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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.
If you have ever had to spontaneously run into a meeting or had a sudden encounter with someone that just needed to be caught on camera, now you can instantly and secretively record that conversation for later review.
The modern day road warrior has a slew of mobile devices that he or she around at any one time, either out of the necessity of work, or simply because these are nice to have as they supposedly make life a whole lot more convenient. The smartphone is definitely a staple tool of just about everyone, whether they are living across a sprawling metropolis or tucked away in a quiet town somewhere, while the laptop is also another convenient device that helps in one’s productivity greatly. However, keeping them powered up when the battery level begins to dip can be tricking, especially when one is traveling. mophie has long had a track record of rolling out charging devices that will help keep evem the most digitally engaged road warrior’s devices powered up regardless of where they are. This time around, it would be the mophie Powerstation AC that takes center stage, being a high-capacity external battery with AC power and USB-C PD fast charging for laptops, tablets, smartphones and other devices.
In this slideshow, we’ve highlighted 10 hot new gadgets you may want to consider adding to your collection. Be sure to check out some of our other slideshows that feature great gadgets for the back-to-school crowd, anyone wanting to spice up their office, or mobile professionals on the go.
A Spy Pen Video Camera is only of any use if it actually looks like a pen (so many don’t), and this one is indistinguishable from the real thing. It even comes with three ink refills, so it’s perfectly acceptable as your normal work pen. The Spy Pen Video Camera might not make you a spy, but all the wizardry inside will make you at least consider a new hat and a pseudonym.
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A hit at CES 2014 and a nearly instant bestseller, Mophie Space Pack represents the future of smartphone accessories. Not only does this revolutionary iPhone case charge your phone with additional battery, it adds 32GB of storage so you no longer have to worry about deleting one thing just to make room for another. Keep videos, pictures, and documents on the Mophie, or play videos right from it. Best yet, Mophie is beautifully designed and adds very little additional weight to the phone.
One of the big problems with the current state of the VR art is that it really doesn’t fully engage your senses. But how do you get haptic feedback for your tootsies? Taclim’s tackling that with prototype VR shoes that will let you feel it as you’re virtually tiptoeing through the tulips and wading on the shore.
Engineered for ultimate simplicity, Doxie just works — no special drivers needed — simply flip Doxie open, insert your paper, and hit scan. Doxie’s automatic paper feeder scans stacks of up to 8 full color pages at once at up to 600 dpi. Or, use Doxie’s direct feed slot to scan all your photos, receipts, cards, and fragile items.
The origins of the word gadget trace back to the 19th century. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, there is anecdotal (not necessarily true) evidence for the use of gadget as a placeholder name for a technical item whose precise name one can’t remember since the 1850s; with Robert Brown’s 1886 book Spunyarn and Spindrift, A sailor boy’s log of a voyage out and home in a China tea-clipper containing the earliest known usage in print. The etymology of the word is disputed.
Once the adapter is plugged into the car, it enables the camera’s to stream footage to the driver’s smartphone. It also analyzes the video stream for obstacles and will alert the driver if it senses a possible collision.
Amazon’s new, pay-as-you-go service is aimed at making your office as smart as your home. Tell your Alexa for Business-enabled Echo to handle a conference call, reserve a meeting room, or, as CNET pointed out, order office supplies from you-know-where. A starter kit, featuring a combined seven Echo, Echo Dot and Echo Show devices, is available for about $700.
This is the standard memory card you use with your camera or phone. The the case of the much smaller Micro SD (also known as TF). If the product says SD card slot it will take any SD card you already own. Pay attention to max GB size compatibility if you are using very big storage SD cards.
The Hi-Lite also fell within another category that was very popular at NAMM: hacky add-ons for the gear you already have. While numerous companies were debuting new models of synths, turntables, and more, others were showing clever ways they had figured out to augment the instruments and hardware you’ve got at home. OneManBand’s guitar attachment converts signals from the guitar into MIDI via simply pressing strings (it does not require plucking), produces an on-the-fly backing band based on your playing, and more.
There’s not much worse than reaching for your coffee mug to power up for the day’s next task only to end up with a mouthful of cold, congealing brew. The Ember mug keeps your caffeine — or any other liquid you prefer — warm so it’s pleasantly digestible whenever you pause for a sip or three.
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 UK and the US and is designed to improve blind literacy, education and employment.
Earlier this year the company also rolled out the Automatic app gallery, which features apps for business, convenience and savings, and safety. For example, the Concur app lets drivers track mileage for work trips, making expenses extremely easy.
Top up all of your devices while you travel with the Satechi USB-C Travel Charger. This device comes with an attached plug for seamless charging. In addition to the USB-C port, the Travel Charger also features two USB-A ports.
Cars are coming with some pretty fancy computer systems these days. But if getting a new car with all of the bells and whistles isn’t possible at the moment, the next best thing might be to install a mount for your iPad.
Essentially a weird-looking, kitchen-centric Amazon Echo with a projector (it’s a Magic 8-Ball for the 21st century), the Egg not only looks up receipes you ask for, but projects step-by-step videos to help you make them. There’s a similar concept assistant from Bosch, but it’s not nearly as goofy looking, which is part of Hello Egg’s charm. If it rolls its eye at my cooking skills, though, it’s gonna end up scrambled.