If you are looking for an affordable, quality microphone, check out Shure's SM58 for $99. The mic comes with an A25D Swivel Stand Adapter and 95A2313 Storage Bag for performances. The frequency response (50 to 15,000 Hz) features brightened midrange and bass rolloff to make vocals sound great. The spherical filter minimizes that annoying "pop" noise from breathing, and the construction is strong to withstand aggressive handling. The product measures 162mm (L) x 51mm (W) and weighs 298 grams.
The iFi hip-dac is a headphone amplifier that can be taken on-the-go and conjures fabulous sound for the ears. It connects via USB and includes a jack for users to insert their headphones into. Basically, it replaces the DAC and amp in a connected laptop/device, so listeners can hear hi-res "bit-perfect" music up to 384kHZ. It includes "xBass" for optional sonic adjustment of bass and carries a Lithium-polymer 2200mAh battery that can last up to 12 hours. The hip-dac measures 102mm x 70mm x 14mm and weighs 125g.
If you are a writer and looking for distraction-free writing tools, check out Typora. It is free writing software that is designed to be clean and attractive, allowing users to concentrate better with its custom themes. It has some nice features like word count, diagrams, tables, headers, and markdown formatting, and strikes a comfortable balance between power and simplicity. Currently, it is available for Windows, Linux, and macOS 10.13 (and later).
The Epson FastFoto FF-680W Wireless High-speed Photo and Document Scanning System can scan both sides of a photo (such as notes/names on the backside) at an extremely fast rate. It can fit photos up to 8.5 inches wide, yet is able to handle multiple sizes with a single batch. Epson ScanSmart Software is a document scanner for records, receipts, and more. It connects via USB and wirelessly while backing up to the cloud in Google Drive or Dropbox. The recommended Operating Temperature is 41 degrees to 95 degrees Fahrenheit.
A Bidet toilet seat is a great idea in times when toilet paper is hard to come by at the store. Luckily, Wayfair is having a discount on the Washlet Toto A100 Elongated Toilet Seat Bidet! It measures 7.38'' H x 18.81'' W x 20.88'' D and weighs 16 lb while primarily made of plastic. The product includes a soft close lid, a faucet, heated seat, temperature control, water pressure control, and a 1-year warranty. A 120 volt GCI outlet is required.
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.