Winner of both a Red Dot & IF Design Award and built by Zero Zero Robotics, the Hover Camera Passport is an AI powered autonomous camera drone now available exclusively through the Apple Store. It uses body & face recognition plus AI to follow you mid-air, always keeping you in the frame as it captures 13MP pictures &/or streams video directly to your device. It you want to fly it like a normal drone simply link with the app & control it with your phone.
ZeTime is the world’s first smart watch with mechanical hands over a touchscreen. Designed in Switzerland, this always-on smartwatch blends classic design with a full-color screen and smart features like Caller ID and Calendar, plus 1-touch access & notifications for Facebook, Messenger, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Linkedin, Gmail, Skype, Hangouts, Uber, & more. A funded Kickstarter.
At one third the weight & double the power of anything else on the market, River is an amazingly versatile portable power supply. It’s got a mega-capacity Li-ion battery (116,000 mAh with a total output of 500 watts) that will charge every device you own, multiple times. For ports, there are 2 USB Quickcharge 2.0, 2 USB, 2 USB Type C, 2 AC Outlets, 2 DC Outlets, & a 12V car port. It can be charged by AC, the car port, or an optional solar panel.
The Kardia portable EKG links with your smartphone to provide potentially life-saving heart health data. It provides the easiest way to detect possible atrial fibrillation early and reduce your risk of stroke. Place your fingers on the sensors & in 30 seconds, you have a medical grade EKG. Data is stored to be accurately shared with your doctor.
Sony’s Xperia Touch is an interactive home projector that adapts to any flat surface. On tables, walls or floors, you can watch videos, play games, read, draw pictures, or use it to leave messages & reminders. It has 32GB of onboard storage as well as wi-fi, bluetooth, & NFC capabilities.
Solar Paper is the world’s smallest & thinnest solar charger. Just slightly larger than iPhone 6 and half the thickness, this portable USB charger will go with you everywhere, using the sun to provide 5V & 500mA per panel… the unit is expandable, allowing you to up the output using magnetic panels that are easy to add on.
It turns out that keeping the box of old video game cartridges & discs was a smart move. Because now there’s RetroBlox, the world’s first HD retro game console. This compact console uses Element Modules that allow you to plug in & play various old cartridges, like NES & Genesis games. There’s also a built-in optical disc drive to play those disc-based PSX classics. Available April 2017.
Taking the Bluetooth tracking tag device a very practical step further, Ping has added GPS & cellular connectivity to their new tracking tag. The result is “always-on global tracking”, meaning a much greater likelihood you’ll find what’s missing. Whether your lost item fell down under the car seat or you dropped it in a city now thousands of miles behind you, you’ll know exactly where it is. Ping is also smaller than the popular Tile trackers while being much more powerful.
The Wemo Mini Smart Plug lets you control your electronic devices right from your phone or tablet. It uses your existing home wi-fi network to provide wireless control of lamps, heaters, fans, and more, with no subscription or hub required. Just plug it into an electrical outlet then plug a device into the Smart Plug, and control your device using the free Wemo app.
The forthcoming OP-Z from Sweden’s Teenage Engineering is a wireless 16-track multitimbral synthesizer that combines multiple step sequencers with a drum kit, and tape sample mode. Fully sequence-able parameter locks & per-step modifiers allow you to change the timing, pitch of notes and flow of the sequencer. OP-Z also features visual sequencing, for adding projected animations to your musical performance.