This week's gadget is a Magnetic Charger that you can put onto your computer and even phone. Amazon describes them as Magnetic Phone Charger Cable, GARAS 3 in 1 Nylon Braided USB Fast Charging & Data Syncing Cord with LED Light Compatible with Mirco USB, Type C Smartphone and iProduct (3.9 ft-Red). Here's a bit more of what Amazon says about them: GARAS round magnetic charging cable support QC 2.0/3.0 quick charge, data sync speed up to 480Mbps.
Logitech has a new webcam called the C922x Pro Stream Webcam. It can record up to 60 fps in 720p, 1080p at 30 fps. It has software that will act like a virtual green screen to isolate your face over your game. It's the same price as the old one, at $99.99. It also comes with a mini tripod.
Dick is fresh back from the Interbike conference in Las Vegas and this weeks' gadget is great for when you go biking, especially when it gets cold. The Visijax visible jacket glows with 23 high intensity LEDs, as well as flashing red lights on the back of the jacket. When you want to turn, you raise your arm and you get a turn signal blinking on your back. All of the electronics are powered by a provided rechargeable USB battery with up to 20 hours of continuous use. We showed this as a prototype a couple of years ago.
This week's gadget is a familar one to Leo - The Acer Aluminum Chromebook. It has a 14” HD screen, which large enough to enjoy and share videos and using multiple tabs for various projects, yet still portable enough to fit in a backpack or book bag. It features Acer's first all-aluminum Chromebook case that adds protection while remaining lightweight. Acer says their new model (CB3-431-C5FM) is the industry’s first Chromebook with up to 14 hours of battery life on an HD display and up to 12 hours of battery life on a full HD display.
This week's gadget is from Toy Fair and it's called the Kano Computer Kit. For kids 6 years and up, it's a build your own computer kit designed around the Raspberry Pi computer. It has parental control and is great for Minecraft.
Dick Debartolo has an update of a gadget done a few years back ... it's called the SmartCharge LED Bulb and will not only charge up a supply of power when the electricity is out, but you can then run on that battery power for around 4 hours should the power stay out. 650 Lumens. Preorder the SmartCharge LED Bulb 2.0 via Indiegogo 4 bulbs for $75. They'll ship in May. Retail is expected to be $25 a bulb, so you actually get four bulbs for the price of three during the preorder. (I don't know when that will end.) You'll see a demo in the video below.
The Zolt is a tiny 3 oz device that can charge your laptop, cellphone, tablet, the works. The plug folds up into the base and can rotate 90°. It's an easy way to carry less with adapters. you can even get an optional magsafe adapter or up to seven other styles for $20 extra. Leo says the convenience of it is fantastic. $99.
This week's gadget is from SnapPower, which is an easy to install Night Light and USB charger. By taking out one little screw, you remove your existing plate and get a USB charger or LED guide lights. And there's no wiring. The tabs inside snap over the screws for the electric wires and they supply the power. It's pretty genius. It costs $15-20.
Giz Wiz Video: https://youtu.be/7D1l501RKw0
Book Light Music Stand Lamp LED 4 Bulb, Best Bright Reading Lights with USB Cord & AC Adaptor, Clip On AAA Battery Powered for Bed, Travel, eReader, Photography & Piano. Adjustable Brightness, Black. Clip on lamp with twin goosenecks. Can also run via USB or AC. $9.99, free shipping with Amazon.com.
Dickie D brings us the Levitating Lamp -- a light shade that actually levitates three inches above the lamp and slowly rotates. It's by Hammacher-Schlemmer. The computerized coils make 1,000 adjustments per second to ensure the shade stays upright, even when bumped, while the swirling pattern accentuates the natural spinning motion caused by air currents. The lamp has nine bright white LED bulbs: six that shine upward into the shade, and three that shine downward to provide accent lighting for the brushed chrome stand.