Brandon Widder

Brandon Widder

Brandon Widder is a multimedia journalist and a staff writer for Digital Trends where he covers technology news, how-to guides, best-of pieces and more. In his free time, he moonlights as a freelance music writer for the Portland alt-weekly, Willamette Week, and other publications in the Pacific Northwest. He is currently based out of Portland, OR.
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FlapIt takes your social media achievements for an analog spin

FlapIt is an analog counter inspired by the split-flap clocks of the '60s, one that lets small businesses showcase their social media metrics in regards to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and more.
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DJI’s Inspire 1 camera mount uses borrowed drone tech to stabilize your 4K shots

Tired of shaky shots? The DJI Inspire 1 handheld mount takes a cue from the company's recent drones and touts a motorized gimbal for capturing smooth, buttery pans from the palm of your hand.
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Cerevo’s XON Snow-1 smart bindings let you pop the proper nollie with metrics

Debuting at CES 2015 Unveiled, Cerevo's first run of smart bindings use a bevy of on-board sensors to feed your smartphone information pertaining to your weight distribution, speed, acceleration, and much more.
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Rollkers ‘walking skates’ strap onto your shoes, let you glide along at 7 mph

Showcased at CES 2015 Unveiled, Rollkers' motorized "under shoes" let you move at the speed of your average travelator by simply walking or strolling as you would normally across the floor.