All posts by Mike chua

Avid tech enthusiast, gadget lover, marketing critic and most importantly, love to reason and talk.

Justice League RC Batmobile Spews Real Exhaust, Offers FPV Driving

What you see here is a RC Batmobile from toy maker Mattel. So what’s with this RC toy that gets us so stoked? Well, first and foremost, it is an exact replica of the Batmobile that will appear in the upcoming DC Comics’ Justice League movie. As you can see, Bruce’s crimefighting automobile gets some serious boost in firepower with an over the top look for good measure. Hey, we are not complaining cos’ it’s Batfleck. But being a replica of the movie’s car is just half of the story. The other half being, it has a real exhaust that, you know, spews out white smoke (harmless smoke, Mattel assures) and a dashcam of sort so you can drive this badass ride with your smartphone as what Batman would sees. Continue reading Justice League RC Batmobile Spews Real Exhaust, Offers FPV Driving

This Is How You Get Rid Of Trash On Power Lines: Burn’em Up With A Drone

Like the Internet, drone is the best and worst thing to happen in modern history. We have fun with it. We took awesome images with it and we also use it to inspect out-of-reach places, et cetera, but on the flip side, this brilliant invention of modern history has some more sinister applications too – to which, the U.S. government knows best. And it just the government that sees the deathly potential of drones. Some amateurs, like a couple of Finnish farmers and the controversial Austin Haughwout, also managed to explore the dark side of drone technology. Continue reading This Is How You Get Rid Of Trash On Power Lines: Burn’em Up With A Drone

New Hasbro Transformers Decepticon City Action Figure Is 20 Inches Huge!

If there’s one thing about the good’ol Transformers, i.e. the 80s cartoon variety, which boggles my mind is how the heck the huge-ass Decepticon, the equivalent of Autobot’s Metroplex, Trypticon, is not a human-like robot but a dinosaur (specifically, a T-rex)? This question lingered in my mind for quite sometime and gradually took a backseat until recent when we heard Hasbro has announced a new version of the good’ol classic Trypticon and man, does it look awesome. I’d be lying if I say I weren’t stoked. Targeted to be released this Fall, this $149.99 Decepticon monstrosity is not nearly as enormous as the Metroplex (that thing stands 2 feet tall!), coming in at 20 inches tall and 9 inches wide in Dino mode, and 36 inches across, 30 inches long, and 16 inches tall as a city. Continue reading New Hasbro Transformers Decepticon City Action Figure Is 20 Inches Huge!

India’s Nova Starke Gave PS4 Slim A Coat Of Nostalgic Gray

Although life goes on for hardcore Playstation fans who missed out on the opportunity to own a 20th anniversary retro colorway Playstation 4, the stinging soreness of missing out the limited sale, or winning one, remains, and let me tell you this as a big Playstation fan: the feeling sucks. The soreness will be forever there even as we go about enjoying our regular Playstation 4 because the significance of that rig goes beyond the colorway. It is a reminder, a homage to the game console that changed how we game. This being the 21st century, not all hopes are lost. You can probably get a pre-owned set on eBay or Craigslist, at a mind-blowing price, or you could turn to this Indian company’s creation: Nova Starke Limited Playstation 4 Slim Retro Game Console. Continue reading India’s Nova Starke Gave PS4 Slim A Coat Of Nostalgic Gray

Amazon Tap’s New OTA Update Makes Buying Echo Looks Kind Of Silly

You know how is it with the Amazon Echo. It is a handy personal assistant and an awesome intermediary between you and IoT, but the thing is, it has to stay plugged to the wall outlet. You could cut it from the wall outlet with this handy accessory, or you could get yourself an Amazon Tap, which is essentially the portable version of the Echo. However, it lacks the support of voice command. Tap, as the product explicitly points out, requires you to press a button to communicate with Alexa. So, at this point, it seems like everything’s fine. Continue reading Amazon Tap’s New OTA Update Makes Buying Echo Looks Kind Of Silly

Cruick Is A UK-made Premium Leather Camera Strap And It Is Gorgeous

Calling photographers, both professional and amateur, who demand more style than a run-of-the-mill webbing kind of camera strap. Cruick is a new brand based in U.K. and it has possibly the most desirable camera straps we have seen to date. For starter, it is not nylon, nor it is your typical webbing-style strap; it is handcrafted in the U.K. out of best possible vegetable tanned leather you can find and it also boast detail touches like beefy 304 grade tails steel split and steel (also 304 grade) or brass Chicago screws, that should be more than durable enough to haul even the heaviest rig. A dual Chicago screws are employ to ensure that in an improbable event that one of them fail, it will spare your precious shooter the dive onto the solid ground or water. Continue reading Cruick Is A UK-made Premium Leather Camera Strap And It Is Gorgeous

Flter: Blanket Privacy Coverage For All Your Networked Devices Made Easy

The moment you get onto the Internet, you can kiss privacy goodbye. When online, you are effectively putting your privacy out in the open, allowing Big Brother (AKA the government, not the reality TV series), your Internet service provider, and companies, to read into your web activities, search history, and even physical location. Most people are fine with this intrusion, but if you aren’t Flter is here to help. Flter is, btw, pronounced as ‘filter’ and intentionally spelt without an i. To be fair, it is not that we can’t keep ourselves private while online, we can, but the truth is, blanket configuration to cover all your devices for anonymity is a thing reserved for network administrators – who are the computer world’s equivalent of rocket scientists). Continue reading Flter: Blanket Privacy Coverage For All Your Networked Devices Made Easy

We Want This Life-size BMW Motorrad LEGO Technic Hover Ride So Bad!

Oh, wow. This came as a surprise to us. You know that beautiful, first-ever BMW Motorrad and LEGO Technic collaboration, the LEGO Technic BMW R 1200 GS Adventure we featured last year? Well, the thing is, we did not realized it was a 2-in-1 kit, something which is typical of LEGO Technic sets. Interestingly, the alternative model included in the kit was fictional concept called Hover Ride. Hover Ride is exactly what it sounds like; a R 1200 GS Adventure without wheels, AKA a bike that hovers, AKA a vehicle that will make futurists drool all over. Continue reading We Want This Life-size BMW Motorrad LEGO Technic Hover Ride So Bad!

This Ski Bindings-like Device Lets You Wear Your Diving Flippers Handsfree

If you scuba dive, you will probably understand the pain trying to put on the flippers after you have fully geared up. I mean, slipping on the flippers isn’t that hard; it’s those gears on you that hinders the process – more so, if the boat is tiny, but not for long, cos’ an Italy startup has came up with a brilliant solution that will make donning and doffing of fins a walk in the park. Called Finclip, this solely mechanical device is designed to be retrofitted to your flippers and once fitted, all you have to do is to slip in and step down, and voila, the flipper is secured to your foot. Just think ski bindings and it will give you an idea how awesome this is. Continue reading This Ski Bindings-like Device Lets You Wear Your Diving Flippers Handsfree

This Garter Belt-like Accessory Will Keep Men’s Shirt Securely Tucked

I would like to think the trend of not tucking in shirt stems from the fact that it gets untucked as easily as it was tucked, and as every men will agree, that is a hell of an annoyance. But what if you really need to tuck it in, like with formal attires? Well, wear a inverted garter belt then. Don’t laugh. I am serious because that’s what the NV S-Holder essentially is. It comes in a set of two, one for each leg, and it works pretty much like the garter belts wore by women in the 50s/60s to hold up their stockings. However, unlike the women’s undergarment accessory which basically pull up the stockings, NS S-Holder keeps the shirt pulled down thus preventing it from being untucked. Continue reading This Garter Belt-like Accessory Will Keep Men’s Shirt Securely Tucked