Five of the Coolest New Gadgets

One of the many perks of my summer internship at Max Borges is that I get to check out some of the latest technologies and learn about all sorts of awesome gadgets. After looking through the extensive “client snapshot” list, I couldn’t help but notice some really unique products that can change someone’s day-to-day life. Here are five of my favorite consumer electronics to watch out for.


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1. Winegard FlatWave HDTV antennas: I know what you’re thinking; antennas are so 1980s. But the Winegard FlatWave antennas are not your grandma’s TV accessories. This slick, slim and notebook-sized antenna is perfect for those that are following the new “cutting cord” trend and getting rid of cable for Netflix or Hulu. With these, you can enjoy all of the basic channels at the highest definition without paying for cable. This antenna + Netflix = the new way to watch television!

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2. ARCHOS Smart Home system: The ARCHOS Smart Home redefines what it means to have home security. This bad boy includes two mini-cams, two movement detectors, two weather tags to measure temperature, and a tablet to manage it all on. It also connects to its user’s smartphone through its App, so you can stay connected to your home wherever you go.

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3. Misfit Wearables physical activity monitor: The “Shine” from Misfit Wearables is a physical activity tracker that doesn’t sacrifice style for fitness. This little machine looks like a watch when paired with the leather strap, but you can also attach it to a necklace for a softer look. When synced with the smartphone app, it monitors when you walk, run, cycle, swim and even sleep. But my favorite part is that it comes in the best colors like “champagne” and “sea glass.”

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4. Lifelogger Wearable Camera: Imagine being able to capture the best moments of your life all on camera, without even thinking about pulling out your phone or go-pro! The Lifelogger wearable camera is still on Kickstarter looking for funds, but if (and when) this camera is on the market, it’ll revolutionize the way we document our favorite moments. Soon everyone will be live streaming their weddings, surprise birthday parties and late night adventures.

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5. 420 Audio wireless speaker: Okay so this one is more of a goofy item that you can’t help but notice. 420 Audio’s small, wireless speaker has unique operating sounds that make your typical music experience a little more “high” tech. For example- the connecting beep you usually hear is replaced with giggles and coughs, the power up sound is a voice saying, “bong rip” and the power down voice says, “I’m hungry.” Let’s face it; we all have a friend that this would be the perfect gift for.

So even though it’s the middle of summer, there’s no harm in picking out a few favorites for your upcoming holiday wish list!


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