I’m not sure if any you folks in your 40’s sometimes say to yourself “When did I become so damn Tech Illiterate?” Its almost like overnight we were all masters of our MySpace domains, and then all of a sudden…Boom! We are now needing our children to guide us how to sync our phones with these things called Clouds whereby they hold every important aspect of our lives within them?
I know along the way I’ve often gotten lazy about staying updated, as its been all too easy for me to say “Can you set it up for me?” Whether it be in an office setting where you could find me marching over to the administrative assistant desk and asking for their remarkable skills and knowledge around everything computer related. Or alternatively, sitting on the sofa after the unwrapping of gifts where there has been a proud significant other eagerly awaiting to set up, sync, and connect whatever life changing piece of technology they bought me.
The sobering moment that occurred for me was when I moved into a home that was full of systems that were all controlled through varying apps and I had no idea how to turn on a bloody light switch, let alone, the stove, or turn up the heat. It was do or die at this moment! No woman wants to be standing in the freaking dark, hungry and with nipples that could cut glass! I was up Tech creek without a paddle or in my case an Administrative Assistant.
As Scarlett O’ Hara said in Gone with The Wind
“As God is my witness, I’ll never go hungry again!”
So I have been consciously trying the keep up at with some of the tech items that pique my interests and they just may tickle yours too! I’m anxious to share them with you,
1. Kailo – Futuristic Patch Uses Nanotech To Help Relieve Pain
I’ve been hunched over a computer desk for approximately 19 years if you include my college years. Its left some crazy wear and tear on my shoulders, neck and chest in spasm. Don’t get me wrong you cant cheat injury and I’m an avid believer in good posture, physio, massage, and excersise but this is amazing.
What does it do?
It is a completely safe and is a chemical, medicine,and drugs free way to diminish pain by form of a nanotech patch. Kailo is made with a patented technology that is being developed for use in high-tech applications like antennas, signal transmission, bio-identification, and energy storage. The effectiveness of Kailo on the human body was sort of a happy accident. Kailo boosts the natural signals of the body and helps the brain communicate with disrupted areas more effectively.
To get more information on Kailo Click Here
2. The Furbo Dog Camera
Now that I am an empty nester, my new obsession is being an expectant fur mama! You heard me right, I’m due October 11th and expecting a 12 week old American Akita named Geisha. What I’ve learned is that there are equally, if not crazier pet parents out there that love their animals and taking photos of them.
The Furbo Dog Camera lets you see, talk, and toss treats to your dog from anywhere. Furbo Dog Nanny keeps your dog safe with Smart Alerts and Cloud Recording Videos. Furbo detects and records video clips of important dog-related events. Learn what triggers your dog to bark or find out who was the naughty one that chewed up your socks. Download and save the videos to your phone.
3. Amphiro A1 Shower Meter
I remember living in a condo and enjoying the benefits of daily bath’s and long hot showers at the expense of condo strata. Now in a stand alone bigger home, you are more likely to find me giving you the side eye if the tap is left running while you brush your teeth.
The Amphiro A1 is a self-powered energy and water meter for your shower that helps conserve resources. You can conveniently save 440 kWh of energy and 8,500 liters of water every year with this smart device. The device does not require any battery or electricity to run. It gets charged from the energy generated by water flow and is truly energy efficient. It displays real-time information of the water temperature, volume of water used and a climate animation. You can install this device easily, as it does not require any tools.
4. Clocky Robot Alarm
Do have children that need to get up for school or a teen that won’t get up for bed? Or did you go balls to the wall at Wine Wednesday and Order one too many half priced bottles? Well look no further. Watching this commercial is what sold me!
Clocky will make you run around the room before you can turn it off. This smart alarm clock runs away and hides as it continues to beep until you get off your bed. You can no longer snooze and go back to bed. Clocky will ensure you never oversleep again. You may actually hate to love it, but its genius!
5. Smart Faucet
Often I have friends come over and piss me off by putting down the faucet lever once done at the sink. You’d think why would this piss you off? Becuase all you have to actualy do is tap and it turns off. Simple, and no germs!
This environment friendly faucet saves up to 15,000 gallons per unit per year. You can save water with this innovative technology and help conserve water sources. It also conserves energy with its intelligent design. By conserving water and energy, you can leave behind a reduced carbon footprint. Smart Faucet is hygienic and contamination free, as there is no need to touch the faucet valves. It is well-suited for children, the elderly, and the disabled. It is an inexpensive means to conserve water and preserve our environment.
6.The Dodow Sleep Aid
Dodow is a metronome-light scientifically designed to block out overactive thought patterns and lull you into a deep peaceful sleep – fast. Combining yoga, meditation, and behavioral therapy, Dodow is the safe way for ANYONE to effortlessly fall asleep…AND stay asleep.
It does it 3 ways:
Tap the touch-sensitive surface once for the 8- minute mode, twice for the 20-minute mode. A blue light appears on the ceiling. Gently synchronise your breathing: Inhale when the light expands..Exhale
…then exhale when the light retracts. You may notice that the exhalation is deliberately longer. This will help create a sensation of tiredness which is conductive to falling asleep.Sleep
At the end of the exercise (8 or 20 minutes) Dodow switches itself off. You’ll be in the ideal body state to fall asleep naturally, in whatever position you like.
7. Motion Sensor PowerStrip with 8 Outlets
The smart PowerStrip conserves energy by detecting movement in the surrounding area. Four outlets automatically turn off if it does not detect human movement for 30 minutes in an adjoining space of 20 feet. It also features three “always-on” outlets that stay on irrespective of movement. This feature allows essential equipment, such as a router, to be left powered on. With this smart technology, you can save energy by switching off peripheral devices when they are not in use. It is ideal for networking equipment and entertainment consoles.
8. iRobot Braava Jet 240 Robot Mop
Mopping has got to be one of my least favorite things to do in life and I feel with Hard Wood Floors those little oily toe prints could be the little straw that breaks this mama camels back. It’s not something could replace actually mopping but a better option to stay on top of those greasy toes and paws.
9. Lexon Oblio Wireless Charger & UV Cleaner
Oblio is a Qi-certified 10W wireless charging station with vase look that charges and cleans your smartphone discreetly thanks to its built-in UV LED technology.
About 3 hours are required to fully charge a compatible smartphone* and an LED indicator confirms the correct positioning and charging status of the device.
10. Sleep Headphones
You are probably seeing a trend here with regards to sleep. This girl CANNOT function without having proper sleep. Daily we may battle snorers, travel noise, and other disruptions that can affect our overall health and focus.
Sleep Headphones provides optimal noise reduction across the whole audible spectrum. They are most effective at low frequencies such as snoring, ambient sounds coming through walls, or airplane cabin noises. Low frequencies may seem harmless, but they can cause serious damage to your hearing and well-being There are lots out there, but QuietOn offers you an incredible product that will give you the best sleep of your life.
11. Smart Reusable Notebook
I swear if I have to store another scribbler in my house from my childhood and my own daughters I may just lose it. Thankfully Scribblers are on the diclline and we no longer need to store the old unused ones as “scrap paper.” Even at work we have finally movedin
Rocketbook Dot-Grid Eco-Friendly Notebook with 1 Pilot Frixion Pen & 1 Microfiber Cloth Included – Neptune Teal Cover, Executive Size (6″ x 8.8″)
12. Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug 2
This mug is self explanatory and there are a few like it, however the Ember was the very first of its kind with several options.
You can Set your desired drinking temperature. Start with 135°F (57°C) and adjust from there. One can also Enjoy Ember’s new extended battery life while on-the-move, or keep on the included charging coaster for all day use. Pair with the Ember app to set your temperature, customize presets, receive notifications and more. It comes in so many colors and sizes You can find it at www.ember.com/
13. The Anker Nebula Capsule
Now that we are spending more time in our social bubbles we are needing to get more creative. Movie in the Park or on your patio perhaps with friends?
The Nebula Capsule Boasts:
Remarkable Clarity and Contrast: DLP’s advanced IntelliBright algorithms deliver a remarkably bright 100 ANSI-lumen image. (Recommended for use in dimmer environments.)
360° Speaker: Equipped with a powerful omnidirectional speaker, this mini projector pumps out sound all around.
Home Entertainment: Enjoy your favorite movies, TV shows, and more up to 100 inches big anywhere in your home thanks to Capsule’s soda can-sized design.
And plus it’s fun to say the word Nebula!