Gadgets for the Guru: Holiday Splurges edition
Treat yourself this holiday season! Throw away your holiday gift budget and splurge on these awesome tech gadgets.
The EcoReco E-Scooter is a great gift for an adventure-seeking individual or for someone that needs a transportation alternative. Hop on the sustainable scooter and feel the brisk breeze as you zoom down the street. The M5 model comes equipped with high performance full suspension, standard front air tires, and an LED backlit dashboard to switch up the modes. This bad boy can go up to 20 mph and you can attach a GoPro or similar camera to capture your swift trips. Available for purchase for $1,250.00.
Amped Wireless HighPower AC1750 WiFi Range Extender
The WiFi range extender from Amped Wireless extends your WiFi range to a whopping 12,000 sq. ft.! No more dead zones in your house. A user can easily complete the setup of the WiFi extender in minutes with its 4” touch screen. The WiFi extender boasts a total of 12 advanced amplifiers, 2 high gain antennas and a fast Qualcomm Processor to deliver unprecedented WiFi speeds. Available for purchase for $199.99.
UE Boom 2
Ultimate Ears is at it again! The tech company’s family of speakers, including the Roll, Boom and Megaboom have impressed the AZTB crew and our readers time and time again; and now they have unveiled the Boom’s predecessor, aptly named the UE Boom 2. The Boom 2 is now fully waterproof, has a wider range of Bluetooth capability, and has a handy “tap on top” to stop/play and skip to the next song. The Boom 2’s flagship cylindrical design is sleek yet rugged and comes in a variety of awesome colors. The UE Boom 2 is available for purchase for $199.99.
Before you open the front door, whip out your smartphone and check to see who is on the other side. Fortify your front door with this cool home automation gadget. Through a home’s WiFi connection the product allows for a two-way talk with the person at the door through ones’ smartphone anywhere in the world. The Ring also has a multi-zone customizable motion detection system, a 180 degree HD camera, night vision with 6 infrared LEDs, it can be hard-wired or battery operated, and users can opt-in for cloud service for $3 a month to capture the recordings instantly. Available for purchase for $199.00.
The Arizona technology company Eggcyte brings you their flagship gadget, the Egg. The Egg is a compact personal web server that is shaped like an egg and fits in the palm of your hand. With the Egg you can store photos and videos that take up too much memory space on your smartphone. The Egg allows the user to maintain total control of distribution of content. Think…your very own web server that you can take anywhere. Conceptualized here in Arizona, the Egg is now offered in colors charcoal, blue and chalk with capacities ranging from 64 GB, 128 GB and 256 GB at prices $219.00, $319.00 and $419.00 respectively. Purchase yours today!
The AfterMaster TV device won’t start shipping until early 2016, but it’s one of the coolest gadgets that you need to know about! AfterMaster HD Audio Labs, with offices in Scottsdale and Hollywood, has launched a kickstarter campaign for their first venture into the consumer space with their innovative AfterMaster TV, an audio purifier gadget. We had the pleasure of demoing the device and we were blown away. You’ve never heard quality sound like this before! With a year spent in R&D, the AfterMaster team turned the mastering process into an algorithm, which they then placed onto a BelaSigna 300AM digital signal-processing (DSP) chip, which is about the diameter of a ladybug. Support their kickstarter here.
Replace your laptop with Microsoft’s Surface Pro 4. Powerful, portable and designed to maximize productivity, Surface Pro 4 brings the best of a laptop and the best of a tablet together in one sleek gadget. Weighing 1.73 pounds and with a larger 12.3” PixelSense display, the Pro 4 has improved processing power, upgraded cameras, up to an Intel® Core™ i7 processor and 16GB RAM, and nine hours of video-playback battery life. The Surface Pro 4 also comes with the all-new Surface Pen—cased in aluminum and now with 1024 levels of pressure sensitivity and reduced latency. Available for purchase starting at $899.00.
Brazen Coffee Maker
Brew a cup of java with a simple tap of your smartphone. Brazen Connected coffee maker is unlike any on the market. It starts with the unique brewing features of the Behmor Brazen Plus and adds mobile connectivity provided by DADO Labs. The features of the Brazen Connected brewer include the ability to set the brewing temperature, the pre-soak time, and water brewing volume via mobile app. The Brazen Connected is based on the original SCAA certified Brazen Plus and meets their rigorous brewing standards. Available for purchase for $299.00.
This article has been updated from its original posting