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Microsoft Band Just Got Healthier With New Features

Few ever get it right the first time. The Microsoft Band, designed to be the fitness tracker/smartwatch complement to Lumia smartphones, launched late last year. At the time, it had its share of holes when it came to features, but Microsoft is looking to set that right with today’s update to Band and the Microsoft Health platform. Show More Summary

Next Bottle is the Craziest Water Bottle EVER, and it’s Designed to Carry the iPhone 6

Normally we wouldn’t get excited about a water bottle, but there’s a lot going on with the Next Bottle. It would seem that it certainly lives up to its name, or at least tries to—it’s an insulated ABS plastic water bottle that doubles as several smartphone accessories. Show More Summary

Shark Cat Bed is Begging to Star in a Cat Video

If cats don’t like water, I can only imagine what their feelings about sharks are. One enterprising designer, however, seeks to forge an unlikely friendship between the two, turning the jaws of a shark into a safe and welcoming place for our feline friends. Show More Summary

Dering is a Chic Phone Pouch with built-in Charging

Knomo has long been one of our favorite tech-friendly fashion accessory brands, and with pieces like their new Dering Smartphone Pouch, it’s easy to see why. The sleek navy and black pouch can carry enough else besides your smartphone to function as a purse in a pinch, while giving your smartphone as much as one extra charge. Show More Summary

BikeShield Protects Cyclists on the Road with Early-Warning System for Cars

I live in Dublin, and I usually ride a bicycle around town because, as far as capital cities go, Dublin’s a pretty small place. That also means the roads aren’t too huge or crowded (well, compared to what I’m used to, anyway), and with (usually) generous bike lanes, I feel reasonably safe getting to where I need to go on two wheels. Show More Summary

Life-Like Dalek Speaker is Begging to Exterminate You

We’ve seen Doctor Who Bluetooth wireless speakers before, but never anything on this level. Massive Audio has new officially licensed speakers, and they aren’t messing around with the details. We’re also pretty stoked that they remembered that the TARDIS isn’t the only thing from Doctor Who that can be made into merchandise. Show More Summary

Cook up Trouble With Breaking Bad Fries-enberg Mr. Potato Head

Well, now we know why we didn’t see much of Mr. Potato Head at Toy Fair this year. It appears he’s been occupied with other, more lucrative endeavors. I’m sure the master of disguise has been very successful, too. Mr. Potato Head is taking on Heisenberg, donning the goatee, hat and shades. Show More Summary

Mophie Juice Pack Air for iPhone 6 Review

We got a look at the brand new Mophie Juice Pack Air battery case for the iPhone 6 at CES this year, the latest in Mophie’s long line of external battery packs. Well, the Juice Pack Air for iPhone 6 is now available. Because as much as you probably love your iPhone 6, it just doesn’t have enough power to go all day long. Show More Summary

Introducing the Nintendo Controller Onesie

Have a gamer-in-training in your household? Well, tell all the other parents what’s up while showing your commitment to raising your baby gamer the right way with the Future Gamer Babysuit. Other gamer parents will raise their gamers on tablets and mobile games, which is kind of like raising a kid on Cheetos and gummi bears, honestly. Show More Summary

Rocket Salt and Pepper Shakers Will Blast Your Taste Buds

As has been made abundantly clear, absolutely nothing in the home is allowed to look boring. That goes for salt and pepper shakers, and even though we’ve always had novelty salt and pepper shakers, the merch machine has ground those lackluster efforts into fine, flavorless grains. Show More Summary

Lumia 635 Ad Encourages Cortana Lovers to Out Themselves

Microsoft has made no secret of their courtship of Apple users in particular, using Cortana as the sultry paramour to lure the Cupertino faithful away from their boring old relationship with Siri. Well, Microsoft went and made their intentions really clear with their Valentine’s Day ad for the Lumia 635. Show More Summary

Humanscale’s OfficeIQ Smart Desk is Fit for a Geek King

Stir finally has some competition in the smart desk world. Humanscale is combining their whole set of smart office furniture with software from Tome to create a system that can complement your other fitness applications. Stir does that too with Fitbit integration, but a good bit of competition never hurt anyone (never hurt consumers, anyway). Show More Summary

Shut Up and Take My Money! Doctor Who Bluetooth Wireless Speakers

We’ve seen Doctor Who Bluetooth wireless speakers before, but never anything on this level. Massive Audio has new officially licensed speakers, and they aren’t messing around with the details. We’re also pretty stoked that they remembered that the TARDIS isn’t the only thing from Doctor Who that can be made into merchandise. Show More Summary

Breaking Bad Fries-enberg Mr. Potato Head

Well, now we know why we didn’t see much of Mr. Potato Head at Toy Fair this year. It appears he’s been occupied with other, more lucrative endeavors. I’m sure the master of disguise has been very successful, too. Mr. Potato Head is taking on Heisenberg, donning the goatee, hat and shades. Show More Summary

How I’ve Become a Human Lab Rat in the Name of Tech

Ah, the good old days when you plugged in a laptop, booted up a few apps and wrote a review. My life has become damn scary these days as most of the products I look at are actually looking at me. My body fat, my sleep habits, my steps per day, my brain age, my body age, even my blood composition. Show More Summary

The 14 Hottest Toys at Toy Fair 2015

It’s that time of year when we get to be jealous of the kids of today. The North American International Toy Fair wrapped up in New York earlier this week, letting us in on the toys that will be under trees come this holiday season—hey, there’s a reason so many of these toys are coming out in the fall. Show More Summary

Victoria’s Secret is Giving Away a Free Misfit Shine, Today Only

Did you miss out on that pink Victoria’s Secret edition of the Misfit Shine last November? You’ll have another shot starting today, but you’d better get on it, because the promotion ends tomorrow. Like last November, the pink Misfit Shine will be given away for free with a purchase at Victoria’s Secret stores or online. Show More Summary

It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s Superhero Barbie

We thought she was a superhero already, but now she’s taking the job literally—in Princess Power, Barbie is donning a cape and mask and taking flight. Princess Power is a whole thing, including dolls, animated shorts, online games, the whole works. Show More Summary

4 Frozen Toys Your Kids Are Going to Want Now

Were there Frozen toys at the Toy Fair this year? That’s not a real question. The real question is how many? Well, we count four, but who knows, we might have missed some. Frozen fever (wait, that doesn’t sound right—Frozen chills? Never mind) is still going strong in 2015, and it’s only being encouraged with all this new stuff to play with. Show More Summary

Flipp is the Ultimate App for Coupon Clippers

Your local circulars have been going digital for some time now, but they’ve never been as well organized as in Flipp. Flipp is an app that brings most of your circulars together in one place, making it easier than ever to scour the ads for deals and plan out your weekend shopping trips. Show More Summary

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