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Gadgets to help you relax at home

Technology helps us do our work faster and better, but it can also help us when we want to slow down and not work. David Novak of Gadget Gram shows us the latest gadgets and tools for our downtime.

GoCube Smart Puzzle

$99; getgocube.com or $79.95; Amazon Prime

The new GoCube from Particula is the vintage Rubik’s cube reimagined and redesigned for the 21st century. Fresh off a sensational crowdfunding campaign, which saw it raise more than $1.1 million, the GoCube teaches players to solve a classic puzzle, sharpen their skills and compete with cubers around the world. GoCube is equipped with sensors to track and measure activity (even when disconnected) and an inertial measurement unit to track the cube’s position. The GoCube is also a Speed Cube, which means that instead of the usual clunky slow cubes that get stuck a lot, GoCube has implemented mechanisms that enable it to be fast and smooth. It consumes low power via its rechargeable battery and connects through Bluetooth 5.0 to the GoCube app. The app provides a real-time display of the cube, analyzes movement, and enables fun interactive tutorials so anyone can learn and enjoy cubing. Various pre-packaged games and options are available to play with friends in person and online. The GoCube Edge Full Pack includes the competitive Edge version, plus GoCube stand, cable and a pouch. video: https://youtu.be/5jVe3Y8AjSI                           

TerraPlanter

$59; terraplanter.com

The new TerraPlanter is an innovative solution to growing plants indoors. It holds water on the inside and diffuses it outwards, sustaining the plant that grows on the surface. A clean and low maintenance hydroponic planter, TerraPlanter requires no soil or dirt … only water. It was designed with a proprietary ceramic material that has just the right amount of porosity and hygroscopic tendencies to allow water to diffuse through the material and fosters the plant to grow on the surface. Its micro-texture was designed for plant roots to grip the surface and become one with the planter. The TerraPlanter is made from 100% natural materials and it can be re-used with new plants any time. The TerraPlanter works with various types of plants, including chia, grass, begonia, ferns, moss, baby tears, and more. video: https://youtu.be/hYO0XzezHok

JBL Quantum 800

$199; jbl.com

Wireless over-ear performance gaming headset with Active Noise Cancelling and Bluetooth 5.0. Get the game’s most immersive and accurate surround sound. JBL QuantumSURROUND puts you at the center of an immersive experience, allowing you to up your game and triumph over the competition. From the tiniest footsteps to the loudest explosion, the JBL Quantum 800 headset makes every scene epic and every gamer more competitive. Our signature audio – powered by Hi-Res certified 50mm drivers and the JBL QuantumSOUND Signature – delivers the most realistic soundscape for a competitive advantage in any battle. BL Quantum 800 headsets are gaming-grade, lossless 2.4GHz, and Bluetooth 5.0 dual wireless audio equipped, complete with a 14-hour battery life. The microphone delivers clear multiplayer interactions, with a DISCORD-certified game-chat system, also compatible with TeamSpeak, and more. An ergonomic design with leather-wrapped, memory foam cushions keeps you comfortable for hours. The JBL Quantum 800 headset helps you level up, whether you’re a seasoned pro or new to the game. It’s also equipped with DTS headphone: X v2.0. video: https://youtu.be/dXg8D_d5l2k

Neorhythm Headband

$330; omnipemf.com

The NeoRhythm Headband is a Medium Intensity rTMS Neurostimulation gesture-controlled Headband that’s designed to help you with Work Focus, De-Stressing, Sleep Relaxation, and Meditation, as well as to feel more energized, and to help you handle any pain you might have associated with an health condition (past surgery, congenital disorders, etc.). It does so by training your brain so you can fall asleep in seconds and wake up energized. video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEQ3zAjjVmw

Moona Active Pillow Pad 

$400; getmoona.com

Lots of people face the same struggle when going to sleep, tossing and turning and trying in vain to get a good night’s rest. However, the Moona Active Cooling Pillow Pad can help you get better nights of sleep. Moona uses temperature regulation around the head/neck area to help users fall asleep faster, get deeper sleep and wake up in a gentler way, regulating your pillow’s temperature throughout the night via a cooling pillow pad. Cooler temperatures help you fall asleep faster and get deeper sleep while its progressively raising temperature wakes you up gently. App-controlled, temperatures can be adjusted and sleeping profiles can be configured. video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y54yyuKJhj0

For more from Novak, visit the Gadget Gram website.

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