With Summer beating its
hot air down onto you while you are splashing about in the
pool, I bring you some great gadget ideas to hold you over
in these next couple of months. So sit back and enjoy a few
choice selections that I have chosen for you to check out.
When you are traveling around this Summer going from water
parks to beaches you need to know where you are going and
how you will get there.
Pack Tap is a simple, lightweight way to carry wine, water,
or any other liquid in bulk. It is available in 4 sizes (2,
4, 6 and 10 liters) and includes a tough reusable Mylar
bladder. It is perfect for outdoor festivals, concerts, and
picnics, where glass is prohibited. The Pack Tap makes
hauling the beverage for your band of buddies a breeze.
List Price: $19.95-34.95.
Available at various local retailers.
handy device will help you cut the cord from that 3” blue
Ethernet leash. This device fits inside your computer bag,
and it is intended to extend your Wi-Fi network so you can
beam music to your home stereo system. The Airport Express
from Apple has a double function. It can function as a
wireless base station all by itself. Plug an Ethernet cable
into the box and jam that puppy into an unoccupied wall
socket and away you go. When you boot your computer the
transmitter shows up and it is ready to be used as a private
Wi-Fi domain. You can then either keep it all to yourself OR
share it with a few people down the hall.
List Price: $99
Sony PlayStation Vita
little fun gadget is a gaming device, internet web browser,
and a constant companion in long car rides all in one. It
has a GPS built-in, web browsing capabilities either through
3G or via Wi-Fi. You can download games and even continue
games you played on your PS3 in the car so you can keep up
that no-hitter going. The PlayStation Vita has an OLED which
makes colors really pop and a decent battery life. The Vita
also has a rear touchscreen for use in some games that makes
the gaming experience even more richer. List Price: $249
Origami – The World’s First
Power-Folding Stroller and so much more!
Strollers are all the same and haven't changed in decades.
That's why 4moms developed the Origami power-folding
stroller. At the touch of a button, it folds itself.
The Origami opens and closes itself at the touch of a
Self-charging: Generators in the rear wheels charge the
Origami while you walk
lighting: Daytime running lights make you and your
baby more visible all the time, and pathway lights
located under the stroller turn on automatically in
Built-in sensors detect when a child’s in the seat (so
it’ll never fold by accident)
Includes thermometer, speedometer, odometer, tripometer
and lifetime tripometer
charger: Optional cable accessory can be used to
charge your cell phone while you walk
should be: Equipped with four cup holders, handlebar
bag, lots of storage, luggage-style pull wheels,
one-push brake, four-wheel suspension, reclining seat,
sunroof, and the ability to buckle-in car
seats/bassinets directly – the Origami reinvents the
stroller – it’s what a stroller should be
This next set of gadgets will help you maximize your
personal space and help you keep all your belongings close
to you. Some of these devices are here to make you look even
cooler and help you keep your style fresh. Have a look at
some very unique devices to help you during the Summer.
Q Card Case
The Q Card Case for iPhone 4S/4 by CM4
unites your desire to simplify life and protect your iPhone.
It essentially takes the bulky pocket syndrome out of the
equation and helps you maximize your personal space.
Comfortably fits 3
cards (credit cards, IDs, etc) plus cash
allows case to easily pull out of your pocket
buttons maintain an organic connection with your iPhone
pending soft-touch rubber and premium fabric design
List Price: $39.99
check out www.CM4.com for
more details and colors.
guys have come up with something amazing and it can change
with you as often as you want. Modify Watches is a company
that makes watches, but wait that isn’t all they do. They
make watches that you can change by either switching out the
wrist strap OR changing the face plate. You can go from a
Black Face and Black Wrist Strap to putting in a White Face
and keeping the Black Wrist Strap. They have a ton of colors
to choose from and combinations a plenty, all with their own
unique name. You can have a lot of fun just on their own
website alone just playing with combinations. Keeping you
cool and stylish in the Summer heat is simple with this
watch. They even have a Modify Watch for Philadelphia, how
great is that.
List Price: $40
for complete basic sets, additional Faces run you $15 - $20;
while additional Wrist straps cost $25 - $30
Verbatim: Store ‘n’
Go® USB 3.0 Colors
Stylish SuperSpeed USB 3.0 portable hard drive transfers
data 10x faster than USB 2.0
Portable hard drive
features USB 3.0 interface (up to 10x faster than USB
Fully compatible with
both USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 ports
Includes Green Button
software that offers 3 sleep/suspend settings, saving
power when the drive is not in use
BackItUp & Burn software (compatible with Windows OS)
for automatic back-up/storage recovery
Caribbean Blue and Hot Pink
Available in 500GB
Windows, & Mac
$139.99 (1TB); $119.99 (750GB); $89.99 (500GB) Available at
is the ultimate modular pocketknife, with 18 different
attachments so you can mix and match your most frequently
Customize your Switch’s
width by swapping out the inner axles, or group your tools
into different “themes” – home, office, outdoors, etc.
Complete set of body
covers, axles, and 18 tool attachments.
Tools made of high
quality stainless steel, with some plastic parts.
Plastic case to keep
all parts organized and secure.
The Switch set includes:
2 exterior body
covers, for encasing the tool attachments.
2 slotted caps to
hold the tool together, which can be removed with the
twist of a quarter to disassemble the unit.
3 interior axle
assemblies – small (2-6 tools), medium (4-10 tools), and
large (7-13 tools) — which can be swapped in and out
depending on your desired tool width.
BBQ and Grillin'
It is always a fun time to crack open the BBQ and get down
to some grilling. The next couple of gadgets will help you
go from getting burnt and Master Chef in no time. Well maybe
not that quickly but they sure will help you!
Stem - Tap the Flavor
it, don’t squeeze it! Stem is designed to allow a cook to
spray juice directly from a citrus fruit. No longer do you
have to cut and squeeze your fruit to get the juice out like
a common cook. With only one finger you can now spray citrus
juice on your favorite foods evenly. Let Stem add a little
zest in your kitchen and on your food!
Easy disassembly for
allowing for simple insertion into fruit
Sliders - Slide and Serve
your cookouts a knockout success. Sliders is a set of 4
double-prong skewers that keep food securely on while
grilling. The sliders guide food off easily when you’re
ready to eat. These are so simple to use that everyone can
just focus on the cuisine and each other!
Set of 4 skewers
food secure, even while rotating on the grill
sliders guide food off and keep your hands clean
Nonslip rubber gasket
keeps sliders in place when not in use
Porter - Grab and
summer helper is smokin’ hot! Porter is a multi-purpose BBQ
tray that eliminates extra trips between your kitchen and
grill. Containers with lids keep raw food safely separated,
while a serving platter and condiment caddy hold everything
a grill chef needs at hand. This is sure to make your next
cookout a blast.
3 containers keep raw
and cooked food separated
easily holds paper towel roll and seasonings
Smartphones , Cameras and so Much more!
What gadget wrap-up wouldn’t be complete without some
smartphones, cameras and whatever else we can find. Here I
take a look at some of the best gadgets around right now or
HTC One X
enough this one can come in two flavors, international model
or AT&T. The AT&T version sports a longer battery life and
LTE connectivity. The One X does represent the best features
and qualities you look for in a smartphone, a gorgeous,
4.7-inch 720p display it also features one of the best
cameras available in a smartphone and boasts fantastic
performance. Put simply, the One X adheres most closely to
the ideals of a great smartphone that we look forward to
List Price: $200 (on contract) at AT&T
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66 Digital
The DSC-TX66 camera will
be available in silver, gold, red, white, purple and pink
this March for about $350
Effective 18.2 MP “Exmor
R” CMOS sensor
Ultra-thin design measuring at 12.2 mm thick (excluding lens
Lightning-fast AF speed
of approximately 0.13 second in daylight, 0.25 seconds in
low-light (speeds may vary based on shooting conditions)
5x wide-angle optical
zoom lens (26-130mm in 35mm format) with 10x digital “Clear
Image Zoom” at full resolution
Finally let us talk about something everyone is doing in the
Summertime and that is working out. So how about we take a
look a few fitness gadgets as well. I have been using the
DDPYoga for a little bit now in combination with lifting
weights and these two gadgets have been helping make sure I
am getting the most out of my work out. Want to check out
DDPYoga for yourself go to
Wahoo Fitness: Blue HR Heart Rate Monitor
World’s first Bluetooth LE heart rate strap transforms your
smartphone into an all-in-one training partner
heart rate (hr) information via Bluetooth Smart
technology to your iPhone 4S and other Bluetooth Smart
Ready devices, no additional hardware or key needed
Generates heart rate
information in real-time, providing current hr, average
hr, max hr, time spent in hr zones, and calories burned
Works in background,
allowing you to take calls, text, or use other apps
without losing data
Compatible with the
most popular fitness apps, including Runkeeper,
MapMyFitness, and the free Wahoo Fitness App
additional charging, low-energy battery provides up to
1.5 years of battery life (under typical usage)
Easily upload fitness
results to the web wirelessly at the touch of a button
LINK Armband, enabled with Bluetooth® wireless technology,
sends information to your fingertips by communicating
directly with your smartphone and providing near real-time
caloric burn data. This will really help you keep a good
running log of your daily activity and chart your progress.
Let’s wrap up the Summer Gadget guide for now. Remember
there are a ton of gadgets out there to be on the lookout
for and enjoy. Make sure to check out my website
www.TheTechnoFiles.com. I run contests from time to time
and post reviews along with video reviews plus I also host a
Podcast on the All For Geek Network. So check us out and
thanks for reading.