New Year, New Tech

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VR Real Feel Racing lets you race cars from the comfort of your living room. Not only is there the headset, but it comes with a steering wheel as well. The headset is pretty cool and actually comfortable (my son and husband both have larger then average heads, and neither one has an issue wearing it) to wear. Other virtual reality headsets have you tilt your head to steer and you have no control over gassing or breaking the car. With the VR Real Feel Racing, you can control these with the steering wheel, and you also feel the vibrations when you crash, bump other cars, and more with the Max Force Feedback.  The app itself is also a lot of fun for both kids and adults who like to play racing games.

You can also use the headset to play other VR apps. You can order on Amazon for about $30. Requires 3AAA batteries, not included.

The GAMESIR: G3s Gamepad is a multi-platform, portable game controller that is compatible with Android, iOS, Windows, and Playstation 3.  It has 18 hours of game time per charge, and has rechargeable batteries.  It has automatic sleep mode and a power saver, so it will conserve it’s battery life.  It’s great for travel, and lets you play wirelessly on your smartphone or tablet using bluetooth. The G3S Gamepad has double shock vibration so you can really get into your games, feeling each hit and explosion. If you want to use it with your PS3, just use the wire and connect it (this one needs to be connected).  It’s a great gift for gamers of any age, and brings more fun to playing on your tablet or phone.

You can pick one up for about $30 at Amazon.

DOK Universal Multi-Charging Station let’s you charge 5 smart devices at once. If you and your family are always running out of outlets, or places to charge your smart-stuff, this is worth looking at. You can charge your smartphones, smartwatches, tablets, MP3 players, or pretty much anything that uses a USB cable for charging. You can also listen to music on the 6 watt Bluetooth speaker while you are charging, as well as answer calls hands-free. It’s not huge, so finding a space for your DOK to sit won’t be too difficult, either. Better then a million chords and wires laying all over the place- less annoying, and more aesthetically pleasing, as well. It comes with the device cradle, 3 inserts, 1 “aux in” cable, 3 cable charging wires, and 2 micro charging wires user guide, warranty card, and more. You can pick on up for $ 79.99 at Amazon.

Since it’s still winter, and using your smart devices in the cold can be somewhat less than comfortable, these are handy. The NewerTech NuTouch Gloves are great for cold weather, because you can keep them on while still able to swipe and click and anything else. NuTouch gloves are thin, not at all bulky, and easy to keep in your purse or coat pocket. They come in Small, Large and XL in Charcoal color for $20 at

HP Spocket Photo Printer let’s you print from anywhere. Take this pocket sized printer along with you, and print right from your smart phone or social media website. You can even print on sticky paper so you can create sticker photos.  Lightweight and portable, this is a fun take along for things like baby showers and birthday parties- really, any get together. Edit, use filters, crop, or add emojis to your photos with the “edit” button.  All you have to do is open the top, load the paper of your choice, and print. Each battery charge will give you about 30 photo prints, and it takes about an hour to recharge.


  1. This is a cool piece of technology that is great but I long for the days when kids love to go outside and play. They’re all indoors playing games sitting in front of a screen. They’re out of shape and lazier than we were growing up.

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