This week’s roundup includes a new device that lets you answer the front door—even if you’re not at home. Read on!
If you’re wanting to make a GoPro-style movie without the GoPro, Povie ($50 MSRP) might be an option: It’s a “wearable accessory” that lets you hang your iPhone from your neck so you can create hands-free video, and “live the moment in full without the camera getting in your way.”
The Solar Panel Power Bank ($97 MSRP, on sale for $81) is made for camping—with 14-watt solar cells that can power up your phone, camera, and other small electronics. It has two USB outputs, so you and your fellow campers won’t have to fight for power.
It looks like people are excited about Dot ($20 pledge for one)—this project has more than doubled its initial crowdfunding goal and still has three weeks to go. Basically, Dot acts as an electronic Post-It note. Walk into a room where a Dot has been posted and it connects to your phone by Bluetooth, automatically opening apps you’ll need or offering reminders of tasks to be accomplished. The device starts shipping in March 2017.
The Amp is billed as the “first theater-experience speaker case” for recent 9.7-inch versions of the iPad—it’s like an entire entertainment center built around your tablet. Flip down the stand, open up the case so there’s a speaker on each side, and you’re ready to go. No word on pricing yet—the company is taking emails so it can notify customers when production starts.