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Weber Connect Smart Grilling Hub
If you get even the tiniest sense of dread when firing up the grill for a barbecue, Weber feels your pain. It introduced the Weber Connect, a device that can turn any grill (it doesn’t have to be a Weber) into a smart one, utilizing temperature probes and the Weber Connect app. It’ll guide you through any cooking, step-by-step, including when it’s time to flip your meat. You’ll never again cut into a rib eye wondering whether you’re going to see the perfect reddish-pink of medium-rare or the dreaded gray of well-done. The unit is slated for release in early 2020.
[$130; weber.com]Get It
Bic Smart Shaver
Brace yourself: companies want to make everything in your bathroom smart. Colgate and Oral-B both debuted toothbrushes that pair with your phones, and there’s, of course, the $200 Gillette Heated Razor, but Bic, a trusted, low-tech standby in the shaving world now tosses its hat into the ring with an AI-powered smart shaver that’s part of a beta project to improve all future razors. A chip in the razor will capture everything from the temperature of the water you use to the number of strokes needed, even how dull the blade is when you’re done. You can’t buy this unit but you can sign up—for free!—for a chance to be one of the hundreds of testers to give the tech a try.
[Free; nextbicthing.com]Get Info
This nifty speaker-sized device claims to solve a common problem: “I want this beverage to be cold. Now.” Whether it’s wine or a can, the Juno, from thermoelectrics company Matrix Industries, can get it frigid in mere minutes. A 12-ounce can (of your favorite beer) will be frosty within 120 seconds, while a bottle of vino will be at optimal chill within five minutes. Inside the demo device, a water bath and spinning unit work in tandem to pull the heat out, kind of like a reverse microwave, as the company says, to get your drink colder faster.
[From $199; indiegogo.com]Get It
Klipsch T10 True Wireless Earphones
The audiophile geniuses behind Klipsch are no stranger to eking out incredible auditory experiences from small speakers. Now, it’s debuted what it claims are the world’s smallest and lightest wireless earbuds, and these suckers are indeed minuscule—while still packing unparalleled sound. The T10s have a host of features, including active noise cancellation and gesture controls, too.
[Available Fall 2020, $649; klipsch.com]Get Info
If your gym shoes stink, you’re not alone. The combination of a warm and dark environment and the moisture of your foot leads to a veritable breeding ground for bacterial and fungal growth that can produce gag-worthy odors. ShoeBlast aims to combat the funk with a two-pronged approach: blasting super-hot air to dry and sterilize, and then firing LED ultraviolet lights to help zap any lingering bacteria. This combo will kill 99 percent of the problems, ShoeBlast claims. It’ll also work with helmets, gloves, and hats, too.
[From $139; shoe-blast.com]Get It
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