I look forward to making this post each Friday because it’s exciting to discover the latest, greatest tech stuff (even for a tech writer like myself, who you might think would get burned out on this stuff after several years). This week saw the announcement of a really interesting and different TV, a new e-ink smartwatch and LOTS more. This week is a little light on apps but that’s simply because there were too many pieces of drool-worthy hardware out there. Don’t forget to check out last weeks roundup of the best new gadgets, apps and tech startups to you’re all caught up!
Samsung Serif TV
The era of always thinner TVs probably isn’t coming to an end anytime soon, but Samsung has at least taken a step in another direction with the launch of the Serif TV. It’s meant to be seen and make a design statement and from the side it looks like a capital I; that means you can use the top for storage or as a shelf to display things. It’s really thinking outside the box which is what is so great about it. It will come in a UHD version as well as two smaller, lower resolution options.
Revo SuperSystem WiFi Speaker
I’ve been a fan of the Revo Super series since I first tuned on a SuperConnect (check out my recent thoughts in this week’s video: 7 Speaker Showdown: What’s the Best Wireless Speaker?). The SuperSystem is Revo’s flagship SuperSeries speaker. It’s a Spotify Connect enabled speaker, comes in multiple gorgeous colors and finishes, lets you listen to DAB/+, FM and Internet radio stations, lets you wirelessly stream audio from your PC or Mac and comes with UNDOK technology for multi-room listening. Well get a review posted in about 30 days as soon as we get our hands on one.
Pebble’s back with it’s second release this year called the Pebble Round. It’s the company’s latest vision of an e-ink powered smartwatch. The benefits of e-ink displays include always-on capability (no need for screens to wake up or sleep), a much longer battery life and more. Sure, you won’t get amazing resolution, but the Pebble Round is a nice option to have in an increasingly crowded smartwatch market.
Instant Lifelogging App
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