There is no doubt that headphones are better than ear buds when it comes to audio quality and looking great when you are on your way to work. However, the downside to headphones is the cable as it can end up being caught up and can be hazard during the daily commute, nobody needs that kind of hassle on the train or just walking down the street. However, the BTunes wireless adapter could be the answer to all of these worries. It is an easy to use device that plugs straight into the headphones cable socket to replace the headphone cable and therefore freeing the user up from the worry of the cable being pulled resulting in either the headphones, the Smartphone or even both devices ending up on the floor or worse.
Installing the BTunes is simple, just unplug the headphone cable and insert the BTunes device, it will then connect via a low energy Bluetooth connection. The unit comes with a 190 mAH battery that will provide the user with up to ten hours playback time and a range of up to 33 feet, so the advantages of using this kind adapter is clear. The BTunes wireless audio device has a built in microphone too, which is ideal for the use to make phone calls, Siri or any other voice feature totally hands free. The plug will fit a wide range of devices with a choice of either a 2.5 mm or 3.5 mm jack. Overall the BTunes device measures up at 0.63″ (W) x 0.71″ (H) x 2.4″ (L) and it weighs in at just half an ounce.
The BTunes plug in wireless adapter will be available in mid 2015 when they will have a $99 price tag. However, pre order now and get one unit in a choice of colour and headphone brand from just $49!
We are used to smart devices these days, but in the kitchen, development of smart gadgets and equipment has been slow. However, some devices are on the way and that is why we are looking at the SmartyPan, the connected pan that takes all of the guess work out of cooking. The pan has built in sensors and a battery, this helps its to find the weight of the ingredients, monitor temperatures and humidity, while constantly transmitting this data to the cooks smartphone via the SmartyPan app. The result will be happy guests and a proud chef. So what makes this pan smart? Well each one comes with three built in sensors, one each for weight, humidity and temperature, it has a built in 5v rechargeable battery and an Atmel Atmega 48-20mu processor.
It connects to the cooks smartphone running the SmartyPans app through a low energy Bluetooth 4.0 connection and as for its size the pan measures up at 11.796 inches (W) x 3.886 inches (D) x 11.811 (H) and the handle is 4.513 inches (W) x 1.669 inches (D) x 10.231 (H). There will be quite a wait before you are able to cook something in one of these pans as they will be going on sale around this time next year. However, you could pre order one of the first models from around $169 right now and beat your friends to one of the best tools a cook could ever want.