Category Archives: GADGETS

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

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

Zillion Wallet Is Sleek, Slim, And It Charges And Find Your Phone Too

I love what I see when I first lay eyes on Zillion Wallet, a wallet which claims to be the “world’s smartest, slimmest wallet,” but the truth be told, the market is saturated with minimal wallets. If the market is saturated, it is saturated and so, it won’t help whether or not it boasts unique features like RFID blocking, and/or even a battery built into it, or has a sleek pitch video that looks like plenty of money was spent on producing it – like what Zillion apparently did. So, yeah. It was true that I was drawn to it mainly by the pitch video our source has posted on its Facebook page. Ok, maybe the beautiful, super slim form does play a part too. Continue reading Zillion Wallet Is Sleek, Slim, And It Charges And Find Your Phone Too

HTC U11 Is A Beautiful Smartphone Designed To Be Squeezed

Who would have thought that the simple gesture of gripping a smartphone could be turned into something so much more? Well, that certainly is the case with HTC’s newest smartphone, U11. This Android 7.1-powered (with HTC Sense, naturally) 5.5-inch device comes with an innovative feature called Edge Sense that lets you take photos, launch your favorite apps, text on-the-go, access to voice assistants like Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa (yes, that too), and more, simply by squeezing the device. What you want the squeeze to trigger is really up to you configure. So, move over, knock-to-wake, cos’ squeezing sounds like a lot more fun. Continue reading HTC U11 Is A Beautiful Smartphone Designed To Be Squeezed

With A Clever Tweak, This Camera Strap Will Take The Pressure Off Your Neck

Traveling and capturing breathtaking images are awesome experiences, but the pressure on your neck from a heavy rig isn’t quite. Up till now, traveling photographers have to put with the burden of heavy camera and possibly hope that the joy of photography and beautiful sights will provide a kind of anaesthesia to the pain in the neck. In reality, it hurts. But you don’t really have to put yourself through it because, there’s a thing called Camera Lift-Strap. It turns out that the trick isn’t padding the strap with more foam or bumping up the strap width. Continue reading With A Clever Tweak, This Camera Strap Will Take The Pressure Off Your Neck