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Deal of The Day: 72% Off On Wireless Bluetooth Cloud Buds


Guys, that’s a hefty rebate right there. The Wireless Bluetooth Cloud Buds are down from $109, to $29. For that low price, you get a solid set of wireless earbuds with tons of features:

The Bluetooth Cloud Buds offer a truly hands-free listening experience, so you’ll never miss a beat. With up to 30-feet of crystal-clear Bluetooth connectivity, you can hit the treadmill to your favorite jams, or take a call while prepping dinner—and best of all, kiss tangled wires goodbye.

– Lightweight, wireless construction
– Noise-canceling outer shell
– Convenient built-in microphone and remote
– Optional ear hooks to secure on your ears
– Multiple sizes of gelled ear buds & caps for max comfort

Great for jogging, so the cord doesn’t whip you as you run. Or, well… we don’t have to sell you on the benefits of not having a cord. So don’t wait, $29 is pretty darn cheap!


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New DeWalt Batteries Are Connected, Feature Enhanced Security


If you’re a foreman, or project manager, part of your job just got a little easier. DeWalt will be releasing “a new line of Bluetooth rechargeable batteries that can be connected to a smartphone app for checking their charge status—or remotely disabling them.” They come in 2.0Amp and 4.0Amp versions, and all pair with an iOS or Android device for easy management. Managers can keep track of specific inventory at a job site, charge levels on each battery, and can disable individual ones or all of them in one go. You can set things so that you receive a notification if a battery is taken out of range, and it can also be auto-disabled if that happens. It’s even possible to lend tools for a specified amount of time, after which the battery will be disabled to force the tool’s return.

When you’re on a job site, you have tons of things to take care of and keep track. Every little bit helps, and these batteries from Dewalt should be well received. It’s $99 and $139 for each, which seems like a lot until you end up preventing a theft or two, then they pay for themselves.

[ Press Release ] VIA [ Gizmodo ]

WristBoom Is A Bluetooth Speaker You Wear On Your Wrist


So… this exists. It’s a Bluetooth speaker, and it sits on your wrist. You can either stream music to it, or take calls. But you can’t make any because there’s only one button, and all it does is turn the device on and off, and accept incoming calls. It’s big. It’s bulky. And you’d be right in asking who in their right mind would ever want one. But Chris Davies from Slashgear makes a good point: what about grandmothers? We like to evaluate products from our own standpoints where a big, bulky boombox-on-a-wrist is stupid, but for someone with limited mobility, for whom the phone that’s ringing in the adjacent room is probably too long a trek to bother with, well, it makes a little more sense. Considering it’s $20, and probably easier to use than a pair of scissors, the WristBoom seems like just the kind of thing you’d get for someone like grandma. That’s of course if it ever does see the light of day, which seems unlikely considering their crowdfunding campaign appears dead in the water for now. Still, there are 10 days left, and you never know what can happen in that span of time.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ SlashGear ]

Iron Man Mark XLIII 1/1th Scale Bluetooth Speaker (Limited Edition)


You’re looking at a Bluetooth speaker that’s shaped like Iron Man’s head. Or more like his mask. It streams music through Bluetooth, but also can connect to a USB flash drive or a 3.5mm audio jack. It has two 40mm 3W midrange drivers and an 82mm 15W woofer, which should be enough to get decent sound out of it. It won’t do anything to quell people’s strange looks as they notice you with a decapitated Iron Man, but that shouldn’t deter you. And much like the floating Iron Man suit we wrote about in January, it’s pretty expensive at $449. But hey, it does look legitimately kind of cool so if money’s no object, know it’ll ship around the end of May.


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Got An Apple Watch? Starwood Hotels Opens Its Doors To You


Well, more specifically, you’ll be able to open your hotel room door simply by walking up to it with your Apple Watch, after you’ve checked in, remotely. The Bluetooth functionality will be used to unlock the door from a distance, making your keyless entry seamless and effortless. Better yet, you’ll be able to bypass going to the front desk altogether, and skip any long lines that may be present. Note that this functionality is only extended to those who are members of the group’s SPG rewards program.

“After registering for SPG Keyless, the Apple Watch will automatically send guests their room number and will function as their hotel room key at any SPG Keyless enabled Starwood hotel allowing guests to bypass the front desk (where available).”

Not all of the group’s hotels will support the feature right off the bat, but the company is hoping to roll out the feature to over 30,000 of its hotel rooms soon.

While we can’t say we’re overly bullish on the Apple Watch, the truth of the matter is that many people will get one, so you might as well find out what sorts of things you’ll now be able to do with it, other than count the number of steps you take in one day.

[ Press Release ] VIA [ UberGizmo ]

Deal Of The Day: 2% Off On OM/ONE Levitating Bluetooth Speaker


That’s not much of a deal, is it? Look, we don’t decide the size of the rebate, but we do get to tell you about it, so here we are about the OM/ONE Levitating Bluetooth Speaker. Despite the paltry deal, you’re still looking at an unusual product that’s cool enough to want to purchase at almost-full price. I mean, who do you know that has a speaker that floats? This ball shaped speaker is able to project sound at up to 105 decibels with a 3 watt RMS amplifier, for up to 18 hours on a charge. It’ll stream music from your Bluetooth-enabled device, and can double as a speaker-phone given that it has an integrated mic. It’s normally $199, but our deal shaves a cool $4 off that price.

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Plugzee Gives Old Speakers Bluetooth Functionality


There’s a very good chance that somewhere in your house there’s a set of speakers that haven’t played a note in a few years. Maybe it’s an old set of PC speakers that you haven’t touched because now you use a laptop? Well, just hook them up to Plugzee and start streaming music back to them from up to 33ft. away. It even works with your car audio system, as long as you have an AUX-in plug. And yes, that means you can make handsfree calls now, since there’s even an integrated mic on the device. It works with any device that has Bluetooth, and will keep pumping your tunes out for up to 18 hours on a single charge. A $49 pledge gets you two, while $30 gets you one. Shipping in July.


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Deal Of The Day: Wireless Bluetooth Cloud Buds For $25


No one likes wires. They’re slowly being phased out as the technology becomes smaller and more efficient, but one of the better ways to ensure they go faster is to show manufacturers that there’s a healthy demand for products like that. Fortunately, you won’t have to spend a lot to do so, as these Wireless Bluetooth Cloud Buds show. For $25 you can listen to your music… almost without wires. The buds themselves connect to your phone through Bluetooth, but they’re still tethered to one another with a cable. Still, you’ll get 6 hours of playback time from a pair of lightweight earbuds that also allow you to take calls. They come with multiple sizes of gel buds to accommodate different ears, and there are optional ear hooks to secure them to your ears. That’s a lot of functionality for the price of four Starbucks drinks, so don’t miss out!


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Umbrella Packs Bluetooth, So You Don’t Leave It Behind


Like most people, we like to get cheap umbrellas so that we don’t feel too bad the next time we forget them somewhere. And that happens often enough, so it’s not necessarily being overly cautious. But if we wanted to get an umbrella that isn’t made from cheap materials, and doesn’t turn inside out the second the wind picks up, we’d have to consider the Davek Alert Umbrella. There’s a Bluetooth chip in its base, powered by a watch battery with a life of 1-2 years, which will connect to your phone automatically. Then, once it senses you’re more than 30 feet away, you’ll get a notification alerting you that you might be leaving it behind. Sure, there’s the possibility you’ll get notified if you simply walk to the kitchen after leaving the thing in the entrance lobby, but you can just dismiss it and carry on, we suppose. At $80, the Davek Alert Umbrella isn’t cheap, but you should know it’s made by a company that sells even more expensive umbrellas, and has been doing so for years; presumably their stuff isn’t low quality, and your pledge is safe with them.

[ Project Page ] VIA [ Gizmodo ]