When it comes to the streaming set-top box market, Roku's devices are the most platform agnostic, supporting virtually all of the major streaming services (with the exception of iTunes) and boasting more streaming channels than its competitors. The company has launched an updated version of its popular Roku 3 set-top box for 2015, which introduces voice search via the remote along with some other new features. Here's a look at our experience with the updated model.
You've read about the awesome Lightning LS-218
in our feature earlier this year, now you can see it in action. You might think electric vehicles are there to be clean and green and a little bit sensible, but the Lightning bike shows that battery power can deliver absolutely ridiculous levels of performance too. With 200 horsepower and a monstrous 168 lb.ft (228 Nm) of torque, this is the fastest accelerating vehicle I've ever experienced, it turned me into jelly. Riding the BMW S1000RR
afterwards felt absolutely civilized in comparison, and that thing is seriously quick. Enjoy our video review!
Sena's 10C is the first Bluetooth headset to hit the market with a built-in action camera. It takes the intercom and phone integration features of the SMH-10
, and mashes them together with the video capabilities of the Sena Prism
we reviewed last week, while adding the convenience of dashcam-style video tagging, for a total price of US$349. And after just a few days' use, we're happy to pronounce it the best gadget in the Sena range – one of those rare moments when you find yourself thinking "how come nobody ever thought of this before?"
Sena's excellent 20S Bluetooth headset
is my daily driver these days, and now there's an action camera to go with it. The Prism is a 1080p/30 fps camera designed specifically for motorcycle use, and it links up with the 20S to take advantage of the headset's audio capabilities. While it's not yet perfect, it delivers good quality vision, outstanding audio and a motorcycle-focused mount kit that deserves a lot of praise.
We recently had a chance to spend some time with the most advanced all-in-one video drone on the market, DJI's Inspire 1
. It's a clear step forward from the Phantom 2 Vision+
we've been playing with lately, but what's it like to fly, and where does it sit against DJI's new Phantom 3
Blackmagic Design has just announced yet another disruptive pro video product – the US$995 Micro Cinema Camera. Weighing just 10 ounces (300 grams), the BMCC is designed to be a GoPro killer action camera that puts an unprecedented level of control into a package small enough to be carried by a compact quadcopter. Here's a drone camera that will let you mount your choice of micro 4/3rds lenses, and control everything from focus to iris and even zoom from your remote control. Plus it will record everything in uncompressed CinemaDNG raw video for extreme editability in post production. The world of drone videography just got a lot richer.
We wrote about the new high-tech gladiator sport of UWM
yesterday – but to steal a phrase, writing about martial arts fighting is like dancing about architecture. To appreciate this sport you need to see it in action. So here's your chance. This two minute video will give you a good idea of what UWM combat will feel like to watch ... and Loz Blain is ready to enter the first tournament in 2016.
Joby has introduced an action camera-focused jib kit to let you capture your extreme endeavors (or more mundane activities) from a new perspective. Part of the Action Series
line-up, the Action Jib Kit and Pole Pack is designed for action cameras including GoPro
and the Sony Action Cam
. It should make it easier to film that skateboard trick you've been practicing, with more cinematic-style camera movements.
If you're as fascinated as we are with electric motorcycles, Richard Hatfield is a pretty special individual to sit down with. He's the founder and CEO of Lightning Motorcycles, and the man behind the world's fastest production motorcycle, the Lightning LS-218
. Riding the Lightning bike was amazing and terrifying – check out our full review here
. We don't usually post entire interview videos online, but this one's a beauty. Hatfield speaks at length about the LS-218, the electric vehicle business, the state of battery technology and more.
Fitness and fashion enthusiasts will have a new way to capture their lives later this year. British tech firm Lyte is releasing a new range of video-capturing eyewear. Fashion Glass and Sports Glass versions of the shades will be available.