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Would You Wear The Moto Hint Bluetooth Speaker?

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The stigma with Bluetooth earbuds continues mostly unabated; being seen with one in your ear is still a surefire way to declare yourself as a somewhat of a pompous nerd. But the Motorola Hint has a design aesthetic that makes it tempting to believe you could be forgiven for wearing it in public. It’s tiny, and doesn’t have a boom mic that wraps around your cheek, nor a plastic hook to hold on to your ear. It’s just a tiny bud that inserts in your ear and looks like a stylish hearing aid. Due to its small size, the battery doesn’t last very long, but the cool carrying case it comes in features a battery of its own that tops the Hint back up, up to twice, before needing a charge of its own. Pass-through audio also means you don’t have to sacrifice hearing in one ear when you’re not using it. It’s also not device specific, and will work with anything that has Bluetooth. It’s $149, but isn’t available yet. You can visit the website to sign up to be notified of its availability.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ Werd ]

Deal Of The Day: TOCCs Feather Buds, The Lightweight, Crystal Clear Bluetooth Headphones For $25

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Bluetooth headphones are great because you’re not tethered to your mobile device. But they tend to be a little more expensive for this privilege. Not so today with TOCC’s Feather Buds. These are lightweight, tangle-free, noise-isolating earphones that connect to your device via Bluetooth at up to 30 feet. They’re said to be comfortable, but more importantly, today they’re darn cheap: you’ll pay $25 instead of the regular $60. That’s a 58% rebate.

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FOBO Tire Monitors Tire Pressure, Connects To Your Phone

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Most people don’t worry too much about tire pressure. They set it once after changing a tire, say, and then forget it. Oh sure, it’s not smart since you can get lower mileage and potentially get into an accident. But there you have it. Some of us, however, are a little more careful and a gadget like the FOBO Tire could relieve their low-tire-pressure anxieties. Using four somewhat goofy-looking tire sensors that screw onto the valve and connect to your phone via Bluetooth, you can know each tire’s status within 0.1psi. They monitor even when you’re not driving, so that you can be alerted in the middle of the night if you get a sudden pressure loss. They don’t need an external power source and instead rely on batteries which should last up to 2 years. You can even share your tire status with your friends, because you know, that’s really what they care about.

It’s $90.

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One Keyboard, So Many Devices: The Logitech K480 Lets You Switch Between Them

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If you’re anything like us, you have a multi-device setup at home. You watch stuff on the TV that’s connected to a Mac Mini, say. Then you work on your desktop with your smartphone sitting atop of it, and maybe there’s a tablet nearby as well. It’s the way things are done these days, but do you really need multiple keyboards for all these, when just one would do? The Logitech K480 can connect via Bluetooth to three devices simultaneously, and then seamlessly switch between them at the push of a button. A usage scenario could involve you typing on your desktop, then switching to your smartphone to reply to a text, and then searching for another song to listen to from the streaming music service on your Mac. There’s even a cradle integrated into the keyboard for you to nestle a mobile device.

It’ll be $50, available this September across the states.

[ Press Release ] VIA [ Gizmag ]

Deal Of The Day: 60% Off On The Bluetooth Shower Speaker

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Last time we wrote about this Bluetooth Shower Speaker, you guys bought it in droves. Well, the deal is back for another couple of weeks. It’s a simple waterproof Bluetooth speaker that attaches to your shower’s wall through a suction cup. The battery lasts 5-6 hours, there are buttons to control your music, and even a mic to let you take phone calls while you’re getting clean. At $39 after the 60% rebate, it’s really a steal.

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Noke Bluetooth Padlock Doesn’t Need A Key

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The venerable padlock has remained roughly the same for a long time, and Noke hopes to bring it into the 21st century with a design that requires absolutely no key. This digital padlock uses Bluetooth and a smartphone application instead, so that you can unlock it simply by walking up to it. You can also send a temporary digital key to a friend, so they can unlock it as well. This is great if you’re away from your stuff and need someone else to retrieve an item. And finally, if your phone runs out of battery, you can still unlock it by tapping a predefined pattern directly on the Noke.

The device is currently doing the Kickstarter dance, where a $59 pledge will get you an early-bird version.

[ Project Page ] VIA [ Engadget ]

Oral-B’s Connected Toothbrush Might Make Brushing More Fun

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Connected devices are all the rage these days, and the toothbrush appears to be the latest to receive the treatment. The Oral-B Smart Series are a line of electric brushes that connect to your smartphone through Bluetooth 4.0, and give you the ability to track a number of brushing-related metrics. From how often, to how long, to how well you brush will be instantly visible on the app, and perhaps serve as a visual encouragement to practice better oral hygiene. The brushes themselves feature all of Oral-B’s abilities, such as 3D cleaning action and visible pressure sensor lights that warn you when you’re brushing a little too vigorously. Price and availability are unclear at this point.

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Smart Keychain Is Your New Best Friend

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Smartphones, smart cars, smart watches, smart glasses…in case you haven’t noticed, everything is being upgraded to smart status these days. Another thing to add to that list is the Smart Keychain by Creative Designs, Inc. As the name implies, it’s a keychain that’s smarter than your average key ring.

It has built-in Bluetooth connectivity which makes key location possible. It’s also a USB flash drive so you can store stuff and transfer files on the go. It also means having a flash drive with you wherever and whenever, since you probably won’t leave the house without it.

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Deal Of The Day: 40% Off On Bluetooth Shower Speaker

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As fun as taking a shower is, it can be more fun with a bit of music. The Bluetooth Shower Speaker you’re looking at is a simple device that attaches through a suction cup, and connects to your smartphone via Bluetooth. It’s obviously waterproof, and buttons on its surface not only let you play, pause, rewind and fast forward your music, but also take and make phone calls as you lather yourself up. Normally costing $99, you can have it for all of $39 today.

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