Gad­gets for the HOL­I­DAYS

DREAM TEEN Magazine - - Dream Builder -

Chrome­cast PCMag was wowed when Google an­nounced its com­pet­i­tively priced me­dia-stream­ing stick, and we were just as im­pressed when we ac­tu­ally tested a unit. Award­ing it four stars and an Edi­tors’ Choice des­ig­na­tion, our an­a­lyst praised its smooth in­te­gra­tion with sup­ported apps, ease of setup, and rea­son­able cost com­pared with al­ter­na­tives like Roku and Ap­ple TV. Sim­ply plug the de­vice into your HDTV’s HDMI port to stream me­dia from Net­flix, YouTube, and Google Play via your mo­bile de­vice. Just this week, Google also an­nounced Chrome­cast sup­port for 10 new apps. ............................................................................................................................... ............................................. WeMo Light Switch Let there be light! This Wi-Fi-en­abled light switch lets you turn lights on and off via your An­droid or iOS de­vice from any­where—be it the next room or the other side of the coun­try. The easy-to-in­stall switch re­places your stan­dard light switch and works with the ex­ist­ing face­plate. Sched­ule lights to turn on when the kids come home, turn off at a cer­tain time of day to re­duce power con­sump­tion, or even re­spond to sun­rise and sun­set. WeMo also works with ceil­ing fans and ...............................................................................................................................can be in­te­grated with IFTTT for a truly con­nected .............................................home. WeMo Light Switch Let there be light! This Wi-Fi-en­abled light switch lets you turn lights on and off via your An­droid or iOS de­vice from any­where—be it the next room or the other side of the coun­try. The easy-to-in­stall switch re­places your stan­dard light switch and works with the ex­ist­ing face­plate. Sched­ule lights to turn on when the kids come home, turn off at a cer­tain time of day to re­duce power con­sump­tion, or even re­spond to sun­rise and sun­set. WeMo also works with ceil­ing fans and can be in­te­grated with IFTTT for a truly con­nected home. ............................................................................................................................... ............................................. Ur­banears “Slussen” DJ Adapter Dubbed “the most pow­er­ful af­ter-party weapon known to man.” The Slussen made its de­but at CES 2013 and lets DJs mix beats on the fly. It hooks up with a speaker and head­phones and plugs into an iPhone, on which turntabilists and wan­abees alike can sample, remix, and pre­view tracks us­ing the free iOS app. Flight 001 4-in-1 Travel Adapter FFour plugs, one adapter, 150 coun­tries!” Touts the maker of this 4-in-1 color-coded adapter. The red, yel­low, green, and blue plug cor­re­sponds with the JA/C READY Adapter sys­tem, a map that col­or­fully in­di­cates which plug com­bi­na­tion to use in a given coun­try. Per­fect for globe-trot­ting techies, it makes suck­ing power from a for­eign coun­try eas­ier than ever. ............................................................................................................................... .............................................

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