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Paper PC Picks - Best in Tech

Hot tech products seen at press conferences and product showcases. By tech journalist Robert S. Anthony, editor, Stadium Circle Features: www.newyorkbob.com. Also read The Paper PC blog: www.paperpc.com. Twitter: @newyorkbob
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ZTE ZMAX PRO for MetroPCS: Big Android 6.0 muscle phone for just $99. With a powerful eight-core, 64-bit, 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, the surprisingly low-priced ZMAX PRO can handle HD video and demanding games without much effort. It has a 6-inch, 1,920-by-1,080-pixel display, 32GB of storage, 2GB of RAM, a 25-hour, 3,400mAh battery and 13MP/5MP rear/front cameras. A rear fingerprint sensor lets users unlock the @zte_usa unit, launched at a NYC press event, with a swipe. Ready…

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With Avis Now, a 70-year-old car rental company proves that it's still trying harder. Avis Budget Group CEO Larry De Shon personally made the rounds in NYC to showcase the new @AvisCarRental app, which not only lets users locate and rent cars, but also unlocks and locks doors, processes upgrades, extensions and cancellations and handles calls to live customer support. The app tracks mileage, fuel levels and other info, thus allowing users to end rentals with one click and get a final bill.

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The new Libratone ONE Click Bluetooth wireless speaker is soft to the touch, but the solid unit has enough power to fill a room with music. The water-resistant $199 unit offers 360-degree audio, a 12-hour battery and can be used as a speakerphone. The exterior is almost button free—only a power button and backlit touch control interrupt the symmetry. The bumper can be removed so a strap or padlock-style hook can be attached and two speakers can be linked with a free @libratone app. CLICK THE…

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Project Nursery 5” High Definition Baby Monitor System with 1.5" Mini Monitor

The $300 Project Nursery High Definition Baby Monitor lets you channel your inner Dick Tracy as you keep an eye on your child. The @projectnursery system comes with a Parent Audio Video Monitor (4.3-inch display) and a Mini Monitor (1.5-inch screen) you can wear on your wrist. It uses encrypted 2.4 GHz wireless technology instead of less-secure Wi-Fi and has a range of up to 800 feet. The camera detects motion, supports night vision and can be remotely panned, tilted and zoomed. #FathersDay

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Holiday season gift guide? Yes, ‘tis already the season for press previews. The good news is that cool tech doesn’t have to be expensive tech. You can snooze the $30 @electrohome Retro Alarm Clock Radio by waving your hand near the illuminated “bells.” The $119 @urbanears Hellas Bluetooth wireless headsets for active users have removable, "sweat-friendly" headbands and ear cushions that can be tossed into the wash. Seen at #MaxBorges Agency media preview. CLICK THE PIC #FathersDay

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Como Audio Solo and Duetto: Tom DeVesto is at it again. The visionary behind Tivoli Audio and Cambridge SoundWorks is back with @comoaudio and a new line of big-sounding, uber-connected, compact radios that play content at the touch of a button—no app or remote needed. The single-woofer Solo ($299; second speaker optional) and stereo Duetto ($399) have color displays, support Wi-Fi and NFC and can play audio from FM or Internet radio, Spotify and many other sources via Bluetooth. CLICK THE…

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The new Bose QuietComfort 35 noise-cancelling on-ear headset has a key feature its predecessors didn’t: a Bluetooth wireless adapter. The $350 unit detects noise via mics inside and outside the earcups, offers voice prompts and supports NFC (near-field communication), which means users can link it with a smartphone with a tap. The $300 QuietControl 30 wireless in-ear headset, available this fall, supports NFC and users can adjust the noise-cancellation level. CLICK THE PIC #Pin200…

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The HP DeskJet 3755 wireless inkjet printer, billed as the world’s smallest all-in-one, measures just 16.7 by 7 by 5.4 inches (WDH). It has a motorized sheet scanner instead of a glass panel for scanning docs and comes in Electric Blue, Sea Grass Green or Stone. The $70 unit can be managed with free apps and the optional @hewlettpackard Instant Ink program ($2.99 to $9.99/mo. based on pages) guarantees that users won’t run out of ink: The unit alerts HP as the ink supply runs low…

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The $149 Portal from Ignition Design Labs looks like a mild-mannered Wi-Fi router, but offers a bit more. Its FCC-approved technology keeps its signals from bumping into those of nearby routers and lets it use a much larger chunk of the Wi-Fi spectrum than most 5GHz routers. It sets up with a smartphone app which can monitor the network and grant or take away access to guest users. The Portal has four Ethernet ports and two USB ports and can be preordered now. CLICK THE PIC for more info.

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The Acer Switch Alpha 12 2-in-1 has a liquid cooling system which eliminates the need for a fan. Heat generated by the Intel i3U, i5 or i7 processor thermally pushes coolant to the edges, where it recirculates. The #Microsoft #Surface lookalike has a 12-inch, 2,160-by-1,440-pixel detachable touchscreen, up to 8GB of memory and up to 512GB of storage. A non-backlit keyboard is included (a backlit version is optional). The @aceramerica Switch Alpha 12 starts at $599 and arrives in June.

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A player piano with passion? The Steinway Spirio can digitally record every aspect of how a pianist plays it and reproduce the music with the same stroke, force and nuances as the artist. “It plays back exactly what I play, which is uncanny,” said noted British pianist Simon Mulligan at a demo at New York’s #Steinway Hall. With its app the @SteinwayAndSons #Spirio can also play music from Steinway’s archive, thus virtually bringing famous old recordings back to life. CLICK THE PIC for a…

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Can Pitney Bowes, a 96-year-old postage meter company, reinvent itself and flourish in the digital shipping age? The new Pitney Bowes Commerce Cloud seeks to prove that it can. From elegant web portals to a growing army of data scientists, the new cloud services aim to simplify life for @pitneybowes customers, especially with international shipping. Multiple shippers? No problem: The new SendPro streamlined shipping interface keeps things simple and consistent. #commercecloud #PitneyBowes

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Lose your glasses? No problem for the iHuman FindMe series of Bluetooth-enabled smart eyeglasses. Fire up the iHuman FindMe smartphone app and it can cause the glasses to buzz. If you’re too far to hear it, a warmer/colder meter will rise or fall as you get closer or farther to the glasses. Lose your phone? No problem. Push a tiny blue button on the glasses and your phone will ring. Spotted at the 2016 @visionexpo in New York. Prices start at about $220. #VisionExpo

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The Master Lock Bluetooth Smart Padlock can be opened wirelessly with a phone or tablet or by tapping out a code on its front panel rocker button. If the lock needs to be opened while you’re not around, you can grant temporary access to anyone with the @masterlock Vault eLocks app on their mobile device or send them a temporary button code. The Master Lock Bluetooth Smart Padlock comes in indoor (Model 4400, $70) and outdoor (Model 4401, $89) versions.CLICK THE PIC #CES2016

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The tiny Earin Bluetooth wireless stereo earbuds deliver big, rich sound by using unique speaker technology and shapeable foam tips that fit snugly in the ear canal. An app lets users tweak bass and balance and monitor battery status. The charging capsule doubles as a carrying case for the 0.12-ounce Earin, which offers almost three hours of stereo listening per charge. What the $300 Earin lacks is a microphone or lights. Seen at ShowStoppers press event at #CES2016 in Las Vegas. CLICK THE…

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(UPDATE 6/10/2016: The Keurig KOLD has been discontinued. CLICK THE PIC for refund info.) Keurig KOLD ($370) uses the same concept as @Keurig single-serve coffeemakers, but mixes cold drinks from genuine Coca-Cola to mojitos and margaritas. KOLD pods ($4.50 to $5 per four-pack) are different from coffee pods, but work the same way: Place in the KOLD unit and press a button. Some pods have beads which release CO2. You’ll have to add your own liquor, but KOLD cocktail pods contain everything…

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Paper PC Picks EXCLUSIVE: First look at The Enforcer. No, not Scott Jordan, founder of @scottevest; it’s the name of his new gadget-friendly jacket. It has a front pocket large enough for a MacBook or a Surface Pro 3 and lots of inside pockets, including a clear one for smartphones. Jordan previewed the Enforcer with SCOTTeVEST fans at Ben & Jack's Steakhouse in NYC. The Enforcer won’t be available until late December. Other products include a sports jacket, trench coat and *gasp* men’s…

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The Roost 9V Smart Battery takes an existing smoke or CO2 detector and makes it “smart” enough to send alerts to a smartphone. The $35 lithium Roost is the same size as a standard 9V battery, but has a Wi-Fi adapter on the bottom which links to a home network. If the alarm goes off, the Wi-Fi adapter wakes up and sends an alert through the cloud to all linked smartphones and tablets. A free app monitors the battery’s status and lets users share smoke-alarm alerts with friends and neighbors.

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Paper PC Picks – Holiday 2015: neyya Smart Ring

Finger-flickin’ good? The new neyya Bluetooth smart ring is easy to use, but quite sophisticated inside. Users can tap or swipe on its 25.5mm capacitive touchpad to start or end phone calls, click through presentations, launch Siri on an iPhone, control music, take handsfree selfies, control GoPro Hero or ROKU devices and perform other tasks. The neyya comes in three sizes and titanium ($129) or gold ($169) finishes. It offers vibrating notifications and its battery lasts three days per…

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And they're off: The flagship NYC @microsoftstore opened at 677 Fifth Ave. at 53rd St. on Oct. 26. The Culture Wall, the huge video screen above the dancing @Microsoft employees, will show non-commercial art to the tourists and office workers below. The new @Microsoft Store, located just five blocks south of the 24-hour Apple Store at 767 Fifth Ave, is open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. every day. #MicrosoftNYC

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The flagship @microsoft Store opens in New York Oct. 26 featuring the new Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 convertible laptops, the Band 2 wearable, a slew of Lumia smartphones and, oh yes, a @rockcenternyc Pitbull concert. The @microsoftstore at Fifth Ave. and 53rd St. has a Community Theater for events, an Answer Desk for all gadget questions (even Apple!) and a huge Culture Wall LED screen facing Fifth Ave. for non-commercial art. Also: A midnight Halo 5: Guardians launch. CLICK THE PIC

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Blackberry PRIV: Yes, a BlackBerry smartphone powered by Android! Instead of BlackBerry 10, which is secure, but lacking in apps, the $699 PRIV uses Google’s Android OS and secures it with encryption technology built into the hardware and software. BlackBerry’s DTEK app lets users secure Android apps to ensure private information isn’t leaked. The PRIV has a 5.4-inch touchscreen, a slide-out keyboard, 32GB of flash memory and an 18MP rear camera. CLICK THE PIC

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The Darth Vader Mimopowerbot charger ($70) made an appearance at the tiny @mimoco booth at the recent New York Comic Con. The lithium ion charger has enough muscle (5200 mAh) to charge tablets as well as smartphones (5V, 2.1A). No, you can’t use “The Force,” but the 5.1-ounce unit comes with a Micro USB charging cable and an Apple Lightning adapter.

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Aiming to make a smart home smarter, iDevices launched three devices which can be controlled with an app or your voice. The Thermostat ($150), Switch ($60) and weatherproof Outdoor Switch (ready in November) use Apple’s HomeKit standard to communicate with each other. A single voice command like “I’m ready for bed” can turn off lights, lower the temperature and, using Schlage’s Sense deadbolt lock, lock the front door. The Switch, Thermostat and free iDevices iOS app will be available Sept…

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The 65-inch Hisense 4K ULED H10 Series Curved Smart TV unveiled in New York this week has the specs to challenge Samsung’s flagship SUHD curved 4K TV line, but at a lower price. The $3,000 @hisenseusa unit features a gently curved 120Hz, 3,840-by-2,160-pixel display (8.3 million pixels), an audio system tweaked by Massachusetts-based dbx-tv and local dimming technology which enhances blacks. Read more in today’s @nydailynews. #ULED CLICK THE PIC

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