…because when you’re down to the wire you’re going to need a little help. Time to get creative! Ho ho huh? With dozens of people to buy for, there’s always going to be someone who you inadvertently forget. Don’t worry, still some time to place that order on or run to that store. […]
If cable isn’t already dead, it is certainly dying. That’s in part due to the rise of streaming devices like Google’s Chromecast. This unobtrusive and inexpensive device plugs into the back of your tv and lets you stream all of your favorite services at a fraction of cable’s cost. And without the bulky equipment, too.
Care to be Wolverine shredding his meats to bits? Or how about Freddy Krueger and his signature 4-bladed claws? Regardless of who you adore as a claw-wielding character, you’ll find the Grill Beast Pulled Pork Shredder Claws to be exceptional at pulling and shredding pieces of grilled meat so you get to enjoy the most delicious pulled pork sandwiches in town. The Grill Beast is made of high quality polymer, allowing it to withstand 450-degree heat without ever breaking, melting, or even curling. And if you think the Grill Beast is only good for shredding, it’s excellent for holding and piercing other foods, too.
Intel CEO Brian Krzanich used his keynote to show off the Volocopter, an autonomous passenger drone, which he called “essentially a flying car.” Volocopter’s CEO Florian Reuter said the self-flying drone is “extremely simple to fly, quiet and when running on its batteries, emission free.”
Razor, renowned maker of scooters, has developed yet another way to test the patience of parents. The company’s new Turbo Jetts motorized heel wheels go up to 10 mph. The removable battery, which will give you 2 to 4 hours of peace while it charges, delivers about 30 minutes of motorized wheel time. The device can be adjusted to fit both kids (size 12 and up) and, when the inevitable “time out” is served, adults (up to adult size 12).
Modern life never leaves us in one place for long. Racing to work, exercising, grabbing dinner, traveling cross-country or putting our feet up at home — we’re always doing something. And, living in an age lush with innovation, there’s some system or gadget for seemingly every single something we’re doing. So while there’s still a lot to be said for leaving the phone (temporarily) behind, we are aware that technology can improve our quality of life. Fads and extraneous gadgetry may rule the newsfeed, but there’s a definite core cadre of electronics that make life substantially better.
Though Apple appears to take great pride in the overall design of their electronics, the cables they ship with them are a bit lacking. Instead of settling for what they give you, pick up this one. It’s made from 1,000 denier nylon with a PVC cable jacket, RF shield, and kevlar core built to withstand just about anything. And it comes with an onboard battery, so it’s kind of like a portable charger, as well.
VR goggles are nice and all, but how can you really feel like you’re flying when your feet are on the ground — or your butt is on the couch? Enter this Paris-based startup, which built a piece of furniture to help you get your body in the game.
Bespoke Post is an amazing subscription service that mails what you, your father or your best friend wants most. It’s super easy to get started. You sign up for the service, chose your box, and have it shipped straight away. What’s in the box you ask? That depends on your own preferences. Looking to gear up for a weekend away? Chose the Weekender box. Looking to get a great shave and smell your best? Chose The Barber box. There’s a box for every man imaginable.
Chicago-based startup Ovie Smarterware is developing food tracking tech. After you tell Amazon’s voice assistant technology what you’re putting in your fridge, it’ll track how many days it can stay fresh.
Price: $592.95 So we close out our series of ergonomic office items and accessories with the SomaFit Synchro office chair. The guys over at SomaFit sent us this free demo to try out and also broke down…
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.
Everyone wants their life to be a bit easier and many of these cool gadgets for men are designed to do a task that will save him a job or improve his life in some way. Best of all, these kinds of gifts really span the generations so whether you’re looking for something for your little brother who is in touch with all the latest tech or your grandad who will simply be astounded that such a thing exists, you’re bound to hit on a winner.
“I was on vacation in France in 2002 (I was 7 or 8 back then) and I visited a local toy store multiple times because they had really cool stuff. But then, one day I saw a cylinder-shaped oil and water emulsion toy with spiral stairs inside that you can put upside down all the time and then you see little drops of blue oil rolling down in a spiral. It was so satisfying to watch, even better than a lava lamp! They had them in blue or pink. I wanted the blue one, but my mom didn’t want to buy it for me. For years I was searching for it as a child but I never found it in another store, not even on my next visit to France. I was so in love with that thing…but one year ago at the end of 2016, I visited a store in my country that I’ve known for years, and there I found them! I was so happy to finally see them after years of searching that I almost cried, they even had one in purple! —s4ef321550
Features a unique super- slim design, place it at home or even in the office. You could listen to the sound of its surrounding wherever you want, it is the latest SIM surveillance equipment available.
It’s not just a cool-looking voice assistant like the Amazon Echo and countless others. The Pebble’s twist: Melody, your guide, can recognize voices and change its activities based on the individual who’s talking. Plus, it really is an assistant, with the ability to manage your calendar.
“I’m not a huge gadget person but I LOVE the shower speaker I got on Amazon. It’s awesome for so much more than just the shower. I use it to play music in my room and also stick it to the window in my car! Money well spent.” —ginababy417
One interesting new product called Flip is a digital white board meant to spice up office meetings. It’s a $2,700, 55-inch display with which multiple users can interact at the same time. It’s the kind of thing we could easily imagine working its way into classrooms down the road to compete with things like Smart Boards.