Category Archives: GADGETS

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

Here Are The First Laptops From China Telecom Giant, Huawei

To everyday consumers, Huawei is probably known for its mobile devices, but today, or rather, a couple of days ago, that changes as the China telecom giant introduces a line of laptops called MateBook. If don’t already know, this is the first foray into laptop market for Huawei and with many gadgets coming out of China of late, they are looking pretty sleek. Or should I say, a little MacBook-ish kind of sleek. The line up, which includes a 13-inch fanless laptop (Huawei MateBook X), a 2-in-1 (Huawei MateBook E) and a 15.6-inch portable (Huawei MateBook D), is slated to be available in summer 2017 for 700-1699 euros, depending on the models and configurations. Continue reading Here Are The First Laptops From China Telecom Giant, Huawei

DJI’s New Mini Drone Is Tech-packed And It’s Controllable By Hands Too

This is Spark, DJI’s mini imaging drone that is, well, fun. It is small, sports a refreshing design, and it launches right from the palm of your hand. While small, Spark has all the DJI technologies you will find on regular drones like the Phantom, or perhaps, even more. It powers up simply by recognizing your face, has stable hovering capability for capturing selfie/wefie, and it can return and land on your palm when you wave at it. And oh yea, in addition to the usual control means like DJI remote controller, mobile device, and DJI Goggles, Spark can be controlled by Continue reading DJI’s New Mini Drone Is Tech-packed And It’s Controllable By Hands Too

There’s No Microsoft Surface Pro 5, It Is Just The New Surface Pro

There are so many laptop options out there that sometimes, we find it pointless to tell you that there’s another new one out there. But we heard there’s a new Microsoft Surface Pro and we also read that it is pretty dope in both performance and the look department. Anyways, if you are still expecting Surface Pro 5, well, don’t. It is not happening. Microsoft has removed the number and it is now just Microsoft Surface Pro. Marketed as the “most versatile laptop” (but it is more like a laptop/tablet hybrid, really), Microsoft said the new Surface Pro “has been redesigned from the inside out,” with the machine now boasting 50 percent more battery life than the 4 (up to 13.5 hours of use per charge) and 2.5 times faster than the 3. Continue reading There’s No Microsoft Surface Pro 5, It Is Just The New Surface Pro

BIKI Is A Bionic Underwater Drone That Mimics A Fish And Does 4K Videoing

Those who travel on land for leisure have aerial imaging drones to capture breathtaking images, handsfree, but what about those who prefer to sightsee in open waters? About that, there are actually quite a few underwater imaging drones that will do the same for avid sea lovers and this little fellow you see here, called BIKI, is one of the newest entrants to the still-growing underwater drone market. But unlike the offerings we have seen thus far, BIKI is a little offbeat in the sense that it is more like a robot, or a bionic unmanned underwater vehicle, to be precise. Continue reading BIKI Is A Bionic Underwater Drone That Mimics A Fish And Does 4K Videoing

VRGE VR Charging Dock Charges And Keep Your VR Gear Organized

If you are an organized person who is into virtual reality, surely you do not want the VR gear you own to be in a mess, and if you are proud of the VR gear you own, you’d probably want it to show it off and therefore, dumping those high-tech equipment into a drawer or cabinet is definitely a no-go. Well, if that’s the case, I am pretty sure VRGE Virtual Reality Charging Dock is the gadget accessory you want to own. Without going into too much detail, VRGE is basically a dock that organizes and charges Virtual Reality hardware – the first of its kind, if we are not mistaken. Continue reading VRGE VR Charging Dock Charges And Keep Your VR Gear Organized

This Orb Will Wirelessly Charge Your Phone When It Comes Within Range

While Disney Research is working on a room that charges your phone wirelessly, a start up in Columbia University Startup Lab called Yank Technologies already has a true wireless charging solution ready for your acquisition. When we talk about ’true wireless charging’, we do mean truly wireless, i.e. completely tether-free, i.e. induction charging is not it. Induction charging is the best we have today as far as wireless charging goes, but it requires your phone to be placed on an induction pad which is not exactly ideal because the phone has to be placed on charging pad and in a specific alignment. However, with Yank Technologies’ product, called The MotherBox, it offers a field, much like a force field if you will, that charges your device without restricting your movement. Continue reading This Orb Will Wirelessly Charge Your Phone When It Comes Within Range

Meet Keelcrab Sail On, The World’s First Boat Hull Cleaning Drone

Good news, boat owners. You can say good bye to costly repainting of boat’s hull because there is this little hight-tech helper called Keelcrab Sail One – the world’s hull cleaning drone. Unlike many underwater drones you have seen thus far, Sail One is designed specifically to attach itself to the hull of any boat and carry out automated cleaning the hull. With an IP68 camera and accompanying 400 lumen LED, you can view the progress from a 7-inch display-equipped tethered remote control device. A generous 65 feet (20 meters) Kevlar-reinforced floating power supply cable provide Sail One with the reach while ensuring it will snap when tugged. Continue reading Meet Keelcrab Sail On, The World’s First Boat Hull Cleaning Drone

Spinbox: A Portable Turntable That You Can Assemble Yourself

So you love vinyls, but how strong is your love for the grooved plastic disc? Is it strong enough that you will want to cobble up a turntable? Oh, wait. You don’t have the know how? Neither do we, but soon, you and I could because a thing called Spinbox is coming to the market. Spinbox is record player that you will get to assemble yourself and it is made mostly out of high-quality, water resistant paper material similar to those used by Apple in product packaging. Continue reading Spinbox: A Portable Turntable That You Can Assemble Yourself

Bambooti Now Rocks Stone MacBook Covers Made Of Actual Stones

Belgium-based Bambooti is now is rocking real stone MacBook covers. I know. Laptop covers made out of real stone aren’t new at all. You can find quite a few companies touting them, but I am just going to let you in on this since it is on Kickstarter, which means they are usually going at significantly lower prices. So, how much are we talking about? We are talking about €65-75 (around US$72-83), or €35-45 (~ US$39-50) for the smartphone version. So, yes. Bambooti’s new collection has your smartphone covered too. As said, stone covers aren’t new, but still, we thought we should highlight some of the features Bambooti has to offer. Continue reading Bambooti Now Rocks Stone MacBook Covers Made Of Actual Stones

Google Lens And WorldSense Standalone VR Headsets Announced

Well, what do you know? Using your phone’s camera is going to even more fulfilling soon. No. We are not talking about new selfie technology that will make you look prettier (although that can be deemed fulfilling too); it is a lot more than that. It is a new vision-based computing capability found in a new initiative called Google Lens. Notice how Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai never refer Google Lens to as a product, but an initiative at this year’s Google I/O? And that kind of make me skeptical, but more on why later. Now, on why Google Lens is awesome. Continue reading Google Lens And WorldSense Standalone VR Headsets Announced