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.
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.
It’s that time again, where you have to find something for that special Dad. So here’s a somewhat eclectic trio of gadgets, at least one of which I’m sure any Father would appreciate, along with one fallback in case all else fails.
There are a number of high capacity external battery charging packs on the market that are ideal for a camping trip or emergency preparedness kit. If you’re looking for a robust solution that also helps you light the way, then it might be worth giving the SmartLantern by Bracketron a look.
Now that the latest generation of the Apple iPad, the iPad Air is here, the question on some people’s minds, is whether or not it should be on the list for this year’s holiday season?