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]

Jumping the Shark… Or Dolphin

Have you ever wanted to fly like Superman? How about diving through the water like Aquaman? Well, while the magic cape is still out of our reach (for now), your man-child dreams of going all shark-like and zipping through the water really can come true. Designers at Innespace Productions have created the Seabreacher, a watercraft vessel that looks and handles like a shark or dolphin. It not only moves at breathtaking speeds across the water, but can also dive down into the water and come shooting back up [... 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]

Grilled to Perfection

If you’ve ever struggled with cooking meat on the grill, or just know someone who has (hey, Dad!), the iGrill2 is exactly the kind of gadget you need. This “rugged grilling thermometer” is designed to help you (or that “friend” of yours who is terrible at grilling) cook your meal to perfection. All you have to do is insert the thermometer’s probes; up to four different meats can be tracked at one time. The iGrill2 then syncs with a connected app on your smartphone so you can keep track of the [... more]

In the Jungle

Long subway commutes and road trips can leave you searching for entertainment that you could easily carry with you. This has largely been taken care of by smartphone gaming apps, but oftentimes playing on a small, hard-to-control touch screen gets frustrating quickly. The Razer Junglecat ($100) phone case is designed to make the gaming experience on your phone a much more enjoyable and efficient one. The case is designed with a D-pad, ABXY action buttons and bumpers on a sliding gamepad case that is lightweight and ultra-slim, making [... more]

Slow Down. Pace Yourself.

You’re not going to slow down time, but you can slow down the way you look at it. The Slow Watch is a new approach to seeing time that lets you see the day as a whole, rather than split into two 12-hour shifts. The single hand rotates in a full circle only once every 24 hours. When you glance down you have a general idea of where you are in the day, instead of rushing through every moment. Of course, there are still deadlines, meetings and [... 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]

Appily Ever After

You can kiss your wedding planner goodbye. Appy Couple ($35 one-time fee) takes the concept of a wedding web site to the next level, allowing you to not only share information and interact with your guests but also keep all the details organized in one location. From RSVPs and directions to photos and videos, this ultimate wedding web site and app simplifies the wedding-planning process, allowing you to focus on more important things. You can also customize the app’s look and layout to best fit your personality [... more]

Futuristic Fitness Watch

The Polar V800 watch is as futuristic as it sounds. Designed for athletes, the device helps monitor training, sleep, and recovery and even tells time. The watch syncs to your phone or tablet so you can enter your training goals and then see your results. Once you enter your goals in the app, the watch will help you maintain the right pace to accomplish whatever goals you set. What’s more, the Polar V800 ($500) doesn’t stop on the field; it tells you how long you need to [... more]

Speak Up & Be Heard

Wired magazine proclaims that the new Joey Roth Ceramic Speaker System contains “a seamless marriage of drool-worthy design and audiophile-worthy sound.” We couldn’t agree more. Uniquely constructed from porcelain, cork, and Baltic birch, the system offers a naturally beautiful design. The ceramic subwoofer creates a sound quality with balanced bass, providing a richer sound for vocals and instruments. The system delivers music in a variety of ways including via Bluetooth connectivity as well as through an auxiliary cord connection. The complete system retails for $1,095; however, the [... more]

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