Gadgets: Stylish smart watch, Bedphones for bedtime and a super fast router
Moto 360 Android Watch
Smart watches are hot and the Motorola’s Android Watch, Moto 360, is no exception. It features a circular face with a premium leather band that mimics the design of a classic wristwatch, but its traditional looks hide some advanced digital capabilities. You can access downloaded apps straight from your wrist and track daily fitness milestones with Moto 360’s built in pedometer and heart monitor. Ask Moto 360 for help by addressing it: “Ok Google,” followed by a command . It will perform operations for you, such as: send a text; provide you with directions or schedule a reminder. And at the end of the day when all the activity is done, place Moto 360 on its wireless charging dock to recharge its all-day battery. At night it doubles as an alarm clock for your bedside table. For use with Smartphones running Android 4.3 or higher.
More info: motorola.ca
Availability: October 31, 2014
TP-Link AC1750 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router
Made specifically for the digital home TP-Link Canada Inc. has introduced its newest router, the Archer C8 AC1750 Simultaneous Dual-Band Broadband Wireless AC Router. The premium router has 1.75Gbps of total available bandwidth. It can support multiple devices performing high-bandwidth activities like online gaming, media streaming and Skype calls at the same time. It locates all Wi-Fi connections in the same area to deliver a superior wireless connection. The Archer C8 has two wireless networks for advanced throughput. The 2.4GHz network handles simple tasks like e-mailing and web browsing. The 5GHz band processes complex tasks such as live streaming and downloading. It also has a Quality of Service (QoS) functionality that allows the user to prioritize bandwidth. You can dedicate the network to your Roku box so you can watch shows without jitter. If you’re a gamer, use the connection for game traffic before it’s used for other traffic.
More info: tplink.com
Availability: Coming soon
Bedphones are headphones made specifically for people who wear headphones at night to help them sleep. The flat speakers are less than one-quarter inch thick, and are designed to rest gently on the ears instead of inside them. The wire feeds from the back of the head to each ear so they don’t disturb you while you’re sleeping. Moldable earhooks coated in soft rubber are customized to fit. Similar to regular headphones, Bedphones work with all devices that accept a standard headphone plug. Use the downloadable Bedphones music controller app to lower the volume or turn music off when you fall asleep. If you are worried you’ll miss an important call while you’re sleeping, buy an in-line microphone with a single-button remote to control the headphones without a mobile device.
More info: jumpsnap.com