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9 Tech Gadgets You Wish You Could Afford

At first, you'll say, "Who needs to spend that kind of money on this kind of gadget?" Then you'll say, "I want that!" Here's a look at nine items that fit that bill.
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Sensoria Fitness Smart Socks
It's an old complaint: the holiday present of underwear. But if it's this underwear you find under the tree, you may not complain. 
Sensoria Fitness makes several items of wearable fitness clothing that track your heart rate, monitor body movement, and connect with a mobile app. While the company makes a Fitness Smart Sports Bra ($139) and a Fitness Smart T-shirt ($139), I'm drawn most to the Fitness Smart Socks 'because who in his right mind would spend $199 on a pair of socks?!' Well, me, if I could afford it. You don't get much geekier than this. 
The Sensoria smart socks are infused with proprietary textile sensors to detect parameters important to running form, such as cadence and foot landing technique, and they collect data about activity type and impact forces. That data is transmitted through a featherweight, detachable anklet via Bluetooth Smart to a smartphone app. The software analyzes the data and provides runners with audio and visual feedback. The company promises that you can gain real-time feedback to help adjust running form, improve performance, and reduce the risk of injuries.
Also, they do look cool.
Product info: Sensoria
 Price: $199
 Shipping: Yes 
(Image: Sensoria)

Sensoria Fitness Smart Socks

It's an old complaint: the holiday present of underwear. But if it's this underwear you find under the tree, you may not complain.

Sensoria Fitness makes several items of wearable fitness clothing that track your heart rate, monitor body movement, and connect with a mobile app. While the company makes a Fitness Smart Sports Bra ($139) and a Fitness Smart T-shirt ($139), I'm drawn most to the Fitness Smart Socks "because who in his right mind would spend $199 on a pair of socks?!" Well, me, if I could afford it. You don't get much geekier than this.

The Sensoria smart socks are infused with proprietary textile sensors to detect parameters important to running form, such as cadence and foot landing technique, and they collect data about activity type and impact forces. That data is transmitted through a featherweight, detachable anklet via Bluetooth Smart to a smartphone app. The software analyzes the data and provides runners with audio and visual feedback. The company promises that you can gain real-time feedback to help adjust running form, improve performance, and reduce the risk of injuries.

Also, they do look cool.

Product info: Sensoria
Price: $199
Shipping: Yes

(Image: Sensoria)

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Michelle
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Michelle,
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12/29/2015 | 6:51:17 PM
Re: Lean back at work
That sounds great! It sounds like a really nice "bell". You don't have race through the house just to get a look at the person who just rang. 
Vishal.kawatra
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Vishal.kawatra,
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12/15/2015 | 1:28:11 AM
The tilte is perfect
I always end up talking to myself how ridiculous the price is for X piece of equipment but then i juat can't help myself because taht little voice in my head tells me " i have to have it ". I know I am not alone on this . Cheers !! Vishal Kawatra
Li Tan
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Li Tan,
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12/13/2015 | 10:34:01 PM
Re: I really want...
I am interested in the smart carry-on luggage. I am tired of carrying a bunch of accessories each time during traveling...Furthermore, it's very handy to charge my iPhone when there is no power socket around.
jagibbons
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jagibbons,
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12/11/2015 | 11:10:47 AM
Re: device will do?
It's no different from many of the devices and electronics we already carry on the plane. I really can't see this being a problem.
jagibbons
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jagibbons,
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12/11/2015 | 11:08:45 AM
Re: device will do?
That chair is awesome. I might fall asleep, though, during the day. Might not be best for productivity.
vnewman2
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vnewman2,
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12/9/2015 | 3:01:54 PM
Re: Lean back at work
I have something similar to the Ring video doorbell and let me tell you - it's really cool - I can see who is at the door and interact with them.  I will never go back to an old-fashioned bell again!
Michelle
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Michelle,
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12/9/2015 | 11:42:19 AM
Lean back at work
My favorite is the reclining work station. I might be inclined to nap a little more than work. Not more slouching!
Whoopty
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Whoopty,
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12/9/2015 | 7:20:22 AM
VR seat
It's not quite ready yet, but this is one big of expensive tech I want in my home:

feelthree.com

Having my own personal VR flight sim in a self contained seat like that would be fantastic. 
jastroff
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jastroff,
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12/8/2015 | 4:44:44 PM
Re: Double telepresence robot.
Sheldon made good use of his telepresence  -- very funny writing -- until he met Steve Wozniak -- and then tried to get there in person

 
mak63
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mak63,
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12/8/2015 | 4:21:02 PM
Wish
I can't believe nobody mentioned how amazing the Brewie is. I don't drink beer (yeah, it is true), but I think this thing will fly off the shelves as soon as it's available.
I love the Petzi. I wonder if my old doggy can learn new tricks.

I have a broken toe. I can imagine what the Smart Socks would say when I'm walking, and makes me laugh
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