Coolest Gadgets » Audio/Video Gadgets Playing with cool gadgets in the ongoing search for the Coolest Gadget Mon, 22 Jan 2018 12:00:12 +0000 en-US hourly 1 FIFISH P3 underwater drone Sun, 21 Jan 2018 12:00:42 +0000

Most of us would think of drones as something that ends up as a luxury purchase of sorts. It is not really necessary, but it is still nice to own one. After all, snapping a sweeping, panoramic shot of a particular area from the skies always evokes a majestic feeling in the viewer if it is done right. The free flying drones in the air have certainly made their mark in the world of consumer electronics, where the market has already matured. However, there is a new way to explore the world around us, and this can be done through underwater drones. Shenzhen QYSEA Technology Co., Ltd. happens to be a leading underwater drone provider and they have recently revealed the flagship FIFISH P3 underwater drone.

Just how does the FIFISH P3 perform the moment it dives into the water? Well, Shenzen QYSEA would like to claim that it carries an amazing performance, making each underwater exploration journey a special one whether you are going to snap photos or capture videos of the situation. Left in the capable hands of an expert, the results yielded will truly be outstanding on a professional level.

The FIFISH P3 is powered by an Ambarella chipset, accompanied by a 1-Inch SONY CMOS sensor and a 162 degree FOV ultra-wide angle lens. This kind of combination is potent enough to let the FIFISH P3 capture 4K HD footage as well as 20MP photos while underwater. Not only that, there are also 4,000 lumens LED lights that boast of 8 adjustable levels of brightness, virtually guaranteeing that the user is able to capture far more detail even in dark environments. The FIFISH P3 is also touted to deliver true-color imaging with stability and reliability no matter how poor the existing ocean conditions are.

Users can also watch whatever the FIFISH P3 is looking at in real-time through a corresponding app, all at the touch of a button where those stunning underwater moments will be broadcasted to a variety of social media platforms including Facebook, Youtube, Instagram, WeChat. Sounds like a dream purchase, doesn’t it?

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iQIYI QIYU VR II head mounted display Sat, 20 Jan 2018 13:00:38 +0000 1iQIYI_QIYU_VR_IIThe QIYU VR II is a head mounted display (HMD) from iQIYI which recently debuted at CES earlier this month, wowing all those who took a look at it. There is one very good reason for this: the QIYU VR II happens to be the first of its kind in the world, being the only VR HMD that supports panoramic 8K (4320p, 7680 x 4320) video playback. This is an independently developed 8K Kiwi Player that can recognize VR content in different kinds of code formats, allowing it to play Ultra HD content of up to 8K in resolution.

Using such 8K video image rendering technology that is simply unique to the QIYU VR II, it will merge with the all-new upgraded 4K LCD fast-response screen in order to have it deliver a whole new Ultra HD video viewing experience in the form of a “portable and personal 8K giant screen cinema.” Viewers will not find themselves running short on video content, as it leverages on iQIYI’s TOP1 resource pool in China’s video industry. All that the user needs would be a decent Wi-Fi connection in order to gain access to more than 10,000 movies, over 20,000 programs with panoramic content, in addition to hundreds of 8K/4K videos that have been specially customized to play nice with the QIYU VR II.

With this, the user is able to enjoy the latest and most popular TV dramas such as “Nirvana in Fire 2″ or “My Huckleberry Friends,” while experiencing an adrenaline rush with blockbusters from the Marvel Cinematic Universe in 8K/4K glory. The QIYU VR II has also been integrated with the iMotion position and posture tracking device, being a high-precision yet low-cost device. It will make use of armbands, allowing the traditional VR control handle to be directly upgraded from 3DOF to 6DOF. Every single bit of motion information of an arm can be captured in real-time, letting the user have a richer VR interaction experience.

There is no word on pricing yet for the QIYU VR II, but it is certainly a step in the right direction for the VR HMD industry.

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BoomBottle MM wireless speaker Tue, 16 Jan 2018 12:00:58 +0000 boombottle-mmWhen it comes to waterproof speakers, there are many different kinds of models that are available in the market. However, Scosche has had a pretty decent track record in the past with its offerings, and recently lifted the veil up from the all-new BoomBottle MM. The BoomBottle MM continues from the ideology of its predecessor, with a portable and cylindrical design being the base design, while offering sought after features and arriving in a refined shape. Not only that, Scosche has thrown in additional functionality and exceptional sound quality, offering an alternative option to active lifestyle consumers where Bluetooth speakers are concerned.

Knowing that sound quality is always something that any serious sound enthusiast takes into consideration before making a purchase, the all-new BoomBottle MM will arrive with not one, but a couple of six-watt speakers as well as a pair of 40mm passive radiators. These offer a full-range of crisp highs and deep bass tones, and all of them are carefully placed in an IP67 rated dust and waterproof enclosure. In addition, the BoomBottle MM also arrives with auto-sensing indoor/outdoor EQ in order to make sure that listeners will obtain the best sound quality all the time, regardless of whether it is on an adventure or taking a time out after a particularly gruelling trek.

Scosche decided to integrate its patented, multi-award winning MagicMOUNT technology into the BoomBottle MM. This enables their mobile device to be magnetically secured to the speaker, providing an increased peace of mind. Located at the bottom of the BoomBottle MM speaker would also be a magnetic surface, letting you attach it to virtually any metal surface that you like no matter the angle. A built-in bottle opener lets you get refreshed easily, too.

Other features include a military drop tested design, water-friendly buoyant construction, integrated side panel control buttons, dual-pairing capability, and an extended battery life of up to 12 hours of playback time.

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HomeHawk HD Remote Home Monitoring System Fri, 12 Jan 2018 12:00:02 +0000 homehawkPanasonic knows that there can never be too high a price to pay when it comes to obtaining peace of mind, which is why they have introduced a brand new mobile app-based remote home monitoring system known as the HomeHawk HD Remote Home Monitoring System. Part of the KX-HN7000 series, the HomeHawk can be configured as a single HD camera in order to keep watch over your front door, or to have it work in tandem with a maximum of 16 peripheral HD camera units that will be able to cover the whole perimeter of the home and yard.

After all, with data getting cheaper by the day, while bandwidth increases, modern homeowners would not find it too much of an issue to keep an eye out on what’s going on in their backyard whenever they are away on a business trip or a long holiday halfway around the world. The HomeHawk will be able to keep an eye on activities inside and outside the home or apartment, regardless of the time of the day (or night). It will also work great to protect package deliveries, preview front door visitors, or simply knowing just when your loved ones have return home safely.

Some of the features that make the HomeHawk stand out would be the main front door full-color HD camera that is completely wire-free and weather-resistant, where it will come with LED assisted lighting to boot. With an extremely wide angle of 172 degrees, it is able to cover both door sills top to bottom fully, while capturing all that goes on in the entire entry area from left to right. The ability to hook up to 16 optional HomeHawk wire-free outdoor/indoor weather-resistant peripheral full-color HD cameras also make it very attractive, and the benefit of 2-way audio with built-in microphones and speakers is also an added bonus. Any takers?

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Geneinnos reveals the Poseidon drone for underwater usage Sat, 06 Jan 2018 19:00:07 +0000 poseidon-droneWhen it comes to drones, there are many different kinds of models that have made their mark in the market, ranging from the relatively affordable ones that are small enough to fit into the palm of your hand, to large sized ones which get the job done in a professional manner. Regardless, most of the drones that we have taken a look at in the past have always dealt with shooting video from above. Here is something different, where one will be able to see things from a different angle. Fancy a drone that gets the job done, but from a perspective that is underwater? Enter the Poseidon drone from Geneinno, which will debut at CES 2018.

The Poseidon is a cutting edge underwater drone camera, where it will definitely do its part to assist snorkelers in exploring treasures while underwater. Geneinno is an old hand at dealing with devices that help with underwater exploration, incorporating creativity and research into the mix using intelligent robots and powerful underwater drones.

The Poseidon I will boast of its fair share of special features that will certainly get people all excited about what an underwater drone is capable of. Featuring a deep sea exploration capability of 120 meters under the water, it will also be equipped with integrated rechargeable lithium batteries that provide up to 5 hours of uninterrupted underwater exploration experience. Not only that, it is also able to deliver an unprecedented degree of connectivity when it comes to Wi-Fi topside units. In addition, Poseidon has a unique trick up its sleeve, it is expandable and easy to upgrade so that in the future, more updated add-ons and modules will augment its operational capability. With a speed of up to 2 meters per second underwater, this is a swift drone by any standards.

Definitely one of the more exciting drones to check out on the CES showfloor this year, that is for sure!

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FITT360 is a wearable camcorder that looks great Sun, 31 Dec 2017 20:00:34 +0000 FITT360We do know how a camcorder has more or less gotten out of vogue for one very simple reason: our smartphones are able to do a far better job when it comes to recording video at impromptu moments, and it is a whole lot more convenient to lug around compared to a full fledged camcorder. Of course, camcorder sizes have shrunk over the years, but this does not mean that it is still easy to tote up and about. Samsung decided to take things one step further through the idea of the FITT360, which is a 360-degree wearable camcorder that will arrive in the market through Kickstarter.

If you are one who would loves to record just about everything that you see each day, then you would not go too wrong with the FITT360. After all, this wearable camcorder can be comfortably worn around the neck all day long, sporting an extremely light and portable design. Not only that, it has been ergonomically designed to fit virtually everybody while ensuring that it remains unobtrusive with its sleek neckband form. We love the fact that the FITT360 happens to be tough in its development, being rain-, snow-, heat-, and shockproof so as to endure whatever the user puts it through.

Featuring patented image stabilization, live stitching and streaming functionality, the FITT360 is able to open up various possibilities when it comes to tele-presence and life streaming scenarios. Having life logging in mind, the built-in GPS will allow users to keep their personal 360 video-logs within the companion mobile application. With said companion mobile application. FITT360 users can then preview and share videos via SNS in real-time, letting anyone know what you are doing right there and then.

With a trio of Full HD 1080p cameras that deliver 4K resolution images while capturing 360-degree surroundings in true First-Person-View, the FITT360 is certainly worth checking out as it is so easy to use. A full battery charge offers up to 90 minutes of video recording capability. What are you waiting for?

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i.Tech ProStereo D1 Professional Wireless Hi-Fi Headphone Amp + DAC Tue, 26 Dec 2017 13:00:22 +0000 iTechProStereo-d1For some of us, we would simply draw a line when it comes to procuring high-quality audio headphones as it is all or nothing. Well, it looks like the i.Tech ProStereo D1 Professional Wireless Hi-Fi Headphone Amp + DAC is something that is worth checking out for audiophiles and basically, anyone else who would want nothing but top notch audio quality when it comes to their favorite tunes.

The ProStereo D1 Professional Wireless Hi-Fi Headphone Amp + DAC is certainly an innovative addition to any audiophile’s device collection, as it brings about high quality audio for smartphone users as well as computer enthusiasts. This is a complete Hi-Fi audio solution which will play nice with virtually any smartphone and computer, where it boasts of a 32-bit sampling rate converter, 40mW+40mW power output (distortion rate <0.02%), and will arrive bundled with a pair of High-Res Audio certified headphones with 5Hz – 70 kHz high-frequency range so that your ears can enjoy smooth and dynamic bass sounds.

Apart from that, the ProStereo D1 will also support via its sampling rate converter, any kind of music file playing on a mobile phone, or in USB DAC Mode (MP3, AAC, and FLAC, among others), as the audio data can be raised up to 32-bit / 384 kHz and processed through an independent Hi-Fi grade AKM DAC.

In addition, the ProStereo D1 will arrive with a 9mm dynamic driver earphones which will be fully compliant and certified with the Hi-Res Audio requirements that have been set by the Japan Audio Society. Listeners will be able to notice a clear and fine sound output alongside a wide treble performance apart from a solid, deep bass due to a frequency rate up to 70 kHz. This sleek, metallic triangular prism design will also be accompanied by a sturdy, circular charging dock that will hold the device. We also love the rotatable volume knob that features a LED light guide, making it more high tech than ever before. Any takers?

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Verse true wireless headphones from Erato Mon, 25 Dec 2017 19:00:12 +0000 erato-verseWe all love living the modern day lifestyle, where everything around us is so much more convenient than what our forefathers had to live with. From wireless connectivity to virtually anywhere and everywhere which we go to, we are also able to enjoy an untethered lifestyle to boot. When it comes to music, the traditional pair of headphones simply will not do as these tend to get all tangled up in a mess even if you leave it alone, as though it has a life of its own. This is where wireless connectivity has plenty of advantages: you do not have to worry about wires getting in your way, and neither do you need to be restricted in your movement any more while enjoying your favorite tunes, especially the extra active folks. Erato’s Verse wireless headphones play such a role perfectly by boasting of graphene driver technology.

It does not matter whether users are commuting, exercising, or simply taking calls at the office, Verse is able to produce uncompromised sound quality through a wire-free, sleek, compact, and minimalistic design which is ideal for anyone who is always on the move. Making use of graphene is a conscious choice, allowing for the development of a thin and flexible 5.8mm driver which can amazingly reproduce a stronger, richer, and more accurate sound sans carrying around additional weight or resulting in distortion. Making use of such advanced material technology, Verse is able to perform extraordinarily well from deep bass to sparkling treble.

Tipping the scales at a mere 4.5 grams per earbud, which is roughly two dimes, you most probably won’t be able to feel that it is there in the first place. With SpinFit silicone eartips, these patented eartips will enable 360-degree rotation and fit the shape of your ear canal, allowing it to go in deeper and create a better seal and superior noise isolation. It is also rated at IPX5 waterproof, meaning it is sweat-proof for you to exercise away without hesitation. The Verse has around three hours of music and four hours of talk time per charge, and the charging case can hold up to four full recharges.

Expect the Erato Verse to retail for $149.99 apiece if you would like to live the untethered lifestyle from now on.

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Occly reveals the wearable Body Cam Alarm System Fri, 22 Dec 2017 19:00:57 +0000 occlyWhen it comes to the issue of personal safety, there are several things that can be taken into consideration. While having a certain degree of knowledge concerning self-defense is always useful, why not go the extra mile by giving technology a chance to shine? Occly has come up with what they call the wearable Body Cam Alarm System, being the first of its kind from their product stable that will boast of a quartet of cameras which can capture close to 280 degrees around someone. This is not so much a security device as it is something that will allow a worker to enjoy additional employee safety and protection while they are going about their task.

The Body Cam Alarm System is able to continuously record an employee’s environment, compressing, encrypting and storing them on the Occly hardware right there and then. With Occly having already made inroads in different industries such as construction, railroad/transportation, hospitality and healthcare, the Body Cam Alarm System could not be released at a better time.

For instance, if there is an emergency that happens, all that it takes is a single press of the panic button, and the alarm will start to ring, while images, video and audio are sent instantly in real time to the Occly Monitoring Service. The same will also happen should any of the integrated sensors within the device itself be triggered. Another hardware capability of this unique piece of wearable technology includes GPS tracking, while Occly continues to work on an indoor location solution.

When the alarm rings, Occly’s Professional Emergency Monitoring representatives will receive all relevant information so that they can assess an emergency situation quickly. These are trained representatives, so they do know what they are doing. Right now, the Body Cam Alarm System is Bluetooth-enabled and operated using a smartphone with a cellular version being developed for a 2018 debut.

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ANNKE ups home security ante with Nova Orion and Nova S Wed, 20 Dec 2017 19:00:49 +0000 annke-nova-sIt has been said before that a man’s home is his castle. However, a castle is supposed to impart a sense of majesty and an impregnable fortress, and the latter is something that is sadly missing from the equation in many homes these days, judging by the amount of break-ins that we read about in the news each day. Having a home security system installed is important, and this would include making sure that there are adequate cameras in strategic locations placed. ANNKE has stepped into the fray yet again with its latest smart home security cameras, the Nova S and the Nova Orion, with the former being made available already while the latter is arriving soon.

Both the Nova S and Nova Orion are reliable and advanced 24 hours’ home monitors and assistants which will play nice with Amazon’s Alexa voice service as well as IFTTT in order to hook up to the rest of the smart home devices in the immediate vicinity. Among that, they will also boast of cloud service storage, being able to send push notifications upon sensing some motion within its range, remote monitoring capability so that you do not have to worry about the status of your home should you be located halfway across the globe due to your travels, a two-way audio smart home control, as well as 1080P clear night vision.

Being compatible with Amazon’s Alexa digital assistant and the IFTTT service certainly delivers a far greater degree of control, since it can then interact with other compatible smart home devices such as temperature controls, lights, appliances and the most popular smart home devices from companies in the vein of Philips Hue and WeMo switch, among others. The Nova Orion bests the Nova S in two important functions, boasting of Smart Auto Tracking and Privacy mode. Any takers?

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