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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

Parachute-like Contraption Lets You Throw Your GoPro To Capture Shots

Well, what do you know? It turns out that Aer, the arrow-like contraption that lets you throw your GoPro, was not the first. Unbeknownst to us, Birdie had a head start back in June when it successfully concluded an Indiegogo campaign. I know what you are thinking, but no, I don’t think the idea was copied. Lets just say that great minds think alike, besides the idea maybe the same, but the execution is completely different and we kind of dig Birdie. Why? Because, parachute. Ok, maybe not that kind of parachute you have in mind. However, it does have air-brake of sort that stabilizes the fall so your GoPro can capture awesome, candid shots. Continue reading Parachute-like Contraption Lets You Throw Your GoPro To Capture Shots

Who Needs A Drone When You Can Throw A GoPro Into The Air?

If random, fun aerial images are your thing, then here’s the good news: you can save yourself thousands of dollars by not buying a drone and go with this dart-like, GoPro carrying contraption that allows you to take random, super short aerial images. Aer, as it is called, is the brainchild of a Netherlands startup that aims to make aerial imaging affordable and fun. Shaped like a rear section of a dart, albeit oversized, Aer has foam fins that enable stable flight and a front bumper designed to fit GoPro HERO 3+, 4 and 5 for capturing the dart’s point-of-view as it hurls through the air. It won’t be able to record controlled footages that last several minutes and therefore, it is not in anyway a replacement for an imaging drone, but it is a sure-fire way to capture random aerial images, or selfie from up above without emptying your wallets. Continue reading Who Needs A Drone When You Can Throw A GoPro Into The Air?

This Frame Will Add Touchscreen Capability To Your Apple iMac

As a consumer, I personally think Apple is one stubborn organization who refuses to keep up with times. It seems like innovation has passed on with Jobs. And no, removing the headphone jack is NOT an innovation and neither was it courages. Don’t get me wrong. Apple products are still pretty up there (and so are the prices, if I may add), but it just not the same anymore. Take for example touchscreen display on desktop and laptop. The PC market is striving with this technology – thanks to Windows’ support for touch technology and yet, there are no signs of the Cupertino tech giant adopting it and don’t get us started with wireless charging. Touchscreen is the next logical step in PC, though not that it is needed. But we will find a use somehow, don’t we? Continue reading This Frame Will Add Touchscreen Capability To Your Apple iMac