Coolest Gadgets Playing with cool gadgets in the ongoing search for the Coolest Gadget Sun, 19 Aug 2018 13:00:12 +0000 en-US hourly 1 SEAM reveals Lotus personal safety wearable device Sun, 19 Aug 2018 13:00:12 +0000 seam-lotusThe world is a very dangerous place these days, and it makes perfect sense to take the necessary precautions when it comes to one’s personal safety. GPS trackers can be useful devices to bring around, but why not go one more step further with a personal safety wearable device? SEAM has come up with the Lotus, which is very discrete in its design, and this new personal safety wearable device will also be extremely affordable with an asking price of just $129.95.

At that price point, one will be able to pick up the Lotus alongside a 1.7-ounce mobile charging case that is able to keep the Lotus powered for up to 42 hours. The Lotus will work best alongside the Android and iOS-compatible app, in addition to a cloud based storage system and streaming service. The SEAM personal safety platform ensures that people remain connected, social and safe through the sharing of contextual data. Such contextual data will include GPS location, images as well as full streaming audio to a user’s chosen personal network in real-time. This will ensure that people will remain safer compared to using just a GPS tracker or a panic button, as the connected Lotus device will pair up with the free iOS or Android app for smarter personal safety.

The Lotus is also proud to be the only personal safety device available on the market today that enables two-way, hands-free audio calls directly from the device. Not only that, it also boasts of Voice Assistant access, enabling users to perform standard Siri or Google Assistant voice-controlled features including the sending of text messages, setting of reminders, or simply to control their SEAM app.

With the SEAM app, users are able to record and share experiences with images, full streaming audio and precise GPS location with up to 5 different contacts. Depending on your preference, all data can be saved and kept private for personal use, or perhaps to be shared with a chosen contact. With a battery life of up to 7 hours on a single charge, the Lotus is perfect for everyday use.

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Runway watch from Michael Kors gets an update Sun, 19 Aug 2018 12:00:53 +0000 michael-kors-runwayIt makes perfect sense for a fashion house to introduce an update to their current collection, and where Michael Kors is concerned, it is not clothing that the fashion house is concerned about this time around, but rather, an update to their iconic Runway watch. This innovative smartwatch is a fresh, eye-catching addition to the popular Michael Kors Access collection, where it lays claim to being the next evolution of wearable technology. Offering a new highly personalized experience complete with heart-rate tracking capability, swimproof functionality, payment methods, and untethered GPS, it is far more than a regular timepiece.

In order to sweeten the deal, it will arrive in more than the usual trio of classic stainless steel platings. The new Runway watch will feature the brand’s first ever silicone-strap styles that is perfect for the customer who would like a smartwatch that is able to make a transition from a workout all the way to a night out without missing a beat.

Sporting a brand new digital dial design which will connect to and visually display one’s heart rate, this makes it extremely easy to measure and track with but a single glance. Not only that, there is an update to the My Social app, which is a feature that enables users to showcase their Facebook and Instagram photos on the watch dial itself for an extremely personalized experience.

Being able to automatically track the wearer’s heart rate across multiple types of workouts via Google Fit or third-party apps, this is certainly one timepiece for fitness enthusiasts that will also look great on their wrists without having to wear a pesky heart rate monitor. Swimproof functionality of it being waterproof up to 3 ATM allows one to shower and swim without any worry of it short circuiting halfway, while those who love contactless payments will find the integrated NFC capability worth their while as one makes transactions through Google Pay. Also, untethered GPS capability allows you to leave your handset at home whenever you head out, since it has built-in GPS that records the distance your have covered on your next fitness outing.

Running on Wear OS by Google with the Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 SoC, this new Michael Kors Access Runway touchscreen smartwatch will work with both iPhone and Android smartphones.

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Casio rolls back the years with new Baby-G timepieces Fri, 17 Aug 2018 12:00:21 +0000 casio-baby-g-throwbackCasio surely makes plenty of good looking watches, and one of their most famous lines would be the G-Shock range which is more than capable of handling rough knocks, drops, and even harsh climates, all the while reveling in the rain. While G-Shock watches are robust and tend to be large in size, the ladies have a choice in the form of the Baby-G line, offering the basic shockproof attributes of a G-Shock, while maintaining a feminine look to match. Casio has decided to spruce up your summer with another two additions to the popular BG-169 range: the BG169R-2C and BG169R-4E, which will arrive in light blue and light pink colors, respectively. Regardless of which model you decide on, both will feature translucent bodies and bands with a matte finish in bright colors.

Paying homage to earlier years, these timepieces reflect a unique neo retro theme, boasting of pop colors that are inspired by the games, music players, and cassettes of the 1990s. Those who are born in this century might even scratch their heads and wonder just what a cassette is. The BG169R-2C will arrive in a translucent blue with orange accents, while the BG169R-4E is set in a translucent pink with red accents. Either way, the BG-169 models are a surefire way to be a stylish addition to any wardrobe while retaining highly functional features.

Among the features include water resistance of up to 200 meters, shock resistance, an EL backlight that makes it easy to tell the time at night, World Time (29 time zones across 30 cities) to help you keep track of what time it is back home, 5 daily alarms for those who love to snooze, a 1/100th second stopwatch, and a countdown timer. Both the BG169R-2C and BG169R-4E will come with an asking price of $79 apiece for those who are interested in a highly affordable and functional timepiece that is more than capable of taking a beating while looking great.

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Casio reveals brand new Edifice watch Thu, 16 Aug 2018 17:00:58 +0000 Casio_EdificeWhen it comes to timepieces, Casio has a pretty strong foothold in the market, offering a slew of different models that will cater to various individuals. Casio’s Edifice range has just received its latest entrant, the ECB800DB-1A, to further augment the collection of men’s watches. This particular model has its designed inspired by the various elements found in motorsports including speed, intelligence, and innovation, arriving in a bold design that will look smart when worn on any wrist, in addition to boasting of enhanced timekeeping capabilities courtesy of smartphone connectivity.

In order to make timekeeping smarter than usual, the ECB800DB-1A can be paired to a smartphone simply by pushing a single button via Casio’s Mobile Link Technology. One will first need to download and install the Casio Watch+ app onto their smartphone, of course, while relying on Bluetooth SMART for the connectivity. This enables the watch to access the correct time in its current location, and is suitable for up to 300 cities worldwide. In fact, it will even provide the latest time zone and Daylight Saving Time information, where accuracy is further improved through the synchronization of the smartphone to a time server on the internet four times a day. Alternatively, synchronize it manually by a one-push reset in order to ensure ultimate accuracy.

The ECB800DB-1A is also equipped with Casio’s Tough Solar Power, where the solar panel system will convert light to electricity in order to remove the need for pesky, frequent battery changes. This is definitely an eco-friendly, solar battery-powered timepiece that can continue to be charged even in low or fluorescent light.

The design boasts of a bold 3D dial and stainless-steel band, and it is also water resistant up to 100 meters with a full-dot STN display delivering a clear, high-resolution digital display of the alarm and 1/1000-second stopwatch functions. Expect the Casio Edifice ECB800DB-1A to retail for $270 apiece when available.

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SoundFlux wireless stereo headphones break new ground Wed, 15 Aug 2018 19:00:28 +0000 soundfluxKNZ Technology, an audio tech company that is based in Atlanta, has recently introduced their latest addition: the SoundFlux wireless stereo headphones. Touted to be the first pair of dual-dynamic driver true wireless stereo headphones in the world, this Indiegogo project has managed to surpass its original goal many times over in a matter of just three weeks, which goes to show the kind of demand such a product has in the audiophile market.

It is said that this is the very first time that a dual driver audio system has been integrated into a pair of truly wireless headphones. Via the SoundFlux’s dual driver system, one of the drivers will offer high and mid ranges, while the other is specifically meant for bass only. This dual driver system offers treble in details without any kind of distortion, while ensuring that your ears will be able to enjoy full, rich bass simultaneously.

Delivering quality audio is one thing, looking good is another. With that in mind, the SoundFlux is also a beauty to behold with its fair share of cutting edge technology. Boasting of the IPX6 waterproof rating, you will be able to go out on your daily runs even though it is drizzling outside, and neither do you need to worry should a glass of water be spilled on it accidentally, thanks to the enhanced waterproof nano-coating. It also comes with dual-mic noise cancelling technology that supports crystal clear stereo phone calls, while those who are always in the need for control will find that the SoundFlux’s fully functional controls offer the ability to control both music and phone calls from the headphones, as well as make adjustments to the EQ settings directly.

Powered by Bluetooth 5.0 Low Energy (BLE) technology, one can obtain up to 24 hours of listening time before requiring a recharge, while 5 minutes of charging can offer the SoundFlux enough juice to deliver an hour of battery life. The asking price of $119 is certainly well worth every penny in our opinion.

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Honeywell offers Smart Home Security system Tue, 14 Aug 2018 19:00:13 +0000 Honeywell_Smart_Home_SecurityEveryone would love to have a secure home, knowing that being away does not automatically translate to your home being a target of burglars. Hence, there are many different kinds of home security systems in the market, but just which particular model should you pick? Honeywell has introduced its latest Smart Home Security offering that is a self-installed, all-in-one security product which is extremely simple to set up. It basically enables one to be aware of what is happening in and around a consumer’s home.

This is truly a first-of-its-kind security system that works alongside Amazon Alexa, having been built into the device right from the get go. Over the course of time, it also has the benefit of being able to be upgraded and customized, complete with accessories that are able to fit according to the homeowner’s specific needs when it comes to overall comfort and security of the home.

The heart of the Honeywell Smart Home Security system would be the Camera Base Station that boasts of an integrated 1080p wide-angle HD camera. This HD camera is capable of night vision and 145-degree viewing, while bringing with it facial recognition that works alongside mobile app notifications. This enables you to figure out just when your loved one (children returning home from school, for example) has arrived safely home. Being integrated with Alexa, Amazon’s voice service, it has a high-quality speaker and a microphone array for hands-free voice control.

So easy to set up right out of the box, the system is mainly controlled via the Honeywell Home app or your voice. It can double up as a home automation hub in order to control other connected Z-Wave devices that are in your home. Add-on accessories that are available include door and window contact sensors, indoor motion sensors that can alert you whenever it detects any movement, and indoor and outdoor Motion Viewers which also send similar alerts in the event of movement.

The entire system will be accompanied by 24 hours of video cloud storage, but additional video storage options can be purchased as well.

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ClearDryve 200 2-in-1 headphones Mon, 13 Aug 2018 19:00:15 +0000 ClearDryveWhen it comes to owning a pair of headphones, there are many different kinds of factors to take into consideration. After all, one’s budget would automatically carry a limit to the kind of models that one can choose from, but here is something from Rand McNally that might just help you make that decision without any further doubt: the ClearDryve 200. The ClearDryve 200 is a breakthrough premium stereo headphone and noise-cancelling mono headset, all rolled into one. Not only that, it is also wireless to boot, ensuring that you are free to live an untethered lifestyle no matter where you go.

Specially developed by Rand McNally engineers and designers, they have also gotten hold of audio experts from across multiple continents in order to churn out the ClearDryve 200. It comes with professional drivers and basically comprises of two high-end products, where it delivers superior wireless stereo headphones with impeccably rich and clear sound. To make matters more interesting, you can also remove an ear cup and position the high-quality boom microphone in order to transform it into an exceptional headset that eliminates with more than 90% of the surrounding ambient noise, now how about that for innovation?

It is not only flexible it was mainly developed for professional drivers. The headphones boast of plush ear cups that are made of memory foam, where it is covered in a soft, oil-resistant material so that one can wear it all day long without suffering from any kind of discomfort. With active noise cancellation, it blocks the most disruptive noises in a truck’s cab, especially the wind and the roar of the engine. This helps preserve hearing through a different method since there is no need to crank up the volume. Bluetooth connectivity will let you hook it up to your smartphone, remaining connected and mobile at all times.

It has a battery life that can last for more than 20 hours of talk time and 500 hours of standby time, making this a great addition to any driver’s arsenal.

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Razer Panthera Evo arcade stick offers a precise gaming experience Sun, 12 Aug 2018 19:00:14 +0000 razer-panthera-evoWhen it comes to gaming peripherals, there are very few names out there that stand out like Razer. Razer has been in the business for so many years, churning out one hit after another, so much so that their gaming hardware have proven to excel time and again. If you do not want to make any excuses that pinpoint the blame solely on your hardware upon conceding victory to your opponent while gaming, then pick a piece of Razer gaming hardware. For those who love the feel of an arcade stick when playing a beat ‘em up or shoot ‘em up as opposed to relying on a gamepad, the next evolution in arcade sticks is here: the Razer Panthera Evo arcade stick.

Razer felt that the fighting game community would need something more formidable in order to enhance their gaming experience, hence coming up with the Razer Panthera Evo that will boast of an improved focus on precision, durability and individuality. During its development, it has been tested by some of the world’s best esports athletes and community standouts in order to gain a nod of approval all round before being released to the masses. In a way, it is somewhat similar to Formula 1 racing technology eventually trickling down to everyday cars.

First of all, this new arcade fighting stick will boast of the award-winning Razer Mechanical Switches that offer fantastic response time with minimal interaction, so that your reflexes will not be disappointed each time you would like to pull off a precise combo. It arrives in an improved case design alongside a headphone jack that will help to accentuate gaming performance. In addition, the new Panthera Evo will be fully mod-capable similar to its predecessor, while the artwork on the Panthera Evo will be interchangeable for personal customization as per fan feedback.

Expect the Razer Panthera Evo arcade stick to retail for $199.99 apiece when it is released later this fall.

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Meizu 16th flagship smartphone announced Sat, 11 Aug 2018 19:00:50 +0000 meizu-16thMeizu of China has certainly matured over the years, and their latest offering arrives in the form of the Meizu 16th smartphone. This will be their all-new flagship device, bringing a whole slew of features while making sure that it does not come with an insane price tag that other high street brands tend to do. What makes the Meizu 16th special from its predecessor? Well, it has face recognition technology, under screen fingerprints, and gesture operation among others, which we will look at right after the jump.

For folks who would like to enjoy a stock Android experience, you will most probably be disappointed with the Meizu 16th because it has the customized Flyme 7 OS that runs on top of the Android platform. However, if you are all right with that, perhaps the list of hardware specifications would be next on the list of stuff to be interested in.

There are 2 variants of the Meizu 16th: the 6GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage or 8GB RAM with 128GB of storage space, depending on your needs and budget. Regardless of which one you choose, both will boast of a 6.0-inch symmetrical Samsung screen paired with 2160×1080 resolution, 430cd/m² brightness, and 10000:1 contrast ratio, making it the sharpest and brightest display to date on any Meizu smartphone. A curved 3D glass body and custom-made ultra narrow left and right side frame provides a sleek and clean design, where one can pick from Midnight Black and Moonlight White color options.

A dual rear camera from Sony helps the Meizu 16th stick to the trend, while in front lies a 20MP shooter that ought to be more than capable of capturing great looking selfies regardless of the lighting conditions. As for its mTouch sensor capability with a 360° recognition angle, this will usher in a new age of interaction and security, thanks to the capacitive touch sensor working alongside a 5-fingerprints memory. Its front camera boasts of Face Recognition 2.0 capabilities that unlocks the phone with advanced AI processing in a mere 0.25 seconds. Seems to be quite the flagship that is worth checking out, right?

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X1 Watch offers versatility in a smartwatch at an affordable price Thu, 09 Aug 2018 19:00:57 +0000 x1-watchOwning a watch does not seem to be enough these days, as a smartwatch happens to be the preferred alternative for road warriors as well as those who are on the move and would like to remain connected at all times, all without having to refer to their smartphone frequently. The X1 Watch fits the bill perfectly then, as it runs on Android 5.0 while functioning as a full featured smartphone. Definitely taking the route that is less traveled, the X1 Watch might not have the latest Android operating system running on it — in fact, it is several generations behind, but then again, a normal smartwatch lacks the kind of hardware capability to do so.

Apart from being powered by Android 5.0, it is also a fitness tracker in order to deliver more than just smartphone functionality on your wrist. In fact, one can boast of it as being the smallest smartphone in the world, or the most powerful fitness tracker worldwide as well. All that you need to do is to insert a working SIM card in order to gain access to data, cellphone capability, text messaging and email functions. Since it will not require any Wi-Fi network, you save further battery life as the X1 Watch has no need to be tethered to a smartphone or remain hooked up to a Wi-Fi network.

The X1 Watch is a fully unlocked, open source device, and it comes with 23 languages pre-installed to help most people get started with it right out of the box. It will function on virtually any cellular network in the world, and one can also download apps such as Messenger or Skype in order to perform live video calls, and with millions of available apps in the Google Play Store, one can customize the X1 Watch to one’s liking. The 2MP camera is decent enough for selfies and social media updates, while Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity makes it easier to hook up to other external devices.

The X1 Watch will carry an asking price of $295 apiece and is certainly extremely affordable for everyone.

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