Omron Evolv Blood Pressure Monitor
(MSRP $ 99.99)
Omron Heat Pain Pro TENS
The Evolv by Omron is a new BPM that has all components built into the cuff that you place on your upper arm above your elbow to take your own blood pressure. The unit is a perfect size for travel and home use.
Combines heat and Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) to try and calm nerve and muscle pain by alternating heat for the muscle pain and TENS for the nerve pain into 30 minute treatment sessions. This Omron device lets you select what type of treatment will take place during each 30 minute session.
Switchmate Smart Lighting
Switchmate manufactures inexpensive smart wall switches and electrical outlets that install in seconds. Their products are an inexpensive way of creating the illusion that you are at home when you are out for the evening or away on vacation.
EZVIZ Mini Trooper Security Camera
(MSRP Bundle =s Base Station + One Camera $149.99 Extra Cameras MSRP $79.99 each)
EZVIZ Mini 360 Plus Security Camera (MSRP $79.99)
The mini trooper security camera has its own internal power supply and works with a separate base station.To increase battery life of the Trooper’s internal power source (4 CR 123A Batteries) this camera is always in sleep mode with its Passive Infrared (PIR) sensor active.When PIR picks up body heat it wakes up the camera to record the event.
The Mini 360 Plus is a 1080p Wi-Fi camera that can view 340 degrees of its environment by silently panning around, inside its dome. When you have access to the Internet the app will let you see what your camera is seeing in real time and also let you review what it has seen earlier in the day or past days perhaps back to the day you installed it.
20 Volt Reciprocating/Scroll Saw
The Axis has been designed as a 20 volt scroll saw that converts with the simple press of a large button into a reciprocating saw. It’s unusual because both cutting configurations are equally effective and look just like the two individual power saws that Worx has combined into the Axis. See photos 1, 2, and 3.
Cube Tracker -
Find Lost or Misplaced Items
(MSRP $ 24.95)
You download the app (Cube Tracker) from the Apple App or Android Play store and attach the Cube to your keys or other item. When you can’t find the item that the Cube is attached to you use the app to locate the item. To do this you must be in Bluetooth range so the app can tell the Cube to ring.
Kingston’s Nucleum 7 Ports From 1 USB-C
At CES 2018 Kingston introduced Nucleum. Plug it into any computer with a USB-C port to run your accessories. Use its charging port to charge your MacBook at the same time Nucleum’s other ports are running all your other accessories. The review shows all it can do and includes a link to a video that shows it in action.
OWC Thunderbolt 3
13 Ports From 1 USB-C
OWC Thunderbolt 3 provides connectivity needed if your occupation demands
the full transfer rate of thunderbolt USB-C 40 Gigabits per second - now found on the new iMac and the MacBook Pro. The review shows all it can do and includes a link to a video that shows it in action.
Jabra Elite 65t Earbuds
At CES 2018 Jabra released its newest completely wireless earbuds, the Jabra Elite 65t. These earbuds refine some of the design characteristics and features of their very successful Elite Sport earbuds that were released in 2017. The first thing our testing determined is that the Elite 65t will work equally as well with your Apple or Android smartphone. The full review goes into specific plus and minus features of these earbuds. See photo 1.
Sound Oasis BST-400
Sound Oasis has built the perfect product to blast your music during the day and help you sleep at night. It combines a Bluetooth Speaker with a white noise machine that runs 8 hours of sound masking recordings to help you sleep. Sound Oasis is a company that sells products designed to create the optimal sound conditions for a user to fall and stay asleep.
Black & Decker LCS 1020 20 Volt Max Cordless Chainsaw (MSRP $ 129.99)
My original review of this saw underestimated its capabilities. So this re-write will describe how this saw is much more capable than I originally thought. The last Nor’easter storm that hit the Northeast gave me the opportunity to see how large a cutting job this Black and Decker 20V Max could handle. The largest parts of these trees came close to the maximum 10 inch cutting capacity of the saw and the review describes how well the saw performed.
BeHear Now Can Improve Your Hearing (MSRP $249.00)
The BeHear Now earbuds look like a normal set of Bluetooth wireless buds that you would use for your smartphone or tablet to listen to your music and make phone calls. They do all that quite well but their outstanding feature is they are also a decent digital hearing aid. The engineers at Alango Technologies, in Israel, designed this wireless headset so its built-in microphones and in-ear speakers can improve your hearing.
EARGO Max Hearing Aids Review (MSRP $2,500)
At CES 2018 I talked to the representatives of EARGO about their newest product the EARGO Max.I found their EARGO Max hearing aids, in a sense very similar to a high quality set of fully wireless earbuds. The earbuds boost the volume of your favorite tunes for personal listening and the EARGO Max boost the sound of your natural environment to compensate for your slight loss of hearing.
Ventev Charge Stand Review
Ventev has just released a new fast wireless charging stand that will work with all smartphones that can be wirelessly charged. The charging puck can quickly be relocated in the stand to match the dimensions of your smartphone and it can be used by itself as a charging pad. The charging puck is movable and needs to be dead center on the back of your smartphone for proper charging.
D-Link’s DCS-8525LH Security Camera (MSRP $99.99)
D-Link’s DCS-8525LH-US is a standalone security camera. See photos 1 - 4 in the review. It automatically records motion and stores what it records on a Micro SD card or into a paid cloud storage account that you can setup through the free “mydlink” app that you download from the Apple or Android store
CPR Call Blocker V5000 Review (MSRP $99.99)
The CPR Call Blocker V5000 makes it easy for you to block calls if you have caller ID from your landline provider. Caller ID is required for the product to work! The V5000 is pre-programmed with 5000 known robocall numbers. Even before I added any numbers to the call blocker, the number of unwanted calls was greatly reduced.
CPR Call Blocker V10000 Review (MSRP $110.00)
The CPR Call Blocker V10000 has just been released and it has some advanced blocking features not found on the V5000. If you have caller ID from your landline provider, this call blocker can be set to only allow you to receive calls from your allow list of phone numbers.
Double the number of pre-programmed blocked numbers (10000) + the old features + 3 new features.
Wirelessly Charging with the YOOLOX K10 (MSRP $ 99.00)
The If your smartphone can be wirelessly charged you might want a new backup battery that can wirelessly charge it. I am glad to report that their 10K wireless charging battery had plenty of quick wireless charging power that was not disrupted by a thick protective case or charging more than one device at the same time.
BackBeat Pro 2 Special Edition
With Active Noise Cancellation (MSRP $ 249.99)
The Pro 2 features include extremely long battery life (up to 24 hours per charge). An automatic pause and resume sensor for music and video. See photo 1. When you take these headphones off your head your iPhone, iPad, or Android equivalent senses that you have stopped listening and automatically pauses your show or tunes until you place the headphones back on your head.
Portable Power Outlet (MSRP $179.99)
Adventure Ultra (MSRP $129.99)
The MyCharge Portable Power Outlet and the Adventure Ultra are actually AC portable rechargeable wall outlet equivalents that are designed to run all kinds of electrical devices. You can use them indoors or outdoors whenever a normal electrical outlet is not available. They can run all kinds of devices that you would normally plug into a home wall outlet.
Razor Mega Review (MSRP $69.99)
The Razor Mega is a backup charger with an extremely large 20,100 mAh lithium polymer battery. The two USB ports on the Razor Mega have 2.4 amp outputs and its two USB-A ports you can easily charge two devices at the same time. With a 20,100mAh internal battery it might have enough power to recharge your cellphone 10 times before it needs to be recharged.
Combo G4 Lens Review (MSRP $69.99)
The lenses are designed to attach to a Universal Clip attachment that clips on top of your smartphone camera. The lens is able to be used on all smartphone devices; some of the most popular phones it works with is iPhone and Samsung. What is also cool about the design is that you can clip the lens onto either side of your phone, if you want to take a selfie on the rear camera or with the front.
Canceling Headphones (MSRP $199.00)
The ATH-ANC700BT noise canceling headphones, see photo 1, only have one visible button, which is the turn on switch. You control all its settings by touching or sliding your fingers on the outer surface of the left or right ear cups. You control all its settings by touching or sliding your fingers on the outer surface of the left or right ear cups.
Currant Smart Outlet ($59.99)
Currant is a smart block, with two electrical outlets, that is designed to help you understand a part of your electric bill. You plug it into an electrical outlet in your home and then plug electrical devices into its outlets. It is designed to monitor how much electrical energy is being consumed by the items you plugged in.
MyCharge-UnPlugged 10K (MSRP $69.99)
The MYCharge UnPlugged 10K has a very large 10,000mAh internal rechargeable battery that can deliver 10 watts of power to quickly recharge your Qi enabled devices. It is not only Qi certified, it also meets Apple and Samsung’s quick charging standards. To use it you just need to place your Qi enabled device on top of this powerbank.
Ventev Powercell 6010+ (MSRP $44.99)
You just want to purchase the 6010+ that has the same connector (Lightening or USB-C) as the primary device you plan on charging. For all the other devices that need charging you will need to use your own recharging cable plugged into the 6010+'s USB-A port. You can recharge all of your 5 volt rechargeable electronic devices at a fast 2.4 amp recharging rate.
MyCharge RazorXtreme (MSRP $99.99)
If you use a small laptop to take notes during business meetings or in school, I am sure you are looking for a power bank that can give you the extra boost so your computer doesn’t shut down in the middle of a lecture or meeting. If you use the USB-C port with a high quality USB-C both ends cable this battery can, fully or partially, recharge your small computer.
SanDisk’s New iXpand Lightning+USB 3.0 (MSRP $49.99 to $129.99)
iXpand is a small, portable backup drive that plugs directly into the lightening port of your iPhone, iPad, or iPod. The other end of iXtend has a 3.0 USB plug for transfer of your backed up files to your computer. See photo. iXpand lets you backup, store, and transfer your files between two devices.
The best part about iXpand is that people spend a lot of money for iCloud storage and you can quickly get the same level of backup using iXpand and your computer at a fraction of the cost; since you only have to purchase it once.
Ventev rq600 USB Charging Hub
Do you might have six or more electronic devices that need recharging at the same time? You definitely don’t want to overcharge them by leaving them plugged in overnight. The Ventev rq600 can charge six things at the same time. Its built-in processor and software actually monitor each device to prevent overcharging.It also automatically lowers its current feed as your devices reach their full charge and won’t overcharge them even if you leave them plugged in overnight.
Yale Lock Look Door Viewer
Yale Lock has developedt a video door viewer. The camera on the Living Look Door viewer observes what is going on in front of your door. With a press of a button lets you see what the camera is seeing on the viewing screen mounted on your door or on your smartphone. The app has many features that you can set to know when someone is at your door, see them, and talk to them even when you are miles from your home.
Kenu Airframe ® Car Mounts
(MSRP $19.95 - $29.95)
In 2013 Kenu developed the Airframe Portable Car Mount. It is a simple device that attaches to an air vent in your car. Though simple in design its well crafted construction helped the company sell 2 million of them. They now have a full line of smartphone holders and they are all well constructed and also still very reasonably priced. I tested all the ones shown in the pictures in the reivew and they all worded extremely well.
Urban Armor Gear - Monarch Case
(MSRP $ 59.95)
Speck Presidio Grip Case
With multiple layers of shock absorbing rubber and plastic that is beefed up in all four corners of the case it should deliver a good deal of protection if you accidentally drop your phone.
Case has a layer of shock absorbing rubber ribbing fused into the case’s layer of plastic to give a solid grip when holding your phone. This ribbing goes inside the case to provide more shock absorbing qualities if your phone is dropped.
Speck Vs UAG
BackBeat Pro Wireless With Active Noise Cancellation (MSRP $ 249.99)
The Plantronics BackBeat Pro are extremely well designed and have some amazing features, which includes extremely long battery life (up to 24 hours per charge) and an automatic pause and resume sensor for music and video. See photo 1. When you take these headphones off your head your iPhone, iPad, or Android equivalent senses that you have stopped listening and automatically pauses your show or tunes until you place the headphones back on your head. You can pair two devices at the same time to allow you to watch a movie on your tablet and instantly switch to your phone to answer a call.
AMPED Bluetooth Neck-Band Earbuds & Streamer (MSRP $ 199.99)
You kind of expect a set of earbuds that are developed by a subsidiary of a company that makes hearing aides to have some special features. I expect that Hearing Lab, LLC had this in mind when they created the Lucid Audio™ subsidiary, the manufacturer of the Amped Bluetooth Neck-Band. This product, see photo 1, is more than a simple neck band set of Bluetooth earbuds. It has a volume limit setting designed to protect young ears from the destructive effects of loud noise.
Tile Tracker - Find Lost or Misplaced Items
You download the app and attach Tiles to your keys and other items. When you are in Bluetooth range the app will tell you if you are getting closer or further away from the item. If it is really lost you have to rely on the Tile community to help locate it. If a smartphone running the app passes within Bluetooth range of your item, an automatic location notification will be sent to you. The system is automatic and anonymous. Chance and community size will determine the effectiveness of this product.
Jabra Sport Pace Wireless Earbuds
When working out at the gym or outdoors you really want wireless earbuds. The full review will describe all the reasons why the new Jabra Sport Pace Wireless Earbuds are an excellent choice. They are a sweat, shock, weather resistant' and actually meet US Military Standards. They are easy to control and most important they have over the ear hooks so they won’t fall out of your ears while you are working out.
The photo shows a girl listening to her music using a headset that rests outside of her ears. The music she hears is transmitted through her cheek bones. Sounds crazy but it works and this review will describe to you how the Bluez-2 bone conducting headphones works and their positive and negative features. Before getting into specifics I just want to point out that this is a great product for anyone who wants to hear what is going on around them while wirelessly blasting their tunes directly into their head.
AfterShokz Bluez 2
MSRP $ 99.95
Ventev New Products CE Week NY
Ventev USB Charging Hub 400
Has 4 USB power outlets. The outlet on the extreme left side of the Charging Hub 400 provides a fast 2.4 amp charge and the other 3 outlets share 3 amps.
Global ChargingHub 300
It will provide you with charging power in 150 different countries. The housing has 2 USB outlets which you can use directly with your charging wires and it also has a universal outlet which will allow you to plug in a standard plug.
Smartphone Breathalyzer MSRP $129.95
Drinking and Driving is Dangerous
If you drink alcoholic beverages you should make certain that you are sober enough to drive before you start your car. BACtrack ® Mobile is a small personal breathalyzer that works with your smartphone. It measures your Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) and on the spot tells you how much time should pass before you get behind the wheel of a car. Before you purchase BACtrack you will want to read this full review.
($99.95 - 2GB, $149.95 - 4GB, and $179.95 - 8GB)
The Echo Smartpen (photo 1) is a tape recorder and a computer that also writes just like an ordinary pen. This pen catches and links what people say to the notes that you jot down on special notebook paper. The pen lets you jump through the recording by touching points in your notes.
Click to read over 240 other stories on new & emerging technologies.
Copyright © 1996 - 2019 Rochelle Pierce, Editor
You are however, welcome to print material from this website for use in your classroom.
MyCharge HubMax Universal Review (MSRP $99.99)
The best features of the HubMax Universal is the amount of electricity that it holds (10050mAh) and how fast it can recharge your tech if you are plugging into its integrate USB-C cable. I also loved the fact that it can be plugged into a standard electrical outlet for charging.
A GoTenna Mesh Review (MSRP 179.99)
No cellular signal and no WiFi often happens when people go hiking in remote areas. It also happens to tourists when they go abroad and keep their smartphones in airplane mode to avoid large bills from their service provider. GoTenna Mesh is designed to allow people to send texts and see their locations on a map when they are a few miles apart without WiFi or a cellular signal.
Kingston's DataTraveler Bolt Duo
(MSRP 32GB- $34.99, 64GB - $44.99, & 128GB $69.99)
The DataTraveler Bolt is a tiny USB flash drive that allows you to clear up space on your iPhone or iPad by saving all of your photos and videos to it. The 64GB unit can hold up to 16000 photos and 4 hours of video footage. This device allows me to shoot photos that automatically upload to the bolt, doesn’t take up actual phone storage
Whistler MFU440 Review
This Radar Detector has a Built in Dash Camera so besides preventing you from getting a speeding or red light camera ticket it records videos. These recordings can protect you from looking at fault if you get into a car accident and save you money on your insurance.
UB+E2 Wireless Speakers Review
(A new product now on Kickstarter)
These speakers have a pleasing shape, generally great sound, great Bluetooth range, and the ability to really blast your music or autio from different sources. If you purchase two speakers you just need to turn the second speaker on and hold the volume up and volume down on both speakers at the same time to wirelessly pair them together.
HELM's 5.0 TrueWireless Earbuds-Review (MSRP $129.99)
The newest models from all the different smartphone manufacturers don’t include a headphone jack. So like it or not you will soon need to go wireless. The Helm 5.0 True Wireless is a set of earbuds that have ear wings. These appendages help keep them from falling out during hard workouts on a running path or in the gym.
Amber Backup System Review
Amber takes the concept of cloud storage in a new direction. The system uses artificial intelligence to combine home storage with unfettered remote access to your stored data wherever you are in the world. With all the recent cloud storage breaches the idea of saving your own stuff to your own cloud sounds very intriguing.
GO-FIND-11 Metal Detector Review (MSRP $99.99)
The Go Find 11, see photo 1, is the least expensive Minelab metal detector. It is priced lower than many toys that we purchase for our children. That said, it is capable of detecting metals and finding treasure? This review tests its accuracy and finding power in different types of ground cover.
Providing Classroom Resources on New & Emerging Technologies
Just Scroll Down
For Links to Other Full Product Reviews