Apple monopolized the news feeds this week with the announcement of four new iPhone models and the HomePod Mini — you can get yourself caught up on these announcements, here. But a bunch of other cool new gadgets were announced this week, including McIntosh's most powerful integrated amplifier ever and Fujifilm's newest mirrorless camera, Fujifilm X-S10. Check out all the other new gadgets that were announced this week, below.
DJI Ronin RSC 2 and Ronin RS 2
DJI announced the next-generation of its three-axis gimbals that are designed for professional photographers. There's the Ronin SC 2 and the smaller Ronin RS 2, both of which have been updated to be lighter yet stronger, equipped with stronger motors to handle heavier mirrorless cameras. They also have new foldable designs to make them more portable, but more importantly enable their new sling mode that lets you position the gimbal/camera lower to the ground. DJI is promising new software features that will enable to shooting modes, too. The Ronin S 2 ($899) and Ronin SC 2 ($499) are available right now.
RED Komodo 6K
RED announced the Komodo 6K, a compact digital camera that's capable of shooting 6K video at 40fps and 4K video at 60fps. It has a phase-detect autofocus system, a first for a RED camera, which makes keeping the subjects of its high-resolution videos always in focus. As for size, the Komodo 6K weighs just over 2 pounds. It's available now for $5,995.
The Beats Flex are the next generation of the BeatsX wireless earphones that were first released in 2017, but Apple has made some significant improvements. Most notably, it dropped the price to just $50. ( The BeatsX originally went for $150, but Apple and Beats had both been recently selling them for $100.) The other big upgrade is that the Beats Flex charge via USB-C. The Beats Flex still have Apple's original W1 chip, which helps them fast pair with your iPhone or iPad, but they don't have the newer H1 chip that has been integrated into the newest AirPods and AirPods Pro; this means that the Beats Flex do not support hands-free Siri.
The French high-end audio company is best know for its beautiful-yet-alien-looking Phantom hi-fi speakers, but it just announced its first pair of wireless earbuds. At $299, the Gemini are definitely on the high-end in relation to other wireless earbuds on the market, but they're also designed to sound better and have more features. They have three active noise-canceling and two transparency modes, support for wireless charging and promise between six and eight hours of battery life depending if ANC is on/off.
McIntosh MA12000 Hybrid Integrated Amplifier
The McIntosh MA12000 is the company's most powerful integrated amplifier to date, able to deliver up to 350-watts-per-channel, and it's designed to work with virtually any high-end audio system. According to the company, the MA12000 combines the warm nuances of a vacuum tube preamplifier with the speed and raw power of a solid-state amplifier with state-of-the-art digital audio capabilities. It costs $14,000 and will be available later this month.
The Fujifilm X-S10 is the company's newest mirrorless camera in its X-series line, but it's surprisingly different. It has an all-new body with a larger grip, a new control layout, a flip-out display and new five-axis in-body image stabilization system. And unlike all other cameras in Fujifilm's X-series line, the X-S10 doesn't have the traditional dials that control shutter speed, ISO, and exposure compensation. Instead, it has a dedicated mode dial as well as front and rear command dials, which are more common on the popular offerings from Sony, Canon and Nikon. It's designed as a do-it-all camera for vloggers and everyday street photographers. It starts at $999 and will be available this November.