Logitech’s Harmony Express bucks the trend of large and complicated universal remote controls, thanks to Amazon’s Alexa voice control technology. It works with over 250,000 devices, including other smart home appliances. It sets up easily using a companion mobile app.
THE BEST Gadgets
This floating gadget alerts you exactly when your pot of hot water is boiling and ready for use. Simply drop it into water, and it turns on automatically, setting off an alert when the water reaches 212ºF so you can spend your time doing other things instead of watching your pot.
Sierra Madre Research’s Hot Pocket is a soft, portable, battery-powered heater for the outdoors. You can use it to preheat your sleeping bag or put it on yourself wherever you are to stay warm. It works for up to 6h per charge, and also has a USB charging port.
Plugable’s USB-C enclosure is compatible with the NVMe M.2 SSD sticks. The enclosure is a cheap way to get a super fast external drive, whether from a brand new stick or an older one you have lying around. It requires no tools and has vents for heat dissipation.
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Cavalier Audio’s Air is a Bluetooth speaker and device charger wrapped in a beautiful leather and wood case. It supports Amazon Alexa and can also connect via Wi-Fi to various streaming services. It also has a USB charging port. Sadly, it doesn’t have a 3.5mm input.
Klein Tools’ 56029 Clamping Worklight is a versatile lighting solution. You can use it as a normal flashlight, but when you need both your hands you can set it on the ground or use its built-in clamp. Its head pivots 90º and rotates 360º. It’s also dust- and water-resistant.
The Puppy Cube is an Android-based 720p ultra short throw projector. What makes it unique is its desktop touchscreen mode that simulates a 23″ tablet. You can also use it as a wall projector for up to a 100″ display. It has HDMI, USB, AirPlay, Miracast and DLNA inputs.
A tabletop kitchen appliance that makes the process of creating cheese as simple as possible. Its companion app walks you through every step. The app also lets you discover more recipes as well as order ingredients. The device shown here is clearly a rough prototype.
Charge up to four devices at once with this compact gadget. It can run off a wall plug or its built-in 10,000 mAh battery, and has 2 USB-A, 1 USB-C ports, and a Qi charging pad. Save an extra 15% in The Awesomer Shop with code MADNESS15 (through 3/31/19)
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