DJI's Osmo Mobile 3 is their newest gimbal for taking smooth, stable video with smartphones. The gimbal uses small brushless motors to correct the "roll, pitch, and yaw" of a camera's movement directions. It measures 285 × 125 × 103 mm when unfolded and 157 × 130 × 46 mm when closed up. It weighs 405g and uses a 2450 mAh Li-ion battery that charges in about 2.5 hours. The Osmo Mobile 3 uses an app called DJI Mimo and connects via Bluetooth.
Mevo Plus is one of the best cameras for streaming video at events that require multiple types of seamless viewing. Since it records in 4K and streams up to 1080p resolution, users can effectively pan, zoom, and cut to different parts of the overall shot while maintaining great visual clarity. The camera has about 1 hour of battery life, but can be attached to the Mevo Boost Fast Charging Power Pack for up to 10 hours of longevity. Mevo Plus streams to major platforms like Youtube, Facebook Live, etc. while also offering an autopilot live-editing option.
Google's Pixel 3a is an Android smartphone with a 5.6-inch display and a weight of 147 grams. It runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 processor and 4GB LPDDR4x RAM, while carrying 64GB of storage and a 3000 mAh battery. The Pixel 3a features a 12.2MP dual-pixel rear camera and an 8MP front camera. Color choices include Clearly White, Just Black, and Purple-ish. The box comes with a 18W USB-C power adapter, a 1M USB-C to USB-C cable (USB 2.0), a Quick Switch Adapter, and a SIM tool. On the Google Store, the phone currently sells for $399.
Lenovo's Thinkpad P53 is a tough, sturdy, and solid mobile workstation that sports a 15.6-inch 1080p display. Lenovo recommends this laptop for engineers, artists, designers, and architects. Storage ranges from 256GB to 1TB SSD PCIe, and the graphics card can be as strong as NVIDIA's 16GB Quadro RTX 5000...great for VR rendering and AI projects! The Thinkpad P53 also features a 720p HD camera, a fingerprint reader, Windows 10 Pro operating system, WiFi-6 certification, a 16.5-hour battery life, Dolby Atmos Sound, and a 1-year warranty.
The XGPS150A by Dual Electronics is a Multipurpose Universal Bluetooth GPS Receiver that is arguably faster than a phone's built-in GPS. It can be paired to a user's phone or tablet via Bluetooth for more accurate use of GPS-requiring apps involving aviation, golfing, geocaching, hiking, and more. The free GPS Status Tool shows user location, the number of satellites the device can see (plus their signal strengths), the receiver's battery level, and connection confirmations.
The Apple-endorsed LG UltraFine 5K Display is expensive but gives users a great 5K image for a lot cheaper than the $5000 Pro Display XDR. The screen carries a 5120-by-2880 resolution, supports billions of colors, and runs 27 inches diagonally. There is 1 Thunderbolt 3 port, 3 USB-C ports, and an included Thunderbolt 3 cable (that charges Macbook Pros/Airs). Additionally, the monitor comes with a built-in camera, microphone, and stereo speakers. OS requirements for Apple connections include macOS Mojave 10.14.6 (or later) and iOS 12.4 (or later).
Google's new Pixelbook Go is the "go-there, do‑that" Chromebook practically made for students. It measures 12.2 in x 8.1 in x 0.5 in (with a 13.3-inch touchscreen) and weighs just over 2lbs, making it extremely easy to carry around campus. The various models range from 8GB of RAM to 16GB, as well as 64GB - 256GB of storage. The highest-end model sports a 4K Ultra HD Molecular Display and an Intel Core i7 processor, but costs $1,399. Battery life lasts up to 12 hours and the camera records at 1080p HD 60fps.
SatPaq is a small satellite dish that physically attaches to your cell phone and sends your messages up 22,000 miles in the air (and back down to the destination). This is a great device for communication when disaster strikes, when wide power outages occur, or during wilderness hikes in signal-less environments. While texts won't show a user's own phone number, a name can still be attached. SatPaq costs about $250 and the battery lasts around 4 months. The product uses Bluetooth to connect and supports Android and iOS.
Rich DeMuro is filling in for Leo Laporte and has written a new book titled 101 iPhone Tips & Tricks: Unlock the useful, time saving and fun features in iOS 13.
The book is up to date and includes guidance for iOS 13 changes and additions, as well as fun tips from previous editions. Plus, it is available in paperback and Kindle versions to suit your reading preference. From "dark mode" to privacy warnings, Rich DeMuro's 101 iPhone Tips & Tricks should be a useful companion to any modern iPhone consumer.
While Microsoft has built-in voice recognition in Windows 10, some may prefer third-party software. Nuance's Dragon Home version 15 is a speech recognition solution for home users that costs $150.00 and features Nuance Deep Learning Technology. The product may sound familiar to some as Dragon NaturallySpeaking. The software also comes with a Playback function that helps with proofreading/editing chunks of text. Dragon Home can allow customers to simply speak to their computer to complete homework, compose emails, surf the web, etc.