Are you a gadget guy?! Well, if you’re David Novak, you most certainly are! David shows us the coolest new products from the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Here they are!
Keyport Slide 3.0 (www.mykeyport.com; $29-$49)
Keyport’s next-generation everyday multi-tool for the modern lifestyle. The Slide 3.0 integrates keys, pocket tools and smart tech into one functional unit, essentially the Swiss Army Knife of keychains. It offers one-handed access in a compact design in either 4-port and 6-port configurations. Its modular design is compatible with smart tech add-ons like a Bluetooth locator, as well as a flashlight, bottle opener and flash drive. It is constructed of durable aircraft-grade aluminum and hardened spring steel components. The Slide 3.0 also features a unique lost & found program and a 2-year limited warranty. All existing Keyport Slide custom blades from previous editions will be compatible with the Slide 3.0. Retail price: $29 to $49 depending upon the feature set.
Keyport Pivot (www.mykeyport.com; $20-$25)
The Keyport Pivot is compatible with a customer’s existing standard keys — unlike the Slide 2.0 and 3.0, which require custom blades. The Pivot is constructed of durable aircraft-grade aluminum and stainless steel components. Its modular design is compatible with smart tech add-ons like a Bluetooth locator, as well as flashlight, bottle opener and flash drive. The Pivot holds up to 8 keys or more with an extension kit and offers a low-profile lanyard attachment. It’s easy to assemble and designed so the screw and spring washer keep everything set to the perfect tightness. Retail price: $20 to $25 depending upon feature set.
VIDIUS Drone by Axis Drones ( http://www.axisdrones.com; $75)
The World’s Smallest video (FPV) quadcopter drone, measuring only 4.3cm x 4.3cm x 2.5cm. Its live first-person-view video camera puts you in the pilot’s seat for heart-pumping action. You can stream and record live video and still images in 420p during flight. It includes a compact 2.4 gHz, 4-channel controller, which maximizes flight distance and minimizes interference so several drones can operate in the same area. You can also control the VIDIUS from your Android or Apple device with the free downloadable app. The live video feed is transmitted to your device through a wifi connection and can be recorded and shared right from the App to social media, blogs, messaging, email and more. The VIDIUS has the same impressive feature set as the Aerius drone, including 3-speed settings, 5 to 7 minutes of flight time from each 20-minute charge, a 6-axis gyro-stabilization that keeps the drone stable and centered, and the 3D Rolls N Flips program for some impressive mid-air stunts.
STACKED Stack Pack (www.poweredbystacked.com; $129)
The first truly wireless charging ecosystem for iPhone that eliminates the need for cords. Utilizes magnetic charging technology that provides the fastest charge possible. Charges the iPhone with 99% efficiency. The ecosystem for iPhone 6/6s and 6 Plus/6s Plus consists of 1. Power Case – Protective and slim case designed with a magnetic connector; 2 Power Pack – Magnetic wireless charger with 2750mAh of power; and 3. Power Plug – AC Wall adapter that can charge up to 5 Power Packs at a time. Available in black, gold or silver color options.
ilumi BR30 Smart Bulb (www.ilumi.co; $69.99, available March 2016)
The BR30 ilumi is a wide flood light best for overhead, recessed or track lighting. The BR30 produces about 1150+ lumens while only consuming roughly 14 watts. That’s the equivalent brightness of a 75 – 100 watt incandescent bulb with a fraction of the energy usage. That means ilumi is not only cool, but it will also pay for itself in energy savings. Bluetooth SmartMesh technology pairs more than 50 ilumi smartbulbs and extends wireless range to more than 150 feet. Patented HyperLux LED technology delivers high brightness in variations of white and vibrant colors. Ilumi’s smartphone app provides exciting experiences, including: suggestive lighting, wellness lighting, presence detection, nightlight shake, rise & shine, vacation, routine and music syncing.
QardioCore (www.getqardio.com; $449)
CES Innovation Winner, QardioCore is a revolutionary wireless electrocardiogram monitor designed to improve detection and management of cardiac conditions while fitting easily into your daily life. QardioCore accurately and continuously records your electrocardiogram, heart rate, heart rate variability, body temperature, respiratory rate, activity and stress levels, allowing you and your doctor to get a complete picture of your heart health. Discreet and comfortable. QardioCore is portable, discreet and water resistant to blend seamlessly into your daily routine. Unlike traditional EKG monitors, QardioCore is free from pads, gels and messy wires. It works with the companion Qardio App where you can easily share your measurements with your doctor, trainer or family members.