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But if we had to pick the best headphones overall then we’d go for the Sennheiser Momentum Wireless. They’re wireless, which makes them more convenient for portable use, and they’re noise-cancelling for those who want to use them on a noisy commute. 

When you’re a spy, you often have to go places you’re not allowed to go. And often there’s a lock in your way. Carrying a lockpick kit is key (no pun intended) to bypassing pesky locks, but they’re easy to spot. The minds at Shomer-Tec are all about advancing the locksmith’s art, and its stealthiest product can hide unseen in your wallet until it’s needed.

For years now, Logitech has gained a reputation for being the top peripheral and add-on designer and manufacturer for PCs everywhere. With this keyboard, it is easy to see why. One of the first things that you will see immediately is the fact that it has no cord or any connectivity options for that matter. Also, it does not have any batteries or battery compartments. This is because it is a fully solar-powered keyboard, feature a couple of solar panels at the top of it. It is able to draw power from the solar light that it receives, charge up its internal power storage cells, and then offer that power for use. It even comes with several some simple-to-read indicators on it so that you can be informed of its state constantly.

The Samsung press conference is always one of the biggest productions at CES. This year’s event was slightly dull compared to previous years. We got to see a smart car cockpit technology developed by Harman that’s rather cool, and of course, there was a new Family Hub smart fridge with Samsung’s digital assistant Bixby built-in. There’s a definite theme this year of putting smart assistants into, well, everything, and trying to get excited about it.

Better still, the reinstallation is automatic and should only take a few minutes. The process might delete any data you have saved in these Windows apps, though, so backup anything important before you begin.

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This ultimate all-rounder gadget will make your day-to-day life much, much easier. Amazon’s revolutionary smart assistant allows you to play your favorite music — whether it’s from Amazon, Spotify or Pandora — with a simple voice command from the other side of the room.

Finally, it is worth mentioning that if you are advertising health devices or baby products you may need to make some clear disclaimers. Especially about certification or non-medical status of the products. Of course this is depending on the location where you are selling.

Even in our own homes, it’s amazing how many toxins and chemicals (and dust, of course) can be found in the air around us. It’s actually terrifying, so I recommend you don’t Google any of the statistics. With that being said, one of the cool gadgets for men (and women) that we love is this Awair Smart Air Quality Monitor. It analyzes the air quality around you, monitoring things like carbon dioxide, toxic chemicals, and dust, as well as temperature and humidity (although, admittedly, you don’t really need the two latter since those are things you can typically just feel). Still, it hooks up to an app on your smartphone, and will send you alerts when the quality of air changes. It’s like a high-tech carbon dioxide monitor that also does a ton of other monitoring for you. And, it has an LED on the front for a quick snapshot of the air quality around you. Want to impress your friends with a futuristic-looking gadget? The Awair monitor is a great choice.

This detection powder is simply sprayed on any surface leaving an invisible film which, when touched is immediately transferred to the hand, clothing, etc. It is excellent for large and small objects. Will remain on hands up to five days in spite of repeated washings. The spray is highly fluorescent when exposed to UV illumination, but is invisible to the naked eye. Long lasting 6 ounce can which can be used for many applications.

LG kicked things off on Sunday with a TV from the realm of science fiction — a 65-inch 4K OLED display that rolls into a tube, like an upside down window shade. Imagine it at the foot of your four-poster bed or the end of your luxury bath. We can dream that this futuristic boob tube will hit the market soon, but LG hasn’t announced pricing or availability, let alone an explanation of how the thing actually works. 

The Streamlined: Google took virtual reality to its logical next step: a stylish paring down. Lacking all of the cables and bulkiness of competitors, this headset is a simple, comfortable, and stylish option. Just make sure that you own a Pixel smartphone before you pick one up, or else you’ll find that you can’t use it.

The Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum Wireless Gaming Mouse is the best mouse on the market, and I don’t mean just PC gaming mouse. Not only does it have a great weight to it, a cool-looking design, and an LED light that can be set to whatever color you’d like (or cycled through all of the colors), but it is ergonomically pleasing to boot. It runs on a charge (that lasts for 30 hours on a single charge), and it can be while charging. Best of all, it’s incredibly responsive, with up to a 12,000 DPI (that you can adjust with just the click of a button ON THE FLY). This is especially great if you’re playing a shooter or something else that would benefit from changing the mouse sensitivity on the go. I’ve never been so impressed with a computer mouse in my entire life, and I’ve gone through quite a few of them in my day. If you’re looking to upgrade your workstation, I enthusiastically recommend the G900.

Thermal imaging can pick out heat sources like humans, guard dogs, or overheated servers even through walls and in the dark. The standalone $459 Reveal XR sports a 300-lumen LED spotlight, 20-degree field of view, and 206-by-156-resolution display. It can detect heat up to 900 feet away and stores images on a MicroSD card. The $249 Seek Compact (video above) plugs into an existing smartphone for easy thermal readings; there is also a Compact Pro ($499) and Compact XR ($299) with added features.

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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The RIF6 Cube is an incredible little gadget that allows you to project your mobile phone with a 120″ display. Simply connect your smartphone to the cube, and you’re able to view Netflix, YouTube videos, games, pictures and more right on a nearby wall. Its size and weight make it perfect for travel, and it’s also great for presentations as well. It’s also great at home if you don’t want to tethered to the living room for your TV watching. And, it’s surprisingly bright for its size.

We weren’t sure if the virtual reality trend was going to catch on, but thanks to players like Sony getting in on it, it looks like it might be here to stay. That being said, if you have the chance to try it, PlayStation VR is an experience unlike any other. It is truly immersive gaming and, as more developers get onboard, it promises to change the space forever.

The Ionic builds on Fitbit’s health and fitness expertise, offering a highly personalised experience that’s a level up from its competitors. There’s a new relative SPO2 sensor, industry-leading GPS, improved heart-rate tracking and water resistance for up to fifty meters. Also, new smart features such as contactless payments, on-board music and smart notifications just make this the ultimate gift for technology fans.

We all know that riding a motorbike can be a very exhilarating experience, when you have the cool breeze flying in your face as you zip by a gridlock of vehicles. Well, it goes without saying that wearing a helmet is of utmost importance in terms of safety, since your skull might be hard enough to handle some minor knocks, but a full-on collision? Good luck with that. Sena and Shoei have decided to bring together their respective fields of expertise by unveiling the Neotec II, an all-new motorbike helmet that is perfect for communications while you are on the road.

Amazon Echo is now eons ahead of what it was when it launched last year. Now, it works with so many more apps, including Dominos, Uber, Amazon Radio, Pandora, Spotify, Accuweather, Audible, and so much more. It’s one step closer to a Her sort of home automation solution. The Echo is there to give you a hand when your hands are full, or when you don’t want to get up off of the couch. It has the ability to control lights, switches, Nest, Wink, Insteon and other smart home products that you probably already have. It has a loud, uniquely designed set of speakers that surrounds the device to fill your room with audio, and its microphones can easily pick up your voice from across the room. What’s more, Amazon is continually adding new features and apps to perfect the device.

If you were around during the 1960s, then you have to remember Napoleon Solo (Robert Vaughn), and Russian Illya Kuryakin (David McCallum, the super spies in “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” television series about the fictitious law-enforcement agency, U.N.C.L.E. These artifacts were donated to the CIA Museum in 2000 by The Spy-Fi Archives.

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