5 Fun Tech Devices to Get You Through the Winter

This week, the Adweek staff is highlighting accessories for folks who want to get fit, stay warm and keep connected, including a device that makes your iPhone a thermal camera, a scale that measures more than just your weight and a double-duty puffer jacket. Take a look!


Helix Cuff, $169

While most wearables are designed to track your physical activity or keep you up to date with smartphone notifications, the Helix Cuff seeks to solve a truly pressing daily problem—namely, where on earth did you stash your wireless earbuds? Each metallic-accented bracelet (including an 18 karat gold-plated version) holds a pair of Bluetooth headphones featuring cVc noise reduction and a remote that allows you to control music playback, adjust the volume and answer calls. When not in use, the earbuds store neatly in the cuff—so you're not left rooting around in the bottom of your work bag when you just can't wait to finish the latest episode of Serial.

Buy it: ashleychloe.com


Flir One, $249

As good as your iPhone's camera might be, it's not exactly useful in the dark. Enter the Flir One, a nifty device that transforms your iPhone into a thermal camera that combines easy-to-see physical detail with raw thermal images. Use it to check for energy leaks at home, scan a room for recent footprints, observe wildlife while camping or just show off in front of friends.

Buy it: flir.com


Withings Smart Body Analyzer, $149

Jump start your New Year's resolutions with Withings' Smart Body Analyzer, a high-tech scale that tracks your body fat, BMI, heart rate and stores the information in your smartphone for easy access. It even screens surrounding air quality and provides a daily local weather report.

Buy it: withings.com


Oakley Airwave Goggles, $649

Hitting the slopes this winter? Stay connected with Oakley's Airwave goggles featuring a built-in Recon Snow2 heads-up display that uses GPS and Bluetooth to show performance metrics, resort maps, smartphone notifications and more. The latest version is GoPro compatible, so you can control your camera and view a live feed without ever taking your eyes off the trail.

Buy it: oakley.com


Hexo+ Drone, $1,349

If you pull off a mind-blowing snowboard routine without anyone seeing it, did it ever really happen? Capture all your best moves for posterity with the Hexo+ drone, a self-flying hexacopter that uses a combination of GPS and predictive algorithms to actually follow you at speeds of up to 45 mph. Just BYO action cam and get moving.

Buy it: hexoplus.com


Tumi Patrol Packable Travel Puffer Jacket, $195

Pack a little lighter on your next trip with Tumi's Patrol Puffer Jacket. The water-resistant nylon coat, available in an array of colors, pulls double duty as a travel neck pillow—just stuff it into its own hidden collar pocket and prepare to relax (even in coach).

Buy it: tumi.com

This story first appeared in the Jan. 4 issue of Adweek magazine. Click here to subscribe.