A Smart Connected Mattress Pad, Living in Augmented Reality and More


In This Five for Wednesday, we’ll see a portable keyboard that will fit in your pocket and a matress pad that will help keep you comfortable.

  1. The Next Web reports that Pushbullet, one of their Apps of the Year, is now available for iOS, Mac and Safari. Pushbullet is an app that allows you to push files, links and more to your various devices. It was first available for Android, Chrome and the desktop. Pretty cool.
  2. Microsoft is looking into the future through the HoloLens. It’s different from Google Glass in that it’s built more for computer interaction in the real world. Very interesting. What could it mean for real estate? Lots!
  3. On FastCoDesign, they feature a smart desk that knows when you’ve been sitting too long and encourages you to stand up. I’ve been using a standing desk for almost four years now and can say that it’s definitely worth it.
  4. In the Internet of Things, disparate devices connecting is important. Luna is a mattress cover that communicates with your nest Thermostat and keeps you comfortable. It’s interesting that there are a number of devices enrolled in the nest partners program that use the nest as a hub. This will definitely be something to watch from Google.
  5. PSFK showcases a portable keyboard from WayTools. Called TextBlade, the device is the smallest useable keyboard we’ve seen. It uses magnets to assemble and fits in your pocket. Having recently purchased an iPhone 6 Plus, I’m considering this.

That’s it for this week. Have any devices/tech/apps you think we should know about? Leave them in the comments below.

Chad Curry

Managing Director for the Center for REALTOR® Technology. Working to improve the value proposition to our members through our web properties and mobile space.

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