Cool new gadgets on the scene


chargeWe get all kinds of news for new and exciting gadgets coming down the pipe. Here are just a few we’ve heard about, many of which we will be posting reviews as we have the opportunity to take then for a test drive.




Patriot Memory: FUEL iON

Slim, Stylish, fully protective case makes charging effortless with robust magnetic power

  • FUEL iON wirelessly charges faster than competing products with patent-pending magnetic connectors to charge the phone without the use of a plug-in cord, eliminating wear and tear on the lighting connector.
  • The incredibly strong magnetic pad on both the FUEL iON phone cases and the charging stands create a direct connection between the two devices and snaps the phone into place; this allows for charging that is comparable to directly plugging into a wall outlet.
  • FUEL iON Charging Stand: Ideal for the office with an ergonomic angle for viewing your phone while charging and the snap to position rotational access allows the user to manipulate the phone from vertical to horizontal positions.
  • FUEL iON Car Charger: Simply installs on any windshield and can mount and rotate your phone, optimal for GPS use.
  • FUEL iON Charging Pad: 360 degree charging for your phone at any angle that is perfect for nightstand charging.
  • Available for iPhone 6, iPhone 5/5s, Galaxy S4/5 and Note 3.

Available at: Price: $29.99 – $49.99 MSRP







myVERT: VERT Wearable Jump Rate Monitor

VERT accurately measures athlete jumps, providing injury prevention data during games, practices and workouts

  • A non-invasive, miniature inertial measurement unit (IMU), that allows athletes to perform in games and practices without discomfort
  • Pairs with an iOS app that can be monitored by coaches during use, and instantly provides jump rate, jump height and any additional jump-related measurements
  • Calculate motion in all directions, and does so through a proprietary algorithm that contains more than 53 simulations to measure vertical height
  • For individuals who train merely to stay in shape or compete in individual sports, VERT can also be utilized to measure jumps during a jump rope workout or cross fit routine

Available at: Price: $124.99







Narrative: Clip Wearable Camera

World’s smallest, wearable camera, GPS and accelerometer-integrated device takes automatic photos as you go

  • Camera connects to your clothing with a small stainless steel metal clip, subtly capturing every special moment of your life as it’s happening
  • Automatic photo capture every 30 seconds
  • Can be double-tapped to take a single shot outside the regular interval
  • 5 megapixel resolution images
  • Built-in rechargeable battery lasts up to two days
  • Micro-USB port for charging and connecting to computer
  • Mobile(Android/iPhone)/Web application catalogs the pictures (moments) by time, date, place and even lighting conditions
  • Built-in accelerometer ensures that pictures are correctly oriented regardless of how it’s worn
  • Available in Orange, Graphite Gray or Arctic White

Price: $199 






ECOXGEAR: ECOPEBBLE Mountable & Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker

The most fearless speaker on Earth: 100% waterproof, shockproof, compact, lightweight and it floats, allowing you to add your soundtrack to life’s most extreme adventures

  • 100% waterproof & fully submersible that’s IPX7 approved
  • It Floats – listen at the lake, river, pool or campsite with no worries
  • Play music from any Bluetooth enabled devices and answer incoming calls over the built-in speakerphone
  • Top panel controls for power, pairing, volume, skip, play, pause, and speakerphone answer
  • Mounting Options via ¼ 20” Camera mount screw post
  • Built-in auxiliary in jack for an optional wired connection
  • 8” Cube is available in blue, orange and black
  • Weighs 8 ounces and has a Lithium rechargeable battery with 7 hours of playtime

Available at: Price: $59.99






Zepp: Zepp 3D Multi-Sport Motion Sensor and Platform

Wearable sensor that allows users to review and replay their swing in 360º and HD video, plus providing detailed analysis and trend reports sent straight to any iOS® or Android device

  • Users can review and replay their swing in 360 degrees and see their swing in HD Video
  • Compare your swings to pro athletes including Mike Trout, David Ortiz, Hunter Pence, Jennie Finch, Keegan Bradley and more
  • 3D motion sensor easily attaches to any bat, club, or racket using innovative sport-specific mounts
  • Sensor wirelessly transmits data to your smartphone or tablet via Bluetooth after every swing
  • Baseball: track bat speed, path, timing, angles at impact, trends and more
  • Golf: track speed, tempo, club plane, hand path, backswing position, hip rotation and more
  • Tennis: track shot type mix (serve, forehand, backhand, smash), power and spin (topspin, slice, flat) and more
  • Able to compare swings to pros and friends and share your swing data with others
  • Zepp application records critical data and provides analysis, personalized tips, drills and coaching
  • Sensor has an 8 hour battery life, weighs 6.3 grams and measures 1.1” x 1.1” x .39”

Available at: Apple, Verizon, Best Buy Price: $ 149.99







Swann: DriveEye Ultra HD Dash Cam/ Action Cam

Ultra Compact Dash Cam Recorder keeps drivers honest by capturing on road incidents and preserving evidence

  • Full-HD 1080p 1920×1080 video recorder and 3 Megapixel Camera
  • G-Sensory Technology detects collisions and prevents overwriting footage
  • H.264 video compression technology for longer capture time and auto looping
  • 120-degree wide angle lens at 1080p (140 degree at 720p)
  • Built-in HDMI Output for easy viewing on any display
  • Automatic video stabilization eliminates jittery videos
  • Supports up to a 64 GB SD card for recordings up to 2000 minutes
  • Lithium ion battery for video recording when not connect to a power source

Available at: B&H and Fry’s Price: $179.99 MSRP








X-Doria: Scene Plus

Slim-fitting case keeps iPhone and Galaxy S5 protected yet pocket-able, with a translucent back for a 3D design

  • Combines hard polycarbonate and a tough rubber exterior to protect against shocks and jolts
  • Wrap around, rubber bumper and front, raised bezel protect phone from table tops and other scratch hazards
  • Soft rubber cover extends over volume and lock buttons without blocking access to controls
  • Translucent back lets iPhone peek through the 3D design that appears to shift as phone moves
  • Available in Black Prism, Pink Bubbles and Blurry Dots for iPhone 5/5S
  • Available in Bubbles, Tribal HB and Stripes for iPhone 5C
  • Available in Black Diamonds and Black Stripes for Galaxy S5

Available at: Price: $29.99








X-Doria: KidFit

Wireless activity and sleep tracker promotes a healthy lifestyle for kids ages 5-13

  • One size fits all slap bracelet
  • KidFit motivates through consistent encouragement and fun, challenging goals for real world awards
  • Parents set activity goals and see stats and trends via the KidFit app
  • Scores of 100 for easy understanding
  • Rechargeable via USB and has an IPX3 rating with a splash proof design
  • Bluetooth syncs with your smartphone or tablet
  • iOS and Android compatible
  • Available in Black, Aqua, Pink or Yellow

Available at:

Price: $49.99 





XQISIT: B20 Portable Bluetooth Speaker

Small design and superior sound for on-the-go, music loving individuals

  • A full-featured speaker with Bluetooth 3.0
  • Special audio algorithm and digital signal processor (DSP) produces high-quality, clean sound through its 55mm coaxial speaker driver with an integrated bass radiator
  • Active Pairing ensures a fast and seamless connection using Bluetooth
  • For devices that don’t include Bluetooth, the B20 features a built-in Aux-in cable that doubles as a carrying strap.
  • For an even bigger sound in a larger room, multiple units can be daisy-chained together using the aux-out jack.
  • Available in black with five accent colors; Blue, Purple, Pink, Green or Black


Available at: Price: $49.99







Satechi: Waterproof Tablet Series

Floating and waterproof tablet cases for iPad Air, iPad Mini & Kindle PaperWhite ideal for any outdoor or water adventure


  • Protects device against water submersion up to depths of 20 feet
  • Double waterproof seal protects devices from dirt, water, rain, snow sand, mud and other debris
  • Clear front panel allows for full control of tablet’s touchscreen as well as camera functions
  • Front cover also doubles as a stand which conveniently folds to create the perfect viewing angle for watching videos
  • Easily closes via magnetic clasp
  • Available in black or orange for iPad Mini (1, 2 and 3), iPad Air or Kindle WhitePaper

Available at: & Price: $24.99







OptiShot: Optishot Golf 2

Briefcasesized golf simulator combines the latest in analytic and shot tracer technology with a user-friendly interface

  • Works with every club in your bag, requires no elaborate set-up and is compatible with Windows and Mac
  • Sixteen precisely-tuned, high-speed 48MHz infrared sensors, each calibrated to track your favorite clubs, before, during and after contact
  • Simulator transmits data to your Mac or Windows computer in real time after every swing
  • Tracks speed, tempo, club plane and hand path
  • Play Mode: the user selects from an exclusive course library which displays realistic 3D images of popular world-class golf courses with multiple camera views
  • Practice Mode: the OptiShot PinPoint will track and record progress
  • OptiShot Live feature allows users to play 18 holes against other golfers from down the street or across the globe without ever leaving their home

Available at: Optishot Golf Price: $ 499.99

All prices in USD.

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