As the use of iPad as a service and point-of-sale device continues to grow, the e-commerce experts at Square are offering a “business in a box” package that allows you to set up a checkout counter that’s considerably more official than simply swiping cards through your phone or tablet. The kit includes a Square Reader, an iPad stand, a cash drawer, & receipt printer.
The 3Doodler pen takes drawing and doodling into the third dimension. Like a handheld 3D printer, this pen extrudes a heated, quick-drying ABS plastic allowing you to take your artistic creations from flat surfaces into the air to become 3D objects. Instead of a lowly “doodler” suddenly, you’re a “sculptor.”
Could the new flagship HTC One Android phone finally be the iPhone alternative you’ve been waiting for? Definite maybe. Carved from a solid block of aluminum, the One features a 4.7-inch screen, quad-core Snapdragon processor, up to 64GB of onboard storage, 2GB of RAM, Bluetooth 4, NFC, LTE, & a 4MP camera.
Urbanears is an upstart Swedish audio brand known for making headphones in cool monochromatic colors. Now they’re offering up the pocket-sized Slussen for you iPhone DJs. It’s a splitter that plugs into a headphone jack. Speakers plug into one jack while your headphones go in the other. Free software allows you to cue up the next song while playing music.
Nine different hi-fi speakers are wedged into the nearly 36-inch wide Playbar, a new wireless soundsystem from Sonos. If you like clean, understated design & also want “live concert” sound in your living room, this is your rig.
Listening to music in headphones played off iTunes on your laptop is a C-minus grade audio experience unless you have something like this pocket-sized USB DAC from Meridian. It turns those flattened out digital files into the full-range masterpieces they’re supposed to be.
If you’re so worried about your luggage that you feel compelled to track it by throwing a TrakDot in your suitcase, by all means, use one for every bag. The last thing people want on their flight is a fellow passenger having an anxiety attack. That’s when bad stuff happens. With TrakDot in your checked bags, you receive a text or email that they’ve arrived: either with you or to the wrong city. Either way you know where your bags are.
If you’ve been waiting for the release of the Wikipad portable gaming system you’re not alone. The 7-inch Wikipad game-tablet uses a Tegra-3 chip & gives gamers a great platform for the rapidly growing number of good Android games coming out. Available before Christmas 2013.
This new 3D printer from Cubify is the lightest, smallest, & most affordable home 3D design system on the market. Design your artistic creations or product prototypes using 3D design software then watch the Cube construct them before your eyes in ABS plastic.
The Transporter provides off-cloud storage for your files. By keeping them in your local network, it also allows you to share them with anyone anywhere once you authorize access. Cloud storage is more expensive, less secure, & with most services, remote access to your files can be a painful process. Not with the Transporter. It’s simply better.