Category Archives: LIFESTYLE

Anything that constitutes to lifestyle including hobbies, collectibles, fashion, travel and more.

Easy 2 Pick Luggage Finder – the easy finder for luggage

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if locating your luggage at the luggage carousel is a stressful task for you, NAFTALI inc., an US-based company has an interesting solution. the product that NAFTALI thinks will help to relieve your problem is the Easy 2 Pick Luggage Finder. the Easy 2 Pick notifies user when the luggage emerges onto the luggage carousel, taking the guess work out of whether your luggage is out or it hasn’t. the Easy 2 Pick consists of a luggage tag transmitter for your luggage and a wireless keychain receiver.

when activated, the keychain receiver will beep, flash and vibrate once your luggage is within 90 feet of you. according to it’s manufacturer, Easy 2 Pick is FCC and CE approved and safe to use for flight. interestingly, the usage for Easy 2 Pick is not just restricted to traveling. you can use it to locate your car, keys et cetera. or maybe secretly tag someone you dislike or like so that you will know if he/she is in your vicinity. for whatever reason. nasty. not that i encourage this but that was just a thought.

read the review by TMCnet here.

visit NAFTALI inc.

Hard Graft 2UNFOLD laptop bag & iPhone 4 Phone Fold Wallet

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Hard Graft 2UNFOLD Laptop Bag. it’s a briefcase, shoulder bag, backpack, a courier and clutch bag, depending on how you fold it. tanned leather never look this good. this hand-made in Italy leather good is a perfect choice if you are lugging both your laptop and iPad along. aside from stowing away your laptop, there’s a enlarged zipper compartment that can fit your iPad fitted with Hard Graft’s iPad case and an internal compartment with zipper for your phone and wallet. it is called 2UNFOLD for good reasons. in unfolded form, it can be a briefcase, should bag or backpack. fold it up and it turns into a courier bag (aka messenger bag) or a clutch bag. Continue reading Hard Graft 2UNFOLD laptop bag & iPhone 4 Phone Fold Wallet

Mutewatch, yet another fix for the gesture-addicts

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Mutewatch | €199.00 | mutewatch.com

if you think Tokyoflash kind of way of telling time from your wrist is too much for you and sun dial isn’t going to work either, the Mutewatch is another alternative. and guess what? it is a touchscreen watch. surprise? i guess not. what else isn’t touchscreen these days? the Mutewatch has touch sensitive screen where time will appear only if you tap on the screen and wait till you hear this: using gestures such as swiping horizontally or vertically, changes the functions and set the time respectively. if swiping your iPad or smartphone isn’t enough, get this. the Mutewatch is available for pre-order @ €199. Continue reading Mutewatch, yet another fix for the gesture-addicts

B52 Ejection Chair by Motoart

Motoart's B52 Ejection Chair(photo source: motoart.com)

a perfect work of art for aviation-fans or any aviator. Motoart is a company that specialized in converting aircraft parts into sculptures and working furnitures. whether you are a serious aviator fan, aviator or just want to stand out from the masses, this would be the choice for furniture. i am certain that this will be a conversation piece in a party. featured here, is one of the many custom furniture by Motoart, a office chair customed out of a B52 Stratofortress. each chair comes with the original, intact ejection pin, complete with “remove before flight” warning tag. and no, you can’t eject yourself out of a boring board meeting, if that’s what you were thinking. as for pricing, you got to contact Motoart via their enquiry form.

visit Motoart website.

get ready for some snow fun with Snow Shredder

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i got to give this a big star for it’s design. the design of the Snow Shredder is really cool and resembles a Snow Ski, but this works only on a slope. get ready to rock the slope this coming winter and slide in style. want to shred the snow slope at night? not to worry, the Snow Shredder comes with a working headlight with an easy on/off button to make sure fun is not missed at night. obviously, the designer of this Snow Shredder knows you want to be in control, so it comes with a steerable wheel with adjustable heights up front for control your slide down slope. this should make control freaks happy. looks like adjustable steering is not just for automobile. the Snow Shredder fits 2 kids, aged 6 and up and as an added security, the kid behind gets to hold on to the handles if the ride becomes to rough. finally, a retractable hand up front enables easy towing of your slide up the slope for your next slide down slope. i love to have one of this but unfortunately, there’s no snow in this part of the world.

check it out @ Quirky website.

CableBox Mini – manage your cables with style

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remember those guys who brought you the simple, yet stylish CableBox to organize your cables? now there’s a CableBox mini that comes in a series of cheerful hues, and a surge protector within. just plug your devices into the supplied surge protector and stow the excess cables into the space with the CableBox Mini, cover it and your place will look neat and tidy. personally, i am obsessed with cable tidiness, hence this one certainly caught my attention.

CableBox Mini is available at BlueLounge for US29.95.

Magic Wand programmable TV remote – control your TV with gesturing

Magic Wand programmable TV remote - control your TV with gesturing(photo credit: ThinkGeek)

if you are an aspiring wizard or a wizard wannabe, this is a must have. a magic wand that can learns up to 13 commands to make your remote controlled appliances do your biddings. there are no buttons here, just magical gestures such as flicking the wand from side to side to flip through the TV channels or twist of the wand to up the volume. with it’s remote control learning ability, you can do more than just controlling your TV. i am sure it’s going to need sometime to master the symphonic gesturing but isn’t it cool that you can do your magic with your appliances without buttons? well, at least, this is as close as you can get to realizing your wizardry dream for now. i suspect it’s going to give you some sore-wrist in the beginning. Continue reading Magic Wand programmable TV remote – control your TV with gesturing

Scorpion multi-purpose solar-powered digital weather radio

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(credit: ETON) ETON Scorpion | US$tbc | etoncorp.com

this one is a must-have if you are an eco-conscious adventurer. if you only can have one gadget to survive the outdoor adventure, the Scorpion should be the one. let me try listing it’s features: digital AM/FM radio tuner, aluminum carabiner, LED flash light, bottle opener, USB for charging your mobile phone, NOAA weather band, all these house in a splash-proof rugged exterior case. sweet? asides from water and food, this could be the one thing you have to bring in your outdoor adventure. no worries if there’s no sunlight, it has a crank-powered to give you the power you will need. how’s that for an eco-friendly gadget? Continue reading Scorpion multi-purpose solar-powered digital weather radio

Hitachi gesture User-Interface (UI) for Information Services in public places

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this sounds like a scene out of Minority Report (2002, Fox Movies). remember how Chief John Anderton (played by Tom Cruise) gesturing through the police databases? yea, think this technology is gradually becoming a reality. isn’t that exciting? in the recent CEATEC Japan 2010, Hitachi introduced the world to this reality. in this case, we are looking at gesturing through for information services in public places. gesturing means no physical touching unlike current touch-screen technology, therefore it’s certainly going to be more hygienic.

the gesture UI includes hand sensors that detect hand movement over the display which enables the manipulation of the on-screen menus. the combination of infra-red illumination and 3D cameras enable sensing of hand position and the movement. this technology has wide spectrum of applications including education, amusement, medical et cetera. welcome to the future. i am totally thrilled. aren’t you?

visit Ceatec Official Website.