The next time you’re at the neighborhood potluck, instead of asking, just load a food sample into the Nima ($230, plus about $5 per capsule for each test). In two minutes, you’ll know if that casserole is sans gluten. The device fits inside a purse or bag, so toting it to restaurants is no problem. Within two years, the company also plans to produce units to detect the presence of peanuts, tree nuts or milk ingredients.
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All of that becomes less useful if you have to reach over and grab your device just to confirm what you’re doing. A basic holder puts the phone where you can see it, making things just a little less stressful. Magnetic mounts tend to work just fine here — one like the TechMatte MagGrip Air Vent is cheap yet unobstructive, while its CD slot-based sibling is a bit sturdier for those who can spare the space.
This an editor’s choice from CNET. It is a really great media player with features that the iPod does not have such as FM radio, FM radio purchasing, sharing options, wireless syncing, Wi-Fi, and more.
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Care to be Wolverine shredding his meats to bits? Or how about Freddy Krueger and his signature 4-bladed claws? Regardless of who you adore as a claw-wielding character, you’ll find the Grill Beast Pulled Pork Shredder Claws to be exceptional at pulling and shredding pieces of grilled meat so you get to enjoy the most delicious pulled pork sandwiches in town. The Grill Beast is made of high quality polymer, allowing it to withstand 450-degree heat without ever breaking, melting, or even curling. And if you think the Grill Beast is only good for shredding, it’s excellent for holding and piercing other foods, too.
Boasting a soft silicone exterior and booming audio – courtesy of one of the all-time industry leaders – this wireless speaker offers a good deal more than it looks like it should. With 8 hours of battery life, digital assistant compatibility, and water resistance, there’s little out there that can compete.
4. Smart glasses (again). They’re back, and now they’re better and a whole lot better-looking, too. Vuzix Blade Smart Sunglasses promise to augment reality by providing hands-free mobile computing and connectivity. The wearer can “reach out and manipulate virtual 3-D objects overlaid in the real world,” according to the manufacturer. At about $1,000, these specs will be available midyear.
An explosion of devices sported tiny video cameras connected to smartphones while other gadgets were recording in a continuous loop — just in case something happened. And it seems everyone wants to make friends with Amazon’s Alexa or a similar interactive device.
Plug it in an existing electrical outlet or simply let it be; it clearly doesn’t matter. As long as you have the Canary Flex HD Security Camera, you can easily mount this anywhere, be it indoors or outdoors. Its excellent weatherproofed design helps make it an excellent outdoor security solution without the need for installing additional electrical outlets to keep it fully operating. Of course, plugging it means you’ve got round-the-clock security. But, its batteries should still last you many hours before recharging. The Canary Flex comes with motion sensors and adaptable camera articulation to make home security surveillance a breeze.
You can never really have enough ways to keep your smartphone kicking. If you’ve got some emergency calls (not texts) to best gadgets kids you need your phone’s GPS, or you just want to make sure your device lasts through the end of the night, a simple car charger like the Aukey CC-T6 should do the job.
The Quill: For anyone that likes to take handwritten notes, a smart pen is an incredibly good idea. Not only will it let you scrawl in your own handwriting, but this one will will sync with the included app (for both Android and iOS) and upload every word to digital text. It can also sync those notes with Evernote or Google Drive.
Help the women in your life plant some roots by gifting them a plant from The Sill. This New York City-based startup hand pots every plant and guarantees they’ll last for at least 30 days. So, even if your friend lacks a green thumb she’ll at least have something green and growing for a month after you give this gift. The Sill ships nationwide and delivers even more varieties in the New York area.
So much more than a suitcase, The Raden A22 is a carry-on that is packed with a proximity sensor, weighs itself, is superstrong, waterproof, and can charge a phone four times over. There’s no reason to leave it at home ever.