IZON 2.0 Wi-Fi Video Monitor
This groovy, cutting-edge, app-controlled remote video camera streams audio and video to your iPod Touch, iPhone or iPad anywhere in the world, providing real-time video on local networks to let you see what’s happening at home (or anywhere). Setup takes just a few minutes — the IZON app creates a unique code for your network and scans the code immediately. You can place it on any horizontal surface or mount it to the ceiling: It tilts and swivels on its magnetic base. $129.95. steminnovation.com/izon
ECOXBT Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker
The only speaker on the market that is 100 percent waterproof, this rugged gadget is fully submersible and it floats, so you can knock it off the boat or drop it in the pool and it will rise to the surface (and the occasion), speakers facing up and tunes jamming. It streams music from any Bluetooth-enabled device and lets you answer incoming calls over the built-in speakerphone. And its rechargeable lithium battery provides up to 10 hours of play time. $129.99. ecoxgear.com
FAV I SmartStick
This plug-and-play gizmo magically transforms any HDTV into a full-range, entertainment powerhouse SmartTV. Access movies, music, apps and games via the latest Android OS. Get thousands of apps at Google Play, including movie streaming via Netflix, HULU or EPIX; music streaming via Pandora or Spotify; video streaming via YouTube; and social media sites like Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter. SmartStick includes a full Internet browser, 4GB of built-in memory and a MediaSHARE app to wirelessly deliver movies, music and photos directly to your TV — no subscription needed. For the full TV-as-computer experience, add on the mini wireless keyboard with touchpad mouse. $49.99. favientertainment.com
FreedomPop Wireless Internet
Backed by Skype founder Niklas Zennstrom, FreedomPop is on a mission to “deliver free, fast, wireless Internet to all.” Get 500MB of free, high-speed Internet each month on any device, anywhere — no contracts or strings attached — with additional data available at prices 25 to 60 percent lower than what wireless carriers charge. If you’re traveling within the United States, you’ll no longer be tied to slow Internet connections in airports and hotels, or fear losing wireless access on the go. The service runs on Clearwire’s 4G WiMax network and will expand to include Sprint’s 4G LTE network this year. Visit the website for availability in your location. Free (fee for additional data plans). freedompop.com
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