Gadgets and Gear

Tuesday, June 18, 2019


Playdate Handheld Gaming System


Portland-based Panic makes some of our favorite software. They helped make Firewatch, an amazing game. Soon, they'll be making hardware, too. The Playdate is an all-new handheld gaming system, and we can't wait to get our hands on it. It has a 400?×?240 black and white display, a d-pad, A+B buttons, a pause button, and, most interestingly, an analog crank that flips out from the side, providing a completely novel control element. The hardware was built in collaboration with Stockholm-based Teenage Engineering, while the games — delivered wirelessly once a week, and a complete surprise when they arrive — will be developed by world-class talent. The system will include the first season (12 weeks) of games and will be available for pre-order later this year, with shipments beginning in 2020.




DJI Osmo Action Camera

DJI knows a thing or two about cameras — it's been building them into its drones for years. Now it's taking that experience and applying it in a whole new way. The Osmo Action Camera is a compact, dustproof, shockproof, waterproof, and freeze-resistant GoPro competitor. Its 1/2.3-inch sensor captures 12-megapixel stills and 4K video up to 60fps at 100Mbps with RockSteady electronic image stabilization for smooth footage. There's a screen on the front that makes it easy to shoot selfie footage, and screw-on filters let it adapt to different shooting scenarios.




  Winston Online Privacy 

There's no more contentious topic in tech than privacy. While large corporations hide behind half-statements and legalese, the truth is there's little way for regular people to know how much of their online activity is being tracked. With the Winston Online Privacy Device, the answer is nearly zero. This small, simple box sits between your modem and router, and routes all traffic through 20-30 other Winston units, choosing new connections randomly every hour. As a result, your data is scrambled, preventing traditional tracking techniques, and by blocking over 90,000 trackers, ads, and clickbait sources, it can actually speed up your browsing and reduce data usage. Its browser-accessed dashboard lets you see what's being blocked, and each one comes with a free one-year subscription to the service.



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