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.
Vinyl has seen a major renaissance in the last few years. In fact, a good number of contemporary artists have begun releasing their records on vinyl again. Perhaps it’s nostalgia, or maybe it really does sound better. In any case, if you want to get in on the experience, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better all-around turntable than the Rega Planar 2. It offers high-fidelity playback, reliable tech, and looks beautiful.
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.
Hey, guess what? It’s summertime! It’s time to be outdoors! And one of the cool gadgets that are necessary for the outdoorsy type of man is the Divoom Voombox Portable Wireless Speaker. The speaker connects to your devices effortlessly through Bluetooth, and the quality is absolutely astonishing. The Voombox blows many of the other wireless speakers out of the water when it comes to audio quality, especially the Westinghouse Unplug speaker that I’ve been recommending to everyone. The Voombox has a lot of boom for your buck, is water resistant, and is an especially great summer gadget for impromptu jam sessions, beach days, while you’re working on the car in the garage, or deck parties.
Cleaning the grill is a crappy job. But, for those of us who like to host a barbeque, cleaning the grill is a familiar ritual that follows many a dinner party. It’s a task that takes a lot of elbow grease and, after a few pints, doesn’t get done very thoroughly.
This minimalist 360-degree wireless speaker looks like a space capsule, has proximity sensors that can identify where you’re standing (and therefore whether you’re swiping/rotating left or right), can broadcast high-quality sound in every direction and is able to connect with other BeoSound speakers for the ultimate multi-room sound system. Compatible with Spotify, Chromecast, Airplay and Bluetooth – what’s not to love?
If you’re not able to press the button, don’t stress—you can also set it so that if the case is too far from you and somebody tries to open it, the shock is released and a loud alarm sounds. To really add insult to injury, you can also have the manufacturer customize it to release tear gas and/or dye explosions when the case is opened.
Experiment with the adjustable beard combs to find the right stubble length for you. The trimmer depth ranges from 1mm to 21mm, so there’s a good range from which to choose. Even after a few days of neglecting your face fur, you’ll find the razor moves smoothly across your jawline without pulling on your hair.
The e-Palette is Toyota’s new, modular transportation platform that looks inspired by both shipping container and toaster. It comes in three sizes ranging from 4 meters (about 13 feet) to approximately 7 meters (around 23 feet) and is designed to be flexible and reconfigurable to accommodate the needs of Toyota’s partners on the project, which include Amazon, Pizza Hut, Uber and others.
The Ultimate DIY Tesla Kit If you’re fascinated by the idea of electricity, or you’ve idealized Tesla for as long as you can remember, you might enjoy the Tesla coil kit. It’s a DIY model that actually works, and it’s more than it appears to be. Whether you’re new to…
This is one of the latest generation smart TVs, with a massive 40-inch LED display and 4K video resolution capabilities as well as all the tools and programs that a smart TV needs. It is capable of delivering some of the clearest and most vibrant pictures that you can imagine because of the fact that it offers a resolution that is four times greater than other forms of high definition on the market. With its sleek and thin edge frame, watching videos, movies, and enjoying everything from your favorite soap opera to the news is now a more comfortable experience overall.
The gadgets in our main Electronic Gadgets category include solar appliances like solar phone and laptop chargers. You will also find LED watches with cool light effects or amusing cryptic ways of displaying the time. There are laser gadgets such as handheld laser pointers and rangefinders. And also loads of other small and interesting cheap electronics and cool inventions.
Moleskine, to the uninitiated, makes notebooks and stationery popular with artistes, travelers, and folks who jot down poetry in between sips of chai latte in some delicate cafe in Kreuzberg. They are
Like a more compact Range Rover Sport, the new SV Coupe is a 2-door, hence the name, for what is obviously an SUV. Unlike all the luxury hybrids and electrics rolling out in Geneva this week, the SV Coupe is powered by a 5-liter turbocharged V8 and for those select few who might actually dare to venture off the pavement, it features Rover’s Terrain Response 2 multi-mode drive system.