Ever since HTC rebooted its smartphone lineup with 2013's One M7, the company has been making some of the best smartphones money can buy. But with an improving field of competitors, is the company's third "One" good enough? Join Gizmag, as we review the new HTC One M9.
The first time we ever heard about a padlock that can be unlocked by Bluetooth instead of a key or combination, it was the Noke
by FŪZ Designs. While it won't be shipping until this June, however, SafeTech Products' similar Quicklock will begin doing so next week – reportedly becoming the world's first Bluetooth padlock to actually reach consumers. We recently had the chance to try out an engineering sample unit.
Now that Apple is set to launch a MacBook
that's lighter than the MacBook Air and
has a Retina Display, where does that leave the 13-in Retina MacBook Pro? And is its new Force Touch trackpad an upgrade-worthy feature? Join Gizmag, as we review the 2015 (13-in) MacBook Pro with Retina Display.
The Tickr X is a chest-worn fitness tracker from Wahoo Fitness which can be used to track a wide variety of fitness information including heart rate and motion analytics data, whether you are into running, cycling or working out at the gym. We recently spent a bit of time with the tracker to see whether it's worth strapping around your chest.
The first edition S1000RR superbike saved my butt (and my passenger's) in a big way back in 2011, when this spectacular bit of video
captured the moment a wide-running pickup ran me off the road and onto the gravel. It's only fair that we give the 2015 version the opportunity to save my butt as well, although perhaps this time with a larger safety margin. So we lined up an S1000RR at Philip Island, one of the world's fastest racetracks, and I went out and rode it as fast as I dared. And as impressive as the performance of this 199-horsepower monster is, even more impressive was the way its ingenious safety and ride assist systems prevented me from making a fool and a bum-up lawn ornament out of myself, time and time again.
Eyefi wireless SD cards have made it possible for cameras without built-in Wi-Fi to transfer images sans wires since 2007
. However, the firm's recent Mobi cards forwent more advanced features in the name of simplicity and smartphone connectivity. The new Mobi Pro card promises to be just as easy to use, but also boasts higher-end features in a bid to appeal to enthusiast and professional photographers. We spent a bit of time with the Eyefi Mobi Pro ahead of its release to check it out.
High-end smartphones sure can snap a pretty picture these days. This fact alone means it won't be easy for HTC to win over mobile photographers with its pocket-size RE camera. Billed as an easy-to-grip device that shoots photos and video with a new level of convenience, HTC is looking to cater to those times when a memory is begging to be captured but your smartphone is out of arms reach or buried in your bag. We've spent the last month playing around with the RE, and though it won't be for everyone, its quirky design and well-rounded capabilities certainly offer a different kind of shooting experience.
Last May, when Gizmag first featured the "truly, horrifyingly fast" Lightning LS-218
, I ended by saying: "If I could take any bike in the world out for a test today, this would be the top of the list." Well, after a 17-hour flight halfway around the globe, I have now ridden the Lightning. I have also nearly fallen off it, twice, like a complete idiot. With three times the horsepower and some 70 percent more torque than the Zero SR
, which is in itself an extraordinary motorcycle, the LS-218 is the king of a new breed of electric motorcycles – one designed to take on the world's best petrol bikes and beat them on performance, not just emissions figures. Riding it was one of the most extreme experiences of my young life.
Ours is a world overflowing with Bluetooth speakers, all trying to set themselves apart from the growing pack. One of the latest features in that quest is buoyancy. We've reviewed higher-end speakers like the Nyne Aqua
that really do deliver a floating party, and there's others on the lower-end that disappoint – like the S-Bubble from little-known company Slive.
Action cameras don't have to be mounted to the chest of a sky-diver, the back of a dog
, or the helmet of someone mowing the lawn
, to shoot interesting footage. The new Joby Action Grip and Pole are action-oriented accessories designed to help users shoot from different perspectives while retaining hand-held control over their camera. Gizmag recently spent a bit of time with the kit ahead of its release.