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Customizable Tech Devices to Help with Your Everyday Needs

by Jack Guy

Feb 11, 2020

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February 2020

DODOW
Sleeping problems can have serious effects on your health and productivity, but many people are wary of relying on medication. Dodow uses lights and a metronome to get you to sleep without chemicals. Simply breathe along with the blue light as it fades in and out, making use of breathing techniques to help you get some rest. Since the Dodow is about the same size as a drink coaster, you can easily take it with you on your next trip. No more lying awake watching the clock tick ever closer to your morning meeting. $59.
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AVA FERTILITY TRACKER
Fertility tech is a growing market, with a number of apps now able to track the menstrual cycle based on user inputs. Ava goes one step further and provides a unique dedicated bracelet that tracks five common signs of fertility, with capabilities backed by scientific research. You only need to wear the Ava while you sleep to collect data on fertility, sleep, stress levels and heart rate, and the accompanying app ensures the best chance of conceiving. From $299.
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APPLE AIRPODS PRO
The long-awaited update to Apple’s wireless earbuds brings noise cancellation and water resistance to the already highly popular package. You can now wear your AirPods while exercising, and a customizable fit means they will stay in place, too. Expect to get around 4.5 hours of playback per charge, with the battery topped up each time you pop them back in the wireless charging case. Sound quality is much improved, and the lightweight design means you can wear them all day without discomfort. $249.
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GOOGLE PIXELBOOK GO
Google’s latest Chromebook brings a raft of new features to the table and starts at just $649. However, upgrading to the $1,349 model is certainly worth it, with 16GB of RAM, 256GB internal storage and a 13-inch 4K Ultra HD touch display. All of these features come in a package just 13mm thick that weighs in at two pounds, offering great portability for travelers. It’s available in black and Google’s “Not Pink.” From $649.
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