keep your mobile phones from the elements: CleverWraps RingerWraps

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(photo credit: cleverwraps.com) CleverWraps RingerWraps | US$9.99 | www.cleverwraps.com

mobile phones are susceptible to element like water, perspiration, snow, sand et cetera the list just goes on. these guys over at CleverWraps developed a Zip-Loc type bag specifically to protect your precious communication devices. in a nutshell, RingerWraps are downsized Zip-Loc bag complete with zip closure and re-sealable tape.

RingerWraps come in three sizes: small, medium and large, catering to different phone sizes. slip in your mobile, zip it and tape it and your mobile shall be protected from the nasty elements. CleverWraps promise that users will still be able to dial, talk, text, browse and listen to your favorite tunes while the phone is sealed in the RingerWraps.

some heads up of the RingerWraps sizing: small size caters to bar phones or devices (also known as candy bar phones/devices) such as iPhone, Blackberry, iPod Touch and iPod Classic; medium size caters to vertical flip and slide phones and; larger size caters to horizontal flip and slide phones, and also extra large smart phones.

since the mobile phones these days are similar in size, we would think that the sizes available should cover most devices. with your device securely in the RingerWraps, you can now go jet-skiing, slope skiing or hit the beach without the worry of getting your device wet and the best part: not missing a single call or text message. we just don’t have any clue how you’re going to answer your phone while skiing down the alps. not that we recommend anyone to do so.

via CNET

start from young: PeeWee PC Pivot 2.0 Tablet Laptop

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(photo credit: peeweepc.com) PeeWee PC Pivot 2.0 Tablet Laptop | US$549 | www.peeweepc.com

why settle for monochrome LCD screen toy laptop when you get a real one for your kids? adults won’t settle for less, why should kids? i wanted to say this for a long time: i wish those pretend-to-be toy laptop doesn’t even exist. seriously. luckily, we have the PeeWee PC Pivot 2.0 Tablet Laptop to keep the kids happy and actually learn something about computer.

granted it is an expensive gadget for kids as compared with cheaper “adult” notebooks in the market today but the PeeWee PC Pivot 2.0 Tablet Laptop is designed (or rather, conditioned) for kids. with its ruggedized outer casing which is drop-proof (tested with 50cm drop test) and spill-resistant keyboard, it will take just about any torment your kid can unleash on it.

there are real laptop for kids, and also touchscreen for kids (such as the upcoming Fisher-Price iXL) but the Pivot 2.0 is both. its a “dual mode” PC meaning its a resistive touchscreen tablet and a PC laptop in one package. powered by Intel Atom N450 1.66GHz processor and Intel 945GSE Chipset, the PC also features 160GB 1.8″ PATA HDD, 1GB RAM (upgradable to 2GB), 2-in-1 SD/MMC card reader, USB 2.0 ports, touch pad and a touch screen that’s capable of handwriting recognition.

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connectivity includes RJ-45 Ethernet port, 1/8″ external mic-in jack, 1/8″ external headphone jack, 15-pin VGA port, Bluetooth-ready, WI-FI 802.11 b/g/n and Kensington Lock ready. completing this full-feature tablet/laptop are rotatable screen 10.1 inch resistive touch screen with a resolution of 1024 x 600, integrated UMA Intel Graphics, integrated 2-channel audio with 1W speakers, a 1.3MP webcam and built-in accelerometer.

there’s no CD-ROM though, but you can always get an external CD-ROM drive to go with it if required. the PeeWee Pivot 2.0 Tablet Laptop comes preloaded with Windows XP Home, 15 games and 2 security apps. talk about starting from young.

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a duo of QWERTY keyboard case for your iPhone

typing or poking on touchscreen without tactile feel can take away the fun of composing messages. agree? well, both ThinkGeek and Boxwave has a solution for us (the tactile-freaks): a QWERTY keyboard case for your iPhone. personally, i have used smartphone with slide out keyboard, and i liked the convenience (except for the added thickness to the phone). these add on physical keyboards are cleverly hidden and not only let you type but also act as a case for your iPhone. Continue reading “a duo of QWERTY keyboard case for your iPhone”

TikTok and LunaTik Multi-Touch Watch Kits

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(photo credit: MINIMAL) TikTok Multi-Touch Watch Kit | US$25 | www.MNML.com

if the mutewatch €180 (plus shipping) price tag is stopping you from getting a touchscreen watch, you can get yourself one at an Apple iPod Nano price plus US$25 to US$50. if you already have the latest iPod Nano, it will be just US$25 to US$50. Scott Wilson of MINIMAL has an idea that will turn your latest Apple iPod Nano into a watch. introducing TikTok and LunaTik, which are basically watches without a watch face until your iPod Nano “fused” with them. Continue reading “TikTok and LunaTik Multi-Touch Watch Kits”

C-Loop – camera strap mount solution

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(photo credit: customslr.com) C-Loop Camera Strap Mount Solution | US$35 | customslr.com

simple and effective solutions to our everyday problems are around us. these guys, collectively known as Custom SLR, just proved this to be so. whether you are a professional camera man or just a casual shooter, you would probably notice how the camera strap tends to get in the way. well, Customer SLR has a solution for us and before i go on, i would like to be thankful for this solution (to the strap-gets-in-way issue). Continue reading “C-Loop – camera strap mount solution”

reverse engineered clipping: the Klhip The Ulimate Clipper

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(photo credit: klhip.com) Klhip Nail Clipper | US$50 | www.klhip.com

if you thought you have already possess all the coolest stuff in the world, think again. you might be missing this: a nail clipper. what do expect of a nail clipper? its just a tool that cuts nails, isn’t it? but apparently Klnip doesn’t think clipping nails is that simple and hence, the Klhip The Ultimate Clipper was born.

first off, it looks nothing like a conventional nail clipper. but hey. that’s the whole idea. the clipper is made of surgical stainless steel finished in natural satin and unlike standard nail clippers, it has only has one blade. apparently, double blades will dull each other (the blades) out over time or tear the nail. Klhip claimed that the cut will be so smooth that filing will your nails might a thing of the past. on top of that, the smooth clipping action will keep the clippings on-board instead of flying everywhere else.

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the clipper is designed with “reverse engineering” (check out the photos), hence you are applying pressure above the nail you’re cutting which results in a more comfortable grip, and makes clipping easy. well, i am not sure if i agree with that. do we really need to reinvent the wheel (paying US$50 for that), even for clipping nails?

the fastest key money can buy: LaCie FastKey USB3.0 SSD

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(photo credit: lacie.com) LaCie FastKey | from US$149.99 | www.lacie.com

don’t have a fast car? fret not. you can have the fastest key. it looks like LaCie is moving pretty quick with the implementation of the SuperSpeed USB on its line of portable storage. the latest to join the rank is the LaCie FastKey. the FastKey boost a lightning-fast speed of up to 260MB/s* and uses a Solid Sate Drive (SSD) with DRAM cache for storage clad in a stylish and sturdy metal casing. Continue reading “the fastest key money can buy: LaCie FastKey USB3.0 SSD”

2012 Nissan GT-R debut at Los Angeles Auto Show (photos)

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(photo credit: nissan.com) 2012 Nissan GT-R | from US$89,950 | www.nissan.com

after four years into the North America market, the Nissan GT-R has a new look. the new Nissan GT-R will have new colors, new wheel design and beefed up in horsepower department. along with the 2012 Nissan GT-R, a premium model, dubbed the “Black Edition”, will be introduced. Continue reading “2012 Nissan GT-R debut at Los Angeles Auto Show (photos)”

new old vintage of the week: USB Classic Atari Joystick

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(image credit: ThinkGeek) USB Classic Joystick | US$24.99 | www.thinkgeek.com

ah…. remember your Atari days (and missing it, sorely)? now you can relive those days of furious joystick bending with the USB Atari Joystick. how cool is that? the joystick is, well… USB and it works with PC or Mac without the need for driver. it will work with classic Atari 2600 games and also works as a standard USB joysticks. download the emulator for Windows, Linus or OS X, plug in this retro joystick with a modern tech twist and you are ready to rock the retro gaming world. besides being a functional joystick, it will be a retro piece on your desk among your shiny high-tech stuff. Continue reading “new old vintage of the week: USB Classic Atari Joystick”

is it a book or a Kindle? made by hand DODOCASE for Kindle 3

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(photo credit: dodocase.com) DODOCase for Kindle 3 | from US$49.95 | www.dodocase.com

remember the made-by-hand iPad case by DODOCase? well, now Kindle 3 users can also don up their Kindles with DODOCase. as with the original DODOCase, the cover are made from black faux leather and constructed using traditional bookbinding techniques. an elastic strap keeps the Kindle sealed tight. Continue reading “is it a book or a Kindle? made by hand DODOCASE for Kindle 3”