We know that it’s a little strange to have car accessories on Competitive Cyclist, but the Handpresso Auto espresso maker presents a unique case. We’ve always associated coffee, and especially espresso, with cycling, and this is a way to use that association to introduce a little cycling culture into your commute.
No office environment is complete without a coffee maker, and there is no better coffee maker on the market this year than the AeroPress Coffee and Espresso Maker. Fast and convenient, the AeroPress uses water temperature and gentle air pressure brewing to produce a cup of coffee that is rich in flavor. Each press takes only twenty seconds and makes 1-4 cups of coffee, meaning you can fill your mug and refuel without taking too much time out of your day.
Either way I’d not trust my licence to something like this but it has its uses for morning-after testing when it can be hard to distinguish between a hangover and still being part sloshed. And when driving abroad, don’t forget that some European countries, like the Czech Republic, won’t tolerate any alcohol in your system – let alone the UK’s generous 80mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood.
If you have a new iPad (as in, the iPad 3), then you may want to consider purchasing this adapter, which essentially allows you to output your iPad’s screen to your TV (or anything else with an HDMI input). Plenty of games and apps will feel like they’ve had new life breathed into them when you play them on a much larger screen!
Record hours of video footage with this DVR wrist watch thanks to the 4GB internal flash memory, and view the artistic fruits of your labor, with a simple connection of the DVR spy watch to your laptop computer using the USB cable provided.
The Dato Duo is another synth for kids that I think is more successful in its design, showing, for example, a giraffe with a short and long neck for the knob that adjusts a note’s length. The Blipblox could benefit from symbols, and although it has shortcomings, it’s nice to see additional companies think about how to make synthesis and music programming accessible for young children.
BFGD stands for Big Format Gaming Display. How big is big? 65 inches, much bigger than most gaming monitors, which often max out at around half the size. The low-latency BFGD monitor was built by Nvidia along with partners HP, Asus and Acer, and packs the GPU maker’s Nvidia Shield streaming tech.
Designed for everyone from students to architects, to artists, to salesmen, the Adobe Ink & Slide is a fine-tip, pressure-sensitive pen that provides its user with a greater sense of creative control and unprecedented precision. Built to be used with the iPad, Adobe Ink & Slide uses Adonit Pixelpoint technology to ensure your straight lines are straight, your circles perfect, and your classic French curves are….well, classically curvy. Plus, the pen integrates with Creative Cloud so you can easily share your work via email, Behance, AirDrop, and more.
Enjoy the classically designed keyboard, with a pillow-textured palm rest for support and comfort. The desktop is completed with a wireless, full-size mouse that features enhanced side grips, four-way scrolling and Blue Track technology. Not only is this desktop secure, comfortable and convenient – it’s simple to use—just plug in the transceivers and you’re ready to go!
There are absolutely better-sounding, better-looking and better noise-cancelling headphones out there, but none of them do everything better than the Sennheiser Momentum Wireless, which makes them the best overall pair of headphones around right now.
It may look like your average laptop, but there’s no Intel inside. Instead, there’s a slot where the touchpad would normally be for you to dock Razer’s own Android-powered phone. Now you’ve got a Frankenstein’s monster with the phone as the brain — serving up its processor, operating system and apps — in the body of a Blade Stealth laptop.
The new HP Wi-Fi Mobile Mouse is the first mouse to connect quickly and easily without a USB dongle via a PC’s built-in Wi-Fi receiver. A reliable, first-time pairing connects the mouse to the PC, allowing users to work with ease and confidence. The mouse instantly reconnects during each use and operates without interference from other wireless devices.
The Grid-It organization system is a unique weave of rubberized elastic bands made specifically to hold personal objects firmly in place. Designed to provide endless configurations of digital devices and personal effects. Slim design and conveniently sized for your current laptop bag or travel case, lets you easily find what you need. Features rear zippered pocket for additional storage.
GPS and LBS accurate location, 5 – 20 meters error. With LED indicator light, show the GPS working status. GPS locating time: 38s (cold start), 32s (warm start), 2s (hot start). GPS Positioning Precis…
The Apple iPhone X is a single SIM (GSM) smartphone that accepts a Nano-SIM. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, NFC, 3G and 4G (with support for Band 40 used by some LTE networks in India). Sensors on the phone include Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, Gyroscope and Barometer.
Basically, Mobileye’s smart camera has a computer in it that’s capable of doing things like measuring the distance between vehicles, reading the speed limit, and detecting when pedestrians are nearby. This technology lets the car warn the driver when it senses a dangerous situation.
Designed by Gideon Dagan for the Museum of Modern Art, this elegant calendar can be used year after year. A magnetic ball marks the day on a bar suspended in space. A second ball seems to float as the magnetic tension pulls the string toward the month printed on the outer ring. A distinctive addition to home or office.
The app store that is accessible on the iPhone has over 1 million applications available for download. In the past few years, these apps have included programs that help in almost any life situation. It is incredible that one small phone can be the most used device in the whole world!
But if we had to pick the best headphones overall then we’d go for the Sennheiser Momentum Wireless. They’re wireless, which makes them more convenient for portable use, and they’re noise-cancelling for those who want to use them on a noisy commute.
One of the best car gadgets is Smart wheel which is the first intelligent steering wheel cover helping prevent distracting driving. As known, distracting driving is a growing problem for all drivers, especially for teen drivers. So, with this new approach, it will change the way people drive in real time.
For those who followed my wrap up of the 2014 Xiamen International Design Business Week will connect with the kinda exposure that Red Dot Award: Product Design winners get. So, besides winning a prestigious award, the designers also are privy to massive promos via media, exhibitions and live events. Call it the whole nine yards. The icing of course, is the validation got from the esteemed jury, who are contemporary peers and are always looking for the next big bang!
In February, the international jury of independent design experts will evaluate every product – without online pre-judging. The team comprises of experienced Red Dot jurors such as Hideshi Hamaguchi, inventor of the USB flash drive, Tangerine founder Martin Darbyshire, IT design consultant Gordon Bruce and also newly acquired experts like Wen-long Chen, CEO of the Taiwan Design Center.
The next time a stray baseball flies onto your desk, it is not knocking over your mug, and spilling coffee on your keyboard — if, that is, poured your cuppa joe into the mechanically engineered, desk-gripping Mighty Mug. A variety of styles and colors are available.
A full charge takes approximately five hours and then lasts and lasts for worry-free pointing and clicking. Have to travel ? No worries, because a full charge will last about six days. And if your trip is longer, the slim charging station is easily portable.