Stay Productive With Cutting-Edge Gadgets

by Alexandra Kirkman

Aug 1, 2015
2015

Hammacher Schlemmer Photo to iPad Scanning Dock
This groovy multitasking gizmo saves irreplaceable photos directly to your iPad while docking and charging the device, making it a snap to preserve your most precious pics (and documents). A free app controls the sheet-fed scanner, converting photos to a sharp 300- or 600-dpi JPG image in as little as 12 seconds, displaying them on screen in real time and stashing them on your camera roll. The dock recharges your iPad in five hours while holding it upright and scans sheets up to 8.5 inches by 14 inches. Compatible with iPad 4, iPad Mini and iPhone 5/s/c running iOS 6 or later. $119.95.
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Samsung

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Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge
Billed as the most advanced smartphones on the market, the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge (with a dual curved-edge design) live up to the red-hot hype. They boast Samsung’s cutting-edge core technology, including the world’s first 14nm mobile processor with 64-bit platform, plus a new LPDDR4 memory system and UFS 2.0 flash memory for higher performance and enhanced memory speed with lower power consumption. The ultra-vivid front (5MP) and rear (16MP) cameras feature advanced light sensitivities and solutions for the best image quality available in a smartphone. Launch the camera from any screen in 0.7 seconds by double-clicking the home button. Sprint offers a free S6 with the Unlimited Plus Plan at $80/month; other plans vary.
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Dreampad

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Dreampad Mini
Most travelers are familiar with the havoc insomnia and jet lag can wreak on productivity. This high-tech sleep aid uses electromechanical transducers to convert music’s electrical signals into calming vibrations only you can hear to reduce stress, stimulate your relaxation response and improve sleep. Simply download the five included music programs to your device (or purchase the optional pre-loaded MP3 player), connect the player to a cord within the zippered pocket, place the Dreampad Mini in your own pillowcase, and you’ll soon be snoozing. More than 80 percent of participants in a recent study showed a significant relaxation response within 15 minutes, but there’s a 30-day, money-back guarantee. $179.
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TouchPico

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TouchPico
The world’s first interactive portable Android whiteboard, this innovative projector turns any flat surface — wall, ceiling or floor — into an 80-inch touch screen. Just turn it on, grab an infrared stylus (two included, as well as an AirMouse) and start interacting: Write on documents or present proposals and slide decks on the go. It’s equipped with a built-in Android operating system, WiFi and 4GB of onboard memory, so you can download apps via Google Play or project any native Android app by plugging in your tablet or phone. It’s about the size of a day planner, so you can easily take it with you. $599.
touchjet.com

 

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Welcome to Rhodes, a medieval treasure beautifully preserved throughout the centuries. Rhodes is the capital of the Dodecanese, an island ideal not only for those who want to relax, but also for those looking for an action-packed holiday! With its bright green hills, rich green valleys and uninterrupted line of golden beaches, Rhodes is truly a blessed place. “The sun island” has more sunshiny days and milder temperatures throughout the year than any other location in Greece. It is, after all, one of the country’s easternmost places and among the first to welcome summer on its impressive beaches. Add in the excellent facilities for tourism, the island’s special blend of cosmopolitan and traditional, and numerous cultural and archaeological sites, the most important being the Medieval (Old) Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and you’ve got the perfect holiday destination. While on Rhodes, don’t miss a daytrip to nearby Sými. An island of sponge divers and seamen, Sými used to have 30,000 inhabitants before the Second World War and was the richest island in the Dodecanese, despite its small size. Today, Sými attracts many visitors thanks to its beautifully preserved Neo-Classical buildings and the famous Archangel Michael monastery at Panormitis.

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