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Devices Help You Sleep and Print Selfies Instantly

Devices Help You Sleep and Print Selfies Instantly

Tuesday, 16 April, 2019 - 13:45
Washington- Gregg Ellman
Sound machines are ideal for a quiet, restful sleep, and Adaptive Sound Technologies Inc. LectroFan Micro2 offers a multifunctional unit built for travel in a compact 2-by-2-inch design.

You get a choice of 11 built-in digital sleep sounds, including two ocean surfs, five digital fans and four variations of white, pink and brown noise sound options.

Using the tiny bedside speaker is as easy as any gadget you can find. Inside is a USB rechargeable battery that can last for up to 40 hours in sleep-sound mode.

The LectroFan takes trial and error for the sound selection and volume, and the pop-up swivel design allows you to direct the speaker’s sound.

Bluetooth is also built into the speaker, enabling it to pair with a smartphone and stream music off your device. The battery runs for about six hours in Bluetooth mode.

Info: www.soundofsleep.com; $34.95; available in color choices of chalk white, charcoal and metallic red.

Imagine a pocket-sized device with a camera that includes a selfie mirror and a built-in printer: It’s the Polaroid Mint.

Measuring 4.5-3-by-0.7 inches, it’s easy to see the portability with a body mirroring a deck of cards. Inside are the camera and printer, and a rechargeable lithium-ion battery to power it.

The prints are 2-by-3 inches, water- and tear-resistant and smudge-proof.

There is no ink or toner needed. With the zinc technology, everything you need is in the paper, available in packs of 20, 30 or 50 sheets. Loading the paper is instant and easy; just open up the paper and slide it in.

The 16-megapixel camera can store photos on a built-in microSD memory card.

A selfie mirror is on the front, and the timer helps you jump around to get in a group photo.

Info: www.polaroid.com; $92.09; available in black, white, blue, red or yellow.


(Tribune News Service)

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