Apple's latest set-top box brings a few convenient and significant changes. The first noticeable difference is the design. It now has a light grey background instead of black, with transclucent overlays that make it look more like iOS. The new Apple TV includes a brand new remote with a touch pad to make it easier to swipe across the interface to quickly get to things. The remote can also be programmed to control the volume of your TV or receiver.
The iPad Pro is the newest and largest tablet from Apple. It has a 12.9-inch Retina display with 5.6 million pixels, which is the highest resolution display of any iOS device. iPad Pro is also much faster, with CPU performance nearly double the iPad Air 2. It runs on a new 64-bit A9X processor. Battery life is similar to the other iPads Apple sells -- up to 10 hours of web use on Wi-Fi, watching video, or listening to music. The cellular model can get up to 9 hours of web use.
Nexus 6P is the latest Android smartphone from Google, manufactured by Huawei. It has a 5.7-inch, WQHD AMOLED display at 518 ppi, and front-facing stereo speakers housed in an all aluminum body. It runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow, which is the latest version. Because it's pure Android and isn't sold through carriers, the Nexus 6P will be able to receive updates as soon as Google pushes them out.
One of the marquee new features in the Nexus 6P is the 'Nexus Imprint' fingerprint sensor on the back. One touch of the sensor will quickly unlock the phone and compatible apps.
The Surface Book is the first ever laptop from Microsoft, and it has a 13.5 inch detachable screen that becomes a tablet. It uses a new hinge that Microsoft has dubbed "Muscle Wire™" that holds the screen in place securely, while still having the ability to detach with the push of a button. It can be used in three different configurations as a result -- as a traditional laptop, as a tablet, or with the screen attached the other way around.
The Ricoh Theta S is the latest panorama camera that can capture an entire 360° space with a single shot. The spherical images can then be viewed on a computer or smartphone via the app. This camera has a newly developed F2.0 lens, and has a 1/2.3 12M CMOS sensor. In addition to shooting still photos, it can also take up to 25 minutes of full HD video capture at 30fps.
The Shure MV88 "The Documenter" is a digital stereo condenser microphone designed for use with Lightning connectors on iOS devices. The microphone plugs directly into the lightning port, and provides great quality audio capture for video, interviews, live performances, and vocal & instrument recordings.
The mic can be angled 90 degrees, and you can rotate it to get the best position. It can capture studio-quality sound and you can even adjust things like stereo width, polar pattern, sensitivity, and more from the ShurePlus MOTIV app.
The Karma Go Wi-Fi hotspot is a simple and contract-free way to connect your devices on the go. It uses 4G/LTE to connect up to 8 Wi-Fi enabled devices. It costs $14 for 1GB, $59 for 5GB, and $99 for 10GB of data, and the data never expires.
The Karma Go device itself is just 2.9 inches by 2.9 inches, 0.47 inches deep, and weighs 2.3 ounces. It has a 1500mAh Lithium-ion battery inside, which will give it 220 hours of standby time and 5 hours of internet usage.
Karma Go uses the Sprint network, so you'll need to make sure you have good Sprint coverage where you are.
Apple's iPhone 6s Plus may look like the latest version of the phone, but there's a lot that has been upgraded. One of the marquee features of the new smartphone is 3D Touch. This allows you to "peek" and "pop" certain aspects of the user interface by pressing harder on the screen. For instance, tapping harder on an app icon will give you shortcuts to launch right into a certain part of that app. The new haptic feedback in the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus gives you subtle taps as you press through the levels of interaction.
The Dell Chromebook 11 is an 11 inch laptop that runs Google's Chrome operating system. Chrome is a very simple and secure OS that consists mostly of just a web browser and some Google apps. Chrome OS relies on the cloud using Wi-Fi for most of its storage and capabilities.
Chrome OS has a "Powerwash" feature that allows you to easily return the computer to its factory settings if something goes wrong. Chrome OS also handles updates automatically in the background, so you won't have to worry about installing any updates either.
Motorola recently announced the second version of its Moto 360 Android Wear smartwatch, with many design and internal improvements. Like the Moto smartphones, the Moto 360 can be built to your liking with the Moto Maker. There is a men's and women's version, and the men's watch comes in either 42mm or 46mm. There are two different designs to choose from for the bezel, and three color options -- black, silver, or gold. You can also customize the color of the case with either of those three colors. As for the band, there are two leather colors and three metal band colors.