Time Saving Gadgets
Modern day living and growing to-do lists leave many of us feeling pushed for time. Life seems to have become more about what we can do and accomplish instead of how well we are living our lives and how fulfilled we are. (See my post ‘Stop Doing Start Being). Nevertheless, there are ways to be more efficient thereby enabling further time to do things we enjoy. I decided to trawl the internet looking for new clever gadgets that can save us time and make life easier.
Here’s a list of brilliant time saving gadgets I found:
1) iRoboVac XD
This gadget can clean (has a mop attachment) disinfect (antibacterial UV lamp) and vacuum whilst you are out, or whilst you put your feet up and have a cup of tea.
5 different cleaning modes: Auto Cleaning Mode, Spot Cleaning mode, Edge cleaning mode, Mute cleaning mode, ZigZag £139.99 (approx $220).
2) Livescribe Pen 3 Smartpen for iOs7 iPhone and iPad.
The quickest, simplest way to bring valuable information from paper onto your tablet and smartphone, where it becomes more useful. Uses built-in microphone from your smartphone or tablet to record audio synchronized to everything you put on paper.
Simply write on paper and the Livescribe 3 smartpen captures all your notes. Pair it with your tablet or smartphone and your notes instantly appear in the Livescribe+ mobile app. Your notes become more useful when they are converted to text, tagged, searchable, and shared with friends and colleagues. With a few quick taps of your finger, your notes can be used in your favourite apps to create contacts, appointments and reminders. Record and play back audio that’s synced to your handwriting. £130.00 (Approx $204.00)
When in calculator mode, users can write out equations and the answer will appear on the pen’s screen. The Livescribe pen also has translating capabilities, as when a word is written in one language, the pen can translate it into another language for its user.
3) Portable Scanner – Taotronics
Lightweight scanner that you can take anywhere, making it easy for you to scan, archive and organise documents or photos into digital format. £50.00 (approx $78)
-1 x Scanner
-1 x USB cable
– 1 X User Manual
– OCR Software CD
This device can even scan paintings on a wall. Very versatile… For more info:
4) i Kettle 1.8L 2400W
Control your kettle from your mobile device (this is on my Xmas wish list!)
Save time in the morning- set the Wifi kettle to wake you up so that you’re ready to go on time. You can also set up your kettle on your home network and add an unlimited number of guest users to join your Wifi kettle network–in the office or at home you can get everybody connected. The sleek, contemporary design makes the kettle easy to keep clean and maintain and can also be matched to your existing kitchen scheme with a “skin” that is available in five gorgeous colours.
5) Canon Selphy Photo Printer
Save time by printing your favourite prints at home. Print photos anywhere, Having photos ensures you never lose valuable sentimental moments if your computer crashes. (This has happened to me). Inbuilt wi-fi access.
For quick prints just connect your PictBridge-compatible camera directly to the printer. You can also print from a range of memory cards or from USB flash drives for greater flexibility.
Compact Power Adapter CA-CP200 BAC Cable
1User Manual Kit
6) Fitbit Flex Wireless Activity Tracker & Sleep Wristband
Energise your day with the new Fitbit Flex. Morning to night, Charge lets you monitor your trends by wirelessly syncing data to your smartphone and computer. So no matter where you are, you stay motivated to step up your fitness and beat your goals.
Never stop moving with Fitbit Flex and get the motivation you need to get out and be more active. It tracks steps, distance, and calories burned and shows you how you’re stacking up against your daily goals. It can track your sleep cycle, help you learn how to sleep better, and wake you silently in the morning. Access your stats anytime on your computer, tablet, or from smartphones – both iPhone and Android. Flex is your perfect companion, and stays with you everywhere – even in the shower.
7) Misfit Shine Necklace – Activity Tracker
An alternative to a wrist activity tracker – this can be worn as a necklace and does the same job.
A smooth necklace with a beautiful metal pendant you can attach your Misfit Shine to. Designed for easy and comfortable wearability so your Shine can keep track of all your activities – from running to swimming to sleeping. One size fits all.
8) hi-Fun hi-Call Bluetooth Talking Glove for Men – Black
Turn your hand into a phone..no – seriously!! Great for when you are driving…
Getting set up is easy, simply synchronize the gloves to your smartphone – then off you go. To answer a call, simply press the multifunction button on the wrist and then place the thumb to the ear and the pinkie finger to the mouth. You can even use voice dialling via Siri or similar services by holding the multifunction button down until they hear a tone from the speaker on the thumb of the gloves. They can be charged via USB and feature a multifunction button and LED that flashes blue to show connection.
9) Impossible Instant Lab for iPhone (Plus Free Film PRD_2958)
Works with iPhone 4/4S/5/5S and iPod Touch 4th and 5th generation. Free iOS app for photo exposure (download from iTunes App Store)
The Impossible Instant Lab transforms any digital image into a real, unique analog instant photo via your iPhone or iPod touch. Simply select any photo from your iPhone, place it on the Instant Lab and within seconds it ejects your analog photo, ready to develop in front of your eyes.
I hope these gadgets help you become even more amazing and efficient than you already are! I have already purchased one of these items and have a few more on my wish list 🙂