Energy-Efficient, Ergonomic Devices
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Sleep technology looks set to be a huge growth area this year, and Philips has been quick to develop devices such as SmartSleep. The device looks like a soft headband and contains sensors that detect when you’re in a deep sleep. In order to keep you in this resting state, SmartSleep plays patterns of white noise through built-in speakers. It might sound strange, but research shows it helps you feel more rested. $399.99.
MARANTZ TT-15S1 TURNTABLE
The popularity of vinyl continues to surge among music fans, and there has never been a better time to get the most out of your existing collection or start a new one. Although this turntable might seem fairly expensive at first glance, it actually offers great value, given the quality of its components. With a Clearaudio Virtuoso cartridge and great design elements, Marantz brings a real winner to market. $1,499.
GTECH EBIKE SPORTS
Want to beat the traffic but live too far from the office for an ordinary bike? Perhaps an electric bike like the GTech Ebike Sports is the solution. With a range of 30 miles and an assisted top speed of 15 mph, you can get to work and back without breaking a sweat. The GTech offers a great value, and it even looks like a standard bike, so your fellow cyclists might be surprised by the ease with which you power away from them. $1,375.
ACER SWIFT 7 ULTRABOOK
Business travelers demand both performance and portability, and this Acer laptop doesn’t disappoint. The Swift 7 Ultrabook is the thinnest in the world at just 0.39 inches, and it ships with 4G-LTE connectivity so you can get online wherever you go. Weighing in at just 2.6 pounds, you’ll barely notice you’re carrying a laptop at all. From $1,699.