Category archives: Design

The Paper Thin Printoo For Flexible Electronics!

The Paper Thin Printoo For Flexible Electronics!

The Paper Thin Printoo For Flexible Electronics!

Normally this kind of technology would only be available in those fancy research and development departments paid for by big corporations. However, a small Portuguese company called Ynvisible are planning on offering this flexible technology to the masses. The range is going to be very impressive from a simple solar cell to a driver for motors, the uses for this technology is endless and with the addition of LED’s, batteries and low energy Bluetooth connections, there will be plenty of developers interested in the Printoo range of thin and flexible modules for wearable and disposable devices.

Because of the Bluetooth feature that will mean that control of the device can be taken on by a smartphone or tablet device. This is very impressive as the majority of the module are paper thin and come on flexible sheets allowing them to be used for many applications. If this is the sort of thing that interests you, then you might be interested in the Printoo starter kit, which is available for pre order from $45. However, it does not stop there, as there are others to choose from with the top of range kit being priced at around $550, so there is going to be something for everyone.

Source #Ynvisble #Printoo

The Little FlashQ For Wireless Flash Photography!

The Little FlashQ For Wireless Flash Photography!

The Little FlashQ For Wireless Flash Photography!

It makes no difference if you are using your camera for taking snapshots or pro shots, the chances are that you are going to be needing a flash to put a little bit of light on the subject. But all of this equipment costs a lot of money and requires a certain skill level in order to make the most of it. However, this is the FlashQ device that allows any photographer to use flash in their photography. Basically, this is a 2.4 GHz wireless flash trigger that works with a wide range of cameras where it will act as a remote flash device when coupled with the photographers existing equipment.

The thing that makes the FlashQ different from any other device is its size,  it will fit most cameras, has two buttons and three LED’s. Yet it measures just 25 mm (L) x 25 mm (W) x 15 mm (H) and is powered by a coin watch style battery. The entry level kit comes with the FlashQ transmitter, the FlashQ receiver, a cold shoe adapter, a sync cord, and a couple of CR2032 coin batteries. The FlashQ will be launching at the  end of the summer, but it can still be pre ordered with the basic kit costing around $30 with a choice of midnight black, snow white, macaron pink or knight blue.

Source: Light Pix Labs

 

Justice Cap Stops Facial Photos With A Flash!

Justice Cap Stops Facial Photos With A Flash!

Justice Cap Stops Facial Photos With A Flash!

Being in the UK we are well aware that at any time we are being watched by somebody sitting in a dark room just waiting for us to make a mistake. But being used to it does not necessarily mean that we should totally accept it, after all most of us are doing nothing wrong. So check out these caps, they are from Justice Caps and they have one cool feature and that is when an image is taken your face is hidden behind a burst of light. It works because of the built in LED’s that have been designed to hide your face from CCTV, night vision and even smartphone cameras, for one you can walk around freely without your face being scanned, photographed or tagged.

The price of a Justice Cap is not as much as you might think they start from $15 or with a logo the price is $16 the cost of privacy is not as high as you might think.

Source: Justice Caps

 

Is This The Coolest Bus Shelter Ever!

Is This The Coolest Bus Shelter Ever!

Is This The Coolest Bus Shelter Ever!

Augmented Reality (AR) is a great marketing tool when done right and who else could make use of this technology better than people behind Pepsi Max. They took over a regular bus shelter on New Oxford Street in the popular shopping area of London and installed some interesting features that will convince people waiting for bus that there are giant robots, flying saucers, a tiger and even a giant octopus lurking just down the street. It is quite impressive and the faces of the people are totally priceless.

Source: Pepsi Max

 

Kyub The Cube Shaped User Friendly Musical Interface!

Kyub The Cube Shaped User Friendly Musical Interface!

Kyub The Cube Shaped User Friendly Musical Interface!

Budding musicians of all levels can build their own musical interface with the help of a Kyub kit that comes with everything required, or alternatively it comes ready made for a little bit more cash and a lot less hassle. Whatever way is chosen the result is the same and that is a great way to produce some cool music. In the fully assembled version buyers will be getting the six piece design that has been laser cut using a birch plywood housing, there is the PCB with surface mount accelerometer, Teensy 2.0 with header pins, twelve snap in domed pads and connecting header jumpers.

Plus you will be getting all of this too; twelve resistors, six capacitors, three sockets, two tactile mode and reset switches, standoffs, screws, and to finish it all off there is a massive six foot long USB cable. Expect to see the Kyub device launching this summer, but for those who are looking to get ahead of the game the fully assembled Kyub can be pre ordered from $65.

Source: Servo Electric Guitar

 

The Clock That Makes You Feel Drunk!

The Clock That Makes You Feel Drunk!

The Clock That Makes You Feel Drunk!

If you did not know any better when you first checked the time with this clock you might think that you have had one or two too many. But, in actual fact this is a real smart clock design where the frame moves around with the hands according to the time. Mindbending!

Source: Geek Fill

 

Having Trouble Getting Up? You Need The Alarming Clock!

Having Trouble Getting Up? You Need The Alarming Clock!

Having Trouble Getting Up? You Need The Alarming Clock!

Although this clock is called the Alarming Clock it is actually far from being alarming as has been designed to help the owner wind down before sleeping, it does this through two alarms. The first alarm warns the user that it is time to wind down and the second is the one that wakes them up following a relaxing sleep. Unusually the actual clock is located on the base of the clock, this has been done on purpose to prevent clock watching, we have all done this before and it is probably the main cause for a bad nights sleep. The alarms are easy to set as its just a matter of using the + and – icons to set the required times.

Finally the design of the clock is based on nature, in fact the clock has been inspired by the Woodpecker and tree, a classic combination of two things living in harmony. The Alarming Clocks sound has been created around this relationship and therefore no loud buzzes will shock you to awake. The Alarming clock is set to be released this summer, but at the moment the company is accepting pre orders for a short time, which means that for £180 you can get the Alarming Clock that has been individually numbered and comes with a signed certificate.

Source: Alarming Industries

 

 

#GetLit With The Lit Rechargeable Illuminated Glasses!

#GetLit With The Lit Rechargeable Illuminated Glasses!

#GetLit With The Lit Rechargeable Illuminated Glasses!

Going out to parties and events will never be the same again with the Lit glasses from Lift, these are both stylish and cool all at the same time. Lift are used to the music industry because they already make cool headphones for the consumer market. However, the Lit is something new because they come with a built in electroluminescent wire that produces a wonderful bright light effect that is powered from a built in battery pack. The result is something spectacular that will get you noticed no matter how dark or crowded it is.

Here are some specs for the Lit; They are made from a premium quality electroluminescent wire that has been designed to offer the maximum brightness. They have a rechargeable Li-ion battery pack which is charged up via the micro USB charging port that takes less than two hours to fully charge up. Once fully charged the battery will provide around five hours of usage will the light fully on and over ten hours when the flash settings are switch on and there are three different modes; constant illumination, quick flash and then slow flash.

These wireless and rechargeable shutter shades will be launching very soon, but they can still be pre ordered from $40 with a choice of colour from either blue, green, pink, or red-orange.

Source: Lit Lift

 

Why Complaining Notes Are A Sign Of Weakness!

Why Complaining Notes Are A Sign Of Weakness!

Why Complaining Notes Are A Sign Of Weakness!

When someone is playing practical joke on you, the last thing that you should do is let them know that they are getting to you. This is a clear case of what how not to stop them as they will just carry on because they know its getting to you big time. Be more practical and find a solution that gives you the upper hand..

Source: Daily Ha Ha

 

The Key That Does A Lot Apart From Opening Doors!

The Key That Does A Lot Apart From Opening Doors!

The Key That Does A Lot Apart From Opening Doors!

Multi tools are a great things to carry around but many of them are big and bulky too much so in many cases. However just occasionally something comes along that really does surprise us in a nice way. This is exactly what the Quickey offers the buyer. Made from high quality die cast stainless steel it might look like a key, but this is certainly not for opening a door. The Quickey is light weighing in at just 20 grams, it measures in at 250 mm long and its a 100 mm wide.

It has five main tools, the serrated edge which is great for cutting cables and stuff. There is the handy bottle opener that nobody should leave home without, scoring point for dealing with those hard to open packages, flat head screwdriver for piercing and fixing things. Finally there is the file, because you never know when a file is going to come in handy. With these available tools it is clear that almost any issue that turns up can handled, without any fuss or hunting around for the tool box as you only have to check your keychain.

The Quickey will be going on sale very soon, although it can be pre ordered at the moment from just $9, which is not a lot to pay for a tool that can do such a lot.

Source: Trident Design

The Peacekeeper Flashlight With A Built In Pepper Spray!

The Peacekeeper Flashlight With A Built In Pepper Spray!

The Peacekeeper Flashlight With A Built In Pepper Spray!

Normally, we would not feature something that comes with a concealed weapon even though it is of the non lethal variety. However, this flashlight is a piece of cool technology that combines the flashlight, concentrated pepper spray and the added benefit of a Bluetooth and GPS connection so that the user is able to issue crowd alerts. This particular device has been designed and made by Tigerlight, the company that just happens to be behind some of the more popular non lethal devices around. It should be noted that this kind of device is not legal in many countries so it is best to check if this product can even be delivered to your country of residence.

A device such as this is going to come with serious specs, which are; it has multi modes – panic & SOS, Bluetooth & GPS for alerts, a tough polycarbonate housing, military spec pepper spray, variable spray pattern, it is also waterproof and it comes with a built in 250 lumen LED light. So as you can now see, this is more than just a flashlight. This device will be going on sale soon, but we do not know how much it is going to cost yet, but it can be pre ordered from just $30 for short while.

Source: Tiger Light

 

Combine Video And Health Data With The Vuact!

Combine Video And Health Data With The Vuact!

Combine Video And Health Data With The Vuact!

Anyone involved in an extreme sport will understand that there is always a moment when you wished that there was video running to capture it. However, this technology is already around and it can be quite costly too. Yet most people these days have a smartphone and this is the key to the new Vuact system. You get sensors to monitor your vital stats, there is a mounting feature and you connect your smartphone running the Vuact app, which is the brain of the whole thing. Now you are in a position to record video with your health data overlaid, it is like a real life version of a video game and you are the star! When you are thinking about new technology and gadgets, it is sensible to take a closer look at the specs before buying and this device comes with a whole of specs;

Users are able to get peak current consumption, zero power state when disconnected and latency from disconnected state. It uses a replaceable battery such as the CR2025 or CR2032 version. It comes with handy chest strap, it is water resistant and there is support for GATT or HRP Bluetooth LE. The device is able to check the HR data once per second via BLE notification, with the primary service UUID enabled when connected to strap, enable HR sensor and reads via characteristic notification. The user is able to disable sensors when notification is cancelled and disable sensors when disconnected from strap.

The best deal looks like the $89 pre order, it will normally retail at $139 and for this amount you will be getting; Phone mounts designed for bicycle handle bar or mounted onto the helmet! When used with the phone holder it will produce great video footage. It also comes with the action capture app and the heart rate sensor.

Source: Vuact

 

The Dropcam Cloud Based Wireless Monitoring System!

The Dropcam Cloud Based Wireless Monitoring System!

The Dropcam Cloud Based Wireless Monitoring System!

This might look like a web camera and in reality it is, but with some special features such as; remote viewing, free live video streaming and even two way talking. It is a great way to either stay in touch with home or keep an eye on your business. If you are away a lot of the time, it is an ideal way of keeping an eye on what matter to you, when you cannot be there in person. It simple too, the camera sends video to the cloud storage facility, it is then streamed directly to your devices or you can view the stored content at a time that suits you. There are a couple of cameras to choose from, as well as a couple of different services too. Alternatively, just use the camera when it suits, it is up to you.

The Dropcam purchase come with a free smartphone app, for Android on Google Play and iOS on iTunes. The standard Dropcam is priced at $149, while the Dropcam Pro is going to cost $199. However, there are some additional options such as the 7 Day CVR for 12 months of service for $99 or the 30 Day CVR for 12 months of service at $299.

Source: Dropcam

 

Neil Young’s Triangular PonoPlayer Will Cost $400!

Neil Young's Triangular PonoPlayer Will Cost $400!

If you thought that portable music players have been killed off by the ever growing range of smartphones, then you might want to think again. Because musician Neil Young has come up with the PonoPlayer, it is like a bar of Toblerone chocolate, but much more expensive and lasts longer too. This cool looking device will work with the PonoMusic collection of music. This is where it is claimed the best quality high resolution music can be found. On the subject of music, the trouble with traditional portable music players always have the issue of storage, the PonoPlayer comes with 128 GB of storage and that should be enough to store up to five hundred albums, depending on size etc.

To make it interesting, there will limited editions of the PonoPlayer made available in the signature series. Each PonoPlayer will have a laser engraved signature of some cool artists, such as; Neil Young, Tom Petty, Crosby Stills Nash & Young, Foo Fighters, Willie Nelson, Patti Smith, Arcade Fire, Beck, Dave Mathews Band, Herbie Hancock, Norah Jones, Lenny Kravitz, Pearl Jam and there are even more coming. The retail price for the PonoPlayer is going to be around $400, but it can be pre ordered for just $300 with delivery expected to be around the end of the year and so that is something to look forward to.

Source: Pono Music

 

Find Your Luggage Fast With The CalypsoTag!

Find Your Luggage Fast With The CalypsoTag!

Tagging luggage and bags is nothing new, but it has never been so stylish. The CalypsoTag is another product from Calypso Crystal they produce all sorts of cool stuff that makes good use of Bluetooth technology, such as the CalypsoKey for keyless entry to rooms or your home and the CalypsoCase for your smartphones. In this case, the idea has been extended to luggage with the idea that you are able to relax at the carousel because if you fail to see the CalypsoTag your smartphone will pick up its signal, so no need to panic anymore, your luggage is in safe hands with the CalypsoTag.

There are four colours to choose from, Barajas Gate (red), Lyon Exupery (silver), Denver International (beige) and Kansai Free (green), while we like all of these colours the preference is for the red, even though it does look like a tongue hanging out of your bag. The smartphone app for Apple and Samsung devices is the key to the whole thing. It will be using the latest Bluetooth technology so that the CalypsoTag will be in range for up sixty metres and once you have connected the app and CalypsoTag you will never have to wait around that carousel again. The CalypsoTag will be available very soon and will cost you around 89 Euros.

Source: Calypso Crystal

 

Kids Can Learn Programming With The Robotiky Robot!

Kids Can Learn Programming With The Robotiky Robot!

Learning a skill at a young age is a sure way of getting ahead and when it comes to technology, it is never too early to start learning. The problem for parents is, where do they start and how much is it going to cost. Well it depends on the interests of the child, if they love robots then robotics is a good place to start and the Robotiky system has been designed to ensure that these kids get off to a flying start in this exciting growth industry. Robotiky is a small robot that is programmable with code, the idea is to teach the kids and parents just how and why the programming code makes the robot work and therefore is a great way to started on working with robots and robotics.

The system works with a an online tutorial and programming system, it is here where all the cool stuff takes place, with the child and parent being able to run simulations before letting the robot loose. When this robot kit launches in the Autumn it will cost around £120, but for a limited time the same kit can be pre ordered from just £80! Now that is definitely a bargain and a cool way of getting know how robots work.

Source: Robotiky

 

You Can Control Anything You Want With The Ring!

You Can Control Anything You Want With The Ring!

You Can Control Anything You Want With The Ring!

Here is yet another piece of wearable technology, this time it is a called that fits onto the thumb or index finger of the user and it allows them to control virtually anything with gesture control and text transmission. Once set up, the Ring can assist the user with sending sms, controlling household appliances and anything that you already do online, except with the Ring it means that you can do it faster and with a bit of style. There are four main functions to the Ring, gesture control, text transmission, payment information transmission and receive alert function. The Ring can be the central hub for a lot of communications.

Getting a hang of it is probably the hardest thing, because being so small the movements are going to be more precise. However, once you have a bit of practice, the Ring can be a useful tool and it comes with a smartphone or tablet app for more settings and features. The Ring will be compatible with the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch running iOS7 or higher and Android 4.4+, with the Windows Phone version and Ring Hub coming soon. The Ring can be pre ordered from just $165 with the possible delivery being in a couple of month time.

Source: Logbar

 

The Cone Music Playing System From Aether!

The Cone Music Playing System From Aether!

The Cone Music Playing System From Aether!

This is the Cone, clearly getting its name from its shape. However, this is not a speaker; it is a music playing system that will work your favourite music service. It will be coming in two cool colours, but the initial units will be in the classic black and copper, however in time they will be adding the clean white and silver version the range. The Cone has been designed to work with Apple devices, so owners of the Mac and iPhone will be able to feed Airplay through the device just about anywhere you like, as this battery, powered device will last all day long on a single charge. We have taken a good look at what the Cone can do. However, what exactly does this music player have to offer the user?

The user will be getting connectivity from the 802.11 a/b/g/n wireless connection and there is a dual band choice of 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz. there is a 3” woofer plus dual tweeter design for natural stereo envelopment and a digital I2S 2.1 channel 20w audio amplifier. It will need any device running the iOS 7+ or the Mac OSX 10.9+ “Mavericks” operating systems. The Cone music player will measure up at 6.3 in (H) x 6.3 in (W) x 6 in (L) and it will weigh in at just 2.9 lbs with the built in rechargeable Lithium ion battery in place that Aether say will last for up to eight hours of continuous playback. The Cone music player is set to be launched in the summer when it will come with a retail price of around $400!

Source: Aether

 

Bear Wrecks Plane! Pilot Repairs It With Duct Tape!

Bear Wrecks Plane! Pilot Repairs It With Duct Tape!

Bear Wrecks Plane! Pilot Repairs It With Duct Tape!

Here is yet another reason why you never leave home without an ample supply of duct tape! In this case, a fishing party left some in the plane and along came a hungry bear. The result is a wrecked plane with no hope of getting home or finding spare parts. Naturally, there is only one thing to do, grab the duct tape and rebuild the plane; we assume that they all arrived back safety!

Source: Daily Ha Ha