Clever Tech Tools Improve Everything You Do

Oct 1, 2013
2013 / October 2013


The world’s first motion engine system that analyzes and records golf swing data to any iOS or Android device, this glove-based precision motion sensor from Zepp Labs easily attaches to the Velcro strap of any glove. Wirelessly transmit swing data via Bluetooth to your mobile device — iPhone, iPod, iPad and Android. Its powerful software (downloadable from the website) captures realtime, in-depth 3D motion analysis of acceleration, velocity, tempo and position. The application records critical data and provides tips to improve each swing, and you can store your data in the GolfSense Cloud and sync it with additional mobile devices. Who knows? After some practice with GolfSense, your next stop may be the Masters. $129.99.

Bēm Wireless Outlet Speaker © Bēm Wireless

Bēm Wireless Outlet Speaker © Bēm Wireless

Bēm Wireless Outlet Speaker

This portable, sleek speaker plugs directly into any electrical outlet and lets you control your music from your iPhone, iPod, iPad, smartphone or any other Bluetooth device, wherever you are. It never needs charging, features a USB port for juicing your mobile devices, and at 3 inches by 5.25 inches by 2 inches is easy to tote along on your next trip or to tuck behind a desk or sofa to maximize space. And with a 25-foot working wireless range, you can blast your tunes far and wide. Available in black or white. $99.99.

Griffin Technology SmartTalk Solar © Griffin

Griffin Technology SmartTalk Solar © Griffin

Griffin Technology SmartTalk Solar

This solar-charged, hands-free Bluetooth speakerphone for iPhone, BlackBerry and smartphones connects automatically with your device as soon as you get into your car. The window-mounted unit uses a built-in solar panel to charge the internal battery for extended talk time, while its multipoint pairing feature lets you connect two different phones simultaneously. You can answer and place calls using a single button or activate your smartphone’s voice command feature for totally hands-free use. With SmartTalk Solar, you’ll drive safely — and be green while you’re at it. $69.99.




Roughly the size of a credit card, the PROTAG Elite slips into your briefcase, wallet, purse — even your child’s backpack — to keep track of your valuables before it’s too late. A Bluetooth Low Energy device that works with iPhones and Androids, its Smart Alert feature notifies you in real time if you’ve forgotten your things; Smart Locator records the date, time and location of the lost item; and Smart Radar scans for missing items, then plots them on a radar screen. Or slip a PROTAG Elite into your luggage and receive an alert when it arrives. Recharge the battery via a built-in USB port; each charge is good for a year. $29.


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