For each product category in the Consumer Guide, we’ve collected a handful of items that appeared in NM in 2014. In some cases the original article is longer, so we’ve provided the month, in case you’d like to look up more information:

Tobii Eyemobile
(February, SCI Life)
For people with high-level spinal cord injuries, get ready for one of the coolest technological advancements in recent years — the Tobii EyeMobile — a device that lets you use a tablet with Windows 8 by using only your eyes. The EyeMobile is a Dell tablet running Microsoft Windows 8 that has been attached to a special bracket and the TobiiPCEye tracker. The bracket can be easily mounted on wheelchairs or elsewhere, allowing for mobile usage. You can also unplug the tracker and use it on a home computer or laptop. The interface and controls are intuitive, and after some getting used to and calibrating, the EyeMobile works quite well according to users.

Anywhere Charger Mat
(August, SCI Life)
powermat-ipod-touch-sleeveQuads with an iPhone 5S/5, iPhone 4S/4 or a Samsung have access to one of the coolest charging ideas to ever come around for phones — the Duracell PowerMat. By simply adding an unobtrusive, black “access” case to your phone you gain the ability to charge your phone wirelessly by placing it on a PowerMat. You can also purchase a PowerSnap Kit, which snaps over the AccessCase and acts like an extra battery, doubling your available power. The com