Coolest Gadgets » Miscellaneous Gadgets Playing with cool gadgets in the ongoing search for the Coolest Gadget Sat, 20 Jan 2018 13:00:38 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Royole Smart Writing Pad makes CES 2018 bow Thu, 11 Jan 2018 12:00:30 +0000

The forgotten art of writing on paper has not been abandoned just yet, with Royole stepping up to the fore by offering a digital interpretation of capturing our thoughts and prose. The Smart Writing Pad, which will debut at CES 2018, will bring together the traditional pen and paper writing experience by merging with digital capture and share capabilities that will be a hallmark of the future. Drawing from Royole’s unique and patented flexible electronics technologies, this particular unit will be able to accommodate real-time writing on standard paper with traditional pen refills. What makes it special is the fact that users will be able to enjoy the advantage of having a digital record sent straight to their smart device, computer, and to the cloud on the spot, or choose to transfer at a later and more convenient time.

Using the Smart Writing Pad is extremely simple. All that you need to do is to place it under a sheet of paper, and from there, any form of writing, drawing, or even scribbling will be reproduced directly onto any connected smart device or computer. From there, it can be saved into the digital format, and best of all is, this is achieved in real time without having to go through lengthy conversion processes and the ilk. Another plus point of the Smart Writing Pad that makes it highly desirable is the fact that it will function even without any smartphone or tablet in the vicinity, since whatever information that it captures on the spot will be saved directly inside, and be synchronized later onto the cloud or with a smart device.

In addition, it will feature 2048 force-touch handwriting, which is an accurate representation of the written material, and will also be accompanied by pressure intensity so that there will not be any experience of a writing break off or delay.

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Akitio Node Pro ups the ante for PCIe boxes Wed, 03 Jan 2018 19:00:17 +0000 akitioAkitio is no stranger when it comes to introducing large sized computer accessories that will help enhance your productivity, regardless of whether you are working from home or are an office drone. In the past, they have rolled out products such as the Thunder3 Quad that offered exceptional storage capabilities, while this time around they decided to take the hugely popular Node Lite PCIe Box and turned it into a larger sized mode, aptly calling it the Node Pro. The Thunder3 Node Pro is large enough to handle full-length PCIe cards while featuring a built-in 500 Watt power supply that makes it powerful enough to power most PCIe cards that are currently available on the market. In other words, the Node Pro has been specially designed in order to make it a companion for professional cards, including the Red Rocket X and other kinds of high-end graphics cards.

The Node Pro will hook up to a Windows or Mac computer through Thunderbolt 3, where it will be able to instantly upgrade a regular laptop or a mini PC, making it possible to perform tasks that would normally require the specifications of a high-end workstation. Having been designed with professional video editors, colorists and other creative professionals in mind, users are able to connect virtually any PCIe card to their existing Thunderbolt 3 system.

With a couple of Thunderbolt 3 ports that enable daisy chaining another Thunderbolt or USB 3 Type-C device, in addition to a dedicated DisplayPort that will allow the connection with an additional monitor, you are more or less set for great things. The two Thunderbolt 3 ports are capable of providing up to 60Watts of power, allowing it to charge the host computer and/or supply power to the downstream devices. Not only that, there is a pop-out handle that is located on the top of the unit, enabling the Node Pro to be one portable device no matter where you go. Expect the Akitio Node Pro to retail for $359.99 a pop if you would like to augment your PC user experience.

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Mossy Oak and SnowLizard reveals iPhone 7’s SLXtreme 7 case Wed, 26 Apr 2017 13:00:30 +0000 mossy-oakA totally new iPhone 7 might be something that is on your wish list at the moment, although you cannot but help to wonder whether you would prefer to wait it out for the all new iPhone 8 when that arrives. Having said that, a protective case for your smartphone will certainly be an indispensable accessory — similar to a screen protector to go along with the entire shebang. Mossy Oak and SnowLizard have come up with the all new SLXtreme 7 case for iPhone 7, arriving in Mossy Oak Break-Up Country camouflage, having been developed by mobile accessories trailblazer SnowLizard.

This spanking new SLXtreme 7 lays claim to being the only phone case which is on the market today that boasts of water and drop-proof protection, a rugged design, as well as an integrated solar charger and built-in battery extender. Pretty much sounds as though it has the whole works, don’t you think so? After all, those with a passion for the great outdoors would also be familiar with Mossy Oak and SnowLizard, and this time around such a partnership will be able to enrich one’s outdoor experiences thanks to a case which is not only ambitious, but also extreme and serious about getting into the wild as the iPhone 7’s owner.

When you are spending time in the great outdoors, it goes without saying that you ought to make the necessary preparations beforehand. After all, not everyone in the city has the kind of survival nous when it comes to handling life in the jungle. The new SLXtreme 7 in Break-Up Country will offer not only the much required concealment, it also delivers outdoors lifestyle representation. We absolutely love the idea of a solar-power panel that will ensure your iPhone 7 keeps on going no matter what the circumstances are, and the built-in integrated battery will be able to prolong your battery’s capacity by 185%.

Fret not about your physical activities either, with its military-grade ruggedness, you can drop it or dunk it in any terrain without missing a beat. The asking price for the SLXtreme 7 in Break-Up Country camo will stand at $149.99 a pop.

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The Magnasonic Jewelry and Eyeglasses Cleaner shakes your valuables clean Mon, 09 Jan 2017 18:30:58 +0000 jewelry-cleaning-system

While we don’t go overboard wearing a ring on each finger, we do like to accessorize every now and again. More often than not, we have a select few pieces of jewelry that we wear more than anything else. This is the jewelry that is often worn, but cared for little. It’s not that we don’t want to clean these items, it’s just not at the forefront of our minds, we don’t have the time to make it to a jewelers, or we aren’t to keen on dropping a lot of money on something we could do at home.

While there are a variety of options to clean your precious items, this Magnasonic Jewelry Cleaner should be able to fix up your valuables at a reasonable price point. This has 42,000 ultrasonic energy waves per second, and only needs tap water to annoy the dirt off. Thanks to the ultrasonic aspect, you only need 3 minutes for rings, earrings, bracelets, waterproof watches, glasses and more to look like new.

In addition to more valuable items, this could also be used with coins, keys, silverware, dentures, combs, toothbrushes, machine parts and printer heads. You’ll want to think through which order you clean things though if you’re only using water from the tap. This is relatively inexpensive at around $26, and while you can just use H2O, adding a little cleaning solution for jewelry will add even more shine to your valuables.

Available for purchase on Amazon
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Zubits make sure you never have to tie your shoes again Thu, 22 Sep 2016 20:01:21 +0000 zubits

Every single second counts when you’re running late. Since we’re taking on more responsibilities than ever, it feels like that’s every minute of every day. It makes sense that we want to streamline our lives, because we can’t waste a single minute on things we shouldn’t have to. That being said, it’s about time we talk about tying your shoes.

Let’s be real here, not many of us actually tie and untie our shoes. Most of the time we tie them just loose enough that we can slip our feet in and out with very little effort. If we had the Zubits, that would be a completely different story. These are two magnetic strips that you tie your shoelaces into, and whenever you need to run out the door you only need to slip your feet in and pull the two sides close enough that the magnetism will take effect.

If you think these won’t be able to stay together when you go for a run, think again, as Zubits have been tested time and time again with parkour lovers, kids, and runners alike. These come in 3 different sizes for those with varying foot sizes. There are also a variety of colors to choose from so that you’re not going to ruin the color coordination of your outfit. These will cost you $19.99-21.99 depending on what size you need.

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Brightness Zooming Bed Reader’s Lamp lets you continue with your tome as your partner sleeps Thu, 15 Sep 2016 14:00:56 +0000 brightness-zoomingHow do you normally wind down at the end of the day? Some of us prefer to take a nice, warm bath and then followed by a foot massage, while others would love the soothing tunes of centuries old maestros over a kick-ass audio system. Reading is another pleasure that not many people indulge in these days, either, and doing so in the comfort of your bed is a really relaxing experience. However, if you share your bed with someone else, then a reading lamp is essential. Why not check out the $149.95 Brightness Zooming Bed Reader’s Lamp?

The Brightness Zooming Bed Reader’s Lamp is a wall-mounted light with dual heads, allowing one to power the scope on their side from a spotlight to floodlight — doing so without disturbing a sleeping partner. This is made possible thanks to a pair of independently controlled 2-watt LEDs that radiate a beam which will widen or narrow through its adjustable lampshade, illuminating fine details of crafts or providing optimal light for reading. Each light can also slide along a 19 1/4″ track and its 14″ gooseneck will let you raise, lower, or twist the light for optimal light projection. LEDs offer a bright, focused glow without the heat, too!
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The Das Keyboard 5Q keeps you on track of…everything Tue, 05 Jul 2016 18:30:36 +0000 Das Keyboard 5Q

The first alarm you hear in the morning is only the beginning of a long string of alarms that will go off over the course of the day. Not just the days you’re working of course, because even your days off aren’t really days off. You not only have deadlines breathing down your neck from work, but social media, emails, snail mail, stocks to watch, team projects, and more all have running timers in the back of your mind. For those who work online, your computer never gets shut off, because switching off means getting further behind.

If you work on a computer, then you normally have a balancing act of timers for this and that running every minute of every day, of which you are either on top of or terribly behind on. Sometimes things are forgotten about, and you end up pulling all-nighters to fix the situation. The Das Keyboard 5Q is hoping to help with that, as this will not only help you type at super speeds on clickty-clackity keys, but will give you ambient reminders through colored backlit keys that you program. Your reminders will be in your peripheral vision, so it’s about the same as checking the weather by looking out the window rather than opening a new tab and getting distracted.

The keys are called Gamma Zulu, being quite similar in feel and performance to the Cherry MX browns, and were designed by Das and made by Omron. They have N-key rollover, no delay, anti-ghosting, and can handle 100 million actuations. There’s a Q button (think of a volume knob, which it is also capable of being) which will give you the low-down on what data your keyboard is presently streaming with a simple tap. This is so you can’t forget why you set the ‘x’ key to fade from green to red over the course of a random Wednesday. Every single one of the 104 keys, as well as the light pipes on the side and Q button light pipe can be programmed independently. This is supposed to help you keep track of your life a bit better, and as you’re the one programming the light show of your life, you’ll know what it all means. You can presently get this for $139, but the price will climb up over $200 if you wait until after this already successful crowdfunding campaign is over.

Available for crowdfunding on Kickstarter
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808 Audio ushers in the summer with new CANZ portable speaker Thu, 09 Jun 2016 20:00:56 +0000 808We all love our music – otherwise the iPod would not have soared to its heights of popularity a decade ago, and apart from that, we would not have filled up most of the free storage space on our smartphones with musical tracks of our choice. When it comes to music, having a good pair of speakers is always highly recommended, so that your ears will be able to listen to your favorite tunes in the way that the original artist intended to. 808 Audio knows a thing or two about audio technology, where their Suspended Ear Cups Headphones were talked about before, and this time around it would be ushering in the summer with the all new CANZ portable speaker.

Having sold over 1.5 million CANZ portable speakers to date, this new range will sport a round of top-shelf sound without requiring you to break the bank. It comes with a stylish design that ought to complement just about every and any lifestyle, regardless of whether you are throwing a pop-up party or simply heading off to an outdoor adventure. It was developed and tuned by 808 Audio, and the collection delivers the best performing, well-designed products that millions of consumers can afford.

The CANZ XL that you see above leads the summer edition range, where it will come with an asking price of $99.99 a pop. It will continue from where the successful CANZ Bluetooth speaker left off, as 808 Audio has turned an original design into something that is better and bigger, as it packs enormous audio in an ultra-portable design. Arriving in a real metal cabinet that boasts of a vented and tuned enclosure in order to produce impressive bass with a built-in handle for portability, it features a simple interface of power and pair, EQ Bass Boost, and volume control. The integrated rechargeable battery lasts up to 8 hours, letting you easily keep the tunes flowing from place to place throughout the day.

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X-Doria expands Defense Shield for iPhone 6s and Defense Edge for Apple Watch Fri, 08 Apr 2016 20:00:18 +0000 xdoria-shield-sportWhen it comes to making sure that your mobile devices are well taken care of, surely a protective case of sorts should be purchased to go alongside your spanking new device (or older device, which still does require protection no matter how you look at it). X-Doria has been in this particular business for quite some time already, having rolled out protective solutions for some of the newer devices that are in the market, and this time around, they are expanding the Defense Shield for iPhone 6s and Defense Edge for Apple Watch.

How will they go about doing so? Why, it will be achieved with the introduction of its latest style, which will be known as Sport. The Defense series brings together polycarbonate, soft rubber and anodized aluminum in order to form the ultimate in protection for the iPhone 6s and Apple Watch. X-Doria has decided to make use of machined metal as opposed to plastic this time around, in an effort to ensure its Defense Shield is capable of providing military-level drop protection which has been tested to survive 6.6 foot drops on concrete.

The perimeter of the iPhone will be protected thanks to machined aluminum, whereas the inside is wrapped with soft rubber, providing protection from drops and ensuring the metal never touches the device. The screen itself will be protected from drops and surface scratches by an oversized raised lip, while the rear is shielded by a clear polycarbonate, helping to protect the device without having to cover it up. The simple snap on construction requires no tools for assembly.

As for the Defense Edge, it will be able to guard the Apple Watch combine a premium machined aluminum exterior and functional design, ensuring that your smart timepiece remains protected and yet is accessible at all times. The Defense Edge will boast of a co-molded protective aluminum exterior with a rubber lining that protects your watch from scratches and shocks, while the easy snap on design that allows for quick installation.

The Defense Shield for the new iPhone 6s will retail for $49.99 apiece, while the Defense Edge for Apple Watch is going for $29.99.

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First Order Stormtrooper Helmet Prop Replica shows that you are a true blue fan Thu, 10 Mar 2016 12:00:41 +0000 first_order_stormtrooper_replicaBeing a fan of a particular movie, franchise or even actors and actresses can be a particularly tiring thing to indulge in, especially when you take into consideration the sheer amount of dough that you need to “invest” to show to the rest of the world that you are a truly serious fan, picking up all of the special edition DVDs, Blu-ray discs and the like. Long running franchises that have even picked up in popularity are a bigger drain on one’s finances, too, which is why Star Wars fans are not exactly a rich lot. To help you part with $249.99, here is the First Order Stormtrooper Helmet Prop Replica.

This is one particular prop that pretty much says it all right from the get go, being a ready-to-wear, fully-assembled helmet that has been built according to a 1:1 scale. It is an absolutely gorgeous display piece for Star Wars fans, not to mention it has its place in being a fantastic costume piece to boot. Been recreated from a digital scan of an actual helmet, you will assume one of those nameless Stormtroopers who mill around, being a cog in the vast Galactic Empire. Since it is an officially licensed Star Wars: The Force Awakens merchandise, you can be sure that bragging rights come along with this First Order Stormtrooper Helmet Prop Replica, convex tinted lens and all.

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