When you’re off the beaten path, your phone & other gadgets are doomed to dead battery status. But if you’ve got a fire going or a campstove & you’ve got a Flamestower in your pack, you’ll be back in business lickety-split. The compact portable device draws heat from the fire & converts it into electricity to power your USB electronics.
Powered by lighter gas or camping fuel, the Kraftwerk power supply uses fuel cell technology to offer off-grid power for your USB devices—anywhere, anytime. One filling supplies 11 iPhone charges and Kraftwerk is FAA approved for aircraft cabin use. Another fully funded Kickstarter project.
Dropping your iPhone in the toilet, or worse, out the car window, is now preventable. Highline is a security leash and protective case system that keeps your iPhone attached to you. The removable leash utilizes the iPhone’s Lightning port and a special notch in the case to create a secure attachment. An attachment loop keeps it connected to your wrist, belt, bag, or ’biner.
Typing anything longer than a tweet on your touchscreen can be a real drag, especially if you were blessed with sausage fingers like us. The TextBlade solves the problem—it’s a compact mini keyboard that uses a patented multitouch key technology. Weighing just 42.5 grams and a third of the size of an iPhone 6, it’s the slimmest full QWERTY design to date.
To support holographic display capabilities being built into Windows 10, Microsoft has developed the HoloLens, an untethered 3D headset with see-through lenses that merges digital content with the physical. It is not a VR screen like Oculus rather more like Google Glass & features a built-in CPU as well as something they’re calling a Holographic Processing Unit (HPU) to produce realistic HD holograms.
NEEO is a smart home automation system—a simple way to connect and control all the devices in your home. Instead of dealing with a stack of different remotes, it allows you to control them all from one app-powered ultra-remote or your phone. NEEO’s brain can handle everything from old TVs & DVD players to the newest Sonos, Apple TV, & Roku systems plus Dish & DirecTV systems. A funded Kickstarter project.
Designed for LEFF Amsterdam by Piet Hein Eek, the Tube Audio speaker is a bluetooth speaker modeled after the brand’s Tube Clock. The sleek, all-metal design is a great fit for your nightstand, offering premium wireless audio & 8-hour battery life. Available in Copper, Brass, & polished steel finish.
The Poseidon is a military-grade, waterproof, dustproof mobile battery charger that will keep your phones, cameras, & other gadgets juiced up when you’re in the great outdoors. With 8000 mAh of power it can fully recharge your phone 3-5 times & features dual USB output to charge 2 devices at once.
You know by now that the flash in your iPhone doesn’t quite cut it. Well, here’s one that’s way better. Knog’s Expose Smart delivers 6x the brightness of your built-in iPhone flash, using 9 hi-powered LEDs that pump out up to 130 lumens & the flash’s beam angle matches up perfectly with the one on your iPhone.
Intel’s Compute Stick basically packs a fully-functional Windows 8.1 into a device the size of a Chromecast. The $150 unit features 2GB of RAM and 32GB of flash storage built-in & plugs straight into the HDMI port, giving you web access and the ability to do office work on your TV.