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Dyson DC44 Digital Slim vacuum review

Coolest Gadgets - Sun, 2014-04-13 12:00

Dust bunnies – they are the bane of just about any home, and is an even worse menace when you take into consideration the fact that we hardly have time to keep our homes spic and span any more these days due to the number of hours that we spend at the office for work. Which is rather strange, actually, especially when you take into consideration how we do have so many apps and devices that are supposed to make us more efficient so that we can spend more time doing the important stuff. Having said that, a robotic vacuum cleaner sounds like the ideal tool to help keep your surroundings nice and clean, but are those really able to get all those nooks and crannies free from dust? Sometimes, you will need to get things done yourself, and this is where Dyson’s DC44 Digital Slim vacuum cleaner comes in handy.

Forget about the Roomba, as doing it manually might actually be the better option here. For starters, the Dyson DC44 Digital Slim vacuum happens to be powerful and yet simply designed, and is extremely maneuverable for a vacuum cleaner, without requiring any kind of bags as well. This is also a handheld vacuum cleaner that can get those sofas and car seats clean in a jiffy thanks to its superior suction power.

The target market? Those who have plenty of time when it comes to cleaning the home, and of course, as with any other Dyson device, it will retail for a more expensive price compared to its counterparts, but you can be pretty sure that it will not have that kind of generic design, but rather, something special that might even make you wish you had more dust around so that you can spend all of your free time at home vacuuming the place. The fantastic form and function that it comes in makes it a snap to clean your floor as well as overhead compartments. Using it is a snap – just pull the trigger, and watch it go.

There is also an optional turbo button that will work wonders for extremely dirty floors, not to mention an accompanying array of nozzles that are capable of finding a task for it in your home. While some might see the battery life as its main drawback, do not be fooled by the advertised 20 minutes of continuous cleaning, I get a good half and hour before it finally runs out of juice and requires a plug to recharge.

I personally found that despite the Dyson DC44 Digital Slim tipping the scales at 5.07 pounds, it can get rather heavy after you spend some time with it via the one-handed design. You would have to sacrifice the lack of a motor on the floor for portability, but at that expense comes the issue of battery life as well as making good use of your hand’s muscles to get the job done.

Cleaning out the dirt chamber is something that you would also need to do since there is no bag for you to fill up with colonies of dust bunnies, so do be extra careful with it. I would strongly using a pair of gloves to get rid of everything within, and a face mask, too, would be worth an investment if you happen to be extremely sensitive to dust in the air. Still, if you have extra cash to spare and own a small apartment, then the Dyson DC44 Digital Slim would be extremely ideal. A house, however, would be better suited to an automatic vacuum cleaner or one that is motorized.

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Good Fucking Design Advice's Coffee Starter Kit...

Not Cot - Sat, 2014-04-12 19:36
Good Fucking Design Advice's Coffee Starter Kit - your choice of one of any of our eight different 11oz mug styles, GFDA's own Bold fucking espresso roast, and our set of twelve coaster designs letterpressed on 60 pt. Pulp Board by The Cranky Pressman.
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"Delivering Excellence" - Truly inspirational...

Not Cot - Sat, 2014-04-12 18:36
"Delivering Excellence" - Truly inspirational video of Jonathan Ward from Icon 4x4 on the state of design and the Icon perspective... I want to live in the future they design for, and we're proud to be working with them!
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Gallery 1988 The Subtle Art of Pop-Culture show...

Not Cot - Sat, 2014-04-12 18:03
Gallery 1988 The Subtle Art of Pop-Culture show is now viewable online after an amazing opening last night (and happy 10th anniversary, Gallery 1988!) This is Jackie Huang "Ice & Fire" paper cut piece inspired by Game of Thrones.
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A Cellphone Kaleidoscope, California Sunshine...

Not Cot - Sat, 2014-04-12 01:14
A Cellphone Kaleidoscope, California Sunshine in a Can, and the Awkward Elevator Button. The results of 72andSunny's 72U & NOTlabs: Social Impact Project to make people smile!
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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