Don’t you wish you had a more graphical way of understanding whether your muscle building efforts are bearing fruit or not? Thankfully, there is now. The Skulpt Scanner is the world’s first and perhaps only device to date that’s fully capable of measuring the quality of muscle tissues in the human body. Unfortunately, developers have yet to include every single muscle of the human body in the Skulpt database. Nevertheless, the device can now accurately paint a picture of the status of the 24 different groups of muscles in the body. This allows you to understand which muscle groups need some work out.
Want to lead a healthier lifestyle but your work in the office is preventing you from hitting the gym? Well, why not bring some of the most ubiquitous gym equipment right in your office so you can establish and maintain fitness while also working? With the DeskCycle Desk Exercise Bike Pedal Exerciser, this is now possible. It’s just like the stationary bike in the gym except that the DeskCycle only comes with the pedal component and not the handle bar. Providing variable resistance is a magnetic mechanism so you can really work out your legs and stay fit while working.
This beautiful bangle is sure to become a staple in her wardrobe. The Fitbit Flex 2 Bangle is an activity tracker first but it’s hard to tell from its appearance. It has all the functionality of the Flex 2 (tracking as well as phone notifications) in a subtle shape.
Raise your glass to holiday cheer with a subscription to mixed beverages service Saloonbox. The startup specializes in ready-to-make cocktail mixes shipped to your door, starting at $37.50 per month, with the option of canceling anytime. Your best gal pal will thank you later.
The Console: A smart TV isn’t going to do you much good if you have any interest in video games. Instead, pick up a PlayStation 4 Pro and you can play hundreds of superb games, stream all your favorite services, and even get cable on the cheap through their Vue app.
Motion sensor trash cans that open with the wave of a hand aren’t new. But companies are updating their features. The Simplehuman can ($200) uses infrared technology to sense a hand. Also, the bin recognizes commands such as “Open can.” The lid won’t close until all debris is tossed in. Another option (not pictured): The Nine Stars DZT-50-28 ($90) opens with a hand wave, then closes automatically a few seconds later.
This box is the most novel gift you can buy for any man this year. Each time you use it, it turns itself off. Turn the switch on; it turns itself off again. There really is no end to what you can do with this box, and it can even glow in red. The Useless Box Gift comes with clear instructions and provides endless trickery and enjoyment.
With the headphone jack quickly disappearing from phones, wireless headphones are a must. The Happy Plugs Earpiece Wireless is the prettiest pair around. It works for calls and music and when not in use she can knot it around her neck like a piece of jewelry. For more, check out our roundup of Best Wireless Headphones.
It’s made for cosmetics, but it can also easily holds the smart gadgets 300 charge The bag is divided based on the moderate usage. There are four pockets and one large main compartment. The case itself is feather-light so it cuts down on the pain of carrying too many cables.
The sleek design and lean price tag of $80 make Google’s Daydream VR headset a fantastic gift for a gal pal. She can travel through space, read the news or go on a meditative journey. Just plop a smartphone in the viewer and use the provided controller to turn the headset on.
Do yourself a favor and throw your basic $4 universal remote in the garbage can — that’s not a man-approved remote control, sorry. And, let’s face it, you lose it all too often anyway. One cool gadget you need in your life is a Logitech Harmony Home Control, a universal smart remote and base that allows you to use your smartphone as a remote as well. The device not only works with the majority of your entertainment devices, but also your home automation devices like Philips Hue or Nest Learning Thermostat (so you can lower the lights or change the temperature without even leaving your seat). The Logitech Harmony Home control works with over 270,000 devices, including TVs, satellite and cable boxes, blu-ray players, Apple TV, Roku, Sonos, Xbox, Philips Hue and more. So if you want to control the world around you without having to get up, pick up the Logitech Harmony Home Control — you’ll feel like a wizard!
EE’s own-brand devices all have a bird of prey theme and the Buzzard is a car-optimised 4G Wi-Fi hotspot. The bright yellow drink-can sized packaging actually makes the thing look more interesting than it is, as inside it is a pretty regular 4G USB dongle made by Huawei and a 12v car charger. Plug the former into the latter and the latter into the fag lighter and the dongle generates a Wi-Fi network that can support up to ten devices at a time.