Whether you are traveling, working or relaxing at home, we know speed, choice and control matter to you. In each episode of Technically Speaking, tech expert and host Andru Edwards highlights his favorite tech products in each of these categories to help make your life that much easier. Here are his picks this episode:
What it is: Turn your non-touch laptop into a touchscreen
Available at: www.air.bar
The AirBar earned a CES 2017 Innovation Award for its ability to turn a normal laptop into a touchscreen by emitting an invisible light field over the laptop’s screen. It senses touch so you can pinch, zoom, tap, swipe and navigate your computer faster.
What it is: Off-grid system that gives you GPS and texting capabilities with other GoTenna users in range
Available at: www.gotenna.com
No service? No problem. The GoTenna System pairs with an app on your smartphone and acts as an antenna to allow you to text other GoTenna users in range and use GPS even if there’s no cell phone, satellite or Wi-Fi service. So you can be 100 percent off the grid, but still connected to your travel buddy.
August Smart Lock System
What it is: Turn your smartphone into a smart key
Available at: www.august.com
You are the key master with the August Smart Lock System. It’s the latest in home security technology. The compatible app turns your smartphone into a mobile command center allowing you to lock and unlock your door, create virtual keys for guests and keep a 24/7 log of who comes and goes. And with instant notifications, you are in control no matter how far away from home you may be.