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These 7 New Gadgets Might Actually Help You Sleep Better


Research conducted by Seniors shows that health is an area that we are embracing with technology, with 85.5% of recipients surveyed saying that technology empowers us to manage our health. With that in mind, we’ve researched the exciting new tech gadgets on the market that have been proven to help make better sleep possible, and therefore improve our overall health too.

Could a simple tool from the latest batch of high-tech sleep aids send you peacefully off to dreamland? Take a look.
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Why the Ascent Charge+ wireless earbuds are a must for music lovers

Wireless earbuds have come a long way in recent years. Initially, they were known for their poor battery life and Bluetooth limitations. However, technology has now improved significantly. When using the latest Bluetooth 5.0, the two earpieces can work together and pair to your phone  simultaneously and seamlessly. Additionally, the Bluetooth update provides a much better battery life, making them perfect for everyday use.

Rowkin’s new Ascent Charge+ earbuds make the most out of these features, including a truly wireless design and battery life that lasts all day long.

How many hours can you get out of your wireless earbuds?

Getting any type of rechargeable battery into a small, lightweight earpiece is an impressive achievement of engineering.

With that in mind, you might even say that Rowkin has achieved the impossible. Powered by high-density cells, the Ascent Charge+ earbuds offer more than 3.5 hours of play time. Even so, each earpiece weighs just over 0.20 ounces.

To top it off, the earbuds include a wireless charging case. Thanks to the 1900mAh capacity, the case is capable of charging the earbuds 15 times over. That means it offers more than 50 hours of play time without requiring any additional charging.

While battery life is important, the sound quality is even more important.

Utilizing mylar diaphragm drivers, the Ascent Charge+ earbuds deliver beautiful sound with an impressive dynamic range. Moreover, bass lines provide a pleasing thud for any genre.

The earbuds’ ergonomic design further enhances the listening experience. The box comes with three tips sizes to ensure a snug fit whether you’re on your commute, at the gym, or relaxing to a podcast.

Bluetooth 5.0 allows you to enjoy wireless sound without any interference. The Ascent Charge+ earbuds even come with an LDS antenna for a strong and reliable signal. Plus, the touch controls make it easy for you to navigate your music.

By using the companion app, you can also create a custom sound profile to make your earbuds work for you. Cleverly, the app also helps you locate your earbuds if you can’t find them.

 

True wireless earbuds

Rowkin’s wireless earbuds signify the growth of wireless audio. Loaded with impressive audio technology, the earbuds are lightweight and sleek.

Should you upgrade?

Even though the Ascent Charge+ already comes with impressive battery life, there are pricier earbuds that last longer. Whether or not it’s worth the investment is something for you to decide.

8 Latest Amazon Alexa compatible gadgets

Meural Canvas Modern Digital Art Frame

Fill your home with museum-quality images with the Meural Canvas Modern Digital Art Frame. This smart device combines modern design and innovative technology to create images that look just the originals hanging in museums all over the world. Likewise, it uses TrueArt technology to give the images a lifelike and textured quality.

LG Rollable OLED TV

Fold and roll up your entertainment just like a newspaper with the LG Rollable OLED TV. Offering 4K resolution, the concept television suggests that portable TVs will be available in the not too distant future. In addition to the futuristic design, the Rollable OLED TV provides access to Amazon Alexa for exceptional ease of use.

Ring Door View Cam

Know exactly who is at your front door with the Ring Door View Cam. Even though it looks like a smart doorbell, this device actually replaces your door’s peephole to offer a better look at who’s right outside. Featuring a camera on the outside and the battery on the inside, the wireless Ring Door View Cam looks good on any door.

Kohler Konnect Sensate Smart Kitchen Sink Faucet

Turn your sink into a smarter one with the Kohler Konnect Sensate Smart Kitchen Sink Faucet. Complete with voice-activation technology, this virtual kitchen assistant works with Amazon Alexa and other voice assistants to simplify your sink-related needs. Simply use your voice to control the water, fill up a certain amount/, and more.

HELLO 2 Encrypted Video Communication Device

Transform your television into a powerful communication tool with the HELLO 2 Encrypted Video Communication Device. This device makes it easy to communicate via video and audio for video conferencing, screen sharing, live broadcasting and more. Thanks to smart assistant integration, you can also use it to automate your home with just your voice.

Juno AI LED Speaker Downlight

Make the most of your living space with the Juno AI LED Speaker Downlight. Complete with Amazon Alexa integration and a JBL speaker, this advanced light is actually a smart home ecosystem. Combining music, lighting, and voice service in a single unit, the Juno AI LED Speaker Downlight a must-have for any smart home.

ASUS Lyra Voice Alexa Router Speaker
Do more with your voice with the ASUS Lyra Voice Alexa Router Speaker. Combining a router’s connectivity with a speaker’s sound, this device connects with your ASUS Lyra devices and blasts out your music simultaneously. The Lyra Voice also comes with Alexa built-in so you can control your smart home devices using only your voice.

Panasonic GZ2000 4K OLED TV

Enjoy greater color accuracy while watching movies and shows with the Panasonic GZ2000 4K OLED TV. Available in 55- and 65-inch sizes, this television always determines and displays the right color, regardless of the level of brightness. Supporting Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, the GZ2000 4K OLED TV comes with convenient voice control.

Meet MovieMask, your wearable movie theater

Movie lovers seem to agree: there’s no better place to watch a movie than in the theaters. After all, these venues provide the latest technology when it comes to both audio and visuals. However, theaters aren’t always ideal. Tickets can be on the pricey side and you might not always get the best seat.

MovieMask is an innovative headset that allows you to enjoy the big-screen viewing experience whenever and wherever you like. Unlike virtual reality headsets, this wearable offers an unobstructed view of the screen. Therefore, you can watch movies at four times the definition that gaming headsets offer.

Since VR attempts to replicate and digitize the real world, one of the largest technical difficulties lies in the mimicry of depth. To create 3D digital landscapes, the majority of VR headsets use a slightly different image for each eye.

When it comes to this type of system, the issue is that you are losing viewing space, especially if you are using a smartphone headset. Instead of using the entire display, you are only viewing two windows, which causes a significant drop in resolution.   

Since MovieMask isn’t mimicking the real world, it doesn’t have to separate your eyes and allows for an unobstructed view inside the headset. As a result, you can make the most out of every pixel that your smartphone provides, turning your iPhone into your very own IMAX screen.

To start using MovieMask, just slip your device into the secure front pocket. Any content that can become full-screen is available on the menu, along with any OS, offering Netflix, YouTube, HBO, and more.

Utilizing a patented single-lens system, the headset keeps the entire display in focus. The ergonomic padding around the viewing windows also offers a comfortable fit. Plus, you can change the viewing distance and even use it with your glasses on.

While you may have a huge television at home, MovieMask allows you to enjoy the big screen from any location. It is also an ideal headset for drone piloting. The only thing that could be better with MovieMask is audio. Wireless earbuds do the trick but other options can feel a bit awkward.  All in all, it’s a fantastic experience for personal entertainment.

Stay warm with the Down X Heated jacket

When it comes to the cold, nature tends to be hard to beat. Even though there are several types of synthetic insulation, down is known as the most effective one. After all, it is the same material that helps birds retain their body heat in harsh winter conditions.

The Ravean 12v C6 jacket is a medium-weight garment that features both electric heating pads and responsibly sourced down filling. This winning combination makes it possible for you to stand in freezing temperatures without noticing just how cold it is.

Typical unheated clothing traps your body heat to provide warmth, which is why more layers allow less heat to escape. Protective outer layers also prevent cold wind from getting inside. However, your body may have a tough time generating enough heat once the mercury drops. That’s when a heated jacket is a must.

The Ravean C6 Jacket has integrated thin heat pads in the back on both sides, the breast and the pockets. All you have to do is turn the pads on as soon as you start to feel cold. The amount of heat is also easily adjustable in the same way you adjust an indoor thermostat. The jacket is capable of keeping you warm in -10 degrees Fahrenheit when it is on full blast.


Not just heat alone

The C6 Jacket comes with a curved battery pack, which gives power to the heat pads. The unique shape of the pack makes it comfortable against your body.

Once the battery is fully charged, it has enough power to offer more than two hours at max output and over six hours on low heat. Additionally, the battery can also be used to charge mobile devices. Thanks to its 10,5000 mAh capacity, you can easily charge your smartphone three times.

Even though the Ravean C6 is loaded with tech, it weighs just 150 grams. The jacket is also machine washable and easy to pack during your travels.

Responsibly sourced

The Ravean heated jacket is an ideal addition to your collection, especially as the winter temperatures start to bite. The responsibly sourced down and adjustable heating also make it stand out amongst other heated jackets.

Upcoming designs

It would be interesting to see jackets with similar technology that can avoid animal products altogether by using a different filling.

Make the most out of your day with these ten smart living gadgets

One of the hardest tasks of the day for many is actually getting out of bed. Throw in cozy weather and less sunlight and leaving your comfortable bed is comparable to torture, especially when you need to go to work.

Instead of wallowing in self-pity and wasting the entire day thinking about the weekend, do what it takes to motivate yourself to conquer the day ahead. The following smart living gadgets can help you get the day going in the best way possible so you can be your most productive self.

Ruggie – The World’s Most Effective Alarm Clock

Designed to ensure you leave your comfortable bed, this alarm keeps ringing until both of your feet are placed on top. Ruggie requires physical action to help you wake up and ensures you won’t hit snooze since both feet must stay on the soft memory foam mat for a minimum of three seconds.

Sensorwake Trio Smell-Based Alarm Clock

This bedside device utilizes dry diffusion technology to improve your mornings. Offering a vast selection of smells, the Sensorwake Trio uses your favorite smell to wake you up in just three minutes.

Amazon Echo Spot Alexa Alarm Clock

Featuring far-field voice recognition, this device allows you to watch videos, check out weather forecasts, view song lyrics and more. Additionally, the Echo Spot can easily add to your shopping or to-do list and play a chapter from your Audible book before you step out of bed.

Naked – The 3D Fitness Tracker

Using a smart scale and full-length mirror, Naked scans your whole body to create your very own 3D model image. For extra motivation, you can even visualize the changes in your weight or body fat percentage in the 3D model.

Mango Mirror Smart Mirror

This smart mirror helps you make healthier choices right from the start of your day by displaying vital information and stats. Aside from offering fitness, nutrition, and other important info, Mango Mirror also provides health-related data such as your steps, hydration, and calories.

UNOBRUSH™ Six Second Smart Toothbrush

Made of UNOfoam™, this device dramatically reduces the time you spend cleaning your teeth without sacrificing cleanliness. In fact, the mouthpiece covers 99.9% of the surface of your teeth in just a few seconds to save precious morning time.

Tersa Steam 10-Minute Clothing Care System

This comprehensive clothing care system performs ten-minute cycles to keep your belongings fresh. It uses all-natural plant minerals and distilled water to deodorize, de-wrinkle and dry your clothes. You can even use recyclable Tersa Pods to give your clothes a clean scent.

U by Moen Smart Shower

The U by Moen Smart Shower makes it easy to control your shower. Compatible with Amazon Alexa, you can start, stop and pause the shower using just your voice.

The Eight Smart Mattress

Designed to offer ultimate support and comfort for any type of sleeper, the Eight Smart Mattress comes with a dedicated app to optimize your sleep. Likewise, the app lets you know how you’re sleeping, maintains a comfortable temperature while you sleep and wakes you up at exactly the right time.

Mr. Coffee® Smart Optimal Brew™ Coffeemaker with WeMo®

Who said you can’t brew coffee from bed? Mr. Coffee® combines a smart coffee brewer and app so you can schedule your morning coffee. It also allows you to adjust brew time and create reminders so your coffee is ready when you are. What’s more, Mr. Coffee® brews a full pot in under eight minutes.

Which of these morning devices will make its way into your home this year? Let us know in the comments below.

Access your files anytime, anywhere with Filegear

Online security continues to be a hot topic of discussion. Following high-profile security scandals and Facebook leaks, many people are becoming savvier when it comes to their online data than they were in the past. Likewise, we are beginning to take matters into our own hands rather than trusting big tech companies.

Filegear is an excellent solution for anyone who wants to maintain tight control over their data. By turning your local drives into private cloud storage, the desktop hub lets you store your files at home yet access them from any location.

What does personal cloud storage mean?

Whenever you upload a file to Dropbox or Google Drive, your valuable data is moved onto servers operated by those companies. You can picture it as taking your most valued possessions and storing them in a self-storage locker. However, the owner of the site also has their own key.

Filegear, on the other hand, allows you to store your files at home. Complete with multiple ports, the personal cloud storage device lets you connect every single drive you possess to make backing up your data as easy as possible.

Filegear also automatically organizes the files from all of your devices so you can easily see everything in a single library. To top it off, the device connects to your home network to offer secure online access.

Desktop device

Setting up Filegear is quite easy. All you have to do is plug in the power cord and an Ethernet connection or simply connect the device to Wi-Fi. Then, attach any storage space you require. Thanks to its five USB ports, this leaves you with plenty of options. Moreover, Filegear also works with wireless NAS drives.

Your personal cloud is easily accessible once the hardware is connected. Filegear allows you to sort your files through a desktop interface that resembles Google Drive. In addition, you can download mobile apps for access on the move.

Using TLS encryption algorithms, Filegear keeps your data secure. It also doesn’t charge any service fees, eliminating any need for a monthly subscription.

Suitable for creative pros and individuals who need to store lots of data, Filegear can save a lot of money in the long run.

Access your files

If the convenience of cloud storage appeals to you, but the thought of passing on your personal data doesn’t, Filegear is definitely something you should try. The connected hub makes it easier than ever to access your files at any time and on any device.

Upcoming features

Even though Filegear already comes with plenty of impressive features, there are still more exciting ones on the way, including downloadable desktop apps and AI auto-tagging.

5 New Drones You Need to See

Tello Small Toy Drone

Tello is perfect for first-time flyers and young pilots. It’s small and nimble, with a built-in camera for taking videos. Additionally, it also helps you learn about drones through coding education.

Price: $79 USD

Parrot Anafi Flying 4K HDR Camera

You can easily capture HDR 4K video with the new Parrot Anafi. The camera also has a 2.8x zoom, and it is mounted on a stabilizing gimbal. In fact, it also provides 25 minutes of flight time and is resistant to various weather conditions, allowing you to fly it with confidence.

Price: $599.99 USD

DJI Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 4K Drone

Version 2 of this ever-popular drone offers 4K video at 60fps, 20MP photos, a 4.3-mile range, and advanced autopilot modes guided by on-board cameras. The Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 sports an impressive 30-minute flight time. The smart batteries actually alert you when you’re running low to ensure a safe journey back.

Price: $1,249 USD

DJI Mavic 2 Pro Drone

Equipped with a Hasselblad camera, the Mavic 2 Pro offers exceptional image quality. It also has enhanced HDR, with multiple video modes for breathtaking footage. Stitching nine photos inside the drone, it’s a truly seamless photography experience. Likewise, with EHDR (enhanced dynamic range), you can say goodbye to flash shadows and blown out highlights.

Price: $1499 USD

Yuneec Mantis Q Foldable 4K Travel Drone

This impressive foldable flyer takes 4K videos, with auto flight modes to handle the camera work. In addition, the Mantis Q can stay airborne for up to 33 minutes. In addition, its energy-efficient design allows the Mantis Q to stay in the air for as long as 33 minutes.

Price: $499.99 USD

6 Futuristic smart home gadgets you need to see

Some of the tech we have today seemed impossible only five years ago. This rapid rate of advance is set to continue, meaning gadgets that look futuristic today will be on the shelves tomorrow. Here are six of our recent favorites.

Nanoleaf Aurora Smart Lighting Kits

It seems possible that regular light bulbs could soon become obsolete. In their place, we will probably use something like the Nanoleaf Aurora lighting kits. These beautiful LED panels stick to any surface, and you can control them via Wi-Fi.

MirraViz UltraBright MultiView Screen

Revealed at CES 2018, the MultiView Screen offers a unique viewing experience. It allows two people to see different pictures on the same screen without glasses. It’s also up to 200 times brighter than regular projector screens.

Tetra Connected Countertop Dishwasher

Ever seen a countertop dishwasher? Thought not. This connected device can clean around 10 plates in 10 minutes, making it ideal for small households. It also uses ohmic array technology to heat the water efficiently.

Misty II Advanced Personal Robot

While intelligent robots have a long way to go, Misty II is certainly impressive. This little bot acts as a roving search engine. In addition, she can greet guests and help you control other smart home devices.

Digital Art Display by Electronic Objects

Before long, canvas won’t be the only medium for art. These digital displays allow you to display images, GIFs and videos on your wall on a continuous loop. You can even download new art from other users.

Vimana Smart Parenting Device

The next generation will be more digital than ever before, so parents need to catch up. Vimana helps you monitor and control how long your kids spend online, while protecting their young eyes from mature content.