If you need a durable and inexpensive music player for your offline MP3 files, the SanDisk Clip Jam is a great little device for listening to favorite songs. It has a small screen with obvious buttons and a simple interface. The battery lasts up to 18 hours and still keeps the player fairly compact/lightweight. It weighs 0.8 ounces and measures 0.63 x 1.6 x 2.6 inches while coming in a handful of color options. The SanDisk Clip Jam carries 8GB of storage and has room for more via the microSD card slot. The device supports MP3, WMA, AAC, and WAV files and has a 2-year limited warranty.
Motorola's Moto G Power is an extremely affordable mobile phone that works with AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon. The 5000 mAh battery lasts up to three days and comes with a 10W rapid charger. The phone has a 3.5mm audio jack, USB port, and a 6.6" Max Vision HD+ display. It comes with an 8MP front camera and a 48MP rear triple camera system. The Moto G Power is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 octa-core chip and uses the Android operating system. The water-repellent design also keeps the phone functioning when exposes to rainy weather.
Lenovo's Legion Slim 7 Gen 6 laptops are fit for gaming and start at $1200. Advertised as the world's lightest RTX gaming laptop, the chassis is made of light/thin aluminum magnesium. The Legion Slim 7 starts at a weight of 4.2lbs, and comes in Shadow Black. It runs on Windows 11 or Windows 10, carries up to Up to 2 TB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD storage, uses a 4 Cell 71Wh Internal Battery, and charges with either a 230W or 170W AC Adapter. Preloaded software includes Lenovo Vantage, Xrite-Pantone Color Management, Microsoft Office, and McAfee LiveSafe.
Anker's PowerPort III 65W Pod Lite is built to charge Samsung phones, like the S21 and S20 Ultra, in no time. It is compatible with Programmable Power Supply for Super Fast Charging via a USB-C to USB-C cable that you attach. The A2718 model utilizes Anker's MiniFuel technology and PowerIQ 3.0 to charge most devices, such as a MacBook Air, Galaxy phone, iPhone, iPad, and more. Lightning ports will require a USB-C to Lightning cable. The item measures 2.09 x 1.6 x 1.17 inches, and the compact design is under half the size of a standard MacBook Pro 13" charger.
While this is the "low-end" of the recent line of MacBook Pro devices, it is still pricey at about $2000. However, the new M1 Pro chip powers Apple's laptop with 33.7 billion transistors, over twice the amount in the original M1 processor. The lowest-end system-on-a-chip (SoC) model has an 8-core CPU, 14-core GPU, and 16-core Neural Engine that can handle demanding tasks easily. The chip also features dedicated acceleration for the ProRes codec, so video editors can work with multiple 4K or 8K streams while efficiently saving battery life.
The iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max are the latest iterations of Apple's popular iPhones. They both use the latest A15 chip, have a 6.1" / 6.7" Retina XDR display, and an advanced camera with telephoto, wide, and ultra-wide shooting modes. The new integrations for macro photography really pushes the phone to be a great option for photographers.
If you have an iPhone 12, you don't need to upgrade to this line of phones. If you have an iPhone 11 or earlier, the iPhone 13 is a great upgrade.
The Roku Ultra is the company's most powerful player. It supports HD, 4K, HDR, and Dolby Vision for prime visual experiences. It connects via 802.11ac dual-band MIMO Wi-Fi or ethernet and launches relatively quickly. Dolby Atmos sound helps immerse viewers, while the voice remote (with shortcut buttons) allows TV control with simple vocals. The box also comes with wired headphones, a pair of AA batteries, a power adaptor, and an HDMI cable. Users with the Roku mobile app can also control the player via their phone, like an alternate remote.
Wyze makes a video doorbell that allows residents to see visitors outside their front door. It records in 1080p HD video for a clear view of the person and/or packages left on the ground. The live stream has a 3:4 aspect ratio and features 2-way audio so owners can talk with visitors once they open the app (even from miles away). The package comes with a Wyze Chime so residents can be alerted via one of the 19 chime options. The device lights up when motion is detected, which may even intimidate porch pirates who steal packages.
RoboKiller is a call-blocking service that bills customers $25 per year and can be canceled anytime. It listens to incoming spam calls on one's cell phone, including robocalls and telemarketers. Their Answer Bots answer the spam for the user, while also updating their block list in real-time. RoboKiller estimates about a 90% spam reduction for customers within a month. The Answer Bots detect voice patterns while trolling the spammers themselves via fake vocal answers. You can even sample some instances on their website.
The latest iPad mini feels like a "Pro" device in a small physical form! Apple uses the powerful A15 Bionic chip to power the tablet, along with 5G support for the cellular models. All versions communicate with Bluetooth 5.0 and Wi-Fi 6, plus iBeacon for micro-location. Customers can choose 64GB or 256GB of storage, as well as the choice to add a free engraving on the backside. The liquid retina display measures 8.3" diagonally and a resolution of 2266 x 1488 at 326 ppi. It features a fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating, plus an anti-reflective coating for a clearer view.