The Motorola Moto 360 is a smartwatch that runs Android Wear, a watch optimized operating system from Google. Unlike the other Android Wear watches on the market now, this one has a unique trait -- it has a round face. It's designed to look more like a traditional watch, with a stainless steel case, Corning Gorilla Glass on the front, and bands made of Horween leather. It's pre-loaded with six watch faces, so you can decide whether you want a more simple analog face or a digital one.
The Galaxy Note 4 is the latest big screen phone or "phablet" (phone/tablet) from Samsung. It has a 5.7 inch quad HD 2560x1440 Super AMOLED display. It also has the ability to manage multiple applications at once on a single screen using gestures. It runs on a quad-core processor with 3GB of RAM, and has a 3,220mAh battery. The Note 4 has several power saving options to get the most out of a charge, and can even charge faster -- from 0% to 50% in just 30 minutes.
If you're looking for an expandable storage solution for backup or for a home media server, Synology's DiskStation is a great option. These DiskStations contain 2 or more hard drives, and connect to your network to share data with multiple computers or devices. This is referred to as NAS, or Network Attached Storage.
The weakest part of many routers on the market today is the firmware installed on it. It's often insecure, out of date, or unreliable, and it's lead to the creation of open source alternatives including Tomato and DD-WRT. While these alternatives are free, it still requires extra work after buying the router. The added complication of the installation can be a barrier for many end users. But Asus has come out with a series of routers that come with DD-WRT pre-installed.
Surface Pro 3 is the latest notebook and tablet hybrid made by Microsoft. It runs Windows 8.1, has a 12" screen with a resolution of 2160 by 1440, and runs a 4th generation Intel processor. It has 5MP and 1080p front and rear facing cameras. Microsoft claims it has 9 hours of battery life when browsing the web. Unlike previous "RT" versions of the Surface, this will run both "Modern UI" (Windows 8 style) apps along with traditional Windows programs.
The NVIDIA Shield is the ultimate Android tablet for gamers. It runs on the worlds fastest mobile processor, the Tegra K1, which taps into the same NVIDIA Kepler architecture that drives full gaming PCs. The Shield tablet comes with Android Kit Kat 4.4, has 2GB of RAM, and 16 GB of internal storage space. It has an 8 inch, full HD 1080 display, and has front-facing stereo speakers.
Sonos is a HiFi speaker system that works together on a dedicated wireless network. It can play music from your own library, or from several other online sources including Pandora, Spotify, Amazon Music, Google Play, TuneIn, SiriusXM, Songza, and more. You can also stream audio to it from any of your devices. Sonos speakers are easy to set up also -- just connect it to your router and control it wirelessly with the free Sonos controller apps for Android, iOS, Mac, and PC.
The xPrintServer from Lantronix makes more than 4,000 top brand USB and network printers compatible with Apple's iOS devices. It doesn't require any special software to be installed, you can just print using the native print menus on the iPhone or iPad.
The LG G Watch, along with Samsung's Gear Live, are the first smart watches running Google's new wearable platform, "Android Wear." This new version of Android was announced in late June at Google's I/O conference, and is designed for small, wearable displays. It delivers notifications from your smartphone, and can even suggest information before you ask, much like Google Now.