6 back-to-office gadgets you didn’t know you needed


Whether it’s a focus tracker or a laptop UV disinfectant, these products are also perfect for the student in your life! #newdaynw

Are you back in the office and feel like you could use some new gadgets to make it more fun? Or maybe you have a student who needs new technology to help them with their homework online.

Steve Greenberg from “What the Heck Is That? The Gadget Game Show” has joined New Day NW to share his picks for the best gadgets for back to school and work!

1. FOCI concentration monitoring – We all know about Fitbit and other activity trackers. FOCI Focus Tracker tracks your attention span. Using machine learning and measuring diaphragm movement during breathing, FOCI sends your focus information to an app on your smartphone. Ideal for students, FOCI tracks stress, calm, distraction, and focus. It has vibration alerts that will help you cut out distractions before your focus gets lost. Biofeedback also translates focus into sounds and music, so you can learn to control your attention span and improve your focus. FOCI is like having a “personal productivity coach” except it costs less and you can train when and where you want. $ 75 to $ 89. Use discount code GADGET15 for 15% off at fociai.com.

2. EarFun Air Pro 2 – These headphones are much more affordable than other noise canceling wireless headphones on the market. It features the latest hybrid active noise cancellation technology, with industry-leading noise cancellation up to 40dB, filters out 95% of noise, whether it’s in-flight noise, city traffic or chatter in the office. And EarFun Air Pro 2 costs less than half the cost of other major wireless headphones. EarFun Air Pro 2 has all the same features as the main wireless headphones, but with the longest battery life. It has 6 microphones with premium sound quality with active noise cancellation and is perfect for hands-free calls or meetings. Hear headphones clearly whenever and wherever you are. Transparent mode allows ambient sound and wind noise. EarFun Air Pro 2 supports wireless charging and fast charging. For example, you can charge for just 10 minutes and get 2 hours of playback. With a secure and ergonomic fit, as well as an IPX5 water and sweat resistant design, EarFun Air Pro 2 will be comfortable for a long time and perfect for intense sports. EarFun Air was honored with two CES 2020 innovation awards and received an IF Design Award. $ 55.99 to $ 79 at myearfun.com.

3.EarFun Qi-Certified 15W Max Fast Wireless charging mat Compatible with iPhone, Samsung Galaxy, Google Pixel, etc. Also compatible with AirPods / AirPods Pro or other wireless earbuds that accept wireless charging. Exclusive multifunctional smart protection technology provides temperature control, surge protection and short circuit prevention to your devices. This guarantees maximum security for your smartphone. $ 7 when bundled with the EarFun Air Pro 2 headphones, $ 13.99 when purchased on its own. Find discounts at myearfun.com.

4. UV Laptop Sanitizer – It’s a fact, most laptops are dirty, especially laptops used by students. This is the secure, USB-powered UV-C lamp that disinfects the surface of your laptop or tablet without using harsh chemicals. Using the same technology used to disinfect medical instruments, its five UV-C LEDs bathe your device’s keyboard and touchpad in germ-killing 260-285nm UV-C light. In independent laboratory tests, UV-C light eliminated 99% E. Coli and Staphylococcus on a surface in 1 to 5 minutes. A 10-inch-long flexible gooseneck hangs the light above your laptop for convenient hands-free disinfection. With 5, 10, 30 and 60 minute cleaning cycles, a child safety lock and a motion sensor that switches UV-C light to a standard LED when motion is detected to prevent exposure to the skin. $ 24.95 at hammacher.com.

5. TYLT feed bottle – No grip, no problem. The TYLT Power Bottle, available from AT&T, is a stainless steel water bottle with a built-in power supply that helps you stay hydrated outdoors while charging your devices. The TYLT Power bottle features double-layer vacuum insulation that keeps liquids hot or cold for up to 12 hours. The battery will charge most devices up to two times. The battery unit can be detached, making it easy and safe to wash the bottle. Recharge while you recharge your device. $ 49.99 at att.com.

6. The musical caterpillar – Who said STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) toys have to look like robots and computers? Available only from Hammacher Schlemmer, this 5 inch long plush caterpillar makes piano sounds and plays music. Touching each of its eight segments generates a different note, giving minor composers a full octave to create personalized ballads. A pressure on its antennas makes play “The Alphabet Song” or “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star”. With a soft polyester exterior for cozy hugs. Includes two AA batteries. $ 59.95 at hammacher.com.

Segment producer Suzie Wiley. Watch New Day Northwest at 11 a.m. weekdays on KING 5 and stream live on KING5.com. Contact the new day.

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