Scosche boomBOTTLE+ Puts Out 360-deg Sound Through 55mm Drivers, in the Same Bicycle Cage-friendly Size

You can’t drink from Scosche boomBOTTLE+ (plus) Portable Bluetooth Speakers, but it will provide you with 360-degree immersive sounds as you pedal away. Noticed the ‘+’? That means it is the new iteration of boomBOTTLE, made famous with its ability to fit right into the cage of your bicycle, thus saving you the hassle of donning a pair of headphones for your on-the-go music fix. While it maintains this cyclist-centric feature, Scosche has bumped up its spec quite a bit, mostly notably, larger 55mm drivers paired with two passive radiators and an omnidirectional diffuser, plus a 6,000 mAh rechargeable lithium-ion battery for up to 15 hours of playtime and doubles as a backup battery for your smartphone and tablet too. Continue reading Scosche boomBOTTLE+ Puts Out 360-deg Sound Through 55mm Drivers, in the Same Bicycle Cage-friendly Size

TILT Smartphone Stand: Simple, Elegant and Functional. It’s Almost Like Art.

By now, whenever a smartphone stand appears in the market. We’d go like “yeah, another one” and wouldn’t be bothered to take a second look, but oddly, when saw the TILT Smartphone Stand in our inbox, we did not have that feeling. It feels different. Very different. Yes, it is just a smartphone stand, however, while most smartphone stand becomes an eyesore when there’s no smartphone docked to it, the TILT looks like a contemporary art piece. Continue reading TILT Smartphone Stand: Simple, Elegant and Functional. It’s Almost Like Art.

FreeRide Smartphone Mount Lets You Use Your Smartphone with Any GoPro HERO Mount

If you are into to action shots, chances are, you will have a GoPro camera and its associated mounts. If so, you will be glad to know that there’s the FreeRide Smartphone Mount, which allows you to use your smartphone, any smartphone, with those mounts for times when you prefer smartphone videography over the ‘traditional’ GoPro HERO camera, or want to add smartphone recording into the mix, or utilize your handset as a companion viewfinder. Continue reading FreeRide Smartphone Mount Lets You Use Your Smartphone with Any GoPro HERO Mount

LG’s Full-size Portable Keyboard Rolls Up to Fit Even the Tightest Space

Portable keyboards and in this case, Bluetooth-enable ones, are not new and up till now, it is either super compact, but not actually a full size keyboard, or it is almost full-size, but lacks of the portability. Yes. They are still portable, possibly by the way of folding, which is not exactly the compact, compact, if you know what I mean. Then in comes the LG Rolly Keyboard that truly blew our mind in terms of size: both in its stowaway and deployed form. Instead of the usual foldable design, Rolly rolls up into an easy-to-carry “stick” that could be easily slip into any purse or briefcase. Well, technically, it doesn’t really roll in or out; it actually folds up along the four rows of keys, much like a sushi bamboo scroll, but only larger in scale. Continue reading LG’s Full-size Portable Keyboard Rolls Up to Fit Even the Tightest Space

FYF Minimalist Footwear Lets You Run Barefoot without Cutting Your Feet

Good news, barefoot running enthusiasts. Switzerland-based firm, aptly called Swiss Barefoot Company, has a pair of footwear, ermmm, more like socks, actually, that will let you brave the natural ground in almost barefoot without the fear sharp objects and extreme cold. The product in question is FYF Minimalist Footwear (pronounced as ‘five’), which the company touts as “the world’s most reduced high-tech protective footwear” designed for natural barefoot feeling in any kind of sport. Whether you are into slackline walking, outdoor yoga, MMA, windsurfing, or rock climbing, this pair of tough and yet, soft footwear lets you have the barefoot feeling while protecting your feet from the harmful objects like sharp stones, shells and the likes. Continue reading FYF Minimalist Footwear Lets You Run Barefoot without Cutting Your Feet

These Japanese Wrapping Cloth-inspired Shoes are Worn by Wrapping Around Your Feet

Shoe sizing is a complicated business. Traditionally, sizing is based the length and to some extend, width, which seems to work fine so far, but what shoe size did not and will not take into consideration is the shape of the foot above the sole. With the Furoshiki Shoes, however, it will be a definite fit as long you get the right sole size, because you will be wrapping your foot as opposed to slipping your feet into the shoes. Inspired by traditional Japanese wrapping cloth that was used to hold and carry clothes and stuff when folks of the olden days travel (hence the name), Furoshiki Shoes is the brainchild of Japanese designer Masaya Hashimoto and leverages on the traction and reliability of Vibram soles, but with outstretching bands/fabric instead of laces that wraps around your feet to ensures the shoes conform to your feet and not the other way round. Continue reading These Japanese Wrapping Cloth-inspired Shoes are Worn by Wrapping Around Your Feet

Garmin’s New Edge Explore 1000 Has Crash Detection and Smartphone Notifications

If you are a non-conforming cyclist and love to explore the road less travelled, Garmin has just the right gear for you and it is called Garmin Edge Explore 1000 Cycle Computer. This mobile-like cycle computer not only ensures you are always on track even when you get off the roads, but will also watch out for your safety. The latter comes in the form of crash detection, where in the event of a crash, the cycle computer can manually or automatically send preprogrammed contacts the details of the crash. It is also compatible with Varia line of smart cycle devices, including the rearview bike radar and smart bike lights to further enhanced cycling safety. Continue reading Garmin’s New Edge Explore 1000 Has Crash Detection and Smartphone Notifications

This is Sony’s Commercial Drone and it Can Take to the Sky Vertically

I bet you didn’t think Sony will ever make a drone. Well, in fact, the Japanese electronics giant’s mobile arm is already in process of making one and mind you, this ain’t no child’s play. This Vertical Takeoff and Landing drone is destined for far greater things than taking breathtaking footages of Son Doong Cave; it is designed for businesses to carryout “measuring, surveying, observing and inspecting” and could be a reality as soon as next year. Details are a little vague at this point, but one thing for sure, Sony didn’t hop on the drone bandwagon on its own. Continue reading This is Sony’s Commercial Drone and it Can Take to the Sky Vertically

U-Boat Worx Launches World’s First 3-person Submarine Capable of Diving to 5,600 Feet

Getting to a depth of 5,600 feet (1,700 meters) is not unachievable, but it is usually done through crammed submersible with limited field of view or unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV). With that in mind, Dutch private submarine builder, U-Worx teamed up with leading scientists to design a compact and cost-effective submarine that will enable researchers to reach extreme depth safely, comfortably and without inhibiting the vision. Based on the submarine builder’s C-Explorer and packing proven technology, the U-Boat Worx C-Researcher 3, as it is called, is the world’s first 3-person submarine capable of deep dive and it is the first of its kind to achieve such depth with a spherical acrylic pressure hull design. Continue reading U-Boat Worx Launches World’s First 3-person Submarine Capable of Diving to 5,600 Feet

UK-based WileyFox Takes on OnePlus with Two “High-quality, High-Spec’d” Budget Smartphones

Have you heard of WileyFox? Nope? Us either and we won’t blame ourselves for not knowing this London-based startup cos’ they are kind of new to smartphone market that aims to provide “savvy open market” with “highly customizable, highly spec’d” handsets with market disruptive prices. Like OnePlus, WileyFox’s products will only be available online through the company’s website, as well as e-tailers such as Amazon, eBay, JD, Souq, Expansys and Clove. The first two devices, namely, Swift and Storm, will be available starting September and October, respectively. Continue reading UK-based WileyFox Takes on OnePlus with Two “High-quality, High-Spec’d” Budget Smartphones

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