Notion is a smarthome sensor that feeds data from all the devices in your home directly to your phone. Attach a Notion sensor to a door or a light switch or the side of your grill’s propane tank or even a keg of beer, and the system will notify you of any changes that occur. A fully funded Kickstarter campaign.
Wink Relay is a wall-mounted panel for controlling your smart home. Featuring a touchscreen display that fits in a standard light switch panel, it allows you to control and program all your Wink-enabled devices like lights, thermostat, and entertainment. There are currently more than 20 brands with Wink compatible products, including Nest Labs, Gilmour, & Linear.
Originally developed for backcountry firefighters, the Beartooth radio device turns your Android or iOS cell phone into a two-way radio enabling calls, texting, and geo-location from remote, off-grid locations. Production to begin in 2015.
Dremel has made the leap from rotary tools into the third dimension with their IdeaBuilder personal 3D printer. Made for beginners and experts alike the enclosed desktop printer outputs at a resolution of 100 microns using PLA filament. Dremel’s partnership with AutoDesk means print-ready models and online design tools are also in the works.
This discreet voice-activated earbud makes hands-free calling effortless. With no wires or wraparound microphone to cramp your style it pairs simply with your device and stores safely in its charger/case.
The Voyage is the most advanced Amazon E-reader to date, featuring a next-gen Paperwhite display, upgraded Kindle software, & a feature called Page Press that automatically turns the page once you’ve read it. At 7.6mm, it’s also the thinnest Kindle yet, just a hair thicker than the iPad Air.
Harmony Ultimate Home is a like a remote for your whole house, connecting and controlling all of your home’s entertainment systems & smart devices like smart locks, thermostats, and lights via RF, IR, Bluetooth, & Wi-Fi.
After 6 years of silence, the Technics brand returns with two new home hi-fi systems. The R1 and C700. Both audiophile-quality systems feature stereo amps, a network audio streamer, speakers, and use Technics Definitive Sound technologies to create dynamic sound quality. Still waiting on pricing, but don’t expect the word budget to be used near these.
This compact camera boasts a 24-75mm Leica zoom lens, a large Micro Four Thirds sensor and has a full aperture control ring and dedicated shutter speed control dial making it easy to switch from automatic to full or partially manual modes as needed. And yes, this one captures 30fps, 4k video.
‘The most advanced wireless speaker system ever developed.” The creators of the Core didn’t just say it, they believe it. And since their Indiegogo campaign is 5X overfunded in less than a week, others are convinced, too. The compact speaker achieves life-like, better than stereo sound by “leveraging a combination of wave field synthesis and beam forming, to create an acoustic bubble in the room.”