When it comes to new technology I am always reading about the next cool new thing. In the last few weeks, I have read quite a few articles relating to new items to consider for 2016 and I thought I would share the ones that have caught my eye in no particular order because in my opinion they are all great.
A slow cooker that is integrated with webmo technology that allows you to turn on or off the cooker or adjust cooking temperature while you are away from your house from your smartphone and free accompanying app. The crock pot is made by Crock-Pot and is available on Amazon for $117. This crock pot gets 4 stars out of 5 by amazon reviewers and are for the most part all positive.
Ulo is an adorable surveillance camera that looks like an owl and has eyes that project video surveillance to your smartphone app. The cost is $169 and is a fully funded Kickstarter project. If you have not seen the video on facebook this small camera will alert you to any movement in the area it is placed and will send you an alert notice to your phone. The device looks like a kids toy and will go undetected by the normal individual.
It’s the hoverboard we dreamt about ever since watching back to the future. This board responds to your foot’s pressure for turning and just lean in the direction you wish to go. There are in malls across the country for more money they I am willing to spend, but a cool invention that I am sure will become more affordable in the near future.
There have been several times when a keyboard would have been helpful in taking notes on my mobile device, but who wants to carry around an actual Bluetooth keyboard in their portfolio or bag.Now you do not have to. With laser technology paired with Bluetooth wireless technology a virtual keyboard projects on a flat surface that track your fingers. The laser projection keyboard connects with your smartphone, laptop or tablet. Compact, keychain design makes our virtual keyboard super portable. The charge lasts for up to two hours of continuous typing.
And the last one is just because the sheer cool factor. I have searched Amazon for a cool Jedi Lightsaber, but nothing compares to the fun you can have by showing off to your friends and kids with your “real” saber.
5. Ultra Sabers
Ultrasabers is at high-end Lightsabers with a price tag of $399 and above. This is that cool toy you can display as the StarWars FX Lightsaber is an “elegant weapon, for a civilized age.” I love the ability to customize and construct your blade with different soundboards and LED colors. If the StarWars nut in your life has everything, this might be something to purchase rather than a drone or other high price toys like the Yoda, R2D2, or BB8.
These are my picks for best new gadgets on the market. Send me links to your favorite.