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There was a lot of Apple news this week. The Cupertino-based giant announced that it is raising subscription prices for many of its popular services, including Apple Music, Apple TV+ and Apple One. It announced that future iPhones would move to USB-C instead of Lightning. And an update has rolled out for the Apple Watch Ultra that significantly improves battery life.
But this week wasn’t all about Apple. A number of other companies have announced new gadgets. Here’s what you need to know.
EcoFlow DELTA 2
Presented by EcoFlow
Presented by EcoFlow
The most flexible portable battery on the market, the DELTA 2 by EcoFlow is a must-have for around the house and beyond. Its 1024 Wh capacity (expandable up to 3040 Wh), connectivity (Bluetooth and WiFi) and versatility (up to 15 devices simultaneously) make it a breeze to power “over 90 percent of devices”. The compact DELTA 2 can be charged to 80 percent in 50 minutes and to 100 percent in just 80 minutes, while other systems sometimes take full working days to juice; Alternatively, it can be charged via EcoFlow’s solar panels. Perhaps most impressive is that the DELTA 2 can achieve 3,000 full battery cycles or, in EcoFlow’s words, “Users can power their lives once a day for nearly a full decade.” Whether your fall plans are an overlanding through the wilderness and camping in the park, or you simply want reliable year-round backup power for your home, don’t miss out on the DELTA 2. Get 5 percent discount on all DELTA 2 orders with code EFSD5OFF.
The Sony A7RV is the company’s upcoming full-frame mirrorless camera and the successor to the Sony A7R IV. The new model features a similar 61-megapixel sensor but features a significantly more powerful Bionz XR processor, which the Sony A7R V has a much faster one and enables smarter autofocus capability. In addition, the Sony A7R V offers better in-body image stabilization and a new 4-axis articulated display. It will be available this December.
Level Home has partnered with Apple to create a smart lock that works with HomeKit — in fact, it’s the first smart lock that supports HomeKit that Apple has ever sold. The Level Lock+ is very easy to use. It adds a digital key to your Apple Wallet and allows you to unlock it quickly and easily by simply tapping your iPhone or Apple Watch when near the lock. And there’s a keyhole so you can use your physical key if you forget your iPhone (or it dies). The only real downside? It’s not cheap.
HHKB Professional HYBRID Type-S Snow
The Happy Hacking Keyboard is a cornerstone of the keyboard nerd. With its minimalist “60%” layout and the option for completely blank keycaps, the HHKB was minimalist before it was released in 1996. Now to celebrate the board’s 25th birthday comes a new addition: the HHKB Professional HYBRID Type-S Snow. In clear white, especially with a set of all-white bare keycaps, the snow has the awesome feel of that classic Topre keyboard but with a whole new stunning look. Available now, the Snow is an expensive investment at $357, but you’ll be hard pressed to find a better-feeling, better-looking, highly portable keyboard for the money.
Nothing ear (stick)
The Ear (Stick) is Nothing’s second pair of wireless earbuds, which are essentially a more budget-friendly alternative to the company’s Ear (1), which used to cost $99 but is now $149. The Ear (Stick) lacks the silicone ear tips and many of the Premium features of the Ear (1), such as B. Noise-cancelling and wireless charging, but they come with a lower price tag and a snazzy tubular charging case that lets you do more with ease.
Nomad 30W power adapter (transparent)
Nomad announced a transparent version of its 30W USB-C GaN wall adapter. It’s exactly the same as the company’s 30-watt USB-C GaN wall adapter, but instead of a matte black finish (called a carbide), you can see its inner circuitry. It still supports Power Delivery and is powerful enough to charge an iPad or even a MacBook Air. The other good news is that it’s still $30, so there’s not even a price increase to get this pretty design.
Contax T2 (x MAD Paris)
The Contax T2 was launched in the early ’90s and over 30 years later – thanks in large part to the resurgence of film photography – it’s still one of the most sought-after 35mm film cameras you can buy. This week, Parisian label MAD Paris released a limited edition collaboration that puts a new face on these iconic film cameras; You can get the Contax T2 in one of five different colors. They are available to pre-order online at Farfetch and will ship on October 28th.
Price: £4,500 (approx. $5,234)