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We've rounded up next generation personal audio, touch-free smart controllers, and more ultra-modern gear.
We've rounded up next generation personal audio, touch-free smart controllers, and more ultra-modern gear.
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With all the technological wonders we take for granted today, it’s easy to lose track of the cutting edge in consumer tech. So to keep that sense of wonder alive, we’ve rounded up some of the most innovative new personal gear and gadgets you can find.

Below you’ll find a solar-powered, antitheft backpack, a Bluetooth speaker that doubles as a wireless charger, a touch-free controller for IoT devices, and more. Even better, each item is massively discounted, some by more than half. Read on for more details.

This backpack has pockets for all your devices, along with other goodies like USB charging and a solar cell.Lifepack Solar Powered and Anti-Theft Backpack – 51% off

Lifepack bills itself as the ultimate backpack, sporting a solar-powered power bank, Bluetooth speaker, integrated lock, and other neat features, It’s designed to be durable and weather-resistant, with multiple compartments for all your devices, including hidden ones to prevent theft. It’s also got an interior USB power cable and USB port, so you can charge two devices simultaneously, and all the juice it uses can be provided via the integrated solar panel.

Buy now: Get a Lifepack Solar Powered and Anti-Theft Backpack for $131.12 for a limited time with coupon code “GETNEW.” That’s 51 percent off the usual price.

This hi fidelity Bluetooth speaker also sports a wireless charging pad.JS HiFi Sound System – 56% off

This Bluetooth speaker is compact, beautifully designed, and sounds great. But it’s also got a sleek superpower: the ability to wirelessly charge any Qi-enabled smartphone. So you can set it on your desk, enjoy your tunes, and quickly charge your new iPhone all at once. It’s also got options for USB charging, and app-free operation.

Buy now: Get a JS HiFi Sound System for $66 with coupon code “GETNEW” for a limited time, that’s over half off the usual price.

These earbuds were designed with a radical new approach that simulates sound in 3D.
These earbuds were designed with a radical new approach that simulates sound in 3D.
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360 Earphones – 52% off

These futuristic earphones are designed with an innovative structure that uses electro-acoustic materials to create a sense of 3D sound. The product of a decade of research and development, they’re billed as 5.1 Virtual Surround Sound. So putting a set of these in your ears is something like stepping into the center of a home stereo system, including the same bass response as you’d expect from a subwoofer. And of course it’s also got a built in mic and buttons for calls.

Buy now: Get a set of 360 Earphones for $72, a 52 percent discount.

This little device translates your hand gestures into commands for apps and IoT devices.
This little device translates your hand gestures into commands for apps and IoT devices.
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Bixi Touch-Free Smart Controller – 20% off

Bixi is a super portable peripheral that translates hand gestures into commands for apps and internet of things devices. So you can use Bixi to control devices like LifX and Hue bulbs, Bluetooth speakers, GoPro, and others. You can even make gestures do double duty on a pair of apps or devices, for example controlling both your playlist and your GoPro while you’re taking a mountain biking trek.

Buy now: Get a Bixi Touch-Free Smart Controller for $79. That’s 20 percent off the usual price.