Breakfast is often called the most important meal of the day. It can help you wake up and face your daily tasks bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. Although, what normally ends up happening is that we’ll grab coffee on the way into work, and forget about anything else until lunch. If you do actually have time to make breakfast, it normally comes out with something along the lines of toast and eggs.
If you enjoy toast, but hate that you can only buy a toaster that has two slots when you only eat one, there is a minimalist toaster out there for you. The Plus Minus Zero 1-Slice Toaster is pretty straightforward in what it does, but is perfect for those who don’t like having an asymmetrical way to make breakfast. This compact toaster is very sleek and simple, as it has an unobtrusive logo on the side, a dial in the front to choose how toasted you would like your bread, and the lever to push it down.
This is available in white, red, or brown, and will cost around $78. While this is a neat idea, you would think that it would be much cheaper. It’s easy enough to go to a grocery store and get a 2-slot version for around $10-15. This very likely is sold to the niche market that doesn’t want more than one piece of toast in the mornings, and has money to toss out the window.
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Using a stylus for most of us is usually just a means to navigate our screen without our fingers getting in the way. However, many people use them as a creative medium. This can be used for designing outfits, building plans, or just jotting down some ideas in your own handwriting. It gives you the feel of using an old-fashioned writing implement (do pens and pencils count as archaic now?), and more.
This isn’t your average stylus, as it also has an eraser tip. It will only recognize the back end of the Pencil as an eraser, so you only need to flip it over to etch away your mistakes, like you would with a graphite pencil for paper. One of the big annoyances with working on a touchscreen surface is that your hand will tend to rest on the screen, making unwanted marks. When you’re using this stylus, it will recognize and reject your palm as a means of interaction with the screen.
If you’re working in colors or full drawings rather than sketching, you can use the aPencil for precise lines, and your finger for smudging. You will need to charge this Bluetooth device, and with ‘normal’ use (whatever that means), you shouldn’t need to charge it for a month. Thankfully, it only takes about 90 minutes to be juiced up again. It does need to be used on an iPad with a Retina Display or iPad Mini for full support of features, so apologies to the rest of the tablet world. This will cost you anywhere from $50-60 depending on whether you would like a wooden body or black aluminum.
When we talk about BlackBerry devices, what comes across your mind first? Surely the initial image that has been “burned” permanently into our collective consciousness would be that of a small display device that has a QWERTY keyboard, where it has been the industry standard for a mobile device keyboard for years. Well, BlackBerry might have fallen on hard times recently, but this does not mean that they are all out of ideas. No sir, it seems that the new BlackBerry Q20 flagship smartphone will come with the familiar and classic ‘Menu’, ‘Back’, ‘Send’ and ‘End’ buttons alongside an integrated trackpad, so that one will be able to enjoy fast and efficient navigation with but a single hand.
QWERTY loving customers would definitely welcome the one-handed use capability of the BlackBerry Q20, that’s for sure. Among the key features of the new and upcoming BlackBerry Q20 smartphone would include BlackBerry’s patented QWERTY keyboard design complete with frets and sculpted keys which will hopefully, be able to deliver the very best typing experience on a mobile device. I suppose there is a certain level of “unlearning” that needs to be done if one is already so used to touch typing on a virtual keyboard, or using software such as Swype for an intelligent virtual keyboard.
Apart from that, the email service will also include features such as BlackBerry Hub, where one is able to access the entire slew of messages in one place, and enterprise connectivity with BES10. Other hardware specifications of the upcoming BlackBerry Q20 smartphone include a generous 3.5” touchscreen display, which is the largest display to date on a QWERTY BlackBerry smartphone and a large battery. It will arrive in the second half of this year, with pricing details yet to be revealed. What you see above is the BlackBerry Q10 for reference’s sake.
You’ve seen it in every movie, every TV show, that dramatizes loss. A fire guts a house, and while there’s real pain in the destruction and damage, the real loss, is in the memories. Photographs, and recordings of a life well lived. It’s human nature to want to preserve the past, to share it with others, to relive our lives as we grow and change. How about a way to really chronicle our lives, for ourselves, for our families?
Check out The Narrative Clip, a tiny, fully automatic camera, with an associated app that can provide you with a cloud based diary of your life, that you can search through, and share, with your friends, family, and social networks. The Narrative Clip is a matchbox sized, 5 megapixel camera that you simply clip on your clothes, and it will proceed to take 2 pictures every minute that it’s active.
The Narrative Clip comes with a storage capacity of up to 4000 pictures and the rechargeable battery will last up to 2 days, allowing you plenty of opportunity to capture all the special moments of a vacation, sporting event, or just the simple moments of your everyday life, the precious seconds that would have likely gone unnoticed. Picture transfer is quick and easy, simply plug into your computer, and upload to the cloud.
So if keeping memories is important to you, why not check out the worlds smallest wearable camera? The Narrative Clip is available for both iOS and Android, comes in white, orange and gray, for right around 279 bucks. Visit getnarrative.com for videos and more information.
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