The centerpiece of Kohler’s connected bathroom, the new Verdera lighted mirror has an Alexa-enabled speaker built into the bottom in addition to two front-facing microphones that receive your voice commands. You get touch controls to adjust sound and light levels, a night light and motion sensors that raise the light levels when someone stands in front of it.
LG kicked things off on Sunday with a TV from the realm of science fiction — a 65-inch 4K OLED display that rolls into a tube, like an upside down window shade. Imagine it at the foot of your four-poster bed or the end of your luxury bath. We can dream that this futuristic boob tube will hit the soon, but LG hasn’t announced pricing or availability, let alone an explanation of how the thing actually works.
Made of cold cast resin, this stunning pair of Acropolis bookends is part of the Historical Wonders Collection. Measuring 7 3/4 inches tall, 4 1/8 inches deep, and 4 1/2 inches wide, they show excellent detailing, and add class and style to any bookshelf or table. This pair also makes a great present for the holidays or for housewarming gifts.
Attaches instantly over your device’s FRONT & REAR cameras for perfect optical alignment – without the need for additional parts like a bulky case or glue on bracket mount. This is NOT a cheap clip-on plastic lens.
The Mini Car DVR Dash Camera is the ultimate personal security camera for your car. It attaches easily and automatically records both audio and video of everything that happens on your car journey. Great for recording road trips or accidents.
In February, the international jury of independent design experts will evaluate every product – without online pre-judging. The team comprises of experienced Red Dot jurors such as Hideshi Hamaguchi, inventor of the USB flash drive, Tangerine founder Martin Darbyshire, IT design consultant Gordon Bruce and also newly acquired experts like Wen-long Chen, CEO of the Taiwan Design Center.
One of TechRepublic’s favorite mechanical keyboards, the $169, aluminum-panel-topped, nearly 3-pound Das Keyboard 4 is a serious piece of home-office equipment. Buy it direct from Das Keyboard. Available with Cherry MX Blue or Cherry MX Brown switches, for clicky or soft keystrokes, respectively.
‘Ultimate Ears BOOM’ are available for purchase on the Apple store & UltimateEars.com and includes fantastic features. With this speaker, you can easily share the music from your iPhone and even combine more than one speaker to create even louder and bigger sound. The 360 degree rounded angle of this speaker means that there will be no more “being behind the music”, sound will burst into every direction.
It’s not just a cool-looking voice assistant like the Amazon Echo and countless others. The Pebble’s twist: Melody, your guide, can recognize voices and change its activities based on the individual who’s talking. Plus, it really is an assistant, with the ability to manage your calendar.
Considering Alexa has made its way into just about every Internet-connected product, it was only a matter of time before the digital butler arrived in smart glasses. The Vuzix Blade augmented reality glasses will support Alexa so that wearers can ask for things like the weather and directions. The Vuzix Blade’s display also sits more prominently in the wearer’s field of view than Google Glass and looks much more crisp and colorful. If developers create compelling apps that blend Alexa’s capabilities and augmented reality, the Blade AR glasses could have some promising potential.
Hisense’s $10,000 laser TV rig combines a short-throw projector with a 100-inch screen designed to reject ambient light. The projector itself has built-in speakers and Hisense includes a wireless subwoofer, too. Frickin’ lasers!
Meanwhile, French company MWM showed a prototype for something called Phase, which works with DVS-style DJ software (like Serato DJ) to eliminate the need for a tonearm and stylus when playing off control vinyl. It works with remotes that are affixed to the vinyl that then communicate rotation information via radio signals to a receiver that is connected to your laptop. This was my personal favorite, because not only does it solve all the issues that happen when playing with a traditional tonearm and stylus (everything from dust under a needle to needle skips from someone bumping into your setup), it can be used with any existing turntable. We saw several DJs performing complicated scratch routines using Phase with virtually no latency. Enhancia also made an appearance, demoing their MIDI ring that enables musicians to perform musical effects with simple gestures.
This is the device that monitors a car’s activity and provides a detailed report of places, routes, and speeds traveled. It uses a 16-channel GPS receiver to track the movements of the car to which it is attached (internally or externally, using the device’s built-in magnet for covert purposes), storing locations on its built-in flash memory that holds up to 100 hours of driving activity.
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I never understood why people get personalized license plates with messages that are so cryptic that the guy behind them in traffic would need to be a codebreaker to figure it out. This LED message sign can be mounted to your rear windshield and programmed with a wireless remote so you get your point across loud and clear. The message even scrolls at three different speeds so you can tempt fate with that 300-pound trucker you just flipped off by fully expressing your feelings. $39.99 – Think Geek
Drive with peace of mind. This unrivaled magnet gives a level of power that will ensure that your device is secure, while the cradle-less feature enables you to view your device without any distracting arms or holders.
The Sphere is LaCie’s elegant new hard drive that is sure to add sophistication and prestige to any business or home office. Designed by Christofle, the hard drive is contained within a silver-plated spherical case that is hand-crafted and silvered in France. Even better, the Sphere is as useful as it is beautiful. File transfers and backups finish nearly three times faster with its high-speed USB 3.0, while 1 TB of storage offers enough space for years of backups, or extensive photo, video, or music libraries. And since the Sphere is powered through USB, power cords are never necessary.