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Michael J. Marquis
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<p>Michael Marquis is a Portland, Maine-based consumer technology writer who covers AR/VR, Smart Home, Drones, and Wearables. When he’s not exploring interesting parts of the world, you can find him at either Gillette Stadium watching his beloved New England Patriots or at a local Portland coffee shop working on his next copywriting assignment. Feel free to find Mike on Twitter @MarquisInteract</p>
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Vinci 2.0 AI Sports Headphones

Introducing the Vinci 2.0 smart sports headphones by Inspero, Inc. These are not your ordinary earbuds. These are all-in-one, voice-activated, hands-free sports headphones armed with a Quad-Core ARM Cortex A-7 processor. With the option of three different versions (Lite, Pro, and Super), wearers can boost their storage capacity from 8GB to 16GB to 32GB while taking advantage of OLED Touchscreen display for upgraded versions.

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The Hydrofoiler XE-1

Considered to be the perfect hybrid between an electric bike and a JetSki, Manta5’s all-new Hydrofoiler XE-1 prototype is a 400-watt pedal-powered water vehicle designed for the outdoor enthusiast. Equipped with two carbon fiber hydrofoils giving the rider surface lift, the XE-1 is the brainchild of New Zealand adventure sports entrepreneur Guy Howard-Willis.

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The SpinX Robotic Toilet Cleaner

It’s time for a 21st-century solution for manually scrubbing our toilets once a week. It’s a grim task that no one likes doing. Thankfully, a recent Kickstarter campaign (which was funded in less than 24 hours) has unveiled a solution. Introducing SpinX – the “world’s first toilet cleaning robot.” This fully autonomous toilet bowl and seat cleaner can tackle the toughest stains in just 90 seconds.

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$389
Mooz Industrial-Grade 3D Printer

The all-new transformable metallic 3D printer from Mooz is designed for ultimate precision at an incredibly affordable price. Whether you’re a DIY’er or professional designer, you have the luxury of a modular printer that offers CNC Carving, Laser Engraving, and 3D Printing without the hefty price tag. If the mission is to make printing available to everyone, Mooz has accomplished its goals.

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GoSun Go Solar Oven

GoSun has developed a truly groundbreaking solar oven. Designed to be portable, durable, and highly versatile, the GoSun Go can heat up to 500 degrees F and cooks most meals in 20-30 minutes. Weighing only 2 lbs (.9 kg), the Go has the ability to steam, bake, roast, and boil all using GoSun’s cutting-edge patented solar technology. If you’re a lover of the outdoors and want an eco-friendly alternative to propane stoves/charcoal grills, this is a great purchase.

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Cubroid Smart Coding Blocks

The era of the Lincoln Log set is officially over. Smart toy manufacturers have stepped it up for our children and it’s pretty exciting. Introducing Cubroid – an innovative collection of coding blocks that are not only compatible with LEGO’s; but more importantly, teach children the basics of programming through MIT Media Labs’ Scratch application. Classrooms have already begun integrating S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) lesson plans across the U.S.

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The Effie Ironing Machine

Using the perfect combination of both heat and steam, the all-new Effie machine is capable of drying and ironing up to 12 articles of clothing. With just a press of a button, Effie spits out perfectly pressed garments whether it’s your shirts, trousers, t-shirts, blouses, short dresses, bedsheets, towels, pillowcases, etc. If you like your socks and underwear toasty before tackling the day, just toss them in Effie and let the machine work its magic.

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Google Pixel Buds

Capable of translating 40 languages courtesy of Google Translate paired with a Pixel/Android-compatible smartphone, the all-new Pixel Buds are breaking down the language barrier whether you’re a frequent world traveler, a multinational businessperson, or an ESL educator. Google set out to make a pair of earbuds more helpful and they have certainly accomplished their mission.

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Embr Wave Thermal Wristband

With a mission to “harness the power of temperature to improve personal comfort,” Embr Wave has created its very own body thermostat. The cutting-edge wearable is co-founded by three MIT scientists, is backed by Bose Ventures and Intel Capital, and has already raised close to $500,000 on its Kickstarter campaign.