Turn Your Lights On from Anywhere

WeMo Switch by Belkin Photo from Engaget.com

This is awesome!  Turn your lights, TV, or any other device right from your phone via wifi!  This is the modern version of the light timer we all used when we went on vacation.  Perfect if you have a pet at  home or you want the outside light on before it gets dark.

Click here to purchase yours.

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Fitbit One: The Advanced Pedometer

Fitbit One: Syncs with IPhone

Want to know how many steps your taking without the old school beeper look?  Fitbit One is a product that tracks the amount stairs you climb, steps you take, calories burned, hours of sleep, quality of sleep and it syncs with your IPhone!  Buy yours at Brookstone, Amazon and of course Fitbit’s official website for just shy of $100.00 (Target, REI and Sears also sell it!).  One of the new features on this model is the silent alarm that vibrates to wake you up, making it easy for your loved one to stay asleep!

I will be picking up my own asap!

Tablet Device designed for Disabled Children

Access4Kids Device
http://www.Engadget.com

Access4Kds is a device that is engineered for disabled children who have a difficult time with movements, such as touch.  Utilizing the touch screen has been nearly impossible for those individuals, and this input device has changed that! This device that is wrapped around the forearm measures pressure by movements such as pinches and swipes, and converts them into fine motor gestures.

Take a look at the video and the full article on Engadget’s website.

College Courses for Free!

Free Online Courses for Credit
Article from http://www.engadget.com

Student loans have been overwhelming for those of us who have graduated from college and a mere six months later we hope to be employed when the re-payment cycle kicks-in.  With the past few years of a challenging job market, this is exactly what is going to encourage people to further thehir education..when it’s free!!!!

I’m not sure what type of online courses they are referring to, but any college courses being offered at no cost and for credit is amazing!

Read the article on Engadget’s website!

Where’s Your Dog?

Pet Tracker Tagg

This is a creative gadget for those dog owners who have an adventurous spirited dog (or ironically, a lazy dog that needs more exercise)!  This little device retails for just under $100.00 along with a monthly service fee of $7 with no commitment.  There is a free app you need to download on your phone,  allowing you to see where your dog is at all times (along with alerts sent to you) and it also tracks your dogs exercise activity.  If you love your four-legged family member, this could be for you!

You can purchase at Pet Tracker, Target, or Best Buy.

 

Credit Card Processing from Your Phone

Groupon App

All of you entrepreneurs out there…no need to limit your sales to cash, personal checks or the traditional credit card machine (that needs batteries or a power cord to operate with pricey fees).  The Square, which was the first of this kind on the market has competition, claiming to be the most cost effective option on the market!

Check out money.cnn to find out more about Groupons credit card processing mobile app.  I have used the Square, and I am VERY happy with the fast setup, easy transaction process and the great customer service.  Groupon has a lot to live up to!