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Bluetooth toothbrush keeps your teeth white

- December 17th, 2014

Oral-B Bluetooth

Every day we hear about some new device now equipped with Bluetooth.  The latest, are Oral-B’s 5000 and 7000 series of interactive smart toothbrushes. Now back in March here at Canoe Tech Blog, we had a look at their latest plaque fighting tooth brush technology and learned the secret about how it all came about because a German engineer had an epiphany while brushing snow off the driveway. Their latest models, Oral-B SmartSeries with Bluetooth 4.0 Connectivity 5000 and 7000 still incorporate the ridiculously fast oscillations and pulsations and their remote SmartGuide, but now you’re able to monitor and track your progress and even share the data with your dental professional because there’s now an app for that.

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BlueDriver deciphers your car’s “Check Engine” light

- December 8th, 2014

Product Lemur

You’re driving through Banff to Fairmont Hot Springs and the dreaded Check Engine light illuminates on your car’s dashboard. Expletives come out from your mouth, followed by the onset of panic and you assume the worst. Besides the time and probably $100 or so excluding repair costs to find out what the problem might be, it also dawns on you that you and your family, just might have to spend the better part of your holiday with your new best friend – the tow-truck driver. So it’s great to know that there’s a product like BlueDriver by Lemur Vehicle Monitors touted as “Professional diagnostics for everyone”.  Now it won’t fix the problem, but it might just give you the information you need to give you peace of mind and possibly save you from unscrupulous mechanics.

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Review: Moto 360 and Moto X

- November 25th, 2014

I’m not entirely sold on smartwatches. It’s a nice idea to be able to have a computer on your wrist but many of the designs look too weird and gimmicky to wear in public.

What’s nice about the Moto 360 is that on the surface it looks like a regular watch. It has a sleek design, with the dimensions 45.8 mm x 11.02 mm, and weighs on 49 grams. And the timepiece comes with a comfortable leather strap.  (Metal straps are available in the U.S. and will likely be coming to Canada in the near future.)

Moto 360

A Moto 360 smartwatch is seen at Motorola’s headquarters on Sept. 4, 2014. (Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images for Motorola/AFP)

The 360′s 1.65-inch screen offers six different watch faces to choose from, many of which mimic the look of an analogue watch, and more options can be downloaded through the Motorola Connect app.

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iPad tablet stand for your backseat riders

- November 21st, 2014

RoadShow

A few weeks back, we reviewed the Airframe+, a practical gadget that allows you to easily mount your oversized smartphone at the front of your car, more specifically, on your vent’s grill. This week, we look at the Felix RoadShow, a tablet stand designed for the iPad and other tablets for your backseat riders.

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Beacon’s Blazar all about that bass… and treble

- November 17th, 2014

The Beacon Blazar is a definite upgrade from your cellphone’s speakers, but is it worth the hefty price-tag? It depends on what you’re looking for.

The portable device relies on Bluetooth technology to pack both a quality speaker and microphone into one small package.

From the unboxing, it’s clear Beacon wants you to think you’re in possession of something special. It comes in a novelty, leather box with heavy duty zipper.

Beacon Audio's Blazar speakers.

Beacon Blazar. (Supplied)

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