Whether you are on the go, in your office or at home, new technology gadgets can introduce great time-saving advantages into your day, as well as make life easier. Check out some of these great finds, including unlimited external storage devices for iOS devices, laptops and desktops; Bluetooth-enabled speaker, earbuds and keyboard, a versatile 2-in-1 tablet; and charging options for mobile devices.
In this slideshow, we’ve highlighted 10 hot new gadgets you may want to consider adding to your collection. Be sure to check out some of our other slideshows that feature great gadgets for the back-to-school crowd, anyone wanting to spice up their office, or mobile professionals on the go.
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Dash-i MicroSD Reader
Billed as the smallest external storage for iOS, the Dash-i is a MicroSD card reader for iOS devices that gives you unlimited external storage capabilities. Made of aircraft-grade aluminum casing, the Dash-i can be attached to a key ring and taken anywhere you go. The reader supports MicroSD cards of any capacity, and allows you to store and access photos, music, video and more. You can also password-protect files and back files up from your iOS device. The Dash-i Plus also comes with concurrent-charging capability.
Cost: Available for preorder starting at $28. Estimated delivery is June/July 2016.
The Amazon Tap is a wireless, Alexa-enabled portable Bluetooth speaker. Just tap the microphone button and ask for music from Prime Music, Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio and TuneIn. The device uses the Alexa Voice Service when connected to Wi-Fi or a mobile hotspot to play music, read the news, provide weather reports, and even order a pizza. It delivers sound powered by Dolby — with dual stereo speakers that provide 360-degree omni-directional audio — and provides up to nine hours of playback.
Microsoft Surface Pro 4
The Microsoft Surface Pro 4 offers the versatility of a laptop and a tablet in one device. The Surface Pro 4 is available starting with 128GB / Intel Core m 3 – 4GB RAM configuration up to a 256GB / Intel Core i7 – 8GB RAM configuration. Loaded with Windows 10, the 12.3-inch PixelSense touchscreen display has extremely high contrast and low glare. Go from laptop to table with the multi-position kickstand and keyboard. Battery life is expected to last up to nine hours.
Cost: Starts at $899
Phone-Charging Atomic Alarm Clock
This atomic alarm clock displays the time, day/date, temperature, humidity, and moon phases. The clock’s radio receiver synchronizes with NIST-F1, the U.S.’s atomic clock for always-accurate time. Additionally, mobile devices can be connected to side USB port for overnight charging.
Using Ignition Boost Technology, the Innov8 is the first 8TB USB-C-powered external desktop storage solution on the market. Just connect the device to your computer and you’re ready to go. The device is easy to move and can be placed exactly where you need it, and can handle up to 2 million songs, 4 million photos, and 800 HD movies.
RippleBuds is the world’s smartest Bluetooth earbuds equipped with an in-ear microphone system. The earbuds capture the human voice from within the ear, reducing ambient noise by about 30 decibels, making it possible to hear and be heard even in the noisiest environments. You can also listen to music from your Bluetooth devices.
Cost: Available for pre-order starting at $99. Expected delivery is July/October 2016
Wireless Glass Keyboard
This Bluetooth-enabled, Wireless Glass Keyboard comes with touch-sensitive glass designed with a full QWERTY layout. The keyboard is compatible with iOS, Android, Windows and Mac OS X devices and recharges via an included USB cable.
Stratasys J750 3D Printer
The Stratasys J750 3D Printer introduces one-stop realism with full colors and multiple materials. The J750’s goal is simple: to put the “rapid” in rapid prototyping. Color comes naturally to the J750: neutrals and neons, shadows and highlights, textures and gradients — over 360,000 colors automatically mapped from your design software for photorealistic models. Users can load six materials at once for sweeping variety without swapping canisters.
Cost: Request a quote.
Get fit in style with the Fitbit Blaze – a smartwatch designed to help you maximize your activity and workouts with revolutionary features like PurePulse heart rate, Connected GPS, on-screen workouts, and more. Connect with the Fitbit dashboard on your phone or computer, and you can access easy-to-read charts and graphs that track you progress. The Fitbit Blaze also allows you to stay connected with friends and family thanks to its advanced smartwatch features – get call and text notifications right on your wrist whenever your phone is nearby. Plus, mobile music controls keep you moving.
The modular YOUMO power system gives you a whole new kind of personal power. Choose from a range of different modules to create the power system you want. Start with a power module and power base cord and then add on more modules to build a system that suits your lifestyle. Available modules will include Wi-Fi, USB, wireless charging, power LAN, a light and speakers. The project has been fully funded through Kickstarter, and those interested in purchasing the device can sign up for updates on the company’s website.