Coolest Gadgets Playing with cool gadgets in the ongoing search for the Coolest Gadget Fri, 23 Feb 2018 12:00:06 +0000 en-US hourly 1 WHILL Model Ci personal mobility device Fri, 23 Feb 2018 12:00:06 +0000 Model_CiIn the past, we used to get around on our two legs most of the time, but when mobility devices such as the bicycle became commonplace, that was all the rage. Of course, over the years, there were skateboards and in-line skates that made it easier to cover the distance without breaking out too much of a sweat. WHILL decided to take a look at the personal mobility device category and introduce what it thinks could be a game-changer: the Model Ci. This is touted to be a life-changing assistive personal mobility device which empowers confidence, and it will also feature IoT integration in order to deliver premium customer care.

The Model Ci is an intelligent, personal electric vehicle (PEV) which will be able to eliminate the feeling of self-consciousness reflected in antiquated scooters and wheelchairs. Being a category-defining product, it merges a sleek, fashionable design alongside advanced driving features like a joystick that provides precise maneuverability for the user. With its patented front omni-wheels that are powered by a couple of powerful motors, riders can glide through rough undulating city streets in addition to off-road terrain without missing a beat. Not only that, the Model Ci can be disassembled into three components, making it easy to transport. This is a personal EV that target those who are active, social and crave adventure.

It also has app-enabled driving for a greater degree of independence, introducing multiple driving modes that can match a driver’s riding style and comfort zone to boot. The digital battery charge indicator can help one manage range anxiety, and all of it are enabled via Bluetooth. By taking advantage of mobile broadband and GPS capabilities, the Model Ci boasts of predictive product maintenance information in addition to remote customer support.

With a 10-mile range and a maximum speed of 5mph, the Model Ci from WHILL is a hard bargain to turn down for any future-forward enthusiast.

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Linksys WRT32XB gaming router for the Xbox One Thu, 22 Feb 2018 12:00:10 +0000 Linksys_WRT32XBSo, you own an Xbox One and would like to make the most out of your gaming experience in terms of connectivity? Having the perfect router would be ideal, which is why networking experts Linksys have come up with the WRT32XB, an all-new gaming router that has been specially designed for Xbox One owners. The WRT32XB will be able to reduce peak ping times by up to 65% on an Xbox One console, ensuring that you have the edge in any shootout or race. In addition, Linksys has ensured that its latest gaming router will include the newest software enhancements for gaming prioritization on any device, be it the PC, console or mobile device.

Being the only router optimized for high-speed gaming when gaming with the Xbox One, the WRT32XB router will incorporate the Killer Prioritization Engine (KPE). The KPE is smart enough to auto-detect any Xbox One, where these include the Xbox One S and Xbox One X, while prioritizing gaming packets automatically so that serious console gamers will always end up with the best online gaming experience. The Killer Prioritization Engine identifies, prioritizes and accelerates Xbox gaming network traffic from any Xbox One console above all other devices in the home, guaranteeing lower ping times while optimizing your online gaming capabilities. This ensures protection from extreme lag spikes at the router level while reducing peak ping by up to 65% on Xbox One consoles. In addition, it has a new user interface and firmware that has been built from ground up just for gaming traffic control purposes.

To make the package more attractive, anyone who picks up the WRT32XB router will be on the receiving end of a three-month membership to the Xbox Game Pass for free! The Xbox Game Pass will offer users with unlimited access to more than a hundred Xbox One and Xbox 360 titles, ranging from fan-favorite exclusives such as Halo, Gears of War and Fable to many others.

Anyone interested in the WRT32XB router will have to invest $299.99 a pop as it becomes available this month.

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Onewheel+ XR has an extended range Wed, 21 Feb 2018 12:00:22 +0000 OnewheelxrplusWhat are some of the ways which you get around town? Do you do so on a bicycle, or perhaps take the public transport or drive an electric car in order to be as green as possible while reducing your carbon footprint? Well, if a particular destination is not too far away and you do not feel like sweating it out in a vigorous walk, there is always the all-new flagship Onewheel+ XR. The Onewheel+ XR is marketed as an extended range model for on- and off-road journeys as long as it remains within a 12 to 18 mile range, making it a huge increase over the current 6 to 8 mile range that the regular Onewheel+ offers at this point in time. Of course, going farther is not the only advantage of the XR model (which most probably is an acronym for eXtended Range), as this all-new personal mobility device will also boast of increased power, torque and a higher performance level for all riders.

Future Motion Founder and CEO Kyle Doerksen shared, “Onewheel+ XR is incredible for transportation. Having more range doesn’t just let you go farther it lets you change the way you use the product.”

With additional range, there is a whole lot more freedom involved, and one does not have to think too much about how far one can go on a single charge. The XR will help ease the shackles of such a mindset, making it a decent personal mobility device that is stress-free and eco-friendly. Achieving the extended range capability required throwing out the old battery system and replacing it with a new one, which the company was successful in doing so. The Onewheel+ XR can also connect to the Onewheel App which is available on iOS and Android platforms, enabling Digital Shaping, the recording of and sharing of rides with friends. It will also be accompanied by Surestance footpads and Hypercore motor technology.

Surely monowheel personal mobility devices are catching on hard and fast these days. Don’t miss out on the latest trends by following all of our coverage here on Coolest Gadgets.

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JLab Audio reveals new Epic Sport Wireless Earbuds Tue, 20 Feb 2018 12:00:50 +0000 Epic_Sport_Wireless_EarbudsLiving a tethered life can be rather inconvenient at times. After all, how many times have you experienced your pair of earbuds or headphones end up in a tangled mess whenever you would like to listen to your favorite tunes? It can be a rather frustrating experience trying to detangle everything, making the idea of having a pair of wireless earbuds all the more enticing. The question is, with so many different models out there in the market, which particular one would suit you best? JLab Audio figured out that their latest Epic Sport Wireless Earbuds will fit the bill perfectly, offering an award winning fit with an upgraded sweatproof rating, in addition to custom EQ sound settings.

The Epic Sport Wireless Earbuds is also the third generation of JLab Audio’s award-winning fitness earbuds, where it continues to boast of a similar best-in-class battery life of 12 hours. In addition, the Epic Sport will make use of Bluetooth 4.2 with aptX technology in order to deliver a faster and more reliable wireless connection up to 30 feet away from your device. The asking price of $99.99 is also very reasonable, where it is accompanied by a custom EQ sound setting alongside a relatively generous 12-hour battery life.

It is interesting to note that sound quality in the Epic Sport Wireless Earbuds have been upgraded, enabling users to pick from a trio of different EQ settings: Signature, Balanced and Bass Boost. Making adjustments to each individual setting is a snap as there is no need to use an app to do so, but rather, the user can take advantage of the in-line controls. It has been built using 8mm drivers to deliver an ideal sound to any user, while the signature adjustable Memory Wire earhook caters for a shallow-design earbud housing to remain in place even during the most rigorous of exercises. JLab Audio knows that we are all different, which is why they have thrown in another 5 gel eartips and a trio of Cush Fins for added security and comfort.

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Jabra reveals third-gen wireless earbuds Mon, 19 Feb 2018 19:00:33 +0000 Elite_65tWhen it comes to a pair of headphones, many of us are still milking the 3.5mm wired headphones for all that it is worth, never mind the fact that Apple has for some time now ditched the 3.5mm audio jack in its iPhones. Well, as the world continues to make its relentless march into a wireless environment, this would encompass the world of headphones, and Jabra having picked up expertise in this particular area for quite some time already has forged ahead with its third generation of true wireless earbuds. This pair of wireless earbuds is aimed at unshackling the old while making sure that the new is enjoyed to the maximum in the form of the new Elite 65t and Elite Active 65t.

Both the Elite 65t and Elite Active 65t have been specially built for a consistently stable wireless connection, and when used with its cradle, it is capable of delivering a performance that can last for up to 15 hours. Jabra deemed both sets of earbuds to be a reinvention, where it makes good use of its knowledge about usage, comfort and design from the first true wireless innovation. Having a distinct focus on the voice experience, the Elite 65t and Elite Active 65t will deliver superior audio quality when it comes to both calls and music sans wires. The regular Elite 65t is meant for daily on-the-go use, while the Elite Active 65t was specially concocted for training and sport purposes.

In addition, both of the new devices will boast of new integration with Amazon Alexa on-the-go and integrated one-touch access to Siri and Google Now. However, potential buyers might want to take note that Alexa is currently only available in the US, UK and Germany as at press time. Any takers for either one of these bad boys?

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GoBe 2 wearable device sports enhanced software with new services Sun, 18 Feb 2018 12:00:58 +0000 gobe2No particular device is going to remain the same if it is not going to see some improvements or enhancements made to it, and Healbe’s GoBe 2 wearable tracker is no exception. In fact, the GoBe 2 has been endowed with better software and offers new services for users, making it all the more useful as a wearable device that boasts of calorie counting capabilities in addition to data sharing, goal setting and personalization features that are nifty in keeping track of key health parameters.

The GoBe 2 is essentially a device that has been specially designed to assist people lose and then maintain their weight through an automatic tracking process. Along the way, they will be provided with their calorie intake as well as additional information required in order to make the necessary adjustments to their lifestyle habits.

The launch of the new Health and Wellness Portal will be crucial in making the GoBe 2 all the more useful, where users can share their personal data (calorie intake, calories burned, energy balance, water balance, stress level, emotional state, heart rate, sleep quality and distance traveled/number of steps per day) with trusted nutritionists/wellness coaches. The latest GoBe 2 software update will also offer users with a more accurate and personalized 24-hour calorie intake algorithm, in addition to weight management and goal-setting options and projected “after” images of users when they arrive at their weight loss goals.

As for new services, the GoBe 2 will now enable the integration of users’ personalized data with external inputs, ranging from medical records to nutritionist recommendations and customized food delivery. There is also a new marketplace platform that offers new accessory options such as an array of color wrist bands (white, purple, red, blue, yellow and black), an additional charging dock, extra charging cables and a gamut of third-party devices like smart scales and smart insoles for dynamic weight and physical activity tracking.

The water-resistant GoBe 2 has enough battery to keep it going for up to 48 hours per charge, and will have an asking price of $199 apiece.

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Taro delivers an AI camera stabilizer and tracking device Sat, 17 Feb 2018 12:00:08 +0000 taroTaro might be another name for sweet potato, but we are referring to the manufacturer of hands-free tracking stabilizers for smartphones and DSLR cameras today. They have been in the business for quite some time, bringing together infrared technology as well as Artificial Intelligence (AI) so that their products are able to follow moving targets, and have launched the Taro T1 for smartphones, the Taro TX for DSLRs and the Taro M1 infrared tracking module recently. To sweeten the deal, Taro has decided to offer a pre-order pricing that is close to 50% that of what competing systems cost.

Taro’s secret when it comes to tracking lies in the special combination of a flickering sequential infrared tag as well as tracking module that carries an infrared camera. These will all work together in order to rapidly identify just which particular segment of the frame is integral to a dynamic action sequence. In other words, Taro is able to instantaneously establish the intended object’s approximate location, using its powerful learning algorithm to eliminate sub-optimal positioning on the spot, while precisely pinpointing the object’s exact location. Thus, users will always end up with the perfect balance between efficiency and accuracy.

The infrared tracking algorithm is extremely fast, being able to perform 30 calculations per second, which makes it possible for Taro’s devices to track objects moving as fast as 50 miles per hour. Among the features include auto-tracking, dynamic tracking (tracking that happens even when the cameraman is also moving), maximum stability (eliminates video jitter), stabilizer compatibility (transforming any existing Bluetooth stabilizer into an auto-tracking one), action sequencing (transforming a normal video into action sequence photo or videos), and auto-cut (which will detect and eliminate unwanted motion to ensure the captured footage is the best available one possible).

Delivery of Taro’s collection will happen later this April, and pre-orders are now open for the Taro T1 for smartphones, the Taro TX for DSLRs and the Taro M1 infrared tracking module for $199, $599 and $99, respectively.

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Targus Thunderbolt 3 Docking Station Fri, 16 Feb 2018 12:00:35 +0000 Targus_Dock220USZTargus is a name that many of us are very familiar with, especially when it comes to peripherals and accessories for notebooks and mobile devices. This time around, the company has taken a look at the docking station genre and decided to do something about the situation. Enter the Targus Thunderbolt 3 Docking Station, a universal dual-video docking station that is the first of its kind from the company to the world. Known as the Thunderbolt 3 DV4K Docking Station with Power (also going by its model number DOCK220USZ), it allows users to enjoy high speeds and 4K-sharp resolutions no matter where they are.

Andrew Corkill, Vice President of Marketing and Channel Management, shared, “We’re thrilled to be at CES and excited to geek out over the Thunderbolt specs of the DOCK220USZ in person. Unlike any other Thunderbolt 3 dock on the market today, the DOCK220USZ is the most versatile and works with most platforms, including macOS and Windows. It’s designed to work in Mac environments like design studios and video agencies as well as in mixed-laptop-inventory environments.”

It does not matter whether you are a designer, an animator or an engineer, the Targus DOCK220USZ will be able to deliver right on the spot. If you have any kind of peripherals such as the keyboard and mouse, all that you need to do is to simply plug it into its one USB-C and couple of USB-A ports, and you are good to go. Creative professionals will definitely be able to remain connected, powered, and productive with the Targus DOCK220USZ, with up to 85W of power delivery, a single DisplayPort port, a single Thunderbolt 3 upstream and one Thunderbolt port, with a couple of Audio In/Out Ports to get things going. There is no word on its price as at press time, but its quality should be guaranteed.

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Optoma reveals a Full HD Alexa-friendly projector Thu, 15 Feb 2018 12:00:32 +0000 optoma-uhd51When it comes to projectors, these devices are pretty much straightforward without any hassle. The level of brightness in lumens, how large of a display it is able to project as well as the resolution, and the overall lamp life. Apart from that, there really isn’t anything much to think of, but Optoma decided to take things one step further by introducing the very first Alexa-enabled home theater projector from its stable. This is in line with building momentum behind smart home and IoT adoption and integration, where home theater enthusiasts will be able to enjoy the integration of large-screen video into their Alexa ecosystem. This projector from Optoma brings with it 4K UHD resolution and an LED light source that delivers 2,400 lumens.

Known as the Optoma UHD51A 4K UHD, this voice-enabled home theater projector would see integration with Amazon Alexa Smart Home and Custom Skills. Such a move paves open the door to enable projection to fluidly align with speakers, screen, lighting and others within any smart home setting. Apart from the 2,400 lumens light source, it also has a 500,000:1 contrast ratio, and an RGBRGB color wheel and HDR10 with Rec.2020 / DCI-P3 Wide Color Gamut. All in all, expect the Optoma UHD51A to pack a visual punch, offering unprecedented levels of clarity, brightness and eye-popping color.

Not only that, it will be accompanied by an integrated 4K UHD media player and Android OS, in addition to a couple of HDMI 2.0 inputs alongside HDCP 2.2 support so that it will be compatible with the latest 4K UHD video playback devices as well as game consoles with HDR at 60 Hz refresh rates. Your eyes and those of the audience will definitely appreciate it for its unmatched image smoothness. Expect the Optoma UHD51A to arrive some time late in the first quarter of 2018 with an asking price of $1,699 apiece.

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Casio Rangeman GPR-B1000 is another first for the watch company Wed, 14 Feb 2018 12:00:24 +0000 casio-g-shock-rangemanWhen it comes to rugged and tough timepieces, one particular name stands out from the Casio brand, and that would be the G-Shock family. Over the years, there has been many different kinds of G-Shock timepieces that have stood the test of time, but just how many iterations and designs can you churn out without moving on with the times? This is exactly what the latest Rangeman watch from Casio tackles, where the Casio Rangeman GPR-B1000 will boast of being the world’s first solar-assisted GPS navigation, arriving in a couple of models.

Those who are interested ought to know that the Rangeman happens to be part of the “Master of G” series of watches that has been specially designed for use in the most extreme conditions. With the GPR-B1000, it will incorporate the Triple Sensor that can measure compass bearing, atmospheric pressure/altitude, and temperature, all based on the concept of “Survival Toughness.”

Not only that, the new GPR-B1000 is also capable of GPS navigation, making this the very first of its kind for a G-Shock watch. The GPR-B1000 will be able to collect location data from GPS satellites where it displays the current location on a route or bearing to a destination, and all of it is done in real-time. It is also exciting to know that watch can save track and point data (including longitude/latitude, altitude, and temperature) in its own memory. Riding on a Bluetooth connection, the timepiece pairs itself with a smartphone to hook up to the G-Shock Connected app. This app opens the door for the user to create routes or manage log data in the app. Apart from that, tracks and point data saved in memory can also be shown on a 3D map or as a timeline, in addition to picking up data from time servers to keep accurate time anywhere in the world.

It will boast of wireless and solar charging systems, while the GPS functions will work for up to 33 hours on a wireless charge that takes around five hours.The GPRB1000-1 and GPRB1000-1B will cost $800 apiece when it arrives later this April.

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