Keep in mind that the total power is 100 watts. If you plug in multiple devices, this power will be shared between those devices, but it should be enough to charge most laptops, smartphones, and tablets at fast charging speeds. It has a plug that folds up, costs $ 79, and goes on sale in March.
If you want to improve your webcam experience, Anker has you covered with their AnkerWork B600 video bar. It can sit on top of your monitor or TV, and it has (most importantly) a cover to physically block the camera when not in use. It’s not just a webcam, there’s a built-in microphone, speaker, and even a video light to light up your face during those late-night Zoom calls. (There is a slider on the webcam that you can use to adjust the light settings, but you can also use an app to change the color temperature and brightness.)
Anker claims that its VoiceRadar technology can make your voice clear even in noisy environments, and the 2K resolution and 30fps picture quality should make you look good as well. You can adjust the field of view manually or let Anker’s artificially intelligent algorithms determine when to zoom in or out on you and keep you in frame. The camera costs $ 220 and will launch on January 25. âJulian Chokkattu
TP-Link introduces the Tapo line in the United States
In addition to the new routers that TP-Link introduced this week, the company also announced that it is importing its Tapo smart home products to the United States. The Tapo range will include four security cameras, including the 2K C220 pan and tilt camera with a lens that can be physically hidden behind a shutter when you want privacy – this is a feature I love in any smart home camera. . There will also be a projector camera and two other outdoor cameras, one wired and one battery powered.
Fortunately, Tapo products will have two-way authentication at launch, and Kasa-branded products (also owned by TP-Link) will get it as well, according to the company. The Tapo range also includes other smart products such as sockets, lighting options, sensors and a smart hub. âMedea Giordano
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Lenovo upgrades ThinkPads with better webcams and new chips
Lenovo has updated its ThinkPad X1 line. Three models – the Carbon, Yoga, and Nano – all get new 12th Gen Intel chips, along with RAM and storage upgrades. I’m especially happy to see that there are improved Full HD webcams as well. As much as I love ThinkPads, the webcams of previous models were sorely lacking in today’s world. Hopefully these new cameras, which have much bigger sensors, will be a big step forward. Yoga and Carbon will also be available with OLED displays, 4K for Yoga and 2.8K for Carbon. The Nano, which was my favorite laptop that I tested last year, unfortunately doesn’t get OLED. –Scott Gilbertson
Panasonic 7-in-1 Baked Ferments & Stews
There is an endless list of countertop appliances that promise convenient cooking. Panasonic launched its new competitor today, and it’s a microwave oven. The HomeChef 7-in-1 Compact Oven can apparently do everything from steaming to convection cooking to sanitizing. It can also simmer and simmer, as well as air fry, which means this gadget could theoretically replace a few kitchen counter campers. The machine includes 18 preset meal options and a single four-button control system. It’s hard to find an appliance that can both make bread and make soup, and even harder to find one that does both tasks competently. We’ll see if that can happen in April, when it releases for an MSRP of $ 500. –Louryn Strampe
Panasonic Partners With Steam For Compact VR Glasses
Virtual reality is definitely in its delicate adolescent phase. Over the past few months, we’ve seen manufacturers tease scaled-down versions of VR headsets (Project Cambria), wellness-focused goggles, and even a 12K standalone box for your face. They try all to make VR a reality. Panasonic is the latest to join the VR crowd, with an ultralight set of Micro LED VR glasses. Called the MeganeX, the headset weighs just 8.8 ounces and each eye has a Micro LED display with higher resolution than the Oculus Quest 2 headset.