Accurate 3D Lunar Globe Brings Home the Dark Side of the Moon

May 17, 2016  |   Contributor: Jackie Bryant

Science and design come together to create MOON, the “first topographically accurate lunar globe," according to its successful Kickstarter campaign. The globe displays the current lunar phase at any given time by utilizing a halo light that orbits around it.

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Is Samsung's Smart Windshield Really a Good Idea?

Mar 31, 2016  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Samsung and Yamaha have developed a smart windshield concept for motorcycles, and while the tech is interesting, we aren’t entirely sure it would be a good idea. 

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Meet Floatti, the World's First Super Suitcase

Mar 31, 2016  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Ponti Design Studio calls their newest design the world’s first super suitcase. Named Floatti, the intuitive smart case was inspired by the movement and transformation inherent in the traveling lifestyle. 

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Finally, A Stroller You Donít Have to Push

Feb 19, 2016  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Smart tech is everywhere now, from thermostats to wearable garments, and now it has hit the stroller market. The Smartbe stroller doesn’t just utilize an engine and sensors to roll along in front of you, but it also features a baby cam, temperature control, a bottle warmer, wireless speakers for lullabies and an anti-theft alarm. Plus, if you feel uncomfortable about using it in hands-free mode, it has an assist-propelled setting that helps you push it and a manual one where you do all of the work. 

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Mu-so Qb Wireless Speaker is Small But Mighty

Feb 17, 2016  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

The $1,000 Naim Mu-so Qb may be the neatest wireless speaker we have seen in a while. As the company’s follow-up to their larger Mu-so that was launched in 2014, the 300-watt cube can be controlled via a touchscreen on the top, which is encircled by a light-up aluminum ring that manipulates the volume. 

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The Vitamix Professional 750 Blender is a Beast in the Kitchen

Feb 10, 2016  |   Contributor: Christy Stewart

Most people have heard the old adage “you get what you pay for,” particularly when something that was purchased exceeds or falls short of their expectations. After getting our hands on the Vitamix Professional Series 750, it's easy to see why the heavy-duty blender commands the same price as a larger appliance. We found the cost is especially worth it for new parents interested in making their own baby food, although anyone who gets serious in the kitchen can more than likely justify the price tag. 

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Bowers & Wilkins' Wireless Speaker Is Like Having Your Favorite Band Play a Show in Your Living Room

Jan 5, 2016  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

After redesigning their Zeppelin Air, which had an out-of-style dock and was Bluetooth only, Bowers & Wilkins released a brand new wireless version that is pretty hard to beat. Like the old model, the $700 Zeppelin Wireless maintains its blimp-like shape that delivers insane sound quality and brings in support for non-Apple products. 

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Take Over the Espresso Game With the KRUPS EA84 Fully-Automated Machine

Dec 23, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

If there’s one thing people usually need when they’ve been out celebrating all night (like, for New Year’s), it’s some serious caffeine. When it comes to the perfect espresso or cappuccino, you can’t just depend on any coffee house to get it just right, which is a countertop espresso machine for your own kitchen comes in. When KRUPS sent over their $999 EA84 Falcon Fully-Automated Espresso Machine for me to try out, I was pretty excited to relive my barista days and while I had a few issues, I was pretty impressed with how easy to figure out it is. 

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We Roughed Up the Omega TWN30S Twin Gear Juicer & It Survived to Tell the Tale

Dec 10, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Whenever I get a new gadget to try, I generally bypass the directions and jump right into the action, which may not turn out so hot if the device in question is complicated. Thankfully, the Omega TWN30S Twin Gear Juicer let me go full steam ahead without any problems—well, none that were the fault of the machine, that is. 

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The $7k Stromer ST2 Nabs E-Bike of the Year Award and With It, Our Attention

Dec 3, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

The Stromer ST2 earned the title of E-Bike of the Year at North America’s largest bicycle trade show, the 2015 Interbike Awards, which is certainly enough to grab our attention. Stylish and powerful, this model can reach 28 mph, boasts a 90-mile range, comes in Sport and Comfort models, and has plenty of cool techie additions to keep you interested.

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One-of-a-Kind Vintage Nixie Tube Clock Brings History to Your Bedside

Nov 30, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

With its awesome Art Deco-inspired design, the Vintage Nixie Tube Clock from Nuvitron is definitely being placed at the top of our holiday wish list. Though science geeks already know what a nixie tube is, for the rest of us, it’s an electronic device with a glowing discharge that’s used to display numbers. 

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We Tossed the FUGOO Style XL Wireless Speaker in the Pool & It Lived to Tell the Tale

Nov 10, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

I’ve ruined plenty of gadgets by taking them to the beach, leaving them in the sun or bringing them into a steamy bathroom so I can listen to tunes in the tub, so a hearty wireless speaker is a big deal. FUGOO has a line of various options that are all catered towards specific lifestyles, including a Tough model for the rugged outdoorsy type (i.e. not for me), and I found their Style XL to be a pretty great fit. Especially since when the company says waterproof, they mean it. 

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Listen to Your Favorite Albums, Podcasts & Audiobooks Underwater With the Duo MP3 Player Earbuds

Nov 6, 2015  |   Contributor: Merilee Kern

Getting in a good swim and listing to your favorite tunes need not be mutually exclusive thanks to the newly-released, underwater MP3 player called Duo. This highly advanced subaquatic music player from FINIS allows swimmers to listen to music while water-bound, all without earbuds. Naturally, we were pretty excited to check it out. 

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Bang & Olufsen Release the $38k "Tesla of Loudspeakers"

Oct 15, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

New from Bang & Olufsen is the BeoLab 90, a visually stunning speaker that has no discernable front or back. Able to be positioned anywhere in the home due to its 360-degree design, the B&O is calling their latest product “the Tesla of loudspeakers,” and though we can’t say we’ve tried them, they certainly look like something Elon Musk would buy. 

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Dyson's Newest Product Sets Out to Expose the Dirty Secret of Humidifiers

Oct 9, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

If you have allergies or recently had a baby, you’ve probably heard that getting a humidifier can do wonders. And it’s absolutely true. By putting moisture into the air, humidifiers can help with dry skin and itchy eyes, take care of sore throats and colds, lubricate sinuses and alleviate snoring. 

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