Nest Protect

The Nest Protect is probably not your average smoke detector. Actually some would call it a pretty smart gadget considering what it can do for your living conditions and how much improvement it can bring in your life, especially if you live in an environment with great hazard risk. This cool gadget comes with something that is called a Learning Thermostat which does exactly what its name says, it learns things about the environment it lives in. This thermostat actually sets its own temperatures according to different variables and makes adjustments as the environment changes.

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Besides all those features this Nest Protector does exactly what it should be, which is obviously protecting your house from smoke and various carbon monoxide levels and setting off an alarm whenever some is present. However, you can set the alarm to various degrees and it actually has a softer ringing at the beginning before awakening any neighbors and announcing that you set the kitchen on fire. This could be a good or a bad thing but the alarm can be easily adjusted. The great thing is that you can make sure that you take care of everything before the whole building starts ringing.

Another cool feature that comes with this cool gadget is the fact that, unlike other gadgets, it is able to detect smoke and not steam. Usually other smoke detectors will start ringing when there is steam present, which can be a real hassle for some people. Also, it recognizes whenever you are doing a lot of frying up rather than an actual fire and acts accordingly. However, if it does detect something that shouldn’t at all be detected you won’t need to hit it to stop or do something crazy. The alarm comes with a movement sensor so all you have to do is to stand close to it and wave and it will shut itself down without producing even more noise for nothing.

This is a great gadget that will definitely ease your life since it makes it noise and stress free and you can get it for approximately $140.

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S-Walker Board

If you want every walk you take to be a piece of cake then this S Walker Board is exactly what you need. This a gadget that will make things a lot easier whenever you are walking somewhere; for those who want a little thrill and would like to get somewhere faster without taking a car or a bike, this is a great opportunity. The S-Walker is the new skateboard and it has been created for those who want a new look to their skateboard and would like to revolutionize their rolling around town. This is the best thing that has ever been created since skateboard and you might even have fun trying it.

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The S-Walker Board is something unique but not necessarily something we haven’t seen before. The Segway used to be a big thing but people got bored with it, however, this takes some of its elements and combines it with elements that would make using it even easier. The skateboard and the Segway combined is what the S-Walker Board is about. However, if you plan on using it for tricks and making different moves with it, that might not work that well because it is solely made for using it to travel from one point to another. Whether you buy this for you or for somebody else, it will get pretty addictive and you won’t need to walk anymore which might take a toll on your health, so consider that before buying it.

The S-Walker comes with a 250W motor and a rechargeable battery so make sure that you plug it in enough before every “walk”. You don’t want to be left to actually walk when your battery runs out. The best thing about it is the fact that it can be pretty small so that means that you can carry it in your backpack.  You don’t have to be very heavy either and you might even have to lose a couple of pounds if you are a guy since is only carries about 176 pounds. The S-Walker moves at a 6.2 mph speed which isn’t much and you could probably beat that if you would walk faster, but it’s a cool gadget to have and that beats everything else.

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Spy Net Laser Trip

There are some of us who are a bit more paranoid about their surroundings. On the other hand there are others who think lightly of things that might be serious for others and will probably think about this gift as a joke for the first type of person we mentioned. So, if you are the second type of person you will find the SpyNet Laser Trip the best thing that has ever been invented for that paranoid friend or coworker of yours. This is because they can create a secure environment around their office or cubical. If you are the first type of person, someone who is a bit too much on the paranoid side and you always know that people are stealing your pencils this is definitely the right way to spot those criminals.

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It also applies if you find your bag of chips lighter after you come back from your coffee break.  With this little baby you can make sure that those who commit such crimes will be held responsible, and it’s also a cool gadget to have around and make fun of your coworkers while they have no idea they are filmed. We haven’t even mentioned the coolest thing which is setting an alarm for whatever intruders might come in.

This cool gadget is the best gift for a geek because it actually uses real laser trip wire that will start the alarm once it detects intrusions. This can be tons of fun at the office as long as the person it detects isn’t your boss. For bosses though you can set it up right next to your office and you will know when someone is going to come in so that you can stop whatever you are playing. This cute little thing is a device made from four pieces: one laser emitter that is put on a base, a receiver unit that comes with the alarm and two mirrors that you can turn. You can get more mirrors added if you want more fun and you can create an interesting contraption that will keep people at a great distance.

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The Smartphone LaserTag

Laser tag is a hell of a game. You get to play with friends and have lots of fun while getting your adrenaline high. It also doesn’t involve getting hurt so it’s much better than most team sports. But you don’t even have to get out of the house to play laser tag nowadays, all you have to do is get these cool gadgets and you will be able to play it anywhere you want. Think about those times when you are out with your friends and you suddenly want to do something crazy; with these you can play laser tag right there. Anything can be a battleground, even your grandmother’s house. The cool gadgets will show you points, weapons, ammo packs and even the health kits and armor that you gain while you play.

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The cool thing about this is that you don’t even have to have friends to play it you can actually play it yourself and it’s compatible with almost all iPods, iPhones and Android smartphones. So, this way you can have fun by yourself or with your team while trying to reach a cool high score. It also comes with a laser baster that doesn’t require Bluetooth or WiFi in order to play, you just start playing and it will work since it’s compatible with so many devices.

Why is this gadget so cool? Because it can transform your phone in a really cool plaything. Now you don’t even have to worry about getting bored or doing the same things all over again with your friends. And Laser Tag is actually an activity that makes you get out of bed or couch or bar stool, so you will have fun while doing a bit of a workout. Besides all that adrenaline that you get while you try to shoot the enemies is pretty cool too and you can enjoy it without being stuck at home at your PC. Also, let’s not forget how cool the weapon looks with your gadget mounted on it.

With this baby you will never get bored and you can even transform your workplace into a cool playground.

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Sony VAIO – More Than A Laptop

Sony is known for being a leading manufacturer in everything from computers to mp3 players and while the quality of their products is high, the prices usually make them available for just a part of consumers. VAIO is a part of Sony used for computer design and manufacturing. It is an acronym that stands for Visual Audio Intelligence Organizer, a name which changed the old meaning in 2008. While a Sony VAIO laptop can be quite expensive, there is one series which is more affordable without cutting the performance or the quality.

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The Sony VAIO, M series, is quite affordable and for a laptop which is both stylish to look at and can perform like other, more expensive laptops, it is truly a bargain at around $400. It has a 10 inch LED screen, a HDD of 250 GB, an Intel Atom N450 processor and pretty much everything you can expect from a Sony laptop.

Don’t think that the great looking design is useless because you can show it off because it is a laptop for a reason. The batteries are very good and at only 1.3 kg, you can take it anywhere. It is perfect for anyone that works on their laptop and also has to travel or for students that are in touch with the new times and prefer typing rather than writing.

If you ever wanted a Sony VAIO for how it looks or how it functions, but you just couldn’t afford one, now you can get an M series, the cheapest VAIO available on the market. They are known for being very resistant in time so you don’t have to worry about it breaking down any time soon and as far as the performance is concerned, this too will not be out of date for the next couple of years. Buying a Sony VAIO is now an investment and a very much worth one at that.

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10 Fun Facts About Watches

These days, watches are not just some time keeping devices, but exquisite jewelries that are meant to complement our style. Most often, when we buy a watch we only consider its outside and not its internal mechanism. We need it to be sophisticated, elegant and smart looking, and we tend to forget about its functional attributes. Brand, popularity and design are the criteria that influence our purchasing decision, not its performances. This is why, I think it was about time we remembered what the main purpose of a watch is and the below 10 fun facts about watches are the perfect way of achieving this.

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  1. The sundial was the first device created by men for telling time and this was invented in Ancient Egypt. Surprisingly enough, even though this is a very primitive way of reading the hour, it is very accurate. The time is deciphered by using the shadow that falls on the sundial at different times of the day.
  2. The next notable device was the pocket watch that was used during Tudor times. During the reign of King Henry VIII, timepieces were so large and heavy that people used to wear them around the neck.
  3. The first wrist watch was invented in 1868 by Patek Philippe. The brand is still considered one of the most luxurious and artful watch company in the world. His ‘Platinum Perpetual Calendar Wristwatch’ was sold in May 2008 for the incredible price of 3.1 million dollars.
  4. But the wristwatch wasn’t that popular until the First World War. It was then when men understood the advantage of wearing a watch on their wrist rather than around the neck. This way, soldiers could easily read the hour just by quickly looking at their wrist.
  5. An engineer who worked at NASA- named Dimitroff Petroff- was the one who invented the digital watch.
  6. The first battery operated watch was launched in 1969 and the truth is that quartz movement timepieces are more accurate than mechanical watches.
  7. One of the most fascinating things about a self-winding wristwatch is the movement of the second hand. This sweeps smoothly. It does not make that ticking sound. This is why many watch collectors are so crazy about automatic movement watches and this is also the most obvious difference between an authentic designer watch and a fake. Fake watches will never be able to imitate the smooth movement of the seconds hand.
  8. Stores that sell watches try to influence our subconscious by pre-setting the time at 10:10. When a watch displays this time, the dial looks like a smiley face. This small detail encourages us to buy the watch.
  9. Rolex is a watch that has explored both the deepest point of the ocean and the highest peak of the earth. In 1960, a US Navy submariner submerged at 35,798 feet below sea level carrying a Rolex and in 1953, Sir Edmund Hillary climbed Mount Everest while wearing a Rolex. And in both occasions, the watch kept perfect time.
  10. Patek Phillipe has the most expensive watches in the world. One of its models was sold in 2010 for a shocking price of $5.7 million.

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New Year’s Resolutions

It is very common for a new year to bring new plans and new ideas. Some consider it to be a fresh start where everything is subjected to change, especially bad habits. While saying something is different from actually doing it, there are gifts that can help motivate someone and also help them achieve the goals they set out with. Here are some gifts ideas that will be perfect for the beginning of a new year.

Most people think about starting a work-out plan and this can be a great inspiration for gifts. A popular choice here would be a gym bag; not only will it be very practical but it will also act as a constant reminder of the promise to start working out. On the same subject, you can also consider getting some gym clothes to go along with the bag just make sure you get the exact size and not offend anyone.

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Others consider the change in years as a sign to start living healthier; eat more fruits and vegetables and also cut back on the sugar and fats. The perfect gift here to show your support towards this person is to get a home juicer. This will allow for a very healthy drink to be made within minutes. Having an educational book about healthy living can also be very useful and there are always some amazing things to learn that can change your life.

Learning new things are very popular amongst resolutions and with every goal, there is a perfect gift available. Books or videos that can teach someone various new skills are very popular this season and no matter if you are looking for a new language guide or an impressive cook book, everything is available for those seeking to learn. There are even books that can teach someone how to organize their finances better in the New Year and this is very popular nowadays.

Make sure your goals for the New Year are carried out and that your friends do the same. Buying such gifts shows how much you care and that you support them through their changes.

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Retirement Gift Ideas

Retirement marks an important step in one’s life and there is no better way to celebrate this event than with the help of some nice gifts. The nature of the gifts depends on every person but there are some ideas that can always be useful; most of them are not very expensive but there are always some glamorous ideas that can cost more than a pretty penny.

Starting with some funny ideas that can bring a smile at any age. A caricature with someone leaving the working place with his personal object in a small box will look great on the wall. The caricature is done after sending a picture of the retired person so that it adds a personal touch to it.

There are some traditional gifts that can always be perfect to celebrate retirement. These usually include a hat, a cane and a pipe; the perfect combination for him. For her, the gift package is made out of a nice hat, a handbag and some cosmetics.

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Retirement usually means more free time and you can get gifts to help them with new found hobbies. Travel bags can encourage a retired person to go see the world in all its beauty. On the other hand, golf clubs can guarantee a nice relaxing activity where the retired person can enjoy the fresh air. You can always get some nice gifts which can encourage someone to start with new hobbies or encourage past activities now that there is more free time available.

Another traditional retirement gift is a luxury watch. This can have a special text engraved on the back and it is a great gift idea for both genders. You can also consider getting a personalized pocket watch which will offer an amazing classic look.

Retirement gifts are not meant to make someone feel old, on the contrary, they are supposed to mark a new beginning filled with opportunities. Be sure to think about the gift so that it fits perfectly in their new life. As far as options go, there are plenty to choose from and personalized gifts are always fun and they also show that you thought about the right gift.

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Gifts That Say I Love You

Any gift should be able to say I Love You or at least I care about you, but we are not talking about generic gifts, we are talking about gifts you should buy your significant other to show them how much you love them. People say that actions show love and not words, you can give them something unique and convince them of your love for them; the only way to do this is to follow some of the ideas discussed in this article.

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A gift can be as expensive as you can make it but the feelings behind your gesture will make it unique. You can make sure that your significant other realizes how much you love them by personalizing whatever you are giving them. For example, if you are going to give them jewelry, why not make it cool and interesting and have a dedication being written on it? A watch or beautiful bracelets are accessories that can have something written on them easily and most of the jewelry stores offer this feature.

Another type of gift that definitely says I Love You is buying them a vacation where you can both go. However, to make it really special you will have to make sure that you give them a proper vacation; talk to the owners of the place you will stay and make sure that they arrange the room in a romantic way. Also, be sure that they have room service; you will want to treat your partner like a king or queen.

A lovely way to show them you care is by personalizing somehow things that you know they like. If, for example, they love a certain author, you can get them their whole collection or have it autographed. Perhaps even tell the author to write with their own hand how much you love your significant other. If they will read it from their favorite author, they will surely believe you when you tell them how much you care about them.

The whole idea behind a cool or interesting gift is definitely not the price but the amount of originality you put in preparing it.

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Gift For Writers

If you are one of the lucky people who have a writer friend, then you can easily surprise them with the following cool ideas that will surely enhance your gift giving technique. Writers can be sometimes really big snobs so you need to make sure that your gift is really unique.

Writing instruments – we all know that the times when writers wrote on writing machines are gone, but you can still give them a beautiful gift in the form of a writing machine. Perhaps it can sometimes help them during a writer’s block, so it can prove to be useful in the end, even if it’s more a vintage item. Even if they will never use it, a writer should always have a writing machine, at least as a decorating piece.

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A Notebook – Why not give them something extremely fancy where they can write their ideas and make sure that they don’t lose the most precious things that would make their novel the next best thing. However, don’t buy them any type of notebook, make sure that is a leather one, something really fancy. You can also give them a beautiful pen with the notebook; there are some companies that will write on pens the name of their owner, so why not personalize it?

Books – Writers don’t just write books, they can also read books like the rest of the people, so why not make sure that they learn something in the process? There are several how to books on the market that will definitely improve their writing style. Make sure that your friend agrees with this idea before you buy it; some writers might take this personally. If they are a close friend, you can write them a dedication on the first page to show them how much you appreciate their talent.

Creative writing classes – Every writer should take a creative writing class if they want to improve their style. If your friend hasn’t take one yet you can definitely offer them a few classes, at least to know how good it would do for them.

In the end, every gift should have something personal, so as long as you make sure that you add something unique to it, you will surely impress.

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