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7 Tech Gadgets for the Farm

  • Summer Special

    Every year on the Summer Special of the Machinery Show, Dave Mowitz, Laurie Bedord, and Jessie Scott uncover the newest tools, tech gadgets, and apparel items. Click through this slideshow to see Laurie’s selection. Catch the entire list on the show on Thursday, April 23. For viewing information, go to

  • eTape 16

    eTape 16
    This digital tape measure has three memory functions, five different formats of measurement, can calculate the centerline of a measurement, and can automatically add the width of the eTape case to the measurement. The company is working on a Bluetooth option to wirelessly record measurements to a Bluetooth enabled device. Available for $30.

  • NewerTech Power2U

    NewerTech Power2U
    Power or charge four devices at once with the NewerTech Power2U. This dual-socket wall outlet features two integrated USB ports for powering and charging devices. The Power2U is available in a 15 or 20 AMP version. The 15 AMP is priced at $20.

  • Bluetooth Multi-Device Keyboard

    Bluetooth Multi-Device Keyboard
    This wireless computer keyboard works with Apple or Android handheld devices, making it easier than ever to type up long emails or notes on your phone or tablet. You can switch between three connected Bluetooth wireless devices. An integrated cradle holds your device at just the right angle while you type. Available for $50.

  • Livescribe 3 Smart Pen and App

    Livescribe 3 Smart Pen and App
    The Livescribe 3 Smart Pen works with Livescribe dot paper to capture everything you write. The notes are converted to text and sent to your tablet or smartphone. The notes can be tagged, organized, and you can also record audio that syncs with notes. The 80-page notebook costs about $5 and the pen is available for $150.

  • Perten AM 5200 Farm Grain Moisture Tester

    Perten AM 5200 Farm Grain Moisture Tester
    This farm moisture tester uses the same, new technology as the USDA, elevators, and terminals, which means there will be no surprises when you deliver grain. The system can test hot grain; provides moisture, test weight, and temp reading in 25 seconds; and will store test results, including field and farm names. Priced at $3,925.

  • Precision Hawk Lancaster

    Precision Hawk Lancaster
    The highly customizable Lancaster UAV is four feet wide, weighs three pounds, and can carry payloads of up to two pounds. The UAV can be outfitted with different sensors that collect and interpret data. The Lancaster doesn’t come down until it confirms that there is an optimal level of image overlap to stitch an accurate mosaic together. Contact the company for a quote on a system.

  • Lance Executive Daypack

    Lance Executive Daypack
    The Lance Executive Daypack features the ECBC FastPass system, which allows you to unzip the electronics compartment, lay the bag flat, and go through airport TSA without unpacking your laptop. Add the portable power pack to charge electronics on the go. The bag is also water and puncture resistant. Available for $150.
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Products selected by Laurie Bedord.

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