Tech Tools for Home and Away
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NEATO BOTVAC D7 CONNECTED
Hailed by reviewers as the top robot vacuum on the market, the Botvac Connected makes keeping your home clean a cinch. Program the robot with the sleek Neato app or use the remote control if you’re in the house. LIDAR technology makes it great at mapping the cleaning area, and powerful cleaning capabilities mean the Botvac Connected can even handle tough assignments such as clumps of dog hair. It’s an all-around package that might well be the best around. $799.99.
SONY VPLHW45ES HOME THEATER PROJECTOR
A home projector will transform your media experience, and the Sony VPLHW45ES is one of the best overall choices. It can handle 1080p and 3D content, boasts great brightness and contrast, and the built-in fan is super-quiet. Invest in this premium projector and you’ll soon be able to put on great movie nights or invite friends over to watch the game on a better screen than at your local bar. A three-year warranty shows how confident Sony is in its product, too. $1,999.99.
BOWERS & WILKINS PX NOISE-CANCELLING WIRELESS HEADPHONES
The legendary British hi-fi brand Bowers & Wilkins turns its hand to headphones with the impressive PX model. Audio quality is as amazing as you would expect, and the craftsmanship is top-notch. USB-C charging and 20-hour battery life make for great functionality, as do nifty features such as automatically pausing content when you take the headphones off. Choose the more muted gray colorway or stand out from the crowd with the blue and gold option. $399.99.
MOLESKINE PEN + ELLIPSE
Take your analog notes into the digital realm with the Pen + Ellipse from Moleskine. The smart pen combines with the Moleskine Notes app and the Paper Tablet to allow you to write by hand while the tech combines your diary entries with the calendar app of your choice. It also digitalizes your sketches and notes, plus it works even when you don’t have an internet connection. Perfect for planning and plotting on long flights. You’ll have to buy the $30 Paper Tablet separately, but the system enjoys a great reception. $179.