This week's gadget is the Galaxy Gear Fit, a new fitness band that you can wear and get fitness information based on your heart rate, pedometer steps, and more. It has a curved Super AMOLED screen that's bright enough to read outdoors, and you can pair it with your Samsung Galaxy phone via Bluetooth. It'll even tell you when you get an email or text message. It'll tell you someone is calling when you're paired to the phone.
This week's gadgets come from Satechi and include the Smart Monitor Stand F1 with four USB 2.0 Ports and Headphone/Microphone Ports in the front, making it easy to plug in when you need to, rather than reach behind your computer. It's aluminum alloy legs can support devices up to 22 lbs according to Satechi. Also included in the box are 2 audio cables - 1 for microphone, 1 for headphones, and a USB cable, provided to connect your computer to the F1 Stand. It costs $39.99.
The Giz Wiz returns with more from the 3D Printer Expo in New York this week. And it's the ChefJet 3D printer. Why is it so special? Because ChefJet is a kitchen ready printer that prints candy and other edible things! About the size of a pair of Microwave ovens, the ChefJet can print single color confections and cake toppers. Great for bakers, cake masters, and even planners.
Dickie D knows that Leo likes a good cup of coffee, so he found the new Keurig Elite K45 Single Cup coffee maker. Currently selling for under $100 at Amazon, it's arguably the most affordably priced Keurig kitchen brewing system out there. There's also an $80 version for college dorms.
Dick says that while it's been around for awhile, he just got an IOGEAR 2 Port USB Cable KVM Switch with Audio and Mic connections. He uses it to switch between computers and still use the same monitor and keyboard. Leo says he's used them for years and they just plain work! Dick says it took five minutes to install. There are no additional cables or software needed. You don’t need a power supply either; it’s just plug & play. It's $26, or $17 without the audio connection.
This week's gadget is the Emperor XL Chair. This chair has 3-5 LED monitors, 5.1 sound, and is like a simulator. Everything is touch screen controlled; designed for high-end home and office hardcore computer users. Prices range from $6,000-21,000. Available options include: Rotating pedestal, Laptop tray, Massage, Side tables, and even more monitor mounts.
This week's gadget from the Giz Wiz is the PowerUp 3.0 Bluetooth Controlled Paper Airplane. It can be controlled from your smartphone via bluetooth and it has an small battery powered motor with 15 minutes of flight time and a 160 foot range. Fold your airplane, charge the module, and you can fly it! And it was such a great idea that the creator raised $1.2 million on Kickstarter for it! $49.95
Dickie D went to the New York Toy Fair and came across WowWee's MiP robot. It's like a droid meets a segway. Equipped with GestureSense technology, you can use hand motion controls to control MiP. You can also program it to do up to 100 movements in a row. They have a built in speaker and a built in microphone. They can dance to music that’s on your smartphone, which will play right on the MiP, or MiP can dance to external music and follow the beat heard through its internal mic.
This week's gadget from Dickie D is the BigRep One 3D printer. It's so huge that it can print furniture! It's a a full-scale format 3D printer with an 1147 x 1000 x 1188 mm (1.4 m³) working volume. In inches, that’s approximately 45” X 39” X 47”, or 49 cubic feet of printing volume. It'll also print several objects at once as long as they are within the area of the printing plate. It takes nine different printing filaments. BigRep One should start shipping in April 2014 and costs $39,000, not including shipping or taxes.
This week's gadget is called TWO HANDS II. TwoHands II from Felix opens wide to hold small and large tablets, ereaders and even smart phone in landscape or portrait mode. And you can adjust it by sliding it up or down, it lets you find the angle that’s best for working or viewing. You can find it on Amazon under $20. And if you’re an Amazon Prime member, shipping is free.