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Tech Our Grandparents Never Saw Coming

Back to the Future II is an interesting case study in futurism in film, but it’s also a fun way of looking at our expectations of where technology was going to go. In 1989, we thought there was a good chance we’d be on hoverboards and flying cars powered by our waste products. Who could have predicted Nike would file a patent for self-lacing shoes?

Sci-fi drives our passion for technology and the innovations we make in real life. We jokingly talk about home surveillance like a throwback to Big Brother in the book 1984. Today, home monitoring systems are common and safe. The entire smart home is something our grandparents never saw coming, but they actually did have some equivalents back then that might surprise you.

Door Shakers and Home Security
Post World War I, theft became a major issue as folks struggled to protect property. Americans realized home security was a challenge, and that one needed to work hard to protect what one had earned. Burglar alarms were sold that would create loud noises in the event of a break in, but the door itself remained a weak point in home security.

Enter “door shakers”.

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Bluetooth Transmitter/Receiver Car Kits, Anyone?

TaoTronics Bluetooth Receiver Car Kit

If you’re looking for a Bluetooth receiver that’s compatible with most smartphones, the TaoTronics Bluetooth Receiver Car Kit is the one to stick to. It can be used for your car or any home audio device that doesn’t support Bluetooth. Plus, it can connect to 2 devices at once.

 

This Mpow Bluetooth 4.1 Car Adapter lets you stream music in your non-Bluetooth car, receive calls hands-free, and even lets you transform your wired Mpow headset into a wireless one.

 

Finally, there’s another version of the Mpow Bluetooth 4.1 Transmitter/Receiver. It’s almost similar to the latter, but this one can control the volume of the audio in addition to controlling the music’s play and pause.

 

Vasco 7-Piece Smart Packing Luggage


Transform the way you travel with the Vasco 7-Piece Smart Packing Luggage. This system uses intuitive design to organize your bag. The first in this set, the No.1, includes three different sized packing cubes complete with unique compression zippers to help reduce space in luggage by 60%. With these, you can compartmentalize various clothing and accessories. The No.2 is a shoe bag to keep any odors from touching your clothing. In fact, the special material actually absorbs odor and combats bacteria.

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All the Lights That You Need For Your Outdoor Adventures

Etekcity Portable Outdoor LED Lanterns

Do you always go camping with family or friends? If yes, tag along these Etekcity Portable Outdoor LED Lanterns with you. They provide up to 12 hours of light and they’re collapsible for easier transport or storage.

GRDE LED Headlamp

Whether you’re biking at night or exploring caves, the GRDE LED Headlamp will sure be handy. It provides up to 1800 lumens of brightness and 100,000 hours of operation. When you’re not up for adventures, you can also use this lamp when working in your attic.

Nilight Flood LED Light Bars

Lastly, here are the Nilight Flood LED Light Bars for your Jeep, Cabin Boats, SUV trucks, ATVs, and the likes. They’re heavy-duty lights that are still bright even in broad daylight! The lamps are quake-proof, so you don’t have to worry about them breaking when driving on rough terrains.

 

Which Discounted Headphones Match Your Lifestyle?

Bose QuietComfort 25 Acoustic Noise-Cancelling Headphones

If you travel often or work in noisy cafes, the Bose QuietComfort 25 Acoustic Noise-Cancelling Headphones is for you. It has significant noise reduction and has an inline mic/remote for your client calls.

SoundPEATS Bluetooth Wireless Neckband Earbuds

Meanwhile, if you’re into working out or just have an active lifestyle, the SoundPEATS Bluetooth Wireless Neckband Earbuds is the one for you. It goes around your neck for a secure and comfortable fit. It only weighs 4.58 ounces, so it won’t meddle with your activities.

APIE Bluetooth Wireless Earbuds

Not comfortable with the solid neckband? You can opt for these APIE Bluetooth Wireless Earbuds. The wire neckband is obviously lighter. It’s IPX-7 waterproof and is ideal for cycling, hiking, jogging, and gym workouts.

Samsung Galaxy S8 Flip Case


Keep your Samsung Galaxy S8 safe from unwanted damage with this Samsung Galaxy S8 Flip Case. The case works as a simple flip cover with a stylish look. In fact, this case makes sure to keep your Samsung Galaxy S8 looking great around the clock. As a matter of fact, the case envelops your phone leaving the camera ports intact.

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Useful Little Items That You Can Gift Your Car With

TomTom GPS Navigator

Do away with your smartphone when navigating on the road while driving. Get this TomTom GPS Navigator instead. It’s loaded with over 1 million miles of mapped roads in the US and keeps you away from traffic with free updates.

iXCC 5-port Car Charger

Need more than 2 USB ports for your devices? The iXCC 5-port Car Charger will solve your woes. Get all those devices juiced up and avoid family arguments on who’s going to charge first. It’s also perfectly designed to fit your cup holder for a secure fix.

InnoGear USB Car Essential Oil Diffuser

Keep your car smelling fresh with the InnoGear USB Car Essential Oil Diffuser. It has two mist modes that you can choose from. It also adds a relaxing mood in your auto with its 7 color changing LED light.

VisualSonic Wall Mount Music Device


Combine your love for audio and art with the VisualSonic Wall Mount Music Device. This combination of technology gives you stunning wall pieces that produce impressively big sound. Using Bluetooth codec technology, the patented panel speaker disperses audio into the room. The VisualSonic Music Device measures just 25mm thick to rest seamlessly against your wall.

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iPad Case with Card Holder


Protect your iPad in style with this iPad Case with Card Holder. The beauty of this case lies in its design. As a matter of fact, the case merges a simple iPad case with your everyday wallet. There are card slots to store your most important cards. With this case by your side, you can simply ditch your wallet and just carry this case around. Additionally, the case also keeps your iPad safe and looks great at the same time.

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