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It was revealed this week that COVID-related issues in China are affecting the supply chain for the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max, so be sure to order one soon if you’re thinking of giving one as a gift this holiday season. Amazon announced that it’s only replacing Cloud Cams (its now antiquated smart home cameras) with new Blink Mini devices. And Ricoh (Pentax) is apparently still in the business of making DSLRs.
In terms of new gadgets, here’s what you missed this week.
The Devialet Mania is the French hi-fi company’s first portable speaker. It supports both Wi-Fi (AirPlay 2 and Spotify Connect) and Bluetooth streaming and comes with Amazon’s Alexa so you can control it with your voice. It’s a true 360-degree speaker, but Devialet has integrated it with ASC (Active Stereo Calibration) technology, so it can automatically adjust its sound based on where you have it. When placed in the center of a room, it plays true 360-degree playback stereo audio, but when placed against a wall it adapts to a more front-firing sound (Devialet says the latter creates a more expansive and powerful soundstage).
Belkin Boost Up Charge Pro
The Belkin Boost Up Charge Pro is MagSafe’s first car mount that can charge your iPhone 12 or later at its full 15-watt capacity. However, this fast charging capability will cost you. At $100, the Belkin Boost Up Charge Pro costs almost twice as much as other iPhone car mounts. You can now buy it directly from Apple.
Audio Technica AT-LP2022
To celebrate the hi-fi company’s 60th anniversary, Audio-Technica has announced a limited edition version of its AT-LP2022 turntable, crafted in a fully transparent acrylic finish – it honestly looks like it’s made of glass or a block of ice carved. The manually belt-driven turntable is also equipped with a special Shibata stylus (also transparent) and a carbon fiber tonearm. It’s available for pre-order.
Razer Wolverine V2 Pro
The Razer Wolverine V2 Pro is the company’s first officially licensed controller for the PS5. (Razer has released several controllers for Xbox and PC over the years.) It’s $50 more expensive than Sony’s own customizable controller, the DualSense Edge, which has yet to be released.
The Wolverine V2 Pro features remappable buttons and spine paddles, as well as an eight-way directional pad, but perhaps the biggest difference is that the sticks are designed more like an Xbox controller (diagonally rather than on the same horizontal plane) than a traditional PlayStation controller are positioned.
House of Marley Get Together 2 XL
House of Marley introduced two new portable Bluetooth speakers that Get Together 2 ($250, pictured) and Get Together 2 Mini ($170)which are essentially smaller and cheaper versions of the Get Together 2 XL ($400). They are eco-friendly speakers made mostly from solid bamboo and recycled fabric. They have modern features like USB-C charging and multi-pair (with other Get Together speakers).
Price: $170; $250