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ZTE’s Crowd-sourced Android Phone With Eye-tracking Hits Kickstarter

Smartphones are mostly born out of top-down approach. Meaning, manufacturers assume what consumers need and dished them out, regardless of whether the features will be used or not. Some makers may leverage on surveys and focus groups to give a more accurate picture of the demands, but China handset maker, ZTE, did something entirely different. Embarking on a route less taken. Not only did it crowd-sourced the ideas of what a phone should be, but it has taken to Kickstarter to realize it. Refer to as Project CSX (short for Crowd Source X), Hawkeye smartphone – a name chosen by users – is based on ideas pulled from everyday users. Continue reading ZTE’s Crowd-sourced Android Phone With Eye-tracking Hits Kickstarter

FitWood of Scandinavian Makes Fitness Equipment Hides In Plain Sight

Scandinavia design is hardly known for fitness equipment, but that’s not stopping Finnish company, FitWood of Scandinavia from turning out familiar fitness equipment made from wood. The result is, like our post title said, literally hiding fitness equipment in plain sight. If you are like some of us here who lament about how fitness equipment like training table, chin up bar, ab roller et cetera spoils your beautifully coordinated interior decoration, then FitWood of Scandinavia might just be the answer you have been looking for. With fitness equipment from this Finnish company, you can leave those equipment in your living space without feeling it been out of place. Continue reading FitWood of Scandinavian Makes Fitness Equipment Hides In Plain Sight

Gorilla Bow: Ancient Bow Reimagined into A Versatile, Mobile Gym Equipment

I confess. I am not so much of an archer and so when I first picked up a bow and arrow, I realized that you do need some pretty serious core upper body strength to work this range weapon. It was nothing like Hollywood movies where the protagonist just picked one up and becomes a marksman right away. Not even close. Anywho, understanding the strength a bow can offer, a start up leverages on the shape of this ancient weapon to create a versatile and effective fitness equipment which you can bring anywhere. Gorilla Bow, as it is called, combines the structure of a bow with a powerful resistance band technology to enable users to work on their back, chest, arms, shoulders, and even legs. It is almost like having your own gym, but without the need to confine yourself in a mirrored wall, air-conditioned room with a dozen of sweaty dudes. Continue reading Gorilla Bow: Ancient Bow Reimagined into A Versatile, Mobile Gym Equipment

This is ONEmicro, The World’s Only True Wireless Surround

Between soundbar and complex and cumbersome multi speaker setup, there is, well, nothing. It is a problem surround sound aficionados are facing. One can either go with a soundbar and be at the mercy of bouncing sound, or deal with irksome wires. Even today’s wireless speakers can’t avoid having cables, which is kind of ironical but that’s just nature’s doing: they need power to run even if audio is wireless. But game changes when ONEAudio ONEmicro Wireless Surround System came along. Touted as the world’s only true wireless surround, ONEmicro is a 5.1 kit comprises of a bunch of tiny satellite speakers that requires no cable, no power cord, a ONEbox mini media server (also called ‘console’) and a twin-driver subwoofer, ONEwoofer. Continue reading This is ONEmicro, The World’s Only True Wireless Surround

Heng Balance Lamp Has Magnet-embedded Suspending Balls As Switch

At a glance, you may mistaken the Heng Balance Lamp to be a Dyson fan with a couple of balls suspended right smack in the center. Of course, this is not a fan, nor was it from Dyson. In fact, Heng is a light. It is a desk lamp that’s designed to break the monotony of today’s, how do you say? Traditional way of switching on and off a lamp. Wait, what? Really. That’s what Netherlands-based Arther Limpens from Allocacoc DesignNest is proposing and breaking the traditional Heng did. How? You see the two balls there? They are not just beautifully crafted wooden balls; in each of them is a magnet that enables the two to magically suspended in midair. Continue reading Heng Balance Lamp Has Magnet-embedded Suspending Balls As Switch

Fully Submersible Helixot XO 6.2 Backpack Is A True Adventurer’s Bag

There’s no point in lugging along a bunch of survival gear into the wild when you can’t keep them dry. Sure, you can grab a waterproof backpack, or more primitively, sealed the contents in individual ziplock bags, but when the situation calls for you to take the dive into the water, can the contents, particularly electronic devices, survive? Maybe, but to be sure, you want the Helixot XO 6.2 Fully Submersible Backpack on your back. As the product suggests, this compact, camel pack-like backpack goes beyond just waterproof; it is completely submersible, which means you can dive into water with it without worrying about water ruining the contents within. Continue reading Fully Submersible Helixot XO 6.2 Backpack Is A True Adventurer’s Bag

This Company Will Make You Custom-fit Earphones For Just $69

As we all know, every person is on this planet we live on is unique. Each individual has his or her own unique fingerprint*, retina, and even the sound hole AKA the ears. Speaking of ears, despite it being ‘unique’ a earphones maker, HelloEar, claims that it has developed the world’s first human ear standardised customization solution (a result of studying hundreds of thousands of ears over a four-year period, the company said) that would allow the company to produce a pair of in-ear headphones tailored made for your sound holes. Continue reading This Company Will Make You Custom-fit Earphones For Just $69

Notebook That Last Forever Will Make Notebook Makers Cringe

Still taking notes on the good’ol notebook? Well, then I guess you must have amassed a ton of them. Clearly, this adds to the things to store and being on notebooks, recalling notes written become increasing daunting as the number of notebook increases, and that’s not to mention, you are contributing to the decreasing number of trees. But this unassuming notebook, called Everlast, you see here is different. It is a notebook that never runs out of pages. Meaning, it will last forever, or put it grimly, it will last for as long as you live, or even longer. But how, you asked? Continue reading Notebook That Last Forever Will Make Notebook Makers Cringe

The World’s Most Advanced Projection Keyboard Plays Music Too

The idea of projection keyboard isn’t the newest news, but there’s a new kid in the projection keyboard block that might just get us interested. Billed as the world’s most advanced projection keyboard, iKeybo is the first such keyboard to boast multilingual support, and it is also a piano and a portable charger too. iKeybo supports four languages: Arabic, English, Chinese as well as Spanish, and features thoughtful design such as round keys that would, according to its creator, reduce the number of typos commonly associated with laser projection keyboards. Continue reading The World’s Most Advanced Projection Keyboard Plays Music Too

If You Want A Perfect Joe, Then You Will Want This High-tech Kettle

Some say the best coffee brewing temperature for water is at 205F or 95 Celsius. Knowing the temperature is one thing, but how you get that exact temperature and maintain it for the pour is another thing. That’s not to mention the all-important pour ritual that will also effect the taste of the coffee. A master brewer with the right machine could pull it off, but for everyone else, there’s the Stagg EKG Electric Pour-over Kettle by Fellow. Building upon the company’s Stagg Pour-over Kettle, EKG is essentially the electric version, or if you like, a Stagg on steroid. Continue reading If You Want A Perfect Joe, Then You Will Want This High-tech Kettle