The Nyrius Smart Outlet turns dumb electronics and appliances into smart ones. It provides on/off/proximity control to anything capable of plugging into a wall outlet, like a lamp or your electric can opener; and it lets you remotely control them without a Wi-Fi connection or hub. The Nyrius app will enable you to control 3 devices in iOS & 7 in Android.
Kangaroo is a Windows 10 desktop PC that’s the size of a phone. Powered by a 2.24GHz Intel Cherrytrail processor, it offers 2GB of RAM, and 32GB of internal storage plus an HDMI port & two USB ports. Not bad for $99.
Here’s a way to improve that 1-port 12-inch Retina MacBook. Satechi’s compact Type-C Hub Adapter plugs into the side of the MacBook, adding three USB 3.0 Type-A ports, a Micro SD card slot, and an SD card slot. It’s available in gunmetal, silver, and gold to match each shade of your Macbook.
More like a portable streaming TV than a tablet, Samsung’s massive 18.4-inch Galaxy View delivers 1080P resolution and a streaming home screen (similar to what you see on Roku or Apple TV) customized with Android 5.1 software offering shortcuts to services like Netflix, Hulu, Twitch and YouTube. Its built-in 5700 mAh battery provides 8 hours of video playback.
Ampy is a 1800mAh battery pack that charges up using kinetic energy. That’s energy created through movement. Clip it to your waist while walking or a leg while biking or just throw it in your bag; while you’re moving, it’s charging. It also offers fitness tracking functions and an integrated app.
This 5000mAh backup battery pack is the first to feature a MagSafe port, so it can be recharged with the MacBook Power supply you already carry in your bag. And it will recharge fully in just 30 minutes. Or use the Mini USB port to charge it up, but that takes 7 hours.
Solu is a pocket-sized computer with a cloud-linked OS and subscription-based access to applications. It can be used as a stand-alone device with its zoomable UI or linked with a keyboard & display. Not bad to look at either. Currently funding on Kickstarter.
You can link up to 6 of these cloth-covered Libratone speakers to fill your whole home with sound. The new 100W Zipp and smaller 60W Zipp Mini speakers use Bluetooth 4.0 to deliver 360º sound and come in a variety of poppy colors.
Unlike most smart watches that just look like an uglier but higher tech version of a traditional watch, the Wove Band features a flexible band with an e-ink display that wraps all the way around your wrist. More space for your display means more info on-screen. The device displays both vertically when worn and landscape mode when laid flat. Available in 2016.
The goBAT 6000 is a portable backup battery for charging your devices in the wild. It’s tough: IP68 waterproof & dustproof rating and Military Spec 810G Drop/Shock construction. The 6000 mAh battery will charge most phones up to 3 times & its high-power USB port auto-detects the fastest possible charge speed for your device.