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Don’t be fooled by its name: Nightingale isn’t an electronic bird, but a system that’s supposed to cancel all the noise while you sleep, allowing you to get a good night’s rest.

Nightingale uses two devices to create a sound blanket above your bed, diminishing or eliminating the distracting noises. You can choose from a list of 15 different noises and the device works fine no matter if you’ve got wooden floors or carpets in your room.


Each device makes use of two speakers, and their output is intelligently directed, depending on the actual room geometry. This way, the white noise is radiated uniformly, so the brain can’t identify the source of the sound.

Nightingale can also be controlled with a dedicated app, which is available for iOS and Android devices. Don’t worry, if you don’t have any of those, you can use a plain web browser to set it up. The device can be set up to activate before bedtime and shut down after you wake up.


Orange Pi i96

If you want to build a drone or a robot that has built-in Wi-Fi abilities without breaking the bank, the $10 Orange Pi developer board may be the perfect solution for you.

But don’t confuse this tiny board with the more expensive Raspberry Pi 3, which packs the power of a small computer. Still, Orange Pi has no match when it comes to building inexpensive smart gadgets.


Besides the already mentioned Wi-Fi support, the board comes with 2 GB of RAM and 4 GB of storage. It also has a micro USB port and a microSD slot. Believe it or not, this tiny computer also includes a video camera interface, making it a great device when it comes to building robots, which need to “see” the areas around them.


Altec Lansing MZW100 Earphones

Believe it or not, lots of manufacturers have started to produce Bluetooth headsets since Apple has decided to retire the good old 3.5 mm plug from its newest iPhone. My guess is that Apple wanted everyone to purchase its AirPods, but most people simply didn’t like the way they look and sound.

Altec Lansing has recently released its MZW100 Bluetooth earphones. To begin with, they are waterproof and sand proof. They are also comfortable to wear, and it looks like they won’t fall off your head even while you’re running.

The sound quality is decent and noise canceling works great. Don’t expect amazing sound quality from these devices, though; real headphones have big speakers inside them, and a pair of $500 headphones will always sound much better than any set of earphones.