Coolest Gadgets Playing with cool gadgets in the ongoing search for the Coolest Gadget Tue, 25 Apr 2017 18:30:12 +0000 en-US hourly 1 The Fidget Hand Spinner keeps busy minds occupied Tue, 25 Apr 2017 18:30:12 +0000 Fidget Spinner

When you’re sitting during a lecture where the professor is going off on a tangent or are stuck in a meeting where your boss loves to hear themselves talk, your mind wanders. It’s hard not to be restless and start tapping your feet, fingers, and playing with whatever is nearby. You don’t want to be rude, but you also don’t want to be bored, and have to find a common space in between the two so you don’t go insane.

We’ve seen tools like the Fidget Cube in the past, but if that novelty has worn off or it has seen so much use that you need a new one, this Fidget Spinner might be a good replacement. This is a toy that has ceramic bearings that you can spin as much as you want without needing repairs, oil, or maintenance. If your spin is powerful enough, it could keep going for over 2 minutes.

These come in a variety of color options, and there’s even a glow in the dark version for those that need something to distract themselves before going to sleep. It’s only 3 inches in diameter, so it can easily go wherever you do. They’ll cost you around $9 a piece, and should survive constant use from both adults and children alike. If you are getting one for a child, check in with their teacher, as what might seem like a good idea could quickly become a nightmare in the classroom.

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VRgluv provides a sense of touch in the virtual world Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:00:10 +0000 vrgluvThe world of virtual reality, or VR in short, is certainly one that is expanding quickly with many people jumping aboard the bandwagon. Even smartphones have become powerful enough to be able to handle their fair share of VR apps with the help of a VR attachment, of course. The next step in the VR world? To be able to “touch” items in there. Of course, the likes of taste and smell are still nigh impossible since we don’t even see those in regular games, so it would be a long time in coming before something like that happens in the VR world. Still, progress must be made, and the latest progress where VR is concerned arrives in the form of the VRgluv — whch is touted to be the first consumer-priced VR gloves in the world.

This haptic/force feedback gloves for VR is raising funds via a Kickstarter campaign in order to become reality. The VRgluv is said to be compatible with the popular Vive and Oculus virtual reality headsets, enabling users to be able to touch, feel, grasp and interact with objects in virtual reality.

According to Chris Taylor, CEO, of VRgluv, “Our Patent Pending technology will have applications in several industries including gaming, education, medical and robotics. Additionally, as an avid and early-adopter of VR gaming, myself, I am thrilled that VRgluv is very focused on initially introducing our gloves to the gaming community. I believe that giving gamers the ability to use ‘virtual hands’ instead of button controllers is literally a game changer. Finally, VR hardware is nothing without great content, and, we are already working with talented developers to create a suite of games that will make for an absolutely incredible variety of gaming experiences from the very first day that our Kickstarter backers receive their gloves.”

The gaming landscape would certainly be a far richer one with the arrival of the VRgluv, but it remains to be seen whether it will be realized in due time or not. We are sure that being able to grasp or “feel” your way through a VR environment would add to the overall novelty factor in the long run.

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LifeProof reveals the AQUAPHONICS Bluetooth Speakers Tue, 25 Apr 2017 12:00:28 +0000 aquaphonicsMusic is the rhythm of life, and for some of us, we are unable to live without any kind of music at all. In fact, we make use of music in order to soothe our souls, making sure that a particularly difficult day at work will be all the more merrier at the end when your favorite tunes begin to play in the background. While bringing a portable speaker around with you is not the most efficient way of getting things done, how about making sure that the portable speaker is rugged and tough to be able to handle just about anything that you throw in its direction? LifeProof knows this, which is why they have come up with the Aquaphonics Bluetooth speakers.

The company that pioneered Four-Proof technology protection into its award-winning smartphone and tablet cases is now ready to rock and roll all the more, delivering a revolutionized waterproof, drop proof, dirt proof and snow proof technology which arrives in the form of the Aquaphonics Bluetooth speakers.

Aquaphonics will arrive in a trio of lifestyle-inspired sizes for go-anywhere, do-anything premium performance, where the Aquaphonics AQ9 and AQ10 being available already, while work is being done to make sure that the Aquaphonics AQ11 is well on its way. The AQ9 will feature an asking price of $99.99 a pop, while the AQ10 will be $199.99 with the AQ11 going for $299.99, making it the most expensive of the lot. Those who are interested will be able to pick up these speakers exclusively at Best Buy retail locations as well as online.

These portable speakers are waterproof to 3.3 feet (one meter) for up to 30 minutes, and is also tough enough to be able to handle drops of up to four feet (1.2 meters). To sweeten the deal, these are sealed from dirt and snow, and has the ability to pair with up to eight Bluetooth devices. Regardless of which particular model that you choose from, all of them will come with an integrated microphone in order to double up as a speakerphone, while offering hi-fi audio in spaces — whether big and small.

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The Bluefinger LED Keyboard and Mouse Set – pretty doesn’t have to come at a price Mon, 24 Apr 2017 18:30:43 +0000 Bluefinger LED Keyboard and Mouse Combo

When you’re looking for a new keyboard and mouse, getting the best specs at the cheapest price point is normally the way to go. If you have a load of money to drop on a professional matching set, then more power to you, but not many of us are are equipped with the ability to adequately use all the bells and whistles they have, let alone afford it. The more casual gamer wants performance, and if it has the looks to boot then that’s all the better.

This Bluefinger LED Gaming Keyboard and Mouse Combo is elegance, grace, and will help you shoot things in the face. It has an almost angelic look to it with white keys and brushed gold metal surface detailing, and is backlit with a greenish blue or light blue LED. You’ll be able to switch between 3 color breath mode, static color, or one color breath mode. There are also 4 brightness levels for the light, including off, low, medium, and bright.

The mouse has adjustable 800-1200 DPI, 6 buttons, and 4 color options for back lighting. This is plug and play, but has system requirements of Windows XP, VISTA, WIN 7, WIN 8, WIN 10, Mac OS X, and is wired, so it will need to take up two of your USB ports. It’s pretty, seems like it would work well, and only costs around $35, which isn’t too shabby for a set if you’re in need of something new.

Available for purchase on Amazon
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GoPro reveals new pilot program for Fusion, the new 5.2K spherical camera Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:00:04 +0000 gopro-fusionGoPro is no stranger to many of us when it comes to action cameras. In fact, it would be the “go to” brand where action cameras are concerned, and professionals as well as amateurs alike would love to capture the exhilarating experience of a downward slalom or a whitewater rafting session using a GoPro device. However, it is time to expand upon GoPro’s family of devices, and the all new GoPro Fusion is about to be a reality soon. Right now, GoPro has shown off a brand new pilot program for its 5.2K spherical camera, the GoPro Fusion.

Content professionals would be among the very first few who would be able to take advantage of GoPro’s spanking new camera when it comes to virtual reality as well as OverCapture, and that is definitely not all. This particular 5.2K spherical camera has been specially designed in order to be the ultimate capture device when it comes to fully immersive virtual reality content in addition to conventional non-VR video and photo formats.

Basically, professional content creators are now able to apply to participate in the pilot program which is tipped to roll-out some time in the summer of this year. We are curious to see the reality that is about to unfold before our very eyes, based on what GoPro founder and CEO, Nicholas Woodman, shared, “Fusion is just that, the ability to capture every angle simultaneously…as though you had six GoPro cameras fused into one. Whether filming for VR or traditional fixed-perspective content, Fusion represents the state-of-the-art in versatile spherical capture.”

It will definitely ensure Fusion’s place in the annals of action cameras, where it offers the ultimate spherical capture solution when it comes to innovative, envelope-pushing content creators. There will be a limited commercial release of Fusion before the year is over, and we do look forward to pricing and specifications details when that happens.

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Urban Armor Gear reveals new cases for Huawei’s two smartphones Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:00:13 +0000 uag-caseOwning a brand new smartphone often evokes a feeling of pride — and rightfully so, I might add. However, to make sure that your spanking new device remains well protected from unwanted knocks and drops, there is the compulsory smartphone case which you ought to look into. Not all smartphone cases are created equal though, as certain cases are simply run-of-the-mill stuff which are nice to look at, but not too functional. Urban Armor Gear has something that is not only functional, but it is also aesthetically pleasing, targeting the Huawei Mate 9 and P10 smartphones with rugged cases of their own.

These new rugged cases are not only lightweight and slim, they are also touted to deliver unmatched protection when it comes to Huawei’s high end smartphones. Urban Armor Gear has already made a name for themselves in terms of delivering rugged, lightweight mobile accessories. Hence, the latest announcement of the new range of MIL-SPEC drop-tested cases which have been specially designed for Huawei’s latest Mate 9, Mate 9 Pro, P10 and P10 Plus devices are certainly worth looking into.

Released in UAG’s signature Plasma Series, the cases will bring together an impact-resistant soft core with durable rubberized edges in order to provide the right kind of protection against drops and shocks. These have been specially engineered to deliver maximum protection without adding any kind of extra bulk to the device. To sweeten the deal, the striking yet translucent designs will enable the underlying color of the phone to show through, all the while ensuring that the ruggedized style for which UAG is famous for is maintained. It does not matter whether the abuse to your smartphones happen at the office or when you are out on a nature trail, UAG’s latest cases will be able to handle them both with aplomb.

Sporting feather-light composite construction in an armor shell and impact resistant soft core, the non-slip ruggedized grip makes sure you will always be able to get a grasp of it regardless of how sweaty your palms are. There are also scratch resistant skid pads and screen surround, and plays nice with the smartphone’s fingerprint sensor to boot. It will be available for $39.95 a pop in Ice (transparent) and Ash (gray transparent) shades.

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The Rollplay Turnado is what your weekend needs Fri, 21 Apr 2017 18:30:27 +0000 Rollplay Turnado

Another Friday has come to pass, and looking back on the week, it’s difficult to say what made it that much better from any other Friday that’s happened over the last month or two. It’s only natural to fall into a rut of ritual and routine, but that doesn’t mean you’re going to be stuck there forever. Just like you might be tempted to buy a sports car for a mid-life crisis, we buy gadgets and toys to break the monotony of life.

The Rollplay Turnado is a go kart that only cool parents would get for their kids. As an adult, and if you weigh 150 pounds or less, then this can also be for you! You won’t be the cool “kid” on the block, but the haters only hate you cause they ain’t you. No need to spend your Saturday moping around at home wondering what you could eat for lunch when you could be blazing down the street at a whopping 12 miles per hour. It will run for 30 minutes on a single charge, and will take 8-12 hours to charge up all the way.

Needless to say it’s a pretty overkill toy, but if you are lightweight it could be $249.99 well-spent tearing up the pavement. It’s recommended for 8 year olds and up, but that means any of us could qualify. If you have the funds to make this 24-volt masterpiece your own, then there’s no reason your weekend should be boring ever again.

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The Sharp Plasmacluster Dehumidifer tackles moisture Thu, 20 Apr 2017 18:30:34 +0000 sharp-plasmacluster-dehumidifier-cv-g120-2

If you’ve ever visited Japan, you’ll notice lots of laundry hanging outside of apartment buildings. It’s not that anyone is trying to show off their clothes, more that having a washer and dryer in your home doesn’t happen normally. For those that live there, this is a bit of a pain when it’s humid outside or raining, as you are only adding to the moisture in the air by hanging your clothes up to dry inside.

Keeping all of that in mind, having a dehumidifier around would be quite handy, especially like this Sharp Plasmacluster Dehumidifier. This uses positive and negative ion technology to not only get rid of moisture in your home more quickly, but will also cut down on the associated odors. You’ll be able to adjust the direction of the machine’s efforts by 180 degrees, and the filter is not only easy to clean, but exceedingly effective.

That all sounds good and well, but without knowing how effective it is, no one is going to jump at spending $530 on a whim. This can suck up 12 liters of moisture a day, and has timers for 2, 4, and 6 hours. It’s recommended for 204 square foot rooms, but can be used in rooms that are up to around 538 square feet. You will have to deal with some sound, but it will be slightly louder than a whisper, which shouldn’t cause too much stir.

Available for purchase on JapanTrendShop
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Nikon D7500 delivers superior performance Wed, 19 Apr 2017 19:00:18 +0000 nikon-d7500Fancy picking up a new DSLR? Well, not too many people are willing to take the DSLR route these days simply because there is another option that is available which is not only affordable, but it is also capable of offering a pretty reasonable level of performance — all without having to break the bank, while being light in form factor as well. This time around, the all new Nikon D7500 will make use of a powerful imaging sensor that can be found on the DX-format D500 flagship model, in addition to a slew of similar features.

The Nikon D7500 is an advanced-level DX-format DSLR which is capable of offering that provides a robust yet lightweight camera without compromising on its performance. Sporting a 20.9-megapixel image sensor, processor and wide ISO range similar to that found in the Nikon D500, this model boasts of stunning image quality, impressive speed, astounding low-light ability and 4K UHD video capture.

It does not matter whether you are going to capture the landscape at dawn, or sitting through an exciting sports event indoors with the floodlights turned on — the Nikon D7500 will be able to offer the latitude of low-light capability which helps you nail the shot consistently all the time, even under the most challenging of circumstances. Not only that, it has a native ISO range which spans from 100-51,200, alongside an expanded ISO range up to an astonishing 1.64 million equivalent.

Want to shoot athletes in action, or animals that are so fast, your regular smartphone camera fails miserably in its job? This is where the Nikon D7500 comes in handy. It has a proven 51-point AF system that covers a large portion of the frame. Boasting up to 950 shots on a single, full charge, you would not be able to go wrong if a brand new DSLR is part of your gadget wish list.

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Eufy is a RoboVac that hungers for dust Wed, 19 Apr 2017 18:30:31 +0000 Eufy Roomba

If you are always running short on time, then house chores are the least of your worries. Things that pertain to money and our health usually have to come first, but having a clean house can factor in to good mental health. Sitting pretty on a pile of money and no personal time can afford you many things, and a clean house could be one of them.

This Eufy RoboVac is a self-charging vacuum that can climb area carpets, and get to all those hard-to-reach spots you would otherwise leave untouched. It will run for about an hour and a half without dying part way through, and uses a 3-point cleaning system to leave a path of spotless floor in its wake. There are side brushes that will scoop dust, hair, debris, and anything else in its way to a rolling brush on the inside, where the suction will make sure that anything swept in doesn’t go out.

This has an anti-scratch tempered glass cover, infrared sensors for dealing with obstacles and falls, and will recharge automatically. There are 4 cleaning modes, including auto, spot, edge, and small room, which will change Eufy’s path to better focus on what needs to be done. It comes with a remote control that needs 2 AAA batteries, a charging base, AC power adapter, cleaning tool, 4 side brushes, and a HEPA-style filter. This will set you back around $219, but if saving you time at home is more important than money, it could have its use.

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