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”

DTV Shredder – All-Terrain stand-up vehicle

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a tough, rugged answer to Segway. this mean looking stand-up ride can zip through any terrain at a top speed of 50km/h, including snow. pretty menacing speed, considering you will be standing up. DTV stands for Dual Track Vehicle, developed by BPG Werks. Powered by 200cc four-stroke Honda engine, the DTV Shredder can hit 30 mph and climbs a 40-degree slope. not something very environmentally-friendly, though. the DTV Shredder has wide applications including military and recreational. who knows it might just spawn a new sporting category as well. judging from the official video, it looks like it can controlled remotely and also has the ability to tow. excellent for medic-evac and towing of heavy equipment. i wonder what’s the noise level like? it has got to be somewhat quiet for military operations, don’t you think so? you know? i really want one of this badly! Continue reading “DTV Shredder – All-Terrain stand-up vehicle”

CYGLO Night Bright Tyre – increase cycling visibility and safety

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if cycling at night is your kind of thing. the Night Bright Tyre is a sure way to increase your visibility to other road users, and naturally increasing you safety level. the tyre uses LED embedded into the thread or wall which is switched using a motion sensor within the tyre, forming a continual ring of light as you pedal on. safety aside, the CYGLO tyre certainly looks awesomely cool. you can’t have a bike like TRON in real life, but you can have a bicycle that looks like one. Continue reading “CYGLO Night Bright Tyre – increase cycling visibility and safety”

using iPhone as credit card payment and mobile POS machine

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you can trust Japanese to come with ingenious ideas. here’s another one to add to the record. if you are looking to expand your iPhone functionality for business use, this could be one of them: using your iPhone to accept credit card payment and as a mobile Point-Of-Sale (POS) machine. basically, the iPhone will be mounted on an integrated printer/barcode reader/magnetic card reader to achieve the card payment acceptance and POS capabilities. this idea will definitely see applications where mobility is required, such as mobile stores, exhibition booths et cetera, where installation of POS and credit card machine is not convenient.

there are already devices which supports mobile POS and credit card payment which works over telecommunication networks, but what sets this apart is it’s ability to read the barcode off the products (which is linked to the products database) to facilitate the POS transaction. that means, scanning the products, summing them up and pay via the POS or credit card payment, right there and then. immediately after POS, latest stock status will be refreshed in the database thus keeping the availability of stock in real time. sounds quite an effort, especially on the software aspects.

retro-chic with iTapeDeck silicon case and stand for iPhone 4

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can’t get enough of cool-looking stuff? go retro-chic with this really cool iPhone 4 case in the form of a cassette tape – the Homade iTape Deck. for those too young to know, cassette tapes are stuff we used to store music in it (before CDs and MP3s). the iTape Deck comes in 2 parts, the ‘cassette tape’ silicon case and a ‘cassette tape case’ stand. completing the retro look is the ABS outer casing for the silicon-clad-cassette-tape-looking iPhone 4. flip over the outer case and becomes a stand to prop your iPhone up and you can enjoy your videos while feeling nostalgic. this case is definitely going to be an attention grabber. are you ready to be the center of attraction? that is if you don’t mind the bulk the silicon case is going to add to your slim iPhone 4.

the Homade iTape Deck comes in black/red color and blue/white combo. it’s available @ Strapya World and Air Asia Megastore.
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the Sensor can – trash can goes high tech

simplehuman - The Sensor Can(photo source: simplehuman.com)
simplehuman designs and manufactures sleek household wares such as trash can. yeah, trash can need not be monotonous looking object hidden away in some inconspicuous corner of your house. simplehuman takes the simple task of discarding trash a step further – introducing the sensor can. it is a trash can, but with a built-in advance sensor that senses your intention to use it, opens up and closes after you are done. no, you need not flip the lid or step on the paddle. the sensor can uses an adaptive sensor technology called multi-sense™ which syncs the can with your motion. what makes it so special is the sensor changes its sensing behavior to suit different situation. basically, the one sensor has 3 modes: the ready mode, the task mode and the stay-open mode.

in ready mode, there’s a focused space above the sensor (i.e. directly above the lid) known as the trigger zone, ready for you to throw your trash. the sensor in this mode does not ‘spill out’ of the front of the can, avoiding false triggering when people walks past the can. when an action of discarding moves over the sensor, the sensor changes to ‘task mode’ where the trigger zone extends and becomes more sensitive to activity. this mode prevents the can from closing on you (i mean your hand) while you are still discarding the trash (seriously, does it take so long to discard something?). time to clear the can? no worries. after more than 3 seconds of continual activity, the can switches to ‘stay-open mode’ where it stays open for 30-seconds, in the event that you turn your back to get a fresh liner – it stays open. very smart indeed.

asides from the multi-sense™ technology, the sensor can also incorporates feature such as odor removal, robust motor (for the lid), nylon discs under its based (gentle on your flooring) and custom extra strength fit liners, fingerprint-proof stainless steel exterior. the sensor can uses 6 x C-size batteries which can last up to a full year. for a handsome amount of US$225.00, you can add this 40 liter high-tech trash can to your growing list of high tech products in your house. i said ‘handsome’ because that’s quite an amount for trash can, regardless. i want one, but i suspect my wife wouldn’t let me have one.

visit simplehuman website.

Ferrari-themed trike based on Suzuki Hayabusa

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i love this conversion. i am not rider myself but the power of Hayabusa has always mesmerized me. so why do i like this so much? i am paranoid about 2 wheelers. being thrown off a bicycle twice in my life time, and ended up in a rather dire situation, 2 wheelers is a nightmare. here comes a dream bike, but in a trike form. what makes this even more alluring is it’s Ferrari-themed, right down to its decals. according to Japanprobe.com, its creator was contacted by Ferrari after they saw the video of his creation, but it is ok if is a one-off fan-only vehicle and he can’t produce sell the clones. so this is really one-of-the-kind. we can only drool over it. Continue reading “Ferrari-themed trike based on Suzuki Hayabusa”

Solar Sun Jar & Touch Sensitive Dog Lamp

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green heads out there rejoice, cos’ here’s another cool stuff to show your love for the planet. comes Solar Sun Jar, a lamp made out with traditional mason jar (you know those jars that your mum use to store your favorite cookies?) with high-efficiency solar cell, rechargeable battery and low energy LED lamps. placed the jar under the sun and it charges up the battery over a few hours. this energy is stored and can be use at night to power three LED lamps inside the jar. the jar is frosted, so the LED lights emitted is diffused and making it appears like sunlight. the Solar Sun Jar has no switch, cos’ in-built sensor will do the job of detecting darkness and lights up. there’s no paranormal activity but work of the sensor. being a mason jar, it is completely water tight. so there’s no need to worry about weather condition when you leave outside to charge. this also means you can add a touch of mystic coolness to your garden by deploying the Solar Sun Jar as a garden light or simply use it as a night light.

Touch Sensitive Dog Lampyou asked your dog to sit, paw, roll over. how do you like to ask him to light up your study table? now you can with the Touch Sensitive Dog Lamp. well, not a real dog though. i assure you that no animals will be harm in the process. with just a pat on the touch sensitive ‘head’, the lamp can be switched on and off, and brightness can be adjusted through 3 distinct level. the Touch Sensitive Dog Lamp is made of solid acrylic plastic body and uses a 40W (Max) E27 bulb. did i mention that the ‘head’ is adjustable? very cool.

available @ UrbanCubes.com.

Wunderlich S 1000 RR “Piranha” conversion kit

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to me, Wunderlich is to BMW bike as RUF is to Porsche cars. this latest conversion kit from the German bike tuner for the S 1000 RR is named “Piranha”, and it sure looks like one. the “Piranha” kit is the creation of Wunderlich’s very own in-house designer, Nicolas Petite. highlights include handlebar conversion, single-bulb XENON headlamp, “RR-Vario” footrest assembly, light race hump, adjustable number plate mount and indicators with built-in rear/brake light functions, lighter PVM 6 spoke high-performance wheels, SBK sports exhaust system, performance controller, MotoMaster brake discs, Ohlins chassis and steering dampers (tuned by Wunderlich’s racing rider, Frank “Fritz” Spenner) etc. as you have read, enhancement is not limited to aesthetic, but also with improvement to the handling and performance departments. seriously, i am astounded by it’s beauty. aren’t you? Continue reading “Wunderlich S 1000 RR “Piranha” conversion kit”

iLOQ Privus – electronic locking system

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key lock is probably the last thing you would defined as ‘high tech’. wait till you hear this. iLOQ, a Finnish company, specializes in development, manufacturing and marketing of innovative high security electronic locking solutions, has a lock systems which is worthy of the words ‘high tech’. Privus is a cylindrical lock which you can define access rights. you may ask: what access rights? isn’t by duplicating the keys for whoever needs it grants the access? it’s far more than that. Privus is an electronic locking system, and the best part is no batteries and cables are involved. need new keys? you can make it yourself, right there and then.

what i like about this lock is, you can remove the access for certain keys if the holders do not have the right to access anymore. it also lessen the number of keys you may carry if you install the Privus to more than one property or locations, and programmed it to a single key. i know what you are thinking. there are bound to have risks but if you have a bunch of keys that you need readily always, this could be a good news for you. you can also limit access to a key if situation requires, such as keeping certain part of your office or house off-limits to guest. hmmm. why does it begin to sound like hotel’s card keys? nevertheless, being a tech head, i am all for this system.

visit iLOQ website.