Coolest Gadgets Playing with cool gadgets in the ongoing search for the Coolest Gadget Sat, 24 Jun 2017 12:00:25 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Focal’s new family of portable headphones go wireless Sat, 24 Jun 2017 12:00:25 +0000 Listen-WirelessWhile we strive to achieve a wireless environment for as far as possible, there are still some instances where it remains impossible to being untethered. Take power for instance — we are still unable to enjoy our laptops being charged wirelessly, so wireless audio will have to do for the moment. Focal has introduced a new family of portable headphones that will boast of integrated wireless technology to help you enjoy your favorite tunes without the pesky cables that come with a regular pair of headphones. The three new models are the premium closed-back wireless over-ear Listen Wireless, in-ear Spark and Spark Wireless, and hi-fi in-ear Sphear S, but we will look at the flagship Listen Wireless only for now.

Listen Wireless happens to be the high-end closed-back Listen headphones sans wires. It will fly the flagship staff for Focal, and boasts of Bluetooth 4.1 wireless technology to offer an exceptional listening experience. Its earpieces have been specially designed in order to integrate Bluetooth technology, and is compatible with aptX. Listen Wireless claims to deliver excellent sound rendering.

Not only that, it has an ultra-flexible headband which makes it light, all the while reducing pressure on the head and increasing durability at the same time. It will also feature memory foam ear cushions that are made from fabric and leatherette for excellent isolation. The ear-pieces can be folded for easier portability, and it comes in a scratch-resistant lacquered Black High Gloss finish. Alternatively, you can also opt to make use of this wireless headphones with a traditional audio cable. When hooked up to a DAC, they will be able to deliver all the power and scale that one would normally discover in a high-end hi-fi product.

With a battery life of more than 20 hours of audio playback and taking less than 3 hours to fully juice up, you get a total range of 240 hours thanks to the automatic standby feature. Reception range stands at up to 60 feet, and a dual omnidirectional microphone system with Clear Voice Capture software delivers improved voice clarity when talking. The Listen Wireless will be available from July onward for $299 apiece.

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Rayz Smart Mute feature now available for Rayz Plus Lightning headphones Fri, 23 Jun 2017 12:00:24 +0000 rayz-plusWhen it comes to a pair of headphones, it is all very personal. Pioneer and Onkyo have come up with what they call a brand new “Smart Mute” feature for not only the Rayz, but also the Rayz Plus Lightning earphones, in addition to a slew of new Rayz Plus colors (Black and Rose Gold) that will be made available exclusively at If you prefer to shop at a brick and mortar store, then you can also pick those headphones up at Apple Retail stores worldwide.

First things first — the Rayz Plus happens to be the first and only Lightning earphones that sport an inline charging node, enabling you to juice up the iPhone as well as tune in to music or carry a conversation simultaneously. The Rayz Plus makes use of Apple’s latest Lightning audio technology, which is powered by Avnera Corporation’s LightX platform so that mobile consumers will be able to enjoy a simple yet smart solution.

What of the “Smart Mute” feature? This particular feature for the Rayz and Rayz Plus will automatically mute the microphone whenever a user is not speaking, while unmuting said microphone when the user starts to speak, making it the perfect tool when you are engaging with a phone call within a noisy environment. The Smart Mute feature is enabled after downloading the latest Rayz app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch on the App Store while performing a Rayz software update.

Just to make sure that your pair of Rayz Plus is going to match your iPhone’s color, potential customers are able to check out this pair of headphones in either Black or Rose Gold shades that are available on an exclusive basis. This is one particular instance where waiting is better than being an early adopter, fashion-wise.

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Xchime goes beyond that of a smart doorbell Thu, 22 Jun 2017 19:00:22 +0000 xchime-smart-doorbellIt looks like the world of home security and automation has become a wee bit smarter, never mind the fact that smart homes are all the rage these days. A fully funded Indiegogo campaign, the Xchime is more than just a video doorbell. It is going to be an essential part of your home safety environment, where you will be able to enjoy the added convenience and security features such as a garage door opener and smart light bulb integration.

Security goes beyond that of the front door with the presence of Xchime in your home, which is expected to ship some time in August this year for its backers. After all, with garages being targeted by criminals as an easier entry point compared to the front door, it is imperative that more be done in that department. This is especially so as home owners tend to forget about the garage door, and with the Xchime in place, you can check out the status of your garage door instantly from your mobile device. You can opt to open or close it with a single touch via the mobile app, thanks to the optional garage door opener kit add-on accessory.

Having a well lighted area is also another major deterrent against would-be thieves, and it is always a good idea to integrate smart light bulbs with Xchime in order to remotely turn on or off exterior lights. Another thing that the Xchime does well is the elimination of lag time — something that other video doorbells tend to suffer from. Having a 7 to 8 second delay is no fun at all, especially when someone you know and love is waiting in front. While the Xchime does not exactly offer real-time video playback, it is as close to real-time as possible.

Early backers of the Xchime will be pleased to know that their device will retail for a mere $129 apiece, which is a whole lot more affordable than the $199 to $249 price point of other leading video doorbells in the industry. Any takers for this Full HD video doorbell?

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Logitech Circle 2 home security camera Wed, 21 Jun 2017 19:00:22 +0000 logitech-circle2Logitech is well known for their range of peripherals, and this time around, it would be the home security camera which would be their device of choice that will grace your home. It will not be a gaming peripheral, but rather, something that offers you added peace of mind whenever you are on the move. It could be that you are living alone or have a family, it does not matter. The Logitech Circle 2 will allow you to feel more connected to both home and family, where this home security camera has been specially designed to work just about wherever you want, whether indoors or outdoors. You might want to keep tabs on your pet, or just see whether anyone is snooping around your bedroom, the Circle 2 gets the job done.

The Circle 2 is a natural evolution of Logitech’s original Circle camera, where it delivers best-in-class features such as unlimited 1080p HD streaming, night vision, 180 degree wide-angle lens, and two-way talk and listen. Each Circle 2 camera will arrive with 24-hours of free, secure bank-level encrypted cloud storage, and if you feel that this is not enough, fret not. Logitech offers two other Circle Safe plans.

Circle Safe Basic will deliver 14-days of storage while Circle Safe Premium offers 31-days of storage, in addition to other features like custom Motion Zones and Person Detection. The Circle 2 sports both Wired and Wire-Free options, and you can also use it on its own or have it paired with accessories that have been customized to fit different use cases or locations. Mounts include a Window Mount and a Plug Mount, and if you would like the Circle 2 to monitor the outside area, there is the Weatherproof Extension. This Weatherproof Case would make sure that all of the cables are safe from outside weather conditions, and the Wire-Free camera’s battery can be swapped with a Rechargeable Battery that is able to last for up to three months.

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Sleepion 2 hopes that you can get a better night’s rest Tue, 20 Jun 2017 13:00:04 +0000 sleepion2Having trouble going to sleep every night, where getting into bed each day is considered to be a chore and a time in which you dread? Well, cheero USA might have something to cheer you up in your quest to get a good night’s rest — with the second generation Sleepion on Kickstarter. Known as Sleepion 2 (for the lack of a better description), this device claims to be able to help you sleep better by inducing sleep the natural way without the use of pills and medication. How does it go about achieving this?

The Sleepion 2 will be able to program the prenatal rhythms which naturally reside in all of us. In other words, the Sleepion 2 is able to help the user who has trouble sleeping, concentrating, or simply to relax, feel rejuvenated and rested with its daily use. It is not only meant to help you get a better night’s sleep, it is also able to help place you on a path of healthier living.

There are three modes in the Sleepion 2 to choose from which can be used throughout the day. Concentration mode would see it play back songs that have been specially designed to help focus the brain with upbeat melodies. As for Relaxation mode, it will feature mellow beats that will help the brain rest without letting it fall into a deep sleep. In Bluetooth mode, users can curate their own playlist that comprises of relaxing music, using it while they travel or simply take a walk around the park.

The Sleepion 2 will need to be used with Aroma rings in order to have it work in the most effective manner. All Sleepion 2 purchases come with Aroma rings, letting you enjoy smells such as Germanium, Lemon Grass, Lavendar, Hinoki, and Forrest that are ideal and clinically proven to help induce sleep, relaxation, and concentration.

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cnct reveals the intelliPLUG Tue, 20 Jun 2017 12:00:02 +0000 intelliplugThe intelliPLUG’s claim to fame is being the smallest and most affordable smart plug in the world. Yes, you read that right. It looks like the whole world is moving towards having a smart home and a smart office, so it would also make perfect sense if a smart plug is part of the corresponding setup as well. Enter the intelliPLUG from cnct — where it will help your house become a smart home for the fraction of the cost, all the while offering one the ability to enjoy control of any plugged-in device directly from a phone or tablet.

Being part of an Indiegogo campaign at the moment in order to fund the product’s final development phase, we do hope to see the intelliPLUG end up as reality. It will be Wi-Fi-enabled so that this smart plug will allow users to control their lights, appliances and any “plugged-in” device directly from their phone or tablet, regardless of where they are as long as there is a decent Internet connection in the vicinity.

intelliPLUG will boast of full iOS, Android and Amazon Alexa functionality, enabling users to turn on/off plugs, set timers for devices as well as schedule plugs to turn on/off automatically. Those who manage to be an early bird for the intelliPLUG will have to fork out a mere $19.99 for a 2-pack purchase, which is half the price off the recommended retail price. Even at the full retail price, it will cost less than half of what the other more established brands are selling for.

Not only that, it comes with a quick three-step setup process, where all users need to do is to simply plug the intelliPLUG into any electrical outlet, download the cnct app, pair the plug with the app, and you’re good to go. It takes less than a minute, and the user can then virtually gain control of any “non-smart” appliance without missing a beat. Not only that, the intelliPLUG is small, attractive and will be able to blend in with any home environment.

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FiGO Gravity is a highly affordable smartphone Mon, 19 Jun 2017 20:00:40 +0000 figo-gravityWhen it comes to smartphone models, many of us would prefer to settle for a marquee device, like an iPhone 7, LG G6, or the Samsung Galaxy S8. After all, it showcases just how savvy we are in the world of technology, not to mention letting us gain access to the latest operating system updates. Well, there are millions more others out there whose lives would be made far better with a smartphone, except that the smartphones they own would have to be of the mid-range category since that is all that they can afford. Enter the FiGO Gravity.

With the FiGO Gravity, your lofty ambitions of owning a high end smartphone can now be brought down to earth, as the Gravity will have the capability to let you communicate, socialize, and experience the world around like never before. The flagship smartphone from FiGO, it will arrive in an ultrafine design with a super sleek metallic body. Not only that, they have thrown in a fingerprint sensor for security purposes to keep up with the times. Just what kind of hardware does the FiGO Gravity pack?

It will feature Dual Sim 4G LTE with an octa-core processor, accompanied by a HD IPS 2.5D 5.5″ display, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal memory and a microSD memory card slot, a 13MP shooter at the back with a 5MP selfie camera, a 3,000 mAh fast charging battery, and an Infrared blaster. The FiGO Gravity will be an unlocked handset that does not need any contract at all, which means just about anyone can jump right on board without missing a beat. What do you think of this particular handset? It might not come with the smug factor of owning a flagship smartphone from a more established company, but as long as it gets the job done without breaking the bank, then it is perfect! The $129 asking price is definitely well within reach of just about everyone!

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LifeProof NÜÜD for iPad Pro announced Mon, 19 Jun 2017 19:00:34 +0000 nuud-ipad-proSo, you happen to own one of those spanking new iPad Pro tablets that makes you look extra smart, toting it around? Well, it seems that there is always room for improvement, especially in terms of keeping it well protected in the form of the LifeProof NÜÜD for iPad Pro. After all, there is always a certain resale value when it comes to the iPad Pro, and you might as well do your very best to take good care of it while it is under your ownership.

LifeProof has always been able to deliver high quality protective cases for different kinds of mobile devices, and the latest LifeProof NÜÜD for iPad Pro offers four-proof protection and screenless technology. With a company mantra that screams ‘Freedom’ (not exactly from tyranny ala Braveheart), it basically wants users to be able to remain connected just about anywhere as long as their mobile device is with them.

With the LifeProof NÜÜD for iPad Pro, it will allow owners of the high end tablet to bring it with them wherever they go. After all, it is too much of a waste to not take advantage of the True Tone display, 12MP camera and 4K video capture capabilities when you are on holiday, right? To allow the iPad Pro to boldly take on any task in almost any environment with the LifeProof NÜÜD is definitely something that is worth checking out.

The NÜÜD delivers slim styling, all the while allowing your iPad Pro to remain waterproof up to 6.6 feet, now how about that? If you have clammy fingers all the time, fret not, your iPad Proof would also be drop proof to 4 feet, dirt proof and snow proof. NÜÜD will ensure that the screen remains uncovered for direct access to iPad Pro’s ProMotion technology and buttery-smooth scroll, all the while minimizing size and weight. Expect the NÜÜD for iPad Pro (10.5-inch) and iPad Pro (12.9-inch) (2nd Gen.) to retail for $129.99 apiece.

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Tamaggo 360LiveCam lets you share life’s moments in style Fri, 16 Jun 2017 19:00:19 +0000 tamaggo-360livecamForget about the usual digital camera when it comes to the next family gathering or celebration. You might want to settle for something more fun, or perhaps more interesting in the form of the Tamaggo 360LiveCam. With the Tamaggo 360LiveCam, you can share life’s awesome moments with those whom you hold close and dear through immersive 360° photos as well as videos, and all of it will be in real time with a single click!

Pre-orders for the Tamaggo 360LiveCam are already available on Kickstarter for a special offer price of $299 a pop. This is the perfect example of how the early bird will be able to get the worm, where the recommended retail price stands at $449 apiece. Not only will you be able to enjoy a 33% discount, you will also have the distinction of being the first batch of Tamaggo 360LiveCam users to share your precious moments with family and friends on the spot. A single click is all that it takes for live sharing or on-demand video through direct weblinks or social networks, regardless of where you are.

It is also pretty much dummy-proof, since there is no need for any kind of framing, rotating, stitching or stabilizing. Click to share, and you are good to go! It certainly allows family members and friends to experience what you are seeing in real-time, although technology has not advanced far enough to transport smells and sensation through the computer. Sporting a sleek and iconic design that is integrated within a self-standing ring, you do not have to hold it in your hand. All that you need to do is to place the Tamaggo 360LiveCam down, allow it to capture the entire scene, and let other people join you from afar.

You can tell the amount of work put in by the Swiss craftsmanship, as there is a high level of functionality and design involved. After all, the Tamaggo 360LiveCam’s sleek egg shape will fit ergonomically in the hand and boasts of an intuitive touchscreen. This is definitely not your regular action camera!

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Wacom Clipboard intends to turn your business paperless Thu, 15 Jun 2017 19:00:55 +0000 wacom-clipboardWacom is an old name when it comes to digitizer tablets as well as styluses that simply work, and work well. This time around, the Wacom Clipboard has been revealed to transform your business into a more paperless environment. Granted, one can never end up with a truly paperless environment, but there is the possibility of minimizing whatever use of paper wherever possible. With the Wacom Clipboard, such a vision becomes easier, since businesses are able to transform paper documents into the digital format — in real-time.

Also known as the PHU-111, the Wacom Clipboard is a smartpad which will allow users to complete and sign documents with the help of standard paper forms as well as ink. It will then convert the documents to a digital version in real-time. Biometric handwritten signatures will also be able to be captured and attached. The digital documents can subsequently be stored on local PCs, or simply have them uploaded immediately to servers or the cloud for easy document management.

Businesses such as service, healthcare, insurance industries and public sectors that still require paper forms but would like to move to a digital archive can always rely on the Wacom Clipboard to deliver a secure and easy method of instantaneously digitizing and saving these paper documents, all without having to change existing paper-based workflows.

The electronic clipboard will be paired to a host PC or a mobile device through Bluetooth, although there is also an option for USB connectivity when making use of a PC. Anytime a document is placed onto the Wacom Clipboard, the integrated barcode reader will be able to automatically identify the document, communicating with the PC or mobile device in order for the corresponding digital document to be called up.

While there is no word on pricing just yet, the Wacom Clipboard is tipped to be ready for shipping at the end of July 2017.

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