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Aero Garden

bites 01 300x300 Geek Magazine #7 Bites: New Tech Nuggets Worth Noting Indoor gardening has never been easier with an Aero Garden system. In a compact space, it provides light and waters plants automatically on a set schedule. The on-board computer walks you through the growing process. Plant tomatoes, peppers, salad greens, “herbs” and more with seed kits (sold separately). $90-$250
aerogarden.com


Liquid Image Explorer Scuba Mask

bites 02 300x206 Geek Magazine #7 Bites: New Tech Nuggets Worth Noting The next time you go snorkeling or scuba diving, wear a Liquid Image mask and shoot hands-free,  underwater photos or video at depths down to 130′. The Model 324 camera has a built-in 12MP camera that also shoots 1080p video at 60fps. Images get stored on a  micro SDHC memory card. $300
liquidimageco.com


ChargeCard iPhone Charger Cable

bites 03 300x217 Geek Magazine #7 Bites: New Tech Nuggets Worth Noting Now you can carry a USB iPhone charging cable in your wallet. Slightly larger than a credit card, one model of the ChargeCard charger cable works with iOS mobile  devices that have a 30-pin Dock connector, while the latest model supports the iPhone 5, iPad with Retina Display and iPad Mini, which have a Lightning Port connector. $25
bitemyapple.com


Sifteo Cubes

bites 04 300x164 Geek Magazine #7 Bites: New Tech Nuggets Worth Noting This high-tech toy is designed around a group of 1.7″ cubes that contain a full-color touch-screen display and are programmable. The cubes communicate with each other wirelessly. More than a dozen strategy and puzzle-type games (some of which are sold separately) are available. Three-cube starter set is $130 (which includes four games). Maybe you saw our video feature on the cubes from E3 2013…
sifteo.com


Barbie Digital Makeover Mirror

bites 05 300x382 Geek Magazine #7 Bites: New Tech Nuggets Worth Noting When used in conjunction with an iPad, this new toy from Mattel allows young girls to look into a virtual mirror (the iPad’s screen) and apply virtual makeup. The iPad slides into a Barbie-themed vanity frame and allows girls to choose makeup colors when applying eye shadow, lipstick and glitter to their tablet’s “mirror” image. $70
mattel.com


TiVo Stream

bites 06 300x188 Geek Magazine #7 Bites: New Tech Nuggets Worth Noting TiVo users who already have a Premier series DVR can add this upgrade device in order to stream and watch recorded shows on an iPhone, iPad or Android mobile device at home. When on the go, programming saved on TiVo can be wirelessly transferred to, saved and viewed on a mobile device. $130
tivo.com/products/tivo-stream


Ion Air Copy Wireless Scanner

bites 07 300x180 Geek Magazine #7 Bites: New Tech Nuggets Worth Noting This highly portable, battery-powered, 300dpi scanner connects wirelessly to an iPhone or iPad and can be used to scan paper-based text or photos (prints) directly into the mobile device. The scanner is great for gathering research information or scanning receipts while on the go. $180
inmusicbrands.com/wnamm2013/ionaudio


ZBoard Electronic Skateboard

bites 08 300x211 Geek Magazine #7 Bites: New Tech Nuggets Worth Noting This “high-tech” skateboard has a built-in motor. It allows riders to lean forward to move forward, lean back to apply the brake or lean from side to side in order to turn — even when traveling uphill. The basic model goes up to 15mph and has a five-mile range per charge. $649 to $950
zboardshop.com

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