This bluetooth & app-enabled smart soccer ball contains sensors that track your play data & sends it to your iPhone or iPod touch. Tracking flight trajectories, how hard the ball has been kicked, plus free kicks & corners, gives you lots of info to help focus your training.
Gigs 2 Go are credit-card sized flash drive 4-packs designed to tear off and share. Available in 1, 8, & 16GB capacity, they’ll slide right in to your wallet & come in handy for grabbing & giving out large files.
Tablo combines the functionality of a DVR with the ease of navigating your way through content with a tablet. It also allows you to watch free HDTV shows from all your mobile devices as well as on your TV using Apple TV, Roku, or Chromecast.
This lighter is smart. It links with the Quitbit app so you can track your smoking habits. The idea being that if you know when & how often you light up, you might be motivated to quit. But when you don’t, you’ll at least know your lighter isn’t burning gas or butane. It lights you up with a flameless heating coil. Much safer. A Kickstarter project.
The Bebop is the latest quad-copter drone from Parrot, featuring a 14-MP/1080p camera with 3-axis digital stabilization. Video is streamed live to the user’s iOS or Android device, and this new model boasts a better range: 1.2 miles. An onboard GPS module means it can follow a pre-programmed flight path & its “Return Home” feature automatically flies it back its point of take-off.
The new 55-inch Avant TV from Bang & Olufsen features an Ultra HD 4K display & rotates up to 90º on its floor stand pedestal to give you the perfect viewing angle. And because it’s a B&O, the 3-channel sound system is super-solid, spreading out the audiophile sound through 8 speakers.
Products like Mophie’s new backup power supply are making it harder to use the old “my phone died” excuse for everything. It fits on your keyring and provides power to your iPhone or iPod with its integrated fold-out Lightning connector.
High-end British audio specialist Naim builds sound systems for Bentley and also for your home. Their wireless streaming Muso system offers class-leading sound quality using 6 speakers & 6 75-watt amps, one for each driver. A 32-bit signal processor splits the music up & sends it to the best driver based on frequency for optimal quality and fidelity. The unit itself is made from a single block of aluminum. Available September 2014.
When you outgrow the big candy-red Beats By Dré headphones, check these out: the world’s first 9.1ch digital surround wireless headphones. Incorporating Sony’s VPT technology, 6 speakers create ultra-rich, three-dimensional audio complimenting your 4K viewing experience. Also, 12-hour battery life, perfect for gaming.
This desktop speaker from Definitive Technology is called the Incline. As you can see it leans back. But that’s not what makes it special. The Incline is actually bipolar. Bipolar speakers radiate sound from the front and the rear, so no matter where it’s pointed, you’ll hear what you wanna hear. If you don’t know the name Definitive Technology, head to your local audio shop and demo some speakers. I’ve enjoyed their towers for the last 10 years.