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
Bose Noise-Masking Sleepbuds
Although they are best known for their line of incredible noise-cancelling headphones, audio mega brand Bose has just released a pair buds designed to help you sleep more soundly and feel more rested upon waking. Dubbed the Sleepbuds, these small noise-masking ear plugs can drown out city and suburb noises including honking cars, loud music, or a snoring partner next to you. Rather than play music, the Sleepbuds will play any one of many nature and ambient sounds such as a running stream, ocean waves or brown noises designed to mask normal sound disturbances. Equipped with a 16 hour battery life and designed to fit securely in your ear throughout the whole night, these are perfect for light sleepers looking for a novel way of reducing mid sleep disturbances. Available now from Bose.
Bang & Olufsen BeoSound 1 Colored Speakers - Limited Auction
This five speaker set from Bang & Olufson was originally crafted in 2016 for the launch of their BeoSound 1 and is now being offered through auction at Sotherby's. Each unit features a unique anodized dying that was hand done and took a full 24 hours at their aluminum plant. Graved for their limited issue of '1/1' these are the perfect buy for anyone that appreciates Bang & Olufsens superior sound and attention to aesthetics. Bidding starts at $3000.