Gadgets

eero

eero is a new router that is aiming to simplify everything from installation, expansion, troubleshooting, and guest access. With simple setup, simple meshing (adding more access points without running cable), and automatic updates, eero looks like a really great product.

UE Megaboom

The new Megaboom is completely waterproof, has Bluetooth connection range of 100 feet, and packs 20 hours of battery life.

Misfit Flash

Most people either know they want to track their activity or know that they don’t–few people fall in the middle, left unsure. But for those whose interest has been raised at some point, the Misfit Flash is a perfect entry tracker. The Flash has an MSRP of $50 directly from Misfit, but has gone on sale in the past from other stores like Amazon or Best Buy for $25.

AmazonBasics 4 Port USB 3.0 Hub

Laptops are great because they are portable and light weight. Their one downside is they only have 2 USB ports. Whenever I see the back of an iMac, I’m extremely jealous of the 4 ports. Thankfully, Amazon sells powered USB 3.0 hub for $18.99. This will allow you to hook up USB ethernet, a time machine drive, a printer, and your iPhone while still leaving 1 port free.

Chromecast

Google’s Chromecast has been out for quite a while, but I didn’t give it much attention until recently. For just $29.99, you get a fairly useful streaming device. Google currently has a promotion where you get a $20 Google Play store credit with purchase.

BookBook for iPhone 6

The BookBook has been a fairly popular iPhone case in years past. A number of my coworkers love them. It’s a handsfree wallet case with a removable shell. It’s all wrapped inside a vintage leather book. It includes pockets for cash and cards. It also folds out into a stand for Netflix and FaceTime. Buy it for $59.99 for the iPhone 6 or 6 Plus.

Monoprice Microphone Isolation Shield

The room I record my podcast in at work is fairly small, but it has concrete walls. I’m not an audio engineer, but even I know that audio and concrete don’t mix. I considered building a contraption to shield my mic using foam and a large box, but then realized that someone probably is selling exactly what I want. A quick search on Amazon resulted in quite a few options. I ended up choosing the Monoprice 602650 Microphone Isolation Shield.

Tinitell

Tinitell is a new wrist based cellular phone for kids. You pair it with your smartphone (iPhone or Android) and have complete control over the experience. The battery will last a week on standby and has 60 minutes of talk time. It will work with any GSM sim card. You can pre-order for $129.

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