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The trend of living an eco-friendly lifestyle and using eco-friendly products seemed to have caught on in the past few years for the benefit of our nature and environment. As a result, a wide range of eco-friendly devices has been invented with an aim to lessen our dependency on non-renewable power sources and also to decrease the pollution. However, besides wind turbines, solar panels or electric cars, there have been many other petite inventions that support our natural environment in strange ways. So, here is a short list of some of the strangest green inventions ever made: Eco Button This eco button with a picture of earth emblazoned on it can be called as one of the silliest invention made under the category of eco-friendly products, although its function can hardly be accounted as an environment savior. If you have this eco button, all you can do is send your laptop or computer into sleep mode by pressing it. However, the same function can also be performed by using the very simple drop down menu of your computer. Solar fan hat This fan hat that runs on solar power must have been invented with an aim to amuse people around you because even the most depressed person will laugh seeing it on someone’s head. It is still unclear why it is called as a green innovation as it hardly does anything to help the natural environment. Moreover, the air it generates with the small solar panel placed right on top of the hat can be generated by simply waving your hands. Solar powered bra Did you even know that you could charge up your cell phone by simply wearing a solar powered bra, although this undergarment will be applicable only on the female population? This bra has two cup holders like normal bras and also an electronic billboard unlike any other bras for charging your cell phones. As bizarre as it may seem, we cannot rule out the fact that it may come in real handy if you are lost in the middle of a desert. Blood lamp If you are ready to shed a drop of your blood, then only you can light up this blood lamp as this bizarre lamp needs a drop of blood to light up. It might take a real genius to figure out why it was even invented but it may attract a lot of vampires. Hybrid SUV Claimed as a green innovation, this hybrid SUV instead falls short of everything that might have helped our environment. This hybrid SUV has the worse gas mileage and also needs a lot of virgin resources to run. So, it seems like someone has got a lot of nerve to even call it eco friendly.
New mom’s life becomes hard with sleepless nights, baby feeds, changing diapers and what not. It is always a great help to have good and practical gadgets to make her work easy. At the same time, unnecessary gadgets simply add to the clutter. Some simple and innovative gadgets can make her life much easy. Right technology combined with some imagination has led to the development of some very smart gadgets that appeal to parents as well as newborns. Let’s have a look at some of these gadgets: Bath Pillow Giving bath to baby can be back breaking. No more bending for long duration with this simple and cute bath pillow. A foldable flower shaped bath pillow is very comfortable for both baby and mother. It cuddles the baby as he sits in the sink and enjoys his bath. This machine washable pillow can also act as a play mat if placed on the floor. It is foldable and can be kept comfortably without occupying much space. Very practical, indeed! Pumping Bra A new mother has to multitask all the time. How convenient it will be if she can work on a laptop and prepare a feed for the baby at the same time. Here is a hands free pumping breast bustier which allows all these tasks at the same time. It is compatible with most of the breast pump brands and can adjust to your size. So now, pump and attend to a little office work at the same time. Stroller with smart phone stand How many times you have to stop midway on your walk to search for the phone while taking your baby out in a stroller. Strollers have attachments to hold water bottle, diaper bag, and now also your smart phone. Therefore, whenever you phone rings, there is no need to search for your phone. Moreover, you can listen to your favorite music from your smart phone while you walk! Mini Washing Machine How do you feel when you have to wash dirty baby diaper in a washing machine with your clothes? Didn’t like the idea? Never mind. Now there is a mini washing machine to wash baby clothes. It is just big enough to handle the diaper load of a baby, and small enough to fit on a counter top. They are portable and easy to travel with. Isn’t it cool? Baby food processor Fresh homemade food is always good for your baby. It becomes difficult to blend and soften food items in big mixers. Baby food processor with date dial storage cups, where you can save the date when you prepared the food is really very hassle free. You can plan and make a week’s worth of food and store it in fridge or freezer. Mix and blend homemade goodies for your baby at your convenience.
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: 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. 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. 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.
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. 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. 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. 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.
In case you’re not a regular gym visitor spending hours in office in front of your computer can affect your health in the long run. There are a number of problems associated with such long-hours sitting habits such as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Spondylosthesis, Spinal Stenosis and repetitive muscle injury. In case you’ve already started to feel the back pain or pain in neck it’s high time to consider one of the equipment below at your workplace. TR1200-DT5 Treadmill Desk Recent research shows that sitting all day in front of your computer without any physical activity may reduce your lifespan by few years. You can plug-in your computer to this treadmill and still walk on the treadmill. The speed of the treadmill doesn’t go beyond 4 mph as you might end up at the bottom if you try to multitask your work as well as exercise. You can adjust the height of the treadmill and won’t face any problems while trying to access the console even after having enough space for your workstation. We’re not sure if you can have this one in every office but is a good buy for freelancers who often are not bound by office limitations and culture. The treadmill comes at a price of $1499.99. GymGym chair GymGym chair gives an opportunity to stretch your muscles and relieve some tension at office with the help of bungee cords and Velcro straps. You can do 16 different core exercises on this chair that help work on arm, chest ,legs, back, shoulders, torso and gluteus. You’ll have to spend $599 in case you want to own this ergonomic exercise chair. Hand Fitness trainer It’s your hands that do all the work in office and they need some exercise after you spend a day typing a lengthy report or churning out thousands of lines of code. The winner ofMedical Design Excellence Award, Hand Fitness trainer fills the void of equipment in the market that works on palm muscles. Sitting in front of computer with your hands on mouse for hours or typing continuously day after day can result in a number of problems such as osteoarthritis and repetitive-motion injuries. It can be worn just like gloves and all you have to do is try to move your fingers against the force of springs. You can adjust the level of resistance and 15-20 repetitions would do. The trainer costs you $29.95. Gaiam’s Balance ball chair The biggest cause of problems caused by sitting on chair all day is our inability to maintain correct posture for a longer period of time. Every now and then we all into our comfort zone which often is not the best way to sit. The balance ball chair helps you in maintaining the right posture by forcing your body to make small adjustments. It helps in improving your core strength and exercising your muscles while sitting. The balance ball costs you $79.98. Gamercize PC-Sport Stepper Gamercize stepper will give you no chance to slack-out at office as it locks your keyboard and mouse when you do so. All you need to do is place it below your desk and put your feet on its steps. It offers 5 different levels of exercises in which the lowest levels ensure that you are not disturbed when not interested in exercise. The complete setup costs you around $187.
One must stay healthy to enjoy life, but to do so you need to take initiative and be more proactive be it working with a trainer or discarding your cozy bed early in the morning. In case you have been thinking how technology can help you become healthier we have a list of five gadgets that surely deserve to be a part of your armory to keep health-related issues at bay. Kinomap Kinomap is such an easy to use and exciting app that will make your cycling fun. You may have dreamt a couple of times about participating in Tour De France, or cycling alongside Thames in London. Kinomap gives you just that opportunity thanks to its simulation of such tracks. You can take advantage of a number of tracks recorded by fellow cyclists and can even upload one of your own. Kinomap offers two such fitness apps i.e. Kinomap Fitness and Kinomap Trainer at a monthly subscription of $10.99. Basis B1 Band Basis B1 is a wristband that you can wear day and night and gives quantified results related to your blood flow, body temperature and perspiration. The device is laden with a number of sensors and an accelerometer to keep track of these vital functions in your body. Whether you’re running or resting the device tells you about your current heart rate, skin surface temperature as well as moisture level and gives you an insight into your body’s vital statistics. Priced at $199 Basis B1 is simple yet effective gadget that will help you stay healthy. Nike+ Fuel Band In case you think you've been lazing around lately Nike+ fuel band can give you some activity throughout the day with the help of your iPhone or Android phone. With the help of FuelBand you can count the number of steps you have taken or the amount of calories burnt throughout the day. FuelBand boards a gyroscope that keeps track of your physical activity and you can plug it in to your computer with a USB and churn out data related to your daily activity. One of the best looking wrist gadgets, FuelBand is a rubber-coated bracelet with a bright array of LEDs mounted on its body. In order to own one you’ll have to part with $150. Fitbit One Fitbit One is your flash drive like pedometer that you can tuck on the side of your pocket or fit it on your belt during the day and mount it on your wristband at night. Besides keeping track of number steps you've taken and claries you've burned during the day, Fitbit One can help you determine the quality of sleep by syncing it with your computer or phone and knowing the duration of your sleep and the number of times you woke up. In case you fear howling alarm clocks Fitbit One’s silent vibrator alarm can help you out. To own one you’ll have to shell out $100. BodyMedia Patch BodyMedia patch was up on display at this year’s Consumer Electronic Show. This skin friendly biometric patch can be glued to your skin for seven days, which means you don’t need to worry about it getting lose or detached every now and then. According to the company it records more than 5000 data points in a minute and gives key information about calories burnt, steps taken and sleep patterns. Expected in this year’s later half the wearable will be priced around $50. Getting quantified results related to your conscious efforts to improve your lifestyle and being more proactive in this regard can be a big boost to your efforts. These gadgets can help you track your progress and help you improve your lifestyle.
You have often wondered how you can improve the quality of your life inside your cubicle. You have some ideas but haven’t been able to figure out exactly what you have been looking below. Luckily the technology again wouldn't disappoint you and there are a number of clever and dexterous gadgets out there for your cubicle that can make your life easier as well as improve your productivity at office. Below we have listed out five such gadgets. USB Notifier If every now and then your boss calls you and asks whether or not you checked your latest mail and your answer is mostly no, USB notifier is a must have gadget for you. Compatible with most popular email platforms such as Webmail and Outlook the USB notifier flashes its LED light to remind you of the latest mail while you might be busy creating reports or programming application. It’s a cheap but a clever gadget to own just a price of $6.99. Arm Rested Mousepad In case you end up moving your chair up and down throughout the day to get the most comfortable position from where you can access your mouse this arm rested Mousepad can save you some struggle by allowing you to operate your mouse from your chair itself. The Mousepad claims to reduce muscle tension in shoulder, neck and arms and you have fewer chancesof Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Repetitive Stress Injuries. To buy one you need to shell out $39.99. Drinklip Clip-On Cupholder If you have been guilty of spilling coffee on your cubicle in past given to the clutter on your desk it is time to bring in Drinklip clip-on cupholder. Fix it to the edge of your desk and sip in the coffee comfortable gazing on to your desktop without worrying about making a mess this time. It prevents any spilled coffee stains on your desk and comes at a price of $19.99. USB Desktop aquarium It’s time to connect back to nature by bringing life to your cubicle. In case you’re stressed or simply bored of your work you can take some time to ponder on the colorful sentient beings swimming inside your aquarium. This is not its only function though and the desktop aquarium is boarded with a LCD display that gives you information about time, day, week, weather and temperature. It provides additional space at the top to keep hold of your cubicle belongings in case aquarium occupies most of your desk area and an overhead light to keep your fish in limelight. The overall kit comes at a price of $39.99, which of course doesn't include the fish. Silent Mouse Your tapping of mouse and fidgeting with your partially dysfunctional keyboard is something that puts you off when you’re already not going very well. The Silent Mouse will rid of the ticking noise every now and then and will bring more peace and silence to you and your neighbors of course. This peacemaker gadget would cost your around $30.
Golf is regarded as one of the most expensive sports globally. This sport requires many gadgets to facilitate and deliver the best shot every time. Though the gadgets are small, they are pretty effective in providing a better experience of playing golf during summer and spring. The manufacturers worldwide have tried to present many amazing gadgets to the golfers to make their game better. These gadgets may help in preparing the budding golfers to be expert ones. The avid golfers always welcome usage of new technology in golf. While some gadgets enable you to gauge the distance to the hole, others help you examine the swing of the ball, and even provide a digital score card. Let us discuss few of those amazing gadgets that have been an essential part of the quiver of any golfer. Bushnell NEO-X Rangefinder Watch Bushnell NEO-X Rangefinder watch is the lightest and thinnest golf GPS watch available in market today. It is loaded with 30, 000 plus updateable courses for golfers’ dereference. It also does not require any downloads or membership fees to work on. This watch provides the golfers with an easy front, center or back distance gauging, auto course or auto hole recognition, one shot distance measurement and many more. Game Golf Game golf is a newly invented gadget which helps in counting the scores. It works with the help of a GPS receiver and a near field communication. It helps in recording the clubs used by you, the swing generated by your shot, and the distance covered. This gadget makes you able to upload your score cards and share results in social networking sites. GolfSense The GolfSense sensor and the app that comes with it helps a golfer fix the golf swing for better golfing experience. The sensor can easily attach to the golf gloves using two rubber straps present on the back of the sensor. The light weight of the sensors does not even create any problems while hitting the ball or swinging the golf. It helps you analyze your swing in real time and provides you the privilege to compare the swing of your golf stick with others. OGIO Aquatech Bag This bag is not only water resistant but also it can accommodate each club in its place thank to its unique design. It also provides the golfers with a zipper less pouch to place the golf club in the required slots. TaylorMade Daddy Long Legs TaylorMade Daddy long leg putters are manufactured with stainless steel, carbon steel, aluminum, tungsten and so on. It helps you hit from the sweet spot of your golf club. As it has a moment of inertia rating of 8500, it does not let your club to turn and it reduces the chances of a bad hit.
Sleeping is a natural process in all living beings that provides them with required physical, psychological, and spiritual benefits. Sleeping not only provides rest to all living beings but also helps in strengthening immune system, repairing body systems, protecting heart from coronary artery calcifications and so on. However, a recent study suggests that people are deprived of normal sleeping now due to stress, depression, workload and other issues in life. People become inefficient and weak due to poor sleep and finally consult doctors to get a good sleep. They end up in taking sleeping pills throughout their lives to find good sleep. Improvement in technology now provides us with many gadgets, which can help people to get a good sleep. Let us discuss few gadgets available to provide you with a good sleep. NightWave Sleep Assistant This gadget ensures a good sleep helping you to go through a pre-sleep exercise. It works on the concept of a blue light which turns bright and dims to help you perform the pre-sleep exercise. This is a light weight and small device, which emits blue light on your ceiling or wall. It is instructed to breathe in when the light becomes bright and breathe out when lights goes dim. Badger Sleep Balm The Badger sleep balm is manufactured to provide a stress free mind and help you sleep well. The concept behind this balm is aromatherapy, which helps you find your required sleep. The ingredients of this balm are organic oils mixed with rosemary, lavender, bergamot, ginger, and balsam fir. This balm needs to be applied under nose during bedtime for better results. SleepPhones Music is a proven medicine to heal your sleeping disorder. SleepPhone provides you with an opportunity to be with your favorite tracks. As this device is free from earphones and earplugs, it does not create any digging in sensations in the year hence provides you with a sound sleep. Sound + Sleep Nomad This innovative gadget helps you sleep to the tunes of natural sounds if you are a nature lover and love being in nature. It provides sounds such as ocean, meadow, white noise, and many more. It also provides the features to adjust the richness and volume of the sound. As the nature’s sound is very relaxing, it provides mental peace to the mind and makes you sleep better. Homedics World’s Greatest Sleep Pillow Pillow plays an important role in providing a good sleep. This pillow is a newly designed micropedic one, which gives you the feeling of a beanbag rather than a hard pillow. It helps in keeping your head and neck in the required alignment and helps you sleep in a better position.
No one can live without a flash drive. But if they are so quintessential to our existence why not make them something more than just a flash drive? Well! in case you always wished for one such flash drive we’re happy to inform you that there is no dearth of such freaky, out-of-the-box, hilarious flash drives than can scare you, amuse you or bewilder you. Below we list out five such flash drives. USB Thumb Drive This one reminds me of Angulimala from the days of Buddha who used to wear a necklace of fingers. No wonder people were scared like hell of Angulimala but imagine going to your girlfriend and taking out this “thumb” drive to get data out of her laptop. Well! There is no money back guarantee if people do not get scared but the possibility is that 99 out of 100 will submit to your bluff. This scary Halloween inspired thumb drive in fact is made of PVC which gives it more organic look and feel. USB Nail People wouldn’t believe you like to nail PCs and laptops with your Nail shaped USB flash memory. Just wonder if you didn’t have a USB port and it took plumbing skills to fix a USB into your computer just like a nail. We know it sounds whacky but that it what it really intends to sound like. Just take this nail and grab a hammer while plugging this flash drive into your friend’s computer and do share your experience as to what happens next. Grenade Flash Drive In case you get surrounded by enemies or friends turned to foes there is a one secret weapon that can help you get out. Yes, we are talking about this grenade flash drive that opens just like a grenade and doesn’t explode on being thrown at your enemies. It may not explode but is good enough to give scare people around for a moment. Flinging it out to your neighbors in office who keep troubling you for a pen drive every now and then won’t be bad idea too. Sushi Flash Drive Sushi flash drive is well suited to foodies who always want something eatable in their sight (No! this one is not eatable). Get your hunger juices flowing and keep imagining about the last delicious Sushi you has at the nearest Japanese restaurant. Serve it on a plate or plug it to your computer is all up to you. This $49.99 rich in color Sushi drive certainly looks yummy. Lightsaber USB drive It’s certainly Darth Vader time with these lightsaber USB drives that come in green, pink and god knows what other feminine colors. Perhaps more suited to the she Darth Vaders these USB flash drive glow with brilliant colors on being plugged into your computer. Shell out $19.99 and become a part of Lucas legacy.
As we all know, Star Wars is an American epic space opera that has been converted into a movie series by George Lucas. The Star Wars trilogy has become a worldwide pop culture phenomenon later. It has not only won the hearts of the kids, but also it made adults go crazy. Gamers found Star Wars pretty exciting to play. Previously a lot of board, card, video, miniature, tabletop role on Star Wars were available in market. Though it did not get that popularity worldwide, it still existed. However, after the release of the trilogy, the demand of Star Wars characters and gadgets took a huge loop in market and every Star Wars fan wanted to own a gadget or another. The manufacturer's took the repose positively and launched many Star Wars gadgets to increase their sales and revenue. Let us discuss few highly selling gadgets, which have been the fans’ choice for a long time. LEGO R2-D2 Lego R2-D2, a UCS Star Wars set released in May 2012 has already made its mark in toy gadget market. It is designed with a third leg which can be dropped with the help of a rear switch and a rotating dome head. The front panel present in it opens to display a buzz show and a computer linkage tool. The other attractions of this gadgets include, black photoreceptors, a red sensor, and an accurate blue, gray, and white color scheme, hologram recorder/transmitter and charger. Scalextric Death Star Attack If you are a diehard Star Wars fan, you are definitely going to long for the force powered car racing game, Scalextric Death Star Attack. This game will give you a real time car racing experience by providing you with an awesome pursuit battle game featuring a glow-in-the-dark track and illuminated X-Wing and TIE Fighter spaceships. Hasbro Fx Lightsaber Being a huge Star Wars fan, you must be dreaming to having Hasbro Fx Lightsaber in your collection. These are constructed with sturdy machined aluminum and injection molded plastics. This will help you live your dream of being a star fighter. It is manufactured for adults with a sturdy, removable blade with multiple displays. Star Wars Xbox 360 Star Wars Xbox 360 is a gaming console manufactured by Microsoft, which will give you the pleasure of spending time with your favorite Star Wars characters in your living room, though they are unreal. This device includes a custom white sensor, which enables you immerse yourself into the Star Wars universe. Star Wars Mimobot Flash Drive Star Wars mimobot flash drives are manufactured especially for Star Wars fans. The flash drive comes with preloadedmimoByte sound software. It also comprises mimoDesk personalization suite of icons, avatars, wallpapers, and screensavers.
James Bond may be a fictional character but for his millions of fans, 007 is probably as real as the big JC. One of the best aspects of the character and allure of James Bond is the array of gadgets that Her Majesty’s (fictional) secret service has provided its most worthy of all (fictional) sons. Here are the five most incredible James Bond gadgets that we have seen over the last 50 years of the franchise. Flamethrower perfume bottle Seen in the movie: Moonraker (1979) When Bond was played by: Roger Moore OK, so strictly speaking this gadget wasn’t used by Bond himself but it did appear in one of the more beloved Bond films and was used by his colleague Dr. Goodhead who had secretly been a spy as well. Bond (Moore) goes through her stuff and finds the perfume bottle which he discovers is also a handy flamethrower! Ericsson Cell Phone Taser Seen in the movie: Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) When Bond was played by: By far the best and most realistic Bond gadget ever, the Ericsson Cell phone basically appeared in the movie as a part of a not-so-subtle product placement deal. The gadget was fairly ordinary by Bond’s standard though it did work wonders in terms of rendering not-so-important bad guys (like real bad guys’ body guards) immobile with a single, er, tase (or is it ‘tasering’?) X-Ray Glasses Seen in the movie: A View to a Kill (1985) When Bond was played by: Roger Moore A popular male fantasy remains to be able to see others (mostly women) in their underwear with the aid of things like x-ray glasses. While the body scanning gadgets are in fact a reality and a daily fare for airport security employees, the average guy only has the image of Roger Moore using his MI6-issue X-Ray glasses to ogle at a woman and see what kind of underwear she is wearing underneath a pretty party dress. Of course, Bond does go onto to use the glasses for good but unfortunately, the perverted fantasy remains the biggest legacy of this brilliant gadget from the Bond universe. The Jetpack Seen in the movie: Thunderball (1965) When Bond was played by: Sean Connery Crazy nerds all around the world have been trying to perfect the jetpack for so long now and we all know it is because they saw Bond flee a mansion in on all the while wearing a rather sharp suit and looking like, well, a young Sean Connery! The Invisible Car Seen in the movie: Die Another Day (2002) When Bond was played by: Pierce Brosnon OK, so the invisible car feat has actually been achieved a few years ago with the help of HD cameras and HD displays strapped a regular car but back in when the stunt appeared in Die Another Day, it was a near unthinkable notion. While the CGI used to make the Aston Martin Vanquish appear invisible (oxymoron alert!), many hardcore 007 film series fans began to wonder if its makers had resorted to cheap thrills to mask how far the franchise had diluted in terms of quality.
Steampunk refers to the artistic styles followed to give some object a new look and make it look trendy. People are no longer finding it interesting enough to see the same design of their computer components. They always want to see their device with a new untraditional look. As every odd phenomenon is considered style in present days, people are more interested in getting their computer modded with the help of some steampunk creativity. There are many designs available for steampunk fans to mod their laptops, PCs, Macs, computer components, including keyboards, mice, headphones, CPUs and so on. Let us discuss few computer mods that may impress the steampunk fans. Wooden Keyboard A wooden keyboard can be designed with the help of handmade type writer digits and a piece of wood. You need to select a keyboard as per your wish and stylize the wooden surface as per your requirements. You can set the keys according to your wish and style you want. Neo-Victorian Point-of-Sale System The Neo Victorian Point of Sale system is placed in the Last Bookstore in Los Angeles. It is designed with credit cards strips, penholders, and barcode scanner. A touch screen is used which is trimmed in wood and mounted on adjustable brass beams and placed on a wooden stand. Nagy Magical Movable Type Pixello Dynamotronic Computational Engine The Nagy Magical movable type pixello-dynamotronic computational engine is still work in progress and it is a unique initiative design from Datamancer. It uses a wooden monitor cabinet, underwood type writer keyboard, and a vertical optical bay behind glass. The Aviator The Aviator is a modded keyboard for steampunk fans. It uses a brushed aluminum frame, a black felt faceplate, and jewel styled LEDs which are the parts of an old airplane instrument panel. This is one of the impressive modded keyboards for the steampunk lovers as it gives your keyboard a different yet trendy look. Victorian Organ Command Desk Bruce and Melanin Rosenbaun hold the credit for designing the Victorian Organ Command desk. This model has three monitors whose screens are pretty wide. In this steampunk model, the center screen is landscaped and has portrait screens on both its sides. It comprises a typewriter style keyboard and a steampunk modded mouse as well. It has a matching USB stick for consistent look too. The phonograph lookalike horns of the system hold the speakers and these are present on both the sides of the organ. A webcam is provided above the center screen inside an old accordion style film camera.
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. 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 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 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.
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 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. 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. 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.
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 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. 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 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.
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 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 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”. . 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!
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. . 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. . 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. . 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.
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. 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. 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.
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. 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. 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.