Sony released a first version of this robot dog several years ago, but due to the limitations in robotics at the time it was pretty basic by today's standards. This latest iteration of the Sony Aibo features dozens of modern advancements that include artificial intelligence in addition to robotics. The look and feel of the robot is much more friendly and welcoming and actually resembles a real dog as opposed to the clunky sci-fi pet look of its predecessor. The movements are fluid and natural thanks to the ultracompact 1 and 2 axis actuators. The internal software is what makes the major difference with the Aibo, allowing it to learn and understand your preferences as well as your home and other environments that it will be spending time with. If you're not ready for the commitment of a real pet that you requires actual food and exercise, then this little guy might be just what you're looking for.
Sony Aibo Robot Dog
TUG MagSafe Connectors
Drawing inspiration from Apple's now defunct MagSafe connectors, the TUG is a simple magnetic plug that turns any power cord into a safe, break-away connector. Never again worry about tripping over your power cables or sending your laptop flying. Why did Apple get rid of these again?
Lumen Metabolism Tracker
Athletes have long been tracking and using the ratio of carbon dioxide to oxygen to modify their diets and achieve optimal performance, however, its been a costly process thats required expensive tools and use of a medical center. The Lumen Metabolism Tracker, which is now funding on Indiegogo, aims to bring this cutting edge tech into consumers' hands for real-time and on the go tracking. Using your breath as the measure, the device can tell you whether you are currently burning carbs or fat and ways to adjust your diet accordingly. This will make sure that you are always performing optimally and have enough energy for later workouts and expenditures. It can also give you insights on how the food you eat affects your performance as well as the right mixture of macro and micro nutrients. The device needs to be charged only once every few weeks and comes with a soft travel case so you can bring it with you everywhere.