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The 35 Best Tech Gifts, From Electric Bikes to Robot Vacuums

Check out the top gear and gadgets of 2022.

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When shopping for the holidays, few categories are more exciting than technology. After all, a whole new generation of gear and gadgets is adding unprecedented convenience—and fun—to our lives. Whether you’re shopping for an early adopter or a sibling who just needs an upgrade for those outdated earbuds, the market is brimming with state-of-the-art goodies. From electric skateboards and bikes to robot vacuums and voice-activated trash cans, Robb Report has rounded up the 35 best tech gifts for every personality in your space-age orbit.


LG CineBeam HU915QB Premium 4K UHD Laser UST Projector

Winner of the CEDIA Expo 2022 Best In Show, LG’s halo entry into the exploding Short Throw Projector market is this year’s best option. This relatively new tech allows you to place your projector only inches from your screen or wall, providing a massive 120-inch cinematic experience. LG’s CineBeam HU915QB features a suite of CI-centric features, powerful immersion with a three-channel laser (one for each primary RGB color), 2,000,000:1 contrast ratio, 3,000 ANSI lumens and HDR Dynamic Tone Mapping, which analyzes and adjusts image brightness for every single frame for top-level color and contrast. Its built-in 2.2 Channel/40W speaker compliments the visuals with powerful audio.

Buy Now on Best Buy: $6,500


Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II

Introduced just in time for the holidays, Bose’s QuietComfort Earbuds II aim to quiet the world around you. The wireless earbuds (i.e., in-ear headphones) pioneer a technology called CustomTune that acoustically measures the unique shape of your ear for a more customized listening experience. They use four microphones in each bud (one on the inside and three on the outside) to measure unwanted noise, utilizing internal transducers to respond with a precise, equal and opposite signal—all in less than a fraction of a millisecond. Bose’s most advanced noise-cancellation capabilities also work at night, vanishing your bed mate’s TV or snoring, should you need it. Of course, the QuietComfort Earbuds II also allow you make phone calls and listen to music, podcasts or whatever you choose with excellent acoustics.

Buy Now on Bose: $299


Ninja Speedi Rapid Cooker & Air Fryer

Air fryers are revolutionizing the cooking game, allowing chefs to deep-fry their favorite delicacies sans the diet destruction and messy clean-up of oil cooking. They also offer the same level of crunch and juiciness in only half the time. It’s little surprise Ninja’s hot-air convection cookers are among the best, given the Boston-based manufacturer’s long record of excellent kitchen gadgets. The new Ninja Speedi Rapid Cooker & Air Fryer offers 12-in-1 functionality; its dual-zone construction allows you to simultaneously air fry and steam dishes. Its six-quart capacity fits up to four chicken breasts or a pound of pasta for one-pot, one-touch family meals in as quick as 15 minutes.

Buy Now on Ninja: $199


Ergatta Rower

Rowing has long been considered among the best full-body exercises out there, yet it’s remained squarely in the analog state for decades. That changes with Ergatta, a brand that aims to gamify the rowing experience. With thousands of single and multiplayer game-based workouts already developed (both live and on-demand), Ergatta tweaks friendly competition with its user population to push them to maximize their full fitness potential. The Bluetooth-enabled rower employs a full HD resolution (1920 x 1080) Android-powered touchscreen to keep rowers engaged as it adapts to their evolving fitness level, nudging them to stay on target.

Buy Now on Ergatta: $2,499


Sonos Premium Immersive Set with Arc

Sonos built a name on its ability to make great audio products that communicate and play across every room in a home. If you’ve already entered the Sonos ecosystem and want to upgrade your home theater—or prefer to start off with one of its best all-around systems—the Premium Arc Set is its most robust option. It includes the Gen 3 Sonos Subwoofer to anchor the bass, plus a pair of Sonos One SL speakers for mids. But the prime puzzle piece is the Sonos Arc, one of the highest-rated smart soundbars available. Supporting Dolby Atmos 3D, Arc’s software-focused tech and ultra-wide design offers crisp dialogue and warm bass for a truly immersive, cinema-like home theater experience. You can control your Premium Immersive Arc Set with the Sonos app or Apple AirPlay2, while offering voice commands via Sonos One, Sonos Beam, Google Home, Amazon Echo and more.

Buy Now on Sonos: $1,946


Super73 C1X Electric Motorcycle

Super73 is known for its retro-inspired ebikes—single-gear throttled, quasi-electric mopeds with pedals attached to circumvent registration and other DOT bugaboos. Now, the LA-based EV brand is going all in on performance, shedding the pedals (and any feigning semblance of push-pedal bikes) and unleashing the C1X, its first true electric motorcycle. The gorgeous futuristic design is light on tech specs, but Super73 promises some interesting thresholds like a 75-plus mph top speed, an 100-mile range and a total mass under 300 pounds, sliding the C1X somewhere between a full-on EV motorcycle and top-of-the-line high-powered ebikes. Put down your fully refundable deposit for only $73.

Buy Now on Super73: $73 (Deposit)


Bowers & Wilkins Px8 007 Edition Wireless Headphones

For over four decades, Bowers & Wilkins’s flagship 800 Series monitors have been used at the famed Abbey Road Studios to score fine films and blockbusters alike—including James Bond chapters Skyfall and Spectre. The famed British audio specialist taps into this heritage to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Dr. No with the 007 Edition of its Px8 wireless headphones. The exclusive Midnight Blue headphones feature bespoke touches such as laser-etched 007 logos, gun barrel detailing on the inside of the earcups (nodding to Bond’s iconic opening sequence) and a 60th Anniversary carrying case. Of course, this compliments B&W’s halo wireless models that feature 24-bit DSP, angled carbon cones, proprietary noise cancellation, 30-hours of wireless listening and luxury materials such as aluminum arms and supple Nappa leather.

Buy Now on Bowers & Wilkins: $799


SSL Connex USB Microphone

For over half a century, Solid State Logic (SSL) has been engineering the best music production tools, including mixing decks used to record all your favorite albums. The English audio company just announced it’s applying its expertise to the red-hot remote videoconferencing (VC) segment with this handsomely designed USB microphone. The Connex is compact (nine centimeters by nine centimeters by four centimeters); it’s fully compatible with Mac, PC, Zoom, Teams and all other major VC platforms; and it features superb audio guts, including an advanced quad microphone array and four DSP modes. This means it’s professionally capable for live music recording, live streaming and even podcasting—in the office, at home or on-the-run.

Buy Now on B&H Photo: $150


Kali Audio WS-12 Subwoofer

Many professional audio specialists claim Kali Audio engineered the best consumer subwoofer on the market hands-down. The nascent Glendale, Cali.–based audio company (it launched in 2018) quickly established a name engineering pro-level studio monitors, and it migrates that knowledge into superb value home-audio gear like its 12-inch WS-12 powered (1,000-watt) subwoofer—the most powerful studio subwoofer under $1,000, capable for pro, home and even live performances. Famed for its warm bass (down to 23 Hz), the WS-12 is a bullseye for home systems hoping to fulfill low-end sine waves to satisfy bassheads from Future to Modeselektor, while also delivering deep yet crisp explosions for that Bourne Trilogy marathon you’re planning.

Buy Now on Sweet Water: $799


X-Chair X1 Office Chair

You’ve got the four-screen display, the wireless headset, the Italian espresso machine and more, all of which are set up for your castle. But what about your throne? X-Chair makes a tech-loaded X1 to compliment every desk. Its flex mesh construction and ability to fine-tune positions—for example, arms, seat, back, headrest and lumbar—are all designed to improve circulation throughout the body, easing cramps, pains, soreness and other ill-effects of suffocating blood flow from a long day sitting on your moneymaker. The company’s Dynamic Variable Lumbar Support even adjusts itself to your body points, adapting to provide perfect lower back support from the moment you sit down. The optional Elemax unit is the icing on the cake; the small LED/ dual fan-equipped box apes the finest Bentley car seat by cooling, heating and even massaging your tired muscles. The X1 is the only office chair in its segment offering this level of coddling.

Buy Now on XChair: $790


BioLite BaseCharge 1500 Power Station

With all this summer’s brownouts, plus unexpected power outages due to storms and fires, it is now pretty much mandatory to own a rechargeable power station. (Plus, they make for a considerably more luxurious camping weekend.) It’s even more critical that your unit actually works when needed, as we’ve tested failing options before. BioLite makes some of the best rechargeable headlamps in the market—instilling faith in its BaseCharge units, available in 600W or 1500W models. Super easy to use, with intuitive features and Smart LCD Dashboard, the BaseCharge offers a surfeit of plugs to charge any electron-eating gear you might have (DC car and barrel ports, AC ports, USB-AC and USC-C charge-outs, USB-C in and out ports, Qi Wireless Charging and more). There’s also a category-exclusive Energy Odometer sharing real-time feedback on power allocation, charge times and battery life when using multiple products. BaseCharge supplies home-grade power in off-grid environments without the noise and pollution of a diesel generator. And with the optional SolarPanel 100, it can be recharged anywhere there’s sun.

Buy Now on BioLite: $1,699


Lift Foil Lift3 F eFoil

The latest rage in aquatic sports may just be electric foil surfboards—or E-foils—that allow you to carve the deep blue even if there’s nary a ripple to be seen on the horizon. Puerto Rico–based Lift Foil just released its third-generation Lift3 F, which surfs to new levels; its lithium-ion battery powering the lifted fiberglass board up to speeds of 35 mph, carrying two riders simultaneously. At more chill modes, the Lift3 F provides up to 100 minutes of wave-riding action on a full charge and one hour on quick charge. It’s available in two sizes (from 4’9” to 5’4”), the shorter for aggro aerial tricksters, while the longboards aim more at novices and groms.

Buy Now on Lift Foil: $9,995


Nextbase 622GW Dash Cam

Dash cams: a luxury that’s quickly becoming a necessity. As car prices soar, you want to protect both your ride and your wallet from litigious ambulance chasers. Defend both your car and driving reputation with Nextbase’s suite of dash cams—forward-facing, rear and even in-cabin should you choose. Of the several tiers, the 622GW is Nextbase’s hero model; it films in 4K at 30fps, allowing its Super Slow Motion to view footage at 1080p at 120fps. Other features include Alexa, Digital Image Stabilization, Extreme Weather Mode (enhancing footage to provide a clear image) and Emergency SOS, which alerts emergency services should you get in an accident. Make any old car new with the Nextbase’s silent sentry technology.

Buy Now on Best Buy: $400


Samsung The Odyssey Ark Gaming Screen

Behold the Odyssey Ark, without a doubt the greatest gaming screen ever developed (until next year, of course). The mammoth 55-inch 1000R display uses Samsung’s top-of-the-line microLED technology—the first and only of its kind. This is the holy grail of screens for serious gamers, designed to create a truly cinematic experience, both in 4K picture quality and sound (you can thank the AI Sound Booster, Dolby Atmos, four corner speakers and two central woofers). The Odyssey Ark can even rotate vertically into portrait mode (aka “Cockpit Mode”) so the single monitor can be used for multi-screen setup. The 2022 CES Innovation Award Honoree also boasts a 165Hz refresh rate and 1ms response time (GtG¹).

Buy Now on Amazon: $3,038

Buy Now on Best Buy: $3,500

 


Bustin Boards Yoface Hybrid V3 EBoard

Unlike a lot of electric mobility solutions that launch as tech start-ups, Bustin Boards began exactly where any skateboarder would want them to: as dyed-in-the-wool skateboard fanatics. The reason it call its boards “hybrid” is because they’re designed from the ground up to be used as traditional push-boards. Ride how you like, and use the electrons to power up annoying hills that harsh your vibe. The brand’s most popular hybrid model, the Yolanda, was recently reinforced with better vibration dampening and a stronger battery case to absorb more hits. You can even choose between three ball-bearing options (Abec 9, Bulletin 6-Ball and Bulletin Ceramic) to fine tune your Bustin riding experience. The Yolanda V3’s 180Wh Samsung battery supplies a top speed of 27 mph, can conquer 20 percent-grade hills and offers a range up to 16 miles.

Buy Now on Bustin Boards: $691


120″ Samsung The Premiere LSP9T Ultra-Short Throw Projector

Samsung The Premiere LSP9T Ultra-Short Throw Projector

Samsung The Premiere LSP9T Ultra-Short Throw Projector  Samsung

While the streaming era has brought the cineplex to our laptop screen, any movie buff knows that a serious home theater is made better with a projector. And few projectors are better at making you feel like you’re at the movies than Samsung’s latest, the Premiere LSP9T. Just place the ultra-short throw projector at the base of a living room wall, and it will produce a stunning, crystal-clear 120-inch image. The device, the first of its kind to offer HDR10+ support, also features a special UHD Filmmaker Mode that does away with any smoothing effects so that you can watch your favorite movie exactly as it was meant to be seen.

Buy Now on Amazon: $3,498


Sennheiser CX200TW1 True Wireless In-Ear Headphones

Despite its rep among pros as one of the best manufacturers of headphones and speakers, for 75 years Sennheiser steadfastly remains independent. The family-owned German audio specialists continue its leadership in true wireless earbuds with the CX200TW1—the ergonomically shaped speakers feature five-ear tip options for a perfectly snug fit and comfy all-day use. The 7 mm dynamic drivers supply superior sound with active noise canceling—perfect for music or calls in a noisy environment—IPX4 water-resistance and up to 28 hours of playtime on a single charge via its charging case. The Sennheiser smartphone app also lets you further customize your listening experience by adjusting the built-in equalizers to emphasize deeper bass, natural mids or detailed treble. 

Buy Now on Bergdorf Goodman: $130


Blueair HealthProtect 7470i Air Purifier

Air quality is one of the most important factors to healthy living, yet it’s something most of us took for granted. After the last couple years, no more. Blueair’s HealthProtect 7400 models are the only air purifiers to provide 24/7 protection against viruses and bacteria thanks to its HEPASilent Ultra technology. These top range Blueair models (7410i and 7470i) completely filter the air in a 418-square-foot room every 12.5 minutes​, with its patent-pending GermShield technology that proactively monitors your room and, the company claims, removes 99.99 percent of live airborne SARS-CoV-2 virus from the air—as well as 99.97 percent of bacteria, dust, pollen, dander and mold. This gentle stream of air ensures no new growth of germs, and keeps your room smelling as fresh as a Swiss meadow.

Buy Now on Best Buy: $722


The Ride Radiant Carbon Luxury Electric Bike

At this price point no one wants a cookie-cutter bike, and the Radiant Carbon is anything but. Designed by one of the legendary designers in the industry, the Radiant Carbon’s full-carbon frame and alloy fork epitomize form-meets-function: While the frame certainly looks like nothing else out there—a signature single chainstay, seatstay and fork arm—it’s designed with fewer tubes that allows for the existing tubes to be larger in diameter. With minimal weight gain, they can hold a larger battery without jeopardizing the frame’s integrity or adding too much weight. This allows the Radiant Carbon to get over 100 miles on a single charge (on lowest power-assist setting, 60 on the highest), far above the e-bike norm. Despite how high-tech it is (materials, wide gear range, top-end motor, components, etc.), the Radiant Carbon is also very user-friendly: It’s largely automated, so the rider doesn’t have to know anything about the tech while enjoying the benefits. The Enviolo internal hub, for instance, shifts gears automatically based on the rider’s choice of cadence (set-and-forget if desired, or adjustable with phone app and on-board buttons). It even shifts to the easiest gear whenever you slow or stop, so you’re never in the wrong gear to start again.

BUY NOW: $5,295


Meta Oculus Quest 2 VR Headset

If the Quest represented the point when Oculus’s headsets started to live up to their potential, the Quest 2 has begun to propel VR into mainstream adoption. The company’s second standalone headset is a giant leap forward—smaller, lighter and, most importantly of all, more powerful than its predecessor. It also features Oculus’s sharpest display yet, with 50 percent more pixels than before, so must-play games like Superhot VR, Apex Construct and Vader Immortal look better than ever. Even better, the device will eventually be able to support a 90 Hz refresh rate putting it in line with desktop-connected peers. This promises to make VR games and experiences more satisfying than ever.

Buy Now on Meta: $400


Samsung Jet Bot AI+ Robot Vacuum

Eager to relegate your Roomba to the dustbin? Samsung’s Jet Bot AI+ is one of the the most advanced robot vacuums on the market—the world’s first powered by Intel AI brains. Using object recognition technology and LiDAR sensors, the Jet Bot AI+ is designed to approach your home with the same level of awareness and intuition you do. It reads, learns and maps your living space without input or supervision, identifying the type of surface (hard floors or carpets) and amount of dust and automatically adjusts suction power (up to 30 Watts) to clean thoroughly. Control your Jet Bot from anywhere, anytime via its Wi-Fi control using the SmartThings App, and check in by live streaming video via its front camera. Or just sit on the couch eating leftovers and the Jet Bot AI+ will do its thing, then automatically return to dock with the Clean Station and empty itself out (trapping 99 percent of fine dust while doing so, according to the brand). Even better, it’s currently $300 dollars off the original sticker price.

Buy Now on Amazon: $1,099


Nikon Z fc Mirrorless Digital Camera With 28mm Lens

Nikon’s Z fc mirrorless camera is aimed specifically at those of you who long for the erstwhile days of photography, when 35 mm film ruled the landscape. As we’ve written before: “The look of the Z fc is specifically inspired by one of Nikon’s most beloved models, the FM2 SLR, which was introduced in the early 1980s. Like the titanium version of that camera, the new model combines a compact silver body with a black leather grip. Silver and black may be the classic combo, but if you want something a little out there, the camera will eventually be available in a variety of different textured grip colors, including tan, pink and teal.

The Z fc is the second in the company’s Z series of APS-C (DX) mirrorless cameras and has many of the same features as the line’s first model, the Z50. These include a 20.9-megapixel image sensor, Expeed 6 processors and the brand’s powerful Z mount. Thanks to that, its 209-point autofocus system can shoot at 11 fps and record 4K video. There’s also a 2.36-million-dot OLED electronic viewfinder, vari-angle touchscreen, an SD card slot, USB-C for fast transfers and a EN-EL-25 battery that should be good for 300 shots per charge. The camera is also compatible with Nikon’s DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR lens and the brand-new Z 28mm f/2.8 (SE) lens.

Buy Now on Amazon: $1,197


Sony Airpeak S1 Professional Drone

Sony Airpeak mid-flight with Sony Alpha™ full-frame mirrorless camera

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The Sony Airpeak S1 is aimed at the cinematographer who’s looking to elevate their drone game to the next level. Unlike other drones that use integrated cameras, Sony’s Airpeak S1 lets you load up your own camera and lenses (via Gremsy gimbal T3 not included) so you can shoot with the equipment you already own and are comfortable with. Featuring high-powered brushless motors, lightweight frame and quad 17-inch propellers, the professional-grade drone allows for about 12 minutes of flight time with cameras (or 22 minutes without payload), a 55.9 mph top speed (without payload) and a zero-to-50-mph acceleration of just 3.5 seconds. Plus, it can be controlled via single pilot. You can add another for gimbal control (with an additional remote) or fully automate a repeatable flight plan—all via Sony’s Airpeak Base cloud-based web app and Airpeak Flight iOS/iPadOS mobile app.

Buy Now on B&H Photo: $9,000


Campfire Audio In-Ear Monitors

Although they may look like earbuds, these in-ear monitors are certainly not. You cannot make a phone call, ask for Google help or dictate a text. All you can do is listen to sweet, sweet music—and Campfire Audio would have it no other way. Handcrafted in the US with exquisite care and detail, the Portland-based firm leaves no stone unturned in its quest to engineer the perfect in-ear speakers. The brand even custom-3-D-prints its acoustic chambers for a decidedly high-end listening experience, a process that distinguishes them from a crowded field of cheap overseas competitors. Campfire Audio already enjoy a superb reputation in the hi-fi and pro audio communities, and recently it’s been making inroads into high-end consumer world. Its top-tier model features professional engineer-level technology like single full-range 10 mm ADLC Diaphragm Dynamic Driver, 5Hz to 20 kHz frequency response, 105 dB SPL/mW sensitivity, less than one percent total harmonic distortion and 19 Ohms at 1kHz impedance. Or, in layman’s terms, plenty of bass and absurd levels of crisp detail. 

Buy Now on Amazon: $649


GoPro Hero10 Black

For the coming holidays, GoPro released its most powerful model ever: the Hero10 Black. The brand synonymous with extreme filming loaded its new apex model with a GP2 processor (designed to deliver faster and smoother performance), advanced stabilization via HyperSmooth 4.0 technology, enhanced low-light capabilities and can live stream directly in 1080p. It can record in slow motion (up to eight times slower than actual moment) with improved 2.7K resolution and can handle time-lapses at night and low-light environments. The Hero10 Black camera features 5.3K resolution video (93 percent sharper than previous 4K models) at double the frame rate, can capture still images at 23MP and grab high-res 19.6MP frames from videos. All your extreme filming needs in an easy-to-use compact 71 mm by 55 mm body.

Buy Now on Amazon: $400


TCL 8K 6-Series Roku TV

What TCL offers is technology in a value package. The brand added mini-LED backlights to its previous award-winning 6-Series models, making them the world’s first with this technology, which allows for precise control of both bright and deeply dark image areas. This delivers superb depth, dimension and contrast. Now that brand has added 8K resolution—meaning its 6-Series is now four times sharper than 4K sets (33 million pixels vs 8.3 million), at an incredible price point. And even when content is not available in 8K, the TCL’s AiPQ Engine will intelligently upscale your stream. The TCL Roku TV 6-Series is also the world’s first 8K TV with THX Certified Game Mode, ensuring aspiring professional gamers won’t be compromised by ultra-low-latency display. Oh, and it comes with Roku built in, with twin options available.

Buy Now on Amazon: $1,400


SWFT Maxx Electric Moped

Sure, ebikes are a great solution that marry exercise with a zesty boost (a little with pedal assist, a lot with a throttle).  But let’s be honest, you can easily get lazy and just let your thumb do all the heavy lifting. If that’s you—or your loved one —know thyself and just skip the pedaling option altogether. For those people looking for an affordable zero-emission sit-down scooter to get around, e-bike company SWFT has developed its Maxx electric moped. The sleek midnight-black two-wheeler offers a 38-mile range, 19.8 mph maximum speed, a remote control, a built-in alarm and  a locking storage compartment. Its front and rear hydraulic shock absorbers offer a cushy ride while turn signals, high beam headlights, rearview mirrors and a horn keep you safe while you zip around town.

Buy Now on Best Buy: $1,250


Bang & Olufsen Beosound Emerge Bookshelf Speaker

If you’re looking for a speaker that you can slide inconspicuously onto your bookshelf, look no further than Bang & Olufsen’s Beosound Emerge. The compact speaker (25.5 by 16.5 by 6.7 cm) supports Apple Airplay 2, Google Chromecast, Bluetooth and Spotify to stream whatever your heart desires. It can also be paired with any of B&O’s connected speakers to deliver music throughout your home, and features a built-in radio and microphone for voice control. The Danish company known for its design doesn’t fail here, offering either a gold version of the Beosound Emerge with oak wood “cover” or Black Anthracite high-grade aluminum with a pearl-blasted grill.

Buy Now on Bang & Olufsen: £669


Coravin Model 2 Wine Preservation System

For the oenophile who has it all, Coravin’s Model Two tool is the ultimate Wine Preservation System. Using a Teflon coated needle, the Model Two allows you to sample any unopened bottle without actually opening it—piercing the cork, pouring a single glass and then creating a new vacuum by replacing that wine with ultra-pure argon gas instead of evil, evil oxygen. (Each capsule pours up to 30 glasses of wine.) Coravin says its Model Two will preserve your Cabernet for over two years once pierced. Elegantly designed with ergonomic lines and textured rubber grips, the device allows the self-proclaimed sommelier in your life to sample their treasured collection without the pressure (pardon the pun) of having to finish the entire bottle.

Buy Now on Neiman Marcus: $229


The Mirror Pro

Everyone’s looking to level-up their home workout experience and the options have exploded in recent years. The Mirror offers a “zero footprint” design, meaning the wall-mounted unit (you can also choose a movable stand if you prefer mobility) takes up no floor space, especially pertinent in apartments or condos. Choose from a seemingly limitless library of workouts—pilates, yoga, boxing, bootcamps, etc.—where you follow a trainer whip you into shape whilst carefully watching your movements in the (actual) Mirror. Either live or pre-rerecorded training sessions ensure a level of structure and accountability you don’t usually have working out home alone. It’s more like a going to a fitness class at the gym, especially when you choose to include Mirror-using friends in the workout and share your results and activity level (with included heart rate monitor). 

Buy Now on Mirror: $1,945 $1,295


Simplehuman Voice Activated Trash Can

No matter how clean your keep your trash can, let’s face it, it’s a rubbish receptacle—no one wants to touch it. With that unassailable fact in mind, Simplehuman offers a sleek large-volume (58-liter) trash can made of handsome brushed stainless steel that heeds your commands: Simply declare “open can” and the Simplehuman will open for you to dispose of your flotsam like a pharaoh disposing of his nemesis. If you have a surfeit of unwanteds to dispose of, say “stay open” and the Simplehuman lid will remain open till you give the “close can” command (if you’re lazy, forget or can’t be bothered with uttering that, the Simplehuman will automatically close after 10 minutes). Of course, the subservient trash can also includes a motion sensor so you can open the lid with a simple wave of your hand, saving your voice for those who deserve to hear it.

Buy Now on Bed Bath & Beyond: $1,945 $250


Blast Golf Swing and Stroke Analyzer

Have a friend who loves golf but mires your fairway outings with so many whiffs you can’t even invite them out anymore? Blast Golf is here to save your relationship. The Blast Motion Golf Swing Analyzer does exactly as it states, using an innovative sensor you slide onto your club’s grip (via simple rubber holder) that captures stroke metrics and sends the data to an app. You can also use your smartphone’s camera to add video, and the app will allow you to parse your swing frame-by-frame in slow motion with metrics overlaid. The Blast Golf in-app Training Center then analyzes the data, providing you with tips and drills from expert coaches and PGA pros to improve timing and swing. The rechargeable sensor works on both putters and drivers.

BUY NOW: $147


Evolve Hadean Carbon Street Electric Skateboard

Evolve Skateboards, the global leader in electric skateboards, just unveiled its premier Hadean Series this summer. The Australian company’s new Hadean offers quadruple the performance and 37 percent more battery capacity than its apex predecessor, the GTR series. This leap is due to the forged carbon fiber, which Evolve claims as the world’s first “chassis” skateboard deck. The lightweight super-strength material allows integration of a next-gen electric system without adding unnecessary bulk. The results? Up to 43-mile range on a single charge with a 31-mph top speed.

Buy Now on Evolve Skateboard: $2,199


Intellidash Pro Wireless Touchscreen

There are countless reasons to own an older or classic car, from design to personal taste to high-octane performance. The one reason not to? Infotainment. The Intellidash Pro allows you to have the best both worlds by offering affordable state-of-the-art navigation/entertainment/communication tech to be easily mounted on your dash or windshield nearly instantly. The seven-inch IPS Touchscreen connects with your smartphone via Bluetooth and lets you enjoy all modern benefits such SiriusXM, Siri Assistant, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto (version 11 and above). Using your smartphone’s AI assistant the Intellidash Pro can also make calls, hear messages and play that killer playlist with simple voice commands.

Buy Now on Amazon: $400 $300


HyperCube Alarm & Charger

HyperCube aims to be your perfect bedside partner: It wants you and all your devices to wake up fully recharged. It features everything you need to have a deep night sleep—one absent of charge anxiety—and then wake up as blissfully as possible. The LED light panel can play the role of bedside lamp, reading light or set the mood by allowing you to modulate color and brightness. Choose a warm color to remove the ills of your screen’s blue light. The HyperCube’s integrated speaker can access a library of sleep sounds or simply play ambient noise if that helps you better. Then when it’s time to start your day, HyperCube can wake you via a variety of ways: a normal alarm or slowly ease you out of bed with a gradually increasing volume and/or light. To ensure your devices wake up as fully charged as you do, the HyperCube can wirelessly charge up to three Qi-enabled devices simultaneously. (It also features a USB-C port for wired charging.) Best of all, its easy to take with you: Its patent-pending five-panel hinge design can be used in cube mode, laid flat or folded into an easy-to-pack 2-inch stack.

Buy Now on Bookstone: $200 $129

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