Gecko Switch: The Gecko Switch is a movable light switch that allows you to control your lights from anywhere in your home. All that's needed to be done is replace your standard light switch with the Base Switch and you are done. Now you can place the Gecko Switch anywhere you want and control your lights. It requires no wall work, no new wiring, hubs, bridges, or Wi-Fi, its simple to use. Gecko Switch is also a dimmer, timer and works for delayed off. The Gecko Switch can be removed then placed over and over again and if loses its sticking power, just wash it with water and it regains its stickiness. There are many icons available, and these allow you to mark your Gecko Switch to know what each switch controls. And using its search function, you can make the switch beep. Buy Now: $59.
Opi: Opi is a compact device that works as your digital safe. All your information is encrypted, located where you want, presumably your home and keeps your private information private. It lets you access your information no matter where you are and yet still be in control of who has access to it and where it is stored. Its your private cloudserver and lets you share information with others, on your terms. Its a multiuser platform and lets you sync calendars, email, contacts, files and photos. Buy Now - About $216 (199€).
nCube: nCube is a smart hub that along with its app gives you a single point of control for all your smart home technology and saves time and money. This next-generation smart home controls gets all your devices to work together and provides a way of synchronizing all these devices through its app. You can use the cubes for home automation, waking up in the morning, receiving a warm welcome home at the end of the day, ensuring your house looks lived-in whilst on holiday and much more. Buy Now: About: $ 213 (£149).
Singlecue: Singlecue is a gesture control device for your TV and entertainment devices. You can control your TV, DVD player, cable box, smart light bulbs, thermostat, smart home devices and more. It supports IR-remote controlled devices, selected Wi-Fi enabled devices and existing devices and makes them smarter. It supports over 100,000 devices, allows you to control multiple devices at once with a wave of your finger. Buy Now - $190.99.
Chronos: Chronos attaches to the back of your watch and alerts you of notifications. This wearable device measures under 3mm thin and 33mm in diameter, comes with smart notifications that allows you to set up different buzz patterns and light colors for each type of notification, features integrated fitness tracking that lets you track your steps and activity throughout the day, and its gestures control lets you control your smartphone's volume, music, and camera. It works with both Android and iOS, connects to your smartphone via Bluetooth 4.0 and recharges wirelessly via conductive housing. Pre-order: $89 - $99.
Wearsafe: Wearsafe is a wearable personal safety device that instantly alerts, informs and connects your most trusted network with the press of a button. When activated, an alert is sent to your contact list with your location, speed of travel, and streaming audio. It has a range of up to 200 feet and is compatible with your smartphone. Buy Now: $39.
Smartcharge: This smart light bulb works like any other light bulb, it can be fixed in standard light fixtures and can be toggled on or off from its wall switch. So what makes this light bulb smart? Regardless of power supply you can turn it on and off. Buy Now: $24.95 - $29.95.
Biopod: Biopod is a smart microhabitat that lets you grow herbs, vegetables or flower garden. This app-controlled device automatically regulates temperature, light, humidity, ventilation and more and provides ideal conditions for your plants and animals. Pre-order: $225.
Ivee: Ivee is a voice-activated assistant that turns your home into a smart home. It lets you control your smart home devices (Belkin WeMo, Philip's Hue, Logitech Harmony, SmartThings, Wink, and more), connects to services (Uber, Spotify, and more), set alerts and reminders, and more. It's compatible with iOS and Android. Pre-order: $99.
Chatlight: Chatlight clips on to your smartphone, smart device, or laptop to beautifully illuminate all of your video chats and selfies. You can plug it in to a standard wall outlet or any USB port and recharge in only 15 minutes. You can adjust its brightness and swivel up or down depending on where and how much light you need to look your best. Buy Now: $ 29.99.
iQiKi: This notification indicator uses lights to notify you of any incoming calls, messages, e-mails or other app notifications. With this gadget around, you don't need to check your smartphone all the time. It connects to your phone wirelessly. More info.
UO Smart Beamlaser Projector: This portable cube shaped projector projects clear images onto almost any surface. It features built-in speakers, high definition 1280x720 resolution, on a full recharge and runs for 2 hours, display size starts at 20" and reaches a max at 100", supports wireless (AirPlay, Miracast) and wired (HDMI/MHL) connection. Buy Now: $350.
Wake: The Wake is a smart robot that wakes you up with white light to slowly illuminate the area around your face, followed by a focused beam of sound to wake you up gently. It uses parametric speaker to give focused, soothing sounds that start quietly, and grows louder slowly as the light beam grows brighter. The light and sound don't disturb the other person in the bed; it wakes you naturally making you feel alert faster. You can set the time or edit it by using its app on your smartphone. Pre-order: $249.
auris bluMe: auris bluMe is a true Hi-Fi Bluetooth music receiver that streams high quality audio wirelessly from any Bluetooth enabled smartphone, computer or smart device to any music system or powered speakers. It applies the Bluetooth 4.1 to stream any format of music from your smart device, laptop or PC. Its capable of bringing out the full sound quality potential that is hidden inside the Bluetooth protocol. It uses Advanced Audio Coding (AAC), aptX® Low Latency technology that reduces the latency down to less than 40 ms, uses special circuitry and a precision-tuned external high gain antenna to extend the wireless range, features two high quality gold-plated RCA jacks and a Digital Optical (SPIDF) Out. Setting it up is simple; it connects to one smart device at a time, but is capable of remembering up to 8 devices. Buy Now: $169.
Resort Home Planetarium: With this Homestar resort home planetarium you can enjoy tropical night sky every night at home. It brings Hawaii blue sky and its sound and music to your home. It features two songs as well as beach and wave sound effects, to let you imagine that you are lying down on the sand and gazing at the stars. Buy Now: $ 145.
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Apr 16, 2016
Collection of 'Tech Gadgets for Non-Techies' from all over the world.