A lightbulb & bluetooth speaker in one. No kidding. Screw it into the socket then control both the bulb and the speaker from the Playbulb app. Mood & music, handled.
Maybe it’s tech-shaming or maybe some people just don’t want to wear a giant rubberized smartphone on their wrist. Either way, Withings has just released a fitness tracker that looks like your dad’s old analog Timex. However, the Activité is Swiss made and uses an accelerometer to tracks your steps, monitors heart rate, & sleep and includes an app that calculates the calories you’re burning.
The GoKey gives you backup power for your phone and the choice of 8, 16, or 32 gigs of storage but the key to GoKey is that it can locate your keys and your telephone when you lose them. Works with Apple, Android & Windows phones.
Funny how every set of “wireless” earbuds is actually connected by a wire. Not these. Earin earbuds are two independent buds that are small and stealth because unlike bulkier buds they don’t have a microphone or a light or sensors. Instead they use unique, compact driver technology and feature a case that doubles as the recharging unit. A wildly popular Kickstarter project.
Smart everything. Here’s a new smart home security system called Sentri that enables you to do things like geofence your home, see live video, audio feed, monitor ambient conditions, view trends and stats, set up alerts for “irregularities” at home, control other devices, and even personalize its appearance for your decor.
Inside this 2.5 gallon per-minute rainfall-style showerhead is a bluetooth speaker that lets you stream music, news, and calls in the shower. The water-resistant speaker pops out for easy recharging and/or use outside of the shower.
With its built-in scanner, Scribble lets you capture the colors of the world around you & transfer them directly to paper or a mobile device. Scribble Ink uses RGB to blend & duplicate up to 100K colors for writing & drawing on paper, while the Scribble Stylus does the same with its Scribble+ app that’s iOS, Android, and Windows compatible.
Could Amazon build a better phone for their most engaged customers? It kinda looks that way. They launched Fire Phone today. It’s a 3D smartphone with features like gesture control scrolling & an image stabilizing 13-megapixel camera. But really, it’s a powerful little consumption device optimized for watching movies & TV shows, reading books, and buying more stuff at Amazon.
Denon’s HEOS is a wireless multi-zone home sound system that offers both wi-fi music play and streaming from all the top online & cloud services as well as playback from hard drive or legacy sources. With speakers available in 3 different sizes, the HEOS app lets you choose the room where you want music and queue-up the songs from anywhere in the house.