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MyQ Garage: Closing Your Door From Anywhere

While I wouldn’t wish this affliction on anybody, do you ever perpetually worry that your garage door is still open every hour you’re at work? You remember and re-remember your order of waking up, preparing for the day, entering the garage, opening the door, backing out, and then you completely forget what happens after. You cannot be sure. And that day, you get no work done. Continue reading

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Woody’s Wired MonoTray: For the Naturalist Typist

Apple has made aluminum its centerpiece of most of its current products. We can all vividly picture the stunning silver of the MacBook Pro, Air, and iMac. Each is usually manufactured from a single piece of aluminum—keyboard and all. Some might admire the cold, industrial quality of Apple’s products, and they do reflect a certain beautiful efficiency. But for those among us who want something more natural, check out Woody’s Wired MonoTray. Continue reading

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Era by Jawbone: Hearing Everything

I’ve always had a bit of a hard time witnessing people walking and talking using Bluetooth headsets inserted into one of their ears. It’s fun to play a little game in which I try to guess if someone in the city is a little unstable or if he is discussing with his wife what to pickup for dinner. But as I’m tired of cocking my head to one side and constantly waking with a stiff neck, I really need to invest in the device I too often scoff at. It may have to be the tiny Era by Jawbone, too. Continue reading

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Bolt Battery Charger: Grab & Go Power

The Bolt Battery Charger by Fluxmob is said to be the world’s smallest portable battery backup and wall charger for your iphone. The maximum dimension of the Bolt does not even reach three inches. This just makes me think that electronics have gotten so efficient that it is really down to bolts of electricity. Continue reading

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Slingbox 500: Beam It

Nikola Tesla dreamed of wireless electricity, and perhaps it was his dream that inspired the wireless world we seem to be moving towards. Thinking about it for a little while, wireless Internet makes some sense, but wirelessly streaming video, I can’t quite understand that yet. So it’s some kind of magic that the Slingbox 500 streams high-definition video from your smartphone to your TV without any kind of hardwired connection. Continue reading

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Triple C For J.Crew USB Phone Charger: Stylish Charging

Depending on your personality, you may prefer your gadgets to be spare and industrial in design, or if you’re inclined to more ornamentation, you may appreciate playful design. Not all gadgets need to be as starkly designed as they are functional. Masters of equally restrained and [flamboyant] design, J.Crew partnered with smartphone accessorizer Triple C for the J.Crew USB phone charger. Continue reading

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Nokia Treasure Tags: Don’t Lose Your Keys Again

The Treasure Tag is Nokia’s answer to the too often experienced issue of leaving your keys behind. Paired with Nokia smartphones or tablets that use the Lumia Black software, the Treasure Tag is a Bluetooth device that signals when your possession went missing. Continue reading

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Solar Window Charger: All the Potential Power

Solar energy is still massively underutilized. Every day, the sun emits 174 petawatts of potential energy. That’s a number including a lot of zeros if converted back into our more standard measurement of watts. Considering how many electronics we use, it’s folly solar energy isn’t connected to our lives all the time. Continue reading

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Samsung Smart TV: Smart Just Got Smarter

Samsung is a smart device juggernaut, and now their fleet of Smart TVs is getting even smarter. Oriented around the “Smart Hub,” a kind of dashboard similar to a smartphone user interface, the Smart TVs can recommend new shows to you based on your viewing history. Continue reading

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Christofle Sphere: It’s a Hard Drive, I’m Serious

Considering how small consumer technology now is, there’s no reason for us to use old models of design. Big and boxy forms don’t make much sense anymore. Apple has even manufactured a tubular desktop computer. The Christofle Sphere from LaCie will probably startle you. I assure you it’s an external hard drive, you know, one of those uninteresting, square-shaped devices that you use to backup your music library. But the Christofle Sphere looks like it was made by aliens or the most exceptional craftsmen. Continue reading