Polly Allcock (Tech Writer)
I've been interested in technology for as long as I can remember. From a young age, I have loved gadgets and understanding how things work. Since graduating, I have worked for several technology companies across FinTech, AdTech and Robotics.
2024 Polestar 2 EV unveiled with longer range of up to 635 km and new 220 kW motors
Polestar has revealed the 2024 Polestar 2 electric vehicle. Upgrades to the EV include a more extended range of up to 635 km (~395 miles) and more powerful 220 kW motors with 490 Nm of torque. A facelift brings the SmartZone to the front of the car, housing the front-facing camera and radar sensors. Other upgrades include faster charging speeds and more Driver Awareness features as standard.
Samsung S95C QD-OLED: Price of 77-in TV with over 2,000 nits brightness leaked
Samsung appears to have leaked the 2023 S95C QD-OLED 77-in TV's price. A listing on the US website showed that the gadget would retail for US$4,499; it is still unclear when the new model will be available. According to the company, the display will have a peak brightness of over 2,000 nits.
Garmin Instinct Solar smartwatch with up to 54 day battery life now US$199.99 at Amazon
Amazon has cut the price of the Garmin Instinct Solar smartwatch in the US and the UK. Customers in the US can save up to 43% on the wearable, and those in the UK can buy the device for up to 36% less than the RRP. The gadget has a solar battery, GPS support, and a built-in heart rate monitor and pulse oximeter.
Anker 347 Power Bank (PowerCore 40K) discounted by up to 44%
The Anker 347 Power Bank (PowerCore 40K) is currently discounted by up to 44% at Amazon in the US. The gadget is also reduced at Amazon UK by 15%, available in black or white. The device has a 40,000 mAh battery and four ports, two USB-A and two USB-C, allowing you to charge gadgets at up to 30 W.
Sharp NEC PV800UL laser projector with 8,000 ANSI lumens brightness announced
The Sharp NEC PV800UL projector has been announced. The gadget has a laser light source producing up to 8,000 ANSI lumens brightness. You can use the device to throw images up to 500-in (~1,270 cm) wide, and the projector is compatible with various lenses. Plus, the PV800UL can run quietly with 33 dB running noise.
ZikeDrive USB4 SSD Drive with speeds up to 3,763 MB/s is crowdfunding
Ziketech is now crowdfunding for the ZikeDrive USB4 SSD enclosure on Indiegogo. The company claims that the gadget has read speeds of up to 3,763 MB/s and write speeds of up to 3,146 MB/s. The compact device weighs 245 g (~8.64 oz) and has an aluminum shell to aid heat dissipation.
BIRDSTRIPE B3 Thunderbolt 3 HUB with SSD slots and DisplayPort is crowdfunding
BIRDSTRIPE is currently crowdfunding on Kickstarter for the B3 Thunderbolt 3 HUB. The 14-in-1 device has three 40 Gbps Thunderbolt 3 ports, two SSD slots, 60 W PD fast charging and wireless charging pads. Plus, a DisplayPort enables you to connect a screen at up to 8K @ 60 Hz resolution.
Aventon Aventure.2 fat tire e-bike arrives with 1,130 W peak power and torque sensor
Aventon has launched the Aventure.2 electric bike in the US. The fat tire bicycle has up to 1,130 W power from a 750 W motor for a top assistance speed of 28 mph (~45 kph). Compared to the older model, the e-bike has a built-in torque sensor. Plus, you can ride for up to 60 miles (~97 km) between charges.
Google Pixel Watch Irregular Heart Rhythm notifications confirmed as unavailable
Google Pixel Watch users recently reported finding Irregular Heart Rhythm notifications. The alerts were seen in the Fitbit app with a “Data last analyzed” timestamp. Google has now confirmed that this feature is not available on the Pixel Watch and explained the appearance of the data. However, a different feature, Fall Detection, is now rolling out to the device.
Garmin Venu GPS smartwatch with five-day battery life discounted by up to 43%
The Garmin Venu smartwatch is now selling at a reduced price at Amazon in the US and UK. Customers in both countries can save up to 43% off the MSRP. The wearable has GPS and local music storage features, lasting for up to five days on a single charge.
Anker Mach V1 Ultra cordless vacuum with 110 °C steam cleaning to crowdfund
Anker has announced a crowdfunding campaign in Japan for its Mach V1 Ultra cordless vacuum cleaner. The gadget has up to 16,800 Pa suction power, can steam clean at 110 °C (~230 °F) and lasts for up to 82 minutes between charges. An ERAC filing suggests that the device may also arrive in Australia.
BMW software update improves Digital Key and adds app-based Remote Control Parking
BMW is rolling out a new update affecting approximately 4.7 million vehicles. The latest software makes the Digital Key easier to share and activate and brings an app-based Remote Control Parking feature to several models. Other features include a new mobile operator for personal eSIM and an improved charging process for the iX.
Redmi Band 2 lightweight smartwatch could arrive in Europe soon
Rumors suggest that the Redmi Band 2 could soon arrive in Europe after a supposed Declaration of Conformity for the wearable was found in Italy. Last year, the lightweight gadget launched in China with features like exercise tracking, blood oxygen level monitoring, and WeChat or AliPay payments.
Xiaomi Smart Lightstrip Pro arrives in Europe with gaming features and Google Home support
The Xiaomi Smart Lightstrip Pro is now available in Germany and Spain. The gadget has 60 LEDs per 1 m (~3.3 ft) with a wide variety of settings. For example, when gaming, you can sync the lighting with your music or use the light strip for RGB peripherals. Plus, the device is compatible with the Google Home ecosystem.
Hisense U6H 4K UHD Smart Google TV models discounted by up to 38%
The Hisense U6H Series Quantum ULED 4K UHD Smart Google TVs are back on sale in the US. At Best Buy and Amazon, you can now save up to US$300 on the larger 65-in and 75-in models, a saving of up to 38%. The TV has up to 600 nits brightness and comes with built-in Google Assistant.
LG CineBeam HU715QW 4K Projector with 2,500 ANSI lumens brightness discounted by over US$1,100
The LG CineBeam HU715QW 4K UHD Laser UST Projector is currently reduced at US and UK retailers. At Amazon in the US, you can now save US$1,103 on the device. The ultra-short throw gadget has up to 2,500 ANSI lumens brightness and can project images up to 120-in (~305 cm) wide.
Hisense PL1 4K laser ultra short throw projector launches with 2,100 lumens brightness
The Hisense PL1 4K laser ultra short throw projector has been launched in Europe. The gadget can produce up to 2,100 lumens brightness thanks to a DLP laser light source. You can use the device to throw images up to 120-in (~305 cm) wide and stream content from platforms like Netflix and YouTube.
LG PF510Q CineBeam Smart Portable Projector arrives with Apple HomeKit compatibility
The LG PF510Q CineBeam Smart Portable Projector is now available in the US. The gadget has a native 1080p resolution and up to 450 ANSI lumens brightness. You can use the projector to throw images up to 120-in (~305 cm wide). Smart features of the device include Bluetooth Audio Dual Out, Apple AirPlay and Apple HomeKit compatibility.
Sharp NEC P627UL laser projector unveiled with 6,200 ANSI lumens brightness
The Sharp NEC P627UL laser projector will shortly be demonstrated at ISE 2023. The gadget, designed for meeting rooms or educational spaces, has up to 6,200 ANSI lumens brightness. You can use the projector to throw images up to 300-in (~762 cm) wide with support for a WUXGA resolution and 4K @ 30 Hz input processing.
Wyze Cam OG arrives with 1080p camera and HD color night vision for US$19.99
Wyze has launched the Cam OG in the US, starting from US$19.99. The 1080p smart home camera has HD color night vision and comes in two models, which can be stacked and mounted together. The standard edition has a 120° FOV and an integrated spotlight, while the Wyze Cam OG Telephoto has a 3X lens.
Volkswagen ID.7 intelligent climate control revealed and release timeframe confirmed
Volkswagen has unveiled a new smart air conditioning system, which it will use in the ID.7 electric saloon. The climate controls can be automatically triggered as you approach the car and will adapt based on weather conditions. The company also confirmed that the EV would arrive in China and Europe later this year and in North America in 2024.
Proscenic T31 Air Fryer Oven launches with rotisserie mode and app controls
The Proscenic T31 Air Fryer Oven has been launched in the UK. The gadget has a 15 L (~500 fl. oz) capacity, enough space for a whole chicken. The device comes with twelve preset cooking modes, and you can control the oven using an accompanying app. Plus, the T31 comes with accessories and a rotisserie cooking setting.
Garmin Public Beta Version 14.08 for Forerunner smartwatches arrives but with reboot issues
The latest Garmin Public Beta for Forerunner 255 and Forerunner 955 smartwatches, version 14.08, has been released. Updates in the latest software include improvements to graphs and the Auto Rest feature. However, users have flagged in the Garmin Forum various issues in the release, including a bug which causes the wearable to restart.
Heisenberg Robotics LawnMeister H1 autonomous lawn mower with watering and leaf-blowing modules unveiled
Heisenberg Robotics has revealed the LawnMeister H1, a modular autonomous lawn mower. The gadget can mow, water and fertilize your lawn, and collect or blow leaves. Smart features include automatic scheduling based on the weather and cutting height adjustments. The device is expected to launch via a crowdfunding campaign in February.
LG PF50KA Full HD LED Smart Home Theater CineBeam Projector now 24% off
The LG PF50KA CineBeam Projector is now discounted. You can buy the gadget at a reduced price at Best Buy, the LG store and Amazon in the US, with price cuts of up to 24%. The device is also discounted at the LG store in the UK. The portable projector has up to 600 ANSI lumens brightness, and a built-in battery provides up to 2.5 hours of playback on a single charge.
Jackery Explorer 1500 Pro portable power station arrives with 15% launch discount
The Jackery Explorer 1500 Pro portable power station has launched in the US with a 15% discount. The gadget has 1,800 W AC ports, 100 W PD USB-C ports, and a 1,512 Wh lithium-ion battery. The portable device weighs 37.5 lbs (~17 kg), which the company claims makes it 20% lighter than competitor products.
TCL 98-in Class XL Collection 4K UHD QLED TV discounted by US$3,500
The TCL 98-in Class XL Collection 4K UHD QLED Dolby Vision HDR Smart Google TV is currently reduced by US$3,500 in the US at Amazon and Best Buy. The gadget has contrast and color-enhancing technology, supporting HDR10+ and Dolby Vision. Plus, built-in Google TV enables features like Chromecast and Google Assistant voice commands.
EnjoyCool 1,200 W 11-in-1 power station with 1,008 Wh capacity arrives on Indiegogo
EnjoyCool is now crowdfunding for the 1,200 W 11-in-1 power station. The gadget has a 1,008 Wh capacity, which you could use to charge a 60 W laptop 15 times. The portable device has a maximum 1,200 W output via an AC outlet, a 65 W USB-C port, and 10 W wireless charging pads.
Dacia Spring Extreme with ELECTRIC 65 engine EV launches costing €22,300
Dacia has launched the Spring Extreme with ELECTRIC 65 engine, which costs just €22,300 (~US$24,197) in France. The EV has a new 48 kW motor providing 65 hp and can travel for up to 305 km (~190 miles) on a single charge. The latest electric car from Dacia also showcases the new Extreme trim, which will also be available on other models.
Samsung TU690T Series LED 4K UHD 60-in TV now just US$449.99 at Best Buy
Best Buy currently has a sale on the Samsung TU690T Series LED 4K UHD Smart Tizen TV. The largest discount is given on the 75-in model, which is reduced by US$200, retailing for US$649.99. The slightly smaller 60-in version now costs US$449.99, with Amazon Alexa and Google Home compatibility.
Bugatti Bytech e-scooter 2023 unveiled with 1,000 W motor and self-repairing tires
Bugatti and Bytech have unveiled the 2023 model of the collaboration’s e-scooter. The vehicle has a motor with 1,000 W peak power, allowing you to reach speeds up to 22 mph (~35 kph). Self-repairing tires help to protect you against punctures, and you can travel for up to 35 miles (~56 km) on a single charge.
Stealth Overlander e-bike revealed with up to 110 Nm torque and 800 Wh battery
Stealth Electric Bikes has launched an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign for the Overlander electric bike. Two models, US and EU versions, are available. The more powerful Overlander R for the US has 800 W peak power, 110 Nm of torque and a 750 Wh battery. The less powerful EU version has a slightly larger 800 Wh battery.
Cube Kathmandu Hybrid SLT 750 2023 e-bike arrives with 250 W motor
The 2023 Cube Kathmandu Hybrid SLT 750 e-bike has been unveiled. The electric bicycle has a 750 Wh battery and 250 W motor from Bosch, delivering up to 85 Nm of torque. A smart system enables app controls, such as remotely locking the bicycle, and the model comes with an Integrated Carrier 3.0 luggage rack.
Vactidy Nimble T6 robot vacuum announced with voice commands and 55% discount
The Vactidy Nimble T6 robot vacuum cleaner has been announced. The gadget has up to 2,000 Pa suction power and can be controlled with voice commands. The device is currently discounted by 55% in the US at Amazon, where you can now buy the smart home gadget for US$149.
Garmin features leak suggests ECG and new sports profiles could be on the way
A range of new Garmin smartwatch features appears to have been leaked in a report by the5krunner. The alleged upcoming tools include ECG with Afib detection and alerts for a lower-than-expected SpO2 level when sleeping. Rumors also suggest new sports profiles, such as basketball, boxing, mixed martial arts, squash and table tennis, could soon arrive.
IKEA SITTBRUNN USB cables and SMAHAGEL USB chargers start from US$1.99
The IKEA SMAHAGEL USB chargers and SITTBRUNN USB cables are now available. The chargers come with one or three USB-A ports and up to 12 W output power. You can buy the cables in USB-A to USB-C, USB-C to USB-C and USB-A to micro USB variants, starting from as little as US$1.99 (or £1.50 or €2.49).
IKEA PILSKOTT smart LED lights arrive with remote dimming and up to 1,100 lm brightness
Two new IKEA PILSKOTT smart LED lights are now available in the UK and EU. The floor lamp has a built-in dimmer switch and can reach up to 700 lm brightness. The PILSKOTT LED pendant lamp has up to 1,100 lm brightness, and both gadgets can be controlled by the TRADFRI wireless dimmer or the IKEA Home smart app.
Hisense U80H Mini-LED ULED 8K 75-in TV with 120 Hz refresh rate launches in South Africa
Hisense has announced the launch of the U80H Mini-LED ULED 8K 75-in TV in South Africa. The device has up to 1,000 nits brightness and a 120 Hz refresh rate. Gaming features include ALLM, VRR and AMD FreeSync Premium Pro. Plus, Android TV OS enables you to control the gadget with Google Assistant voice commands.
LG NanoCell 75UQA Series LED 4K 70-in TV now only US$699.99
Best Buy has discounted the LG NanoCell 75UQA Series LED 4K TV series in the US. The 70-in model is the star deal, selling for US$699.99 with a US$200 discount off the regular retail price. The other five models, ranging from 43-in to 75-in, are also on sale. The device supports HDR10 and HLG content, with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant voice command options.
Stem Projector unveiled as palm-sized device with intuitive touch controls
The Stem Projector is now available to pre-order, a portable device from the company behind the Stem Player. The Kano Computing product comes with a curated selection of movies, with the ability to upload your own to the 128 GB integrated storage or stream via AirPlay or Chromecast. You can control the gadget using touch buttons with haptic feedback.
Anker 675 USB-C Docking Station 12-in-1 monitor stand wins award
A 2023 CES Innovation Award has been given to the Anker 675 USB-C Docking Station (12-in-1, Monitor Stand, Wireless). The gadget can help you to streamline your desk setup with 4K @ 60 Hz HDMI and 100 W USB-C ports. The device also has a wireless charging pad and an Ethernet port. The 551 USB-C Hub also received an award at the event.
IKEA VINDSTYRKA smart air quality monitor appears with integrated display
Reports have shared details of the IKEA VINDSTYRKA smart air quality monitor, a possible new device from the Swedish brand. The gadget appears to have a built-in display to show information such as PM2.5 particle levels, room temperature and humidity. Allegedly, the device could link to other smart home devices, such as the IKEA STARKVIND air purifier, via the DIRIGERA hub.
Kohler Numi 2.0 smart toilet arrives with motion-activated lid and built-in speakers
Kohler has launched the Numi 2.0 smart toilet. The device has a motion-activated lid with QuietClose technology and a self-cleaning mode with UV. You can pre-warm your seat before use, and automatic pre-misting of the bowl improves the flush. Other features include built-in speakers and ambient LED lighting, which you could use at night.
Garmin Forerunner 265 smartwatch could launch soon following FCC filings
Two new filings at the FCC in the US have appeared from Garmin, IPH-04452 and IPH-04453. Reports from Fitness Tracker Test suggest that these are linked to the alleged Garmin Forerunner 265 and Forerunner 265s smartwatches. Earlier rumors about these devices came from the5krunner, with supposed photos of the Forerunner 265s.
Toshiba Class C350 Series 4K smart TV with Dolby Vision reduced by up to US$330
Best Buy currently offers discounts on the Toshiba Class C350 Series LED 4K UHD Smart Fire TV range. The gadgets are available in sizes from 43-in to 75-in, with a saving of up to US$330. The TVs support Dolby Vision and Dolby Audio technologies, with ALLM for enhanced gaming.
Philips R6 Slim robot vacuum and mop arrives with self-cleaning docking station
Philips has launched the R6 Slim robotic vacuum and mop in China. The gadget has up to 2,700 Pa suction power and can mop with 120 rotations per minute. The device comes with a self-cleaning docking station for weeks of hands-free cleaning, and you can control the robot via the Philips smart home app.
Xiaomi Mijia Instant Hot Water Dispenser new edition arrives with three-second heating
Xiaomi has launched the new Mijia Instant Hot Water Dispenser in China. The gadget has a 2.5 L (~84.5 fl. oz) capacity and can heat water in as little as three seconds. You can control the temperature to within 1 °C (~2 °F) or select from preset temperatures. Smart features include a water shortage alarm and self-cleaning mode.
Jackery LightTent-AIR inflatable tent with solar panels wins Best of Innovation Award
Jackery demonstrated the LightTent-AIR at CES 2023, an inflatable shelter with built-in GaAs flexible solar panels. The award-winning gadget can produce up to 1,200 W power with integrated energy storage modules. The tent is waterproof and flame retardant, with heat-insulating properties.
JVC LX-NZ30 4K laser projector with low latency and 3,300 lumens brightness announced
The JVC LX-NZ30 projector was unveiled at CES 2023, where the gadget also picked up an award. The 4K projector has up to 3,300 lumens brightness from its laser light source, compatible with HDR10. Gaming features of the device include low latency and support for a 240 Hz refresh rate at 1080p.
Xiaomi Smart Camera C200 with 360° view arrives at lower price with Amazon Alexa support
Xiaomi has launched the Smart Camera C200 in Germany. The security device has a 1080p camera which can rotate 360° horizontally and 106° vertically. You can view recorded videos or a live stream in the Xiaomi Home app or on a connected device. Plus, the gadget is compatible with Amazon Alexa and Google Home systems.
Worx Landroid Vision robotic lawn mower unveiled with HDR camera and neural network
The Worx Landroid Vision autonomous lawn mower was revealed at CES 2023. The gadget uses an HDR camera and neural network AI to navigate your garden rather than relying on mapping and a traditional boundary wire. The mower can operate quietly at night and avoid rain when needed.
CookingPal Pronto smart pressure cooker with automatic pressure release system revealed
The Pronto, a smart pressure cooker and air fryer, has been unveiled by CookingPal. The eight-in-one device can steam and saute, with a built-in weighing scale to make your food preparation easier. You can control the cooker using an integrated screen or the accompanying smartphone app.
BenQ HT4550i and HT2060 projectors announced with up to 3,200 lumens brightness
Two new projectors from BenQ, the HT4550i and HT2060, have been revealed at CES. The HT4550i is a 4K device with up to 3,200 lumens brightness, Android TV and support for HDR10. The HT2060 is a lower-end model with a 1080p resolution and 16 ms input lag at 1080p @ 60 Hz.
EcoFlow announces new smart home gadgets including Blade lawn-sweeping robotic mower
A new range of smart home products has been unveiled by EcoFlow at CES 2023. The Blade is a smart lawn-sweeping robot that can collect leaves and mow the grass, using GPS rather than a boundary wire for navigation. Also revealed was the Glacier portable fridge with a built-in icemaker and the Wave 2 portable air conditioner.
Xiaomi electric car rumored to be mid-size sedan starting from US$38,000
Rumors suggest that the first EV to be released by Xiaomi will be a medium sedan, available in two versions. According to the source, the first Xiaomi electric car will start between 260,000 and 300,000 yuan (~US$38,022 to US$43,870). The alleged options include an entry-level car with a 400 V platform and a more expensive 800 V model.
Kia Niro EV Cargo unveiled with 460 km range and aluminum coated load area
The Kia Niro EV Cargo has been revealed in the Netherlands. The electric vehicle uses a conversion kit to add parts, such as an aluminum coated load area and metal divider behind the front seats, transforming the Niro into a delivery vehicle. The Niro EV Cargo has up to 460 km (~286 miles) range and 255 Nm of torque.
Sony Bravia XR A80J OLED TV discounted by up to US$1,200
The Sony Bravia XR A80J OLED TV is now selling at a reduced price in the US and UK. Customers in the US can get up to US$1,200 off the device, with those in the UK receiving up to £301 (~US$357) off the gadget. The 4K TV has features like XR 4K Upscaling, Google Assistant voice commands and 3D surround sound upscaling.
Optoma UHZ45 4K Laser Home Theater 4K projector reduced by US$1,000
An Amazon deal is currently available on the Optoma UHZ45 4K Laser Home Theater projector in the US. You can save US$1,000 or 40% off the MSRP. The gadget has a peak brightness of 3,800 lumens and can throw images up to 300-in (~762 cm) wide, with support for HDR10.
Valencell cuffless blood pressure monitor revealed with accompanying app
Valencell has unveiled a new cuffless blood pressure monitor. Instead of the cuff, you can take the measurement using your fingertip, and the device does not require calibration. The gadget provides diastolic and systolic readings on a built-in display, or you can view the data in an accompanying smartphone app via Bluetooth.
Hisense reveals new projectors with up to 3,000 ANSI lumens brightness and 150-in image
Five new projectors have been unveiled by Hisense at CES 2023. The range includes the L9H, a triple laser TV with a peak brightness of 3,000 ANSI lumens. The gadget supports Dolby Vision and Apple AirPlay 2. The company also revealed the Smart Mini Projector, a portable device which can throw a 130-in (~381 cm) image.
Hisense announces new ULED TVs including 110-in 8K ULED X model with 2,500 nits brightness
The Hisense 2023 ULED TV line-up has been unveiled at CES. The range-topping ULED X TV has a 110-in (~279 cm) screen size and an 8K resolution. Also announced was the U8K, which comes in screen sizes up to 85-in (~216 cm), with up to 1,500 nits brightness and double the local dimming zones of its predecessor.
Fossil Gen 6 Wellness Edition Hybrid smartwatch launches with E-ink display for 14-day battery life
Fossil has launched the Gen 6 Wellness Edition Hybrid smartwatch. The wearable has an E-ink display allowing up to two weeks of battery life. Built-in lights help you to read the screen in low lighting, and analogue hands indicate the time. Health features of the gadget include SpO2, heart rate zone and VO2 Max tracking.
Samsung The Premiere 8K ultra-short throw laser projector with 150-in image arrives
The Samsung The Premiere 8K ultra-short throw projector has been revealed ahead of CES. The gadget has a laser light source and can produce images up to 15-in (~381 cm) wide. The device's exact launch date and price remain unconfirmed, though the product is expected to arrive in some countries later this year.
Dangbei D5X lightweight projector with 1,100 ANSI lumens brightness revealed
Dangbei has launched the D5X projector for pre-order in China. The lighter gadget weighs 1.08 kg (~38.1 oz) and is 47.5 mm (~1.9-in) thick, making it easy to transport. The device has a maximum recommended projection size of 120-in (~305 cm) and can produce up to 1,100 ANSI lumens brightness.
IKEA SYMFONISK sound remote, gen 2 arrives with Sonos Home Sound System compatibility
IKEA has unveiled the SYMFONISK sound remote, gen 2, to use with the various products designed in partnership with Sonos. Plus, the gadget supports the broader Sonos Home Sound System. The controller features seven buttons, including two customizable pads which you can use to play your favourite playlists.
Samsung Bespoke Infinite Line column smart refrigerator launches globally with Auto Open Door
The Samsung Bespoke Infinite Line column refrigerator has been launched globally. The smart home appliance has two zones with different temperatures alongside an AI Energy Mode and a Dual Auto Ice Maker. The Auto Open Door uses a sensor to detect your presence and automatically push the door open.
Samsung Bespoke AI Oven with AI Pro Cooking tool and built-in camera unveiled
The Samsung Bespoke AI Oven with a built-in camera and AI Pro Cooking technology has been revealed. You can use the camera to monitor your food without opening the oven door, receive burn detection notifications or even live stream your cooking to socials. The smart home gadget can recognize over 80 food types and recommend oven settings.
New Garmin multisport watches with GPS and Wi-Fi leak via IMDA
Garmin has filed three new multisport watches with the IMDA, a regulatory body in Singapore. The listings suggest that the wearables will have GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and ANT+ connectivity. It is unclear whether these are three separate models or several versions of one watch. The gadgets are unlikely to be the Vivomove Trend, which leaked last year.
IWO PRO DT8 Ultra+ smartwatch available globally as Apple Watch Ultra lookalike
IWO PRO is now selling the DT8 Ultra+, or DT8 Ultra Pro, smartwatch worldwide. The gadget is similar in appearance to the Apple Watch Ultra, with a 2.13-in (~54 mm) larger display. Features of the device include GPS tracking, NFC and Bluetooth calling. Plus, the listing suggests that you can use the watch to monitor your heart rate and blood pressure.
Movano Evie smart ring unveiled as Oura competitor with skin temperature and SpO2 sensors
The Movano Evie smart ring has been announced, a health wearable which could compete with the likes of the Oura ring. The gadget has various biometric tracking tools, such as skin temperature and SpO2 sensors. Plus, the company has revealed plans to apply for FDA approval for the device to make it the first medical-grade smart ring on the market.
Redmi Watch 3 and Redmi Band 2 launch with SpO2 sensor and NFC
The Redmi Watch 3 and Redmi Band 2 wearables are now available in China. The Watch 3 has a larger 1.75-in (~44 mm) AMOLED display, with GPS and Bluetooth calling support. The smaller Band 2 weighs just 14.9 g (~0.5 oz), and both smartwatches have SpO2 monitors and the ability to make payments via NFC.
Honor Band 7 smartwatch unveiled as a cheaper model with SpO2 monitor and Bluetooth 5.2
The Honor Band 7 smartwatch is now available to pre-order in China. The slim wearable has a 1.47-in (~37 mm) display and is available in various colors. The smartwatch has health features such as SpO2 and heart rate sensors, and 96 sports modes to log your exercise. Plus, you can use Bluetooth 5.2 to enable tools like contactless payments and music playback.
Porsche Taycan onboard charger upgrade almost halves charging times
Porsche has revealed a new 19.2 kW onboard charger for the Taycan, which nearly halves the time to reach full charge. For example, the standard battery will now fully charge in 4.8 rather than 9.5 hours. The part will be an option for new EVs and can also be retrofitted to older models.
Zeblaze Vibe 7 Pro smartwatch with large AMOLED display and 30-day battery life unveiled
The Zeblaze Vibe 7 Pro smartwatch has been listed as “coming soon” on AliExpress. The wearable has a larger 1.43-in (~36 mm) AMOLED display and a range of health features. Plus, you can use the watch to make Bluetooth calls, and the device lasts up to 30 days when in standby mode.
Samsung The Premiere 4K UST projector now US$1,000 off
Samsung has discounted The Premiere, an ultra-short throw 4K projector, offering over US$1,000 off the device. The deal is available in various countries, including the US, the UK, Canada and France. The gadget can throw images up to 120-in (~305 cm) wide at up to 2,200 ANSI lumens brightness.
Garmin Alpha version 11.15 for Fenix 7 and Epix smartwatches arrives with Jet Lag Advisor
Garmin has announced that software Alpha version 11.15 is now available to download for various smartwatches such as the Fenix 7 and Epix (Gen 2). The update brings new features like Jet Lag Adviser, which can help you reduce the impact of travel on your body. Plus, the software brings support for Connect IQ System 6.
2023 Kia EV6 GT pricing leaked in Australia ahead of January launch
The pricing for the 2023 Kia EV6 GT for the Australian market may have been leaked after a third-party price guide listed the model as costing AU$99,590 (~US$66,825). The EV is due to launch officially at the Australian Open when pricing is expected to be confirmed by the company.
Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV with 858 Nm motor can now be ordered in Europe
The Mercedes-Benz AMG EQE 43 4MATIC electric SUV is now available to order from the company’s German website. The EV has a 350 kW 858 Nm motor and up to 476 km (~296 miles) WLTP range. Other models, such as the EQE 350+, EQE 350 4MATIC and EQE 500 4MATIC, are expected to be available to order from spring 2023.
XCLEA H60 Wet-Dry Vacuum Robot with self-cleaning dock to crowdfund
The XCLEA H60 Wet-Dry Vacuum Robot will soon be available via an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign. The gadget comes with a self-emptying and cleaning docking station, providing up to 60 days of hands-free cleaning. The device has a maximum suction power of 3,200 Pa and 180 rpm mopping for a deeper clean.
Xiaomi Mijia Dictionary Pen with 8 MP camera and 15 million word vocabulary unveiled
Xiaomi has revealed the Mijia Dictionary Pen, which is currently crowdfunding via Youpin in China. You can use the device for document or voice translations. The gadget has two scanners, including an 8 MP camera on its back and over 15 million Chinese and English words in its vocabulary. An OTA update will add Japanese, Korean, German and Russian words in January.
Anker 737 Power Bank with 24,000 mAh capacity and 140 W charging on offer
Anker has discounted its 737 Power Bank (PowerCore 24K) in the US, UK, Canada and the EU. Customers can save up to 29% or US$49 off the device at Amazon or the Anker online store. The gadget has a 24,000 mAh battery and can charge or be recharged at up to 140 W.
KOSPET TANK M2 smartwatch has up to 60 days battery life and Bluetooth calling
KOSPET has launched a global pre-sale campaign for its TANK M2 smartwatch on AliExpress. The gadget is said to last for up to 60 days in standby mode or 15 days with typical use. The wearable allegedly has health features such as heart rate and blood oxygen level monitors, and you can receive Bluetooth calls on the watch.
Masimo W1 smartwatch with accurate pulse oximeter receives Hydration Index feature
Masimo has announced that all W1 smartwatches will now receive a Hydration Index (Hi) tool. The feature lets you view your hydration level and observe how this affects your body. Plus, the wearable has other health monitoring tools, such as a pulse oximeter, heart rate and respiratory sensors.
Xiaomi Mobile SSD 1 TB with 2,000 Mbps transfer speeds arrives
Xiaomi has revealed the Mobile SSD 1 TB via a crowdfunding campaign in China. The company claims that the device can read and write at speeds up to 2,000 Mbps and is compatible with a wide range of products. The compact gadget weighs 60 g (~2.1 oz) and is 77.8 mm (~3.1-in) long, making it easy to transport.
Samsung QN85B Neo QLED 4K Smart TV (2022) models now discounted by up to 40%
In the US and the UK, Samsung has discounted various models of the QN85B Neo QLED 4K Smart TV (2022). Customers can get up to 40% off models ranging in size from 55-in to 85-in at the Samsung online store and Amazon. The Quantum Mini LED TV has 4K upscaling and motion smoothing features.
IKEA SYMFONISK Floor lamp with Wi-Fi speaker designed with Sonos launches
IKEA has launched the SYMFONISK Floor lamp with Wi-Fi speaker in the US. The gadget combines a floor lamp with a smart speaker, designed in partnership with Sonos. The speaker produces 180-degree audio and can be paired for a stereo experience. Plus, the gadget supports Apple AirPlay 2 and Spotify Connect.
Optoma L1+ 4K ultra short throw projector announced as compact gadget with VRR
The Optoma L1+ 4K ultra short throw projector has been announced and will be demonstrated at the Taipei International Audio Show. So far, the company has confirmed that the device will come with built-in streaming services and gaming features like VRR. The new product is due to launch in Q1 2023.
ViewSonic LS610WH and LS610HDH LED projectors arrive with 4,000 ANSI lumens brightness
ViewSonic has revealed the LS610WH and LS610HDH LED projectors. Each device can produce up to 4,000 lumens brightness and throw images up to 300-in (~762 cm) wide. The LS610WH has a WXGA resolution, and the LS610HDH has a 1080p resolution with support for HDR and HLG.
Oppo OHealth H1 Smart Health Monitor with ECG and body temperature sensor revealed
Oppo has unveiled the OHealth H1 Smart Health Monitor, a gadget which can track six vital signs. For example, a built-in thermometer can take your temperature, and an ECG can collect data about your heart. The gadget also has a digital stethoscope and can use AI to diagnose medical problems.
North Edge ECG smartwatch with alleged blood pressure monitor available for US$39
North Edge is now selling its ECG smartwatch globally for US$39. Supposed health features of the wearable include the ability to measure your heart rate, blood pressure and blood oxygen level. Plus, you can connect the gadget to your smartphone to enable Bluetooth calling and remote camera controls.
Kia EV6 and Hyundai Ioniq 6 expected to get increased range with silicon-carbide power module
STMicroelectronics has announced that the Hyundai Motor Group will use its silicon-carbide power module in various EVs. The Kia EV6 has been officially named as a model set to receive the new part, which could increase the range by up to 5%. The Hyundai Ioniq 5, Hyundai Ioniq 6 and Genesis GV60 might also get the new module.
Xiaomi Mijia Smart Kitchen 7L S1 water heater can produce 42 L of hot water continuously
Xiaomi has unveiled the Mijia Smart Kitchen 7L S1 water heater, which is now on sale in China. The gadget has 2,000 W heating power and can produce up to 42 L of hot water continuously. You can control the device with Xiao AI voice commands or the Mijia app and connect the water heater to other smart home gadgets.
Garmin Forerunner 245 Music smartwatch discounted by up to 45%
Garmin has discounted its Forerunner 245 Music smartwatch in the US, UK, Canada and Australia, offering customers up to 45% off the US$349.99 typical retail price. The gadget is discounted at the Garmin Store and Amazon with various deals. The watch has up to seven days of battery life, with built-in GPS and music playback.
Cowboy Circular electric bike refurbishment scheme relaunches offering €500 cheaper C4 model
Cowboy has announced the relaunch of its Circular bike refurbishment scheme. The company sells reconditioned models that have been returned or used for testing. Circular offers up to €500 (~US$527) off models like the Cowboy C4, which has a top assistance speed of 25 kph (~16 mph) and up to 70 km (~43 miles) of range.
ChaiBot Smart Tea Machine with self-cleaning mode and app is crowdfunding
The Brewconcepts ChaiBot Tea Machine has begun crowdfunding on Indiegogo. You can use the device to make up to six cups of tea simultaneously, using loose leaves, tea bags, matcha or chai. You can save your favourite settings to automate brewing using a smartphone app. Plus, the gadget has a self-cleaning mode.
MATE SUV e-bike with three wheels and 90 Nm motor revealed
MATE Bike has unveiled a new model, the SUV. The electric bicycle has three wheels to help it support larger loads with up to 210 L capacity. The 90 Nm motor can assist you at speeds up to 25 kph (~16 mph), and the battery allows up to 100 km (~62 miles) of assistance range. Plus, you can control the e-bike and view journey information in an accompanying app.
Rad Power Bikes RadTrike 1 e-tricycle unveiled with 415 lbs load capacity
Rad Power Bikes has revealed the RadTrike 1, the company’s first electric tricycle. The e-trike can handle loads up to 415 lbs (~188 kg) and travel at speeds up to 14 mph (~22.5 kph). The US model will launch early next year with a half-twist throttle; a less powerful pedelec version could launch in Europe in 2024.
IKEA SYMFONISK / FREKVENS smart speaker and light combos arrive
The IKEA SYMFONISK / FREKVENS has been launched in the US. The two new products, designed in collaboration with Sonos, combine the existing SYMFONISK Wi-Fi smart speaker with two FREKVENS lights, available as a spot or LED matrix. You can set the light to pulse in time with the music with various patterns on offer.
ViewSonic M2W portable projector with 1,700 lumens brightness launches
ViewSonic has unveiled the M2W portable projector. The device has up to 1,700 lumens brightness from an LED light source and can throw images up to 120-in (~305 cm) wide. Plus, the device has built-in Harman Kardon speakers and 5 GHz Wi-Fi connectivity.
696 WL21 smartwatch with alleged blood pressure sensor and Bluetooth smartphone controls available globally
696 is now selling the WL21 smartwatch worldwide via AliExpress. The wearable is listed as having heart rate, blood pressure and blood oxygen level sensors. Plus, you can connect the gadget to your smartphone for features such as Bluetooth calling and remote camera and music controls.
Apple HomePod mini with 360° audio to launch in new countries in December
The Apple HomePod mini will be available in Sweden, Norway and Finland from December 13. The gadget delivers a 360° audio experience, and multiple units can be linked to create a stereo system. Plus, you can use the device as a smart home hub with Siri voice commands to control linked products such as lights or an Apple TV.
Anker 577 13-in-1 Thunderbolt 3 Docking Station discounted by up to US$110
Anker has currently discounted its 577 Thunderbolt Docking Station in the US and the UK, offering up to £90 (~US$110) off the device. The 13-in-1 gadget has a range of ports, including Thunderbolt 3, HDMI, USB-C and an SD card slot. The gadget works with non-M1 Macbooks and Windows laptops with a Thunderbolt 3 or 4 port.
Legion Solar 7 DIY Home Power System with AI begins crowdfunding
PLX Devices Inc. is currently crowdfunding for the Legion Solar 7 Home Power System via Indiegogo. The DIY kits include solar panels and a Solar Regulator with an AI computer, with various bundles on offer. You can control the system and view power consumption information in an accompanying smartphone app.
Wasserstein accessories for Google Nest Doorbell including chime unveiled
The Wasserstein Doorbell Chime and Wall Plate for the Google Nest Doorbell (wired, gen 2) have been revealed. The chime comes with five sounds and a silent mode, which alerts you to someone at your door with lights rather than a melody. You can use the wall plate to cover any marks left on the wall by previous doorbells.
Yunmi Viomi AI Smart Door Lock Super 2E with fingerprint scanner arrives
Yunmi has launched the Viomi AI Smart Door Lock Super 2E in China. There are several ways to unlock the gadget, including a password, NFC card or an integrated fingerprint scanner. The device can last up to four months on a single charge, and you can view the lock's status in real time via the app.
New Volkswagen ID.3 concept announced with 12-in infotainment display
Volkswagen has announced a new ID.3 EV concept will be officially unveiled early next year, with the first vehicles scheduled for release in Q4. The electric car will have a larger 12-in (~30.5 cm) infotainment display and more boot space. Software improvements will boost performance, and OTA updates for the ID.3 will be available.
Toyota bZ Compact SUV Concept with large infotainment display unveiled in Europe
The Toyota bZ Compact SUV Concept has been revealed at an event in Europe. The BEV is smaller than the bZ4X, the first model released from the Beyond Zero series. The C-SUV features a large infotainment system and an octagonal steering wheel. Toyota confirmed that the concept would be one of six cars in the bZ lineup by 2026.
Scott Lumen eRide electric bike series launches with top model weighing 15.5 kg
Scott has launched the new Lumen eRide Bike series. The bicycles have a 50 Nm motor and come as standard with a 360 Wh battery stored in the downtube. The range-topping model, the Scott Lumen eRide 900 SL bike, has an SRAM derailleur with a wireless electronic shift system and weighs just 15.5 kg (~34.2 lbs).
MK66 smartwatch with Bluetooth calling and alleged blood pressure sensor arrives
The MK66 smartwatch, with features such as Bluetooth calling, has arrived on Banggood, allowing purchases from customers globally. The product listing claims that the wearable has heart rate, blood oxygen level and blood pressure monitors. Plus, the gadget is said to last for up to seven days on a single charge.
GE Profile Smart Mixer with Auto Sense launches with voice commands
Crate and Barrel now exclusively stocks the new GE Profile Smart Mixer with Auto Sense. This smart feature enables the gadget to detect changes in the viscosity of the bowl's contents and adjust its settings accordingly. You can view guided recipes in an accompanying app and control the gadget with Google or Alexa voice commands.
Anker PowerHouse 767 portable power station with 2,048 Wh battery launches
Anker has launched its PowerHouse 767 portable power station. The gadget, which has recently been on pre-sale, has a 2,048 Wh battery and a maximum power output of 2,400 W. Outputs on the gadget include AC and USB-C ports, and you can recharge the device via solar panels, should you wish.
AUN PH30S cheaper 720p projector with built-in Android available globally
The AUN PH30S, a 720p projector, is now available globally via AliExpress. The cheaper projector currently retails for US$88.90. The device runs on Android 9.0, allowing you to download popular apps like Netflix. Plus, you can cast to the gadget via Apple AirPlay and Miracast.
LG C1 65-in 4K Smart OLED TV with Dolby Vision IQ support discounted by US$800
The LG C1 Series 4K TV is now discounted in the US, where customers can save US$800 on the 65-in model at Best Buy. The OLED device supports Dolby Vision IQ and Dolby Atmos, and has AI 4K Upscaling technology. Gaming features include a 120 Hz refresh rate, 1 ms response time and HDMI eARC port.
Winora Yucatan X12 Pro e-bike with integrated 750 Wh battery and Yamaha motor unveiled
Winora has revealed the Yucatan X12 Pro trekking e-bike. The bicycle has a 750 Wh InTube battery and 250 W Yamaha motor, delivering up to 85 Nm of torque. Fat Schwalbe tires and a RockShox fork provide a comfortable ride, and a built-in rear rack helps you to transport luggage.
DEXPOLE Solar Power Bank with 65 W USB-C crowdfunding on Kickstarter
DEXPOLE is currently crowdfunding for its Solar Power Bank via Kickstarter. The portable gadget has a 24,000 mAh battery and three outputs, including a 65 W USB-C port. The foldable device has a 24% conversion rate, fully charging via the built-in solar panels in five to six hours.
Xiaomi Mijia Desktop Drinking Machine Smart Edition with NFC reader arrives
Xiaomi has opened a pre-sale event for its new Mijia Desktop Drinking Machine Smart Edition in China. You can use the gadget to filter or create hot drinks at temperatures up to 95 °C (~104 °F). NFC technology lets the device recognize your cup and select your favourite temperature and volume settings.
BUXUS Eva e-bike with eSIM and 64-mile assistance range begins crowdfunding
An Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign is now live for the BUXUS Eva, a motorcycle-style e-bike. The bicycle has a top speed of 30 mph (~48 kph) and provides pedal assistance for up to 64 miles (~103 km) on a single charge. Plus, you can use an eSIM to enable features like keyless entry.
Xiaomi Mijia Cooking Robot Thermomix competitor arrives in the EU
Xiaomi has launched its Mijia Cooking Robot in Germany. The gadget shares many similarities with a Thermomix, heating foods at temperatures up to 180 °C (~356 °F). You can also use the device to chop, wash and steam food, with various attachments allowing you to cook up to four dishes simultaneously.
Xiaomi Smart Door Lock E10 with 99% accurate fingerprint scanner arrives
Xiaomi has revealed the Smart Door Lock E10, which you can now pre-order in China. The gadget has a fingerprint scanner, NFC and keypad, providing multiple ways to unlock your door. You can remotely control or check the lock's status via the Mijia app and link the device to other smart home products.
Samsung reveals unique UWB-based smart door lock in partnership with Zigbang
Samsung and Zigbang have unveiled a smart door lock with a UWB chip, allowing you to unlock your front door without touching your smartphone. The gadget senses a digital home key in your Samsung Wallet on your phone, removing the need to tap your device against the lock or open an app.
Xiaomi Mijia Pure Smart Humidifier Pro Plus Edition with 900 ml/h humidification rate launches
Xiaomi has released the Xiaomi Mijia Pure Smart Humidifier Pro Plus Edition in China. The gadget has a humidification rate of 900 ml (~30.4 fl. oz) of water per hour, with a 5 L (~1.1 gallons) water tank. Other features of the gadget include humidification sensors for auto adjustments and a quiet sleeping mode.
REVOXEN 17-in-1 Standing Desk with built-in SSD enclosure and wireless charging pad unveiled
REVOXEN is currently crowdfunding via Kickstarter for its 17-in-1 Standing Desk. As well as being able to vary the height of the desk, it also has a built-in docking station with outputs such as 100 W USB-C. Plus, a wireless charging pad and NVMe SSD enclosure are integrated into the product.
Xiaomi Mijia Sweeping Robot 2S with 4,000 Pa suction power launches
Xiaomi has released the Mijia Sweeping Robot 2S for pre-sale in China. The gadget has high-speed mopping and up to 4,000 Pa suction power. The device uses 3D obstacle avoidance and LDS navigation technologies to plan its route. Plus, you can remotely control the device via a smartphone app or voice commands.
GOKKCL portable power stations with up to 2,000 W power and solar charging begin crowdfunding
A Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign for the GOKKCL 2000 and GOKKCL 1200 portable power stations has been launched. The devices have a range of outputs, including USB-A and 100 W USB-C ports. Plus, AC outputs provide a maximum power of 2,000 W and 1,200 W, respectively.
Urban Armor Gear Lucent Power Kickstand portable MagSafe iPhone charger has 4,000 mAh battery
Urban Armor Gear (UAG) has revealed the Lucent Power Battery or Lucent Power Kickstand. The portable charger uses MagSafe to attach to your iPhone for charging on the go. The gadget has a 4,000 mAh battery which you can fully recharge in around 90 minutes. Plus, an aluminum kickstand provides improved phone viewing angles.
Shargeek Retro 67 charger with power display revealed via crowdfunding campaign
Shargeek is currently crowdfunding for the Retro 67 wall charger via an Indiegogo campaign. You can charge up to three devices simultaneously via USB-C ports with a maximum power output of 67 W. Plus, fast charging protocol support enables you to power devices like MacBook Air M2 at full speed.
Inateck DK2001 8-in-1 docking station for iMac 24 M1 2021 arrives with SSD enclosure
A Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign for the Inateck DK2001 8-in-1 docking station for iMac 24 M1 2021 is live. The gadget adds USB-A and USB-C ports to your device, SD and Micro SD card slots and an SSD enclosure. The device mimics the base of the iMac, so you can 'hide' it on your desk.
Chargeasap Zeus 270 W GaN USB-C charger is crowdfunding
Chargeasap is crowdfunding for the Zeus 270 W GaN USB-C charger on Kickstarter. The portable gadget weighs 320 g (~0.7 lbs), with one 140 W and two 100 W USB-C ports, with support for fast charging. For example, you can use the device to charge a Macbook Pro 16 at full speed.
COI Uno5 Projector with 800 ANSI lumens brightness will shortly begin crowdfunding
COI will shortly begin to crowdfund for its Uno5 Projector via an Indiegogo campaign. The gadget has up to 800 ANSI lumens brightness, and the company claims it is the first device of its kind to come with Netflix pre-installed. Plus, the Linux-based projector supports HDR10 and Dolby Atmos technologies.
Orbea Wild 2023 enduro e-bike unveiled with Bosch motors and full suspension system
The Orbea Wild 2023 enduro electric bicycle has been revealed. The various bike models come with either a Bosch CX or Bosch CX-R motor and 625 Wh or 750 Wh batteries. Other customizable elements of the e-bike, which comes with a full suspension system, include the tires and display.
Kellys Tygon and Tayen e-bikes launch with 90 Nm motor and navigation display
Kellys has unveiled two new e-bike series, the Tygon and Tayen. All models come with a 90 Nm motor and a 725 Wh battery. You can view your speed or step-by-step navigation using a Bluetooth colour display. Plus, you can use the display to turn on your lights or switch between assistance modes.
Smart heating scarf with temperature controls arrives on Xiaomi Youpin
The Everyday Elements Intelligent Temperature Control Heating Scarf is now selling in China via Xiaomi Youpin. The gadget uses carbon nanotube film to provide heat at your choice of three temperatures. The intelligent device will automatically adjust its heating based on a sensed temperature or time.
Medion S40 robot vacuum cleaner with 14-stage HEPA filter and self-emptying dock launches
Medion has launched the S40 robot vacuum cleaner in European countries such as the Netherlands and France. The gadget has up to 2,000 Pa suction power, 2.5 hours of runtime and a 14-stage HEPA filter. An accompanying self-emptying docking station provides up to 30 days of hands-free cleaning.
Withings ScanWatch receives update with new automatic resting heart rate alert feature
New firmware for the Withings ScanWatch is being rolled out. The update includes a host of new features, such as automatic resting heart rate alerts and bidirectional syncing. The latest software also provides a Do not disturb mode shortcut and lets you set up to ten alarms simultaneously.
Christie Griffyn 4K35-RGB large venue projector with 36,500 ANSI lumens brightness arrives
The Christie Griffyn 4K35-RGB projector for large venues has been unveiled. The ultra-short throw device has up to 36,500 ANSI lumens brightness and can project with a 4K at 120 Hz resolution. Plus, the gadget has a solid-state RGB laser light source with over 50,000 hours of life expectancy.
WEWATCH V51P projector announced with white noise feature and 350-in image
WEWATCH has announced the V51P projector, a device with a native 1080p resolution and an image size up to 350-in (~889 cm). The device supports 4K UHD and has up to 300 ANSI lumens brightness. The gadget also has a timed white noise feature, which the company suggests you could use when meditating or sleeping.
FOSSiBOT F2400 portable power station with 16 ports and solar charging launches
FOSSiBOT has launched its F2400 portable power station for pre-order in the US and Japan. The gadget has a 2,048 Wh battery which you can recharge via a wall outlet or solar panels. The device has a maximum power output of 2,400 W with 16 ports, including 100 W USB-C and 18 W USB-A outputs.
Oxa breathing wearable with real-time biofeedback is crowdfunding on Kickstarter
Nanoleq is currently crowdfunding for the Oxa breathing wearable, which it claims is a world first. The gadget can provide real-time data for health metrics such as your breathing depth and speed. You can use the accompanying app to practice breathing techniques which could improve your health and well-being over time.
Garmin Q4 update rollout underway with new features like Morning Report and Running Power
Garmin has announced that the rollout of its latest software is underway. The update is available for a range of its smartwatches, including the Fenix 7 and Epix, and several bike computers. New features for the wearables include Morning Report and Running Power, while the cycling computers receive Targeted Adaptive Coaching and Spectator Messaging tools.
Oura announces new sleep staging algorithm with increased accuracy
A new sleep staging algorithm has been revealed by Oura. The latest technology, which will be available via the Oura Ring, uses movement, temperature, heart rate and HRV data collected by the wearable to monitor your sleep quality. The algorithm's output matches results from polysomnography by up to 79%.
Corsair TBT200 Thunderbolt 4 Dock arrives with support for dual 4K HDR displays
Corsair has launched the TBT200 Thunderbolt 4 Dock, which can be used with Mac, PC and Chromebook devices. The gadget has ten ports, including four Thunderbolt 4 ports and a 15 W USB-C port. The device supports connection to two 4K HDR displays and receives up to 96 W power.
Xiaomi Wireless Switch Bluetooth Version with triple controls launches
Xiaomi has launched the Wireless Switch Bluetooth Version in China. The device has three programmable controls, which you can use to control single or groups of smart home gadgets. The small white button must be connected to a Bluetooth mesh gateway and can also be used as a doorbell.
AirTulip Sleep smart headboard with built-in air purifier and Apple Watch support is crowdfunding
An Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign for the AirTulip Sleep smart headboard has begun. The gadget has an integrated air purifier and can push warm or cool air over your bed as you sleep. The company suggests the benefits of the smart headboard include reduced snoring and night sweats for higher quality sleep.
ESTG M16 smartwatch with alleged blood pressure monitor and 600 mAh battery available globally
ESTG is selling the M16 smartwatch worldwide via AliExpress. The gadget has listed health features such as blood pressure, blood oxygen level and heart rate monitors. You can also use the device to make and receive calls via Bluetooth. Plus, a 600 mAh battery provides up to 10 days of life with typical use.
Garmin Fenix 6 Sapphire smartwatch discounted by over US$430
Garmin has discounted its Fenix 6 Sapphire smartwatch in the US, Australia and Canada. Customers in Australia can find the most significant price reduction of AU$640 (~US$425), with those in the US and Canada saving US$350 and CA$480 (~US$358), respectively. The wearable has a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal lens, heart rate sensor and pulse oximeter.
Fitbit Sense 2 and Versa 4 get Google Wallet app with Google Maps to follow shortly
The Fitbit Sense 2 and Fitbit Versa 4 smartwatches now have the Google Wallet app, allowing you to make contactless payments via Google Pay. The company has also announced that the Google Maps app will shortly be available for the wearables, though to use it, it must be the only app running on your watch.
Nireeka Revenant e-bike with 1,000 W motor and ABS is crowdfunding on Indiegogo
Nireeka is currently crowdfunding for its Revenant e-bike on Indiegogo. The bicycle comes with a 250 W motor as standard, which you can upgrade to a 1,000 W model for a 35 mph (~56 kph) top speed and up to 85 Nm of torque. Plus, the bike has built-in ABS, fat tires and a full suspension system.
Casiris A6 Ultra Short Throw Projector discounted by up to US$900
Casiris has discounted its A6 Ultra Short Throw Projector by up to US$900 for Black Friday. Various offers are running at its online store and Amazon in countries including the US, Australia, the UK and France. The gadget can throw images up to 150-in (~381 cm) wide with up to 2,200 ANSI lumens brightness.
Garmin Tacx NEO Bike Plus customizable smart trainer arrives
Garmin has revealed the Tacx NEO Bike Plus, a smart exercise bike. The device can create a natural feeling ride, with dynamic inertia and vibrations to simulate various road surfaces. You can track your workout in an accompanying app and choose from multiple preset routes. Plus, you can customize the bike to suit your needs.
Roborock S7 MaxV Ultra robot vacuum cleaner discounted by US$340 for Black Friday
Roborock has announced a range of discounts for its Black Friday sale in the US. Included is the S7 MaxV Ultra, which has 5,100 Pa suction power and comes with a self-cleaning docking station. The gadget will be reduced by US$340 at Amazon from November 24.
Giant Stormguard E+ SUV e-bike with 200 km RideDash Evo display for heart rate and emails unveiled
Giant Bicycles has revealed the Stormguard E+ SUV e-bike. The electric bicycle comes with a RideDash Evo display, which you can use to view your speed and heart rate, and even receive email and message notifications. The power pack can provide up to 200 km (~124 miles) of assistance range with an optional range extender battery.
KESHUYOU GT5 smartwatch with Bluetooth calling and alleged blood pressure sensor available worldwide
KESHUYOU is selling the GT5 smartwatch globally via AliExpress. The smartwatch is reported to have heart rate, blood pressure and blood oxygen level sensors, though their accuracy is unproven. Plus, you can connect the wearable to your phone to enable features like Bluetooth calling and music playback.
Samsung Freestyle portable projector with 32,000 mAh battery now reduced by up to US$200
Deals on the Samsung Freestyle Projector are currently available in the US, Canada and France at Amazon and the company’s online store. Customers in the US receive the most significant discount, with a US$200 price reduction. The portable 1080p projector has up to three hours of battery life thanks to a 32,000 mAh battery.
BenQ W1130X 1080p projector with 2,300 lumens brightness and 120 Hz refresh rate arrives
BenQ has released its W1130X 1080p projector in China. The gadget can throw images up to 200-in (~508 cm) in size with up to 2,300 lumens brightness and a 120 Hz refresh rate. You can connect to the device via USB-A and HDMI ports, and the projector has a pair of built-in 5 W Trevolo speakers.
Philips Hue Festavia smart string lights will launch in time for the holidays
The Philips Hue Festavia smart string lights have been revealed by Signify. The product will launch on November 15 in Europe and the US, in time for the holidays. Intelligent features of the lights include the ability to choose a color or color gradient, a Sparkle effect and music syncing via Spotify or Samsung SmartThings.
Botslab M20 robot mop with quad-mopping pads and self-cleaning dock is crowdfunding
360 Smart Life is currently crowdfunding for the Botslab M20 robot mop via Indiegogo. The company claims the gadget is unique due to its four rolling mop pads, which can exert up to 10 N of pressure for a deeper clean. The robot has a self-cleaning and drying dock and can be controlled with Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant voice commands.
SwitchBot Blind Tilt solar-powered adapter can turn ordinary blinds into smart blinds with voice controls
Wonder Tech Lab is currently crowdfunding for the SwitchBot Blind Tilt, a gadget that turns your regular blinds into smart ones. The adapter enables you to control your blinds with a smart app or voice assistant and open them at a specific time or to a precise angle. Plus, a solar panel helps the battery to last longer.
Diamant Mandara 160 Gen 3 e-bike with 160 kg payload and up to 725 Wh battery revealed
The Diamant Mandara 160 Gen 3 e-bike has been unveiled. A product listing on the German Trek Bikes website describes a new electric bicycle with a 160 kg (~353 lbs) payload weighing 29.9 kg (~64.6 lbs). The bike comes with a 545 Wh or 725 Wh battery and a top speed of 25 kph (~16 mph).
Desiknio X20 Pinion e-bike with 250 W Mahle motor and X20 smart Bluetooth unit launches
The Desiknio X20 Pinion electric bike is now available to pre-order in Europe. The bicycle has a 250 W Mahle motor providing a top speed of 25 kph (~16 mph) and a 250 Wh battery for an assistance range of 100 km (~62 miles). Plus, you can control various settings, such as the assistance level, in a smartphone app thanks to a smart X20 Bluetooth controller.
Samsung S95B OLED 4K TV 55-in and 65-in models are now discounted by up to US$1,100
The 2022 Samsung S95B OLED 4K TV, available in 55-in and 65-in models, is currently discounted. Customers in the US, Canada, the UK and Australia can save up to US$1,100 off the devices. Features of the TVs include AI 4K upscaling and 4K gaming with a 120 Hz refresh rate.
Xiaomi Mijia Smart Desktop Dishwasher S1 with smart wash program unveiled
Xiaomi has revealed the Mijia Smart Desktop Dishwasher S1, which is now available to pre-order in China. The gadget has an AI smart wash, assessing the dirtiness of your dishes and optimizing the water level accordingly. The compact device takes up around 0.19 m² (~2.05 ft²) of space on your countertop and can wash up to 39 items simultaneously.
XGIMI projectors are now available at Best Buy with discounts up to US$300 to celebrate
The XGIMI Halo+, HORIZON and HORIZON Pro projectors are now available from Best Buy in the US. Plus, a celebratory partnership launch discount of up to US$300 is currently offered. The Halo+ is a portable 1080p projector, while the higher-end HORIZON Pro has a 4K resolution and up to 2,200 ANSI lumens brightness.
Xiaomi Mijia Pulsator Washing Machine 10 kg with intelligent water saving revealed
Xiaomi has unveiled the Mijia Pulsator Washing Machine 10 kg in China. The top-loading device can wash up to 45 shirts simultaneously, with ten cycles on offer, including a 15-minute quick wash. Plus, a smart water-saving mode will weigh the load and optimize the wash to reduce water consumption.
Xiaomi Mijia Thermostatic Kettle 2 Pro with 1 °C temperature control and smartphone app unveiled
Xiaomi has unveiled the Mijia Thermostatic Kettle 2 Pro in China. The gadget has variable temperature control with 1 °C (~2 °F) accuracy and various boiling modes, which you can set using a built-in dial or a smartphone app. Plus, the 1.7 L (~57.5 fl. oz) kettle works quietly with a noise output of 45 dBa.
DYU King 750 fat tire e-bike with 750 W motor and 45 kph top speed launches
The DYU King 750 fat tire e-bike is now available in the EU. The bike has a 750 W motor providing a top assistance speed of 45 kph (~28 mph). You can travel for up to 90 km (~50 miles) on a single charge, and 26 x 4-in (~66 x 10 cm) fat tires help to provide a more comfortable ride.
SAMEBIKE MIX10 electric bike with phone mount and app controls now available to pre-order
The SAMEBIKE MIX10 can now be pre-ordered by customers in the US, Canada, the UK and the EU. The bicycle has a 350 W motor with five power levels to choose from and 62 miles (~100 km) assistance range. An integrated mount allows you to use your smartphone and the accompanying app on the go, with settings controls and navigation.
NiKOTA META-2000 portable power station with 4G/5G connectivity will soon arrive on Kickstarter
A Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign for the NiKOTA META-2000 portable power station will shortly begin. The gadget has 4G/5G connectivity via a SIM card or network cable. You can use the device to power up to 13 devices simultaneously with a maximum power output of 2,300 W. The power station has a 2,016 Wh capacity and recharges fully in 1.1 hours.
Xiaomi Mijia Outdoor Power Supply 1000 with 1,600 W power output revealed
Xiaomi has unveiled the Mijia Outdoor Power Supply 1000 in China. The power station can deliver up to 1,600 W power across 13 ports, including 22.5 W USB-A, 100 W USB-C and 1,600 W AC outputs. The gadget has a 1 kWh battery which can be recharged to 80% in 1.5 hours or fully in 2.5 hours.
K56 Pro smartwatch with Bluetooth calling and reported blood pressure sensor available worldwide
EIGIIS is selling the K56 Pro smartwatch worldwide via AliExpress. You can connect the gadget to your smartphone via Bluetooth, enabling features like calling and app notifications. Alleged health features of the wearable include heart rate, blood pressure and blood oxygen levels. Plus, the gadget has up to 10 days of battery life.
Amazfit GTR 4 smartwatch receives update 22.214.171.124 with new Route Import and Route Navigation features
Amazfit has released update 126.96.36.199 for the GTR 4 smartwatch. The latest software includes several new features, such as Route Import, which allows you to load files from Strava and other apps onto the watch. Plus, Route Navigation provides real-time directions, and Auto-Brightness Adjustment is said to have been improved.
Amazfit Pop 2 with 1.78-in display and Bluetooth calling unveiled
A product listing for the Amazfit Pop 2 smartwatch has gone live on the brand’s Indian website. The upcoming gadget has a 1.78-in (~45 mm) AMOLED display, Bluetooth calling and a blood oxygen level monitor. Plus, the recent listing of the product in the Bluetooth Launch Studio could mean that the watch will be launched in markets worldwide.
RingConn smart ring with blood oxygen level monitor and seven-day battery life will soon begin crowdfunding
An Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign for the RingConn smart ring will shortly launch. The wearable monitors heart rate and blood oxygen level and can also track your skin temperature. Plus, the device can last for up to seven days on a single charge, with the charging case providing over three months of life.
SmartWings Nano Thread-enabled smart blinds with HomeKit support are crowdfunding
SmartWings is currently crowdfunding for its Nano smart blinds. The products are customizable, with Bluetooth and Thread connectivity and support for smart home ecosystems such as Apple HomeKit and Amazon Alexa. Intelligent settings include blind opening or closing with sunrise or sunset, opening to a set position and linking multiple units to be controlled as one.
YUNMI VIOMI Portable Graphene Baseboard Electric Heater with Simulation Flame unveiled
YUNMI has launched a crowdfunding campaign in China for its VIOMI Portable Graphene Baseboard Electric Heater with Simulation Flame. The gadget has a built-in humidifier, which is used alongside LED lights to generate a fake flame. The device can provide up to 2,200 W power for temperatures up to 35 °C (~95 °F).
Fitbit Sense 2 smartwatch with skin temperature sensor discounted by US$100
The Fitbit Sense 2 smartwatch is presently selling at a reduced price in the US and Canada. A discount of US$100 or CA$140 (~US$104) is offered at the Fitbit Store and Amazon. The wearable has many health features such as skin temperature, heart rate and stress level monitors. Plus, you can control the device with Amazon Alexa voice commands.
Gendome Home 3000 portable battery backup with 3,072 Wh will shortly begin crowdfunding
Gendome will shortly begin an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign for its Home 3000 portable battery backup. The device has a 3,072 Wh capacity and up to 6,000 W surge power. You can power multiple devices simultaneously via various ports such as AC, 140 W USB-C and wireless charging pads.
LIVALL PikaBoost e-bike conversion kit crowdfunding campaign launches
LIVALL has launched its Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign for the PikaBoost e-bike conversion kit, containing a controller, motorised hub and battery pack. The project reached almost 1,000 backers in under 24 hours, raising over £327,000 (~US$366,000). The PikaBoost has a top assistance speed of 25 kph (~16 mph) and a range of 30 km (~18 miles).
Mjolnir lithium-titanate power station with 5,400 W peak power is crowdfunding
GRN International is currently crowdfunding for the Mjolnir power station on Kickstarter. The company claims it is the world’s first lithium-titanate device of its kind, enabling it to operate at low temperatures. The gadget delivers 3,000 W continuous power or 5,400 W peak power and has a 960 Wh capacity.
Xiaomi Type-C 5-in-1 docking station with HDMI port unveiled
The Xiaomi Type-C 5-in-1 docking station will shortly launch in China. You can use the aluminium-bodied gadget to connect to a display with a 4K resolution via HDMI. Other outputs on the device include a 100 W USB-C port and three USB 3.0 ports with a tested 450 Mbps data transfer speed.
C22 smartwatch with Bluetooth calling and reported blood oxygen level monitor available globally
The M Juniu C22 rugged smartwatch with a 1.6-in (~41 mm) display is now available globally via AliExpress. The product is listed as having heart rate and blood pressure monitors and Bluetooth calling functionality. The gadget comes with 4 GB of storage and is expected to last up to 7 days with typical use.
LG QNED80 Series MiniLED 4K TV is now discounted by up to US$900
The LG QNED80 Series LED 4K TV is currently selling at a reduced price in the US, Canada and Australia. The 55-in, 65-in, 75-in and 85-in models are each discounted; for example, you can save US$900 on the 85-in TV at the LG store in the US. Features of the gadget include 4K content upscaling and a virtual 5.1.2 channel audio experience. Update: Changed MiniLED to LED.
SS HD3 Max smartwatch with alleged blood pressure monitor and NFC available worldwide
SS is now selling its HD3 Max smartwatch globally via AliExpress. Alleged health features of the device include blood pressure, blood oxygen level and heart rate monitors. Other tools such as NFC, Bluetooth calling, and an AI voice assistant are also available on the wearable, which has up to seven days of battery life on a single charge.
GMC HUMMER EV AWD e-bike with 2,400 W peak power and over 160 Nm torque launches
GMC and Recon Power Bikes have developed the HUMMER EV AWD e-bike. The electric bicycle has dual 750 W motors providing a peak power of 2,400 W, up to 160 Nm of torque and a top speed of 28 mph (~45 kph). A standard 17.5 Ah battery provides up to 50 miles (~80 km) range, or you can upgrade to a 21 Ah model.
Garmin Beta Version 13.15 update for Forerunner smartwatches arrives with new features
Garmin has released software update Beta version 13.15 for Forerunner 255 and Forerunner 955 smartwatches. The release includes new features, such as running power data added to activities without the need to use a separate running dynamics gadget. Plus, improvements have been made to pairing and settings syncing between GCM and your wearable.
Xiaomi Mi Watch with blood oxygen level monitor discounted by up to 48% in European countries
The Xiaomi Mi Watch is currently selling at a reduced price on Amazon in European countries, including Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, France and Sweden. Customers can find the most significant discount in Italy, where customers are offered 48% off the regular retail price. You can use the smartwatch to track your heart rate and blood oxygen level or your location with GPS.
EcoFlow RIVER 2 portable power station with up to 1,600 W power and 768 Wh battery revealed
EcoFlow has unveiled the RIVER 2 range of portable power stations. Three models are available; the range-topping Pro model has a 768 Wh battery and an 800 W power output. In X-Boost mode, you can double the power to 1,600 W, enabling you to use the gadget with devices like a microwave.
OPPO N3 robot vacuum with 4,000 Pa suction power and sonic vibration mop launches
The OPPO N3 robot vacuum has arrived in China. The gadget has up to 4,000 Pa suction power and sonic vibration mopping; the company claims the mop vibrates 12,000 times per minute. Over 31 sensors are used by the device to make intelligent decisions, with route optimization and obstacle avoidance.
BenQ LW500 WXGA projector with SmartEco mode and 2,000 ANSI lumens brightness arrives
The BenQ LW500 projector, designed for the office, has arrived in the US and Canada. The WXGA projector has up to 2,000 ANSI lumens brightness and a 20,000:1 contrast ratio. The laser light source has up to 30,000 hours of lifetime, thanks to SmartEco mode technology which optimizes the brightness.
Xiaomi Mi ES70 4K TV launches with voice commands and Dolby Vision support
The Xiaomi Mi TV ES70 has been launched in China. The device has a 4K resolution and a 60 Hz refresh rate, supporting Dolby Vision and DTS-HD technologies. The gadget comes with a built-in bass-boosting speaker system, and you can control the device with Xiao AI voice commands or via a smartphone app.
Toshiba Z770 MiniLED TV 2022 model launches with 144 Hz refresh rate
The 2022 Toshiba Z770 MiniLED TV has arrived in China. The gadget has a 4K resolution, a 144 Hz refresh rate and up to 500 nits brightness. A built-in speaker system provides 2.1.2 channel audio, and the device has several features for gaming, such as VRR and ALLM, with an 8 ms response time.
Epson EpiqVision Mini EF12 laser projector discounted by US$200
The Epson EpiqVision Mini EF12 laser projector is currently discounted in North America. US customers can save US$200, while those in Canada can save CA$200 (~US$148). The gadget has 3 LCD technology and a peak brightness of 1,000 lumens. Plus, the projector has built-in Android TV and Yamaha speakers.
Acuce A10 Pro 14-in-1 portable hub with M.2 SSD enclosure now crowdfunding on Kickstarter
Acuce is now crowdfunding for its A10 Pro 14-in-1 portable docking station. The hub supports dual 8K displays at 60 Hz and has a built-in M.2 SSD enclosure with up to 8 TB capacity and read and write speeds of up to 1,048 Mbps. Ports on the gadget include USB 3.2, 100 W PD fast-charging USB-C and an SD card slot.
Xiaomi Mi 67 W Dual Port GaN Charger (1C + 1A) arrives with UFCS support alongside 35 W model
Xiaomi has launched 67 W and 35 W Dual Port Chargers in China. The gadgets come with USB-A and USB-C ports, allowing you to charge a pair of devices simultaneously, with dynamic power distribution. The 67 W model supports fast-charging protocols such as PD and QC, as well as the UFCS.
Oxfo OX1 e-bike with 135 km range and patented folding frame will soon crowdfund on Indiegogo
An Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign will shortly launch for the Oxfo OX1 electric bicycle. There are four models on offer, with EU and US variants. The top-end MAX model has up to 135 km (~84 miles) assistance range and a top speed of 35 kph (~22 mph) in the US. Oxfo claims that the bike has a patented unibody frame, which can fold to make it easier to transport.
Xiaomi Mijia Graphene Baseboard Heater Fire Edition arrives in China with fake flames
Xiaomi has unveiled the Xiaomi Mijia Graphene Baseboard Heater Fire Edition. The gadget is similar to the regular Mijia Graphene heater, released earlier this month. The significant difference is its ability to generate fake flames from the top of the device using water Vapor and LEDs.
Amazfit GTR 4, GTS 4 and GTS 4 Mini smartwatches are now discounted
The Amazfit GTR, GTS 4 and GTS 4 Mini smartwatches are currently discounted at Amazon in the US and Canada, with up to US$30 off. The gadgets feature health-tracking tools such as heart rate, blood oxygen and stress level monitors. Plus, the watches have built-in Amazon Alexa, allowing you to control them with voice commands.
Narwal Freo robot vacuum launches with self-cleaning dock and smart features
Narwal has launched the Freo robot vacuum cleaner and mop. The gadget has tools such as DirtSense and floor detection to make smart decisions about how to clean your house. Plus, the device comes with a self-cleaning docking station, which can wash and dry the mop head.
NIU BQi-C3 e-bike with 920 Wh battery and color display unveiled
NIU has released the BQi-C3 electric bicycle, with a 920 Wh battery pack providing up to 62 miles (~100 km) of range. The e-bike has a top speed of 28 mph (~45 kph) thanks to a 750 W motor. Other features include an integrated color display, puncture-resistant tires and dual disc brakes.
Montblanc Summit 3 Smartwatch x Naruto arrives with custom animated watch faces
The Montblanc Summit 3 Smartwatch x Naruto is now available. The new product is similar to the standard model, with a heart rate sensor and NFC payment tools. The special edition smartwatch features custom animated watch faces and design elements on the watch casing and strap inspired by the Naruto universe.
Xiaomi Redmi Projector and Redmi Projector Pro launch in China
The Xiaomi Redmi Projector and Redmi Projector Pro are now available to pre-order in China. The gadgets have a 1080p resolution and up to 150 ANSI lumens brightness. The Pro has more advanced automated image correction tools than the standard model, including autofocus and obstacle avoidance.
Formovie S5 laser 1080p projector with 1,100 ANSI lumens brightness now available globally
The Formovie S5, or FENGMI S5, projector is available worldwide via Banggood. The ALPD projector has a native 1080p resolution, 4K decoding and a peak brightness of 1,100 ANSI lumens. You can use the device to project images up to 120-in (~305 cm) wide, and you can cast from Android and iOS devices.
TCL CF6 Series 4K Fire TV launches with bezel-less design and Dolby Vision support
The TCL CF6 Series 4K Fire TV has launched in the UK, Italy, Spain and Germany. The gadget is available in 50-in and 55-in models, supporting HDR10+ and Dolby Vision technology. Built-in Fire TV lets you use popular apps like YouTube and control the device with Alexa voice commands.
YUNMI VIOMI Master air conditioner 1.5 hp with 99% formaldehyde removal launches
The YUNMI VIOMI Master air conditioner has been launched in China. The gadget can heat or cool your home, and an integrated filter unit can remove up to 99% of formaldehyde found in the house in two hours, according to the company. The device is designed to cover an area from 15 to 22 m² (~161 to 237 ft²) and can be controlled with voice commands.
ECOVACS GOAT G1 robot lawn mower unveiled with dual cameras and ToF sensors
ECOVACS has revealed the GOAT G1 robot lawn mower, which will launch in China and Europe in March 2023. The gadget uses two onboard cameras, GPS and ToF sensors to navigate your lawn and avoid obstacles. The device can mow an area up to 600 m² (~6,458 ft²) each day, and you can control settings via a smartphone app.
Xiaomi Redmi XT 4K gaming TV unveiled with 4 ms response time and 120 Hz refresh rate
Xiaomi has revealed the Redmi XT 4K TV in China. The company suggests the gadget is designed for gaming, with a 4 ms response time, a 120 Hz refresh rate and support for ALLM and MEMC. With an ultra-thin bezel, the 4K TV has a 97.9% screen-to-body ratio, and the display can deliver up to 500 nits of brightness.
Samsung 85-in QN90B Neo QLED 4K Smart TV discounted by up to US$2,000
The 2022 Samsung 85-in QN90B Neo QLED 4K Smart TV is currently discounted at the Samsung online store and Amazon in the US and UK. Customers in the US can receive a discount of over US$2,000, while those in the UK can save as much as £1,000 (~US$1,161).
LIGE smartwatch with alleged blood pressure monitor and Bluetooth calling available globally
The LIGE smartwatch, with listed health features including blood pressure, blood oxygen level and heart rate tracking, is available globally via AliExpress. You can also use the device to unlock doors via NFC and make or receive calls thanks to a Bluetooth 5.1 connection to your smartphone.
Anker 3-in-1 Cube with MagSafe for Apple launches with 15 W fast-charging
The Anker 3-in-1 Cube with MagSafe, exclusively for Apple, has been launched. The gadget allows you to charge an iPhone, Apple Watch and AirPods simultaneously and collapses into a compact cube. Apple iPhone 12, 13 and 14 models are compatible with the device, which provides 15 W fast charging.
Xiaomi Redmi Projector announced with expected brightness up to 850 ANSI lumens
Xiaomi has released teaser posters for the Redmi Projector and Redmi Projector Pro, which are due to launch in China later this month. Product listings on JD.com suggest that the entry-level model will have a 600 ANSI lumens peak brightness, while the Pro model with achieve up to 850 ANSI lumens.
Lenovo Xiaoxin 100 cheaper 1080p projector with 700 ANSI lumens brightness unveiled
The Lenovo Xiaoxin 100 1080p projector is now available to pre-order in China for the discounted price of 1,199 yuan (~US$164). The gadget can throw images up to 150-in (~381 cm) wide with support for HDR10. An LED light source provides up to 700 ANSI lumens brightness and can last up to 30,000 hours.
Delfast California e-bike with up to 160 Nm torque is crowdfunding on Indiegogo
The Delfast California e-bike is currently crowdfunding on Indiegogo. US and EU versions of the electric bicycle are available, with top speeds of 28 mph (~45 kph) and 16 mph (~25 kph), respectively. Plus, the US model has a Bafang M620 motor which can deliver up to 160 Nm of torque.
Kakuka Rampage Cyberpunk fat-tire e-bike with 32 mph top speed is crowdfunding
Kakuka is currently crowdfunding for its Rampage Cyberpunk fat-tire e-bike on Indiegogo. The Rampage and Rampage Pro electric bicycles have top speeds of 32 mph (~52 kph) and 28 mph (~45 kph), respectively. The pedelecs have 23-in (~58 cm) fat tires and a full-suspension system for a comfortable ride.
Xiaomi Mijia Front-Loading Drum Washing Machine 12 kg with touch control panel arrives
Xiaomi has launched a pre-order campaign for the Mijia Front-Loading Drum Washing Machine 12 kg. Thanks to its larger capacity, the gadget can simultaneously wash up to 60 t-shirts. You can control the device via a built-in touch control panel, choosing from cycles such as a 15-minute quick wash.
Xiaomi Mijia Graphene Baseboard Heater with three-second heating unveiled
Xiaomi has unveiled the Mijia Graphene Baseboard Heater in China, which will be available to pre-order from October 27. The gadget uses dual graphene heating elements to provide warmth in three seconds. You can control the device via the Mijia app, Xiao AI voice commands, or the built-in touch control panel.
Conga AI-powered robot lawn mower with three HDR cameras arrives on Kickstarter
A Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign has begun for the Conga AI-powered robotic lawn mower. Three integrated HDR cameras enable the device to navigate your garden without needing a physical boundary wire. The gadget can mow up to 1,800 m² (~19,375 ft²) daily, and you can control the lawn mower via a smartphone app.
Garmin Alpha version 10.37 update with Morning Report improvements released for Fenix 7 and Epix smartwatches
The public Alpha version 10.37 update for Garmin Fenix 7 and Epix smartwatches is now available. The latest software includes several enhancements to the recently added Morning Report feature, summarising your day ahead. The company also claims that the update resolves a battery drain issue.
Garmin Beta version 23.80 update with new shortcuts available for Fenix 6 and MARQ smartwatches
The Garmin Beta version 23.80 update has been revealed and is rolling out to eligible models. The latest software brings new customizable shortcuts to the gadget and two bug fixes. The update, which follows the recent public Alpha 23.73 release, will be automatically pushed to wearables signed up to the Garmin Beta program.
Garmin Fenix 6X Pro smartwatch with GPS and blood oxygen level monitor is now discounted with up to 36% off
The Garmin Fenix 6X Pro smartwatch is currently discounted at Amazon in countries including the US and France. Customers in the UK can score the top discount of 36% off the typical retail price, allowing them to purchase the device for £413 (~US$468). Features of the wearable include heart rate and blood oxygen level monitors, and built-in GPS.
Casiris A6 4K ultra short throw projector with triple laser technology arrives on Indiegogo
Casiris has begun an Indiegogo InDemand campaign for its A6 4K ultra short throw projector. The gadget has triple laser technology with up to 2,200 ANSI lumens brightness and can project images up to 150-in (~381 cm) wide. Plus, a built-in 20 W speaker system supports Dolby Atmos and DTS-HD technologies.
Porsche x Garmin Epix 2 special edition smartwatch launches with exclusive watch faces
Porsche Design and Garmin have teamed up to launch a new special edition of the Epix 2 smartwatch. The wearable has Porsche branding with a red, silver and black design and comes with two exclusive customizable watch faces. As with the original model, the watch has up to 16 days of battery life and features such as GPS, Garmin Pay and a heart rate monitor.
VELLO SUB e-bike arrives with 250 km range and 600 W peak power
VELLO has begun a crowdfunding campaign for its Smart Utility Bike, or SUB. The electric cargo bicycle is powered by a Bosch motor with 600 W peak power and up to 85 Nm of torque. Two Bosch batteries allow you to be assisted for up to 250 km (~155 miles), and the pedelec can bear loads up to 210 kg (~463 lbs).
Xiaomi Redmi A70 TV 2023 model unveiled with 4K display and 20 W sound system
Xiaomi has revealed the 2023 Redmi A70 TV in China. The gadget has a thin bezel surrounding a 4K display with a 60 Hz refresh rate. You can cast to the TV from a smartphone or laptop using tools like AirPlay and Miracast or connect via HDMI and USB ports. Plus, a 20 W stereo sound system is built into the TV.
Anker Nebula Capsule 3 Laser Projector pre-order campaign launches with US$120 discount
A pre-order campaign for the Anker Nebula Capsule 3 Laser Projector has launched. Customers who pay a deposit of US$1 (or £1 or CA$1 or €1) for the device can receive a coupon for US$120 (or £120 or CA$200 or €150) to use against their purchase. The portable gadget has up to 300 ISO lumens brightness and supports HDR10.
Zectron folding electric bike has 150-mile range and smartphone app with remote unlock feature
Zectron will shortly begin a crowdfunding campaign for its folding e-bike. The bicycle has a top speed of 20 mph (~32 kph) in the US, or 16 mph (~25 kph) in the EU, with an assistance range of up to 150 miles (~241 km). You can use a smartphone app to track the bike's location and remotely lock or unlock it.
Xiaomi Mijia Intelligent Self-Cleaning Broken Wall Blender for hot and cold beverages revealed
Xiaomi has unveiled the Mijia Intelligent Self-Cleaning Broken Wall Blender in China. The gadget can process hot and cold food and drinks, with a 4 L capacity and six-blade base. Self-cleaning properties of the device include automatic 75 °C (~167 °F) sterilization and steam cleaning after it has discarded pulp.
Homey Pro smart home hub with Matter and Thread support unveiled
The Homey Pro, a smart home hub, has been revealed for the North American market. The gadget is compatible with Zigbee, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connections and will support Matter and Thread following software updates next year. The device lets you connect over 50,000 products and control them with voice commands or a smartphone app.
Husqvarna Automower NERA virtual boundary robot lawn mowers announced
Husqvarna has announced three new robot lawn mowers in the Automower NERA series. The models use a virtual boundary and satellite navigation, rather than physical wires, to plan a route. The robot mowers can cover a lawn up to 5,000 m² (~53,820 ft²) in size and can be controlled via a smartphone app.
LIVALL PikaBoost electric bike converter with regenerative battery will soon crowdfund on Kickstarter
The LIVALL PikaBoost electric bike converter will shortly begin crowdfunding on Kickstarter. The 3 kg (~6.6 lbs) device is billed as suitable for all bicycles and can be mounted without needing tools. The 234 Wh battery can provide full assistance for 30 km (~18 miles) and can be recharged via a regenerative system.
Sun Joe 300 W portable power station can charge six devices simultaneously
Snow Joe has launched a new portable power station, the Sun Joe 300 W. You can simultaneously charge up to six gadgets with the product via USB-C ports and a 10 W wireless charging pad. The station has four ports for compatible 24 V iON+ batteries, which can either power or be recharged by the Sun Joe device.
Anker 622 Magnetic Battery 5000mAh updated portable charger for iPhone 14 with kickstand arrives
An updated version of the Anker 622 Magnetic Battery 5000mAh Magnetic Wireless Portable Charger has been launched. The gadget has a foldable kickstand and is compatible with many iPhone 14, 13 and 12 models. The device has many similarities to its predecessor, but with a repositioning USB-C input port for ease of use.
Rockrider 2023 E-EXPL electric bike range revealed with up to 70 Nm torque
The Rockrider 2023 E-EXPL range of electric mountain bikes have been unveiled. The lineup includes four models, the 520, 520S, 700 and 700S. The 520 variants have a Yamaha motor and 500 Wh battery, while the 700 bicycles have a Brose Drive T engine with a 630 Wh power pack. Plus, the S versions feature a full suspension frame.
NOX CYCLES 2023 EPIUM ALL-MTN 5.9 electric bike revealed with 2.7 kg frame
The NOX CYCLES 2023 EPIUM ALL-MTN 5.9 e-bike has been unveiled. The electric bicycle is lightweight, with a carbon frame weighing 2.7 kg (~6.0 lbs). The pedelec is powered by a FAZUA RIDE 60 system, with up to 60 Nm of torque and a 420 Wh battery. Other features of the bike include an LED hub with a USB port to charge gadgets on the go.
BECBOLDF QS08 smartwatch with alleged body temperature and blood pressure monitors arrives
BECBOLDF has released the QS08 smartwatch globally via AliExpress. The wearable is listed as having heart rate, blood pressure and blood oxygen level monitors and a thermistor to measure your body temperature. The company also claims the device can last up to 30 days between charges.
Amazfit Falcon smartwatch launches with AI training coach and 14-day battery life
Amazfit has officially launched its Falcon smartwatch. The wearable includes an AI coach to improve your performance when training. Health features of the gadget include sleep, heart rate, blood oxygen and stress level monitoring. Plus, the company claims the device has up to 14 days of battery life with typical use.
Optoma ZU820T and ZU725T WUXGA projectors with up to 8,800 lumens brightness unveiled
The Optoma ZU820T and ZU725T WUXGA projectors have been revealed. The company describes the devices as mid-range, professional-use products. Both models use a bright laser light source, with a peak brightness of 8,800 lumens for the ZU820T and up to 7,800 lumens for the ZU725T.
TCL Q10 Grid Refrigerator 555 litres with three independently cooled sections revealed
The TCL Q10 Grid Refrigerator 555 litres is now available to pre-order in China. The device contains three sections, each cooled separately, allowing you to have different temperature settings in each area. You can set temperatures from -32 to 5 °C (~-26 to 41 °F) via a built-in control panel or the accompanying app.
Xiaomi Mijia Smart Ceiling Light Pro with up to 140 W power and 10,000 lumens brightness arrives
The Xiaomi Mijia Smart Ceiling Light Pro is now available to pre-order in China. Two models are available, one for the living room with a rectangular design and a round light for the bedroom. You can control the smart lights via the Mijia app or with Xiao AI voice commands. The more powerful of the two lights, the 140 W living room model, has up to 10,000 lumens brightness.
Thermaltake ARGENT P900 Smart Gaming Desk designed with STUDIO F. A. PORSCHE launches
Thermaltake has unveiled the ARGENT P900 Smart Gaming Desk, designed with STUDIO F. A. PORSCHE. You can use a built-in control panel, smartphone app or PC software to adjust the desk’s height and RGB lighting, with an automatic adjustment option based on your detected preferences.
Sony Bravia XR A90J 4K OLED TV 55-in model with VRR and ALLM discounted
The 55-in 2021 Sony Bravia XR A90J TV model is currently discounted in the US, UK and Canada. Customers can get up to 28% off the starting retail price, with the device now selling for US$1,798 in the US. The 4K OLED TV supports VRR and ALLM for gaming, with built-in Google TV and voice controls.
Sony announces VPL-PHZ61 and VPL-PHZ51 smaller 3LCD laser projectors with up to 6,400 lumens brightness
The Sony VPL-PHZ61 and VPL-PHZ51 projectors have been unveiled. The compact 3LCD devices support a 4K60P input and have a fixed lens with a vertical shift of +55%. The gadgets provide a clear picture in bright rooms, with the VPL-PHZ61 model having up to 6,400 lumens brightness and the VPL-PHZ51 variant having a maximum brightness of 5,200 lumens.
Garmin Instinct Crossover hybrid smartwatch accidentally leaked by manufacturer
Garmin has accidentally leaked its new Instinct Crossover hybrid smartwatch. The device appeared on the company’s Taiwanese website, showing three models. While the wearable seems to have many similarities to the Instinct, the gadget has an analogue clock and physical watch hands.
Vinghen Ti 1 electric push-bike with scooter-like design and 500 W motor is crowdfunding
The Vinghen Ti 1, an electric push-bike, is currently crowdfunding on Indiegogo. The vehicle is similar in appearance to a scooter. The bicycle comes with a 250 W motor as standard, with a 16 mph (~25 kph) top speed, but an optional 500 W engine provides speeds up to 18 mph (~29 kph).
Decathlon Elops LD500E e-bike launches for urban rides with 115 km range
Decathlon has revealed its new LD500E electric bicycle, now available in countries such as France and Germany. The urban bike is suitable for longer journeys, with up to 115 km (~71 miles) of assistance range. A 250 W motor provides up to 45 Nm of torque, plus the bike has a built-in USB port to charge gadgets on the go.
SYRO-Bricks smart 3D lighting with music sync mode is crowdfunding
The LinkedSparx SYRO-Bricks, a 3D smart lighting kit, is currently crowdfunding on Kickstarter. Bendable and angled connectors enable you to create multi-dimensional light structures, with the option to use a wall mount or stand. Each panel houses a single LED with a wide range of color, motion and music-syncing settings.
ECOVACS AIRBOT Z1 air purifying robot launches in Europe with AI camera
The ECOVACS AIRBOT Z1 air purifying robot has been launched in countries such as France and Germany. The device is similar to a robot vacuum, moving around your home as it purifies the air. A built-in AI camera helps it detect and avoid obstacles and lets you view your home remotely.
Huawei Watch GT 3 Pro ECG smartwatch receives new update version 188.8.131.527
Huawei has launched firmware version 184.108.40.2067 for the Watch GT 3 Pro globally. The changelog for the update claims two improvements have been made; a Running Ability Index (RAI) feature has been added, and the number of possible alarms has increased. The software follows a recent update which brought ECG functionality to the smartwatch.
Bluetti AC200MAX modular power station discounted by up to €400 with 6,144 Wh maximum capacity
The Bluetti AC200MAX is currently discounted in the US, Canada, Australia, the UK and the EU. The best offer is in Europe, where customers can get €400 (~US$388) off the regular retail price. The modular power station has a 2,048 Wh capacity, which you can expand to 6,144 Wh with additional battery packs.
SENBONO smartwatch with alleged blood pressure and heart rate monitors arrives
The SENBONO smartwatch is available worldwide via AliExpress. The product listing claims that the wearable monitors your heart rate, blood pressure and oxygen level. You can receive smartphone notifications via Bluetooth, which also enables music playback and remote camera control features.
Tineco TOASTY ONE smart dual-slot toaster with touchscreen launches in Europe
The Tineco TOASTY ONE smart toaster is now available in European countries, including France and Germany. The device has two slots which can be controlled independently via an LCD touchscreen. You can customize the toasting level and a cooking mode, with the option to save your settings to one of eight icons.
Xiaomi Mijia Kitchen Tool Set announced with smart timer, electronic scale and automatic corkscrew
Xiaomi has unveiled the Mijia Kitchen Tool Set, which includes a smart timer, electronic scale and automatic corkscrew, in China. The Mijia Smart Timer can be used for two countdowns simultaneously and doubles as a wireless switch. The scale is accurate to within 0.1 g (~0.004 oz), and the wine bottle opener can uncork a bottle in 10 seconds.
Toyota bZ4X electric SUV production restarts following hub bolt issue
The production of the Toyota bZ4X electric vehicle has restarted after the company paused it due to an issue with the hub bolts. The problem led to the recall of many units earlier this year, and manufacturing of the EV has been on hold for several months. The SUV has up to 317 miles (~510 km) range and starts from US$42,000 in the US.
Xiaomi Soft Wind Vertical Air Conditioner 3hp revealed with voice commands
The Xiaomi Soft Wind Vertical Air Conditioner 3hp has launched in China. The device can quickly cool or heat a room with a wide range of settings. You can control the product with Xiao AI voice commands or via the accompanying app. Microholes ensure a comfortable flow, and the device can run quietly with an output as low as 22 dBA.
Xiaomi Mijia Freezer 203L launches with 100-hour power outage protection
The Xiaomi Mijia Freezer 203L has been launched in China. The large-capacity device can maintain a low temperature for up to 100 hours, which could be helpful during a power outage. You can set the temperature of the product from -30 °C (~22°F) to 5 °C (~41 °F) with 3D surround cooling technology.
Govee Envisual TV Backlight T2 launches with dual-camera for improved accuracy
The Govee Envisual TV Backlight T2 has arrived, with several upgrades on the previous model. The light strip has a bead density of 60 LEDs per meter (~18 LEDs per foot) for an enhanced lighting experience. A dual-camera set-up improves the accuracy of the content scanning, and you can control the lights with Alexa or Google Assistant voice commands.
Xiaomi Truclean W10 Wet Dry Vacuum Series arrives in Europe with self-cleaning base station
Xiaomi has launched its W10 Wet Dry Vacuum Series in European countries, including Germany. The Ultra model comes with a self-cleaning base station, washing the mop head and refilling the water tank. The Pro device has a handle that can adjust up to 90° to help you reach dirt in corners and under furniture.
Marshall Emberton Black Diamond Jubilee edition speaker launches with 20 hours playback time
The Marshall Emberton Black Diamond Jubilee model has been launched. The portable speaker has an all-black finish with similar features to the existing variants. For example, the device has up to 20 hours of playback time, and you can pair gadgets via Bluetooth 5.0. Plus, True Stereophonic technology brings a multi-directional sound experience.
Ifory 40,000 mAh power bank with 100 W fast-charging is crowdfunding
Ifory has launched a Kickstarter campaign for its 40,000 mAh power bank. The device has 100 W PD fast charging technology and can simultaneously power four devices. A built-in LCD shows real-time information such as output power, and an integrated LED light can be used as a flashlight or table lamp.
Bluetti EB3A portable power station with 268 Wh capacity up to US$60 off
The Bluetti EB3A portable power station is currently discounted in the US, UK, Australia, Canada and the EU. Customers can get up to US$60 off the device at the company’s online store or on Amazon. The gadget has eight ports with a 600 W pure sine wave inverter and can be recharged at up to 430 W.
Boost by La Vita e-bike conversion kit with 250 W rear wheel motor is crowdfunding
A crowdfunding campaign for the Boost by La Vita e-bike conversion kit is live. The kit includes a rear-wheel mounted motor, battery and smart display. The engine can assist you at speeds up to 15.5 mph (~25 kph) for around 50 km (~31 miles). You can configure settings on the handlebar display or in an accompanying app.
Amazon Halo Rise bedside sleep tracker unveiled with Smart Alarm feature
Amazon has revealed its Halo Rise sleep tracker. The device uses sensors to monitor your sleep, providing insights in an accompanying app. Features of the gadget include Smart Alarm, which senses the ideal time for you to wake up, and Wake-up Light, to rouse you from your sleep naturally with a gradually brightening light.
BenQ GV11 portable projector with Android TV 10 and treVolo audio revealed
The BenQ GV11 smart portable projector has been unveiled. The battery-powered gadget has up to 160 minutes of video playback time and a sound system with treVolo-tuned audio modes. Built-in Android TV 10 enables you to watch content from popular streaming services, plus use Google Assistant voice commands and Chromecast.
Garmin software update for Fenix 7 and Epix 2 smartwatches arrives with new Morning Report feature
Garmin has released the Alpha version 10.33 update for the Fenix 7, Epix 2, Enduro 2 and Quatix 7 smartwatches. The new software brings the Morning Report feature to the device, providing a daily summary of information such as the weather and your Body Battery. Improvements to the Daily Suggested Workout UI and Wi-Fi speed have also been made.
Garmin Fenix 6 and MARQ receive Alpha update version 23.73 with new tools and bug fixes
An update for the Garmin Fenix 6, Enduro, Tactix Delta, Quatix 6 and MARQ smartwatches, Alpha version 23.73, is now available. The new software includes tools such as the Exercise Load graph and the Backcountry Snowboarding activity. Plus, bug fixes for the Recovery and Dog Tracking widgets are provided.
OKAI EB50 e-bike receives OTA update for up to 31 mph speeds
An OTA update for the OKAI EB50, or Ranger, electric bicycle has been launched. The new software allows the motor to assist you at speeds up to 31 mph (~50 kph); while the update officially provides a top speed of 28 mph (~45 kph), users have reported the higher performance.
Ibis Oso electric mountain bike with carbon fiber frame unveiled
The Ibis Oso e-mountain bike has been launched. The bicycle has a full-carbon-fiber frame to reduce its weight; the model weighs 53 lbs (~24 lbs). Oso notes that this is the first bike to feature its upper-link suspension dw-link platform. The eMTB is powered by a Bosch Performance Line CX motor, with an accompanying battery and display.
LOKMAT APPLLP PRO 2022 smartwatch launches with face unlock and SIM card slot
LOKMAT has released a 2022 model of its APPLLP PRO smartwatch globally on AliExpress. The wearable has a SIM card slot with support for 4G, plus two cameras; the front-facing camera enables a face unlock feature. The company claims the gadget is waterproof to 5 ATM and includes a VC32S heart rate monitor.
DM20-C smartwatch with SIM card slot and 5 MP camera arrives
The DM20-C smartwatch with a SIM card slot and support for 4G is now available on AliExpress. The gadget also has a front-facing 5 MP camera, built-in heart rate sensor and GPS. The wearable runs on Android 9.1, allowing you to download apps via the Google Play store.
Jackery Explorer 1000 Portable Power Station discounted by up to US$252
The Jackery Explorer 1000 Portable Power Station is currently on sale in the US, UK and Canada, with up to US$252 off the regular retail price of US$1,099. The discounts are offered at the Jackery online store and on Amazon. The compact device has a 1,002 Wh capacity and a maximum power output of 1,000 W.
ECOFLOW RIVER Mini portable power station discounted by over US$150
The ECOFLOW RIVER Mini portable power station is currently on sale in the US, UK and EU. The lightweight device has a 210 Wh capacity and a maximum power output of 300 W. With various AC and USB ports, you can use the gadget to charge up to eight devices simultaneously. Plus, you can recharge the power station using solar panels.
Zendure SuperBase V home energy storage system with solid-state battery and up to 64 kWh capacity launches
Zendure has launched a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign for its SuperBase V home energy storage system. The device uses a solid-state battery, which the company claims is a market first, with up to 64 kWh capacity. One unit has a maximum power output of 3,800 W and can be recharged via solar panels.
Amazon Fire TV Omni QLED Series 4K TVs launch with new Adaptive Brightness feature
Amazon has launched two new smart TVs, 65-in (~165 cm) and 75-in (~191 cm) models of the Fire TV Omni QLED Series. The 4K devices have a range of improvements, including an Adaptive Brightness tool and local dimming. Plus, you can control the TVs with Amazon Alexa voice commands.
LeTV Super TV F50 Pro 4K arrives as cheaper model with 96.6% screen-to-body ratio
LeTV has launched the F50 Pro TV in China for 1,349 yuan (~US$190). The 4K HDR UHD device has a 96.6% screen-to-body ratio and up to 300 nits brightness. With built-in 8W speakers and a microphone, you can control the gadget with voice commands and connect external devices via HDMI 2.0 and USB 2.0 ports.
Xiaomi Robot Vacuum Cleaner X10+ with self-emptying dock launches in Europe
Xiaomi has launched the Robot Vacuum Cleaner X10+ in European countries, including Germany. The device comes with a self-emptying docking station which can clean and dry the mop head. The vacuum has up to 4,000 Pa suction power and can be controlled via a smartphone app.
Xiaomi Smart Blender with OLED screen and 1,600 ml capacity arrives in Europe
Xiaomi has launched its Smart Blender in Germany and other European countries. You can use the gadget to process hot or cold liquids with various modes available and a capacity of up to 1,600 ml. You can control the device via a built-in OLED screen or the smartphone app, which comes with a recipe inspiration section.
Anker 767 PowerHouse Power Station with 2,048 Wh capacity and GaN technology unveiled
The Anker 767 PowerHouse power station has been revealed. The device uses GaN technology and has a 2,048 Wh capacity thanks to a LiFePO4 battery. With a maximum power output of 2,400 W, twelve output ports and a suitcase-like design, the power station is suitable for camping or can be used as a home backup.
Xiaomi Mijia Air Conditioner 2 hp announced with voice commands
The Xiaomi Mijia Air Conditioner 2 hp is now available to pre-order in China. The gadget has up to 1,850 W of power and can provide warm or cool air at various heights. The device can be controlled with Xiao AI voice commands and is compatible with other Mijia smart home products.
JVC DLA-25LTD limited edition projector announced with 8K picture quality
JVC has unveiled the DLA-25LTD, a limited edition projector celebrating the 25th anniversary of its D-ILA technology. The device has a 4K native resolution but can deliver 8K quality images thanks to e-shiftX technology. Only 25 units will be released later this year, retailing for US$29,999.
UGreen 140W PD3.1 Nexode Charger launches in UK with discount
The UGreen 140W PD3.1 Nexode Charger has launched in the UK, following a US release last month. You can use the gadget to simultaneously charge three devices, such as a MacBook, DJI Mavic 3, Nintendo Switch and iPhone. Plus, you can currently receive a 10% discount on the device at Amazon with an in-page voucher.
Xiaomi Mijia Mini Washing Machine 3kg launches with 15-minute cycle
The Xiaomi Mijia Mini Washing Machine 3kg has been launched in China. The gadget is compact, taking up 18 m² (~1.94 ft²) of space, with an opening at the top of the device. You can adjust the gadget's settings via a touch control panel, selecting from various cycles such as a 15-minute quick wash.
Xiaomi Power Probe 5000mAh Lipstick Edition portable power bank arrives with 20 W output
The Xiaomi Power Probe 5000mAh Lipstick Edition lightweight power bank has been launched in China. The portable gadget weighs 127 g (~4.5 oz) and is roughly the size of a lipstick. You can charge devices, such as the iPhone 13 and new Xiaomi CIVI 2, at up to 20 W via USB-C. Plus, you can fully recharge the power bank in 1.5 hours.
Roomba Combo j7+ Robot Vacuum and Mop announced with unique retractable mop head
iRobot has unveiled the Roomba Combo j7+ Robot Vacuum and Mop, available to pre-order in the US and shortly launching in the UK. The company claims the gadget has a unique mop retraction system to ensure your carpets do not get wet. Plus, the device is compatible with the Clean Base auto-emptying docking station.
Epson EpiqVision Flex CO-W01 Portable Projector launches as cheaper model with 3LCD technology
Epson has released the EpiqVision Flex CO-W01 Portable Projector. The device is a cheaper model, costing US$429.99, with an unusual 1,280 x 800 px resolution and 16:10 aspect ratio. You can connect to the device via HDMI and USB ports, plus the gadget has a built-in 5 W speaker.
Optoma GT2160HDR 4K UHD short throw gaming projector has super-ultra-wide 32:9 aspect ratio
Optoma has unveiled the GT2160HDR 4K UHD short throw gaming projector. The gadget can throw images up to 300-in (~762 cm) wide with various aspect ratios, including 32:9 super-ultra-wide. Other gaming features include a 240 Hz refresh rate at 1080p with a 4 ms input lag and HDMI 2.0 ports.
Epson EpiqVision Flex CO-FH02 Smart Portable Projector with built-in Android TV can throw 391-in images
The Epson EpiqVision Flex CO-FH02 Smart Portable Projector has been launched. The device can throw images up to 391-in (~993 cm) across with up to 3,000 lumens brightness. The portable gadget has built-in Android TV, allowing you to use apps like YouTube, cast with Chromecast and control the device with Google Assistant voice commands.
IO eMobility Blade One e-bike with single gear and 100 km range revealed
The IO eMobility One electric bicycle has been unveiled. The bike has a 250 W motor and a single gear, using a torque sensor to automatically adjust the assistance power up to a top speed of 25 kph (~16 mph). You can ride for up to 100 km (~62 miles) on a single charge and charge your smartphone on the go via a built-in USB port.
Bergamont E-Trailster Expert 2022 e-mountain bike has 625 Wh battery and Bosch motor
The 2022 Bergamont E-Trailster Expert electric mountain bike is a new vehicle with a Bosch motor. The bicycle also has a 625 Wh Bosch PowerTube battery and Bosch Purion display. RockShox suspension parts are fitted alongside Schwalbe tires on the 24.9 kg (~54.9 lbs) pedelec.
Carver Drift E.510 e-mountain bike arrives with 135 km range
Carver has released a new e-mountain bike in Germany, the Drift E.510. The pedelec has a 135 km range (~84 miles), thanks to a Bosch PowerTube battery, and a top speed of 25 kph (~16 mph) with up to 85 Nm of torque. The bicycle has various Shimano parts and weighs 24 kg (~53 lbs) overall.
ENGWE Engine Pro Aurora limited edition e-bike announced with giveaway
ENGWE has announced the limited edition Engine Pro Aurora e-bike. Only 100 units will be available with the Diamond Green colorway. The bike has up to 75 miles (~121 km) of range on a single charge and can assist you at speeds up to 24 mph (~39 kph). Plus, the company is running a giveaway To celebrate the launch, with ten e-bikes to be won.
Xiaomi Mijia Washing and Drying Machine 10 kg arrives with color smart touch screen
Xiaomi has launched a pre-sale for the Xiaomi Mijia Washing and Drying Machine 10 kg in China. The smart home gadget has a color touchscreen and can be controlled via the Mijia app. The machine has a 99.99% sterilization rate and intelligent features such as automatic detergent dosing and smart drying.
STIHL announces new iMOW robot lawn mowers with variable speed for up to 5,000 m² of lawn
STIHL has revealed six new robotic lawn mowers in its iMOW range, which you can control with the iMOW app. The devices are suited to various lawn sizes up to 5,000 m² (~53,820 ft²), mowing at a speed determined by the mower's environment. Using an optional extension kit, the EVO models can climb gradients up to 60%.
Roborock S5 MAX robot vacuum cleaner and mop discounted in the US
The Roborock S5 MAX robot vacuum cleaner and mop is currently on sale at Walmart and Amazon in the US. Customers can now purchase the smart home gadget for as little as US$309.99, saving US$240 off the regular retail price. The vacuum has up to 2,000 PA suction power and can clean for 180 minutes between charges.
Xiaomi Mi Outdoor Camera AW300 with 2K camera and full-color night vision launches
The Xiaomi Mi Outdoor Camera AW300 is now available to pre-order in China. The 2K wide-angle camera has four lights, enabling full-color night vision of people up to 7 m (~23 ft) away. Plus, the smart home gadget has a two-way intercom system and a built-in alarm system to deter intruders.
Samsung The Freestyle x Helinox 830 g portable projector collaboration announced
Samsung has partnered with Helinox to create a limited edition version of The Freestyle portable projector which will launch in Korea. The new version will feature a Helinox skin, and an accompanying battery carry case. The gadget weighs 830 g (~29.3 oz) and can throw images up to 100-in (~254 cm) wide with up to 550 LED lumens brightness.
SENBONO Max7 smartwatch promises Bluetooth calling plus blood pressure and heart rate monitors
The SENBONO Max7, a smartwatch with reported blood pressure and heart rate monitors, is available globally via AliExpress. Other features of the wearable include Bluetooth calling and music playback. Plus, using the gadget, you can make Alipay payments and receive money from friends.
E500 smartwatch has extensive alleged health features such as blood glucose and body temperature monitors
The E500 smartwatch has been launched globally via AliExpress. The product listing for the wearable claims the device has many health tools, including blood glucose and body temperature sensors, using patented technology. The device has a 1.83-in touchscreen and connects to your smartphone via Bluetooth 5.1.
Cowboy 3 electric bike with Auto Unlock and Theft Detection smart features discounted
The Cowboy electric bicycle is currently on offer. European customers can save €700 (~US$678), while those living in the UK can get £500 (~US$543) off the typical retail price. You can connect your smartphone to the e-bike via Bluetooth, enabling smart features such as Auto Unlock and Theft Detection.
Vässla Pedal e-bike unveiled with single gear and torque sensor
The Vässla Pedal electric bicycle has been revealed. The pedelec has a single gear with a torque sensor to adjust the motor assistance to suit your needs automatically. The e-bike has a top assistance speed of 25 kph (~16 mph) and can travel for up to 100 km (~62 miles) between charges.
Bluetti AC50S portable power station with 500 Wh capacity discounted
The Bluetti AC50S portable power station is currently discounted in Europe and the US, with up to €193 (~US$187) or US$100 off the regular retail price. The gadget has a 500 Wh battery and can be recharged via solar panels. Plus, the device has a maximum output of 300 W, with support for 45 W PD charging.
Xiaomi Mijia Water Purifier 1600G with smart screen takes 2.1 seconds to fill a glass
Xiaomi has launched the Mijia Water Purifier 1600G in China. The device can fill a glass with filtered water in around 2.1 seconds and can process 1,600 gallons of water. The gadget uses a six-stage filtration system, with the company providing free replacements for the RO filter for six years.
BYD will launch Tang, Han and Atto 3 electric vehicles in Europe
BYD will use its Europe Product Premiere event on September 28 to showcase the electric cars planned to arrive on the continent shortly: the Tang, Han and Atto 3. The vehicles feature DC fast charging and a range of up to 521 km (~324 miles). Plus, the EVs will be readily available to European customers thanks to its production volume.
Fiat New 500 EV production hit by parts shortages as Stellantis confirms yearly target
Stellantis has confirmed its plans to double the number of Fiat New 500 electric vehicle units it produces this year compared to last year. However, CEO Carlos Tavares has also stated that the company is facing parts shortages, which has put this target at risk. The electric 500 remains popular in Europe, second only to Tesla vehicles.
Xiaomi Mijia All-Round 1S robot vacuum and mop launches with fully automated dock
The Xiaomi Mijia All-Round 1S robot vacuum and mop is now available to pre-order in China. The gadget has up to 4,000 Pa of suction power and a dual-headed mopping system. The company claims the docking station is fully automated, with fresh and waste water pipes allowing it to empty the dirty water tank and replenish the fresh water for mopping.
Xiaomi Mijia Smart Bath heater launched with built-in light and 2,400 W power
Xiaomi has launched the Mijia Smart Bath heater in China. The device can warm or cool your bathroom using up to 2,400 W power, covering an area of 52 cm (~20.5-in) in width. Plus, the gadget has an integrated 1,100-lumen light. You can control the heater with an accompanying Bluetooth remote, the Mijia app or voice commands.
TCL Twin Cabin Q10 washing machine and dryer has 35-minute deodorizing cycle
TCL has unveiled the Twin Cabin Q10 washing machine and dryer. The product has two drums. stacked one on top of the other, with a 42 L capacity. You can control the device using a smartphone app; features include a 35-minute deodorizing cycle and automated detergent dosing.
Xiaomi Mijia Smart Air Frying Oven 30L launches with 1.32-in OLED touchscreen
Xiaomi has launched the Mijia Smart Air Frying Oven 30 L. You can control the device using a built-in 1.32-in (~3.35 cm) touchscreen, Xiao AI voice commands or the Mijia app, where you can also find recipes. Plus, you can use the multipurpose gadget to fry, bake, BBQ or make yoghurt.
ViewSonic M1 Pro portable projector arrives weighing under 1 kg with unusual stand
The ViewSonic M1 Pro projector has been launched. The device can throw 720p HD images up to 100-in (~254 cm) wide. The portable device is compact and weighs 33.5 oz (~950 g). You can cast content to the gadget from your smartphone and control the projector using the ViewSonic app.
Hisense PX1 TriChroma Laser Cinema 4K ultra-short throw projector revealed with voice commands
Hisense has unveiled the PX1 TriChroma Laser Cinema 4K. The ultra-short throw device can produce images up to 120-in (~305 cm) wide with up to 2,000 lumens brightness. The product has built-in Android TV, meaning you can control the gadget with Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa voice commands.
Epson Home Cinema 2350 4K PRO-UHD1 3-Chip 3LCD Smart Gaming Projector launches with 500-in image
Epson has unveiled a new projector, the Home Cinema 2350. The model is aimed at gamers, with the ability to throw images up to 500-in (~1,270 cm) wide. The device is capable of lag times under 20 ms with a 1080p 120 Hz resolution. Plus, 4K Resolution Enhancement Technology provides pictures at close to 4K.
Optoma UHD35STx short throw projector revealed with 300-in image and 240 Hz refresh rate
The Optoma UHD35STx short throw projector has been announced. The device can cast images up to 300-in (~762 cm) across, with up to 3,600 lumens brightness. The company suggests you could use the gadget for gaming, with a 240 Hz refresh rate and 4 ms response time at 1080p.
Twinkly Squares smart LED light panels unveiled with gaming sync via Razer Chroma RGB
The Twinkly Squares LED smart panel lighting has been launched in the US. You can use the gadgets to create pixel wall art or sync the lights with your game via Razer Chroma RGB or Omen Light Studio. Each 16 cm (~6.3-in) square panel contains 64 LEDs, and you can create your bespoke design in the accompanying app.
Bianchi e-Arcadex e-gravel bike arrives with 115 km range
The Bianchi e-Arcadex is a new e-gravel bike to suit various terrains. The pedelec is equipped with a 250 W motor, providing up to 85 Nm of torque, and a 500 Wh battery allowing the engine to assist you up to 115 km (~71 miles). Two models are available, both with carbon frames to keep them lightweight.
WiZ reveals SpaceSense feature for motion-activated smart lighting using Wi-Fi sensing technology
WiZ has announced that it will release a new version of its app, WiZ app V2, later this month. Included in the upgrade is SpaceSense, a tool that enables you to set your smart lights to be triggered by motion without additional sensors; movement is detected by Wi-Fi signal sensing technology.
Xiaomi Face Recognition Smart Door Lock arrives with HomeKit compatibility
A pre-sale for the Xiaomi Face Recognition Smart Door Lock has launched in China. The gadget uses 3D structured light technology to scan your face in under one second accurately. You can also unlock the smart device using a fingerprint scanner, password or the Mijia App on your smartphone.
Garmin Forerunner 945 LTE smartwatch receives wave of new features in beta update 7.07
Garmin has released a new update, version 7.07, for owners of its Forerunner 945 LTE smartwatch participating in the beta program. The software includes a range of new features, such as Training Readiness, Race Widget, Morning Report and Fitness Age. Plus, the update includes general bug fixes.
Veo Apollo dual passenger electric bike launches with 750 W throttle assist motor
Veo has unveiled a dual-passenger electric bicycle, the Apollo. You can use the bike to carry a passenger or cargo, with a payload of up to 400 lbs (~181 kg). The micromobility vehicle has a 750 W throttle assist motor that can help you to reach speeds up to 16 mph (~25 kph) over 45 miles (~72 km).
Xiaomi Mijia Refrigerator Cross Door 430L has separate temperature and humidity-controlled zones
A pre-sale for the Xiaomi Mijia Refrigerator Cross Door 430L has launched in China. The double-door fridge has compartments you can control with isolated temperatures and humidity settings. You can adjust the product's settings with a built-in touchscreen panel, Mijia app or Xiao AI voice commands.
Hisense E8H cheaper 4K TV arrives with 144 Hz refresh rate and 1,600 nits brightness
The Hisense E8H TV will shortly launch in China. The 4K TV has several features for gaming, such as a 144 Hz refresh rate and AMD FreeSync Premium. The mini LED-backlit display has up to 1,600 nits brightness and is available in 65-in and 75-in models, starting from 6,999 yuan (~US$998.70).
Optoma CinemaX D2 Plus 4K ultra short throw projector has 4.2 ms input lag and 240 Hz refresh rate
The Optoma CinemaX D2 Plus has been launched in Korea. The 4K ultra-short throw device has several gaming features, such as a 4.2 ms input lag and a 240 Hz refresh rate. The laser light source has a peak brightness of 3,000 lumens and is expected to last up to 30,000 hours when using ECO mode.
HyperDrive Thunderbolt 4 Docking Station with support for 8K at 60 Hz display will launch soon in Europe
The HyperDrive Thunderbolt 4 Docking Station will shortly arrive in Europe. The device has a range of Thunderbolt 4, USB-A and HDMI ports, with support for an 8K 60 Hz display. The maximum data transfer speed is 40 Gbps via Thunderbolt, and your connected device can charge at up to 96 W.
BenQ TH690ST short throw projector has 8 ms response at 120 Hz for gaming
The BenQ TH690ST short throw projector is available in Europe. The device has several features aimed at gamers, such as an 8.3 ms response time at 1080p 120 Hz resolution. The gadget also supports 4K at 60 Hz, and a Game Mode enhances the image based on ambient lighting. The light source can last up to 20,000 hours with a peak brightness of 2,300 lumens.
IMMOTOR BAY portable power station is lighter device with 100 W fast charging ability
The IMMOTOR BAY power station is a new portable power station with various colorful cases. The device is available in 543 Wh and 1,023 Wh versions, with a maximum power output of 100 W and PD fast charging support. Plus, the gadgets are lightweight; the BAY500 weighs 15 lbs (~6.8 kg), and the BAY1000 weighs 24 lbs (~11 kg). Update: Amended product weighs, charging times and capacities.
Titici DYNAMICA e-gravel bike revealed with up to 200 km range and patented technology
Titici has unveiled the DYNAMICA, an e-gravel bike. The bicycle is equipped with a Mahle X20 drive system which can assist you at speeds up to 25 kph (~16 mph) for up to 200 km (~124 miles). Plus, the frame includes patented Plate Absorber Technology to provide a more comfortable ride by reducing vibrations.
Ghost Path Riot and Riot CF electric mountain bikes unveiled with lightest model weighing 15 kg
Ghost has revealed the Path Riot and Riot CF e-mountain bike ranges, which will launch early next year. The electric bicycles are lightweight, with the lightest model, the Riot AM Full Party, weighing 15.05 kg (~33.18 lbs). The vehicles are powered by the Fazua Ride 60 system, assisting you up to 25 kph (~16 mph) for up to 60 km (~37 miles).
Anker 555 PowerHouse discounted in the US as European launch announced
The Anker 555 PowerHouse is currently on sale in the US; you can purchase the product for US$899.99, saving US$200 off the regular retail price. The portable device, which has a maximum power output of 1,000 W and a 1,024 Wh capacity, will be launched shortly in Germany.
Himiway announces new screen for e-bikes with improved brightness
Himiway has revealed that it is currently developing a new screen for its range of electric bikes. According to the company, the new model will have improved brightness, better weatherproofing and the ability to show more information. The screen will likely be available with various bicycle models, such as the Cruiser and Zebra Step-Thru.
LG CineBeam HU915QE and HU915QB 2022 4K laser projector models launch in Canada
LG has launched its CineBeam HU915QE and HU915QB projectors in Canada. The 4K laser projectors can cast images up to 120-in (~305 cm) wide, with a 0.19 throw ratio. The gadgets have a light source with up to 20,000 hours of light and brightness up to 3,000 ANSI lumens, plus a built-in 40 W sound system.
Platum Lancia electric bike range revealed with folding and all-terrain models
A range of Platum Lancia e-bikes has been unveiled, with four models on offer. One of the pedelecs folds and the other three have an assistance range of up to 70 km (~43 miles). Each pedelec has a waterproof LED screen which you can use to control various settings, and a 250 W Bafang motor.
Aventon Level.2 e-bike launches with torque sensor and 60-mile range
The Aventon Level.2 electric bike has been launched in the US. The bicycle can assist you at speeds up to 28 mph (~45 kph) for up to 60 miles (~97 km). The model is the company’s first to include a torque sensor to alter the assistance level based on your pedalling power. Plus, the vehicle has a throttle-only mode and color LCD.
Vwar GT4 smartwatch with 1.91-in screen and alleged blood pressure monitor launches
The Vwar GT4 smartwatch is now available globally via AliExpress with a larger 1.91-in (~48 mm) screen. It can be connected to your smartphone via Bluetooth, allowing you to receive calls on the wearable. Health-related features on the device are listed as blood pressure, heart rate and SpO2 monitors.
COLMI P8 GT smartwatch with reported SpO2 monitor available worldwide
The COLMI P8 GT smartwatch is now available via AliExpress. The device is listed as having SpO2 and heart rate monitors, as well as sleep health tracking and Bluetooth calling functionality. The wearable has a 1.69-in touchscreen and weighs 51 g (~1.8 oz), including the silicone strap.
Garmin Forerunner 735XT smartwatch with heart rate monitor discounted by US$200
The Garmin Forerunner 735XT is currently discounted as part of the company’s birthday sale. The running smartwatch is available in the US with a US$200 discount, selling for US$139.99. Features of the device include a wrist-based heart rate monitor and support for Strava Live Segments.
Mibro T1 smartwatch revealed with Bluetooth calling and up to 45 days battery life
The Mibro T1 smartwatch has been unveiled and will launch on September 26. The device has a 1.6-in (~41 mm) display and Bluetooth calling functionality, as well as reported heart rate and SpO2 monitors. According to Mibro, the wearable can last up to 45 days in standby mode or seven days with typical use.
Bluetti EB3A power station launches in Europe with fast recharging and eight outlets
The Bluetti EB3A power station is now available in Europe, launching in the US earlier this year. The device has eight outlets, including a 100 W USB-C port and wireless charging pad. The company claims the gadget has ‘super fast recharging’, reaching 80% in 30 minutes.
Yondaway Powchell Charger has storage compartment and can float on water
Yondaway is currently crowdfunding for the Powchell charger, a power station with internal storage. The gadget is designed for outdoor use, rated as IP67 waterproof, with the ability to float on water. You can use the device to simultaneously charge four gadgets, such as a DJI Mavic drone or iPhone 14, at up to 65 W.
HyperJuice GaN 140W PD 3.1 USB-C Charger launches for devices including MacBook and iPhone
The HyperJuice GaN 140W PD 3.1 USB-C Charger has launched in the US and will shortly arrive in Europe. The device is compatible with gadgets such as MacBooks, iPhones and Android devices and can charge three products simultaneously. Plus, the wall charger is compact, weighing 9.03 oz (~256 g) with foldable pins.
LG ProBeam BU53PST 4K projector arrives with 300-in image
The LG ProBeam BU53PST 4K projector has launched in Canada following its release in the US in August. The device is designed for business use, with a 0.94 throw ratio and a maximum image size of 300-in (~762 cm) across. The gadget has a brightness of up to 5,000 lumens and comes with built-in speakers.
Yarbo Yard Robot with lawn mowing, snow clearing and leaf blowing tools launches with Kickstarter campaign
The Yarbo Yard robot is now available via a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign. Thanks to modular accessories, you can use the device to clear snow, mow your lawn, or blow leaves. The robot is guided by RTK-GPS rather than boundary wires and can operate in temperatures as low as -30 °C (~-22 °F).
Segway KickScooter P100S e-scooter has 62 mile range and remote unlocking
The Segway KickScooter P100S e-scooter is now available via Indiegogo InDemand and Kickstarter campaigns. The electric vehicle has a 62-mile (~100 km) range and can travel at up to 30 mph (~48 kph). Plus, you can lock and unlock the scooter via NFC, Bluetooth and password.
Volcon Brat full-suspension electric bike arrives with 28 mph top speed and 70-mile range
The Volcon Brat has launched as a full-suspension electric bicycle designed for rides on and off the road. The vehicle has a top speed of 28 mph (~45 kph) and can assist you for over 70 miles (~113 km). More unusual features of the e-bike include a lockable storage compartment with a USB charging port and the exo-arch frame.
Raleigh Trace lighter e-bike weighs under 17 kg with 50-mile range
The Raleigh Trace is a new lightweight e-bike weighing 16.5 kg (~36 lbs). The motor can assist you across three modes, with a top speed of 16 mph (~25 kph), for up to 50 miles (~80 km). The electric bicycle lacks a display but comes with front and rear lights alongside a rear rack and mudguards.
Gainbang K55 outdoor smartwatch has Bluetooth calling and reported blood pressure monitor
The Gainbang K55 is a new outdoor smartwatch available globally via AliExpress. The wearable has Bluetooth calling and exercise logging tools, with over 20 sports modes available. Reported health features of the device include blood pressure, blood oxygen and heart rate monitors.
Xiaomi Mijia Graphene folding electric heater revealed with voice commands
The Xiaomi Mijia Graphene Folding Skirting Board Electric Heater Ultra-Thin Model will be available to pre-order in China from September 14. The 2,220 W device can raise the temperature in your room by up to 5 °C (~9 °F) in 10 minutes and can be folded in half for easy storage. Plus, you can control the heater with voice commands or the Mijia app.
BenQ TH575 cheaper projector aimed at gamers arrives with 150-in image
BenQ has launched the TH575, a new projector aimed at gamers. The company suggests a 1080p resolution at 60 Hz with 16 ms latency provides an immersive gaming experience at the budget-friendly price of US$599. Other features of the device include a built-in 10 W speaker and a LampSave mode to elongate the lifetime of the light source.
Yamaha PW S2 electric bike drive unit arrives with up to 75 Nm torque
Yamaha has unveiled a new drive unit for electric bicycles, the PW S2. The motor can assist e-bikes at up to 25 kph (~16 mph) and deliver up to 75 Nm of torque. Plus, the compact device is 16% lighter than its predecessor, the PS ST, weighing 2.85 kg (~6.28 lbs), giving it a high torque-to-weight ratio.
Shargeek Capsule Gravity 20 W power bank and timer is crowdfunding
The Shargeek Capsule Gravity power bank is currently crowdfunding on Kickstarter. The device can charge gadgets at up to 20 W via USB-C, with a 5,000 mAh battery allowing you to charge a smartphone fully. The Capsule Gravity doubles as a timer and clock, which the company suggests could be helpful for productivity techniques such as Pomodoro.
Anker 622 Magnetic Battery (MagGo with PopSocket) launches in US with 7.5 W output
The Anker 622 Magnetic Battery (MagGo with PopSocket) is now available in the US. The portable wireless charger can power devices at up to 7.5 W and is compatible with various models of the iPhone 12 and 13. The compact power bank weighs 127 g (~4.5 oz) and can be recharged via USB-C.
Wanbo T6 Max+ upgraded portable projector arrives with up to 200-in image
The upgraded Wanbo T6 Max+ projector has launched on Banggood. The portable device can throw images up to 200-in (~508 cm) wide, with a 1080p native resolution. The gadget supports 4K content decoding and has a peak brightness of 550 ANSI lumens. Plus, the projector has built-in 5 W speakers.
Xiaomi Projector Mini launches as portable gadget with gaming mode
The Xiaomi Projector Mini is now available in China. The portable gadget weighs 1.2 kg (~2.6 lbs) and has a battery that lasts around two hours. Smart features of the device include Xiao AI voice commands, NFC one-touch smartphone connection and autofocus. Plus, a gaming mode is available with 40 ms latency.
Eleglide Tankroll fat-tire electric bicycle has 70 km range and 740 W peak power
The Eleglide Tankroll is an electric bike with fat tires which measure 26-in x 4-in (~66 x 10 cm). The engine can assist you at speeds up to 25 kph (~16 mph) for up to 70 km (~43 miles). The motor has a peak power output of 740 W and up to 57 Nm of torque. Fitted to the e-bike are hydraulic lockout suspension, an LCD and an LED headlight.
Decathlon Stilus E_Trail electric mountain bike launches with 65 Nm of torque
Decathlon is now selling the Stilus E_Trail electric bicycle in some European countries. The e-bike has a top speed of 25 kph (~16 mph), and the motor can deliver up to 65 Nm of torque. A BOSCH battery allows the bike to provide pedal assistance for up to four hours. Plus, the pedelec is fitted with 29-in tires and a full-suspension system.
LemiPower Power Station with 1,536 Wh capacity is crowdfunding on Kickstarter
Lemi has launched a Kickstarter campaign for the LemiPower Power Station. The device has a 1,536 Wh capacity and a maximum power output of 1,500 W. Ports included in the gadget are 65 W USB-C, 18W USB-A and 110 V AC. Plus, you can recharge the power station in as little as two hours, with a solar charging option.
IO Hawk Legacy e-scooter arrives with 120 km range and 20 kph top speed
IO Hawk has announced the Legacy e-scooter, which can be pre-ordered by customers in Europe. The vehicle has a top speed of 20 kph (~12 mph), and you can travel up to 120 km (~75 miles) between charges. Other features of the Legacy include an NFC lock, 5-in display and signal lights.
Xiaomi Mijia Solar Panel 100 W arrives as foldable device with MWT technology
The Xiaomi Mijia Solar Panel 100 W is now available to pre-order in China. The device has been designed to charge the new Mijia Outdoor Power Supply 1000 Pro, allowing you to connect two panels for a 200 W charge. The panel folds to the size of an A2 page to make it easier to carry and has built-in MWT technology to boost efficiency.
Xiaomi Mijia Outdoor Power Supply 1000 Pro launches with 1 kWh capacity and 1,800 W output
The Xiaomi Mijia Outdoor Power Supply 1000 Pro is now available to pre-order in China. The device has a 1 kWh capacity and a maximum power output of 1,800 W. Multiple output ports are available, including 100 W USB-C. Plus, you can recharge the device via the new Xiaomi Mijia Solar Panel 100 W.
Cyrusher Kommoda fat-tire e-bike arrives in new markets with 50-mile range
Cyrusher has launched its Kommoda electric bicycle in new markets, including the US, UK, EU and Japan. The fat-tire bike has a top-assisted speed of 25 kph (~16 mph) and a range of 50 miles (~80 km). Plus, a full suspension system, hydraulic disc brakes and a 3.7-in (~9 cm) color display are fitted to the bicycle.
Haibike Lyke lightweight electric mountain bike arrives with Fazua Ride 60 drive unit
The Haibike Lyke, a lightweight e-mountain bike weighing 18 kg (~40 lbs), has been launched. The bicycle is powered by a Fazua Ride 60 system, with a 250 W motor and 430 Wh battery. 29-in Maxxis tires and an LED hub are fitted to the Lyke, with a built-in USB-C port to charge your smartphone on the go.
Anker 511 Charger (Nano 3) with 30 W output launches alongside new bio-based cables
Anker has launched a new GaN wall charger, the 511 Charger (Nano 3). With a 30 W output, the compact device is 70% smaller than the Apple equivalent and has foldable pins. The device launched with two new cables from the brand, with an exterior casing material containing plant-based products from corn and sugarcane.
Fitbit Irregular Heart Rhythm Notifications smartwatch feature launches in over 20 countries
A new Fitbit Irregular Heart Rhythm Notifications feature has been rolled out to over 20 countries. The tool is designed to help spot signs of atrial fibrillation (AFib), which could increase your risk of heart problems. The feature launched in the US earlier this year following FDA approval and is available on various smartwatch models.
VIMGO P10 projector launches in Europe with 120-in image and Apple AirPlay support
The VIMGO P10 projector has launched in Europe and is available via BestBuyGear. The compact projector has a 1080p native resolution and can throw images up to 120-in (~305 cm) wide. You can download many popular apps to the device to stream content, or you can cast from your smartphone via services like Apple AirPlay.
Philips Hue Lightguide bulbs announced alongside SmartThings music sync feature
New Philips Hue products and features have been announced. The Lightguide bulbs have an unusual design, providing smart lighting with a wide range of color options. A Mimic presence automation tool has been added to the Philips Hue app to deter intruders when you are away. Plus, a Philips Hue + SmartThings feature enables you to sync your lighting and music.
OtterBox Premium Pro Fast Charge GaN wall and car chargers unveiled for up to 60 W USB-C output
OtterBox has revealed the Premium Pro Fast Charge range, including wall and car chargers. Various models are available with single, dual or triple ports and a maximum output of 60 W. The wall charges use GaN technology to keep them compact, while the car chargers have a grooved stem for easy removal.
TCL C735 98-in QLED 4K TV shown at IFA with 120 Hz refresh rate
TCL has demonstrated its 98-in C735 TV at IFA. The QLED 4K model has a 120 Hz refresh rate, MEMC technology and an average brightness of 450 nits. The gadget has built-in Google Assistant and Chromecast, as well as an integrated speaker system. Gaming features include a 15 ms input lag, VRR and ALLM.
Bluetti EP600 Powerstation with 6,000 W output demonstrated at IFA as EB3A European launch confirmed
The Bluetti EP600 Powerstation has been shown at IFA. The gadget has a maximum output power of 6,000 W and a 4,960 Wh capacity. The device partners with B500 modular batteries, which can be charged using solar panels or a wall outlet. Plus, the company announced that it plans to launch the Bluetti EB3A portable powerstation in Europe.
EcoFlow DELTA 2 portable power station revealed with 1,025 Wh capacity and 100 W USB-C port
EcoFlow has unveiled the DELTA 2, a portable power station with a 1,025 Wh capacity. The gadget has a maximum power output of 1,800 W, with AC and 100 W USB-C ports. You can recharge the device with solar panels or a wall outlet and view real-time information in an accompanying smartphone app.
Bosch Smart Kitchen Dock debuts with built-in Amazon Alexa
The Bosch Smart Kitchen Dock has been shown at IFA. The device acts as a stand for a smartphone or tablet and can assist you in the kitchen. For example, built-in Amazon Alexa allows you to ask questions on the go. Plus, you can display recipes and swipe through the content with hand gestures to prevent your screen from getting dirty.
Epson EpiqVision EH-LS800 super-ultra-short-throw projector launches for 150-in image
Epson has launched a new home cinema projector, the EH-LS800. The "super-ultra-short-throw” projector has a throw ratio of 0.16:1, allowing you to cast an image 150-in (~3.81 m) wide from a distance of 285 mm (~11.2-in). The LS800 has a built-in 2.1 channel Yamaha sound system, plus Google Chromecast and Google Assistant voice commands.
Xiaomi Mijia Cooking Robot arrives as Thermomix alternative with 2.2 L capacity
Xiaomi has launched the Mijia Cooking Robot for pre-order in China. The smart device has 35 different uses, with a maximum heating temperature of 180 °C (~356 °F). The pot can hold up to 2.2 L and intelligently cook as little as 1 g (~0.04 oz) of food. Plus, an integrated display can show one of over 200 recipes and tutorials.
Electra Kakau Go! surfing inspired electric bike launches with 40-mile range
The Electra Kakau Go! has been launched with a design inspired by Polynesia and its surfing history. The company even sells a surfboard rack for the bike, allowing you to transport the board to the beach. The pedelec has a top speed of 20 mph (~32 kph) and can travel up to 40 miles (~64 km) on a single charge.
Mophie snap+ multi-device travel charger launches with up to 15 W wireless charging
The mophie snap+ multi-device travel charger has been launched in the US. The gadget can charge up to four gadgets simultaneously and is compatible with various devices such as the iPhone and Apple watch. The maximum wireless charging power is 15 W, though this varies based on the gadget and the number of ports in use.
Volt Connect and Regent 2022 e-bikes revealed with 70-mile range
Volt has unveiled the 2022 versions of two e-bike models, the Connect and the Regent. Both e-bikes have a new 250 W Bafang motor for a top assistance speed of 15.5 mph (~25.0 kph), and a 504 Wh battery provides a range of over 70 miles (~113 km). Other upgrades to the pedelecs include lockout suspension and styling tweaks.
Xiaomi Mijia Glasses Camera now available to pre-order as OTA update announced
The Xiaomi Mijia Glasses Camera is now available to pre-order in China from sites including Xiaomi Mall and Youpin. Plus, the company announced an OTA update, launching on September 10. The new software will enable you to identify animals and plants with the gadget, and the company suggests a Dragon Ball-inspired feature is also on the way.
COLMI V33 smartwatch on sale with Bluetooth calling and possible body temperature sensor
The COLMI V33 has arrived on AliExpress for global sales. The device is listed as having body temperature, heart rate and blood pressure monitors. Other features of the wearable include making or receiving Bluetooth calls, sleep tracking and a Find Phone tool. Plus, the gadget is reported to last for up to four days on a single charge.
LZAKMR A2 4G smartwatch with side camera and reported thermometer now available worldwide
The LZAKMR A2 smartwatch is available worldwide via AliExpress. Two models of the wearable are available with cellular connectivity: 2G 16 GB and 4G 64 GB. Both watches have a camera on the side, allowing you to take pictures with the device. Plus, the gadget is reported to have a body temperature sensor.
Pivot Shuttle LT electric bike launches with 756 Wh battery and USB-C port
Pivot has launched the Shuttle LT electric bicycle, with a 756 Wh battery allowing you to ride with assistance for over five hours. The bike has a top speed of 20 mph (~25 kph) and three assistance modes. Plus, you can charge a gadget, such as your smartphone, on the go, thanks to a USB-C output port.
Xiaomi Electric Scooter 3 Lite launches in Europe with 20 km range
Xiaomi has launched the Electric Scooter 3 Lite in European countries, including The Netherlands, Italy, France and Spain. The device is available in white in many countries, with a black model also offered in Spain. The scooter has a top speed of 25 kph (~16 mph), and you can ride for up to 20 km (~12 miles) between charges.
Husqvarna Automower 415X robot lawn mower with voice commands discounted at Amazon
The Husqvarna Automower 415X robot lawn mower is currently on sale at Amazon in the US. At the moment, you can pick up the device for US$1,679.99. The robot uses GPS and boundary wires to navigate your lawn, and you can control the gadget with an accompanying app and Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant voice commands.
OtterBox Charging Station with MagSafe for Apple devices launches with 15% discount
OtterBox has launched two new devices to charge Apple gadgets wirelessly. The Charging Station can simultaneously charge three devices at up to 15 W, and the Charging Stand is designed to charge an iPhone solely. Plus, the gadgets are currently 15% off at the OtterBox online store.
Jackery SolarSaga 80 W double-sided solar panel arrives with 95% transmittance rate
The Jackery SolarSaga 80 W double-sided solar panel has been demonstrated at IFA. The portable gadget has a 95% transmittance rate and a 25% conversion rate and is made with durable, low iron toughened glass. Plus, the device is compatible with the new Jackery Explorer 1000 Pro Powerstation, also debuting at the event.
Philips reveals new OLED+937 and OLED+907 TVs with up to 1,300 nits brightness and Bowers & Wilkins speakers
Philips has unveiled two new TV models for 2022, the OLED+937 and the OLED+907. The devices are available in sizes from 48-in to 65-in, with the larger models offering a peak brightness of 1,300 nits. All TVs have a built-in Bowers & Wilkins sound system and gaming-ready features such as a 4K 120 Hz variable refresh rate.
Xiaomi Smart TV X unveiled as cheaper model with 4K display and Dolby Vision support
Xiaomi has revealed the Smart TV X Series, due to launch in India on September 14. The 4K TVs have a 60 Hz refresh rate and support technologies such as Dolby Vision, HLG and HDR10. Plus, the devices have a built-in 30 W sound system and Android 10, allowing you to use Google Assistant and Chromecast with the gadget.
Govecs Roller Flex electric scooter now available for consumers with 45 kph top speed
Consumers can now purchase the Govecs Roller Flex electric scooter, previously only available via rental firms. The scooter has a top speed of 45 kph (~28 mph) and can travel up to 112 km (~70 miles) on a single charge using a dual battery system. Plus, the vehicle has a built-in alarm and a 5-in display.
Odys Neo e100 e-scooter arrives with 100 km range and 500 W motor
The Odys Neo e100 e-scooter is now available to buy in Germany. The vehicle has a top speed of 20 kph (~12 mph), and you can ride for up to 100 km (~62 miles) on a single charge. The bike has sprung 10-in (~25.4 cm) tires, and a built-in LED display. Plus, you can use an accompanying app to lock or unlock the scooter remotely.
Blix Dubbel electric bike arrives with an 80-mile range and launch offer
The Blix Dubbel e-bike has launched in the US with an introductory offer of US$100 off the US$1,999 retail price. The bicycle has a top speed of 28 mph (~45 kph) and can travel up to 80 miles (~129 km) on a single charge. Other features of the vehicle include a rear rack for a basket or passenger seat and an 80 LUX LED headlight.
Smoor Super Cargo e-bike launches with 110 km range and 200 kg payload
The Smoor Super Cargo electric bicycle has been launched in Germany. The vehicle has a top speed of 25 kph (~16 mph) and can assist you for up to 110 km (~68 miles) on a single charge. There are front and rear-mounted racks on the e-bike, permitting a maximum payload of 200 kg (~441 lbs).
Vwar 8 Pro smartwatch available worldwide with NFC and SpO2 monitor
The Vwar 8 Pro smartwatch is available in many countries via AliExpress. The wearable has a built-in NFC for contactless payments and smart door access. Other features of the device include SpO2 and heart rate monitors, and GPS tracking. Plus, you can receive calls on the gadget via Bluetooth.
Zeblaze GTR 3 smartwatch revealed with 1.32-in display and reported skin temperature sensor
The Zeblaze GTR 3 smartwatch has been revealed on AliExpress. The wearable has a 1.32-in touchscreen with an 82.6% screen-to-body ratio. The listing suggests that the watch has built-in skin temperature, heart rate and SpO2 monitors. Plus, the gadget is expected to last up to 15 days on a single charge with typical use.
Belkin BOOSTCHARGE PRO Dual USB-C GaN Wall Chargers arrive with 45 W and 65 W versions
The Belkin BOOSTCHARGE PRO Dual USB-C GaN Wall Charger has been launched in the US. The GaN charging plug is available in 45 W or 65 W versions, with two USB-C outputs simultaneously charging a pair of gadgets. The device is compatible with products like the iPhone 13, MacBook Pro and Google Pixel 6.
ViewSonic X11-4K home cinema projector launches with 0.8 short throw and LED light source
The ViewSonic X11-4K projector has been launched. The gadget has a 0.8:1 short throw ratio; for example, this translates to a 100-in (~254 cm) image cast from 5.8 ft (~1.8 m) away. The device uses an LED light source with a maximum brightness of 2,400 lms and has built-in Harman Kardon speakers.
Metaura Pro wearable air conditioner with 18 °F cooling available via Indiegogo InDemand
The Metaura Pro wearable air conditioner is available through an Indiegogo InDemand campaign. The gadget can cool your skin by up to -18 °F (~-10 °C) or provide heating, with a range of 60 to 130 °F (~16 to 55 °C). The device is designed to be worn around your neck and lasts up to eight hours between charges.
XMUND XD-PS10 solar power station with 600 W output is on sale for around €360
The XMUND XD-PS10 portable power station is currently selling for the discounted price of €361.01 (~US$360.75) on Banggood. The gadget can be powered by solar panels or recharged via a wall outlet or car charger. The device has a maximum output of 600 W, with AC, USB-A and USB-C ports.
iNNOPOWER S100W is a two-in-one solar panel and table
The Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign for the iNNOPOWER S100W will end on September 9. The two-in-one device is a solar panel that can be folded and used as a table. The solar panel has a 22.7% efficiency and can power a generator at up to 100 W. Plus, the device can bear loads up to 66 lbs (~30 kg) as a table.
DreameBot L10s Ultra robot vacuum and mop launches with auto-emptying dock
The DreameBot L10s Ultra robot vacuum and mop has been launched in Southeast Asia. The gadget comes with an auto-emptying and self-cleaning docking station. Plus, the robot has 24 sensors, up to 5,300 Pa suction power and can clean an area up to 200 m² (~2,153 ft²) between charges.
Frey Evolve Neo e-bikes launch with 40 kph top speed and 100 km range
Frey Bike has released two new bikes in its Evolve range, the Neo and the Neo Pro. The electric bicycles have a top speed of 40 kph (~25 mph) and can travel for up to 100 km (~62 miles) on a single charge. The mountain bikes have full suspension for a comfortable ride and a 6061 aluminum frame.
FLX Weapon electric mountain bike with 500 W Bafang motor teased in new video
A video demonstrating a prototype of the FLX Weapon, an e-mountain bike, has been released. The video shows the bicycle off-roading and several close-ups, with the company confirming two versions will be available at launch. Both electric bike models will have a 500 W Bafang motor with a 28 mph (~45 kph) top speed.
LG OLED evo Gallery Edition TV 97-in model announced as ready to launch
LG has announced that its OLED evo Gallery Edition TV 97-in model will shortly arrive in markets globally. The ultra-large TV, first unveiled at CES, uses LG’s OLED evo technology and α (Alpha) 9 Gen5 AI Processor for a cinematic experience. Plus, the device has a 7.1.2 channel speaker system and support for Dolby Atmos.
Optoma ZU1100 projector has 9,600 ANSI lumen brightness and ultra-short throw lens
The Optoma ZU1100 is a recently released projector for professional use. The device has a maximum brightness of 9,600 ANSI lms or 11,550 lms. The projector comes with seven interchangeable lenses, including an ultra-short throw lens with a 0.36:1 throw ratio. Plus, the laser light source is expected to last for up to 30,000 hours.
Oukitel P2001 2000 W portable power station discounted alongside other models
The Oukitel P2001 power station is currently selling for the discounted price of US$1,399. The portable device has a maximum power output of 2,000 W and a 2,000 Wh battery capacity. Ports on the gadget include USB-A and 100 W USB-C outputs. Plus, other portable power stations from the brand are on sale, such as the Oukitel CN505 614 Wh and P501 505 Wh models.
Cyrusher Kuattro fat-tire electric bike arrives with 26 mph top speed
The Cyrusher Kuattro e-bike has been launched. The fat-tire bicycle has a top speed of 26 mph (~42 kph) and up to 80 Nm of torque thanks to a 750 W motor. You can travel up to 50 miles (~80 km) on a single charge, and a 3.7-in LCD shows information such as your battery charge level and speed.
ONYX LZR electric bike launches with 900 W Bafang motor for 120 Nm torque
The ONYX LZR and ONYZ LZR PRO e-bikes have been launched. The entry-level model has a 500 W motor from the brand, while the PRO model has a 900 W Bafang motor, providing up to 120 Nm of torque. Both bikes have a top speed of 28 mph (~45 kph) and up to 70 miles (~113 km) of range.
Himiway fat tire e-bikes will soon launch on Amazon with up to 80-mile range
Himiway has announced that you will soon be able to purchase some of its fat-tire e-bikes on Amazon. Each model has a top speed of 20 mph (~32 kph), with various batteries providing from 60 to 80 miles (~97 to 129 km) of range on a single charge. The bicycles are fitted with LCDs to show real-time data, with a USB port to charge your phone.
Renault Hippie Caviar Motel all-electric campervan revealed with 177-mile range
Renault has unveiled the Hippie Caviar Motel, an electric campervan. The EV is powered by a 120-hp motor and can travel up to 177 miles (~285 km) on a single charge. Inside the van is a programmable heating system, and you can convert the seating into a bed. Plus, there is lots of storage onboard for your belongings, including a ski rack.
Hotwav C1 smartwatch with reported SpO2 and heart rate monitors now discounted
The Hotwav C1 smartwatch is currently selling for the discounted price of US$26.99 at TOMTOP. The company claims the gadget has SpO2, heart rate and blood pressure monitors, and other health tracking features. Plus, the wearable is expected to last up to 10 days on a single charge.
Xiaomi Mijia Air Conditioner Natural Wind 1.5 hp launches with discount
The Xiaomi Mijia Air Conditioner Natural Wind 1.5 hp has launched in China at the discounted price of 2,799 yuan (~US$408). The device offers a wide angle airflow, with the ability to adjust the wind deflector up to 180°. The smart home gadget can run quietly at 18 dBA and begin to cool a room in as little as 30 seconds.
XGIMI Magic Lamp combines 1080p projector and ceiling light with Harman Kardon speakers
The XGIMI Magic Lamp is now available to pre-order in China. The multi-use gadget combines a ceiling-mounted light with a projector which can cast 1080p images with a 0.7:1 throw ratio. You can control the device, including the brightness and color temperature of the lamp, via a smartphone app. Plus, the device has an integrated 2.1 channel Harman Kardon sound system.
OEPLAY MusicStar5 Hi-Fi speaker with 33 Hz to 23 kHz frequency range is crowdfunding
OEPLAY is currently crowdfunding for its MusicStar5 Hi-Fi speaker on Indiegogo. Thanks to custom-designed AMT tweeters, the sound system has a wide frequency range from 33 Hz to 55 kHz. You can pair two of the gadgets for a stereo sound experience and connect your smartphone via Bluetooth 5.0.
Yamaha reveals SR-C30A Compact Soundbar with Wireless Subwoofer for under US$300
The Yamaha SR-C30A Compact Soundbar with Wireless Subwoofer has been revealed. The device will launch this October for US$279.95. The gadget comes with a range of sound-enhancing technologies, such as 3D Surround Sound, with support for Dolby Digital. You can connect to the sound system via Bluetooth and control the device with your smartphone.
Rotwild R.X735 electric mountain bike has 720 Wh battery and weighs 21 kg
The Rotwild R.X735 is a recently released e-mountain bike with a 720 Wh battery. Despite the larger power pack, the pedelec weighs 21 kg (~46 lbs), thanks partly to a carbon fibre frame. The bicycle has a top speed of 25 kph (~16 mph) and a complete suspension system with a Fox suspension fork and rear shock.
Electric Bike Company Model F foldable bicycle launches with 28 mph top speed and USB port
The Electric Bike Company’s Model F folding e-bicycle can now be pre-ordered. The bike has a top speed of 28 mph (~45 kph) and up to 50 miles (~80 km) range. The Model F is equipped with a color LCD to show your speed and the battery status, with a built-in USB port which you can use to charge your smartphone.
Xiaomi Mijia Smart Socket 3 for smart home now available for around US$9
The Xiaomi Mijia Smart Socket 3 has been released in China for 59 yuan (~US$8.61). You can use the products to turn your regular household devices, such as lamps and kettles, into smart gadgets. This allows you to control them via an app or voice commands and link them with other items in your smart home network.
Xiaomi Mijia Smart Curtain Motor 1S launches with voice commands
The Xiaomi Mijia Smart Curtain Motor 1S is now available to pre-order in China. The device lets you remotely control your drapes in various ways, such as with voice commands or an app. Plus, you can use the smart curtains to wake you, with the setting slowly opening the drapes over 35 minutes before your desired rising time.
Mobvoi TicWatch GTH 2 smartwatch arrives with body temperature sensors and 10-day battery life
The Mobvoi TicWatch GTH 2 smartwatch has launched in China for 399 yuan (~US$58). Health features of the device include SpO2, body temperature and heart rate monitors. You can also use the watch to take Bluetooth calls or remotely control your smartphone's camera. Plus, Mobvoi claims the watch can last up to 10 days on a single charge.
MK37 smartwatch has reported body temperature sensor accurate to within 0.5°C
The MK37 smartwatch is now available via Banggood and shipping worldwide. The company claims the wearable has a thermometer to measure your skin temperature, accurate to within 0.5°C. You can also use the watch to make or receive Bluetooth calls and track your health with a reported heart rate monitor.
Samsung NEO QLED 98-in 4K TV 2022 model arrives with built-in 6.4.4 channel speakers
The 2022 Samsung NEO QLED 98-in TV has launched in South Korea for 4.5 million won (~US$3,372). The 4K device has up to 5,000 nits brightness, and the display can be split into four 4K screens simultaneously showing the content of your choice. The QNB100 has an integrated 6.4.4 speaker system and support for Dolby Atmos.
Portronics BEEM 300 projector launches with 200-in image and built-in speakers
The Portronics BEEM 300 projector is now available in India for ₹19,999 (~US$251). The gadget can throw images from 50-in to 200-in (~127 to 508 cm) wide in multiple aspect ratios with up to 250 ANSI lumens brightness. You can use the built-in 10 W speakers or connect your own via various ports.
Anker 621 Magnetic Battery 5000mAh launches as lightweight MagSafe powerbank for iPhone
The Anker 621 Magnetic Battery (MagGo) 5000mAh has been launched in the US on Amazon. The gadget has been designed for the latest iPhone models, with a maximum power output of 7.5 W. MiniCell technology keeps the portable device compact at 0.45-in (~11 mm) thick and weighing 5 oz (~142 g), with strong magnets to hold your phone in place.
Vwar DT3 Mate smartwatch launches with Bluetooth calling and NFC payments
The Vwar DT3 Mate smartwatch is now available globally via AliExpress. You can connect the watch to various iOS and Android smartphones, enabling you to take Bluetooth calls on the device. Built-in GPS helps track your movement, and NFC allows you to make payments via Alipay or unlock smart doors.
TCL T7G 4K TV launches with 144 Hz refresh rate and NFC tap-to-cast feature
The TCL T7G TV has been launched for pre-order in China. The 4K TV, which runs on Android, has a 3840 x 2160 px resolution and up to 1,000 nits of brightness. The device supports various technologies, including Dolby Vision IQ and Dolby Atmos. Plus, you can cast from a smartphone to the TV by tapping the gadget on an accompanying NFC card.
Sony Bravia Z9K 8K Mini LED TV will shortly launch in Europe with PlayStation 5 exclusive features
Sony has confirmed that the Bravia Z9K 8K Mini LED TV will soon be available to pre-order in some European countries. The device has many features, such as XR 8K upscaling and gesture controls. Exclusive tools for PS5 include Auto HDR Tone Mapping and Auto Genre Picture Mode to optimize the image.
NoiseFit Core 2 smartwatch launches with SpO2 and heart rate monitors
The NoiseFit Core 2 smartwatch has been launched in India with a 55% discount. The wearable has health features, including SpO2 and heart rate monitors, sleep health tracking and over 50 sports modes to log your exercise. The company claims the device can fully charge in two hours, providing up to nine days of life with regular use.
Q26 Pro smartwatch with reported body temperature and blood pressure monitors available globally
The Q26 Pro smartwatch has arrived at Banggood. The company suggests that the watch has body temperature, blood pressure and heart rate monitors, alongside other health tracking features. The lighter watch weighs 38 g (~1.34 oz) and can last for around seven days on a single charge with regular use.
Urban Drivestyle UNI Viper electric bike has moped like design and 80 km range
Urban Drivestyle has started a pre-sale for its UNI Viper e-bicycle. The fat-tire pedelec has a motocross design, with a suspension system to provide comfort when off-roading. A motor can assist you at a speed up to 25 kph (~16 mph) for up to 80 km (~50 miles). Plus, the bike features a motorbike-style headlamp and bench seat.
GIN X cheaper electric bike with Tesla grade battery and 75-mile range discounted
The new GIN X e-bike is currently on offer in the UK and EU for £999 (~US$1,177). The cheaper electric bicycle has a Tesla-grade battery, made of 21700 cells, providing up to 75 miles (~121 km) of range. The GIN X has a top speed of 32 mph (~51 kph) and a robust suspension system to help you off-road.
Xiaomi Electric Scooter 4 Pro launches in Europe as increased 55 km range announced
The Xiaomi Electric Scooter 4 Pro has been launched in European countries, including the Netherlands, France and Spain. The company has also announced an OTA update, due for release in August, which will increase the e-scooter's range to 55 km (~34 miles). The foldable scooter has a 25 kph (~16 mph) top speed and fully charges in around nine hours.
EcoFlow Power Kits arrive with 3,600 W AC output and solar charging support
The EcoFlow Power Kits can be pre-ordered in several countries across the world. The modular systems have been designed to provide power to off-grid buildings and RVs, with various components on offer. The Power Hub provides 3,600 W AC and 1,000 W DC outputs and supports charging via solar panels and smart generators.
WS29 smartwatch launches globally with NFC payment and Bluetooth calling abilities
The WS29 smartwatch is available globally via AliExpress, with a 1.32-in (~33.5 mm) touchscreen. You can make NFC payments with the wearable and connect to your smartphone for Bluetooth calling. Other gadget features include a heart rate monitor, music playback and an AI voice assistant.
Ruijie smartwatch with reported health features including blood glucose and ECG monitors discounted at AliExpress
The Ruijie smartwatch is currently available globally with a discount via AliExpress. The company claims the wearable has health features such as blood glucose, ECG and blood pressure monitors. The gadget has a 1.39-in (35 mm) display and reported battery life of up to seven days with typical use.
HyperJuice 245 W USB-C portable battery pack can simultaneously charge four devices
The HyperJuice 245 W USB-C battery pack is now available for general sale in the US. The portable power bank allows you to simultaneously charge four devices via USB-C, with passthrough charging abilities. The large battery capacity enables you to fully recharge devices such as an M1 MacBook 13 multiple times.
Xiaomi 20,000 mAh 22.5 W power bank launches in China for US$22
Xiaomi has released a new product in China, the 20,000 mAh 22.5 W power bank. You can use the gadget to simultaneously charge three devices, with a 22.5 W USB-C output capable of charging an iPhone 13 to 58% in half an hour. The battery capacity allows the device to fully charge this smartphone four times.
Xiaomi Smart Multimode Gateway 2 hub launches with Bluetooth Mesh and Zigbee support
The Xiaomi Smart Multimode Gateway 2 is currently crowdfunding in China. The smart home hub supports the Bluetooth, Bluetooth Mesh and Zigbee protocols, and you can also connect to the device via dual-band Wi-Fi. The gadget allows you to link various smart home gadgets, enabling you to set up multi-product scenarios.
Fluid One system offers iPhone point-and-click smart home control
A crowdfunding campaign for the Fluid One smart home system has launched on Kickstarter for customers in the US. The technology allows you to use your iPhone to point and click to control your gadgets, such as smart lights and TVs. You can also use the system to trigger smart home products with gestures or motion detection.
Lawna robotic lawn mower with visual AI and humidity sensor is crowdfunding
A crowdfunding campaign for the Lawna smart mower is live on Kickstarter. The robot uses visual AI technology to map your garden, so it does not need a perimeter wire. An integrated humidity sensor allows Lawna to detect rain, stop mowing and return to its dock. Plus, you can control the mower via an accompanying app.
Wing Bikes Freedom ST cheaper electric bicycle has up to 60-mile range
The recently launched Wing Bikes Freedom ST electric bicycle is currently selling from the discounted price of US$1,448.98 in the US. The e-bike is available with a range of battery sizes, with the top-end 10 Ah power pack delivering up to 60 miles (~97 km) on a single charge. Plus, the motor can assist you at speeds up to 22 mph (~35 kph).
HNF-Nicolai XD4 e-bicycle range arrives in Europe with 45 kph top speed
HNF-Nicolai has launched a new range of electric bicycles under the name XD4. The bikes are suitable for all terrains, with various models suited more to off-roading or urban adventures. The Speed variant, the fastest in the range, has a top speed of 45 kph (~28 mph). The lightest version is the Eco Naked, weighing 23 kg (~51 lbs).
Eleglide Coozy e-scooter unveiled with 350 W motor and 55 km range
The Eleglide Coozy e-scooter will launch later this month. The electric vehicle has a 350 W motor providing a top speed of 25 kph (~16 mph). A 450 Wh battery enables you to ride for up to 55 km (~34 miles) on a single charge.
Rad Power RadExpand 5 lighter folding electric bike has up to 72 km range
The Rad Power RadExpand 5 electric folding bicycle is a lighter bike weighing 28 kg (~62 lbs); this makes this fifth generation model the least heavy in the series. A lithium-ion battery provides up to 72 km (~45 miles) of range, and a 250 W motor can assist you at speeds up to 32 kph (~20 mph).
Allwei 2000 Pro portable solar power station has 2,264 Wh capacity and 100 W charging
Allwei is currently crowdfunding for the 2000 Pro portable power station on Kickstarter, with delivery limited to customers in the US. The device has a 2,264 Wh capacity and 13 ports, such as AC, USB-C and USB-A. The gadget has a maximum output of 2,000 W and can be recharged via solar panels or alternative methods.
VanMoof S3 Aluminum limited edition electric bike prepares to launch
VanMoof will shortly launch the S3 Aluminum e-bike. The limited edition model has a two-tone aluminum frame, though it is unclear how much this weighs. The new bicycle will perform similarly to the standard S3, with a top speed of 20 mph (~32 kph) and up to 93 miles (~150 km) of range.
Anker 737 Power Bank (PowerCore 24K) portable gadget has 140 W output
The Anker 737 Power Bank (PowerCore 24K) is now available in countries including Germany, the US, UK and Netherlands. The portable gadget has two 140 W USB-C outputs and an 18 W USB-A port. The device is compatible with over 1,000 devices and can be recharged fully in under one hour.
SuperCam discreet security camera power bank 2-in-1 device has 100 W charging
The Harbor Dynamics SuperCam is crowdfunding on Kickstarter. The portable gadget combines a security camera with a power bank. The 1080p camera can capture video, images and sound, which you can store locally or have automatically transferred to your phone. A power bank has a total output of 140 W with a 100 W USB-C port and 10 W wireless charging pad.
Anker eufy RoboVac L35 Hybrid robot vacuum and mop launches with optional auto-emptying dock
Anker has launched the eufy RoboVac L35 Hybrid robot vacuum and mop. The gadget has up to 3,200 Pa suction power, with various vacuuming and water flow modes available. LiDAR technology maps your house in real-time, and you can set virtual boundaries in the app. Plus, you can control the device with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa.
Sacosding smartwatch launches for US$50 as Apple Watch lookalike with AMOLED display
The Sacosding smartwatch is available globally via AliExpress for US$50. The wearable is similar in appearance to the Apple Watch, with a 1.74-in rectangular AMOLED display. According to the product listing, features of the gadget include heart rate and blood pressure monitors, Bluetooth calling functionality and NFC unlocking.
Gainbang K37 smartwatch arrives with built-in GPS and 40-day battery life
The Gainbang K37 smartwatch, an outdoor sports watch, is available globally via AliExpress. The company claims that the device has up to 40 days of battery life plus SpO2 and heart rate monitors. The gadget has a waterproof casing, allowing you to wear it while swimming, with the ability to track various sports and exercises.
Xiaomi Mijia Partition smart washing and drying machine can wash two loads at once
The Xiaomi Mijia Partition Washing and Drying machine will shortly launch in China. The machine has two drums, supporting loads up to 15 kg (~33 lbs) in total. The device has intelligent features, including automatic detergent dispensing and a smart drying cycle. You can control the machine via a touchscreen or the Mijia app.
RealPower PB-10000 Solar wireless charging power bank launches with 37 Wh battery and LED lamp
The RealPower PB-10000 Solar power bank has been launched in Germany. The portable gadget is equipped with a 37 Wh battery pack, allowing you to charge smartphones and laptops on the go. Outputs on the device include USB-A and USB-C ports and a 10 W wireless charging pad. A 0.8 W solar panel recharges the power bank, which you can also charge via USB-C.
HOVSCO HovBeta e-bike arrives with a 60-mile range and detachable battery torch
The HOVSCO HovBeta e-bike is now available to pre-order in the US. The bicycle has a top speed of 28 mph (~45 kph) and can assist you at speeds up to 20 mph (~32 mph). A detachable battery provides a range of 60 miles (~100 km) and doubles as a torch. Plus, the bike comes with a smartphone app, built-in LCD and USB charging port.
Schwinn Mendocino electric bike launches with rear-mounted 313 Wh battery
Schwinn has launched the Mendocino, a vintage-style electric bike with a step-through frame. The bicycle can assist you at speeds up to 20 mph (~32 mph) and the battery, mounted beneath the rear rack, provides a 45-mile (~72 km) range. The commuter e-bike can support loads up to 300 lbs (~136 kg), with 55 lbs (~25 kg) permitted on the rear rack.
Garmin Fēnix 6 and MARQ smartwatches receive Beta v22.83 update with Wi-Fi sync fix
Garmin has released Beta Version 22.83 for Fēnix 6 and MARQ smartwatches on the Beta Program. The new software includes various bug fixes, for flaws such as UI issues and detection problems. A fault which occasionally prevented the wearables from syncing via Wi-Fi has also been remedied.
Xiaomi Mi Projector 2S announced with 120-in image, gaming mode and Dolby Audio support
The Xiaomi Mi Projector 2S was unveiled and will soon begin crowdfunding in China. The gadget can cast images up to 120-in across with a 1080P resolution. You can connect a games console to the projector via an HDMI 2.1 port, with a gaming mode providing 40 ms latency. The device has built-in speakers with support for Dolby Audio.
WEJOY touchscreen projector with 300-in image is now crowdfunding
The WEJOY touchscreen projector is crowdfunding. The device has a touchscreen, allowing you to interact with the image with your hands or a stylus. The projector can cast images up to 300-in wide with a 1080P resolution. You can cast to the portable gadget via AirPlay and Bluetooth or connect via various ports.
Realme Watch 3 Pro announced with AMOLED display and GPS
The Realme Watch 3 Pro was announced just days after the Watch 3 launched in India. According to the company, the Pro model will have a large AMOLED display. Teaser images on the Realme website indicate that the new wearable will have GPS and calling functionality. It is currently unclear when the watch will launch and at what price.
F15S low-cost smartwatch arrives with temperature and blood pressure sensors
The F15S is a new cheaper smartwatch from China. The wearable has various health tracking features, including heart rate, blood pressure and skin temperature sensors. The device has a 1.75-in touchscreen and can be controlled using voice commands. You can connect the watch to iOS and Android devices, enabling a Bluetooth calling function.
Garmin Fēnix 7 and Epix smartwatch Beta v9.28 update adds to list of upgrades
Garmin has released Beta version 9.28 software for Fēnix 7 and Epix smartwatches. The update enables users in China to view stocks and improves the Daily Suggested Workout plan UI. These upgrades are added to the already long list of changes available to owners of these models who sign up for Garmin’s Beta Program.
LOKMAT Comet Pro affordable smartwatch launches with SpO2 and blood pressure monitors
LOKMAT has launched a new smartwatch, the Comet Pro. The wearable is an upgraded version of the Comet, with a larger 1.32-in display. Health features of the watch include blood pressure, heart rate and SpO2 monitors. Plus, you can also use the device to make Bluetooth calls and unlock doors with a built-in NFC function.
ROSE MAYOR PLUS e-bike has 140 km range with SUV models available
ROSE Bikes has launched the MAYOR PLUS, an e-bike available in trekking and SUV models. The series has a maximum assistance range of 140 km (~87 miles) thanks to a 740 Wh battery. A 750 W BOSCH motor delivers up to 85 Nm of torque and a top speed of 25 kph (~16 mph). Other features of the electric bicycle include a color display and lighting.
Ride1Up CORE-5 cheaper e-bike updated with longer range and 60 Lux headlight
Ride1Up has updated its cheaper electric bike model, the CORE-5. The battery energy has been increased to 12.8 Ah to improve the bicycle’s assistance range. Plus, a 60 Lux headlight has been fitted to the front of the vehicle. The pedelec is still equipped with a 750 W motor for a top speed of 15 mph (~24 kph) and up to 60 Nm of torque.
WS3 PRO smartwatch is a cheaper smartwatch with Bluetooth calling, ECG and blood pressure monitor
The WS3 PRO is a new, less expensive smartwatch from China. You can use the wearable for Bluetooth calling, with a built-in speaker and microphone. The touchscreen watch is compatible with Android and iOS devices and has up to 7 days of battery life. Plus, the gadget has many health features, including blood oxygen, blood pressure and heart rate monitors.
Toyota bZ4X customers offered refund in US following recall
Customers in the US affected by a recall of the Toyota bZ4X electric SUV have been offered a refund. The offer was found in a letter to purchasers, uncovered by Electrek. Plus, the company continues to provide free loan cars and fuel to customers who still wish to receive the model. The recall was issued earlier this year following concerns that the wheels may fall off with sharp braking or turning.
Wemo Smart Dimmer for Apple HomeKit with Thread launches
The Wemo Smart Dimmer with Thread is now available in the US. The smart home gadget has been designed exclusively for Apple HomeKit, meaning you can control it with the Apple Home app or Siri voice commands. The device can work in any home, allowing you to install the switch with or without neutral wires.
iFMARS Magic Dock 140 W smart charging hub begins crowdfunding
iFMARS has launched a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign for the Magic Dock, a 140 W 5-in-1 smart charging hub. The gadget offers PD 3.1 fast charging via a 140 W charging port, fully charging a 2021 MacBook Pro 16 in 90 minutes. Other outputs on the dock include more USB-C ports, a USB-A port and a 10 W wireless charging pad.
Volkswagen 2023 ID.4 US pricing announced with cheaper 62 kWh model
Volkswagen has announced the US pricing for the 2023 ID.4 electric vehicle. The SUV will start from US$37,495, with a potential Federal tax credit of up to US$7,500. The company also announced a 62 kWh battery for a cheaper entry-level model. The EV is produced in VW’s new electrified vehicle facility in Chattanooga.
Mophie powerstation pro launches at Apple Store with 45 W output
The mophie powerstation pro is available at the Apple Store and directly from the company. You can use the power bank to simultaneously charge two devices, via USB-C, with a combined output of 45 W. The portable gadget is lightweight, weighing 1 lb (~0.5 kg) and comes with a two-year warranty.
Nintendo confirms no new Switch devices until April 2023
The CEO of Nintendo, Shuntarō Furukawa, has announced that no new Switch devices will launch this fiscal year. The company explained that it must resolve semiconductor shortages before focusing on a new console. Rumors suggest that the next generation gadget could be a Nintendo Switch Pro or Nintendo Switch 2, possibly with 4K graphics.
SunJack 60 W foldable solar panel arrives with 40 W USB-C port
The SunJack 60 W foldable solar panel is now available. You can connect the device to a power station, or you can charge gadgets directly via 40 W USB-C and 18 W USB-A ports. You can fold the four-panel device to make it easier to carry. Each panel is coated with an ETFE layer to make it weatherproof.
NIU SQi is an electric bike disguised as a motorcycle with 25 kph top speed
The NIU SQi, an electric bicycle, has launched in China. The vehicle has a top speed of 25 kph (~16 mph), legally making it an electric bike even though it looks very similar to a motorbike. The SQi has an assistance range of up to 75 km (~47 miles) from a 1,152 Wh battery. Features of the e-bike include support for Siri voice commands, NFC unlocking and GPS tracking.
UltraTRX 2022 E2-Terminator electric bicycle has 40 mph top speed and 200 Nm torque
UltraTRX will shortly begin an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign for the 2022 E2-Terminator e-bike. The bicycle has dual 1,450 W Bafang motors for a top speed of 40 mph (~64 kph) and up to 200 Nm of torque. A 2,640 Wh battery provides up to 97 miles (~156 km) assistance range, with regenerative braking to boost this while you ride.
Xiaomi MiGu headband controls smart home devices with thoughts
Xiaomi has unveiled the MiGu Headband, a prototype for a device that you can use to control smart home devices with your mind. Xiaomi Group engineers developed the gadget during the company's third online hackathon. The wearable uses an electroencephalogram to determine your thoughts and detect fatigue.
Revolt power station and solar generator has 2,200 W output and fast charging
The Revolt HS-100 Powerstation & Solar Generator has arrived in Europe. The gadget has 2,200 watts of continuous load capacity and a 2,240 Wh battery capacity. There are 11 ports on the device, including 100 W USB-C with Quick Charge 3.0 technology. Plus, you can recharge the power station via mains or solar panels.
Philips Hue Go light suffers significant delay in Europe
The launch of the Philips Hue Go portable light has been delayed until 2023. Unveiled earlier this year, the product was due to be released in the region late this summer, but a lengthy European certification process has held up production. The table lamp will launch in North America as planned in the coming weeks.
Garmin Beta Program now open for Forerunner 955 and 255 smartwatches
Garmin will now allow customers with Forerunner 955 and Forerunner 255 models to join its Beta Program. The scheme enables smartwatch owners to try out new features while Garmin tests them. Rumors suggest that the SatIQ tool could be available for these models through the Beta, though Garmin has not officially announced the line-up of features.
Tesla Model S And Model X now available in Europe
The Tesla Model S Plaid and Model X Plaid electric vehicles are available to order in Europe again. Customers in countries such as the Netherlands, France and Italy can order the models with a €250 (~US$255) non-refundable deposit. The order book for the region closed in December 2021 due to production issues.
Anker 521 PowerHouse 256 Wh reduced now at Amazon
The Anker 521 PowerHouse 256 Wh power station is currently on offer at Amazon. You can find discounts in various countries, including the US, UK and Canada, with up to 20% off the original price. The device has six ports such as USB-A, USB-C and AC outputs, with a total output of 398 W.
Edge 2.5D wireless 4K touchscreen monitor unveiled for PC and PlayStation
The Edge 2.5D wireless monitor is currently crowdfunding. The touchscreen monitor is available with a 4K or 1080p display and up to 82 ft (~25 m) range from an accompanying mmWave transmitter. The gadget is compatible with various devices such as Mac, PC, Android and PlayStation. The monitor has built-in speakers and up to four hours of battery life.
Budget SPLACH Twin motor scooter has hidden AirTag compartment
The SPLACH Twin dual motor scooter has reached the InDemand phase on Indiegogo. The e-scooter has an accessory that allows you to conceal an Apple AirTag on the vehicle, so you can easily track and locate it. The company describes the foldable scooter as budget, with a top speed of 28 mph (~45 kph) and up to 35 miles (~56 km) range.
Porsche announces electric bicycle motors for new models
Porsche has announced that it plans to develop electric bicycle motors, batteries and connectivity software. The company claims that the engines will be powerful, with plans to use them in upcoming e-bike models. Porsche has recently taken over Fazua, an electric drive system specialist, and acquired a majority stake in Greyp, another e-bike brand.
Porsche Design Conference Speaker launches with 12-hour lifetime
Porsche Design has launched the Conference Speaker PDS30, a portable Bluetooth device. Conference mode allows a two-way conversation with 360° voice coverage and a listening range of up to 3 m (~10 ft). Plus, speaker mode lets you play content from a connected device. The gadget can last 12 hours on a single charge and recharges via USB-C.
ONEBOT S2 folding lightweight electric bike is now crowdfunding
The ONEBOT S2 folding electric bike is currently crowdfunding on Indiegogo. The bicycle has a magnesium-alloy frame and weighs 39 lbs (~18 kg). A 250 W motor allows you to accelerate from 0 to 16 mph (~25 kph) in 3.2 seconds, with up to 35 Nm of torque. Plus, a 216 Wh battery delivers up to 31 miles (~50 km) of range.
Pivot Shuttle SL 16.4 kg electric mountain bike now available
The Pivot Shuttle SL is a lightweight electric mountain bike, with the lightest model weighing just 36.3 lbs (~16.4 kg). The lightness is achieved with a proprietary carbon fiber frame and a superlight drive system. A FAZUA motor delivers up to 60 Nm of torque, and a 430 Wh battery allows you to ride with assistance for around four hours.
Oura Ring and Natural Cycles announce fertility tracking integration
Oura and Natural Cycles, a fertility tracking app, have announced a partnership. A link between the Oura Smart Ring and the Natural Cycles app enables automatic temperature measurements, which are used to determine your fertility status. When you give permission, the integration is one way, with Oura sharing temperature, heart rate and sleep health data.
Samsung Galaxy Watch5 fast charger details and Canadian pricing leak
Images of the Samsung Galaxy Watch5 fast charger have been leaked by SnoopyTech, suggesting that it will have a USB-C output rather than the USB-A cable used for its predecessor. The fast charger is expected to add 45% to the smartwatch’s battery in 30 minutes. Canadian prices for the watch have also been reported, starting from CA$349 (~US$272).
HyperDrive Thunderbolt 4 Power Hub with 40 Gbps transfer speed has a Kickstarter campaign
A Kickstarter campaign for the HyperDrive Thunderbolt 4 Power Hub has begun for US customers. The device can transfer data at up to 40 Gbps and supports connection to two displays simultaneously. Three 50 W downstream Thunderbolt 4 ports are available, with a fourth 96 W PD fast-charging port.
Hoco Y2 Pro 2022 smartwatch supports Bluetooth calls and real-time weather updates
The 2022 Hoco Y2 Pro smartwatch is now available via AliExpress. The gadget has many functions, such as making and receiving Bluetooth calls. Other features include real-time weather updates and a find my phone tool. Health features of the watch include heart rate monitoring alongside sleep and exercise tracking.
Rogbid King Android smartwatch arrives with dual cameras and face unlock feature
The Rogbid King smartwatch is available worldwide via Banggood. The gadget runs on Android 9.1, with a nano SIM card slot and 4G support. Two cameras are built into the device, enabling features such as face unlock and video calling. Plus, health tools are included on the watch, such as heart rate and SpO2 monitors.
Fiat 500e is most registered BEV in Western Europe above Tesla Model 3
In Q2 this year, the Fiat 500e was the most registered new vehicle in Western Europe. According to a report by Matthias Schmidt, this was the first time since Q4 2020 that the Tesla Model 3 did not top the list. The Tesla Model 3 also saw production levels falter, taking second place behind the Polestar 2, despite both companies facing similar setbacks.
BioLite portable folding 100 W SolarPanel launches with 45 W USB-C port
The BioLite SolarPanel 100 will launch on September 7. You can use the portable device to directly charge gadgets via USB-A and 45 W USB-C ports or connect it to a BaseCharge power station. The foldable 100 W panel has an analog sundial to help you optimize your set-up, with a built-in kickstand.
Mycle Charge fat tyre folding e-bike launches with up to 65 km range
The Mycle Charge fat tyre e-bike is now available in the UK. The folding bicycle has up to 65 km (~40 miles) range, the most significant distance of any collapsible pedelec from the brand. The vehicle has a speed of 25 kph (~16 mph) and up to 65 Nm of torque. The e-bike weighs 26 kg (~57 lbs) and is equipped with a rear rack and front suspension fork.
Afreda S6 Pro reverse 3-wheel folding e-bike with 35 kph top speed is now shipping to Europe
The Afreda S6 Pro reverse 3-wheel e-bike is now shipping to Europe. The crowdfunded pedelec has a top speed of 35 kph (~22 mph) and up to 60 km (~97 miles) range. An unusual reverse 3-wheel suspension structure makes the bicycle ultra-stable and provides strong shock absorption. Plus, the e-bike can fold in one step, making it easier to transport.
AcouLab Première S compact loudspeaker launches with fully active architecture
The AcouLab Première S loudspeaker is now available in some European countries. The digital gadget is compact, measuring 400 x 220 x 350 mm (~15.7 x 8.7 x 13.8-in). Fully active architecture and motional feedback technology help the speaker to produce up to 25 Hz at -3 dB with minimal distortion, despite its smaller size.
Blitzwolf BW-WA3 Pro 120 W Bluetooth speaker arrives with 15-hour battery life and RGB lighting
The Blitzwolf BW-WA3 Pro 120 W Bluetooth speaker is now available via Banggood. The device has up to 15 hours of playback time thanks to a 16,000 mAh battery and doubles as a power bank. The gadget has built-in RGB dynamic lighting and a hands-free calling function. Plus, you can pair two speakers for a 240 W surround stereo experience.
Xiaomi Mijia Glasses Camera unveiled as AR wearable with micro-OLED and periscope camera
The Xiaomi Mijia Glasses Camera will soon start crowdfunding in China. The wearable has AR features, such as translation between English and Chinese, with additional tools to be added later. The gadget has a 50 MP primary camera and an 8 MP periscope camera for up to 15 times zoom. Plus, a Sony Micro OLED display provides a maximum brightness of 3,000 nits.
XRAI Glass partners with Nreal on AR smart glasses for real-time phone call subtitles
XRAI has announced a public preview of its AR smart glasses in partnership with Nreal. The wearable allows people who are deaf or have hearing loss to read phone conversations in real-time. XRAI Glass software provides subtitles with a voice recognition tool. Plus, the company is developing additional AI features, such as translation.
Bluetti AC500 & B300S System announced with up to 1,567 hours of power
The Bluetti AC500 & B300S System will soon be available via an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign. The modular power station can be attached to up to six battery packs for a maximum capacity of 18,432 Wh. This would allow you to power a 10 W device for up to 1,567 hours. You can recharge the gadget via an AC wall outlet or solar panels.
AlphaESS BlackBee 2000 with 2,203 Wh capacity and solar charging is crowdfunding
The AlphaESS BlackBee 2000 power station is crowdfunding. The device has a 2,203 Wh capacity, enough to charge a smartphone 184 times. You can use the gadget to charge 15 devices simultaneously across a range of ports such as 60 W USB-C, AC outputs and 10 W wireless charging pads.
General Motors plans to launch EVs from brands like Cadillac and Chevrolet in Europe
The President & Managing Director of General Motors Europe has provided details about the company's plans to offer EVs on the continent. In an interview with Autocar, Samara said that high demand in Europe had prompted the move. GM has not announced which models will be available; we know they will be from American brands, which could include Cadillac and Chevrolet.
Huawei S-TAG launches as professional exercise tracking device for running and cycling
The Huawei S-TAG professional exercise tracking device is now available to pre-order in China. You can attach the tag to your clothes or bike to monitor your exercise when running or cycling. The Huawei TruSport system analyses the collected data, and you can use the insights to improve your performance, such as finding a better running posture.
Samsung Bespoke AI Washer and Dryer launch with SmartThings integration
Samsung has launched its Bespoke AI Washer and Dryer. The laundry machines have various AI features, such as Ecobubble, Auto Dispense and AI Dry, to reduce energy and resource consumption and optimize cleaning. The devices are part of the SmartThings ecosystem, allowing you to control them via a smartphone app.
HUTT W8 window cleaning robot has up to 3,800 Pa suction power
The HUTT W8 window cleaning robot is currently crowdfunding on Kickstarter. The gadget has up to 3,800 Pa suction power and a range of cleaning modes. An 80 ml water tank allows the device to clean an area up to 35 m² (~377 ft²), with the water sprayed onto the surface via a “whale spout”.
Segway Ninebot MAX G30LP e-scooter now US$300 off at Best Buy
The Segway Ninebot MAX G30LP e-scooter is currently discounted by US$300 at Best Buy in the US. The vehicle has up to 25 miles (~40 km) range with regenerative braking technology. You can reach a top speed of 18.6 mph (~29.9 kph) on the e-scooter, with your speed and battery level viewable in an accompanying app.
HPRT MT810 wireless paper-inside portable printer with 203 dpi resolution is crowdfunding
The HPRT MT810, a portable wireless printer, is crowdfunding on Indiegogo. The gadget holds a roll of thermal paper inside, capable of producing over 200 A4-sized documents. The printer has a 203 dpi resolution and around four days of battery life. The low-maintenance gadget does not use ink cartridges and is unlikely to jam.
Optibike R22 Everest e-bike has 300 miles range and 36 mph top speed
Optibike has launched a new e-bike, the R22 Everest. The bike is named after its 300 miles (~483 km) range, which would technically allow you to use the vehicle to climb Mt. Everest. The electric bicycle has a top speed of up to 36 mph (~58 kph) with five-speed modes, and the motor provides a maximum of 190 Nm of torque.
Trek FX+ urban electric bicycle arrives weighing 40 lbs with lower price
The FX+ is a new city e-bike from Trek. The company suggests the pedelec is its lightest urban electric bicycle, weighing ~40.13 lbs (~18.20 kg). It is also one of Trek’s cheaper models at US$2,499.99. The FX+ has a top speed of 20 mph (~32 kph) and up to 70 miles (~113 km) range with an extender battery.
Lockly Vision Elite video smart lock and doorbell launches with night vision
The Lockly Vision Elite video smart lock has launched in the US for US$499.99. The gadget has a 1080p camera, night vision technology, and built-in motion sensors. You can answer the door remotely with two-way conversation and app unlock features. You can open the door with a fingerprint scanner or the PIN Genie touchscreen.
Polestar study suggests US drivers do not buy EVs for environmental reasons as record 50,000 global orders taken
A Polestar survey found that the primary reason American drivers switched from combustion engines to electric vehicles was not the environment. Instead, most respondents cited technology and image as the reason they would buy an EV. Polestar also recently announced its H1 2022 results, including a record 50,000 orders taken globally.
MINI Aceman concept EV uses built-in projectors with OLED display and wireless charging
The MINI Aceman concept EV has been unveiled, with a production version due to launch in 2024. The car has unusual features, such as projecting images onto the dashboard, including the instrument cluster. Infotainment is displayed on an OLED touchscreen, and a wireless charging station is built into the central console.
Ca Go Bike FS200 Vario adaptable e-cargo bike has 370 L loading area
The Ca Go Bike FS200 Vario is a new convertible e-cargo bike. The vehicle has a 370 L loading area and can support a cargo payload of 70 kg (~154 lbs). Various carrying options are available, including cross-bars, soft weatherproof walls, and a roof. The electric bicycle has a top speed of 25 kph (~16 mph) and up to 125 km (~78 miles) range.
Trek Dual Sport+ hybrid e-bike launches as cheaper model with 35-mile range
The 2023 Trek Dual Sport+ e-bike series has been unveiled. The pedelec will retail for US$2,399, making it one of the brand's cheaper electric models. A hub-drive motor can assist you at speeds up to 20 mph (~32 kph), and a 250 Wh hidden battery provides up to 35 miles (~56 km) range. The bicycles weigh around 40 lbs (~18 kg) and are fitted with lights and a kickstand.
Fantic ISSIMO 45 s-pedelec arrives with 40 kph top speed and 50 km range
The Fantic ISSIMO 45 s-pedelec has been launched, with a 500 W Bafang M600 motor delivering a top speed of 40 kph (~25 mph). The vehicle has various speed modes and can be ridden without the motor, with pedal assist or as a scooter using only the engine’s power. A 600 Wh battery provides up to 50 km (~31 miles) range, and you can view its charge level on the handlebar display.
DIY Arduino autonomous lawn mower can accurately position itself without GPS RTK
A Hackster project from Viktor Kurusa shows you how to build an Arduino-based autonomous lawn mower. The gadget uses UWB ranging rather than GPS RTK technology for accurate positioning. Ultrasonic and LiDAR sensors are used for obstacle avoidance, and you can record a map of the mowing perimeter with the device.
Huawei Smart Screen S86 Pro TV launches with 120 Hz 4K screen and 12 MP detachable camera
The Huawei Smart Screen S86 Pro TV is now available to pre-order in China. The 86-in device has a 4K screen with a 120 Hz refresh rate and AG anti-glare technology. The gadget has a magnetically detachable 12 MP camera for video calls and posture reminders. Plus, various ports, including HDMI ARC, and six speakers are built into the TV.
Yaber Pico T1 portable projector is 0.52-in thick and comes with magnetic 360° tripod
Yaber has announced that it will launch a crowdfunding campaign for the Pico T1, a portable projector, on August 10. The iPhone-sized device is 0.52-in thick and weighs 5.3 oz (~150 g). The gadget comes with a magnetic 360° tripod, built-in speakers and a range of ports. Plus, you can connect to the projector wirelessly and download various third-party apps.
Huawei PixLab V1 Color Inkjet printer launches on HarmonyOS 3 with AI features
The Huawei PixLab V1 Color Inkjet printer is now available to pre-order in China. The gadget runs on the new HarmonyOS 3, with the ability to remotely print from connected smartphones and laptops. Intelligent features of the device include a handwriting erase tool and automatic position correction when photocopying.
Kwumsy Power Hub PH1 with 65 W GaN charger and 4K HDMI ports unveiled
The Kwumsy Power Hub PH1 is currently crowdfunding on Kickstarter. The multi-purpose device has six ports, such as a 65 W USB-C charging output with GaN technology. Also included in the gadget are 18 W USB-A ports and an HDMI output that supports 4K at 30 Hz. The compact device weighs 194 g (~6.8 oz) and is currently selling for HK$462 (~US$59).
Arcimoto Mean Lean Machine e-trike latest prototype unveiled with expected 200-mile range
The fourth generation prototype of the Arcimoto Mean Lean Machine electric trike has been revealed. The new model, the Cybertrike, features improved suspension and carbon fibre wheels. The company is planning to launch the vehicle by the end of the year, with a range of over 200 miles (~322 km).
Buxus Eva motorcycle style e-bike has 38 mph top speed from 1,000 W motor
The Buxus Eva and Buxus Eva-S e-bikes have been unveiled. Both vehicles have a design similar to a motorcycle, with a dual suspension system to suit various terrains. The Eva model has a top speed of 30 mph (~48 kph), while the Eva-S can reach 38 mph (~61 kph). The standard and S variants of the bike have a range of 64 miles (~103 km) and 75 miles (~121 km), respectively.
Volkswagen ID.4 production starts in United States
Volkswagen has announced that it is now producing the all-electric ID.4 in the US. The EV will be manufactured in Chattanooga, Tennessee, with VW aiming to build 7,000 units per month at the site by the end of the year. Two 82 kWh versions will be produced on the line initially, all-wheel-drive and rear-wheel-drive, with a cheaper 52 kWh model to follow shortly.
Geminos dual-screen desktop monitor combines two 24-in displays with 100 W pass-through charging
The Geminos dual-screen desktop monitor from Mobile Pixels Inc is currently crowdfunding on Kickstarter. The gadget combines two 24-in 1080p backlit LED displays to create an angled surface. Other features of the device include a built-in HD webcam and speakers, plus a docking station that supports 100 W pass-through charging.
Airversa Purelle Smart Air Purifier launches with Thread and Apple HomeKit support
The Airversa Purelle Smart Air Purifier has been launched in the US, UK and Germany. The Thread-enabled gadget supports Apple HomeKit, allowing you to control the device with Siri voice commands when used alongside a compatible Apple product. The Purelle uses HEPA air filtration to purify up to 1,000 ft² (~92 m²) of air per hour.
MarbleGate BreezeNova 8-in-1 portable air conditioner with Bluetooth speaker is crowdfunding
The MarbleGate BreezeNova portable air conditioner is currently crowdfunding on Kickstarter. The gadget has a cooling area of up to 60 ft²/h (~6 m²/h) and cooling power of 1,100 BTU/h (105 W). The 8-in-1 device features a mosquito repeller, Bluetooth speaker and flashlight. Plus, the BreezeNova doubles as a power bank with USB-A and USB-C charging ports.
Cyberize ONE all-purpose adapter with fast-charging, 4K docking and up to 1 TB SSD storage is crowdfunding
The Cyberize ONE from IceWhale Technology is crowdfunding on Kickstarter. The three-in-one device combines fast charging with port expansion and SSD storage. You can use the gadget to dock 4K displays and transfer data at up to 10 Gbps. Plus, the range of adapters offers up to 1 TB of external SSD storage.
Oura Ring Gen3 receives blood oxygen sensing features in update
Two new blood oxygen sensing features are rolling out to the Oura Ring Gen3. The wearable can now monitor SpO2 levels and track your breathing regularity when you are asleep. The tool uses red and infrared LED sensors, which are already fitted to the device. You can view the insights as a color-coded timeline in the accompanying app.
Gazelle Avignon C380 HMB LTD comfortable electric bicycle has up to 155 km range
The Gazelle Avignon C380 HMB LTD is a new comfortable e-bike with extra wide tires. The pedelec has a top speed of 25 kph (~16 mph) and up to 155 km (~96 miles) of assisted range when ridden in Eco mode. The award-winning bicycle uses an Enviolo gear hub and a low-maintenance Gates CDX belt drive.
Ridgeback Errand e-bike arrives with 20-in wheels and front rack
The Ridgeback Errand city electric bike has been launched. The vehicle has wide 20-in tires providing a comfortable ride and a more petite frame to keep the bicycle manoeuvrable. The pedelec is fitted with a 250 W Promovec motor and 375 Wh battery to assist you. A front rack is mounted on the bike, with the option to add a rear rack.
VWAR S8 MAX launches with 1.95-in touchscreen, NFC reader and split-screen display
The VWAR S8 MAX has launched and is shipping globally from China. The gadget has a 1.95-in HD touchscreen with a 320 x 385 px resolution. A built-in NFC reader allows you to make payments and unlock doors with the device. Plus, you can make Bluetooth calls on the watch, which supports a split-screen display.
C SEED N1 folding TV unveiled with 165-in model and 3,840 Hz refresh rate
The C SEED N1 4K TV series has been revealed. The display folds so that the TV can resemble a sculpture when not in use. Large screens, from 103-in to 165-in, are available with a 3,840 Hz refresh rate. The device has a built-in 100 W sound system and supports HDR10+.
Philips Portable Monitor revealed with 15.6-in display weighing around 1 kg
The Philips Portable Monitor has launched in Europe. The gadget has a 15.6-in display with a 1920 x 1080 px resolution. You can connect your smartphone or laptop to the 16:9 device via USB-C and USB-A ports, allowing you to watch high-resolution videos. The portable device weighs 1 kg (~2.27 lbs) and can be bent 90° to the viewing position of your choice.
LOKMAT APPLLP 2 PRO smartwatch has 1.6-in HD touchscreen and 4G SIM support
The LOKMAT APPLLP 2 PRO smartwatch is available globally from China via AliExpress. The gadget has a 1.6-in HD touchscreen and runs on Android 11. A SIM card slot with support for 4G enables you to make calls and browse the internet. Plus, a built-in camera allows facial recognition and video calling.
COLMI C60 smartwatch launches with 1.9-in screen and blood pressure monitor
The COLMI C60 smartwatch has launched with a 1.9-in screen and 240 x 280 px resolution. The device has various health tracking features, such as heart rate, blood pressure and SpO2 monitors. Plus, you can connect the gadget to your phone to receive notifications and phone calls or use the watch to track your exercise and sleep.
Smartmi Jya Fjord Air Purifier launches in US with 450 m³/h CADR and Apple HomeKit support
The Smartmi Jya Fjord Air Purifier is now available in the US, with a three-stage purification system. The device can clean rooms up to 518 ft² (~54 m²) in size, with a clean air delivery rate (CADR) of 450 m³/h (255 cfm). The gadget is compatible with many smart home systems, including Apple HomeKit, Amazon Alexa and Google Home.
Shell RIDE SR-5B e-bike has top speed of 28 mph and 50-mile range
The Shell RIDE SR-5B e-bike is coming soon, with a top speed of 28 mph (~45 kph) thanks to a 500 W motor. A 48 V battery provides up to 50 miles (~80 km) of range. The electric bicycle has comfort features, including 27.5-in fat tires and a front suspension fork. Two other e-bikes from the Shell RIDE range are also due to launch, the SR-3B and SR-4B.
DIY solar-powered e-bike uses 1,500 W controller and 50 W solar panel
A DIY solar-powered e-bike has been demonstrated by an Electrek reader. The pedelec uses the Rad Power Bikes RadWagon 4 electric cargo bike as a base, with an upgraded 1,500 W controller. A 50 W solar panel allows the battery, which usually provides 45 miles (~72 km) of range, to trickle charge on the go.
Xiaomi Smart Home Screen 6 launches as cheaper hub with 5.45-in touchscreen and voice commands
The Xiaomi Smart Home Screen 6 is now available to pre-order in China for 349 yuan (~US$52). The hub has a 5.45-in touchscreen with a 960 x 480 px resolution. You can control the gadget and linked smart home devices via an app or Xiao AI voice commands. Plus, the product has a built-in 2 MP HD camera for video calls and facial recognition.
Stromer ST7 s-pedelec has electronic shifting system and 260 km range
The Stromer ST7 is a speed pedelec with a Pinion electronic shifting system for fast paddle-activated gear changes. The e-bike has a top speed of 45 kph (~28 mph) and up to 260 km (~160 miles) range. You can use Bluetooth to connect your smartphone to the bike, enabling an auto-locking feature and in-app controls.
VELLO Bike+ Titanium ultra-lightweight e-bike weighs 9.9 kg with theoretically infinite range
The VELLO Bike+ Titanium is an ultra-lightweight e-bike, weighing just 9.9 kg (~21.8 lbs). The pedelec’s standard model has a top speed of 25 kph (~16 mph), which increases to 40 kph (~25 mph) with a Schlumpf motor. Through self-charging technology, the bicycle theoretically has infinite range; on a single charge, the battery would last for 50 km (~31 miles) without on-the-go charging.
Xiaomi Robot Vacuum Mop 2 Pro launches with 3,000 Pa suction power and Professional Mopping Mode 2.0
The Xiaomi Robot Vacuum Mop 2 Pro has been launched in India. The robot has 3,000 Pa suction power and can clean an area up to 2,000 ft² (186 m²) on a single charge. Professional Mopping Mode 2.0 technology allows the gadget to mop at 10,000 vibrations per minute. Plus, the device is equipped with many sensors to help it avoid obstacles.
Alpine A110 E-ternité prototype EV revealed as convertible with 155 mph top speed
A prototype for the electric Alpine A110 E-ternité was unveiled on the 60th anniversary of the original car. The EV is a convertible with a removable roof, but it is otherwise very similar to the latest production model. The E-ternité has a top speed of 155 mph (~249 kph) and up to 261 miles (~420 km) range. It is unclear how close the prototype is to the upcoming all-electric 2025 Alpine A110.
Cadillac Celestiq EV revealed with Ultra Cruise and Smart Glass roof as rumors suggest it will cost US$300,000
A concept version of the Cadillac Celestiq has been unveiled. The all-electric sedan boasts a range of unusual features, such as a Smart Glass Roof with the ability to have its transparency altered. Ultra Cruise technology will provide driver assistance both in cities and on highways. Plus, rumors suggest that the vehicle will retail for US$300,000.
Shell RIDE new electric scooters and bikes to join SR-5S e-scooter with 20 mph top speed
Shell has revealed that it will shortly release two new e-scooters and a range of e-bikes, to join the SR-5S e-scooter. The SR-5S is the first e-mobility product from the brand, with a top speed of 20 mph (~32 kph) and up to 20 miles (~32 km) range. The vehicle’s settings, such as its lighting scheme, can be controlled via the Shell RIDE app.
Honor Smart Screen X3 and X3i 4K TVs revealed with 98% screen-to-body ratio
Honor has launched the Smart Screen X3 and X3i TV lineups in China. The gadgets are available in various sizes, with a 4K display and 60 Hz refresh rate. An ultra-thin bezel gives the device a 98% screen-to-body ratio. A range of technologies is used in the TVs, which support HDR 10 and voice commands.
Casio F91W turned into Bluetooth capable smartwatch with GitLab project
A new GitLab project lets you turn the Casio F91W watch into a Bluetooth-capable smartwatch. All parts are replaced apart from the casing, and an upgraded OLED screen is installed. You can use the modified watch for Bluetooth calling and to receive notifications. The project has now been handed over to the community.
Garmin Connect update brings blood pressure data sharing feature
An update to the Garmin Connect app has added a blood pressure data sharing tool. A new setting asks for your permission to share the data with the Apple Health app. However, it is unclear how Garmin would collect this blood pressure data; it could be via a rumored blood pressure cuff, manual entry, or a potential smartwatch feature.
Swytch eBike Conversion Kit is a lightweight device with a top speed of 32 kph
The Swytch eBike Conversion Kits have been shown at Eurobike 2022. Universal and Brompton-specific versions are available, turning your regular bike into a pedelec with a top speed of 25 kph (~16 mph) or 32 kph (~20 mph). The battery, providing up to 50 km (~31 miles) of range, is housed in the Power Pack, which weighs 2 kg (~4.4 lbs); the motor wheel weighs 1.5 kg (~3.3 lbs).
LEMO ONE E+BIKE unveiled with detachable Smartpac and fast-charging abilities
The LEMO ONE E+BIKE was revealed at Eurobike 2022. The pedelec has a detachable Smartpac, which houses the Li-ion battery, providing up to 100 km (~62 miles) range with 2-hour fast charging abilities. The Smartpac also has USB-A and USB-C ports which you can use to fast charge your laptop or smartphone.
MScreen ultra-wide portable screen with 32:9 aspect ratio is crowdfunding on Kickstarter
The MScreen ultra-wide portable screen has launched via a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign. The gadget has a 32:9 aspect ratio and a 1920 x 770 HD resolution. You can connect to the device via HDMI and USB ports. The MScreen is available in 8.8-in Mini and 14.1-in Standard models.
Nubert nuPro XS-8500 RC soundbar launches with 820 W output and built-in subwoofer
The Nubert nuPro XS-8500 RC is now available to pre-order in Germany. The soundbar has a total output of up to 820 W and can support wireless 7.1.4 playback. The gadget is compatible with various technologies, including Dolby Atmos and DTS:X. The device has been designed for a home cinema set-up, with a built-in subwoofer.
ESR HaloLock wireless chargers with CryoBoost technology launch in the UK for faster charging
ESR has launched its series of HaloLock wireless chargers with CryoBoost technology in the UK. The company claims that the devices can charge Apple gadgets faster than the official MagSafe chargers, thanks to its new cooling technology. The lineup includes 3-in-1, 2-in-1 and car mount charging devices.
Fitbit Charge 5 gets Find Phone feature alongside battery drain issue fix in latest update
The latest update for the Fitbit Charge 5, version 1.171.50, is now available. The update brings the Find Phone tool to the device, enabling you to generate a loud noise on a connected smartphone, similar to Apple’s Find My Phone feature. Also included is a fix for the recently spotted battery drain issue alongside various other improvements and bug fixes.
Bosch Light/shutter control II can transform regular electric blinds into smart blinds
The Bosch Light/shutter control II is now available in Europe. The device can turn regular electric blinds into smart blinds and act as a smart light controller. With the gadget, you can control your lighting and blinds with voice commands or via the Bosch app, with tools such as a timer and scheduler.
Brydge ProDock Thunderbolt 4 MacBook vertical docking station launches with wireless charger
The Brydge ProDock Thunderbolt 4 MacBook docking station is now available to pre-order in the US. The vertical dock expands your range of ports with three Thunderbolt 4 ports, an SD card reader, USB-A and USB-C ports. Plus, the gadget has a 15 W wireless charging pad, and supports dual 4K displays at up to 60 Hz.
Layer Design Pendler unusual concept e-bike unveiled with modular accessories
The Layer Design Pendler concept e-bike has been revealed. The pedelec comes with a range of modular accessories, including front and rear luggage racks and a handlebar-mounted phone holder. The bike is also fitted with front, rear and indicator lights. The Pendler has a top speed of 25 kph (~16 mph) and up to 70 km (~43 miles) range.
MV Agusta Lucky Explorer Project E-Enduro and lightweight E-Gravel e-bikes revealed with up to 140 km range
Italian motorcycle brand MV Agusta has unveiled two new Lucky Explorer Project e-bikes, the E-Enduro and the E-Gravel. The E-Gravel bike weighs 13.4 kg (~29.5 lbs) and has a range of 140 km (~87 miles). The E-Enduro has user-friendly controls, including a BOSCH Kiox 300 display and BOSCH Mini Remote.
Anker 757 PowerHouse 1229 Wh available in the US with US$150 discount
The Anker 757 PowerHouse 1229 Wh, recently launched in the US, is currently available with a US$150 discount. The power station has multiple outputs, including a 100 W fast-charging USB-C port. HyperFlash technology allows you to recharge the gadget to 80% in one hour, and you can also charge the battery via solar panels.
Twelve South HoverBar Duo 2nd gen model for iPad and iPhone has new QuickSwitch tab
Twelve South has released an updated version of the HoverBar Duo, an iPad and iPhone stand. The second generation model has a new QuickSwitch tab, which allows you to quickly move the HoverBar arm between a weighted base and an adjustable clamp. You can use the gadget to hold your tablet next to your external monitor, make video calls or record videos.
Trek Fuel EXe electric mountain bike range launches with quiet motor for 50 Nm torque
Trek has launched a new e-mountain bike range, the Fuel EXe. The pedelec has a quiet motor, with a top speed of 20 mph (~32 kph) and up to 50 Nm of torque. A 360 Wh battery can assist you for up to five hours, and you can buy an optional range extender. The lightest bike in the series weighs 17.47 kg (~38.52 lbs) and is equipped with a display and handlebar remote.
Vizio M-series Quantum X TVs revealed with 4K display and up to 240 Hz refresh rate
Vizio has unveiled the Quantum X TV series with 4K UHD displays. The gadgets support a 240 Hz refresh rate at 1080p, or a 120 Hz refresh rate at 4K, making them suitable for gaming. The devices are compatible with various technologies, including Dolby Vision and HDR10+. 50-in, 65-in and 75-in models will shortly be available in the US.
Noordung e-bike revealed with air pollution sensors, Bluetooth speakers and power bank
The Noordung e-bike has been unveiled at Eurobike 2022 with a host of unusual features. The pedelec features a Boombox, which includes air pollution sensors, Bluetooth speakers and a power bank. The Noordung weighs 17.3 kg (~38.1 lbs) without the boombox and can assist you for up to 60 km (~37.3 miles) on a single charge.
Apollo Pro e-scooter unveiled with 43 mph top speed and smart features
Apollo has revealed the Pro e-scooter, which is now available to reserve in the US. The vehicle has a top speed of 43 mph (~69 kph) and up to 62 miles (~100 km) of range. Many smart features are included on the scooter, such as GPS location, fall detection and a wireless charging smartphone mount.
Paris Rhône 4K laser ultra-short throw projector with up to 150-in image launches on Indiegogo
The Paris Rhône Laser Projector is crowdfunding on Indiegogo; you can currently secure the device for US$1,799. The 4K ultra short throw projector can produce images up to 120-in wide with a 0.233:1 throw ratio. The gadget supports many technologies, including HDR10, Dolby Audio and DTS decoding.
Kia EV9 electric SUV spotted road testing ahead of 2023 launch
The Kia EV9 all-electric SUV has been spotted testing on European roads. Spy images of the vehicle suggest the design is similar to the original concept, though some features have likely been axed. The EV will launch in the UK, Europe and US in 2023 and is expected to have a range of up to 336 miles (~540 km).
Transpeed P10 projector is a cheaper Android-powered model with up to 200-in wide image
The Transpeed P10 projector is available via AliExpress for under US$120. The gadget is powered by Android 10 and an Allwinner H700 chip. You can wirelessly connect to the portable device via Bluetooth, Wi-Fi or the range of built-in ports. The device can cast images up to 200-in wide with a 1080p resolution.
Xiaomi S10T robot vacuum unveiled with 8000 Pa suction power and anti-tangle technology
The Xiaomi S10T robot vacuum cleaner has been revealed. The gadget has multiple cleaning modes with up to 8000 Pa suction power and mopping abilities. The company has added patented anti-tangle technology, so you don’t need to unclog trapped hairs manually. The device can clean an area up to 180 m² (~1,938 ft²) and uses LDS laser navigation.
Vanpowers City Vanture e-bike unveiled weighing 15.5 kg with assembled frame
Vanpowers has launched a new e-bike, the City Vanture. The bike has an assembled frame, which the company claims is a world first for an e-bike. The pedelec weighs 34 lbs (~15.5 kg) thanks to the aluminum frame. You can ride for up to 80 miles (~130 km) on a single charge at up to 25 kph (~40 kph).
Garmin HRM-Pro Plus launches as heart rate and running dynamics monitor
Garmin has released the HRM-Pro Plus, a heart rate monitoring strap. The gadget can also measure your running dynamics, such as vertical oscillation, ground contact time and stride length. Plus, the device can track your step count and calories burned. You can connect the strap to compatible smartwatches, equipment or apps via Bluetooth.
Montblanc Summit 3 videos reveal details of Google Wear OS 3.0 interface without Samsung skin
A 10-video series from Montblanc has provided insights into the user interface of Google Wear OS 3.0. This will be the first watch to use the operating system without the Samsung skin. The videos detail various button pushes and swipe gestures that you can use to navigate around the gadget. The Montblanc Summit 3 with Wear OS will launch later this month.
Xiaomi TV ES Pro 4K launches in new sizes with 120 Hz refresh rate
Xiaomi has launched three new sizes of its TV ES Pro device in China. The TV has a 4K display with a 120 Hz refresh rate, plus support for VRR and HDR technology. The new models are similar to the 86-in variant released earlier this year. However, the latest devices have a smaller sound system with built-in 12.5 W speakers.
Vwar Stratos 2 Pro smartwatch launches with 1.39-in AMOLED screen and 8 GB storage
The Vwar Stratos 2 Pro is available globally. The smartwatch has a 1.39-in AMOLED screen, making it larger than the Vwar Stratos 2. The gadget has new features such as Bluetooth calling and music playback. With 8 GB of storage, you can store over 500 songs on the device. Plus, the watch has built-in health tracking features such as an SpO2 monitor.
Oura Ring and Strava integration announced for collated workout and health data
Oura and Strava have announced a two-way integration, allowing users to move data between the two apps. The pairing will enable you to include exercise data logged in Strava on a different wearable in your Oura Readiness and Activity scores. You can then share your scores or exercise with your followers on Strava.
Geely announces new brand Radar and RD6 electric pickup
Geely has announced a new lifestyle vehicle brand, Radar. The company also confirmed that Radar would focus on electric pickup trucks, SUVs and ATVs, revealing that the first model will be the RD6 pickup. The vehicle will be based on Geely’s Sustainable Experience Architecture, allowing for external charging features built into the truck bed.
2022 Volkswagen ID. Buzz EV will start from £57,115 in the UK
Volkswagen has announced that the ID. Buzz electric MPV will start from £57,115 (~US$67,590) in the UK. The prices have been revealed for three models: ID. Buzz Life, ID. Buzz Style and ID. Buzz 1st Edition. The EVs have a maximum power output of 150 kW and a 77 kWh battery providing up to 258 miles (~415 km) of range.
Hyundai IONIQ 6 electric sedan has over 379-mile range from 77.4 kWh battery
Hyundai has released more information about its all-electric sedan, the IONIQ 6. The EV has a 610 km (~379 miles) range thanks to a 77.4 kWh battery and an aerodynamic design. An AWD variant can accelerate from 0 to 100 kph (~62 mph) in 5.1 seconds. Plus, the car is expected to be efficient, consuming less than 14 kWh per 100 km (~62 miles).
PlayStation Plus July Game Catalog update revealed including Stray and Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade
PlayStation has unveiled its July update for the Game Catalog, available to PlayStation Plus Extra and PlayStation Plus Premium subscribers. The lineup of free to play titles is headlined by Stray, an adventure game where you play as a stray cat. Also included are Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade, Marvel’s Avengers and five Assassin’s Creed titles.
LG 4K OLED evo ART90 TV with 120 Hz refresh rate appears in new product listing
A product listing for the LG 4K OLED evo ART90 TV has appeared in Germany. The TV, announced late last year, has a 4K screen with up to 120 Hz refresh rate. Part of LG’s Objet Collection, the TV has an unusual design with a sliding fabric screen cover and a lean-to stand. The gadget supports technologies such as Dolby Vision IQ, Dolby Atmos and HDR10 Pro.
Garmin Edge Explore 2 bicycle computer launches with 16-hour battery life and e-bike compatibility
The Garmin Edge Explore 2 bike computer has been released. The gadget provides GPS navigation with safety features such as Incident Detection. The device can last up to 16 hours, and you can buy the Garmin Edge Power Mount accessory to charge it on the go. Plus, you can pair the Edge Explore 2 with various e-bikes for additional insights.
Inbase Urban FIT S smartwatch launches as Apple Watch look alike with 10-day battery life
Inbase has launched the Urban FIT S smartwatch in India. The gadget has a rectangular 1.78-in AMOLED display, with a similar design to the Apple Watch. The company claims that the device’s battery can last up to 10 days with regular use. You can use the watch to make Bluetooth calls and measure your blood oxygen level and heart rate.
Tesla supplier Panasonic hopes to boost EV battery energy density by 20%
Panasonic’s Chief Technology Officer, Shoichiro Watanabe, has told Reuters that the company is planning to increase the energy density of its batteries by 20% by 2030. The Tesla supplier explained that new additives would help it to achieve enhanced performance. This technology could add over 100 km (~62 miles) range to a Tesla Model Y.
OKAI NEON LITE ES10 electric scooter unveiled with 30 km range
OKAI has revealed the NEON LITE ES10 e-scooter, which will shortly be available to pre-order in Europe. The vehicle weighs 15 kg (~33 lbs) and has a range of 30 km (~19 miles). A 300 W motor is fitted to the device, though the scooter's top speed is currently unknown. Other features of the device include color lighting and a smartphone mount on the handlebars.
Brompton Electric P Line: Urban folding e-bike launches weighing 15.6 kg
Brompton has released a new e-bike in the UK, the Electric P Line: Urban. The lightweight pedelec weighs 15.6 kg (~34.4 lbs) and can fold to make it easier to carry. The e-bike has a range of up to 45 miles (~70 km) and a top assistance speed of 16 mph (25 kph). A smartphone mount is fitted to the handlebars, and the bike has an accompanying app.
Toro robotic lawn mower revealed with camera-led positioning system and weather-based scheduling
Toro has unveiled a new robotic lawn mower that uses cameras in place of LiDAR for its localization system. The cameras mean you do not need to use a boundary wire to keep the mower in place, and the robot can use them for obstacle avoidance. You can control the gadget with an app and set a mowing schedule, which it can recommend based on the weather forecast.
Tertill Garden Weeding Robot is selling with US$150 off this Amazon Prime Day
The Tertill Garden Weeding Robot is on sale in the US with a US$150 discount this Amazon Prime Day. The robot, from the inventor of Roomba, can identify and disrupt weeds as they grow in your vegetable patch or border. The gadget is purely solar-powered and can cover an area up to 200 ft² (~19 m²).
Hearth Display is a 27-in touchscreen to replace your family bulletin board
The Hearth Display, a family management device, is available to pre-order in the US. The gadget has a 27-in touchscreen which you can use to track your family's calendar and manage tasks. Each family member can have their own profile, including your children, who can use the display as a fun way to check off the steps in their daily routine.
ENGWE X26 all-terrain e-bike with 31 mph top speed and 62-mile range is crowdfunding
A crowdfunding campaign for the ENGWE X26 all-terrain e-bike is currently live. The bike has fat tires and is billed as having the longest range on the market at 62 miles (~100 km). The e-bike has a higher top assistance speed than other models at 31 mph (~50 kph). Plus, you can fold the bike, which weighs 90 lbs (~41 kg).
OKAI Ranger all-terrain e-bike revealed with fat tires and US$1,999 price tag
OKAI has unveiled the Ranger, a new fat-tire e-bike. The pedelec is billed as a cheaper, all-terrain bike, with 4-in thick tires for extra comfort when off-roading. The bike has a top speed of 28 mph (~45 kph) and can travel up to 45 miles (~72 km) on a single charge. Plus, you can use the built-in touchscreen and accompanying app to configure the bike's settings.
Thömus Lightrider E Ultimate e-mountain bike launches weighing 14.6 kg
The Thömus Lightrider E Ultimate e-mountain bike is now available to pre-order. The pedelec weighs 14.6 kg (~32 lbs) thanks to a lightweight motor and carbon frame. The maxon BIKEDRIVE AIR drive train produces over 30 Nm torque with a top assistance speed of 25 kph (~20 mph). The bike is available with battery sizes up to 426 Wh.
Amazon Echo devices discounted for Prime Day with up to US$70 off
Many Amazon Echo devices are included in the Prime Day deals on offer until July 13. Several generations of Echo Show devices, including the latest Echo Show 15, are discounted by up to US$70.00. You can also get the Echo Dot (4th Gen) for just US$19.99, with a US$30.00 drop on the regular retail price.
Ultrahuman Ring launches as metabolism tracker with up to 6 days battery life
The Ultrahuman Ring is a new smart wearable which can help you to track your metabolism. The gadget includes motion, heart rate and body temperature sensors to monitor your health, sleep and exercise. The wearable is suitable for weight lifting and swimming and can last up to six days between charges.
Aqara Curtain Driver E1 launches in US alongside wide range of Amazon Prime Day deals at up to 30% off
Aqara has released the Curtain Driver E1 in the US, which can transform ordinary curtains into smart curtains. You can use the adapter to control your curtains via smartphone, with voice commands or on schedule. Aqara has also launched a wide range of Amazon Prime Day deals, offering up to 30% off products, including the Aqara Camera Hub G3, the Aqara Motion Sensor P1 and the Aqara Door & Window Sensor. (Sponsored article)
Sony X-Series Bluetooth speakers launch in the US with up to 25 hours battery life
Sony has launched three new models from its X-Series in the US: the SRS-XG300, SRS-XE300 and SRS-XE200. The portable Bluetooth speakers, with features like Ambient Noise Sensing, are designed for outdoor use. The gadgets have long-lasting batteries, with the XG300 capable of 25 hours of playback time.
IKEA SYMFONISK accessories launch for Sonos speakers
IKEA has launched several new accessories for its SYMFONISK speaker range, which it developed with Sonos. New artwork from famous artists, including Klimt and Van Gogh, is available for the SYMFONISK picture frame with Wi-Fi speaker. Plus, a new bamboo lampshade is available for the SYMFONISK speaker lamp with Wi-Fi.
EUAST 3-in-1 Wireless Magnetic PD Fast Charging Cable crowdfunding with up to 66 W output
EUAST is currently crowdfunding for its 3-in-1 Wireless Magnetic PD Fast Charging Cable on Kickstarter. The company claims this product is a world first, with three charging outputs to power your devices simultaneously. The gadget includes 3 W and 15 W wireless charging pads, plus a 66 W cable with adaptable magnetic head attachments.
SANDMARC Flex Dock launches for Apple devices with dual charger mount
SANDMARC has launched the Flex Dock, a charging station for Apple devices. You can mount Apple MagSafe chargers to the gadget for iPhones, AirPods and Apple Watches, including the Apple Watch 7 magnetic fast charger. Both the phone and accessory stands can be folded down flat or adjusted to the angle of your choice.
Ducati unveils SCR-X and SCR-E GT folding e-bikes with 48 V motor
Ducati has added two new e-bikes to its range, the SCR-X and SCR-E GT. The folding pedelecs are equipped with a 48 V motor, with a top speed of 25 kph (~16 mph). Both bikes have up to 80 km (~50 miles range). The SCR-X is designed for urban riders, while the SCR-E GT has a built-in shock absorber for off-roading.
Honbike U4 e-bike announced as cheaper model with 62-mile range
Honbike has teased the Uni4 e-bike, which will be unveiled in full on July 13. The urban pedelec is a cheaper model, starting from £1,599 (~US$1,909). The Uni4 has a 432 Wh battery that allows you to travel with assistance for up to 62 miles (~100 km) on a single charge. The top speed of the bike is unknown, though Honbike will likely cap it at ~16 mph (25 kph) to comply with EU rules.
Xiaomi Laser Projector 1S 2022 model launches with 40 ms low latency gaming mode
Xiaomi has released a 2022 version of its Laser Projector 1S. The new model has a 1080p resolution and is cheaper than the original 2020 4K model. The gadget has several AI features, including automatic image enhancement and auto-focusing. You can throw images up to 150-in wide and select from multiple modes, including a gaming mode with 40 ms latency.
Schwinn Healy Ridge e-bike with 20 mph top speed discounted at Amazon
The Schwinn Healy Ridge e-bike is currently on offer at Amazon in the US. The company is offering US$150 off the 26-in bicycle, which has a top speed of 20 mph (~32 kph) and up to 25 miles (~40 km) range. The discount also applies to the smaller 24-in model, which has a slower top speed and shorter range.
Diamant 365 e-bike launches weighing 17.5 kg with 60 km range
The Diamant 365 e-bike has been released in Germany and Austria; the lightweight bicycle has an aluminum frame, with the vehicle weighing 17.5 kg (~38.6 lbs) overall. The bike has up to 60 km (~37 miles) range and can assist you at speeds up to 25 kph (~16 mph). Both the battery and cables are hidden inside the frame. Plus, the bike has a small control panel on the handlebars.
MUJI x Honda MS01 e-bike revealed with 25 kph top speed and keyless unlock feature
MUJI and Honda have unveiled the jointly developed MS01 e-bike, now available in China. The bicycle has a top assistance speed of 25 kph (~16 mph) with up to 65 km (~40 miles) range. The MS01 has a keyless unlock feature, an LCD screen and LED lighting. The bike’s design allows for an upright seating position with a motorcycle-style padded seat.
INVZI 140 W GaN Charger launches with three USB-C ports and Power Delivery 3.1
INVZI is crowdfunding for a 140 W GaN Charger with Power Delivery 3.1. The compact device has three output ports and can be used to fast charge the M2 MacBook Air to 50% in 30 minutes. The company claims its 140 W charger is the smallest of its kind, 30% smaller than the equivalent Apple charger.
Äike T e-scooter launches with USB charging and 40 km range
The Äike T e-scooter has launched in Europe, with a 583 Wh battery providing up to 40 km (~25 miles) range. You can recharge the battery via a charger or USB-C, which the company claims is a unique feature. The vehicle has a top speed of 25 kph (~16 mph) and weighs 19 kg (~42 lbs). A mount between the handlebars allows you to fix your phone to the scooter for directions on the go.
Xiaomi Mijia refrigerator 536 L launches with 20 compartments and voice controls
The Xiaomi Mijia refrigerator 536 L is now available to pre-order in China. The slim product is 670 mm (~26.4-in) deep, with 347 L fridge capacity and 189 L freezer capacity across 20 compartments. You can control the device with the built-in touchscreen control panel or voice commands, choosing from settings including smart and holiday modes.
IKEA BETTORP LED portable lamp launches with 5 W wireless charging base
IKEA has launched BETTORP; a portable LED lamp with a wireless charging base. You can use the stand to simultaneously charge two Qi-compatible devices or the lamp at 5 W. The dimmable warm white light has up to 150 lm brightness across three modes, which you can control via a button on the gadget.
Xiaomi TV A2 FHD 43-in revealed with ultra-thin bezel and DTS Virtual:X Sound support
Xiaomi has unveiled the TV A2 FHD 43-in. The device is similar to the recently released 4K TV A2 43-in, though the latest model has a lower resolution Full HD screen. The newer gadget also has a smaller sound system but supports Dolby Audio, DTS-X and DTS Virtual:X Sound. The price of the TV A2 FHD is currently unknown, but it is likely to be cheaper than the €449 TV A2.
BYD overtakes Tesla to become world’s biggest EV producer
BYD is now the world’s biggest electric vehicle manufacturer after landing more sales than Tesla in the first six months of 2022. The Chinese EV brand saw around 77,000 more purchases and a 300% increase year on year. BYD has also overtaken LG energy to become the second-biggest EV battery producer. The BYD Tang is the first EV from the company to reach Europe.
Ducati V21L MotoE prototype revealed with 275 kph top speed
Ducati has unveiled a prototype of its MotoE electric motorcycle, the V21L; the vehicle will race in the 2023 FIM MotoE World Cup. The bike has a top speed of 275 kph (~171 mph) and weighs 225 kg (~496 lbs). An 18 kWh battery pack provides enough range for the required seven circuits of a Grand Prix race and can recharge to 80% in about 45 minutes.
Mokwheel Basalt Power Station e-bike revealed with 28 mph top speed, 80-mile range and 1000 W power backup
Mokwheel is currently crowdfunding for its Basalt and Basalt St Power Station e-bikes. The vehicles have a top speed of 28 mph (~45 kph) and a range of up to 80 miles (~129 km). The motor permits both pedal assistance and twist-throttle power. With the compatible inverter, you can use the bike’s battery to power or charge devices such as smartphones and lights.
Hoollow hidden wireless charging station revealed with two 10 W charging pads
An Indiegogo campaign for the Hoollow hidden wireless charging station has begun. You can use the gadget to wirelessly charge two Qi-compatible devices simultaneously via 10 W charging pads. The station is designed to be installed under your desk to minimize distractions from your phone while you work.
KOSPET TANK M1 PRO Smartwatch arrives with up to 50-day battery life, heart rate monitor and Bluetooth calling
KOSPET has released the TANK M1 PRO Smartwatch, a cheaper gadget with up to 50 days of battery life in standby mode or 10 days with daily use. The outdoor watch has health features such as a heart rate monitor and a sleep tracking feature. You can make or receive a call and play music thanks to Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity.
Bugatti 9.0 e-scooter launches with 18.5 mph top speed and E-ABS braking
Bugatti has released the 9.0 e-scooter built in partnership with Bytech, first unveiled at CES 2022. The two-wheeler has a top speed of 18.5 mph (~29.8 kph) and up to 22 miles (~35 km) of range. The scooter has headlights, indicator lights, and a rear logo projection light. Plus, the vehicle has a dual braking system, including a rear E-ABS brake.
Cramer RM2700 robotic lawn mower with built-in 4G and GPS can cover up to 2,700 m²
The Cramer RM2700 is a new robotic lawn mower that can cover up to 2,700 m² (~29,063 ft²) between charges, with a runtime of approximately 70 minutes. You can control settings such as the cutting height and mowing schedule in an accompanying smartphone app. The gadget has 2G and 4G connectivity, plus built-in GPS, which helps to guide the robot accurately.
Tern NBD e-bike unveiled with ultra-low 39 cm step-through frame and up to 118 km range
Tern has released a new e-bike series, including NBD S5i and NBD P8i. The pedelecs have a top speed of 25 kph (or 20 mph in the US) and provide up to 118 km (~74 miles) range. An ultra-low step-through of 39 cm (~15.4-in) makes the vehicles accessible for many riders. Plus, the pedelec folds and can be moved or stored vertically.
Specter 1 s-pedelec arrives with 45 kph top speed and up to 160 km range
The Specter 1 s-pedelec is available to pre-order. The e-bike has a top speed of 45 kph (~28 mph) in Europe and is road legal; the limiter can be removed in other markets, though the vehicle is not yet certified for non-European routes. The longer-range version provides up to 160 km (~99 miles), with an average range of 60 km (~37 miles) across the various models.
Citroën ë-C4 X all-electric car unveiled with 223 mile range and 100 kW fast charging support
The Citroën ë-C4 X all-electric car has been revealed. The four-door model has up to 223 miles (~359 km) range, with regenerative braking technology and support for 100 kW fast charging. The EV has a top speed of 93 mph (~150 kph) and can accelerate from 0 to 62 mph (~100 kph) in 9.5 seconds.
REI Co-op Cycles Generation e bike launches as reliable commuter pedelec
The REI Co-op Cycles Generation e bike range has launched with two models, the Generation e1.1 and the Generation e1.2. Both pedelecs are equipped with reliable Bafang motors with a top assistance speed of 20 mph (~32 kph). The e1.2 has up to 50 miles (~80 km) range, with front and rear racks to carry luggage.
MG4 revealed as ID.3 competitor with 450 km range and 2022 European launch date
The MG4 Electric has been revealed, with a 2022 launch date for Europe. The rear-wheel-drive car has a range of up to 450 km (~280 miles) from a slim battery. The vehicle has a top speed of 160 kph (~99 mph) and can accelerate from 0 to 100 kph (~62 mph) in under eight seconds. The EV is being compared to the Volkswagen ID.3, particularly in size.
BMC Roadmachine AMP e-bikes launch with lightest weighing 11.8 kg
The BMC Roadmachine AMP e-bike series has been launched. All the pedelecs are equipped with a lightweight Mahle X20 Ultracompact Sport Hub Drive Unit; the lightest bike in the range weighs 11.8 kg (~26.0 lbs). The motor can assist you at speeds up to 32 kph (~20 mph), and the battery provides up to 140 km (~87 miles) range.
Belkin BOOSTCHARGE PRO 3-in-1 Wireless Charger with MagSafe upgrade supports fast charging for Apple Watch Series 7
The latest model of the Belkin BOOSTCHARGE PRO 3-in-1 Wireless Charger with MagSafe has been launched. The gadget supports Apple Watch Series 7 fast charging at the top possible speed, gaining 80% charge in 45 minutes. You can simultaneously charge a compatible smartphone at up to 15 W and AirPods at 5W.
IKEA SYMFONISK shelf with wireless charger launches with 18 W output
The IKEA SYMFONISK shelf with wireless charger, revealed earlier this month, has been launched in Europe. The new product is an adapter for the SYMFONISK shelf speaker. The accessory has a wireless charging pad for Qi-compatible devices and an 18 W USB-C port that allows you to charge a second gadget simultaneously.
Bosswerk portable solar generator revealed with up to 1.46 kWh capacity and 60 W fast charging ability
Bosswerk has unveiled a range of portable solar generators. The flagship model, the largest of the three, has a 1.46 kWh capacity and peak power of 4,000 W. The device has multiple ports, including USB-A ports, AC outlets and a 60 W fast-charging USB-C port. The Powerstations will be available in mid-July in some European countries.
Cannondale Moterra Neo EQ e-bike launches with 175 km range
Cannondale has launched a new e-bike, the Moterra Neo EQ. The hybrid bike is suitable for commuting and off-road rides. The pedelec has a Bosch motor and battery, assisting you at speeds up to 25 kph (~16 mph) for 175 km (~109 miles). Plus, the Moterra Neo EQ has a built-in display, headlights and kickstand.
PEARL revolt Solar Panel Powerbank launches with 20,000 mAh battery and wireless charging ability
PEARL has released the revolt Solar Panel Powerbank. The device has a 20,000 mAh battery that can add up to 100 hours of extra life to your smartphone. You can charge the gadget using its built-in solar panel or via USB-C. The portable powerbank has various ports, including 15 W USB-C, 10 W USB-A and a 5 W wireless charging pad.
Chimera BMX electric bike with 5,000 W motor launches this August
The Chimera BMX e-bike will launch this August. The company claims it has the highest power-to-weight ratio on the market, weighing 34 lbs (~15.4 kg) with a 5,000 W engine. The motor can assist you at speeds up to 35 mph (~56 kph) and hit 30 mph (~48 kph) in 4.5 seconds.
SHARGEEK STORM2 Slim portable power bank has 20,000 mAh battery and 100 W fast charging abilities
SHARGEEK is selling the new STORM2 Slim portable power bank via Indiegogo Indemand. The device has a 72 Wh or 20,000 mAh battery that can charge an iPhone seven times. USB-A and USB-C ports provide a total output of 130 W, with fast charging capabilities. You can control the gadget and view information about it via a touchscreen display.
Philips PicoPix MaxTV projector with up to 120-in HD image launches in Australia
The Philips PicoPix MaxTV projector is now available in Australia. The device can support resolutions up to 4K and cast images up to 120-in wide in True Full HD. The portable projector has up to four hours of life and weighs 1.96 kg (~4.4 lbs). The gadget is based on Android TV and has two integrated 12 W speakers.
IKEA SYMFONISK Shelf Wi-Fi Speaker discounted in UK and Australia
The IKEA SYMFONISK Shelf Wi-Fi Speaker is currently on sale. In the UK, you can get £15 (~US$18) off with an IKEA Family membership. In Australia, the company is offering AU$60 (~US$42) off the standard retail price. You can control the gadget using the IKEA Home Smart app or the Sonos app, and you can cast to the speaker via Apple AirPlay 2.
Morfuns Eole X folding e-bike launches with 115 km range
A crowdfunding campaign for the Morfuns Eole X folding e-bike has begun. The pedelec can be powered by a 350 W motor that can assist you at speeds up to 25 kph (~17 mph). The bike’s battery provides up to 115 km (~71 miles) of assisted range. The Eole X can be folded in 10 seconds and weighs 19 kg (~42 lbs).
Toshiba unveils palm-sized LiDAR with 300 m range for autonomous driving
Toshiba has revealed new LiDAR technology in the form of a palm-sized projector, measuring 71 cm³ (~4.3-in³). The device can be used to increase the detection range of an autonomous vehicle to 300 m (~984 ft). The company claims that the system can accurately read road conditions for a safer driving experience.
Aiways U5 electric SUV with 255-mile range set to launch in UK in 2023
Aiways overseas CEO, Alex Klose, has pledged to launch the U5 electric SUV in the UK within the next 12 months. The EV is already available in 14 European countries, including the Netherlands and France, starting from €38,275 (~US$40,446). The SUV has a 150 kW motor and up to 255 miles (410 km) range.
Bluetti PowerOak EB150 Portable Power Station 1000 W (1500 Wh) discounted in Europe
The Bluetti PowerOak EB150 Portable Power Station 1000 W (1500 Wh) is currently selling with a €100 (~US$106) discount in Europe. The power station can charge a laptop for 21.3 hours or a small fridge for 8.5 hours. You can recharge the device via a wall outlet or solar panels in as little as four hours.
Apple HomePod upgrade and updated Apple TV devices could be on the way
New Apple HomePod and updated Apple TV devices may be released within the next year, according to a report by Mark Gurman for Bloomberg. The upgraded HomePod would be closer to the original device, with size and audio quality to match. The new Apple TV model is slated to have greater processing power from an A14 chip.
Renault Megane E-Tech electric launches in UK with 280-mile range
The Renault Megane E-Tech electric SUV is now available to order in the UK. Three trim models are available with pricing starting from £35,995 (~US$44,247). The EV has up to 280 miles (~451 km) range and can accelerate from 0 to 62 mph (0 to 100 kph) in 7.5 seconds, thanks to a 160 kW 220 hp motor.
Mammotion KUMAR wireless robot lawn mower revealed with up to 12,000 m² range
Mammotion has revealed the KUMAR wireless robot lawn mower, designed for commercial use. The device can mow up to 12,000 m² (~129,167 ft²) between charges, and ultrasonic radar prevents the robot from bumping into pedestrians or pets. The LUBA lawn mower, recently released via a Kickstarter campaign, was shown alongside the KUMAR at spoga+gafa 2022
Roborock S7 Pro Ultra revealed with self-cleaning dock for 7 weeks of hands-free cleaning
Product listings for the Roborock S7 Pro Ultra have appeared on Amazon in several European countries, including the Netherlands, France and Italy. The robot vacuum has 5,100 Pa suction power and can mop at 3,000 rotations per minute. The device comes with a self-cleaning dock that allows up to seven weeks of hands-free cleaning.
Blaupunkt Enno Fat Folding E-bike has wide 20-in tires and up to 80 km range
The Blaupunkt Enno Fat Folding E-bike is a new pedelec from the brand. The bike has wide 20-in tires for a comfortable ride. A rear-mounted motor can assist you at speeds up to 25 kph (~16 mph) for around 80 km (~50 miles). The pedelec folds in multiple places, with foldable pedals and handlebar.
State Bicycle 6061 eBike Commuter launches with 100-mile range
State Bicycle Co. has launched its first e-bike, the 6061 eBike Commuter. The pedelec can assist you at speeds up to 20 mph (~32 kph) for up to 100 miles (~161 km). The commuter bike weighs around 38 lbs 13 oz (~17.6 kg) and can recharge fully in 3.5 hours. A backlit display is fitted to the e-bike as standard, with optional add-ons available,
Crow Gravital eGravel bike series launches with lightest model weighing 13 kg
The Gravital eGravel bikes are now on general sale. The lightest pedelec in the range, the UL 1 Ltd, weighs just 13 kg (~29 lbs). Each bike is fitted with a Fazua Ride 50 system, with a 250 W motor and 252 Wh battery. The motor can assist you at speeds up to 32 kph (~20 mph) for up to 80 km (~50 miles).
Garmin Forerunner 945 LTE receives Beta update with Real Time Stamina and Sleep Insights features
Garmin has released Beta update 6.04 for the Forerunner 945 LTE smartwatch. The software includes several new features, such as Real Time Stamina, Sleep Insights and Run/Walk Detection. There are also improvements to the media player stability and fixes for crashes and missing data.
Toyota bZ4X EV recall over fears tires may fall off affects 2,700 units
Toyota is recalling 2,700 units of the all-electric bZ4X over concerns that the tires could fall off. The issue is caused by hub bolts which can loosen with sharp turning or braking. The company is working to fix the problem, though no timings have been provided. In the meantime, customers are asked not to drive their new car.
Fengmi V10 4K Projector launches globally with 240 Hz refresh rate
The Fengmi V10 4K Projector is now available globally via Banggood. The gadget has a 240 Hz refresh rate and 12 ms latency, which the company suggests gears the device towards gamers. The device can throw images up to 180-in across and supports HDR10+. You can cast to the projector via Apple AirPlay or connect through HDMI ARC and 2.1 ports.
Anker 757 PowerHouse launching in Europe with 1,227 Wh capacity and discount
The Anker 757 PowerHouse will launch in Germany on July 4. You can currently sign-up to the Anker mailing list to receive a €300 (~US$316) discount on the product. The power station has a 1,227 Wh capacity and a maximum output of 1,500 W. Nine ports on the gadget include 100 W USB-C and 1,500 W AC outlets.
Philips Hue reveals new products including Go portable table lamp with up to 48-hour battery life
Signify has unveiled new Philips Hue smart lighting products that will launch this summer. Included in the lineup is the Go portable table lamp with up to 48 hours of battery life. Also part of the range is the Perifo track lighting system, the Tap dial switch and the Signe gradient lamp, which comes with a new Wake Up feature.
ECOVACS DEEBOT T10 Turbo robot vacuum cleaner unveiled with 5,200 Pa suction and self-cleaning dock
A product listing for the ECOVACS DEEBOT T10 Turbo robot vacuum cleaner has appeared on Amazon Germany. The device has 5,200 Pa suction power and the OZMO Turbo 2.0 rotary mopping system. Plus, a self-cleaning dock will automatically empty the robot's dustbin, top up the water tank and clean and dry the mop.
Xiaomi IMILAB Smart Video Doorbell with 4 MP camera has real-time alerts and AI human detection
IMILAB, a Xiaomi subsidiary company, is currently crowdfunding for the Smart Video Doorbell on Kickstarter. The gadget has a 4 MP camera and AI human detection technology. You can remotely answer your door with two-way HD-video calling or using Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant voice commands.
Transition Relay 2-in-1 e-bike revealed with Fazua Ride60 system
Transition has unveiled the Relay, a 2-in-1 bike that combines a mountain bike and an e-bike. A Fazua Ride60 system can assist you with electric power, and you can detach the motor to ride the bike in analog without the additional weight. The company claims that the bike is much lighter than other e-bikes, though it has not confirmed the exact weight; the full specification will be revealed closer to the Spring 2023 launch.
Decathlon Magic Bike concept has Keyless Go and up to 90 km assisted range
Decathlon has unveiled a new concept bike, the Magic Bike or B’TWIN Concept_01, designed for commuters. An electric motor can assist you at speeds up to 25 kph (~16 mph) for up to 90 km (~56 miles). Other features of the pedelec include an automatic gear system, Keyless Go and an alarmed kickstand.
Twelve South HiRise 3 Wireless Charging Stand launches with 10 W MagSafe charger
Twelve South has launched the HiRise 3 Wireless Charging Stand. You can use the 3-in-1 gadget to simultaneously charge an iPhone, an Apple Watch and AirPods, with a full charge taking around 150 minutes. A MagSafe charger suspends your phone upright while charging, allowing you to continue to use the device.
Toyota O-Uchi Kyuden battery storage revealed with 8.7 kWh capacity
Toyota has unveiled the O-Uchi Kyuden battery storage system, designed for use in the home. While you can use the gadget daily, it could be advantageous in a power cut. The device has a rated capacity of 8.7 kWh and a rated output of 5.5 kWh. Plus, you can use an intelligent photovoltaic system to regulate your energy consumption at different times of day.
Bluetti EB70 Portable Power Station discounted with 716 Wh capacity and up to 1000 W output
The Bluetti EB70 Portable Power Station is currently discounted in Europe, with a £100 (~US$123) or €50 (~US$53) saving. The device has multiple ports, including 230 V AC outlets, 100 W USB-C ports and a 15 W wireless charging pad. Plus, you can recharge the LiFePO4 battery with a 716 Wh capacity in four hours.
Zeblaze Beyond 2 smartwatch launches with SpO2 monitor and up to 40-day battery life
The Zeblaze Beyond 2 is now available to pre-order via Banggood. The smartwatch has up to 40 days of battery life when in Power Save mode. Health features of the device include built-in heart rate and SpO2 monitors, plus you can use the device to track your activity. The gadget has a 390 x 450 px display with a range of watch faces.
Anker 321 Power Bank (PowerCore 5K) launches with 5,200 mAh battery and 12 W charging
The Anker 321 Power Bank (PowerCore 5K) is now available in European countries, including the UK and Germany. The device has a 5,200 mAh battery allowing it to charge an iPhone 12 fully; PowerIQ technology enables fast charging at up to 12 W. The portable gadget has USB-A and USB-C ports and weighs 4.2 oz (~118 g).
Honda Striemo three-wheeled scooter revealed with 30 km range
Honda start-up Striemo has unveiled a three-wheeled e-scooter of the same name. The micro-mobility vehicle has a top speed of 25 kph (~16 mph) and can travel up to 30 km (~19 miles) between charges. A balance aiding mechanism provides stability, making it hard for you to fall off the scooter, even at lower speeds.
Volkswagen set to overtake Tesla in global EV sales by 2024
New research suggests that Volkswagen will overtake Tesla as the world's largest producer of electric vehicles by 2024. The German company is already the top EV manufacturer in Europe, with new models such as the ID. Buzz launching this year. Tesla remains the number-one electric vehicle maker in the US, claiming 75% of sales in the first three months of this year.
Skarper electric motor transforms standard bike into high-performance e-bike
Skarper has unveiled its e-bike conversion kit to transform a regular bike into a pedelec. The DiskDrive replaces the rear disc rotor and can assist you for up to 60 km (~37 miles) at speeds up to 32 kph (~20 mph). You can easily detach the motor, and a switch on the gadget lets you quickly turn the pedal assistance on or off.
Toyota Compact Cruiser concept EV wins 2022 Car Design Award
Toyota has announced that its Compact Cruiser concept all-electric vehicle has won the 2022 Car Design Award. Plus, new images of an actual car model have been released. The off-road EV has strong body sections and a built-in ladder and roof rack. Toyota says it has designed the lifestyle-focused car for young city dwellers.
KTM Macina Aera 671 LFC leads the pack in e-bike test by Stiftung Warentest
German consumer organisation Stiftung Warentest has pitted nine SUV e-bikes against each other in a recent test. Seven of the nine pedelecs were rated as ‘good’, and the overall winner was the KTM Macina Aera 671 LFC. The e-MTB is powered by a Bosch motor, assisting you at speeds up to 25 kph (~16 mph).
EarFun UBOOM L portable Bluetooth speaker launches with 16 hour playback time
EarFun has launched the UBOOM L portable Bluetooth speaker. The device is waterproof with an IP67 rating and up to 16 hours of playback time. The gadget has many features, including Stereo Pairing and voice assistant compatibility. Various settings optimize the sound output for your environment, and JumboBass technology enhances lower frequencies.
Anker 535 USB-C Hub for iMac has a 10 Gbps transfer speed
The newly launched Anker 535 USB-C Hub for iMac is currently on offer at Amazon; Prime customers in the US can purchase the device for US$53.99. The gadget has multiple ports, including USB-A and USB-C, with up to 10 Mbps file transfer speeds. Also included on the device are SD and microSD card slots.
Amazon announces July Prime Day event with smart home deals and over 30 free games
Amazon has announced that its next Prime Day event will take place on July 12 and 13, reaching new countries, including Sweden and Poland. Many smart home devices will be part of the sale from brands such as iRobot, Ring and eero. Plus, Amazon Prime gaming is offering customers over 30 titles for free.
NOMVDIC X300 Full HD projector with Harman Kardon speakers is crowdfunding
NOMVDIC has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo for the X300 projector. The device can throw images measuring up to 100-in across with up to 350 ANSI lm brightness. Custom-built Harman Kardon speakers provide an immersive sound experience, and you can stream content to the gadget via a smart device.
Dolby and Dirac partner for optimized in-car audio experience debuting in NIO ET7
Audio companies Dolby and Dirac have partnered on an in-car vehicle experience. Dirac algorithms optimize the sound for the speaker and vehicle layouts, while Dolby Atmos brings 3D audio. The technology will be used first in the NIO ET7, which will be available in Europe later this year.
Marshall reveals new Bluetooth home speakers with up to 100.5 dB SPL
Three new Bluetooth home speakers have been unveiled by Marshall: Acton III, Stanmore III and Woburn III. The devices have an improved soundstage with tools to optimize the output automatically. Each gadget in the range has a different size and speaker system, with the largest, Woburn III, delivering up to 100.5 dB at 1 m (~3.3 ft).
AUN ET50S projector released with 150-in image and Android OS
The AUN ET50S projector is now available via AliExpress. The gadget has a 1.3:1 throw ratio for images up to 150-in wide. An LED light source generates an HD image with up to 6,000 ANSI lm brightness. Android 9 OS is used in the device, and you can connect to it via Apple AirPlay and other screen casting methods.
Kia EV6 GT all-electric car with 577 bhp will debut this month
Kia has announced that it will showcase the EV6 GT all-electric vehicle later this month at the Goodwood Festival of speed. The car has 577 bhp, a top speed of 162 mph (~260 kph) and can accelerate from 0 to 62 mph (~100 kph) in 3.5 seconds. You currently can pre-order the car in the UK with deliveries starting this December.
SwitchBot Lock can transform regular locks into smart locks with NFC reader
The SwitchBot Lock has been revealed, enabling you to turn your regular locks into smart locks. There are multiple ways to unlock the gadget, including via an app, voice commands, an NFC tag or your fingerprint; some additional SwitchBot products are required to access all unlocking methods. The battery-powered device will go on sale on June 20th for US$99.99.
Xiaomi Mijia Sleeping Wake-up Light launches with 198 LEDs
Xiaomi is crowdfunding via its mall platform in China for the Mijia Sleeping Wake-up Light. The gadget can help get you to sleep and wake you up naturally using light and sound. The gadget has 198 LEDs, delivering a light temperature range of 1800 to 4000 K. You can control the device using built-in buttons or the Mijia app.
Toyota bZ4X GR Sport electric performance SUV could be on the way
The chief engineer of the bZ4X, Daisuke Ido, has revived rumors that Toyota could release a GR Sport performance version of the electric SUV. The company showed a bZ4X GR Sport concept earlier this year; now, Ido suggests that the company is discussing a production model. The standard bZ4X launched in the UK earlier this month with a 150 kW drivetrain.
Nreal announces Steam games beta including DiRT Rally and Halo series
Nreal has announced that it will launch a Steam beta later this month for the Nreal Light and Nreal Air glasses. Not all Steam games will be supported, though DiRT Rally and the Halo series have been named as AAA titles available. The company has also revealed plans for AR Jam, a hackathon offering over US$100,000 in prizes.
Mercedes-Benz announces 2022 EQB SUV US pricing and trim levels
Mercedes-Benz has announced that the 2022 EQB SUV will start from US$54,500 in the US, with deliveries to dealerships expected this summer. The EV offers up to 257 miles (~414 km) of range and can charge from 10 to 80% via 100 W fast charging in 32 minutes. Two optional trim levels will be available alongside the base model.
CUPRA UrbanRebel EV will launch in 2025 with 440 km range
CUPRA has revealed more details about the UrbanRebel, which will start to be delivered in 2025. The car will have a 440 km (~273 miles) range and acceleration from 0 to 100 kph (~62 mph) in 6.9 seconds. Two more electrified models are due from the brand in 2024, the Terramar and Tavascan. The trio are expected to retail starting from €20,000 (~US$20,961).
TAG Heuer Connected Calibre E4 gets NFT watch face feature
TAG Heuer has released a new Lens watch face feature that enables you to showcase your NFTs on a Connected Calibre E4 smartwatch. You can choose from various animated layouts and time displays. Plus, the company has partnered with Ledger to ensure the NFTs are accessed securely.
Xming Mini Projector Q1 SE with up to 120-in image is on offer in Europe
The Xming Mini Projector Q1 SE is currently selling at 33% off the standard retail price in Europe. The portable device can generate images up to 120-in across with a 1080p native resolution. A sound system with two 3 W speakers is built into the machine, plus the projector supports screen mirroring from various Android and iOS devices.
2024 Polestar 5 will be showcased this month alongside Polestar 2 BST edition 270
Polestar has announced that it will debut the model 5 at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this month. The company has also released new images of the four-door EV. At the same event, Polestar will unveil the 2 BST edition 270, which has 469 bhp and can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph (~97 kph) in 4.2 seconds.
Rivian R1S electric SUV customers hit with up to nine-month delivery delay
Rivian has reportedly sent letters to some customers informing them of a delay in delivering their R1S electric SUV. The most significant reported wait is an additional nine months until December this year. Supply chain issues have been cited as the reason for the delay, with new customers told to expect delivery in late 2023.
TP-Link Kasa Smart Plug Mini with Apple HomeKit support launches
TP-Link has launched a new Kasa Smart Plug Mini that supports Apple HomeKit. The gadget is also compatible with Samsung, Amazon and Google smart home systems. You can use the device to control non-smart devices in your home and monitor your energy consumption in real-time.
ProximiKey Padlock with NFC reader launches on Kickstarter
ProximiKey has launched a Kickstarter campaign for its first product, the ProximiKey Padlock. The device uses NFC technology to allow you to keylessly open the lock with your smartphone. An accompanying iOS app lets you control the gadget and share access with friends and family; an Android app will be released early next year.
Chevrolet Blazer EV teased in new image ahead of July reveal date
Chevrolet has released a new teaser image of the Blazer EV, which is set to be officially unveiled on July 18th. The first version of the car, with a Super Sport trim, is expected to be available in Spring 2023. Further details about the vehicle, such as its range, acceleration and price, are yet to be revealed.
Rune Labs StrivePD Parkison's monitoring Apple Watch app receives FDA approval
The FDA has cleared Rune Labs to collect Parkinson's symptom information from patients via its StrivePD Apple watch app. The software can detect tremors and other symptoms of the disease and can be used to log the benefits felt by medication. Rune Labs will use the data collected by the app in clinical trials for new Parkinson's therapeutics.
Samsung Crystal 4K UHD Smart TV 2022 series launches in India with HDR10+ and voice assistant support
Samsung has launched the Crystal 4K UHD Smart TV 2022 series in India. The TV can upscale content to 4K and supports HDR10+. You can use multiple modes on the gadget, such as Film Mode and Auto Game Mode with ALLM. Ports on the bezel-less TV include USB and eARC HDMI, and you can control the device with Bixby, Alexa or Google Assistant voice commands.
Lightyear 0 solar-powered car revealed with 2022 delivery date
Lightyear has unveiled the Lightyear 0, a car powered partly by a solar panel on its roof. The vehicle will go into production in the Fall, with deliveries expected to start in November. The car has a 625 km (~388 miles) range and a top speed of 160 kph (~99 mph). The company estimates that the car could last for around seven months between charges in a sunny climate.
Xiaomi MI EA Pro 2022 4K TV released with thin bezel and DTS audio support
The Xiaomi MI TV EA Pro 2022 series is now available to pre-order in China. The 4K TVs have MEMC image enhancement technology and support for DTS audio decoding. A thin bezel surrounds the device, with an overall 95.1% screen-to-body ratio. The MIUI TV 3.0 OS allows you to stream from various services and control the gadget with voice commands.
Fingerbot Sense smart touchless button-pusher launches via Kickstarter campaign
Adaprox has launched a Kickstarter campaign for the Fingerbot sense, a touchless button-pusher that can be controlled remotely via Zigbee or Bluetooth. You can command the gadget with a remote, via an app or with voice commands. Plus, you can adapt the device for various buttons, such as long-press or toggle switches.
Amazon Blink video doorbell arrives with 1080p HD camera and bundle offer
Amazon Blink’s first video doorbell is now available. The gadget has a 1080p day camera, infrared night camera, and built-in two-way audio. You can choose to receive phone or Alexa voice notifications when the doorbell rings or motion is detected. A bundle including the video doorbell and a Sync 2 Module is currently US$25 off in the US.
Bluetti AC200MAX power station with 2,084 Wh is on offer in Europe
The Bluetti AC200MAX power station is currently on offer in Europe. The device has a 2,084 Wh LiFePO4 battery and various ports such as AC outlets, 18 W USB-A ports, a 100 W USB-C port and 15 W wireless charging pads. A £200 (~US$243) discount is currently available in the UK, with a €310 (~US$323) offered in other European countries.
Arlo Pro 4 XL and Ultra 2 XL security cameras have motion-activated spotlight and 365-day battery life
Arlo has released two new wireless outdoor security cameras, the Pro 4 XL and the Ultra 2 XL. Both devices are equipped with batteries that can run for a whole year between charges. Other features of the gadgets include a built-in spotlight and alarm system. Plus, Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant support enable you to integrate the cameras with your smart home system.
Anker 625 Solar Panel released with 100 W power output and USB-C port
Anker has launched the 625 Solar Panel, converting up to 23% of sunlight into solar energy. The portable device has an adjustable kickstand and carrying handle. You can charge a power station via XT-60 output at up to 100 W. Built into the device are USB-C and USB-A ports, allowing you to charge two devices simultaneously.
MechArm 270-Pi lightweight robot arm launches based on Raspberry Pi
Elephant Robotics has launched the MechArm 270-Pi, a robotic arm controlled by a Raspberry Pi 4B chip. The arm has six DOF, a 270 mm (~10.6-in) motion radius and a maximum payload of 250 g (~8.8 oz). You can connect to the gadget via Bluetooth, control it with voice commands and trigger motion via object or facial recognition.
Anker 535 PowerHouse launches in Europe with 512 Wh capacity and 500 W maximum power output
The Anker 535 PowerHouse has launched in European countries, including the UK, Netherlands and Sweden. The power station has a 512 Wh capacity, a 500 W maximum power output and a total output of 716 W. Multiple ports are included on the device, such as USB-C, USB-A and AC outlets, plus it has a built-in light.
Zipforce ONE portable motor can turn a regular bike into an e-bike
The Zipforce ONE kit can transform your standard bicycle into an e-bike. The kit comes with a motor that can assist you at speeds up to 25 kph (~16 mph) and a rechargeable battery with a range of up to 60 km (~37 miles). Also included in the package, currently available in some European countries, are a charger, pedal sensor and bike mount.
Toyota bZ4X deliveries commence in Europe and North America
Toyota has started to deliver its bZ4X EV to customers in the US, as the vehicle officially launches in the UK. The car will be delivered to European customers this summer, but higher than expected demand has pushed the Australian release date back to next year. The vehicle has a maximum range of 317 miles (~510 km) and a top speed of 100 mph (~161 kph).
Microlino electric minicar configurator opens as EV reaches 30,000 reservations
Microlino has opened up a configurator tool for customers to adapt their microcar. So far, the EV has received over 30,000 reservations. The vehicle is around a third of the size of an average car, capable of carrying two passengers and up to 220 L of luggage. The Microlino has a top speed of 90 kph (~56 mph) and can accelerate from 0 to 50 kph (0 to 31 mph) in 5 seconds.
DreameBot D10 Plus Robot Vacuum and Mop launches with discount and free gift
The DreameBot D10 Plus Robot Vacuum and Mop is now available to pre-order. The device comes with an auto-emptying dustbin, which the company suggests can provide 45 days of hand-free cleaning. The gadget has 4,000 Pa suction power and can be controlled using Alexa or Google Assistant voice commands.
STEPVR Gates01 VR deck launches with multidirectional treadmill
The STEPVR Gates01 VR deck has been revealed. The cube-shaped device includes an omnidirectional treadmill and a harness to keep you centred as you moved. The gadget comes with a 4K headset and will be launched later this year. A similar, more compact device for personal use will be released early in 2023.
KEF LSX II Wireless Hi-Fi System unveiled with AirPlay 2 support and HDMI eARC
KEF has revealed the LSX II Wireless Hi-Fi System that will launch on June 23rd. The device builds on the award-winning LSX speaker, with connectivity options including Apple AirPlay 2, Google Chromecast and an HDMI eARC port. Each speaker has a 100 W output, with a maximum combined volume of 102 dB.
Canyon Spectral:ON e-mountain bike launches with 900 Wh battery
The Canyon Spectral:ON e-mountain bike range has launched with a 900 Wh battery for up to 60 miles (~97 km) of assisted range. The series has three carbon frame bikes, with the lightest weighing 50.16 lbs (~22.75 kg). A Shimano EP8 motor delivers up to 85 Nm of torque for the 12-gear vehicle.
IKEA and Swedish House Mafia collaborate on OBEGRÄNSAD range including record player
New products from the IKEA and Swedish House Mafia partnership, a range named OBEGRÄNSAD, have been revealed at Milan Design Week. The latest items include an armchair, a desk built for music producers and a record player. The player will have multiple speaker connection options, plus a replaceable cartridge and needle.
Xiaomi Electric Scooter 3 Lite weighing 13 kg could soon arrive in Europe
A product page on the global Xiaomi site for the Electric Scooter 3 Lite has appeared. In Germany and Italy, listings for various certifications have been spotted, suggesting that the vehicle will soon be available in these countries, and perhaps in Europe more widely. The lightweight scooter weighs 13 kg (~29 lbs) and has a top speed of 25 kph (~16 mph).
Fucare HU3 Pro seated electric scooter mini bike arrives in the US with cruise control
The Fucare HU3 Pro seated electric scooter mini bike is now available in the US. The vehicle has a 250 W motor with a maximum speed of 20 mph (~32 kph) and can travel up to 40 miles (~64 km) between charges. Features of the foldable e-scooter include Cruise Control and Walk Boost modes and an LCD display.
Vida-a-gogo electric scooter revealed with keyless remote start feature and smartphone mount
Omvos has launched a Kickstarter campaign for the Vida-a-gogo electric scooter. The vehicle has a 400 W motor, a top speed of 19 mph (30 kph) and a 31 mile (50 km) range. Other features of the seated e-scooter include a keyless remote start and an anti-theft wheel locking and alarm system.
Samsung Wireless Charger+ charging pad reportedly on the way
Reports suggest that Samsung is working on a device which it will call the Samsung Wireless Charger+. Filings with the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) give little information about the device besides its name. However, it could be similar to the recently released 15 W Super Fast Wireless Charger Pad.
Rockrider E-ST 500 27.5-in e-mountain bike launches with 250 W mid-mounted motor
Rockrider has launched the E-ST 500 27.5-in e-mountain bike. The E-MTB has a 250 W centrally mounted motor that can assist you at speeds up to 25 kph (~16 mph). The eight-gear bike has three speed modes and comfort features such as an Evo saddle and an upright sitting position.
LG OLED Objet Collection Posé and Easel lifestyle TVs will launch later this year
LG has announced that it will showcase its Objet Collection Posé and Easel TVs at Milan Design week before launching them this Fall. The lifestyle TVs have unusual designs, with the Easel mimicking its namesake and the Posé aiming for a high-end look. Both devices feature LG’s OLED evo technology.
Vivo 50 W Wireless FlashCharge charger now available globally with discount
The vivo 50 W Wireless FlashCharge charger is now available globally from distributors, including Giztop, which currently offers a 45% discount. The device can fully charge some vivo smartphones in 42 minutes. You can also charge other Qi-compatible devices with the gadget, though these are limited to 15 W wireless charging.
Kingston IronKey Vault Privacy 50 Encrypted USB launches with Brute Force and BadUSB attack protection
Kingston has revealed the IronKey Vault Privacy 50 Encrypted USB series. The devices have both Brute Force and BadUSB attack protection, and read-only settings. You can set 16-character passwords in Complex mode, plus the gadget has a new passphrase mode allowing you to set a password with up to 64-characters.
Xiaomi Smart Door Lock M20 launches with Apple HomeKit compatibility and NFC reader
The Xiaomi Smart Door Lock M20 is now available to pre-order in China. There are seven ways to unlock the device, such as with your fingerprint, an NFC tag or an iOS device, thanks to support for Apple HomeKit. The gadget also comes with a backup physical key and an indoor emergency fast unlock knob.
Case X MacBook six-port USB-C hub launches via Kickstarter with optional external storage
Byrdbyte is currently crowdfunding for its Case X MacBook USB-C hub on Kickstarter. The attachable laptop case has six ports, including microSD and SD card readers, and a 100 W USB-C port. USB-A ports on the device can handle data transfer at speeds up to 10 Gbps, and one model has an SSD interface.
Bluetti EP500Pro Power Station launches in Europe with 5,100 Wh capacity and solar charging capability
The Bluetti EP500Pro Power Station is now available in Europe. The device has a long-lasting LiFePO4 5,100 Wh battery that you can charge at up to 4,000 W via AC and solar panels. The gadget has multiple ports, including AC outlets, USB-A and USB-C ports, plus wireless charging pads.
Satechi USB-C Slim Dock for 24-in iMac launches with built-in SSD enclosure
Satechi has launched the USB-C Slim Dock for 24-in iMacs. The dock features a built-in NVMe SATA NGFF enclosure compatible with M.2 SSD. Also included are multiple ports, such as USB-C and USB-A ports, capable of data transfer speeds up to 10 Gbps; however, these cannot be used for charging.
IKEA SYMFONISK wireless charging shelf for Wi-Fi Sonos speaker revealed
IKEA will release a wireless charging shelf accessory shortly for its SYMFONISK Shelf Wi-Fi speaker. The adapter will enable you to charge smartphones and other Qi-compatible gadgets wirelessly, plus the device has an 18 W USB-C port. IKEA released the second-generation SYMFONISK Shelf Wi-Fi speaker earlier this year, built in partnership with Sonos.
Anker 521 Power Strip launches with six outlets including 30 W USB-C
Anker has launched the 521 Power Strip, which you can use to charge six devices simultaneously. The gadget has three USB-A outlets and two 12 W USB-A ports. Plus, a 30 W USB-C port can charge an iPhone 13 in less than half the time needed when using a standard 5 W charger. Anker suggests that you could use the gadget to declutter a desk, dorm or hotel room.
Bluetti EB3A Solar Generator with 268 Wh battery launches this month with early bird discount
The Bluetti EB3A Solar Generator is due to launch on June 14th. You can charge the portable power bank via AC, car outlet, or solar panels. There are many ports on the device, including a 100 W USB-C port and a 15 W wireless charging pad. Customers who order the device early may be eligible for a 23% discount.
Xiaomi Mijia Desk Lamp 1S Enhanced is compatible with Apple HomeKit
The Xiaomi Mijia Desk Lamp 1S Enhanced is available in China. The LED lamp produces light similar to natural light with up to 520 lm brightness, and you can adjust the brightness and color temperature settings. The gadget is compatible with Apple HomeKit, enabling you to control the device with Siri voice commands.
Hisense Vidda C1 4K Full Color Laser Projector revealed with 240 Hz refresh rate
Hisense has unveiled the Vidda C1 4K Full Color Laser Projector. The gadget is now available to pre-order in China, with deliveries expected to start next month. The projector can produce images up to 150-in wide, with a 240 Hz refresh rate and low latency. Plus, technologies from Dolby and DTS are supported.
Huawei Smart Screen SE Pro 4K TV launches with MEMC and built-in camera
The Huawei Smart Screen SE55 Pro and SE65 Pro TVs are available to pre-order in China. The 4K TVs have over one billion colors, and MEMC technology enhances the image. You can connect to the device via an HDMI 2.1 port for ultra-low latency gaming, and a built-in camera can be used for video calls and AR workouts.
Sony BRAVIA XR A75K and A90K 4K OLED TVs available for UK pre-order
Sony has revealed more details about the European release dates of its BRAVIA XR A75K and A90K TVs. Both are now available to pre-order in the UK and will shortly be available in other European countries. The TVs feature the Cognitive Processor XR, plus the new BRAVIA CAM for gesture control.
Hisense ULED U7H and U8H Smart TVs to launch this summer with Game Mode Pro, Dolby Vision and HDR10+ support
This summer, the Hisense ULED U7H and U8H TVs will launch in Europe and the US. The device’s Game Mode Pro reduces lag and improves response time, and Sports Mode enhances the clarity of moving objects. Plus, the gadgets support HDR10+, Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos technologies.
Dockcier Thunderbolt 3 dock launches with external SSD drive for up to 8 TB storage boost
The Dockcier Thunderbolt 3 dock and external SSD drive is crowdfunding on Kickstarter. The accessory has many ports, including HDMI and USB Type-C, to support dual 8K output, 100 W power output and 15 W wireless charging. You can opt for an up to 8 TB SSD, which you can easily swap out thanks to the enclosure's design.
ChillWell Portable AC with fast evaporative cooling has a 3.5-hour lifetime
The ChillWell Portable AC can provide up to 3.5 hours of evaporative cooling between charges. The gadget can act as an air cooler, a fan and a humidifier. Plus, the company claims that the device can produce cold air in 30 seconds, working best in high-temperature, low humidity environments.
Xiaomi Mi Water Purifier H800G Pro with NFC reader revealed
The Xiaomi Mi Water Purifier H800G Pro is now available to pre-order in China. The device has a six-stage filtration system which can last for up to five years. Smart features of the water filter include a tap to dispense tool, thanks to a built-in NFC reader. Plus, you can monitor the gadget's status in the Mijia app.
Harley-Davidson’s Serial 1 BASH/MTN mountain e-bike with single gear unveiled
The BASH/MTN e-bike from Harley-Davidson’s Serial 1 has been launched. The gadget has a simple design with one gear, and the only suspension is found in the seat post. Smart connectivity features on the e-bike include turn-by-turn directions and in-app ride reports. The motor will assist you at speeds up to 20 mph (~32 kph).
Xiaomi Mijia Refridgerator 610 L Rock with 20 compartments launches
The Xiaomi Mijia Refrigerator 610 L Rock is now available to pre-order in China. The large fridge has 20 compartments, with space maximizing features like an ultra-thin air duct. You can control the temperature of the fridge freezer via an LED panel on the door, the Mijia app or voice commands.
Amazon eero Pro 6E and 6+ mesh Wi-Fi systems arrive in Europe with speeds up to 2.3 Gbps
The Amazon eero Pro 6E and 6+ mesh Wi-Fi systems are now available in Europe. The Pro 6E can provide speeds up to 2.3 Gbps for VR gaming and 8K streaming. The cheaper 6+ can deliver speeds up to 1 Gbps and support 75 devices simultaneously. Both gadgets have built-in Zigbee for smart home integration.
STRØM City W and City M 2.0 e-bikes launch with built-in mobile charging system
The STRØM City W and City M 2.0 e-bikes are now crowdfunding on Indiegogo. The bikes come with two motor options, providing assisted speeds up to 32 kph (~20 mph), with a 50 km range as standard. Both vehicles have a built-in mobile charging system and LED display to show information about your ride.
Decathlon Stilus E-AM 29-in e-bike with Bosch Performance Line CX Gen4 motor launches
The Decathlon Stilus E-AM 29-in e-bike is now available in Germany. The bike has a Bosch motor that can assist you at speeds up to 25 kph (~16 mph), and a 625 Wh battery provides up to five hours of assistance. 29-in (~74 cm) tires, suspension and shock absorbers provide a comfortable experience.
Lenovo Xiaoxin 520 Chocolate Smart Projector with 8K decoding and HDR10+ support launches
The Lenovo Xiaoxin 520 Chocolate Smart Projector is now available in China. The compact projector is 4.8 cm (~1.9-in) thick and has a 1.2:1 throw ratio to produce images up to 120-in (~305 cm) wide. The gadget has smart features, including auto-keystone and intelligent obstacle avoidance, thanks to a built-in camera and LiDAR sensor.
Ecovacs Deebot T10 Plus launches with self-emptying docking station and air freshener
The Ecovacs Deebot T10 Plus robot vacuum and mop has been unveiled. The gadget has 3,000 Pa suction power and an oscillating mopping system. A self-emptying docking station with a 3.2 L dustbin allows hands-free cleaning, and the robot can clean for up to 195 minutes on a single charge.
MEDION LIFE OLED smart TV launches with Dolby Vision, Dolby Atmos and HDR10 support
The MEDION LIFE OLED smart TV is now available in Germany. The 4K TV supports HDR10, Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos. The gadget has a built-in speaker system and an integrated sub-woofer. You can stream content via Bluetooth and control the device with voice commands.
Lenovo YOGA L5 lamp with 10 W wireless charging base unveiled
The Lenovo YOGA L5 lamp with 10 W wireless charging base has been announced. The desk lamp can charge many devices, and the LED light has ten brightness levels. Lenovo claims that the gadget has been certified for eye protection in China, where the product is expected to launch on May 24th.
Xiaomi Mijia Direct Drive Washing and Drying Machine 10 kg with air wash mode launches
The Xiaomi Mijia Direct Drive Washing and Drying Machine 10 kg is now available to pre-order in China. The device has a quiet and efficient DD motor and 26 washing and drying modes. A smart feature automatically pauses the cycle when the clothes are dry, and there is an air wash mode to steam clean clothes.
Baseus GaN 100 W Fast Charger launches with USB-C and USB-A ports
The Baseus Gallium Nitride 100 W Fast Charger is now available to pre-order in China. The plug has a USB-C and a USB-A port, allowing you to charge two devices simultaneously. The gadget supports PD, QC and PPS fast charging technologies, plus the device has eight-fold protection against potential faults.
Xiaomi K200 laser printer launches with NFC reader for one-tap printing
The Xiaomi K200 laser printer is now available to pre-order in China. There are multiple ways to connect to the gadget, including Air Tap mode, which uses a built-in NFC reader to allow you to tap your smartphone to start printing. The device has smart features such as auto-straightening and color and readability enhancements.
Xiaomi Mijia Intelligent Dual-Purpose Dishwasher S1 launches with auto-opening door
The Xiaomi Mijia Intelligent Dual-Purpose Dishwasher S1 is now available to pre-order in China. The gadget has an intelligent door that can automatically open and close, plus a hot air drying mode. Built-in sensors and AI can select the best washing cycle for the dishes, or you can choose your settings via the Mijia app or with voice commands.
Mammotion LUBA wireless robot lawn mower with ultrasonic sensors launches
Mammotion has announced LUBA, its first wireless robotic lawn mower. The all-wheel-drive robot can mow an area up to 5,000 m² (~53,820 ft²) between charges. Four sensors give the gadget a 220° field of view, and an RTK system enables the device to plan the most efficient route.
LG CineBeam HU915QE ultra-short-throw 4K projector unveiled
LG has revealed the CineBeam HU915QE ultra-short-throw projector. The three-channel laser projector can produce images 120-in wide with 4K resolution at a 0.19 throw ratio. The device has multiple technologies to enhance the picture's brightness and color. Plus, the gadget has a built-in 2.2 channel speaker system. Update: The projector will go on sale in the US in mid-June for US$5,996.
Bluetti AC300 modular battery has optional solar panel charging
The Bluetti AC300 modular battery is now on sale in Canada. The device is already available in other countries, offering up to 12,288 Wh capacity with optional add-ons. You can charge the device via a wall outlet or using solar panels. The generator has multiple outlets, such as a 100 W USB-C port and two 15 W wireless charging pads.
Mercedes-Benz and Sila reveal new energy-dense batteries for extended-range G-Class EV
Mercedes-Benz has announced that it will use new silicon anode technology from Sila in an extended-range version of its G-Class EV. The material has a high energy density and will be manufactured at the company's Washington state facility. The new G-class with the Sila batteries is planned for release in 2025.
Mercedes-AMG Vision all-electric concept sports car revealed
Mercedes-AMG has unveiled an all-electric concept sports car, the Vision AMG. The car is built on the AMG.EA platform, which is due to be released in 2025. The vehicle has a YASA axial flux motor and a high-performance battery set low down in the four-door car, allowing comfortable room for four people.
Aqara D100 Zigbee smart door lock with HomeKit support launches
The Aqara D100 Zigbee smart door lock is now available in Singapore, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates (UAE). The device is compatible with Apple HomeKit, allowing you to unlock the door with Home Key or Siri voice commands. Alternatively, you can use the gadget’s built-in fingerprint scanner or NFC reader.
Outdoor Element Roku TV launches with 4K display and anti-glare screen
The Outdoor Element Roku TV is now available in the US. The device is optimized to tackle the elements, with an anti-glare screen and IP55 weather protection rating. The TV has a 4K display and supports HDR10. Plus, the built-in Roku platform enables you to watch cable and use streaming services.
Huawei 2022 Smart Screen V Pro mini LED TVs launch with VRR and ALLM
The Huawei 2022 Smart Screen V Pro mini LED TVs are now available in China. The devices have a 4K display with support for variable refresh rate (VRR) and auto low latency mode (ALLM). A speaker system built into the gadget has been co-designed with Devialet, designed for a home cinema experience. The TV runs on HarmonyOS with support for voice commands.
Garmin Fenix 6 models develop battery health issues following update
A battery-related problem with Garmin Fenix 6 smartwatches has been reported. Users claim that their batteries are draining at ~2% an hour, significantly reducing the wearable's lifetime. The issue was discovered following a recent firmware update. Garmin has since issued a new update though this does not resolve the problem; it is purely for diagnosis.
Amazfit Bip 3 and Bip 3 Pro health smartwatches leak in Zepp app source code
Two possible new Amazfit smartwatches have been discovered, the Bip 3 and the Bip 3 Pro. AndoirdTR found the devices in the source code of the Zepp app, which also suggests that the Bip 3 Pro will have the same functionality as the Bip U Pro. These features would include blood-oxygen-level measurement and 24/7 heart rate monitoring.
Withings ScanWatch Horizon with medical-grade SpO2 sensor launches in the US
The Withings ScanWatch Horizon has launched in the US for US$499.95. The device builds on the ScanWatch, with a more elegant design. A rotating stainless steel bezel doubles as an ECG monitor, plus the gadget has a medical-grade SpO2 sensor. Health tracking features such as activity and sleep monitoring are also available on the watch.
Anker 563 USB-C Docking Station designed for M1 MacBooks launches
Anker has launched the 563 USB-C Docking Station, a 10-in-1 device designed for M1 MacBooks. The gadget has two HDMI ports and a DisplayPort, enabling you to connect to three monitors simultaneously. A 100 W Power Delivery port allows you to fast charge a laptop via USB-C, and you can charge a phone concurrently via a 30 W USB-C port.
SCOTT Addict eRIDE bike weighs 10.75 kg with a 25 kph maximum assisted speed
SCOTT has launched a new range of Addict eRIDE bikes. The lightest of these weighs just 10.75 kg (~23.7 lbs) and has a top assisted speed of 25 kph (~16 mph). A 460 Wh battery allows a 120 km (~75 miles) range, and the e-bike’s design based on the SCOTT Addict RC road bike.
Hyundai’s Genesis GV60 EV with face unlock is now available to order with free charging sessions
The Genesis GV60 is now available to order in the US. You can unlock the car with facial recognition and fingerprint scanning technologies. Plus, the car is compatible with Genesis Digital Key 2. The all-wheel-drive EV has a range up to 248 miles (~399 km), and Electrify America is offering complimentary charging for customers.
TCL Q10G Mini LED TV unveiled with support for Dolby Vision IQ
TCL has unveiled the Q10G Mini LED TV in China, with the device now available to pre-order. The gadget has a 4K display and peak brightness at 1,000 nits. Dolby Vision IQ and HDR10+ formats are supported, and you can control the device with voice commands. Plus, five built-in speakers provide 3D surround sound.
Bang & Olufsen Beovision Harmony OLED Smart 83-in TV model launches
A new 83-in (~211 cm) model of the Bang & Olufsen Beovision Harmony TV has been revealed. The device has the same features as the existing range, including the distinctive gliding door design. The OLED display has 8K resolution and can upscale content to almost match this. Apple AirPlay and Google Chromecast are supported alongside other services.
Lenovo YOGA 7000 projector revealed with 8K decoder and sensorless autofocus
Lenovo has unveiled the YOGA 7000 smart projector in China. The gadget has LED light technology and an 8K decoder. Features of the device include sensorless autofocus and smart obstacle avoidance. The product will be officially launched later this month when it is also reported to go on sale.
Astell&Kern reveals KANN Max portable music player with Quad-DAC
Astell&Kern has unveiled the KANN Max portable music player, the most compact model in the KANN series. The player has a Quad-DAC module and a variety of sound optimization features. LDAC and aptX HD are supported for high-quality wireless playback. Plus, you can wirelessly transfer files to the device, which has a 13-hour lifetime.
ONVY app merges health data from over 300 services including Apple Watch, Fitbit, Garmin and Oura
ONVY is beta-testing an iOS app that can provide insights from data collated from your wearables. The platform can merge metrics from over 300 services, including Apple and Fitbit. Based on the data from your various wearables, the app will give you an overall Balance Score, with AI recommendations to improve your health.
EcoFlow Wave portable air conditioner launches with 12-hour runtime
The EcoFlow Wave portable air conditioner is now available to pre-order in the US. The gadget can deliver up to 4,000 BTU of cooling power and is suitable for small rooms or tents. The Wave can last for up to 12 hours with an optional battery extender. When connected to a wall outlet, the gadget can gain a 600 W charge in two hours.
Mango Power launches M Series solar energy storage system and E portable battery
The Mango Power M Series all-in-one home energy storage system can be used as backup power for your home. The device can also be used as a solar energy system or to charge an EV. The Mango Power E is a portable battery with 16 output ports. You can charge the gadget via solar panels or the M Series’ EV charger.
Meta Quest v40 update released with end-to-end encrypted Messenger calling
The Meta Quest v40 update is now available. The latest software has various features for improved security and privacy, such as in-headset 3D secure payment abilities. Meta Quest is also testing optional end-to-end encrypted Messenger calling. Plus, the range of compatible Bluetooth keyboards has been expanded to include more Apple and Logitech models.
KEF LS60 Wireless all-in-one speaker system revealed with 1,400 W power
The KEF LS60 Wireless is an all-in-one speaker system celebrating the brand’s 60th anniversary. The dual speakers have a total output of 1,400 W with various technologies to enhance the sound. Plus, an HDMI eARC port enables a high-quality connection to your TV. You can now join a waitlist for the product, which is expected to launch this autumn.
Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 ePerformance revealed as all-electric Mission R test vehicle
Porsche has announced that the 718 Cayman GT4 ePerformance is a test vehicle for its Mission R all-electric concept car. The 718 has a peak output of 800 kW (1,088 hp), and its battery can charge from 5 to 80% in 15 minutes. Porsche will demonstrate the vehicle at various events across the summer.
Sonos Sub Mini cheaper subwoofer for Arc and Ray soundbars confirmed
Rumors about the Sonos Sub Mini have been corroborated by The Verge. Reports of a more affordable subwoofer from the brand began following an app update last year. The gadget will pair wirelessly with Sonos soundbars like the newly released Ray. It is still unclear when the device will launch and at what price.
KAT Walk C2 VR treadmill from KATVR is now available via Kickstarter
KATVR has launched a Kickstarter campaign for the KAT Walk C2 VR treadmill. The gadget has a waist harness but otherwise allows you to move freely in 360°. Improvements on the first generation device include improved stability and more effortless movement. The KAT Walk C2+ has integrated haptic feedback and a module that allows you to sit.
Mycle Cargo and Compact Plus e-bikes launch in the UK
Mycle has released the Cargo and Compact Plus e-bikes in the UK. Cargo is a cheaper load-bearing bike with up to 60 km (~37 miles) of range and a support for up to 210 kg (~463 lbs). The Compact Plus can fold down in 10 seconds. The bike has a shorter 50 km (~31 miles) range, with a small built-in pannier and rack to carry your bags.
Centurion Vario R960i cargo e-bike has a 180 kg maximum load
Centurion will launch the Vario R960i e-bike later this year. The cargo bike can handle loads up to 180 kg (~397 lbs) and comes with a 70 L storage bag at the back and a 15 L container at the front. A 625 Wh Bosch PowerTube battery is fitted to the bike, with the option to mount a second power pack to extend the range or carrying capabilities.
Roomba i5 and i5+ robot vacuums with self-emptying dustbin option launch in Europe
iRobot has launched the Roomba i5 and i5+ robot vacuum cleaners in Europe. The gadgets are ten times more powerful than the Roomba 600 series and can be synced up with a Braava mop for coordinated cleaning. The i5+ comes with a self-emptying dustbin that can provide up to 60 days of hand-free cleaning.
Ecovacs Winbot W1 Pro window cleaning robot launches
Ecovacs has launched the Winbot W1 Pro window cleaning robot in Europe. The device clings to the surface of the window using 2,800 Pa of suction, with an optional safety rope for outdoor use. The gadget can clean an area up to 20 m² (~215 ft²) with 30 minutes of battery life, and the robot will alert you when the water tank needs refilling.
OPIUM e-bikes can travel up to 340 km on single charge with regenerative braking technology
OPIUM will launch two new e-bikes this summer, the 6.0 and the 4.0. Both models will be capable of travelling up to 340 km (~211 miles) on a single charge, the equivalent of riding from Zurich to Geneva. The e-bikes have regenerative braking technology and an optional second battery to achieve this extended range.
Navimow robot lawn mower from Segway launches in Europe this month with gift for first customers
Segway has announced that its Navimow robot lawn mower will be available in 12 European countries from the end of May. The countries on the list include the UK, Netherlands, Sweden and Italy. The Navimow comes in three models, with the largest able to mow an area up to 3,000 m² (32,392 ft²) between charges. Plus, the first 1,000 customers will receive a gift.
Oura has sued rival smart ring company Circular for patent infringement
Smart ring company Oura has sued its competitor, Circular. Both companies offer wearables that can track your health, measuring your breathing rate and body temperature, among other metrics. A document explains that Oura believes Circular has infringed on two of its patents relating to the gadget's design and technology.
Fluid Mosquito lightweight e-scooter launches with a 28 mph top speed
The fluid Mosquito portable e-scooter is now available to pre-order in the US. The gadget weighs 29 lbs (15 kg) and can neatly fold away to a compact size, making it easier to carry. The scooter has a 20 miles (~32 km) range, and a regenerative braking system helps boost your battery mid-ride.
Vwar Stratos 2 explorer smartwatch has GPS tracking and an AMOLED HD display
The Vwar Stratos 2 is a new smartwatch with GPS tracking and health-related features, such as blood oxygen level monitoring. The gadget has a 1.3-in AMOLED HD display and is 5 ATM water-resistant. With typical usage, the wearable can last for up to 15 days between charges, with battery-saving mode extending this to 25 days.
NORM 1 smartwatch launches with hidden OLED screen and sleep tracking features
The NORM 1 smartwatch is now available to pre-order via a Kickstarter campaign. The watch has a minimalist design thanks to its hidden OLED display. The device is set to rival the Withings Steel HR wearable, with many similar health features such as heart rate monitoring and sleep tracking.
Yeedi vac 2 and vac 2 pro robot vacuums launch with Amazon discount
Yeedi has unveiled two new robot vacuums, the vac 2 and the vac 2 pro. The devices can vacuum with 3,000 Pa suction power, and they can mop. The robots have 3D obstacle avoidance technology, and the pro model can detect carpets. Both gadgets are compatible with a self-emptying station for up to 30 days of hand-free cleaning.
Sony Bravia W830K is a cheaper 32-in HDR smart TV with Dolby Audio support
Sony has launched the Bravia W830K smart TV in India. The gadget is HD ready with a 32-in LCD display and a 50 Hz refresh rate. Several technologies are used in the device, including X-Reality PRO upscaling and MotionFlow XR200. The TV has open baffle speakers and supports Dolby Audio. Plus, the W830K has built-in Google TV.
Samsung The Wall 2022 modular smart TV revealed with up to 8K resolution
Samsung has unveiled its 2022 lineup of The Wall display modular panels that can be used as a smart TV. The bezel-less gadgets have Samsung’s slimmest pixel pitch at P0.63 and up to 8K resolution. A new device, The Wall All-in-One, is a cheaper model with a 16:9 form factor and a ‘Pre-Assembled Frame Kit’.
Sonos Ray launches as a cheaper soundbar from the company at US$279
The Sonos Ray home cinema soundbar is now available to pre-order. The gadget has many features, such as Speech Enhancement for clear dialogue. You can connect the device to your TV via an optical audio cable, and the soundbar is compatible with Stereo PCM, Dolby Digital 5.1 and DTS Digital Surround formats.
Sonos Roam portable speaker is compatible with Sonos voice assistant and available in three new colors
The Sonos Roam portable speaker has been released in three new colorways: Sunset (orange), Wave (blue) and Olive (green). The speaker has many features, including Trueplay tuning technology, to adapt the sound based on your surroundings and the content. The device is voice-enabled, making it compatible with the new Sonos Voice Control tool, out on June 1st.
2022 Kumi KU5 Pro smartwatch launches globally with blood pressure monitoring feature and introductory offer
Kumi has released the 2022 Kumi KU5 Pro globally. The smartwatch has many health tools, such as heart rate and blood oxygen level monitoring. The gadget can also measure your blood pressure using soft silicone airbag technology built into the watch strap. A 200 mAH battery gives the device a seven day lifetime.
Volkswagen announces Scout electric pickup and rugged SUV models
Volkswagen has revealed plans to revive the Scout brand with two new EVs. The manufacturer will produce pickup and rugged SUV models in 2026, with prototypes due next year. Rumors suggest that the SUV could rival the Rivian R1S, with prices starting at around US$40,000.
Renault announces Zoe E-Tech battery stats as Megane E-Tech 100% Electric UK priority list opens
Renault has revealed that over 99% of batteries in the Zoe E-tech vehicles sold since 2013 are still fully functional. The company claims its success is due to the lithium-ion batteries and intelligent battery management technology used in the EVs. Plus, a priority list was opened in the UK for the Megane E-Tech 100%, an EV with a 450 km (280 miles) range.
Anker Eufy robot vacuums are on sale at Amazon with up to 43% off
Some Anker Eufy robot vacuum models are currently on sale at Amazon in the US, UK and Australia. Similar deals are also offered at the Eufy store. The Eufy BoostIQ RoboVac 11S Slim, 30C and 15C Max models are included in the sale. The latter has 2,000 Pa suction and is compatible with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.
Nubert nuBoxx AS-225 max soundbar released with voice focus and Dolby decoder features
Nubert has released a new soundbar, the nuBoxx AS-225 max. The speaker has many features, like voice focus and Dolby decoder, to optimize the soundtrack for the content playing on your connected TV. You can connect to the soundbar in various ways, including via HMDI eARC and Bluetooth 5.0.
Anker Soundcore Motion Boom Plus is now available to pre-order with discount
The Anker Soundcore Motion Boom Plus can now be pre-ordered with a US$38 discount. The portable speaker has up to 20 hours of playback time and a PowerIQ feature that enables you to charge other devices from the gadget. Plus, PartyCast 2.0 allows you to connect up to 100 compatible speakers for a louder sound.
Steereon launches C20 and C30 hybrid e-bike and e-scooter vehicles
Steereon has released two new e-scooter and e-bike hybrid vehicles. The 2022 C20 and C30 models each have a range of 40 km (~25 miles) with features including LED headlights and an LED display. The C20 has a maximum speed of 20 kph (~12 mph), while the C30 can deliver speeds up to 32 kph (~20 mph).
Mercedes-Benz offers Drive Pilot in EQS and S-Class models as Europe's first approved self-driving cars
Drive Pilot conditional self-driving technology from Mercedes-Benz will be available in Germany from May 17th. Owners of the S-Class and EQS models will have the option to buy the technology, making these the first vehicles in Europe to have approved autonomous abilities. The technology enables you to hand over driving to the car in certain situations such as heavy traffic.
Xiaomi Mijia self-cleaning robot vacuum is now available in the US, and it's on offer
The Xiaomi Mijia All-in-One Sweeping and Mopping Robot Vacuum is now available in countries other than China via AliExpress. The gadget can be shipped to countries including the US, Canada, Australia and the UK, with one store offering free shipping and a 39% discount. The vacuum has 4,000 Pa of suction and comes with a self-cleaning docking station.
Roborock T8 Plus with auto-emptying docking station launches
The Roborock T8 Plus is now available in China. There is an optional auto-emptying docking station which Roborock claims gives you 60 days of hands-free cleaning. The gadget has 5,100 Pa of suction power and can mop at 3,000 rotations per minute.
Xiaomi Mijia Cross Four-Door Refrigerator 496 L with voice control launches
The Xiaomi Mijia Cross Four-Door Refrigerator 496 L is now available in China. The fridge has a large amount of storage space, including am 18 L drawer that you can control separately from the rest of the device. The gadget has a slim design, measuring 660 mm in depth (~26-in), and can be controlled via the Mijia app or Xiao AI voice commands.
Marshall unveils Willen and Emberton II speakers with Stack Mode feature
Marshall has revealed two new portable Bluetooth speakers, Willen and Emberton II. The latest gadgets are compatible with Stack Mode, which allows you to connect multiple speakers for amplified sound, and you can control the devices via an app. Willen is the smaller of the two gadgets, while Emberton II has True Stereophonic sound.
Porsche Design Soundbar PDB90 with integrated subwoofer has been unveiled
Porsche Design has revealed the Soundbar PDB90, which will be available to pre-order from June 1st. The surround sound speaker has Dolby Atmos and DTS:X technologies for an immersive 3D experience. The device has 16 drivers, including a built-in subwoofer, with preset modes to optimize the gadget’s output based on the content you are listening to or watching.
The Roborock S7 MaxV Ultra with a fully automated docking station is now available
The Roborock S7 MaxV Ultra is now available in the US, France and Germany, and the device is expected to be offered in other countries soon. The Ultra has the same 5,100 Pa suction power as the other vacuums in the S7 MaxV series. The core difference is the automated Empty Wash and Fill Dock that can clean the mop and empty and refill water tanks on the device.
Philips GoPix 1 pocket-sized projector wins two awards
The Philips GoPix 1, a portable projector, has won iF Design and Red Dot awards. The pocket-sized device can produce images up to 75-in wide diagonally and comes with a built-in speaker. You can connect to the gadget via mini HDMI and USB-C, and its battery can last for up to 2 hours between charges.
Samsung’s 2022 Frame TVs are on sale at Amazon and Best Buy
Retailers including Amazon and Best Buy currently offer discounts on the 2022 Samsung Frame TV range in the US and the UK. In the US, customers can get up to US$200 off the retail price, with UK customers offered up to £300 of cashback. The new Frame TVs, unveiled at CES 2022, have 4K panels and Quantum Dot technology.
Xiaomi unveils 8H Feel Leather Smart Electric Bed X Pro that can measure sleep quality
The Xiaomi 8H Feel Leather Smart Electric Bed X Pro will be available to pre-order in China from May 7th. The bed has two motors allowing you to adjust the angles of your back and legs. The device can measure your sleep quality and automatically raise the head of the bed if it detects snoring to relieve the issue.
Elecrow's GrowCube is a smart plant watering kit with soil moisture sensors
The GrowCube is a smart plant watering kit currently crowdfunding on Kickstarter. The device can automatically water your plants, choosing the optimal time and volume of water to deliver based on the species. Soil moisture sensors provide real-time data to the gadget, which you can control via an app.
UGREEN Nexode 200 W USB-C Charger released in some European countries
The UGREEN Nexode 200 W Charger has been launched in several European countries, including France, Italy and Germany. The gadget can charge up to six devices at once, including the MacBook Pro and iPhone 13. You can use two USB-C ports to charge two laptops at 100 W simultaneously.
New Leviton Decora Smart light switches, dimmers and outlets are launched
Leviton has launched five new products in its Decora Smart home range in the US. The latest gadgets include the No-Neutral Switch and Dimmer, designed for older homes, and the accompanying Smart Wi-Fi Bridge. Leviton has also released the Wi-Fi 2nd Gen Motion Sensing Dimmer that can adapt your lighting based on the motion or natural light that it detects.
Arlo Go 2 outdoor security camera will launch in Europe this summer
In June, the recently unveiled Arlo Go 2 outdoor security camera will be available in Europe. The smart camera can use cellular data and Wi-Fi so that you can install it in more remote locations like a holiday home or a construction site. The device is wireless with many features, including a built-in siren and two-way conversation system.
Anker releases a 10,000 mAh portable magnetic battery with wireless and fast charging abilities
The Anker 10,000 mAh Magnetic Battery (MagGo) is now available. The portable charger can charge iPhone 12 and 13 devices wirelessly at 7.5 W; magnets hold your device in place. Alternatively, you can charge your smartphone three times faster via a 20 W USB-C port. The battery has enough power to charge an iPhone 12 twice.
Lilygo T-Zigbee board is compatible with Zigbee 3.0, HomeKit and Thread protocols
A new development board is available from Lilygo, the T-Zigbee. The motherboard is compatible with a wide range of smart home standards, including Zigbee 3.0, Apple HomeKit and Thread. The T-Zigbee has dual MCUs, a TLSR8258 ultra-low-power chip and an ESP32-C3 chip, alongside programmable buttons and LEDs.
Paper-thin loudspeaker developed at MIT could be used as wallpaper
A team of researchers at MIT has developed a loudspeaker as thin as paper. The ultra-thin film can turn any surface into a loudspeaker, requiring little power to produce a high-quality sound. The researchers suggest many applications for the material, including wallpaper and smart devices with limited battery life.
Willow X robot lawnmower has arms to pull up weeds and harvest vegetables
EEVE is now accepting pre-orders for Willow X, an outdoor robot that can carry out chores such as mowing the lawn, weeding and collecting fruit and vegetables. The device is still in development and is expected to ship in 2024. Two arms and a 4K camera on the machine help it carry out a wide variety of tasks.
Sony Bravia XR 2022 TV prices and availability announced for North America
The retail prices and release dates of the 2022 Sony Bravia XR TVs for North America have been revealed. The XR X95K TVs are already available to purchase, with other models due to be released in the coming months. The devices are powered by the Cognitive Processor XR and are compatible with Google Assistant and Apple AirPlay 2.
Wyze Garage Door Controller can detect and close an open door
The Garage Door Controller is a new smart home device from Wyze in the US. Paired with the Wyze Cam v3 and a QR code, the gadget can check if you have left your garage door open. You can close the door remotely and trigger the door to close at a particular time or based on your location. The adapter is compatible with a range of garage doors from brands like Chamberlin.
The production of the Ford F-150 Lightning electric pickup is underway
At a launch event, Ford announced that it had started to produce its electric F-150 Lightning pickup trucks. The vehicles are being built at a new facility in Michigan, with customers expected to receive their pre-ordered trucks in the “coming days”. The 2022 production volume for the model is currently unknown.
The Nreal Air AR glasses are coming to the UK this spring
EE has announced an exclusive partnership to bring Nreal Air AR glasses to its UK customers. The AR wearable will launch in the UK later this spring, with pricing and a list of compatible devices yet to be confirmed. The lightweight sunglasses-style gadget features an expanded Full HD virtual display up to 201-inch (~511 cm) in size.
The Xiaomi Smart TV 5A series has launched with Dolby Audio and DTS:X technology
The Xiaomi Smart TV 5A has been revealed in three sizes, from 32 to 43-in. The devices will go on sale in India on April 30th. The larger TVs in the range have Dolby Audio and DTS:X technologies for immersive surround sound. The gadgets come with Android TV 11, a Full HD display and ports including HDMI 2.0.
The SwitchBot Pan/Tilt indoor security camera has a physical shutter for improved privacy
The SwitchBot Pan/Tilt Cam is now available in the US. The camera can rotate up to 360° horizontally and up to 115° vertically, guaranteeing that it will capture moving people or pets when motion is detected. The gadget has many features, including a physical Privacy Mask that hides the camera, ensuring it cannot record you against your wish.
Netgear’s Nighthawk M6 Pro mobile hotspot has Wi-Fi 6E capabilities
Netgear has released two new mobile routers, the Nighthawk M6 and the M6 Pro. The devices are currently available to AT&T customers in the US. Netgear claims that the Nighthawk M6 Pro is the first mobile router to have Wi-Fi 6E capabilities; the gadget can support a maximum speed of 8 Gbps.
Xiaomi launches the Smart Door Lock Pro, compatible with Apple HomeKit
Xiaomi has launched the Smart Door Lock Pro, now available to pre-order in China. The smart device is compatible with Apple HomeKit, enabling you to use this as a method to unlock your door and use Siri voice commands to control the product. There are seven methods to open your door, including via password, fingerprint and NFC.
Chevrolet announces hybrid and all-electric Corvette vehicles
In an announcement via social media channels, Chevrolet has revealed that it is working on electrified and all-electric Corvette vehicles. The hybrid car could be released as early as next year, with no timeline given for the BEV. The fully electric vehicle will feature GM's Ultium battery platform with range-extending energy-recovery technology.
Xiaomi launches the 2022 Redmi Smart TV A58
Xiaomi has launched the 2022 Redmi Smart TV A58, now available to pre-order in China. The device has a 4K display to deliver over 1 billion colors, and an ultra-thin bezel allows a 95.4% screen ratio. The gadget comes with MIUI TV, enabling you to use the TV to control other smart home devices.
Meta’s first physical store will open next month with a range of interactive demos
Meta is opening a dedicated physical retail space in California on May 9th. Customers will be able to participate in interactive demonstrations of a range of Meta’s products, including Quest VR headsets, Portal and Rayban Stories. You will also be able to buy some of the company’s hardware onsite.
Xiaomi launches the Mijia Smart Bladeless Purification Fan
Xiaomi has revealed the Mijia Smart Bladeless Purification Fan, now available to pre-order in China. The bladeless tower fan can deliver wind speeds up to 15.5 m/s (~51 ft/s) with a 10 m (~33 ft) range. The fan has built-in sensors to automatically adjust its settings based on air quality, humidity, or temperature changes.
The award-winning Anker Nano II 100 W charger has been released
Anker has released a new gadget in its Nano II range, the 100 W Anker 736 charger. The device has three ports, including USB-C and USB-A, with a compact design. At the CES 2022 Innovation Awards, the Anker 736 was an honoree. The gadget quickly sold out, with Amazon suggesting the device will not be available again in the US until June.
Roborock launches cost-saving Off-Peak Charging feature
Roborock has released a new feature to celebrate World Earth Day, Off-Peak Charging. The tool lets you set your vacuum to only charge during off-peak hours, however those may be defined by your energy provider. Roborock suggests that this feature can save you money on your energy bills and reduce your CO2 impact.
Roborock reveals the Q-series robot vacuums with a launch offer
Roborock has revealed the Q-series, a new range of robot vacuum cleaners. The model Q5+ has already launched, with a US$100 discount until April 28th. Five other robots are due to be available to purchase in May. All of the vacuums have a 5,200 mAh battery for longer cleaning times.
Details about the new bezel-less Realme Smart TV X Full HD revealed ahead of launch
Information about the new Realme Smart TV X Full HD series has been unveiled ahead of the scheduled April 29th launch in India. The almost bezel-less HD TV will come with 43-in and 40-in options. The gadget will have Dolby Audio and Realme Chroma Boost technologies, with Android OS enabling Chromecast and Google Assistant.
Engineer designs the Mowerino, an Arduino-based DIY robotic lawn mower
An electronic engineer, salmec, has designed an autonomous robotic lawn mower named Mowerino. The DIY gadget uses an Arduino Mega 2560 board alongside 3D printed parts, with all instructions published by salmec on Hackster. The device has many innovative features, including an anti-tipping sensor and ultrasonic obstacle detection.
Signify could be about to increase the prices of its Philips Hue smart home products
Reportedly, Signify could be about to increase the prices of over 250 Philips Hue smart home products. The rumored recommended retail price rise is around 17% and will be seen across several countries. This news follows price increases in North America and Europe across mostly outdoor Philips Hue products in December and January.
Bigtreetech launches the Raspberry Pad 5, which can be used for 3D printing
Bigtreetech has revealed the Raspberry Pad 5, a capacitive touch screen display. The gadget supports multi-point touch and has a resolution of 800 x 480 px. Bigtreetech suggests a variety of uses for the device, including a smart speaker, a microcomputer and a 3D printer. The display has multiple interfaces, including an HDMI port that supports 2K resolution.
IP filings suggest a new Samsung Galaxy XR device is on the way
A couple of trademark filings made by Samsung Electronics to the WIPO indicate that the company is working on a new XR device. The gadget was also hinted at by CEO Han Jong-Hee at MWC earlier this year. Any new XR device from Samsung would likely join its Galaxy lineup and focus on multi-product connectivity.
Cardio Health’s Metabike blends workouts with VR and crypto assets
Cardio Health has revealed the Metabike, a home exercise bike that allows you to play games as you workout. Smart pedals on the fitness device monitor your output and use this to power an avatar in a game, plus there are controllers built-in to the bike's handlebars. As you play and workout, you can earn Cardio Points that can be converted into Cardiocoin crypto assets.
Ecobee could be working on a new smart thermostat that can monitor air quality
Rumors that Ecobee could release a successor to the SmartThermostat have begun after the discovery of hidden images and descriptions in a recent app update. The reported new gadget could have similar features to the current smart thermostat, with the additional ability to trigger air purifiers or fans when poor air quality is detected.
Xiaomi launches the Smart Home Screen 10 with a built-in camera and microphone
Xiaomi has unveiled the Smart Home Screen 10, which you can now pre-order in China. The smart home hub is similar to the Amazon Echo Show, with a touchscreen display that you can use to control your smart home devices or to stream content such as TikTok videos. The gadget has a built-in microphone and camera, so you can also use it to make video calls.
The BigBlue Cellpowa 2500 fast-charging power station is now available on Kickstarter
BigBlue is currently crowdfunding its Cellpowa 2500 fast-charging power station on Kickstarter. The compact gadget has a LiFePO4 battery with a 5,000 W max output so that you can use it with larger devices such as coffee machines or TVs. The power source has 14 outlets and has pass-through charging capabilities.
Tesla announces plan for robotaxi with no steering wheel or pedal by 2024
Elon Musk has announced that Tesla plans to be mass-producing robotaxis by 2024. The self-driving vehicles are expected not to have steering wheels or pedals. The cars are being optimized for cost efficiency, with Musk claiming that a robotaxi ride would be cheaper than a subsidized bus or subway ticket.
Oppo launches the cheaper K9x Smart TV with 4K resolution
Oppo has launched the K9x Smart TV in China with 4K resolution. The K9x is a cheaper alternative to the recently released K9 Smart TV. The new gadget has many features, including eye-protecting blue-light reducing technology, an image optimization algorithm and Dolby Atmos.
Aqara launches the E1 smart curtain adapter that supports Apple HomeKit
The Aqara Smart Curtain Companion E1 is available to pre-order in China. The device is compatible with Apple HomeKit, plus it supports Zigbee 3.0. You can use the smart adapter to open or close your curtains remotely, at a specific time or based on the intensity of light that the E1 detects.
Bang & Olufsen launches the Beoplay EX earbuds with 9.2 mm drivers
The latest wireless headphones from Bang & Olufsen, the Beoplay EX earbuds, will go on sale next month. Each headphone features a large 9.2 mm driver and adaptive active noise-cancelling technology. The gadget has six microphones built into the stick of the earbud for improved call quality.
TCL's latest Android TVs will be the first in Europe to support Apple AirPlay and HomeKit
Several of the new European TV models from TCL will be compatible with Apple AirPlay 2 and HomeKit. This will make them the first Google TVs in the region with these features. As with other devices, AirPlay will enable you to cast content from your iOS or Mac device to your TCL TV. The HomeKit tools will allow you to control your TV using voice commands, such as switching the gadget on or off.
The Huawei Smart Door Lock is now available to pre-order in China
The Huawei Smart Door Lock and Smart Door Lock Pro are now available to pre-order in China. The prices for the devices have also been announced, starting at 2,199 yuan (~US$345) during the pre-sale period. The two devices are similar, with the Pro version having additional 3D facial recognition technology that can unlock your door in under two seconds.
The Harman Kardon Citation MultiBeam 1100 Soundbar is now available to pre-order in Europe
While Harman Kardon has not officially released it, the Citation MultiBeam 1100 Soundbar is now available to pre-order in Europe. The device is designed for streaming and is the first in the Citation range to have Dolby Atmos and DTS:X technologies for immersive 3D surround sound.
Ikea reportedly confirms the DIRIGERA second generation smart home gateway
Ikea has seemingly confirmed that a recently rumored second-generation smart home gateway is coming. The new product, named DIRIGERA, will have similar functionality to the TRADFRI smart home gateway. It is unclear exactly when Ikea could release this device and whether or not Ikea will continue to sell TRADFRI if the new product is launched.
Anker launches the 521 PowerHouse portable charging bank with 256 W capacity
Anker has released the 521 PowerHouse portable charging bank. The device has a 256 W capacity and can charge the equivalent of 20 phones or four laptops via its various ports. The gadget has useful features such as an energy-saving mode, an LED display to indicate the product's charge level, and a built-in LED light.
The 2023 Kia Niro EV will have a longer range than its predecessor
The 2023 Kia Niro has been showcased at the 2022 New York Auto Show. The company confirmed that hybrid, plug-in hybrid and fully electric versions of the car would go on sale in North America this summer. All of the vehicles have performance improvements based on their 2022 equivalents.
New Ikea GUNNARP, FLOALT and SYMFONISK smart home products could be on the way
Ikea could be developing new smart home products. A recent update to several smart LED light listings suggests that new or updated devices could be on the way for this range. Plus, FCC and WPC entries indicate that a new smart charging shelf could also be in the works. Ikea has not officially announced any of these gadgets.
Mercedes-Benz VISION EQXX electric concept car sets record, travelling over 1,000 km on one battery charge
The Mercedes-Benz VISION EQXX electric concept vehicle has travelled over 1,000km on a single battery charge. The recent test from Germany to France saw the car travel on regular roads with traffic and some poor weather conditions. During the trial, the average consumption for the vehicle was 8.8 kWh per 100 km (~62 miles), a record low.
Anker releases the 551 8-in-1 USB-C Hub and tablet stand with pass-through charging
Anker has unveiled a new product, the 551 tablet stand and 8-in-1 USB-C hub. The gadget has many ports, including a 4K HDMI port and microSD and SD card slots. The device has pass-through charging and is compatible with many tablets, including recent models of the iPad Pro and the iPad Air 4.
Kia announces the arrival window of the EV9 in the US
Kia has revealed that a production version of its EV9 SUV concept will be available in the US in the second half of 2023. This means that the electric vehicle will arrive in both the US and Europe in the same year. No further details about the car were revealed, meaning that the pricing remains a mystery.
Xiaomi unveils the Xiaobai Blade Star smart front door with 3D facial recognition
Xiaomi has launched a crowdfunding campaign in China for a smart front door. The Xiaobai Blade Star has 3D facial recognition technology, plus six alternative ways to unlock the door, including a fingerprint scanner and an NFC reader. Like some smart locks, the door comes with a camera to show you who is calling.
The Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance 75W Smart LED Bulb is currently discounted at Amazon
Amazon is currently offering discounts in the US, UK, Netherlands and France for the Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance 75W Smart LED Bulb. The offers vary in each country, with up to 22% off the retail price in the US. The smart bulb has up to 1,100 lm of brightness and is compatible with several smart home systems, including Amazon Alexa and Apple HomeKit.
Samsung expands its Digital Key support to include more BMW and Kia vehicles
Samsung has increased the range of compatible cars for its Digital Key functionality. The Digital Key tool, which is currently only available in South Korea, allows you to lock or unlock your vehicle using your smartphone. The list of supported vehicles includes the Kia Niro and the BMW series 1 to 8.
A ‘Look and Talk’ feature could be coming to the Google Nest Hub Max
A potential ‘Look and Talk’ feature has been found by 9to5Google in the latest Google app beta APK files. The reported tool would enable the Nest Hub Max to use its camera to determine if you were looking at the screen and trigger the Google Assistant from up to 5 ft (~1.5 m) away.
Xiaomi launches the Mijia Smart DC Variable Frequency Standing Fan with a 16 m range
Xiaomi is crowdfunding a new smart home product, the Mijia Smart DC Variable Frequency Standing Fan. The gadget has a 16 m (~52 ft) range and can blow air at 6.5 m/s (~21 ft/s). The fan has a night mode which reduces the noise to around 32.75 dBA. You can control the gadget using the Mijia app or Xiao AI voice commands.
The 2023 Toyota bZ4x will be available in the US this Spring with a gift for customers
Toyota has announced that the 2023 Toyota bZ4X will be available in the US this Spring. The company also revealed that customers who leased or purchased the vehicle would be eligible for twelve months of complimentary charging at EVgo-owned and operated charging points across the country.
The new Honor Choice P10 electric scooter has a range of up to 35 km
A new e-scooter from Honor, the Choice P10, is now available to pre-order in China. The gadget can travel at up to 25 kph (~16 mph) thanks to a 350 W rated motor. The scooter’s 36 V battery lets it travel for up to 35 km (~22 miles) between charges. The device is foldable for portability and weighs 15.7 kg (~35 lbs).
Lectric reveals the XP Lite, a cheaper, portable e-bike
A new portable e-bike has been released by Lectric, the XP Lite. The bicycle weighs 46 lbs (~21 kg) and folds to the compact size of 36 x 16 x 26 in (~91 x 41 x 66 cm). The e-bike is powered by a 300 W motor enabling the bike to reach speeds up to 20 mph (~32 kph), and is currently only available in the US and Canada.
Lucid has revealed the Air Grand Touring Performance EV with 1,050 hp
A new variant of the Lucid Air Grand Touring EV has been announced, the Lucid Air Grand Touring Performance. The car has many of the same features as the standard model, but it has greater acceleration with a 0 to 60 mph time of 2.6 s. The Performance car also has a slightly lower range at 446 miles (~718 km).
Meta Quest announces v39 update bringing Share to Headset to iOS devices
The next update for Meta Quest devices, v39, has been announced. The update, which will roll out in the next few weeks, includes a new Home environment named Mountain Study. Other improvements include multitasking features which have moved from being experimental to general settings, and the ability for iOS phones to share VR content directly to a headset.
Aqara launches the Motion Sensor P1 with a five-year battery life
The Motion Sensor P1 is a new smart home product from Aqara. The motion detector has up to five years of battery life and can detect movement up to seven meters away. A built-in light sensor enables you to trigger smart home lights with greater precision. You can use the Motion Sensor P1 with Zigbee, Amazon Alexa and Apple HomeKit.
Xiaomi unveils the Mijia Water Purifier 1000G, including a faucet with a smart screen
A new Xiaomi smart home product is now available to pre-order in China, the Mijia Water Purifier 1000G. The gadget can filter water at up to 2.65 L (~90 fl. oz) per minute. The device has a six-layer filter to remove impurities such as sediment and chlorine. You can view the water quality on the faucet’s smart screen or via the Mijia app.
The TP-Link Wi-Fi 6E capable Deco XE75 mesh router is now available
TP-Link has released a tri-band mesh Wi-Fi 6E system, the Deco XE75. The two devices can deliver speeds up to 5,400 Mbps, cover an area of 5,500 ft² (~511 m²) and support up to 200 devices. The gadget has three Ethernet LAN ports and comes with the basic TP-Link HomeShield security plan.
Apple Watch users can now reply to WhatsApp messages on the device thanks to WristChat
A new app, WristChat, enables Apple Watch users to respond to messages from the device. You can reply to a message using Scribble, Voice Dictation, or the custom-built WristBoard, a keyboard designed for the smaller screen with swipe typing and autocorrect. There are many other customizable features such as haptic feedback and chat bubble colors.
The Dreame Bot W10 Pro robot vacuum could be coming to Europe
The Dreame Bot W10 Pro robot vacuum could soon be coming to Europe, according to Caschy’s Blog. Recently launched in China, the gadget has 4000 Pa of suction and a mop that can be automatically washed and dried at the dock. The device also has an HD camera and AI obstacle avoidance technology.
Xiaomi launches the smart Air Purifier 4 Series with Alexa voice controls
Xiaomi has released the Xiaomi Air Purifier 4 Series in some European countries, including Germany, Italy and the UK. The devices are designed to help people who suffer from allergies by removing particles from the air such as pollen, dust and pet dander. There are three products in the range, to suit different spaces.
The Roborock S7 MaxV and S7 MaxV Plus are now available in the US with introductory offers
Roborock has launched the S7 MaxV series in the US. The S7 MaxV and the S7 MaxV Plus are now available from several retailers, having been unveiled at CES 2022 and launched in Europe last month. It is unclear when the third vacuum in the series, the S7 MaxV Ultra, will be available. Both Roborock and Walmart are currently offering discounts on the new products.
Hyundai is currently testing Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) technology in some Ioniq 5 cars
Hyundai is developing Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) technology to transfer power from an electric car's battery to a local grid, reducing load at peak times and decreasing our use of fossil fuels. Currently, the company is testing this technology in some Ioniq 5 vehicles in Germany and the Netherlands.
Marotronics Alfred robotic lawn mower works without a boundary wire
Alfred is a new robot lawnmower from Marotronics, powered by ArduMower. The gadget has a GPS RTK system, removing the need for a perimeter wire to guide the device. You can adjust the cutting height of the robot and remotely control it with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity. The device comes with an enclosed docking station.
The OpenMower is a Raspberry Pi and ArduSimple based robotic lawn mower that you can build yourself
YouTuber Clemens Elflein has shared an open-source robot lawnmower project, OpenMower. The smart mower can localize and navigate using GPS rather than a perimeter wire. The gadget uses an off-the-shelf robot lawnmower, replacing the electronics with a Raspberry Pi 4, ArduSimple RTK GPS board and a Raspberry Pi Pico microcontroller.
The Elops R500E cargo e-bike is now available from Decathlon
Decathlon is now selling the Elops R500E cargo e-bike in Europe. The bicycle has up to 90 km (~56 miles) range from a 672 Wh Samsung lithium-ion battery. The cargo bike can bear loads up to 170 kg (~75 lbs) and reach speeds up to 25 kph (~16 mph).
Ikea launches the NYMANE smart LED pendant lamp
Ikea has added a new smart light to its range, the NYMANE LED pendant lamp. The device's design is based on the KLANG light from the 1960s. Ikea claims that the product lasts up to 20 times longer than an incandescent bulb. You can control the gadget with the Ikea Home smart app and sync it with other smart Ikea products.
eBay user claims that they are selling an unreleased Essential smart home hub
An apparent prototype of the Essential Home smart speaker that was never officially released is now available via eBay. Essential Products closed in 2020 before it could launch the device. The gadget is running Android OS, though it is unclear if the prototype is capable of anything beyond booting up.
Xiaomi launches the Mijia all-round sweeping robot vacuum
Xiaomi has revealed a new smart home device, the Mijia all-round sweeping robot. Customers in China can join the crowdfunding campaign for the gadget. The mopping and vacuuming robot has up to 4000 Pa of suction and mops at 180 rotations per minute. You can control the device using the Mijia app or Xiao AI voice commands.
Bauhutte reveals an electric Gaming Bed that can transform into a chair
Japanese gaming furniture brand Bauhutte has revealed a new product, the BGB-100FA electric Gaming Bed. You can use a remote control to adapt the piece of furniture into a chair, with a 60° angle for your upper body and a 35° angle for your lower legs. The company said it had designed the gaming bed to save space in a smaller room or apartment.
Volvo promises over-the-air updates for all of its electric vehicles
Volvo has announced that all new hybrid and fully electric cars will have over-the-air update abilities. This feature was already available on the battery EVs, with the XC90, S60 and V60 models now receiving this tool. Volvo's eighth update is rolling out this week, including Android 11.
Polestar 2 vehicles will receive an update this month, including Android 11
Android 11 and other feature improvements are being rolled out via an over-the-air update to Polestar 2 vehicles this month. The new OS will bring additional Google Play store app categories to the car. Other improvements include a real-time charging status in the Polestar app.
Homee modular smart home control panel receives update including new Watchdog feature
A new homee update, 2.36.0, has brought a new Watchdog feature to the smart home hub. The tool improves the device's ability to switch on or off connected gadgets. The update also broadens the range of products that the homee panel is compatible with, including many Gledopto smart lights.
Sony BRAVIA 2022 X80K 4K HDR TVs are now available in Europe
Sony has announced that its 2022 range of X80K 4K HDR TVs is now available in Europe. The gadgets have 4K X-Reality PRO technology that can upscale 2K or HDR content to nearly 4K. You can control the devices using Google Assistant voice commands, and the TV comes with Google TV.
Mercedes-Benz announces simplified Mercedes me Charge tariff system, with a gift for new customers
Mercedes-Benz has revealed that the cost system for its Mercedes me Charge scheme will change in Europe from June 2022. The updated tariff system will have three rungs to choose from based on how far and frequently you travel in your electric vehicle. The scheme will also standardize costs across the network of over 300,000 charging points.
VanMoof unveils two new e-bikes, the S5 and A5, with built-in anti-theft technology
Two new e-bikes have been launched by VanMoof, the S5 and the A5. Both bikes have built-in anti-theft features such as a lock and alarm system. The Halo Ring Interface on the vehicle can tell you your speed without looking away from the road. The S5 is designed for cruising, whereas the A5 is suited for agility.
Xiaomi announces the Redmi Router AX6000, capable of speeds up to 5.95 Gbps
Xiaomi has released a new Wi-Fi 6 capable mesh router, the Redmi Router AX6000. The device can deliver wireless speeds up to 5.95 Gbps, and it can support up to 248 gadgets simultaneously. You can set up and control the router using the Mijia app, with intelligent features including one-key password-free network distribution.
TP-Link adds two new products to its Kasa range, a video doorbell and a 2K security camera
The TP-Link Kasa Smart Doorbell and the Kasa Cam Outdoor are now available in the US. Both devices have two-way conversation functionality and are compatible with smart assistants like Amazon Alexa. The smart doorbell has a 3 MP HD camera, while the outdoor security camera is capable of 2K images and videos.
Comcast announces the roll-out of its Supersonic internet and Wi-Fi 6E xFi Advanced Gateway
The roll-out of Comcast’s Supersonic Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi 6E xFi Advanced Gateway device is underway. The router provides internet speeds over 1 Gbps. Notably, the gadget is available for US$14 to US Comcast customers with the Xfinity Internet Gigabit or Ultrafast packages. The router is Zigbee and Matter compatible to connect to your other smart home devices.
The AnkerMake M5 is Anker's first 3D printer, designed for faster printing
AnkerMake, a new Anker brand, has released its first 3D printer. The AnkerMake M5 can print at speeds up to 2,500 mm/s². The printer comes with an app that you can use to get notifications about your print jobs and view automatically captured timelapse videos.
Eufy announces the 4G Starlight Camera with an optional solar panel
A new smart security camera has been unveiled by Eufy, the 4G Starlight Camera. The device will be available to customers in the US for US$249. The gadget has an optional solar panel for US$20 that, with a few hours of sunlight each day, can ensure your camera is always running.
iRobot launches the Create 3 educational robot, based on the Roomba i3 series
iRobot has released the Create 3, an educational robotics kit based on the Roomba i3 series robot vacuum. The product has been designed to provide advanced makers with a lower cost, out-of-the-box kit to further their skills. The robot has intelligent features such as an optical floor tracking sensor.
DeLorean will unveil its concept EV on August 18 at Monterey Car Week
DeLorean Motor Company has announced that it will reveal the name and design of its electric concept vehicle on August 18. The unveiling will be part of a series of events celebrating the history of DeLorean at Monterey Car Week. The company also shared a teaser image of the vehicle.
Renpho unveils its first smart treadmill with a limited time offer
Health and wellness company Renpho has released its first smart treadmill in the US. The device comes with a wireless Bluetooth speaker and an app that you can use to control the machine. The Renpho Smart Treadmill can fold, making it ideal for small spaces or offices. Amazon is currently offering a coupon worth US$100 for the device.
Xiaomi unveils the Xiaoji A2000 10kg washing machine dryer
The Xiaoji A2000 10kg washing machine dryer is a new product from Xiaomi. The device has a touchscreen that uses two colors to denote whether you are using the washing or drying mode. There are 36 different programs on the gadget and several intelligent features, such as automatic detergent dosing to suit your washing load.
The lightweight Urtopia Carbon E-Bike with voice command abilities is now available
Customers in Germany can now pre-order the Urtopia Carbon E-Bike. The bicycle has a lightweight carbon fiber body and weighs 30 lbs. Many smart features are available on the vehicle, such as AI voice control and haptic interaction. Plus, the bike has up to 80 miles of range.
Toyota confirms a longer range for the bZ4X electric SUV
The Toyota bZ4X has a greater than expected range, as confirmed in an official statement by the manufacturer. The entry-level trim of the SUV will be capable of up to 516 km (~321 miles) on a single charge. Customers in Europe can now pre-order the electric vehicle, with prices starting at £41,950.
LG confirms that some C2 Smart TVs will not have an OLED EX panel as advertised
A reviewer from HDTVtest has discovered that not all 42-in LG C2 TVs currently available in stores contain the latest OLED EX technology. LG explained that, due to a supply chain issue, it was shipping some of these smaller TVs with the older WBC OLED panels and that it would resolve the matter later this year.
A path traced mod of Doom has been released
Modder Sultim-t has released a path traced mod of the 1993 video game Doom. Available via GitHub, the mod allows you to play the first three episodes of Doom with real-time path tracing. Currently, the mod only works with Nvidia GPUs, plus you’ll need to have the original Doom.wad file.
Toyota announces that it has sold over 20 million electrified vehicles worldwide
Toyota has announced that it has sold over 20 million electrified vehicles, including hybrid and battery electric cars. Included in the figure are subsidiary brands Daihatsu and Hino. Other record figures in the February 2022 statement include the greatest number of Toyota vehicles produced and sold outside of Japan in a month.
The SOUNDBOKS Go is a new portable speaker that can deliver up to 121 dB of sound
The SOUNDBOKS Go portable Bluetooth speaker is now available to pre-order. The device has two drivers and can deliver up to 121 dB of sound. The gadget has a 7.8 Ah battery providing up to 40 hours of playback time. You can connect the smart speaker to other devices to create an immersive experience.
The Humax Wi-Fi Smart Plug can help you monitor your energy usage
Set-top box company Humax has released its first smart home product in the UK, the Wi-Fi Smart Plug. You can use the device to control smart devices remotely and monitor your energy usage; in the Humax Smart Living app, you can access historical data such as current, power, voltage and total kWh.
Xiaomi announces the Redmi Router AX5400, which can connect to up to 248 devices
A new mesh Wi-Fi router is now available from Xiaomi, the Redmi Router AX5400. The Wi-Fi 6 capable gadget can deliver speeds up to 5.4 GB, and it can connect to up to 248 devices. You can set up and control the smart router using the Mijia app. Update: The device is available to purchase in China via Xiaomi's Youpin or globally on AliExpress.
TECHPLUS launches the TP600SG smart trampoline with gamified workout features
A new smart fitness device is now available to pre-order in China, the TECHPLUS TP600SG trampoline. The gadget comes with an accompanying app and a belt to wear to track your workout. The app encourages you to exercise with friends to unlock points and earn prizes.
The Schlage Encode Plus Smart Wi-Fi Deadbolt lock, with the Apple Home Key feature, is now available
Customers in the US can now buy the Apple Home Key compatible Schlage Encode Plus Smart Wi-Fi Deadbolt lock. There are many other ways to control the device, including the Schlage Home App and voice assistants. The door lock has several smart features, such as timed delayed auto-locking.
BioIntelliSense launches BioButton Rechargeable wearable that can measure over 20 vital signs
Health wearables company BioIntelliSense has launched a new device, the BioButton Rechargeable. You can stick the gadget on your chest to measure over 20 vital signs. Algorithms then process the collected data to look for early signs of illnesses or other changes in your health.
Alexa can now notify Amazon customers of deals up to 24 hours in advance
You can now set Alexa to alert you when eligible products on your Amazon wish list or in your basket are about to be on offer. The tool, which is currently only available to customers in the US, can trigger pop-up or ring light notifications up to 24 hours in advance of the deal going live.
Xiaomi could be about to launch a 10-in smart display
A listing on the Bluetooth SIG certification database suggests that Xiaomi could be working on a new 10-in smart display. The listing, found by MySmartPrice, states that the device will have Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity, but Xiaomi did not give away many other details.
Xiaomi launches the Xiaoji mini smart washing machine for up to 2.5 kg of laundry
Xiaomi has announced the Xiaoji mini smart washing machine, which can clean up to 2.5 kg of clothes. The device is optimized for delicate washing while ensuring a 99.99% sterilization rate. You can control the washing machine via the Xiaoji app, letting you remotely start the device or view the progress of a wash.
Govee releases Glide Hexa Light Panels with RGBIC technology
Govee has launched the Glide Hexa Light Panels. The smart lights have RGBIC technology, meaning that each panel can display multiple colors at once. You can design your lighting scene by connecting the panels in various ways and choosing from multiple colors and effects.
Xiaomi releases a new video doorbell, the Smart Cat Eye 1S, with facial recognition
Xiaomi has launched the Smart Cat Eye 1S, a dual functionality gadget acting as a video doorbell and door viewing device. The gadget has several intelligent features, including AI human detection and facial recognition, plus a voice changing tool when you answer the intercom.
Xiaomi launches the Mijia fresh air air conditioner vertical 3 hp
The Xiaomi Mijia fresh air air conditioner vertical 3 hp is now available to pre-order in China. The gadget can displace air at up to 215 m³/h (~7,600 ft³/h) and has a 94.22% CO2 removal rate. You can control this smart home device through the Mijia app or Xiao AI voice commands.
Xiaomi launches the Mijia Electric Scooter 3 Youth Edition
A new electric scooter is now available to pre-order in China from Xiaomi, the Mijia Electric Scooter 3 Youth Edition, also known as Mijia Electric Scooter 3 Lite. The vehicle has been designed to be lightweight and easy to carry, weighing about 29 lbs (13 kg), with a battery that enables you to travel up to ~12 miles (20 km) between charges.
Nest Hub update refreshes UI design, including a new swipe down shortcuts menu
Users of Google Nest Hub devices have spotted a new update bringing a refreshed UI to the device. Improvements to the interface include a full-screen app launcher when you swipe up. The update has caused some customers’ devices to bootloop, though it appears this is easy to fix.
A new Ikea TRADFRI smart home gateway could be on the way
Ikea may soon release a new TRADFRI smart home gateway. The rumor began after SmartApfel.de noticed that the device had been listed on Ikea.de as “Last chance! Only available for a short time.” If you use Ikea smart home products, you must also buy the TRADFRI to integrate your gadgets, so a replacement smart hub is likely in the works.
Kia announces EV9 SUV will launch in Europe in 2023 and confirms more specs
Kia has released a statement confirming that a production version of the concept EV9 SUV will be released in Europe next year. The company also gave the exterior measurements of the new vehicle and affirmed the use of a solar panel to provide additional charge to the car’s battery.
Xiaomi launches the Roborock G10S series with 5100 Pa suction
Xiaomi has released the G10S series of robot vacuums for pre-order in China. The cleaning gadgets have been designed by Pininfarina and have 5100 Pa suction. Also included are many intelligent features such as self-cleaning and a live video call tool.
The new Devialet Dione soundbar has eight built-in subwoofers
The Devialet Dione soundbar is now available to pre-order for US$2,400. The speaker system has 17 drivers, including eight subwoofers. The device creates an immersive 3D sound experience thanks to Dolby Atmos 5.1.2, and it can upscale mono or stereo sound to mimic this quality.
Xiaomi announces the Full Color Laser Cinema projector with RGB LED technology
The Full Color Laser Cinema is a new short-throw projector from Xiaomi. Currently only available in China, the device has RGB LED and liquid crystal-on-silicon technology. The projected image from the device can measure from 60 to 150-in.
Garmin introduces the premium D2 Mach 1 smartwatch for pilots
The high-end D2 Mach 1 is the latest aviation smartwatch from Garmin. The wearable has an expensive finish with a titanium bezel and a sapphire lens. The device has many features designed for pilots, including maps, weather reports and information about your destination airport.
Xiaomi reveals the Mijia Desktop Drinking Machine Hot and Cold Version
Xiaomi has launched the Mijia Desktop Drinking Machine Hot and Cold Version, a three-in-one device that can filter, chill and warm water. The gadget has many modes and settings which you can control via the Mijia app.
Fitbit's passive heart rate monitoring tech has been submitted for FDA approval
Google has requested FDA approval for Fitbit's passive heart rate monitoring algorithm. The technology was found to detect cases of atrial fibrillation with 98% accuracy in a recent study of Fitbit users. The data was collected using PPG technology built into Fitbit devices.
The Enabot EBO Air smart family companion robot is now available
Enabot has released the EBO Air, an intelligent companion for your household. You can use the robot to communicate with family members and pets when you're away from the house. Also, the device has surveillance features, alerting you of any suspicious activity it detects.
Xiaomi launches the Mijia Smart Dehumidifier 22L with sleep and clothes drying modes
Xiaomi has added a new smart home product to its Mijia line-up, a 22 L dehumidifier. The device comes with a 4.5 L water tank or can be connected to an external drain for longer-term use. Xiaomi suggests using the gadget for various tasks, including drying clothes and improving sleep quality.
Possible new Fitbit wearables found in code, including suspected Versa 4 and Sense 2 models
APK files from the Fitbit app suggests that three new smartwatches could be released by the Google-owned company, with none of them featuring WearOS. The rumored devices could include the Versa 4, Sense 2 and Luxe 2 models, based on evidence such as display resolutions.
Huawei Watch GT 2e update improves the sleep monitoring feature and more
Update version 220.127.116.11 for the Huawei Watch GT 2e smartwatch is rolling out to customers in China. The new firmware includes the preinstalled AutoNavi maps app and improvements to the device's sleep monitoring. It is anticipated that the update will be released in waves, becoming available to global customers later.
Xiaomi launches new e-scooter, NAVEE N65, with up to 65 km of range
A new electric scooter, the NAVEE N65, is now available to purchase from Geekbuying. Thanks to its larger battery and energy-saving technology, the vehicle has a 65 km (~40 miles) range. The Xiaomi company suggests that this gadget is excellent for commuters, with handy folding features.
Amazon's eero announces new Pro 6E and 6+ mesh Wi-Fi routers
Two new mesh Wi-Fi routers are now available from Amazon's eero. The eero Pro 6E is billed as the company's fastest router yet, with speeds up to 2.3 Gbps. The 6+ is the cheaper option and has two 1.0 Gb Ethernet ports.
Rumor suggests that Google could be working on a new Nest Hub with a detachable tablet
As reported by 9to5Google, Google could be working on a new Nest Hub device with a removable display. The company suggests that its source is "proven familiar with Google's plan" and that the gadget could launch as early as this year.
The 2022 Samsung Frame TV range is now available to pre-order
First seen at CES earlier this year, the 2022 Samsung Frame TV is now available to pre-order. The device is available in multiple sizes, starting at 43-in (~109 cm) for US$999.99. The TV has 4k HDR panels and a Matte Display to reduce glare caused by indoor lighting or sunshine.
Xiaomi launches the Mijia Refrigerator 630L with 360° cooling
Xiaomi has unveiled the Mijia Refrigerator 630L. The smart gadget can be controlled using the Mijia app or Xiao AI voice commands. There are many settings on the device, including multiple modes and humidity controls for the storage drawers, so you can personalize the gadget based on what food you are storing.
Ikea launches Bluetooth speaker lamp VAPPEBY with Spotify Tap
Ikea has unveiled VAPPEBY, a Bluetooth speaker lamp designed for outdoor use. The company claims that this is the first device on the market with Spotify Tap, a feature that enables you to resume Spotify streaming at the click of a button. This is the first collaboration between the two Swedish brands.
Withings ScanWatch receives an update with health-related features, including an activity reminder
Withings has released an update for its ScanWatch. Version 2421 includes several new features, such as a workout mode and an activity reminder. Withings is also rolling out more widely its 10:10 hands feature, which makes it easier for you to see the digital screen on the watch.
Oura Ring fitness tracker hits one million user milestone and announces upcoming features
Oura has announced that there are now one million users of its ring fitness tracker. The Oura Ring Generation 3 was released late last year with heart rate monitoring and sleep tracking features. In the same statement, the company said it was working on several new features to release this year, such as Workout Heart Rate.
SelectBlinds.com launches new Apple HomeKit compatible smart shades powered by Eve MotionBlinds
Two new smart roller shades are now available from SelectBlinds.com. The blinds feature an Eve MotionBlinds motor and are compatible with Apple HomeKit, enabling you to control the blinds with your iOS device or Siri voice commands. The smart home integration will also allow you to sync the shades with other smart devices such as light bulbs.
NFTs worth US$1.7 million have been stolen from DeFiance Capital founder
Arthur Cheong, the founder of DeFiance Capital, has been hacked. NFTs and other tokens worth an estimated US$1.7 million have been stolen from one of their hot wallets. At the time of writing, several stolen NFTs have already been sold using marketplaces like OpenSea.
Xiaomi launches a cheaper robot vacuum, the Mijia Robot Vacuum Cleaner 3C
Xiaomi has released a new smart home device, the Mijia Robot Vacuum Cleaner 3C. The device has four suction speed settings up to 4,000 Pa. The smart vacuum can be controlled using the Mijia app or Xiao AI voice commands. The gadget also has intelligent mopping capabilities.
Xiaomi announces the Mijia Drum Washing Machine 10kg with smart home integration
Xiaomi has launched a new smart home device, the Mijia Drum Washing Machine 10kg. The gadget has 23 settings and can be controlled via the Mijia app. The washing machine can even be connected to a XiaoAI speaker that will inform the user when the laundry is done.
The release of the Matter standard is delayed, but it will be compatible with more devices
The CSA has announced that the Matter smart home interoperability standard has been delayed until Fall 2022. The setback is due to further development work needed on the SDK before release.
LG announces US prices and release dates for 2022 OLED TV line-up
LG has revealed the prices and release dates for its 2022 range of OLED TVs. This is the most comprehensive line-up LG has offered yet, including a 97-inch OLED TV. The devices have new features, including HDMI 2.1 support.
Microsoft launches the Surface Hub 2 Smart Camera
Microsoft has released the AI-enabled Surface Hub 2 Smart Camera. The device has automatic framing and tilt compensation to ensure an accurate image despite meeting participants' positions.
Xiaomi launches Mijia Inkjet All-In-One Printer with auto-cleaning capabilities
Xiaomi has launched a new printer, the Mijia Inkjet All-In-One. The multi-functional device is capable of high precision photo printing, and a self-cleaning feature helps reduce the chance of the inkjets clogging.
Withings adds Sleep Diary feature to its Sleep Tracking Mat
Withings has brought a new Sleep Diary feature to its Sleep Tracking Mat. The tool will help users understand their sleep in more detail by asking them a series of questions then collating this information with the biometric data that the mat collects.
The HomeKit compatible Aqara Smart Thermostat S3 will soon be available
Aqara has listed the Smart Thermostat S3 on its website. The device supports Apple HomeKit, which means you can control the gadget with Siri voice commands. You can use the thermostat to control heating, air conditioning, and water heating.
iRobot update brings new features to Roomba and Braava devices, doubling the intelligence of some models
A Genius 4.0 Home Intelligence software update is available to Wi-Fi connected Roomba and Braava devices. The update includes several new features, such as a do not disturb mode and room-specific cleaning settings.
The Roborock T8 launches with 4,200 Pa of suction
The Roborock T8 is a new robot vacuum and mop with 4,200 Pa suction. The device can empty itself into the accompanying 16 fl oz (470 ml) bin, and you can schedule the gadget to clean the rooms of your choice at a given time.
Samsung releases the Ultra Slim Soundbar with Wireless True Dolby Atmos and Q-Symphony technology
The Samsung Ultra Slim Soundbar is now available to purchase in Australia and will launch in Germany later this month. The speaker has Wireless True Dolby Atmos and improvements to Samsung's Q-Symphony technology.
Huawei launches the Smart Door Lock Pro powered by HarmonyOS
Huawei has unveiled the Smart Door Lock Pro with 3D facial recognition. The device is powered by HarmonyOS for additional security and integration with your other smart home gadgets.
An update for the Huawei GT 2 Pro improves sleep tracking and adds self-diagnosis feature
Huawei has released an update for its GT 2 Pro smartwatch. The latest firmware brings two new features to the device, including a self-diagnosis tool to detect and suggest solutions for hardware issues.
The 2023 Mercedes-Benz EQE is now available to buy in Europe
Customers in Europe can now purchase the 2023 Mercedes-Benz EQE, which will start shipping next month. The sedan has a fast-charging 170 kW battery and 410 miles of range.
Two new smart blinds are now available at IKEA, PRAKTLYSING and TREDANSEN
IKEA has launched two new smart blinds, PRAKTLYSING and TREDANSEN. The company has updated its Home Smart app alongside the launch to integrate the devices with its wider smart home system.
Mercedes showcases the interior of the 2023 EQS SUV
Mercedes has shared a first look at the interior of the 2023 EQS SUV. The images show a 56-inch hyper screen nearly as wide as the car, including the instrument cluster and a passenger display.
The Lightbee Zigbee Switch is a new smart light switch for Philips Hue
Light Solutions has released a new smart light switch. The Lightbee Zigbee Switch is compatible with Philips Hue products and other smart devices through the Zigbee standard. You can customize the buttons on the compact gadget to suit your needs.
Polk releases the MagniFi Mini AX to provide Dolby Atmos in a 15-inch soundbar
Polk has launched a new sound bar, the MagniFi Mini AX. The system has 5-speakers and a subwoofer to create a 3D soundstage for a rich audio experience. The device has a wide range of technologies for enhanced sound placement accuracy and greater clarity.
The next Subaru WRX STI could be electric
In a press release, Subaru has announced that it is exploring the electrification of its WRX STI vehicle. The company said it would not build the next generation of the car on the new WRX platform, to meet climate change-related targets.
Former top Nintendo exec thinks that Meta's plan for the metaverse won't succeed
The former COO of Nintendo, Reggie Fils-Aime, has said that he does not believe Meta's vision for the metaverse will be successful. In an interview with Bloomberg, they suggested that small businesses would drive the metaverse's future instead.
More details on the Samsung QS95B QD OLED TV have been leaked
A US retailer has leaked some Samsung QS95B QD OLED TV specifications by publishing an early listing for the device. Samsung has released little information about the device so far, and a release date is still to be confirmed.
BMW vehicles will have level 3 autonomous driving tech by 2025
BMW has announced that it will bring level 3 autonomous driving technology to some vehicles in the second half of 2025. The company is developing its Automated Driving technology with Qualcomm and Arriver.
The Garmin Venu 2 Plus could soon have an ECG function
DC Rainmaker has found a hidden ECG function in a Garmin Venu 2 smartwatch. Garmin has not acknowledged the tool's existence, and it removed the feature in a recent update.
Xiaomi launches Smartmi Pioneer A1 robot mop vacuum cleaner
A new smart mop vacuum, the Smartmi Pioneer A1, is now available to pre-order. The device has a unique design for enhanced performance and self-cleaning abilities.
Xiaomi could be working on a 100-inch smart TV
A report from mysmartprice suggests that Xiaomi may soon release a 100-inch TV. The website spotted information about the 'giant tv' on multiple certification websites, but limited product specifications have been revealed so far.
Oculus’ fitness tracker is coming to Apple Health
Oculus has revealed a new feature that will allow users to sync their Oculus Move fitness data with Android and iOS devices, including the Apple Watch. The tool will enable you to view your VR and real-world workout statistics in the same place.
Huawei GT 2 and GT 2e get a software update including new health features
A software update is being rolled out for Huawei's GT 2 and GT 2e smartwatches. The update includes several new features for the gadgets, including tools to monitor your health and to help you to optimize your workouts.
Xiaomi launches the Mijia Curtain Companion smart adapter
Mijia, Xiaomi’s smart home brand, has unveiled the Curtain Companion, a smart adapter for your soft furnishings. The device has timed modes and can use a light sensor to adjust the amount of natural light in your room automatically.
Yamaha launches the NEO's, a 50cc equivalent electric scooter
Yamaha has unveiled the NEO's, the company's first electric scooter to launch in Europe. The vehicle has a 2.3 kW motor and can travel up to 24 miles (38.5 km) between charges.
HBO faces class-action lawsuit over allegations that it shared customer data with Facebook without permission
A class-action lawsuit has been filed against HBO, claiming that it shared customers' data with Facebook without their consent. According to the law firm, viewing history information has been shared with the social network, violating federal law.
Ducati reveals the Futa, a new electric road bike with Garmin technology
Ducati has unveiled the Futa, its first pedal-assisted electric road bike. The bicycle comes with a 250 W motor with five power assistance levels. A limited-edition version is also available, which comes with a Garmin Edge Explore GPS bicycle computer.
The Samsung Galaxy Watch5 may have a temperature sensor
Rumors reported by ETNews suggest that the Galaxy Watch5 will have a built-in thermometer. The company claims that Samsung has developed new technology to resolve issues with existing temperature sensing tools.
8BitDo reveals an Xbox-style controller with pro back paddle buttons
8BitDo has launched a new Xbox-style controller. The controller is available in black and white, with pro paddle buttons on the back. The device comes with software that enables you to customize parts of the controller, such as the sensitivity of the trigger buttons.
Inflection AI wants to make it easier for humans to talk to computers
A new AI-focused software company, Inflection, has been co-founded by Mustafa Suleyman, Reid Hoffman and Karén Simonyan. The company aims to use AI to make human commands to devices more conversational.
Dance is expanding its e-bike subscription service to more cities
The Dance electric bike subscription service is coming to new cities across Europe, including Vienna and Paris. Dance has also announced a new electric moped available to riders in Germany.
Tern launches the Quick Haul, a cheaper electric cargo bike
Tern has revealed the Quick Haul electric bike series. The new cargo bikes have a lower price point than their predecessors and are accompanied by a range of modular accessories.
Gogoro has revealed a swappable solid-state battery for EVs
E-scooter brand Gogoro has unveiled new solid-state battery technology for two-wheeled EVs. The lithium ceramic battery prototype was developed with ProLogium and will be reverse compatible with existing vehicles that are Gogoro-powered.
Zeblaze Stratos 2 launches with SpO2 and heart rate monitors
Zeblaze has unveiled the Stratos 2 smartwatch, which features an AMOLED display and a SpO2 monitor. The device also comes with integrated GPS that you can use for up to 40 hours between charges.
Samsung confirms hack while alleged bad actors leak 190GB of data from the breach
Samsung has admitted that a recent security breach has led to the theft of source code used for its Galaxy devices. The company confirmed that the hackers did not steal any customer or employee personal information.
Google may use skin interface technology in future Pixel Buds and Pixel Watches
Google has received approval for a patent for skin interface technology. The filing suggests that Google might use this tool to control earbuds and smartwatches through tap and swipe gestures on the skin near the gadgets.
Volocopter raises US$170 million to help launch its air taxi
Volocopter has raised US$170 million to help it launch its electric air taxi service. The company will use the funds for due diligence required before it can share its service with customers. Volocopter hopes to offer commercial flights by 2024.
Cana One ‘molecular drinks printer’ can print iced coffee at home
A 'molecular beverages printer', the Cana One, is now available to pre-order from Cana. You can use the gadget to print drinks on demand, from thousands of flavors, with the ability to personalize the beverage to your taste.
Segway-Ninebot announces the KickScooter D Series with a free gift
Segway has unveiled the Ninebot KickScooter D series. Three electric scooters are in the range, travelling up to 24 miles (38 km) between charges.
Sony and Honda are planning to develop an electric vehicle together
Honda and Sony are exploring a joint venture to manufacture electric vehicles. The deal is not yet finalised, with a plan to have the first model ready to sell in 2025.
Kia announces autonomous driving technology that it will use in the EV9 SUV
Autonomous driving technology, AutoMode, has been unveiled by Kia. The company plans to launch this software in the EV9 SUV, which will launch in 2023, with a planned roll out to other vehicles later.
The Polestar O2 is a new concept sports car with an integrated drone
Polestar has revealed a new electric concept car, the O2. The hardtop convertible has unusual features, such as an integrated drone, and has been designed with sustainability as a priority.
A new solar panel can use waste heat to turn air into water
A research team from the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia has designed a solar panel that simultaneously generates electricity and collects water to grow crops.
Eufy launches a new doorbell that doubles as a smart lock with a fingerprint sensor
Eufy has announced the Video Smart Lock 3-in-1 gadget with a fingerprint scanner plus video doorbell and security camera capabilities. The company is currently accepting pre-orders via Kickstarter.
Google is working on new technology for devices to read human body language
In a recent video, Google has shared information on its Soli radar sensing technology that it hopes will make devices less interruptive by reading subtle human signals. The same technology is already used in the Pixel 4's Motion Sense feature.
The first all-electric Jeep SUV is coming in 2023
Stellantis has revealed the design of the first all-electric Jeep at a recent presentation. The vehicle is due to launch next year and is expected to be smaller than the Jeep Renegade.
The Amazon Luna game streaming service is now available
You can now stream games via Amazon Luna if you live in the US. Prime members can play some games for free, with a Luna+ subscription priced at US$9.99 (~€9.01) per month.
The PlayStation VR2 headset could be delayed until 2023
A YouTube leaker has suggested that the launch date of the PS VR2 headset could be pushed back to 2023. They cite the lack of PS5 consoles, which will power the VR experience, as the reason for the delay.
Honor reveals the Earbuds 3 Pro with temperature monitoring features
The Earbuds 3 Pro have been unveiled by Honor at MWC. The new headphones will feature a dual-driver design and a temperature sensor to help you monitor your health.
AVM launches new smart radiator controller, the FRITZ!DECT 302
At MWC, AVM has announced the FRITZ!DECT 302, a smart radiator controller. The device can be installed on most radiator valves and has many energy-saving features.
Teladoc virtual healthcare is now available on Amazon Alexa-enabled devices
A new healthcare technology, Teladoc, is available on Alexa-enabled devices. You can use Teladoc for virtual consultations with medical professionals via your smart gadget.
Apple Health data is being used for a PCOS study with Harvard University
Research being conducted by Apple and Harvard University is investigating menstrual health. The latest report from the study contains insights gathered from participants around polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).
A VR mod for Cyberpunk 2077 is now available
Luke Ross has released a VR mod for Cyberpunk 2077, available via Patreon. The mod lets you experience driving and photo modes with head-tracking, 3D effects and more.
Toyota is developing artificial muscles for robots so they can mimic human movements
A patent has been submitted to the USPTO by Toyota for an innovative robotic muscle technology. These artificial muscles would allow robots to mimic human movements and carry out dangerous tasks.
The Toyota bZ4X is coming this year with a longer-lasting battery and free charging for 12 months
Toyota has recently revealed that the batteries it has built through a joint venture with Panasonic retain over 90% of its capacity after ten years. The company has also announced a free charging deal for US customers in partnership with EVGo.
Philips unveils ultra-short-throw projector, the Screeneo U4
The Screeneo U4 is a new ultra-short-throw projector from Philips. The gadget has AI technology that enables features such as autofocus and automatic four corner correction. At 12-in from the projection surface, the device can display an 80-in image.
Mobvoi announces TicWatch x Arty smartwatch for advanced heart health insights
A new TicWatch has been teased by Mobvoi on Twitter, suggesting it will have new cardiovascular health monitoring technology. Previous leaks from XDA Developers provide information on precisely what functionality might be included in the gadget.
HTC Vive and holoride team up to build an in-car VR experience
VR company holoride will use HTC Vive Flow glasses when it launches its in-car experience technology later this year. The entertainment merges XR with the vehicle's movements for an immersive experience without inducing motion sickness.
Garmin is working on a solar-powered smartwatch with an OLED display
Garmin has filed a patent for a new solar charging OLED display in the US. This technology could mean that consumers no longer need to choose between the high-quality display and ‘never ending’ battery life available through solar energy.
Crestron LED lights can sync smart home lighting with circadian rhythms
Crestron, a brand specialising in smart home technology, is launching LED smart lights. You can set the bulbs to brighten and dim to match your circadian rhythm, or you can use the company's SolarSync technology to adapt your lighting to fit the color temperature outdoors automatically.
Google Pixel 7 Pro renders revealed, with many similarities to the Pixel 6 Pro's design
Leaker Steve Hemmerstoffer has shared renders of the Google Pixel 7 Pro via Smartprix. The images show a very similar design to the Pixel 6 Pro, with the same two-tone style on the back of the device.
Samsung announces launch date for 2022 Neo QLED Mini LED TVs
Samsung has revealed its lineup of Neo QLED TVs, which will be available for pre-order across Europe in March this year. The new range features upgrades to the image detailing and surround sound, plus features aimed at gamers.
Google reveals that Nest doorbells can't charge in cold weather
In a recent support article, Google has detailed an issue that prevents batteries in its Nest Cam and Nest Doorbell devices from charging at cold temperatures. This problem is not exclusive to Google devices, with other outdoor smart home gadgets also impacted.
NFTs valued at over US$1.7 million have been stolen from OpenSea users
A phishing attack on users of OpenSea has resulted in the theft of NFTs worth millions of dollars. The source of the attack remains unclear, with 17 affected users identified.
The Extreme H hydrogen car racing championship has been announced for 2024
An off-road hydrogen car racing series, Extreme H, has been announced. The event will accompany the existing Extreme E electric car racing championship from 2024, with a prototype of the racing vehicle expected early next year.
Amazon's Echo Show 15 smart home display is now available
The Amazon Echo Show 15 smart display is now available to purchase. The device is aimed at families, with widgets that display calendars and to-do lists. The gadget can recognize different household members and personalize the display for them.
Videos of Tesla 'Full Self-Driving' mode raise concerns for experts
A recent study of footage of Tesla's 'Full Self-Driving' software, captured by Tesla owners, has left some experts with concerns for its safety. However, many vehicle owners taking part in the autonomous driving Beta defended the testing, arguing that it was vital for development.
Eufy launches Video Doorbell Dual with an early bird bonus
Eufy has released its Video Doorbell Dual for pre-order, with gifts for customers who purchase early. The doorbell features two cameras for an improved view of your doorstep and added protection. The device also has dual motion detectors to sense people and packages.
The Garmin D2 Air X10 Smartwatch has launched with SpO2 sensor, plus a host of aviation and fitness features
Garmin has released the D2 Air X10 smartwatch, aimed primarily at pilots, with blood oxygen level monitoring to tell you how your body adapts to high altitudes. You can also make and receive calls on the device, which has a battery life of up to 7 days.
Tesla recalls vehicles after self-driving mode issue uncovered
A problem with Tesla’s “rolling stop” feature has been found, which has led to the company recalling nearly 54,000 cars. The feature, part of the Full Self Driving software, could mean that your vehicle does not come to a halt at a stop sign, which is illegal.
Tesla releases microphone for in-car karaoke alongside Chinese New Year update
Tesla has released a new gadget, the TeslaMic, with its Chinese New Year software update. The device can be used to play karaoke in your car, with the Leishi KTV app included in the update.
Tesla confirms Cybertruck delay and reveals that a car is not its most important focus this year
In a recent press conference, Tesla confirmed that it would not be releasing any new vehicles this year. Musk confirmed rumours that Cybertruck production would be delayed until 2023 at the earliest.
Meta-backed cryptocurrency company Diem looks to sell off assets, according to rumours
According to recent rumours, Diem, the stablecoin project backed by Meta, is looking to sell off assets such as its intellectual property. The company has faced many setbacks, including warnings from the U.S. Federal Reserve last year.
Security researcher reveals how they hacked Tesla vehicles
Flaws in a third-party software have enabled a security researcher to hack multiple Tesla vehicles. In a recent blog post, David Columbo explains how they accessed the cars and states that the bug has now been fixed.
Meta announces the "world's fastest" AI supercomputer with Nvidia hardware
Meta is building an AI supercomputer using Nvidia technologies. The build is underway, with 760 Nvidia DGX A100 GPUs already in use. When the supercomputer is finished later this year, Meta claims that it will be the fastest AI supercomputer globally.
German Bionic's Cray X smart exosuit helps workers to carry up to 66 lbs
Robotics company German Bionic has designed a smart exosuit that improves worker health and safety. The device collects data in real-time to detect poor posture and tiredness in employees and recommend remedies such as stretches and breaks.
Oculus launches v37 update, including Apple Magic Keyboard support
The latest software update, v37, has been released by Oculus. The update includes multiple productivity features and aims to ease the navigation of the environment.
Weber reveals new smart grills which can notify you when your food is cooked
Weber has unveiled the new Genesis smart grills, which assist you when cooking. The Weber Connect technology links up with an app to notify you when your grill is up to temperature, amongst other features.
Subaru reveals race car with 1,073 hp at Tokyo Auto Salon
Subaru Tecnica International, the motorsports focused arm of Subaru, has revealed a new concept car. The all-electric STI E-RA has four motors which can deliver up to 1,073 hp.
SportsArt launches a rowing machine that can charge your phone
A new eco-rower from SportsArt lets you generate electricity as you workout. This energy can immediately be plugged back into the machine or used to power other devices.
Google TV is looking to expand into smart home and fitness
Google TV’s Director of Product Management, Rob Caruso, has suggested that the company plans to bring new features to its product this year. According to Caruso, Google TV is looking to expand its tools and integrate with more smart home and fitness devices.
Researchers build novel malware detection system for Raspberry Pi
A research team has built a malware detection system using an oscilloscope to scan the electromagnetic field of a Raspberry Pi device. The technique allows you to identify the threat while likely remaining undetected by the hacker.
Virtual reality concert platform AmazeVR raises funds ahead of its first release
AmazeVR, a virtual reality concert platform, has recently raised US$15 million in funding. The company’s first VR show with Megan Thee Stallion will be available in theaters in the US this year.
New NordicTrack iSelect Adjustable Dumbbells can be controlled using Amazon's Alexa
NordicTrack has launched the iSelect Adjustable Dumbbells, which you can control with voice commands via Alexa. The weights can adapt to loads from 5 to 50 lbs (~2.3 to 22.7 kg).
Sleep Number's new smart bed adapts to your needs and can adjust to prevent snoring
Sleep Number has revealed its latest smart bed, the New Sleep Number 360. The device has features including temperature regulation and snore detection.
Ring Alarm now has a glass break sensor, to detect if your windows are smashed
Ring has announced the Glass Break Sensor, which you can connect to its alarm system. The new sensor can detect if your windows are cracked or smashed from up to 25 ft away.
BMW showcases color-changing car at CES 2022
The BMW iX Flow concept car has been demonstrated at CES 2022. The vehicle can change color thanks to a coat of paint which includes E Ink, the same technology used in e-readers.
Smart contact lens company Mojo Vision announces new investment as it teams up with Adidas
Mojo Vision has made two announcements at CES 2022; that it has received a further US$45 million of investment and that it plans to partner with several fitness companies, including Adidas Running. The company is working on a smart contact lens, which will overlay data onto the real world.
Hyundai builds air purifier from Ioniq 5 electric car parts
In a recent YouTube video, Hyundai engineers demonstrate a unique way to repurpose car parts by taking apart a redundant test vehicle and using the components to build an air purifying device.
VR mods for Resident Evil 2 and 3 are now available on GitHub
Software developer praydog has released VR mods for Resident Evil 2 and 3 on GitHub. The mods allow you to play the games in first-person VR, with lifelike weapon action such as physical knife damage.
Robinhood announces the beta launch of its cryptocurrency wallets
Robinhood, the trading platform known for commission-free trading, has announced the beta program for its crypto wallets. The program will launch in mid-January, with over 1.6 million customers already on the waitlist.
bHaptics reveals TactGlove for VR, which it will showcase at CES 2022
bHaptics has announced the TactGlove, a haptic glove to allow you to touch things in VR. The company will demonstrate the gadget at CES 2022 in collaboration with Hand Physics Lab and Unplugged VR.
Tesla is recalling almost half a million cars due to safety concerns
Around 475,000 Tesla Model 3 and Model S vehicles are being recalled due to multiple issues that have been uncovered. The NHTSA has stated that these issues relate to the Model 3’s rear view camera and the front hood latch in the Model S.
Waymo reveals that it will expand its self-driving taxi fleet with Geely all-electric vehicles
Waymo has announced that it will add all-electric vehicles designed by Geely to its autonomous ride-hailing service. Waymo will modify the car with Waymo Driver so it can operate autonomously.
Samsung reveals new C-Lab projects, including a smart electric guitar
Samsung has announced its lineup of 13 projects supported by its C-Lab programme. The company will showcase these concepts at CES 2022. The startups include a smart electric guitar and online jamming platform, plus an AI app to help kids develop good habits for device use.
Samsung Electronics announces that it will establish smart homes in pilot smart city
Samsung Electronics has revealed that it will supply smart homes in a new smart city with several appliances. Eco Delta Smart City will be built in Korea, with an initial demonstration zone due to be finished in 2023.
The Movano Ring will be showcased at CES 2022, with upcoming features including blood pressure and glucose level monitoring
The Movano Ring, a health and fitness tracking wearable device, will be showcased at CES 2022. The gadget currently features many standard fitness tracking tools covering your activity and sleep. Movano aims to add blood pressure and glucose level monitoring in the future.
DuckDuckGo is working on a standalone desktop browser for increased user privacy
DuckDuckGo has revealed that it is building a desktop app similar to its mobile app. The desktop app aims to provide increased privacy for users, with features such as the Fire Button, to clear all tabs, browsing history and data at the click of a button.
Amazon brings Zoom to Fire TV Omni Series in time for the holidays
You can now start and join Zoom meetings on the Amazon Fire TV Omni Series. The Zoom app is currently available to users in the US and Canada, and it aims to make calls to loved ones over the festive season and beyond more straightforward.
Researcher reveals that some at-home COVID-19 tests could be hacked using Bluetooth
It has been discovered that you can hack some at-home COVID-19 lateral flow tests via Bluetooth. This flaw would allow you to modify your test result. However, the problem has now been resolved, ensuring that you cannot alter the outcome of your test.
Tesla holiday update automates blind spot cameras and adds Sonic the Hedgehog to the infotainment system
The annual Tesla holiday update has begun rolling out, with features including auto-activation of your car's blind spot camera. The software update also has improvements to the infotainment system, such as a streamlined appearance and new games added to the arcade.
Ford reveals EV battery with up to 131 kWh capacity for 2022 F-150 Lightning
It has been revealed that the Ford F-150 Lightning all-electric truck will be available with two battery sizes. The larger of these batteries will have a capacity of 131 kWh, with the smaller battery providing 98 kWh of capacity.
Meta calls out private surveillance companies for attempting to hack around 50,000 accounts
A report released by Meta reveals that several spy firms have targeted approximately 50,000 Facebook users to gain personal information, potentially for use in later phishing attacks. A total of seven surveillance companies were named in the report, including Black Cube.
Tesla launches road noise reduction feature for Model S and Model X electric vehicles
Tesla Model S and Model X vehicles are receiving a new noise reduction tool in an over-the-air update. The feature reduces low-frequency road noise in the cabin to provide a more comfortable journey for the driver and passengers in the front of the car.
Deal | HTC VIVE Cosmos Elite and other VR devices are on sale
VR headsets and accessories are discounted in time for the holidays at HTC VIVE. The sale includes the Cosmos Elite, Pro and Pro Eye devices, alongside accessories such as the Deluxe Audio Strap, with discounts of up to US$300 (~€266).
The first all-electric Rolls-Royce production car is about to start on-road testing
Rolls-Royce will soon start road-testing its Spectre coupe, the first electric vehicle from the company to go on sale. The Spectre is expected to be released late next year, following a couple of electric vehicle prototypes shown by the company over the last decade.
The Matter connectivity standard for TVs could give you more ways to control your smart device
The new Matter connectivity protocol could improve the interconnectivity between smart devices from different manufacturers. One element of this standard relates to TVs and streaming devices, which would mean that you could control your Amazon TV using a Google Nest hub.
Oculus launches v35 update for users and developers, including voice recognition feature
Oculus has released another set of features, including a tool allowing voice recognition in VR apps. Other tools launched in this v35 update include a spatial anchor feature for locking content in place between sessions and the ability to record yourself while you are playing in VR.
Clearview is one step closer to getting a US patent for its facial recognition software
A patent filed by Clearview AI for part of its facial recognition technology is set to be granted by the US Patent and Trademark Office. Clearview's software is already being used by several bodies in the US, including the FBI.
Over US$120 million has been stolen from multiple cryptocurrency wallets connected to BadgerDAO
BadgerDAO has warned customers that it recently suffered a hack, affecting multiple cryptocurrency wallets linked to the company. In total, it is estimated that US$120 million (~€106 million) worth of cryptocurrency, including bitcoin and ethereum, has been stolen by the bad actor.
Masterpiece Studio VR creative software is now available for free
Masterpiece Studio software is now available for free, but only for non-commercial use. The programme enables you to model in 3D and animate through virtual reality, with tools to let you texturize, rig and skin your models and more.
Researchers create living 3D printing ink, with applications including a cancer treatment
A living 'microbial ink' has been developed by a research team at Harvard University and Harvard Medical school, which can be 3D printed. One of the living materials generated from the ink has been designed to release an anti-cancer drug on demand.
Dyson launches VR store allowing you to try out its latest products at home
Dyson has released an Oculus app to allow customers to experience its products in virtual reality. The VR experience gives you the chance to understand how the products work and try them out in a virtual environment. Dyson's virtual store currently contains beauty tools such as the Supersonic hairdryer and the Airwrap, plus the Dyson cordless V15 Detect vacuum cleaner.
Deal | Sony WH-1000XM4 wireless headphones are on offer at Best Buy and Amazon
The Sony WH-1000XM4 wireless headphones are selling at a reduced price this Black Friday at two US retailers: Amazon and Best Buy. The device offers speak to chat and active noise cancellation features.
Deliveries of the new Hummer electric truck will begin in December, with lower than expected range
Deliveries of the Hummer Edition 1 will begin next month, 14 months after it was announced. The truck will use GM’s Ultium battery, giving it up to 329 miles (~529 km) of range. The Edition 1 will be the first all-electric vehicle released by Hummer.
Niantic and Fold develop an AR game where you can earn bitcoin
Software developer Niantic and bank card company Fold have built an AR experience that allows you to find and win bitcoin. The game is currently being rolled out in a limited beta, with more features, such as bitcoin trading, to be released in the coming months.
El Salvador's president announces “Bitcoin City”
Plans for “Bitcoin City” have been unveiled by El Salvador's president, Nayib Bukele. The build would be financed by bitcoin-backed funds, covering public infrastructure, like an airport and local services.
HTC announces VIVE Focus 3 update, including larger play areas
HTC VIVE has unveiled an update for Focus 3 headsets, which were released earlier this year. The improved features include increased play area and map sharing abilities.
The Amazon Prime Video app is now available for Mac
Amazon has released the Prime Video app for Mac devices. The app includes a mix of Apple and Amazon features, such as Picture-in-Picture and X-Ray. You can also download content to your device, allowing you to watch TV and movies offline.
The FBI's email system has been hacked, with thousands of fake messages sent
One of the FBI's email systems has been compromised, allowing bad actors to send thousands of messages falsely warning of a possible cybersecurity attack. The FBI has confirmed that it has now patched the software vulnerability which allowed the hack and that the attackers accessed no data.
Microsoft reveals a limited-edition Xbox Series X with laser-cut Gucci branding
Gucci and Microsoft have collaborated on a limited-edition Xbox Series X console. The device celebrates the 100th anniversary of Gucci and the 20th anniversary of Microsoft.
Amazon Echo devices get motion detection feature using ultrasound
A new motion-sensing feature is available for fourth-generation Amazon Echo Dot devices. The tool uses ultrasound to detect motion in the room, activating other connected devices, such as turning on your smart lights.
Netflix enables higher-quality streaming via the AV1 codec for some TVs and the PS4 Pro
Netflix has launched better quality streaming through AV1 for selected TVs and the PlayStation 4 Pro. Benefits for Netflix subscribers include using less bandwidth at higher resolutions and fewer noticeable drops in streaming quality.
Nvidia launches Omniverse Avatar platform that uses 3D animation and AI
Graphics card company NVIDIA has revealed Omniverse Avatar, a tool that allows you to build AI assistants that can hold conversations in real-time. NVIDIA has demonstrated uses of the platform, such as taking orders in a restaurant and improving video conferencing calls during its annual GPU Technology Conference.
Nintendo hints at a new console and promises to improve Switch Online
Nintendo has briefed investors that it is already planning its next console, though it is focusing on 'value-added services' as well. The company also confirmed that it would continue to work on the Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack, which has recently faced consumer criticism.
Meta could be planning physical stores to showcase VR devices
The New York Times reports that Meta may be planning retail stores to showcase its devices, including Oculus VR headsets. According to sources close to The Times, plans for these stores began last year, with Meta expected to open its flagship store in California.
The 2022 SR from Zero Motorcycles comes with in-app purchases
The new Zero 2022 SR electric motorcycle has an operating system that allows you to purchase upgrades on the fly for your bike. Upgrades include increased battery capacity, which can be boosted from the standard 14.4 kWh to 20.9 kWh, and improved torque levels.
Amazon launches a Smart Air Quality Monitor, with claims that it can improve your sleep
Amazon has announced its Smart Air Quality Monitor that alerts people when it detects harmful particles, such as carbon monoxide and dust. The device is compatible with Alexa Routines, which allow the monitor to trigger other smart devices that can improve your air quality.
Oculus Quest v34 update brings expanded capabilities, including Space Sense
The v34 Oculus Quest update from Meta has been announced. The update will be rolled out for Quest and Quest 2 devices. It includes improvements to features such as Voice Commands, plus a new tool called Space Sense, though this is only available on Quest 2 headsets.
Project Dyana team creates 3D printed cat-like robot
A team of students from Swiss universities has developed a feline robot. The Dyana project has combined animatronics and 3D printing to create a cat-like character that moves in a feline way.
Leaked Facebook promo videos hint at a new Oculus Quest headset
Several leaked videos suggest that Facebook could unveil an upgraded Oculus Quest headset at its annual Connect event later this week. The videos show several new design features, including a sleeker front panel and revised controllers with cameras instead of tracking rings.
450 million cyberattacks were attempted on the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games infrastructure
The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games suffered almost half a billion cyberattacks from multiple state-sponsored hackers. NTT, who provided the Games with various telecommunication and cybersecurity services, successfully blocked the attempts, so no impact was felt during the competition.
Hubsan launches the Zino Mini, a lightweight and compact drone for US$459
The Zino Mini is a mid-range drone, the third Zino gadget to be released by Hubsan this year. The device is lightweight, can film in 4K and retails for US$459.
Apple's VR headset could be delayed until early 2023
New rumors suggest that Apple may not release its first VR headset until late 2022 at the earliest. It has been predicted that the delay has been caused by Apple's complex design for the headset.
Two cryptocurrency lending platforms have been asked to cease activity in New York
Two crypto lending platforms have been ordered to stop trading in New York. The state's Attorney General, Letitia James, took this action as these companies have allegedly failed to register with the Attorney General's Office, a legal requirement in the state.
Nanoleaf Lines let you create your own smart home lighting design
Nanoleaf has released Lines, light strips from which users can create unique designs for their living space. These lights have many features, including lighting synced with your music, movie or game.
Divergent Technologies doubles its 3D car printing capabilities
3D printing start-up Divergent has purchased three NXG XII 600 metal printers, doubling its production capacity. These new printers will allow Divergent to get vehicles on the road within the next two years.
AIRROBO launches the Robot Vacuum T10+ with a 45-day hands-free cleaning ability
Hong Kong-based AIRROBO has released a new robot vacuum, the T10+. This mid-range vacuum cleaner is auto emptying, meaning it can clean your home for up to 45 days without intervention.
Robots can now skateboard, thanks to researchers from Caltech
A research team at The California Institute of Technology has built a robot with hybrid walking and flying movement. The robot can carry out manoeuvres such as flying to avoid stairs and skateboarding.
Squid Game's Red Light, Green Light is now playable in VR
The game Red Light, Green Light, as seen in the Netflix horror show Squid Game, is now playable in VR. This simple game lets players experience the game shown in the first episode of the TV series on Facebook Quest headsets.
Google announces cleaner energy features for its thermostats with Nest Renew
Google Nest has revealed a new service for its thermostat range. The company hopes that Nest Renew will optimize thermostats for greener energy use through several smart features, including Energy Shift. Nest Renew will be available in the US only for the time being.
Ring releases new Halloween Quick Replies and other spooky settings
Ring has released several new Halloween settings allowing users to customize their doorbells to mark the holiday. These include new Halloween-themed Quick Replies, a feature released earlier this year.