Hovering cameras, electric bike wheels among new gadgets for fall

Courtesy O6

We’ve got grade-A gizmos to help you and your student stay on target this fall. From fingerprint protected security options to a more handsfree commute, these new gadgets will have you and yours being more productive in no time.

 

Geo-Orbital Wheel

GeoOrbital’s electric bicycle wheel
GeoOrbital’s electric bicycle wheelCourtesy GeoOrbital

Get to class in less time and with less effort with GeoOrbital’s electric bicycle wheel. Pop the wheel on your bike and attach the throttle to your handlebar, and you’ll be cruising at up to 20 mph while barely breaking a sweat. No need to feel guilty about hitting snooze one more time. $995, www.geoo.com.

 

06 Remote

Respond to texts, check your email and take pictures without ever setting eyes on your screen with O6.
Respond to texts, check your email and take pictures without ever setting eyes on your screen with O6.Courtesy photo

Free your eyes from screen overload — and make your commute safer — with the O6 remote. Check your email, control your music, take pictures and send texts, all with a few clicks of the wheel and your voice. Stay connected without the eye strain. $99, www.o6app.com

 

Hover Camera Passport

Capture every angle with the Hover Camera Passport.
Capture every angle with the Hover Camera Passport.Courtesy photo

Document the back-to-school experience from every angle. Hold the Hover Camera Passport drone in place—and then let go. The camera will use facial recognition technology to follow you around, or you can control it with your iPhone. Selfies are so last year. $499.95, www.apple.com

 

Kensington VeriMark Fingerprint Key

Secure your computer and store passwords with Kensington’s Fingerprint Key.
Secure your computer and store passwords with Kensington’s Fingerprint Key.Courtesy photo

Secure your information like never before with Kensington’s fingerprint adapter. Plug the adapter into the USB port of your Windows-enabled computer, and voila! VeriMark will store all of your passwords in a secure bank, so you can now log into your favorite websites with just your fingerprint. Hassle-free security is just a touch away. $49.99, www.kensington.com

 

Sandisk Wireless Stick

SanDisk Connect Wireless Stick
SanDisk Connect Wireless StickCourtesy photo

Never be without your files with Sandisk’s Wireless Stick, a new type of memory storage device. With the device in range, you can access your data, stream videos or transfer large files from your computer, phone and tablet. While great for saving term papers and office spreadsheets, it’s also an excellent way to back up photos and videos and shore up room on your devices. $23.49-$249.99, www.bhphotovideo.com, www.bestbuy.com, check online for store availability.

 

Surface Pro

The Surface Pro can be used as a sketchpad, a laptop or a tablet.
The Surface Pro can be used as a sketchpad, a laptop or a tablet.Courtesy photo

Billing itself as the most versatile laptop, Microsoft’s new Surface Pro is a laptop, tablet and sketchpad all in one. With a long-lasting battery, a high-resolution screen and camera and the latest Windows operating system, the Surface Pro is perfect for all of your school, work and social needs. And it comes in fun hues of blue, steel and red. $799-$2,699, www.microsoft.com or Microsoft Store. 

 

Bailey Shiffler Larson is a Los-Angeles based freelance writer who loves school supplies, even though she is no longer a student. 

Where to shop

Apple Store: 1620 S. University Drive, Fort Worth, 817-840-9801; and 260 Grand Ave., Southlake, 817-722-1401, www.apple.com

Best Buy: Multiple area locations, www.bestbuy.com

Microsoft Store: NorthPark Center, 8687 North Central Expressway, Dallas, 469-587-3180

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