Tech Expert Andru Edwards wants to make your life better in three categories: speed, choice and control. Andru highlights his favorite products in each of these categories that will make your life easier on the road, at work or at home. Here are his picks this episode:
The UO Smart Beam
What it is: Portable HD laser projector
Available at: www.uosmartbeam.com
Say goodbye to your client’s IT guy! The UO Smart Beam is a pocket laser projector that wirelessly connects to your phone, tablet or computer to display your presentation instantly. The portable, mini-projector can project onto a screen anywhere from 20 inches to 100 inches in size without losing picture quality.
What it is: Portable workout device and mobile app that coaches you through five-minute isometric exercises
Available at: www.activ5.com
The Activ5 is like having a fitness coach in your pocket. The device connects to a customized app on your phone to bring you isometric workouts that you can do in your office or your hotel room in as little as five minutes a day.
Bluesmart One Carry-On Suitcase
What it is: Smart Suitcase that connects to your phone for a seamless travel experience
Available at: www.bluesmart.com
Who says luggage can’t be smart? The Bluesmart One carry-on connects to your phone through an app and allows you to be in total control. Not only can you lock and unlock your luggage with the press of a button, you can weigh your luggage, locate it anywhere in the world and charge your phone while you are on the go.
These three products sound like they will definitely help bring speed, choice and control into your daily routine, but what do road warriors think of them? We sent the Activ5to a few of our National Emerald Club members to get their feedback.
“The great thing about the Activ5 is it can pretty much be used anywhere. I have used it as a work break at my desk. I have also used it right before I got in the shower at night. It is quick and easy to use, though a bit awkward when you get started. You wouldn't think that applying pressure to this little device would be much of a work out, but it has been. It is a portable workout machine, which is nice when I am on the road and have limited packing space (I mean, shoes are important, right?). I can easily do this in my hotel room, and I don't need special exercise clothes or to hunt down my hotel gym.”
- Ashley B., Grand Rapids, Mich.
“It's small enough to take anywhere and easy to use with the app. Everything is based on the pressure you exert on the device between your hand(s) and a specific spot on your body. The device is fun and easy to use. You can pack it in your carry-on or even drop it in your pocket. If you are looking for an easy way to do isometric exercises, this is the device to get and take with you.”
- Robert S., Montgomery, Tx.
“I love how simple Activ5 is to set up and use. I travel a lot and I always want to stay committed to my exercise routine. Sometimes time is the obstacle, especially given the travel time in airplanes and cars. With Activ5, I can bring a personal trainer and endless workouts with me anywhere I go. The exercise routine can be as long or as short as I need. I can adjust to my location; target my concern areas, or intended workout focus (i.e. abs). The device is small enough that I can throw it in my purse and the only other thing I need in order to exercise is my phone – and that is always with me!”
- Lauren P., Smyrna, Ga.