In this edition of The Source, Outsource Institute have hand-picked our favourite gadgets to add to your Christmas wishlist
Are you a Star Wars fan? Then this gadget is a must have. The Sphero BB-8 is a tiny replica similar to the movie’s droid that can roll and balance by itself. With the help of your smartphone, this droid can autonomously explore your home, respond to voice commands, and perform a series of pre-programmed movements. You can even check your home from work with the help of the Sphero BB-8.
From the creators of the Wi-Fi kettle, Smarter Coffee is second on our list for all coffee lovers out there. Using your smartphone, you can program the machine to grind and brew coffee remotely. Whether for morning coffee or just rushing to take a caffeine break at home, this machine can brew up to 12 cups at once with just a touch of your finger. Smarter Coffee also has a feature of ‘Welcome Home’ and ‘Wake Up’ mode so you can enjoy your coffee when you need it most.
For the pet lovers, this gadget will surely give you peace of mind. The Petnet Smartfeeder automatically dispenses food for your pets at a specified time. This gadget also gives you details regarding their eating habits. The Smartfeeder will help in keeping your pets healthy ensuring they receive all the nutritional value they need.
Always misplacing your keys? The Tile App helps you find your keys or any other items in an instant. The tiny tile attached to the item is connected to your smartphone via Bluetooth for up to 30 metres. The application can support up to eight tiles simultaneously. Some of the features of the tile include:
- playing music making it easier to find
- sending out a signal to track the tile as you get closer through your smartphone; and
- users can tag an item as “lost” in the tile community, allowing them to contact you if they find it
Pebble Time Steel Watch
The Pebble Time Steel watch promises a 10 day battery life from a single charge and is compatible with both iOS and Android gadgets. This watch minimises power consumption and is water resistant up to 30 metres with functionalities such as a built-in microphone for voice notes and quick replies. This gadget is surely a best buy for people who are always on the go, tracking their past, present and future, making sure you don’t miss out on any special occasions or events.
Whether you need something to wake you up in the morning or feed your pets while you’re away, these gadgets will make your life easier with just a simple touch. So spend your money wisely and treat yourself or your love ones with these special and cool gadgets this festive season.
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