iRemoTap keeps your energy consumption in check via WiFi

iRemoTap 544x368px
(credit: DigInfo TV)

it seems to me everything has a dose of WiFi these days and it looks like the power strip of the future will have it too. unbelievable? believe it. what you see here is a power strip developed by Japan firm Ubiquitous that has a built-in WiFi. the WiFi of the iRemoTap [JP], as it is called, enables you to monitor how much electrical energy the connected devices consume via your computer or mobile phone in real time, and that’s not all, you can even switch on or off any of those connected devices remotely. Continue reading iRemoTap keeps your energy consumption in check via WiFi

Barnes & Noble unveiled new Nook Simple Touch Reader

Nook Simple Touch Reader 544x388px
Nook Simple Touch Reader | US$139.00 | www.barnesandnoble.com

i guess Barnes & Noble hasn’t given up the idea of trying to give Amazon a run for their money. it has unveiled their latest ebook reader, the Nook Simple Touch Reader. i am not a fan of ebook reader but the smaller and more compact form-factor of Nook Simple Touch Reader is pretty enticing. well, except for the exceptionally large frame, else it looks awesome. it features a 6-inch e-ink touchscreen, 2GB storage capacity, microSD slot (expandable up to 32GB) and WiFi (b/g/n) connectivity. Continue reading Barnes & Noble unveiled new Nook Simple Touch Reader

GorillaTorch is a lamp and head torch at the same time

GorillaTorch Switchback 544x528px
(credit: JOBY) GorillaTorch Switchback | €59,95 | joby.com

Joby has a solution that will let you carry one less thing on your next camping trip. meet the GorillaTorch Switchback, it is a table lamp and it is also a head torch, plus it was a winner of the 2011 Red Dot Design award. the lamp can be carried around like any other lantern or leave on the table or floor to light up your tent and when you need to trek in the dark or whatever, it can quickly be transformed into a headlamp (or some say, flashlight). Continue reading GorillaTorch is a lamp and head torch at the same time

Eurocopter X3 hybrid helicopter successfully tops 232 knots

Eurocopter X3 544x328px
(image credit: Eurocopter)

remember the Eurocopter X3 Hybrid that we featured here last December? well, between then and now, it has reached another milestone. a test flight carried out on the May 12, the X3 managed a true airspeed of 232 knots (430 km/h) for a duration of several minutes under level flight. thanks to the upgraded gearbox that allows the X3 to operate under full engine power, maximizing its true potential. with this milestone, the X3 has performed better than its original goal of 220 knots (407 km/h). Continue reading Eurocopter X3 hybrid helicopter successfully tops 232 knots

Casio announced new “Diver-Inspired” Baby-G for ladies

Casio Baby-G BGA123-7A2 544x588px
(credit: Casio USA) Casio Baby-G BGA123-7A2 | US$160.00 | www.casio.com

Casio’s G-SHOCK and Baby-G line of watches are hugely popular which explains why Casio is refreshing the line so very often. just not long ago we heard about the Baby-G Ana-Digi Multi Color Dial series and last week, Casio announced yet another addition to its Baby-G range in time for this splashing summer. the watch design drew its inspiration from deep sea divers watch and will sport “the always functional Baby-G staple characteristics.” Continue reading Casio announced new “Diver-Inspired” Baby-G for ladies

FUJITSU design award 2011 Special Award: ‘Anderson’

Anderson Concept 544x348px
(credit: Ma Yiwei & Tao Ying via Design Boom)

though this particular concept did not win the big prize in the recent FUJITSU design award 2011, organized by DesignBoom in collaboration with Fujitsu and Design Association Japan, it has, however, received the Fujitsu judge’s special award. conceived by designers Ma Yiwei and Tao Ying, the ‘Anderson’ as it is called, is one of the seven entries to receive the judge’s special award. Continue reading FUJITSU design award 2011 Special Award: ‘Anderson’

Tape Gun Dispenser – stop or i will seal and stick!

Tape Gun Dispenser 544x377px
(credit: Baron Bob) Tape Gun Dispenser | US$9.95 | www.baronbob.com

even though this item is currently out of stock, i can’t resist featuring it. simply because of its novelty factor. most of us will need a tape dispenser, so why not make it a little more interesting? while this may not be able to harm anyone, it can certainly be of an assistant when it comes taping. styled as a replica of a .45 caliber handgun, this Tape Dun Dispenser will take in any standard Scotch tape roll refills. Continue reading Tape Gun Dispenser – stop or i will seal and stick!

a cascading water tap inspired by natural Asian fountains

Bamboo Fountain 544x350px
Mickaël Chrost‘s Bamboo Fountain is a gorgeous faucet that is anything but conventional. instead of the standard nozzle that sends water gushing out from the tap, Mickaël’s Bamboo Fountain lets the water “falls voluntarily in a slow fashion to avoid wastage.” aesthetically the faucet resembles a section of a bamboo stem with a slit and tip combo that lets water pours out. the concept drew its inspiration from the natural Asian fountains which explains its unmistakable oriental-look and feel. Continue reading a cascading water tap inspired by natural Asian fountains

meet Dot, she wants your iPhone 4 to record 360-DEG video

DOT 544x311px
(credit: Kogeto) DOT: 360º video capture for iPhone 4 | US$98.00 | www.kogeto.com

so who is or what is DOT? DOT is the new kid on the block for 360-degree video recording for iPhone 4. along with a purposed-built app, the small panoramic lens attachment allows iPhone users to capture 360-degree video without physically rotating the device. the capture video is totally navigable which is what makes it so cool. of course, this 360-idea for iPhone isn’t new, as previously it has been explored by the GoPano, which does pretty much the same thing. Continue reading meet Dot, she wants your iPhone 4 to record 360-DEG video

Jam Home Made’s ‘Mickey Mouse’ 10th Anniversary Watches

Jam Home Made Secret Mickey Watch Type1 & Type 2 544x400px
(credit: Jam Home Made) Jam Home Made ‘Mickey Mouse’ Watch | from ¥29,400.00 | www.jamhomemade.com

marking their 10th anniversary, Jam Home Made announced yet another pair of special collaborative watches based on the Disney’s title character ‘Mickey Mouse’. the watches are available in two different models, namely Secret Mickey Watch Type1 Limited and Secret Mickey Watch Type2. both watches feature interchangeable black and tricolor straps. Continue reading Jam Home Made’s ‘Mickey Mouse’ 10th Anniversary Watches

Tech Culture and Lifestyle Stuff.