Extraordinary Tech: Catalina in Review

Welcome to Extraordinary Tech 2018. Join Buchanan, Joelle, Mike and myself on our adventures as we test out some of the best tech available in 2018. Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday we’ll be showcasing devices that came with us on a cross-country trip this summer, ranging from an outdoor speaker that will change the way you think of sound to a smartwatch that offers the best fitness features at an affordable price. Along the way, we’ll be hosting giveaways of some of the tech featured in this series, so stay tuned! 

In the final trip of Extraordinary Tech, we set foot on the sunny beaches and rocky mountainside of Catalina, CA. From its crystal clear waters to the Mediterranean vibes of our accommodations, Catalina screamed paradise. It was the perfect location to test the adventure, travel, and home tech we brought to the island.

For the Behind the Scenes, check out Joelle’s video featured above!

But without further ado, here’s a brief look at all the tech we had the pleasure of checking out:

The Soundcast VG10 isn’t out yet, but when it does, the realm of outdoor speakers will change.

The SoundCast VG10 Outdoor Speaker ups the game when it comes to outdoor speakers. Built for all sorts of harsh environments not normally amenable to speakers, the VG10 provided us with 360° sound, creating its own sphere of sound. Find out more here!

The DJI Mavic Air is the most portable and powerful drones available.

With the DJI Mavic Air, Catalina’s natural beauty unfolded below us. From above, the mountains, clear waters and more were put into a unique perspective. See more here!

The Yamaha YAS-207 is the first sound bar to utilize DTS Virtual:X sound, meaning you’ll be able to have cinematic sound in your home theater!

In the age of 4k and even 8k, visuals have taken the drivers seat. Instead, Yamaha YAS-207 bucks that trend, showing how high quality audio with DTS Virtual:X can be just as powerful as visuals. Check out how powerful that sound is here!

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The Garmin Forerunner 735xt is a powerhouse, perfect for the aspiring athlete and triathlete.

Smartwatches, particularly fitness smartwatches, have become more ubiquitous. Garmin products, however, remain legendary among athletes of all different levels. The Garmin Forerunner 735xt in particular is the fitness watch for triathletes. See why here!

The GoPro Hero 6 can go anywhere with you, capturing your adventure stabilized and in 4k.

GoPro has been a standard in action camera industry and the GoPro Hero 6 is definitely a step up from its predecessors, incorporating some of the best image stabilization and HDR from FotoNation. See more here!

The Arctis Pro Wireless is the first gaming headphone to use DTS Heaphone:X v2.0, creating a powerful simulated surround sound environment fit for gamers and casual music listeners.

Headphones just got better with the Arctis Wireless Pro. Designed for gamers, these headphones use some of the best sound and comfort technology available to maximize the audio experience. Other than DTS Virtual:X, what do these headphones have to offer? See it all here!

The Extraordinary Tech series was produced in partnership with Xperi

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