2018 is shaping out to be a year filled with a push towards minimalism in the cell phone space. Companies are realizing that some consumers are feeling overwhelmed and anxious by the constant sensory and information overload that modern smart phones provide. The Blloc smartphone is the latest iteration of these devices. Created to place productivity first and distractions second, the phone uses a monochrome UI to simplify your workspace and only display relevant apps when needed. The controls and interface is built around principles of 'less is more' so that you won't constantly get distracted every time you pick up your phone. The phone will debut later in the year and can be pre-ordered now from Blloc directly.
Moment Anamorphic Lens System
The future of mobile filmmaking is here and you can own it for $150. Designed to work with the Apple iPhone, Samsung Galaxy or Google Pixel devices, the Anamorphic Lens by Moment is capable is delivering Hollywood-style video directly from your smart phone. The Lens is able to created 2:40:1 Cinemascope, horizontal flares, and widescreen, letter boxing to your mobile videos. The recent Steven Soderbergh “Unsane” movie was shot entirely on a Moment Lens. The complete system - now available and fully funded on Kickstarter - includes a universal stabilizing gimbal and battery and will be shipping in June of this year.
Acer Aspire S24
Acer has just released their Aspire S24 and its their slimmest all-in-one desktop computer to date. Features include a 23.8 inch touchscreen display, 2.1 channel speakers with a subwoofer, Qi-wireless charging station, a 1TB drive and plenty of USB 3/2/C ports. The side profile is only 2.35 inches and with barely any bezeling, the S24 maximizes their screen-to-body ratio. This elegant machine has the perfect aesthetic to go with any room in your house and the powerful specs will ensure that you can do everything you need on it. Prices start at $880.