Friday, December 14, 2012

My Top 3 Tech Gadget Picks

Need ideas for Christmas presents? Need a unique gift for that friend, child, inlaw, coworker that loves technology or cool gadgets? Then you don't want to miss this list. So get ready to add these tech gadgets to your shopping cart. Some of the top gadgets for 2012 are found here. Each gadget listed includes a brief description along with the estimated cost. Be sure to click on the gadget name to read more details about each one listed.

Jawbone Up - $129.99
 UP is a system that takes a holistic approach to a healthy lifestyle. The wristband tracks your movement and sleep in the background. The app displays your data, lets you add things like meals and mood, and delivers insights that keep you moving forward. The UP wristband was previously redesigned. I can't wait to try out the new wristband. Be sure to download the UP the icon to download.

Features of Jawbone:
  • Sleep and Nap Tracking-tracks hours slept, light vs. deep sleep and waking moments.
  • 24/7 Activity Tracking-track every move, including to distance, calories burned, active time.
  • Food and Drink Tracking-UP makes it fun and easy to keep track of what you eat.
  • Mood Tracking-log your moods and discover connections that affect how you feel.
  • Insight Engine-discover hidden connections and patterns in your day-to-day activities.
  • Idle Alert-reminds you to move when you've been inactive for too long.
  • Smart Alert-wake up feeling refreshed—at the right moment in your sleep cycle.
  • 10-day Battery-track every last step (and nap) without running out of juice.
  • Water-Resident Design-able to withstand thousands of showers, and the occasional snowball fight.
  • Day and Night Form Factor-designed for comfort...the more you wear it, the more you'll track.
  • Power Nap-UP will wake you up at the optimal time (around 26.5 minutes) after you fall asleep.
  • Simple Sync-simple and easy connectivity. Just plug it in.

Play Video Memo - $49.99
Leave fun messages for family and friends with the award-winning PLAY. A video memo pad that's fun and easy to use. A magnetic back adds an extra fun element allowing you to stick PLAY on your fridge or any metallic surface.

High quality recording with colour playback on a 2.4" screen. Holds multiple messages up to three minutes in total. It's easy and fun to use with 3 buttons. Don't write it, say it!

Watch this video demonstration:

chicBoom Keychain Speaker- $25.00
This portable speaker is small enough to fit in your hand, but it truly packs a punch. The chicBoom speaker has a big sound with a 2 watt amplified speaker that gives out four hours of quality sound. With the built-in rechargeable battery, you just plug them into your computer to charge and you’re ready to go! Click here to purchase.

Top Gadget coming 2013:

Memoto Camera - $279.99
The Memoto camera is a tiny camera and GPS that you clip on and wear. It’s an entirely new kind of digital camera with no controls. Instead, it automatically takes photos as you go. The Memoto app then seamlessly and effortlessly organizes them for you.

The camera has no buttons. (That's right, no buttons.) As long as you wear the camera, it is constantly taking pictures. It takes two geotagged photos a minute with recorded orientation so that the app can show them upright no matter how you are wearing the camera. And it’s weather protected, so you don’t have to worry about it in inclement weather.

The camera’s batteries won't need to be recharged until after approximately 2 days of use. To recharge the camera’s batteries, you connect the camera to your computer; at the same time the photos are automatically uploaded to Memoto’s servers. There are no buttons to press. You just wear the camera, then charge it and wear it again.

Apps are being developed for iOS and Android devices. As cool as this camera sounds, you will have to wait until April 2013 for shipment.

Watch the video demonstration:

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