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This week, there was a lot of news in the world of tech. There were fresh rumors that GoPro could be working on its first-ever 360-degree action camera. Master & Dynamic partnered with Mercedes-Benz on some custom headphones and wireless earbuds. And Apple announced a new super secure Lockdown mode that will be coming to iPhones, Macs and iPads this fall.
Additionally, quite a few gadgets were also announced. Check out some of the coolest below.
Beyerdynamic Free Byrd
Beyerdynamic, the German hi-fi company, has just announced its first-ever pair of wireless earbuds. The company's Free Byrd cost $249 and promise excellent sound quality. Uniquely, the work with a companion app that can give you a hearing test and then adjust the sound quality depending on your hearing profile. The Free Byrd support other premium features such as active noise-cancellation and transparency modes, as well as a case that supports wireless charging. They are available now in two finishes: black or gray.
Amazon Fire 7
Amazon announced its next-generation Fire tablets, the Fire 7 ($60) and Fire 7 Kids ($110), in mid-May, but they finally started shipping this week. The new tablets are great affordable options just like their predecessors, the Fire 6 and Fire 6 Kids, but the new models have double the RAM and around 40-percent longer battery life.
PSB Passif 50 Loudspeakers
To celebrate its 50th anniversary, PSB has announced the Passif 50. They are passive stand-mounted loudspeakers look similar and pay homage to the company's Passif II loudspeakers that were first released in 1974. However, PSB completely updated the guts of the Passif 50 — new tweeter, new woofer and passive radiator — so that they meet the acoustics standards of PSB's modern high-end speakers. You'll be able to preorder these vintage-inspired speakers this August.
Hydrow has announced lighter, smaller and more affordable version of its original Hydrow rowing workout machine. The all-new Wave is $1,000 cheaper, roughly 40 pounds lighter and comes with a smaller display (22" vs 43") — it's designed for people with tighter budgets or have tighter space constraints. Other than that, the Wave has basically all the same capabilities.