The all-new iMac with Retina 5K display comes with a lot of pixels, 14.7 million to be exact. The incredible, 27 inch, 5120 x 2880 display is powered by a fourth-generation quad-core 3.5GHz Intel Core i5 processor and if that doesn’t cover it – a quad-core 4.0GHz Intel Core i7 processor is optional. One 1TB of storage comes standard along with a 720p FaceTime HD camera, and updated built-in apps such as iMovie and GarageBand. Starting at $2499. More info at Apple.com
Stay dry in inclement weather with this Watertight Rain Jacket from Columbia. Lightweight and durable, the jacket packs up into it’s own pocket for easy storage when it’s not in use. Throw it on during a rainy day and it’s also great jacket for hiking and camping – available in a slew of colors.
GET IT: $51
When we first heard of the SunJack Charger, we thought it was a great idea, and after using it for a few weeks – we can now also say it was intelligently executed. The concept of using solar power isn’t new, but the SunJack is an easy and affordable way to harness the sun and refuel your electronic USB devices. The four solar panels in the 14W unit we tested conveniently fold up into a case about the size of an iPad – and the case folds, loops, and provided carabiner clips make it super easy to align the SunJack with the direction of sunlight, regardless of what you have to available to prop the unit with. Perfect for camping, hiking, long days at the beach, or simply charging your phone at home – the SunJack battery can fill 4 iPhone charges after being exposed to just 5 hours of sunlight. Plus, we experienced charging times very comparable to using a standard wall charger. We also tested their optional USB LED light, which is a great addition for evening excursions, power outages, and campgrounds. Learn more about SunJack products at theSunJack.com
GET IT: $145
From the creator of the Jellyfish Tank comes a new electronics accessory. Perfect for when you need to charge your phone on the run, the Chargerito fits comfortably in your pocket and will be ready to charge your phone in the same fashion as your standard wall charger. The plugs fold into the device, so it can fit in a pocket or on a key chain. The Chargerito plugs into any electrical wall outlet to hold your mobile device securely against the wall as it charges. Available with either a micro-USB or Apple Lightning connector, the Chargerito is approximately the size of two small matchboxes and even incorporates a bottle opener.
Currently crowd-funding and available for pre-order $19
Amazon just released 5 All-New tablets and e-readers. The new fire HD boasts being the most powerful tablet under $100, and there’s a $149 heavy-duty-case-protected Kid’s Edition that they’ll replace for free if your child breaks it. The fire HDX starts at $379 and packs quad-core processing, an 8MP camera, and a 8.9″ HD display with over 4 million pixels. Their new Kindle now starts at the low price of $79 and the Kindle Voyage delivers a 300 ppi display with adaptive font lighting. No matter what you’re looking for in a tablet or e-reader, they have you covered!
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Designed in Austin Texas, Esperos makes lightweight and durable canvas backpacks, totes, laptop cases, tablet cases and more. These quality and stylish bags also serve a greater purpose as Esperos donates 15% of each sale to foundations that provide education to children in developing countries. So when you’re carrying your books around in an Esperos bag, you’ll know you are also helping someone learn how to read them.
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If you want to make sure your CornHole games are official at your tailgates this year, you’ll need an official set. This Regulation CornHole set from GoSports is made with 100% wood and comes with 8 weatherproof bags. With premium craftsmanship and mitered corner joints, these sets weigh 40 lbs and will last for seasons to come.
GET IT: $144
The new iPhone will be available for sale on September 19th in two versions, the 4.7″ iPhone 6 and the 5.5″ iPhone 6 Plus. Both versions are larger than the 5S but the pixel density will remain the same on the 6 (326 ppi (points per inch)) while the 6 Plus will display 401. Both will be powered by a new A8 processor enabling 50% faster graphics processing, and the 3G talk battery life will be 14 hours for the 6 and 24 hours for the 6 Plus (the iPhone 5S lasted for 10). The new phones will utilize a revamped operating system (iOS 8), and in October, Apple will be releasing Apple Pay which aims to eliminate your wallet by utilizing NFC technology and the Touch ID fingerprint scanning to verify purchases at retail. Capacity options and pricing for the 6/6 Plus are as follows: 12GB $199/$299, 64GB $299/$399, 128GB $399/$499. Pre-order starts September 12.
MORE INFO AT APPLE.COM
There’s no question that driving while using your phone is extremely dangerous and hands-free is the way to go. But what if you have an iPhone and frequently use Siri to respond to texts, play music, and so forth? The Mobile Home sits on your visor and with a push of a button you’re ready to command Siri (through your existing Bluetooth connection). Since it doesn’t have a microphone, you’ll still need to have your phone within an ear-shot to use Siri, but you won’t be dangerously looking for it when it slides around during driving. Plus, some states don’t allow you to touch your phone during driving and have additional restrictions for younger drivers, and the Mobile Home is here to help. We tried one, and setup is quick and easy too.
GET IT: $79