Wouldn’t it be cool to have one device that can sync and charge up to seven devices regardless as to what type of connection they actually have? Well you can, with the new HUB-IT, an all-in-one sync and charge station from Eggtronic.
I spend a significant amount of time in front of some form of screen and probably not enough time at the gym, doing things that keep me in shape like walking which I strive to do at least three to five times per week. Now depending on whom you talk to, it can take 21 days, 40 days or somewhere in between to form a habit. Whatever that number is for you, having a device able to be with you 24/7 is a probably a good way to start. So I jumped at the opportunity to test-drive the new Runtastic Orbit, a real-time activity, fitness and sleep tracker.
“I was thinking that maybe I’d get a maid
Find a place nearby for her to stay.
Just someone to keep my house clean,
Fix my meals and go away.” – Neil Young
I hate to clean. It’s draining and I never get a sense of accomplishment at the end as everything gets dirty again. It’s like Sisyphus vacuuming up a hill. So I share the sentiment in the Neil Young song A Man Needs a Maid.
While I don’t generally need someone to make my meals as I often eat out or order in, I do occasionally get someone in to clean. But it gets expensive to do this on a regular basis. But iRobot has some products can cut down on the monotony of housework.
While they’re not exactly Rosie from The Jetsons, iRobot offers a line of robotic cleaners to help keep your home sparkling. You’ve likely heard of its line of Roomba vacuum cleaners before, if not from personal experience, at least from the series of YouTube videos of pets riding them.
But iRobot also offers products to help with other household chores. So in addition to getting to check out the latest top-of-the-line Roomba 880, I also got to test the Scooba 450, iRobot’s new floor-scrubbing robot.
After having recently reviewed the iRig Voice, IK Multimedia’s basic voice recording microphone which pairs nicely with karaoke apps and their own EZ Voice, I was pleasantly surprised when they skipped over to the other end of the spectrum and unveiled iRig Mic HD, a high-def digital handheld condenser mic.
It never ceases to amaze me as to how creative manufacturers can be when trying to differentiate a product from the thousands already available. This is particularly true right now with the Bluetooth wireless speaker market. There are so many out there, many of which I simply gloss over, but the 808 Hex XL Portable Bluetooth Speaker by Voxx International, did catch my attention.