• This Mini Mobile Robotic Printer Is Actually Cute And Useful, Can Fit In A Backpack Pouch

    This Mini Mobile Robotic Printer Is Actually Cute And Useful, Can Fit In A Backpack Pouch

    Portable printers have made working on the road a lot more convenient, letting you pull document printouts anytime the need for one arises.   And while the current crop of portable printers work well enough for mobile workers, this Mini Mobile Robotic Printer shrinks it down to an even more manageable size. Made by Israel-based Zuta Labs, it’s an entirely fresh take on mobile printers.  Instead of a page-wide device that you feed paper into, it’s like a mini-Roomba that passes [...]

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  • Wilson Smart Basketball Lets You Build A Shot Chart Of Your Game

    Wilson Smart Basketball Lets You Build A Shot Chart Of Your Game

    We’ve seen efforts to build a consumer-grade basketball that tracks on-court performance before.  If you want something like this to go mainstream, though, you’ll need a big name who can produce basketballs with onboard monitoring tech at scale.  And it looks like that’s what we’re getting with the Wilson Smart Basketball. A collaboration between the sports equipment manufacturer and Finnish AI company SportIQ, the ball comes with integrated electronics that can track your location on court, as well as whether [...]

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  • FiestaFive Adds Confetti To Your Celebratory High-Fives – So Much Want!!!

    FiestaFive Adds Confetti To Your Celebratory High-Fives – So Much Want!!!

    Imagine you started a chat messaging company.  You know, like we’ve always had since the internet started and all.  Then, imagine that someone bought it for 18 billion dollars.  Wouldn’t you want to high-five everyone in sight?  And when your hands touch, wouldn’t it seem just fitting that confetti explodes right from the site of contact?  Now, you can do just that with the FiestaFive. A wearable party popper of sorts, it shoots out a blast of confetti as soon [...]

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  • Foodini Will 3D Print Your Dinner

    Foodini Will 3D Print Your Dinner

    At first thought, the idea of a 3D printer for food is ludicrous.  I mean, how the heck are you going to produce a breakfast sandwich, baked potatoes, or smoked salmon out of extrusion nozzles?  Then again, there are plenty of food items that are processed into slurry form before being made into presentable meals, which, I’m guessing, are the kind of provisions you can make with the Foodini. Made by Florida-based Natural Machines, it’s a 3D printer designed to [...]

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  • iOn Capacitive Switch Lets You Turn Lights On With A Wave

    iOn Capacitive Switch Lets You Turn Lights On With A Wave

    Mechanical home switches work well enough.  But if you’re equipping yourself with a future-proof smart home, we both know they gotta go.  Only question is, what will you replace them with?  These iOn capacitive switches could be one sweet way to go. It uses capacitive sensing technology similar to smartphone screens, except they made the sensitivity just a tad stronger.  Instead of having to touch the switch, you simply need to wave in front of it to activate the action.  [...]

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  • Cefaly Is FDA Approved Electronic Headband That Might Just Help You Get Rid Of Migraines

    Cefaly Is FDA Approved Electronic Headband That Might Just Help You Get Rid Of Migraines

    Electrical stimulation of the brain does great things for the treatment of migraines.  Unfortunately, doing it right has not been as simple as sticking a stun gun to your head, usually requiring medical equipment and professional attention.  That could change soon with the Cefaly, a consumer headband that lets you zap those migraines directly from the comfort of your home. While it’s not an all-encompassing migraine solution, the device, which delivers transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation to the trigeminal nerve, is [...]

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  • Insect Shield Outdoor Blanket Ensures Mosquito-Free Camping And Picnics

    Insect Shield Outdoor Blanket Ensures Mosquito-Free Camping And Picnics

    Laying down a blanket in the park for an early evening picnic?  Sounds fun.  Gross and dirty flies diving into your food?  Not so much.  Getting bit by disease-carrying mosquitoes?  Even worse.  Fortunately, that doesn’t have to be a problem.  Just trade in your Walkbag Picnic Mat for an Insect Shield Outdoor Blanket and drive all the pesky arthropods away. When laid down on the ground, the blanket will repel skeetos, fleas, ticks, flies and a whole load of other [...]

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  • SnapRays Guidelight: This Smart Outlet Cover Comes With Built-In Automated LEDs

    SnapRays Guidelight: This Smart Outlet Cover Comes With Built-In Automated LEDs

    Nightlights are incredibly handy in the dark, letting you make your way around the house at 3 AM even with all the lights out.  Provided you remember to turn on the nightlights before you hit the bed, that is.  The SnapRays Guidelight offers a better solution. A straight replacement to the electric outlet cover plate, it comes with built-in LEDs at the bottom that automatically switch on and off depending on the current lighting condition in the room.  No need [...]

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  • Shortcut-S Is A Specialty Keyboard For Adobe Photoshop Users

    Shortcut-S Is A Specialty Keyboard For Adobe Photoshop Users

    Anyone who uses Adobe Photoshop extensively has, no doubt, developed a system of working with the popular graphics editing software in an efficient manner.  A few weeks of some heavy editing work and you’ll have that left hand typing shortcuts on your Logitech Washable Keyboard with as much certainty as you thumb-type on the tiny virtual keypad in your smartphone.  At least, that’s how it’s supposed to work.  If you find yourself still struggling to memorize the keystroke equivalent of [...]

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  • Zipped Lace Converters Means Never Having To Tie Your Shoes Again

    Zipped Lace Converters Means Never Having To Tie Your Shoes Again

    We’re big fans of Lace Anchors and similar products that turn erstwhile cumbersome laced shoes into super-convenient slip-ons.  Here’s a new one that you might find even more aesthetically pleasing: Zipped Lace Converters. A zipper that wears over the eyeholes on laced shoes, it lets you simply zip a shoe to wear it then unzip to take off.  No more lacing up, wrapping around your ankles, or double-knotting to ensure they won’t come off while you’re running — everything is [...]

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  • Color Changing Smart Lid Warns You When The Coffee Is Too Hot

    Color Changing Smart Lid Warns You When The Coffee Is Too Hot

    Do you ever find yourself burning your tongue from foolishly drinking coffee that’s just way too hot? Do you find yourself doing this multiple times a week? Do you remember the experiments where the rats were so dumb, they kept going after the cheese even though they will be electrocuted every time? Yeah, something to think about. At any rate, the Smart Lid is exactly for you. At first glance, it looks just like a plastic lid for on-the-go coffee [...]

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  • Google Smart Contact Lens Lets Diabetes Patients Monitor Their Glucose Levels By The Second

    Google Smart Contact Lens Lets Diabetes Patients Monitor Their Glucose Levels By The Second

    A smart contact lens does seem like the logical evolution of eye-mounted wearable gadgets — why look like a weirdo with Google Glass on your face when you can do everything on the sly? And while Google’s new Smart Contact Lens doesn’t exactly come with Glass’ functionality (cramming that much hardware into a piece of plastic that fits over your cornea probably isn’t feasible at this point in time), it does provide a glimpse into smart eyewear’s potential future. Aimed [...]

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  • CES 2014 Wearable Tech Gadget And Gizmo Roundup

    CES 2014 Wearable Tech Gadget And Gizmo Roundup

    Wearables, Wearable tech, gadgets, gizmos, sensors: What ever you want to call them, they’re gonna be everywhere in 2014. While the amount of options consumers are bound to have is definitely exciting, the lack of unique features in most new offerings is definitely a little disappointing. Regardless, it’s going to be a busy year for fitness monitors, smart watches and the occasional fringe wearable that belongs in neither of those two categories. 1. Metawatch Made by Fossil spinoff, Metawatch, the Meta [...]

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  • Dice Reinvented: Doublesix Dice Gives Same 1 to 6 Odds While Allowing Easier Rolls

    Dice Reinvented: Doublesix Dice Gives Same 1 to 6 Odds While Allowing Easier Rolls

    From children’s board games to casino craps tables to carnival hucksters, the traditional six-sided die is a constant and familiar presence. And it has largely gone unchanged, despite the fact that a cube is a horrible design for something intended to be rolled along a flat surface. The Doublesix Dice is an attempt to redesign the classic, offering the same odds for each number to turn up, all while rolling a lot easier over surfaces. Instead of a cube, the [...]

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  • PULSE Kinetic Jump Rope Generates Power To Charge Your Gadgets While You Exercise

    PULSE Kinetic Jump Rope Generates Power To Charge Your Gadgets While You Exercise

    What night be the logical future evolution for fitness trackers and wearable gadgets? Onboard kinetic generators that convert our everyday movements into usable energy so they never need to be plugged into a power source again. That may be a long time coming, though, since the facility for power generation hasn’t quite shrunk down to fit in a wristband yet. At the moment, it’s actually more feasible to put kinetic generators in our actual exercise equipment, like the Siva Cycle [...]

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  • Bedjet Is Personal Cooling And Heating Climate Control System For Your Bed

    Bedjet Is Personal Cooling And Heating Climate Control System For Your Bed

    Foul weather, whether it’s too hot or too cold, is an all-night problem. However, it becomes especially annoying when you’re trying to sleep and can’t because your body just can’t seem to settle in. The Bedjet is a new climate control appliance that aims to help with that. Designed by Mark Aramli, a former spacesuit engineer for NASA, the device will latch on to the side of your bed then blow either cool or warm air between the sheets. Why [...]

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  • Loopits Stash Your Gear On Wall-Mounted Elastic Bands

    Loopits Stash Your Gear On Wall-Mounted Elastic Bands

    We never run out of a need for wall-mounted storage fixtures. And while a shelf (or, our personal fave, many foldable shelves) can definitely take care of many needs, we’d rather skip the elaborate mounting and installation if we can in favor of something simpler like Loopits. A simple customizable mounted storage, it uses a large elastic band to create a holster of sorts, ready to sandwich any object you put between its soft, stretchy material against any surface. You [...]

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  • Musician’s Gadget Of The Day: Beatbuddy Is A Programmable Guitar Pedal Drum Machine

    Musician’s Gadget Of The Day: Beatbuddy Is A Programmable Guitar Pedal Drum Machine

    Jamming on a guitar by yourself is fun and all. But doing it without the benefit of a steady beat doesn’t exactly hone your timing and sense of rhythm — two things you definitely need to work on, according to the random neckbeards wearing band shirts who came up to you at last week’s gig. And since we all know random neckbeards wearing band shirts in obscure gigs are the true fans of real music, you must heed the call. [...]

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  • Vigo Energy Gauge Monitors Your Alertness, Nudges You Awake

    Vigo Energy Gauge Monitors Your Alertness, Nudges You Awake

    Do you ever find yourself nodding off into a brief nap while driving a car, sitting in a lecture or listening to your spouse? It’s fine if you’re comfortable with crashing a car, missing the lessons or sleeping on the couch. If you aren’t however, the Vigo can help you avoid those momentary lapses. A wearable device billed as an “energy gauge,” it looks like one of those Bluetooth headsets people who look like they’re talking to themselves regularly walk around [...]

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