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    Smart phones are the order of the day. Everybody either already has one or planning to get one soon. Better browsing, increased speed and enhanced experience, you get all of these from your smart phone but there is room for improvement. Nowadays not necessity but aspiration is driving technology. Smart phones are already surprisingly capable of doing amazing things for you; on top of it, now newer gadgets are coming to the fore to make smartphones work even better. Here is a list of gadgets that can totally change your smart phone experience. Hone for iPhone This device is both fun and amazing. Get the Hon device and get it attached with your key chain. Whenever you misplace it, all you need to do is click on the Hon app from your iPhone 4s or iPhone 5, iPad 3 or iPad mini and the device will give signals through lights and sound from 100 feet away. 1 Pico Genie This gadget will definitely make you say ‘Wow’. The Pico Genie device for iPhones can be carried in your pocket but don’t be fooled by the small size as it is capable of projecting videos, movies, office presentation through a 60-inches big projection. It is a handy device and easy to use at any place. Having it will mean you will be carrying your own projector in your pocket. It can extend the battery life of your iPhone by 1.5 hours. Square Register Through this device for your iPhone or Android powered smart phones, you will be able to pay using your credit cards from wherever you are. The device encrypts your data and asks for identification. Accordingly, it provides a safe and smart way of business transactions. 4 Tod It’s a great device to ensure safety of your kids, loved ones and pets. With this device attached with their body in some way or the other, you will get notifications on your smart phone regarding their location and movement. Botiful This is an advanced gadget or a robot that makes direct and uninterrupted interaction possible from every place. It uses Skype for video calls and lets you monitor your kids and play with them from faraway. Scanbox Fast scanning has become easier with this portable device. Just put the camera inside the Scanbox to get the data scanned without any hassle. It is also very affordable at $15. 3 Viper Smart Start You can use this smartphone device to check the safety status of your car and make it do everything that your car remote used to do.

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    What are the gadgets you will want for nursing your baby? After all how many gadgets can you have? Some gadgets become indispensable, whereas some are impractical and waste of money. Here are some gadgets that will make your life easier and comfortable. 1 Baby care timer When did your baby go to sleep? When was the last time you nursed your baby?  There is no need to feel hassled about all these matters, as there is a help available in the form of baby care timer. This handy timer can keep record of all the activities of your baby and can also gently remind you if you want. So relax and rely on this timer to keep track of your baby’s activity. Easy squeezy spoon attachment It is always a hassle to look for the spoon to feed your baby. It is sure to disappear whenever baby is ready to eat. Don’t worry, there is a smart spoon attachment with a dispenser to directly dispense food into the spoon on squeezing, and lets you feed baby even using one hand on the go. 2 Baby’s own travel chair Your baby can enjoy as much as you can on an outing, if you carry this easy to carry lightweight chair. It can fit into any chair, shopping cart, or patio furniture and your little one can happily stay perched safely while you shop, or enjoy picnic. Baby remains completely safe and comfortable in it. Infant Car Seat and Travel System This infant car seat base from Summer Infant is a smart gadget that gives you step by step instructions for installing the base, as well as leveling and tightening it properly. Thus you can drive without any worry knowing that the seat has been installed correctly and the baby is safe. 3 Buzzy bee for pain free shots It is a cool gizmo shaped like a bee which gives out vibrations and cold to trick baby’s brain to feel less pain. Very handy when you take the baby to the pediatrician. Pacifier Thermometer It is very difficult to take temperature of a wailing baby. Here is a thermometer which also works as a pacifier. It takes 90 seconds to measure the body temperature of your baby. A medicine dispenser also comes with it. Life of a mother with sick baby becomes much easier with this appliance. 4 Convertible Baby Strollers Going out with a baby can be very cumbersome, as you have to carry car seats, bottle warmers, strollers, etc. However, you need not worry about packing so many things if you have a convertible stroller. This stroller can transform itself into car seat when needed. Thus you can safe lots of space. There are various models to choose from. Many are also provided with additional larger seats that can be used when the baby grows up.

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    So now, your dream has come true and incredible iPhone 5 is gleaming in your hands. Next, you want to buy some accessories for your newly acquired phone to increase the pleasure of using this phone. With market flooded with so many accessories, it is confusing as to what you should buy that will add to the utility of your phone. Then there is a danger of getting duped and buying substandard or useless accessories. Here we are looking at some must have accessories that an Apple iPhone 5 owner should buy.
    • Slim case with rechargeable batteries
    Battery of an iPhone is always gives a headache due to inability to swap it out if it dies. Mophie’s Juice Pack Air has a smart solution for this problem, as it comes with super slim case to protect your phone, with a rechargeable battery. This battery practically doubles the life of inbuilt battery of your phone. They come in various colors, are slim enough to easily fit in your pocket, protect your phone, and increase the battery life of your phone. 2
    • Bluetooth In-Car Speaker
    It is always risky to talk on your phone while driving. Moreover, it is illegal. Many drivers are now opting for hands free headset that allows you to talk on phone while driving. Motorla has introduced MotoROKR Bluetooth In-Car speaker, which not only allows you to answer incoming calls, but also has FM transmitter for you to enjoy music through stereo system of your car. You can dial a number by using a voice recognition app. The music stops when there is an incoming call, and starts again when you hang up.
    • 30 Pin Adapter
    When you upgrade a gadget, you automatically downgrade all the accessories of the previous gadgets. Most of the accessories of previous models are not compatible with iPhone 5.If you want to keep your old phone accessories, then this adapter is a must. It lets you connect your iPhone 5 with accessories, which you had bought for previous generation iPhones. It supports USB audio, analog audio out, and syncing. So don’t fret, you can still use your old accessories. There is one drawback. It does not support iPod out.
    • ProFit Armband
    Belkin armband is for sporty people, as it features custom clasp design to make it stay put while you are indulging in physical activities. No need to stop and adjust it as it stays the way you had strapped it, and can easily be strapped on and iit is esy to srap on and off. It is water resistant and comes in variety of styles like “Blacktop” and “DayGlow”. 3
    • Privacy protection film
    The Elago Apple iPhone Premium Privacy Filter/Screen Protector is necessary in this era of frauds and identity thefts. This budget friendly screen protector allows you to view the screen only straight on. Even slight change of viewing angle, does not allow one to view anything. So you can now protect your information from all the snoopers.
    • Waterproof case
    If you are a diver and need your iphone 5 to go underwater with you, then this Amphibix GO waterproof case by h20Audio will be very useful. This slim case can easily slip into your pocket, keep your phone safe, and dry in wet conditions. You can use the touch screen of you phone right through the case and even take pictures through it.
    • Headphones
    These noise-isolating headphones by Monster Cable’s music lovers will adore Beats. They have outstanding audio clarity and bass. They are equipped with an answer button and mike to take calls whenever required. They are not ear buds and are comfortable to ears. 4
    • One Touch Car Mounting System
    This simple and beautifully designed car mounting system with 360-degree rotation, by iOttie is very easy to use. It locks and releases your phone with the push of your finger. Its suction cup holds the phone tight, but it can be easily released.
    • Wireless 5 Speaker system
    The Sonos ZonePlayer speaker system allows you to stream music over internet through iPhone, and enjoy excellent sound quality. It can be easily move from one room to another and allows you to browse internet radio stations.
    • Military-Duty Case: These Griffin Survivor Military Duty case is dirt, sand, rain and shock proof. They are provided with belt clip and come in variety of colors.

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    The tech trends are ever changing and so, keeping up with them is really difficult. Technology has encompassed every aspect of our life. We have become more dependent on gadgets than before and we will continue to find solutions to each of our tiny problems through some gizmo or other. There are many technological innovations that spellbound us and make us sit up in surprised delight and there are those which make us say ‘Seriously’! Experimental blunders happen and not all techno gadgets get equal adoration or fame but some very bizarre techno gadgets are not just weird but also useful. In this article we will discuss some gadgets that are eccentric at first glance but quite interesting and helpful at the same time. Eye See Cam This is a unique type of camera. There is a great variety in the types of cameras available in the world now days. The Eye See Cam can take pictures of everything that you see. The movements of your eyes control it and everything that you look at is captured instantaneously without any delay of any sort. The frame rates that you get are about 600 Hz and the picture resolution is something around 752X 480 megapixels. It is especially good for scientists and surgeons who would like to keep track of their work in the lab or the OT. The experiences of the doctor or scientist, captured by this camera, can be used for educative purposes. 2 Beehive by Philips The beehive is definitely a very innovative, nature-inspired gadget, but still its utility is doubtful. If you are someone who likes to get fresh organic food then you might like to keep this Beehive at home. It is a superficial home for the bees, modeled in the same way as a natural bee hive. Fresh, organic honey seems to be the only positive point. Twistable Phone by Nokia A cell phone, which you will be able to twist, has been created and launched by Nokia. This phone will fit any little space and very easy to carry around. Flexibility is the forte of this phone though it is not yet available for buying. Black Luk This gadget, made by Song Ah Lee, is surely a coffee lover’s delight. This gadget looks like a nice wall decoration but it makes coffee with élan, anytime you wish. The coffee mug can stay inside the gadget and you just need to draw it for getting the hot beverage poured into it. 3 Electrolux Waterless Cleaner Hate cleaning the dishes the messy way? You can now get your dishes and utensils spotlessly clean by using the Electrolux Waterless Cleaner. It doesn’t require any water or other liquid for cleaning utensils.

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    Traveling can itself be really boring and tiring. So, what would you do, especially if you are trapped at an airport, waiting for your flight? Well, weary travelers will now find solace while resting in a cocoon like sleeping pods installed at the Abu Dhabi Airport. These egg-shaped sleeping chambers are a unique solution to help travelers catch a nap while avoiding the noise and bustle of the terminal. 10 GoSleep cocoon like sleeping pods were installed at one of the terminals of the Abu Dhabi International Airport recently while 35 more of these pods are expected to be installed in here by the end of this year with several upgrades such as web access, secure storage for luggage and power ports to charge various gadgets. 2 These chambers are like chairs that convert into flat beds and are equipped with a sliding shade, which quarantines the user from noise and light. These special sleeping chambers are designed in Finland and can be easily hired at a price of $12.25/hour. According to the airport's chief commercial officer, Mohammad Al Bulooki, the introduction of these GoSleep pods at the Abu Dhabi International Airport is a step towards providing their customers with a world-class service. The Abu Dhabi airport is proud to be the first ones to have secured an agreement towards the installation of these latest sleeping chambers, thereby proving its worth to be one of the fastest growing airports in the world. The airport is expected to get a facelift worth $6.8 billion, which would help it in competing with the exquisite Dubai Airport nearby. 3 Though this GoSleep technology is new but various other international airports like London, New York, Tokyo etc. offer similar kind of micro hotel accommodations to their travelers with a range of crawl in capsules to small bedroom compartments for short duration stays on rental basis. So are you excited to shed some variable amount to snooze in one these cocoons or do it the old school style by lying down on a vacant gate side chair? The next you visit an airport, check that you take a nap!

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    Spy gadgets are everyone’s favorite not only because they exhibit super advanced technologies but also because they are not available for everyone. So, here is a list of five amazing spy gadgets that were actually used by spies during the Second World War and the cold war: 1 Bulgarian Umbrella In 1978, a Bulgarian dissident named Georgi Markov was killed by a Bulgarian umbrella on the streets of London by suspected Bulgarian secret agents. A Bulgarian umbrella looks like any common umbrella from the outside but it is internally modified so that it can inject its target with deadly poison from a distance just by pressing a trigger. The Bulgarian secret agents mostly used ricin as the poison because only one 1mg of ricin is enough to kill a person and it is almost impossible to trace. During the cold war, it was widely used by the secret agents of many countries of Eastern Europe. In 1991, an entire room filled with these deadly umbrellas was discovered in Bulgaria. Pigeon Camera Before the invention of spy satellites, pigeons were used for aerial photography of enemy territories. Until the 1950s, cameras on autoshoot mode were tied around a pigeon’s neck and were made to fly over the enemy territories for obtaining vital information. Besides photography, pigeons were also used to carry secret messages in the event of spotty radio communications. 3 Microdot Camera In the sixties, the secret agents of East Germany used this tiny camera to photograph important documents of the enemy nations. The most unique feature of this Microdot camera was that after taking the pictures, it undergoes a chemical process which makes the text shrink into a very small block of text to prevent any suspicion. Moreover, because of its small size and unique way of processing information, it came in very handy for the secret agents for giving and receiving confidential information within the enemy territories. Coat camera This little coat camera of Model F-21 was used by the KGB in the seventies. It can be installed in a buttonhole and can take pictures of public places, public events and political rallies without even getting detected. Besides KGB, this coat camera was also used by a number of secret agents of the CIA during the cold war. 4 Lipstick pistol The 4.5mm single-shot pistol installed in a lipstick was found in the possession of a KGB agent during the cold war. It is still unclear if this small yet dangerous weapon was ever used to accomplish any assassination.

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    Solar power is being used in an array of innovative and unusual ways. The craze for solar powered gadgets stems from the desire to keep the environment clean since it is a renewable energy. With the increasing power bills, everybody is trying to find alternatives that will both save the nature and cut down the power usage costs. Technological experiments using solar power have led to some extremely eccentric yet quite useful gadgets. These gadgets and tech products will make you wonder what is going to be the next innovation. New doors are getting opened as technology is advancing with the aid of alternative energy resources. 2 The Robotic Lawn Mower This is definitely a very useful device for everyone who has a lawn and hates the tiresome job of land mowing. The solar powered Robotic Lawn mower has been created by Husqvarna. It is a smart gadget which use sensors for locating obstacles on your lawn and bypass them with ease. It also understands the type of terrain it needs to work on. You can program it as per your lawn mowing needs. Great performance paired with no pollution makes it all the more desirable. It is almost noiseless and knows its way around your home. It gets charged by staying in the sun making it easy to use. Solar Paneled Sunglasses These sunglasses don’t only look stylish but also save some power consumption. The solar paneled sunglasses save your eyes from harmful sunrays and, at the same time, the dye solar cells of this sunglass converts solar energy into usable electric energy. At the back of the frame, you will find a jack, which you can attach to your iPod or other small sized gadgets. They will be charged while ensuring that you look fabulous. 4 Solar Powered Tent This tent is definitely for the outdoor party lovers and campers. It has the capacity of accommodating 4 to 6 people. Designed and created by a collaboration of Kaleidoscope and Orange Communication, the solar powered tent can be monitored through a wireless control system. A great thing about this tent is that it generates Wi-Fi signal for those who would like to browse the net outdoors. The Sunny Chair The beautifully designed chair converts solar energy to electric energy for charging your gadgets like cell phone, notebook, laptop, tablet and much more at the same time. Put it on the law and you are set for the day. 3 Solar Dress Do you want to look dazzling in the next party? The solar dress can surely fulfill your wish. It gets charged throughout the day and at night it uses the color lights to make you look literally dazzling. This solar bling is certainly a must-have for the party loving girls.

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    You may be wondering as to who wears wristwatch nowadays. Wee, they certainly serve more functions that just informing you time and wristwatches these are more of a style statement. A uniquely designed strange looking gadget on your wrist certainly makes an impression. Below we list out 5 such wristwatches that will help you stand out from the average Joe geek crowd. citizen-watch-astrodea-celestial-watch Astrodea Celestial Watch Astrodea Celestial watch gives you the opportunity to not only keep track of time but to also understand your universe better. Its blue star map rotates in real-time showing 1109 stars and 169 galaxies. While you always had to look above towards night sky to gaze in to stars and galaxies of our universe, the watch gives you an opportunity to look down and do the same. In case the stars on your watch are too tiny to be observed by your naked eye the watch provides you with a 10x magnifying glass to ease your task. One of the rare watches available in the market no wonder the price tag is $600. Faceless LED Watch If you just need a watch to keep track of time it’s not important for your watch to board and LED display. Faceless LED watch is more of a wristband, which allows more freedom with the design of the band and time is displayed by glowing LEDs in between the spaces. It doesn’t intend to remind of time all the time and works more like jewellery on your wrist for most time, but just a push of button and your friends will be surprised to know that it actually functions as a watch. It will not burn a hole in your pocket as the starting price is about $10. Allerta-Pebble-21 Allerta Pebble Dubbed as “smartwatch” Allerta’s Pebble is a much awaited gadget this year with the project collecting over 10 million on Kickstarter. Pebble can be connected to your iPhone or Android phone through Bluetooth and informers you about the latest call or message through vibration. Given its ability to be used along with apps on your phone it can serve multitude of purposes such as telling you about miles you travelled on a bicycle or to control the multimedia on your phone. The watch comes with e-paper display, which makes it more suited for outdoors and saves battery life. The starting price for Pebble is $99. Infinity Invaderz Watch This one is a weird one just like its name and that’s why people brand it nerdy. The watch boards an array of LEDs based on 8-bit arcade with a green and black background. The time is displayed by two flashing blue LEDs along the two axis. Priced at $34.99 it might not be the easiest to read watch on planet but it surely makes a style statement. mutewatch-1 Mutewatch Mutewatch is a waterproof LED watch that is more like a bracelet with unibody design. Mutewatch boards a touchscreen and adapts brightness according to the surroundings. It comes with a USB port for charging and is available in a variety of colors. This sleekest watch of the lot is certainly not cheap by any means and comes at a price tag of $260.

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    You might have a good camera but that is not enough to get the best out of your gadget. Certain occasions such as shooting your friend’s wedding or capturing videos while travelling beckon an additional equipment i.e. tripod to give more stability to your camera. Below we list out 5 such out-of-the-box tripods that defy traditional designs and can be even used by amateurs. joby-gorillapod-original-46-p Joby GorillaPod GorillaPod is arguable one of the most dextrous and at the same time lightweight tripod available in the market. You can select the suitable GorillaPod for yourself based on your camera and this little monster can hold on to any surface whether it is a branch on a tree or your car’s wing mirrors. Its legs can bend and rotate at 360 degrees angle, while rubberized foots ensures that your tripod grips the surface at the bottom. You can select your GorillaPod whether you need it for a DSLR or a compact camera. The basic version comes at $19.95. The Bottle Cap Tripod If portability is your concern nothing beats the Bottle Cap tripod. Thanks to its Zen-like simplicity you can almost carry it in your pocket and plug-in to any sort of bottle (which we doubt you’re never short of) to get your favorite angle and elevation. This inventive ingenious tripod might not be much appreciated by the so-called pros but is a great tool for amateurs. At the top it all Bottle cap tripod avoids burning a hole in your pocket priced at a meagre $10. b_25 Quick Pod DSLR Quick Pod DSLR is one of the rare handheld DSLR monopods available in the market. Capable of holding weight up to 6 lbs the pod can extend from 18 inches to 53 inches helping you to take your picture with friends without always asking strangers for help. The monopod is made of airplane-grade aluminium which ensures the pod can not only hold the weight of your point-and-shoot cameras but also heavily built DSLR. It comes at a price of $35.50. Steadicam Smoothee Your iPhone is a pretty decent device to capture high-quality images and videos and Steadicam Smoothee just gives your iPhone the right equipment to capture more stable pictures as well as videos. The unit helps in considerably dampening the camera movements thanks to its patented design. Its quick-release removable mount can also serve as a table-top stand while it is light enough to be carried around. You can get the latest one for your iPhone 5 at a price of $149.95. 2858332213 Sunpak Spider Leg Tripod If you are looking for something cheap and yet effective, Sunpak Spider Leg tripod would be our first choice. Capable of holding compact as well as digital cameras the tri-pod itself is 5-inches long and weighs less than two ounces. It might cost a meagre $2.49, but comes with lifetime warranty.  

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    The introduction of new 8-pin Lightning connector, which supersedes the older 30-pin connector not only means that your brand new iPhone can be more sleek, but also makes a number of iPhone accessories incompatible with the new iPhone let you’re ready to use a 30-pin adapter every time to connect your iPhone 5 to accessories. Popular dock makers though have taken note of this need and we have seen a number of docks lately that have been rebooted to the new Lightning dock. Below we list our five favorite docks for your iPhone 5. bose_sounddock_series_iii Bose SoundDock Series III Digital Music System This external speaker dock mounts a Lightning connector in front to keep your iPhone 5 on center stage. The dock ensures that your device keeps charging while you’re listening to your favorite music. You don’t need ant setup or syncing to play the music and the core the dock boasts of the same core competence of all Bose audio systems i.e. phenomenal audio quality. This easy to use unit, which comes with a remote control, will cost you around $224.95. JBL OnBeat Venue LT In case you were wondering what LT stands for we would give you a clue. JBL OnBeat Venue supports the lightning connector and LT stands for Lightning itself. One of the early docks that supported 8-pin Lightning connector, OnBeat Venue is a power horse when it comes to playing music loud. The device offers 30 watts of amplification thanks to two low-frequency and two high-frequency transducers. The dock comes with an app named, MusicFlow that helps you create and play your favorite playlists. The dock costs around £200. tab2img-3 Phillips Bedroom Speaker dock Phillips bedroom speaker dock glitters with a soft glow at night and also works as an alarm clock. The dock automatically syncs its time with your iPhone and boards a USB port to charge an additional device. The Neodymium speakers can play music at 6W and offers rich omni-directional sound that fills your room. It comes with a DockStudio app with which you can listen to your favorite radio shows and you can also share the music you like on Facebook or Twitter. This elegantly designed dock comes at a price of $89.99. iLuv Aud 5 iLuv’s first Lightning connector audio dock offers high fidelity speakers and a passive radiator that offer you a powerful and rich sound experience. Besides Lightning connector it also offers a 3.5mm auxiliary input to connect other devices. The dock boards touch sensitive controls at the top while the iPhone is rested in front. iLuv’s maiden Lightning dock comes at a price of $149.99. soundfreaq-sound-step-lightning-1355220733 Soundfreaq Sound Step Lightning Sound Step Lightning is Soundfreaq’s first Lightning supporting dock, a company mostly known for its wireless speakers. It not only allows you to dock and charge your iPhone 5 but also offers high quality sound with its 2.1 speaker configuration, a dedicated sub-woofer and its proprietary UQ3 spatial sound enhancement. The device is priced at $149.99.

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    Whether you are a liberal parent that believes in letting kids explore modern technology or a disciplinarian who believes that exposing kids to computer technology before they are teenagers could lead them into ruin, you have to admit that you cannot keep your kids away from tablets. However, most parenting experts agree that giving your expensive iPad to your kid is a bad idea in more ways in one. But that doesn't mean that you shouldn't let your kids have a tablet. Here are the best 5 tablet PCs that can help make your kids smarter. nabi-2_01 . Nabi 2 Price: $235 The Nabi 2 Tablet the tablet comes with one awesome feature that a similarly priced big brand slate does not- a kid-specific app store. All the apps in the Nabi app store are pre approved and the slate comes with a special admin panel where parents can control security settings. With a 1024x600 resolution display, 8GB of RAM, dual cameras and an Nvdia Tegra 3 chipset, the Nabi 2 isn’t a kiddie slate though it does focus a tad too much on educational features and apps. . Arnova ChildPad Price: $155 Running on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and packed with 1GB of RAM and a single-core 1GHz processor, the kid-themed Arnova tablet comes with a 7" 800x480 display that only supports the most kid-friendly games and content. The tablet focuses more on customization options for kids and sources its apps through the AppsLib database where parents can filter out apps that the child shouldn’t access. Kindle-Fire-2ad . Kindle Fire Price: $159 If you are looking for a kiddie version of a tablet from a brand you know intimately, then the Kindle Fire should be at the top of your list. The 7" tablet is kind of cheap for a slate that runs on a dual-core 1.2GHz processor though the best aspect of the device is that its app store comes with Amazon’s childproof security measures which keep your kids safe from the dangers the online world presents. Another added plus is that the admin panel on the slate can also help parents limit the amount of daily playtime the slate offers kids. . Kurio 7 Price: $235 It’s a good time to trust Chinese electronics and the Kurio 7 is the perfect Android 4.0.3 slate for kids in the segment. With 1GB of RAM, 4GB of storage space, 1GHz processor and 800x480 resolution on the 7” display, the slate supports multiple profiles that allow parents to set time limits on daily usage for kids. The fact that the device is one of the most shock proof ones out there is an added plus for parents wary of kids that are in the “throwing phase”. Lexibook09 . Lexibook Junior Tablet Price: $200 The Lexibook Junior Android 4.0 Tablet is primarily an educational tablet that comes with plenty of fun apps for kids to play with. Featuring cartoon, karaoke apps and a face-warping camera app, the slate is perfect for grade schoolers that spend hours making faces in the mirror each morning. The chunky rubberized case also makes it virtually non-slip which is great for children that don’t respect costlier slates like the iPad enough!  

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    The best of chefs around the world are known for their love of doing everything the traditional way. Heck, some of the best culinary schools in the world include knife work and basic cooking in their curriculum. However, modern chefs are not all that averse to using gadgets to simplify their workflow. Here is some of the best cooking equipment that has been given the seal of approval by the geekiest of chefs around the world. smokinggun . PolyScience Smoking Gun Price: $99.95 Smoking meats is a science in its own right and most chefs have a top secret “guy” who they source their smoked meats from. Since smoking meats generally requires one to, well, create smoke, apartment dwelling chefs just can’t do it the old fashioned way. And that is where the  PolyScience Smoking Gun comes into the picture. The Smoking Gun helps you lend a smoky flavor to all kinds of foods like meringue, chocolate, salads cocktails, oysters and even butter using natural, cool smoke. . Ravi Solution Instant Wine Chiller Price: $39.95 Anyone who doesn’t have a proper wine cooler or cellar (and that would be 90 percent of the wine drinking population) knows just how painful it can be when you are ready to serve dinner to guests and realize that the wine you would be serving isn’t chilled enough. Thanks to the Ravi Instant Wine Chiller, that is no longer a problem that would be the bane of your existence. The stainless steel device installs right at the neck of a bottle and allows you to pour chilled wine (or another beverage) instantly. 0166b48a-0bea-42db-916d-74c0642e7360_2 . LooftLighter Fire Lighting Tool Price: $79.99 If you hate a gas grill but hate the lighter fluid smell that your coal-powered unit gives off then you need to get yourself the LooftLighter Fire Lighting Tool ASAP. What the device basically does is that it shoots out a hot air stream that raises the temperature of the coals to the point that they catch fire on their own. The au natural process of course results in superbly untampered smoke flavoring in all your BBQ dishes. You could also potentially use it to make crème Brule and sear the sides of meats if you please. . SousVide Supreme Demi Water Bath Price: $299.95 The snootiest chefs around the world swear by sous vide cooking as it allows foods to cook slowly without ever getting overdone. The gadgets required to implement the sous vide technique are of course terribly fussy to work which is why the geeky chef in your life would absolutely love this simple to operate SousVide Supreme Demi Water Bath. The countertop unit is compact and energy-efficient and makes implementing the technique a simple, one button operation. meauring_cup_sclae . Taylor Digital Measuring Cup Price: $26.99 Precisely measured ingredients are the key to churning out perfect dishes day in and day out. However, even the best of chefs can have an off day especially with recipes that require them to use dry ingredients by weight and liquid ingredients by volume! Thankfully, Taylor Digital Measuring Cup and Scale is a foolproof measuring device that makes sticking to the recipe closely super intuitive. And the best part is that it can be used to measure all kinds of common ingredients.

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    In case you’ve decided to capture life around with a brand new camcorder it’s two thumbs up from our side. We know you might have a very impressive smartphone or even tablet that can record good quality videos, but nowadays you can buy a good quality high-definition camcorder with numerous more functionalities that give you more at a cheaper price. If you’re thinking about the things to consider before buying one what we have to say ahead might help you considerably. 3 Why you need one? It is important to contemplate on the reason you want to buy a camcorder and the kind of videos you’re going to record using it. In case you’re buying one to just record your best friend’s wedding or your brother’s birthday bash you can content with a low to medium priced pocket-size camcorder that gives you good quality videos/pictures at an affordable price. In case you’re running a business and would be posting videos on YouTube or Vimeo to your customers or in case you’ll be capturing outdoor events you need a more advanced version that gives you more features as well as control over your video. Resolution Resolution is not the only thing that determines the quality of your video but it does play a crucial role in churning out good quality videos. You can find a number of handheld camcorders these days capable of recording at a resolution of 1080p at affordable price. Don’t forget to check the frame per second rate, most camcorders offer 30 fps. 2 Formats Supported The formats supported by your camcorder play a vital role in deciding whether or not you can share videos across different platforms. HDD (Hard Disk Drive) camcorders can record videos directly to hard disk drive, though you can often not extend the size hard drive, which to certain extent limits the time for which you can use your camcorder. Most of the compact camcorders though are based on Flash memory that can help you store data upwards of 32 GB. In case you’ll be uploading videos over internet ensure your camcorder supports MPEG-4 format as this is the most supported and compatible format over the internet. AVCHD is another format that allows you to shot videos onto DVDs, it is the same format used by Blu-Ray discs. Sensors You may have seen people buying high-resolution cameras that churn out images much lower in quality than your iPhone. The reason is the quality of sensors. If your sensors are not good enough you may face issues in tougher lighting conditions. Camcorder sensors come in two types i.e. CCD (charge coupled device) and CMOS (complementary metal oxide semiconductor). CMOS is generally produces less noise though there is no clear parameter that says one is better than the other. The latest improvement in CMOS technology is backside illuminated sensors that give better image quality even in gloomy conditions. User Interface and manual controls In case your camcorder boards a touchscreen it is important that it is intuitive and you should easily get around it without much confusion. In case you’re a beginner ensure it has good number of modes as well as good quality automatic mode that lets you turn your camcorder on and do its job successfully. The same goes with the manual controls on your camcorder. HDMI Port Don’t forget to check if your camcorder is compatible with and supports HDMI port as you surely would like to plugin to your big screen and ponder over the moments you recorded with your friends and family. We hope the suggestions above will help you make a better choice for a camcorder. It is important to understand what you exactly expect from your camcorder and then go for the best choice available.  

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    Though wireless charging or inductive charging is not a new concept at all, its implementation is new without a doubt. It suggests charging the device using air as the medium and ignoring wires that connect the charger and the device. It works on the concept of electromagnetic field, used to transfer energy between two objects. This can be performed through a charging system. An inductive coupling comes to play when energy needs to be sent to an electrical device. This uses two induction coils to work efficiently. The first induction coil is used to create an alternating electromagnetic field within a charging base station and the second coil takes power from the electromagnetic field and converts it to electrical power to charge the battery. 2 Wireless charging reduces the chances of an electric shock or shooting out wet as it uses no exposed conductors. It discourages corrosion when the electronics are enclosed and away from water and oxygen in the atmosphere. It offers a safe working environment for medical devices to work on. This is the most convenient way to get your device charged as you do not require wires and cables. Wireless charging has a great future perspective as far as charging of electronic devices is concerned. It would be rather easy to charge your device placing it on a board room table or a bedside table, which helps it in getting charged automatically. If you want to charge a mobile phone using wireless charging, you can talk while your phone gets charged. If wireless charging is considered in a price sensitive market, it suits all kind of markets with its advantages exceeding the expenses. It helps to reduce need of accessories such as wall adapters and helps in keeping more electronics in landfill. 3 Wireless charging was also implemented in electric vehicles since 1998. However, it was discontinued after the invention of conductive charging to charge electric vehicles. In an inductive vehicle charging system one winding is attached to the underside of the car and the other is on the floor of the garage. Among many advantages, wireless charging is also full of glitches. It gives a low efficiency charging and increased resistive heating as compared to direct contact charging. It requires more cost to be implemented as the drive electronics and coils in both device and charger increases the complexity of the system and cost of manufacture.

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    Noise cancelation has been an integral part of arms training and airplane operations since the 1950s. however, the technology has only recently made it into the consumer electronics segment and today, no self respecting line of headphones can claim to be top of the line if it doesn’t feature active noise cancellation tech. even though there are plenty of imitators and Chinese made substitutes in the market, there really is no rival to the following top five noise cancelling headphones. 3 1. Bose Quietcomfort 15 Price: $299 Bose Quietcomfort 15 are known to improve audio on all levels by bringing down the noise level found on both high as well as low frequencies. Thanks to the critically acclaimed noise cancellation tech, the pair of headphones makes it to the top headphones list very often. A single AAA battery provides the headphones with 35 hours of playback while the solid shell protects the headphones’ innards from bumps and falls. 2 2. Sony MDR-NC500D Price: $270 Sony uses its proprietary and patented AI noise-cancellation system in the MDR-NC500D which allows the pair to get the coveted title of being the best digital noise canceller. At 160Hz, the headphones can reduce all droning by 99% and can even auto adjust NC levels according to office, bus or airplane settings. A single charge on the rechargeable battery can last up to 28 hours and the memory foam ear cushions only add to the comfort of the headphones even more. 3. Harman Kardon Noise-Canceling Headphones Price: $299 For sophisticated listeners, the nostalgia-inspired Kardon Noise-Canceling Headphones from Harman are a must have. Offering great sound quality along with a premium and sleek finish, the NC headphones comes with performance and quality enhancing features. Users can also turn the NC feature on an off which is a feature that a lot of other headphones in the segment do not offer. 4. PSB M4U 2 Price: $399 In the noise-cancellation category, the PSB M4U 2 is a pair of headphones that allow users to enjoy every genre of music with unparalleled high quality. The headphones offer three listening modes including active noise-canceling, passive and active through its Tri-Mode archetype which makes the M4U 2 a favorite with users of all ages. 1 5. Sennheiser MM 450-X Travel Price: $450 Offering hi-fi stereo sound that one usually gets from higher end five-star speakers, the Sennheiser MM 450-X Travel is one of the top end NC headphones. The pair comes with NoiseGard 2.0 technology capable of reducing up to 90% of noise in one’s surrounding. The pair comes with Bluetooth connectivity though the 8 hours of battery life may seem like a bit of let down for the kind of price that the headphones command.  

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    The Canon Pixma MG6320 Wireless Inkjet Photo All-In-One Printer is a multipurpose home and office printing solution. The model stands on the higher end of the famed Pixma printer lineup from the company. However, most experts and everyday users agree that photography giant Canon appears to have given MG6320 a kind of technical finesse to handle photo-printing jobs with relative ease. The MG prefix is an indicator that the printer is designed primarily for photo printing jobs more than office work. The model is designed to work with high quality, high gloss photo paper from Canon with a high-end six-ink imaging system that makes AIO printer customer friendly too. Major pros: 1. The Canon Pixma MG6320 is one of the best photograph printers in the market. It returns a crisp image and can handle higher resolutions easily. 2. Wireless connectivity allows the printer to handle most home and office printing with ease. 3. The petite build of the printer allows it to be placed on shelves or stashed inside cupboards. 4. The straightforward menu of the MG6320 makes it easy for the first time printer owners and novices. 5. Canon offers each Pixma MG6320 model with an easy to understand manual that comes with clearly illustrated and simple directions. 6. The printer comes with a 6-ink color system that allows you to replace individual colors instead of buying the whole set. This makes using the printer for photo printing slightly less expensive than rival models. Major cons: 1. The Pixma MG6320 is slower than most AIOs. Even when printing black-and-white photo prints, which is the model’s USP, the printer takes around five minutes to chug out a letter-sized print. 2. MG6320 printer can only fit around 25 sheets of photo paper for both 5 x 7-inch and 4 x 6-inch prints. For documents, the printer only fits 125 sheets of paper, which makes large print jobs tough. 3. Most AIOs come with an ADF (automatic document feeder) for copying and scanning multiple page documents but the Pixma MG6320 doesn’t come with one. 4. The cost per page (CPP) of prints as well as the per-page price of the ink on the model is higher than that of most competing models. 5. The plastic build of MG6320 doesn’t feel too sturdy and the durability of the paper trays and the accessories may be questionable. Is it worth the cost? The Canon MG6320 Wireless Inkjet Photo All-In-One retails for $199 and has been available in the market since December 2012. Being a higher end AIO, the price of the machine itself isn’t too steep but it certainly isn’t worth the price for businesses that need to print non-photographic documents often. Additionally, given the printer’s high-resolution setup, you will need to replace your printer cartridges quite often. If you want to get a lot of work done in a day or two with this printer, you can get Cartridges Direct printer cartridges as they can have your printer cartridges shipped out to you in no time.

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    Want to go sustainable and green? Then start with green laptop cases! Eco conscious computer geeks and nerds must opt for sustainable, eco-friendly laptop cases to carry their computers. The best part is that most of these green laptop cases are incredibly light weight and sturdy. Here is a list of five best green laptop cases that eco nerds would love:
    • Green Case- The handy Green Case is easy to carry and light weight. All you have to do is keep your laptop into it and secure by looping a thread around a big button. The product is quite stylish with an angular keyboard holder, which undeniably is a great feature for regular laptop users. Moreover, being an ergonomic product, it offers you more comfort and lesser stress on your wrists. Made from recycled cardboard, it can be used for storage purposes as well.
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    • Bamboo Laptop Case- Your MacBook requires a bag that is as sleek and stylish as your laptop. So, choose Silva’s Bamboo Laptop Case. The case made from an assembled sheet of solid bamboo has natural tung oil for smoother finish. The glossy finish and hard exteriors are complemented with wood felt, which provides a soft support for your 13 or 15-inch laptop.
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    • Eco Portabile Grande EPG 1- This 17-inch laptop bag is organic and eco-friendly. Made from cotton canvas in red cherry tone along with brown wool felt, the laptop bag is not only sturdy but also soft enough for your laptop to stay secured. The bag comes with three gusseted pockets for battery cables and for keeping other items like hard drive, iPod or wallet. The snap closure is magnetic for non-fussy use and the shoulder strap is adjustable.
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    • Wood Cased Macbook- If you want to disguise your Mac laptop then there is nothing better than the wood casing. Strong and sturdy, this shiny bookcase is easy to use and keeps your laptop clean. Plus, this is eco friendly. The Protection case can also work as your mini station!
    • Bag Leaf in Flamingo- Love to carry your style in eco-friendly way? If yes, then this chic laptop bag is a must for you. The subtle leaf embroidery and magnetic snap on outer flap makes it easy to use. Two compartments offer extra space for storage. Contrast lining makes it uber cool and it does not need much maintenance. Just wash it with mild detergent and air dry.

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    When you push your computer components beyond its limit for squeezing out every last ounce of its processing power then you are overclocking your CPU. Overclocking your computer components will make it perform more operations but it will also produce more heat. So, if you intend to overclock your computer then you will also have to provide it with extra cooling and care. home-office1 Advantages of overclocking your CPU By overclocking your CPU you can reap many benefits out of your computer system. After overclocking, your CPU becomes faster and allows you to perform more functions per seconds. Overclocking is mostly done by game enthusiast as they want their computer to run as fast as possible but with the modern computers being so fast even without overclocking that most of the time users can’t even notice if there is any difference. How to overclock your CPU Although it’s not possible to come up with perfect guidelines for overclocking your CPU considering that each CPU is different and the BIOS option of each motherboard is different as well but some of the basic ways of overclocking are as follows: Cpu-Cooler-THETA-21-PWM-
    • Make sure your system is equipped with proper cooling facilities:
    Every CPU has a heat sink and a fan installed in it so that it can deal with the heat, which is produced when you run your CPU at its standard speed. However, when you speed it up, your CPU begins to produce more heat, which cannot be controlled by the in-built fan and the heat sink. So, it is necessary for you to add extra cooling system by adding any aftermarket heat sink which will dissipate the additional heat. 15_completeloop_full
    • Consider water-cooling:
    Although water-cooling system is more expensive, still it works effectively in case of hardcore overclocking. In this system the water based coolant gets pumped inside the case through small tubes and then it is pumped out of the case after absorbing the heat produced inside. This system is more effective and efficient than the common air-cooling system.
    • Overclocking the BIOS:
    For this you will have to get inside your computer’s BIOS for increasing the clock rate or the voltage of your CPU. After increasing it by a very small amount, boot your computer and then make sure your system is stable by running any demanding benchmark for stimulating heavy use and also monitoring your computer’s temperature. After making sure that the system is stable, you can increase the clock rate again and then repeat the entire process. Overclocking little by little will prevent your CPU from getting damaged and will also increase its speed to a great degree.

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    The number of break-ins, robberies and murders are increasing day by day. We need to protect our home and make it safe for us and our children. Previously, a simple trigger alarm was the best protection people had against intruders. Technology has become more advanced and security companies have come up with new and ingenious ways to either deter or scare away intruders. Here are some of the best home security gadgets available: sti_ed55-2 Barking Dog Alarm Guard dogs and intruders have never had a very amiable relationship. Burglars are always wary of a home which has a guard dog protecting it. But what if you don’t want to keep a dog? Here’s the solution. The Barking Dog Alarm is a cunning way to keep those pesky, canine-phobic intruders at bay. The alarm comes with motion sensors, which when triggered (by unwanted sources) emits guard dog sounds in three stages – warning growls, agitated barking and fierce attack barks – enough to scare even the hardened of intruders away! Wireless Door Mat Alarm Your ‘welcome’ door mat does not necessarily have to welcome any and all into your house. This wireless door mat alarm is a pressure sensitive sound landmine (that’s as close to describing it as we can get!). Place the door mat on possible entry points of the house. Any unwanted attempt at entry into the house will be announced in a blaring din – enough to wake up half the neighborhood! 409727638_640 Fog Shield This is by far the spookiest burglar deterring gadget out there. The device comes with a trip wire mechanism, which when triggered, covers an area of 2000sqm with a dense cloud of mist within 15 seconds. Now it’s not meant to conceal your house but it will definitely scare the living daylights out of any unaware intruder. Biometric Door Lock Gone are the days of the numeric keypad door locks. These biometric door locks register fingerprints to allow access to the house. The security provided by them is sturdy and foolproof. They can remember several fingerprints and is battery powered. Repeated unauthorized attempts are logged and the fingerprints are sent to the nearest police station. THP215Photo2 Window Wedge Alarm The door and the fire escape are not the only possible entry points for a burglar. The windows are another vulnerability that needs to be taken care of. The Window Wedge Alarm system does just that. Activate the system and shut your window. Any and all attempts to budge the window or trying to open it will cause the shrill alarm to notify you and/or the neighbors that a nuisance is around.

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    Long distance relationships or LDRs are hard for both the man and the woman. Most cannot stand the test of time and distance and relationships crumble. But science has stepped in once again to save the day! Here are five gadgets that could help maintain healthy long distance relationships: kissenger   Kissenger This is the dream of every nerd all over the globe. The Kissenger allows you to send a kiss remotely to your significant other and simulates the feeling of his/her loving lips upon yours. The device has a globular structure and comes with pressure sensors and actuators. The device captures the pressure patterns from the person kissing and recreates the pattern via actuators on the device of the person being kissed. All is good with the concept, except the device looks like a pink pig from Angry Birds. Pillow Talk Sometimes all the video chats on Skype, all the expensive international phone calls, all the facebook posts and all the texts cannot alleviate the loneliness one feels when sleeping alone at night. Joanna Montgomery created Pillow Talk to solve this problem with couples. Both need to wear a special sensor ring and sleep on the special pillow and voila! They can hear their partner’s heartbeat. It’s a really special experience altogether – when the heartbeats put you to sleep and when distance no longer matters. thumb_36000_default_medium Taion Heart Kissing…check! Listening to heartbeats…check! What’s left? Oh yes, holding hands! Trust Japan with come up with a solution for that. NTT DoCoMo, the largest mobile carrier in Japan, came up with the Taion Heart which employs the same principle as the Kissenger. The heart shaped device is connected via Bluetooth to a phone. When one heart is pressed the information is sent to the other half’s phone and in turn to his/her Heart device where it can be “felt”. hug_shirt_2 Hug Shirt TIME magazine awarded this to be “one of the best inventions of the year” in 2006. It is a Bluetooth enabled shirt that is embedded with devices that can recreate and simulate warmth, pressure and heartbeat of the person you love. Just link the shirt to your smartphones and the two of you can send each other hugs or touches to specific areas. If you find this idea to be weird then you can always use the app “HugMe” to send a virtual hug over cyber space. Well, you may try any of these gadgets and technologies to bring your better half closer than s/he actually is!

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