Get a good night’s sleep throughout 2022
Nightbuds smart earbuds available from Kokoon for RRP $249/£229 [now reduced to $174/£160]. Nightbuds are tiny, sleep sensing headphones that work with an app to look after sleep intelligently. Developed with staff at Europe’s largest sleep laboratory, it automatically adapt audio as the wearer falls asleep then provide insights and coaching to improve their sleep. Audio is one of the most effective natural ways to help the mind disconnect and wind down.
It enables users to listen to their audio (audiobooks, podcasts, music) more smartly, automatically fading out as they fall asleep and bookmarking where they left off, enabling them to pick back up on the right place the next day.
It utilises Kokoon’s Sleep Coaching Technology and monitor sleep (via PPG & accelerometers) to provide personalised insights and recommendations specific to the user to improve their sleep. Within the Kokoon app, users can create their own Kokoon, an immersive 4D binaural soundstage through which listeners can experience incredible relaxing audio escapes such as the Misty Mountain Hideaway.
Nightbuds are designed to be worn through the night in all positions, including side sleeping. The soft, ergonomic buds are incredibly thin, just 5.4mm thick. Nightbuds block out snoring or noisy neighbours with noise isolation and dynamic noise masking. Also useable as regular Bluetooth 4.0 headphones, it enables hands-free calls and feature crystal clear acoustics courtesy of Nightbuds premium balanced armature drivers.
Ensure the air in your home is suitable for a healthier 2022
Airthings View Plus smart air monitor available for pre-order beginning today on Airthings.com, full availability in January 2022 for £259 / €299/$299.
Battery-operated and Wi-Fi-enabled, View Plus includes sensors for particulate matter (PM), radon, carbon dioxide (CO2) and much more, along with a customisable display for easy visualisation. View Plus brings a new level of peace of mind, allowing users to rest assured that their homes are healthy. Monitoring PM, radon, CO2, humidity, airborne chemicals (VOC), temperature, air pressure, and even outdoor air quality. It provides a glance into air quality in a way that is easy for anyone to understand.
PM detection is a new addition to Airthings’ range of product capabilities and will provide a level of insight into air quality at home. The product features a built-in particle sensor that can detect PM2.5 and PM1 and provide users with continuous access to data and notifications to alert them about changes in the air. View Plus adapts to the surroundings with a sleek and minimalistic design interface that will fit seamlessly in any home, showing the most relevant data based on the location.
It also allows for customisation options for users who want to prioritise the air quality data that matters most to them, PM, radon, CO2, humidity, or something else. Gaining an understanding of the air with View Plus is as easy as waving a hand in front of the device for a colour-coded air quality check. Users can log into the Airthings Dashboard for in-depth insights into the air or open the Airthings app for a quick and easy view of the air quality levels.
View Plus is wireless and WiFi-enabled, offering access to data anytime and anywhere, with more than two years of battery life. It can also be easily integrated into an innovative home system using IFTTT, Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa.
In addition, View Plus has a built-in Hub functionality, so users can expand their system and bring other Airthings devices online. It can be placed in any home, making for a convenient way to transform indoor air quality from an invisible threat to a visible, understandable, and controllable aspect of life.
Airthings Wave Mini Air Quality Monitor – £79 from Amazon.The Airthings Wave Mini is an easy set up, wirelessly connected and battery-operated device that effectively monitors indoor air quality, with no installation required. Built-in TVOC sensors successfully measure toxins and chemicals in the air that can negatively impact your health, in addition to the room temperature and humidity.
As conditions can vary drastically from room to room, the Wave Mini is the perfect device to reach optimum comfort and health in every space in your home in the most cost-effective way. Users can easily access and understand the dashboard’s visual indicator with traffic light colour coding or can alternatively view the insights over time on the free Wave Mini mobile app.
Encouraging the family to get more active in 2022
XMOVE Bluetooth family activity tracker – available in black, petrol, grey and pink from Currys and the Xplora website for an incredibly affordable £49.99. Using the XMOVE tracker, families can track each person’s number of steps and even get competitive among family members to encourage all to be as active as possible. It also has a built-in sensor to monitor inactivity and reminds a user to move to help maintain a healthier lifestyle.
Its Multi-Sports Mode function monitors an individual’s activity when running, walking or cycling whilst the Heart Rate Monitoring helps a user exercise at the right intensity. There is no need to worry about getting caught in the rain on a walk or run or children jumping in puddles either, as the XMOVE is certified as IP68 and can be immersed in water up to 1.5m deep. All for an incredibly affordable £49.99.
The XMOVE monitors activity even when sleeping by measuring the duration and quality of sleep, which can then be assessed on the app. Sleep disorders are increasingly common, with about a quarter of the UK population suffering from some form of sleep issues in 2021. Allowing users to assess sleep patterns can help identify triggers and change habits accordingly.
The XMOVE has an ultra-slim body and is just 10mm thick, so ideal and comfortable for all sizes of wrists and has an easy to read 1.3-inch TFT 240 x 240-pixel clear display. Its 160mAh battery will last up to 10 days on standby or five days of regular use so wearers can carry on enjoying it day after day before charging.
- IP68 Waterproof – Waterproof up to 1.5m deep
- 160mAh Battery – With up to 10 days standby or five days of regular use
- Multi-Sports Modes – Various modes monitor running, walking, cycling and more
- Heart Rate Monitoring – Helps you exercise at the right intensity
- Ultra Slim Body – Just 10mm thick
- 1.3 inch TFT Display – Clear 240 x 240 pixel display
Protect children’s hearing health while on devices
BuddyPhones Cosmos+ wireless ANC kid-proof, kid-safe headphones to protect little ears from increasing tech exposure available in cool blue, rose pink, sun yellow, grey matter, deep blue and snow white from buddyphones.com, onanoff.com a
The new Cosmos+ wireless active noise-cancelling headphones are great for kids from remote learning and in-school computer lessons to gaming, listening to music and watching videos. With children now using technology for education and entertainment, the Cosmos+ provides a new level of protection for children’s hearing. Although noise-induced hearing loss cannot be reversed, it can be prevented by ensuring young ears are suitably protected.
The best way to protect children from progressive hearing loss is to equip them with a pair of headphones that limits how loud the volume can go. Using a built-in, always-on sound-control circuit to cap the volume at levels recommended for children by the World Health Organization, BuddyPhones are tailor-made for kids to be the toughest, safest sound solutions available.
With a slew of new audio features, fun designs, a range of colours; cool blue, rose pink, sun yellow, grey matter, deep blue and snow white and volume limiting capability, the BuddyPhones Cosmos+ are ideal for use when studying, when watching films or listening to music whilst still ensuring hearing health is protected.
The BuddyPhones Cosmos+ brings an upgrade to ONANOFF’s flagship wireless kid’s headphones with a high-quality detachable boom mic and 3 SafeAudio settings to choose from. With these three different listening modes of 94dB TravelMode, 85dB KidsMode and 75dB ToddlerMode, the headphones can be tailored to the child’s needs and environment.
ONANOFF‘s patented StudyMode helps isolate voices from other sounds, producing crisper, clearer vocals that will help young scholars focus on studying or watching lessons. These different audio settings can be tailored to the child’s educational needs at home or school. The foldable headphones with soft protein PU leather earpads also include a BuddyLink for sharing so siblings and friends can easily watch and play together.
The BuddyPhones Cosmos+ boasts a 24-hour battery life for wireless use or a wired connection option, making it ideal for keeping children entertained while travelling or on long car trips. The Cosmos+ now features new, more durable designs, a travel case for easy transport, and fun and eye-catching design using a process called ‘In Mold Design’ to produce intricate artwork on the ear cups with a fully scratch-resistant premium finish.
Be secure in knowing your home and pets are safe and protected in 2022
EZVIZ Inc. WiFi Indoor Smart Home Security Camera – RRP £39.99 Available for £26.00 from Amazon. The EZVIZ Indoor Security Cam is the perfect entry-level device for those looking to protect their home and keep an eye on their property when away or on holiday. It is available for £26.00 (RRP £39.99) from Amazon.
Compatible with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and IFTTT devices, the Indoor Security Cam allows users to view live streams via the Echo Show/Spot and Google hub devices, all whilst offering a 110/130-degree viewing angle on each model respectively.
The cam also includes a magnetic base making it easy to position in multiple locations in the home. With easy set-up via WiFi and installation support available on the EZVIZ app, this device is a great first purchase for anyone interested in upping their security and protecting their loved ones and valuables. Perfect for monitoring a baby or even keeping an eye on mischievous pets.
EZVIZ C8C outdoor pan/tilt WiFi camera, taking a step forward in all-around home protection – The C8C is available from Very and Argos for an RRP of £109.99. Leave no blind spots in the coverage of your outdoor premises with the Ezviz C8C Full HD 1080p WiFi Outdoor Security Camera. It can pan and tilt, allowing you to see in any direction, day and night.
This orb-shaped camera has a durable construction that can withstand any weather, including heavy rain or snowfall. The resistance to elements is evidenced by its IP65 certification. It offers a high-quality picture in Full HD resolution and a full 360-degree field of view, as it can be pointed in any direction and can tilt up and down.
There’s also a range of intelligent features that help you stay safe. It has colour night vision, an integrated microphone and AI-powered human detection. When an intruder is detected, not only you’ll receive a notification, but you can also set its LEDs in strobe mode to scare away unwelcome visitors.
Download the Ezviz App on your tablet or smartphone and use it to remotely control and adjust the Ezviz C8C Full HD 1080p WiFi Outdoor Security Camera. You can also see the live feed of the camera, turn on or off the light and review past incidents.