By Noah Henry • August 05, 2013
Technology today enhances your ability to communicate, entertain yourself, and keep track of your health at all times. Portability and wearability is at all all-time high, and considering how easy it is to rock the cutting-edge and crazy at prices that won’t massacre your moolah, we’d like to recommend a few of our favorites. Here are the best tech choices for talking, walking, timing, riding and reading—all available for prices within your budget.
TALKING—Samsung Galaxy SIII
We know. It's not the S4. But Metro PCS offers the S3 at a price substantially less than the newer S4, and you can get almost all of the same features. In the words of Samsung, the S3 is “inspired by nature—it sees, listens, responds, and allows you to share the greatest moments.” You can tell it to wake up, answer calls, or take a photo. In a sense, you can communicate with your communication device. You can transfer pictures, music, videos and more by simply touching phones with other Galaxy SIII users. Featuring 1080p HD video, mp3 music, email and Wi-Fi, the Galaxy SIII is the all-in-one stud capable of almost anything.
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Smart technology is making its way to your watch. As an extension of your smartphone, the Pebble Smartwatch lets you know what’s happening on your phone without ever having to reach into your pocket. All you have to do is look at your wrist to view text messages, Facebook alerts and email notifications. With the ability to sync with your iPhone or Android, the Pebble Smartwatch lets you control the music on your playlist and answer calls. It is waterproof, attractive with any outfit, and fits perfectly with the mobile mindset of today.
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Slim and stylish, the Fitbit Flex tracks steps, distance and calories burned. Its simple design and lightness makes tracking your fitness easier than ever. It even lets you know how well you’ve slept. A suitable alternative to a noisy cell phone alarm, the Fitbit Flex can wake you with gentle vibrations on your wrist and is also shower-friendly. If you’ve ever wanted keener insight into your fitness regimen or sleeping habits, the Fitbit Flex makes a perfect device for you. You can access stats on your computer, tablet, or smartphone.
RIDING—Pure Fix Kilo Bicycle
Nocturnal bikers can light up the streets with the glow-in-the-dark Kilo bicycle from Pure Fix. How in the heck does it glow in the dark?! It has solar-activated paint which absorbs light during the day. Complete with bright LED front and rear lights, the Kilo makes the ideal transportation unit for nightriders. You can choose between fixed gear and single speed, and it’s easy to carry around, weighing in at a convenient 22 to 24 lbs.
Currently offered at a great rate of $129.99 at Best Buy, the Kindle Fire features over a million titles of books. Reading, web surfing, watching videos, and listening to music is all possible with the Kindle Fire. It provides the complete and unlimited package of entertainment. Considering the costs of routinely buying new books, the Kindle Fire is a great option financially.
Gear up with a few of these bad boys, and you’ll be up-to-date with the best tech of today. What are a few of your favorite gadgets and gizmos out there today?
Noah Henry Noah Henry is an amateur movie critic, foodie, bowler, and beer reviewer. But he's no amateur when it comes to saving money, so listen up!