While working from home, you may need to show yourself in a video conference meeting from time to time. The Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920 records at a resolution of 1920 x 1080 when chatting on Skype. It also has dual omnidirectional mics built into the camera. It works with ChromeOS, macOS 10.6 or later, Android 5.0 or later, and Windows 7 or later. It features a 78-degree field of view, autofocus abilities, light correction, H.264 video compression, a USB connection, and a 5-foot cable. It measures 2.8 x 7.5 x 8.9 inches and weighs 9.8 ounces.
The HyperDrive DUO USB C HUB(7 in 2) dongle is a crowdfunded, compact, and fast hub built for the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro. It comes with HDMI Video Output – 1080p @ 60 Hz up to 4k @ 30Hz as well as Thunderbolt 3 (5k or 2x4k @ 60Hz Video, 40Gb/s data speed). Plus, there are 2 USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports and an SD/Micro card reader. The 2 USB-C ports allow for laptop charging and 5K Thunderbolt Display connection at the same time. The dongle is available in space grey or silver color. It measures 1.1 x 0.3 x 4.5 inches and weighs 1.6 ounces.
Blackmagic's ATEM mini enables simple multi-camera streaming productions by allowing users to switch between four video camera inputs. It also comes with built-in video effects, picture-in-picture effects, and hidden broadcast tools. This item is great for connecting to PowerPoint slides, gaming consoles, web pages, and more. Examples of streaming platforms include Youtube, Facebook Live, and Twitch. There are two 3.5mm audio jack inputs, four HDMI ports, one USB Type-C output, one ethernet port, and support for up to 1080p resolution at 60fps.
Auphonic is an automatic audio post-production service and useful for podcasting, filmmaking, screencasting, broadcasting, etc. It features automatic speech recognition with a transcript editor in over eighty languages, as well as an intelligent leveler for balancing. There is also audio restoration, loudness normalization (to broadcast standards), automatic ducking, content deployment to various destinations (i.e. Youtube, Dropbox), and much more. The service is free for two hours of processed audio per month, but users can purchase credits to add more hours to their workload.
The SlidesSnap Pro is a rapid slide scanner that can take care of medium/large loads of work by scanning up to 30 slides per minute! The resolution is quite high, featuring configuration up to 5600 pixels-per-inch and precise optical alignment with a DSLR camera. The device is also LED-backlit with high CRI illumination for consistent lighting. Plus, the SlideSnap Pro enables instant transfer/review when you connect it to a computer via USB. The hardware is made with powder-coated stainless steel and it supports a warranty of 1 (standard) or 3 (extended) years.
The AMD Ryzen 5 3600 is a great processor for a midrange personal computer build. The CPU has 6 cores, 12 threads, 65W TDP, a base clock of 3.6GHz, DDR4 3200 support, PCIe 4.0 support, 35MB of Game Cache, and an AM4 model socket. The chip weighs 1.6 ounces and works great for playing PC games from the current generation. Head to PC Perspective to see other computer parts that are recommended to work alongside AMD's Ryzen 5 3600
The Olympus Tough TG-6 is waterproof, dustproof, freezeproof, and crushproof...perfect for outdoor travel! It comes with a Li-ion battery, 12 Megapixel sensor, the TruePic VIII processor, a 3-inch color LCD monitor, an anti-fog dual pane lens cover glass, and more. The camera features built-in Flash modes, 4x optical zoom, 4K 30p video, In-camera Focus Stacking, underwater white balance modes, Wi-Fi capability, sleep mode, and 34 selectable languages. The TG-6 measures 113mm x 66mm x 32.4mm and weighs about 253 grams.
Amazon's Smart Oven is a 4-in-1 appliance that can microwave, air fry, warm up, and even act as a convection oven! It has over 30 presets built-in and is compatible with hands-free Alexa voice control via an external Echo device. The Alexa app can also scan certain packaged foods for the smart oven to cook automatically! The oven weighs 45 lb and measures 21.8" x 13" x 21.4" with a cavity size of 1.5 cu ft. It connects over 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi and comes with a 1-year limited warranty.
Samsung's 85" Class Q70R QLED Smart 4K UHD TV (2019) is sufficient for viewers sitting about 15 feet away from their television and can afford a $3000+ screen. The Q70R has a 4K processor that upscales and optimizes scenes, while the backlights work to provide contrast. The "Quantum Dots" include over a billion color shades for vivid scenery, and the TV can even use "intelligent mode" to adapt brightness/sound for a viewer's room. The package includes a TM1950C remote, Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, and Bixby voice control capability.
Acer's Swift 7 - Model SF714-51T-M9H0 is a lightweight and thin laptop great for taking on trips and carrying around. The laptop comes with an Intel Core i7 processor and Intel HD Graphics 615. Plus, it has 8GB LPDDR3 Onboard Memory, 256 GB of Solid State Drive Storage, 2 USB 3.1 Gen 1 Ports, 4580 mAh battery capacity, and about 10 hours of battery life. The touchscreen size is 14 inches and the resolution is 1920 x 1080 for HD viewing. The package comes with Windows 10 Pro 64-bit, an AC adapter, USB-C to PD/HDMI/USB-A adapters, and an Obsidian Black color.