Samsung recently debuted its entrant to the smart watch race, the Galaxy Gear. This wrist piece acts not only as a watch, but as a notification and input device linked to your smart phone (currently only the Galaxy Note 3). The Gear allows you to leave your phone in your pocket while answering calls, checking messages, and tweaking your schedule. With its built in camera, Gear allows you to instantly take photos and share them with your friends. Other features, such as auto lock, find my device, weather, pedometer and media controller make this a perfect companion to your phone. The Gear comes in six colors. Buy($299)
Everybody hates trying to get a new key onto a key ring. They are so tightly wound that more often than not, you lose a fingernail in the process. The innovators at Exotac have come up with a brilliantly simple, yet game-changing way of adding keys to your key ring. The FreeKey System opens with just the press of the ring, allowing you to easily add keys to your collection. Priced at $6.49, this is the last Key ring you will ever buy. See how it works after the jump. Continue reading FreeKey
Limitless LED has come up with a modern solution for your home’s lighting, by adding wifi to the common light bulb. Starting at just $16 per LED smart-light, you won’t find a cheaper lighting automation solution that can perform like Limitless LED. Available in basic white and color LED, you can now control your entire house’s lighting system with your smartphone. Limitless not only allows you to control your lighting’s on/off capabilities, but offers seamless control of up to 4 zones of lighting. The white bulbs go from Warm White to Cool White, feature a nightlight mode and full brightness control. The color bulbs offer the same features of the white bulb, through the full color spectrum. The lights also have dozens of flashing color changing disco modes. The color starter kit comes with two color bulbs, a wifi bridge receiver box, remote, and the free app store LimitlessLED app for just $57. Video after the jump. Continue reading Limitless LED
The Qlocktwo W by Biegert&Funk flips the conventional watch concept on its head. Instead of a set of hands or a digital readout, the Qlocktwo W literally reads the time, in plain English. The stainless steel case measures 35 x 35 mm and contains a grid of 110 letters. When the button on the side is pressed, words that tell the time illuminate in random places. The Qlocktwo also shows the calendar date and even shows seconds. Available in 4 styles with a 24 mm leather strap. Buy ($770-880)
The DJI Phantom is one of the nicest looking and most affordable ($479 on Amazon) multi-rotor aerial filming systems on the market today. It’s lightweight ready to fly design make for a easy set up; all you have to do is attach the propellers, charge the battery pack and add batteries to the remote control and you’re off. The flight range is 300 meters, but if the Phantom does go out of range, the autopilot system will take over and the unit will automatically fly back to its designated home base. This is all made possible by the Naza-M + GPS integrated flight dynamics system. The Phantom comes with an integrated mount for a GoPro, so you can get that impossible shot. Get yours today. Continue reading DJI Phantom Quadrotor with GoPro Mount
The nomad ChargeKey is a brilliant device that allows you to carry a charger for your iPhone or Micro USB equipped electronics wherever you go. The size of a common house key, you’ll have no excuse not to carry it with you. Nomad also carries the ChargeCard, which is based on the same principles of the ChargeKey, but takes the shape and size of a credit card. Both charging systems pack a 3.1 amp charge rate, so even your tablet will come back to life with relative ease. The ChargeKey and ChargeCard also work to sync your devices, and come with a 100% Lifetime money-back warranty. Each are just $25 and ship as early as October 15th (ChargeCard – ChargeKey ships November 30th). Order here.
The Lockitron is one of the best wifi enabled smart door locks on the market right now. Currently available for preorder for $179, and shipping in the fall, Lockitron is a fully portable and transferable deadbolt automation system that replaces your standard house key with your cell phone. With it, you can grant family and friends access to your home without having to give up a spare key, and you can easily revoke access at a moments notice. Phones with bluetooth 4.0 can simply walk up to the door and the Lockitron will automatically unlock when in range, and lock when the phone is away from the door. It even has a knock sensor and will send you a message when someone knocks on your door. Preorder yours today! Continue reading Lockitron
The Nest has been around for a few years now, but is worth mentioning since recent incentives from utilities such as National Grid have made it more affordable. The nest is a brilliantly designed learning thermostat that programs itself through your normal day to day input. To set it up, all you have to do is answer a few basic questions and it is ready to go. The Nest has built in activity sensors that can tell whether or not you’re home, and adjust the temperature accordingly. When you are away, you can monitor the Nest via a convenient and intuitive smartphone app. Over time the nest will develop efficient habits and help you to save money on heat and electric bills. The Nest is currently priced at $249, but National Grid customers can save $100 instantly in the Nest Store.
STUNGlasses are a fairly new entrant into the cheap sunglasses world. With a basic Wayfarer-esque shape, these frames carry a timeless design at an affordable price. For a bit more, STUN also offers a polarized option for just under $25. These are great for going places you wouldn’t normally go with your expensive Ray-Bans; such as, jet skiing, mountain biking, running etc. Get your STUNs today, starting at just $15.99
The Charles Sawhorse $115 desk by World Market is really a thing of beauty. Continue reading World Market Charles Sawhorse Desk