October 7, 2011 by Kristie Bertucci in
8 Top Tech Videos and Gadgets for the Week: October 7 (list/video)
It’s been an interesting week in the tech world, that’s for sure. Apple announced it’s new 4S iPhone and the tech world lost a great with the passing of Apple’s Steve Jobs. While many mourn the death of Jobs and were quite disappointed by the new iPhone, it is the last day of the work week and you know what that means…the weekend! Before you start your weekend festivities, enjoy our weekly tech videos and gadgets roundup!
8. SYNC by 50 Cent Headphones
50 Cent’s new professional tuned wireless headphones allows you to receive audio wirelessly form up to 50 feet (pun intended) and features 40mm drivers to provide some bangin’ bass and probably an expensive price tag. The SYNC headphones, however, do not come with HD audio, but they do boast passive noise cancellation and comfortable ear pads.
7. Hearing for the First Time
Sarah Churman was born deaf and eight weeks ago, received a hearing implant. The video shows the 29-year-old hearing her voice for the very first time. A very touching and emotional video that makes you appreciate life a bit more.
6. JVC GC-Px10 Digital Hybrid Camera
The newest camera from JVC captures 12 megapixel photos, full HD video and up to 60 shots per second. The GC-Px10 Digital Hybrid Camera also features a 10x optical zoom, a Konica Minolta HD lens, a mode dial for automatic and manual settings, microphone output and a headphone input, as well as a 3-inch touchscreen LCD, HDMI output and 32GB of storage.
5. Craftsman Assurelink Garage Door Openers
If you have a bad habit of forgetting to close the garage door, the Craftsman Assurelink Garage Door Openers might help since it allows you to close it at the touch of your phone thanks to a wonderful app! It connects to your home’s Internet and allows you to open/close the garage from just about anywhere and even check if you left it open or not, so that you’re not driving yourself crazy trying to remember.
4. FitBit Ultra
Track all the calories you burn with the FitBit, which helps tracks your steps, how well you slept, the calories burned and more. But the fun part is that it packs it all into a game-like website that puts you against other FitBit users/members. The lightweight FitBit Ultra builds on the original device and adds a clock and stopwatch to the display and comes in a new color option. It also comes with a stair tracker (an altimeter that tracks your steps), so you can track how many steps you take a day.
3. Garmin Forerunner 910XT
As the premiere choice for athletes Garmin’s new Forerunner 910XT tracks all sorts of data like heart rate, distance, speed, calories burned and more, but also now logs swimming metrics. This includes swim distance, stroke identification, stroke counts and pool lengths. It’s the perfect companion for hardcore athletes and those just beginning their physical quest.
2. Stainless Steel Ice Cubes
Ice cubes are a drink’s most essential companion, but their downfall is when they water down the alcohol. If this is one of your pet peeves, some Stainless Steel Ice Cubeswill definitely do the trick. The 1-inch cubes are filled with a non-toxic gel that freezes and then keeps your drinks cold just like ice. However, your drink will stay just as strong as when you first poured it!
1. LEGO Lancer Assault Rifle
The Lancer Assault Rifle can be found in the video game, Gears of War, and someone liked it so much that they built a recreation of the weapon from LEGOS and even a working chainsaw! While it won’t kill you, the mock rifle just might give you a busted lip or a damaged cornea.
Kristie Bertucci is an L.A.-based writer, who can't live without her MacBook Pro. When she's not writing, she's either reading or shopping (online, of course) and loves lazy days so she can catch up on her DVR-recorded shows and movies. She's definitely a Mac girl, she loves music and is currently on a mission to to have an insane and enviable iTunes library.