If you’re a Doctor Who fan, you’ll know that the ultimate timelord gadget is a sonic screwdriver.
Well, today’s manufacturers haven’t quite perfected that piece of technology, but there are a few helpful sonic accessories on the market.
But today we looked at some super gadgets with sonic powers, from filling a room with sound to helping keep your teeth clean.
The Ultimate Ears brand is well known amongst professional musicians. It began life in 1995 when one of Van Halen’s sound engineers invented a new in-ear monitor to help block stage noise for the band. Fast-forward 17 years and Logitech is bringing the Ultimate Ears brand to the masses.
UE 9000 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones: Wireless listening no longer means sound-quality compromises. The UE9000 wireless headphones use the highest quality codecs and advanced digital signal processing to get the best out of a Bluetooth music connection.
The custom drivers produce a great sound and a remarkable level of power, punch and clarity. An optional, detachable cable is included for when Bluetooth isn’t an option (i.e. on planes).
UE Boombox: A powerful portable music solution, the UE Boombox allows you to use your smartphone or tablet to stream clear sounding music from across the room or across the street. Bring it to a party and connect it with multiple phones so everyone can take turns playing music.
Product Website: http://ue.logitech.com/en-nz
Price: UE 9000 Headphones $599.90, UE Boombox $349.90
Availability: Leading electronics retailers such as Noel Leeming and JB HiFi
Philips has introduced two new Sonicare products that push the boundaries of personal oral hygiene − the DiamondClean power toothbrush and a unique alternative to flossing, the AirFloss.
Powered by patented sonic technology, the DiamondClean is the most advanced power toothbrush in the Sonicare range, with a dynamic cleaning action that drives fluid between the teeth and along the gum for healthier gums and whiter teeth.
The toothbrush, which has won numerous design awards, features an advanced dual charging system. Users can either use a glass charging unit or a USB travel case that can plug into a laptop to charge on the go without the need for plugs and adaptors.
The innovative AirFloss makes flossing easier and more effective than using traditional string dental floss. It uses microburst technology that delivers a quick burst of air and water through an innovative nozzle guidance tip to clean between teeth, dislodging hard to remove food and forcing plaque and bacteria out.
The AirFloss is quick and efficient, taking only one minute and using only one teaspoon of water per session, and is proven to be easier to use than string floss.
Price: Philips Sonicare DiamondClean (HX9332) $389.95, Philips Sonicare AirFloss (HX8111) $199.95
Availability: From leading electronic stores nationwide.