The Real Deal New York

The Last Word on Luxury from the March/April 2016 issue of Luxury Listings NYC

The gadgets that need to be on the tip of your tongue
By Isabel Schwab | March 07, 2016 01:00PM

1.Write Up: Want to write the great American novel (or maybe just a legal brief) but get too distracted by everything happeningAstrohaus-Freewrite on the Internet? Freewrite is the world’s first smart typewriter, which allows you to save your work to the cloud, but doesn’t let you do anything else — except type. $499; from www.store.getfreewrite.com

2.Watch Out: The newly released XBR-X930D television from Sony provides a XBR-X930Ddramatic and beautiful picture and is so thin it seems to melt into your wall. And it features Google Android’s operating system, letting you easily connect to any IoT (Internet of Things) device in your home. $3,299 for a 55” set; from www.amazon.com

 

3.Walk it Off: No doubt Fitbit Fitbitprovides you with a ton of valuable information about your daily health habits, but it isn’t exactly a fashion item. The brand’s new Fitbit Alta changes all that, with a sleek and customizable design you won’t want to hide underneath your jacket. $129.95; from www.fitbit.com

4.Close to the Skin: Keep your beard or ’stache looking sharp with the new ES-LV6N-A razor from Panasonic. Its flexible head has a beard sensor that will automatically detect the density of your facial hair to adjust cutting power, and a pop-up trimmer shaves the edges of your beard with precision. $399; from www.shop.panasonic.com

5.Get Wired: Stop wandering around your house trying to find a good wireless connection. Eero are small, non-intrusive devices you place around your home to spread out your network. You can control the system from an app and it will reset itself automatically so you never have to get up to unplug the modem ever again. $499 for a three-pack; from www.amazon.com