Gadgets & gear to beat the heat – CTV Tech Talk
Summer is in full swing, and in Calgary anyway, it’s been stinkin’ hot. That’s why this month’s Tech Talk TV segment focused on gadgets and gear to beat the heat.
We all love deep fried food, don’t we? It’s just so unhealthy. But a new kitchen device promises to give us that deep fried flavour and crispness without all the fat and calories. Enter the Philips Airfryer.
The Airfryer is a large, food processor-sized kitchen appliance that cooks food as though it were fried. Philips says it uses, “new, unique TurboStar technology” to fry, roast, bake and grill, all in one device.
Read the full review here.
Dyson Pure Hot + Cool Link
The Dyson Pure Hot+Cool Link is a multi purpose heating and cooling device. It’s a fan, heater, and air purifier all built into one tall narrow cylinder-shaped device. The major difference in this device from all other fans and heaters is that it has no blade.
There’s not really any set-up to speak of. You plug it in and turn it on and that’s about it. The device is controlled with the included Dyson remote control.
The remote will stick to the top of the fan unit with magnets, meaning it’s always going to be findable when you need it so long as you remember to put it back. The remote turns the fan on and off, allows you to control the level of airflow, can change exactly how the air gets blown into the room, using “focused mode” it’s also got buttons to change it from heat to cool, to turn oscillation on and off, and to set a sleep timer or at night Mode. More on those later. You can also download the Dyson Link app on iOS or Android. Using the app gives you a few additional features.
The big question on many minds is, how does a bladeless fan work, and can it move air as effectively as a bladed fan? Read the full review HERE.
Tentsile Connect tent
The best way to stay cool this season is to sleep outdoors, under the stars, in the cool air. You can do that with the magical looking Tentsile Connect tent. The tent straps securely to trees with wratchets and seatbelt-style webbing.
Sleeping in the Connect tent is like being suspended in an ultra comfortable hammock. You don’t roll into the middle of the tent, and you’re not contorted in a U-shape either. I woke up feeling refreshed and well rested.
I’m working on a full review of the Tentsile plus some How-To tips, so please check back in a week or so, and/or ask me any questions you have in comments.
Congrats to CONTEST winner Dana Hutton of Calgary who’s getting a new Philips Airfryer!
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UPDATE – Contest is now closedYou may enter today until midnight. Contest closes at 11:59pm MT Tuesday July 11th, 2017. One entry per person. Duplicate/additional entries on the same day will be discarded.
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