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.
Someday your iPhone will probably shoot 3D video on it its own but for now, there’s Poppy. Slide your iPhone 4, 4S, iPhone 5 or fifth-generation iPod Touch into this little viewer & you’ll see all your photos & video in 3-D. There are no electronics inside, just a pair of lenses that create the effect.
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.
With the release of the new 70-inch Sharp AQUOS Ultra HD LED TV, Sharp is leaping into the American 4K TV market. Like other 4Ks, this thing boasts four times the pixel resolution of a regular HD display. It’s also the first television to receive the coveted THX 4K certification, guaranteeing a studio-quality image to the standards approved by a panel of Hollywood production experts. Available mid-August.
It’s a speaker that’s shaped like a snake. Well, maybe more like a cable but the flexible Anakonda speaker is a 6.6-foot long soft speaker from Italian audio specialist K-Array. Inside it’s got 8, 1-inch neodymium cone drivers for consistent, quality sound all along its length. The Anakonda can also be daisy-chained to additional units, allowing you to go to great lengths (get it?) with this versatile, go-anywhere style speaker. Available exclusively in the US through authorized Sennheiser dealers. via
When you’re rudely interrupted from deep in the headphone zone, these touch-control wireless headphones from Outdoor Technologies will allow to quickly come back to planet earth. Just one quick swipe & the volume drops out allowing you to speak with whomever it was that dared to tap you on the shoulder. Another swipe up & you can get back to headbanging.
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.
You can’t shoot all your videos with a helmet-cam so when you’re done playing, Canon’s new 70D will help document the rest of your life. This camera replaces the outgoing 60D & for upgrades it got built-in Wi-Fi, Near Field Communication (NFC) sharing, a 3-inch LCD touchscreen and a bump up in megapixels. But the key upgrade for video is Canon’s all-new “Dual Pixel CMOS” focusing system. And yes, it also shoots photos.
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.