The best & fastest routers on the market today are equipped with these two new technologies: tri-band AC5400 and MU-MIMO. Yes, jargon! The important thing to know is that they result in full bandwidth wi-fi speeds up to 5334Mbs. Psycho fast. The other thing to know is that Linksys just packed both of these technologies into their new EA9500 model router for a very nice price.
The Molekule air purifier goes beyond the air-scrubbing abilities of a HEPA filter. The technology it uses is called PECO, which stands for photoelectrochemical oxidation that removes allergens and pollutants but also viruses and bacteria from the air. The PECO process breaks these pollutants down to their base molecular level through a filter that captures particles 1000X smaller than HEPA can.
Collision warning systems are standard equipment on the latest European luxury cars but if you happen to drive something else, The FenSens Fender Defender is a much more affordable way to add this tech upgrade to your car. It mounts like a license plate frame and communicates with an iOS/Android app to warn you of impending collision by alerting you with visible & audio warnings.
GoPro’s forthcoming (yet delayed) idiot-proof 4K consumer drone better be really good and priced really low, or products like this: the Mi Drone from Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi could send GoPro to an early grave. The Mi is available with either a 1080P or 4K 360º camera and a range of up to 3km. Its 5100mAh battery gives you 27 minutes of flight time. The remote control links with your phone for a live feed view from the drone.
Core is the first device from Pebble that isn’t a smartwatch; but it is definitely smart. Equipped with GPS, it tracks your steps, distance & pace. It is also a music player with 4 Gigs of on-board storage allowing you to sync with your Spotify playlists to load up 500-1000 songs. For those who are sick of running & active workouts with a big ol’ phone stuffed in your pocket, this lightweight clip-on device makes perfect sense.
Google Home is a voice-activated home product that allows you and your family to get answers from Google, stream music, and manage everyday tasks. Like Amazon’s Echo or Apple’s Siri, Google home is an AI-powered agent that will do what you tell it to.
Taking the trusty PostIt note and turning it into a digital tool, Moon Roof Labs has created SeeNote, an always-on digital sticky note with an e-paper touchscreen that provides easy, no hands access to notes, reminders, and updates from your apps. It syncs to the cloud over wi-fi & it glows when it’s got something to tell you.
Disguised as an everyday analog watch, Garmin’s Vívomove includes a built-in activity tracker that monitors how many steps you’ve taken, how you slept, and discreetly alerts you when you’ve been inactive too long. Sync it up with Garmin’s software to keep track of your goals and progress.
Bump is a wall charger and power bank, with a 3-foot premium charging cable, all encased in a small squishy-looking frame. This unique design was created by Karim Rashid, whose distinctive style in all mediums, adds a fun, artistic flair to even the most mundane of objects.
OLO is the first-ever smartphone-powered 3D printer. It uses the light from the front of your iOS, Android or Windows phone to print 3D objects from all sorts of 3D & scanning software, as well as designs from OLO’s own library. Using light-sensitive resins, it can build hard or flexible objects for countless applications.