Fun gadgets for spring

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We’re gettin’ giddy about gadgets, with The Gadget Guy David Novak! Here are today’s products:The Stone by Pebblebee

$30 each or a three-pack for $60. www.pebblebee.com

Meet the Stone, the Swiss Army Button. Stuck to any surface or worn necklace style, the Stone is a smart button that helps you control your phone, your apps and your life. You can program shortcuts to everyday tasks through an easy-to-use app. Then just press the button on the Stone to trigger those tasks. With the Stone, you’re one click away from doing just about anything. Use it to control your music, text your friends, find your phone, snap selfies and much more. The Stone integrates directly with IFTTT, the world’s easiest method to connect your favorite apps and smart devices. Use the Stone to trigger tons of useful IFTTT recipes (at IFTTT.com) or create your own and share them with the Stone community. Ready to watch a movie? Use the Stone to dim the lights, adjust the room temperature and control your home theater system – all with the click of one button. With the Stone, controlling your environment has never been easier and the possibilities are endless. The Stone is available in three color options: onyx black, glacier white and cascade grey. Retails forPowerUp 3.0 Bluetooth Controlled Paper Airplane

$49.99; www.poweruptoys.com

For the tech-savvy man-child who dreams of re-creating an unforgettable childhood memory, the PowerUp 3.0 takes paper airplanes to high-tech heights. The kit turns a self-made paper airplane into a smartphone-controlled flying machine. The PowerUp 3.0 takes paper airplanes to new high-tech heights using Bluetooth connectivity that provides a flight range of 180 feet. The flying experience is enhanced by FlightAssist technology. It’s built with a crash-proof carbon fiber body, so it can take a beating and keep flying. The PowerUp 3.0 gets 10 minutes of flight time on a single charge. Charging time is 25-30 minutes. In the box you get three templates: one for beginners, one for advanced pilots and a waterproof template. PowerUp 3.0 was a smashing success on Kickstarter, raising $1.2 million.BearTek Bluetooth Smart Glove

$99; www.beartekgloves.com

Imagine being able to use one bluetooth glove to control multiple devices, use an App to configure the glove based on your preferences, and seamlessly post pics of your epic adventures by simply tapping your fingers together. Keep your phone in your pocket and your hands protected while remotely controlling your phone and GoPro camera. Simply tap your thumb to a touchpoint on your fingers to answer a call, play music or take a picture. Gen II also provides developers with the freedom to customize BearTek remote control gloves to control any App, device, machinery or piece of equipment. Now that’s a SMART glove that gives you unlimited control of your world.Pooch Selfie

$12.99; www.poochselfie.com

Dog lovers just can’t resist taking pictures of their pooches, but it can be challenging to get your dog to sit still long enough for a picture … let alone catch them looking into the camera. The Pooch Selfie is a simple and easy-to-use smartphone attachment that helps dog owners take perfect selfies with their dog. Pooch Selfie takes advantage of a dog’s natural draw and focus to a squeaker tennis ball and uses this focus to hold their gaze as you snap away that perfect pic. Just place it on your smartphone’s front facing camera and Pooch Selfie helps you capture the best selfies you’ll ever take. If your dog needs some extra incentive, simply remove the Pooch Selfie ball for a few squeaks and regain your dog’s focus and then place the tennis ball back on for some awesome pics. Pooch Selfie is specifically designed to be used with iPhones and Samsung Galaxy phones, however it works universally with most smart phones and tablets. Pooch selfie can also be used with most third party cases.RearViz Bicycle Rearview Mirror

$34.95; www.RearViz.com

RearViz helps you see clearly looking forward, seeing behind. Get ready to bike ride safely this year with RearViz SPORTS ST-35, the one of a kind arm-mounted rear view bicycle mirror unit that is fully adjustable. It rotates 360° & pivots 180° giving the rider a clear rear view at any desired angle and permits riders to engage the widest part of the body, allowing the most rearward vision. RearViz comes with a one size fits all armband, is weatherproof, water-resistant, and is designed to last in various riding conditions for bicyclists, great for the avid cyclist, athlete and commuter. Check out their Universal Camera Mount and additional lines.

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