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…
While much of the workout gadgetry-related attention has been focused on wearables lately, there are a number of really awesome fitness 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).
One really cool thing about swimming pools is the number of creative gadgets that have been developed over the years to make the owner’s job a bit easier and their swimming pool even more enjoyable. In my quest to bring you the most creative and useful gadgets out there, I recently turned my focus to swimming pool gadgetry.
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.
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.
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.
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.