New QcK Prism 1st dual-surface RGB illuminated mousepad

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Gamers are pretty serious about their gear, all the way down to even the mouse pad that they use. So what does it say about you if your eyes light up at the thought of playing your games on a QcK Prism, by SteelSeries, the world’s first dual surface RGB illuminated mouse pad?

The new QcK Prism allows you to use both of its surfaces. One side is fitted with a premium micro-textured cloth for when you need friction for those deliberate movements while the flip side has a hard polymer finish for ultra quick gliding. The QcK Prism has large and sturdy surface, measuring 11.51” W x 14.04” H and only 0.34” D. It weighs in at 2 lb. and supported with a silicon rubber base.  Read more…at Canoe Tech Blog.

Review: Philips Beard Stubble Trimmer boasts 17 settings

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Some men live their whole adult lives wearing a beard; others grow one or try to grow one at this time of the year as a tribute to Hockey, Canada’s Winter Sport. Regardless as to why, there might come a time when you either need to shave it off or give it a trim. Unless you’re somewhat of a barber, stylist or artist, keeping the exact same look can be a challenge, unless you have something like the Philips Beardtrimmer Series 5000 Stubble TrimmerRead more…at Canoe Tech Blog.

SpiderLight Holster keeps your camera always ready

 

SpiderHolsterIf carting around your camera is a bit of a pain or too slow to get at when that perfect photo op pops up, then the SpiderLight Camera Holster might be something to check out. Reviewing it, it’s a two-piece plate and holster system that allows you to carry your camera at arms length and get quick access to it without the need for a strap.

SpiderLight Camera Holster is designed for smaller, lighter and mirrorless DSLR cameras. It’s configured in two pieces – a plate and a holster. The plate attaches to the bottom of your camera with a bail screw you simply insert into the camera’s tripod mount. The plate has a ball-headed steel pin that then slips into the holster guide which attaches snuggly to your belt using it’s built-in heavy duty belt clip. Read more…at Canoe Tech Blog.

Last minute unique Christmas gift ideas

EDMONTON, Alta. Dec. 23, 2016/ Troy Media/ – Don’t panic. Yes, you’ve waited until the last minute to get that special something for that special someone in your life but I have a few cool gift ideas that will not only show you’re thoughtful, but also innovative.

Wireless High Definition 4K 360°

If you’re looking for a gift for the kind of person who really wants to catch 360° immersive 4K and HD video but realizes their smartphone just won’t cut it, then consider getting them the 360fly 4K 360 Camera.

Its 61 mm spherical shape makes it look like an eyeball and socket from a Star Wars robot but, in fact, it’s currently designed as the world’s smallest 360° 4K single lens camera. It’s also wireless, supporting both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0.  Read Full Post at Troy Media.

 

Wireless heated insoles keep toes toasty warm

TYhrmacellAs the mercury dips below -20°C, we think more and more about keeping warm. We wear toques, scarves, mitts, warm clothes and boots but sometimes it’s still a little hard to keep our feet and little tootsies warm in deep snow, on ice, or on cold pavement. There’s a cool gift idea for that, pardon the pun, the new wireless ThermaCELL ProFLEX Heavy-Duty Heated Insoles. They’re a flexible cushioned pair of insoles that feature a removable rechargeable lithium-ion battery in each insole.

The heat is controlled by your smartphone via Bluetooth through an Android or iOS app. So by simply pairing your smartphone with the insoles, you can control the level of heat going to each foot.

It does sound kind of funny, but it works. Read more…at Canoe Tech Blog.

Review: Latest Kindle Paperwhite right for you?

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As an avid iPad user, I never thought I’d ever have a need for an e-reader until I actually spent some time with one. I love books, all kinds of books, physical print books and e-books and when I need to read the latter, I always have an iPad or iPhone within arms reach. But after spending some time reviewing the newest Kindle Paperwhite, I realize it doesn’t have to be one or the other; this e-reader can certainly find a home alongside your favourite tablet.

For those familiar with the Kindle Paperwhite, the revamped 2015 model, replaces the original 2013 offering. Physically, the changes are hardly noticeable. The new incarnation still features a 6-inch greyscale display with e-ink, but it’s now 300 ppi (pixels per inch), up from 212 ppi with a resolution of 1430 x 1080, twice the number of pixels than before. They’ve also doubled the storage memory to 4GB.  Read more…at Canoe Tech Blog.

FlashXpress double infrared heating toaster oven

PanasonicFlashXpressFor a gadget enthusiastic household who might be in the market for a new Toaster Oven, the Panasonic FlashXpress Toaster Oven might be a good one to add to the list. No, it doesn’t send notifications to your smart watch when your toast is ready, but it does offer double infrared heating (i.e. dual quartz and ceramic elements so it heats up fast, and efficiently gets your food to your plate.

Read more…at Canoe Tech Blog.

Bracketron TruSportPak with LED Safety Light & Smart VU

The New Bracketron TruSportPak is a clever solution that not only houses your smartphone when you’re on the go it also offers fun, practical and safety features.

Now that’s a good thing given that most of us never leave home without our mobile devices. But when we head out for a jog or walk we typically don’t have a lot of extra places to carry things. There are wristbands and fanny packs but most of them are either passé or not necessarily practical particularly with today’s super-sized devices.

Water Resistant, Clear Window

That’s where the Bracketron TruSportPak with LED Safety Light & Smart VU makes sense. It’s a pleated buckle-style weather resistant waist pack made from durable and stretchy Lycra, so you have room for your phone, but also your keys, a little cash, a few credit cards and even your earbuds.  Read Greg’s Full Review at G4TV Canada.

Misfit puts a new Shine on fitness bling

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It’s no secret that wearables are becoming a pretty big thing but when I hear the term “activity tracking jewelry” it really makes me wonder.  I guess keeping fit and looking sharp now go hand-in-hand as Misfit, the makers of the Shine fitness and sleep activity tracker have unveiled, just in time for the holiday season, the Swarovski Shine Collection.

The Misfit Shine has been around for a couple of years. It’s a slim fitness activity monitor that can pair with an Android, iOS or Windows app to help track your typical everyday activities like running, walking and even sleeping. Its claim to fame is both its slimness and its lack of buttons, dials and connectors. Shine uses a tap method to communicate with your wireless device using its own proprietary algorithm – which was recently redesigned to improve tap sensitivity. Read more…at Canoe Tech Blog

Navigating the Tech Zoo

Whether it’s for your home, office or a gift during the upcoming holiday season, it’s no secret that sometimes it can feel like a zoo navigating crowded store aisles or the Internet wilderness while seeking out the right technology. But fortunately, I had an opportunity once again, to take in LDTECH 2015 – London Drugs Retail Tech Group Annual Conference or at east a portion of it . Not only did I once again get to see birds of prey but also “friendly” animals you wouldn’t necessarily find in your neighbourhood. Now, I didn’t get a chance to partake in the awards ceremonies, in-depth training sessions and other secret things the 650 LD attendees do to keep current and enlightened. However, I did get to partake with them getting up close and personal with many of the 75 vendors displaying many exciting gadgets and tech ware many new and soon available at your local stores.  Read more…at Canoe Tech Blog.