Pause For thought Gadgets
Even if you’re not a tech freak, there are some gadgets that’ll still get you pause and take a second look. They say there’s a fine line between genius and insanity. These gadgets challenge you to define it.
Sony Smartwatch 3 Stainless Steel
The latest version of the Sony smartwatch uses Android Wear for easy syncing to your smartphone and a bountiful selection of apps. The wrist strap is stainless steel and looks more like a standard watch. You can control the watch with voice, touch, and finger gestures.
Signal Edge Plus
Not all phone chargers are the same. This unique product works as a stand so you can prop up your phone and view the screen while you charge. It pumps out enough power to recharge at least once from fully drained. The stand folds up for easy transport.
Canon MAXIFY MB5320 Wireless Small Office Printer
The best feature on this fast office printer is that it also doubles as a duplex scanner. That means you can scan a double-sided sheet in one pass. If you store documents in the cloud using Dropbox or Microsoft OneDrive, you can also print directly from those services
Lenovo ThinkCentre Tiny-in-One 23
Not every monitor you buy these days can also house a mini computer on the back (sold separately). The ThinkCentre Tiny-in-One is innovative because it saves precious desk space. Once you drop in a mini computer like the Lenovo M83 for $749, it can be locked for security.
XPlore RangerX Tablet
Drop, kick, throw, or dunk this rugged Android tablet and it will just shrug and keep working. Designed for serious industrial use, it has an RFID and NFC reader, front and rear cameras, and support for built-in 4G LTE wireless service (need to hunt around for Wi-Fi).
Zolt Laptop Charger
The Zolt charger comes with interchangeable tips designed for different laptops. It doubles as a phone or tablet charger as well with three USB ports. As a bonus, if the charger doesn’t quite fit behind a table in the hotel, it rotates 90 degrees for an easier fit.
QuietComfort 20i Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones
Consider them your go-to headphones, wherever you go. The first in-ear noise cancelling headphones from Bose give you more control over how you listen than ever before, in all kinds of environments. Block the outside world with full-on noise reduction. Or, choose Aware mode and let some of it in — all while keeping your headphones on and your music alive.