Category Archives: GADGETS

Gadgets cover wide and varied areas including accessories, imaging, audio and visual and the likes.

Bean-shaped Audio Earbuds Because, That’s The Ear Shape Everyone Has

It’s funny how biometric never gets to the ear since it is a known fact that no two person ears are the same. Ok. That will be totally weird. Anywho, we are not going to talk about the anatomy of the ear, but we heard the science of the shape of our ears had some in-ear headphones makers wanting to custom earbuds for each individual – that’s if, of course, the individual is willing to pay the price, which usually is, how do you say? Alarming? However, there’s a Netherlands-based outfit, Allocacoc, said it has discovered that, despite the differences in individual’s ears, they actually found there is actually a common shape in all ears. Continue reading Bean-shaped Audio Earbuds Because, That’s The Ear Shape Everyone Has

WOW-SOUND: Waterproof And An Astounding 50 Hours of Battery Life

The last thing a pool or beach party wants is a speaker with a conked out battery. But with WOW-SOUND Portable Outdoor Speaker System, battery would be the least of your concern. Why? Because this UFO-shaped rugged outdoor speaker has the craziest battery life we have see thus far: over 50 hours per charge (!) and it does so with a compact form (6.89 by 7.56 inches, or 17.5 x 19.5 cm) that still packs a quad of 2-inch neodymium active drivers and a 4-inch passive radiator to deliver 50 watts of omnidirectional sound, and it has a 360-degree three-setting LED lights to boot, because WOW-SOUND is all about outdoors and active lifestyle. Continue reading WOW-SOUND: Waterproof And An Astounding 50 Hours of Battery Life

Amazon Echo Look: Echo With Eyes To Take Pictures And Rate Your Outfits

When you find yourself wishing for an artificial intelligence to tell you how you look in a particular outfit, then I believe you are ahead of us in the future and the good news is, Amazon is with you. The online retailer giant’s new Echo Look is the device that will do exactly that. Amazon is calling it a handsfree camera and style assistant, which simply put, is an Echo with eyes. It can take full-height picture or video of your showing off the outfits and based on “machine learning algorithms with advice from fashion specialists,” it will compare your outfits so you can look the best for the day. I don’t know, folks. Can we trust machine to tell us what looks good on us? I guess it is subjective. Perhaps it is good for those who are often in a fix as to what to wear. Continue reading Amazon Echo Look: Echo With Eyes To Take Pictures And Rate Your Outfits

ASUS Takes On Raspberry Pi With Its Own Credit Card-sized Tinker Board

We featured quite a handful of Raspberry Pi-powered projects here and until now, it seems like the words “Raspberry Pi-powered” are going to be on the lips of many makers and hobbyists. Well, not quite, if ASUS can help it. ASUS has officially enter into the maker space, a lively community where tinkerers, hobbyists need the piece of electronics to get their projects going. Officially known as Tinker Board, this credit card-sized Raspberry Pi challenger features an ARM SoC boasting a quadcore 1.8 GHz processor with heatsink, a Mali T764 GPU that supports HD and UHD playback, 2GB Dual Channel LPDDR3 RAM, and a SD 3.0 microSD slot for OS/storage. Continue reading ASUS Takes On Raspberry Pi With Its Own Credit Card-sized Tinker Board

Apple Watch NikeLab: Nothing Much, Probably Just Change In Color

Nike has once again teamed up with Apple to introduce another Apple Watch. Yes, the first was announced just last September, but last week, the sporting goods maker has unveiled the second, this time introducing Nike’s collaborative innovation platform called NikeLab. The new Nike collab Apple Watch, dubbed Apple Watch NikeLab is a limited edition smart timepiece in neutral-tone, sporting black and cream watch band paired to a Space Gray Apple Watch Series 2. Continue reading Apple Watch NikeLab: Nothing Much, Probably Just Change In Color

This Ultra-compact SSD Is A Storage And Media Hub That Fits In The Pocket

Portable storage that touts itself as a media hub isn’t all that new, but this little 2-inch box here, called Fasetto Link, does in a package beyond your wildest imagination. Measuring a mere 2″x 2″x 1″, Fasetto Link comes in three capacities: 256 GB, 512 GB and a whopping 2 TB. But Link isn’t your run-of-the-mill portable hard drive. It is more than just a hard drive slapped with a beautiful enclosure; it packs in a board loaded with a 64-bit octacore processor, 4GB DDR4 RAM, a SSD storage, wireless ac, WiFi 2×2 MIMO, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, a USB Type-C port, and a 1,300 mAh rechargeable battery good for up to 5 hours of streaming, or 2 weeks of standby time. Continue reading This Ultra-compact SSD Is A Storage And Media Hub That Fits In The Pocket

Steampunk Apple Watch? We Say Why The Hell Not?

Good news, Apple Watch users who have an affinity for all-thing steampunk. Etsy seller JoyComplex has just the right stuff that will add a dose of steampunk to your Apple Watch. Nope. It will NOT turn your Apple Watch into a steam-driven gadget with cogs and gears. Neither will it emits lovely steam, but it will make the watch look, well, steampunk-ish and that’s all that matters, right? And yes, it is an Apple Watch cover, but mind you, this isn’t just any cheap look-like-metal-plastic cover. This thing is of hand-casted metal made specifically for 42mm Apple Watch. Continue reading Steampunk Apple Watch? We Say Why The Hell Not?

Ermenegildo Zegna x Master & Dynamic Turntable and Music Gear

Well. What do we know? Ermenegildo Zegna, the name more associated with smart, swanky men’s wear (and to us, drool-worthy tailored suits) actually has some gadgets in the label’s lineup too. Granted, the Italian fashion label did not weaved the magic to turn out irresistibly the beautiful turntable, headphones, and in-ear headphones you see here; there were created in collaboration with New York-based premium audio equipment maker Master & Dynamic. As you may have already guessed, Ermenegildo Zegna’s touches are evident in the asesthetic bits like, for example, the weaved leather wrapped on the turntable. Continue reading Ermenegildo Zegna x Master & Dynamic Turntable and Music Gear

This Stand Will Make Your iPhone Looks Like A Classic Macintosh, Kind Of

Remember the novel accessory that turn your Apple Watch into a miniature classic Macintosh of sort? Well, the same folks behind it has done it again, this time it wants your iPhone 7, 6 or 6s to masquerade as a classic Macintosh. There’s a catch though. Firstly, it won’t be as convincing or even as cute as the Apple Watch version – due in part to the wide screen of a landscape smartphone, which means it isn’t going to be squarish like the good’ol Mac, and also, access to your buttons are ‘partial’. I mean, you will still have access to the Home button and with some digging, the volume rocker too, but we can’t say the same for the power button which appears to be hidden away. Continue reading This Stand Will Make Your iPhone Looks Like A Classic Macintosh, Kind Of

Sony’s New Made-For-Pro Camera, the a9, Cost A Healthy $4,500

If you are just another photography enthusiast, you probably don’t need the new Sony a9 (ILCE-9) Full-frame Interchangeable Lens Camera. However, if you are pro photographer who make a living out of capturing beautiful images, then the a9 is what you want in your arsenal. Billed as the world’s first full-frame stacked CMOS sensor, this 24.2MP resolution digital camera promised unmatched speed, versatility and usability. Sony claims that the a9 offers capabilities not possible even a modern DSLR and that, it said, includes high-speed, blackout-free continuous shooting at up to 20fps, a maximum shutter speed of up to 1/32,000 second, and 693 point focal plane phase detection AF points with 60 AF/AE tracking calculations per second. Continue reading Sony’s New Made-For-Pro Camera, the a9, Cost A Healthy $4,500