…because the morning is rough, you’re already running late for work, and you need a cup (or 10) of coffee STAT! There are so many coffee machines out there it’s almost impossible to figure out which one you actually need. The good news is that there really are options out there for almost every coffee […]
Camping is a great way to get some fresh air and to take a break from the bustle of everyday life. Indulging in the beauty and scenery of nature has traditionally meant going without modern conveniences. Not anymore. A group of clever individuals came together and…
What’s more portable than your iPhone, more addictive than Facebook, and packed with more nostalgia-inducing goodness than Netflix’s Stranger Things? The PocketSprite, of course — the retro gaming device that fits on your keychain. Its small stature means you can take it anywhere you go, for gaming goodness on your commute or during a quick coffee break at work, but the convenient design extends to the software as well: the open-source architecture makes it easy for you to upload your favorite Game Boy, Game Boy Color, Game Gear and Sega Master System games. Add to that a reasonable price tag and great battery life, and you have the perfect gift — for your friends or for your inner child.
We have an entire collection of electronic gadgets and personalised gift ideas for every kind of man. From RC drones and virtual reality headsets for the big kids, or record players for those who like to remember the way things were. And if all this talk about gadgets is sending you in to a technology tailspin, we even have a range of home massagers to help you relax.
One of just two televisions that made it to this list, the Samsung Q8C TV promises big things and it delivers. In case you aren’t familiar with QLED, the Q stands for “quantum dot” technology – a method of providing brighter, truer-to-colour images. This tech improves everything from on-screen colour to contrast, sharpness and even the viewing experience at wide angles. The set is minimalist, curved, near bezel-less and connected to everything you could ask for. Just so you know, the wall mount is the way to go.
Wheel is a record player in minimalist form. All of the necessary technology, including the modified Audio Technica AT95E cartridge, sits below the record and the only protrusion is the centre-stick that controls on/off, pause/play and volume. The Wheel, which can connect wirelessly to speakers just as easily as plugging into an amp or headphones, can be positioned to play vinyl horizontally or vertically and the AT95E cartridge offers a rich, sound. Available in cherry, walnut and mahogany.
You can start ditching your old TV remote control in favor of the Amazon Fire TV Stick. And if you already have a variety of smart appliances at home, all the more that you’ll need the Fire TV Stick. This Alexa-enabled voice remote controller allows you to enjoy powerful streaming from hundreds of your favorite streaming platforms, giving you access to thousands of shows, presentations, apps, and even games. And with Alexa at the helm of the Fire TV Stick, there’s no need for pressing any buttons as your voice is all that Alexa will need to manage your experience.
The Misty I, on the other hand, is but a wee baby robot — though one born into an esteemed family that’s laser-focused on its future. Misty Robotics is the spin-off startup created last year by Sphero founder Ian Bernstein and Tim Enwall, who came from Nest Labs. Their goal: cultivate a community of developers that can build up Misty’s skill set over the next decade.
The coolest thing about the 2-Pack Flying Bal Helicopter Light up LED RC Drone is that you can show off to your friends that you can keep it in the air, just by using your hand. That’s right: the drone will lift off and land from the same spot. With four strong blades circling to keep it in the air, the machine is perfect for indoor or outdoor games and shuts off if it is involved in a collision. It also comes with a USB, but the power options are on the ball itself. The only problem you will have with this toy is how many competitions the boys are going to have.
Meet August. He is unlike any other security agent you have ever met for the simple fact that he’s not human at all. Instead August is a 2nd generation smart lock that works seamlessly with Alexa. What this essentially means is that you can now manage the different activities through your main door using any of these wireless management platforms. August allows you to keep track of who’s entering and exiting your doors. It even automatically locks and unlocks the door for you. Best of all, you don’t need to replace any existing door hardware as August works just fine.
The Budget: Of course, not everyone is ready to drop more than $500 on a smartphone or pay the ridiculous monthly fees. You also don’t have to. For a fraction of the price you can get a phone with a comparable battery life, a solid processor, and a 5 megapixel camera. And that’s not half bad.
If you’re a frequent tablet user or you wish you could get some work done using just your smartphone, you might want to consider picking up a bluetooth keyboard. And, the best bluetooth keyboard on the market is the iClever Portable Foldable Bluetooth Keyboard. It is uniquely broken up into three sections, allowing it to be folded up and stored away into one smaller section. This makes it perfect for the traveling businessman. Instead of having to lug around your laptop and your tablet (which you would likely be doing anytime you go out of time), you can just take your tablet and this small keyboard. I’ll also note that, as far as bluetooth keyboards are concerned, it’s one of the sturdiest and strongest builds I’ve come across; it’s not flimsy nor does it feel cheap. It has a 10m operating range, too, so you can hook your tablet up to your TV if you’d like and sit back on the couch.
Nvidia’s tech isn’t just about gaming. Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess took the stage at Nvidia’s CES keynote, where he said the automaker will integrate Nvidia’s just-announced Drive IX platform into the I.D. Buzz. This will let it recognize people as they approach the car, unlock the door for the owner or other trusted people, and tailor the in-car experience through personalization.
Remember Target Practice With Your Friends? Remember when you used to go out into the yard and shoot rocks at cans with your sling shot? You carried it in your back pocket so you were prepared for battle in a quick game created by you and your friends. You had target…
OK, I admit it — I’m partial to pretty colors. This bright hanging lamp sends regular light downward, but it sends colorful illumination upwards, which you can interactively control via an app. It belongs in a room with Razer’s Project Ariana.
Who doesn’t want to go a little retro from time to time? In a sea of digital cameras out there where all your pictures live on (forever…thanks ‘Cloud!’) it’s a nice change of pace to bring it back to the good-old-days and take some pictures with an instant camera. Today many of these cameras give […]
If you love working in the garden, you simply need to have the RVZHI Garden Genie Gloves. This pair of garden gloves is constructed of highly durable materials embedded with natural rubber latex to give it the ability to stretch, fitting any size of gardening hands. What’s really cool about the Garden Genie is that it comes with claw extensions that are made of high density ABS plastic. The claws serve to replace other gardening tools like spade, shovel, or even rake so you’ll be more efficient in your gardening chores. The Garden Genie makes for a wonderful gift for the modern gardener.