Most of us don’t carry a measuring tape or even ruler with us even knowing that it will come in handy. But that’s not surprising at all. Though tape measures and rulers are not cumbersome, they are a pain to bring along anyways and also, they are not exactly eye-pleasing and nobody likes a 30-cm ruler sticking out of their bags either. That’s not to mention the way to take measurement is kind of outdated, or at least, that’s what Instrumments thought when they embarked on the journey to discover a new way of measuring and the result is an innovative measuring instrument, simply called 01, that’s the size of a pen while capable of measuring everything from the circumference of your waist to the distance between picture frames to even the height of your kids. Continue reading Meet 01, The Pen That Measures With A Surveyor’s Wheel-Like Roller
Well, you need to write in ink at some point. You also need a stylus at some point too and there is little doubt that we always in need for battery juice. So then why not grab a Power Pen? As the product name implies, it is a pen, but what it didn’t say is, it is also a stylus and packed inside its unassuming writing instrument form is a 700 mAh battery. At a swivel of the tip, you can quickly switch between a stylus and a ballpoint pen, and twisting the mid-section off, you will find a tip, a choice of Lightning and microUSB, that would let the 700 mAh juice flow to your device of choice. And on the other end, is a USB connector for recharging the internal battery, either through any powered USB port or any AC wall outlet. Granted that 700 mAh is barely enough for most of today’s smartphones, it should provide you that much needed jolt of power when you needed most. Continue reading This Brushed Aluminum Pen Is Also a Stylus and a 700 mAh Portable Battery
Luxury goods makers have been dishing out gadget accessories for quite a while now, but specific collab between a luxury brand and tech company remains a rare thing until last month when Montblanc and Samsung jointly unveiled a collection of accessories for Galaxy Note 4 at the Unpacked 2014 Episode 2 event. The collection, known simply as Samsung and Montblanc Collection, includes two styles of cover and a pair of ‘styluses’, or Montblanc-flavored S Pen to be exact. The latter is of course the star of the collection. Why? Imagine a classy Montblanc writing instrument that also lets you write on traditional writing materials and that sounds pretty cool to us. The only trade off is, you can’t slip that fat Montblanc pen into the S-Pen sleeve in the handset, which means you have one more item to carry with you. On that note, we shall leave it to you to decide if the need to pocket yet another object with you is a hassle or not. Continue reading How Do You Like to Scribble on Your Galaxy Note 4 with a Montblanc Pen? Well, Now You Can.
i live in a Photoshop dream world where i can grab any color i fancy from any image using the Eyedropper Tool (shortcut ‘i’ on Mac, in case don’t know). you know? that little dropper that ‘sucks’ the color you want, after which you can use it for whatever? yeah, that one. but what if you see colors that you like in the real world? in that case, you can take a digital picture and sucks the color right of the digital photo, or you could use a little help from Scribble. Scribble, in a nutshell, is the Eyedropper Tool of the real world. this pen-like device scans and reproduces any color you find in the real world and make them available to you, either for doodling using Scribble Ink or on your mobile device with Scribble Stylus. a microprocessor analyzes the color scanned by a color sensor on one end and can reproduce over 16 million unique colors – more than you can possibly use. Continue reading Scribble Pen Brings Photoshop Eyedropper Tool To The Real World
Dart – The Next Generation Active Stylus With PCB Digital Circuitry
if you doodle with an iPad, chances are you use a stylus. the problem with today’s styluses is the ridiculously wide tip, which can’t do fine lines or write minuscule letters. in comes Dart stylus. it has an super thin 2mm fine silicone tip with built in circuitry to enable iPad to recognize the stroke it makes. $59.99. BUY.
Backtracker Puts A Micro Radar At The Back Of Your Bike
there are two parts to this cycling safety gear: a micro radar with built-in lights that can detect cars up to 400 feet away and flashing more frequently as the cars get closer to alert them of your presence; and a handlebar-mounted LED readout that illuminates as cars approaches, so you can be better prepared. $199. BUY. [via]
Slingbox M1 Lets You Stream From Your Home TV To A Laptop or Mobile Device
boasting WiFi connectivity, the Slingbox M1 lets you watch local or cable programs while you are thousand of miles away, or simply just extending the feed from your cable box to other TV sets at home via a Slingbox app on Roku, Apple TV, and other set top boxes – all without being bothered by geoblocking. $149.99. BUY.
BACtrack Vio Is A Breathalyzer That Works With Your Smartphone
connected to your smartphone via Bluetooth, BACtrack Vio is a keychain-size breathalyzer with MicroCheck Sensor technology that lets you keep tab on your alcohol level without the need to plug into your phone. readouts are wirelessly send to a free BACtrack companion app on your smartphone. $49.99. BUY.
This Faux Lens Will Suck Dust Out Of Your DLSR Sensor
the lens-like vacuum cleaner by Fujin is designed to attach any Canon DSLR with an EF mount and activating it will simply suck out any dust and whatever foreign particles that are not suppose to be inside. you will need to fire off the shutter to expose the sensor for it to suck our particles from there. 3,500 Yen. BUY. [via]
Meet FirePro S9150, AMD’s 2 TFLOPS HPC Graphics Card
need a ridiculously fast performing GPU for your server? AMD has one for you: the FirePro S9150, which outguns NVIDIA’s K40 by a good 76 percent at 2.53 teraflops. it is fabbed using a 28nm process and uses similar graphics technologies as found in Xbox One and Playstation 4. $tba. LEARN MORE. [via]
at this day and age, we hardly touch a stylus (it feels so Palm Pilot), let alone a mechanical pencil, but that does not mean they don’t have their uses. speaking of which, if you doodle quite a bit on both paper and tablet, the rOtring 800+ Mechanical Pencil + Stylus Hybrid will shave one less thing for you to carry. writing instrument and stylus combo is, of course, not the newest new, but long time German writing instrument maker rOtring’s 800+ does come with a new twist – literally. leveraging on the firm’s expertise in mechanical pencil, rOtring created a beautiful mechanical pencil with a unique “twist and click” retractable mechanism, allowing you to switch between a mechanical pencil and a stylus easily. on the mechanical pencil aspect, it has a brass mechanism “for precision lead advancement” and a fixed lead guidance sleeve that prevents breakage and offer unblock view when using with ruler. Continue reading This Beautiful Mechanical Pencil Is Also A Stylus On The Same End
there are two types of products: those that you need and those that you want. basically, ‘need’ translates to something of a must-have nature and ‘want’ is something that you may not necessary need to execute a certain task, and the Pencil Bluetooth Stylus by FiftyThree you see here is clearly the latter. well, maybe the Pencil is a little of both. man, how can you ignore the beauty anyway? in this case, we shall pretend our fingers ain’t going to work as well and go ahead and lust after the Pencil. if you are already wondering why the Pencil looks so unusually broad for a stylus, well, it is because this ain’t your regular stylus; it is actually a Bluetooth-enabled stylus which bestow it with three special functionalities when used with FiftyThree’s Paper app: Palm rejection, Erase with the top tip, and Blend that allows you to use your fingers to smooth out edges and blend colors. Continue reading Pencil Bluetooth Stylus by FiftyThree
the flair to draw is kind of like an inborn thing, but that doesn’t mean all hopes will be lost if you don’t have the knack to doodle. thanks to the Marvel Creativity Studio Stylus and App, you, or maybe just your kids, can learn the secret of drawing of some of their favorite superheroes and villains from Marvel’s Avengers Assemble, Spider-Man and The Incredible Hulk. developed in collaboration with eKids, this hardware and app combo offers professionally illustrated coloring pages for beginners for painting up their favorite characters and even adding their own strokes using the available drawing tools. additionally, an interactive grid system provides “special drawing aids” such as side-by-side drawing canvas, line tracing and a unique “drawing scope”, thereby allowing aspiring comic artists the trade of drawing these Marvel characters. Continue reading Marvel Creativity Studio Stylus and App
Playsam Pad Pen | US$tba | www.playsam.com
so you let your kids have their way when it comes to tablet but we think you might be doing more harm then good. you see, kids know only gestures these days and because of that they hardly picks up a pen and doodle. in that sense, we think it is bad. for us, we started picking up pens (or pencils) and caused havoc to the furniture as young as a year old and thus, we learnt to hold a pen from a fairly young age but can you say that kids today ever learn to pick up a pen as young or do they simply swipe and touch – even on printed magazines? Continue reading Playsam Pad Pen
(photos: Vince) Cosmonaut Wide-Grip Stylus | US$25.00 | www.studioneat.com
some may argue on what’s there to review about a stylus but I beg to differ. a stylus, if you choose to use it, becomes an extension of your finger, so to speak. hence, it should be comfortable to hold, while still performing its duty faithfully. having been an user of styluses since the Palm Pilot era, naturally i was eager to explore the unusually fat stylus from Studio Neat, dubbed as the Cosmonaut. my first impression of the Cosmonaut was that it stands out from the sea of styluses with its fatter-than-usual design, which is the way I like it – prominently different with a style. on the user experience aspect, it feels totally natural to be holding it as compared to those skinny styluses and its fatness turns out to be a bonus if you have big hands like me. Continue reading Cosmonaut reviewed. verdict: i think styluses are not for me