CliniCloud is the new connected medical kit that includes a digital stethoscope and a non contact thermometer, combining the data from both devices will allow you to have a better judgment about what´s going on with your health. You can even get a medical consultation from the comfort of your home (they have partnered with Doctor On Demand), sending your physician relevant information that can insure proper diagnosis. It also comes with an app, available for IOS or Android, that integrates the whole information and even provides a timeline so you can check your health´s evolution while storing the important info on your phone or Cloud. Imagined by two physicians and developed by a talented team, this could very well be your family´s new best friend. The app also has some operating instructions that guide you in order to make sure you use the instruments correctly; anyone is able to use it without prior training and you can manage multiple accounts so that the whole family may use it. $149
TAG Heuer has just unveiled their new smartwatch, the sporty Connected Modular 45. The watch is Swiss-made, powered by Intel with a Google Android Wear OS, and can be customized in a host of different manners. The Modular 45 comes with interchangeable parts, the watch head can be removed, and you can change buckles (black PVD or titanium), bracelets (ceramic, titanium, leather or rubber) and the watchs lugs can also be switched to fit the timepiece. The 45mm watch has a 1.39-inch AMOLED touchscreen display, an Intel Atom Z34XX processor, 4GB of memory, WiFi, GPS, is water resistant to 50 meters and boasts more than 24 hours of battery life. $1.650
We’re all guilty of it — staring at our phone screens for hours on end, ignoring the world around us. Whether it’s for work or play, emails, Instagram, and other distractions have us on our smartphones constantly. No matter how hard we try, it’s almost impossible to break their hold. But in Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked, professor of psychology and marketing at NYU Adam Alter dives into the rise of behavioral addiction and describes how tech companies make these technologies so dang Irresistible. It also explains how to break free from the screens and harness their evil for good, but you’ll have to log out of Facebook first to find out. $16
The Wheel Turntable is a record player that is simple, clean, and easy to use. The minimal record player has no buttons, just a centre stick that controls all the functions (on and off, headphone volume, and skip tracks). To keep things clean, everything is built into the platter, the belt drive, the linear tonearm, the amplifiers, and all technology is safely hidden from dust and accidents. This also allows it to operate horizontally on vertically mounted on a wall, and gives you an unobstructed view of your precious record. $600 on Kickstarter
Cardboard analogue cameras are fun not only because they help illustrate how the process of photography works, but they force those using them to think less about all the extraneous things, and more about the basics. The CROZ DIY Digital Camera accomplishes much of the same thing with its bare necessities build.
This brilliant little shooter boasts nothing more than an acrylic case and a simple circuit board. Operation is as easy as it gets. All users have to do to take a photo is to flip the on/off switch and the small interchangeable wide-angle or fish-eye lens will capture an image. Those images are then stored on an external SD card that can easily be plugged into your Mac or PC for uploading. No matter the skill level – shooting with this camera is sure to yield interesting results due to the fact that there is no digital preview and the only viewfinder is a little rectangle cut into the circuit board. You can get your hands on one for $140.
With the look of a smartwatch and a camera comparable to the one you’d find in your smartphone, the Beoncam Wrist Camera can capture you and the world around you in 360-degree HD. The world’s first removable 5MP panoramic camera housed in a smartwatch is lightweight, compact, and splash proof. Beoncam is also built with an always on single touch system that is paired with a long-lasting rechargeable battery so you can capture a moment quickly and easily. Take 360-degree photos and videos or live stream your next adventure or spontaneous moment. You can even pop it out of the watch band and attach it to a backpack, bike, or tripod. Available for IOS and Android, the Beoncam app gives you remote control to the camera as well, so you can capture photos and video when it’s outside of arm’s reach. $99 on Indiegogo
The Nokia 3310 is back! The iconic phone lives again in color and with a month’s worth of battery life. Hoping to prove that things like affordable tech never go out of style, Nokia brings back an old favorite. The nostalgic model was called “the brick phone” because it was strong, sturdy and dependable, and it now returns with a serious revamp, an updated user interface, single and dual SIM variants, 2.4-inch color display, a 2 MP camera, a whopping 22 hours of talk time and a up to a month of standby time, 16MB of storage with microSD expansion, and a built-in FM radio and MP3 player. It also includes of course “snake”, the best phone game ever. $50
The easiest and quickest tool to develop your own films in full day light, anywhere and at anytime without the need for a darkroom. Simply insert your exposed roll (either 35 or 120) in the appropriate module, wind it onto the reel, add the developing liquid and agitate. $79+ on Kickstarter
Remember when you were young and one of the toys you used to play with was the incredibly frustrating Etch A Sketch, which would take you hours to put together a simple drawing? Perhaps kids these days with their smartphones and tablets might not see much fun in such “low-tech” toys, but not to worry.
Spin Master, the company that acquired Etch A Sketch back in 2016, and BoogieBoard have come together and have given the toy a hi-tech and modern makeover with the Etch A Sketch Freestyle. On the surface it still looks and feels like the old toy, except that under the hood it comes equipped with an LCD screen.
The Sound BlasterX Katana by Creative is a gaming soundbar that’s designed specifically to go underneath your desktop monitor. The sleek Katana has a minimalist and slimness design, packaged within an anodised gray brushed metal-finish casing. Like other soundbars, it combines what would typically be three speakers into one unit, and is powered and enhanced by Creative´s award winning multi-core audio DSP making it the worlds first true Under Monitor Audio System (it can also be used as an enhancement for TV audio). It also features Creative’s programmable Aurora RGB LED lighting (the first gaming and entertainment sound system to have such a feature) that elevates your gaming and movie experience. This is the perfect addition to fully optimize and customize your PC and desktop setup. $299