If you’re looking for some of the coolest luxury gadgets you can buy right now, you have come to the right place. We’ve got a list of five great items that you need to check out. From a USB speakerphone to a bedside alarm, read on to find out what our top picks are.
1. WD My Passport portable SSD
Western Digital’s My Passport portable SSD is a stylish metal design. It offers excellent data transfer rates, and a variety of features to make using it an enjoyable experience.
My Passport also comes in blue, red, and black. In addition to the drive itself, you can purchase additional storage, like a USB 3.1 Type-C cable, a USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A port, or a two-port USB hub.
While we don’t know the exact price of the WD My Passport, we did find out the company is now offering a WD My Passport Wireless SSD. This device comes with a built-in rechargeable battery and multiple ports, making it great for travelers or photographers. You can connect the device via Wi-Fi and stream movies through its app.
It’s not the fastest SSD, but it does have some nice features. One of those features is its forged aluminum frame. Besides adding style and durability to the device, it helps protect the internal innards.
Another is the WD My Passport’s nifty-looking USB 3.2 connector. Not only does the connector deliver a speedy connection, but it is also compatible with Linux and Windows, and has a 7.5 foot drop rating.
However, there is one major caveat to this nifty bit of technology. While the WD My Passport’s USB 3.2 connector is certainly impressive, it does not come with the same level of protection that the company’s flagship product has.
2. Anker PowerConf S330 USB speakerphone
If you’re in the market for a new conference mic, check out the PowerConf S330 and see what a difference it can make to your productivity. As you might expect, it’s small enough to fit in your pocket and it can deliver a solid 360deg audio coverage. And the best part is it works with all the leading online conferencing services. The S330 even comes with a USB-C to USB-A adapter, so you won’t need to shell out for a fancy laptop dock. It’s also a good ol’ fashion cordless speakerphone, allowing you to plug in and go. And, if you’re a gamer, you’ll be glad to know it supports XBox one and Xbox one. With the latest gaming consoles boasting high-end specifications, the PowerConf S330 can be the perfect accessory to keep you at the top of your game.
In addition to its sleek looks, the PowerConf S330 is a stellar speakerphone with a full range of acoustics, thanks to an integrated mic and a microphone port. That’s not to mention its robust feature set, including a mute mode and a smart mic that detects voice inputs and spits out the appropriate level of output.
3. HERO11 Black by GoPro
If you’re looking for a camera to document your next adventure, you’ll want to take a look at the HERO11 Black from GoPro. It’s packed with advanced features and offers incredible image quality.
The HERO11 Black features an immersive digital lens called HyperView. This means that you’ll get a wider and taller field of view than ever before. Using HyperView, you can capture POV action shots, landscapes, and even first person footage.
You can also get a 10-bit color depth, which means that you’ll be able to bring out more detail in your videos. GoPro also has three new time lapse presets for you to use.
You can also connect your HERO11 to your phone for sharing your footage across social media platforms. And, with the new HyperSmooth video stabilisation technology, you can rest assured that your shots will be steady.
Another reason you should consider the HERO11 Black is the wide range of accessories. You can mount it on a car’s tail light or on a tripod. You can also attach the camera to a GoPro mount. Plus, the LCD display is bright enough to be used on sunny days.
GoPro is now offering $250 off its entire bundle package. This includes the HERO11 Black, GoPro Volta Grip, two cold shoe mounts, the 3.5mm microphone jack, the Media Mod, and the Display Mod. There’s even an Enduro battery, which gives you better performance in low temperatures.
4. Kindle Scribe
Amazon’s new Kindle Scribe is a huge e-reader, with a screen that’s big enough to write on and a stylus to boot. It’s a bit more expensive than some other models, but it also comes with a free four-month Kindle Unlimited subscription. In a way, this is the company’s first real digital notepad.
The Kindle Scribe boasts a 300 pixels per inch display and a Wacom layer, which is a fancy word for the ability to make notes and annotations on the device. Similarly, it has a nice UI and a handy feature that can be used to annotate PDF documents.
However, the Kindle Scribe isn’t a perfect e-reader. For example, it lacks a few key features, like wireless charging and waterproofing. Still, it’s worth a look, especially if you’re looking for a large digital notebook.
As mentioned earlier, the Kindle Scribe is Amazon’s most expensive e-reader. It costs $339, but that’s just the starting price. There are a variety of bundles available, depending on what you want. You can opt for the pen, 16GB, or 32GB version.
Another cool feature on the Kindle Scribe is its battery-free pen. This pen can attach to the side of the device and let you leave page markers or take notes. But unless you’re going to use this pen as a primary means of writing, it’s likely you’ll need to recharge it after a while.
5. Halo Rise bedside alarm and sleep tracking device
Amazon’s Halo Rise is an innovative bedside alarm and sleep tracking device. It combines a digital clock with an audible alarm and light. Designed for bedside use, the device tracks breathing and movement patterns, and also provides a summary of your sleep.
The gadget comes with an app that allows you to track your sleep and access the device’s most useful features. You can also download your health data, delete it, or restrict its usage. Typically, you’ll pay $4 per month to have Halo tracking your sleep.
The device uses no-contact sensor technology to track your sleep and analyze your breathing and movements. The sensor system can also measure ambient light, temperature, and humidity. In addition, the Halo Rise includes a semi-circle of 300-lux LEDs to simulate a sunrise.
Unlike other devices, Amazon’s Halo Rise doesn’t require you to wear a wristband or camera. Instead, it uses radar to analyze your breathing patterns and determine your sleep stages.
When you are able to sleep, Halo Rise automatically detects your sleep phase and sets an alarm. However, it only wakes you up when you’re in a light sleep.
The Halo Rise’s sleep tracking technology is validated against overnight polysomnography, the gold standard for sleep analysis. But despite its impressive capabilities, the device is not yet trained to recognize other activities occurring in your bedroom.
Another feature is the smart alarm, which is designed to monitor sleep stages and wake you up at the optimal time. This feature also works with Alexa. By pairing the gadget with an Echo device, you can control it using voice commands. Depending on how you set it up, you can be woken up with music or an audible alarm.
6. MTW tote bag
Moment is a Seattle-based company that makes high-quality camera lenses and accessories for mobile devices. They recently expanded their soft-goods line with a line of bags designed to keep your tech and other essentials organized and accessible.
The company has launched a Kickstarter campaign for its Travelwear line of bags. These backpacks, tote bags, and accessory organizers are meant for use everyday. You’ll find padded laptop sleeves, water-resistant zippers, and more.
One of the most exciting new products in the Moment Travelwear line is the MTW Backpack. This bag is made from rugged recycled Kodra fabric, features padded shoulder straps, and includes a vertical zipper and two interior zippered pockets. It also comes with an oversized water bottle pocket and luggage passthrough.
MTW Backpack is available in Black, Clay, or Olive. Pricing is $149. During the Kickstarter campaign, you’ll be able to get the MTW Backpack for a discount. In addition, you’ll be able to purchase a Camera Insert, Tech Organizer, or Battery Organizer.
The Camera Insert is a compact, portable organizer that can be used in any bag. It has a side handle for easy access. Designed to be a protective pouch for your photography gear, the insert is small enough to fit into the base of a tote or backpack. But don’t expect to take a studio-worth of camera equipment with you.
The MTW Tote, on the other hand, is similar to the MTW Backpack but with a more streamlined look. Like the MTW Backpack, this tote comes with a zippered top. That allows you to pull out your camera or other essentials quickly without exposing them to water.