Tech Tuesday: FitBark and Casetop

This week on News 1130 radio in Vancouver, I discussed these items:

  • Wearable tech for your dog: Popular devices like the FitBit and Nike Fuelband have been used by people to measure their physical activity levels for a while now. Now you can ensure that your dog is also getting the right amount of exercise thanks to the FitBark. This $99 device consists of a little plastic bone that clips onto the dog collar (recording up to 3 weeks of activity) and a little USB powered base station in the shape of a dog house. An app for your smartphone can display the activity level for your dog and you can monitor it remotely from anywhere so you can make sure it’s getting it’s walk while you’re at work. No word on the FitMeow.
  • Turn your smartphone into a laptop: Soon you’ll be able to turn your smartphone into a laptop for only $250 with three times the battery life of typical laptops. Compatible with most smartphones, the Casetop from Lividesigns is basically a keyboard and screen that you connect your phone to via a pull out bar at the front of the device. Your phone then becomes the trackpad. The Casetop also contains it’s own battery that will keep your phone charged while you have it connected.

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