Coolest Gadgets Playing with cool gadgets in the ongoing search for the Coolest Gadget Thu, 23 Feb 2017 13:00:06 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Targus reveals powered docking stations for improved productivity Thu, 23 Feb 2017 13:00:06 +0000 targus-docking-stationTargus is a name that we often associate with laptop accessories, as evident from the past products that the company has rolled out. Well, this time around, things are a little bit more different, with the launch of powered docking stations that will be able to fuel a more flexible workspace. In other words, can employers expect productivity to rise with the presence of these powered docking stations? I suppose the standard answer would be “Yes”, although it would really take a trial run to see if it lives up to such lofty expectations or not. To know more about these Targus powered docking stations, why not take a closer look at them right after the jump.

Offering not one, but two new powered docks to its extensive range of docking stations, the Universal USB 3.0 DV Docking Station with Power (DOCK171USZ) as well as the Universal USB 3.0 DV4K Docking Station with Power (DOCK177USZ) are certainly beauties in their own right to behold.

Ron DeCamp, Vice President, Global Product Management and Development at Targus shared, “Our latest powered docks represent the progress we’ve made in the docking station vertical since our flagship powered docks, ACP71USZ and ACP77USZ. Complete with integrated charging and interchangeable power tips, these docks enable enterprises to accommodate users with virtually any device at any workstation and they facilitate a flexible workspace.”

Sporting an integration of charging alongside a slew of many ports, these new docking stations will be able to send power to your laptop as well as everything else that they are connected to. Two connections will provide users with access to dual monitors as well as other peripherals without the need for a power supply located right under the desk. This will also allow users to leave their laptop charger in their bag, saving time as the day starts. Its special wedge design is also there to help support the laptop as part of saving desk real estate along the way while offering a comfortable typing angle.

We also like the fact that it comes with interest in scalability, as the DOCK177USZ supports the emerging 4K standard while having HDMI support which can have it hook up to TVs and larger format displays.

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Nilox reveals DOC Skate electric skateboard Thu, 23 Feb 2017 12:00:55 +0000 nilox-doc-skateDOC Skate is a new way of getting around while going green — without requiring you to purchase a hybrid car or perhaps even to buy a fully electric Tesla P100D. If you happen to work just a few blocks from where you stay, and public transport is not as efficient in this manner as it would be walking to the office, perhaps the DOC Skate electric skateboard is going to be your cup of tea. Granted, this is not the first electric skateboard in the market and it definitely will not be the last, but check out what it has before you decide on whether to give this a go or a pass, right?

The DOC Skate will follow in the footsteps of the DOC Hoverboard as well as the DOC PRO electric scooter. This unique, super-fun device will merge both street design as well as innovative technology, and the inclusion of a gyroscope, accelerometer, and algorithm will work in tandem with one another so that the rider on the DOC Skate will feel as though he or she is “floating” on the surface, or that of “surfing” on an electric wave.

There are two modes in the DOC Skate: Slow mode which is recommended for entry-level users as it carries a maximum speed of 6 km/h in 3 seconds, while there is Speed mode which will be recommended for pro users, allowing users to arrive at a maximum speed of 15 km/h in 5 seconds. Not only that, the DOC Skate is able to fully recharge itself in a matter of 2.5 hours while sporting a guaranteed battery life of 25 km. Assuming you commute within just a few blocks each day, it should be able to last you for four or five days at the bare minimum before requiring a recharge.

Each DOC Skate can be controlled by a small remote-control, where users have the liberty to select the direction (forward/reverse,) as well as accelerate by moving the control stick forwards. Braking is simple — just shift the control stick backwards. One will be able to choose from wood/blue and wood/black versions which will retail for 529.99 Euros, while the “PLUS” model which carries Bluetooth connectivity will cost 40 Euros more.

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Meitu T8 is first dual selfie camera smartphone in the world Wed, 22 Feb 2017 19:00:34 +0000 meitu-t8While many of us look at the imaging quality of any smartphone to be an essential feature, the promise of bokeh like effects with a dual camera setup in any smartphone is almost too tempting an offer to resist, save for the relatively high price tag that comes with such territory, of course. Meitu, which hails from China and definitely should not be mistaken with the other Chinese brand, Meizu, has achieved a world’s first — the Meitu T8, touted to be the smartest selfie phone in the world.

The Meitu T8 claims to be able to offer DSLR-like camera features including image stabilization and low-light shooting, although we do wonder just how far that claim is able to travel. For sure it is the first smartphone that delivers Dual Pixel PDAF to the front-facing camera, and not only that, Meitu claims that its all new Magical AI Beautification capability is able to automatically retouch faces depending on the subject’s gender and age.

I myself have my concerns about such claims, since facial recognition AI has not quite made the cut thus far in terms of recognizing one’s gender. The Xiaomi handset that I use at the moment sometimes peg me as a female in my early 20s, but at times, it classifies me as a male in my 40s. Sure, there will be specific areas where the Magical AI Beautification will work in favor of the subject, but in a group?

The Meitu T8 will run on the latest newest MEIOS3.5 system, accompanied by 4GB of RAM as well as 128GB of internal storage that is huge enough for most ordinary folks. An unnamed ten-core processor will run proceedings from within, and it plays nice with every major mobile service provider in China. Expect the Meitu T8 to arrive in a quartet of fashion-forward colors: Magical Orange, Jazz Gold, Dazzling Blue, and Diamond Grey, alongside a recommended retail price of $479 thereabouts after conversion.

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This Filtered Shower Head cleans your water before it cleans you Wed, 22 Feb 2017 18:30:49 +0000 Filtered Shower Head

There comes a time where you go from worrying about how many pennies you’ll need to be able to buy necessities, to thinking about how you’d like your furniture to match. Not everyone has such a luxury, but that doesn’t mean that investing in some home improvement is out of the question. Big jobs like putting on a new roof or taking down a wall takes a lot of capital, but there are smaller matters to buy improvements for that will directly affect you on a regular basis.

One place we will often find ourselves is the bathroom, and if you have water with a lot of chlorine and other impurities that give it an odor, you’ll want to take on this task. The notion of installing a filtered shower head seems a bit over-the-top, but it’s not like it exists without reason. This installs easily on a standard size shower arm, and you’ll need to run water through the filter for 10 minutes so you’re not speckled with bits from the cartridge.

You will need to replace the WHR-140 filter about every six months, which will set you back around $18 for three backups. The shower head itself will cost you around $43, which isn’t terrible if you’re frustrated with smelly water, or are tired of the mineral content ruining your hair. It’s certainly not something to buy unless you really dislike your showers, or just want to be pretentious.

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Video Streaming Robotic Projectionist Wed, 22 Feb 2017 12:00:53 +0000 video-streaming-robot-projectionistProjectors are nothing new these days, although the kind of technology that goes into them have definitely improved by leaps and bounds. As we get to enjoy clearer, brighter images with a higher resolution count, all rolled into a body that is more portable, how many projectors do you know out there that are brave enough to explore a form factor that is very different from that of a regular rectangular box? Enter the $2,500 Video Streaming Robotic Projectionist.

The first question that most people will ask when they set their sights on the Video Streaming Robotic Projectionist would be this, “Is this a robot first and projector second, or a projector first and a robot second?” The answer to that question is a silent one, you simply will need to spend time with it yourself and then draw your very own conclusions.

The Video Streaming Robotic Projectionist is a mobile robot that has the ability to wirelessly project images and streams videos from the Internet. It can project an 80″ picture on any surface from 9 3/4′ away, and this would free a crowd of viewers from having to huddle around a tiny smartphone screen so that everyone is able to view social media content or perhaps the latest trending YouTube videos. There is also a free app for Apple iOS and Android devices which will allow users to remotely control the robot, allowing the user to command its every roll, pitch, and yaw.

Do take note that the kind of money you pay for this will not offer that much in terms of video resolution, since it maxes out at just 720p HD projection. It is also best to hook it up to another sound system, since the integrated 5-watt speaker is not going to impress anyone. I suppose most of the money would have gone into its robotics than anything else. The app is versatile enough for the user to alter the image’s orientation, adjust the volume level, change content, and schedule a specific time and place for a pre-planned picture show. Connectivity options include USB, HDMI input and media connections.

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The Artograph Projector – expand your artistic horizons Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:30:00 +0000 Artograph Projector

When you make art for a living, you never know when inspiration is going to strike in unexpected ways. You could exert your efforts in sculpting clay for three years and then decide to start honing your painting skills on the side. On the same page, you never quite know what sort of commissions will fall under your nose if you’re open to that sort of thing. You might work in excruciatingly small detail and have a customer wanting you to take a tiny piece of art and expand it over a larger space.

While tracing isn’t exactly considered art, this Artograph Projector will let you take flat artwork or small 3D objects and enlarge them on any vertical surface. You can be transferring a sketch to a canvas, or print something from the web and use that as a pattern. This has a 163mm lens that will enlarge the original sized image anywhere from 2-10 times over.

The copy size that you can use with this is 10.2 x 10.2cm, and you’ll want to use this in a darker room, as you won’t be able to see too much if it’s bright. You will have to get your hands on a 23W CFL bulb for this to be of any use to you, which will tack another $6.99 on top of the initial $29.99 purchase. It’s quite compact, and would be perfect for classrooms or artists who don’t want to (or can’t) pay much more for a gadget like this.

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BLU reveals their Tank Xtreme 5.0 handheld device Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:00:55 +0000 blu-tank-xtremeWe have normally come across the smartphone brand BLU as a company that rolls out easy to use smartphones that get the job done without having to burn a large hole in the pocket. However, one ought to take note that BLU has a brand new groove this time around with the reveal of their latest device, the BLU Tank Xtreme 5.0 handheld device.

The BLU Tank Xtreme 5.0 happens to be a totally new segment of ruggedized smartphones from the company, being the latest addition to BLU’s growing portfolio of mobile devices. For starters, it comes with IP65 certified dust proof and water resistance, allowing it to withstand being used in the rain or while you are by the waterfall, without having to worry of water splashing on it.

Boasting of precise engineering in addition to an impenetrable seal, it makes sure that it is dust-proof for those bright and sunny days at the beach, while the water resistant, shock absorbent rubber frame will make sure that daily wear and tear does not affect the Tank Xtreme 5.0’s chassis negatively.

Your eyes will definitely welcome the vivid 5-inch HD full lamination display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3, while there is a 5MP shooter in the front, with a 5MP shooter at the back as well. A MediaTek quad-core processor will run proceedings from underneath the hood, where it is accompanied by 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal memory. You can always augment that with a microSD memory card for another 64GB of storage space. The 3,000 mAh battery will enable the Tank Xtreme 5.0 to run up to 2.5 days before requiring a recharge.

This dual SIM durable monster will cost a mere $129.99 a pop, and comes fully unlocked and is ready to play nice with all GSM networks in the US.

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Epson Home Cinema 3700 offers a comfortable home entertainment experience Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:00:11 +0000 epson-home-cinema-3700When it comes to watching a movie or a big game back at home, most of us would settle for a regular TV. However, there is the option of having a projector to get the job done, which ought to be able to deliver a far larger viewing experience — assuming you have a wall or projection screen that is large enough, that is. How about catching the upcoming Academy Awards live on a larger viewing area compared to your regular TV with the Epson Home Cinema 3700?

It might still be bitterly cold on the outside for those of you living in the northern hemisphere, so you might as well kill time by staying indoors and enjoying the latest movies and TV shows in the warm indoors. The Epson Home Cinema 3700 will be able to get the job done, and then some. Perfect for big-screen family movie nights, it can also be used to host gaming tournaments in the man cave, or perhaps to let you binge on streaming TV shows in the living room, not to mention set the perfect tone for a romantic big-screen date night at home.

Small enough to be carried around easily, the Epson Home Cinema 3700 will offer flexible installation as well as 3,000 lumens of color brightness and 3,000 lumens of white brightness, ensuring that it can deliver in a spectacularly bright manner regardless of the viewing environment.

It does come with integrated sound and color modes, making the setup process a snap even in extremely tight places. You can place the Epson Home Cinema 3700 on a bookshelf, or even to mount it on the ceiling. It also has a 1.6x zoom that ensures easy installation in virtually any room, allowing one to project a 110-inch image from just 10.5 feet away. With wide vertical lens shift and zoom lens, positioning is a snap for a range of environments. The Epson Home Cinema 3700 will retail for $1,499 a pop.

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Razer updates their Blade laptop Mon, 20 Feb 2017 19:00:06 +0000 razer-blade-2017Razer continues to blaze a trail with their latest gaming laptop, the Razer Blade. This new iteration will obviously feature brand new parts and innards which will raise its performance, helping gamers get their gaming kicks in wherever they are without having to worry about choppy frame rates or laggy performance. The latest version of the Razer Blade is touted to arrive with an updated CPU, faster memory as well as a brand new 4K UHD screen option. As a result, gamers who are always on the move will be able to enjoy a perfect balance of power, mobility and durability, alongside the now-signature elegant Razer Blade profile.

Sporting the latest generation of 7th Gen Intel Core i7 quad-core processor, the new Razer Blade will be more powerful and more efficient compared to its predecessor. The new CPU lets it achieve double-digit increases in productivity benchmarks, and it works with the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 graphics which ought to see unmatched frame rates delivered in an ultra-thin laptop form factor. Not only that, it is also lightweight in nature at just 0.70 inches thin, tipping the scales at slightly more than four pounds as it is encased in a unibody CNC aluminum chassis.

While a Full HD panel is standard on the new Razer Blade, there is a new 4K UHD touchscreen option for those who would like to up the ante. This provides the clarity of 4K resolution for ultimate picture quality as well as the convenience of a touchscreen interface. Perfect for video editing, music creation and software development, the Razer Blade will feature 16GB of RAM, Killer Wireless-AC and Thunderbolt 3 connectivity. Not only that, depending on your budget, you can even squeeze in a PCIe SSD storage option of up to 1TB. The starting price for the new Razer Blade stands at a rather pricey $1,899, but you get what you pay for in this case.

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This Arcylic Lighted Champagne Ice Bucket makes your house party feel like a nightclub Fri, 17 Feb 2017 18:30:33 +0000 LED Acrylic Champagne Bowl

There’s something to be said for atmosphere. Going out on a Friday night immediately makes you think of going to a club, having some drinks, and dancing the night away; though not everyone is able to find a bar worth going to. There’s also the issue of dealing with creeps and psychos at bars, which is why having a house party always seems preferable since you’ll at least know some of the people who show up.

If you like playing host and want there to be a nightclub atmosphere, then you’re going to need the accessories to do so. Those who are all about LEDs and lighting can add to their collection with this Color-Changing LED Champagne Ice Bucket. It runs on 4 AA batteries, and has different lighting modes for single or multi-color, all of which can be controlled by the included remote.

The acrylic material this bucket is made of makes it functional as more than just an ice bucket since it can hold beverages, flowers, snacks, party favors and more. Do keep in mind that this was only made to fit one bottle and ice though, so it’s not going to fit too much. This is going to cost you around $36 with shipping, and is certain to add a little ambiance to the room. If only you could get it to dance to the beat like some other lighted devices can.

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