless of which location you are at in the world. Of course, the NOWA app will have to be downloaded beforehand on the Google Play Store and Apple App Store, depending on which mobile platform you using.

Setting up a connection between your smartphone and NOWA is painless, taking less than a couple of minutes to do so. Being different from a regular smartwatch, the NOWA will lack any kind of digital display, being completely analog in nature. A small ring in the top center segment of the watch’s face blinks in red when you push the dial on the right side of the case in order to indicate that it is connected to your smartphone’s app.

nowa-review-3 nowa-review-4 nowa-review-5

Performance
The NOWA hybrid smartwatch does help you keep track of your fitness goals, although I would not go so far as to recommend using this alone if you are serious about your exercise regime. Think of this as a backup, and if you want a dedicated fitness tracker, then it would be wiser to invest in one instead.

However, the NOWA timepiece is able to keep track of all daily activities, and these include recording the number of steps taken, distance covered and calories burned. Do take into consideration that all recorded data are mere estimates at best, so do leave some wiggle room for the final count. If you do not mind wearing watches to sleep, then the NOWA is also able to perform sleep monitoring as it keeps track of your sleep duration and quality (deep or light).

Both activity and sleep monitoring details can be checked on the NOWA app, enabling you to adjust your lifestyle accordingly. What makes the NOWA useful apart from telling the time for me would be the ability to reject pesky incoming calls from telemarketers and my least favorite relatives, to locate my phone, and to snap a selfie from a distance as long as it remains within Bluetooth range. This is done simply by pressing the dial or shaking my wrist.

Conclusion
The asking price of US$199 for the NOWA hybrid smartwatch might make it seem to be expensive, but each timepiece is individually numbered for that added touch of class. Remember, the context of the NOWA hybrid smartwatch is this: it is primarily a time telling device that looks elegant for business and formal events, and to have it come with the ability to keep track of your activity and sleep patterns are an added bonus. Not only that, with a battery that can last for more than half a year without having to look for a charger at the end of each day is certainly a point that is worth driving home. Those who want something tougher would do well to look for a more robust timepiece, such as the G-Shock watches from Casio.

Product Page
[ NOWA hybrid smartwatch review copyright by Coolest Gadgets ]

]]>
http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/20181012/nowa-hybrid-smartwatch-review/feed/ 0
Razer Phone 2 gaming smartphone announced http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/20181011/razer-phone-2-gaming-smartphone-announced/ http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/20181011/razer-phone-2-gaming-smartphone-announced/#comments Thu, 11 Oct 2018 19:00:02 +0000 http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/?p=281707 razer-phone-2Razer might be far more famous for the sheer number of gaming peripherals that they come up with including mice, gaming mousemats, speakers, keyboards and even notebooks, but here is something that would turn heads wherever you go: the Razer Phone 2. Just like everything else that Razer rolls off from their production line, the Razer Phone 2 intends to be the very definition of flagship performance and true mobile gaming. After all, it was Razer who pioneered the segment of gaming smartphones with its predecessor, the Razer Phone, last year, and the sequel looks set to blow the competition away (if there are any worthy handsets in the first place).

Touted to deliver up to 30 percent more performance than its predecessor, the Razer Phone 2 is certainly no slouch when it comes to gaming and productivity. Powered by the powerful Qualcomm 845 Snapdragon chipset and Qualcomm Adreno 630 graphics processing unit (GPU), it ought to be able to handle just about any kind of apps and games, and with the Razer vapor chamber cooling system keeping things running nice and cool, you won’t find your handset burning up anytime soon.

At the back lies a new rear dual-camera setup that delivers a 12 MP wide-angle lens with optical image stabilization (OIS) and a 12 MP telephoto lens with 2x zoom. It does not matter whether you are trying to capture fast moving action or a situation that is knee deep in low-light conditions, the Sony IMX sensors will work perfectly fine to deliver stunning images. Selfie lovers will appreciate the 8MP front camera that supports video streaming at full HD resolution.

It also supports wireless charging to keep up with the rest of the flagship handsets in the market, while there is the option to plug in a USB-C cable as and when the need arises, which is also compatible with Qualcomm QuickCharge 4+. The Razer Phone 2 is rated IP67 resistance to dust and water, so you do not have to worry about dropping this into the sink by accident. Other hardware specifications include a true 120Hz display that is represented by a 5.7-inch UltraMotion IGZO screen, and dual front-spacing speakers, in addition to a 4,000 mAH capacity battery.

While there might be alternatives such as the Honor Play from Huawei, the Razer Phone 2 will certainly continue to be king of the hill as the flagship gaming smartphone with a starting price point of$799, arriving in Mirror Black while those who would want a Satin Black variant will have to wait for the fourth quarter of 2018.

Press Release
[ Razer Phone 2 gaming smartphone announced copyright by Coolest Gadgets ]

]]>
http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/20181011/razer-phone-2-gaming-smartphone-announced/feed/ 0
MSI Trident X redefines the gaming PC design http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/20181010/msi-trident-redefines-gaming-pc-design/ http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/20181010/msi-trident-redefines-gaming-pc-design/#comments Wed, 10 Oct 2018 19:00:22 +0000 http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/?p=281577 TridentXGamers take their hardware very seriously, and would do their level best in order to eke out the maximum amount of performance all the time in order to gain a competitive edge over their opponents. MSI, a name that has long delivered quality gaming notebooks in the past, continues to forge ahead into the future with a gaming PC that will certainly look different from what most of us have been used to. The all new Trident X compact desktop might seem like a souped-up workstation meant more for bean counting and word processing, but it is actually armed with the latest MSI GeForce RTX 2080 graphics cards as well as Intel’s 9th generation Core K series processors.

To put it in a more impressive manner, the MSI Trident X happens to carry the distinction of being the first compact desktop PC that incorporates an SFX power supply alongside the highest performing new MSI GeForce RTX graphics cards to date, all crammed into a case that has a volume that is no more than 10 liters. Certainly, that is quite an achievement which is worth trumping. This makes the Trident X is a completely new PC experience that is more than capable of providing stiff competition to far larger traditional desktop PCs in terms of gaming performance.

The Intel Core i9-9900K processor is touted to deliver up to 50 percent more performance than before, with the i9 providing massive, overclockable performance within the confines of a small chassis. In addition, gamers are able to take advantage of the newest innovations in graphics alongside raytracing with up to NVIDIA RTX 2080ti graphics. With all of these components working in tandem, the Trident X will be able to offer impressive performance with but a tiny footprint regardless of the task, be it heavy duty gaming or video editing.

A tempered glass side panel is found in the Trident X as well, where it boasts of a hinge to enable users to easily upgrade the CPU, memory or hard drive. Using MSI’s unique Silent Storm Cooling thermal system to keep it running nice and cool, a trio of separate airflows will individually cool down different components within the Trident X when it is working hard. Expect the Trident X to be available this coming November with a starting price of $2,299.

Press Release
[ MSI Trident X redefines the gaming PC design copyright by Coolest Gadgets ]

]]>
http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/20181010/msi-trident-redefines-gaming-pc-design/feed/ 0
Marshall beefs up range of Bluetooth speakers http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/20181009/marshall-beefs-range-bluetooth-speakers/ http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/20181009/marshall-beefs-range-bluetooth-speakers/#comments Tue, 09 Oct 2018 19:00:02 +0000 http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/?p=281485 marshall-bt-iiIf you are in the market for a Bluetooth speaker that not only looks good, but sounds great as well, then the folks over at Marshall have just the thing for you. In fact, their latest range of speakers comprise of a trio of models: the Acton II Bluetooth, the Stanmore II Bluetooth and the Woburn II Bluetooth. Each of these speakers will merge advanced components including class D amplifiers, a bass reflex cabinet system as well as custom-tuned drivers that have been specially engineered to deliver a balanced and dynamic audio response.

Regardless of which particular model you choose, all of them will arrive equipped with an upgraded DSP, in addition to an improved dynamic range compression. As a result, you will end up with optimal performance regardless of the volume level that you are accustomed to. Feel free to play back your favorite tunes as loud as you want to, without having to compromise on the acoustic characteristics.

All of them will also feature Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity, enabling them to deliver a wireless range of up to 30 feet (10 metres). Apart from that, each speaker will also feature multi-host functionality, enabling the listener to hook up easily and switch between two Bluetooth devices without missing a beat. Marshall has also thrown in the Marshall Bluetooth app that lets the user customize one’s listening experience as well as control the music they’re listening to over a mobile device. The app itself can switch between EQ presets, set up stereo or ambient mode, and adjust the intensity of the LED lights that are located on the top panel, now how about that? Imagine waking up the speaker or sending it into standby mode in just a matter of seconds.

The Acton II, Stanmore II and Woburn II will arrive in black and white colorways, with an asking price of $249, $349 and $499, respectively for those who are interested.

Press Release
[ Marshall beefs up range of Bluetooth speakers copyright by Coolest Gadgets ]

]]>
http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/20181009/marshall-beefs-range-bluetooth-speakers/feed/ 0
8K heated apparel can be controlled by an app http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/20181007/8k-heated-apparel-controlled-app/ http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/20181007/8k-heated-apparel-controlled-app/#comments Sun, 07 Oct 2018 19:00:33 +0000 http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/?p=281326 8k-outerwearThere is a twofold reason as to why we wear clothes: primarily to cover our modesty, as well as to keep in step with the world of fashion. However, in line with a world where everything seems to have a “smart” prefix attached to it, why not make your clothes be a little bit smarter? This is exactly what 8K has done, introducing the first app controlled heated apparel in the world that boasts of the ability to keep your smartphone charged as well when it starts to run low on battery.

In other words, 8K’s maiden collection of heated apparel will enable the wearer to control one’s temperature right from the smartphone itself, charging up devices while you are on the move to boot. 8K is a well known name when it comes to versatile, heated outerwear, and to be a walking powerbank is certainly a novelty that we would like to see become the norm in the future. The new range of heated jackets and vests will boast of a lightweight, dual-port 7500mAh power bank that is capable of delivering up to half a dozen hours of warmth, while offering power hungry smartphones that are on their last legs a boost in juice if required.

Specially designed to be different, 8K heat on demand apparel is capable of reaching temperatures of 122F in a matter of 360 seconds. This gives it the proud distinction of being the only heated jacket on earth that allows the wearer to be in complete control of their optimum temperature, doing so through a smartphone app.

The Autumn/Winter 18 collection will introduce a slew of new contemporary designs, which were crafted in Europe while engineered to be worn under all weather conditions. It offers the perfect balance of warmth, weight and modern style rolled into one. This is made possible via Flexwarm technology, where the flexible heating system measures a mere 0.5mm thin, letting it be printed and layered directly onto fabric so that it is ultra-lightweight, doing away with the need for additional bulky insulation materials while providing warmth and ensuring body heat is retained simultaneously. Arriving in black and midnight navy colors, there are three styles for both genders with prices ranging from $250 to $300.

Press Release
[ 8K heated apparel can be controlled by an app copyright by Coolest Gadgets ]

]]>
http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/20181007/8k-heated-apparel-controlled-app/feed/ 0
Casio EDIFICE collection grows with two more models http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/20181006/casio-edifice-collection-grows-models/ http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/20181006/casio-edifice-collection-grows-models/#comments Sat, 06 Oct 2018 19:00:24 +0000 http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/?p=281282 edifice-newWhen it comes to watches, the Casio brand name is one that invokes a sense of excellence. The Japanese company has long rolled out quality timepieces that are certainly more than capable of telling the time accurately, and then some. With a number of different “families” to suit various situations such as G-Shock, Pro Trek and EDIFICE, the latest two additions would be the EDIFICE EQB501XBR-1A and EQB800BR-1A. Specially designed for both professional and personal lifestyles, these new high-performance models will offer enhanced features such as Bluetooth connectivity and Dura-Soft Fluoro-Rubber Band technology that are more than suitable for any man’s wardrobe.

Offering far more than just regular timekeeping, the EQB501XBR-1A and EQB800BR-1A are smart in their very own way since they can be paired to a smartphone simply by pushing a button via Casio’s Mobile Link Technology. You will first need to download the CASIO WATCH+ app of course, followed by hooking it up to a compatible smartphone over Bluetooth SMART. From there, the timepieces are able to access the correct time in their current location, doing so for up to 300 cities worldwide and even having it updated to the latest time zone and Daylight-Saving Time information.

Arriving in a bold 3D dial and stainless-steel case, these new models will be outfitted with a Dura-Soft Fluoro Rubber band. The idea behind the use of such material was inspired by Fluoroelastomers, which is normally found in high end vehicles. Such a band will offer wearers a heat -resistant, abrasion-resistant, oil-resistant, and innovative material, which is more than ideal for the man who is always on the move. Regardless of which particular model you go for, both of them will be water resistant up to 100 meters and offer world time, a daily alarm and stopwatch features. Do not expect them to be as tough as the G-Shock though. For those who decide to pick up the EDIFICE EQB800BR-1A, it will have a full auto calendar and best lap indicator to boot.

The Casio EDIFICE EQB501XBR-1A and EQB800BR-1A will retail for $320 and $350, respectively if you are interested in picking either one (or both) up.

Press Release
[ Casio EDIFICE collection grows with two more models copyright by Coolest Gadgets ]

]]>
http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/20181006/casio-edifice-collection-grows-models/feed/ 0
GoPro HERO7 Black is the new action camera flagship http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/20181004/gopro-hero7-black-action-camera-flagship/ http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/20181004/gopro-hero7-black-action-camera-flagship/#comments Thu, 04 Oct 2018 12:00:39 +0000 http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/?p=280984 gopro-hero7When it comes to action cameras, one particular name stands out from the rest of the crowd: GoPro. It is often used as a noun by many casual users to describe any action camera without having to be specific, which is proof enough that GoPro has done a great job in delivering quality action cameras that stand the test of time (and feeling of wanderlust). Their latest flagship product would be the HERO7 Black, carrying a $399 price tag while raising the ante when it comes to video stabilization courtesy of its standout feature, HyperSmooth.

With the HyperSmooth video stabilization feature, you will find that capturing and manipulating your digital video with the HERO7 Black becomes easier than ever before. In addition, it boasts of Live Streaming, TimeWarp Video, SuperPhoto, improved audio, and face, smile and scene detection. HyperSmooth has been touted by GoPro to be the best in-camera video stabilization ever featured in a camera, although we are quite confident that such hallowed status will change with subsequent generations of the GoPro action camera range. For now though, it will remain at the top of the hill, allowing users to capture professional-looking, gimbal-like stabilized video without the expense or hassle of a motorized gimbal. Not only that, HyperSmooth will work equally well underwater and in high-shock and wind environments where gimbals fail.

Knowing how we are all social creatures, GoPro has also ensured that the HERO7 Black action camera ends up with the distinction of being the first GoPro to be able to perform live stream, letting you share what is going on in real time to Facebook, Twitch, YouTube, Vimeo and other platforms internationally. This lets you show the rest of the world what you are up to at that point in time without any of the shaky cam movements.

Ultimately, at that price point, you get to enjoy stunning image quality of 4K video and 12MP photos, and with it being rugged enough to handle video shoots underwater without a housing for up to 33 feet, it is a no-brainer as to which action camera one should purchase.

Press Release
[ GoPro HERO7 Black is the new action camera flagship copyright by Coolest Gadgets ]

]]>
http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/20181004/gopro-hero7-black-action-camera-flagship/feed/ 0
Razer Nari Ultimate wireless gaming headset http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/20181003/razer-nari-ultimate-wireless-gaming-headset/ http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/20181003/razer-nari-ultimate-wireless-gaming-headset/#comments Wed, 03 Oct 2018 12:00:37 +0000 http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/?p=280983 razer-nari-ultimateRazer products have always maintained that degree of high performance capability no matter the situation, and this has enabled generations of gamers enjoy great precision and accuracy regardless of the game genre they indulge in. While visuals play a very important role in a game, so too does audio, and the announcement of the Razer Nari Ultimate wireless gaming headset that boasts of advanced haptics will seek to deliver a deeper immersive experience when it comes not only to gaming, but also for movies and music as well.

Razer HyperSense will feature haptics by Lofelt. Lofelt happens to be a leading German technology company that does nothing else but specialize in creating intelligent haptics for immersive, natural tactile experiences, making them the perfect fit to work hand-in-hand with a company like Razer who shares similar ideals when it concerns quality and performance. The Razer HyperSense will make use of special haptic drivers which generate multidimensional haptic feedback, delivering stereo capabilities for enhanced positional awareness. This technology is not limited to just games, but also extends to cover music and movies without the need for specific integration as it converts audio signals into tactile feedback in real time.

Specially engineered with innovative comfort technology, the Razer Nari Ultimate will feature an auto-adjusting headband in order to deliver a fuss-free fit, while swiveling ear cups are more or less guaranteed to fit every head shape, accompanied by cooling gel ear cushions that help keep gamers feeling cooler for longer periods of time. Razer has also thrown in THX Spatial Audio that creates realistic depth and immersion by simulating 360-degree sound with pinpoint accuracy.

Do expect the Razer Nari to arrive in three versions: Razer Nari Ultimate, Nari, and Nari Essential. The Razer Nari Ultimate offers to most bang for your buck at $199.99, while the $149 Razer Nari misses out on the Razer HyperSense, with the Razer Nari Essential living up to its name by focussing on core wireless gaming headset features with THX Spatial Audio, comfort with an auto adjusting headband, and cooling gel ear cushions and lag-free performance at $99.99 a pop.

Press Release
[ Razer Nari Ultimate wireless gaming headset copyright by Coolest Gadgets ]

]]>
http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/20181003/razer-nari-ultimate-wireless-gaming-headset/feed/ 0