Coolest Gadgets http://www.coolest-gadgets.com Playing with cool gadgets in the ongoing search for the Coolest Gadget Fri, 27 May 2016 23:16:34 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.11 Urbanears reveals Limited Sweat Edition headphones http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/20160527/urbanears-reveals-limited-sweat-edition-headphones/ http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/20160527/urbanears-reveals-limited-sweat-edition-headphones/#comments Fri, 27 May 2016 20:00:55 +0000 http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/?p=246275 LimitedSweatEdition
When it comes to owning a good pair of headphones or earphones, you can be sure that the folks over at Urbanears have got your back. After all, they have had their fair share of stunning looking devices in the past, and this time around, it looks as though they are going to continue in that grand tradition, revealing the Limited Sweat Edition headphones to the masses. This pair of headphones have been named in such a manner for one simple reason – it intends to put the beauty of sweat in the spotlight.

The Limited Sweat Edition has been developed in collaboration with seven stand-out individuals from music, sport, and fashion industries, and you can be sure that each of these luminaries have been given their own Hellas headphones from the Urbanears Active collection to wear when they are indulging in the workout of their choice.

Three of these special editions have been created by running coach Knox Robinson, dancer ‘WilldaBeast’ Adams, and musician Amanda Bergman, who can be spotted sweating it out in the Mojave Desert in a short film, which adds to the visceral nature of the headphones. Knox Robinson said, “There’s a crucial connection between music and running. The two don’t rely on each other per se but when combined in the right way the results can be amazing.”

Apart from the three mentioned, others who are putting their sweat-soaked headphones up for sale happen to be British singer V V Brown, American model Barbie Ferreira, German fashionista Bonnie Strange, and French DJ and entrepreneur Nadege Winter. You might think that these headphones would stink with all of their sweat, but I suppose the more artistically inclined among us might figure out otherwise. Fret not for your nose though, as each pair of the Hellas headphones have been sealed in a bag post-workout, signed and labeled with the details of the sweat-session.

Buyers will be forced to make an important decision – either to either keep the headphones as a collectors item, or to open up the bag and put them back into use. You might want to take advantage of the Hellas’ ability to remove its washable headband and ear cushions and get some washing done before you “mark” it with your own sweat.

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The Quip Toothbrush will keep you on top of your oral care http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/20160527/quip-toothbrush-top-oral-care/ http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/20160527/quip-toothbrush-top-oral-care/#comments Fri, 27 May 2016 19:30:48 +0000 http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/?p=244370 Quip

How many times do you brush your teeth in a day? Do you remember to do it before and after sleeping, as well as in between meals? More often than not, people are lucky to do the deed once in a day, and no one wants to stuff their toothbrush and a tube of paste into their bags during the week. The least we should do is try and keep on top of changing out our brush every few months to keep the bristles fresh, which we’re all doing, right?

Since the answer to that is the same as how frequently we change out our razor heads for shaving, there’s a new toothbrush on the market to remind you to keep up with your mouth cleaning routine. It’s called Quip, and it is an electric brush that has an aluminum handle and interchangeable heads that you get a subscription to so it will be harder to forget about. It runs on a timer which equals out to 2 minutes, letting you know to move to a different quadrant of your mouth every 30 seconds. This uses soft, rounded bristles, which is what you’re supposed to be using, and even has its own brand of toothpaste you can get as well.

This also comes with a cover that you can mount to tile or your mirror to keep it up and out of the way. While this is powered by a AAA battery, once it’s snapped shut it’s safe to have around or in water for those who like to brush their teeth in the shower. Every brush head also comes with a case, so taking this on the road or with you to work will be much easier. You’ll be looking at an initial $40 and $10 for refills every three months after, or you can pay $65 from the start and get free refills for a year.

Available for purchase on getquip
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Monkeylectric Monkey Light adds some zest to your two-wheeler http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/20160527/monkeylectric-monkey-light-adds-zest-twowheeler/ http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/20160527/monkeylectric-monkey-light-adds-zest-twowheeler/#comments Fri, 27 May 2016 19:00:58 +0000 http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/?p=246276 monkey-light-bicycle-lightsHaving a bicycle used to be plenty of fun when you were a kid, and it did not matter whether the bicycle was the latest model in the market – as long as it will be able to help you get around without requiring your parents to ferry you from door-to-door. With the Monkeylectric Monkey Light, it would be pretty simple – all that you need to do is to strap it to your bike’s wheel, and you end up with an extremely delightful light show.

Depending on the model that you have decided upon, the price will vary from $25.99 to $55.99. As for the available options, they are the M204 – Basic, M210 – Intermediate, and M232 – Advanced, and just make sure that you order a pair in order to bling out both wheels. It would also go some way to ensure that you get a whole lot more cycling and exercise done in the evenings or at night, since that is when the Monkeylectric Monkey Light will really show its true colors. Regardless of the model that you pick, they all feature a hub-mounted battery pack, offer 360° visibility, and solid rubber construction.
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The Annbully Car Charger Humidifier gives you aromatherapy while driving http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/20160527/annbully-car-charger-humidifier-aromatherapy-driving/ http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/20160527/annbully-car-charger-humidifier-aromatherapy-driving/#comments Fri, 27 May 2016 18:30:59 +0000 http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/?p=244304 Ann Bully Car Charger Humidifier and Aromatherapy

It’s hard to find any semblance of mental peace when you’re blasting down the highway and are suddenly stopped in standstill traffic. While music can help you calm down, your seat is only going to be so comfortable, and all your mind is focused on is getting to your next destination. While you can’t necessarily do anything about the time in between, you can make your stay in the car a more pleasant experience.

Whether or not classical music or doom metal is your preferred easy listening, the experience will be vastly improved with aromatherapy. This Annbully Car Charger Humidifier will help you to not only freshen up your car’s interior, but will make it easier to breathe when the air is dry. This plugs into your cigarette lighter, and the tank can hold 50mL of liquid at a time. When it’s plugged in, it will put out 2.5mL an hour, meaning you’ll have enough to last you a few days so long as your car isn’t sitting out in the sun making the contents evaporate.

This is available in green, pink, or purple, and you will of course need to pick which essential oils you want to be breathing in while dealing with rush hour traffic. This will cost you $12, and will certainly make being in your car for extended periods of time more tolerable. However, you’ll probably want to keep a bottle of pure water and the oil in a compartment of your car, otherwise this would be used maybe twice in a year and would then be another nuisance to deal with in your day.

Available for purchase on Amazon
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Upcoming Moto Z To Feature MotoMod Modular Case Accessories http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/20160527/upcoming-moto-feature-motomod-modular-case-accessories/ http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/20160527/upcoming-moto-feature-motomod-modular-case-accessories/#comments Fri, 27 May 2016 12:00:35 +0000 http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/?p=246211 motomodsIt looks like the folks over at Lenovo are working pretty hard in order to roll out some bit of continuity to its Moto X range of smartphones, thanks to the upcoming Moto Z range (which will most probably have a Moto Z Droid Edition as well). In fact, the new flagship smartphone is said to sport interesting snap-on accessory cases, which will be known as MotoMods. Hmmm, it does sound rather familiar, the idea of a modular device, and LG has already done that with its LG G5 earlier this year.

MotoMods will be slightly different though, as each case is touted to be semi-modular and carries a distinct function. There will be one with an additional battery within, while another will offer stereo speakers as well as an integrated pico projector to expand your mobile entertainment options, now how about that?.

Not only that, there is yet another case that will be camera-oriented, where it sports a dedicated camera sensor, lens as well as flash. All in all, it does look as though modular smartphones are the future, and do expect to see many other major manufacturers jump on the bandwagon if the idea takes off across the board. It would be interesting to see what other kinds of add-ons will be introduced down the road.

Just as a refresher, the upcoming Motorola flagship smartphone is said to run on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset, 4GB of RAM, and has a choice of either 32GB or 64GB of internal memory, accompanied by a 5.2” QHD AMOLED display.

All in all,Lenovo are expected to make the Moto Z official at the upcoming Tech World conference in San Francisco this coming 9th of June, so if there are still any unanswered questions that we have, we do hope that the answers will be forthcoming on that particular day.

Source: Twitter
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Review – Nox Smart Sleep Light http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/20160526/review-nox-smart-sleep-light/ http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/20160526/review-nox-smart-sleep-light/#comments Thu, 26 May 2016 20:30:28 +0000 http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/?p=246130 Nox Smart Sleep Light

While I’ve written about plenty of light alarms because the concept intrigues me, I’ve not had the chance to use one yet. Someone reached out to me to try the Sleepace Nox Smart Sleep Light, and I was obviously keen to test it out. Of course, trying out a pre-order product that has to do with waking you up in the morning can be risky business for those on a schedule.

The Look

The Nox is shorter than a bedside table lamp, and doesn’t take up a lot of space width-wise. It has an opaque white casing at the top that the light is diffused through, and has light gray at the bottom. It’s very lightweight, which made me worry for a moment as devices are usually not so light unless they’re advertised that way. Once I plugged it in and started fiddling with it a bit however, my fears subsided. A bright white digital clock appeared at the bottom in the gray area, and I followed the instructions to get it working.

The only touch capacitive buttons you interact with are on each corner of the flat gray top, while a circular indent at the center is the the on/off button. Your preset options for controls are to brighten or dim the light, and raise or lower the volume of the preset music. The center button turns on and off the light and/or sound. Your only options for sound are preset, so there’s no connecting to your music library or streaming from an app through this device. In the back is a spot to plug in the cable for Nox which will need access to a wall outlet, and a USB port to charge your devices. Just above these ports are the many holes for the speaker. It’s a pretty simple design that shouldn’t clash with any existing decorum.

How It Works

If you don’t have their other device for monitoring your sleep, you can use your smartphone by laying it face down near your pillow. The sensors in your phone will give the corresponding Nox app data as to what sorts of movements your body is doing. That information is put into the app, along with info such as your sleep efficiency, body movement score, how quickly you fell asleep, what levels of sleep you were in, the temperature of the room, the humidity, noise levels, and light levels. The data is processed and displayed in an easy-to-read way, and has helped me care more about the quality of sleep I’m getting. The app is honestly my favorite part, and doesn’t necessarily require the Nox. However, lots of information such as the temperature, humidity, noise, and light levels won’t be included in the app reports without it, making it harder to discern what might be affecting your sleep. Since I always fall asleep within 3 minutes and stay asleep all night, those factors don’t influence my sleep too much. Those who do have trouble falling or staying asleep could benefit greatly from the information this device would provide though.

The first night I went through all the steps to connect my phone with the device. It was pretty easy to figure out, and gives you a lot of options to customize. You get to pick the hue of the sleep aid light from red to yellow (these are sunset colors, and help your brain wind down in the evening), the brightness of the light, whether it comes on or not at all to help you sleep, the preset music, and how loud the music is. It even has an intelligent off that will shut off the light and music when it can tell you’ve fallen asleep. There are also light options for mood lighting with bright white, a color, or a cycle of colors that you can brighten or dim as well.

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Performance

One of the drawbacks I was met with were some connection issues. There were two nights in a row I had to completely redo the pairing process (which doesn’t take long but we’re all lazy). The alarm just plain ole didn’t go off the second night, which I was running so late at that point that there’s a chance it could have been human error on my end as I may have either accidentally turned off the alarm, or didn’t wake up to the sound and light, but again, this was only once. I will say that I haven’t had connection issues since. My nit-picking in the audio department is that the speakers could have been a little better quality as they were a bit tinny sounding, and the music had a little blip at the end of some of the loops. The options for music to wake up to mostly came across as generic bouncy commercial jingles which annoyed me more than woke me up, and the few things that I could sleep to for their sleep aid sounds, like waves or rain, had the blip, which was more apparent since the tracks were so calm. It wasn’t enough to bother me as it was a pretty long loop, but it did surprise me enough once to startle me awake as I was drifting off. Notice that I only said once, but it’s something to keep in mind if you’re all about audio as you wouldn’t want to use that aspect if your standards are too high.

Conclusion

This device has so many functions that when it falls short in one area, something else makes up for it. It’s a $149.99 purchase, and compared with other light alarms around the same price, Nox far outplays their functionality. This is a multi-device in that it is a lamp, mood lighting, alarm, and a sleep, temperature, humidity, sound, and room light monitor. When all is said and done, it does stack up enough different variables to be worth the price. The free app is definitely worth downloading whether or not you get Nox as you only need your phone to use it and it can give you a lot of insight into your sleeping habits in an understandable way. However, Nox adds a lot to understanding your sleep patterns and the light really does help you wake up and will help spice up ambient lighting even if it’s not bedtime.

Available for pre-order on Sleepace
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The Electric Shoe Dryer will air out your footwear http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/20160526/dr-dry-electric-shoe-dryer-air-shoes/ http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/20160526/dr-dry-electric-shoe-dryer-air-shoes/#comments Thu, 26 May 2016 19:30:25 +0000 http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/?p=244352 Dr Dry Electric Shoe Dryer

Have you ever been out in the summer sun having a grand time and gotten your shoes wet? If so, then you know that it is a dreadfully disgusting experience, as the fun part of the day ending leaves you with pruny feet stuck in soggy shoes that you can’t change out until you get home. Not only that, but you also have to wait for them to dry before putting them on again as it normally takes at least a day to not be squishy.

If you don’t want to waste a moment of summer fun, then you’re going to need a way to dry your shoes quickly. The Dr. Dry Electric Shoe Dryer seems like it might have the right idea to solve that problem. These are shoe inserts that once plugged in will blast some warm air into your probably smelly shoes, drying them in the span of an hour or two. The trick is that they heat up and toast your foot coverings from the inside, meaning moisture can’t hang out and start to mold.

Not only will this take out the wetness and prevent odor, it will work with just about any type of material, meaning ski boots and gloves will get the same treatment. You’ll need to get the right size, as there are children’s (3-7), women’s (5-9), and men’s (7-13), and you don’t want to jam the wrong one into a shoe. Depending on what size you need, the price will vary in a range of $16.99-28.99. While these will be great for post-pond or creek adventures, they would be very welcome as shoe warmers in the winter too.

Available for purchase on Amazon
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Pool Guarding Gator could be a good deterrent http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/20160526/pool-guarding-gator-good-deterrent/ http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/20160526/pool-guarding-gator-good-deterrent/#comments Thu, 26 May 2016 14:00:07 +0000 http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/?p=246143 pool-guarding-gatorThis coming summer, all that you would like to do for the season this year would be to have a nice and quiet time at home. Sure, your home is large enough to share with a few other people, not to mention having a pool is always a sign of luxury for many. If you would like to maintain the peace and quietness as you lounge in your pool, then the Inflatable Water Shooting Float is not the thing to purchase as that would see your nephews and nieces descend on your place faster than a fly to a carcass. Rather, the $39.95 Pool Guarding Gator would be a summer essential instead.

This is a faux alligator which will compel unwanted pool visitors, be they of the feathered variety or those that walk on two legs, to think more than once when it comes to taking an uninvited dip. The Pool Guarding Gator is made from buoyant durable plastic and textured to replicate the prehistoric ridged hide of the sub-tropical reptile, sporting a trio of hinged body parts which form the gator’s head, torso, and tail so that it gains a lifelike movement as it floats and reacts to the ambient waves and wind of a swimming pool. Even better, the beady red LED eyes can be set to flash or remain steady, being powered by a pair of CR2032 batteries.
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CAT S60 is first handset with thermal imaging capabiliy http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/20160526/cat-s60-handset-thermal-imaging-capabiliy/ http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/20160526/cat-s60-handset-thermal-imaging-capabiliy/#comments Thu, 26 May 2016 13:00:03 +0000 http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/?p=246139 cat-s60Now here is a smartphone that many of us might want to sit up and pay attention to. It will not be a famous model from a well known manufacturer in the vein of Samsung and Apple, but you can bet your bottom dollar that the Cat S60 is one tough cookie – far tougher than what Samsung, Apple, Lenovo, HTC, Motorola and the ilk have thrown into the market so far. After all, the new new flagship smartphone known as the Cat S60 happens to also be the world’s first smartphone to come with an integrated thermal camera.

Sporting an embedded Lepton Thermal Microcamera Module that is powered by FLIR, this Cat S60 is able to visualize heat which remains invisible to the naked eye, as it highlights temperature contrasts, and can be accessed on the S60 thanks to the specially designed MyFLIR thermal camera Android app. Among the key specifications of this handset include the ability to capture still thermal images, video, panoramas, and time lapses, have images and videos enhanced with FLIR’s multi-spectral dynamic imaging technology (MSX), being able to swipe between thermal and the corresponding visual spectrum saved images, can apply up to three movable spot meters and a fixed region of interest to read temperature data directly off the live image feed, or from saved images, among others.

In terms of its hardware capability, the Cat S60 is really, really impressive. For instance, it is waterproof to depths of up to 5 meters for an hour, is drop proof to 1.8m on to concrete, MIL Spec 810G, dustproof, thanks to a strengthened die cast frame, has a Corning Gorilla Glass 4 display that is super bright at 540 nits, an optimized 3,800mAh battery, a 13MP shooter with dual flash that works underwater, letting you take selfies with its 5MP front-facing shooter as well, 4G LTE support, a Snapdragon 617 octa-core processor, 32GB of internal memory and 3GB of RAM, all running on Android 6.0 Marshmallow right out of the box.

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SteelSeries Rival 700 gaming mouse sports an OLED display http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/20160526/steelseries-rival-700-gaming-mouse-sports-oled-display/ http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/20160526/steelseries-rival-700-gaming-mouse-sports-oled-display/#comments Thu, 26 May 2016 12:00:49 +0000 http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/?p=246136 steelseries-rival-700Now here is something that you might want to check out if you would like to add a “world’s first” into part of your gaming collection – with the SteelSeries Rival 700 gaming mouse. What makes the SteelSeries Rival 700 gaming mouse so special that it deserves to be placed on such a pedestal? For starters, it will be the first gaming mouse in the world that comes equipped with a fully customizable onboard OLED display, in addition to real-time tactile alerts, as well as interchangeable components.

With such features in tow, it is far from surprising to know that the asking price of $99.99 a pop is too much. After all, with this, gamers are now able to head into battle with a mouse that can adapt to personal preferences as well as provide in-game alerts in order to enhance performance and increase gaming immersion.

Powered by the SteelSeries Engine, gamers will be able to personalize the OLED display to track game stats, change profiles, check out one’s CPI settings, in addition to setting custom logos and animations. The Rival 700’s OLED display will offer vital information on-the-fly, so that gamers can gain an edge without having to navigate through cumbersome options and menus.

This would mean that the Rival 700 gaming mouse is no longer an input device, but rather, it is a tool that can be used to dominate opponents. Gamers are now able to customize and feel in-game events as well as alerts via subtle pulses, aiding them with decision-making during crucial times. The Rival 700 will also be able to notify gamers whenever cooldowns are up, if you are running low on ammo, or even if health is peril without affecting precision or accuracy – and this provides you with a tactical edge.

Sporting a modular design that supports a plethora of customization options, it will feature a state-of-the-art optical sensor with up to 16,000 CPI, interchangeable faceplates that are available in different designs and surfaces, as well as Prism RGB illumination with millions of color options and lightning effects.

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