By: Rob Floyd
This is the time of year many tech-makers release the latest, greatest new gadgets, just in time for the Holidays. Here’s some of the best we’ve seen so far:
Let’s start with the tiny Samsung SmartThings Tracker — it can locate anything you’ve lost from pretty much anywhere — finally no range restrictions to worry about! Use it to find anything from your car keys, to a missing backpack your kid accidentally left at school or even your beloved pet who went on a little adventure on their own … whatever it is this lightweight GPS device helps you track and locate what matters most. The big difference here from all other trackers in the world? SmartThings Tracker uses a LTE-G cellular network for real time tracking — so it works wherever you get a cell signal — versus just within a limited specific bluetooth range. This is a huge deal - solves a big pain point with these tracker-gadgets. Click here to learn more.
Another big evolution in new tech comes with the newest Roomba robot vacuum — that can empty it’s own dustbin — making it the closest we’ve come so far to actually having robots clean our homes. The Roomba i7+ robot vacuum with Clean Base Automatic Dirt Disposal is the smartest Roomba yet. It can learn, adapt and remember a home’s floor plan, which lets you clean specific rooms by name. Works with Alexa and the Google Assistant, this little robot even empties whatever it picked up into the Clean Base which also doubles as the charging base. It provides an excellent level of floor cleaning and automation that was not possible before today. iRobot has tackled the last remaining hurdle for robotic vacuuming. Click here to learn more.
Enjoy great sound with a comfortable design with the new BeatsX wireless earphones for iPhone and Android users. You can take calls and listen to music for 8 hours non-stop! Best part is if you run out of battery, you can get 2 hours of battery life with just a quick 5 minute charge. With the Class 1 Bluetooth it gives you great connectivity so you get fewer dropouts and extended range from your devices. The Apple W1 chip provides an easy one-step Bluetooth connection and the added ability to toggle seamlessly between iCloud-registered devices. I also like that they are magnetic so it keeps the earphones tangle free. BeatsX is the perfect accessory for anyone looking to get the new iPhone Xs.They even come in colors to match, including silver, gold and black. Click here to learn more.
For those who want noise cancelling, the Studio3 Wireless are the latest and most advanced over-ear headphone. These bring the best audio experience to the noise-canceling headphone market with its Pure Adaptive Noise Canceling technology, which calibrates up to 50,000 times a second. Multi-function on-ear controls and a built-in microphone allow you to make calls, skip songs, control your volume and activate Siri. Get an incredible 22 hours of wireless playback with Pure ANC on. By turning Pure ANC off directly from the ear cup, you can get up to 40 hours of nonstop playback in low power mode without sacrificing audio quality. Fast Fuel gives you up to 3 hours of playback after just 10 minutes of charging. Click here to learn more.