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This week, Youtube has launched an Explore page to help you discover new podcasts. Apple has expanded its self-service repair program to include MacBooks for the first time. He also announced that the next big iPhone event will take place on September 7 — so mark your calendars. And finally, Nikon and Panasonic have decided to sbest compact cameras. Shame.
In other news, a bunch of cool new gadgets have been announced. Here’s what you need to know.
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Fitbit Sense 2, Versa 4 and Inspire 3
This, Fitbit has announced three next-gen wearables. The Sens 2 (300 $) et Versa 4 (230 $) are its new smartwatches, both of which are nearly identical to their predecessors but sport physical buttons, thinner (and lighter) designs and can track more workouts; the top model, the Sense 2, also has more advanced stress tracking capabilities. And the company’s latest fitness tracker, the Inhale 3 ($100), has a color screen (as opposed to monochrome) and a slightly slimmed down design. All are available for pre-order now.
Prix: 100 $ — 300 $
HyperX Armada 25 and 27
HyperX makes some of the most popular gaming headsets you can buy. This week it announced its first gaming monitors – the HyperX Armada 25 ($449) and the HyperX Armada 27 ($499) – and most importantly, both come with a monitor arm and stand. Office. Both monitors are quite similar in most areas, but the Armada 25 is slightly smaller (25″ instead of 27″), has a slightly lower quality display (HD vs QHD) but has a higher refresh rate (240Hz vs. 165Hz) . Both gaming monitors will be available in September.
The Armada 25 is shown in the photo above.
Prix: 449 $ — 499 $
Dell Pro 2K Webcam
Dell has announced a new midrange webcam — the Dell Pro 2K (WB5023) — which is essentially a more affordable version of the Dell UltraSharp 4K Webcam which he released last year. The new model has a similar barrel-shaped design, but maxes out at 2K (2560 x 1440) instead of 4K (3840 x 2160). It has a built-in mic, which the 4K model doesn’t. And it costs $135 instead of $200.
Prix: 135 $
SteelSeries Arena 7
SteelSeries is one of the biggest names in computer gaming, but it’s never released computers before – until now. This week, the company announced three different configurations in its new “Arena” line of computer speakers. The Arena 3 ($130) is a traditional 2.0 set, while the Arena 7 ($300) is a 2.1 system (adds a subwoofer) with RGB lighting. And the Arena 9 ($550) is a full-fledged 5.1 system (adds rear speakers), for gamers who want a truly immersive setup.
Arena 7 is shown in the photo above.
Prix: 130 $ — 550 $
Acer Vero 514
Acer’s latest Chromebook, the Vero 514, has a 14-inch 1080p display, 12th Gen Intel processor, 1080p webcam and a good variety of ports (including two USB-C) . The plus, however, is that it is made almost entirely of recycled materials.
Prix: 500 $+
The DJ Avata is the company’s latest consumer first person view (FPV) drone. It’s also his first “cinewhoop” style drone, meaning it doesn’t have the foldable arms of his super popular (and most recent) Mavic drones. DJI Mini 3 Pro) in favor of propellers with fixed casings; it’s the same design that many racing drones use. As an FPV drone, the Avata is flown with a motion controller and the company’s newest headset, the DJI Goggles 2. When it comes to imaging, the Avata has a 1/ 1.7 inches and is capable of shooting 4K video (at 60fps) or 2.7K video (at 120fps). It can fly at 60 mph and also has a pretty impressive flight time of 18 minutes.
Prix: $629 (drone only); $1,168+ (with headset and controller)