How many $300 electronic car key fobs will you buy before you get something like the Bikn (beacon)? Using tiny electronic tags you put on stuff like keys, your dog’s collar, your manpurse, this smartphone app-driven lost & found makes it easy to keep from losing your shit.
If you want to be a pioneer of underwater breakdancing, we found your boombox. The Eco Terra Boombox is a floating, fully submersible sound system. We’re not sure how the sound quality is underwater but your iPod or iPhone will be perfectly safe once they’re locked into this watertight unit. Tell us how it sounds when you come up for air.
The quality of the photos on this Nokia 808 Pureview are part of the reason that before long, we won’t need cameras that are just cameras anymore. It features famed Carl Zeiss optics and a ridiculously huge 41-megapixel sensor. Basically, snap a photo with your phone and you could blow it up to wrap a skyscraper if you want.
Sorry to all you Jimmy Buffett fans but the ZIK Parrot headphones have nothing to do with getting wasted again in Margaritaville. They’re actually super-advanced Bluetooth, noise-cancelling headphones. The design won a Hot Stuff award at CES for its laundry list of unique features. For one, the entire earpiece acts as a touch panel for easy swipe control. They also feature Digital Signal Processing which creates their “concert hall effect”, making all your music sound like you’re in the front row at a live show. When you take them off they switch to standby mode automatically.
The Zooka wireless Bluetooth speaker bar is designed to work best with your iPad but it’ll also fit on your iPhone or laptop, too. Made of soft medical-grade silicone, it slides right into place on your device & gives a substantial upgrade to the sound. What it won’t do is block your camera lens nor will it scratch or scuff your iPad or other devices in any way.
Nostalgia, it seems to be the foremost theme in camera design these days. The Pentax K-01 is no exception. If it weren’t for the 16 MP optical sensor and full HD video capture capabilities, you might think this thing took film. Lucky for your wallet it doesn’t, it does however take all K-mount lenses making it quite the versatile little weapon.
There are loads of portable speaker systems out there to choose from. Few of them are as original as the Bag Of Rhythm from House Of Marley. Using earth-friendly materials like durable canvas fabric and FSC-certified birch, this system features twin 4.5-inch woofers for deep bass and twin 1-inch tweeters for snappy highs. The dock will play and charge iPhones and iPods and the Aux input lets you plug in just about any other audio device. Built as a totebag, you can just throw it over you shoulder and take the party anywhere.
Some people head to the mountains for skiing and snowboarding to disconnect. Yeah, these people actually want to get away from talking on their phones. For the rest of us, there’s a new gizmo called the Speakgoggle that will help seamlessly and simply combine Bluetooth phone conversations and skiing. Paired with your smartphone, it’s an intercom system built right into the goggle strap that will also let you listen to music. Plus, with its bug-eyed styling it looks hella space age. Take that, recluses.
The Cinch is better than the standard SLR camera strap for two reasons. It features quick-adjusting pull tabs that let you crank it down tight or loosen it up to get the shot with one easy pull of the strap. The other improvement is that instead of using your camera’s two top strap mounting brackets, the Cinch mounts to only one and the other connector goes though the tripod mount which keeps the camera in a more natural and easier-to-carry position against your body. If you tote a big, heavy camera around, you’ll want this.
You might buy a pair of Well Rounded Sound speakers based just on their looks. Nothing in their line of compact, high-quality speakers comes hidden away in a boring black box. No, their rounded speaker enclosures are made of a recyclable composite material and covered with colorful New Zealand wool felt or natural wood veneers. And they’re not just pretty. They’ve got high-output drivers, classic paper cones with aluminum phase plugs and they thump. Even the smallest ones.