By David DeCamillis
It seems like every week there’s a new, cool gadget competing for attention. It’s challenging keeping up, so here are a few that I think are game-changers and worth looking at.
iCam HD Pro Security Camera: The home security market is blowing up with new products, including this innovative camera featuring full HD video, object tracking, night vision, multi-viewing, and 360° of rotation with panning and tilting, giving the user complete control over their home anywhere. Amaryllo also includes cloud storage, 24-hour cloud support, two-way audio and a robust app, including picture alerts providing a snapshot pop-up on your smartphone if motion or audio sensors are triggered.
Cost: Starts at $120
Swiftpoint GT: The world’s first mouse that allows touch gestures with a natural finger and wrist action without having to touch the screen — in fact, you don’t need a touchscreen at all! This dramatically improves productivity in Microsoft Word and Excel, as well as other office and content-creation applications. The GT was designed to operate on your laptop next to your touchpad, so it’s easy to use on planes, trains or anywhere. It’s designed to be gripped like a pen, thereby reducing fatigue and improving ergonomics.
AMPL Smart Backpack: Touted as the “World’s Smartest Backpack” this product charges, protects and monitors all your mobile devices, including laptops, tablets and smartphones. The backpack includes expansion batteries and a USB port in every pocket and special pockets for all your devices including innovative shock absorbers and water resistant coating providing additional protection. It also comes with a Smart Control app which allow you to monitor and control charging all your devices without ever opening a zipper. As much as I travel, I know this will be on my Christmas list.
Cost: TBD, product is not yet available
Micoach Smart Ball: This soccer ball has built in sensors to measure kick power, spin, strike and trajectory plus an app with coaching tips based on the data collected. I see smart balls coming in every sport and providing coaches and players with valuable data on how to improve.