Coolest Gadgets Playing with cool gadgets in the ongoing search for the Coolest Gadget Fri, 17 Feb 2017 18:30:33 +0000 en-US hourly 1 This Arcylic Lighted Champagne Ice Bucket makes your house party feel like a nightclub Fri, 17 Feb 2017 18:30:33 +0000 LED Acrylic Champagne Bowl

There’s something to be said for atmosphere. Going out on a Friday night immediately makes you think of going to a club, having some drinks, and dancing the night away; though not everyone is able to find a bar worth going to. There’s also the issue of dealing with creeps and psychos at bars, which is why having a house party always seems preferable since you’ll at least know some of the people who show up.

If you like playing host and want there to be a nightclub atmosphere, then you’re going to need the accessories to do so. Those who are all about LEDs and lighting can add to their collection with this Color-Changing LED Champagne Ice Bucket. It runs on 4 AA batteries, and has different lighting modes for single or multi-color, all of which can be controlled by the included remote.

The acrylic material this bucket is made of makes it functional as more than just an ice bucket since it can hold beverages, flowers, snacks, party favors and more. Do keep in mind that this was only made to fit one bottle and ice though, so it’s not going to fit too much. This is going to cost you around $36 with shipping, and is certain to add a little ambiance to the room. If only you could get it to dance to the beat like some other lighted devices can.

Available for purchase on Amazon
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Pioneer’s Rayz is the first smart lighting earphones Thu, 16 Feb 2017 19:00:30 +0000 rayzAre all earphones created equal? Not really, as Pioneer’s Rayz happens to lay claim to being the very first smart lighting earphones that will boast of talk as well as charge functions for the iPhone, iPad, as well as iPod touch. The Rayz and Rayz Plus earphones is a whole new collection of “appcessories”, which is a whole new take on the word “accessories”. Bringing the intelligence of an iOS app alongside innovative Lightning accessories, these are able to deliver whole new experiences which was not possible via the 3.5mm headphone jack.

The whole point of the Rayz and Rayz Plus is to make use of Apple’s Lightning audio technology so that it can not only simply, but also to smartly solve the top challenges which today’s mobile consumers experience every single day. The Rayz earphones are able to maximize all of the benefits which are offered by the Lightning Connector, where they are powered by iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. This means there is no more need to have these earphones pack an additional battery.

Not only that, the Rayz Plus model will also be the first and only Lightning headset that sports a sleek in-line charging node which can simultaneously charge the iPhone, iPad or iPod touch as long as the earphones remain connected and in use.

These earphones take advantage of Avnera’s breakthrough LightX platform which will allow the earphones to operate in modes that make use of the lowest amount of power possible from iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Each of these models will carry half a dozen microphones that allow Smart Noise Cancellation, exceptional noise cancellation capability thanks to a HearThruä mode, and embedded microphones which can implement sensor-less on-ear detection.

The Rayz earphones will arrive in Onyx and Ice and Rayz Plus, as they are available in Graphite and Bronze metallic finishes for $149.95 and $99.95 for the Rayz Plus and Rayz, respectively.

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The Bruno Aroma Lamp is a steampunk oil burner Thu, 16 Feb 2017 18:30:25 +0000 Bruno Nostalgic Aroma Lamp

You reach a certain point in life where it doesn’t seem unthinkable to care about whether or not your furniture matches. Instead of taking whatever hand-me-down or coffee table from the dumpster you can get, you start to plan a theme for the contents of your home. Since by that point you have a paycheck to allow you to do that sort of thing, it’s not unreasonable to search for tiny embellishments that fit your aesthetic, no matter the price tag.

If you are the type who enjoys burning incense or oils and delights in the steampunk vibe, then you’re going to love this Bruno Nostalgic Aroma Lamp. This is a vacuum tube with thin wire filaments that will heat and provide a touch of incandescent light. The container that houses the light has a small concave bowl on the top, in which you can put a few drops of essential oil to give off some delightful aromatherapy when turned on.

This is available in dark wood, silver, or pink gold, and measures only 4.1 x 6.3 x 4.1”, making sure to not take up too much space. It weighs 14.8 ounces, and comes with a 5.9′ cable. While it is meant to be an oil burner, you can always use it as a light and very small source of heat for your desk. However, this isn’t something you just buy because you feel like it at $93.

Available for purchase on JapanTrendShop
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The Danbocchi Soundproof Cardboard Studio is a cheap whisper room Wed, 15 Feb 2017 18:30:29 +0000 Danbocchi Whisper Room

If you’ve ever lived in or visited someone in an apartment in Japan, you know how much sound travels. Talking too loud can have you worried that the neighbors will be upset with you, so it can be very difficult to pursue any hobby or career that makes a lot of sound. This includes everything from playing an instrument and voice acting to playing video games and being immersed in music that’s turned all the way up.

Space is also an issue there, so it makes sense that this Danbocchi Soundproof Cardboard Studio would be created. It’s a less-professional whisper room that’s made out of lightweight materials, weighing in at 66.6lbs once it is completely set up. You will need to put things together on your own, but there aren’t many pieces, and you shouldn’t have to worry about it being as difficult as furniture from IKEA.

When it’s assembled, it measures 3.6 x 3.6 x 5.4′, which should give you enough room to at least sit comfortably in the box. This isn’t a cheap box made of cardboard, costing you $1,618, but it is certainly cleaner than anything you could jerry-rig at home out of grocery store boxes. There are a couple different variations of this box for those that have more or less space, but none cost less than a grand, so it’ll need to be a pretty serious consideration to dump money into.

Available for purchase on JapanTrendShop
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New Sony Extra Bass wireless speakers priced Tue, 14 Feb 2017 20:00:47 +0000 sony-extra-bassIt looks like Sony has finally revealed the pricing details for their collection of Extra Bass wireless speaker and headphones series. These latest additions to the family will certainly make the listening experience a whole lot more engaging, and with deep bass bringing plenty of life and depth to today’s popular music genres, you can be sure to have a really ear-blowing experience without burning a hole in your pocket as the latest models hit store shelves this March.

The MDR-XB950N1 EXTRA BASS Wireless Headphones will cost $249.99 a pop and offers powerful, enhanced bass response accompanied by Sony’s exclusive noise cancelling technology. It will also bring with it Bluetooth audio streaming support and simplified connectivity with Near Field Communications (NFC) technology, hence making it a snap to hook up sans wires. aptX & AAC codec support will also deliver maximum signal quality regardless of the situation, and it is easy to tote around thanks to a foldable form factor and an integrated rechargeable battery that delivers up to 22 hours of non-stop, wireless music playback.

The SRS-XB40, SRS-XB30, and SRS-XB20 Wireless Speakers happen to be a trio of highly portable speakers which would love to bring some life to any party. Do not let their diminutive sizes fool you, as both bark and bite of these wireless speakers are not to be trifled with. The portable party Extra Bass speaker offers powerful, clear bass sound which is hardly found when it comes to a compact form factor portable speaker. Delivering a full, deep, resonating sound that’s perfect for EDM, Hip-Hop and other popular music genres, these are a snap to use, boasting of one-touch connectivity as well as music streaming with NFC and Bluetooth compatibility. To spruce things up, they come with special lighting effects. What makes it all the more interesting is the ability to use the wireless party chain of up to ten XB40/XB30/XB20 models speakers being hooked up to one another, letting you have a unique performance that boasts of synchronized lights and great sound.

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Rand McNally Highlight is a unique Bluetooth tracker Tue, 14 Feb 2017 19:00:16 +0000 highlightWe are all unable to have a photographic memory — only a handful of humans have the ability to do so, and these are very, very rare indeed. Well, we are thankful that there is technology which will be able to help us make better decisions while keeping track of our stuff — such as this special Bluetooth tracker from the folks over at Rand McNally. Rand McNally’s latest device, the Highlight, is touted to be a powerful and versatile Bluetooth tracker which enables users to shine a digital spotlight on tagged personal items.

You do not even need to have any kind of Spider sense in order to keep track of your devices, or use a Spider tracker like Spiderman. The Highlight trackers come in the form of decorative disks that measures slightly more than an inch in its diameter, where it will be stuck to valuables in a wide range of ways. The tiny design also makes it a snap to attach the Highlight disks to many important and yet easily misplaced items including a myriad of keys, wallets, laptops, and appliance remotes, be they for the sound system, fan, air conditioner, or even TV.

Stephen Fletcher, CEO of Rand McNally shared, “We developed Highlight to help people stay organized and solve the everyday problem of misplacing items. Life is hectic and Highlight offers a helpful little reminder about your most valuable items when your mind is on other things. It also provides great peace of mind when you travel.”

Using the free Highlight app on iOS or Android-powered devices, you can then connect the handset to these disks. As long as the items are within the Bluetooth range, they can be detected. It also works the other way around, where pressing a button on the Highlight disk will then trigger a user’s misplaced phone and have it emit a sound, how cool is that?

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The RobotCoupe Food Processor is only cool if you like cooking Tue, 14 Feb 2017 18:30:13 +0000 Robot Coupe R2N

If you’ve ever worked in a restaurant kitchen, then you know how much prep time goes into making food for multitudes of people. There’s a lot of taking food out of one container, re-configuring it into a different shape, and putting it in another container. Maybe that’s why meal-prepping seems so mundane and no one bothers to do it. Of course, you know that once you start adding it to your regimen, your week and maintaining a balanced diet magically becomes far easier.

For those who love cooking but don’t want to spend much time on food prep, getting a commercial-grade processor for home use seems a bit overboard; however, getting this pricey Robot Coupe R2N might not be as outlandish as you think. It has a direct-drive motor and is fan-cooled, coming with two slicing disks that are 2 and 4 mm. All of the parts are easily detached to make cleaning a breeze, and there’s a 3 qt. ABS plastic bowl with a see-through lid.

There are options of grey, clear, and silver, but the price fluctuates wildly between the three of $890-1200. You can buy additional pieces and parts at around $70-80, which will help you make everything from pesto and dough to julienne carrots and grated cheese. This 120V food processor is certainly expensive compared to the $30-40 options you can find at any ole store, but these are more pricey because they’re meant to last for many years rather than breaking after the first few weeks of regular use.

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The Thanko Compact Hand Dryer – don’t touch ANYTHING Mon, 13 Feb 2017 18:30:26 +0000 Hand Dryer

Germs are an ever-present force that we know are both a necessary part of life and also a microbial enemy that can end us. If we get to be too afraid of touching germs and live in a sterile environment without any contact with other people, germs are far more likely to kill you. There’s a healthy balance somewhere in between living hygienically, and over-exposing yourself to teeny warriors of death.

The bathroom is a breeding ground for bacteria and germs, mainly because it’s where we go to relieve and wash ourselves. Using a hand towel is a common occurrence in this area at home, but those cloths will soak up every germ that escaped being washed on your hands, and breed its colony anew if not laundered regularly enough. This Compact Hand Dryer for home would be a way to cut out the concern of a dirty towel, by removing it from the equation.

This is not a commercial hand dryer, as those things are priced in a completely different category than this $75 option. It puts out a wind temperature of around 122 degrees Fahrenheit, and will automatically shut off after a minute. You’ll need to plug it into a nearby outlet with its 28.9” cable, which will hopefully be long enough to reach. There will be the matter of sterilizing the bottom that catches the water you’ll fling everywhere as it dries your hands, proving that regardless of the lengths you go to, germs will always be there.

Available for purchase on JapanTrendShop
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DJI’s Mavic Pro Drone gets new accessories Sun, 12 Feb 2017 20:00:42 +0000 propeller-guardDJI has a slew of new products that will make your drone flying sessions a whole lot more fun and interesting, and just like how a smartphone has its fair share of accessories that makes the talking experience a more enhanced one, so too, will these accessories help your drone flying capabilities and experience be better than ever before. A slew of new accessories for the foldable and compact Mavic Pro drone has been revealed for a safer and more convenient way to get it up and running.

There are a couple of new products that have been specially designed to shield the Mavic Pro’s propellers, where it also delivers an additional measure of safety and protection during flight. The Propeller Guard will ensure that a barrier is placed right around the propellers, and there is also a Propeller Cage which will be mounted on the Mavic Pro’s arms where it completely encircles a set of slightly smaller 7728 Quick-Release Folding Propellers.

The Propeller Cage would be the perfect gift for novice operators and those who are just starting out to master their drone flying skills. However, take note that due to the additional weight of the Propeller cage, the Mavic Pro will see its maximum flight time reduced to 12 minutes. Hence, it is better to fly it in Tripod mode for better precision and stick control.

There is also a new Advanced Battery Charging Hub for Mavic Pro which offers a smart, quick and reliable method to charge up to four Intelligent Flight Batteries simultaneously. These Intelligent Flight Batteries will be charged in sequence, based on their power levels, from high to low. It will also play nice with the Phantom 4 series 100W charger for a faster charging experience.

The Propeller Cage is going for $159 a pop, while the $9 7728 Quick-Release Folding Propeller makes for a very affordable purchase alongside the $15 Propeller Guard. As for the Battery Charging Hub, that will set one bac by $55 apiece.

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Brilliant has a new way for controlling your home in a smarter method Sun, 12 Feb 2017 19:00:29 +0000 brilliant-controlThe name Brilliant itself more or less provides a pretty strong clue as to what one is able to expect — something smart, and the same applies to the all new Brilliant Control that ought to be able to jive with just about anyone and everyone. Forget about the century-old light switch design, this one comes with not only voice but also touch control for lights as well as different kinds of smart home devices.

Brilliant Control will be able to allow just about anyone in the home to gain access to music, climate, and other common smart home devices using nothing more than just a standard touch or voice command without the need for a smartphone to function as an intermediary device. You will be able to render current light switches obsolete as the Brilliant Control takes mere minutes to install, and it will also come with a touchscreen that is not only beautiful but also intuitive to operate

Those who are interested will be able to place a pre-order for the Brilliant Control from their official website. Not only that, Brilliant is pleased to note that other than just touch, motion, and voice control capabilities, individual Brilliant Control units will be accompanied by a built-in camera, privacy cover, and microphone, which makes it very easy to include video or voice intercom to a house. When it is not in use, the Brilliant Control will also be able to invite users to personalize their home, where it showcases motion art or family photos in order to add a touch of fun and relaxation. There will also be new seasonal nature scenes and theme packs made available each month so that everything does not end up stale after a while.

You can be sure that Brilliant Controls will feature Amazon Alexa to boot, making it a snap to obtain weather forecasts and sports scores in double quick time. The Brilliant Control will retail for $199 a pop as it is being prepared for a late summer 2017 release.

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