Many smart robotic toys are designed with education in mind. But My Special Aflac Duck has a very different but nonetheless important job: The interactive toy, developed by research and development workshop Sproutel, was created to provide comfort to children diagnosed with cancer.
For me, it’s my silicone garlic roller. Pop a clove of garlic in, roll it on the counter for a bit, and out pops your peeled garlic! I make a lot of dishes with a lot of garlic, including homemade hummus, and I didn’t know these things existed until a few months ago. It saves me so much trouble, and garlic smell on my hands! —hordeoralliancewtf
The TDK Sound Cube is the smallest in their range; although, at 25.5cm³ it’s no pipsqueak. Each of the Cube’s vertical sides has its own speaker (two active and two passive), giving you 360° of party-starting audio; and the sturdy leather handle on top just screams “pick me up!”. Which is a good thing, as this funky sound system is at its best when it’s on the move. Whether you’re hooking it up to the mains or going portable with batteries, it’s great for using all around the house, carrying into the garden, or even taking on a picnic!
Tune out the office with the WH-1000XM2, the updated version of one of CNET’s favorite noise-cancelling wireless headphones. The site found that the gear’s already excellent noise cancelling is even better this time around. The list price is $349.99.
The plan is to sell Canute for the price of an iPhone (under £800), which would make it 20 times cheaper than existing digital Braille devices. The device has been tested in the and the US and is designed to improve blind literacy, education and employment.
Kogeto Dot is a lens that snaps onto your camera lens and turns it into a 360 degree angle video camera, capturing action from all angles without the need to move around and alter your positions. This gadget is available to use as a combination with the Looker app, which helps you to take the perfect panoramic video.
I might put this on my Christmas list this year. This is one cool car gadget. You add the four caps to your tires and the main one attaches to your cigarette lighter telling you what your PSI is! If you never remember to put air in your tires, now you will!
The Suzukaze (Cool Breeze) seat cushion is the latest personal air conditioning from Japan’s Kuchofuku, maker of cooling air-conditioned beds and clothes. Using new materials and energy-saving fans, Suzukaze cools you in your seat without being power hungry or noisy. For added comfort, size, and durability, choose the Strong Model.
‘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.
Microsoft’s first crack at a real laptop (not a tablet-notebook hybrid) is a real winner. Between its light and elegant design, sharp screen, and long-lasting battery, the Surface Laptop is solid choice for anyone seeking a new Windows computer. Microsoft is positioning the Surface Laptop as a showpiece for Windows 10 S, the newer version of Windows that can only run programs from Microsoft’s app store. With Windows 10 S, Microsoft is essentially hoping to bring to Windows machines what Google has done for Chromebooks: making the software simpler to allow for faster performance, more battery life, and better security. But those who find Windows 10 S too restrictive can upgrade to Windows 10 Pro on the Surface Laptop for free for a limited time. The software upgrade will cost $50 after the promotional period ends.
With the potential for 16GB RAM, the latest Surface Pro is a powerful device which could be an appreciated gift for those in business, we said in declaring it one of our top tech gadgets of 2017. Prices start at $799 at Microsoft.
All around protection for your device with a Slim Design; Advanced Shock Absorption Technology: Air Cushioned 4 corners. Access to all the controls and features; Perfect cutouts for speakers, camera and other ports.
Great car features start out as quirky ideas, ones you might easily dismiss before you realize their genius. Here’s a rundown of vehicle tech from startups and suppliers that caught our attention — and our best guess on whether the products will make it into cars.
Stanley is designed for smartphones, phablets, and smaller tablets like iPad mini. Heck, Stanley could make a lovely charging stand for your Apple TV Remove or Amazon Kindle! You can bend the two front arms to better cradle your iPad in landscape mode, but tablets over 8″ will not work on Stanley.
Ever experience that feeling freezing and slowing down your reaction when you are working in an air-conditioned room or in winter? Then USB Heating Blanket must suit your need. It has a warming pad inside. Once you plug it in the USB port, it will be warming your body. You can also just place it on your legs to keep your legs warm. Do a great job de-frosting your body and great for those who live in cold places.
One of the very best things about a conceptual device is the fact that you can more or less throw in every single bit of technological advancement into the picture, knowing that it does not even have to wait for existing technology and laws of physics to be able to allow it to do so. Vivo has thought of the APEX FullView concept smartphone, which will boast of the world’s very first half-screen in-display fingerprint scanning technology that is merged with other kinds of engineering breakthroughs in its camera, speaker and sensors.
Our collectible is a detailed replica of an intriguing medieval machine. The authentic foundry iron construction with moving parts includes a fully functioning ratchet with firing action on the catapult. Fascinating gift for a history buff or an unusual executive toy for your desk.
A new Samsung C-Lab project called S-Ray lets you to listen to your devices without disturbing others by beaming sound straight into your ears. The company says the technology could be used with a number of different devices including a Bluetooth speaker, a phone cover and a personal neckband. Though the prototype’s audio quality wasn’t stellar, it was impressive to hear music — without headphones — over the tremendous din of Las Vegas.