Here are some of the most exciting new gadgets.
$49.99 | Satechi
You’ll love the freedom that comes with playing music from your iPhone or other Bluetooth music player over the Satechi BT Portable Speaker. Whereas the typical speaker has a connector that plugs into your device, the BT (which stands for Bluetooth) Portable Speaker uses a Bluetooth connection. Stay in the same room as the speaker, and you’re all set. And if you leave the room? Simply grab the speaker and go—it will fit in your hand. I like that it can play for up to six hours on a single battery charge.
Premium Tablet Screen Care Kit
$11.99 | Dust-Off
There’s no easy way around it: When you touch your mobile device’s touchscreen, you’re going to leave fingerprints. Those smudges give your otherwise clean, stylish device a decidedly messy look, so it’s important to have a cleaning kit handy.
That kit is the Dust-Off Premium Tablet Screen Care Kit, which includes a can of Dust-Off’s special screen-cleaning solution and a microfiber cloth. Wipe down your device and you’ll have that beautiful touchscreen you saw when you first pulled the tablet from the box.
LabelWorks LW-300 Label Printer
$39.99 | Epson
If you’re unsure what that unmarked jar is in your kitchen pantry or if that stack of files on your desk has been collecting dust for weeks, what better way to get organized than with a portable label maker? With Epson’s LW-300, you can creatively organize your home or office with professional-looking labels. Choose from 14 font types, 75 frames, and more than 300 symbols. The LW-300 accepts tape cartridges in a variety of sizes, styles, colors, and textures, and it includes built-in memory to save up to 30 of your label creations for easy reprinting. Epson says its LabelWorks printers provide small lead margins that help save on margin waste, meaning you use less tape.
$129.99 | Sony
Sony’s Bloggie Duo camera ensures you’ll never get left out of the picture. It features two LCD screens (a front 2-inch screen and a back 2.7-inch screen) so you can see exactly what the camera sees when you are making a self-recording or getting in on a group shot. The Bloggie Duo records 1,920 x 1,080 MP4 HD video and can also snap 5MP (megapixel) pictures. Face detection technology recognizes faces and optimizes camera settings for both video and still images. The 4GB of built-in flash memory records and stores up to two hours of video, and the MP4 Web-friendly format means easy uploading to sites such as YouTube and Facebook. The Bloggie Duo comes in four colors and has a flip-out USB arm to quickly connect to a computer for uploading and charging.