Tools & toys
What’s to love: A super easy way to back up the contents of a smartphone.
What does it do: This is a charging cable — available for Android or iPhone and tablets — which backs up the phone every time it is charged. No need to back up to the cloud or a computer. If a phone or tablet is lost, plug the MEEM cable into the new device and photos, contacts and calendar can easily be transferred to the new device. Using the cable requires the use of the MEEM app. Information is password protected. Prices, depending on whether you need an iPhone or Android compatible cord, and amount of memory required, range from $59.99 to $119.99.
1 Voice wireless fitness earphones
What’s to love: Small lightweight wireless earphones for use while working out.
What does it do: The earphones are designed to sit comfortably in and around the ear and stay put while jogging, walking or at the gym. A microphone allows for hands-free calling. The Bluetooth earphones have a range of up to 30 feet. It takes about 1 ½ hours to charge them and a charge will last 7 to 10 hours. They come with three sizes of ear cushions, charging cable and carrying bag. The earphones sell for $129.99.
— Cary Jenkins