Technology isn't always about, well, technology. Sometimes it's about how you package the technology. This week's top gadgets include ergonomic innovations that improve an iPad case, an external hard drive, a Webcam, a video baby monitor, a vacuum cleaner and even an alarm clock.
Setting an alarm involves way too many button pushes. The Ivee Flex IV2 ($70) let's you simply say the time you want to be awakened (well, not want to be awakened necessarily – you know what I mean). Just say "Hello, Ivee!" and she prompts you for one of 43 different commands including "Set alarm 1" or "Play radio" or "Today's date" in case you've lost track of the day. Ivee doesn't always hear right; she sometimes responds when you're just chatting with your significant other or to the radio. But just saying "7 am" to set the alarm is both fun and a pleasure.