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9 great new tools to stay on your radar

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


Amazon announced this week that its next big hardware event will take place next week – on September 28th – so get ready for more Echo devices (and most likely also) Much from other tools). Some reviewers put the new iPhone 14 crash detection feature to the test. And we reviewed two of Apple’s latest gadgets, the Apple Watch Ultra and AirPods Pro 2.

Plus, a bunch of cool new gadgets have been announced. Check out below.

Victorola Stream Carbon

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The Victrola Stream Carbon is the first domestically powered turntable with the existing Sonos speaker system. It is a collaboration between Victrola and Sonos, and once you set it up, it will appear in the Sonos app just like any other Sonos component; From there, simply bundle it with your other Sonos speakers – bubble – You’re swinging on vinyl. No additional components are needed. In addition to working perfectly with Sonos, it’s also just a great, high quality turntable.

price: $799

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Polaroid players

Amplifiers

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Polaroid is temporarily leapfrogging from the realm of instant film cameras to… portable Bluetooth speakers. That’s right, the company has announced four different Bluetooth speakers – the P1 ($60), P2 ($130), P3 ($190) and P4 ($290) (From left to right: From the smallest and least expensive to the largest) – each has a colorful and retro flair.

They work like most other portable Bluetooth speakers (although none are solid), but what’s interesting is that each works with the company’s new companion app (Polaroid Music), which allows them to stream a number of different radio stations. .

price: $60 – $290

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Meze Audio 109 PRO

headphones

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The Meze Audio 109 Pro is the first pair of dynamic open-back headphones for the Romanian hi-fi company. They’re designed to be lightweight and super comfortable, but nonetheless they’re also made of high-quality materials – like wood, steel and leather – so you’ll feel luxurious.

The 109 Pro is modeled after the company’s beloved 99 Classics ($309), but they have an all-new, beryllium-coated dynamic driver that promises rich, detailed and precise sound. Priced at $799, they’re open-back headphones for budding audio enthusiasts looking to take the serious hi-fi world.

price: $799

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Sony SRS-XV900

Technique

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The Sony SRS-XV900 is the company’s latest Bluetooth speaker, and is actually a larger version of the current SRS-XV700. At 58 pounds, this is a far cry from being classified as a “ultra portable” speaker, but it does have a built-in battery (up to 25 hours of playtime) so you can move it around your backyard as you see fit. It has multiple analog connections and can be used to power your other mobile devices. And yes, you can customize the built-in LED lights to light up however you see fit.

price: $900

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Mophie Powerstation Wireless Stand with MagSafe

phone charger and holder

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This is Mophie’s latest portable power bank that doubles as a stand for your iPhone. It’s fully compatible with MagSafe, which means it can charge any iPhone 12, iPhone 13, or iPhone 13 at up to 15W. It has a capacity of 10,000 mAh, which is enough to almost double the battery life of your iPhone. Additionally, it has a USB-C PD I/O port that you can use to charge a second device along with your iPhone.

(Mophie also announced updated models of other portable powerbanks, including the powerstation mini, powerstation, and powerstation pro XL.)

    price: $130

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    Focal utopia (2022)

    headphones

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    Focal has announced an upgraded version of its premium Utopia headphones first released in 2016. The new open cases feature an updated design that’s lightweight (the earcups also have a new honeycomb pattern on them), but they also feature improved audio performance thanks to new drivers M-shaped and M-shaped grills which, according to the company, allow for “clearer and more accurate musical reproduction.” The only real downside is that Focal has significantly increased the price of the new models.

    price: $4,999

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    Logitech Brio 500

    Webcam

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    Logitech, one of the biggest names in outdoor webcams, has announced the Brio 500. It’s an effectively updated version of the company’s C922 Pro. It offers similar image quality – 1080p at 30 fps or 720p at 60 fps – but has a new ultra-wide lens and more advanced autofocus capabilities that can automatically keep you in the frame.

    The Brio 500 also has a built-in microphone and privacy shutter, and it comes in three different colors. It is positioned as an affordable option for anyone looking to upgrade their Zoom game (which is also compatible with Microsoft Teams and Google Hangouts) while upgrading to an expensive 4K webcam.

    price: $130

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    Bowers & Wilkins 700 S3

    living room speakers

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    The Bowers & Wilkins 700 S3 is the company’s third-generation line of 700 Series tweeters. The line includes a total of eight speakers—including three floor-mounted woofers, three stand-mounted tweeters and two center woofers—all of which borrow technology The company’s high-end line of 800 Series Diamond speakers, but offers them in a package that’s a little more accessible.

    price: $1,500 (central channel) – $7,000 (ground)

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    DJI Osmo Mobile 6

    DJI Osmo Mobile 6

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    DJI has announced the Osmo Mobile 6, the latest handcrafted device to help you take more still photos and videos with your smartphone. This sixth-generation model has some notable improvements over its predecessors. It has a new wheel control on the side of the handle that can help you quickly zoom in (or zoom out) and focus on your target.

    There is a new Quick Launch feature that, as the name suggests, will help you quickly launch into the DJI Camera app so you can shoot faster than before. And there’s a new status panel screen that will easily show you how much battery power you have left.

    price: $159

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