TECH GADGETS

the top ten purchases

text by Robert Turner

New tech gadgets are being developed, tested and marketed at such a rate that that the average consumer can hardly keep up. Wanting to learn which items are popular, we checked with Connie Chen from the Business Insider. “Generally, it looks like shoppers care about security, car accessories, music speakers and keeping their phones charged,” says Chen. Add sleeping and writing to that list and you have the gadgets that Amazon’s Movers & Shakers have tracked as the top ten tech purchases. All are available at www.amazon.com

Wi-Fi VIDEO DOORBELL

This doorbell has a high-definition camera so you can keep tabs on expected and unexpected visitors from your phone, even when you’re not at home. It also has full-color night vision and a motion sensor and will record video to your cloud account as soon as the doorbell is pressed or motion is detected. SkyBell HD Bronze WiFi Video Doorbell, $165.92

SLEEP AID DEVICE

The co-founder of this metronome and light system was a former insomniac who understands the frustrations of being unable to fall asleep. The device, which has two different timed modes, projects a soft blue light onto the ceiling and has you synchronize your breathing with the light pulses. Dodow Sleep Aid Device, $59

BLUETOOTH PRECISION COOKER

Sous vide cookers cook your food to exact temperatures, so you get evenly cooked meats, fish, and vegetables every time. Bluetooth connectivity means you can track your cooking from anywhere in the house and you don’t need to stand in your kitchen watching the pot. Anova Culinary Sous Vide Precision Cooker Bluetooth Immersion Circulator, $124.99

MINI CAR ADAPTER

You’ll never get into your car without this accessory in hand after you see its size and experience its strong charging abilities. RAVPower 24W 4.8A Mini Dual USB Car Adapter, $7.99

DASH CAM

This dash cam is lightweight and easy to install on your dashboard. It automatically starts recording once your engine starts and saves video recording data in case of collisions. AuKing Dash Cam, $45.99

TRULY WIRELESS EARPHONES

Stylish and functional, these gold wireless earbuds provide crisp sound and are very comfortable to wear. Mectgur Bluetooth Earbuds, $24.91

MINI BLUETOOTH SPEAKER

Anker’s small speaker delivers surprisingly big sound and can play 15 hours continuously on a single charge. The Bluetooth technology gives it a 66-foot connection range, but it also support micro SD and aux sources. Anker SoundCore mini Bluetooth Speaker, $29.88

WIRELESS CHARGING STAND

It’s time to toss out all your cords and wall chargers. All you need to do is place your phone on this wireless charging stand to get back to a full battery. Samsung Qi Certified Fast Charge Wireless Charging Stand with AFC Wall Charger, $38.84

WATERPROOF BLUETOOTH SPEAKER

This durable Bluetooth speaker is tough enough to keep up with your outdoor gatherings. It’s waterproof and shockproof, so you can bring it out to the pool worry-free. Anker SoundCore Sport XL Outdoor Portable Bluetooth Speaker, $69.88

A SMART NOTEBOOK

Instantly send your handwritten notes to a cloud service like Google Drive or Dropbox, then stick the notebook in your microwave to erase the marking and reuse it. You can keep your notes organized while enjoying the benefits of writing by hand. Rocketbook Wave Smart Notebook, $26.97