There are three words tech expert Andru Edwards takes seriously: speed, choice and control. In every episode of National’s Technically Speaking, Andru highlights one of his favorite products in each of those categories that will make your life easier on the road, at work or at home. Here are his picks this episode:
Speed: The Bamboo Spark by Wacom
What it is: Smart Notebook that digitizes handwritten notes to digital files
Available at: www.wacom.com
Never lose a million dollar idea again. The Bamboo Spark is a smart folio that holds physical paper and has a smart ballpoint pen. It converts your handwritten notes to text that you can then digitally edit. The notes can be saved to your device or to the cloud for easy access and then shared via PDF and JPG files.
Choice: SCiO DietSensor
What it is: Molecular scanner that instantly evaluates food’s nutritional information
Available at: www.dietsensor.com
Eating healthy on the road is tough, but the SCiO Dietsensor and App makes it easier. With one click, the scanner tells you all the nutritional information you need to know. It counts carbs and calories, measures body fat and stores the information in a personalized app to help you stay on target with your health goals.
Control: Amazon Echo Dot
What it is: Mobile hands-free, voice-controlled smart home device
Available at: www.amazon.com
Meet Alexa’s little sister. The Amazon Echo Dot does everything the Amazon Echo does, including controlling all of your smart home products, but in a much smaller package. The Amazon Echo Dot is completely mobile, allowing you to be the master of your domain anywhere you go.