Digital Gadgets and Geek Toys

25 Awesome Mantown Gadgets

Few rooms in the house offer us more opportunity to deploy fun gadgets than mantown.

Mantowns (or mancaves, man-dwellings) are generally found in a basement, quietly tucked away from visitors, offering a great opportunity to relax and relive a bit of your childhood. While mantowns are traditionally thought of us a place for the man of the house to decorate and occupy, they really have become a family room replacement for many with home theaters, playrooms, home offices and hobby areas often incorporated. In fact, the show most watched in my mantown these days is Daniel Tiger and my coffee table is currently covered in LEGO.

Mantowns can have an infinite number of configurations and features. They really are customized to each home, but one thing is consistent- they are a place for some of the coolest toys and gadgets in the house.

Here are a few of the more interesting and creative mantown gadgets I was able to dig up…

27 of the Most Ingenious Workout Gadgets You Can Actually Buy

While much of the workout gadgetry-related attention has been focused on wearables lately, there are a number of really awesome workout gadgets being created that don’t go on your wrist. As summer is now upon us, we can all probably use an extra workout or two to get in tiptop beach/pool shape. Here are a few of the more interesting and creative workout gadgets I was able to dig up (wearables and beyond).

17 Awesome Gadgets for the Great Outdoors

I’ve spent a great deal of time here spotlighting creative and handy digital gadgets for the home, office, kitchen, car, etc. Now, as the temperature rises and the days get longer, we shift our focus to outdoor gadgets.

Here are some of the most creative gadgets for all your outdoor activities- pool, entertaining, camping, hiking, etc all in one handy post.

21 of the Coolest Bluetooth Speakers You can Actually Buy Now

Home audio equipment sure has evolved over the past decade or so. Gone are the days of boomboxes and compact stereos ruling your office, dorm and den bookshelves. Now, thanks to Bluetooth technology, you can stream pretty much whatever you want from your mobile device or computer to tiny speakers that sound as good, if not better, than their clunky ancestors.

Speaker makers have been pretty creative in designing their various Bluetooth offerings. Here are a few of the coolest Bluetooth speaker designs I’ve seen so far. As with all of my gadget posts, check back in the future as I will be adding more to this gallery as I come across them.

8 Gadgets That Make Streaming Digital Content To Your TV Amazingly Simple

In this ever-changing new digital world, it is almost a necessity to have a way to stream content to your TV. The DVD is quickly going the way of the VHS tape with endless online and on demand movie streaming options. These days, you can watch just about any movie you want, whenever you want (except Star Wars, sigh). Even better, the monthly cost of a subscription to a TV/movie service like Netflix is about half of what a DVD goes for these days.

23 Cool Digital Gadgets and Accessories for Your Car

If it isn’t abundantly clear by now, the Internet of Things is no longer a novelty and everyone is looking to stay digitally connected to just about every part of their daily life. An area of significant digital growth over the past year or so has been the automobile. If you are like me, you spend a solid chunk of your day hanging out in your car going to and from work. Thankfully, some really creative gadget-makers have made that time a bit more entertaining and productive.

Here are some of the more interesting and cool digital car gadgets and accessories I have dug up in my web travels.

21 of the Coolest Wearable Devices…So Far

As the entire digital world salivates in anticipation of the Apple Watch, it is worth noting that there are a number of other fun, creative and useful wearables out there already on the market. The wearables market is one that took off in 2014 and is poised to explode in 2015 with Apple leading the charge.

Here is a quick rundown of some of the coolest wearable gadgets I’ve seen out there so far.

25 Amazingly Cool Gadgets You’ll Want to Spend All Those Gift Cards On

With the Holidays ojust about over and gift card popularity about as popular as ever, I am sure a number of my fellow gadget geeks will be looking for a few new toys to surge on this weekend. Here are 25 of the most popular gadgets I spotlighted in posts this year based on my super-scientific analysis (clicks). These may offer up a few ideas for cool new toys to spend your new-found gift card wealth on.