Fun Gadgets to Spice up Your Home or Office

2016-04-19T23:08:57+00:00 April 19th, 2016|Gadgets|
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We’re big fans of technology here at Smart Armor, and we’re always on the look out for cool gadgets to upgrade our homes and offices from average to amazing. If you’re in the market for some new tech toys, here are ten of our recent favorites.

Fujifilm Instax Share Smartphone Printer 

The New INSTAX SHARE SP-1 Printer lets customers print mobile photos instantly from their smart phone or tablet, anywhere, anytime. The INSTAX SHARE SP-1 acts as its own Wi-Fi hotspot, and works with both is and Android to get you instant film prints from any picture stored on your device. Using the INSTAX SHARE SP-1 is fun and easy. With the user-friendly INSTAX Share App available on both iOS and Android, it’s a snap to print pictures with just a couple of taps on your device. There is also a wide range of unique editing functions and templates to let users get creative with their smartphone images and INSTAX mini film. The INSTAX SHARE SP-1 can also print “real time” information on the film prints, including date and time, location and weather conditions.  Retails at $179.99. Available at Amazon.com.



Satechi Flexible LED Desk Lamp (Silver)

The Satechi Flexible LED Desk Lamp provides powerful illumination for a desk, end table, bedside table, work bench, or other surface. Adjustable to five brightness levels with a flexible neck, this lamp is great for studying, working, writing, reading, relaxing, and more. A USB port on the base charges smartphones, tablets, music players, and more. Retails at $29.99. Available at amazon.com.



LightPack – Ambient backlight display

Lightpack is an open-source device designed to offer ambient lighting to PC/TV users while they play, watch, work, or whatever else it is they’re up to. It works by placing LED lighting strips on the back of the TV and connecting them to a central control box, also mounted to the back of the display. Lightpack was funded on Kickstarter in 2013 and is now available for retail purchase. The lights project strongly onto the wall behind the monitor or TV being used, while the included software sends information to the 10 LED strips on what to display. The back of your screen will glow with whatever color is dominating that edge of the screen at any given moment, and it looks amazing. Lightpack retails at $115 and is available at lightpack.tv.



USB Desktop Aquarium

The USB Desktop Aquarium holds approximately 1 1/2 quarts of water and is a great home for any small fish. The LCD alarm clock features time, date, temperature, snooze, countdown timer and 6 different modes of tranquil nature sounds for that zen moment anytime. Also includes an adjustable overhead LED light, USB power connector, decorative rocks and low voltage pump. Retails at $39.99. Available on Amazon.com.



Miracle-Gro AeroGarden Sprout

The AeroGarden Sprout is a soil-free indoor gardening system that grows plants 5 times faster than soil. The system is equipped with an energy efficient, high performance, full spectrum CFL (Compact Fluorescent Light) Grow Light. This garden tailors the light spectrum for optimal growth. The AeroGarden Sprout sets up in minutes. Just insert the Seed Pods in your garden, add water and plant food, and then watch it grow. Grow fresh herbs, vegetables, salad greens, flowers and more. The slim, elegant design fits beautifully in your kitchen, home, or office. Includes 3-Pod Gourmet Herb Seed Pod Kit with Genovese Basil, Curly Parsley and Dill. Retails at $69.99. Available at Amazon.com.




PhoneSoap Smartphone Sanitizer

Did you know that each square inch of your cell phone contains roughly 25,000 germs, making it one of the filthiest things you come in contact with on a daily basis? If the idea of a dirty phone makes you cringe, PhoneSoap claims to be the only phone charger that also sanitizes your device. Devices up to 6 x 3.74 x 0.78 in (153 x 95 x X 20 mm) can fit inside the PhoneSoap box, and it will sanitize the front and back of any device that fits inside the unit. PhoneSoap’s powerful UV-C light has a deadly effect on microorganisms such as pathogens, viruses, bacteria and others. Retails at $59.95. Available at PhoneSoap.com.


Logitech Harmony Home Companion

The Logitech Harmony Home Control is a universal-remote system that makes it possible to control your entire home theater using your iPhone or Android phone or tablet, or the included simple remote, via the Harmony Hub. Harmony also controls many types of home automation systems, so you can connect lights, locks, blinds, thermostats, sensors, home entertainment devices and more. It features a simple set up for up to eight devices. With Harmony you can control devices in groups or individually, either directly with one touch or on customizable schedules. Harmony retails at $129.99 and is available at Logitech.com.



Satechi USB Portable Air Purifier and Fan

The Satechi USB Portable Air Purifier and Fan creates a clean and cool personal space at home, the office, in the car, or while traveling. Convenient to use anytime, anywhere, this personal-use air purifier and fan is small enough to fit into a laptop bag, backpack, or suitcase. Compressed, this air purifier removes ultrafine particles to provide a clean personal environment. Unpleasant odors are removed, as well as small particles such as dust, pet dander, allergens such as pollen, and other debris. When expanded, it turns into a fan to provide cool, circulating air. Use the fan to cool down in hot temperatures and provide relief in stuffy, enclosed spaces. Retails for $21.99. Available at Amazon.com.



Belkin WeMo Switch

With the WeMo Switch by Belkin, you’ll never have to worry if you left the iron or coffeemaker on. Easy to install and simple to use, this smart device allows you to turn appliances and electronics on or off from anywhere. Set schedules and receive customized notifications through the WeMo app. WeMo works with any smartphone or tablet running Android 4.1 and higher or iOS 8 and higher. it is also compatible with Alexa for voice control hands-free convenience. Retails at $39.99. Available at Amazon.com.



S1 360° Swivel Mount – MicroSuction Phone Dock

The Schatzii S1 360° Swivel Mount – MicroSuction Phone Dock utilizes millions of microscopic suction cups to provide a vacuum-like grip for your phone to any flat surface without the need for tools, adhesives or clamps. The S1 is convenient and ideal for desks and tabletops, as well as car windshields. The dock holds your phone firmly in place, while the swivel arm adjusts for best viewing angles. The sleek modern profile and compact size fit neatly in small spaces. Retails at $50.00. Available at Schatzii.com.

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