I am quite sure that many of us do happen to carry at least a couple of mobile devices with us wherever we go each day – the smartphone would surely be one of them, while the other would be the tablet for some, and frequent travelers who head off to different destinations might want to tote around a GPS device, too, just in case they need to lock down on a particular location pronto despite being in an unfamiliar territory. Well, while many of us do remember to charge up our handsets, before we head off to bed, some of us do find that we run into a momentary lapse of concentration, resulting in a half dead battery that will not be able to last the rigors of a full day’s action. Fret not, as there are different portable portable power devices around, and JunoPower intends to jump into the game with the Hue Pro.
The Hue Pro is an extremely powerful portable power supply, packing in a whopping 10,000 mAh external battery that looks rather stylish thanks to its brushed aluminum case, giving it a sleek look as well as a rugged exterior. It is made out of high quality, original Samsung lithium ion cells, and yet feels deceptively lightweight. When it matters the most, the Hue Pro power bank can power up a couple of smartphones, tablets, GPS devices or cameras simultaneously, which means you can get going in double quick time. Not only that, there is also an integrated LCD display that offers additional functionality so that you, the user, will be able to have an idea on just how much juice there is left remaining in the Hue Pro, and whether the Hue Pro itself is in line for a recharge.
The Hue Pro will arrive in midnight black, brilliant blue, glamorous gold and sterling silver shades, and it will retail for $59.99 if you are interested.
It may seem like such a trivial thing, but eating spaghetti the correct way can be hard. In all my years on this planet, I am still horrible at swirling up pieces of noodle with sauce on them. For myself and others like me, there’s a surprising amount of ridicule. You can laugh off not being an expert noodle-twirler, but sometimes you just want to one-up your family and friends.
There are hilarious forks that will twirl your pasta for you, but they probably make sound, which is only going to further deter you from trying to eat your meal that way. This Helpful Aid for Living For-Ghetti is a fork that was made to catch the noodles when you whirl this utensil around. Not only will you be able to show your friends and family that you can eat Italian food with a stainless steel fork, but this will essentially give you the training wheels you need to use a regular old fork.
You can get a set of four in either adult or small sizes, and it will cost you $12. It’s a simple idea for a very small aspect of your life, but if you’re a fan of pasta and are tired of cutting it up, then would be a great stepping stone to learning how to do it “the right way”. If it doesn’t bother you that much, you can do what I do and ignore anyone who has a problem with the incorrect, yet non-barbaric way to eat.
We get stuck doing the same things over and over again. Life isn’t exactly thrilling when you get a groove going and have it turn into a rut. We use entertainment such as movies and video games to pull our minds out of the loop of work, eat, sleep, rinse and repeat. Once you’ve found a few genres you enjoy, you start to buy things that remind you of your favorite movies, shows, and games to keep your spirits up at work.
If action or horror are your preferred style for entertainment, then you’ve probably pondered what a nuclear meltdown or zombie apocalypse would do to your life. If there’s one trinket that would make you think that you’re not only playing games and watching shows about this kind of world, but living in them, it would be the Kisai Radioactive LED Watch. This is a stainless steel case and strap that feature a watch face that looks as though you’re counting down the minutes to the world’s end.
Of course, it’s really just telling you the time in a complicated way, as TokyoFlash is known for those sort of shenanigans. To read this, one of the staggered pieces on the top three bars will flash, showing you the hours, the minutes are displayed in the curved middle, and the bottom radioactive sign indicates the exact minute. The battery is rechargeable, and the wrist strap can be adjusted to fit a variety of sizes. If this fits your aesthetics and doesn’t look like it would be too crazy for your personal style, you’ll be looking at $159 for this elaborate time piece.
Available for purchase on TokyoFlash
[ The Kisai Radioactive LED Watch will make you feel like you’re living in a disaster movie copyright by Coolest Gadgets ]
Batman has his huge Bat signal that Commissioner Gordon uses to summon him during times of great peril in Gotham City, but just imagine the amount of money that bad boy is going to cost the police station each month with the amount of power it consumes. Having said that, the Transformers, alien lifeforms that are also technologically advanced, seem to be a whole lot more energy efficient thanks to the AllSpark, might be a more viable platform to explore. Which is what has led to this £14.98 Transformers Autobot Light that helps keep monsters under the bed at bay while giving a sense of security to the little ones who find it difficult to fall asleep in the dark.
This is one of the cooler bedside lights, as the Transformers Autobot Light is perfect for illuminating your bedside table or desk. It comes in a distressed metal finish, where the free-standing Autobot light will feature non-slip feet as well as a 1.5 metre USB power cable to get it going. Unfortunately, it is not able to transform into other designs, and we would have loved it all the more if you were able to turn it the other side, and the Decepticon logo can be seen. I guess that is an idea which is reserved for a special Decepticon version, allowing them to earn twice the amount of money for what is basically the same thing, no?
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Once in a while, a particularly brilliant solution pops up to a question that has surely bugged more than a few good people in the past, so much so that some of us who stumble across such a solution would slap ourselves silly over our foreheads, and ask the timeless question, “Now why didn’t I think of that before?” The world is seeing its life force ebb away no thanks to our polluting ways, leading us to want to get greener. Here is a chance to do so in terms of colors, and not the actual healing of the earth itself, with the electroVine.
The electroVine happens to be an indoor/outdoor 6-foot extension cord that has been, as you would have guessed by now, disguised as a vine. No longer do you need to hide your cords at all, no sir! At least it is a whole lot more aesthetically pleasing compared to the boring old extension cord. Forget about the cold industrial design of yore with the electroVine, as it will keep all of your important technological devices and appliances in and around the home/office powered, without looking unsightly. Not only that, it will also make any wedding reception or cocktail party look more elegant and refined, and it is currently on the hunt to raise enough funds to become reality. You in?
[ electroVine ensures your cord remains hidden in plain sight copyright by Coolest Gadgets ]
Samsung and Barnes & Noble have come together to work on a new tablet that has finally made its way over to the masses, where this new tablet is known as the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK. Before we get into the nitty gritty and all of the other details, what are some of the key features of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK that might warrant more than just a passing interest for those who are in the market for a brand new tablet? For starters, this is the first full featured Android-powered tablet that has been specially optimized for readers, where it will bring together a complete tablet experience alongside an expansive collection of reading and entertainment content, all for just $179 a pop after an instant rebate, not to mention letting you get started right out of the box with over $200 worth of free popular NOOK content.
This 7” tablet will merge Samsung’s leading technology and NOOK’s extraordinary content and reading experience. Available in over 660 Barnes & Noble bookstores as well as through online channels if you prefer to get your shopping done without having to run into a single human soul. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK was designed for those who love to read in all forms, and yet would also want the added flexibility of using the very same device to perform other tablet-centric functions, including browse the Web, watch videos, and enjoy some apps during times of tension, among others.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK comes across as an easy-to-hold tablet, where it measures all of just 7” across horizontally, sporting an ultra-light premium tablet design. It will also carry similar hardware specifications as that of the regular Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 (as well as the Galaxy Tab 4 Education), and is far thinner and lighter compared to other color NOOK devices, tipping the scales at 9.74 ounces with a thickness of 0.35 inches. Sporting a crisp, brilliant and beautiful HD display, your eyes will definitely find it a joy to dance across the words and images that are shown off.
It does look as though commercially available drones are set to be the next big thing, so do not be surprised if you were to find a particularly large box under the Christmas tree later this year, where upon unwrapping it, you would have discovered a drone that is simply waiting for you to fire it up and check out what exactly has the neighbor been up to all this while. Having said that, most of the drones or RC helicopters that we know of are rather fragile in nature, as in, they were not really cut out to be able to perform at a high level and continue working even after getting a few knocks and scratches about while doing their work. Swann Security has a very different idea, however, coming up with the Xtreem QuadForce Video Drone.
The Xtreem QuadForce Video Drone would arrive in the form of a RC helicopter which will have an onboard color video camera right out of the box, now how about that? This is the very first product from the new Xtreem collection, allowing you to fly to new levels as the QuadForce will rely on the latest 2.4GHz frequency in order to have it enjoy a strong signal indoors or outdoors. Those who are interested will be able to pick up the QuadForce from Fry’s stores nationwide for $89.99.
With the Xtreem QuadForce Video Drone, it was specially designed in order for it to fly in any direction, thanks to its 4-axis and lightweight and yet durable construction. The Drone’s 2.4GHz frequency would give you the freedom to have it fly up to 330ft/ 100m for a unique 360-degree flying experience, ensuring that the next level of evolution is achieved where RC helicopters are concerned, at the same time making all of the other models in the past look really old and outdated.
All recorded videos using the onboard color video camera will be stashed away on a microSD memory card, and you can record 720p HD color resolution videos or images with it. The remote control is powered by a quartet of AA batteries, where 50 minutes of USB charging of the Xtreem QuadForce Video Drone will result in 8 minutes of aerial flying time.
When we go to take a shower, it’s usually not because we’re covered in dirt and grime. We’ve gotten to be very sensitive to smell and minute details. This means our body smell and oil from our hair is often the main cause to bathe. We’re a long way off from living out in the woods, but if we had to be out in the wilderness, chances are you’re going to want to wash off in some way. The only problem being that there isn’t exactly plumbing for the middle of nowhere.
If you can’t go more than a few days without a bit of a bird bath, then you’ll want a way to clean up without having to carry a lot of extra equipment. The SpaTap will give you a setup to take showers or wash your hands while you’re out in the wilds. This is a bottle topper and strap combination that will allow you to have a flowing, clean water station.
To use, simply fix the topper onto the bottle, make sure the stopper is in, and turn it upside down to hang from a tree, awning, or wherever else you can fit it. Just remember that you’ll want to drain this water out into an area that’s not right next to your tent. One full 2 liter bottle will provide 30 hand washes or 3 showers (assuming you have short hair). Getting the SpaTap with the strap to hang it will cost around $24. While you could figure out how to make this on your own, you would likely spend more on parts trying to figure out how to make it work the same way. There are other options out there that are cheaper if you need something along these lines.
Available for purchase on spatap
It seems as though we are inundated with fitness trackers these days, most of them have their own unique twist on what they offer, most have the same kinds of limitations. Of course the idea of wearable technology is relatively new, and as such, new developments are coming in fast and furiously. An example? Check it out…
You’re used to sensors that tell you how far and how fast, right? Now there are Smart Socks that will also tell you how well you did it. This Smart Sock is made up of 3 components. The first is a comfy, washable sock, followed by a rechargeable, magnetic anklet that clips onto the sock, and of course, no wearable technology would be complete without an associated app, from which you get to track and monitor all your collected information.
Its not the basic information that your Smart Socks can provide you that make them so cool, its the fact that they can track exactly where your foot is falling, and how hard each part of the foot strikes the ground. Information like this can help runners improve performance, prevent injuries, or even simply select the right pair of running shoes.
Wearable tech is all the rage, and if you feel as though your fitness program could be enhanced by owning some Sensoria Smart Socks, by all means, head on over to sensoriafitness.com, and pre-order a bundle for around a 199 bucks, and soon you could be running like the wind. Me? I’ll be here on the couch.
[ Sensoria Smart Socks – is that a Fitness Trainer in your Shoe? copyright by Coolest Gadgets ]
When it comes to buying furniture, most of us aren’t going to pay too much attention to quality. If it works for our purposes and doesn’t cost much, we’ll be on board. However, if you do have some disposable income and want to have furnishings that you could pass on in the future, you’re going to want something sturdy, beautiful, and useful. If you have enough left over from buying regular things like chairs and bookcases and happen to enjoy tabletop gaming, then a table specifically for your game nights might be in order.
There are options out there that have extra storage, but they’ll never be catered to your individual needs. If you want to impress your friends, and have a place to play that is both geeky and refined, then Geek Chic has you covered. They’re a company that creates custom geek furniture with a special attention to detail. They make hand-crafted chairs and cabinets for storage, but the real point of interest is their gaming tables.
There are several different base models to choose from, and from there the customization can go all over the place. You can choose the length, width, wood, insets, lids, accessories, and more. On their page they state very clearly that these are made to order. They work very closely with each customer to give them what they want while still making it a functioning part of your home. The price is obviously going to vary, as you can be in the hundreds or hundreds of thousands. Having seen these tables in person at a convention, they are truly a sight to behold. If you have the money and live in a family of tabletop-lovers, this is an heirloom-worthy piece of furniture. Seeing that this is not an impulse buy, be prepared to go through several steps and wait for a year or more to get your custom order.
The HTC One has proven itself to be a worthy flagship device since it rolled out last year, and this year, we have seen even more improvements made to the smartphone, where it was introduced as the HTC One (M8). Picking up a fair number of positive reviews ever since it was released, the HTC One (M8) happened to be an Android powered device. It looks as though HTC has something else up their sleeves, and this would be to deliver a flagship smartphone, for the first time ever in the industry, to come in two different operating system flavors – Android and Windows Phone, with the latter being known as the HTC One (M8) for Windows.
As you can tell by the name of the device itself, everything about it ought to be the same as that of the vanilla HTC One (M8), other that the fact that this Verizon-bound device will run on the Windows Phone platform. This means one should expect to see the very same stunning, award-winning design as well as the most recent Windows Phone software. Your hands will definitely feel comfortable with its all metal unibody design as well as elegantly curved back that matches your hand’s contours.
Other unique experiences that were once the domain of the original HTC One (M8) can also be found here, and these include HTC BlinkFeed, HTC BoomSound, Duo Camera with UltraPixel, Video Highlights, a 5MP wide-angle front-facing camera that is great for selfies, as well as support for the HTC Dot View case.
With Windows Phone 8.1 running underneath the hood, you will also be able to enjoy the “company” of Cortana, which is Windows Phone’s truly personal digital assistant, as she makes her debut on HTC. Those who are interested will be able to pick up the HTC One (M8) for Windows for $99.99 with a new two-year contract from Verizon, or $29.99 per month on Verizon Edge.