I have rheumatoid arthritis and am well-versed in the resulting aches and pains that come with it. In January, I developed significant knee pain and tried red light therapy, and while I’m not sure if that sped up my recovery, it certainly didn’t hurt. That made me curious about the DNA Vibe Jazz Band Live, which Zek has also tried; it conveniently offers red light therapy (RLT) for your aches and pains right at home.
To celebrate this launch of Blizzard’s Diablo IV, GUNNAR Optiks has teamed with Blizzard to make a set of Diablo 4 Lilith Collector’s Edition Gaming Glasses, with only 66 pairs available for sale. These US-built limited edition glasses will go on sale July 12th at 6 pm PT, so if you’re interested, you’d better get in line now!
I rode my first e-bike less than two years ago. I quickly wanted more speed, more torque, and more range. But I quickly realized that bike helmets don’t offer enough protection at higher speeds. Thankfully, the creatives behind the Virgo e-bike helmet thought similarly and have created a new type of safety helmet specifically designed for the higher speeds of electric bikes.
Many of us think about air quality in ways we never considered before. We’ve realized that wearing a mask is a healthy choice when air quality is bad outdoors, and we’ve begun exploring ways to improve the air quality in our homes and places of business. The IQAir Atem Desk is a desktop air purification system that, in a post-Covid yet still very much polluted world, makes more sense than ever.
It’s kind of a minor miracle of physics and evolution that we can walk as efficiently as we do; our feet coordinate with our knees, hips, back, and shoulders to keep us upright and moving, but that doesn’t mean we can’t improve along the way. Baliston by STARCK is all about figuring out how to quantify and improve your stride while also improving your style! How do they do? Let’s find out!
I am a big fan of working out at home. It’s pretty easy to build a decent home gym for yourself, even in a small space, but the one thing you really can’t do well in small spaces is boxing. I had pretty much given up on trying to incorporate regular cardio boxing into my routines, but then I got to test the Quiet Punch. And now I’m in love.
Amazon has abruptly announced that they’re discontinuing their Halo fitness and sleep trackers. If you’re still using one, you’re good until July 31st, after which you should give your privacy-invading little friend a Viking funeral. Or, you know, send it to Amazon for proper recycling.
Raina and I have used a Withings Smart Scale for the last few years. It’s an older, basic model, but it gets the job done. Now the company has released its latest smart scale, the Body Smart; this is certainly not the kind of scale that any of us grew up with!
Sleep Number’s first 360 smart beds launched in 2017. After seeing one in person at CES 2018, I soon bought the i10 360 smart bed. That was over five years ago, and ever since, Kev and I have enjoyed personalized sleep from our dual-zone, self-adjusting mattress. Each night, sensors inside our smart bed collect biometric data that is crunched to produce a SleepIQ Score. Today the next-gen Sleep Number smart beds were announced along with Sleep Number’s new lifestyle furniture line. It’s hard to imagine what could make our mattress any better, but Sleep Number has some ideas.
We’ve reviewed portable blenders before, but the BlenderCap by Cruz is something else. Designed by two former Apple Engineers, BlenderCap is one of the most functional and best-designed solutions we’ve yet seen for making smoothies, shakes, frozen drinks, or flavored ices while traveling or on the go. All you need to create your favorite concoctions are the ingredients, some ice, a wide-mouth bottle, and the BlenderCap by Cruz will do the rest.
During Hanukkah this year, my wife Raina got me a Tooletries’ Face & Body Scrubber Set. I wasn’t sure what to do with the two silicon pads initially, but once I tried the scrubber set, I was hooked. I honestly don’t know why anyone would use a washcloth when this is available.
I’m picky about my sneakers. I tore my left ACL several years ago, and the subsequent recovery means that my knee gets the final vote on a pair of shoes. If it’s not happy, I’m not happy. Luckily for my aesthetic tastes and my knee, the NOBULL TrainerPlus in neon blue ticks all the boxes!
Capnos has a simple concept with a big goal: to help people break their nicotine vaping habits. To accomplish this, they’ve deconstructed the vaping experience down to satisfying the basic behavioral habit of oral fixation. Using one of their battery-free devices, you can inhale flavored air without any of the health risks that come from vaping while satisfying that hard-to-break oral fixation hurdle. Read on to learn more about this and to see if it might be the solution you’ve been looking for.
When the first images of the Dyson Zone appeared in late March last year, the internet had an absolute field day. Headphones with a detachable mask that served as a personal air purifier? April Fools’ Day had come early! Everyone who saw the photos or read about them had a strong opinion, and it’s understandable why. The Dyson Zone has a very unique and possibly polarizing design, but underneath its futuristic and slightly dystopian style is an impressive melding of audio and health tech that works.
CITIZEN has a deservedly excellent reputation for making stylish and reliable wristwatches. They’re taking their eye for style and combining it with some seriously smart machine learning to make smartwatches that actually adapt to your needs. The second generation of CITIZEN CZ Smart watches will be powered by the YouQ application with the aim of improving your health and your daily routine!
Withings offers many amazing medical devices to quantify your health, from scales to blood pressure measurements to fitness trackers. But they’re taking that kind of health monitoring to a whole new level of dedication with the Withings U-Scan, which functions as basically a connected home urine lab.
Bike riding is a super fun outdoor activity, whether you ride intensely or just like to tool around town. The downside is in winter and bad weather when you need to take the training indoors and hook up to a device to cycle in place. It’s just not the same, either emotionally or physically. TrueKinetix can’t help (as much) with your desire to get outside, but they can help make it a more fulfilling exercise with TrueTrainer.
Consensus on vaping is mixed, to say the least. On the one hand, it’s almost definitely a harm reduction versus smoking. On the other, it’s unclear if there are other risks, and it still doesn’t break a nicotine dependence. CAPNOS aims to let people keep the oral fixation that comes from vaping but strips away all the health risks!
It is hard to believe that it’s 2023 and women’s health is still not taken seriously, but that’s the reality in the medical world today. Gender bias in health care is a huge issue, and while technology can’t fix it 100%, Movano Health is trying to take a big step forward with the Evie, their new wearable smart ring designed for women.
There are many ways to practice self-care, especially with respect to your muscles. You can use one of the many, many massage guns available, you can foam roll, and you can soak in Epsom salts. Or, you can try one of the more interesting treatments available, like red light therapy from the DNA Vibe’s Jazz Band Live.
If you struggle to fall asleep because your bed is too hot, too cold, too hard, or too soft, and if you and your partner can’t seem to find a mattress that will work for both of you, maybe it’s time to try something like the Sleep Number Climate360 Smart Bed. It’s billed as the first-ever bed to actively cool, warm, and effortlessly respond to each sleeper. Although pricy, the Climate360 Smart Bed sounds brilliant.