Coolest Gadgets Playing with cool gadgets in the ongoing search for the Coolest Gadget Sun, 21 Jan 2018 12:00:42 +0000 en-US hourly 1 FIFISH P3 underwater drone Sun, 21 Jan 2018 12:00:42 +0000 fifishp3Most 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?

Press Release

[ FIFISH P3 underwater drone copyright by Coolest Gadgets ]

]]> 0
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.

Press Release
[ iQIYI QIYU VR II head mounted display copyright by Coolest Gadgets ]

]]> 0
ILIFE reveals the A8 robotic vacuum Sat, 20 Jan 2018 12:00:42 +0000 ILIFE_A8When 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.

Press Release

[ ILIFE reveals the A8 robotic vacuum copyright by Coolest Gadgets ]

]]> 0
Nautiz X9 rugged PDA is one tough nut Thu, 18 Jan 2018 19:00:16 +0000 nautiz-x9Nautiz X9 is an Android-powered PDA (personal digital assistant) that is more or less capable taking just about any kind of punishment that you throw in its direction, shrugging off knocks, drops, and even submersion without missing a beat. This enterprise handheld was specially built to function in areas of fieldwork that occur in the most challenging outdoor or industrial environments, while offering a performance that would not seem out of place for a high-powered mobile computer. This is definitely an improvement over its predecessor, the Nautiz X8.

In industrial and field applications, reliability happens to be a critical component while being rugged has its fair share of advantages. The fully rugged Nautiz X9 can wear many different kinds of hats, where it can function as a mobile computer, a data collector or even as a field controller. What kind of hardware lies underneath the hood in order to make the Nautiz X9 an outstanding performer on its own?

For starters, there is a quad-core processor that runs underneath the hood in addition to an extremely easy-to-use Android 7.0 Nougat operating system. It caters to GPS/GLONASS capabilities standard, and users will have the option to include a high-quality, high-speed 2D imager. Not one, but dual cameras are integrated, comprising of a 13-megapixel shooter with autofocus and flash at the back in addition to a 2-megapixel selfie camera in front. With up to 4G/LTE connectivity, you can be sure that you will always be able to obtain the fastest data connection available when within the area of network coverage.

Apart from that, you will gain access to Google Maps navigation as well as Play Store app access, and a 5-inch, sunlight-readable capacitive display with multi-touch sensitivity is ideal for work even under the hot sun. With an IP67 ruggedness rating, it is not only waterproof but also delivers dust-tight performance. 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory accompanied by a 4,800mAh battery allows it to last for even the most demanding of performances on the field. Shipping of the Nautiz X9 is expected to happen this month.

Press Release

[ Nautiz X9 rugged PDA is one tough nut copyright by Coolest Gadgets ]

]]> 0
SteelSeries reveals the Rival 600 gaming mouse Wed, 17 Jan 2018 19:00:28 +0000 steelseries-rival600Gamers are a very discerning lot, especially the more serious ones out there. Some of them would think that it is essential to find a particular brand whose products they are comfortable with, and then stick to that brand throughout their gaming years. Well, SteelSeries has certainly garnered its fair share of fans over the years, churning out quality gaming peripherals that continue to win people over. The latest member of the Rival gaming mice series arrives in the form of the Rival 600 that boasts of a next-level sensor system.

That is not all which is attractive about the Rival 600, as this gaming mouse will also arrive with customizable weight and balance options for up to 256 different combinations. Talk about going all out to please everyone! Being different from many of the other weighted mice that will use weights which stack in one location of the mouse, the Rival 600’s weights are strategically located in the sides. Thinking out of the box, this idea enables gamers to adjust the weight throughout the body of the mouse in order to balance the mouse’s center of gravity according to one’s grip and gameplay style.

The Rival 600 tips the scales at a mere 96 grams sans weights, and will arrive with eight included 4 gram weights for personal customization.The lightweight nature of the Rival 600 is attributed to the material used, where it was carefully crafted for functionality, weight reduction and extreme durability. It has left/right click buttons that boast of a revolutionary reinforced trigger system, enabling it to deliver the best clicks in gaming.

Lefties are left out of the picture though, as the Rival 600 happens to be an ergonomic right-handed mouse that caters to both claw and palm grips. A powerful 32-bit ARM processor resides underneath the hood, enabling gamers to save CPI settings, button remappings and macros and lighting effects on-board. Expect the Rival 600 to retail for $79.99 apiece if you are interested.

Press Release
[ SteelSeries reveals the Rival 600 gaming mouse copyright by Coolest Gadgets ]

]]> 0
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.

Press Release
[ BoomBottle MM wireless speaker copyright by Coolest Gadgets ]

]]> 0
Scosche unveils the Rhythm24 waterproof armband heart rate monitor Mon, 15 Jan 2018 19:00:29 +0000 rhythm24Scosche is a household name when it comes to rolling out different kinds of accessories for smartphones, mobile devices, and road warriors who are always on the move. This time around, their genius has reached new heights with the introduction of the Rhythm24, a waterproof armband heart rate monitor. This next generation device will continue from where the Rhythm+ left off in 2014. Arriving in an all-new look while accompanied by expanded features, there are variable activity modes that will help ensure accurate biometric measurements are always captured, stored and shared with Bluetooth Smart and ANT+ devices including smart/sport watches, smartphones, tablets, and exercise equipment, among others.

What makes the Rhythm24 a whole lot better than its predecessor? For starters, it comes with a 24-hour battery life, accompanied by an IP68 sweatproof/waterproof rating, five changeable training/use zones/modes and two multi-modes (designed for biathletes and triathletes training and activities), an LED battery indicator and on-board data recording. This particular recording feature is very useful, since users can leave their mobile devices behind as they indulge in their respective fitness activities before uploading captured workout data at a later time.

Rhythm24 heart monitoring modes provide a slew of data capturing, starting with heart rate variability (HRV) mode. This mode will enable users to monitor the time between each heartbeat for increased stress and recovery tracking, while arriving with heart rate profiles for a wide range of activities. The more popular ones like swimming, running, and cycling are thrown into the mix, of course.

Using both green and yellow optical sensors, these deliver superior measurement across all skin tones. Not only that, it will integrate the latest advances in PerformTek sensor technology that measures heart rate non-stop in order to provide a highly accurate and consistent reading regardless of the exercise performed or physical environment one is in.

Press Release
[ Scosche unveils the Rhythm24 waterproof armband heart rate monitor copyright by Coolest Gadgets ]

]]> 0
Phyn Plus smart water assistant Sun, 14 Jan 2018 19:00:32 +0000 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.

Press Release
[ Phyn Plus smart water assistant copyright by Coolest Gadgets ]

]]> 0
Fisker’s EMotion makes its mark with new solid state battery Sat, 13 Jan 2018 12:00:01 +0000 fisker-emotionAn electric car is not something that all of us are able to afford, although some of us do dream of driving up in a Tesla that offers exceptional acceleration performance with looks that could kill. However, if there is one thing about electric cars that continue to invoke doubt in motorheads, it would be the battery life. Most electric vehicles have to “suffer” from limited range and long charging times (relatively speaking) as opposed to a petrol or diesel-powered ride. Fisker would like to turn such conceptions upside down with their modern day marvel, the EMotion that will be powered by the patent-pending Fisker Flexible Solid-State Battery.
What makes the Fisker EMotion so special? Well, apart from its stunning looks and performance capabilities, it will run on the Fisker Flexible solid-state battery that is capable of delivering 2.5 times the energy density of lithium-ion batteries, hence allowing it to achieve a maximum range of up to 400 miles on a full charge. Even better yet is the fact that it can take less than a minute to power up the battery, making it faster to “fuel up” so to speak compared to the traditional petrol-powered ride.

With an estimated top speed of 161 mph, the Fisker EMotion is no slouch, and this all-wheel drive with 24″ low rolling resistant Pirelli tires is set to blaze new trails. We love the fact that this is a level 4 autonomous driving vehicle, and it is also smart enough to have the doors open and close through a smartphone. On the outside, there are unmovable flush touch handles which will be illuminated, making it more advanced that seemingly standard issue keyless entry models.

For passenger comfort, there are inductive charging ports and special holders for up to a quartet of smartphones to keep up with the times, and to cap it all off, it has four individual, electric adjustable seats that will wrap passengers in ultra soft leather. Hopefully we can see this roll out sooner rather than later, and will keep a keen eye open for the price.

Press Release
[ Fisker’s EMotion makes its mark with new solid state battery copyright by Coolest Gadgets ]

]]> 0
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?

Press Release
[ HomeHawk HD Remote Home Monitoring System copyright by Coolest Gadgets ]

]]> 0