Claimers generally claim that they’re heading into the wilderness to disconnect. Yeah right! So why are there 57 different products for charging your phone in the woods? Exactly. Here’s another. The collapsible FlameStower captures the excess residual heat from your cookstove to charge USB powered devices. Phone, iPad, mini-RC helicopter, you know, all those things you need to get in touch with mother nature.
First came the Nest Thermostat then the August Smart Lock, now the Canary is here to make home security sexy & send all the info to your phone. Inside its slick 6” tall exterior there’s a wide-angle HD camera with night vision, a microphone, an IR motion sensor, a siren & more. Linked directly to your phone, it gives you a real-time video feed & live sensor data while continually learning to protect your property better.
Unlike most portable solar panels, this self-contained unit also offers on-board tracking, meaning the panel rotates as the sun crosses the sky, allowing it to soak up max rays & produce more juice. In just 5 hours, the panels power up its lithium iron phosphate battery for a 25-hour run time.
You may not need a powerful LED flashlight everyday but ChargeLight also works as a backup power supply for your phone, with a Li-Ion cell that offers enough juice to fully charge a dead phone once or twice, thereby solving a daily dilemma.
Driving and staring at the screen on your phone is supposedly dangerous. This is safer: Garmin’s new dash-mounted Heads Up Display projects driving directions onto your windshield. Linked via Bluetooth to your smartphone, it runs Garmin’s StreetPilot for iPhone or NAVIGON apps & helps you keep your eyes on the road.
Innovation isn’t usually a word associated with air travel but British Airways is introducing a smart new travel product right on time. They’ve teamed up with Designworks studio to create an electronic bag tag you can track with your smartphone thus eliminating the need for a paper tag for every flight. Instead a new bar code is generated for your tag, which you swipe with your phone for easy, live-tracking. The new tag debuts on flights next month.
The Handibot is a digital power tool that functions as a router & CNC that will cut perfect arcs, curves, complex shapes, and 3D forms. While most tools of this type are stationary, the handibot is handheld, meaning you can take it all over the jobsite. It is also app-driven, so you control it from your phone or tablet to create flawless digital cut-outs by just pressing the start button.
Ziphius is an app controlled drone for shooting underwater photos & video. From your swimming pool to the seven seas, your smartphone commands Ziphius’ HD camera as you shoot & share your images on YouTube, FB, etc. For you cats who don’t swim, you can see what the camera sees on your phone or tablet from the safety of the shore.
You’ll never stop losing your stuff but iOS-based Tile is going to make finding it easier. These matchbook-size trackers don’t just rely on Bluetooth, they connect to other Tile users to help cast a wider net in recovering your lost item. Adding this social tool encourages users to create hubs with friends, family, and co-workers so finding it is as easy as losing it was. via
Here come the smartwatches. The Meteor from Kreyos does more than just tell time. Obviously. It links with your iOS, Android or Windows phone allowing you to use all your phone’s voice control abilities without having to reach into your pocket or manpurse to retrieve the device.