These 7 New Gadgets Might Actually Help You Sleep Better


Research conducted by Seniors shows that health is an area that we are embracing with technology, with 85.5% of recipients surveyed saying that technology empowers us to manage our health. With that in mind, we’ve researched the exciting new tech gadgets on the market that have been proven to help make better sleep possible, and therefore improve our overall health too.

Could a simple tool from the latest batch of high-tech sleep aids send you peacefully off to dreamland? Take a look.

1. Weighted Blankets

Weighted blankets have received lots of press lately, thanks to their ability to help soothe anxiety and tension by providing deep pressure.

There are a few different brands on the market and like other sleep gadgets, they tend to receive mixed reviews. Some like the added warmth, while those who sleep “hot” might need a weighted blanket with cooling technology built in.

If you enjoy the idea of being swaddled like an oversized baby, a relaxing weighted blanket may help ease your anxiety and send you off to sleep far faster than usual.

Interestingly, blankets aren’t the only soothing “weighted” technology out there. According to BestHealthGear.com, weighted compression apparel like vests and shirts are common in treating anxiety disorders.

2. Lumie Bodyclock

If you have trouble feeling rested in the morning, you might already know that hitting the snooze button can make matters worse.

Lumie Bodyclocks use different combinations of natural light and nature sounds to gently rouse you from your slumber. Some models include a built-in aromatherapy feature, which you can use to diffuse a bit of lavender or another relaxing essential oil at bedtime to help move you gently into a peaceful sleep.

This gadget might not be the final answer to insomnia and other sleep disorders but it can banish the effects of hitting the snooze button and finally waking even more tired than you were when the alarm first sounded.

3. Muse Headband

The Muse Headband is a wearable biofeedback device that measures brain activity and teaches your mind to relax so that you can settle down and get to sleep.

Muse is unique as it uses the sound of stormy weather or ocean waves crashing on a beach to provide insight into brain activity. As you quiet your mind, the sounds become softer too.

Muse Headbands aren’t just for insomnia and other sleep disorders; they’re also useful for teaching your brain to move into a calmer state whenever you’re feeling stressed. Even pro runners or athletes use them to deal with pre-marathon or pre-game jitters!

4. The Pzizz App

This sleep app is pronounced “puhzizz.” While its name might sound funny, the Pzizz sleep app uses a combination of relaxing music and meditative words to swiftly send its users off into the twilight zone. This app gets good reviews from people who suffer from anxiety-related sleep disorders and overthinking.

It works by promoting relaxation while simultaneously keeping the brain just occupied enough not to dwell on thoughts that typically promote wakefulness.

Pzizz doesn’t work for everyone; for example, those who prefer total silence are likely to find it disruptive. If you’d like to try it, feel free: Pzizz is a free app for Android and iOS so you have nothing to lose.

5. Smart Nora Snoring Solution

If snoring (your own or partners) keeps you awake at night or prevents you from relaxing fully and getting the restful sleep your body needs, then consider the latest in anti-snoring technology.

The Smart Nora Snoring Solution features a wireless microphone that picks up the sound of snoring and causes an air pump to fill an inflatable cushion with air. The cushion is located under the snorer’s pillow, and as it gently inflates, it changes the snoring person’s head position so he or she stops snoring. This might not be an alternative to CPAP machines for people with sleep apnea, but it gets rave reviews for stopping even loud, disruptive snorers so they and their sleeping partners can rest better all night long.

6. Smart Bedding and Mattresses

Sheets and mattress pads with built-in cooling technology can help get your body temperature down so that you fall asleep faster and stay soundly asleep, while smart mattresses with built-in warming and cooling technology, sleep trackers, and other features can help you get a handle on your sleep habits as well.

There are quite a few options available, and more are being introduced all the time as mattress companies recognize that some people need more than a comfortable bed to drift off to sleep.

7. Nest Smart Thermostat

Since the ideal temperature for sleep is 60-67 degrees Fahrenheit, it stands to reason that a too-cold or too-hot room can be disruptive. Smart thermostats like Nest keep your room at the perfect temperature for sleep, so you drift off quickly and sleep soundly all night long, and can even help you save money in the long run.

Wrap Up

There’s still no such thing as a one-size-fits-all solution for sleep problems. At the same time, with the help of a gadget or two, you’ll probably find that it’s easier to beat insomnia and finally get the relaxing sleep you need to wake up feeling ready to take on whatever the day ahead holds.

Why the Ascent Charge+ wireless earbuds are a must for music lovers

Wireless earbuds have come a long way in recent years. Initially, they were known for their poor battery life and Bluetooth limitations. However, technology has now improved significantly. When using the latest Bluetooth 5.0, the two earpieces can work together and pair to your phone  simultaneously and seamlessly. Additionally, the Bluetooth update provides a much better battery life, making them perfect for everyday use.

Rowkin’s new Ascent Charge+ earbuds make the most out of these features, including a truly wireless design and battery life that lasts all day long.

How many hours can you get out of your wireless earbuds?

Getting any type of rechargeable battery into a small, lightweight earpiece is an impressive achievement of engineering.

With that in mind, you might even say that Rowkin has achieved the impossible. Powered by high-density cells, the Ascent Charge+ earbuds offer more than 3.5 hours of play time. Even so, each earpiece weighs just over 0.20 ounces.

To top it off, the earbuds include a wireless charging case. Thanks to the 1900mAh capacity, the case is capable of charging the earbuds 15 times over. That means it offers more than 50 hours of play time without requiring any additional charging.

While battery life is important, the sound quality is even more important.

Utilizing mylar diaphragm drivers, the Ascent Charge+ earbuds deliver beautiful sound with an impressive dynamic range. Moreover, bass lines provide a pleasing thud for any genre.

The earbuds’ ergonomic design further enhances the listening experience. The box comes with three tips sizes to ensure a snug fit whether you’re on your commute, at the gym, or relaxing to a podcast.

Bluetooth 5.0 allows you to enjoy wireless sound without any interference. The Ascent Charge+ earbuds even come with an LDS antenna for a strong and reliable signal. Plus, the touch controls make it easy for you to navigate your music.

By using the companion app, you can also create a custom sound profile to make your earbuds work for you. Cleverly, the app also helps you locate your earbuds if you can’t find them.

 

True wireless earbuds

Rowkin’s wireless earbuds signify the growth of wireless audio. Loaded with impressive audio technology, the earbuds are lightweight and sleek.

Should you upgrade?

Even though the Ascent Charge+ already comes with impressive battery life, there are pricier earbuds that last longer. Whether or not it’s worth the investment is something for you to decide.

8 Latest Amazon Alexa compatible gadgets

Meural Canvas Modern Digital Art Frame

Fill your home with museum-quality images with the Meural Canvas Modern Digital Art Frame. This smart device combines modern design and innovative technology to create images that look just the originals hanging in museums all over the world. Likewise, it uses TrueArt technology to give the images a lifelike and textured quality.

LG Rollable OLED TV

Fold and roll up your entertainment just like a newspaper with the LG Rollable OLED TV. Offering 4K resolution, the concept television suggests that portable TVs will be available in the not too distant future. In addition to the futuristic design, the Rollable OLED TV provides access to Amazon Alexa for exceptional ease of use.

Ring Door View Cam

Know exactly who is at your front door with the Ring Door View Cam. Even though it looks like a smart doorbell, this device actually replaces your door’s peephole to offer a better look at who’s right outside. Featuring a camera on the outside and the battery on the inside, the wireless Ring Door View Cam looks good on any door.

Kohler Konnect Sensate Smart Kitchen Sink Faucet

Turn your sink into a smarter one with the Kohler Konnect Sensate Smart Kitchen Sink Faucet. Complete with voice-activation technology, this virtual kitchen assistant works with Amazon Alexa and other voice assistants to simplify your sink-related needs. Simply use your voice to control the water, fill up a certain amount/, and more.

HELLO 2 Encrypted Video Communication Device

Transform your television into a powerful communication tool with the HELLO 2 Encrypted Video Communication Device. This device makes it easy to communicate via video and audio for video conferencing, screen sharing, live broadcasting and more. Thanks to smart assistant integration, you can also use it to automate your home with just your voice.

Juno AI LED Speaker Downlight

Make the most of your living space with the Juno AI LED Speaker Downlight. Complete with Amazon Alexa integration and a JBL speaker, this advanced light is actually a smart home ecosystem. Combining music, lighting, and voice service in a single unit, the Juno AI LED Speaker Downlight a must-have for any smart home.

ASUS Lyra Voice Alexa Router Speaker
Do more with your voice with the ASUS Lyra Voice Alexa Router Speaker. Combining a router’s connectivity with a speaker’s sound, this device connects with your ASUS Lyra devices and blasts out your music simultaneously. The Lyra Voice also comes with Alexa built-in so you can control your smart home devices using only your voice.

Panasonic GZ2000 4K OLED TV

Enjoy greater color accuracy while watching movies and shows with the Panasonic GZ2000 4K OLED TV. Available in 55- and 65-inch sizes, this television always determines and displays the right color, regardless of the level of brightness. Supporting Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, the GZ2000 4K OLED TV comes with convenient voice control.

Meet MovieMask, your wearable movie theater

Movie lovers seem to agree: there’s no better place to watch a movie than in the theaters. After all, these venues provide the latest technology when it comes to both audio and visuals. However, theaters aren’t always ideal. Tickets can be on the pricey side and you might not always get the best seat.

MovieMask is an innovative headset that allows you to enjoy the big-screen viewing experience whenever and wherever you like. Unlike virtual reality headsets, this wearable offers an unobstructed view of the screen. Therefore, you can watch movies at four times the definition that gaming headsets offer.

Since VR attempts to replicate and digitize the real world, one of the largest technical difficulties lies in the mimicry of depth. To create 3D digital landscapes, the majority of VR headsets use a slightly different image for each eye.

When it comes to this type of system, the issue is that you are losing viewing space, especially if you are using a smartphone headset. Instead of using the entire display, you are only viewing two windows, which causes a significant drop in resolution.   

Since MovieMask isn’t mimicking the real world, it doesn’t have to separate your eyes and allows for an unobstructed view inside the headset. As a result, you can make the most out of every pixel that your smartphone provides, turning your iPhone into your very own IMAX screen.

To start using MovieMask, just slip your device into the secure front pocket. Any content that can become full-screen is available on the menu, along with any OS, offering Netflix, YouTube, HBO, and more.

Utilizing a patented single-lens system, the headset keeps the entire display in focus. The ergonomic padding around the viewing windows also offers a comfortable fit. Plus, you can change the viewing distance and even use it with your glasses on.

While you may have a huge television at home, MovieMask allows you to enjoy the big screen from any location. It is also an ideal headset for drone piloting. The only thing that could be better with MovieMask is audio. Wireless earbuds do the trick but other options can feel a bit awkward.  All in all, it’s a fantastic experience for personal entertainment.

Stay warm with the Down X Heated jacket

When it comes to the cold, nature tends to be hard to beat. Even though there are several types of synthetic insulation, down is known as the most effective one. After all, it is the same material that helps birds retain their body heat in harsh winter conditions.

The Ravean 12v C6 jacket is a medium-weight garment that features both electric heating pads and responsibly sourced down filling. This winning combination makes it possible for you to stand in freezing temperatures without noticing just how cold it is.

Typical unheated clothing traps your body heat to provide warmth, which is why more layers allow less heat to escape. Protective outer layers also prevent cold wind from getting inside. However, your body may have a tough time generating enough heat once the mercury drops. That’s when a heated jacket is a must.

The Ravean C6 Jacket has integrated thin heat pads in the back on both sides, the breast and the pockets. All you have to do is turn the pads on as soon as you start to feel cold. The amount of heat is also easily adjustable in the same way you adjust an indoor thermostat. The jacket is capable of keeping you warm in -10 degrees Fahrenheit when it is on full blast.


Not just heat alone

The C6 Jacket comes with a curved battery pack, which gives power to the heat pads. The unique shape of the pack makes it comfortable against your body.

Once the battery is fully charged, it has enough power to offer more than two hours at max output and over six hours on low heat. Additionally, the battery can also be used to charge mobile devices. Thanks to its 10,5000 mAh capacity, you can easily charge your smartphone three times.

Even though the Ravean C6 is loaded with tech, it weighs just 150 grams. The jacket is also machine washable and easy to pack during your travels.

Responsibly sourced

The Ravean heated jacket is an ideal addition to your collection, especially as the winter temperatures start to bite. The responsibly sourced down and adjustable heating also make it stand out amongst other heated jackets.

Upcoming designs

It would be interesting to see jackets with similar technology that can avoid animal products altogether by using a different filling.

Make the most out of your day with these ten smart living gadgets

One of the hardest tasks of the day for many is actually getting out of bed. Throw in cozy weather and less sunlight and leaving your comfortable bed is comparable to torture, especially when you need to go to work.

Instead of wallowing in self-pity and wasting the entire day thinking about the weekend, do what it takes to motivate yourself to conquer the day ahead. The following smart living gadgets can help you get the day going in the best way possible so you can be your most productive self.

Ruggie – The World’s Most Effective Alarm Clock

Designed to ensure you leave your comfortable bed, this alarm keeps ringing until both of your feet are placed on top. Ruggie requires physical action to help you wake up and ensures you won’t hit snooze since both feet must stay on the soft memory foam mat for a minimum of three seconds.

Sensorwake Trio Smell-Based Alarm Clock

This bedside device utilizes dry diffusion technology to improve your mornings. Offering a vast selection of smells, the Sensorwake Trio uses your favorite smell to wake you up in just three minutes.

Amazon Echo Spot Alexa Alarm Clock

Featuring far-field voice recognition, this device allows you to watch videos, check out weather forecasts, view song lyrics and more. Additionally, the Echo Spot can easily add to your shopping or to-do list and play a chapter from your Audible book before you step out of bed.

Naked – The 3D Fitness Tracker

Using a smart scale and full-length mirror, Naked scans your whole body to create your very own 3D model image. For extra motivation, you can even visualize the changes in your weight or body fat percentage in the 3D model.

Mango Mirror Smart Mirror

This smart mirror helps you make healthier choices right from the start of your day by displaying vital information and stats. Aside from offering fitness, nutrition, and other important info, Mango Mirror also provides health-related data such as your steps, hydration, and calories.

UNOBRUSH™ Six Second Smart Toothbrush

Made of UNOfoam™, this device dramatically reduces the time you spend cleaning your teeth without sacrificing cleanliness. In fact, the mouthpiece covers 99.9% of the surface of your teeth in just a few seconds to save precious morning time.

Tersa Steam 10-Minute Clothing Care System

This comprehensive clothing care system performs ten-minute cycles to keep your belongings fresh. It uses all-natural plant minerals and distilled water to deodorize, de-wrinkle and dry your clothes. You can even use recyclable Tersa Pods to give your clothes a clean scent.

U by Moen Smart Shower

The U by Moen Smart Shower makes it easy to control your shower. Compatible with Amazon Alexa, you can start, stop and pause the shower using just your voice.

The Eight Smart Mattress

Designed to offer ultimate support and comfort for any type of sleeper, the Eight Smart Mattress comes with a dedicated app to optimize your sleep. Likewise, the app lets you know how you’re sleeping, maintains a comfortable temperature while you sleep and wakes you up at exactly the right time.

Mr. Coffee® Smart Optimal Brew™ Coffeemaker with WeMo®

Who said you can’t brew coffee from bed? Mr. Coffee® combines a smart coffee brewer and app so you can schedule your morning coffee. It also allows you to adjust brew time and create reminders so your coffee is ready when you are. What’s more, Mr. Coffee® brews a full pot in under eight minutes.

Which of these morning devices will make its way into your home this year? Let us know in the comments below.

Access your files anytime, anywhere with Filegear

Online security continues to be a hot topic of discussion. Following high-profile security scandals and Facebook leaks, many people are becoming savvier when it comes to their online data than they were in the past. Likewise, we are beginning to take matters into our own hands rather than trusting big tech companies.

Filegear is an excellent solution for anyone who wants to maintain tight control over their data. By turning your local drives into private cloud storage, the desktop hub lets you store your files at home yet access them from any location.

What does personal cloud storage mean?

Whenever you upload a file to Dropbox or Google Drive, your valuable data is moved onto servers operated by those companies. You can picture it as taking your most valued possessions and storing them in a self-storage locker. However, the owner of the site also has their own key.

Filegear, on the other hand, allows you to store your files at home. Complete with multiple ports, the personal cloud storage device lets you connect every single drive you possess to make backing up your data as easy as possible.

Filegear also automatically organizes the files from all of your devices so you can easily see everything in a single library. To top it off, the device connects to your home network to offer secure online access.

Desktop device

Setting up Filegear is quite easy. All you have to do is plug in the power cord and an Ethernet connection or simply connect the device to Wi-Fi. Then, attach any storage space you require. Thanks to its five USB ports, this leaves you with plenty of options. Moreover, Filegear also works with wireless NAS drives.

Your personal cloud is easily accessible once the hardware is connected. Filegear allows you to sort your files through a desktop interface that resembles Google Drive. In addition, you can download mobile apps for access on the move.

Using TLS encryption algorithms, Filegear keeps your data secure. It also doesn’t charge any service fees, eliminating any need for a monthly subscription.

Suitable for creative pros and individuals who need to store lots of data, Filegear can save a lot of money in the long run.

Access your files

If the convenience of cloud storage appeals to you, but the thought of passing on your personal data doesn’t, Filegear is definitely something you should try. The connected hub makes it easier than ever to access your files at any time and on any device.

Upcoming features

Even though Filegear already comes with plenty of impressive features, there are still more exciting ones on the way, including downloadable desktop apps and AI auto-tagging.

Access your files anytime, anywhere with Filegear

Online security continues to be a hot topic of discussion. Following high-profile security scandals and Facebook leaks, many people are becoming savvier when it comes to their online data than they were in the past. Likewise, we are beginning to take matters into our own hands rather than trusting big tech companies.

Filegear is an excellent solution for anyone who wants to maintain tight control over their data. By turning your local drives into private cloud storage, the desktop hub lets you store your files at home yet access them from any location.

What does personal cloud storage mean?

Whenever you upload a file to Dropbox or Google Drive, your valuable data is moved onto servers operated by those companies. You can picture it as taking your most valued possessions and storing them in a self-storage locker. However, the owner of the site also has their own key.

Filegear, on the other hand, allows you to store your files at home. Complete with multiple ports, the personal cloud storage device lets you connect every single drive you possess to make backing up your data as easy as possible.

Filegear also automatically organizes the files from all of your devices so you can easily see everything in a single library. To top it off, the device connects to your home network to offer secure online access.

Desktop device

Setting up Filegear is quite easy. All you have to do is plug in the power cord and an Ethernet connection or simply connect the device to Wi-Fi. Then, attach any storage space you require. Thanks to its five USB ports, this leaves you with plenty of options. Moreover, Filegear also works with wireless NAS drives.

Your personal cloud is easily accessible once the hardware is connected. Filegear allows you to sort your files through a desktop interface that resembles Google Drive. In addition, you can download mobile apps for access on the move.

Using TLS encryption algorithms, Filegear keeps your data secure. It also doesn’t charge any service fees, eliminating any need for a monthly subscription.

Suitable for creative pros and individuals who need to store lots of data, Filegear can save a lot of money in the long run.

Access your files

If the convenience of cloud storage appeals to you, but the thought of passing on your personal data doesn’t, Filegear is definitely something you should try. The connected hub makes it easier than ever to access your files at any time and on any device.

Upcoming features

Even though Filegear already comes with plenty of impressive features, there are still more exciting ones on the way, including downloadable desktop apps and AI auto-tagging.

5 New Drones You Need to See

Tello Small Toy Drone

Tello is perfect for first-time flyers and young pilots. It’s small and nimble, with a built-in camera for taking videos. Additionally, it also helps you learn about drones through coding education.

Price: $79 USD

Parrot Anafi Flying 4K HDR Camera

You can easily capture HDR 4K video with the new Parrot Anafi. The camera also has a 2.8x zoom, and it is mounted on a stabilizing gimbal. In fact, it also provides 25 minutes of flight time and is resistant to various weather conditions, allowing you to fly it with confidence.

Price: $599.99 USD

DJI Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 4K Drone

Version 2 of this ever-popular drone offers 4K video at 60fps, 20MP photos, a 4.3-mile range, and advanced autopilot modes guided by on-board cameras. The Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 sports an impressive 30-minute flight time. The smart batteries actually alert you when you’re running low to ensure a safe journey back.

Price: $1,249 USD

DJI Mavic 2 Pro Drone

Equipped with a Hasselblad camera, the Mavic 2 Pro offers exceptional image quality. It also has enhanced HDR, with multiple video modes for breathtaking footage. Stitching nine photos inside the drone, it’s a truly seamless photography experience. Likewise, with EHDR (enhanced dynamic range), you can say goodbye to flash shadows and blown out highlights.

Price: $1499 USD

Yuneec Mantis Q Foldable 4K Travel Drone

This impressive foldable flyer takes 4K videos, with auto flight modes to handle the camera work. In addition, the Mantis Q can stay airborne for up to 33 minutes. In addition, its energy-efficient design allows the Mantis Q to stay in the air for as long as 33 minutes.

Price: $499.99 USD

6 Futuristic smart home gadgets you need to see

Some of the tech we have today seemed impossible only five years ago. This rapid rate of advance is set to continue, meaning gadgets that look futuristic today will be on the shelves tomorrow. Here are six of our recent favorites.

Nanoleaf Aurora Smart Lighting Kits

It seems possible that regular light bulbs could soon become obsolete. In their place, we will probably use something like the Nanoleaf Aurora lighting kits. These beautiful LED panels stick to any surface, and you can control them via Wi-Fi.

MirraViz UltraBright MultiView Screen

Revealed at CES 2018, the MultiView Screen offers a unique viewing experience. It allows two people to see different pictures on the same screen without glasses. It’s also up to 200 times brighter than regular projector screens.

Tetra Connected Countertop Dishwasher

Ever seen a countertop dishwasher? Thought not. This connected device can clean around 10 plates in 10 minutes, making it ideal for small households. It also uses ohmic array technology to heat the water efficiently.

Misty II Advanced Personal Robot

While intelligent robots have a long way to go, Misty II is certainly impressive. This little bot acts as a roving search engine. In addition, she can greet guests and help you control other smart home devices.

Digital Art Display by Electronic Objects

Before long, canvas won’t be the only medium for art. These digital displays allow you to display images, GIFs and videos on your wall on a continuous loop. You can even download new art from other users.

Vimana Smart Parenting Device

The next generation will be more digital than ever before, so parents need to catch up. Vimana helps you monitor and control how long your kids spend online, while protecting their young eyes from mature content.

Amazfit Verge Fitness Tracking Smartwatch


Keep tracking your fitness regime in style with the new Amazfit Verge smartwatch. This stylish smartwatch is capable of tracking 11 sports including walking, running, tennis, climbing, cycling, skiing and elliptical training. Additionally, it also comes with an impressive five-day battery life.

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TABLUX Design Lamp Stand


The TABLUX design lamp stand will not just serve as a bedside table lamp but also as a stand to keep your mobile devices. Be it your smartphone, tablet or e-reader, you can easily dock them on this stand, horizontally or vertically, for easy viewing. Additionally, the smart design will enable you to create your ideal lighting setup.

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TABLUX Design Lamp Stand


The TABLUX design lamp stand will not just serve as a bedside table lamp but also as a stand to keep your mobile devices. Be it your smartphone, tablet or e-reader, you can easily dock them on this stand, horizontally or vertically, for easy viewing. Additionally, the smart design will enable you to create your ideal lighting setup.

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Tap Strap Wearable Keyboard, Mouse & Controller


With the Tap Strap Wearable Keyboard, Mouse & Controller, you can finally type without using a physical keyboard. The devices uses a Bluetooth connectivity and functions as a virtual trackpad and keyboard. As a result, it can easily connect to your device whenever you type on any surface. All you have to do is wear it as a fingerless glove and keep typing on any surface.

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OhGizmo! Review: The Zeus Arc Vaporizer

Today we take a first look at the new Zeus Arc vaporizer! Not the brands first release, they’ve also put out units like the Zeus Smite+ and neat gadgets like the Zeus Iceborn.

We do an in-depth analysis to really see what’s behind the automotive inspired design. With a gold heatsink and vapor path, haptic feedback, internal accelerometer and other neat features, it seems to be a pretty solid device on paper. Check out what we have to say about the Zeus Arc here in our review!

The Hardware


The Zeus Arc is engineered in Germany providing a robust yet sleek build which reminds us of many of the high-end cars that come out of Germany. The Arc is actually a bit smaller than we first expected! Fitting comfortably and snugly in the hand, the ergonomic lines make it nice to handle and hold. The hard-coat aluminum chassis feels sturdy though not too heavy either while giving it a clean and high-end feel to it.


It’s hard not to mention the gold on the GT model! The heating chamber is entirely gold which we found led to much better extraction and great cloud production. With the vapor path being in contact with the gold heatsink, it allows the vapor to dissipate heat much quicker than with other materials. This allows for smoother and cooler vapor and a nicer overall experience. Of course, the gold trim also boosts the looks as well!

An accelerometer on a vaporizer? Has science gone too far? Well, no, not really! By shaking the device, it’ll then display the battery level by illuminating the LEDs. If the Arc doesn’t detect movement within 30 seconds, it’ll instinctively begin cooling down too! This helps preserve your herb and battery life in case you get distracted, which happens more frequently than I care to admit.

The device charges via MicroUSB, which is both convenient and effective. The same port allows you to run firmware updates as well, in case some changes come out in the future to make the experience even better. We love how this future-proofs the unit for a while, which is important in this quickly changing market.
The battery is powerful and lasts around ~90 minutes, or 6-9 sessions, depending on which heat setting you choose and your personal usage habits. This is more than enough for the occasional session, and daily users won’t be left out to dry after just a couple bowls.

If you thought they couldn’t have engineered any other neat features into the device, you’d be wrong! The Zeus Arc also has an integrated stirring tool magnetically attached to the bottom. This is super convenient when you want to stir the bowl or empty it out after a session without frantically looking for a small pick. Thanks, Zeus!

The Performance

Onto what really matters most – how does it work? Well to start, after you’ve powered the device on and selected a temperature, you’ll want to wait for it to heat-up. The three different heat settings will give you slightly different results. Check out below to see our comparison!

Temperature setting 1: The most flavorful of them all, the first heat setting is perfect for really tasting your herb and getting a light, functional session that won’t leave you completely couchlocked.

Temperature setting 2: Good for a balanced experience, the second heat setting gives you a little more ‘oomph’ with your draws, producing more vapor than on the first. The flavor is a little darker than on the first setting but still good and personally, this setting gets the most use for me!

Temperature setting 3: Great for when you want to kick back and really melt into the couch, the third heat setting extracts as much as possible out of your herbs. Though the vapor is a little harsher and tastes a bit like roasted popcorn, it’s well worth it if you want a potent, powerful session!

The gold (or stainless steel) heat sink and vapor path does a solid job at cooling down the vapor before it reaches your lungs on all the settings. More effective than other materials without adding unnecessary flavor to your herb, it was an interesting design choice that evidently paid off!

As the heatsink is encased by silicone, you might be wondering if that adds any flavor either, considering the properties of silicone. Thankfully, Zeus used a quality medical grade silicone that feels nice to use, also without adding any unnecessary flavor or smells to your vapor.

It’s worth mentioning how small and portable the Zeus Arc is! It’s on par with units like the Pax 3 or DaVinci IQ which is impressive for something this powerful. The curved edges make it fit nicely into the pocket or a bag, as well as having an ergonomic use too.

Hiding away almost entirely in the hand while coated in a discreet black finish, the Arc resembles a power bank more than an herb vaporizer. This is convenient for those times where you want to have a stealthy session without any worries.

Conclusion

The Zeus Arc is quite an impressive vaporizer putting powerful and potent draws in the palm of your hand. If you’re looking for a portable, convenient unit with good build quality, strong feature and a large chamber, the Zeus Arc could be the right one for you!

While the standard Zeus Arc works very well, the Zeus Arc GT with its upgraded gold parts and trim pieces is definitely worth it if you’re looking to shell out a little more instead! Plus, who doesn’t love gold!

If you are looking to pick one up you can get it directly for TVAPE.

Pros
+ Great vapor production
+ Large herb chamber
+ Intuitive features, attractive design.
+ Gold heatsink for effective cooling.

Cons
– No full temperature control (3 settings works well however)
– No removable battery

Grow Taller Using Insole Gadgets

Grow Taller Using Insole Gadgets

Insoles will make you appear taller.

 

Research indicates a possible link between height and confidence. But also, society sees people that are an inch taller than the rest as happier, better and superior. Appearing taller is important for men, who want to impress and attract the members of the opposite sex – nature taking its course.

Science informs us that such factors as genes and production of human growth hormone play an important role in determining how tall we become. It is a fact that our bones fuse, and stop growing after puberty. But does that mean there’s no hope for the past-puberty folks? There is hope.

There are several tricks that you can use to appear taller, without invasive procedures or other solutions. Among them is wearing clothes that hug your body. Not too tight.

You can also trick the view of other people to focus on the upper body, thus creating the impression that you are taller. You can do this by wearing accessories like a hat, pocket squares, tie pins, lapel pins, and glasses.

If you can make them believe you are taller, then who is to say you are not?

Insole Gadgets to Appear Taller

In addition to changing your wardrobe, you can use insole gadgets to lift your stature a bit and feel taller. The devices come in different sizes, and you can choose them depending on the height increase you want. For example, the tools from Altitude Lifehacks are available in 2cm. 3cm and 5cm.

Other brands like Talony fit inside your shoe and act like an adjustable lift. The material of the insole is soft PVC and will mold to the shape of the foot making your height increase even more comfortable.

Elevator Insoles fit your favorite shoes and make you three inches taller, instantly. These devices allow you to adjust to your ideal height, accordingly.

Benefits of Using Insoles to Appear Taller

Insoles are comfortable to use, and you don’t need any instructions to fit them into your shoe. You can purchase and use them on the same day you are meeting your blind date. Insole gadgets are also not limited to one particular gender. Men, as well as, ladies can use them and prop their confidence.

Some specialized insoles can correct length discrepancies on a foot, spinal shrinkage and provide back pain relief. That means you don’t only use these gadgets for physical appeal but also for therapeutic reasons.

Insole gadgets are noninvasive, and most of them are very comfortable, making you feel better with each stride, and more confident in the presence of acquaintances. Good quality insoles are breathable and durable.

Shortcomings of Using Insoles to Appear Taller

While the height increase you obtain from wearing insole gadgets is temporary, the benefits that you get from using them may also be short-lived, especially if you are using them to get a life partner. It will not take long before the cat is let out of the bag. But look on the bright side. The insoles will bring you that far, but your charm and personality will take you further.

What Are Some Good Sources of Calcium for My Dog?

Why is Calcium Important for Dogs?

Calcium is an essential mineral for dogs and humans alike. It’s responsible for conducting electrical impulses, sending signals, contracting muscles (especially the heart), not to mention keeping those teeth and bones strong.

When dog’s don’t get enough calcium they can suffer the same consequences as us – they need ultimate pet nutrition. Notably the condition rickets (where bones become soft and fragile), muscle twitching, restlessness, stiffness, lethargy, convulsions, and osteoporosis.1

Now, regular canned dog food should contain adequate amounts of calcium. However, like all processed foods, ingredients can also lose their nutritional goodness through processing.

The good news is that this essential mineral is found in so many natural foods, including supplements like ProPower Plus and Nature’s Blend. If you’re feeding your pup a raw diet it’s particularly crucial to know what those foods are.

A Note About Phosphorus

Your dog requires more calcium than phosphorus to maintain optimal health and ultimate pet nutrition. But popular foods like boneless meats (especially organ meats) are much higher in phosphorus than calcium.

Traditionally, wild dogs would eat an entire animal which would provide plenty of calcium from the bones of the creature. But today, dog’s aren’t necessarily getting enough bone.

So if you’re feeding your dog a raw diet, adding some bone meal or crushed eggshells can be of help to level up that calcium. 2 But we shall delve into that a little more below.

Calcium-Rich Foods That Dogs Can Eat

1. Eggs

Eggs are rich in protein, fatty acids, and of course calcium and they’re rather handy as a snack or a treat. Just make sure they’re cooked as raw eggs can carry salmonella as well as lead to a biotin deficiency in dogs. 3

Eggs are slightly higher in phosphorus however, so don’t go overboard. Betters yet, egg shells have shown to contain even greater amounts of calcium.

What you’ll need to do is crush the eggshells and then sprinkle a little (about half a teaspoon) onto their food. Some people prefer to boil the shells first (for the same salmonella reasoning) and then crush them using a mortar and pestle or food processor. 4

2. Cheese

While some dogs may have issues with lactose-intolerance, cheese is a pretty good choice of human food for dogs. In moderation.

Cheese contains plenty of calcium, protein, vitamin A, B vitamins, and fatty acids. But it’s high in fat, and some cheeses can be very salty. Low-fat cheese like mozzarella or cottage cheese are your best choices. And, look for versions that are low in salt. 5

Cheese is also a great tool for hiding pills when your dog is required to take medication.

3. Yogurt

Yogurt is wonderful source of calcium for dogs because it can be easily mixed in with their meal. It’s especially helpful for softening very dry food.

Do be picky with your choice of yogurt and steer clear clear of those that are high in sugar (like flavored yogurts), especially if your dog is overweight.

Yogurt also contains plenty of beneficial bacteria that can help to balance your pup’s intestinal flora, much as it does your own.

4. Fish

The best fish for boosting calcium include salmon, tuna, sardines, and trout. Always cook your dog’s fish – raw fish isn’t great on their stomach and it may carry bacteria.6 You should remove all the fish bones, or to play it safe, grind the fish up.

Fish contains plenty of omega-3 fatty acids which are wonderful for promoting healthy skin and coat. They can also decrease cholesterol levels in the blood, and combat inflammatory conditions like allergies and arthritis.7

5. Bones

Which brings us to bones. An age-old dog food that’s become a contentious topic in today’s society – are they safe for your dog to eat or not? One thing’s for sure – they’re a huge source of calcium.

Yes, certain dog bones can be dangerous but rather than avoiding them altogether, it’s about being informed.

Chicken, turkey or pork bones – or any kind of cooked bone – are absolutely off-limits. They can easily splinter into shards that pose a dangerous choking hazard and can injure your pup’s mouth, throat or digestive system. Instead, seek out raw meat bones with plenty of muscle meat still attached to them. Never give your dog a bone when it’s hungry. It’s best to watch the clock and it back off them after 15-20 minutes. You can refrigerate it for a few days and reuse it. 8

But don’t assume that very large bones are a safer option. They can break a dog’s teeth.

Bottom line: Eating bones is not without risk, but there are definitely benefits – like calcium – that are great assets.

If you want to play it safe, crush up bones using a grinder or food processor and then add to your pet’s meal. You can also purchase prepackaged bone meal. Just don’t cook bones beforehand as this can cause a loss of nutrients.

A Most Essential Mineral

Calcium is essential to your canine’s health and wellbeing and these 5 foods show just a few simple ways to help support that intake. You may also like to look into some high-calcium vegetables and legumes such as broccoli, spinach, and beans.

Of course, any concerns that you may have surrounding whether your dog needs more calcium, or how to best feed it to them, should be discussed with your vet.

Sources
1.https://nasc.cc/pet-university/calcium-deficiency-dogs/
2.https://www.rfas.uk/calcium-phosphorus-ratios
3.https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/natural-foods/can-dogs-eat-eggs/
4.https://www.petmd.com/dog/nutrition/evr_multi_eggs_for_pets2
5.https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/natural-foods/can-dogs-eat-cheese/
6.https://www.vetinfo.com/sources-calcium-dogs.html
7.https://www.petmd.com/dog/care/fatty-acids-pet-skin-and-haircoat-health
8.https://www.thelabradorsite.com/can-dogs-eat-bones/

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