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…
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.
Don’t look now, but we are in the midst of a pretty significant change in how people view the functionality of their homes. By integrating mobile technology into standard home fixtures and appliances using wifi and bluetooth, homeowners can gain a entirely new layers of automated and remote functionality.
Few areas of the home have been as impacted by digital home revolution we are now all experiencing as the kitchen. Established brands, tech giants and creative startups are all focused pretty heavily on making our cooking and eating more efficient and convenient.
From refrigerators to spoons to crockpots, nothing in the kitchen is off-limits. I’ve scoured the internet and have included some of the most creative digital kitchen gadgets i could find.