If there ever was a need for the world to know that selfies are here to stay, the most recent Academy Awards ceremony would be the ideal place to start. What has been deemed to be the most tweeted image ever with a gaggle of Hollywood stars in the selfie captured by a Samsung device depicted one major drawback – unless you are Mr. Fantastic, Reed Richards himself, you would be hard pressed to get a whole bunch of folks in the same photo without extra help such as a wide angle lens accessory. Alternatively, there is the $19.99 Wireless Selfie iPhone Remote.
The Wireless Selfie iPhone Remote pretty much sums up what it is capable of, albeit on an iPhone instead of an Android-powered device. With this accessory for your iPhone, you are able to snap photos from up to 10 feet away using a remote control. It is a snap to use, and will play nice with all iPhones and iPads that run on iOS 5.0 or newer. All that you need to do would be to plug the transmitter to the 3.5mm audio jack, place the iOS-powered device in a safe and yet strategic location, and press the aperture-like button on the remote. Voila! You end up with great looking selfies without breaking a sweat.
[ Wireless Selfie iPhone Remote lets you be trigger happy copyright by Coolest Gadgets ]
It’s funny how many little things seem to take up so much time. We used to live life without the constant hum of gadgets and technology around us, but now we can’t picture life without it. One of the greatest tasks we now face is trying to cut down the time we have to spend doing this and that tiny chore.
If you like moving as close to the speed of light as possible, then you’re likely looking for ways to cut down on precious seconds in every action of your day-to-day life. The Ring is an input device that will let you send texts, control appliances at home, or pay your bills with a flick of your finger. It uses gesture control function which will allow you to doodle in the air, and get the result of turning on or off things like the TV or a lamp.
If you want to send a text, there’s a specific font you can air-draw, and it will be put into word form on your phone. Should you be the type who likes to know the second you’ve received a mention on Twitter, a text, or email, then you’ll be happy to know that this has LED and vibration alerts to make you aware when something is afoot. This will cost you anywhere from $165-185, and comes with a battery stand for recharging purposes. The Ring can be charged 1000 times, and each charge will give you about 1000 gestures. It’s not waterproof, so try to remember to take it off when washing your hands, or be mindful should you be out in the rain.
Available for crowdfunding on Kickstarter
[ The Ring is a wearable input device that makes a fashion statement copyright by Coolest Gadgets ]
Real cycling, (not the ride around the lake I do on an occasional Saturday) takes a tremendous amount of time and commitment. I believe it entails pushing the limits, and forging ahead. Training often, watching what you eat, and always working towards the next level. Unfortunately, it also entails having to look out behind you, in order to keep yourself safe.
Well, now you can keep your concentration on the road ahead, while your new Hindsight 35 keeps you apprised of whats going on behind you, and you’ll never look back. Designed to increase your peripheral, and your rear-view vision, Hindsight 35 can he help prevent accidents that happen because you can’t see behind you, or, because you’re turning around to look.
A specialized digital camera is attached to an area such as the seat post, and sends along video data via the micro-HDMI cable to the handlebar-mounted screen, featuring ANT+ wireless technology that can display data from compatible devices, and the vibrant LCD display can be read in direct sunlight. (just don’t wear polarized glasses)
So if having real-time views of whats going on behind your back while you hit the open road will help you in your cycling endeavors, and the ability to record video in a continuous 5-minute loop, gives you extra security in the case of an accident, and a cyclometer that includes speed, max speed, average speed, trip distance, odometer, and a stopwatch gets your wheels turning, then the 379 dollar Hindsight 35 might be for you. Available soon, at cerevellum.com
[ Hindsight 35 – Watching out Behind You copyright by Coolest Gadgets ]
Life would be so much easier if it worked the same way as a video game. There would be multiple lives, updates or rewards when you complete ‘missions’ such as going to work or doing chores, and if you didn’t like how a day played out, you could restart and have a do-over. While there are ways to make aspects of life seem more fun such as apps like Zombies, Run, we can’t really be immersed in a game-world (well, not for a while anyway).
If you wish at least some aspect of your life could be more video-game-esque and also happen to be in the market for a yacht, then have I got a treat for you! The JoyBoat runs off of two electric engines which will help it to be quiet and relaxing. However, the most exciting aspect is that the whole thing is steered by a joystick!
As the engines are powered by electricity, you will need to recharge them every now and again. On one charge, you can have it running for around 8 hours. You’ll be able to see your current course and speed on a 7” touch-screen(or optional 10”) display. This will cost you around $9,400, and comes with a set of rails, a swim ladder, and a canopy cover for when the sun is a bit overbearing. At one time, you’ll be able to have up to six people on-board. This would certainly be a wonderful way to spend a sunny day, but it would also be a very expensive one.
Available for purchase on sky-yacht, found on thisiswhyimbroke
[ JoyBoat is a yacht that you can control with a joystick copyright by Coolest Gadgets ]
Verizon Wireless has stepped forward to announce that the LG G Pad 8.3 LTE tablet will be made available to the masses from March 6th – that would be today, where one can opt to pick one up by placing an order online, or if you prefer to have this thing known as human interaction, you can always choose to drop by in one of Verizon’s brick-and-mortar stores. To make sure that the LG G Pad 8.3 LTE starts off on the right footing and with much fanfare, the tablet will be made available for $99.99 a pop, where it will be accompanied by a new, two-year activation from March 6 until March 10. Once March 10 has passed us by, the tablet itself will cost another $100 more, which means you will have to fork out $199.99 for the very same new, two-year activation. Alternatively, customers are able to add the tablet to their More Everything plan for another $10 each month.
The LG G Pad 8.3 LTE would be able to offer smooth, seamless connectivity, regardless of whether you are using it purely for business or for fun. It can also be paired in a jiffy to a slew of Android smartphones including the award-winning LG G2. Should you decide to maximize your productivity, the Q Pair App would come in handy, allowing the LG G Pad 8.3 to deliver speedy access to online entertainment content as well as productivity tools.
The LG G Pad 8.3 LTE is not a burden to carry around at all, where it would tip the scales at under a pound while fitting to the palm of your hand perfectly. As for its hardware specifications, it will feature an 8.3-inch Full HD IPS display with 273 pixels-per-inch, which has been specially optimized for viewing movies, TV shows and social media or reviewing email and presentations. The slim bezel itself offers near edge-to-edge viewing, where one will be able to enjoy a bright, sharp picture from virtually every angle. The implementation of LG Knock would enable the display to wake up, as well as to put the tablet to sleep with but two taps. A quad-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor runs proceedings from under the hood, where it is accompanied by 2GB RAM, 16GB of internal memory, a microSD memory card slot, and a 4,600 mAh battery.