Cool Stuff 

Cool Stuff of the Week: Neptune Smart Watch, Ca$hvertising, Bluetooth Call Recorder, and More…

I’m not ashamed to admit that I’m kind of a sucker for cool stuff. I like nifty gadgets, quirky decoration pieces, nice clothes (and shoes!), good books, and fun games.

In this series of weekly posts, I share whatever currently has my fancy. Maybe some of it will catch yours as well!

(Oh and in case you’re wondering, while I do participate in Amazon’s affiliate program, I’m not paid to promote anything–I just do it for fun.)

VIDEO OF THE WEEK:

THE UNSKIPPABLE COMMERCIAL

NEPTUNE DUO SMART WATCH & DUMB SCREEN

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You’ll feel like James Bond with the Neptune Duo Smart Watch & Dumb Screen on your wrist.

This sleek, high-tech device contains all the smart services you need: 4G cellular service, Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, and NFC. All-in-one wearable gadget that it is, this wristwatch enables you to call home, send texts to friends, track fitness stats, check into your social network – oh yeah, and it tells time too.

The Neptune Smart Watch has a powerful quad-core processor, which is because it’s the main device to store your apps and files. It syncs to the other half of the Neptune Duo, the Pocket, which is a back-up battery and larger interface for the wearable Hub.

And it’s a big, dumb screen on purpose so that if you lose it, you don’t lose your data or personal information too.

SENSS’ BLUEWIRE CALL RECORDER

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If you’re on the phone all day for work, the Senss Bluewire is a must-have.

Unlike other Bluetooth headsets, this one enables the wearer to record both sides of the conversation (whether by smartphone or VoIP). It has an internal 16GB memory card to store the data, which can be quickly accessed via smartphone app. Make it even easier by clicking a button to send the last call you made to your e-mail so you can forward it to your personal assistant or business partner.

Even if you have a machine-like ability to remember every word you hear, the Bluewire has other features to pique interest. A wireless leash helps you track down your lost phone, it has push-to-talk functionality, a built-in flashlight, voice memo recording, and a Blueguard motion trigger alarm to make it into a motion detector.

SATECHIE ALUMINUM CLAMP HUB

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Love your iMac except for its lack of enough USB ports?

The Satechi SuperSpeed 4-Port USB hub is not just any splitter. It clamps to the monitor for easy access, giving you four USB ports right in front of your face. And in the back, the design is minimal with one short cord that’ll never get in the way.

Best of all, it upgrades one USB 3.0 port to 4 USB 3.0 ports. That’s right – you won’t lose any of the speed, which means your gadgets can all charge quickly off your desktop. But it’s also backwards compatible with USB 2.0 so you can still use old equipment you’re still attached to.

POWERUP 3.0 SMARTPHONE-CONTROLLED PAPER AIRPLANE

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Who says flying remote-control toys is for kids?

The PowerUp 3.0 Paper Airplane is unlike any other – not because it’s designed for a smooth flight path or long descent, but because it’s made to control the paper airplane by your smartphone or tablet. The device will convert your hand-folded paper craft into a crash-resistant, remote-controlled airplane.

The kit comes with special template paper, a micro USB cable for charging, and spare parts (including propeller and rudder). Tilt your phone to the right or left to maneuver the plane through the air, or hit the throttle lever for extra speed to go higher or sail back down.

BOOK OF THE WEEK:

CA$HVERTISING: HOW TO USE MORE THAN 100 SECRETS OF AD-AGENCY PSYCHOLOGY TO MAKE BIG MONEY SELLING ANYTHING TO ANYONE

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When it comes to marketing advice and teachings, I’m pretty hard to impress.

I’ve read more books on marketing, advertising, copywriting, and the like than I can count, and I’ve created or directed marketing campaigns that have sold, and continue to sell, millions of dollars of product.

I had come across Cashvertising quite a few times in my travels but always bumped it for others on my reading list because, well, I was skeptical of it. tThe cheesy title, “secrets revealed” angle, the suspiciously high ratio of raving to ranting reviews on Amazon…it reeked of hucksterism.

I eventually gave in and picked it up and, well, I was wrong. Really wrong. This book is fantastic. It’s a cornucopia of powerful, time-proven marketing insights and strategies and swipe material, and ironically it’s become one of my “go-to” textbooks for ideas and inspiration.

No matter what you sell, this book is going to make you better at selling it. I guarantee it.

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