Anki Cozmo is a friendly robot with a one-of-a-kind personality. Cozmo is playful, can perform tricks, sing songs, and explore his environment. He can even recognize your face! You can also take care of him like a pet when he needs to be “fed” and “tuned up.” My kids are obsessed with Cozmo and yours will be as well.
Articles by Perry Brauner
At CES in Las Vegas, our friends at Swagtron dropped details on a ton of new, upcoming products for 2019. Swagtron is continuing their evolution from their beginnings with hoverboards to affordable alternative transportation options. In 2019, you’ll start to see a lot of new Light Electric Vehicles (LEVs), including e-bikes, electric scooters, and electric skateboards.
Toronto-based Nanoleaf, who is best known for their popular triangular-shaped Nanoleaf Light Panels, has wowed onlookers at CES 2019 in Las Vegas with their new product, Nanoleaf Canvas. Canvas is made out of edge-to-edge light squares that are touch sensitive, react to music and sound, and integrate with Apple’s Siri, Google Assistant, and Amazon’s Alexa.
Chefman’s new Chef IQ App, which is in beta release now, will allow consumers to control their kitchen appliances, monitor their cooking progress, and view recipes with step-by-step videos. This first of its kind app will connect to the appliances via Bluetooth and WiFi.
Making a splash at CES, ASUS debuted a new line of Chromebook products aimed at the Education sector, called the ASUS Chromebook Education series. These ruggedized, classroom-ready laptops feature an ergonomic design and are easily serviced. The line-up includes the first-ever ASUS Chrome OS Tablet, two 11.6” Chromebooks in clamshell and convertible configurations, and a larger 14” clamshell.
Now here’s something we’re dying to get our hands (backs?) on. The DreamWave M.8 Luxury Full-Body Shiatsu Chair sets a new standard in technological luxury with human-like massage feel, Auto-Adaptive Design, heating elements, ionizer, aromatherapy, and chromotherapy, Bluetooth speakers, and more. The DreamWave M.8 is an elegantly designed massage chair that aims to be the highlight of any home.
Our friends at Segway-Ninebot are coming out with a bunch of new products in this year and we’re excited to share them with you. Aiming to corner the market in “last mile transportation” they’re releasing the Shared Scooter Model Max, Powered by Segway. Looking to corner the market in “last mile delivery” they’re releasing the Loomo Delivery robot.
The trouble with winter is that whenever you want to keep warm outside, you feel like you need to bundle up in thick, heavy sweaters and coats. Kora decided to do something about that with their new Xenolith sweater that’s made out of a blend of Merino wool and Yak wool, which provides a high warmth to weight ratio.
Mobvoi’s TicPods Free are a great option for Android users who want similarly styled wireless headphones as their Apple Airpod brethren. With 18-hour battery life, in-ear detection, noise cancellation, and touch controls, the TicPods Free are packed with convenient features. With access to voice assistants like Google Assistant, Siri, etc. the TicPods are compatible with almost every smartphone.
The Evolve Skateboards Carbon GT hits the Goldilocks zone of electric skateboards. It’s “just right.” It’s got crazy power, great battery capacity, can be converted from all-terrain tires to street wheels, plus, it’s just plain gorgeous. This sleek electric skateboard is great for all sorts of situations and deserves your attention. Starting at $1,959.99, the investment is not insignificant.
Ushering in the age of the loyal pet robot, the Anki Vector is a fun sidekick who can do more than play fetch. Vector is helpful; he can take photos, set a timer, answer questions, play blackjack, and more. Packed with high-tech circuitry, Vector can see, hear, feel, think, and communicate; he even keeps himself charged. Vector retails for $249.99.
When you’re commuting to and from NYC, you need a pair of headphones that feature great battery life, can drown out the surrounding noise, and sound great. That’s why I’m a fan of the Urbanista New York Bluetooth Headphones. These over-the-ear headphones are perfect for my commute, especially in the winter. They’re on sale now for $107.40 for Black Friday!
Already known for its butter smooth ride, the Onewheel electric board just received an update that allows riders to completely customize their ride. The Gemini firmware update brings a feature called Custom Shaping that revolutionizes the e-boarding game. Also included in the update is the ability of riders to share their rides via social media through the Onewheel app.
The TCL 6-Series is a great 4K LED TV, especially when you take into account the affordable pricing. With 55” and 65” models, the 6-Series shines with excellent picture quality, high-dynamic-range imaging (HDR), easy-to-use smart TV features, and a nice, small remote with voice-control features. Starting at $649.99, the TCL 6-Series deserves a top spot on every holiday shopping list.
I’ve been a huge fan of Eufy and their parent company, Anker, recently. Eufy doesn’t disappoint with their brand spanking new SpaceView HD Wireless Baby Monitor. With a huge HD display, long battery life, great night vision, two-way audio, and pan, tilt, zoom functionality; it’s my new favorite baby monitor when you take into account the affordable $169.99 price point.
Eufy recently announced an exciting update to their powerful line of robot vacuums, the RoboVac 30C. The “C” stands for connected, as your RoboVac now can communicate via Wi-Fi with Alexa and Google Assistant as well as with the EufyHome app. With a slim body that’s only 2.85” tall with 1500Pa suction, the RoboVac 30C is my top choice.
On a chilly October night, Anker held their first-ever live product launch in NYC. Announcing products from a number of their brands, Anker impressed with new 27W PowerPort Atom chargers, an updated Nebula Capsule II pocket projector, the Soundcore Model Zero and Zero+ Bluetooth and WiFi speakers, and a groundbreaking security system from Eufy. Read on to find out more!
If you’re looking for a Bluetooth speaker that brings the noise, you’ve got to check out the Soundcast VG5. It’s an all-weather speaker that packs a serious punch. With stunning features and performance, the VG5 is a fantastic choice for both outdoor and indoor dance parties. Available on Amazon for $449.99, the VG5’s performance is worth every penny.
Showers Pass has the whole family equipped for all seasons and every weather condition. They were nice enough to send my wife and me some outerwear to try out now that Fall is upon us, the Men’s Trailhead Bamboo-Merino Hoodie and the Women’s Rogue Hoodie. Both demonstrate the high quality that Showers Pass has become known for.
When it comes to wireless sport headphones, there are three essential features. First, the headphones need to stay in while running. Second, the headphones need to be water resistant. Third, they need to sound great. Jaybird knocks it out of the park with their new X4 wireless headphones. Retailing for $129.99, the X4 checks all of the boxes and more.
As a parent with young children, my first priority is the safety of my family. My second priority is making sure no one wakes up my kids while they’re sleeping! The Chamberlain Ultimate Security Bundle covers all the bases, as it’s ultra-quiet yet super-secure. With tons of smart and safety features, Chamberlain hits the sweet spot of garage door openers.