Babysitters lie but HD video footage doesn’t. This new netcam from Belkin enables you to easily monitor your home, pets and unattended children in 720p HD and night vision from your smartphone. You can even record the action onto your mobile device or set it up to receive text alerts if motion is detected after the kids bedtime.
Swiss watchmakers MB&F have applied their mechanical artistry to the creation of a music box. Their unique Music Machine uses mechanical elements to play 6 melodies: Star Wars, the Imperial March from Return of the Jedi, the Star Trek theme, Smoke On The Water by Deep Purple, Another Brick In The Wall by Pink Floyd, and Imagine by John Lennon. Nope, not quite a 64Gig iPod but that’s not really the point, is it? 66 MusicMachines will be produced. via
This new Lumix LF1 features Leica optical technology, a sensitive 12.1 MP MOS sensor & it shoots HD video, too. But what sets it apart is the electronic viewfinder offering a 100% field of view that assures accurate framing and high visibility live-view even in bright sunlight. The LF1 also features a manual control ring for zoom, aperture, ISO, and shutter speed adjustments the old-fashioned way.
Japanese lifestyle brand MUJI has a knack for making clever, simple products. Their splash-proof smartphone speaker is a prime example. It’s a plastic case that fits any smartphone with an input that goes into your headphone port. A transparent screen keeps the phone functional even with wet hands. And hopefully it’s loud enough to drown out your singing in the shower.
Who among us is a true touch-typist? Exactly, so most likely you look at the keyboard when you type. And since you spend all day everyday staring down at it, why not look at something cool? This Super Hero themed keyboard skin fits the Apple wireless keyboard, 13″ & 15″ MacBooks and most MacBook Airs plus it won’t block out backlit keys.
Designed to look as good as they sound, the 12-inch tall Pillar Bluetooth wireless speaker from SoCal-based Stellé Audio Couture will blend in nicely with your home’s decor & easily connects to any music device plus it offers speakerphone capability.
With big, bold displays & 1-button control, TomTom’s GPS Sport watches make accessing your stats & data super easy. The watches also create full-screen graphs that help you train more effectively. And for you old guys who like to know what time it is, they’ve got the clock function, too.
Here’s one for you Control Freaks. A new, improved version of Logitech’s Harmony universal touchscreen remote has just been released. It controls everything: stereo & theater devices behind closed cabinets, IR devices, Bluetooth game consoles, & if you have Philips Hue bulbs in your home, you can control those, too. Download the Harmony app to your phone & use that instead of the remote. It’s all up to you.
Before you go buy that big, bulky DSLR camera you’ve been dreaming about, consider Ricoh’s new GR Digital V. It’s the world’s first compact camera with an APS-C optical sensor; same as the ones used in pro DSLRs. This sensor captures razor-sharp 16.6MP images, HD video, and shoots in 4 fps bursts. Unlike the big cameras this one is still light, small & portable.
Danish audio innovators Bang & Olufsen have been making superior sound products for 86 years. Their sub-brand, BeoPlay offers premium headphones like the new H3 & H6 models that deliver incredible sound & elegant Scandinavian design.