Whenever a non-smartphone surface, we ask the same question all over again: in this connected world, is there still a place for mobile phones that aren’t smart? Apparently, there is and Zanco is a living proof because they have been making mobile phones that will feel right at home in the pre-smartphone era. In other words, they make phones with a regular LCD display that is strictly for digits and texts, and yes, the phones have physical keypads too, numeric keys. Sounds a little ancient, isn’t it? No doubt it is, but that doesn’t stop Zanco in believing there is a market for ‘dummy’ phones and it is making you notice this with what it claims as “the world’s smallest phone.” Continue reading The World’s Smallest Phone Begs The Question: Is There Still A Place For A Non-Smart Phone And One This Small?
The point of Android OS is to make your smartphone, well, smart, so you can do a lot more things than making voice calls and send text messages. Having said that, it is only natural for one to come to conclusion, almost naturally, that an Android phone will be such, but that’s really not the case for NichePhone-S, an upcoming mobile phone (note, I said ‘mobile phone’) from Japanese company, FutureModel. NichePhone-S is, as the product name suggests, a very niche phone. Why? As you can see, it looks like a glorified calculator, but beneath that, Android 4.2 OS is breathing life to it. Despite so, it does nothing more than voice calls, text messages, and stream music. Continue reading There Is Going To Be An Android Phone That Isn’t A Smartphone
For a few months in 2017, the hottest product that cost a meager sum is no other than the fidget spinner. It was sold virtually anywhere humans are present, from the corner stores to supermarkets to toy stores. They were everywhere, but then, like every trend before it, it quickly crash and burn. Now, if you fidget spin anything now, you’d look like an ancient person, but not if your fidget spinner happens to be your mobile phone, such as the Chilli K188 Spinner Mobile Phone you see here. Yep. It is a mobile phone, alright, and a very tiny one at that. Continue reading Tiny Cell Phone Fidget Spinner Is The Weirdest Tech We Have Seen All Day
Caviar is an exquisite delicacy consisting of salt-cured fish eggs which is renowned throughout the world, but unbeknownst to many outside of Russia, there’s another Caviar that is equally exquisite, if not more, and it isn’t edible. Caviar, or Caviar Phone to be more precise, is as the food it is named after, as exquisite as it sounds and as you might have already guessed, this company luxe up gadgets for a living like what Goldgenie and the likes are doing. But this Russia-based luxe company isn’t content with just dishing out gold-embellished gadgets; it themed them with famous figureheads, such as a gold Trump-themed iPhone 7 (very fitting, I must say), but that device is pale in comparison to the company’s latest offerings: a Putin-themed, wait for it… Nokia 3310! Continue reading Caviar Honors Putin With The Russia President-Themed Nokia 3310. Really?
So you heard the exciting rumor and now here the official words from the maker: Nokia 3310 is alive once again – thanks to licensed Nokia phone maker, fellow Finnish company, HMD Global. If you are expecting an exact replica with modern innards, well, then I am afraid you might be disappointed. To be honest, I was expecting an identical reboot, except for more modern touches like the inner workings. So, in a way, I was both excited and disappointed. I mean, the phone is sleek and all, but it is not the 3310 we adored and you can’t even switch out the case like most Nokia handsets could in those days. Then again, I really shouldn’t cling on to the past. Continue reading Nokia 3310 Lives Again In Color And With A Month’s Worth Of Battery Life
Nokia once reined supreme in the mobile phone arena. Unfortunately time and technology had caught up with them, effectively putting an end to the era of cell phone. During its heyday and before the proliferation of smartphones, the Finnish tech company had turned out countless mobile phones, but it was the 3 series, particularly the 3310, that became sort of an icon. Offered by its then-trendy candy form was a durable phone that supports long text messaging (man, it was god sent, really!), along with useful tools like calculator, stopwatch, and even packing a bit of fun too with games such as the sequel to the hugely popular Snake. Continue reading Rejoice Nokia Fans Cos’ The Iconic Nokia 3310 Is Coming Back!
You know what it is that makes steampunk so alluring? It is the ’tech’ which we can relate to, expressed in a fantasy sort of way which often features stuff like gears and cogs, and steam power, in place of batteries and microprocessor. I think you get the idea and if you do get the idea, you’d be impressed by this DIY Rotary Cell Phone Prototype put together by YouTube Mr. Volt. Yes, it is a cell phone and yes, it has the good’ol rotary dial that reminiscent of the 1920s landline phone, you know, the actual phone, phone before it got replaced by keypad on the now-nearly obsolete fixed line communication device? Yea. That phone. Continue reading Rotary Dial Cell Phone May Not Be Practical But It Is Super Cool Anyway
If you are one of those parents who wish your child could have a mobile phone to communicate with you but not distracted by apps and such, well, then we supposed the Phonie AKA WIME Talkase T1S Mobile Phone could be the answer. Phonie is not phony, btw, it is a real, functional mobile phone that goes back to basics with essential of communication, including making calls and text messaging. There’s no distractions typical of today’s smartphone, which means this cute gadget here has no calculator, no Internet access, no games and no cameras. Continue reading Phonie: A Mobile Phone Without Distraction That Fits Into A Wallet
Decades ago, Star Trek, Dick Track and the likes tickled our imaginations about wrist-worn two-way communication hardware, but those have since been superseded by our very capable smartphone. However, that does not mean wrist-worn communicator ain’t cool anymore and with the increasing popularity of smartwatch, speaking into your wrist might very be a fad again. Then again, a sleek, elegant piece of gadget on the wrist does quite speaks any substance, futuristically-speaking, unless you have this big-ass Communicator Watch as conjured up for tinkerer and Instructables member who goes by the name ‘DJ’. By now, many must have tried their hands on making wrist-worn communicator, but this one from DJ just blew our mind. Continue reading Forget About Smartwatches, This is How a Wrist-worn Communicator Should Look Like
LG Brings Its Latest Ultra HD Monitor To The U.S., Priced at $599
LG is bringing its latest Ultra HD monitor, 27MU67, to the U.S. This 27-inch class monitor features AMD’s FreeSync technology, Black Stabilizer for brightening up dark scenes, Dynamic Action Sync that cuts input lag to 9.7 ms, and Flicker Safer function that makes this IPS display easier on the eyes. $599. BUY.
Casio Introduces Lamp-free Super Slim Projectors for Gaming
Casio Slim Series Lamp-free Projectors measure an astounding 1.7 inches thick and packs proprietary Laser & LED Hybrid light source for maximum brightness, 20,000 hours of lifespan with minimal degradation, and three A/V inputs, including HDMI, RGB and RS-232C terminals. From $949.99. BUY.
Bethesda Softworks Announces Fallout 4 Game
Official words are, Fallout 4’s world premier is expected to happen during E3 at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood on June 14, 7PM PST. You can catch the live stream via Twitch and YouTube. Unfortunately, no word of when exactly it will hit the stores, but it is arriving alright. $TBA. LEARN MORE.
OWC New USB-C Dock Adds 11 Ports To Your New MacBook
Compensate the lack of ports on the new MacBook with the OWC New USB-C Dock that offers 4 USB 3 Type-A ports, 1 USB 3 Type-C port, an SD card reader, HDMI with 4K display support, audio in and out ports, a Gigabit Ethernet port and can even power your MacBook – all with a USB Type-C cable. $129. BUY.
Integral Memory Introduces The First USB Type-C Flash Drive
Your MacBook has it and so do many upcoming gadgets, so it is wise to prep yourself with a portable storage that uses it. We are talking about USB Type-C connector and the London-based Integral Memory is the first to introduces a USB flash drive with such connector. $TBA. LEARN MORE.
Caterpillar Launches A New Rugged Feature Phone, Cat B30
Geared towards foreign workers, the Cat B30 is a feature phone that is built to take any beatings. It is IP67 rated, which means it is waterproof to 1 meter, dust and shockproof and in addition, it can survive a 1.8 meter drop onto concrete and can stand up to extreme temperatures too. £99. BUY.