Who else gets exhausted sometimes by new technology?
No sooner have I coughed up the funds and moved my contacts over to the new laptop, tablet or smartphone and suddenly a newer, faster better one is released the next day. Talk about irritating
However, unless you’re looking to have the latest and greatest of everything the day it drops, the right technology really can make your life easier – and dare we say better! Apart from the usual iPhone, here are a few of my favorite gadgets that are totally worth the splurge.
Sure, this isn’t a revelation – but I can’t imagine getting through my day ( or writing this blog) without noise cancelling headphones to keep me sane! Think these headphones are just for noisy flights, think again! Not only do I use mine in conventional places like coffee shops and airplanes – but whenever my neighbors throw a party, or my fiancé is in the next room on a call. If you struggle with concentration, noise cancelling headphones are swooping in to save the day. My favorite pair? Bose Quiet Comfort 15 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones. Sure, they’re a little pricey – but in this case you do get what you pay for!
Bluetooth Coffee Maker
While this is listed under Mashable’s 12 Clever Gadgets Every College Student Should Have I’m pretty sure that a bluetooth coffee maker is good for anyone – at any stage of their life. Up against a tough deadline? Want a pot of coffee waiting for you when you walk in the door – or ready for you before you even get out of bed? As Mashable states, just simply download the WeMo App and start brewing from your smartphone.
Nest Learning Thermostat
As PC Mag points out “home automation is just heating up but the Nest Learning Thermostat is already hot.” This awesome little gadget helps you regulate your home’s temperature, knows when you’re home, how you prefer your settings – and overall can save you a lot of money!
Kensington ComboSaver Portable Notebook Lock
If you work from home but out of the house (or are a college student) then you already know this dilemma. The “do I leave my laptop alone while I go to the bathroom, or look like a weirdo and take it with me?” dilemma. Thanks to this sweet little portable lock, you can leave your laptop safely at the table while you fill up on your second skim milk latte no foam.
While still in the pre-order phase, this intelligent Yoga mat with “advanced sensor technology” is a yoga mat and yoga teacher all in one.
According to smartmat.com “smartmat detects when you’re out of alignement and gives you real-time feedback on how to correct your pose.” The mat is even designed to “grow” with you and evolves its data as you “improve your yoga practice.” Extra bonus for privacy and not having to splurge on Lululemon for yoga class with the girls.
Did I miss any of your favorites? I love to stay in the know (even when it drives me nuts) so drop me a line and jenny.beres@smashsolutions if there’s a must-have gadget that needs to be on this list!