Is a Sapphire Glass Apple Watch Even Worth It?

The world’s best (and most expensive) watches all have a sapphire crystal, because sapphire is incredibly hard, making them extremely scratch-resistant and almost scratch-proof under normal use. But sapphire is expensive, so most watches have a glass crystal instead, which isn’t as hard or scratch resistant as… » 6/29/15 3:42pm 6/29/15 3:42pm

DJI Phantom 3 Review: Stunning Video + Easier Controls = Hell Yes

DJI’s Phantom 2 Vision+ really upped the ante for a consumer-friendly all-in-one aerial photography drone. It shot solid 1080p video, and its built-in stabilized camera kept the shot super smooth. Well, the Phantom 3 is here—and while it isn’t perfect, it blows the doors off the 2 Vision+. It’s a mighty sweet birdie. » 6/28/15 1:30pm 6/28/15 1:30pm

A Tilted Blender Promises To Make Your Smoothies Actually Taste Better

It’s generally assumed that the faster the blades in a blender spin, the better it will work, right? Wrong. Over-blending fruits like strawberries can lead to crushed seeds that make a smoothie taste bitter. So Electrolux’s new tilted blender uses a less powerful motor, combined with an improved design, to actually… » 6/24/15 11:23am 6/24/15 11:23am

Pre-order The Roost: A 9-Volt That Gives Smoke Detectors Notifications

Back in January we got our first hands-on with the Roost at CES, but anyone who’s ever used a 9-volt battery is already familiar with the product. The only difference is that this 9-volt includes built-in wifi to give your standard smoke detector the ability to send alerts to your smartphone. » 6/24/15 9:00am 6/24/15 9:00am

These Bulbs Mimic the Sun All Day To Help You Sleep Better At Night

It turns out that reading on your iPad is actually a terrible way to fall asleep because the device’s blueish glow can make your body think it’s time to get up. The color of light can have a big impact on the body’s natural rhythms, so a new connected bulb called the Silk works to keep things in sync by matching… » 6/23/15 11:00am 6/23/15 11:00am

The World's Thinnest 4 TB External Drive Doesn't Need Extra Power

Chances are if you’ve opted for an ultra-portable laptop, you’ve made a few compromises when it comes to on-board storage. So an external hard drive for archiving your mountains of media is a must, and Samsung’s now squeezed four terabytes of storage inside a housing that matches your computer’s svelte dimensions. » 6/17/15 10:50am 6/17/15 10:50am

A Simple Little Cube Wants to Be the Remote Control For Your Smart Home

Smart home devices are seeping into our lives. But as the number of remotely adjustable aspects of home life grows, keeping track of all the apps that control everything could become a bit of headache—a fact which doesn’t really jive with the smart home philosophy of being as lazy as possible. » 6/14/15 6:00pm 6/14/15 6:00pm

With This Insane Tractor Controller, Anyone Can Be a Virtual Farmer

Admit it: You’ve always dreamed of being a farmer. Sim Farm’s pixelated corn fields didn’t quite cut it; Farmville promised action but delivered an endless series of mindless chores. Despair not, would-be agronomist: Soon, you’ll be able to plow fields, sow seeds and whack weeds with the best of them, all from the mud… » 6/13/15 11:00am 6/13/15 11:00am

A Humidifying Toaster Ensures Breakfast Isn't a Dried-Out Disappointment

Did you know that you’ve been toasting bread wrong all this time? Well, maybe not wrong, but vastly inferior to how Balmuda’s new humidifying toaster oven can do it. The intelligent appliance ensures your toast comes out not only perfectly browned on both sides, but also still soft and fluffy on the inside. » 6/10/15 10:27am 6/10/15 10:27am