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Wooden containers inspired by nature. Designed...

Not Cot - Fri, 2014-04-11 22:59
Wooden containers inspired by nature. Designed and manufactured by Chilean designer/ jeweler Nicolás Hernández.
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The G-Pad turns your smartphone into a Game Boy

Coolest Gadgets - Fri, 2014-04-11 19:30


Getting a Game Boy growing up was certainly a defining moment. You could play all the games you wanted, and the only thing to stop you would be the batteries dying. It is a marvelous age, that we can now play a huge variety of games on our phone. The only major difference being that your D-pad, A, B, start, and select buttons are flat.

There are of course, a huge variety of games out there that don’t have these controls such as racing games or Angry Birds. If you primarily play phone games like Mario, Sonic, or Donkey Kong that do have those controls though, then you know how important that tactile feedback is (it’s nice for all games, but a smartphone can only do so much). If you wish you could get back that glorious feeling of button-mashing, then the G-Pad is here to help. This is a lightweight silicone rubber phone cover that will give you squishy buttons. This is mainly meant for iPhone gamers who are tired of being at a disadvantage because they can’t feel if they’re on top of the buttons or not.

While this is a great idea, it is a bit specific in its audience. If a game doesn’t have this button comp, then you’ll have to take this off and have one more thing to stash in your bag. They’re not terribly expensive at around $13, but they are for a niche audience.

Available for crowdfunding on indiegogo
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The Percale Pocket Sheet Set will make sure your phone can’t escape at night

Coolest Gadgets - Fri, 2014-04-11 18:30


You’ve just woken up to a muffled sound that is familiar, but distant. It’s your alarm, trying its best to disturb your slumber, but has been moved to a new location since last you remember. The frantic search then begins of trying to find it, not only to see the time but to shut off the unyielding alarm. Sometimes this scenario is how we end up waking up and starting the day.

If you often find yourself scrambling to find your phone in the mornings, then the Percale Pocket Sheet Set might be of interest to you. It doesn’t have any built-in sensors or LEDs that point you in the right direction. It does, however, have a pocket within reach when laying in bed for you to slide in your phone, ear buds, remote and more. This may be a small thing, but it would certainly save a lot of hassle in the mornings.

Of course, this does have a target demographic, and that would be college students. It’s only available in Twin or Twin XL, and comes in color options of blue, grey, orange, pink, and red. It’s a 230 thread-count cotton that is machine washable, and while it is a good idea for those who have their phone in their hands until they fall asleep, the $90 price tag is a huge deterrent. You may as well sew a pocket into the sheets you have now, and spend that money elsewhere.

Available for purchase on JCPenny
[ The Percale Pocket Sheet Set will make sure your phone can’t escape at night copyright by Coolest Gadgets ]

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Nikon Coolpix S810c runs on Android

Coolest Gadgets - Fri, 2014-04-11 15:00

A digital camera with an operating system that one would normally find on a smartphone? That would definitely sound as though the geek who spoke this had not yet slept through his hangover the night before if this were to happen a decade back, but in this day and age, just about anything is possible. So too, should one not doubt the existence of the Android totin’ Nikon Coolpix S810c digital camera.

The Nikon Coolpix S810c is a compact digital camera that comes equipped with Google’s Android operating system alongside built-in Wi-Fi connectivity which will combine advanced functions with ease of use. This single camera will target those who enjoy taking pictures, viewing them, and using them to connect with others. For starters, it will arrive with a 12x optical zoom NIKKOR lens, 16.0-million pixels, and a backside illumination CMOS sensor that support capture of images exhibiting superior image quality.

There is also a newly adopted comment function that enables users to add their very own comments, including their impression of the scene, right after the shutter is released, allowing you to remain in the moment for as long as possible, since it might be possible to convey in words right there and then on the spot. Needless to say, such a function enables users to enjoy a new way of taking and sharing photos.

The Nikon Coolpix S810c run on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, where hooking up to the Internet via Wi-Fi is a snap, considering how the user interface would be familiar to those who use Android devices, as the operations are similar to those used with on an Android platform. You can post both photos and movies which were recorded with this digital camera, straight to social networking services (SNS) such as Google+, Facebook and Twitter. The Nikon Coolpix S810c is priced at $350 a pop when it arrives later this May.

Press Release
[ Nikon Coolpix S810c runs on Android copyright by Coolest Gadgets ]

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Nikon Coolpix S810c runs on Android

Coolest Gadgets - Fri, 2014-04-11 15:00

A digital camera with an operating system that one would normally find on a smartphone? That would definitely sound as though the geek who spoke this had not yet slept through his hangover the night before if this were to happen a decade back, but in this day and age, just about anything is possible. So too, should one not doubt the existence of the Android totin’ Nikon Coolpix S810c digital camera.

The Nikon Coolpix S810c is a compact digital camera that comes equipped with Google’s Android operating system alongside built-in Wi-Fi connectivity which will combine advanced functions with ease of use. This single camera will target those who enjoy taking pictures, viewing them, and using them to connect with others. For starters, it will arrive with a 12x optical zoom NIKKOR lens, 16.0-million pixels, and a backside illumination CMOS sensor that support capture of images exhibiting superior image quality.

There is also a newly adopted comment function that enables users to add their very own comments, including their impression of the scene, right after the shutter is released, allowing you to remain in the moment for as long as possible, since it might be possible to convey in words right there and then on the spot. Needless to say, such a function enables users to enjoy a new way of taking and sharing photos.

The Nikon Coolpix S810c run on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, where hooking up to the Internet via Wi-Fi is a snap, considering how the user interface would be familiar to those who use Android devices, as the operations are similar to those used with on an Android platform. You can post both photos and movies which were recorded with this digital camera, straight to social networking services (SNS) such as Google+, Facebook and Twitter. The Nikon Coolpix S810c is priced at $350 a pop when it arrives later this May.

Press Release
[ Nikon Coolpix S810c runs on Android copyright by Coolest Gadgets ]

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Axor Starck V basin mixer is transparent, when...

Not Cot - Fri, 2014-04-11 14:34
Axor Starck V basin mixer is transparent, when turned on, attention is inevitably drawn to the fascinating water vortex within.
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Nikon 1 J4 announced

Coolest Gadgets - Fri, 2014-04-11 14:00

When it comes to digital cameras, there are just so many models out there in the market, that it can get rather difficult to figure out just which particular model would suit your needs best. Not only that, the performance margins between rival models can be so small, sometimes it could be the advertising or simple customer loyalty that leads you to your purchase decision. Those who are more objective in their decision making process and are in the market for a lightweight digital camera that performs well might want to consider picking up the Nikon 1 J4 of course.

The Nikon 1 J4 has been dubbed to be able to track moving subjects with the world’s fastest continuous shooting with AF tracking, delivering excellent image quality along the way that makes full-scale photography possible. The new Nikon 1 J4 would be the latest member of the Nikon 1 family, where it sports support for interchangeable lenses as well that is capable of proposing new forms of imaging expression.

For starters, the Nikon 1 J4 happens to be a model that delivers performance with tracking of moving subjects that exceeds that of digital SLR cameras, in addition to advanced shooting functions alongside excellent image quality. All of this makes full-scale photography possible, and to think that it has been specially incorporated in a compact and lightweight body – now how about that for progress?

There are 105 focus points with phase-detection AF and 171 focus points with contrast-detect AF thrown into the mix to make sure that whatever you capture always looks at their very best. Support for high-speed continuous shooting at the world’s fastest continuous shooting rate of approximately 20 fps with AF tracking is also part of the deal, and there is the Best Moment Capture mode that comes in handy whenever it gets difficult to gauge the best time to press the shutter-release button.

Hardware specifications include a 18.4MP super high-speed AF CMOS sensor with no low-pass filter, and the latest EXPEED 4A image-processing engine. Any takers?

Press Release
[ Nikon 1 J4 announced copyright by Coolest Gadgets ]

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Nikon 1 J4 announced

Coolest Gadgets - Fri, 2014-04-11 14:00

When it comes to digital cameras, there are just so many models out there in the market, that it can get rather difficult to figure out just which particular model would suit your needs best. Not only that, the performance margins between rival models can be so small, sometimes it could be the advertising or simple customer loyalty that leads you to your purchase decision. Those who are more objective in their decision making process and are in the market for a lightweight digital camera that performs well might want to consider picking up the Nikon 1 J4 of course.

The Nikon 1 J4 has been dubbed to be able to track moving subjects with the world’s fastest continuous shooting with AF tracking, delivering excellent image quality along the way that makes full-scale photography possible. The new Nikon 1 J4 would be the latest member of the Nikon 1 family, where it sports support for interchangeable lenses as well that is capable of proposing new forms of imaging expression.

For starters, the Nikon 1 J4 happens to be a model that delivers performance with tracking of moving subjects that exceeds that of digital SLR cameras, in addition to advanced shooting functions alongside excellent image quality. All of this makes full-scale photography possible, and to think that it has been specially incorporated in a compact and lightweight body – now how about that for progress?

There are 105 focus points with phase-detection AF and 171 focus points with contrast-detect AF thrown into the mix to make sure that whatever you capture always looks at their very best. Support for high-speed continuous shooting at the world’s fastest continuous shooting rate of approximately 20 fps with AF tracking is also part of the deal, and there is the Best Moment Capture mode that comes in handy whenever it gets difficult to gauge the best time to press the shutter-release button.

Hardware specifications include a 18.4MP super high-speed AF CMOS sensor with no low-pass filter, and the latest EXPEED 4A image-processing engine. Any takers?

Press Release
[ Nikon 1 J4 announced copyright by Coolest Gadgets ]

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European price tags pasted on canvas by artist...

Not Cot - Fri, 2014-04-11 13:34
European price tags pasted on canvas by artist BL67. The title of each piece is the sum of the labels glued onto it.
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Scrubba Portable Washing Machine is perfect for your outdoor adventures

Coolest Gadgets - Fri, 2014-04-11 13:00

I am currently living in a high rise apartment where there is water rationing going on, simply because of the mismanagement of our natural resources that resulted in this predicament. Unfortunately, there has been no water flowing through our taps for the past week, and this situation needs some serious looking into by the authorities. That means a pile of laundry sitting there that grows bigger by the day, if only there was a washing machine of sorts that saves water and gets the job done as well. Perhaps the £39.99 Scrubba Portable Washing Machine could be a lifesaver in such a situation?

The Scrubba Portable Washing Machine is touted to be the first pocket-sized washing machine in the world, where it does not run on any kind of electricity, but uses good old fashioned hand power instead – making it ideal in the event of a zombie apocalypse, too. Touted to be twice as effective compared to a hand wash session, and yet uses up just a fraction of the effort, the Scrubba Portable Washing Machine delivers machine-quality results in just a matter of minutes. There is a special internal washboard that makes scrubbing effortless, and it sure as heck beats bringing along your washing machine during a camping trip.
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Machined brass shelving system designed by...

Not Cot - Fri, 2014-04-11 12:34
Machined brass shelving system designed by Amuneal Manufacturing.
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Harry Potter Deluminator does not work as expected

Coolest Gadgets - Fri, 2014-04-11 12:00

I know that there are some fantasy items that can never be replicated in the real world, simply because it is not all that easy to bend or even suspend the laws of physics unless you are a deity yourself. With the $49.99 Harry Potter Deluminator, your imagination is required in order to have it “function” accordingly. Basically, the Harry Potter Deluminator happens to be an authentic prop replica of Dumbledore’s Deluminator which was bequeathed to Ron Weasley, where the top will flip up to show off a tiny LED within, making it the most stylish small flashlight out there.

Harry Potter fans will definitely fall for it, I am sure, where the size fits perfectly into your pocket without missing a beat, while the top of the Deluminator will flip back with a simple switch in order to reveal the light captured inside. As you ought to be aware by now, this is impossible in making a room dark, other than when there is a power failure or a fuse trip in your home. Powered by a trio of LR44 button cell batteries that come included to help you get started right out of the box, non-Harry Potter fans will probably question its relatively strange design.
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Bullenberg´s dining table ARX, made from solid...

Not Cot - Fri, 2014-04-11 11:34
Bullenberg´s dining table ARX, made from solid oak in Germany
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'Contemporary Chinese Collections' Exhibit by...

Not Cot - Fri, 2014-04-11 07:27
'Contemporary Chinese Collections' Exhibit by designer Mike Mak, includes the Moon Reach Ladder, for the Hong Kong School of Design's 50th Exhibition.
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Nychos is now back in North America where he...

Not Cot - Fri, 2014-04-11 06:27
Nychos is now back in North America where he just finished working on this new signature piece on the streets of San Francisco.
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Italian furniture brand Moroso presented at the...

Not Cot - Fri, 2014-04-11 05:27
Italian furniture brand Moroso presented at the 2014 Salone del Mobile ‘Diatom’, a stackable chair designed by British designer Ross Lovegrove.
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Sakura, 3D poster, by Andrew Zo.

Not Cot - Fri, 2014-04-11 04:27
Sakura, 3D poster, by Andrew Zo.
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The Verrado Electric Drift Trike will fulfill your childhood fantasies

Coolest Gadgets - Thu, 2014-04-10 19:30


If you had a big wheel when you were young, you know how amazing it felt to tear out of the driveway and feel like you could make eye contact with a biker and receive recognition. It’s one of the first times ‘going faster’ is up to you, rather than a parent or friend. Of course, our need for speed only gets greater as we age, seeing that we later move between bicycles, cars, and motorcycles.

The thrill of wheels on pavement is always there, and here to smack our nostalgia in the teeth while giving us a new toy to ride around on is the Verrado Electric Drift Trike. This falls into the electric bicycle category, as it is quite literally a tricycle with a Lithium Cobalt Manganese battery motor. This will let you run about 40~45minutes, which translates to around 12 miles. The wheels are covered in PVC, and while they will eventually wear out after several hundred miles, they can be replaced.

This is meant for trike drifting, which is a rapidly growing sport that sounds as fun as my childhood self remembers it being. There will be black, white, red, and silver versions available, and if you’re in a hilly area, you can opt for the non-powered version. As this goes far faster than a big wheel, it’s best that riders be at least 16 years old. None of these come with pedals though, so it will be a long walk back to the top. If you’re interested, this will cost around $500 for a non-powered, or $1,560 for the electric version.

Available for crowdfunding on Kickstarter
[ The Verrado Electric Drift Trike will fulfill your childhood fantasies copyright by Coolest Gadgets ]

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The Verrado Electric Drift Trike will fulfill your childhood fantasies

Coolest Gadgets - Thu, 2014-04-10 19:30


If you had a big wheel when you were young, you know how amazing it felt to tear out of the driveway and feel like you could make eye contact with a biker and receive recognition. It’s one of the first times ‘going faster’ is up to you, rather than a parent or friend. Of course, our need for speed only gets greater as we age, seeing that we later move between bicycles, cars, and motorcycles.

The thrill of wheels on pavement is always there, and here to smack our nostalgia in the teeth while giving us a new toy to ride around on is the Verrado Electric Drift Trike. This falls into the electric bicycle category, as it is quite literally a tricycle with a Lithium Cobalt Manganese battery motor. This will let you run about 40~45minutes, which translates to around 12 miles. The wheels are covered in PVC, and while they will eventually wear out after several hundred miles, they can be replaced.

This is meant for trike drifting, which is a rapidly growing sport that sounds as fun as my childhood self remembers it being. There will be black, white, red, and silver versions available, and if you’re in a hilly area, you can opt for the non-powered version. As this goes far faster than a big wheel, it’s best that riders be at least 16 years old. None of these come with pedals though, so it will be a long walk back to the top. If you’re interested, this will cost around $500 for a non-powered, or $1,560 for the electric version.

Available for crowdfunding on Kickstarter
[ The Verrado Electric Drift Trike will fulfill your childhood fantasies copyright by Coolest Gadgets ]

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D+Y Workshop are developing a soft and flexible...

Not Cot - Thu, 2014-04-10 19:25
D+Y Workshop are developing a soft and flexible relief in fabric! Check out our Kickstarter for Soft Tiles, unique and simple way to bring tactility and warmth to any space.
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