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BACK 2 SCHOOL means it’s time for SMART GADGETS

published on July 23rd, 2017 . by Steve Greenberg

Must-have Back 2 School Gadgets — These gadgets go to the head of the class!!!

 

MyQ Garage from Chamberlain – For more than 70% of kids around the country, the garage is the main point of entry/exit to and from their home. This school year, parents can use MyQ Garage from Chamberlain to better keep track of the comings and goings of their kids by receiving smartphone alerts when the garage door opens or closes, letting you know when the kids leave for school or return home from practice. Homeowners with most any brand of garage door opener made after 1993 can add smartphone control with MyQ Garage. The product includes easy-to-install hardware for the garage, and a free app for the smart device. HomeKit users will want to add the new MyQ Home Bridge device to integrate their garage into their smart home. With the combination of MyQ Home Bridge and MyQ Garage, HomeKit users will be able to open, close, or check the status of their garage doors, and turn MyQ-connected lights on or off using the Home app via their iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Apple Watch, or using Siri. MyQ Garage is available now with an MSRP of $129. The new Home Bridge device will be available soon from the Chamberlain website for an introductory price of $49. Chamberlain.com

 

 

 

TrackR — Keeping track of your child’s items is easy this back-to-school season with TrackR pixel, TrackR’s newest coin-sized Bluetooth tracking device. By attaching a TrackR pixel to all of your children’s valuables — backpacks, wallets, laptops, etc.  — you are employing a little memory butler to keep track of all of their stuff. This not only frees up space and time for you to focus on other obligations, but it also gives you peace of mind knowing that your children’s belongings will always be accounted for.  TrackR pixel lights up and rings loudly when you tap the Item Ringer  button in the free TrackR app. You can use this app to locate your items  in seconds, and you can press a button on your TrackR pixel to make your  phone ring, even if it’s on silent. If your item is lost outside of  Bluetooth range, TrackR’s crowd locate network can help you find it. Anytime another TrackR user is within range of a lost item, the user will  receive an update with the last known location of the missing item. Plus, with TrackR’s Amazon Alexa integration, anyone with the TrackR app can  ask Alexa to ring a misplaced phone at home (or if your phone isn’t in  the house, Alexa will tell you the address of its last known location). TrackR pixel devices are available in nine colors at www.TheTrackR.comwww.Amazon.com,  and select retail outlets worldwide.

 

 

Witti Beddi Glow Intelligent Alarm Clock – The BEDDI Glow is an intelligent alarm clock with a wake up light. With BEDDI Glow you can wake up naturally with sunrise simulating light, listen to your favorite music from Spotify or Apple Music, and customize your settings through the free mobile app. The high quality Bluetooth speaker can play your favorite music while the two charging USB ports can keep your devices fully charged for the day ahead. While rushing to get ready each morning, BEDDI Glow can inform you of real time traffic and weather updates. BEDDI Glow also contains an adjustable mood light composed of 16 million colors. The four alarms can be customized with snooze button settings. BEDDI Glow is available for purchase on www.wittidesign.com, Amazon and in Target stores nationwide.  Currently on Amazon for $69.99

 

Professor Einstein — Meet Professor Einstein by Hanson Robotics: The amazingly expressive robot who trains your brain and teaches you science. He connects to the cloud and interacts dynamically with an iPad or Android tablet to talk with you, share his passion for science, challenge you with brain games, and take you on a journey of fun and learning. With over 50 realistic facial expressions and gestures, he looks just like the real Albert Einstein and will make you smile with educational games and science facts. Professor Einstein loves to chat and will answer your questions on a range of topics, from the weather to scientific concepts like the theory of relativity. He is your Personal Genius and guide to a world of wonderment. You and Professor Einstein can both grow smarter over time. You can earn Genius Points by looking out for daily “Data Cards.” Each correct answer advances you up the ranks of genius. Professor Einstein will also notify you when he is ready to download a few more brain cells if you go to www.professoreinstein/stein-o-matic and sign up for new app alerts. Professor Einstein is available for $299 USD at professoreinstein.com. Professor Einstein is available on Amazon and at the direct link below for $299

Professor Einstein Robot with Voice Recognition & Wifi

 

 
D-Link EXO AC2600 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Router (DIR-882) – Today’s students must learn to multi-task, and the D-Link AC2600 EXO router ensures that this school year’s must-do web surfing, streaming and gaming go uninterrupted. The AC2600 EXO router features dual-band high speeds of up to 2,533 Mbps, a high performance dual-core processor that provides powerful wired and wireless network speeds, and AC SmartBeam technology which tracks connected devices for enhanced Wi-Fi speed and range. Easily stream stored music, movies, photos, files, etc. with the USB 3.0 and 2.0 ports. Additionally, the latest MU-MIMO technology allows multiple devices, such as laptops, tablets, and cellphones, to get high-bandwidth Wi-Fi signal at the same time. The AC2600 EXO router is a must-have for the upcoming school year and is available now for just $149.99. For more information, visit: us.dlink.comhttp://us.dlink.com/products/connect/ac2600-mu-mimo-wi-fi-router/

 

Red Cooper Flipwich – When school starts parents need snacks for their kids. Flipwich is the answer. This easy-to-use stovetop grill and press sandwich and Panini maker features twin chambers to create a sealed environment for cooking faster and easier.  Copper infused ceramic Red Copper Flipwich is the newest cookware item from BulbHead.com. Simply press, lock the stay-cool handle to seal tight, flip and cook right on your stovetop without the use of oil, butter or spray. Red Copper Flipwich makes perfect grilled sandwiches, toasty, gooey grilled cheese, breakfast sandwiches, burgers, s’mores, other fun desserts and more. Visit www.BulbHead.com. Red Copper Flipwich retails for $19.99.

 

 

WOW Cup — Won’t spill– perfect for lunch boxes. Drink through gentle sucking without the need to press buttons, move levers, or sip on straws and spouts. The 360° EVEN-SEAL™ drinking edge allows you to just pick up the cup and drink anywhere along the rim. After drinking, the valve automatically seals itself until you take another drink. The Wow Cup® is spill free, worry free and hassle free! Make a mixed drink with iced cubes and it won’t spill in your beach bag, on your beach blanket or under your beach chair. $9.99; 6 different colors– www.WOWCup.com

 

 

Summer is HOT — These Gadgets are COOL

published on July 23rd, 2017 . by Steve Greenberg

Gadgets to KEEP COOL !!!

 

FlashFan — this smartphone LED fan cools you down & spins away with 5 super brightly lit colored LEDs while looking cool at the same time. Dozens of light patterns fade & display while the high-powered led smartphone fan actually keeps you cool too. Uses very minimal phone battery.  https://flashwear.net/collections/flashfan $14.99

 

Bond — Smart products add so much convenience to our lives, but they usually don’t work with the remote-controlled appliances we already own, like ceiling fans and AC units – the things we depend on to keep us cool in the summer. It can cost thousands of dollars to upgrade to Smart versions of those devices. That’s where the Bond comes in. The Bond is the first Smart Home product that works with your existing remote-controlled stuff. No upgrades! And for just $99! The Bond can read, remember, and duplicate the signals from your remotes, and it connects to your home Wi-Fi. So, using your phone, tablet, Amazon Echo, Google Home – whatever you want – you control the Bond, the Bond controls your appliances, and you’ll never need your old remotes again! Available now for preorder at  www.bondhome.io.

 

WOW Cup — Won’t spill. Drink through gentle sucking without the need to press buttons, move levers, or sip on straws and spouts. The 360° EVEN-SEAL™ drinking edge allows you to just pick up the cup and drink anywhere along the rim. After drinking, the valve automatically seals itself until you take another drink. The Wow Cup® is spill free, worry free and hassle free! Make a mixed drink with iced cubes and it won’t spill in your beach bag, on your beach blanket or under your beach chair. $9.99; 6 different colors– www.WOWCup.com

 

GoPure Pod — is designed to make sure we all stay hydrated with fresh, safe drinking water throughout their day. This eco-friendly, NSF-certified + portable water purification Pod drops into any reusable water bottle for continuously clean water throughout the school day. It provides peace of mind that the water students are drinking is of the highest quality and fully purified. Each Pod lasts up to six months and removes lead, chlorine, chromium, among many other tap water contaminates commonly found in school water fountains through the patented technology PuriBloc. On an environmental front, one Pod replaces 2,000 single-use plastic water bottles that are slowly destroying our environment – it’s a simple, affordable way for students to practice and promote a green lifestyle. MSRP: $24.95  gopurepod.com

 

Evaporative Cooling Cap —  Only available from Hammacher Schlemmer, this is the cap that uses evaporation to keep your head up to 20º F cooler than outside air temperature. It is the only cap that cools the crown and provides cooling in the brim. Made by a supplier of cooling apparel to professional cycling teams, Olympic athletes, and the military, the hat is charged by submerging in cold water for at least two minutes, then wringing out the excess.  The cap’s patented fabric inner liner retains the cool water where it vaporizes over five hours, the evaporation process naturally drawing heat away from your head, keeping you cool. 100% cotton with 53% polymer/47% cellulose liner.     One size fits most; adjustable hook-and-loop back. $29.95 http://www.hammacher.com/Product/81941?promo=search

 

WindBrrrly – No need to blow on that hot mac & cheese. WindBrrrly was created by a Mom who wanted to keep hot food from burning her child and to provide an all-over cooling process that was effective in under-a-minute and is easy to use.  WindBrrrly has all of these features and it’s fun to use. $21.99 www.windbrrrly.net

 

ChairVisor — s the perfect gadget that helps you stay cool! It’s a portable sun shade made with high quality Sunbrella material, water resistant, does not fade and available in custom colors.  Gen 1 does not have solar power capibilites ($119.99)– Gen 2 has solar panels so that you can charge a phone or device via USB port. ($149.99)  Unlike anything on the market, ChairVisor allows the user to protect their face from the sun with UV resistance. No more throwing a towel on your face or a magazine at the beach to protect your face. ChairVisor™ provides the highest protection available from the sun’s harmful UVA and UVB rays. The sunshade has the ability to attach to almost any lounge chair to block your face no matter what angle the sun rays are coming from, making reading and relaxing in the sun a much more pleasurable experience. ChairVisor.com

 

Fruzen Ice Cream Scoop – I scream for ice cream! You scream for ice cream! We all scream for ice cream, but nobody wants to scoop it out of the container. Unless you’re a top chef or the frost whisperer quickly getting ice cream out of the container and into perfect scoops seems nearly impossible—that’s because you’re using the wrong tool. Urban Trend’s Fruzen™ Ice Cream Scoop will allow you to scoop like the pros at your favorite ice cream parlor every time. Its power tip can plow through the most frozen ice creams, yet is gentle enough scrape the bottom of small pints. Combine that with its unique shape made for scooping ice cream from the container’s hard reach spots—the Fruzen will help you create your best ice cream confections! https://urbantrend.com/product/fruzen-ice-cream-scoop/ $14.95