Because electronics are always essential in off-grid locations like mountaintops and backcountry campsites, Outdoor Tech’s new Kodiak Waterproof power supply is going to be a lifesaver. Shockproof, waterproof, & impervious to the elements, the 9.4-ounce gizmo will supply 6000 milliamps of power to your phone, tablet, GoPro, & other rechargables.
It’s pretty dumb that most phone batteries last about 1 day. That’s definitely not the case with this new and decidedly old school Nokia. Its battery will maintain power for up to 36 days in standby mode. The no-frills phone features a classic 9-button keypad & built-in fm radio but also a color video screen & a Micro SD slot for adding up to 32G of storage. Standard features like video and music playback are also included. Fans of lo-fi will surely hope to see this released in the U.S., but for now it will be made available in emerging markets.
With its metal-framed body and rounded edges, Samsung’s new iPhone knock-off is called the Galaxy Alpha. At just 7mm thick, it’s one of the slimmest Galaxy devices yet. It’s got a 4.7-inch HD super AMOLED display, and boasts a camera that captures images in real-time HDR, and an ultra-power saving mode.
The emberlight allows you to turn any light into a smart light by simply screwing the Emberlight unit into the existing bulb socket. Connecting easily to your wi-fi network and the App, it let’s you dim & adjust one or many lights with a single touch or preset “moods.” A funded Kickstarter project.
Modeled after the iconic OD-11 speaker designed by Stig Carlsson in the 70s, this omni-directional wireless 100-watt cube delivers premium sound, and streams via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi using AirPlay—it can even read your Twitter feed with its built-in voice synthesizer.
Maybe it’ll make brushing more fun. Oral-B’s SmartSeries 7000 is the world’s first Bluetooth toothbrush. With Bluetooth 4.0 it connects to a free app that tracks how often you’re brushing, whether you’re doing it right, and for how long.
These speakers are handmade in the USA using genuine cedar cigar boxes containing a 2.5” aluminum cone speaker tuned with a ¾” port tube to produce smoking sound through a compact 10-watt amp & connect with a standard headphone jack. The speaker boxes have been treated with a satin lacquer and reinforced internally to improve performance.
A portable bluetooth speaker is not a hard thing to find but one this nice kind of is. The Infinity One is water-resistant and features passive radiators that give it better bass & punchier mids. It will also recharge your other devices using a 5V2.1A output that can charge your fully-depleted smartphone in less than 2 hours.
Like most smart locks out there, the Genie allows you to use your smartphone to open the door with wi-fi, Bluetooth or a combination of both so you can open it remotely or hands-free as you walk up. You can also give others permission to open it in your absence. The real magic of the Genie however, is battery life. While most others last about a month between charges, this one promises 1 full year of service before it needs a recharge.