For more of the latest and greatest product releases, check out our full collection of the best new gear.
This week, it was revealed that COVID-related issues in China are affecting the supply chain for the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max, so if you’re looking to gift this holiday season, order asap. Amazon has announced that it will only replace Cloud Cams (its now-obsolete smart home cameras) with new Blink Mini devices. Ricoh (Pentax) apparently still makes DSLRs.
As for the new gadgets, here’s what you missed this week.
Devialet Mania is the first portable speaker from the French hi-fi company. It supports both Wi-Fi (AirPlay 2 and Spotify Connect) and Bluetooth streaming, and comes with Amazon’s Alexa so you can control it with your voice.This is a true 360 speaker, but Devialet integrates it with ASC (Active Stereo Calibration) technology, so it automatically adjusts the sound based on your location; when placed in the center of the room, it’s a true 360 play stereo audio, but when placed against a wall, it adjusts to a more forward-facing sound (Devialet says the latter produces a wider and more powerful soundstage).
Belkin Boost Up Charge Pro
Belkin Boost Up Charge Pro is the first MagSafe car mount capable of charging iPhone 12 or newer at full 15W capacity. However, this fast charging feature will cost you. The Belkin Boost Up Charge Pro costs $100, nearly double the price of other iPhone car mounts. You can now buy directly from Apple.
price: 100 dollars
To celebrate the hi-fi company’s 60th anniversary, Audio-Technica has announced a limited edition of its AT-LP2022 turntable, which is made with a completely clear acrylic finish – which honestly looks like it’s made of glass or Carved from ice cubes. The manual belt-driven turntable also features a special Shibata stylus (also transparent) and a carbon fiber tonearm. It’s available for pre-order.
Razer Wolverine V2 Pro
The Razer Wolverine V2 Pro is the company’s first officially licensed PS5 controller. (Razer has released several controllers for Xbox and PC over the years.) It’s $50 more expensive than Sony’s own customizable controller, the DualSense Edge, which has yet to be released.
The Wolverine V2 Pro has remappable buttons and rear paddles and an eight-way directional pad, but the biggest difference may be that the sticks are positioned more like an Xbox controller (diagonal rather than on the same level) rather than the traditional PlayStation controller.
Marley House Get Together 2 XL
Marley House has launched two new portable Bluetooth speakers, Get Together 2 ($250, As shown) and Get Together 2 Mini ($170)which are essentially smaller, more affordable versions Get Together 2 XL ($400). They are eco-friendly speakers made mainly of solid bamboo and recycled fabric. They have modern features like USB-C charging and multiple pairs (with other Get Together speakers).
price: $170; $250