Coolest Gadgets Playing with cool gadgets in the ongoing search for the Coolest Gadget Tue, 30 Aug 2016 14:00:15 +0000 en-US hourly 1 LG delivers slew of new portable Bluetooth speakers Tue, 30 Aug 2016 14:00:15 +0000 lg-portable-bt-speakersOur smartphones are a whole lot more than just communication tools these days, as they tend to be our personal organizers, not to mention our timekeeper, portable media player that carries both music and videos, in addition to our social networking hub. Well, if you simply cannot live without good music, and would like to share your eclectic tastes with others, LG has just the thing for you with its new range of portable Bluetooth speakers that have been specially designed for use at home or while you are on the move.

These new LG Bluetooth speakers will bring together versatility in addition to premium sound for an enhanced listening experience regardless of where you are. They have been specially equipped with cutting-edge features while boasting of sleek, innovative designs. The new LG portable Bluetooth speakers will be known as models PH2, PH3 and PH4, where they function as versatile audio solutions regardless of the listener type. Everyone from audiophiles to casual listeners who need portability to match their active lifestyle will be able to find something that is right up their alley.

Those who are on the lookout for portability and durability as the main selling points can settle for the PH2 and PH4 Bluetooth speakers. Tipping the scales at less than half a pound, the resilient, splash proof and compact 2.5-watt PH2 (3.8 in x 1.5 in) has been specially designed to bring high-quality audio with a rich, deep bass so that even the most active users will be more than happy with the audio that pumps out from it. A sturdy connected strap will make it easy to attach it to a range of surfaces or to carry with you on the go, while it does offer subtle lighting for a unique, sophisticated style.

As for the 16-watt PH4 (2.5 in x 3.1 in) which is a wee bit larger, it delivers complex, powerful and rich sound, which makes it ideal for outdoor gatherings like camp-outs or barbecues, or simply to have it laze around the house. There is 360-degree sound and a rich, deep bass that is provided by dual passive radiators, while its compact, sleek form factor and a connected strap makes it a snap to tote around. Not only that, it has a water resistant design that makes it durable enough to withstand splashes of water or sweat.

Expect these new LG portable Bluetooth speakers to launch later this fall, although there is no word on pricing just yet.

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Nikon D3400 is a shooter that’s lightweight in nature Tue, 30 Aug 2016 13:00:08 +0000 nikon-d3400Nikon is one name that we are all more than familiar with when it comes to digital cameras and imaging devices, and while they have had their fair share of shooters like the Nikon D750 a couple of years back, here we are with the Nikon D3400 that has just been revealed. It might be a DSLR which could turn off some folks these days due to the extremely portable nature of mirrorless cameras that are in vogue at the moment, but Nikon has ensured that the Nikon D3400 is a shooter that is lightweight in nature.

Make no bones about it, the Nikon D3400 will be an entry-level DSLR, but even so, this does not mean that one cannot capture and share some of the more amazing images out there. The spanking new Nikon D3400 will offer a simple and seamless method to share stellar images from nearly anywhere thanks to the Nikon SnapBridge. Thanks to always-on Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) technology, Nikon SnapBridge will enable photographers to transfer images from the camera to a compatible smart device.

Not only that, folks who are interested in getting their hands “dirty” when it comes to learning more about photography, the Nikon D3400 will also boast of Nikon’s acclaimed Guide Mode, where it will offer step-by-step assistance when one makes adjustments to the camera settings in order to assist individuals in learning how to capture the best photos possible.

There will also be four exciting lightweight lens options which will be perfect companions for the new Nikon D3400, which will include the AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR and AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G, which are versatile zoom lenses for everyday shooting, not to mention the new AF-P DX NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED VR and AF-P DX NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED that are compact telephoto options which will help one capture action from afar. Ideal when it comes to travel, these new portable lenses will be able to offer fast, smooth and quiet autofocus operation as well as assist users in capturing life as it unfolds with stunning clarity and detail. Depending on the package that you choose, pricing starts from $649.99 onward.

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Design Out Loud! Cardboard Speakers is a cool DIY project Tue, 30 Aug 2016 12:00:49 +0000 cardboard-speakersIt is not everyday that you purchase a pair of speakers in which you need to assemble the various parts yourself, that is for sure! Of course, it is always a whole lot easier purchasing a brand new speaker without having to go through the motions of fixing the various parts together, but where is the fun in that for all of you hands-on folks? The $24.99 Design Out Loud! Cardboard Speakers sounds (pardon the pun) like a whole lot of fun, where this entire kit will come with its fair share of markers and paint to boot.

This set of two small speakers (don’t expect to use the to rock out an entire room, that is for sure!) will help you unleash your creative juices as each design perfectly reflects the music on the mix and the mood it creates. This special kit has been designed for DIY creativity at its best, where you will make use of the markers, paint, and others to create a unique and personal set of mobile speakers. Once you are done, just plug their 3.5mm standard audio jack into your PC or device and you’re good to go.
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The Sphere L22 Precision Microphone Modeling System Mon, 29 Aug 2016 19:30:29 +0000 Sphere L22

If you don’t do much in the way of recording, then most information about microphones will whiz over your head. Those who are in the audio world love the finer points of microphone quality and getting to play with various sound spaces. It’s not until you really start to delve into what all can affect your recordings that you learn what you can do, or what new equipment you can get to change the quality of the sound.

While there are different mics that can provide you with different effects and tackle various audio issues, the Sphere L22 is looking like it’s going to be the only mic you’ll need. This is a microphone system with a high-precision side-address large diaphragm condenser with the Sphere DSP plug-in that will let you accurately model the response of a wide range of mics. You’ll be able to change the mic type, polar pattern, and other characteristics after you’ve already done tracking.

This uses a 3D approach to tackle spatial nuances, proximity effect, and off-axis frequency response. When used with Universal Audio Apollo, it achieves extremely low latency (approx. 1.6 ms round trip at 96 kHz) for guaranteed real-time performance. Also supports native AAX, VST and AU. You’ll be able to record in stereo, and even use different mic models with the Sphere plug-in. There is a lot more information to dive into, but that is only going to apply to people who don’t mind spending $1300 on a new microphone.

Available for crowdfunding on Indiegogo
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This Microwavable S’Mores Maker helps you get in the Fall spirit Mon, 29 Aug 2016 18:30:55 +0000 S'Mores Maker

September is almost here, and that means crunchy Fall leaves and pumpkin spice lattes are returning to our lives very soon. If you’re lucky enough to have a yard and are able to have a fire pit, then you get to enjoy roasting s’mores on sticks. The crisp night air being punctuated with wood smoke, stars littering the sky, and gooey, sickly sweet treats trapped between graham crackers make Autumn something worth pining after.

Most of us aren’t able to have that experience in an apartment, dorm, or condo, so we rely on the microwave or oven to make due. This Microwavable S’Mores Maker can make you approximately two s’mores in 30 seconds flat. It will also see to it that you also get the perfect level of melty goodness every time. This gizmo is all one piece, with the water reservoir keeping the marshmallow moist, the arms keep the s’more held together, and the stand gives the s’mores a place to rest so crumbs don’t leave a trail behind them.

This can make two s’mores at a time, and you’ll need to be careful when you take it out as it will be hot. Also be mindful that there is water inside the reservoir that will be heated and can spill out. This is going to cost you $13.25, and can thankfully be popped in the dishwasher whenever you’re done with it. This won’t be anything like a lightly toasted marshmallow off the fire, but for those who have an unquenchable sweet tooth and love s’mores, it’s a paltry price to pay for instant access to a sugar overload.

Available for purchase on Amazon
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Homtom reveals HT10 smartphone with advanced iris recognition technology Mon, 29 Aug 2016 18:00:45 +0000 homtom-ht10The digital age is definitely cool to say the least, but with it, there are also several pitfalls that you might want to look out for. For instance, there is this thing known as phishing which will look out for your passwords or personal information, gleaning it from your online activity without you being the wiser for it. Of course, a number of smartphones these days have come up with fingerprint recognition technology, and it can be pretty difficult to unlock such a handset like the iPhone 6s just like that. Homtom, a company from China, would like to go one up — by offering the Homtom HT10 smartphone which will boast of advanced iris recognition technology, now how about that?

The Homtom HT10 is the flagship smartphone which will feature the company’s second generation iris recognition technology, and it is similar to the one found in the recently launched Samsung Galaxy Note 7. After all, just like our fingerprints, the iris of each person is unique, with the texture within remaining stable — resulting in it being a highly accurate and secure ‘password’. Iris recognition will make use of an algorithm which is able to identify up to 266 identification points, making it a whole lot more accurate than any other biometric identification method.

Not only that, it can unlock the handset in just 0.3 seconds, and works in low-light or dark conditions, and even when the user is wearing glasses — which means the entire unlocking process is quicker, more convenient and more secure. Certainly, with iris unlocking technology, this would make the Homtom HT10 one of the more secure handsets that is in the market at the moment.

Underneath the hood of the Homtom HT10 would be a MediaTek Helio X20 processor, a 21MP rear camera powered by a Sony sensor, with an 8MP front-facing camera. There is no word on pricing as at press time, but you can check it out via a hands-on experience in the Global Source Exhibition at AsiaWorld Expo that will be held in Hong Kong from October 18 to 21 this year.

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Braven BRV-Blade outdoor Bluetooth speaker is a looker Mon, 29 Aug 2016 17:00:52 +0000 braven-brv-bladeThere is nothing quite like the right kind of music to perk you up — as music is well known to sooth the soul, or perhaps provide the right kind of inspiration. Well, if you think that you would not want to enjoy your music with a pair of earphones in the long run in fear of ruining your hearing, perhaps you might be interested in checking out what Braven has to offer with their latest Braven BRV-Blade, which is a new standard when it comes to outdoor Bluetooth adventure speakers that have been specially forged with toughness, aggressive design, and superior HD (high definition) audio.

The all-new Braven BRV-Blade is perfect when it comes to wet, wild, and extreme power sports — ranging from dune-buggying to jet skiing, snowmobiling or 4×4 racing in the mud. After all, the Braven BRV-Blade does boast of tank-like durability alongside a shockproof ABS construction which will allow it to shrug off spills, splashes or even dunks, and this is made possible thanks to its IPX7 waterproof rating.

The Braven BRV-Blade will be part of the company’s highly acclaimed outdoor audio series, where it boasts of an ultra-rugged design and impressive HD audio. Special in just about every form, the military, jet black styling securely conceals dual omni-directional passive sub-woofers that will surely impress with rich sound and impressive bass, courtesy of Braven’s Bass Optimization technology.

It is also slim enough to fit into a backpack or glove compartment, where there is a built-in speakerphone and a 4,000 mAh power bank that allows it to charge USB devices, not to mention carry enough juice to pump music out for 22 hours on a full charge. There is also an integrated bottle opener that will allow you to secure the speaker to a range of surfaces and all-terrain vehicles. Expect the Braven BRV-Blade to retail for $199.99 a pop.

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Fibonacci Clock offers an interesting way to tell the time Mon, 29 Aug 2016 16:00:24 +0000 fibonacci-clockWhen it comes to telling the time, there are many different ways of doing so, although the sundial has been more or less out of fashion for quite a while already ever since the clock and watch have made their presence known. Of course, you might want to wear a watch in addition to the digital clock on your smartphone, but this does not mean that you should ditch the clock altogether in your home. With the Fibonacci Clock that costs anywhere from $84.99 to $134.99 depending on the model, it is a truly unique — and of course, geeky method of telling the time.

This can be considered to be the ultimate clock for tinkerers and math geeks, where it boasts of 10 color palettes and a couple of lamp modes which will be able to show off the beauty of math. You can pick your DIY level, which is selected from a kit of parts to fully assembled. At the end of it all, three colors on the clock will matter: red and blue for the hours, and blue and green for the minutes. The minutes will be rounded to five minute increments, so a wee bit of brain power is required in order to perform some basic multiplication in order to obtain the precise timing.
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Huawei Honor 8 ready to rock the US market Sun, 28 Aug 2016 14:00:45 +0000 huawei-honor-8Huawei is no stranger when it comes to introducing new smartphones, and they happen to be the third largest smartphone manufacturer in the world today. In fact, their past releases such as the Huawei Mate S have been impressive to say the least, and this time around, the Chinese brand intends to grace the shores of the US yet again with the all new Huawei Honor 8. This would be its first flagship model that will hit the US market, where it delivers a powerful monochrome and color dual-lens camera, in addition to a unique light-reflecting glass design and of course, something that all road warriors can appreciate — a long-lasting battery.

This Android-powered smartphone will come with a powerful 12MP dual-lens camera that would be like eyes focused on the world around you. With one RGB and one monochrome sensor, the Honor 8 is able to capture more light in order to deliver amazing picture quality, vivid color, and stunning details — regardless of whether it is in broad daylight or nighttime. The benefit of the RGB sensors would include vivid, crisper color, whereas the monochrome sensor reproduces sharper pictures in more detail.

With a hybrid auto-focus that captures every moment by taking advantage of laser, contrast, and depth focus, one can enjoy greater speed and accuracy. There are also exciting new photography modes thrown into the mix in addition to manual operation capability that would make the Honor 8 perfect for aspiring photographers. Not only that, selfie lovers will definitely appreciate the 8MP wide-angle front-facing camera that would be decent enough even in low-light conditions.

There is also a dual-purpose fingerprint scanner technology that delivers instant, secure access to your device, where the 3D fingerprint scanner can unlock some of the phone’s most popular functions such as taking pictures, answering calls, or turning off an alarm in a jiffy. A smart key located on the back of the handset lets one access additional customizable features as well.

An octa-core CPU with a 3000 mAh battery and Huawei’s proprietary power saving technologies would ensure that the Huawei Honor 8 can last the distance, while its industry-leading fast-charge technology juices up the batteries by up to 50% in about 30 minutes. 4GB of RAM, a 5.2” LTPS Full HD display, and a choice of either 32GB or 64GB of internal memory rounds off the hardware specifications, with Android 6.0 Marshmallow running the show. Expect the 32GB and 64GB models of the Huawei Honor 8 to retail for $399.99 and $449.99, respectively, as pre-orders are ongoing until September 3.

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New LG Minibeam projector set to make a giant leap Sun, 28 Aug 2016 13:00:46 +0000 lg-minibeam-projectorDid you know that LG Electronics happens to be the world leader in LED projectors since 2008? Well, this might be a little known fact, but it is still a fact. In fact, LG has just announced plans to expand its Minibeam range of portable projectors, where a couple of these new projectors that hail from the LG Minibeam series would arrive in the form of models PH450U and PH150G. These two models will bolster screen sharing capabilities with Miracast and wireless display, where it comes with expanded brightness and superior portability in order to deliver flexible viewing regardless of the space in question.

The PH450U is touted to be one of the brightest battery-powered ultra short-throw projectors available in the market when released, where it will sport up to 450 lumens, letting users create a cinematic experience inside or outside of the home with the ability to display a sharp 80-inch HD (1280 x 720) image from a distance of a mere 13 inches from the screen. Not only that, the PH450U will also be able to be set upright so that it can render images on any flat, horizontal surface, letting users transform desks, tables and even floor surfaces into movie screens.

In terms of connectivity, users can seamlessly transfer content directly to the projector via an HDMI cable with MHL capability, or to do so via a USB drive, which would mean it offers the ultimate in viewing versatility. The rechargeable 2.5-hour battery will allow you to bring this 2.4-pound projector virtually anywhere, using it anytime without having to worry about plugging into a power source — unless you are going to watch Titanic or go through a Lord of the Rings trilogy marathon viewing session.

As for the new LG PH150G projector, it is even more compact at a mere 1.1 pounds, delivering up to 130 lumens of brightness and up to a 100-inch screen in clear HD resolution (1280 x 720) along with a rechargeable 2.5-hour battery built in. Regardless of which model you select, both will arrive with LG’s triple wire-free connectivity for a viewing experience free of wired connections for power, audio and video sources. The PH450UG and PH150G will retail for $649.99 and $349.99, respectively, as they arrive later this October.

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