The Hit List

10 things we're obsessed with in January

This article was originally published in the January/February 2016 issue of Popular Science, under the title "Hit List.”

Telesin Underwater GoPro Dome Port

Underwater photography is cool. Telesin makes it cooler. This GoPro case uses a dome made of acrylic to create space between your lens and the water—allowing for a more visible waterline when simultaneously shooting below and above surface level. $85Courtesy Telesin

Aerelight A1

Fluorescent desk lamps are harsh on the eyes. This one uses organic light emitting diodes (OLED) to provide a warm glow. The lamp can be turned on and off with a tap anywhere on its body and offers three brightness levels. Qi inductive charging built into the base lets you easily charge some phones. $300Courtesy Aerelight

Rif6 Cube Mobile Projector

Cube isn't much bigger than a smartphone. But the pocket projector produces a big picture. Its battery recharges over micro-USB, meaning one fewer cable to trip over during movie time. $300Courtesy Cube


The Jamstik teaches you to play guitar, and any song note by note, with a 16-inch-long guitar and 3 apps. GarageBand pairing lets you record your creations. One step closer to rock-star status. $300Courtesy Jamstik

Ember Smart Mug

Control your coffee's temperature using the dial on the mug's base or via smartphone app. An LED indicator near the bottom offers precise temperature readings for a drink that's not too hot and not too cold—satisfying your inner Goldilocks. $129Courtesy Ember

Satechi USB Type-C 3-In-1

If you're photo or video editing on the go, you need this adapter. It turns one USB Type-C port into three USB 3.0 ports, an SD-card slot, and a micro-SD-card slot. $35Courtesy Satechi

Pakpod Tripod

Outdoor gear needs to be durable. The weatherproof Pakpod gives photographers a stable yet rugged tripod for cameras. Stakes at the bottom make sure it stays put. $99Courtesy Pakpod


Want to balance-board off-road? The all-terrain go-kart tire on this self-balancing electric vehicle lets you. It reaches 15 miles per hour, making it faster than most other electric balancing boards. $1,499Courtesy Onewheel

Mophie Space Pack

iPhone owners want more storage and a better battery. The Space Pack improves both. It adds 32GB, 64GB, or 128GB of added space. Plus it roughly doubles your battery life. From $150Courtesy Mophie

Apple iPad Pro

Apple called on the king of all planets, Jupiter, when announcing its latest tablet. And rightfully so. At 12.9 inches, the iPad Pro is the biggest iPad yet. There's enough room to edit 4K video and to work in AutoCAD, and with full support for the company's Pencil stylus, Apple wants professionals to use this for their great creations on the go. From $800Courtesy Apple