4 Cool New Gadgets to Keep on Your Radar

For more of the latest and greatest product releases, check out our full collection of the best new gear.

This week, there was a lot of news in the world of tech. There were fresh rumors that a GoPro could be working on its first-ever 360-degree action camera. Master & Dynamic partnered with Mercedes-Benz on some custom headphones and wireless earbuds. And Apple announced a new super secure Lockdown mode that will be coming to iPhones, Macs and iPads this fall.

Additionally, quite a few gadgets were also announced. Check out some of the coolest below.

Beyerdynamic Free Byrd

beyerdynamic free byrd ear buds


Beyerdynamic, the German hi-fi company, has just announced its first-ever pair of wireless earbuds. The company’s Free Byrd costs $249 and promises excellent sound quality. Uniquely, the work with a companion app that can give you a hearing test and then adjust the sound quality depending on your hearing profile. The Free Byrd supports other premium features such as active noise-cancellation and transparency modes, as well as a case that supports wireless charging. They are available now in two finishes: black or gray.

Prices: $249


Amazon Fire 7

amazon fire 7 tablets


Amazon announced its next-generation Fire tablets, the Fire 7 ($60) and Fire 7 Kids ($110), in mid-May, but they finally started shipping this week. The new tablets are great affordable options just like their predecessors, the Fire 6 and Fire 6 Kids, but the new models have double the RAM and around 40-percent longer battery life.

Prices: $60+


PSB Passive 50 Loudspeakers

psb passive 50 loudspeakers


To celebrate its 50th anniversary, PSB has announced the Passif 50. They are passive stand-mounted loudspeakers look similar and pay homage to the company’s Passif II loudspeakers that were first released in 1974. However, PSB completely updated the guts of the Passif 50 — new tweeter, new woofer and passive radiator — so that they meet the acoustics standards of PSB’s modern high-end speakers. You’ll be able to preorder these vintage-inspired speakers this August.

Prices: $2,499



hydro wave workout machine


Hydrow has announced lighter, smaller and more affordable version of its original Hydrow rowing workout machine. The all-new Wave is $1,000 cheaper, roughly 40 pounds lighter and comes with a smaller display (22″ vs 43″) — it’s designed for people with tighter budgets or have tighter space constraints. Other than that, the Wave has basically all the same capabilities.

Prices: $1,495


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6 New Gadgets to Keep on Your Radar

For more of the latest and greatest product releases, check out our full collection of the best new gear.

This week, Google rolled out a big update and redesign to Google News — here’s how to try it (and chance it back if you don’t like it). Ikea launched out a new virtual design tool that lets you see how its furniture will look in your house before you buy. If you have a Fitbit, there’s a new Sleep Profile feature that characterizes you as a cartoon animal based on how you sleep.

Additionally, there were a bunch of new gadgets that were announced (and released), too. Here’s what you need to know.

Master & Dynamic MW75


Master & Dynamic

Master & Dynamic announced its newest flagship noise-cancelling headphones, the MW75, which are the direct successor to the 2019-released MW65 — and they’re a big change. They have a new design, a ton of improved features (including adaptive noise-cancellation and support for a companion app) and a hefty new $599 price tag. They are one of the most expensive pairs of noise-cancelling headphones out there, but they are also one of the best and most beautiful. They will be available for purchase in several different finishes on June 28.

Read our review of the M&D MW75, here.

Prices: $599


Moment Anamorphic Lens Adapter

camera lens


Moment, a company best known for its mobile photography accessories, announced an anamorphic lens adapter for mirrorless and DSLR cameras. It easily screws into the filter thread of any of your camera’s lenses and turns it into an 1.33x anamorphic lens. If you’re a photographer looking a larger picture with mesmeric flare that anamorphic lens are known for, this is what you want.

Moment launched the Anamorphic Lens Adapter on Kickstarter. The “early bird” pledges can order it for $999 and it’s expected to ship this December. When it goes fully retail, it’s expected to cost $1,299.

    Prices: $999+


    RiotPWR Mobile Controller for iOS (Xbox Edition)

    xbox controller


    RiotPWR and Xbox have teamed up to create an Xbox edition controller designed to allow you to play Xbox games (via Xbox Cloud Gaming) on ​​your iPhone. The controller is identical to the latest Xbox controllers, but with a mount and Lightning connector to hold and charge your iPhone while you play. It’s available for preorder now, with an official release slated for August 1.

    Prices: $63


    Anker Soundcore Sport X10



    The Soundcore Sport X10 are ear-hook style wireless earbuds, meaning that they wrap around your ears to better grip and stay in place. There aren’t that many of these ear-hook style wireless earbuds out there, admittedly, with Beats’s $200 Powerbeats Pro being the most well known. However, at just $79, the Soundcore Sport X10 is a significantly more affordable alternative.

    Prices: $79


    Twelve South HiRise3

    wireless charging port for phone, watch, and airpods

    Twelve South

    The HiRise3 is the company’s newest 3-in-1 charger for iPhone, Apple Watch and AirPods (any model with a wireless charging case).

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    5 New Gadgets to Keep on Your Radar

    For more of the latest and greatest product releases, check out our full collection of the best new gear.

    This week, Google rolled out an update to Google Maps so that the app now factors in the cost of tolls during your journey. Adobe announced plans to launch a free version of Photoshop. Apple won the rights to broadcast every MLS soccer game come the 2023 season on the Apple TV app. And Internet Explorer officially went kaput.

    A bunch of cool new gadgets were announced as well. Here’s what you need to know.

    Sony NW-WM1ZM2 and NW-WM1AM2



    Sony added two portable hi-fi players to its Walkman line, the Sony NW-WM1ZM2 ($3,700) and the Sony NW-WM1AM2 ($1,400), both of which are designed for music lovers with large music libraries or subscribe to the one of lossless music services. The biggest upgrade is that both the NW-WM1ZM2 and the NW-WM1AM2 run on Android 11, rather than Sony’s own operating system; this allows them to be more future-proof (Android updates are way more consistent), but more importantly gives them access to all the latest lossless streaming services including Apple Music, Deezer, Amazon Music, Tidal and Qobuz.

    (The main difference between the Sony NW-WM1ZM2 and the Sony NW-WM1AM2 is that the former costs more because it has a gold-plated body and comes with double the on-board storage.)

    Prices: $1,400 — $3,700


    Fujifilm Instax Mini Link 2



    Fujifilm’s newest portable printer, the Instax Mini Link 2 ($100), connects to your smartphone and allows you to print any photo from your photo library; it basically allows you to use your smartphone just like one of the company’s separate instant film cameras. The Instax Mini Link 2 is a new-and-improved version of Fujifilm’s 2019-released Instax Mini Link, with the major upgrade being that it has a new “rich” printing mode that adds extra color saturation and highlights to the print to make it really “pop.”

    Prices: $100


    Ikea Obegränsad Record Player



    Ikea announced plans to release a record player, called the Obegränsad, this coming fall. Designed in tandem with the famous house music group Swedish House Mafia, the record player will come with a built-in pre-amplifier for easy connecting to a powered speaker or sound system. There’s no word on pricing yet.

    Prices: TBD


    DJI RS3 and RS3 Pro



    DJI announced the RS3 and RS3 Pro, which are its newest gimbals that are designed for mirrorless and cinema cameras, respectively. The main upgrade over their predecessors, mainly the 2020-released RSC2, is the new gimbals have an updated and improved automatic locking system so you don’t need to spend as much time balancing the camera during setup. They also come with a larger touchscreen display and support for a Bluetooth shutter button.

    Prices: $549+


    Kasa Smart WiFi Plug Mini



    TP-Link’s newest smart plug, the Kasa Smart WiFi Plug Mini, is unique because it’s the company’s first (and one of the few out there )

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