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Gadget gush: A camera drone, the iPad Pro, and a weed vape

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Gadget Gush

This is a weekly feature where we round up some of the great gear, gadgets, and hardware we’ve covered in the past week.

November already, damn. Got that impending doom feeling from another year ending? Don’t worry, there’s plenty of stuff out there for you to buy to banish that feeling.

The Skydio R1 – a self-flying camera drone

We really loved this drone. Having something that can fly itself and film you just feels… futuristic.

You can read our review here and buy it here.

Apple announced a shedload of hardware

It was a busy week if you’re an Apple fan. The company held its October Special Event and announced a raft of great new gear.

Like the Mac Mini? Well now there’s a new Mac Mini.

Dig the Macbook Air? You’re in luck – there’s a fresh one.

Fan of the iPad Pro? We’ve got you.

Amazon’s Fire TV Stick 4K

These days we all need a streaming device attached to our TVs. I mean, how else are we meant to watch Netflix?

Well, Amazon’s just released its Fire TV Stick 4K and it’s a cracker.

You can read our review here and buy the beautiful thing here.

KEF’s upcoming LSX speakers look amazing

KEF’s LS50W speakers have a special place in many audiophile’s hearts for their incredible sound and connectivity options. Unfortunately, they cost $2,200.

Luckily for those of us who are a bit financially challenged, KEF is releasing a new series of speakers: the LSX. These are a smaller and cheaper version of the famous LS50W.

The LSX might not be as loud, but they sure do sound great. Check out what we thought of them here.

Google’s USB-C Pixel Buds are… actually good?

We played with the wired version of Google’s earbuds and came away impressed.

Not only do they have great sound, but they’re easily the best headset to use Google Assistant with. Oh, and they’re only $30!

Check out our review here.

Deals, deals, deals!

Each day, we connect a famous historical event with an awesome product you can buy. Let’s see what was on the table this week.

October 29A littleBits inventor kit on the anniversary of the world’s first non-religious trial for witchcraft.

October 30A set of fake hands to celebrate soccer legend Diego Maradona’s birthday.

October 31Get yourself the Davinci MIQRO weed vape to honor the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, which makes awesome products like this possible.

November 1On the day Shakespeare’s The Tempest was first performed, we had a special deal on some sweet, sweet security cameras.

November 250 percent off a printer in honor of Penguin Books beating an obscenity charge? Yes please!

Hope you enjoyed Plugged’s gadget gush – stay tuned for more awesome gear and hardware!


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Published November 2, 2018 — 12:26 UTC