With Katie Linendoll, Technology Expert, Show Host, Network Sports-Tech Contributor, Emmy Award Winner and Self-Proclaimed “Nerd.”
Summer Break may have just begun but there is no break in the stream of hot new tech trends that make the summer even more fun and relaxing.
Katie Linendoll has made it her business (and pleasure!) to weed out all the best new technology and she shares her favorite picks…
Mario and Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move is a puzzling new game for the Nintendo 3DS hand-held system. Fans of puzzle games or the Mario vs. Donkey Kong series will enjoy this 3D action-puzzle experience that puts an emphasis on quick thinking. The game is jam-packed with more than 180 puzzles. Players race against the clock to find solutions and reach the goal. The game features multiple puzzle modes as well as unlockable mini-games. You can also become an expert puzzle creator! The game includes an easy-to-use system for creating and sharing your puzzles online with other players.
Mario and Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move is available exclusively from the Nintendo eShop.
Make music social with UE BOOM, the wireless speaker made to rage, riot, party and play the music you love out loud. UE BOOM’s 360-degree design blasts bold, immersive sound into any space. Its versatile, go-anywhere shape is designed to be as spontaneous as you – it brings the music, you bring the friends. With a water and stain resistant acoustic skin and 15-hour rechargeable battery, you’re ready for wherever the day or night takes you. And, you can even double the sound experience by wirelessly connecting two UE BOOMs together through the free UE BOOM app for iOS™ or Android™.
UE BOOM – $199.99
The Slate7 is the first HP Android-based tablet, to provide users with easy access to Google Mobile services like Google Now, Google Search, Gmail, YouTube, Google Drive and Google+. At just 7-inches diagonal and weighing 13 ounces, it’s the perfect size whether relaxing at home or running errands. Exclusive built-in Beats Audio™ offers the best sounding, richest audio on a tablet. The Slate7 offers premium design that feels as good as it looks with stainless steel accents and a soft-touch back.
Other awesome features of The Slate7 include:
• Built-in WiFi
• ARM Dual Core Cortex-A9 1.6 GHz processor
• Integrated wireless for easy access to e-mail, internet and key apps
• High-aperture-ratio Field Fringe Switching (HFFS) panel for wide viewing
angles in both indoor and outdoor lighting
• Front VGA webcam
• 3MP rear camera
• HP ePrint application, and the exclusive native printing capability enabling
printing directly from most applications
• Micro USB port
• A Suite of applications from HP from exclusive games to productivity tools.
HP Slate7 – Starting price of $169
The HP Pocket Playlist is a portable media streaming device. With its slim design, the HP Pocket Playlist is lighter than your average smartphone so you can easily take it with you on your next summer adventure and stream unencrypted content including movies, songs and photos on-the-go to up to five different mobile devices. Starting at $99.99 with a limited time instant rebate from shopping.hp.com, you get 32GB of storage power. With MediaConverter 7, users can connect their Pocket Playlist to a computer using a USB cable and convert files into a format that will seamlessly play back on their mobile device.
The new HP ENVY 5530 e-All-in-One offers consumers easy, affordable and convenient printer options. The HP ENVY 5530 is a home-use printer built for creative hobbies such as scrapbooking and arts and crafts projects. The unit is also great for families with its ability to print borderless lab-quality photos and laser sharp documents.
Packaged in a compact, contemporary design to fit in the home, the ENVY 5530-e-All-in-One delivers convenient printing from mobile devices and the web. It lets users scan photos and documents directly to mobile devices for sharing or storing. And, It offers instant ink subscriptions, making it simple for any home user to resupply their printer.
Other features of the HP ENVY 5530-e-All-in-One include:
• Printer control with smartphone, tablet or PC
• HP Wireless direct to connect printer without a router
• HP ePrint application to print directly from most apps
• HP Printables for direct delivery of news, fun and coupons
• Print speeds of 9 pages per minute for black and white
• Automatic two-sided printing, free and easy cartridge recycling
HP ENVY 5530-e-All-in-One – $129.99