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MOCAheart portable health sensor nestles in a phone case

MOCAheart portable health sensor nestles in a phone case

Another smart health device has arrived, this one being a thin sensor device independent of pedometers, bracelets, and other typical designs used with fitness tech. Called MOCAheart, the sensor allows the user to check their vitals by pressing a couple fingers over the device, which itself can be fixed to the back of a smartphone using a case. Interestingly enough, the device can also detect hand tremors. As you'd expect, MOCAheart comes with a related app that displays and aggregates the health data.

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X PlusOne hybrid drone can zip around at high speeds

X PlusOne hybrid drone can zip around at high speeds

The number of available drones is growing by leaps and bounds, and they all tend to center around the same quadcopter design. They are able to hover over the land and move slowly from place to place, but that does not always meet one's needs, particularly those looking to use the drones for filming purposes. Enter the X PlusOne, a "hybrid" drone that is both a quadcopter and a winged flight machine able to zip around at exceedingly fast speeds.

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Smart Unit keeps tabs on luggage, shows location

Smart Unit keeps tabs on luggage, shows location

The holiday season is upon us, and with it comes chaotic travel through busy airports. Some unfortunate souls among us will inevitably have their luggage lost somewhere between destinations, an issue that the maker behind Smart Unit wants to tackle. Smart Unit is about the size of a portable hard drive, and it is bid as the first anti-theft luggage tracker. With the device, users can see the location of their luggage nearly anywhere in the world, as well as when it is nearby and when it is moving away.

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TorrX smart air pump auto-inflates to the right pressure

TorrX smart air pump auto-inflates to the right pressure

You decide to play a pick-up game, but when you fish the basketball out of the old bin in the garage it is flat and useless. That leads to the air pump, which is a process of trial and error -- you pump up the ball until it looks decent, give it a couple test dribbles, add a couple more pumps again, dribble it a couple more times, add a little more air, and then find that you've over-inflated it and have to reverse the process. TorrX aims to eliminate this process with a dose of smart technology.

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Flat Attack charger juices up your devices with AA batteries

Flat Attack charger juices up your devices with AA batteries

More convenient portable batteries seem to be all the rage lately. We've recently seen one thin enough to fit in a wallet, and one small enough to attach to a keychain. Following that latter theme is the Flat Attack, another keychain-bound portable battery for charging small gadgets without carrying a battery brick and charging cable. Unlike the aforementioned keychain-sized portable battery, Flat Attack uses a conventional AA battery instead of an integrated battery, meaning in a pinch you could swap it out with a fresh battery for instant power.

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Sunn Light is your own miniature smart sun

Sunn Light is your own miniature smart sun

Winter is here for many of us, and with it comes long cold dark days. Devices designed to simulate the sun are nothing new -- there are many of them that come in the form of alarm clocks -- but Sunn Light is a bit different. Most notably, Sunn Light is big and round just like, you know, the sun. It is also dynamic, not content with merely shining warm light. The brightness level and color is constantly changing to match the sun, something said to "help your body tune" into the rhythms of nature.

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Twiink smart home decoration features buildable blocks

Twiink smart home decoration features buildable blocks

Twiink is an unusual and somewhat adorable home decoration with a literal modern twist. The device is composed of magnetic angular blocks with embedded colored LEDs that allow the user to illuminate it with different colors and transform it into different shapes. Twiink isn't solely meant for decoration, however, bringing with it connectivity and some smart features that puts its lights to good use.

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Huum is a pocket-size smart home security device

Huum is a pocket-size smart home security device

Home security has become increasingly capable and affordable as various connected technologies are used for mobile home monitoring. Huum is a new home security monitor bid as a pocket-size device that can be used just about anywhere -- dorm rooms, office, garage, etc. -- to keep tabs on conditions and potential intruders. The device includes NFC for quick pairing with smartphones.

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Hemingwrite typewriter mixes retro style with modern features

Hemingwrite typewriter mixes retro style with modern features

If your nights or wee morning hours are spent penning the next great novel, but you find that a laptop -- with all its wonderful distractions -- is putting a damper on your efforts, the folks behind Hemingwrite feel your pain, and their solution is a distraction-free typewriter. The Hemingwrite typewriter offers the best features of classic typewriters with some modern tweaks necessary for a primarily digital world, including cloud backups and an e-paper display.

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Fineck smart necklace tracks posture, neck health

Fineck smart necklace tracks posture, neck health

If you're looking for an activity tracker to keep tabs on your daily activities but don't like the idea of wearing a wristband, the folks at Veari have an alternative: Fineck, a smart necklace that tracks health metrics while worn around the neck. As with wristbands, Fineck tracks common information like distance traveled, as well as neck positions, balance, and posture, providing the information on various charts through the related smartphone app.

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