These smartphones from ZTE fuse design and performance with natural ergonomics.
01. MAXIMUM PERFORMANCE
Affordable performance sounds like an impossible combination, but that’s what you get in the BLADE V7 MAX. It has a 7.2mm slim metal body that’s made from high-grade aluminum alloy, and the large 5.5” Full-HD curved glass display provides rich details with colorful contrasts.
The BLADE V7 MAX’s imaging prowess lies in its 16MP rear camera, which uses phase-detection for autofocus, the same technology used in DSLR cameras for professional performance.
The multi-function fingerprint reader lies by the side of the smartphone, where your thumb naturally rests. Besides using it to secure your BLADE V7 MAX, you can swipe up and down on the reader to navigate. You can also use the reader to encrypt your photos, documents, messages and contacts, keeping your data safe from prying eyes.
3GB of RAM and a 64-bit octa-core processor give the BLADE V7 MAX plenty of power for everyday performance, and a Type-C USB port gives you quick data transfer across devices.
ZTE BLADE V7 MAX $399
02. LUXURIOUS METAL
The BLADE V7 LITE’s minimalist design unmasks its maker’s attention to detail and texture. The almost bezel-free 5” screen with 2.5D-curved glass provides a clear display that is both pleasant to hold and behold.
A metallic ring around both the lens of the camera and the fingerprint reader add visual accents to the BLADE V7 LITE’s 7.9mm thin body, and the frame is unmistakably metal, with a reassuring heft and finish.
The fingerprint reader is cleverly placed on the back, below the rear camera, within intuitive reach of your fingers. It functions as a smart, multi-function controller; you can do things like tap to take a selfie when launching the camera, swipe up or down to switch between music tracks, and double-tap to turn on the flashlight.
The BLADE V7 LITE gives anyone a chance to own a luxurious metal phone with a smart fingerprint sensor. Anyone. Anywhere can own a metallic body.
ZTE BLADE V7 LITE $229
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1. CLEAN AIR IN CLEAN STYLE
Cado from Japan makes air purifiers with a focus on performance and design. The MP-C10 is the company’s air purifier for the car, it’s the same size as a soda can and filters PM2.5 particulates from the air. Cado purifiers come with Photoclea; proprietary self-cleaning filters that break particles down into CO2 and water. CADO MP-C10
2. SHARE YOUR PHOTOS FOR REAL
Print and share your photos with the Fujifilm Instax Share Printer SP-2, which lets you print high-quality images from your smartphone in as little as 10 seconds, all wirelessly. Compared to the SP-1, the SP-2 is sleeker, and printers images with higher DPI at faster speeds. FUJIFILM INSTAX SHARE PRINTER SP-2
3. HIGH SPEED STORAGE FOR SPEED FREAKS
Powered by Marvell’s newest 88SS1093 controller and Toshiba’s 15nm MLC NAND, the Plextor M8Pe is the company’s latest flagship consumer SSD. Available as a HHHL PCIe add-in card and in the compact M.2 2280 form factor, the Plextor M8Pe also supports the latest PCIe 3.0 x4 interface, which means users can expect sequential read and write speeds of up to 2500MB/s and 1400MB/s respectively. PLEXTOR M8PE
4. PACK AN ARC REACTOR
There’s no better way to show your love for Marvel than to travel with a Samsonite Marvel Signature luggage case, which showcase Captain America, Iron Man and Spiderman on the chassis, in 3D detail. The suitcases feature four multi-directional double wheels for easy mobility, and an expander for bigger capacity and flexible packing. SAMSONITE MARVEL SIGNATURE COLLECTION
5. ALWAYS KNOW WHEN IT’S ZERO DARK
Never be confused when 24-hour time is with this vintage-inspired watch from Timex and Todd Snyder. The watch lets you tell at a glance what time it is in both 12 and 24-hour formats with three rows of indices arranged in a bullseye. The timepiece comes with a gray nylon strap to finish the military inspiration. TIMEX X TODD SNYDER MOD WATCH
6. SMART EARBUDS
The Here One are smart wireless earbuds that both produce sound as well as filter it. With the help of onboard smarts and a connected smartphone app, the Here One earbuds can reduce or allow outside noise, so you can listen to music, for example, as well as hear ongoing traffic. DOPPLER LABS HERE ONE
7. MAKING USB-C TRIP-FRIENDLY AGAIN
Missing the MagSafe connector on your new Apple MacBook? Griffin’s BreakSafe Magnetic USB-C Power Cable helps. The quick-release magnetic connector plugs into your laptop’s USB-C port and safely breaks away when the power cord is under strain (i.e. when you accidentally trip on it). GRIFFIN BREAKSAFE MAGNETIC USB-C POWER CABLE
8. THE FORCE IS STRONG WITH THIS ONE
Wirelessly charge your iPhones or Galaxy S7/S7 Edge phones, give them extra juice, and protect them at the same time. Mophie’s wireless battery cases both provide extra battery and protection, while the Charge Force magnetic mounts let you secure your phones effortlessly and top them up. MOPHIE CHARGE FORCE
9. WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY PACKS UPDATED
Mindshift Gear has designed the Moose Peterson backpack range for photographers, with new designs and materials to protect their gear from the elements. The bags are available in three sizes, and can carry up to three DSLR bodies with telephoto lenses attached. MINDSHIFT MOOSE PETERSON MP-1 BACKPACK
10. NEW LOOKS, BETTER SOUND
Plantronics has put much more thought on design with the latest version of the BackBeat Go, but that doesn’t mean they’ve slept on the audio part either. The new headphones have new drivers for a wider audio range, and a new custom codec that supposedly lets you hear the music as the producer intended you to. PLANTRONICS BACKBEAT GO 3
11. SAME SOUND, NEW COLOR
Black is rather bland for something so prestigious in your home isn’t it? That’s why Bowers & Wilkins have released this oh-so-sweet white model of the acclaimed Zeppelin Wireless speaker. Otherwise, it is the same speaker as before with highlights including a powerful 6.5-inch subwoofer with ultra long coils, reinforced cabinet plus AirPlay and Spotify Connect support. BOWERS & WILKINS ZEPPELIN WIRELESS WHITE
12. YOU ARE NEVER OUT OF THE LIGHT
Attach this high-performance LED light to your keychain and you’ll never be out of light again. The 300-lumen LED blub is helped by a special faceted reflector to produce broad beams with three output levels. A micro-USB port lets you charge the battery easily, and the body is weather resistant. SUREFIRE SIDEKICK KEYCHAIN LIGHT
13. MADE FOR BABY
Here’s a fan that’s designed for baby. The Breesi LS has no sharp corners, comes with lockable controls, soothing lights and tranquil sounds to keep baby comfortable and safe. It has a hidden storage to keep the cord stowed away, and it features Vornado’s vortex airflow to circulate air around the room. VORNADOBABY BREESI LS
14. CLASSY WATER-COOLED TOWER
When Silverstone designed the Primera PM01, they apparently got inspiration from tricked out sports cars as they’ve compared the front mesh to intake grills, accessorized with LED fans and coated the case in a premium glossy white finish. What’s inside is more customizable though as the roomy interior has support for various cooling mounts including up to two 360mm radiators for your next water-cooling project. SILVERSTONE PRIMERA PM01
15. YES, IT COMES IN BLACK
Master & Dynamic’s MW60 wireless over ear headphones now comes black on black. The Bluetooth headphones marry premium construction, heavy grain cowhide, 45mm Neodymium drivers, machined aluminum antenna and lambskin ear pads with velvety, warm sound for some fine listening. MASTER & DYNAMIC MW60
16. FILL THE SPACE WITH SOUND AND LIGHT
The Sony Glass Sound Speaker is both a beautiful lantern and a speaker that spreads sound in 360 degrees. The Glass Sound Speaker reverberates sound through its organic glass cylinder, the vibrations of which mirror that of human vocal chords. It connects to iPhone, Android and compatible devices via Bluetooth. SONY GLASS SOUND SPEAKER