Toughness is a trait that’s all too rare when it comes to wireless portable speakers but the Tough Speaker from Fugoo looks ready for battle. The body is made of fiber-reinforced resin and aluminum. A rubberized slide-on jacket makes it shock resistant & dustproof as well as waterproof to 1.5 meters for up to half-an-hour. The design also offers 360º sound & a 40-hour battery.
Wink is going to give you that fabled “home of the future” connecting all your devices and smart stuff into a swipeable, trackable matrix of effortlessness and convenience. Wink is a software ecosystem for networked devices and appliances starting with 60 compatible products (and counting) available through Home Depot. Products available July 7. App available now.
Just two years ago Dolby unveiled its next-level Atmos surround sound technology in select theaters. Atmos supports 128 individual audio tracks and up to 64 unique speaker feeds, bringing you into the action like never before. And now Pioneer has created 3 Atmos-ready home speaker systems offering a variety of speaker types and sizes as well as amps and an app for creating your custom configuration. Pricing below reflects a complete system. Individual components will be available. Availability TBA.
This speaker gives you three options for streaming your music: Bluetooth, AirPlay, and Spotify. 80 watts of peak power and available in your choice of 7 different colors. Compatible with Mac, PC, iOS & Android. Available August 11, 2014.
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.