Category Archives: GADGETS

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

TicPods Free Is A Cheaper Alternative To AirPods That Is Not Ugly

Apple’s designs have been copied the world over and if the tech giant has a design that has yet to caught up with its competitions, then you know it if fugly (I looking at you Apple AirPods). I mean, people don’t just copy, right? Or so I thought… Enters TicPods Free Wireless Earbuds by Mobvoi. Beijing-based, Google-backed Mobvoi is not new a new to the business of gadgets, btw, but judging from its portfolio, it does have a penchant for, how do you say? Replicating designs and the TicPods Free is the company’s latest handiwork. Continue reading TicPods Free Is A Cheaper Alternative To AirPods That Is Not Ugly

Star Trek Vulcan Wireless Earbuds Lets You Enjoy Music With Pointy Ears

I know some folks are such a huge fan of Star Trek’s Spock that they’d sport the Vulcan’s pointy ear all-day long. If you are one them, then the Star Trek Vulcan Bluetooth In-ear Headphones from Anovos will be right up your galactic alley. I mean, what’s not to love? Well, for Star Trek/Vulcan/Spock superfans, at least, because you get to enjoy your favorite tunes in private while looking the part of a Vulcan. Pro tip: try to keep a straight face like Spock to complete the look. Continue reading Star Trek Vulcan Wireless Earbuds Lets You Enjoy Music With Pointy Ears

PolarPro Sets New Bar For Light Transmission With New Lens Filters

Shooting pro-level kind of images is not by accident. You will need to know how to work a camera and sometimes, you need a little help from filters. It shouldn’t come as a surprise. The fact that smartphone makers are fervently pursuing the filter route by the way of software should offer a hint of how filters can vastly alter the quality of images. But you can’t really do the same with DSLR, mirrorless and cinematic cameras. Granted, you can add the magic during post production, but if you are seeking for ultimate in light transmission and clarity right there and then, there is the PolarPro QuartzLine line of lens filters that will do the job. Continue reading PolarPro Sets New Bar For Light Transmission With New Lens Filters

Aroo Travel Sized Vacuum Compressor Crushes A Steel Can From The Inside

Have you tried using vacuum bags to shrink down your clothes with a vacuum to maximum your suitcase space? Probably you have, but I am guessing only when you are leaving home. It is safe to say hotels do no offer you vacuum cleaner for such purpose. I was lucky. The last time I was staying at an AirBnB accommodation in Santa Monica, the host happens to have a vacuum which I could use. But you and I won’t be this lucky every time and this is why there is the Aroo mini bar. No. Aroo is not the name of the mini bar in some hotel. It is a travel vacuum compressor. Continue reading Aroo Travel Sized Vacuum Compressor Crushes A Steel Can From The Inside

IKEA’s First Bluetooth Speakers Launched In The U.S. and The U.K.

Ikea is a prime example of a business that can keep up with times. While the Swedish firm is generally known for its minimalist flatpack furniture, it is also a company that sells smart lighting (in addition to regular lights), wireless charging pads and now, Bluetooth speakers. Wait, what??? Yes. You read that right. The Swedish furniture giant has announced the availability of two Bluetooth speakers: a portable model called ENEBY 20 and non-portable model called ENEBY 30. Continue reading IKEA’s First Bluetooth Speakers Launched In The U.S. and The U.K.

A Ukraine Outfit Have Created The Most Accurate Desktop 3D Scanner

While 3D printers are advancing in print resolution, we can’t say the same for 3D scanner. Now, if you must be asking: what’s wrong with today’s 3D scanners? Well, nothing, really – if you are just scanning a cup or an apple. But if you are looking into scanning objects as complex as the sculpture of Bodhisattva Manjushri (see below for the scan), then it will take more than just two axes and a rotating platform to do the job, and it surely takes more than just laser to map out all the intricate details. This is where the D3D-s Desktop 3D Scanner aims to fill the gap and it wants to do it affordably. About that… affordability is quite subjective, but more on that later. Continue reading A Ukraine Outfit Have Created The Most Accurate Desktop 3D Scanner

GNARBOX 2.0 SSD Is Rugged, Lets You Backup In Field Without Laptop

We briefly touched on GNARBOX in our Top New Gadgets for Content Creators article last December and now, we heard that GNARBOX has a new kid on the block. Called GNARBOX 2.0 SSD, this latest field backup device is a true blue field device. Best of all, it is perfect for those who head out to shoot without a laptop in tow. In other words, you can relief yourself from one back-breaking gear. GNARBOX 2.0 SSD has a IP67-rated enclosure made out of metal, PCB-ABS and TPE Overmold, to meet the rigors required by field photographers and videographers. Continue reading GNARBOX 2.0 SSD Is Rugged, Lets You Backup In Field Without Laptop

Louis Vuitton Now Has A Subscription-based Luggage Tracker

Save for the for the ridiculously priced iPhone X, we would never have imagined ourselves associating gadgets with luxury. Well, it has happened though and this is coming from Parisian fashion label, Louis Vuitton. The product in question is a Sigfox-powered luggage tracker called Echo. Do not confuse it with Amazon Echo. This tiny black bar is not related to Amazon, nor is it Alexa-enabled. Technically, Echo can be used with any luggage, but its full functionality will only realized if use with Louis Vuitton Horizon 50, 55 and 70 models suitcases. Continue reading Louis Vuitton Now Has A Subscription-based Luggage Tracker

Safeskin iPhone Case Is Like Car Alarm System For Your iPhone

We have seen enough iPhone cases. Like seriously enough. But this one here, called Safeskin, is an entirely ball game. Yes. It is an iPhone case, but beyond protecting your device from the rigors of daily use, it is also an anti-theft case much like automobiles’ lock nuts and alarm system. Billed as the world’s most secure safety system for iPhone, the first line of defense Safeskin offers is a case that is not removable without your very own key and color code. This works much like a car’s wheel lock nuts, ensuring that the system itself cannot be disabled. Continue reading Safeskin iPhone Case Is Like Car Alarm System For Your iPhone

Somewear Will Keep You Connected Even In The Most Remote Regions

You know what’s urbanites worst fear? To be disconnected and it seems like this fear has stopped many from venturing beyond the city limits. But where our cell towers can’t reach, there is always satellite communication. All hail to technology. Except there’s just one problem. Satellite phones are not cheap and then there are equally pricey subscription to bear. This is where Somewear Global Satellite Hotspot by San Francisco-based Somewear Labs aims to fill the gap. Continue reading Somewear Will Keep You Connected Even In The Most Remote Regions