Bonus gadgets: Appy Petz and more

11:51 AM, Dec 7, 2012   |    comments
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Appy Petz

Collect all four -Appy Monster, Appy Puppy, Appy Pony, and Appy Bear. My Appy Petz, on their own they are fun and cuddly, BUT add the magic of your iTouch or iPhone, and they come to life right before your very eyes.

There's so much you can do and share with your My Appy Petz including sing a song, feed them, have them speak silly phrases, give them kisses, play games, make them dizzy and take care of them morning, noon, and night.

For more information, go to 

FitBit One

The newest Fitbit Tracker, Fitbit One is a small, discreet, easy to use, wearable wireless activity monitor that tracks steps taken, distance traveled, stairs climbed and calories burned -and this FitBit also monitors sleep.

It lets you know how long and how well you slept and has a built in Silent Wake Alarm that vibrates so you wake up your partner does not. The FitBit One will keep you motivated to move and help you get fit throughout the day - and let you know your activity level.

Fitbit also has a lot of tools to keep you on track - such as logging food, connecting with Friends and family for a little friendly competition, and even earning fitness badges. It's $99.95 and is available at

Acoustic Research MVP Portable Wireless Speaker

This speaker lets you take your tunes wherever you go. The ultra-portable and weather resistant speaker streams music wirelessly through Bluetooth enabled devices or through a 3.5mm jack.

With personalization by Skinit, you can customize the speaker with your favorite team, college, Hollywood Icon or personal photo. It's $129.99 and available at Best Buy, Lowes, RadioShack, hh greg or

Audiovox Car Connection

This Telematics device lets the consumer monitor, manage, and maintain their vehicle's health, driving habits, location, and through optional ZoomSafer technology, even restrict cell phone usage while driving.

It's $169.99 and available at Sears and Pep Boys. For more info go to

SodaStream Source

SodaStream has partnered with Yves Béhar, world-renowned designer and social entrepreneur. The result is the new Source, a soda maker that combines beauty, functionality and efficiency.

Just push one button and you turn water into cheaper and healthier soda. You can make fizzy water, or use one of SodaStream's own flavors, from their range of over 60 flavor syrups.

The device is powered by a refillable CO2 canister. Source, is priced from $129.99 and is available at top department stores and retailers including Bed Bath & Beyond, Macy's, and other retailers. Visit  to learn more.

Cell Lock-Up

This item is designed to limit annoying cell phone interruptions: no more calls during more on-the-sly texting and game more distractions to family quality time.

Cell Lock-Up "imprisons" up to six cell phones at a time, complete with bunk beds and stanchions. To maintain the peace, cell phones are sentenced to 15, 30, 45, or 60 minutes with an easy-to-use push button timer. A judge's voice announces the sentence as the door clangs shut.

Once all cell phones have served their time, the judge issues his decree that "justice is served," and the cell phone users are "free to rejoin digital society!" And if someone tries to spring a phone before time is up, an alarm sounds and a guard announces, "Alert! Alert! Break-out in progress!"

Whether it's family time, a business meeting, dinner party or other social interaction, Cell Lock-Up is a amusing antidote to cell phone addiction. Cell Lock-Up is available at retail stores including Bed Bath & Beyond and at www.celllockup

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