The HDHomeRun family of products by SiliconDust helps customers watch recorded and Live TV around their homes. After it is plugged into a user's router, it can transfer HD live digital TV to devices around the house, either wired or via WiFi. The DVR software can save TV shows on a NAS, while the mobile app allows people to browse schedules. The HDHomeRun DVR app can be downloaded onto media streaming boxes for easy use across the home network. The software is compatible with Android, iOS, Windows 10, and more.
The Anker Apex Thunderbolt 4 Docking Station is compatible with Windows 10 and non-M1 macOS 11 computers. It includes a Thunderbolt 4 upstream port, a downstream port, a USB-C Power Delivery port, 4 USB-A ports, an AUX port, an SD card slot, and a pair of HDMI ports. The station can charge phones, laptops, and other devices with up to 90W capability. The package includes a 120W power adapter, power cord, a 2.3ft Thunderbolt 4 cable, and guides. The station measures 2.9" x 7.3" x 1.3" and weighs 0.99 lbs with the dock stand sold separately.
The new Framework Laptop is open for users to both upgrade and repair. A very different direction than the approach Apple takes. The laptop is thin and light, measuring 15.85mm x 296.63mm x 228.98mm while weighing 1.3kg. Customers can even buy the DIY edition to assemble themselves. Even the motherboard is removable. The 55Wh battery is designed to power through a workday, and the power adapter charges via a 60W USB-C connection. The 13.5" 3:2 display has a 2256x1504 resolution and 100& sRGB color gamut.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 is a folding phone that can fit in many more pockets than the average modern cell phone. The Galaxy Z Flip3 supports 5G technology and comes in Cream, Green, Phantom Black, and Lavender colors. Even without opening up, users can check messages, listen to music, and take pictures. The outside has a 1.9-inch cover screen for notifications and customizable display options. One of the best perks is seamless connectivity with the new Galaxy Watch4 (which uses Android Wear).
Fastmail is email hosting that focuses on user privacy. Unlike some of the top email services out there, Fastmail users enjoy mail, calendars, contacts, spam-blocking, and more ad-free and not monetized. Fastmail is available on desktops, phones, and tablets while providing a clean user interface for productivity. Customers can also make custom email "you@yourdomain" addresses under just one account, as well as email aliases for further privacy.
The Epson PowerLite 1781W Projector is a fairly slim projector with 3200 lumens of color and white brightness. The WXGA resolution is 1200 x 800 and connects via HDMI or wireless Chromecast/Roku support. This projector is ideal for office presentations in business settings and weighs only 4 lbs for portable carrying. The product features Auto horizontal and vertical keystone correction and Screen Fit for images that don't already align with the screen. Mobile devices can be set up with a QR code, and the package comes with User Manual CD for more information.
If you need to connect an older device that requires i.LINK or FireWire connections to a computer, you either want an old computer with the correct port (IEEE 1394) or an adapter. The Apple Thunderbolt to FireWire Adapter will allow Mac owners to transfer data between their modern computers and aged hardware. Stick the Thunderbolt end into your compatible Mac and the FireWire 800 end into the external device. The adapter supplies up to 7W for peripherals and works on OS X v10.7.4 or later.
If you need to calibrate your computer monitor, look into the Spyder from Datacolor. The SpyderX is an easy lens-based tool for calibration that utilizes technology capable of finishing the job in 2 minutes or less. Accuracy is reflected in precise shadows, white balance, and screen color, even if you are not an expert. Digital photographers should not let their screens go uncalibrated, so a tool like this helps them see a great representation of the shots they take.
Want to watch the Tokyo Olympics in 4K? Youtube TV is an option, and is a good cable replacement. Youtube TV is a premium live streaming service for traditional TV channels for sports, news, entertainment, and other programs. Subscribers can watch ESPN, Nickelodeon, NBC, CNN, HGTV, ABC, TNT, Comedy Central, Discovery, and more. The price is $65 per month, although the first 3 months are $55 each. Most importantly, Youtube TV is available in the United States nationwide, unlike other inconsistent cable options.
If you're in the market for an affordable 4K television with great color and price, TCL has an excellent selection. The TCL 55-inch 6-series TV features crisp 4K Ultra HD resolution and Dolby Vision High Dynamic Range for superb contrast/color. The 55R635 2021 model is a Mini-LED QLED product with a THX Certified Game Mode for action gaming. The television includes 4 HDMI inputs, wall mounting compatibility, Natural Motion 480 refresh rate, contrast control zones, voice control for Alexa, and the Roku Smart TV platform for streaming.