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Jawbone Up monitors your bodily stats, works with smartphone

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(credit: Jawbone) Jawbone Up | US$tba |

first, it was Bluetooth headset, then it was Bluetooth speakers and now Jawbone wants to get more intimate with your life with Jawbone Up. this fashionable wristband is packed with sensors that will track your movements, sleep patterns, as well as eating habits, and send them to a companion app on your smartphone. these stats are then processed and used to make recommendation on nutrition, exercise et cetera. basically, it will assist you in getting a healthier lifestyle, so to speak and hopefully avoid any nasty surprises. no specifics on how these information will be send to your smartphone but it’s Jawbone, so it is safe to assume it will be via Bluetooth. want one already? unfortunately, details on pricing and launch date are not available at this point in time. Continue reading Jawbone Up monitors your bodily stats, works with smartphone

would you walk your dog with a gun pointed on its head?

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Povodokus – Pistol Shaped Dog Leash | US$tba(concept) |

there are two types of pet lover: the straight-face, no nonsense animal lovers and then there are those who are humorous and easy-going type. if you belong to the former type, you can stop reading here. nah! i’m just messing with you. huh? not funny? that’s a shame. anyway, for those with sense of humor, would you walk your dog with a gun pointing at its head? of course you wouldn’t. but for novelty sake, you probably can do just that with the Povodokus, a pistol shaped retractable dog leash designed by Art Lebedev Studio. plus, the red leash makes it looks like a red laser pointing at your beloved dog’s neck. nasty. guarantee to cause a panic in your neighborhood in an instant.

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Art Lebedev Studio via Yanko Design

EYENIMAL lets your pet be your videographer

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EYENIMAL Pet Video Camera | €99.10 |

these days pets get everything to lead a chill, and comfortable life – now there is even a dedicated video camera for your pet. not that they will know how to operate the video camera but this camera, dubbed EYENIMAL, is small enough to be clipped on your pet’s existing collar and when activated (by you, of course), it records where they have been as seen from their level.

this miniature video camera features an autofocus CMOS sensor with automatic light adjustment, built-in microphone and is able to capture image of 640 x 480 resolution at 29 frames per second. the EYENIMAL comes with built-in 8GB of Flash Memory, and a 500mA Li-Ion battery which is good for two and had hours of continuous recording. an included USB cable lets you transfer the recorded footage to your PC or Mac, and charges the video camera.

the EYENIMAL is designed to be used in wet or humid conditions so you can sure that the video camera works whereever your pet goes. now you would know where you pet went, especially cats, when you are not around. luckily, your pet won’t be able to sue you for intrusion of its privacy.