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New products: Scale measures body fat, hydration

         

Deborah Porterfield, Different for USA TODAY 7:34 a.m. EST January four, 2014

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SCALE MONITORS FITNESS

Most any toilet scale can let you know how a lot you weigh. However if you are fascinated about monitoring your well being, you are going to need extra information. One choice is a be aware of-it-all scale from Pyle Audio. Working with the included app, its Bluetooth Fitness Scale measures a variety of data related to your hydration, muscles, bones, body fat and, of course, weight. This info can be displayed on its LCD screen or transmitted wirelessly to a compatible Bluetooth device, such as the iPhone 5 and the Samsung Galaxy S4. The scale, which is made to share, can store data for up to 10 different people. Available in black, gray, green, pink and orange, it costs about $60.

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The Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2000 2D/3D 1080p 3LCD Projector costs $900.(Photo: Epson)

PROJECTOR PLAYS SMART, TOO

The Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2000 2D/3D 1080p 3LCD Projector provides some tempting features that promise to expand your big-screen viewing options. When connected to a Roku streaming stick or a smartphone or tablet that supports MHL technology (Mobile High-Definition Link), the projector becomes a smart display that can instantly project high-def movies, videos and games on most any wall or screen. And if you crave special effects, this model can display 3-D movies. Plus, its 1800 lumens of color and 1800 lumens of bright white light deliver crisp and colorful images up to 300 inches in size. The compact projector has a built-in speaker, audio jacks and two HDMI ports, including one that supports MHL-enabled devices. It costs $900.

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The Boa nerve messenger bag costs $150.(Photo: Booq Bags)

PACK A BAG FOR BIKE OR OFFICE

Sometimes you need to keep your possessions close to the chest; other times, not so much. The Boa Nerve messenger bag can handle either scenario: Its stabilizing seatbelt shoulder strap lets you switch from a close-to-the chest grip for biking to a looser grip for casual strolling. Made with a water-repellent ballistic nylon exterior and rubberized bottom shields, the bag has plenty of room for your adventures: a padded compartment for your laptop, a main compartment roomy enough for sneakers, a side pocket for a water bottle and a variety of other pockets for additional gear. The bag from Booq costs about $150.

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The Uplift In-Ear Headphones cost $40.(Photo: House of Marley)

HEADPHONE ‘HEAR’ NATURE CALLING

You can feel good about the environment while listening to music via the Uplift In-Ear Headphone from the House of Marley. Made of recyclable aluminum and “forest-friendly” wood, the earphones deliver solid audio through 8mm drivers. Priced at $30, the earphones ship with a 52-inch fabric-covered cable and three sizes of ear tips. A version with a three-button remote and microphone is $40.

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