Cuff ‘Em

Ever watched one of those commercials where elderly people are saved by wearing a necklace with an emergency alert button, and you thought, “That’s so ugly and ridiculous… but I kind of want one”? Now, thanks to Cuff’s wearable technology, you’re in luck . This startup company is seeking to create a line of fashionable and extremely wearable jewelry pieces designed to keep you safe in any situation. Basically, bracelets, necklaces, arm cuffs, etc., will have a Cuff technology button – programmed to connect to your iOS app and [... more]

Pry Open Awesome

We admit it: buying gifts for guys isn’t exactly easy. When women can rush out to the nearest boutique and come home with literal basketloads of gifts, we dudes find ourselves more often stuck with an ugly necktie. And that has to end, my friends. If you’re tired of finding the gifts you’ve given in Goodwill piles or crammed under the bed, then you should probably consider buying your next gift from Man Crates. They’re built with rough and rugged manliness practically bursting from the wooden crates they come in.   Man Crates each [... more]

Brush and Rinse

Listen, guys: we know. When it comes to brushing your teeth, you want to simply stick your head upside down in the sink to get a rinse. And, depending on the sink, that’s not always possible. Most of the time, your head just won’t fit. So, you try the next best things: disposable cups, scooping water into your mouth, or using a glass that always takes up more counter space than you’d like (and we’ve all seen how gross that glass gets if you leave it out).Luckily for us, [... more]

A Toaster for Your iPhone

Never sure where your iPhone charger is because you constantly move it around the house? Then Foaster is for you. This sleek iPhone docking station resembles a toaster (you know, for bread?) and sits on your kitchen counter, perfectly positioned for meal-time charging. The Foaster fits iPhone 5, 5S, and 5C models, and can charge up to two iPhones at once. It’s also designed for easy one-handed docking and un-docking, leaving your other hand free for whatever — say, for eating a piece of actual toast. This amusing gadget began [... more]

A Smart Weigh In

The Smart Body Analyzer from Withings ($149.99) puts the average household scale to shame. Unfortunately, watching our weight usually isn’t the only health risk we have to be concerned about. Using this new one-stop health tracking system, you can keep track of weight, as well as body composition, heart rate, and even the air quality that you breathe. The scale tracks three areas of body composition: weight, fat mass and BMI (body mass index), with exceedingly precise accuracy and reliability. You have the ability to track your [... more]

Repurposed Words

The personal computer has been the cornerstone of technology since Apple and IBM’s technology race in the late 70’s and early 80’s. But we rarely think of the predecessor to the computer, the typewriter. The USB Typewriter from Jack Zylkin brings back a century’s worth of technology. Zylkin describes typewriters as “neglected” and “almost forgotten.” In fact, he even fashioned the idea for the product when he found a dusty, old typewriter on the side of the road. Today, typewriters are sold as antiques and used for [... more]

Line-of-Sight Directions

The recently released head-up display, or HUD, from Garmin ($150) offers a new kind of GPS navigation. While many of today’s GPS systems claim to be safe, this one might be the safest yet. Using projection technology, the system displays navigation directly onto the windshield of your car, allowing the driver to keep his or her eyes always on the road. Using a transparent film (included with the product), the system shows your speed, estimated time of arrival, traffic notifications, safety alerts, as well as other helpful [... more]

Turn Lost Into Found

Never lose your keys or other valuables again with the new Bluetooth Stick-N-Find Location Tracker ($50). The device allows you to track up to 20 items at once within 100 feet of your current location. The system is simple; just attach the tracking device to whatever item you choose and let the Bluetooth technology take care of the rest. Available for compatible iOS and Android smartphones and tablets, the device uses the free Radar app so you can track objects with your mobile device. The technology also [... more]

A Clean Slate

For years, we’ve kept drinks away from keyboards and computers, knowing with just one accidental slip, that drink could ruin your valuable keyboard. But Logitech’s new Washable Keyboard K310 ($60) makes that concern a thing of the past. The PC keyboard holds up to any spill and even a thorough bath afterward. Cleaning the keyboard is fast and easy, thanks to built-in drainage holes and laser-printed keys with UV coating to keep the letters from fading. Just as functional as a traditional keyboard, it looks as good [... more]

A Most Beautiful Flashlight

If you’re like us, you hide your flashlight in a drawer, under the sink, or on a shelf in the laundry room. Then, when the power goes out, you fumble around in the dark trying to locate it. Well, no more. The sleek and attractive Trioh! Flashlight demands a place out in the open, making it more accessible in times of need. This device serves three functions: as a standard flashlight, as an emergency light (it automatically turns on when the power goes out), and as an [... more]

No More Keys With Kevo

We’ve all been there: You come home with your hands full of heavy bags. You struggle to balance your load while reaching for your keys, but you end up having to drop everything to actually find them. Kwikset’s Kevo makes this problem a thing of the past thanks to Bluetooth technology. Simply link your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad to your door lock and then keep your mobile device anywhere on your person. To open the door, all you have to do is touch it with your [... more]

Wocket for Your Pocket

When tech company NXT-ID announced its plans to release the Wocket Smart Wallet, the gadget was touted as the “next natural step in the evolution of smart devices.” This new device locks all your private information into an electronic “vault” to reduce the number of credit cards and miscellaneous papers you must keep physically on you. This minimizes the chances of your personal items being misplaced or stolen. During the set up, you swipe your credit cards and ID and enter or scan membership cards. The information [... more]

Mega Music

Listening to music usually requires the assistance of speakers. You connect your iPod, smartphone, or MP3, hit play, and enjoy your playlist. That’s the traditional way to do it; however, you can now amplify your favorite music without any speakers at all. The iPhone Megaphone from en&is plays music as loud as many speaker systems and with the same sound quality. Made for all iPhone models and available in several different colors and sizes, the megaphone features a cornucopia shape designed to optimize your listening experience. Additionally, [... more]

Bluetooth Your Fitness

Wireless earphones are kind of cool. Wireless earphones that track your pace, heart rate, steps, cadence, and oxygen saturation, and act as a bluetooth headset for phone calls—well, that’s a lot of cool. Imagine going on a run and listening to music without getting tangled up in cords. Now, take that scenario a step further: Imagine doing that while gauging nearly every aspect of your fitness along the way. After a hugely successful Kickstarter campaign (parent company Bragi raised nearly $3.4 million), The Dash Smart Earphones are [... more]

Tracking Made Easy

Never lose your luggage again with the hot new product TrakDot. This game-changing device traces your baggage anywhere in the world using newly patented micro-electronics and cell phone technologies, and can even locate bags in metal containers, including parked aircraft and cars. The ultra-lightweight innovation sends notifications to your smartphone or allows you to track your luggage online. FCC certified and FAA compliant, the TrackDot works wherever a GSM cellular network exists. The Trakdot’s price of $89.99 includes service and activation fees.

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