Here are a few product suggestions that can improve your weekly task load. This includes encouraging companies to create green products; monitoring your physical condition awake or asleep, expand your home or office networking, work faster and easier, simple ways to secure data; keep simple records from getting lost or misfiled; and supporting your mobile lifestyle.
You can view these products one at time or develop some grouping other than mine. Links are available for each product. The key, of course, is that with technology surrounding everything, we need to take the time to view new products, services, and accessories to expand our focus from the day to day efforts using last year’s support tools.
It is not intended that any of these products will shatter the planet. However, thinking about the potential use will also provide a needed break from that next tax file or audit report or technology upgrade.Live Better
GreenSmart - One might think that a new line of stylish bags, everyday messenger bags and backpacks would not make a top list. However, this eco-friendly company makes the bags out of discarded plastic bottles. Good bag, lightweight and a usable idea. http://www.theultimategreenstore.com
Withings - medical devices for monitoring baby & adult. Best feature is that all devices are digitally accurate and link with smartphone app to record each reading. This information is then synced with website so that historical data is available for review. http://www.withings.com/
emWave2 by HeartMath - collects pulse data and translates the information from your heart rhythms into graphics. This simple-to-use technology helps you transform feelings of anger, anxiety or frustration into more peace, ease and clarity. As you practice, you improve your ability to take charge of your emotional reactions.
Zeo Sleep Manager - Mobile - Sleep sufferers alert, aleep apnea, sleep disorder, here is a product to view. Zeo tracks the quality of your sleep uploading data collected to your smart phone. This includes how much time you spent in REM and Deep sleep. http://www.myzeo.com
Tobii -offers eye tracking and eye control for research, communication and industrial integration. This technology has enabled communication for thousands of people with special needs. Tobii has provided eye tracking technology to industrial partners in areas such as hospitals, diagnostics, vehicle safety, gaming and computer manufacturing. http://www.tobii.com/
Help Your Mobility
Wi-Drive by Kingston - about the size of an iPod Touch, wireless content storage can be shared and accessed by as many as three iOS devices when permission granted. The drive can hold 16 or 32gb storage for photos, videos, music and more. http://www.kingston.com/us/usb/wireless
NETGEAR- The WNDR4500 is a dual band wireless router that delivers high-speed, up to 900 Mbps and range over both 2.4 and 5 GHz range. Router is useful in a home network and a small office application. In either case, router supports streaming video and multi-player gaming. http://www.netgear.com/
Neat - This scanner/software combination manages papers, cards and business documents. Office managers, bookkeepers and accountants use NeatReceipts to scan and digitally file paperwork on the computer. Information from receipts, business cards and documents gets organized. Then the scanned documents can be searched by keywords. Neat software delivers an easy-to-use, intuitive application to manage business and personal transactions.
Case-Mate - Company has been making cases for electronics for a long time. This Phantom case has the feature to completely surround the smart phone and provide protection from slips, trips and drops. http://www.case-mate.com/
Innovation for computer use
Aftershokz - Headphones with no button in the ear to block your auditory canal. The bone conduction technology comes from the development from special ops forces. They are very comfortable to use at your desk, doing your workout, or when jogging. http://www.aftershokz.com/
iTwin - for secure file collaboration, this small USB device has two connecting parts. Connect one half of the device one computer and the other to a second computer. Users can view, copy, edit, or download files between computers. Data transfer is protected by encryption. If one half of the iTwin is lost, the other half can deactivate the missing piece. http://www.itwin.com/
Snapcuts - Be creative with video messaging from the world of movie-making. Snapcuts has a large library of clips both live and animated. You decide which clips to use and in what sequence. You can insert text slides so messages can be included. Click done and Snapcuts has a video file ready for you to share with one, a few or the whole world. www.snapcuts.com
AboutOne - A patent pending proprietary technology built to manage family information. Data can be extracted from existing files and blended with other input. AboutOne is very useful for families who assist with elder care, child care, home care, mom care and dad care. http://www.aboutone.com/
Toddy Gear - is a dual-sided cleaning cloth with microfiber on one side to clean and a patterned silk microfiber on the other side to buff and polish. Toddy can be used for cleaning iPads, Smartphones, or eyeglasses. It can be imprinted with logos or designs for a promotional giveaway. http://www.toddygear.com/