Now that daylight saving time has passed, it finally feels like mid-November. And yes, you should probably start thinking about Christmas shopping because many of the Black Friday deals already exist, and due to product shortages and manufacturing delays thanks to COVID-19, it will take longer for your online orders to reach your doorstep.
But enough of that rant! It was once again a big week in the world of technology and gadgets. Amazon has announced that it will accept Venmo Payments next year. Fitbit has rolled out a new feature for its fitness trackers that will tell you when Not for exercise. Apple even published its holiday gift guide to get you to buy more iPhones, Apple Watches, and all its other gadgets.
Plus, a bunch of new products were announced this week. Here’s what you need to know.
Audio-Technica AT-BHA100 and AT-DAC100
Audio-Technica has announced a pair of high-end audio components — a headphone amplifier and digital-to-analog converter (DAC), the AT-BHA100 ($999) and AT-DAC100 ($699), respectively — that are designed to take the hi-fi or set up your desktop sound to your next level. The AT-BHA100 (pictured) is very neat because it actually has a 1/4″ headphone jack and allows you to use two headphones at the same time (each with its own volume control), and has a line-out for connection to your computer or pair of powered speakers. The AT-DAC100, which can be stacked on top of the AT-BHA100, is a high-end DAC that has its own power supply and supports most high-resolution digital files.
Both audio components are now available.
price: $699 – $999
Satechi Pro Hub Mini
The new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro answered many of people’s prayers by bringing back a variety of ports (something that’s been missing for years). However, choosing the new port may not be enough for some people. Enter the latest Satechi converter. It connects to the MacBook Pro’s USB-C port and adds more ports, including Ethernet and USB-A (2x) ports still not found on the new Pros, while not blocking the new MagSafe charger.
you know. If you pre-order now and use the code “PROHUB” at checkout, you can save $17.
Wyze has announced its first outdoor security camera, the aptly named Wyze Cam Floodlight, and as you might expect it is. Way More affordable than other floodlight security cameras (made by the likes of Ring or Arlo). It has most of the same features as its competitors – including 24/7 live streaming, two-way talk, built-in siren, motion detection, and 1080p recording – but is unique in that it allows you to connect a separate camera (Wyze Cam V3, specifically) via its USB port, so you can get a wider field of view. Like the company’s other smart home cameras, it will record 12-second clips and store them for 14 days for free, but you’ll have to get a Wyze subscription or use a micro-SD card to store clips for longer.
price: $85 (+$15 for shipping)
Amazon Smart Air Quality Monitor
If you’ve built your smart home around an Alexa device and wanted a quick way to quickly detect the air quality in your home, Amazon just announced a smart air quality monitor. Once set up, you can ask Alexa – via other Echo devices or Alexa voice devices, like
The Amazon Smart Air Quality Monitor does not have a built-in microphone or speaker – about your air quality and it will tell and show you (via a smartphone notification or on the Echo Show screen). It is able to detect carbon monoxide, dust, moisture, temperature and a number of other harmful organic compounds.
The Amazon Smart Air Quality Monitor is available for pre-order now and is expected to ship in December.
Roland JX-08 and JD-08 Audio Units
Roland has announced two new sound units that look like an old classic synthesizer from the mid-’80s and early ’90s and can also digitally reproduce these sounds. The new JD-08 ($400) is supposed to sound like the JD-800 digital tuner, while the new JX-08 ($400) is supposed to sound like the old JX-8P analog tuner. And Roland gave these audio units new sounds and effects as well, as well as modern features like USB-C ports for charging and connecting to audio sources.
Both the JX-08 and JD-08 audio modules will be available in January.
price: 400 dollars
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