Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Concept: USB Watch

Three Chinese developers have designed a new USB Watch. It is a combination of a wristwatch and a USB flash drive. This wearable gadget is powered by a built-in battery, which can be recharged using a USB port. Every time the battery is charged, the USB Watch will automatically sync with the computer’s time, so the time will always be accurate. You can also check the current memory status by tapping a button.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

3D Monitor by Philips

Finally! A 3D monitor for your desktop computer,  designed for gamers. Philips has decided to release the G-Line 273G3D 27-inch 3D monitor in Asia Facific later this month. the 3D monitor provides a full HD 1920×1080 pixels resolution, a 20,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, a 120Hz rate and a fast 2ms response time. The Philips G-Line 273G3D also has dual HDMI 1.4a ports that enable users to connect multiple devices to the monitor. Other specs include a VGA connection and active 3D wireless shutter glasses. The price is still unknown. 

Friday, July 15, 2011

Lethal Pro Stand: Give your iPod/iPhone legs

Gorillapod has a new challenger on the gadget holder/stand market. The Lethal Pro Stand by Zoll does not have an animal in his name, but it looks very much like one, and it's not just for looks. Whereas Joby  reaches versatility by flexibility, Zoll prefers to do this by using animal-features.

It's made out of alloy and carbon fiber, which makes it a strong device that is very light weighted. It can be placed on alot of surfaces and can hold almost all gadgets with a screen, not only your iPod or iPhone! It is a little expensive, the basic model costs $130 in their online store.


Thursday, July 14, 2011

Smart bracelet by Jawbone

Jawbone has unveiled the UP smart bracelet, designed to detect movements, sleep patterns, and eating habits. Used in conjunction with a smartphone app (iOS and Android) to access the browser, you will be able to chart your physical habits and correct the bad ones. The company will release the UP sometime later this year for an undisclosed price. 

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

SMS Warning Smoke Alarm

Ever wanted to have the best Smoke Alarm ever? It's here: The FireText Smoke Alarm, FireBox has just started selling it. What makes this interesting is that the smoke alarm has SIM card slot. When the FireTect detects smoke, it is able to send text messages to up to four separate phone numbers at one time - which is increasing the chances of a quick response. Moreover, you can even personalize the message alert. The fire alarm is powered by a standard 9V battery, which will be enough for 36 alarms. Costs are about $ 144, available here.

SEED: Your Personal Floating Camera

The SEED is an autonomous, mobile camera balloon made ​​for recording photos and videos when you are on vacation, but there are probably alot of Big Brother implications. It looks a little bit like the Kinos in Stargate Universe. This unique twist on a drone air balloon was designed by Lee Moonhwan. In this picture you can see the details of this interesting concept:


Monday, July 11, 2011

Touch Mouse by Microsoft

Microsoft will release its new Explorer Touch Mouse in the UK later this month. The mouse uses the company's BlueTrack technology that combines the width and power of optical technology with the precision of laser tracking to allow consumers to use the mouse on virtually any surface. The mouse also features a haptic touch scroll pad that vibrates lightly when you use the scroll pad. The Microsoft Explorer Touch Mouse is on sale for about $111.


Sunday, July 10, 2011

Numlock USB Stick

A designer from Russia has creatively designed this Numlock USB stick. This storage device is encased in a metal sleeve that functions as a 5-wheel combination lock, limiting access to secret data. It's a cool concept that will hopefully touch the light of production. No info on price or availability so far. Check out all the pictures:


Panasonic's Android-based e-book tablet for the Japanese market

Panasonic showed a new e-book tablet on the e-book Expo in Tokyo. This Android e-book tablet supports Rakuten's e-book store, which opened in early August 2011. It's weighing 400 grams and the gadget has a 7-inch screen with a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels, a dual-core CPU, a built-in camera and a microSDHC card slot. The price and release date will be announced shortly. Check out this youtube movie for more info:


Cideko Air Keyboard Chatting

Cideko has unveiled the Air Keyboard Chatting device, which is a combination of a compact wireless keyboard, a gyro mouse, earphones and a microphone. Measuring 142mm x 88mm x 29mm, the gadget allows you to chat with your friends without missing a beat, changing channels on your TV or perhaps operate a PC from a different room. The lightweight Air Keyboard Chatting supports an effective working range of up to 30-meter and delivers 3D motion sensing simply by waving it in the air. Its Lithium-ion rechargeable battery provides up to 10-hour of operation time. The Cideko Air Keyboard Chatting retails for $99.99 each.  More info


Sunday, May 22, 2011

First desktop computer with Google OS

Xi3 Corporation announced its ChromiumPC modular computer on may the 20th. This is the world’s first desktop computer designed to run Google’s Chrome operating system. The Xi3 ChromiumPC is housed in an aluminum chassis that holds three small but interconnected boards (or modules), namely the Processor Module, the Primary I/O Module and the Secondary I/O Module. The Processor Module houses the microprocessor and RAM, while the Primary I/O Module has the majority of external communications ports. The Secondary I/O Module houses the Ethernet, video and power connections. The ChromiumPC is powered by a dual- or single-core 64-bit, x86-based processor. Xi3 Corporation will launch the ChromiumPC in the second half of 2011.


Saturday, April 23, 2011

Remarkable Ziiiro Limited Edition Wristwatches

These remarkable wristwatches named "Orbit" and "Aurora" were released on april the 19th by Ziiiro. As you can see, it's hard to check the time on them. The all new Aurora watch has been incorporated with 100% to 0% blue gradient for the hour indicator, which itself forms the bottom layer of the watch’s display, while the minute indicator has been given a 100% to 0% yellow gradient. The Orbit has been designed as a tribute to space and the solar system. This watch displays time by utilising two “planets”, the colored orb representing the hour and white orb displaying the minute. The watches are available for €129, which is around $190 here.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Elgato Tivizen Mobile TV Tuner For iOS, Mac, And Windows

Elgato is back with its latest gadget: the Tivizen mobile TV tuner for iOS, Mac, and Windows. Powered by a rechargeable battery, the Tivizen is a wireless compact TV tuner than receives Freeview, or DVB-T signals, then transmits the signal to an iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch using its own local Wi-Fi network and a free companion app. This gadget also has the ability to timeshift/ record shows and transfer TV recordings from an iOS device to a computer for archiving or later viewing. Its battery provides enough juice for 3.5 hours. of watching tv. The Elgato Tivizen mobile TV tuner is priced at $246 each. More.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Sharp Free-Style AQUOS LC-20FEI Portable TV

The Sharp Free-Style AQUOS LC-20FEI portable TV comes with a Wi-Fi connectivity. This 20-inch HDTV sports a 1366 × 768 resolution with LED backlight capability, a 400,000:1 contrast ratio, a couple of 2W speakers and a USB HDD recording feature for its Wireless TV tuner. The Sharp Free-Style AQUOS LC-20FEI also has a DLNA support that allows you to access, store and watch content that are located on your home network. Available in black, white and pink, the Sharp Free-Style AQUOS LC-20FEI will be launched in Japan in June 2011.  more

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Spy Pro Undetectable HD Spy Watch

The Spy Pro from Chinavasion is a spy camera watch that looks just like an ordinary wristwatch. It has a hidden HD pinhole camera, allowing you to easily record high quality undercover videos. This attractive spy watch is built using a durable all-metal waterproof casing and soft leather wristband. If you want one, you can buy this spy gadget for only $52. sourcebuy it here.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Light Gap Concept Clock

The Light Gap is an environment-friendly concept clock that has solar cells on its backside. You can stick it on a window, so sunlight can illuminate the slit on the face to form the hour hand. As day turns into night, batteries will take over where the sunlight left off, illuminating a row of LEDs in the slit. The Light Gap is a Red Dot Concept Design 2010 winning entry.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Samsung EZON Digital Door Lock Series

Hate keys? Always lose them? Can't find them in the dark? Then this could be a solution for you. And no, its not another keyhole lighting thing, its a real advanced passcode protected door lock! This provides the best safety for your house. Samsung states it can easily be installed on any door. Forgot the code? You can still use a key. No words on pricing so far.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Audiology Samurai AU-100 Over Ear Headphones

Audiology has always been known for it's cheap headphones with a great quality. These headphones are compatible with iPods, MP3 players, portable DVD players and PMPs. The Audiology Samurai AU-100 produces a 20-20000Hz of frequency response, a 32-Ohm of impedance, a 102dB of sensitivity, a max input power of 50mW and a 3.5mm audio jack. $22.46 is all you need to bring home these high quality headphones. Check them out at Amazon.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Daily Droid - A brand new blog!

A friend of mine wanted to start blogging too, so I decided to help him out and designed his banner/background and layout. It is a blog about android apps. Please take a look at his awesome blog and follow it! http://daily-droid.blogspot.com

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Coby Kyros MID7024 Android Tablet

Out of all the current Android tablets on the market, this one is noteworthy because of all its features. The tablet is powered by a 1GHz Samsung S5PV210 ARM Cortex A8 processor which is aided by a 512MB RAM, the Google Android 2.2 Froyo operating system and a 7-inch resistive touchscreen display with a 800 x 480 screen resolution. Additional specs include Wi-Fi connectivity, a front-facing camera, an HDMI output, a microSD memory card slot and a 4GB of internal flash memory. more

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Casio G-Shock GW-3500B-1AER

Before you start getting any interests in this watch, look at the price to see if you can afford it. It's available for around $300. I can hear you saying: "What??!". Yes, this is very expensive, but take a look at the quality and, ofcourse, the brandname too. Casio has always made great watches, available for every budget, but this one is outstanding.

Lets take a look at the specs;
- Fully automatic LED-light that lights the display in a dark environment if you twist your wrist
- A shock-resistant construction makes this watch impossible to break
- It is solar powered, no batteries needed anymore
- Radio-connection to show the exact time, always, everywhere, in every timezone
- World clock: it can show the time of 29 different time zones
- Timer: use it as a stopwatch
- 5 different alarm sounds and a scheduled alarm system
- Snoozefunction: this makes you able to use the watch as an alarm to wake up too
- Mineral glass: this just means that you will never see any scratches on your watch, ever
- Resin bracelet made from natural resin for an extremely flexible and durable bracelet
- Water resistant up to the bottom of the ocean

You never expected so much from a watch, did you?

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Fake (?) earphones from Chinese webshops

In this post: some interesting information on Earphones with populair brandnames on them from Chinese webshops, the Sennheiser CX400-II in particular.

There are alot of Chinese webshops on the internet, you may already know dealextreme.com, focalprice.com or buyincoins.com. As the .com reveals, these webshops are not made for Chinese shoppers, but for the rich Europeans and people from the United States. 

Products with a popular brandname on them are seen frequently on these webshops, I don't want to pull attention to one webshop so I won't be giving out URL's of fake products here. Usually, the fake earphones are hard to find, because no brand name is mentioned in the description of the item. If you take a closer look at the product pictures, sometimes you notice Sennheiser, Skullcandy or another famous earphone brandname on the product, or reviews tell you that it comes in the original packaging. 

Recently, I ordered a so called "CX400-II In-ear headphones" from a Chinese website for $15. Sennheiser, which produces earphones with the label CX400-II, is not mentioned at all in the product description. The Sennheiser CX400-II's cost around $70 in a local store in my neighbourhood. After receiving the earphones from the Chinese webshop, I compared them with a pair from the local store. Here is my conclusion:
Price: around 5 times cheaper
Package: exactly the same as the original product, as you can see in the picture
Building quality: exactly the same
Sound quality: exactly the same
Value for money: more then worth the $15

But are they real or not? I can tell you, real or fake, it does not make a difference. If these are fake, China is a professional imitator, which is kinda plausible because they make all your Bose, Sennheiser, Skullcandy and Sony headphones themselve. If you want to see this yourself, go to a Chinese webshop and look around in their earphone section, check if you see some brandnames on the product pictures and order your cheap brand products.


Friday, March 11, 2011

Logitec LAN-SW/PS Ultra Compact 100Mbps Ethernet Hub

Logitec today launched a new series of 100Mbps Ethernet Hub, the LAN-SW/PS. Available in 3, 5 and 8 LAN ports, the Logitec LAN-SW/PS requires only 82% less energy compared to the previous model. The device comes equipped with both a miniUSB or a microUSB port as a main source of power. Folks in Japan are able to buy the Logitec LAN-SW/PS ultra compact 100Mbps Ethernet hub for around 1,600 Yen ($19) to 2,700 Yen ($32).


Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Control you PC up to 1 kilometer away with the Matrox Extio F2208

Ever wanted to use your computer remotely up to 3280 feet (1 kilometer) away? This is your chance! Matrox Graphics Inc. today introduced this new unique device; the Matrox Extio F2208 KVM extender. Equipped with the latest Matrox KVM technology, the Extio F2208 extends the bus via a PCIe bus interface card while the fiber-optical connection guarantees a good performance without hidden/dropped frames, data latency, and artifacts as seen with compression-based solutions. It is designed specifically for process control rooms, dispatch centers and other mission-critical performance. The Matrox Extio F2208 KVM extender allows critical parts of the computer (like the hard disk) to be stored in a secure location. There is no info on pricing or availability so far. Checkout the Product page.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Corsair Force Series GT SSD cards

Corsair has announced to introduce the new Force Series GT SSDs during the upcoming CeBIT 2011 trade show in Germany. Based on the new SandForce SF-2000 SSD processor, the new Corsair Force Series GT SSDs provide native support for SATA 6Gb/s (SATA 3) to deliver incredible performance, with up to 60K Random Write IOPS, read speeds of up to 520MB/s and writes speeds of up to 500MB/s. The Corsair Force Series GT SSDs will be available in early Q2 2011. 

Saturday, February 26, 2011

iBike Dash turns iPhone into cycling computer

Cycling computers are always useful to keep up the distance you traveled on your bike. The iBike Dash turns your iPhone into such a device and adds some more useful functions. The iBike Dash is made of a water- and dustproof holder that can be attached to the handlebars. It has a built-in speed measuring chip, so the iPhone can display the speed with the help of an app from the appstore. The iPhones gps-functionality is used to display the traveled route. The iBike Dash is also compatible with the iPod touch, but in that case the gps-functionality is missing. The basic version of the iBike Dash costs $200, for more info and more pictures take a look at their website.

Friday, February 25, 2011

IQ Alarm Clock

Designer Oliver Sha has creatively designed the iQ alarm clock without a snooze button. This IQ Alarm makes you answer 1 to 3 tricky questions before the noise will stop. What makes the clock more interesting is that it has a hard-to-open battery compartment, to power it off you need to press and hold the power button for 30 seconds. Good luck waking up, Yanko Design. The price is unknown.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

LavNav; Save your eyes when going to the toilet at night

Going to the toilet at night is always a hard task, touching walls to find your way and getting blinded by the bathroom light. The LavNav can facilitate your night pee, it won't help you find your way but it will prevent you from getting blinded by the bathroom light. The LavNav can be attached to the toilet seat with it's included sticky tape. It has a movement detection system so the gentle light will turn on if the LavNav sees something approaching the toilet, without blinding your eyes. For about 20 dollars you can save your eyes at night.

Color Changing Lightbulb Controlled by Remote

Ambient lighting can enhance the mood, no matter what you are doing. Whether with a loved one, a dinner with friends or a dance party in the living room, colored bulbs are still fashionable.

The disadvantage of colored light bulbs is of course that they only have one color. Luckily, for everyone who wants to have more than one color, there is the LED Color Changing Light Bulb.
The LED Color Changing Light Bulb is a LED lamp that can change color if desired. There is even a choice of 16 different colors and 4 different effects. To change the color, the user does not have to leave his couch, because there is a remote included. The remote has a range of about 10 meters (33 feet). The LED Color Changing Light Bulb is available for around 40 dollars on many different webshops, search for it on Google.