Top 10 gadgets you should know about

Gadgets are many and constantly improving. There are so many innovative creations out there that are entertaining. Some gadgets are there to to make life easier. We have picked 10 of the best gadgets we think you should know about. If your on the lookout for new gadgets then you have come to right place.
10] BioLite Base Lantern
This is a cool little lantern that combines breakthrough edge-lighting with Bluetooth connectivity to bring you your own miniature smart grid. Featuring a 12000 mAh rechargeable li-on battery, the BaseLantern offers big power to light large group settings and charge your tech like your phone. A custom Low Energy Bluetooth app connects with your BaseLantern and unlocks a load of features like sleep timers, proximity activation, changeable light colours, brightness and real-time battery feedback so you get the most from your off-grid energy.
9] Olympus Pen-F
The Olympus PEN-F is a stylishly retro compact system camera. It combines 8 images in one second to create the best possible picture. The all-metal PEN-F has a 5-axis image stabilisation system worth up to 5 stops, a new 20-Megapixel Live MOS Micro Four Thirds sensor with no low pass filter, Supersonic Wave Filter anti-dust technology, 4K time-lapse movie mode and the TruePic VII processing unit. The PEN-F also features an external flash hotshoe, built-in electronic viewfinder with a resolution of 2.36 million dots and 100% frame coverage, a vari-angle 3-inch LCD touchscreen, an electronic shutter with a top shutter speed of 1/16,000 sec, focus peaking, a new Creative dial, Live Composite Mode for previewing long exposures, a customisable self-timer, 10fps continuous shooting, 50-Megapixel high resolution shot capability, Wi-Fi connectivity and in-camera HDR exposure blending.
8] Vantage Robotics Snap Drone
The Fuselage detaches from the propellers and they snap together making it easy to carry round in your backpack. It has a great Sony Exmor IMX 377 1 / 2.3” camera sensor, a smart battery that lets you know when it’s running out, smart tracking that knows where you are and where it is, a tonne of sensors (GPS, sonar, gyros, accelerometers, magnetometers, barometers, geo-aware image sensors) and a lot more. This is a cool drone.
7] Fixr Multi-Tool

A useful little invention that’s light enough to carry with you and easy to attach to your belt or keys! This multi-tool device features a many tools needed for those everyday jobs. Hidden neatly behind a gold plated revolving disc to keep the tools tucked away when not in use.

Tools included

  • Small Phillips Driver
  • Medium Phillips Driver
  • Bicycle Spoke Spanner
  • Bottle Opener
  • Nail Cleaner
  • Eyeglass Screwdriver
  • Razor Sharp Cutter
  • Wire Stripper
  • File
  • Measure
  • Box Opener
  • Carabiner Clip
  • Pry Bar
  • 5 Spanner Sizes

6] T900 Speaker

This is a speaker and lightshow in one and you can play your music through this speaker in a variety of ways including: MicroSD, AUX in, Bluetooth (including NFC), and USB. The speaker also has gravity sensors that know whether the speaker is lying flat on a surface or on its end and the light animations will adjust themselves accordingly. This speaker takes 4-5 hours to charge via the included micro USB cable and has a playback time of 3-4 hours with the light animations on display.

5] Naim Mu-so Qb

Naim mu-so QB Digital Wireless Bluetooth Music System is one of the best music systems on the market. It is designed really well with a touch screen system allowing you to control the speaker and play/pause music along with bluetooth to connect devices and it gives the best sound quality that is so crisp it gives you goosebumps.

Duncan Bell said:

“This thing sounds superb. Cracking. As Jim Bowen would say, super, smashing, lovely, great. It [delivers] a rich, delicious, chocolatey sound with plenty of well controlled bass and even a reasonable stab at stereo, considering the small size. All in all, there’s very little to complain about with the Qb. Given how well its £895 big bro’ did it should absolutely fly off the shelves, and it deserves to.”

4] Garmin Fenix 3 Sapphire

This is one of the best wearable fitness watches money can buy. It really is well built with Stainless Steel EXO antenna with GPS support for fast fix and accuracy, a 3.1 cm (1.2-inch) sunlight readable colour Chroma display, Altimeter, barometer and 3-axis compass with auto calibration, Smart features like smart notification and connect IQ app support and advanced fitness training features including VO2 Max, running dynamics and recovery advisor. 

3] Oculus rift

The Oculus Rift is unlike anything you’ve ever experienced before. Whether you’re stepping into your favorite game, watching an immersive VR (virtual reality) movie, jumping to a destination on the other side of the world, or just spending time with friends in VR, you’ll feel like you’re really there. This headset is the next big thing in gaming and for virtual reality and works with a sensor, a remote, an Xbox controller but Oculus are making their own controllers that will allow your hands to be in the experience so you can pick objects up and throw them and this is what they are working hard on with Facebook to push out this year. Oculus Rift only works with Microsoft windows and have been working hard with Microsoft to perfect the experience. Rift uses state of the art displays and optics designed specifically for VR. Its high refresh rate and low-persistence display work together with its custom optics system to provide incredible visual fidelity and an immersive, wide field of view. Its advanced display technology combined with its precise, low-latency constellation tracking system enables the sensation of presence – the feeling as though you’re actually there. The magic of presence changes everything. You’ve never experienced immersion like this. This is the next big thing in technology and one that will have creators creating content for VR, so if you guys love tech and want to stay up to date with the best then Oculus Rift is for you.

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2] Amazon Echo

This is amazons new virtual assistant and it’s called the Amazon Echo. This virtual assistant is designed to make life easier for you and can do simple things that you don’t want to once your settled down and comfortable. It is a hub for all the menial things that get in your way during the day and all you have to do is ask and you will get your demands. This is one of the most advanced smart, virtual assistants on the market today. The things that it can do are play your music from your streaming services and the sound thanks to the shape of the Amazon Echo is let out 360º, so it fills the whole room. It can answer questions like reads audiobooks, reports news, traffic and weather, provides sports scores and schedules, and much more.

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1] Alpha 1s Robot

The Alpha 1S Robot from UBTech is a completely customisable futuristic robot – you create the programs and he will perform them for you. He comes with 16 degrees of freedom which is the equivalent of our joints, meaning he is incredibly flexible! He can sing, dance and read stories, but more impressively he can even do Tai Chi, somersaults, play football with his friends and one handed press ups – which is more than a lot of us humans can do.

By downloading the free app (for iOS and Android) you can access Alpha’s brain and command him to do anything you like right before your eyes. The easy to use app control pad is customizable too, so you can have your favourite performances from Alpha at your fingertips.

No respectable robot from the future would be complete without multi-coloured LEDs and thankfully Alpha has plenty, so if you thought he looked good in the day wait till you see him in the dark! You can adjust his volume, and LED lights through the app and all of the preprogramed actions are right there ready for your entertainment.

For the budding programmers out there, the Alpha Robot is the perfect starting point. The free Visible Editing Software program will let you set up your own programs for him to perform. So you can create a whole routine or just a simple wave with ease. Once you have finished your routines you can save them and put on a robot show for your friends and family to enjoy. Alpha even works as an alarm clock.

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