The new #Fujifilm X-Pro2 is a sequel to the X-Pro1, its first #mirrorless #camera with interchangeable lenses. The update is now weather-resistant with an incomparable viewfinder that lets you switch between electronic and optical with the flick of a switch, an awesome joystick to select specific autofocus points quickly and accurately, and excellent image quality (24 megapixel resolution and a maximum native ISO of 12800).
Google's new system for switching watchbands is genius. You attach the pins to your #Android Wear watch, and then each Mode band simply has a latch that you can open and close with a switch. They start at $50 for silicon bands and $60 for leather. #watches #technology
The $1,600 Noble Audio Kaiser 10 in-ear monitors (IEMs) are precious little pieces of handcrafted engineering from a boutique California outfit that specializes in making high-end and bespoke in-ear #headphones. They have unparalleled sound, excellent construction, and a detachable braided cable -- but they're not as convenient as conventional in-ear headphones and the fit can be hit or miss. #tech #audiophile
Another shot from our #iPad Pro 9.7 review, shown with the $149 Smart Keyboard. Apple has done some clever things with the keyboard's #design to make it light, thin, and durable -- there are effectively no moving parts inside it, for example, it just uses the custom fabric weave to provide feedback to your fingers. 📸 @happicamp
The Rhythm Guitar is a really complicated way to not learn #guitar. Made by Magic Instruments, it trades in six strings for a giant series of buttons that let you play chords with ease -- but that don't really teach you how to play the real thing. Most units will cost $399, and the Indiegogo is live now. #tech
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One thing that isn't quite resolved with the new #MacBook: dealing with the single USB-C port. The ecosystem of accessories and adapters is getting better (and safer), but you should budget a hundred bucks or so for adapters to go alongside the $1,299 (for the base model) you will spend on the laptop itself. #tech
#Hasselblad's new H6D is a monster of a #camera. It's a high-end, medium format digital camera that can capture stunning images with tremendous amounts of detail. Its new autofocus system can lock onto a specific point, such as a subject's eye, and track it as the photographer adjusts composition. The 50-megapixel model runs about $27,000 and the staggering 100-megapixel version commands $33,000. Lenses extra, of course.
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This replica of the original Luke Skywalker #lightsaber uses quartz crystals that have been drilled underwater so they can be lit up with a series of fiber optics. Its creator, Michael Murphy of FX Sabers, pairs it with a removable blade and interactive sound effects (not added in post-production) to create a screen-accurate vintage Graflex. #StarWars #TheForceAwakens
Amazon's Echo Dot is the future of the smart home interface. It's $89.99, half the price of the full #AmazonEcho, and can be placed in every room of your house or connected to a larger speaker. You can then use voice commands to set alarms, control your smart lights, play music, catch up on the news, and yes, buy things from Amazon. #tech
The $129.99 Amazon Tap is a standalone Bluetooth speaker version of the Amazon Echo. Except you can't just say "hey Alexa" -- it only works when you reach out and tap a button on it before speaking. #technology
The #Fairphone 2 is an attempt at an ethical smartphone. It's easy to take apart and repair yourself, uses conflict-free materials, and is completely unique in the market. However, it's bulkier than other smartphones and has a bad camera -- making £425 a high price to pay based on specs alone. #tech
Amazon's new #Kindle Oasis is the funkiest e-reader it's ever made. It's brighter, smaller, and thinner -- designed for one-handed reading -- but isn't waterproof and costs a whopping $290. #technology #gadget
HTC just announced its new flagship smartphone, the #HTC10. It packs a Snapdragon 820 processor, 12-megapixel camera, and 5.2-inch quad HD Super LCD 5 display into a familiar aluminum frame. It ships next month for $699. #htc #technology #phone