Tag Archive: Maker


Make something new with Monoprice’s $230 Maker Select 3D Printer

Ever wanted to take a stab at 3D printing?

The Monoprice Maker Select 3D printer v2 is down to $ 229.99 on Amazon. This 3D printer has been selling for around $ 270 since early September and was as high as $ 330 in the summer. Today’s deal is the best price we’ve ever seen and even lower than previous holiday sales.

Upgrade to the Monoprice Maker Ultimate 3D Printer if you’re up for it. It’s down  [Read More…]

Blu VIVO XI+ review: A new direction for the unlocked phone maker

When it comes to smartphones, the term “flagship” is thrown around an awful lot. It seems every 3-6 months you an announcement touting a device as a flagship or flagship killer. And when it comes to Blu, that seems to be the case even more frequently.

In the past Blu would take it rapid fire approach to releasing devices. It would not be uncommon for it to release anywhere from six to eight phones a year. Many of them, sadly, tend  [Read More…]

Blu VIVO XI+ review: A new direction for the unlocked phone maker

When it comes to smartphones, the term “flagship” is thrown around an awful lot. It seems every 3-6 months you an announcement touting a device as a flagship or flagship killer. And when it comes to Blu, that seems to be the case even more frequently.

In the past Blu would take it rapid fire approach to releasing devices. It would not be uncommon for it to release anywhere from six to eight phones a year. Many of them, sadly, tend  [Read More…]

Electronauts is the VR music maker you didn’t know you wanted

The learning curve is steep, but so are the drops.

While there are a few different music games out there for the PlayStation VR, most of them are some kind of standard drumming machine trying to add an interesting VR twist. Electronauts, on the hand, achieves that twist. With striking visuals and a variety of beats to play with, this game – although I’m not sure if game is the right word – uses VR to create  [Read More…]

Maker Hart Just Mixer M Review

While you can go out and spend a boatload of money on various pieces of equipment, you’ll always need accessories. This may range from just a single microphone, or flash for videos, but there’s always a need for something.

Even after you purchase the big-ticket items, there are others that just help improve the general experience. That’s where the Maker Hart Just Mixer M comes into play, at least for videographers or podcasters.

Overview

The Maker Hart Just Mixer M  [Read More…]

Amazon has purchased smart doorbell maker Ring for over $1 billion

Similar to Zappos and Twitch, Ring will retain its own branding.

Ring is a fairly big name in the smart home gadget space, and it’s most well-known for its doorbells and security lights. One of its biggest competitors is the Google-owned Nest, and according to a report from Reuters, Ring’s just been purchased by Amazon for over $ 1 billion.

Similar to Amazon’s acquisitions of Audible, Twitch, and Zappos, Ring will continue to operate as it currently  [Read More…]

Build your own computer maker Kano now lets kids build their own cameras

Kano wants to teach kids how cameras work next!

My favorite pieces of kid tech over the last two years have come from the folks at Kano. This team is dedicated to teaching kids how electronics work through a combined hardware and software approach, and the results in my household are undeniable.

This week at CES the Kano team is showing off their next big kid, the Camera Kit. Like the computer kits, this new setup is  [Read More…]

Amazon buys smart doorbell and camera maker Blink

Amazon keeps growing its smart home arsenal.

Back in 2014, a young startup by the name of Blink hit the scene with a smart home security camera that promised to be affordable, truly wireless, and filled with the most important features. After a successful Kickstarter campaign, Blink followed up this initial release with more advanced security cameras and even a smart video doorbell. Now in late December of 2017, Amazon’s officially purchased the company.

The acquisition was  [Read More…]

RED announces exclusive partnership with holographic display maker for Hydrogen One

Are you ready for holograms on phones?

Earlier this summer, camera maker RED announced that they were working on the Hydrogen One, a $ 1200 phone that it claims will offer customers the very first holographic display on a phone.

Today, RED officially announced a long-term exclusive partnership with Leia Inc., the company responsible for the “Diffractive Lightfield Backlighting” technology that makes the holographic display possible. The goal is to have the first Hydrogen One phones ready for consumers  [Read More…]

Doomed luxury phone maker Vertu auctioning its concept phones for $26,000

Vertu is doing what it can to make up for spent R&D.

Vertu, known for premium Android handsets that sold for multiple thousands of dollars, announced earlier in 2017 that it would be closing its doors after being sold multiple times in recent years. The company took standard smartphone components, wrapped them in luxurious materials, bundled a concierge service and charged thousands of dollars for the privilege. It wasn’t something most people would use, nor something most people would  [Read More…]