Category Archives: GADGETS

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

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

Rejoice Nokia Fans Cos’ The Iconic Nokia 3310 Is Coming Back!

Nokia once reined supreme in the mobile phone arena. Unfortunately time and technology had caught up with them, effectively putting an end to the era of cell phone. During its heyday and before the proliferation of smartphones, the Finnish tech company had turned out countless mobile phones, but it was the 3 series, particularly the 3310, that became sort of an icon. Offered by its then-trendy candy form was a durable phone that supports long text messaging (man, it was god sent, really!), along with useful tools like calculator, stopwatch, and even packing a bit of fun too with games such as the sequel to the hugely popular Snake. Continue reading Rejoice Nokia Fans Cos’ The Iconic Nokia 3310 Is Coming Back!

GPD Pocket Puts The Power Of A Laptop In The Palm Of Your Hand

I am not sure about the market for tiny laptop, or as some would call it UMPC (ultra mobile PC), given the current state of smartphone and tablet development, but in case you are in the market for one, here’s one for your consideration. Called GPD Pocket, this super portable full-fledged laptop features a Corning Gorilla Glass 3-protected 7-inch FHD IPS display (offering 323.45ppi, if you must really know) and it is powered by a 1.6GHz quadcore Intel Atom chip, backed by 4GB of RAM. It has 128GB of onboard storage, a QWERTY keyboard with pointing nub, a 7,000 mAh battery good for 12 hours of usage, two USB 3.0 ports (one Type-C and one Type-A), a micro HDMI output, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and both Bluetooth 4.1 and 802.11ac for connectivity. Continue reading GPD Pocket Puts The Power Of A Laptop In The Palm Of Your Hand

This Camera Has Drinking Straws For Lenses And It Actually Works!

Now, we all know that pinhole camera is perfectly capable of capturing image. After all, that was the basis behind how a camera works, but do you know that a bunch of straws can also do the same too? Yup. Straws. The thing that you use to suck beverage contained inside a drinkware. I never knew it could be done, but the fact is, it did, as proven by the late artist/photographers Michael (Mick) Farrell and Cliff Haynes’ ‘Straw Camera’. Originally created in 2007, a whopping 32,000 10-inch black drinking straws packed densely into a wooden frame served as the “lenses” of this ‘Straw Camera’, guiding light to a photosensitive paper found behind the straws. Continue reading This Camera Has Drinking Straws For Lenses And It Actually Works!

Meet Logitech BRIO, The World’s First HDR and UHD Webcam

I can’t remember the last time I had to turn on an external webcam. These day, most all-in-one PCs already had a built-in webcam which begs the question: is there still a place of external webcams? Perhaps, no, but that’s until Logitech BRIO comes along. How so? Because it records and streams in freaking 4K. And if that’s not enough, it even has support for Logitech RighLight 3 with HDR and that, btw, is also the industry first for a webcam. But how long before in-built all-in-one PC catches up, is anyone’s guess. Then again, if you are a pro YouTuber, or making multi-dollar deals, you wouldn’t want to live stream or video conference with in-built webcam. You probably would want to be pro with your gear too, and this is where BRIO comes in. Continue reading Meet Logitech BRIO, The World’s First HDR and UHD Webcam

Android Wear 2.0 Launched, Along With Two New LG Smartwatches

If smartwatch is still a thing, then Android Wear is probably the best thing to happen to smartwatches. And if you do swear by Android Wear, well, the good news is, Android Wear 2.0 is finally here, promising to offer you “more informative watch faces, better workouts, new ways to use apps, more ways to stay in touch and on-the-go help from Google Assistant.” With the launch of Android Wear 2.0, Google also announced its partnership with LG to develop first Android Wear 2.0 watches, LG Watch Sport and LG Watch Style smartwatches. Continue reading Android Wear 2.0 Launched, Along With Two New LG Smartwatches

This App-enabled Turntable Spins The Stylus, Not The Vinyl Record

Personally, I thought vinyl record aficionados would not be too picky about the machine that spins the grooved plastic disc. However, if you consider yourself an avant-garde who insist in spinning vinyls on something a little inline with today’s level of technological advancement, well, then the Love Intelligent Turntable by Love Turntable Inc. might be it. Much like the remake of the Soundwagon, RokBok, we read about late last year, Love challenged the convention by not spinning the disc; instead, the device that contains the stylus and cartridge spins. But it does not travel freely on a record without a base like the RokBok; Love is governed and it has a platter too, or rather, it comes with two sizes of platter to suit any size record. Continue reading This App-enabled Turntable Spins The Stylus, Not The Vinyl Record