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Fitbit Aria 2 WiFi scale FDA approved, ‘most accurate’ yet

Fitbit Aria 2 WiFi scale FDA approved, ‘most accurate’ yet

You'd think that Fitbit would be content with revealing both a brand new smartwatch and a pair of new fitness headphones in one day, but it didn't stop there. The company also revealed its Aria 2 WiFi scale today, completing this trifecta of new fitness devices. As with the other two devices Fitbit introduced today, pre-orders for the Aria 2 are open now as well.

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Fitbit Flyer wireless headphones launch alongside Ionic smartwatch

Fitbit Flyer wireless headphones launch alongside Ionic smartwatch

The reveal of the Ionic smartwatch isn't the only big announcement Fitbit is making today. The company also revealed its new Flyer wireless headphones, which are meant to be go hand-in-hand with the Ionic. In fact, one of the biggest draws of these headphones for Ionic users will likely be the fact that they can be connected directly to the smartwatch itself, with no phone necessary.

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Fitbit’s Ionic smartwatch is here, but will it be enough?

Fitbit’s Ionic smartwatch is here, but will it be enough?

As expected, Fitbit has announced its first-ever smartwatch. Dubbed the Ionic, this new smartwatch keeps Fitbit's fitness tracking business at the forefront while offering all of the functionality we've come to expect from other smartwatches, making it a pretty tempting device for those who wear a smartwatch on a daily basis. The only question now is whether or not anyone will buy it.

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Insta360 ONE hands-on: a new, exciting way to make memories

Insta360 ONE hands-on: a new, exciting way to make memories

By now, 360-degree cameras are a dime a dozen, ranging from accessories that have to be clipped to a phone to standalone but palm-sized spheres or sticks to alien-looking disks that only big studios can afford. But no matter their shape or the quality output, the mostly function in the same way: taking a spherical view of the world around them. Not so this new camera coming from Insta360, one of the most prolific creators of consumer 360-degree cameras. The Insta360 ONE is almost like the one ring, the 360-degree camera to rule them all. And that is thanks to its ability to capture everything now and worry about what to share later. And, yes, it can make selfie sticks, or strings. vanish without a trace.

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iRig Keys I/O makes your iPad a mini music studio

iRig Keys I/O makes your iPad a mini music studio

The options for making digital music with an iOS device on the move keep getting more affordable, with IK Multimedia weighing in with a new combo controller and audio interface. The iRig Keys I/O throws together a keyboard, velocity-sensitive pads, and touch-sensitive sliders along with various other physical controls, plus a 24-bit audio interface. It'll work both with your iPhone and iPad, or with a Mac or PC.

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Meizu M6 Note bears a Qualcomm Snapdragon for the first time

Meizu M6 Note bears a Qualcomm Snapdragon for the first time

Qualcomm has a bit of trouble in China. While the most popular mobile processor maker, not only is it beset by legal problems in China, it also struggles with rival MediaTek in market share. Meizu has just offered Qualcomm a reprieve by putting out its first international smartphone powered by a Snapdragon chip. But despite some similarity in the name, the new Meizu M6 Note is anything but related to the also newly announced Galaxy Note 8.

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Optoma NuForce BE2 Earbuds Review: Premium quality with budget cost

Optoma NuForce BE2 Earbuds Review: Premium quality with budget cost

Last week, company Optoma launched a new pair of earbuds called the NuForce BE2. The earbuds were hawked as a premium product with a less-than-premium $49 price tag, seemingly offering the best of both worlds. On paper, at least, there's a lot to like about this model: water-resistance, AAC audio support, a 10-hour battery life, wireless functionality, and more. Does it live up to those promises in the real-world, though?

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LG ProBeam, MiniBeam projectors break cover before IFA 2017

LG ProBeam, MiniBeam projectors break cover before IFA 2017

In typical LG fashion, the company preannounces the products it will be showing off at the upcoming IFA conference to give attendees more time to gawk at them instead of sitting in long-winded presentations. With the LG V30 almost all but revealed, LG is turning people’s attention to its other products instead. Up first is the LG ProBeam Ultra Short Throw (UST) projector and the LG MiniBeam projector that take the hassle out of setting up an impromptu entertainment system.

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Twelve South Curve stand has been reborn for new MacBooks

Twelve South Curve stand has been reborn for new MacBooks

Company Twelve South has announced a new version of its Curve MacBook stand, this one designed for the newest MacBook Pro models. The Curve stand first arrived on the market in 2003, having been created at one point out of clear plastic for now-ancient Apple laptops. Those days are gone but Curve is still around, and this time in a sleek black aluminum style for the latest and greatest MacBooks.

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SteelSeries Apex M750 mechanical keyboard has Discord integration

SteelSeries Apex M750 mechanical keyboard has Discord integration

SteelSeries has launched the Apex M750, a mechanical keyboard designed for gamers who want something colorful, capable, and with Discord integration. The M750 features QX2 mechanical switches, plus RGB lighting with every key and the company's own Engine Apps, the latter of which works with the Discord messaging platform. Thanks to the integration, Discord users will get notifications for chats and more in the form of lights.

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Razer Atheris mouse promises lag-free wireless gaming

Razer Atheris mouse promises lag-free wireless gaming

Generally speaking, PC gamers want a wired mouse to cut back on latency as much as possible. The only problem with that is gaming on the road - if you're playing on a gaming laptop, you may not want to carry a wired mouse as a wireless mouse is more convenient. Razer claims to have the solution to that problem in its new wireless notebook mouse, the Atheris.

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FrontRow camera pendant gives lifelogging another try

FrontRow camera pendant gives lifelogging another try

Action cameras and live streaming have become so in fashion that the social and the tech savvy broadcast nearly every facet of their real life for the public, or even semi-public, to see. This, however, isn’t completely new. One could even say that the seeds of this new trend have been planted a little over four years ago by what was then called “lifelogging”. That is something that this new FrontRow camera accessory seems to want to bring back, despite lifelogging having abruptly dropped from the scene. It’s advantage? A more social generation, more sophisticated technology, and four years of lessons learned.

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