Is the world changing? Or has it always been a scary place, and I am only recognizing it now that I have a child. Perhaps its just the media, bringing to our attention every gory detail of just how badly we treat each other? In any case, I lie in bed at night and wonder how to keep my daughter safe, and to be honest, I’d like all the help I can get.
Well, here’s some help that comes in the form of a small bottle of nail polish, called Undercover colors. Designed by students attending North Carolina State University, Undercover Colors is a real nail polish that actually changes color when the presence of date rape drugs is detected in a drink. You simply stir your drink with a manicured finger, and voila! if it came in contact with a date-rape drugs like Rohypnol, Xanax, or GHB, the color change will let you know, don’t take a sip, call the cops, crisis averted.
Right now the team is focusing on technical development and market testing. they also plan on refining the prototype before Undercover Colors goes into full scale production, so, sadly, the product has not yet been launched, but you can follow their progress, or at least participate in the cause by offering your support. Keep tabs on upcoming developments on their website at undercovercolors.com.
[ Undercover Colors – The Manicure that Helps Keep You Safe copyright by Coolest Gadgets ]
When it boils down to the kind of gaming computer that most folks would want, functionality as well as value for mony would rank high on their wish lists, although it must be said that the computer chassis design has come a long way from the earlier decades of rectangular boxes that are functional, but far from being aesthetically pleasing. Thankfully, the folks over at Digital Storm know this, and this is the reason behind the idea of the VELOX – which is a gaming desktop that is a sight for sore eyes.
The Digital Storm VELOX happens to be an enthusiast level machine that has been specially engineered in order to shatter benchmarks as well as blow the doors off even the most demanding next generation games. Sporting an aggressively designed chassis, it is the ideal fodder when it comes to showcasing high-end components and maximizing airflow.
Thanks to the new mid-sized system that complements Digital Storm’s award-wining small form factor PC, BOLT II, and the massive AVENTUM II, the VELOX will boast of forged steel as well as exotic cooling elements that have long been the signature of the brand. With a brilliant airflow design thrown into the mix, sporting vented panels on all sides and dedicated front intakes that have been specially positioned as close to heat sensitive components as possible, you can be sure that this is one cool cat that gets the job done as you enjoy high framerates and close to lag-free gaming.
The new Hardline H2O cooling solution would also function alongside VELOX’s smart airflow design, ensuring that the VELOX remains ice cold when it runs regardless of how many frame rates it is pushing out at the moment. Of course, such quality does not come cheap at all, with Digital Storm asking for $2,108 for the VELOX, and the final price point will only go north from there, depending on the kind of hardware options that you decide upon.
I know that we type a whole lot more than we actually write these days, which is extremely convenient to say the least, but this does not mean that one ought to abolish writing from the school curriculum at all. No sir, if that were to be the case, companies like Mont Blanc might find it difficult to actually sell their highly exclusive pens to the rich and famous. Apart from that, there is a certain flair when it comes to handwriting, which is so much more than regular typefaces that we see grace our computer screens, tablets, and smartphones each day. There is emotion to it, and since we humans are “feeling” creatures, one might want to check out the StretchWrite from Felix.
The StretchWrite happens to be one interesting grip that will introduce a comfortable soft-feel to your favorite pen or pencil, all the while adding another capability that would make it highly relevant in this day and age – that is, it is now a high grade stylus. StretchWrite boasts of a patent pending design that delivers a thin, hollow point stylus tip that offers an enhanced digital experience as the silicone grip would bring with it added comfort to your writing instrument.
As for the StretchWrite, it is flexible enough to fit over majority of the writing instruments out there, and it will also play nice with all touch sensitive screens that are in the market. All that you need to do is to pull the grip over a pen or pencil, insert the writing tip though the hole on the top end of the StretchWrite, and you are good to go. All orders for the StretchWrite will be accompanied by a pair of StretchWrites in two different colors; namely red/gray or blue/pink, and it will cost $9.99 per pack.
Ever wondered how fun it would be if you were to actually live in an arcade itself? You know, being surrounded by arcade cabinets and all. It would certainly be a dream for a fair number of us out there, but then again, such a scenario is practically impractical in this day and age, although you might be able to pull it off if you were single. What if you do not have to purchase life sized arcade cabinets? What if you were to settle for the wonders of miniaturization, in the form of the $159.99 DIY Mini Arcade Cabinet?
Those who have laid their eyes on the DIY Mini Arcade Cabinet would say that this is the most adorable MAME cabinet to be released so far, but unless you have a penchant for DIY projects, you might want to give this particular one a miss since it requires a fair bit of assembly to get the job done. Also known as the Cupcade, this happens to be a Raspberry Pi-powered micro arcade cabinet kit that is ideal to deliver gaming on the move, wherever you are, without folks around you suspecting anything else other than you being extra productive. You can basically play ROMs that are loaded onto an SD memory card, including the likes of Ms. Pacman, Galaga, Donkey Kong, Arkanoid, DigDug, and Gauntlet, alongside other classic Famicom/Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) titles at full speed. Just make sure you are pretty adept at soldering and coding before you pick this up.
[ DIY Mini Arcade Cabinet lets your creative juices flow copyright by Coolest Gadgets ]
If you are a law abiding citizen most of the time, having some blue colored lights flashing right behind you, with the headlights signaling you to pull over to the side, chances are your blood might freeze, while you start to think about how much money you might have to spend to pay off the ticket. A voice might hail you over the hailer, and hopefully no one you know will actually drive by as you slink lower into your seat. Well, back home, you can vent out your frustration with the $59.95 Talking RC Police Cruiser.
This particular Talking RC Police Cruiser will allow home enforcers to actually record their very own message in order to broadcast messages to potentially naughty children. A single touch of a button on the roof itself will allow officers to be able to record a good 15 seconds of audio, where one can then instruct suspects to “Drop that toy!” or “Stay out of my room!” The recording will sound like an instruction which can be uttered via megaphone, all coming through an officer within the car. This heavy-duty SWAT vehicle will feature off-road tires that will allow it to “pursue” suspects over rough terrain, sporting eight bright flashing LEDs in the grille as well as light bar that will be able to disperse traffic during high-speed chases. Other sounds that can be played back would be a siren and other emergency sounds. Powered by five AA batteries, while the controller will run off a pair of AA batteries. Surely this is more fun than other kinds of remote controlled toys?
[ Talking RC Police Cruiser gives the baddies a warning copyright by Coolest Gadgets ]
There are some coworkers that you get along with really well. You have similar interests, enjoy each others company, and possibly even hang out outside of work. This kind of work friend can usually take a prank or two so long as it’s not going to leave any lasting damage.
Of course, making someone think you’ve just broken their smartphone without actually leaving a scratch is the perfect way to rustle someone’s jimmies. If you are the trickster of the office and like to have several different methods of messing with people, then you’re going to want the iPrank Cracked Screen Sticker in your arsenal. It is nothing more than a screen protector, but it will make an iPhone 5, 4, and/or iPad Air look as though it has been seriously damaged. Of course, this is something you’re only going to be able to pull off once, but the reaction is going to be worth the $9.99 you would spend on this set.
Should you feel as though you don’t have a coworker that won’t try and take you down for this joke, you can always resort to your family, friends, or significant other. This purchase will get you 2 iPhone 5, 2 iPhone 4, and 2 iPad Air screen protectors. That means you can save them for a rainy day when you need a laugh. The hardest part of this endeavor will be getting your target to put their phone down long enough to tamper with it. Always remember to do your pranks in a light-hearted way. Or don’t, I’m not your mother.
Available for purchase on ThinkGeekRelated Posts
Let’s face it, theres a special kind of agony reserved for those of us with a dwindling cell phone battery. We estimate the precious moments that remain, and some of us desperately try to make the most of them by turning the phone off, or setting it to airplane mode, it never works, and to our horror, we finish out the rest of the day phones-less.
Sure, there are back-up chargers out there, but they’re just another thing to carry, but now a new startup company called Q Designs is making a wearable self contained charging device that you might actually want to wear. In the form of a (fairly thick) but still rather attractive, 1.8 ounce bangle bracelet. This stylish bangle simply unhooks to reveal the charging connection, and it can charge your dying phone to about 60 percent of its capacity. Phew!
So if you’d like to stop worrying about your battery life, the Q Bracelet might be for you. The Q Bracelet is available for both your Android or iOS devices, and includes a Micro-USB or Apple Lightening connector. QDesigns is currently taking pre-orders for 79 bucks, but the bracelet will eventually be retailing for around 20 dollars more if you wait. QBracelet is available in polished, or matte silver, polished gold, and brushed, or matte black in sizes S,M and L and it is for both men, and women. Shipping in mid December.
[ The QBracelet – the Snazzy Charger you’ll Want to Wear! copyright by Coolest Gadgets ]
It’s hard to balance eating the things we want with moving our bodies enough to work off what we consume. In the summer we want to keep cool, and it is very easy to eat lots of the sugar-filled fat bomb known as ice cream. Instead of shoveling this delicious treat into our faces without trying to fend off consequences, we often wallow in our inability to head to the gym instead (maybe that’s just me).
If you’d prefer to earn this treat through participating in some physical activity, then why not play a little kickball while making it? In fact, why don’t you make the ball the method of making your dessert? The Kickball Ice Cream Maker is just like many ice cream makers we’ve seen in the past, but this one has a twist. Load your cream, sugar, vanilla, and any other flavor-inducing ingredients into the food-safe sealed compartment, put rock salt and ice into the second compartment, and kick it around for 20 minutes. After you’re tired of playing ball, there will be plenty of creamed ice for you to enjoy.
In reality, this would probably just get your adrenaline going to the point that you would actually want to keep playing. If you don’t think you feel like being that active and just want to have some ice cream without the use of electricity, you can just shake this or poke it around the house with your feet for 20 minutes. This is a $35 purchase that has the potential to be fun and rewarding, though it may up your intake of ice cream.
Available for purchase on HammacherSchlemmerRelated Posts
When we talk about wearable technology, I would like to think that for most of us out there, two examples come to mind almost instantly – one would be the Google Glass, while the other would be the smartwatch, such as the Moto 360. However, the older people might find it rather difficult to figure out all of the nuances of such wearable technology, so is there something simpler for them to use? After all, they do have phones that have been specially fashioned out for seniors. CarePredict has come up with a sophisticated wrist worn sensor that is known as the Tempo, where it will be able to record details such as daily living activities, the quality and amount of sleep, bathing, eating, drinking, and cooking, among others.
How does Tempo work? It will function alongside room beacons and a discrete communications hub as part of its efforts to monitor location and motion. The device itself will then be able to alert caregivers whenever it figures out that something might be wrong. For instance, if mom or dad are resting in the bedroom, it will be identified as a nap, but if one were to actually be laying down on the kitchen floor, it is logical to think that the wearer of the Tempo might have fallen, as how many people do you know who actually fall asleep on the kitchen floor?
Do bear in mind that every Tempo user has a private online rhythm journal which only authorized individuals in that particular person’s care network will be able to gain access to. Tempo owners can add or remove members of their care network at any time that they like. The rhythm journal itself will log changes such as if a loved one is sleeping 40% more than average, of if one happens to be spending 30% less time in the kitchen, or if they happen to wake up several times throughout the night. Tempo would empower seniors to live an independent life, as they remain safe in their homes and gives their loved ones the comfort of knowing that help is always at hand, being just a push notification away. Those who are interested can pre-order Tempo on Fundable.com for $169 a pop.
When it comes to gaming notebooks, you know for sure that MSI will be at the forefront of things. They have just announced the availability of the GS60 Ghost Pro 3K and GS60 Ghost gaming notebooks that are set to win you over in terms of its aesthetics, thanks to it arriving in a luxurious golden chassis. These limited edition golden gaming notebooks will feature top-of-the-line technology, where it will be accompanied by the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M graphics, a 4th Generation Intel Core i7 processor, Killer Gaming Networking capability, and a Steel Series keyboard with Steel Series Engine.
The limited edition GS60 Ghost Pro 3K and GS60 Ghost gaming notebooks will arrive preloaded with MSI’s fantastic range of programs, where among them include the SteelSeries Engine and XSplit Gamecaster. With SteelSeries Engine, it will optimize the multi-backlit gaming keyboard so that one can enjoy unparalleled customization power with advanced macro and micro programming of individual keys. As for the XSplit Gamecaster, gamers will be able to enjoy the ability to easily stream games; where it includes the capability to add, resize and position a webcam feed; being able to draw on screen with in-game annotations; and organize and upload videos.
The GS60 Ghost gaming notebooks are capable of pleasing your ears with ultra-realistic audio thanks to a pair of Dynaudio speakers, accompanied by Sound Blaster Cinema 2 and MSI’s Audio Boost with an internal AMP and gold flash audio jacks. As for the Matrix Display technology, it will be able to take full advantage of NVIDIA’s latest video card by connecting to a couple of external monitors for an unmatched visual experience. Those who want a higher resolution count, then the gold edition could be made available with a 3K display. Pricing starts from $1,899.99 onward. Are there any takers for this high powered gaming notebook?
Let’s face it – most of the time, we use the iPad with our hands, and other times we let an accessory hold it in place, for moments when we are way too lazy to actually hold a tablet for three hours at a stretch in order to enjoy a screening of the Titanic that you have painstakingly downloaded and copied over to your iPad. In majority of such cases, the holder/mount or dock for the iPad happens to be placed on a flat surface, and more often than not, it is facing you from the ground up. However, such a configuration is not going to do you much good if you happen to be working on a kitchen counter, using your iPad as a virtual recipe book. Why not settle for the $49.95 Under-Cabinet iPad Dock instead?
The Under-Cabinet iPad Dock will be a unique iPad dock that sports an extending, pivoting arm which can be mounted to the underside of a cabinet or wall. It is perfect for providing convenient recipe reading, watching movies, or access to commonly used apps, as there is a bracket that will mount to the underside of a cabinet thanks to the included hardware. With Its pullout arm that can pivot freely at two points, this is optimal for placing an iPad at the desired height and viewing angle. As for the arm’s rotating, adjustable holder that sports rubber grip pads which are capable of securing just about any tablet between 6”-8 1/2” wide, letting you adjust the screen orientation accordingly. Being lightweight, it sports a durable aluminum construction and is made with hinges which can be adjusted for additional flexibility or rigidity.
[ Under-Cabinet iPad Dock adds more options for your kitchen copyright by Coolest Gadgets ]
It goes without saying these days that many mobile devices in the market do happen to make use of USB as a charging option. In fact, it would be remiss if that were not the case. Having said that, instead of carrying around three or four chargers just to handle three or four mobile devices whenever you hit the road, how about settling for the $24.99 Antec 4-Port USB Charging Station? This particular device, as its name does imply, will be able to simultaneously charge up to a quartet of devices. Of course, this is not the first of its kind in the market, but it is a vast improvement over the other versions from various manufacturers.
As for the number of USB ports that are available, you will be able to find a pair of 2A as well as an equal number of 1A USB ports, delivering a total output of 5A to ensure that your power hungry devices will be able to get their batteries charged up in order to meet another day’s challenge head on. This is certainly ideal and convenient to carry around, as it does not add too much weight to your luggage when you travel. Other features of the Antec 4-Port USB Charging Station include over voltage protection, short circuit protection, and over current/temperature/power protection.
[ Antec 4-Port USB Charging Station gets the job done in double quick time copyright by Coolest Gadgets ]