If hadn’t received a Bluetooth speaker as a gift, I probably would have never discovered their convenience. There are more and more Bluetooth mobile speakers available these days, and they are costing less and less, making them a suitable purchase or gift for anyone with a smartphone.
Here’s an alternate take on activity trackers, courtesy of the Quirky hive mind. Instead of coming up with a device that can track multiple activities, the Revolve is a one-trick pony. It’s a smart jump rope that can track your progress and vital stats as you jump on said rope.
If you’ve got a Mac, but simply can’t stand the Apple wireless keyboard or Magic Trackpad for some reason, you’ve now got another option because Logitech has just unveiled a wireless keyboard and trackpad, made especially for Mac.
I have to admit that I use my Bluetooth speaker almost daily. Whether it’s to listen to music while I take a shower, or go to sleep while listening to an audiobook, I definitely get the most of this kind of device.
If you’ve ever used a heart rate monitor to track your fitness level while running or cycling, you’ll know that these usually aren’t compact devices. Most of them involve strapping a harness around your body so that the monitor can get a decent reading from your heart.
I usually don’t misplace things, but from time to time, everyone misplaces their keys, phone or wallet. Instead of raging like an animal, tearing apart your place, why not simply stick on an Bluetooth sticker that will allow you to easily find them again.
It’s never good when your bathroom scale gives you inconsistent readings. That’s probably one of the reasons why people seem to like these new high-tech scales that can track your weight history via your smartphone. There aren’t too many available on the market yet, so it’s good to see more alternatives popping up like this one from Wahoo Fitness.
I admit that I use a keyboard sleeve with my iPad, and to be honest it makes typing on my tablet a whole lot more productive. Since the iPad Mini was released, it was just a matter of time before a keyboard case for Apple’s smallest tablet would surface.
Until you’ve tried a Bluetooth speaker, you can’t really understand how useful they can be. Sure, the sound quality isn’t always spectacular, but it always blows speaker built into smartphones and tablets away, and the wireless convenience can’t be denied.
Some people love to sing while taking a shower. Not to brag, but I’m one of the world’s greatest listeners, so I prefer my bathtime music to come from another source. If you have the same preference, first of all high five!
Most of the portable keyboards I’ve seen are too bulky for my taste. Either they’re bigger than the actual device that you want to use it with or they’re twice as thick.
If you’re on the hunt for a portable yet completely functional keyboard for your mobile, then look no further.
I’ve known for the last couple of years that my home scale is a bit off, so I wonder if an expensive digital scale will do better. The idea of a smartphone-connected scale isn’t something new, but Withings new scale looks pretty spiffy and it’s supported by plenty of apps to help you keep track of your weight.
A couple of months ago, the LIFX LED lightbulb debuted on Kickstarter, and it was only a couple of weeks ago when electronics giant Philips unveiled its Hue color changing LED light bulb. These light bulbs not only allow you to choose whatever color you want using a smartphone application, they also allow you to turn the light on or off at pre-set times, making for built-in home automation.
If you only have a cassette player in your car, you probably bought a cassette adapter to connect your mp3 player or phone. This neat hack by the clever Kipkay will help you keep up with the times without shelling out a lot of money by turning this:
Into… (drumroll, please…) this:
The hack involves taking the Bluetooth transmitter from a (used) Bluetooth headset and connecting it with the electronics inside the adapter:
I wish Kipkay provided an alternative way of making the Bluetooth transmitter’s controls accessible, because that’s an equally crucial part of the hack.