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Native Union Flat Wall Charger Because, Hard-To-Reach Sockets Exist

Gadget makers have tried their best to keep charging adapters size down, but however they tried, it seems like they can’t get away with having a voluminous accessory. Just look at iPad adapter. Heck. That thing is huge! While we learn to live with it, won’t it be nice if we could have something really, really flat. You know, something that we actually slip into our pockets without getting the embarrassing bulge? As it turns out, Native Union has just the accessory that solves this modern day woes of gadget users. Meet Native Union Flat SMART USB Wall Charger, a wall adapter that is straight up flat. Like, really, really flat, measuring a mere half a inch thin (12 mm) and armed with not one, but two USB ports that allows you to charge two device simultaneously. Continue reading Native Union Flat Wall Charger Because, Hard-To-Reach Sockets Exist

HTC Vive Tracker And Audio Strap Pricing And Availability Announced

The lack of integrated audio and the wear comfort of the HTC Vive is, apparently, questionable, and also, it is kind of lonely because it is but a lone VR headset like so many of them out there. However, for $99.99 a pop, you can spruce up your experience with the Vive with the Vive Deluxe Audio Strap and/or the Vive Tracker. The former is an accessory that adds integrated headphones to the headset with “new comfort features” so you’d be inclined to wear it longer, and it gets a new sizing dial that will afford quick adjustments to fit single or multiple users. Continue reading HTC Vive Tracker And Audio Strap Pricing And Availability Announced

Taser’s Axon Signal Rolls The Cameras When Firearm Is Drawn

As far as United States is concerned, there have been one too many fatal police shooting incidents. According to a data collated by The Washington Post, there had been 963 fatal force by police in the U.S. in 2016 and the number was based on news, reports, public records et cetera, and it did not include unreported incidents. This is where body cams and dashcams can help, but the question is: with body cam, can you trust the officers to turn it on, or remember to turn it on, and if the camera can continuously record that much of data? Continue reading Taser’s Axon Signal Rolls The Cameras When Firearm Is Drawn

TV Sizing Template: An Extremely Low-Tech Solution To A High-Tech Problem

Buying TV is as easy as abc, but buying the right size is, surprisingly, a daunting task. Why? Because, it is hard to visualize if the desired size will fit your TV console, or worst, swallow up the tiny feature wall in your living. You can use a tape measure to do a bit of ‘calculated guesstimate’, but a tape measure can be part of the problem too because, we don’t freaking know the size of TV from the given diagonal dimension commonly used to denote TV sizes. There ought to be a better way right? Well, actually there is and it is surprisingly low-tech – very, very low-tech. Continue reading TV Sizing Template: An Extremely Low-Tech Solution To A High-Tech Problem

Satechi’s New USB-C Power Meter Aims To Keep Your USB-C Devices Safe

Gadget lovers with the penchant for the finer things in life will surely dig the newly announced Satechi USB-C Power Meter Tester. What this nifty accessory does is measuring the voltage, ampere, and mAh output from the accessories, such as a portable charger, to ensure they are safe and effective with their new Type-C-equipped devices (you know, stuff like laptops, tablets and smartphones). So, why would you want those parameters? Simple. To ensure the product, such as in the case of a MacBook Pro or a portable charger, produces the output as advertised. But why does it matter? Well, because, if the mAh isn’t as advertised, then you are being shortchanged. Continue reading Satechi’s New USB-C Power Meter Aims To Keep Your USB-C Devices Safe

Awesome Accessory Turn Your Apple Watch Into A Cute Macintosh 128K

Apple fans who have a nostalgic feeling for the good’ol Macintosh may want to check out the Elago W3 Stand for Apple Watch 1 & 2. Ok. Maybe I should have said Apple Watch users instead cos’ obviously, not all Apple fans fancy Apple Watch. Anyways, the product image is pretty self-explanatory. The product shares an exceedingly likeness to the original Macintosh 128K machine, only way smaller, and when you slip your wrist-worn Apple Watch into it, it is ironically way more powerful then its forebear. Computers have come a long way, isn’t it? Continue reading Awesome Accessory Turn Your Apple Watch Into A Cute Macintosh 128K

ActionSleeve Armband, Because Apple Watch Is Not Just For The Wrist

When an organization makes a smartwatch or fitness tracker, they probably never ask themselves if a person can wear a watch when doing Muay Thai? Duh. Of course not and this result in one having to forego tracking when it come to certain sports. What an irony, isn’t it? A fitness tracker that can’t track because you can’t wear it. But that won’t be the case if you have ActionSleeve Armband for Apple Watch by Twelve South. ActionSleeve Armband is exactly what it says it is: an armband designed to let you wear the Apple Watch on your arm, or bicep, so you can proceed with your kickboxing, crossfit or whatever it is that you do that Continue reading ActionSleeve Armband, Because Apple Watch Is Not Just For The Wrist

Flux Capacitor For Home Charges Your Devices But Won’t Let You Time Travel

So you think your USB charger looks kind of boring? Well, there’s really nothing we could do to alleviate the monotony, but if you are a huge fan of Back to the Future franchise, then maybe we can help by introducing you to this Back to the Future Flux Capacitor Wall Charger. If you think this looks kind of familiar, it is because there was an automotive version previously. However, if you don’t own a car, or simply want the iconic time travel-enabling device in your home or office too, then this is it. Like its automotive counterpart, this made-for-wall outlet version lights up and boasts two USB ports, allowing two devices to be charged simultaneously. Continue reading Flux Capacitor For Home Charges Your Devices But Won’t Let You Time Travel

Here Are Two Alternatives That Will Put MagSafe Back To MacBook Pro

We understand the importance of innovation but perhaps, Apple didn’t realize that innovation does not mean removing things that actually works. That’s pretty damn frustrating, if you ask me. Yes. We are talking about the elimination of the super user-friendly, super ‘safe’ and arguably, the best feature of MacBook, MagSafe found on MacBook prior to the new MacBook Pro announced last week. And don’t even get us started with the killing of SD card which so many photographers relied on these days. To be fair, we should have already known when MagSafe was missing in the last MacBook, but we still can’t help but to ask: what’s up with those ‘killings’, Apple? Continue reading Here Are Two Alternatives That Will Put MagSafe Back To MacBook Pro

Watch Band With Cameras May Give Us A Reason To Buy An Apple Watch

Most mainstream smartwatch is not as ‘high-tech’ as you have imagined. One thing for sure, they are not what sci-fi movies had shown us, particularly in the communication and imaging department. When mention high-tech wrist worn device of such nature, we expect something like Dick Tracy’s watch which allows you to make two-way communication and not just to talk to Google Assistant or Siri, and we also expect it to be able to take stills and videos, plus possibly, video calls. Obviously, you won’t find those in today’s smartwatches, but not hope is lost if you use an Apple Watch, because there’s CMRA, an Apple Watch band that comes with not one, but two built-in HD cameras: an 8MP outward-facing shooter for capturing whatever that fancy you and a 2MP self-facing camera for video calls and of course, the all-important selfie. Continue reading Watch Band With Cameras May Give Us A Reason To Buy An Apple Watch