(webstagram) In case you’ve forgotten, Snap makes video-recording sunglasses called Spectacles. The first two iterations didn’t do very well, and you had to go to a special vending machine to pay $130 or $150 a pop. Despite lukewarm reviews, Snap is isn’t giving up on Spectacles just yet. In fact, it’s ready to launch the third-generation. The Spectacles 3 is a major improvement. They’re more stylish, fit better and a new second camera enables the device to capture depth information in your pictures and videos. But the device will really only appeal to hardcore Snapchat users who are very interested in AR filters. Hit the link in bio for more from @cherlynnstagram
(webstagram) Xiaomi has unveiled the CC9 Pro smartphone that has one of the highest-resolution cameras -- period -- that you can buy. For instance, the 108-megapixel wide-angle camera has more resolution than Fujifilm’s 102-megapixel GFX 100 medium format camera, which has a sensor about 15 times larger. On top of that, the CC9 Pro has four other rear cameras: a 5-megapixel 5x telephoto, 12-megapixel 2x telephoto, 20-megapixel ultra wide-angle lens and a 2-megapixel macro camera with big 1.75um pixels. Hit the link in bio for all of the specs!
(webstagram) Apple’s new, $249 wireless earbuds are here, and they’re a big improvement over the models we’ve already gotten used to. As you probably guessed, we’re putting together a full, comprehensive review we’ll publish later on, but the AirPods Pro have made a strong first impression. For one, yes, they sound better than those earlier models. According to Apple, that improved sound is partially thanks to the way these AirPods use microphones and clever software to optimize the way music sounds to people’s ears. As for noise cancellation, the AirPods Pro are more than capable of quieting the noise of a raucous office, and while it won’t render a packed subway car completely silent, it’s enough to cut the volume of ambient sound pretty dramatically. We’ve got some concerns about battery life and overall sustainability, but these are definitely a step up from the originals.
(webstagram) Supreme has dropped a burner phone that no one asked for. But that doesn’t really matter. After all, the popular streetwear brand has made a literal brick, which features its iconic box logo and can now be found on the resale market for upwards of $150. So putting its logo on a standard Blu burner almost makes sense. Almost.
The candybar-style phone features a 2.4-inch display, a VGA rear camera (no selfie cam, sorry), sluggish 3G connectivity and support for up to 32GB of storage. And in case you were wondering just how much hypebeasts are willing to pay for it, the phone was priced at $60 and is now going for around $200 on eBay. That’s Supreme for you. Click the link in bio for more from @edgaralvarezb
(webstagram) Google’s Pixel 4 and 4 XL were leaked more thoroughly than any phones ever—well since the Pixel 3 at least. Having said that, the Pixel 4 feels like a step forward for Google as they attempt to define the Pixels by more than just clean software and great cameras. The Pixel 4 will start at $799 for the smaller model and $899 for the XL when they launch on October 24th. Hit the link in bio for the full hands-on from @vlzco
(webstagram) Do you know where your Gameboy is right now? I do: it's sitting a few feet behind me with my original copy of Pokémon Red in it. But you know why I haven't played it? I haven't seen a AAA battery in years, that's why. Luckily Analogue's new Pocket game console has a rechargeable battery. Oh, and it plays Gameboy, Gameboy Color, and Gameboy Advanced cartridges, along with a few others with cartridge adapters. Neat!
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(webstagram) Apple’s new entry-level iPad packs a new, bigger screen and a magnetic Smart Connector. It’s no faster than the model it replaces, which sometimes feels limiting, but its blend of improved software, long battery life and a great app ecosystem still mean it’s the best tablet you can buy for under $500. Anyone who needs a solid tablet for streaming, some light gaming and maybe a bit of work will find a lot to like here. Hit the link in bio for more!
(webstagram) Microsoft is making a return to dual-screen designs. This is the Neo, a laptop-esque portable running Windows 10X--Microsoft's new OS for this form factor. More details at the link in bio.
(webstagram) OnePlus doesn’t want its fans to have to wait a year for a phone with the most advanced chipset available. So in 2016 it started launching new flagships about every six months. Now, enter the OnePlus 7T, the successor to the OnePlus 7 which was released earlier this year. The good news is that the 7T is coming to the US through T-Mobile, and it’ll cost $599 for the 8GB RAM plus 128GB UFS 3.0 storage combination. That’s roughly the same price as the earlier model and the OnePlus 7T offers quite a few upgrades. It has a slightly bigger 6.55-inch display with a 2,400 x 1,080 resolution, plus it inherits the 90Hz refresh rate and HDR10+ support from the 7 Pro. The OnePlus 7T is not only a meaningful upgrade from the OnePlus 7, but it’s also just a well-rounded phone for the price. If you’re looking for a powerful Android phone but are tired of the recent trend of $1,000+ phones, the OnePlus 7T might be a refreshing change of pace.
(webstagram) The iPhone 11 takes almost everything that makes the iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max special and squeezes it down into a package that’s $50 less than last year’s cheap model. It’s probably not worth buying if you have an iPhone XR or XS, but for everyone else, it’s the easiest way to get a taste of modern flagship iPhone performance without dropping $1,000. Click the link in bio for more!
(webstagram) As usual, Apple’s latest batch of iPhones aren’t exactly surprising. But yesterday, the company unveiled the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max, its high-end smartphones that’ll join the slightly cheaper iPhone 11. You might have noticed the name change this time around, as the 11 Pro models are direct successors to last year’s “XS” phones. There are a few design changes, like a “surgical-grade stainless steel” case and matte finish, but the iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max are more focused on cramming in as much camera power as possible. While the iPhone XS and XS Max featured two cameras, one for standard wide shots and another for telephoto and portrait pictures, the Pro models add a new 12MP ultra-wide lens like the iPhone 11. The iPhone 11 Pro will start at $999, while the 11 Pro Max will go for $1,099. Pre-orders start this Friday, September 13th, at 5 am Pacific, and the phones will ship on September 20th. Hit the link in bio for more!
(webstagram) On paper, the Fitbit Versa 2 is a compelling upgrade over its predecessor. It features a bigger, better display, useful Alexa integration and refined software. It still lasts days longer than Samsung and Wear OS watches and looks pretty, to boot. But it struggles too much with connectivity to be a reliable daily smartwatch. Click the link in bio for the full review ☝️