Coolest Gadgets » Home Gadgets http://www.coolest-gadgets.com Playing with cool gadgets in the ongoing search for the Coolest Gadget Sat, 20 Jan 2018 13:00:38 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.22 ILIFE reveals the A8 robotic vacuum http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/20180120/ilife-reveals-a8-robotic-vacuum/ http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/20180120/ilife-reveals-a8-robotic-vacuum/#comments Sat, 20 Jan 2018 12:00:42 +0000 http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/?p=271167

When it comes to maintaining the cleanliness of a home or office, there is plenty of work to be done. In fact, if the amount of space in the area is huge, it can feel as though the task has amplified. ILIFE figured out that homemakers and virtually anyone else who is too busy to clean the home can always receive a little bit of additional assistance in the form of the A8 robotic vacuum cleaner. This is a flagship model from the manufacturer, where the all-new A8 robot vacuum will arrive equipped with a 360 degree live-vision camera navigation system.

It also looks great from the get go, and will continue on a trajectory where robotic vacuum cleaners end up as something that is worth investing in. After all, many of us are already too pooped from our everyday work and stress at the office, that it can become really, really difficult and challenging to return home and attend to chores. Boasting of an aesthetic design and superior automation, the A8 self-navigating robot vacuum is enabled by PanoView. This allows it to navigate spaces precisely with a high-definition camera, where all of the information gathered will be processed through a trio of integrated data chips and CV-SLAM graphics algorithm which works great for mapping and route planning.

It will also be assisted by a three-stage cleaning system, enabling the A8 to clean along the planned route without having to miss out on or to repeat cleaning in other areas. There is also a pause/resume navigation system, which will allow the A8 to automatically return to its charging base each time the battery starts to run low on juice, and resume cleaning when its task was interrupted. In other words, this is one autonomous large room cleaner that will boast of a voice alert system so that it delivers real-time status announcements. Measuring all of just 7.2cm thin, this form factor enables the A8 to easily scoot under beds and sofas in order to get rid of dust bunnies and other hard-to-reach areas.

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Phyn Plus smart water assistant http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/20180114/phyn-smart-water-assistant/ http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/20180114/phyn-smart-water-assistant/#comments Sun, 14 Jan 2018 19:00:32 +0000 http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/?p=270945 Phyn_PlusIf you are going to kit out your house to turn it into some sort of smart home, why not go the whole nine yards and make sure it ends up with a smart kitchen as well? I am quite sure that there is a fair number of electrical appliances in the kitchen that are capable of working alongside Alexa, the digital voice assistant, so why not add another member into the mix with the Phyn Plus smart water assistant?

Working with notable names such as Belkin International and Uponor, the Phyn Plus is best described to be a smart water monitoring system that works to protect families and their homes from leak damage, boasting of unmatched accuracy and reliability. With the Phyn Plus, homeowners will be alerted to leaks and water damage far earlier than the usual days or weeks after it has begun, where the latter would then incur plenty of cost and could even throw a pall over the entire household. With the Phyn Plus, it will begin to monitor and measure any small fluctuations in water pressure in order to detect and alert homeowners the moment a leak is identified right after it has been installed.

This will help to mitigate costly damage via an automatic shut off, and it gives you an opportunity to diagnose potential problems in plumbing systems even before they end up as an issue of sorts. The HD Pressure Sensing feature in Phyn Plus will be able to measure micro changes in pressure at a rate of up to 240 times a second, allowing it to fingerprint the unique signatures of each fixture while catching a variety of plumbing issues which range from the smallest pinhole leaks to faucet drips and frozen pipes.

Those who are interested in picking up the Phyn Plus will be able to do so later this spring for $850 a pop via the Uponor Pro Squad.

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HomeHawk HD Remote Home Monitoring System http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/20180112/homehawk-hd-remote-home-monitoring-system/ http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/20180112/homehawk-hd-remote-home-monitoring-system/#comments Fri, 12 Jan 2018 12:00:02 +0000 http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/?p=270752 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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FIBARO Intercom makes your home surveillance smarter http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/20171227/fibaro-intercom-home-surveillance-smarter/ http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/20171227/fibaro-intercom-home-surveillance-smarter/#comments Wed, 27 Dec 2017 19:00:36 +0000 http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/?p=270270 fibaro-intercomEveryone would like to have a certain degree of peace of mind when it comes to their homes. After all, who would like to live with the thought of imminent danger or something bad happening all the time? That can be an extremely stressful experience, which is why Fibaro has come up with the Fibaro Intercom, a device that sports all of the advantages of a modern intercom system. Apart from that, we love the very fact that it is able to be used to allow entry to the home, providing a level of control over who is able to enter all the while delivering a higher level of security. The Fibaro Intercom can be installed just about anywhere you want it to be, including close to the main entrance or front gate.

This is not the first kind of device that will make homes smarter from Fibaro, as they have delivered a Flood Sensor before, and neither will it be the last. In fact, the Fibaro Intercom is touted to be one of the first few devices that is available on the market that enables the user to transfer Full HD (1080p) video recordings with a wide viewing angle of 180 degrees (the fisheye perspective). With this kind of capability, the Fibaro Intercom makes it possible to monitor and record all visitors to the user’s home. Not only that, it is smart enough to register what is happening around the home and property.

In addition, it will also be able to double up as an extra camera for the home monitoring system. Using an infrared LED, the Intercom will be able to operate in nighttime mode. After all, it is smart enough to automatically activate when low light intensity is detected, ensuring that the device will be able to continue recording in high quality, even when dusk falls. All recorded video files will be stashed away on an SD card. Seems to be worth every single penny, don’t you think so?

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ANNKE ups home security ante with Nova Orion and Nova S http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/20171220/annke-ups-home-security-ante-nova-orion-nova/ http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/20171220/annke-ups-home-security-ante-nova-orion-nova/#comments Wed, 20 Dec 2017 19:00:49 +0000 http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/?p=269958 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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Logitech reveals trio of Circle 2 bundles this holiday season http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/20171212/logitech-reveals-trio-circle-2-bundles-holiday-season/ http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/20171212/logitech-reveals-trio-circle-2-bundles-holiday-season/#comments Tue, 12 Dec 2017 19:00:38 +0000 http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/?p=269780 Blog-Circle-BundleWhen it comes to the mad rush of the holiday season, there are always plenty of things to take into consideration, including getting the right kind of gifts for other folks. The thing is, we might end up in a frenzy knowing that we are running short on time and having absolutely zero ideas on the kind of gift to purchase. Well, fret not if you know of a particular person or family who would like to have a greater degree of security at home, as Logitech has conveniently stepped forward to offer a trio of new Circle 2 bundles which will bring together home security cameras, popular mounts and accessories.

These are totally new bundles which can be deemed to be perfect as a gift for someone who is on the lookout for the very first home security camera system, and it also works great as an additional ‘eye’ to keep watch over various parts of your home. The Circle 2 Cameras will boast of 1080p quality video recording, 180-degree wide-angle view, Smart Alerts and notifications, in addition to the latest smart home integrations that work with Amazon Alexa and Amazon Echo Show, the Google Assistant, Apple HomeKit (when the camera is in a Wired mode), and Logitech’s own Pop Smart Button.

You will be able to save $100 with the Circle 2 Combo Pack that sports a pair of wired cameras and a single window mount for $299. For those who would like to save more, the $329 Circle 2 Combo Pack that comes with a pair of wireless cameras and a single rechargeable battery is worth checking out. Last but not least, there is the Circle 2 Multi-Pack with two wireless cameras and a wired camera that will save you $150 with its $429 price tag. All of these bundles are available now all the way through to December 23.

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OtterBox Venture Coolers target holidaymakers with a sense of adventure http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/20171209/otterbox-venture-coolers-target-holidaymakers-sense-adventure/ http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/20171209/otterbox-venture-coolers-target-holidaymakers-sense-adventure/#comments Sat, 09 Dec 2017 19:00:01 +0000 http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/?p=269705 venturecoolerNormally when we think of the brand name OtterBox, most of the time we would have sweet memories of their seemingly indestructible smartphone cases that not only work great while providing a layer of protection for your spanking new handset, they also look good, too. This time around, OtterBox has something that will be very different for holidaymakers, being the coolest holiday must-have item for folks who love campsite cookouts, simply sitting down with other people while sharing stories over cold brews, with the OtterBox Venture cooler.

After all, everyone has their very own style of doing outdoor stuff their own way, ranging from roughing it out in the rugged wilderness or simply relaxing by a remote lake, to perhaps enjoying the way life goes by at the neighborhood park or a close-by beach, the main point would be to do it while having some fun. Hence, having worries about both food and beverages being kept safe and cold should be eliminated altogether.

The OtterBox Venture Coolers are the perfect gift that keeps hot coffee hot and cold smoothies cold, where it boasts of superior cooling technology as well as trusted OtterBox durability. The Venture will deliver superior ice life and is certified bear-resistant, featuring easy-open latches, durable built-in handles, anti-slide rubber feet and 2 inches of refrigeration-grade foam which makes it a crucial piece of equipment for any outdoor outing.

There is also the idea of a modular system incorporated into the OtterBox Venture Cooler, where one will be able to customize it with various accessories that will certainly be different from one owner to another. For instance, the campsite chef would find the cutting board and side table attachments useful while the avid tailgater would prefer to include the bottle opener and a cup holder which will be attached to the sturdy mounting system. As for boating enthusiasts, this group is not forgotten, either, thanks to the presence of attachable dryboxes and RAM Mounts RAM-TUBE fishing rod holder. One can choose from the Venture 25, Venture 45 and Venture 65 which will retail for $249.99, $349.99 and $399.99, respectively.

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iStand Walking Cane arrives in three flavors http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/20171130/istand-walking-cane-arrives-flavors/ http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/20171130/istand-walking-cane-arrives-flavors/#comments Thu, 30 Nov 2017 12:00:08 +0000 http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/?p=269485 istandA walking stick is something that we all might need to grapple with as we get older, for one simple reason: our balance and gait aren’t what they used to be, so it is useful to have a “third leg” to get up and around while minimizing the chances of falling down. So far, the basic premise is pretty much the same, although in the past there has been technologically-infused ideas of a walking stick such as the Tactile Wand Electronic Walking Stick. Being close to a decade old, how about getting something more updated and useful such as the iStand Walking Cane that will arrive in three flavors?

WhatBox, Inc. claims that this will be the last walking cane that you will ever need to buy, where regardless of the model that you purchase, it will be fashion forward. Of course, there is the staple version which will not carry any kind of technology at all, but we are more interested in the other two models that will sport integrated technology. For instance, there is the iStand with FindMyCane, being a trackable cane that has been infused with GPS technology so that it is a whole lot easier to find out where the cane was last left behind.

The other would be a smart cane with fall detection and Alzheimer’sAlerts capability, also know as iStand Cane with SmartWalk technology. It targets those who might simply wander around and are in need of memory care. Regardless of which model that is picked up, all of them features a flexible shaft for joint comfort, and a no-trip base that stands alone. All of iStand’s smart safety products will not have any burdensome subscription so that seniors and their families will be able to enjoy safety and comfort without having to break the bank.

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Purple looks at portable Wi-Fi differently http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/20171127/purple-portable-wifi-differently/ http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/20171127/purple-portable-wifi-differently/#comments Mon, 27 Nov 2017 19:00:50 +0000 http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/?p=269430 wifi-umbrellaLike it or not, we all live in a very, very connected lifestyle in this day and age. There are just so many things around us that are hooked up to the Internet, and with IoT (Internet of Things) technology growing continuously, you can be pretty sure that we will see “smarter” devices being introduced as time passes by. Smartwatches, smart cars, smart homes, and of course, smartphones, all of these are linked in one way or another. Purple.ai is a leading global WiFi analytics and engagement platform for intelligent spaces, having announced a revolution when it comes to portable WiFi. Purple has come up with the Wi-Fi umbrella, an offering that will be developed and manufactured in-house.

Gavin Wheeldon, CEO of Purple, shared, “We are thrilled to be able to release our new WiFi Umbrella and showcase our latest innovation to the world. Our mission as an organization is to turn the world purple, which we can now do. Literally.”

With the Wi-Fi Umbrella, this new take on an age-old item will function as an access point, where it is capable of automatically connecting to open hotspots wherever you roam. It will also be able to seamlessly pass Internet access on by broadcasting a private SSID with which a smartphone can hook up to. To combat the very real possibility of running into areas with poor Wi-Fi coverage, the signal is further boosted via its antenna ribs, and the entire Wi-Fi umbrella is accompanied by waterproof hydrofoil and patented ConnectedCanopy (Connopy) technology.

Specially designed to be vendor-agnostic, the Wi-Fi Umbrella has been configured and designed to be compatible with all smartphones, tablets and laptops, not paying any regard at all to the operating system too. This unique Wi-Fi umbrella has a wood handle that is crafted in the UK, and of course, it will continue to maintain its primary function: to protect you from the sun’s rays and rain.

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InventHelp’s Cord Charmer could usher in era of clutter-free charging stations http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/20171116/inventhelps-cord-charmer-usher-era-clutterfree-charging-stations/ http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/20171116/inventhelps-cord-charmer-usher-era-clutterfree-charging-stations/#comments Thu, 16 Nov 2017 12:00:21 +0000 http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/?p=269144 cord-charmerEveryone likes to work in a clean, neat and clutter-free environment, unless you were Smaug the dragon who has a really long lifespan and can’t be too bothered about which jewel and treasure is stored where. For the rest of us mere mortals, an organized desk is a reflection of an organized mind. InventHelp would like to help those of us who find it difficult to keep things neat and tidy at work, school or at home with the Cord Charmer.

The Cord Charmer has been touted to be a brand new clutter-free charging station that will cater for a slew of consumer electronic devices. The Cord Charmer is actually an outlet cover plate that will be able to stash away power cords as it charges electronic devices. These range from portable media players to smartphones and other kind of digital devices. The Cord Charmer will be able to put to bed the long standing problem of cords cluttering floors and countertops.

Not only will the Cord Charmer be able to replace traditional electronic cover plates, it will also boast of a chamber for the cord itself, while there is a built-in shelf for whatever electronic or digital device that is of the right size to rest on. As the cord remains kept away in a safe location while your device charges, you do not have to worry too much about wandering and curious hands of the resident 3-year old exploring his or her surroundings. Not only that, the shelf will also reduce the chances of your charging device being in harm’s way, as opposed to having it placed on a desk, countertop or floor where it could be damaged.

There are traditional and contemporary designs to choose from. The traditional design will feature a couple of outlet spaces, whereas the latter contemporary design boasts of one large rectangular opening for the outlet. Regardless of your $9.99 choice, both designs can blend in with any décor. Of course, getting a multi-purpose USB charging station might also do the trick, but that will cost more.

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