most of us have learn to cope with short smartphone battery and by ‘cope’ we mean having at least one portable battery charger. however, we see another problem with portable batteries: forgetting to charge them. admit it. this has probably struck you at least once. heading out, phone goes low batt, whip out portable battery to find that it is also flat out. the NomadPlus, like a few accessories we have seen, aims to solve that, or at least take the clutter out from the need to charge yet another thing. NomadPlus is a super sleek solution that integrates with standard Apple USB plug for iPhones, thus allowing it to charge both the iPhone and NomadPlus’ internal battery through just one outlet. Continue reading
before Aer, we probably don’t have any qualms about bringing two bags to work. you know, one for work and the other for the gym. it is kind of like a badge of honor, or in this case, bag of honor, to show that this dude does workout. but hey, why subject yourself to judgement when you can save the hassle of bringing another bag? and this is why Aer is an awesome solution to your two-bag dilemma. in a nutshell, Aer Duffle Pack is a hybrid bag. it is both a work bag and a gym bag. a waterproof zipper on the outside opens up to a generously sized compartment for all your gym gear such as your gym wear or office garments et cetera and at the bottom, it has a shoe pocket lined with water resistant nylon for your shoes or used clothes so that they don’t soil the rest of the stuff, while side pockets see to your other everyday carry’s storage needs. Continue reading
thanks to the advancement in components development, capable PC – gaming PC in particular – need not to be a monster. hey, if it can do the job well and still be inconspicuous, then why the hell not? obviously, this new kid, Spark – as Maingear call it – is not the first or the tiniest gaming rig in the market, but it is one to look out for if configurable is on your mind. it might be the smallest gaming desktop to be offered by Maingear, measuring just 4.5″ x 4.23″ x 2.34″, but it still packs quite a serious punch. the rig is powered by an AMD A8-5557M quad-core processor with gaming gratification taken care by Radeon R9 M275X graphics. Continue reading
it is safe to say that loyal Apple users who are looking forward to a big slate from the Cupertino firm can look elsewhere, but thanks to outfit like Modbook, you don’t need to stray away from Mac OS X or a Mac device to lay your hands on a big-ass tablet which Apple will probably never make. Modbook has been around for quite a while, busy converting regular MacBooks into tablets geared towards creative professionals, and now it is bringing you an even bigger Mac OS X slate, the Modbook Pro X. based on the new Retina MacBooks with some refreshed innards, the Pro X is essentially the 15.4-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display turned into a tablet and therefore it is only naturally that it inherits the various specifications of the original including the obvious 15.4-inch Retina display with 2,880 by 1,800 resolution, Intel Core i7 quad-core processor, and such. Continue reading
Logitech G Stakes Claim As The World’s Fastest Gaming Mouse
with the ability to track over 500 inches per second, the Logitech G402 Hyperion Fury made claim as the world’s fastest gaming mouse. features include a 32-bit ARM processor, lightweight construction, low-friction feet, 8 programmable buttons, and 4 plus 1 DPI settings. available starting August 2014. $59.99. BUY.
Design to Innovation Has The World’s First Wireless Scanner Mouse
Hong Kong-based Design to Innovation has a wireless scanner mouse that scans in a zigzag motion over whatever you wish to digitize and import them as editable Excel or as text. it also support over 199 OCR languages which works with a Google Translate shortcut to translate scanned words. from $79.00. BUY.
DrinkPure Water Filtration Device Lets You Have Clean Water, Always
much like the Lifestraw Go, DrinkPure is a on-the-go filtration system to turn non-potable water into potable water. it uses a 3-step filtration system which includes a special membrane developed by ETH Zurich student Jeremy Nussbaumer and fits over any standard PET bottle. BUY. [via]
TouchPico Turns Any Surface Into A 80-inch Touchscreen… Well, Almost
lets get real. there is no way anyone can turn a wall into a touchscreen and so, TouchPico’s clever idea of using an infrared stylus is your best bet if you adore touching walls. it can projects up to 80-inch and also serves as a functional Android PC, which you are open to do anything with this baby. from $349. [via]
Sunswift Is Now The Fastest Long Range Electric Car
Australia’s Sunswift sets a new record for being the world’s fastest long range electric car, clocking 310 miles with an average speed of 62 mph on a single charge. it relied on the stored juiced from the onboard batteries without turning on the solar system. looks like there is hope for EVs after all. LEARN MORE.
this is not a high-tech steel wool with a power button. it is an innovative PC that ditches traditional cooling fans in favor of a bushy chunk of copper afro. aptly called Silent Power PC, this mini PC from Germany maker of the same name is billed as the smallest high-end PC in the world. the odd looking top allows heat to be dissipated by channeling them directly off the CPU and GPU, which results in up to 500 times better heat removal then the traditional counterparts, said the company. apparently, the circulation of air through the copper foam is so efficient that the outside surface temperature never goes beyond 50 degrees Celsius or about 122 degrees Fahrenheit. if that holds true, it would be a dream come true for those bothered by the constant swirling fans. Continue reading
we have, at one point in time, been exposed to the fundamental of imaging through DIY pinhole camera, but those examples your school teacher once taught you, were merely child’s play. with the VIDDY DIY Cardboard Pinhole Camera Kit, you will have another chance to do it right and this time, you will get to immortalize the images the pinhole camera captures on medium format or 35mm film. made from recycled cardboard, the VIDDY DIY Cardboard Pinhole Camera Kit comes flatpack with the required parts die-cut and ready to be popped out for assembly. except for a teeny weeny bit of glue required to fix the film advance knobs, the rest of the build is virtually glue-free, held together by split pins, and can be put together in under 30 minutes. Continue reading
obviously, there is no correlation between Frankenstein and lightings (lightning, perhaps), but that does not make Dale Rorabaugh’s Franken Edison Light any less attractive. in fact, it is the opposite. Franken Edison Light brings together Thomas Edison’s electric light bulbs and Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and presented as a single, brilliant lighting art. well, as far as Edison’s invention goes, it is not exactly an eco- and wallet-friendly thing by today’s standard, but for some reason, modern LEDs, or even energy saving bulbs could never have the same, rustic effect of those filament bulbs. on each end of the balance scale-like structure is an eight-inch, mouth blown sphere that serves to encase the Edison light bulbs. Continue reading
we think about automobile of the future. we think about other possibilities with respect to powered transportations, but we never really give a thought to the most basic form of human-powered alternative, namely bicycle. that’s until Oregon Manifest comes and challenge the bike designers to rethink what a bicycle should be for today’s urban environment. when you get a bike, it is like a plain sheet of canvas. then you add lights, pannier, bike lock and stuff to make it “whole”, which is obviously a hassle. the question is: do we really have to go through that? of course, ideally, we want to be able to start cycling and not start shopping from the get-go, and so if ask us, we think the bike of the future should be like Teague x Sizemore Denny Bike. Continue reading
Drobo Mini Now Comes With Solid State Drive (SSD)
Drobo Mini now gets four 2.5-inch Solid State Drive bays with an mSATA accelerator option, Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 connectivity – all packed in a rugged, compact and portable package that weighs in at less than 3 lbs. the Drobo Mini with SSD comes in a choice of 1TB, 2TB and 4TB capacity. from $1,199. BUY.
HARMAN New Generation Infinity Reference Series Loudspeakers
the new Infinity Reference Series Loudspeakers boast state-of-the-art audio technology including Ceramic Metal Matrix Diaphragm (CMMD) cone and the most advanced waveguide to date. it includes 2-way bookshelf, 3-way floorstanding, center channel, as well as powered subwoofer. from $349.95. BUY.
Pentax Launches New K-3 Prestige Gunmetal Edition
limited to just 2,000 units worldwide, the K-3 Prestige Gunmetal Edition features a sleek, gunmetal gray body with a BG-5 battery grip designed exclusively for the K-3. the package includes a black leather strap, and two dedicated batteries for both the camera and the battery grip. available in August 2014. $1,399.95. BUY.
Canon New PowerShot Cameras Are For The Zoom-happy Shutterbugs
obviously trying to outdo the ever powerful smartphones’ camera, Canon has out two super zoom point-and-shoot cameras, the SX400 IS ($249.99) with 30x optical zoom and SX520 HS ($399.99) that zooms up to 42x. the former touts a 16MP CCD sensor and the latter, a 16MP high-sensitivity CMOS sensor. BUY.
Forget 4K, LG 105UC9 105-inch Curved UHD TV Is On To 5K
first seen in CES this year, the LG 105-inch Curved UHD TV is now available for pre-order in South Korea for a cool 120 million Won, or about US$117K. features include 5,120 x 2,160 resolution, CinemaScope 21:9 A.R., LG True 4K Engine Pro, IPS 4K panel and built-in 7.2 channel speaker system. LEARN MORE.