Coolest Gadgets Playing with cool gadgets in the ongoing search for the Coolest Gadget Wed, 29 Jun 2016 19:30:58 +0000 en-US hourly 1 The Mouse Pad Arm-Stand will make any chair feel like a proper desk Wed, 29 Jun 2016 19:30:58 +0000 Mouse Pad Arm-Stand

When you work on a computer but you’re seldom at a desk that actually accommodates your height and comfort needs, you look for accessories to make the experience less strenuous. You want to make sure you’re not doing your body any harm, as long-term effects usually mean surgery. To make sure you’re going the ergonomic route, you don’t want to buy yourself a better desk, but you can buy pieces to make yours a better one.

Don’t go thinking that you’re going to be sawing pieces of another desk off, as what you are actually going to use is more of a support system for your arm to make sure that you’re getting the level of comfort you deserve. The Mouse Pad Arm-Stand will not only give you a solid space to mouse around on at a height that is comfortable for you, but forearm and wrist support as well. It’s made of a strong ABS plastic, and is said to be easy to install.

You have options to either Velcro it onto the armrests, or use a clamp to fix it onto your desk. It rotates 180 degrees, because it’s flat and is affixed at a hinge point with the clamp, and has grippy surfaces with raised plastic bits to make sure your arm doesn’t slip off, and your mouse can’t escape. This is a $25 desk accessory that will certainly help relieve some of that neck, shoulder and wrist strain.

Available for purchase on Fancy
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The RinseKit will make beach trips less memorable, in a good way Wed, 29 Jun 2016 18:30:11 +0000 RinseKit

Have you ever gone to a sandy beach and had the time of your life? If you have, you know how wonderful the memories you made there are, but how tainted they become as you discover granules of sand that followed you in the car, to your hotel, in your bag, and into your home. If you haven’t experienced this, just know that 2 years after a trip to Florida, sand has been found in nooks and crannies that I have no idea how they got there.

The best weapon against tracking sand back to your suitcase is to rinse off as much as possible right after you get away from the sand. Where the issue lies is with the fact that most showers are normally near the waters edge, making it difficult to wash off closer to your car. If you have enough outings where you get dirty, then you’re going to want something like the RinseKit. This is basically a portable garden hose, but the plus side is that you don’t need charging or batteries to get it to work.

This can hold about 2 gallons at a time, and is capable of providing you with pressurized spray for up to four minutes. There are 7 different types of spray, and some are capable of 65psi. This comes with a hose nozzle, 6′ hose, hose bib adapter, on/off valve, and quick connect. It’s an $89.99 purchase, but for those who love to be outdoors and have a penchant for leaving a messy trail behind them, this would be a great shower/rinse-off option.

Available for purchase on Amazon
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Oticon Opn is a hearing aid with IoT capability Wed, 29 Jun 2016 14:00:36 +0000 oticon-iot-hearing-aidHearing aids are said to be crucial and an essential medical device for those who would like to live a life as normally as possible even when one’s listening senses are starting to become dull. Having said that, the consumer electronics industry does not churn out hearing aids in the same manner as smartphones, for the simple and obvious fact that this is a very niche market. Oticon, the industry leader in advanced audiology and hearing aid technology, has recently announced the launch of Oticon Opn. What makes the Oticon Opn different from the rest of the hearing aids in the market is this – it is the world’s first internet connected hearing aid, and this would open up a world of possibilities for IoT (Internet of Things) devices.

The Oticon Opn will be accompanied by its fair share of ‘world firsts’, where among them include TwinLink, which is the first dual communication system that will merge binaural processing alongside streamer-free, internet connectivity, all without having to compromise on the battery life or physical form factor. Being compatible with the web-based service IFTTT (If This Then That), this in turn unlocks a world of potential for connected device communication.

Opn will also revolutionize hearing aid technology with the platform Velox, which happens to be the first sound processing system that enables users to more naturally follow multiple conversations in noisy environments without having to rely on traditional directionality. You can also program the Opn to “talk” directly with door bells, smoke detectors and baby alarms thanks to IoT capability.

With the Velox ability, the Opn is capable of handing noisy environments with multiple speakers, thanks to the use of precise sound analysis that is performed over 100 times a second, allowing important sound such as speech to be located from any direction, while background noise is de-emphasized for optimum clarity. If you know anyone who is in need of a pair of hearing aids the Oticon Opn is the perfect recommendation.

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Compact Airline Friendly Stroller makes it a snap to travel Wed, 29 Jun 2016 13:00:35 +0000 compact-airline-strollerWhen you are newly married, it is a fun thing to travel with your other half, as the two of you can travel without too much care in the world, and there are no children to mind – not to mention allowing your budget to be used for some splurging from time to time. Traveling with a child, especially a baby or a toddler, can be rather challenging, although not impossible. Well, Hammacher wants to ease the complications of traveling with a young family – especially on airlines, thanks to their new $249.95 Compact Airline Friendly Stroller.

This happens to be the definitive traveler’s stroller that is able to compact down to the size of a briefcase for easy storage under an airplane seat, or perhaps in an overhead bin. It has also picked up recognition by the Guinness Book Of World Records as the “world’s smallest folding stroller,” since it is capable of folding down to 11.75″ x 13.75” x 7″, which is extremely compact when you think about it compared to other strollers that are in the market. It is narrow enough to push down an airplane aisle to stroll a child to a seat (and de-plane), being constructed from lightweight yet sturdy ABS and aluminum, ensuring a safe, sturdy seat for children. As long as your little one is aged between 6 months and above, up to 55 lbs. in weight, it is good to go.
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Tivoli Audio reveals PAL BT Go illuminated portable radio Wed, 29 Jun 2016 12:00:28 +0000 tivoli-pal-bt-gloNow now, let us not pooh-pooh the good old radio, shall we? After all, this is what kept our forefathers entertained for hours on end in the past, and it does look as though this is a device that is not going to go extinct anytime soon. After all, you might come up with a playlist of your choice, carefully curated to cater to your whimsical and eclectic musical taste, but there is just something sterile about a playlist. Yeah, you guessed it correctly – there is no human interaction or element in it, and this is where the radio DJ helps to brighten up your day. So, if you are in the market for a portable radio, how about going retro with Tivoli Audio’s PAL BT Go?

This PAL BT Go will be very, very different from the other models, since this is a limited edition portable Bluetooth radio which is not only fun, but functional as well. The PAL BT Glo will boast of a clear frosted LED illuminated version, where such a classic product will now arrive adorned with LED lights, and these LED lights will be easily adjustable in order to set the right kind of mood. Not only that, Tivoli Audio has decided to throw in a leather carry strap in order to ensure that the unit ends up more portable than ever before.

As its name suggests, this particular batch of PAL BT Glo will be a limited edition one, where there will only be 5,000 of such puppies rolling off the production lines, and needless to say, each of these units will be individually numbered so that you can be part of something special.

The integrated battery is capable of delivering up to 10 hours of non-stop playback, and one will be able to switch it on and wirelessly to connect via Bluetooth in order to start playing without having to go through a complicated setup process. Other features include an AM/FM analog tuner, Bluetooth streaming, and Auxiliary input, and all of it will retail for $199.99 a pop.

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Gululu put a Tamagotchi in a water bottle so kids would drink H2O Tue, 28 Jun 2016 19:30:12 +0000 Gululu

When you were a kid, how often do you remember going up to your parents and asking for a glass of water? Most of the time we wanted some sort of flavored beverage, Kool-Aid, juice, milk, sweet tea, or on special occasions, free refill hot chocolate at restaurants. Since we’re all reaching an age where we understand the importance of consuming H2O, it makes sense that kids would be healthier if they drank more plain ole water too.

Since kids don’t like to do anything without some sort of motivation and you can’t always give them candy, one company decided to go the gaming route. The Gululu is a tad overreaching with its monitoring, but will help your kids drink more water and let them have fun doing it. This is a smart water bottle with a built-in screen that shows a little creature your child will grow based on their water intake. It’s like a Tamagotchi, but is useful for everyday life rather than taking up hours of your life with nothing to show for it.

I did say they’re a bit overreaching, and it’s because you can check how much water your kids are drinking on an app anywhere in the world. Do I care if Jimmy drank 250mL of water at 8 am? If I do, then I am likely an overbearing parent. If you like the idea of getting your child to drink more water, it will cost you $99, which seems like a lot for a kids toy that they will phase out of caring about after a few months or hopefully a year or more. The plus side is that this has completely waterproof electronics and charges wirelessly!

Available for crowdfunding on Kickstarter
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The Powerbreather Wave Snorkel – serious snorkelers inquire within Tue, 28 Jun 2016 18:30:41 +0000 Powerbreather

If you’ve ever used a snorkel before, you know how not fun it can be, quickly, if you don’t really understand what you’re doing. You have to pace breathing a bit, but it’s mixed with your exhalation, and you have to be careful to shoot out water when it gets in the tube or you’ll be drinking it. For those that plan on swimming quite a bit this summer and want to use a snorkel that won’t make it harder to use a snorkel than just hold your breath, it might behoove you to look at better options.

While the Powerbreather isn’t going to make you a better swimmer, it can help you breathe a bit easier while doing it. Rather than having one tube heading up the side of your head, this has two, like little antenna popping up over your noggin. Through these tubes you will take in oxygen, and breathing out will send CO2 through the bottom, meaning your breath in and breath out aren’t going to mix somewhere in between. Thanks to this aspect, you also don’t need to blow water out of the tubes every 3 or 4 seconds.

This is meat to be used by anyone who wants to swim with a snorkel, or those who are working on taking their lap swimming very seriously. When I say very seriously, I mean $149 of an investment worth of seriousness. While the summer heat is squelched with swimming, you may not need to go this far overboard.

Available for purchase on Amazon
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Samson expands family of USB microphones Tue, 28 Jun 2016 14:00:02 +0000 samson-usb-microphoneNot many of us happen to own a microphone that is connected to the computer, for a very simple reason – there is hardly any reason to, unless of course, we do make conference calls as well as voice and video calls via Skype or other kinds of instant messaging software or apps. Well, for those who want to make sure that every single word gets across in a crystal clear manner, while minimizing the chances of a message being listened to askewed, it would be best to invest in a quality microphone. Samson knows this, which is why they have come up with their latest range of USB microphones that can be purchased at select Best Buy stores nationwide and at

In other words, customers are able to capture high-quality recordings with ultra-compact, portable options from Samson, where among them include the Go Mic Connect, Meteor Mic with Noise Cancellation Software and Meteorite with Sound Deck Noise Cancellation Software. Samson microphones.

The Samson Sound Deck Noise Cancellation Software will be able to expand the capability of computer communication as well as recording, as this particular software is powered by state-of-the-art digital noise reduction algorithms, resulting in crystal clear communications and recordings even if it sees action in the noisiest office and mobile recording environments. This makes Samson microphones perfect for home and office VoIP communication, voice recognition/speech-to-text software, gaming and recording music, in addition to audio for YouTube videos, lectures, podcasts and webinars.

As for the newest addition to the microphone family, the Go Mic Connect, it will boast of Sound Deck software, that is equipped with Focused Pattern Technology and Digital Noise Reduction. Continuous, repetitive ambient noise will be effectively removed from the microphone input, resulting in cleaner audio so that users can target the microphone’s pickup field, focusing on a desired sound source directly in front of the microphone. Users are then able to adjust the width of the focused pattern in order to significantly reduce sound originating from outside the set area.

The Samson Go Mic Connect, Meteor Mic with Noise Cancellation Software and Meteorite with Sound Deck Noise Cancellation Software will retail for $79.99, $69.99 and $39.99, respectively.

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Grace Digital CastDock X2 speaker makes its mark Tue, 28 Jun 2016 13:00:52 +0000 grace-digitalIf you have not heard of Grace Digital Inc. before, then here is a little bit of background information – they happen to be the leading manufacturer of award winning Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, portable and home audio systems, and also happen to be first off the blocks in announcing the first speaker that has been made exclusively for Google’s Chromecast Audio device in the world, allowing it to stream music via Wi-Fi to just about anywhere in your home.

There is a market for multi-room Wi-Fi wireless audio, as this particular niche has seen its fair share of products and actions in recent times, where a slew of large as well as smaller sized companies have rolled out their respective devices. Rather than flood the market with yet another model, Grace Digital decided to take the road less traveled, having physically integrated the Chromecast Audio device (which is sold separately) straight into the speaker, now how about that? This means there is no need for an additional app or system to learn – making it somewhat like the Nvidia Shield Pro.

When you are in possession of the CastDock X2 speaker, all that you need to do is to place a Chromecast Audio device on top of the Grace CastDock, hook up the integrated power and digital audio cables, and voila! You end up with an instant, world-class Chromecast enabled speaker which is more than capable of rivaling just about any competitor’s proprietary system out there.

Some of the features that have been incorporated into Grace’s CastDock X2 and Chromecast Audio include the ability to listen to more than 30 million songs from over 100+ cast-enabled music apps such as Pandora, Google Play Music, Spotify, and iHeartRadio, being able to enjoy a higher quality sound, to play music just about everywhere with multi-room feature and without any kind of interruptions, and mirror music from a laptop or Android phone.

The Grace Digital CastDock X2 speaker for Chromecast Audio is going for $149.99 a pop if you are interested.

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Magnetic Shoe Laces makes life a snap Tue, 28 Jun 2016 12:00:47 +0000 magnetic-shoe-lacesYou know, the idea of shoelaces might have been a dapper one back when it was thought up of, for the simple fact that Velcro has not been invented just yet. However, since shoelaces have long been a tradition in the world of footwear for the longest time, it would be silly to ditch such a design for good. The thing is, there are many different ways in which one can wear a pair of shoelaces, and this is somewhat equivalent to that of wearing a tie. Hammacher has decided that the idea of self-tying shoelaces is the real deal, hence the $39.95 Magnetic Shoe Laces that pays homage to such a thought.

It is perfect for those with limited mobility or hand strength, as the magnetic shoelace fasteners offer quick, hands-free shoe removal. The top three laces of a shoe will be woven into a pair of magnets, where they are then tied to your preference in such a way where the knot resides below the magnets, as well as above a shoe’s tongue. When one steps into the shoe and clicks them together, the waterproof magnets will then secure a shoe to a foot with 18 lbs. of force, which will enable walking, running, and the footwork required by sports.
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