Gadgets to Keep an Eye Out For in
Every year brings in a slew of new gadgets to get ready
for. Whether they have been announced or you know that
there will be a new smartphone coming out every year, new
gadgets are new gadgets. Luckily for you I will show you a
few great gadgets that are out RIGHT NOW and you can get
your hands on and usher in 2013 in style and fun. So now
let us take a look at a few cool gadgets and one really cool
toy you will want to play with all the time.
I said every year the major phone makers have a slew of
phones that come out and will come out every year. So what
I want to do is show you a few great phones that are out now
so you can have them going into the new year.
Samsung Galaxy Note 2
– This phone is one that I absolutely love. From its very
large (5.5”) screen down to the very clever S Pen, the Note
2 is a great improvement over last year’s model. Games look
amazing and videos play very crisp and super clear. Running
a superfast 1.6Ghz Quad Core Processor this phone will
easily handle your daily duties plus as an added bonus the
battery life on this device is superb.
Price – Varies depending on carrier and contract.
Samsung Galaxy S3
HTC Droid DNA
Motorola Droid Razr Maxx HD
The bread and butter of so many people, with so many tough
choices to go through from gaming laptops to just day in and
day out performance laptop. Here I figure I would just look
at day to day laptops that can perform exceptionally well.
MacBook Pro with Retina Display
with the Retina Display down to the Nvidia GPU this laptop
is a performance killer. The Retina Display helps make
images and text look amazing, the high resolution screen on
the MacBook Pro really sets this apart from so many other
laptops. Along with some added new ports including the USB
3.0 and HDMI are very welcome.
Pricing – starts at $2,000 and goes up from there
Dell Inspiron 14z
Apple MacBook Air
Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13
So we looked at overall performance laptop now let’s take a
quick look at the best
that is out there.
Series 7 Gamer
This laptop is a BEAST. With a 17” screen and a superfast
processor the Samsung Series 7 Gamer is the hands down
laptop to beat when it comes to gaming. Plenty of ports to
suit your needs, the only downside is the price which might
make it too pricy for some but for those that can afford
this rig you won’t be disappointed.
Pricing – starts at $1,700 and goes up with options
Notable Gaming Laptops
Digital Storm X17E
Now when it comes down to tablets it comes down to Apple
iPad and everyone else. Sure Microsoft is trying to create
a splash with the Surface but it is too early to tell. So
my only recommendation is the Apple iPad with so many
accessories to really push the interactive ability from the
Pogo Connect that connects via Bluetooth 4 and works
wonderfully with iPad’s Photoshop Touch app from Adobe that
can actually sense the pressure you put onto the tablet.
There really is no comparison. Prices vary depending on
if you choose to go through a Mobile carrier or purchase
from a store and also depending on how much storage you
choose as well.
If you were thinking about getting a tablet for your child
without having to shell out the big money for an Apple iPad
let me direct you to this little device.
launches the FunTab, a 7” Android 4.0 tablet,
for children. It is an intuitive, touchscreen device that
teaches your child about various subjects, sparks their
creativity, and simply keeps them entertained for hours with
access to thousands of popular, parent-approved apps and
Preloaded with today’s most popular apps, the FunTab bundles
an assortment of fun games such as Angry Birds, Where’s My
Water, Cut the Rope, Fruit Ninja and more. Child-specific
features include Art
Studio which is a creative platform that allows your child
to trigger their inner artist. Parents can view the child’s
art in the program gallery, and use gold stars to mark their
favorite designs. Also, Video Mail is a unique, interactive
way for children to keep in touch with their family and
classmates from Zoodles.com. Users can record short video
messages with the FunTab’s front camera.
• Android 4.0 Operating System
• 7” 800x480 capacitive multi-touch screen
• 1.2 GHz Processor with 400MHz GPU
• 512MB RAM
• MicroSD card slot adds an extra 32GB of storage
• Built-in 3-axis gyroscope for advanced motion sensing
• Ematic Kids App Mall
• Front and back cameras
• Battery allows 5 hours of continuous playtime
The FunTab is available in blue/green and pink/purple.
Price - $119.99 at Walmart.com.
In this section I will take a look at a few choice audio
gadgets that will enhance your audio experience. So no
matter how you decide to listen to your tunes you will have
plenty of choices.
I have talked about OrigAudio and some of their products
including the Rock-It 2.0, which used vibration technology
to turn almost anything you can stick it to into a speaker.
It worked best with hollow objects like plastic cups or milk
jugs. Well OrigAudio has come up with a new product that
revolutionizes vibration technology with the Epishock.
What is the Epishock you might ask?
Turn any flat surface into a booming loud speaker
Epishock is ten times more powerful than the Rock-It
Built in rechargeable lithium ion battery that will provide
6+ hours of play time
Daisy chain capability: The more speakers you connect..the
louder and louder they get!
Sounds the best on glass, wood, MDF, metal, plastic, etc.
Works with ANY device that has a standard 3.5mm headphone
jack: iPhones, Droids, laptops, blackberrys, iPads, tablets,
Size: 2.4 x 2.4 inches
Price - $44.99 – Check out OrigAudio.com for more products
and more information
Outdoor Tech, creators of intelligently designed outdoor
centric consumer electronic gear brings you the latest in
their line of products that you probably want with the
ADAPT. Clip the lightweight device to your jeans or
anywhere else and enjoy
technology with your audio products. This colorful plug and
play device effortlessly syncs and provides hours of
There’s an unlimited amount
of products that the ADAPT is compatible with – from
headphones, to speakers to home theater systems - the
products become wireless and controlled directly from the
ADAPT. The ADAPT also features a built in mic so those
headphones or earbuds without an inline mic are now fully
functional for crystal clear calls.
The days of being tethered
to your mobile device with all your corded accessories is
gone with this simple solution. The colorful variety ensures
that you will find a shade to fit your style and with a
built-in li-Polymer rechargeable battery you’ll be enjoying
wireless connectivity for hours. Charging is also a cinch
with a micro USB charger included.
Price - $39.95 –
Check out OutdoorTechnology.com for more information
Product To Check Out
this last little nugget of awesomeness is an amazing piece
of Science. Growing up your parents probably had a little
thing called Silly Putty. It was fun it would bounce,
stretch it out and it could copy things off a newspaper, but
really it didn’t do a whole heck of a lot. Well putty today
had become super amazing thanks in part to Crazy Aaron’s
Putty. Crazy Aaron’s Putty isn’t just normal putty. Sure
you can bounce it, stretch it, but you can also SMASH IT to
He has putty that can change color from the heat of your
hands, Putty that can be magnetized and even “swallow” the
magnet if you let it sit with the putty. Metallic colored
putty and even putty that is clear glass when you take it
out and after playing with it the putty becomes cloudy,
after you allow it to rest it becomes clear again.
You need to check out PuttyWorld.com and just see for
yourself some of the amazing putty Aaron has to offer. Plus
the best part I believe is that his putty is made by people
with special needs and it is made locally in the