Soundfreaq’s line of beautifully designed, rich sounding speakers have earned them a reputation that rivals even the biggest names in portable audio. The Pocket Kick, Soundfreaq’s answer to the Jambox Mini, offers surprisingly full and powerful sound and a 10+ hour battery life, all in a conveniently slim design that fits in your pocket or purse. It normally sells for around $100, but for a limited time, Engadget readers can pick one up for a full 40 percent off — just $59.99. This is a must-have addition to your speaker collection, and makes for a great (and affordable) gift. Don’t miss out.
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Yes, someone actually made a wearable “tablet.” And no, we’re not talking about the Neptune Pine, which is basically an oversized watch that doubles as a phone. This new device, dubbed Rufus Cuff, features a 3.2-inch screen and, since launching as an Indiegogo campaign in 2014, has promised to be more than a smartwatch. Rufus Labs, the company behind it, says its product “ends the era of the watch and ushers in the wrist communicator.” Aside from that ludicrous display size (compared to other wearables designed to be worn on your wrist), it also features a TI Cortex A9 processor, front-facing camera for pictures/video, GPS, WiFi and a 1,175mAh battery. [...]
At last, the next iteration of Apple’s living room set-top box has arrived. Well, almost. The fourth-generation Apple TV is now available to order online, with the first units arriving on October 30th. The base model with 32GB of storage will set you back ¢567 ($149), or you can pay an extra ¢190 ($50) for the 64GB version. The biggest addition is arguably the remote, which now comes with a small touchpad for navigation and games. Yep, video games. It’s not a heavyweight console like the PS4 or Xbox One, but you’ll be able to play casual titles like Crossy Road and Harmonix’s Beat Sports. There’s also a much-improved TV interface and Siri-enabled voice [...]
As convenient as a PC-on-a-stick may be, it’s typically saddled with some major limits: you rarely have more than one port, and you always have to plug into a power source. InFocus (yes, the projector company) thinks it has a better idea, though. Its new Kangaroo PC gives you a battery-powered Windows 10 desktop that’s about as small as a smartphone — you can pull it out of your pocket, connect peripherals and start working for up to four hours. You can even connect to an iPad if you’re bent on a completely portable setup. Also, InFocus takes a clever approach to expansion: there’s an included dock with HDMI and two USB ports, and there are promises of [...]