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- 09/03/13--00:47: Really innovative gadgets inspired by hello kitty
- 09/03/13--01:07: Five amazing gadgets designed after Easter celebrations
- 09/03/13--00:21: Really cool underwater gadgets that you definitely must have
- 09/02/13--04:08: Top five cellphone accessories you don’t necessarily have to buy
- 09/02/13--04:15: Five craziest yet innovative texting gadgets
- 02/07/13--22:26: Tank aluminum case provides ultra protection to your iPad
- 02/08/13--21:28: e-paper watch to attract mainstream fashion community
- 02/11/13--01:41: iPod dock 2 offers modern technology to a more mature market
- 02/13/13--22:51: Thanko laptop desk to get your work done while relaxing in bed
- 02/22/13--22:13: Stashboard shelf to maintain the magical look of your iMac
- 02/25/13--22:01: Google takes on Apple and Microsoft with Chromebook Pixel laptop
- 02/27/13--01:11: MYO armband lets you control gadgets with simple hand gestures
- 02/27/13--02:39: Moidoi camera lets kids preserve their childhood memories
Saying that you don’t know about Hello Kitty can only mean that you are someone who is out of this world! These extremely cute Japanese cat dolls are famous worldwide, with the basic design (the kitty’s face) being incorporated into several other creations over the years. Take a look at these really cool gadgets that have been inspired by the Hello Kitty dolls. The Epson Hello Kitty Laptop Here’s one Hello Kitty doll that actually transforms into a laptop. Priced at £1,115, the gadget comes with a 40GB hard drive, a 512MB RAM and a 12.1 inch screen display. You can easily spot the Hello Kitty logo on the laptop’s exterior and on the desktop wallpaper. The Exmode DC500 Digital Camera The next time your kid wants a Hello Kitty doll, try getting him/her a doll that would actually do something other than sit around and smile at you all day long. The Exmode DC500 Digital Camera is the perfect gift for children, and looks exactly like a Hello Kitty upfront. However, behind the scenes, the camera comes with a 2 inch display and a 5 MP camera, and also has a SD card slot to store your photos. The Hello Kitty MP3 Player Bored of all those dull looking MP3 players with standard on-off and volume control buttons? Then opt for the Hello Kitty MP3 Player; essentially not another run of the mill MP3 player! The player has a storage space of 256MB and a battery life of just about 6 hours. But the real highlights of the player include the kitty’s hands which can be used to switch the player on or off, and the kitty’s feet which are used to control the volume. The Hello Kitty Fujifilm Pivi Mobile Printer Imagine printing the photos you take as you snap them. The Hello Kitty Fujifilm Pivi Mobile Printer does just that. Sized like a small CD case, the printer is portable and can be easily carried around in your pocket. When connected to your phone (via infrared), the printer can easily print out all the photos you take. And that itself, would make this gadget a ‘must’ for vacations and camping holidays. The Hello Kitty Wacom Favo Graphics Tablet Consider gifting your friends or family members a Hello Kitty Wacom Favo Graphics Tablet for their birthday or anniversary. You’ll definitely get plenty of praises for sure. For the Hello Kitty based A6 tablet comes with some pretty amazing features, including its cross platform functionality for both MACs and PCs, a pink graphic pen and a cute looking pen holder shaped like a Hello Kitty.
It’s going to be Easter time again. And the world is going to be filled with colorful Easter eggs and wonderful stories of the Easter bunny. But some gizmo freaks have planned to take Easter celebrations to a whole new level altogether by designing gadgets that take after the popular Easter egg. And here are some of the more innovative designs we have come across in the list. The Zapi UV Toothbrush Sanitizer Considering the fact that all those Easter jellybeans and chocolates would be detrimental for your teeth, we came across an invention that could probably help you get rid of the myriad tooth related problems that crop up every year after Easter. Enter the Zapi UV Toothbrush Sanitizer. Priced at $30, the toothbrush sanitizer is designed like an egg; and takes only 7 minutes or so to sanitize your toothbrush and make it 99.9 percent germ free. So make sure you stick your toothbrush into this rocking UV sanitizer before brushing your teeth every morning in order to kiss your tooth problems good bye! The Tele Egg Phone Remember all those times you did not want to get disturbed by telecallers and ended up switching off your cell phone ringer only to miss some really important calls? Well, here’s an invention that could probably intimate you about a call without screaming into your head. The basic design of the Tele Egg Phone is an egg that comes with two legs and a small screen that displays the time. The device can be configured to work with your cell phone. This way, when you get a call, the legs of the Tele Egg would start shaking, intimating you about the phone call in the least disturbing way possible. The Beep Egg Boiling eggs still happens to be one of the more difficult tasks of cooking. Boil them too much and they become hard. On the other hand, boil them inadequately and they become real mushy. Well, the Beep Egg can take care of your woes effectively. Priced at $22, the Beep Egg is an egg shaped device that records the current temperature of an egg and gives you an appropriate warning when the egg has boiled properly. Keep the Beep Egg along with the rest of the eggs in the refrigerator so that the device records their temperature. Now when you boil them, the device would keep a check on the temperature, and give you warning signals in two separate settings. Accordingly, when the eggs become soft boiled, the song ‘Killing Me Softly’ starts playing. And when the eggs become hard boiled, the song ‘CarminaBurana’ starts playing. This way, you would never have to worry about digging into undone or overcooked eggs. The LED Colored Egg Light Forget about the painstaking task of painting several eggs for the egg hunting game next Easter. These LED colored egg lights would be perfect just perfect for the game. Compact and bright, the egg lights are available in the colors of red, green, blue and yellow. They come in a groups of 4s (one for each color), and can be perfect for these egg hunting games. Furthermore, you can use the egg lights as decorative pieces to provide a subtle and yet disco like glow to your rooms. And did we mention that they are energy efficient as well? The Easter Egg MP3 Player Talk about a MP3 player designed like an Easter egg. The Easter Egg MP3 Player has several fascinating built in features, including a storage space of 1GB, a remote control feature and inbuilt high magnetic speakers. The player also has an eco-friendly resin shell exterior that supports marble profiling colors in order to give the device a colorful appearance.
The first thing most of us do after buying a cell phone is shop for accessories to keep our prized gadget safe. And without even realizing it, we tend to spend huge amounts of money on these so called accessories when we can actually opt for cheaper and equally sturdy alternatives. Here are five cell phone accessories deemed necessary for your phone, which can be made at home itself, thereby saving you big bucks in the process. Car Docks If you own a cell phone and a car, then one of the first accessories you would opt for would be a car dock where you can safely place your phone in while driving. Most phones also come with navigation options that would need you to keep them in these docks while driving in order to look for directions. However, most car docks are quite expensive. As an alternative, you can make your own car dock with just some binder clips or rubber bands. Beats paying loads of money to buy a new car dock or keeping your phone in a cup holder as you drive around. Screen Protectors Most smartphones come with touch screens that can easily develop scratches and smudges with constant use. And opting for a screen protector every once in a while can become an expensive option. Alternatively, you can make your own screen protector at home. Just buy a piece of cheap vinyl, measure the dimensions of your smartphone screen, and cut them out on the vinyl using a knife. Carefully position the piece over the screen to get your very own homemade screen protector. Rubber Cases Cellphones usually have glossy finishes which would make them a bit slippery to handle. Which is why many individuals opt for rubber cases. Rubber cases can be expensive though. And as an effective substitute, you can use a product that can actually give a rubbery texture to your cell phone (the back). Called Plasti Dip, the product can be applied to the back of your cellphone to give it a rubbery feel. This way, you can have a better grip on the cell phone and eliminate the need of a rubber case or cover for the same. Portable Speakers If you want high quality sound, you would probably have to opt for expensive iPod docks (the cheaper ones are not worth it). As an alternative, you can choose to boost the volume without hampering the sound quality, by simply choosing to place your cell phone in a cereal bowl or a paper cup. You can also use paper cups or wooden blocks to make your very own portable speaker which would offer amazing sound quality when compared to cheap iPod docks. Headphones with Remote Controls It is very rare (and expensive) to find a headphone that combines high quality sound with a fully functional in built microphone remote control. Added to this is the phone compatibility wherein one set of headphones would not work with any other device. So the best way to get what you want and not spend too much money on it is to splice an existing headphone and remote control, hack the headphones to work for other cell phones (in case of Android phones) or just convert the existing remote control headphone to an adapter. Either way, you would get superb sound quality along with awesome microphone and remote control functionality.
The advent of smart phone has made many individuals texting addicts. From stores, roads, parks and restaurants to even the bathroom, these texting addicts would always be on the phone, texting someone or the other. Keeping them in mind, a few inventors have come up with some really crazy texting gadgets, the most popular of which are given below. Touch Screen Gloves Say goodbye to stiff, frozen fingers that would usually result from countless minutes of nonstop texting. The Touch Screen Gloves is designed to provide maximum support to your fingers when you text others using your Smartphone. The gadget consists of a tiny piece of wire wool (scratch proof) which is woven onto the tips of your fingers, including the index finger, middle finger and the thumb. When worn, the gloves would provide utmost comfort for your fingers and would prevent them from becoming numb. The gloves are also scratch proof which means your smartphone would not be damaged when you use them. Brolly Texting Umbrella The perfect excuse to keep on texting even if it rains cats and dogs! Forget the days of running for cover when it rained, or desperately trying to cover your smartphone from the rain. The Brolly Texting Umbrella would help you hold an umbrella and text your friends at the same time. The gadget comes with a finger grip handle that is soft and rubbery. The handle minimizes the need for you to hold the umbrella at all. All the umbrella needs is the loop of your fingers to remain poised above your head. What’s more, it would not harm your smartphone in any way. The Mobile Visor Find it really annoying to notice someone peeping over your shoulder when you text someone? Well then, the best way to shoo them away would be to use a gadget called the Mobile Visor. The gadget needs to be clipped on to the smartphone and comes with a telescopic neck and a set of well-tuned eyeballs that can easily penetrate small sized LCD screens even from a distance. The eyeballs and the telescopic neck are the only things that peeping toms would get to see if they try sneaking into your texts from behind you. The Textminator Want to show everyone how fast you can text? Then opt for a Textiminator, an arcade like box with a small keypad that would give you several texting challenges to choose from. You can play in the single player mode and race against time, typing whatever the box asks you to type within a stipulated time frame. Or you can invite your friends for a two-player challenge to find out who is the fastest at thumbing. Practice well here and you can definitely sharpen your texting skills on a smartphone! Built-in Cup Holder Case Holding a drink and texting cannot be done at the same time. Or so we thought until we came across the Built-in Cup Holder iPhone Case. Priced between $25 and $30, the gadget is for those who can’t do without coffee and texting. The gadget comes with a pop-out holder which allows you to hold your drink as you text on your smartphone. This way, you can move about when you text without worrying about not having to carry along your drink with you.
Usually iPad cases are made of plastic that definitely look sleek and stylish but they don’t allow full protection to your cherished tablet. Providing complete protection to your iPad, Innopocket has come up with an aluminum case called the “Tank” that is not only light, minimal and functional, but also shock absorbing and pressure resistant, which goes aesthetically well with Apple devices. Enhancing the mechanical features of your iPad, the aluminum case is designed to provide ultra protection to all parts of your iPad, including touch-screen corners, ports as well as side buttons. Integrating two aluminum shells and an ABS clasp to rotate the top shell at 360 degrees and conceal it behind the iPad, the ultra-light case nestles your tablet elegantly at the bottom shell which is designed to wrap around the iPad. Lined with an ultra thin polymeric membrane within to absorbs the contact between the two metal shells, the Tank iPad case presents a 1.25 mm raised cross pattern to prevent scratches and pressure on the screen in standby mode. In addition, you can transform the Tank case into a stand by simply rotating the top shell for reading, writing, viewing movies and video calling. The aluminum iPad case is compatible with iPad 2, new iPad, and iPad Retina. [gallery ids="4301,4302,4303,4304,4305,4306,4307,4308,4309,4310"]
Over the period, wristwatches have transformed from a timepiece into a fashionable assessor to attract the trendy users. Check out the “Mainstream e-paper watch” by Malaysian designer Firdaus that presents a simple but at the same time unique design for the fashionable. Looking more like an elegant, curvy bracelet, the trendy wristwatch features a mono color E-paper display which is adorned with fiber/plastic and aluminum body and strap. Telling the time with typical digital numbers reading upside down, the mainstream e-paper watch is easy to read and light on your wrist. Designed to attract mainstream fashion community, the e-paper watch cum bracelet is sure to add style to the modern users while being functional. [gallery ids="4313,4314,4315"]
iPod has been one of the most cherished portable music players that has attracted both the young and older music lovers equally. Though majority of audiophiles love to listen to music on the go, but there is also a group who simply places their iPod in a dock to enjoy music while working. Exploring the impact of the iPod on the Saga generation, designer Daniel Carter has come up with an artistic iPod dock that looks more like a sculpture than a charging device. Dubbed “iPod dock 2,” the docking station concept by the British designer, breaking away from conventional, square visuals, seems to unite modern technology with more mature market or users. Featuring a sleek, free flowing design the iPod dock 2 is sure to revolutionize the charging docks in the days to come. [gallery ids="4332,4333,4334,4335,4336,4337"]
Not able to sustain the extended work sessions on your desktop due to back pain, check out the new laptop/computer stand from Thanko that lets you work on your computer while lying flat on your back as efficiently as you do on your regular workstation. Essentially a flexible laptop stand with up to a 70 cm top panel, the folding desk comes integrated with clips and belt to strap your laptop up to 5 kg or a book or magazine so you could work on your laptop or read a book/magazine while relaxing in your bed. In addition, the table includes small fans that you can plug in through a USB port to prevent your laptop/computer from overheating during extended work sessions. Presented in two models, i.e. GORODE80 and GORODE72, the flexible laptop stand is just ideal for people suffering from a backache. Measuring 840 × 350 × 40 mm in dimension, the GORODE80 just weighs 1.96 kg and is priced at ¥ 7,980 (about $85), while on the other hand, the GORODE72 measures 585 × 300 × 40 mm in dimensions, weighs 1.6 kg and is available for ¥ 5,980 (about $64). [gallery ids="4354,4355,4356,4357,4358,4359"]
Portable medical devices, such as pulse oximeter, are an essential tool for emergency medical personnel to access the health and severity of a patient, so they could offer best possible first aid to the patient on the move. Redesigning the pulse oximeter, Industrial Designer Eddie Licitra has come up with an emergency medical device for first responders to detect serious breathing and heart problems of the patient. Featuring a simple and rugged design, the first responder is a dynamic and capable tool for EMTs to perceive and heal the heart beats and oxygen levels of the patient. Designed in collaboration with Philips Healthcare, the portable pulse oximeter shows real-time readings to ensure quick and accurate treatment of the patient. [gallery ids="4371,4372,4373,4374,4375,4376"]
Considering the fact that Smartphone and Android phones consume more power in comparison to other regular mobile phones, we need some instant battery backup to keep our mobile handsets juiced up on the go. Providing a solution, Buffalo has come up with a compact dual iPhone and Android Smartphone battery charger called the “BSMPB05BK” that charges your mobile phone on the move, without looking out for an energy outlet. Powered by four 4 AA batteries, the compact mobile battery charger just measures 42.4 x 100.7 × 23.9 mm in dimensions. The Buffalo Smartphone charger is compact enough to slip in your pocket or handbag for easy transportation. To charge your mobile phone instantly on the go, all you need to do is connect your iPhone or Android Smartphone to the device and enjoy instant power anywhere, anytime. The Buffalo BSMPB05BK mobile phone battery charger is expected to be available by the end of this month. [gallery ids="4379,4380,4381,4382"]
Combining a television with an independent panel (optional) in a common frame, Russian designer Vladimir Ogorodnikov has come up with a Smart TV, full 3D HD LED, which apart from being a smart television also functions as a timepiece, both digital and analogue according to your liking, to keep you updated with time. No matter if your television is on or not, the additional panel works independently and can be controlled with gestures. The independent panel not only tells time but measures temperature, so now you need not to go to the window and look at the thermometer while getting ready for work or an outing in the morning. Moreover, you can get current rates of any currency in real-time with just push of a button. Featuring a sleek and stylish design, the Smart TV with independent panel is sure to give a new meaning to your interior. [gallery ids="4385,4386,4387,4388,4389,4390,4391,4392"]
Offering access to your mailbox, social networking sites and weather updates, apart from regular mobile Smartphones nowadays have become an integral part of our lives. With almost all the members owning a Smartphone in a family, we usually fall short of energy outlets to plug chargers and juice up our mobile handsets individually. Offering a solution, here is a universal multi Smartphone charger, called the “Life-Spot,” by Judith & Aaron Altheim that can juice up eight mobile phones simultaneously from a single outlet. Compatible with all devices with micro USB outlet (iPhone, Samsung, HTC, Blackberry, LG, SONY, etc.) 4 micro USB ports, the Life-Spot incorporates eight built-in easy to use retractable cables and eight integrated inserts/pockets and can be placed in your kitchen, living room, work place, any waiting area, coffee shop, bar, restaurant, beauty salon, etc. Available in both counter top and wall mount versions, the high efficient Smartphone charger also includes an LED status indicator to tell the battery status of your cellphone. Measuring 11.75 x 6.25 x 6.25" (HWD) just weighs 2.25 lb. [gallery ids="4396,4397,4398,4399,4400,4401"]
Combining technology with fashion, Danish designer Torben Hove Larsen has come up with a hi-tech bracelet that apart from being a fashion accessory also connects to your Samsung Smartphone to receive and view messages on your wrist. Featuring an extensive OLED touchscreen with a swipe user interface, the Digital Bracelet pops up the message via Bluetooth that you can view on its screen without the need to remove the mobile phone from your pocket or handbag. After viewing the message, you can remove the message by swiping it to one side, and you can swipe to the other way to view next message. If you want to turn off the screen, you just need to swipe your fingers both ways simultaneously. Made using high quality polycarbonate, the Digital Bracelet offers a sleek and stylish design, no matter if the screen is on or off, to become a fashion accessory for the trendy. [Cheers Torben]
Moving computer technology back to the nineteenth century, Will Rockwell has come up with a Steampunk computer hard drive that generates power from steam. Using Charles Babbage as the external storage on Difference Engine, the retro device comes complete with drive service light, wheel and shaft, and simulates a steam driven powerhouse that produces smoke while working. To get additional RAM, all you need to do is pull the brass surge lever for a burst of overdrive, which releases smoke from the brass stack. Encased within walnut veneer and brass edging, with elaborate plumbing and controls packing the surface, the steam powered hard drive also features a blinking service light that rises like a periscope, while the drive wheel churns forward persistently. Essentially a case for your own external hard drive, the Steam powered device incorporates a hinged door, for power and connection cables, at the flipside. Intended to embrace different size hard drives, up to a Lacie Big Drive, the Will Rockwell's Steam Powered Hard Drive can easily be rated over average Steampunk casemods. [gallery ids="4411,4412,4413,4414,4415"]
If the clutter of devices and accessories is spoiling the elegance and minimalism of your Apple iMac on your workstation, check out the new shelf called the “Stashboard” that offers a sleek and functional design to clear all the clutter from your desk. Made using polycarbonate and thermoplastic elastomer, the clear shelf clips elegantly underneath the screen of your iMac. Featuring rubber grips to hold the screen firmly without any scratches or damages, the light, glass-like shelf delicately hovers under the screen to make your objects look as if they are floating in the air. Measuring 170 x 90 x 190mm (WHD) in dimensions, the Stashboard offers adequate space to neatly store an extra keyboard, Smartphone and hard drive to maintain the magical look of your iMac. [gallery ids="4479,4480,4481,4482,4483,4484"]
Nowadays, people use portable computing systems on the go more frequently than ever before, but conventional mouse has its limitations and interrupt the workflow while using laptop in an airplane, train or a coffee shop. Providing a solution, designer Nick Mastandrea, founder of Ohio-based Innovative Developments LLC, has come up with a wearable 3D mouse dubbed the “Mycestro” that the user can wear in his/her index finger for uninterrupted workflow, no matter how cramped or compact is the workspace. Capable of tracking hand motion in 3-D space, the thumb-activated mouse comes with a touch-sensitive panel that activates the cursor movement. Offering an impressive range of up to 30 feet, the Mycestro 3D mouse also lets the user personalize programmable gesture commands, like a flick or swipe movement. To activate the mouse, all you need to do is touch anywhere on the panel, while you can control position of the cursor by shifting your hand in the desired direction. And you need to let loose the touch panel and tap on the left, middle or right button section once again to make selection. About the size of a wireless earpiece, the Mycestro works smoothly with Bluetooth Smart Ready devices like iPad 3 and newer iPad Mini, iPhone 4S and newer, iPod Touch Gen5, Apple MacBook Air, Mac mini and MacBook Pro and any PC with a compatible BLE dongle, thanks to built-in Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy Protocol. Powered by an internal battery that can be charged via USB, the compact, lightweight mouse allows the battery life up to eight hours, depending on usage. [gallery ids="4527,4526,4525,4524,4523,4522,4521,4520,4519,4518,4517"]
Taking on Apple's Macbook range and Microsoft's Surface Pro tablet, Google has come up with luxury laptop called the “Chromebook Pixel” that integrates a high resolution display to conceal individual pixels to the naked eye. Intended towards power users, the high end laptop also offers 1TB of free storage, on Google's cloud service that is free for three years, on an online hard drive. Featuring the highest resolution touchscreen ever incorporated in a laptop, the Chromebook Pixel makes use of Chrome OS derived from the Google's web browser. Integrating Intel's Ivy Bridge processors and fast 4G LTE connectivity, the new laptop touts 12.85in (32.64cm) display's resolution with the highest pixel density (239 pixels per inch) offered by any laptop ever. Presenting 4.3 million pixels, the laptop’s display put forward sharp text, vibrant colors and wide viewing angles. Priced at £1049 ($1299), the Google’s Chromebook Pixel will be available by the end of this week. [gallery ids="4532,4533,4534,4535,4536,4537"]
Without doubt, the touch controls on your sleek and stylish touch-sensitive devices allows enhanced control and experience, in comparison to conventional devices with keys, but what would say about controlling your gadgets with mere hand gestures. Offering the 3D gesture controls, Thalmic Labs has come up with a wearable device/technology called the “MYO” that lets you control a computer with hand gestures, while the devices with optical sensors are controlled by combining the motion sensing and muscular activity. Essentially an armband, the MYO senses hand gestures, as soon as you put it on your arm, and sends the consequent signal to the linked device using Bluetooth 4.0. Plus, the muscular detection senses changes in gesture caused by the individual finger through proprietary sensors. With the MYO armband, users can not only play Mass Effect 3 and other games, but they can control iTunes tracks with hand gestures as well. Slated to be shipped late this year, the MYO can now be pre-order for $149 only. [gallery ids="4552,4553,4554,4555,4556"]
Usually parents refrain from passing on their expensive digital camera to their kids to circumvent any inane damage, which not only annoys kids but also hampers their creativity and zeal to learn. Addressing the issue, South Korean designer Jinhwa Oh has come up with a special camera for kids dubbed the “Moidoi” that presents a flexible design so that tots could take pictures with ease. With Moidoi kids can preserve their precious childhood memories, while stimulating their creativity by communicating with the bigger world. Featuring a photo taking function, together r with a video phone function using the lenses attached on four sides, the Moidoi also comes with magical mode to let kids edit and change the taken images freely to stimulate their creativity. In addition, Moidoi can take pictures while rolling around like a game, which makes it more flexible than an average children's camera. [gallery ids="4560,4561,4562,4563"] [Cheers Jinhwa]