CES 2016: IOGEAR USB-C Adapters

Allison interviews Raymond Troung from IOGEAR about their new USB type C adapters and hubs. IOGEAR has just about every adapter you would need to connect your USB-C devices with other peripherals. Among other devices, Raymond showed Allison their new USB-C docking station which will be available in Feb 2016 for $249. The setting is the CES 2016 show floor in the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Learn more at https://iogear.com

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CES 2016: FLIR One Personal Thermal Imager

Allison interviews Travis Merrill from FLIR about their latest thermal imaging devices for consumers. Travis showed FLIR’s second generation personal thermal imager called the FLIR One. The FLIR One plugs into the lightning port of your iOS device and provides a heat-based image of the scene on your mobile device’s display. Travis also showed the newly announced Scout TK monocular which provides extended thermal imaging ranges greater than 100 yards. The FLIR One is shipping now and the Scout TK will be available in late Q1 2016. The setting is the CES 2016 show floor in the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Learn more at http://flir.com


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CES 2016: Ring Video Doorbell

Allison interviews Yassi Shahmiri about the Ring Video Doorbell. The Ring doorbell contains built-in motion sensors that trigger an instant mobile alert and activate a wide-angle HD camera for viewing your home’s entrance. Ring also contains a microphone and speakers that allow you to hear the visitor and to speak with them if you desire. Essentially Ring lets you answer your door wherever you may be. The setting is the CES Pepcom Digital Experience show floor in the Mirage hotel.

Learn more at https://ring.com


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CES 2016: Wisewear Luxury Smart Jewelry

Allison interviews Founder and CEO of Wisewear, Jerry Wilmink, about their Socialite collection of luxury smart jewelry designed for women’s safety. Wisewear has fused fashion and technology to allow the wearer to mix and match jewelry that pairs with your smart phone. The Socialite collection includes various bracelets that provide alerts, track your activity, and allow the wearer to send a distress signal with a simple tap. The Socialite collection will be shipping in January 2016. The setting is the CES Unveiled show floor in the Mandalay Bay Hotel.

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CES 2016: CleverPet Smart Pet Feeder

Allison interviews Philip Meier about the CleverPet Smart Pet Feeder.  With smart software built by PhDs in computational neuroscience, CleverPet is designed to fulfill your dog’s cognitive needs. It’s optimized for dog engagement, with its lights, sounds, and colors. The setting is the CES ShowStoppers show floor in the Wynn Hotel.

Learn more at http://getcleverpet.com

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Engadget Live – Lenovo

Allison interviews Sam Vang from Lenovo about two of their latest tablets. Sam demos the 8″ Yoga Tablet 2 with Windows and the 13.3″ Yoga Tablet 2 Pro running Android. The Tablet 2 uses “AnyPen” technology that supports the use of any metallic object as a stylus, including a graphite pencil or even a fork. The Tablet 2 Pro has a projector built into the base of the tablet that can project up to a 50″ 16×9 image. The setting is the Engadget Live event in downtown Los Angeles. Learn more at lenovo.com.

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Engadget Live – Eclipse VR Game

Allison interviews the founder of White Elk Studios, Jonathan Hawkins, about his new VR game Eclipse. Jonathan designed Eclipse and configured the PC and Mac hardware used to run the game. Eclipse presents a very immersive VR experience that is fluid and easy to follow. The setting is the Engadget Live event in downtown Los Angeles. Learn more at whiteelkstudios.com.

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Steady Your GoPro Videos with the Feiyu G4 3-Axis Steady Gimbal

Guest blogger Steve Sheridan

Feiyu G4 gimbal with GoProThe gadget I’m reviewing today is the G4 Handheld Steady Gimbal made by Feiyu Tech. This cool piece of kit is designed to steady a GoPro Hero camera while taking handheld video.

Let’s start with the problem to be solved. Say you’re on vacation and decide to take some video with your GoPro camera while in a jeep bouncing wildly over the dunes, or riding a camel in the Dubai desert or possibly riding on the back of a lumbering elephant. You bring back your video for editing and it looks pretty good, but you notice how shaky the video is due to all of that bouncing around you did. You try to stabilize the scenes with your video editor but most of the scenes are just too shaky to be properly stabilized with software.

Enter the G4 Handheld Steady Gimbal. This device does a wonderful job of stabilizing your GroPro camera under almost any moving, rotating, vibrating or shaking conditions. The G4 gimbal performs much better than those handheld steady-cam rigs with counter-balance weights hanging underneath. It doesn’t need any balancing prior to use and it maintains a very steady lock in azimuth, pitch and roll regardless of how vigorously you move it.

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Can a Tile Help You Find Lost Items? (by Steve Sheridan)

four tiles in the box with instructionsHi Allison, this is Steve back with a product review. The gadget I am reviewing today is the Tile and its associated iOS application, appropriately called TheTileApp.

Let’s start with the problem to be solved. Nearly everyone I know has either lost or misplaced a personal item at some point in their lives. For some of us *raises hand sheepishly* this problem occurs frequently. This is a common problem that is really begging for a solution.

Tile started as a Kickstarter project back in 2013 to specifically address this problem. I contributed to the Kickstarter project two months ago, back in late September and I just received my package of four Tile devices. The Kickstarter project was quite successful and the Tile is now available to purchase at their website www.thetileapp.com at a cost of $25 for one Tile, $70 for four, or $80 for eight Tiles.

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