So, these were just some of the highlights from this year’s NAMM. Yes, we also saw amazing new gear from the likes of Pioneer DJ, Roland, Alesis, Native Instruments, and more, but these two little corners of the show wound up being incredibly intriguing. Companies are not just thinking about how to make music and music-making easy to approach, but how to provide solutions for consumers that enhance the gear they already own and cherish. Most of the aforementioned products fell in the price range of a couple hundred dollars — the The ONE Piano Hi-Lite is $229 and the Phase should retail for around $300 — and these slight investments can have much bigger payoffs for musicians.
Out of all of these cool new gadgets, which of these releases is building the most hype? The biggest names in tech are looking to dazzle consumers with the latest revolutionary technologies, but there are also some lesser known companies who are showcasing their newest products in order to make a name for themselves. It’s up to the people to decide what new technologies are going to take 2018 by storm and which ones will ultimately be forgotten.
Kohler’s new bathtub supports voice commands for water temperature and fill level, or tweaking via the company’s new Konnect app. And, of course, you can always adjust the tub’s hydrotherapy and vibracoustic soundwave settings.
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What makes it cool: Gesture control is new. Facial recognition is not new. But this startup uses artificial intelligence to extrapolate models of your facial landscape, creating an array of expressions. It’s a smile to unlock feature. Eventually, it could learn your moods, likes and dislikes based on your individual profile and, for example, suggest activities or restaurants during a trip.
Designed by Gideon Dagan for the Museum of Modern Art, this elegant calendar can be used year after year. A magnetic ball marks the day on a bar suspended in space. A second ball seems to float as the magnetic tension pulls the string toward the month printed on the outer ring. A distinctive addition to home or office.
The Grid-It organization system is a unique weave of rubberized elastic bands made specifically to hold personal objects firmly in place. Designed to provide endless configurations of digital devices and personal effects. Slim design and conveniently sized for your current laptop bag or travel case, lets you easily find what you need. Features rear zippered pocket for additional storage.
Premium Ora 2-in-1 Lens Kit includes a 140° Wide Angle Lens + a 10X Macro Lens – The perfect combination for capturing travel scenery, wide landscapes, detailed close-ups, and unique selfies. Macro lens gets you 10X closer to your subject for extreme close-ups. Wide Angle Lens opens up your field of view for breathtaking landscape photos or selfies. Pair with 58mm CPL filters for beautiful effects.
Doxie Q is the automatic document scanner reinvented for true mobility to let you scan anywhere — no computer required — with a rechargeable battery, collapsible automatic document feeder, included memory, integrated Wi-Fi, and included Mac, PC, and iOS apps. Doxie’s small size makes it easy to tuck it in your bag or a drawer when you’re done scanning.
Rather than overwhelm you with a flood of features you might not need, Whirlpool has shown some restraint with its smart fridge. Marinating meat? The screen will tell you how long to cook your particular cut and ask if you want to set a timer. Cleaning the fridge? Whirlpool will suspend cooling to save energy and shut off the door alarm.
Check out the Spire Health Tag. This small gadget sticks to the inside of your bra, shirt, pants, or pajamas. Once adhered to your clothing, you don’t have to do a thing. The tag will automatically sync with your phone and give you updates on your overall health including heart rate, sleep quality, breathing patterns, and stress levels.
What it does: Jam-makers and Sunday-roast-fanciers will get endless use from this nylon/silicone Mastrad Thermometer Spoon with detachable probe, which can measure temperatures from -40° to 250°C, with buttons for Celsius and Fahrenheit readings. Slide the handle away from the spoon and it becomes a 5in probe for testing meats and pastries.
This camera is the newest innovation in secure home monitoring. The Vstarcam delivers them all into a compact wireless IP camera that has a user-friendly installation and remote access to view and record everything that happens in your home or office – all from your smartphone, tablet or PC.
They’re not in this business to sell headphones. They’re in this business to deliver music. Their Triple Drivers represent every sonic detail the artist intended you to hear. In essence, they disappear so there’s nothing between you and your music.
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Basically, you place the PowerCup in your vehicle’s cup holder, you hook it up to your car’s power outlet (cigarette lighter plug) and you you start charging your gadgets. The PowerCup will charge laptops, tablets, smartphones, DVD players, portable game system, MP3 players and just about anything that requires electrical power to run.
We’ve decided it’s best if we just get the largest, most monstrous hub on the market, because having more ports than we need is a much nicer problem than having to acquire a new hub every few months. This puppy has 24 ports. (And you thought our 16 port hub was crazy!) Connect up to 24 USB devices with lightning fast 480Mbps transfer speeds. You can power this hub either directly from your computer or from an AC outlet. This means you can recharge your digital camera, flipcam, mp3 player, cell phone, everything you want, anywhere there’s a wall socket. This top grade hub features automatic over-current protection for each port, hot swapping plug-and-play connection, and the ability to daisy chain up to 127 USB devices if you’re really crazy.