It’s official, the hotly anticipated Oculus Rift VR Headset has arrived. Sort of. The company, purchased by Facebook for $2 billion last year, has just unveiled its first consumer-ready headset. They also showed off the circular gesture-driven hand controls called Oculus Touch. The headset features dual OLED screens, built-in headphones, & the Touch controls are designed for a more natural and immersive gaming experience. No specific details yet on price or release date, just “sometime Q1 next year.”
Holus is a tabletop holographic platform that converts any digital content from a computer, tablet, or smartphone into a 3D hologram. We could try to explain but just pop over and watch the videos. Another funded Kickstarter project.
Touchjet Pond is the world’s first smart projector. In addition to projecting your computer screen onto a wall up to 80-inches across, this device allows you to tap, swipe, & write on the wall as well.
Batteriser is a voltage booster that gives your regular alkaline batteries 800% more life. Because many complex modern electronics consider a battery with less than 80% power “dead,” this $2.50 gadget works to extract every last drop of juice from your batteries. Not only will it save you money, Batteriser could prevent tons upon tons of waste generated by the $3.4 billion-a-year alkaline battery industry.
The Nuimo interface is a wireless universal controller for all your connected devices. Use it to click, turn, swipe, scroll & control apps like Soundcloud, Spotify & Vimeo as well as devices like Sonos, Nest, & Philips Hue lighting.
The T is silent. Tzoa is a wearable enviro-tracker that uses sensors to measure air quality, temperature, humidity, atmospheric pressure, ambient light and UV exposure all in one wearable device. Summertime air quality has gotten worse in the last few years—with Tzoa, you’ll know when & where you should spend your time working out, hanging out, & so on. The Tzoa app blends all the data into recommendations as well as generating maps for allergens, pollution, & fresher air.
Life as you know it could be over if the wrong person sees what’s on your computer screen. But with the Sesame 2 device in your pocket, your computer will black-out & lockdown when you walk away, ensuring the security of all your personal information. When you return, it unlocks automatically. Compatible with all Mac computers going as far back as 2011.
SnapPower is a simple 2-plug AC outlet cover plate that includes a powerful 1-Amp USB outlet. It installs easily over any plug plate in your home without batteries or additional wiring. Plug adapters no longer needed. You’re welcome.
The best in limited edition Star Wars stuff comes from Japan. This is a new bluetooth virtual keyboard from Imp featuring R2-Q5 from Episode VI Return of the Jedi. It speaks in R2-Q5’s voice & works with iOS, Android, Windows & Mac. Available at Amazon Japan.
The Sesame smart lock replaces your house key & lets you use your phone instead. The app is super-simple and the universal Sesame unit installs over your existing lock—and pretty much any lock—in just seconds. Sesame is programmable, set a secret knock to unlock or give friends access, & receive notifications when the door opens/closes. A funded Kickstarter project.