Technology is one thing in this world that is always changing. It can be hard for us to keep up with all the different areas of technology, especially when it comes to little known items that weren’t even on your radar. But these 11 tech items will change your life, making things simpler or more convenient for you and your family and making you wonder how you ever lived without them.
Water is one of the most potentially destructive forces in our homes. Appliances leak, hoses are left on, and frozen pipes burst. If we know anything about Murphy’s Law, all of the above will happen during deployment while you’re out of state visiting family. StreamLabs Control lets you stay on top of water issues and protect your home from damage with easy, intuitive remote monitoring.
StreamLabs Control uses advanced ultrasonic technology to detect water flow and sends that data directly to your mobile device. Whether its a drippy faucet or a burst pipe, you’ll know immediately and be able to respond remotely. Even without leaks, StreamLabs Control will keep track of your usage to give you ideas on how to conserve water and save money at the same time. Installation is as easy as plugging in a hose (so no plumber needed), and the device integrates with Nest and Amazon Alexa making your smart home even smarter. Even better, unplug it and take it with you when you PCS! This is the perfect one time purchase for the fully technological home.
Halo Sport 2 Neuroscience Headphones are an athletes new gym buddy! These amazing technical wonders are used as a high performance endurance coach right in your ears. Halo Sport 2 users experience an accelerated rate of progress. By using quality repetition as a trainer you meet your fitness goals much faster and with better form.
With wireless bluetooth, updated primers to make neuropriming as easy as possible and a new Halo Sport app to help track and achieve fitness goals, the Halo Sport 2 is sure to be the “everyone wants it” technology this year. The Halo Sport 2 even comes apart so you can wash the sweat away from your gear as well! Your performance enhancement options just got so much better.
There is nothing better than getting out of the shower or the bath and wrapping yourself in a warm towel. Now you can with a heated towel rack from Amba. This towel rack not only offers you the luxury of a warm towel as soon as you get out of the shower, but it also dries damp towels quickly meaning you don’t have to worry about using a half wet and musty towel the next day. The easy on- and off-switch turns off the towel rack when you’re not using it. And then when you’re ready to start your bath or shower, you simply turn it on and it heats your towels in record time.
The Amba Heated Towel Rack is easy to install which means you can take it with you when you move. The programmable timer allows you to set the time you want your towel rack to turn off, making sure that its not on when the kids are around or wasting your electricity. They have several different models and designs to fit your personal style and the size you need. It is a wonderful way to create a luxurious experience every time you step out of the bath.
Mightier uses the power of technology and the thrill of games to help make emotions visible to kids. With the starter kit you use your own phone or tablet, download the mightier app, wear the heart rate monitoring band, and start playing! As your heart rate rises, games get harder, and encourage you to use various calming techniques to get back in your clam zone. Studies show that this program helps kids manage their emotions better in just 12 weeks. The Mightier Bioresponsive learning loop will help your child discover they have the power to stay calm and succeed.
The Palm Mobile Device is the newest cellular capable device on the market. With ALL of the perks of using a standard cellphone (apps, face recognition, calling, etc) but compact and perfect for that person that wants technology at their fingertips, but doesn’t want to be all consumed by it.
Palm is approximately the size of a credit card, therefore, it fits perfectly in your wallet, favorite workout legging pockets, and in the palm of your hand. One of the best features is the new “Life Mode” setting. You can click “Life Mode” and the device will be silenced of all notifications, calls and updates until you turn it off. Add the option to opt out or in on technology when you want to with the Palm Mobile Device.
Zvox AccuVoice AV 155
ZVOX is not your ordinary television speaker. ZVOX offers six levels of voice boost using their patented hearing aid technology. Tired of missing the dialogue because the background noise is all you can hear? AccuVoice solves that problem. As you use the included remote to boost voice, each new level delivers stronger dialogue emphasis, while decreasing the background noise. Thanks to AccuVoice, voices will now be easy to understand even at extremely low volumes. At only 17″ wide, you can put the AV155 anywhere and hookup is simple.
HabitAware is a stylish smart bracelet that allows wearers to take control over habits such as hair pulling, nail biting, and skin picking by building awareness of these and other behaviors. Voted one of Time Magazine’s 2018 best inventions, Keen senses your behaviors and sends a vibration allowing wearers to choose to healthier activities and retrain their brains. When you receive your Keen HabitAware bracelet you can train it within 30 seconds to understand your specific behavior. The keen bracelet helps you interrupt your patterns while the keen app allows you to track your progress.
With Philips Hue you can now control the brightness of your light and the hue of your light from your smart phone or Alexa device. Schedule your day or make changes on command. No matter how you do it, you can always find the perfect light for your whole day whether its time to wake up, energize, or relax, and sleep. The Philips Hue White Ambiance you will receive 4 light bulbs with a wireless dock so you’ll be ready to master your lighting ambience throughout your home.
With Meater you can now ensure the perfect meat temperature while you sit back and relax. Simply insert your meater probe into your meat and walk away. Tell your meater app what type of meat you are cooking and receive an estimated cook time. Then rack the temperature of your meat from your smart phone and enjoy your reward of consistently delicious meat every time.
At the very top of the technology check list this PCS season should be the Home Inventory app. It is the perfect addition to your home to save your sanity and keep those moving companies held accountable. With easy instillation and a very user friendly format this app will give you great peice of mind.
Moving can be such a challenge and then items don’t show up at the next location to make it worse. With the Home Inventory app you can keep track of your home’s contents, prices paid, moving sticker numbers, you name it. This app has amazing potential for everyone, but especially for the military community. Give yourself the security that Home Inventory offers.
Home Inventory for macOS will be on saleJuly 1-7 for $19.99, 50% off the regular price of $39.99.
The newest improvement in your airplane travel is here! The Airhook, is a lightweight and collapsible airplane travel aide that allows you to securely attach your smart device to the back of the seat in front of you! It holds your phone, tablets, iPads and DRINKS! With a built in cupholder you have now freed up you tray table space for other things. Your children can now color and watch a movie. You can now catch up on your favorite show while updating your planner, or eating.
You can add an Airhook to your carry-on and improve your experience significantly the next time you take to the air. You gain so much space that you may even feel like you’re flying in first class.
These 11 tech items not only make your life easier but also add some unique features to your every day that you didn’t even know you needed. From a personal trainer right in your ear at all times to something as simple as a airplane accessory that helps prevent you (or your kids) from knocking your drink over during those long flights during PCS season, these unique and cool items will change your life for the better.
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