Gadgets Guys Will Love

LG W7 Featherweight Wall-mount TV 
Recaptures the Magic of the Cinema

LG Electronics unveiled its new flagship LG SIGNATURE OLED TV W-series as the pinnacle of its new lineup of flat-panel TVs at CES 2017. The innovative design of the W7 series follows LG’s less-is-more philosophy, removing all unnecessary elements to emphasize the beauty of the screen alone. The W7’s sleek, razor-thin profile makes the TV appear to be levitating in mid-air, adding a sense of unparalleled immersion.

TP-Link Deco M5 
Whole Home Wi-Fi System

Mesh networking is becoming a popular option for people that need to cover a large area and don’t want to deal with the nuances of setting up different devices — routers, extenders and access points — to blanket their homes with Wi-Fi. These mesh networking kits come in bundles of 2-3 small routers which are designed to work together reliably while being dead simple to setup and maintain.

Smart and Blue’s Hydrao Smart Showerheads Turn Saving Water into a Game

Moen isn’t the only one trying to change the shower game. French company Smart and Blue showed its Hydrao range of showerheads at CES. They’re kitted out with LED lights that change color from green to blue to purple to red based on how long you’ve been showering. The aim here is to cut unnecessarily long showers short, saving you money on utility bills in the process. And you can turn it on without getting out of bed. Available for preorder in the U.S. now.

Tanvas Touch Gives Tablets the Feels

Despite how long it’s been around, haptic technology is really still in its infancy. Tanvas takes it a step toward toddlerhood with touch feedback that gives you a sense of what different materials feel like. Adding a new dimension of interaction that goes beyond the buzz of vibration and brings unlimited textures and feelings to flat, physical surfaces, TanvasTouch can be built into any touch-enabled product.

PowerVision PowerRay’s Underwater Drone 
is your Newest Fishing Companion

This underwater drone can submerge up to 98 feet and records 4K video streamed to your phone, which you use to navigate. Not impressed? OK, with its add-on Fishfinder sonar it can detect fish up to 131 feet away and lures them with a blue light. Still not wowed? PowerVision will be offering VR goggles that allow you to robot around by tilting your head.

Sprout G2 Revolutionizes Interactivity

It’s niche, but the Sprout G2, with its integrated 3-D and 2-D scanners, is perfect for product designers, CGI creators, engineers, educators and anyone who can benefit from incorporating 3-D models into their line of work or play. Users can manipulate the physical and digital worlds in innovative ways with this immersive technology, which even includes a stylus-enabled touch mat that acts as a second screen.

Max Minkov is President of Owings Mills-based Computer Services Unlimited, Inc. (CSU).These are some of his favorite gadgets that were showcased at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.