There was a lot of news in the world of technology. There have been new rumors that GoPro may be working on its first-ever 360 action camera. Master & Dynamic has teamed up with Mercedes-Benz on some custom headphones and wireless earphones. And Apple announced a new super-secure lockdown mode coming to iPhones, Macs, and iPads this fall. Also, some gadgets were announced.
Check out some of the coolest gadgets below.
Beyerdynamic Free Byrd
Beyerdynamic, the German hi-fi company, has just announced its first-ever pair of wireless earphones. The company’s Free Byrd costs $249 and promises excellent sound quality. What’s unique is that it works with a companion app that can give you a hearing test and then adjust the sound quality to suit your hearing profile. The Free Byrd supports other premium features like active noise cancellation and transparency modes, as well as a case that supports wireless charging. They are now available in two finishes: Black or Grey.
Amazon Fire 7
Amazon announced its next-gen Fire tablets, the Fire 7 ($60) and Fire 7 Kids ($110) in mid-May, but they finally started shipping this week. The new tablets are great affordable options, just like their Fire 6 and Fire 6 Kids predecessors, but the new models have twice the RAM and about 40 percent longer battery life.
PSB Passif 50 Loudspeakers
To celebrate its 50th anniversary, PSB has announced the Passif 50. They are passive floorstanding speakers that look similar and pay homage to the company’s Passif II speakers, which first appeared in 1974. However, PSB has completely redesigned the guts of the Passif 50 tweeter, new woofer and passive radiator to match the acoustic demands of PSB’s modern high-end loudspeakers. You can pre-order these vintage-inspired speakers this August.
Hydrow has announced a lighter, smaller and more affordable version of its original Hydrow rowing machine. The all-new Wave is $1,000 cheaper, about 40 pounds lighter, and comes with a smaller display designed for those on a tighter budget or with limited space. That being said, the Wave basically all have the same capabilities.
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