Pictionary vs. AI ($24)
The reinvention of a classic. OK, maybe it's not Big Blue playing chess, but your drawing skills are pitted against AI — participants select cards that assign a specific word and then must draw a visual representation of that word. A web application attempts to discern the drawn image through your device's camera. Victory and advancement on the game board are achieved either when the AI successfully identifies the image or by making an accurate prediction regarding the AI's ability to recognize it. It's a bit of a gamble, where you must wager your prediction before revealing the drawing to the AI model.
Kodak Mini 2 Retro 4Pass Portable Photo Printer ($98)
The Kodak Mini 2 Retro is an instant photo powerhouse with a touch of vintage charm, loaded with 4Pass technology to spit out picture-perfect photos in a flash. Built to withstand fingerprints, water, and the test of time, the device lets you say cheese with bordered shots to add handwritten notes or go big and borderless. The Kodax Photo Printer app lets you unlock a treasure chest of photo wizardry — from sprinkle filters to frames. The pocket-sized device is ultra-portable and great for holiday parties and instant memories.
MINTiD Dog-E ($70)
Say hello to Dog-E, a robot dog that comes to life through minting, showcasing a unique blend of lights, sounds, and personality traits. It's interactive, letting you care for it, play games, and communicate via its tail's lights. The Dog-E app enhances your experience, allowing you to track its needs, train it, and play games. Each Dog-E is distinct, offering over 200 sounds and reactions, touch sensors, LED lights, and more. The package includes the robot dog, a removable collar, an interactive toy, and a USB charging cable.
AirFly Pro Bluetooth Audio Adapter ($55)
You've probably had enough of the "complimentary" headphones passed out en masse on long-haul flights — uncomfortable, tinny, and corded. What year is it again? Enter the ultimate travel sidekick: the AirFly dongle, which connects your AirPods or other wireless earbuds with the in-flight entertainment systems, thanks to the (near) ancient wonder of Bluetooth technology. Better still, the device doesn't just work with skybound screens; rather it connects to any device sporting a headphone jack. With a range of 33 feet and battery life that's good for more than a day (25 hours to be exact), the device will keep your noise-canceling premium cans connected for as long as you need.
Belkin BoostCharge Pro 2-in-1 Wireless Charger Stand ($77)
The Belkin BoostCharge is a game-changer in the charging world, thanks to lightning-speed charging vibes (up to 15W) designed exclusively for the brand-new iPhone 15. With magical MagSafe wizardry, you can plonk your iPhone onto this charging stand and — voilà! — get an aligned, rock-solid connection whether you're scrolling through memes in portrait or bingeing shows in landscape mode. The cherry on top? Drop your AirPods onto the Qi wireless charging base below and let the juice flow.
Amazon Echo Show 8 ($105)
This home tech helper upgrades your entertainment game and supercharges your smart home setup at the same time, thanks to the built-in smart home hub. The device boasts an 8-inch HD touchscreen and spatial audio, along with a 13-megapixel camera for high-quality video calls. It's an ideal device for streaming from services including Prime Video, Netflix, or Fire TV channels, as well as asking Alexa to wind up tunes from Amazon Music, Apple Music, or Spotify. You can also control Zigbee, Matter, and Thread-compatible devices, managing cameras, lights, and more through the display or your voice, or set up routines with motion, connecting seamlessly via Bluetooth and WiFi. It's not just high-tech — it's eco-conscious too, crafted from 29% recycled materials and packaged with 99% wood fiber-based materials from responsibly managed forests or recycled sources.
Bird Buddy Smart Bird Feeder With Solar Roof ($209)
Ready for a revolution in birdwatching? Neither were we, but here it comes: Bird Buddy, a solar-powered smart bird feeder includes a smart camera that snaps pics of visiting birds, identifying over 1,000 species through its AI. You just have to connect via the app to share your collection of bird photos to share with friends and family. You'll also get notified whenever a feathered friend arrives, while the modern design offers a clear back for better seed visibility and attracts birds more quickly. Equipped with a 3.8-cup seed capacity and easy-refill rear door, the Bird Buddy can be hung from a tree or pole. Even if you miss a bird, Bird Buddy sends postcards and offers tips on attracting new species.
YubiKey 5C NFC Security Key ($55)
Protect your online accounts with the Yubico YubiKey 5 NFC security key, a USB key that offers extensive compatibility with various online services and applications. The device is FIDO certified, and works with Google Chrome and FIDO-compliant apps across Windows, macOS, and Linux, ensuring secure logins for Gmail, Facebook, Dropbox, and Outlook, among other applications. Designed to fit USB-C ports, this key prompts for verification upon service registration, offering touch-based authentication for NFC-supported devices and applications on Android and iOS — just tap and access. The key is durable and tamper-, water-, and crush-resistant, safeguarding against phishing and unauthorized account access.