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.
Epson's Home Cinema 880 is a $600 projector that projects images at 1080p resolution and a very nice 3,300 Lumens. It connects via HDMI version 2.0 and is compatible with satellite boxes, Blu-ray players, streaming devices, or gaming consoles. There is a built-in speaker for audio and a picture skew sensor that can correct keystone for a square image. The contrast ratio reaches up to 16,000:1 while 4 different color modes (Dynamic, Bright Cinema, Cinema, and Natural) allow for optimized looks depending on the content users are watching.
Apple's most recent Mac mini utilizes their M1 chip to bring top-tier performance and power efficiency to daily usage. This device features an 8-core CPU, an 8-core GPU, and 16‑core Neural Engine to bring great speed in portable form. The Mac mini can be customized with either 8GB or 16GB of RAM, and SSD storage can be upgraded all the way to 2TB of data. Both Gigabit and 10-Gigabit ethernet options are available, and the video editing tool Final Cut Pro can even be pre-installed.
Epson's EcoTank ET-2720 All-in-One Supertank Printer (model C11CH42202) is an excellent cartridge-free solution for turning your digital images physical. The printer allows wireless printing from tablets/phones, as well as copying and scanning abilities. The package comes with 4 EcoTank ink bottles (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black) that produce less waste than equivalent amounts of cartridge ink. There is a 2-year limited warranty with registration, and the item is Energy Star qualified. The ET-2720 measures 14.8" x 22.8" x 10" and weights 8.8 lbs, supporting Windows and macOS platforms.
A company called BLU has created a convenient and simple phone named JOY. It is pretty easy to use for senior citizens who find modern smartphones a bit too complicated to navigate. It's got a large key pad for visible input, as well as an emergency access SOS key for the elderly. The display measures 2.4 inches and the built-in flashlight enables users to see in the dark via its slider switch. The VGA camera can capture both pictures and video, while the FM Radio can receive multiple music stations. Media can be shared via Bluetooth 4.0 or purchasable external memory.
The 3M Precise Mouse Pad is an extremely thin companion for wireless or optical mice at the desk. The MP114-BSD1 measures at 9 in x 8 in x 0.13 in and weighs 2.4 ounces. The product is a foam material and features a repositionable adhesive, which keeps the pad fastened in place. It is designed to extend the battery life for wireless mice by drawing less current than dark surfaces, and it's backed by a 1-year warranty.
The Heil PR 40 is an excellent microphone for broadcasters, content creators, and vocal personalities. It features a wide frequency range, a low mass shock-mounted diaphragm, and dual mesh screens. There is also an internal breath blast filter on the diaphragm element, improving response for several vocal ranges without annoying "popping" sounds. The product is great for musical instruments too, such as guitar, bass drums, and tom drums. The mic is available in Chrome, Gold, Black, Champagne, and Black with a Gold grill.
Project Hail Mary is a new novel by science-fiction Andy Weir, author of The Martian and Artemis. The story follows Ryland Grace, an astronaut who wakes up millions of miles from Earth on a small ship alongside two crewmate corpses. His memory is fuzzy, but his assignment is extremely important to the survival of humanity. The sci-fi book about speculation and discovery is available in kindle, hardcover, paperback, and audiobook formats.
EyeTV U6 by Geniatech is a little stick that allows users to watch Live TV on their Mac computers. It even lets owners record (in lossless) and edit what they enjoy. It contains a coaxial plug for TV aerials that can receive free-viewable television programs. Plus, it supports Dolby Digital sound. The EyeTV U6 includes EyeTV 3 Software which turns a Mac into a DVR for scheduling, editing, and sharing recordings. The product is for OS X 10.6.8 or later, and includes an RF adapter and USB cable in the package. It measures 78 × 29 x 15 mm and weighs 16g.