Automatic is a dongle that plugs into your car’s ODB-II port (check to see if your car is compatible) and provides a wealth of data. We wrote about the original one back when it was available for pre-order, and the company has continued to innovate. They’ve just released the 2nd generation of the Automatic device. It includes all the same features before, but adds some great new ones.
A simple, inexpensive way to listen to music or podcasts in the shower while your iPhone’s in the other room.
Chromebooks are a nice alternative to traditional laptops at a fraction of the cost Mac or PC. For less than $300, you get a laptop with a keyboard and Google Chrome. If you find yourself only using web based applications (Gmail, Facebook, etc), but want the full laptop experience, a Chromebook makes for a nice option.
Twelve South has just announced they are working on a HiRise Stand for the Apple Watch. Like the HiRise Dock, it uses your existing charging cable. It takes just a second to insert the watch into the dock, and it works with any style band. It will be available in silver or black.
Clamps onto a 2012-or-later iMac and provides four front-facing USB 3.0 slots.
It’s Monday (yes, that day), so that means we have another giveaway. Today, it’s the Poetic Slimline Case for Apple iPad mini 2. This iPad case provides protection for the front and back, while also remaining easy to take off and on. Like the Smart Cover, this case works with the magnets inside the iPad to wake the device when the flap is opened.
A super simple and compact action camcorder that won’t break the bank.
Charge three gadgets with one outlet.
The new Megaboom is completely waterproof, has Bluetooth connection range of 100 feet, and packs 20 hours of battery life.
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.
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.
Lets face it, we’ve all got a lot of devices that charge with USB. The Photive 50 Watt 6 Port USB Desktop Rapid Charger is aiming to simplify that setup. The USB ports will recognize what is plugged up and provide the fastest possible charging speed. This is really handy when you need a quick charge to your iPad.
An inexpensive yet super-fun drone for indoors and outdoors.
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.
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.