The Latest and Greatest Tech for the Body — and Soul

Presenting high-tech gizmos, gear, and gadgetry.



When hibernating, relax with lulling sounds

Enjoy lazy comfort with destressing calm decibels to ease you to sleep. The Big Red Rooster Sound Machine emits any of a half-dozen continuous nature-inspired sounds: summer night, rain, brook, ocean, thunder, or white noise. Blocking out aural annoyances, this compact unit is perfect for taking on the road, to let you sleep like a baby when traveling. Available from Bed Bath & Beyond, $24.99

 

Compact wristwear can heat or cool you

No control over that workplace thermostat? Feel warmer or colder in minutes with this smart-watch-sized personal temperature regulator. Embr Wave Bracelet, a product of MIT materials scientists and a Kickstarter campaign, applies stimulation to nerves on the wrist, activating a rise or fall in temp sensation throughout your body. Use as needed; lasts one week at a time on a single battery charge. Available at www.embrlabs.com, $299

 

Pedal your way to desk-bound fitness

Sitting at a workstation all day shouldn’t mean giving up fat-burning, muscle-toning activity. LifeSpan’s Unity Bike Desk attaches a smooth, slim-profile, gym-grade stationary bike to a sturdy large-area desk surface. Unlike add-on desk-pedal devices, its seat stays comfortable, while integrated design keeps everything stable.  Available from lifespanfitness.com, $499

 

The Mirror brings home personal training

What looks like a regular mirror is actually an interactive home gym: Flip a switch on The Mirror’s silvery slab to view its vertical HD color screen and get live-streaming instructors leading interactive fitness classes (everything from barre and boxing to strength training and yoga) or on-demand library sessions suited to your ability. Turn it off, and appreciate results on the mirrored surface. Available at www.mirror.co, $1,495, plus $39 per month for classes

 

 

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