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Stress relief through technology

Patricia Conte has a background in marketing communications and works as an independent writer. In 2010, she was given the opportunity to combine her love of writing and food when she started as a contributing writer for the Food channel...

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It might seem contrary to conventional wisdom, but when you’re stressed, technology can help!
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It might seem contrary to conventional wisdom, but when you’re stressed, technology can help! The latest in technology can actually provide you with stress relief. For those days when you’re not as relaxed as you’d like to be or you’re looking for something that can help put your mind at ease, consider the following products that can help.

1

Puttyworld Thinking Putty

(PuttyWorld.com, $10-$15)

Puttyworld Thinking Putty

The minute you get your hands on Puttyworld Thinking Putty, you know you’ll have a hard time putting it down! Use your hands to mold, shape, stretch, smush and twist Thinking Putty. Grab a can to open at your desk for stress relief. Need a little help with creative brainstorming? This might warm you up for the flow of ideas. Thinking Putty is non-toxic, non-gooey and made of silicone so it won’t crumble or dry up. Kids and adults will have fun with this putty, although it’s not recommended for kids under the age of three.

Thinking Putty comes in bunches of color options, including a glow-in-the-dark option, “super illusions” that shine and look like metal and oil, and even a magnetic option.

2

Sensu Brush

(Sensubrush.com, $40)

Sensu Brush

As you sit and create with “brush to canvas,” you’ll likely feel a wave of relaxation wash over you. The Sensu Brush truly is an artist’s tool for the digital age. The two-in-one brush and stylus provides an authentic painting experience to use with tablets or smartphones.

You’ll really feel like you’re creating a masterpiece with this brush. The brush looks and feels like an artist’s paintbrush, and is made with special synthetic bristles that activate when they hit your screen. And you won’t have to clean up after using this, nor will you need to change any batteries or charge it. The Sensu Brush works well with several drawing and painting apps.

3

SuperTooth Disco2

(SuperTooth.net, $100)

SuperTooth Disco2

Music can soothe a stressed-out soul. Whether you want to rock out after a crazy day or chill to a concerto, the SuperTooth Disco2 speaker will take you where you want to go. Wireless and portable, the SuperTooth Disco2 speaker will stream music from any mobile phone, tablet, computer or MP3 player that supports Bluetooth A2DP.

A sleek, avant-garde design is just a bonus of this impressive wireless speaker. Take it from room to room, or even outside, without worrying about losing a connection or hooking up wires. The Disco2 includes two speakers in the front and a bass reflex system on the back. On a two-hour charge, you’ll get from three hours (at high volume) to 10 hours (at medium volume) of playing time. SuperTooth is the world-leading manufacturer of Bluetooth speakerphones and portable accessories. The Disco2 is available in black, red or white.

4

BabyPing

(BabyPing.com, $200)

BabyPing

Whether you’re a new or not-so-new parent, it can be stressful to wonder if your baby monitor will allow you to see and hear your baby when he or she needs you. The BabyPing Video Monitor can help put you at ease. This video monitor doesn’t need batteries, it doesn’t have a hand-held unit and you don’t need a computer to use it. What does the BabyPing Video Monitor offer? It’s a Wi-Fi-enabled video monitor with a free app that runs in the background of your iPad, iPod Touch or iPhone of your home network. That means you can be surfing the web, talking on a call or reading an e-book while monitoring your baby at the same time.

You don’t need a new gadget to use it, just your Apple device. Only devices in your home network can access the video monitor, and as a result of its technology, you won’t hear background noise or static as with some monitors. If your network changes, you’ll be notified.

The BabyPing Video Monitor also works as a mobile internet viewer so you can see your baby from anywhere using 3G, 4G or Wi-Fi network. You can also share access with friends and family so they can see your baby wherever they are in the world. This monitor has invisible infrared night vision so you can see your baby without disturbing him or her, includes security features to help ensure your privacy and several has customizable settings.

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