Fall in to great gadgets: 8 gizmos for the new season
Smart PJ's, $30, smartpjs.com
We hear so much about "wearable tech" these days, what with smart jerseys and fitness bands. But these pajamas take wearable tech to a new level. Smart PJ's are interactive pajamas that tell bedtime stories. Each pair of PJ's comes with a free app, and you can use your smartphone to scan one of the many patterns on the apparel. Each pattern is a portal to a different bedtime story, like "Humpty Dumpty" or "Little Miss Muffet." Smart PJ's come in five sizes for kids ages 1 to 10.
Loopa Gyroscopic Toddler Bowl, $15, thinkgeek.com
No more Cheerios spills! With the Gyroscopic Toddler Bowl, your munchkin can hardly spill his food if he tries. Made by two parents, this dream-of-a-bowl relies on the science of gyroscopes to protect your floors and help keep your sanity. Bonus: It's dishwasher safe.
Satechi USB Portable Humidifier, $30, satechi.net
As the weather cools off, your skin craves moisture. Want to take your soothing, replenishing humidifier on the road? It's easy, thanks to this little gadget. This USB Portable Humidifier works when you place it on a water-filled bottle or glass and plug it into a USB port. At night, it casts a dim blue light, for calming, away-from-home ambiance. Bonus: If you use cold water, the humidifier doubles as a mister, making it useful year-round.
Google Trekker, google.com
For years, Google has taken us to see streets, businesses and other sights via the images captured by Google street cars. Now, the tech giant is getting even wilder with Google Trekker. Google Trekkers will venture far from the roads and delve deep into canyons, hop along islands and explore vast arrays of landscapes and adventures, recording it all the while.
And guess what? Google is looking for help. With the recently launched Trekker pilot program, successful applicants can borrow Google's equipment (i.e. a 40-pound, backpack-mounted, 360-degree rotating system with up to 15 cameras that take photos every 2.5 seconds as the Trekker treks) on their next voyage.
—By Katie Linendoll for TODAY.