1Smartphones, Drones, Tech Gadgets Abound at GetGeeked Show
2Music on the Go with the Clip Sport Plus
Sandisk has a nifty portable music player for athletes or anyone on the move. The Clip Sport Plus is a Bluetooth device with a built-in FM radio, color LCD display and storage for up to 4,000 songs (16GB). It’s also water-resistant and can play for up to 20 hours on a single charge. Price is $60 for a red, blue or black model.
3Amazon’s Alexa Has a New friend, Yumi
Yumi from Omate is touted as the world’s first home robot powered by Android and Alexa artificial intelligence. The portable robot can help with homework or your budget (e.g., it can answer spoken math problems) and sports a 5-inch touch-screen display that doubles as the robot’s face. You can move Yumi around with a remote control.
4Sprimo Labs Air Purifier Gets More Personal Than Most Models
5Vinci Delivers a Smarter Headphone
The stylish Vinci headphone sports a little touch-panel on one side that controls the volume. A little swipe up to increase the volume or down to lower the volume. The intelligent headphones also respond to voice commands—tell it what you want to hear—thanks to what the company says is “a world-class voice recognition engine.”
6Acronis’ Backup Software Stores Your Facebook Profile
Not everyone is diligent about backing up their computer files, but when your computer crashes or some other calamity hits, you’ll be glad you did. Acronis has added a new backup feature to its Acronis True Image 2017. The comprehensive local and cloud backup software package also now backs up your Facebook profile, saving precious photos and posts, should anyone hack or even accidently delete items from your account.
7Cricket Wireless Jumps on the Virtual Reality Bandwagon
The wireless provider is bundling the Alcatel IDOL 4 Android smartphone with a free set of virtual reality goggles for a total price of $149.99—or $99.99 if you switch numbers from another carrier—and no annual contract for wireless service. The phone sports several high-end features including a 5.2-inch full-HD display; dual, multi-directional speakers; and dual cameras both with flash and wide-angle imaging.
8Sengled Has a Bright Idea for Light Bulbs
9Get There in Style with Linky Electric Longboard
The Linky longboard may be the future of skateboards. The electric longboard can go 9.3 miles when charged and has a top speed of 18.6 miles per hour. There’s a remote control to steer and manage your ride and LED headlight. Perhaps best of all, the 10.8-pound board folds for easy transport. It also comes with a stylish carrying bag.
10PowerEgg May Be the Best-Protected Drone on the Market
Drones continue to grow in popularity and so does the innovation behind them. PowerVision has a new idea to protect the blades and rest of the device from breaking: The company’s PowerEgg drone actually folds into a hard shell egg-shaped casing for easy transport and fits neatly into a dish-like display when you’re not using it.
11RCA Has Tablets with Super Low Prices
RCA has a line of low-priced Android tablets that include a keyboard. Voyager, a 7-inch Android model that comes with 16GB storage is at the low end of the line, while at the high end is the Pro12, featuring a 12.2-inch screen, detachable keyboard and 64GB of storage for $279. There also are 7-, 10-, and 11-inch models available.