When it comes to tablets, most of the world is split into the world of Android as well as Apple’s iOS-powered iPad and iPad mini. The thing is, these tablets might come with fantastic looking displays at extremely high resolution, but where 3D is concerned, tablets on either side of the divide still come up short. The $349.95 No Glasses 3D Tablet does what it says – it delivers 3D imaging on a tablet format without the need for you to wear a pair of 3D glasses, now how about that for being a whole lot less dorky?
I would suppose that the technology behind the No Glasses 3D Tablet would be pretty much similar in nature to the Nintendo 3DS, where that portable gaming handheld device could display degrees of 3D visuals depending on the slider set according to your preference, or you can choose to turn it off altogether. With the No Glasses 3D Tablet, it comes with a parallax barrier laid atop its 8″ LCD display, so that each eye receives a slightly different set of pixels. Other hardware features include 16GB of internal memory, a memory card slot for expansion purposes, the ability to distinguish between 3D and 2D content alongside automatic playback, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, a 2-megapixel camera at the back and a VGA front-facing camera. Any takers for the No Glasses 3D Tablet?
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Are all keyboards created equal? The correct answer would be, no. After all, there are so many different kinds of keyboards to choose from, where it is further broken down into musical as well as computer keyboards. Well, this time around, we will be talking about the musical keyboard, so here is the $99.99 Xkey USB mobile MIDI keyboard which should be able to get budding enthusiasts begin to compose their own sonatas in no time at all.
The Xkey USB mobile MIDI keyboard would arrive with polyphonic aftertouch, letting one play with class, making it ready to meet all of your recording and performing needs head on. It is extremely thin in its form factor, not to mention lightweight for easy portability. Those who are on a tight budget would definitely do well to take a closer look at it, since it comes loaded with features which are more often than not found in higher priced models. Connecting it to a computer is a snap, as it does so via USB, sipping extremely little amounts of energy. It sports full sized keys, 128 levels of velocity sensitivity, and polyphonic aftertouch to boot.
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Most of us cannot live without our favorite portable devices around, even more so when we do a whole lot of traveling. If you tend to spend plenty of time in the city or in urban areas, then chances are pretty good that you would never have an issue about the lack of electricity to power up your smartphone or tablet at the end of a long day. However, what happens when you and the family decide to rough it out for a couple of weeks, to get close to nature, and yet your little ones still want to have their daily dose of Angry Birds and Candy Crush on your iPad? Fret not, Power Practical has got your back with the unveiling of the PowerPot X and PowerPot XL.
Both the PowerPot X and PowerPot XL are now a Kickstarter project, where this crowd funding platform intends to deliver the next generation in thermoelectric power assuming all goes well. They were both named after their respective power emission of 10 Watts, which would mean that the PowerPot X Series are capable of charging a tablet, two smartphones or four GoPros simultaneously. As for “fuel”, it requires nothing other than fire and water to get the job done. Even better yet, without the presence of moving parts within, they are extremely easy to use. Since it requires no dependency on sunlight, the PowerPot is able to produce electricity in any weather, day or night, indoors and out.
Assuming the PowerPot X and PowerPot XL have been set up in mediocre conditions, they are still capable of producing 5 Watts of power, which would be able to provide users with ample power in order to keep on charging. With more power available to you, that would mean spending more time to explore your surroundings instead of waiting around the camp area so that your respective digital cameras and tablets will be able to hold enough charge for use. Not only that, they also double up as a source for boiling water for soups, hot drinks or freeze dried meals. The PowerPot X is currently going for $189, while larger groups will have to settle for the PowerPot XL for $199 a pop.
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Is there nothing that Apple cannot do without placing the letter “i” in front of the noun? I guess the answer would be no, and here we are with Apple’s latest attempt which would be known as the iBeacon. The iBeacon is meant to guide shoppers who want to pick up an Apple product, where Cupertino hopes to be able to guide you around an Apple Store whenever you have stepped foot inside. It does not matter whether you are meant to pick up an order, or if you would like to perform an upgrade to a brand new iPhone, or perhaps are in the market for the latest pair of headphones, the iBeacon is here to assist you.
Of course, one could say that the ripple of the iBeacon would end up beyond Apple Stores. Who knows? Perhaps one day down the road, commuters could end up receiving information on subway delays whenever they stand on a platform, while museum visitors will be able to pick up details on the painting that they happen to be looking at. As for other retailers, they might be able to deliver deals or keep track of just which aisles do shoppers linger around the longest. There is also the possibility of in-store location technology that others might harp on privacy concerns, but chances are just a small segment of shoppers would feel that way, since many more are willing to be tracked assuming there is something in it for them.
Apple kicked off the use of such technology at its 254 U.S. stores on Friday, where iBeacon will be able to send you messages concerning products, events and other information, depending on which part of the Apple Store that you are in. Of course, you would first need to install the Apple Store app, before allowing it to send notices based on your location. Apart from that, there is also th eneed to turn on Bluetooth connectivity while ensuring that your device runs on iOS 7. With the iBeacon feature, you will be notified if the computer you ordered is ready for pickup, among others.
I did it again this year, spent an entire day setting up and decorating the tree. I have to admit that I love it! What I don’t love? Taking that sucker down again, taking off each ornament and putting it all away, piece by piece. I promise to have it back in the basement before Valentines Day next year… and then, I’ve got to find a better way.
Check out the Pop Up Decorated Tree, certainly an acceptable tree facsimile, that arrives in flat pancake fashion, fully decorated with holly leaf accents, red poinsettias and solid red and plaid ribbons. The tree is finished off with matte red and gold shatterproof ball ornaments and lighting is included, featuring 350 mini lights in red, blue green and amber. Fa la la!
You simply drag it out of storage each year, and attach it to its included stand and using the easy pop-up assembly, you’re just a quick hoist away from sheer Christmas joy. The tree is recommended for indoor use, and if one of the bulbs burn out, the rest of the tree stays lit. The tree comes with a special end connector in order to properly position your own lighted tree topper. Just think of all the time you’ll have for baking and caroling.
So if instant-Christmas sounds good to you this year, and years to come, get yourself the 6 foot Pop-up Tree at amazon.com for only around 100 bucks, and then get back to wrapping all your presents, and hitting up the wassail bowl.
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The website ThinkGeek has an excellent tradition of making amazing products that are April Fool’s jokes, and later turning them into tangible things you can buy. In 2012, they created a very awesome, but very fake hoodie that had light-up and sound effects perfect for those who like role playing games, or just to look snazzy on the dance floor. It was all just a joke, until now.
The Technomage Digital Wizard Hoodie is a sweater that will let you cast spells, each with their own light pattern and sounds. Of course, it’s not just a matter of wiggling your fingers and saying ‘hocus pocus’. There are intricate motions you need to do for each spell, and it will take some time to get them down pat. That being said, this may not be a good purchase for those who can’t master timed movements.
This is made out of cotton, and needs 6 AA batteries to function. While it is machine washable, you will want to remove all of the electronics before you stick it in with water and soap. It’s available in sizes small to a XXL. After each spell you’ll need to put your arms in the ‘restore mana’ position. It is capable of 9 spells, including electroshock, thunderbolt, restore health, fireball, shockwave, energy beam, raise the dead, warp, water bending, and color casting. I desperately hope someone hacks this so they can do earth, fire, and air bending too. It will cost you $120, and will certainly be the talk of your gaming group.
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