Tue, 08 August 2023
These nifty gadgets are sure to be your go-to when problem-solving.
CORE MEDITATION TRAINER
Meditating is a tough habit to build, and even more difficult practice to maintain. If you need an extra hand, or just a little tap on the shoulder to get you back into the zone, look at Core. The handheld meditation trainer uses tech like vibration and biofeedback, along with an app that offers both metrics on your health and on-demand meditation classes, to help you focus on relaxation, breathing techniques and mindfulness.
Available at: hyperice.com
HYDRALOOP WATER RECYCLER
With water conservation and sustainable technology set to take centre stage in the coming years, Hydraloop’s water recycler is a no-brainer of an invention. The large appliance, which filters and purifies grey water from baths, showers, and washing machines, employs a series of six maintenance-free filtration techniques, and can recycle up to 85 per cent of the water used in the home for re-use in toilets, pools, and irrigation systems.
Available at: hydraloop.com
Roland’s Go:Livecast is a clever take on a mobile production studio, catering to smartphone vloggers who want to create more professional live-streaming content. The array of control options help solo producers and streamers cue up sound effects, display titles, mix audio and more. The Go:Livecast is also pretty capable, supporting multiple input and output options, including XLR, as well as including a built-in microphone.
Available at: roland.com
JOUÉ MUSIC INSTRUMENT
Joué’s Music Instrument is a modular take on the MIDI controller, using a compact, backpack-friendly wooden and aluminium board that supports swappable pads to accommodate your instrument of choice. With choices ranging from beat pads to piano keys to a guitar neck, and support for mobile devices like tablets, the Joué has the potential to be the music-making device for anyone looking to experiment with different sounds without toting a giant instrument case. Available at: play-joue.com
Smartphone photos are always improving, but lighting remains an issue. Moon Ultra, a tiny, touch-sensitive, clip-on light source, fixes the issue by providing users with a powerful light that doesn’t require a bulky case. Its multiple colour temperatures and adjustable brightness also make it the perfect companion for those with darker skin tones whose photos are done a disservice by the cooler light temperatures often used on smartphone camera modules.
Available at: moonultra.com