This high tech gadget has enough bells and whistles to make most geeks drool. Twist the metal tip one way and you get a ballpoint pen, twist it the other way and you get a stylus tip for use with PDAs and games. Press the top button to turn on the laser pointer, press the bottom button to cycle through the flashlight and UV light. The flashlight even comes on a flexible rod for precision aiming.
The scanner is compatible with Mac, Windows, Android and iPhone, and it’s ideal for offices with high-volume correspondence that you don’t want to have to repeatedly dig in a paper file to find. Just run the “pen” over the text in question and it will convert the data into text on your computer or smartphone. The translation software will tell you what it all means. The scanner can decode 12-plus languages and turn the words into English. The WorldPenScan X can also take data from screenshots and direct-deposit it into most Word programs and search engines. At just eight inches long, it’s not clumsy or difficult to handle, either.
Samsung’s newest smart refrigerator recommends recipes based on your family’s food preferences, allergies and, thanks to the integrated cameras, the ingredients you have on hand. And the new Deals app saves sale-priced groceries to your shopping list.
An electric car is not something that all of us are able to afford, although some of us do dream of driving up in a Tesla that offers exceptional acceleration performance with looks that could kill. However, if there is one thing about electric cars that continue to invoke doubt in motorheads, it would be the battery life. Most electric vehicles have to “suffer” from limited range and long charging times (relatively speaking) as opposed to a petrol or diesel-powered ride. Fisker would like to turn such conceptions upside down with their modern day marvel, the EMotion that will be powered by the patent-pending Fisker Flexible Solid-State Battery.
A surprisingly addictive, high-quality toy designed to help you focus and relieve stress and anxiety. You can play with the Fidget Cube at any time, be it at work, in class, on the move or at home. Fidget Cube has six sides.
Just got SleepPhones, which are headphones within a soft fuzzy headband for listening to music/podcasts while you fall asleep. I am literally incapable of falling asleep without a podcast, while my fiancé needs either light music or silence. These are so much more comfortable to wear than earbuds, she can’t hear my podcasts at ALL, and the sound quality is amazing. It’s only been two nights but I love them and have no idea how I lived without them, hahah! —Kathleen M., Facebook
One of the very best things about a conceptual device is the fact that you can more or less throw in every single bit of technological advancement into the picture, knowing that it does not even have to wait for existing technology and laws of physics to be able to allow it to do so. Vivo has though…
Apple has managed to knock itself off the top spot for best smartwatch with the excellent Apple Watch 3. It will look very familiar to anyone who has the Apple Watch 2, as it’s basically the same frame with different innards, but those innards make all the difference.
The mug comes with a saucer that is actually the charging device. You can leave it on the saucer or take it off for up to an hour or more to carry around the office with you. Your coffee or tea will stay warm and palatable. Best of all, you can remotely set it to the temperature you prefer. Whether you like your drinks scalding or lukewarm, the Ember mug can handle the job. Just be kind to it and handwash it when you’re done. Don’t put it in the dishwasher.
With the new two-dimensional code technology, users can browse and store data in local through simple set up by scanning the two-dimensional code at the back of the body. The configuration is computer-free, which enables housewives without professional knowledge to set up the Internet camera easily and quickly.
Sometimes it starts as an innocent mistake, shall we say a case of mistaken identity. You go to make your morning coffee, and your beloved mug is not where it should be. The following week you go to the kitchen and your mug is lying abandoned in the sink with green tea stains all over it – and you don’t drink green tea!
Stanley is designed for smartphones, phablets, and smaller tablets like iPad mini. Heck, Stanley could make a lovely charging stand for your Apple TV Remove or Amazon Kindle! You can bend the two front arms to better cradle your iPad in landscape mode, but tablets over 8″ will not work on Stanley.
Your parents can scream at you until they’re blue in the face, but it’s not going to make you have better posture. Unless you actively want to change something, you’re not going to, which is why we carry a lot of bad habits into adulthood. Eventually we realize that the things our parents told us to do were for our benefit, and have to begrudgingly change our ways after the fact.
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I’m in tourist central New York, and I see a ton of visitors toting Fujifilm Instax cameras. But I don’t think I’ve ever seen one of the Polaroid Snap models in the wild. That might change with this charmingly designed instant camera that doesn’t discard digital conveniences.
The Tylt Vü Wireless Charger may just be the future of smartphone charging. Available in a number of different colors, the innovative Tylt Vü is instantly recognizable for its unique shape. As soon as a compatible smartphone is placed in the cradle, the Vü will instantly begin charging. Best of all, there’s no need to keep that text message (or Words With Friends game) waiting — the Vü’s 45 degree angle allows you to see your screen as your phone charges. Positively reviewed by a wide variety of international organizations, the Tylt Vü was also the winner of the 2014 International CES Innovations Award.
OK, hands up, if your car ran out of battery and you had to give it a boost, would you know which jump leads go where? If not, this gadget could be your saving grace. The vehicle-to-vehicle booster works in a similar way to common jump leads – in that it transfers battery power from one car to another. However, instead of lifting up the bonnet, you can just connect this device to both cars’ 12V DC sockets (the cigarette lighter socket) and a few minutes later your car will be raring to go. The lead itself is six meters – easily long enough to stretch between two cars.
This ultra-utilitarian design is the ultimate in ambulatory aids. Designed for the elderly and anyone else with a walking disability, this sensible solution is foldable to transition from rollator/walker to a comfortable and portable seat. Whether at the destination or at a break along the way, users are sure to appreciate its practical dual functionality!
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Why you need it: There’s a button on the handle for memorising the maximum and minimum temperatures from its last use – with accuracy to the nearest tenth of a degree. The product to end guesswork about when dinner is done.
The origins of the word gadget trace back to the 19th century. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, there is anecdotal (not necessarily true) evidence for the use of gadget as a placeholder name for a technical item whose precise name one can’t remember since the 1850s; with Robert Brown’s 1886 book Spunyarn and Spindrift, A sailor boy’s log of a voyage out and home in a China tea-clipper containing the earliest known usage in print. The etymology of the word is disputed.
OS: watchOS 4 | Compatibility: iOS | Display: 1.53 OLED | Processor: S2 dual-core | Band sizes: Varies drastically per watch size | Onboard storage: 8GB / 16GB (Non-LTE and LTE respectively) | Battery: 18 hours | Charging method: Wireless | IP rating: IPX7 | Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC
Nautiz X9 is an Android-powered PDA (personal digital assistant) that is more or less capable taking just about any kind of punishment that you throw in its direction, shrugging off knocks, drops, and even submersion without missing a beat. This enterprise handheld was specially built to function in areas of fieldwork that occur in the most challenging outdoor or industrial environments, while offering a performance that would not seem out of place for a high-powered mobile computer. This is definitely an improvement over its predecessor, the Nautiz X8.
Garmin could leave Apple in the dust with this one. The Forerunner music watch, with storage for 500 songs, also supports GPS, Garmin Pay and has physical buttons instead of a touchscreen — which may be preferable for those on the move.
Watching the bicyclists speed down New York while staring at their phones is scary enough. Integrating a 4-inch Android touchscreen into the bicycle for navigation, music playback and walk-talkie talking to other people not watching where they’re going, as LeEco has done, is just asking for trouble. But useful!
The Bluetooth headphone that could finally get audiophiles to cut the cord. Beyerdynamic’s Amiron wireless headphone is articulate, with excellent clarity and bass definition, and superior to the company’s on-ear Aventho Wireless — a great Bluetooth headphone in its own right.
Luckily, this light, with the help of its human motion-activated sensor, softly illuminates the inside of your toilet bowl whenever you go near it. And turns back off the moment you leave. Powered by just 3 AAA batteries, and easily clipped onto the side of almost any toilet, everyone can turn their bathroom into a mystical one.
Silicon Valley lost a valiant soldier in 2017. Internet-connected juice maker Juicero, funded to the tune of $120m, drowned in schadenfreude after it was discovered that its pre-portioned $7 packets of fruit and veg could be squeezed just as effectively by hand.
Doxie Q is the automatic document scanner reinvented for true mobility to let you scan anywhere — no computer required — with a rechargeable battery, collapsible automatic document feeder, included memory, integrated Wi-Fi, and included Mac, PC, and iOS apps. Doxie’s small size makes it easy to tuck it in your bag or a drawer when you’re done scanning.
Navdy is a nifty car gadget that promises to solve this issue and allow you to interact with your smartphone while keeping your eyes on the road. How do they do it? You simply put Navdy on your car’s dashboard, it connects via Bluetooth to your iPhone or Android smartphone and, via a HUD (heads-up display), it projects information from your phone and displays it … on the road in front of your vehicle!
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