Spring has finally Sprung… which means now is the time to begin thinking about Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and Graduation gifts! (Believe me, it’s closer than you think.) Radio Shack is giving you a head start on discovering the latest in tech gifts for the entire family. Looking to upgrade mom’s smartphone? Does Dad need a man cave makeover? I discovered a few of my favorite gifts (that won’t strain your pockets) from the preview event and I have my top picks below.
Help mom and dad save a little money and take control of their energy use with the Belkin WeMo Insight Switch and motion sensor. It uses motion to turn almost anything in your house on/off. Have a light go on when you enter a room, have a fan go off when you leave. It’s a great addition to any home monitoring system – you can have it guard your front door at night. If you can plug it in, WeMo can control it. It’s intuitive, and easy to set up using the free WeMo app. It works with you existing Wi-Fi router/mobile internet at home and away. The WeMo Insight Switch and motion sensor has 10-ft of motion sensitivity range and allows you to control as much or as little of your home as you like. Plus – with IFTTT (If This, Then That app) you can completely maximize the WeMo motion sensor better than ever. (For example, If the motion sensor detects motion outside your front door overnight while you’re on vacation, Then WeMo can automatically turn on the front porch light as well as every light in your home!) Belkin WeMo Insight Switch and motion sensor $99.99 at Radio Shack.
The Roku 3 HD Video Streaming Digital Media Player will upgrade any family room or man cave to the next level. The Roku 3 is compact for HD streaming, it’s easy to set up and works on any TV. Compared with previous Roku generations, the Roku 3 is a step up. It’s much more usable. There’s no need to point the remote at a device, and it can be mounted anywhere. Flip the remote sideways and it acts as it’s own controller of movies and games. Enjoy movies and TV from Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Instant idea, HBO Go, VUDU and more. Music from Spotify, Amazon Cloud Player, Pandora plus live sports packages such as NBA League Pass, NHL Game Center LIVE, MLB TV and more. The Roku video player has its own remote jack on the side, and audio can be streamed from a specific video right to the remote. You can privately watch movies without making a sound with HD video streaming using the headphone jack. The Roku 3 HD Video Streaming Digital Media Player $99.99 at Radio Shack.
Discover more from the Radio Shack Preview Event below:
Check out more fun from the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. For the fourth year in a row, DivasandDorks.com will be on the ground running to show you only the biggest and brightest trends at CES 2014 – check out the video below highlighting the trends and gadgets you need to create a smart, connected home near you.
This year, we’ve partnered with OnStar and General Motors to bring the hottest trends in tech directly to a screen near you with daily “trendspotting” videos daily on Fastlane.GM.com and DivasandDorks.com. From apps that track your sleeping habits to light bulbs that serve as speakers and alarm clocks, there’s no shortage of ways to stay connected in the comfort of your own home.
Check out the full video featuring, Belkin WeMo technology, the Sleep Number X12 and MiPow below:
For more #ConnectedByOnStar CES 2014 coverage, visit: http://fastlane.gm.com/event/ces2014/