Garmin's Edge 1000 May Be the Smartest Bike Computer Yet

While the phones in our pockets have been getting smarter and smarter at an alarming rate, bike computers (despite having the word "computer" right in their name) have been lagging way behind. But as sensors, radios, and chips have shrunk smaller and smaller, we've seen more and more intelligence come to the handlebars.… » 4/09/14 7:00am 4/09/14 7:00am

Use Your Favorite USB Keyboard On Your Phone With This Backup Battery

It can be hard to choose a backup battery when the market is as flooded as Bluetooth speakers and iPhone cases have become. Manufacturers are now finding ways to include added value with their emergency power supplies, like Cerevo's new EneBrick that can turn your favorite USB keyboard into a wireless Bluetooth… » 4/01/14 3:40pm 4/01/14 3:40pm

Now You Can Narrate Your Crazy GoPro Stunts Using a Bluetooth Mic

Most GoPro videos of extreme stunts are accompanied by the sound of rushing wind, the roar of an engine, or just straight-up screaming. But with Sena's new Bluetooth Audio Pack for the GoPro Hero 3, you can use a wireless mic to provide narration alongside whatever stunt you're attempting. » 2/27/14 10:20am 2/27/14 10:20am

App-Connected Slot Cars Give You Mario Kart-Like Power-Ups and Damage

Who knew that when Super Mario Kart first hit the SNES so many years ago it would have such a lasting effect on us? Even Scalextric, who've been making slot car tracks for decades, are finally introducing a new accessory that wirelessly connects to an app so you can add SMK-like crash damage, power-ups, and even stat… » 2/26/14 2:20pm 2/26/14 2:20pm

The World's Smallest Bluetooth Chip Will Make Smartwatches Last Longer

The rise of wearable devices like smartwatches have spurred the world's electronics makers to miniaturize their already tiny components even further. And TDK has managed to create what it's claiming is the world's smallest Bluetooth module, which also happens to be incredibly energy efficient. » 2/12/14 12:40pm 2/12/14 12:40pm

Casio's Sporty Bluetooth Watch Lets You Glimpse Your Fitness App Stats

Smartwatches might seem like a recent fad, but countless companies have been trying to improve your wearable electronics for well over a decade. Including Casio, who were one of the first to integrate a Bluetooth connection into its watches letting it mirror notifications from your smartphone. And the company's latest… » 1/07/14 9:00am 1/07/14 9:00am

Easily Update Ancient Stereos With ION Audio's Bluetooth Cassette

You may have convinced your parents to upgrade to a smartphone or a tablet, but that monstrous ancient stereo system in their living room that served them well in the 1980s isn't going anywhere. Thankfully, ION Audio's new Cassette Adapter Bluetooth is a ridiculously easy way to get their old and modern technology to… » 1/05/14 12:00pm 1/05/14 12:00pm

Griffin's PowerMate Knob Controller Finally Goes Wireless

When Griffin Technology revealed the original PowerMate—a hefty polished aluminum programmable knob—way back in 2001, most users were left scratching their head as to what they'd use it for. But years of software updates have resulted in a surprising useful and sleek desktop accessory that's great for everything from… » 1/05/14 9:00am 1/05/14 9:00am

A Tiny Controller That's Always On Hand To Improve Touchscreen Gaming

We've been promised that touchscreen smartphones and tablets are the future of mobile gaming, but those of us who grew up with Game Boys and Game Gears know that physical buttons and joysticks are still the way to go. That's not to say touchscreen devices don't make for wonderful portable consoles, they just need a… » 1/01/14 5:00pm 1/01/14 5:00pm

Skip The Kerosene With These Smartphone Controlled LED Lanterns

Continued advances in the connected home are slowly paving the way for a day when we never have to get up off the couch. That day isn't here yet, though, so we still need to make the occasional trip to the bathroom. Which makes this Bluetooth-controlled LED lantern—called the Vela—the perfect interim device. It can… » 12/11/13 2:20pm 12/11/13 2:20pm

Polar Loop Activity Tracker Review: A Circle Behind the Curve

Everybody and their mother has brought an activity tracker to market in the last year, but it actually makes sense that Polar—a company with a long history making heart rate monitors—would get into the game. Unfortunately, their first stab at a fitness monitor feels more like a first-draft. » 12/04/13 4:00pm 12/04/13 4:00pm

iRiver On Review: When Bad Apps Ruin Great Fitness Gadgets

Getting detailed data about your workouts is great and all, except there's so much cumbersome gear involved. A chest strap for your heart rate, your phone to track distance and play music, some headphones so you can listen to music in the first place and hear your training app's voice prompts. » 11/20/13 4:00pm 11/20/13 4:00pm