The Samson Meteorite is a tiny, affordable USB microphone that promises to significantly increase the quality of your audio recordings compared to the built-in microphones found on many laptops and tablets. Read on for our full review to find out if the Meteorite should join your audio setup.
With dozens of USB-powered gadgets, it’s time to throw away the individual charging adapters and pick up a multi-port charger. We’ve been testing one such device from Inateck. Read on for our full review to find out if the Inateck 4-port USB charger is worth adding to your travel bag.
Nest Labs, creator of the Nest Thermostat and Nest Protect Smoke Detector, announced early Tuesday a new “Works with Nest” developer program, allowing other devices, appliances, and automobiles to integrate and communicate with Nest products for the first time.
After voluntarily halting sales in early April, Nest will return its Nest Protect smoke detector to store shelves in the next few weeks. The sales halt was due to an issue with the Nest Wave feature, which could be inadvertently triggered during an actual fire. Although it makes the product less convenient, Nest’s solution to the issue is to disable Nest Wave until a better solution can be found.
Nest is temporarily ceasing sales of its Protect smoke detectors, citing a potential safety issue related to the device’s motion control features. Nest CEO Tony Fadell made the announcement Thursday via an open letter on the Nest blog.
After years of rumors, Amazon is set to announce its own living room streaming device next week in New York. The device is expected to support video streaming from the company’s own Instant Video library and third party services and may even feature a Bluetooth controller for Android games.
Amazon’s Kindle Fire HDX tablets are already relatively affordable, but the company this weekend unveiled a new plan to sell even more devices by offering eligible customers an interest-free payment plan. New Kindle Fire HDX buyers can pay off the device in four equal payments, with no fees other sales tax. But not everyone is eligible, and customers will want to read the terms of the deal before signing up.
Google’s Chromecast just picked up a great new app. Plex, the excellent home media server and client software, is now available on Google’s tiny and affordable streaming device, although you have to be a PlexPass member to check it out right away.
The current Kindle Paperwhite is just 2 months old, but Amazon is already gearing up for the next version of the company’s popular eReader. Reports indicate that Amazon will launch the 3rd Gen Paperwhite next Spring, featuring a sharper screen, lighter chassis, and haptic feedback.
The Nest Thermostat will soon have another smart home device join the family: the Nest Protect Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detector. The new device, announced today, features six sensors, Internet connectivity, and a built-in nightlight.