Every CES there’s a competition over who has the skinniest device. This year, thinnest laptop award goes to the Acer Swift 7 — at 8.98mm thick, a credible contender for thinnest laptop in the world.
“PopSockets! They’re these little plastic things you stick on to your phone case, and they pop up and down, which is great to fidget with. It’s really helpful to hold your phone and wrap your earphones around it.” —chartreuseq
Sometimes you’re not going to be able to stab a target with a knife that makes their guts explode. When you have to take somebody alive, do it in style with a gun that shoots nets. The Net Gun air-charged capture tool uses compressed air to launch a 52-square-foot nylon net that is almost impossible to rip with bare hands. The gun blasts from a range of 50 feet, meaning with a clear shot you can easily take down a fleeing suspect or pizza delivery guy.
Is it a watch? Is it an activity monitor? Is it a smartwatch? In fact, the Nokia Steel HR is all of those things. This all-singing, all-dancing, all-tracking hybrid watch that mixes analogue styling with digital health monitoring. It comes with continuous heart-rate monitoring, automatic activity tracking, smartphone notifications, a Heath Mate app to analyse your data, plus wellness programmes to improve your well-being, but it looks like a smart, sleek French-design timepiece. It also has a best-in-class rechargeable battery that will keep the time and the technology running for up to 25 days.
Sony has come up with that it deems to be the world’s first truly wireless noise cancelling sports headphones, in the form of the WF-SP700N, and the WI-SP600N and WI-SP500 in-ear sports headphones. All three of them will boast of splash-proof designs in order to let the wearer enjoy sound while they are on the move. Targeting the active yet stylish music lover, the WF-SP700N truly wireless and WI-SP600N in-ear headphones will offer wireless noise cancelling in a manner that noise cancelling has not been done before, including in a high intensity cardio class or while walking or jogging. As for the WI-SP500 in-ear headphones, it will allow the wearer to train for longer with up to eight hours of battery life on a full charge, certainly more than enough time for you to complete a marathon and still have juice to spare!
The Light: Everyone should carry a flashlight. And this one happens to be one of your best options for everyday carry. It charges by mini USB, has an output of up to 130 lumens, and is small enough that it can fit on your keychain without weighing you down unnecessarily.
Hidden, portable cameras could be used at public events such as political rallies without detection. Boghardt notes that the Spy Museum’s director Peter Earnest, who worked for many years in the CIA on intelligence, has used one of these cameras.
You could drown in new headphones at CES if you’re not careful. The latest from Libratone takes the company’s adaptive noise canceling tech with several levels of quietude to fit a given situation and puts it into sweat-proof headphones made for the gym.
You can employ the old-fashioned way of determining the level of doneness of your favorite slab of steak and you will more or less end up with the perfect steak in almost half the time. But if you use the SteakChamp Ultimate 3-in-1 Steak Thermometer, you’ll get fantastic results all the time, every time. There’s no need for second-guessing your meat with your fingers. All you need is to insert the SteakChamp all the way into your meat and it will return the level of doneness in flashing color-coded LED lights. The secret is the thermo-sensor in the entire length of the probe.
In our range of gadgets for him, we have something for all ages, interests and sensibilities. Looking for a practical gift? With self-stirring mugs, i-chargers and bicycle multi tools, you can find it here. We also stock fun gadgets for men. Why not let him take his hobby in to office with desktop golfing and fishing? Or how about a levitating strobe pen to take pride of place on his desk?
The Rienar Portable Spider is the Grip Holder for everyone. Working in the shop, or out on a bike, the man in your life will love this. That’s because, with its adjustable arms, it can fit not only most locations you want to attach it to but it also grips cameras, phones, or even e-readers. That means devices don’t need to sit in dirt, liquid, or grime any longer. Plus, with a metal inside and rubber on the outside, your electronics with stay safe and scratch free.
When walking at night, are you the type of person who waits for their eyes to adjust to the light, or do you prefer to have a flashlight with you? Both feel a bit ominous at times in completely different ways, mainly because we can’t see a full picture of everything that’s in front of us. If you could see it all whether it’s day or night, would you want to?
You likely lose your wallet, smartphone, keys and/or remote control frequently. Losing things is normal. But instead of dealing with the frustrations of losing these items, there’s a better way to cope: the TrackR StickR. Where are the keys? Where did you put your wallet? Where is your phone? Trackr solves that problem. It is a quarter-sized device that can be fastened to any item, and then users are able to use the companion app to find whatever the device is attached to. When you lose your wallet, you simply pull up the app on your smartphone and you can make the StickR beep. You can also set up the app to alert you when you venture too far from it, and can use the TrackR StickR to also find your phone, even if it is on silent. It works with both iOS and Android. I have one attached to my remote control so I never have to worry about losing it.
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As civilians, we don’t have access to the good stuff our government is hiding. But the private sector is working hard to make our spy daydreams a reality. If you’ve got cash to spend, you can outfit yourself with all the coolest non-lethal weaponry, surveillance tools, and other amazing stuff you need to have.
It’s simple yet very functional. It’s very pleasing to the eyes, too. That’s what many people think about the Lamicall Adjustable cell phone Stand that has been specially designed for the iPhone series of smartphonesstarting with the iPhone 5 as well as most Android smartphones as well as mobile devices up to 8 inches in screen size. The Lamicall comes with a fully adjustable frame, allowing for easy changing of the orientation of the cradle. This gives you superb views and accessibility to your smartphone. The base is integrated with rubberized cushion, preventing skidding, and giving the whole platform superb shockproofing abilities.
It’s niche, but the Sprout G2, with its integrated 3D and 2D scanners, is perfect for product designers, CGI creators and other folks who can benefit from incorporating 3D models into their workflow. It’s also got a stylus-enabled touch mat that acts as a second screen.
There are a boatload of companies offering firewalls to stand between your home network and the evil outsiders who want to compromise your security. At least this one’s cute and relatively inexpensive.
From pocket-sized supercomputers to retro-style turntables loaded with modern technology, it has become abundantly clear that life is increasingly intertwined with modern gadgets. And we’re not the least bit bothered by that. In fact, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to pick out 45 of the best gadgets that we believe every man should own in the following roundup.
Feeling chilly? Forget reaching for your thermostat controls. As long as you have the 3rd Generation Nest Learning Thermostat, all you need to do is to call out the temperature settings that you would like your room to be set in and Alexa will command the Nest to automatically adjust the thermostat settings. The Nest Learning Thermostat also keeps track of your preferred temperature settings for certain times of the day so it will automatically make the adjustments even without you telling it what to do. And when nobody’s home, Alexa will automatically turn the Nest off to help conserve energy.
This is exactly what it sounds like: a remote-controlled key finding system that comes with four different colored key chains and one remote control. When failing to find a specific set of keys, or when a family member has lost their set, simply push the button on the remote control that corresponds to that color. A sound will ring out of the respective keychain and all you have to do is follow the sound to the keys. It’s simple, it’s effective, it’s small, it’s comfortable, and it’s perfect for everyone.
Designed to be a personal trainer that’s built into your wrist, the Polar FT60 Heart Rate Monitor is clearly helping a lot of health and fitness-conscious individuals take full control of their wellness needs. The Polar is engineered to sense various health and fitness parameters such as calories burned and the fat burn percentage to keep you well-informed of your progress. It also comes with the STAR Training program as well as a unique Smart Coaching technology that further improves the way you utilize the digital information on the Polar to help you customize your fitness and general wellness program.
While plenty of computers have sizable hard drives nowadays, they still lack in portability. This external hard drive from Seagate features 1 terabyte of space (which is still more than some computers) and you can easily carry it around in a briefcase or commuter backpack. If you work or play remotely or find yourself a frequent flyer, it’s hard to do better than this.
Having one, or several, of these gadgets will prove a game changer for any man. Whether it’s forgetting about the post-barbeque clean-up drill or starting your day with a geek-worthy coffee, these 2018 gadgets will make your life that bit better.
The Chipolo Card is an incredibly thin, credit-card sized device which can either be slotted into a purse or connected to a device and through an accompanying app, will set off an alarm if the user is looking for their missing gear.
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It has a sophisticated 153-point AF system and 9fps bust shooting speed. The D850 is just as home shooting wildlife, landscape, and portraits. He thinks it could perhaps be the most well-rounded camera he’s ever seen.