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A Voice-Control Remote for Voice-Controlled GoPros

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A Voice-Control Remote for Voice-Controlled GoPros

GoPro presents a miniature, voice-activated means for the remote control of its latest titular cameras-- the Remo, a device providing controls for a number of commonly used commands.

The device is small enough to clip on clothing or collars, and like other GoPro cameras it is waterproof. It is compatible with voice-activated GoPro offerings (namely the Hero5 Black and Hero5 Session) and features "easy-to-remember" commands to start-and-stop recording, snap photos, switch between capture modes, set a highlight tag and switch the camera off.

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TAPS for Touchscreen-Compatible Gloves

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TAPS for Touchscreen-Compatible Gloves

A recent Kickstarter project promises a simple means to solve the woes of customers wanting to use smartphones while keeping their gloves on-- TAPS, stickers made with an "extremely adhesive conductive materials."

Supposedly powered by "Nanotips" and "military-grade" polyurethane, the TAPS stickers are flexible and should withstand a extreme wear conditions, including those involving water and snow, while allowing capacitive touchscreen use. Interestingly the TAPS are also compatible with fingerprint readers, since each sticker has a unique fingerprint, even if such a feature much cause worries in case one loses their gloves.

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Thrusmaster Intros "Ultimate" TS-PC Racer Wheel

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Thrusmaster Intros

PC gaming accessory maker Trustmaster announces the TS-PC Racer-- a racing game controller featuring an "open wheel" design together with a brushless 40W motor featuring embedded cooling.

According to the company the motor generates "dynamic and powerful effects," with exceptional velocity manifested in all racing conditions, from long stall curves (STALL mode) to zigzags (DYNAMIC mode). The aforementioned embedded cooling ensures the motor maintains performance levels throughout quick successions of power demands with no overheating, as well as 50% more dynamic response and 4 times greater stall force compared with other Thrustmaster wheels.

Another addition is a new FOC (Field Oriented Control) algorithm controlling the HEART (HallEffect AccuRate Technology) system. In a few words, this ensures the motor responds swiftly to increased torque requirements, offsetting and preventing power losses. A final feature is an external TURBO power supply designed to provide continuous 40W power within a finless design.

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A Bread Basket to Charge Your Devices

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A Bread Basket to Charge Your Devices

Bread is a great way to charge up one's body, what with its consisting mainly of carbohydrates. And now that most staple of foods can also charge your devices-- or rather the basket holding it can, with the Sister Schubert's Basket of Warmth.

Sister Schubert's is a US-based producer of baked goods, and its Basket of Warmth has been released just in time for the nation's biggest holiday, Thanksgiving. As the company puts it, the Basket of Warmth can make a holiday table centrepiece, feeding guests with warm carbs while ensuring devices are kept charged through 5 USB ports. It even has a space in the bottom where charging devices can be tucked away for storage.

The company also says the basket "uses the very electronic devices that create distractions at dinnertime to keep freshly baked Sister Schubert's dinner rolls warm,‚ÄĚ but the details behind such a mechanism are hazy at best. Either way, Sister Schubert's insists "the Basket of Warmth is a reminder to all of us how important it is to disconnect, in order to reconnect with the ones we love. And there is no better time to bring that message to life than the holiday season, starting with Thanksgiving Day when families far and wide gather around the table."

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Add More Power, Storage, Ports With Line Dock

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Add More Power, Storage, Ports With Line Dock

Many USB-C dock solutions are available on the market, but Line Cooler's take is probably the biggest yet-- the Line Dock looks like the bottom half of a MacBook Pro, and packs a battery, storage and even active cooling.

The Line Dock carries a 20000mAh battery and supports Qi wireless charging, allowing users to simultaneously charge 4 compatible devices by simply laying them on top of it. It also carries an SSD (in 256GB, 512GB or 1TB sizes) to add more storage to laptops, while a built-in active cooling solution promises to keep devices at a temperature of around 11 degrees Celsius when in a 22 degree Celsius room.

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Monster Charges With Home Collection

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Monster Charges With Home Collection

Monster announces a portable power products lineup-- the Home Collection, aluminium-clad devices featuring rapid USB charging within designs complementing home and office decor.

The collection offers 3 charging stations, Large, Medium and Small, each with x4 USB ports, built-in stand, built-in cord management and LED night lights. The large version adds x4 power outlets for electrical devices while the medium has two plugs, and the two chargers also include Monster's Fireproof MOV surge protection technology.

The small version lacks in power outlets and surge protection.

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Xiaomi Presents Anodised Aluminium Mi Mouse

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Xiaomi Presents Anodised Aluminium Mi Mouse

Chinese vendor Xiaomi continues moving into the PC market with the announcement of a mouse-- the Mi Mouse, a dual-mode connection wireless rodent featuring anodised aluminium and ABS construction.

The Mi Mouse has a minimalist design reminiscent of Apple products, with 2 buttons and a scroll wheel in a configuration suitable for both left and right handed users. It is also fairly small, measuring 11.02 x 5.72 x 2.36cm, and inside is a 12000dpi Pixart 3610 sensor able to work on many surfaces, including paper, cloth, "ground glass" and, of course, regular mouse pads.

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OWC Intros 13-Port Thunderbolt 3 Dock

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OWC Intros 13-Port Thunderbolt 3 Dock

OWC Digital presents a Thunderbolt 3 USB-C Dock ideal for use with the latest laptops, such as the MacBook Pro-- one featuring 13 ports and full Thunderbolt 3 support for transfer speeds of up to 40GB/s.

The dock supports the connection of two UHD 4K displays, or a combination of 4K, HD and other displays using the DisplayPort and Thunderbolt 3 ports. Two Thunderbolt 3/USB-C ports support up to 5 daisychained Thunderbolt 3 devices, while five USB-A 3.1 Gen 1 ports support USB-A accessories, with two ports featuring fast charging capabilities.

Other ports include FireWire 800, gigabit ethernet, mini DisplayPort, SD card reader, audio combo and S/PDIF digital audio.

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Bourge Design Intros 7-in-1 Arc Hub

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Bourge Design Intros 7-in-1 Arc Hub

The Arc Hub by Bourge Design is a 7-in-1 USB-C hub solution-- with x2 USB-C ports with pass-through charging, x2 USB 3.0 ports, x1 HDMI port, x1 MiniDisplay Port and an SD card reader.

Built in aluminium, the puck-shaped device features chamfered edges and is covered in convex glass, making it an ideal companion for high-end USB-C laptops such as the latest MacBook Pro models. The HDMI port supports 4K signals, while the two USB-C ports support USB-C Gen 2 (Thunderbolt 3) as well as transfer speeds reaching up to 115Mbps.

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