Apr 202014

CoolPile.com Best Posts

Here’s a quick digest of the past week’s hottest posts on CoolPile.com – April 14th to April 20th, 2014:

  • Pioneer NEX Or How To Use Apple CarPlay In Older Car ModelsPioneer NEX Or How To Use Apple CarPlay In Older Cars

    Posted on April 16, 2014 in Gadgets.
    Tagged with Apple, Car Gear, CarPlay, iPhone, Media Player, Pioneer, Smartphone.

  • The Lawn Chair Or How To Enjoy A Quiet Sunday Afternoon Reading Your Favorite Book In The CourtyardThe Lawn Chair Or How To Enjoy A Quiet Sunday Afternoon Reading Your Favorite book in The Courtyard

    Posted on April 15, 2014 in Gear.
    Tagged with BBQ, Beach, Chairs, Hammacher.com, PicNic, Waterproof.

  • iPhone And Android Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor By WithingsiPhone And Android Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor By Withings

    Posted on April 19, 2014 in Gadgets, Health & Fitness.
    Tagged with Amazon.com, Android, Bluetooth, Fitness, iOS, iPhone, Wireless, Withings.

  • CoolPile.com Best PostsLast Week’s Best Posts on CoolPile.com (March 7th to March 13th, 2014)

    Posted on April 13, 2014 in Divers.
    Tagged with Best Posts Summary.

  • Conqueror UEV-440 - The Ultimate Camper TrailerConqueror UEV-440 – The Ultimate Camper Trailer

    Posted on April 16, 2014 in Gadgets.
    Tagged with Camping, Kitchen, Microwave, Outdoors, Survival, Trailers.

  • Streetwise S.M.A.C.K. 5,000,000 Mini Stun GunStreetwise S.M.A.C.K. 5,000,000 Mini Stun Gun

    Posted on April 17, 2014 in Gadgets.
    Tagged with Flashlights, Gifts For Her, Gifts For Him, Keychain, Personal Defense, Rechargeable.

  • PapaGo GS330 - The Car DVR Dashboard Camera That Records Your Trips And Assists You Driving [Product Review]PapaGo GS330 – The Car DVR Dashboard Camera That Records Your Trips And Assist You Driving [Product Review]

    Posted on April 18, 2014 in Gadgets.
    Tagged with Cameras, Car Gear, Dashboard Cameras, Emergency, HDMI, Micro SD, Parking, Product Reviews, Road Safety, Safety, USB, Video Recorder.

  • Spiderman Cycling Short Sleeve CostumeSpiderman Cycling Short Sleeve Costume

    Posted on April 16, 2014 in Sports.
    Tagged with Amazon.com, Bike Gear, Clothing, Costumes, Cycling, Marvel, Polyester, Spiderman, Sports, Style.

  • TagTalk Or How To Attach A Personalized Digital Message To A GiftTagTalk Or How To Attach A Personalized Digital Message To A Gift

    Posted on April 17, 2014 in Gadgets.
    Tagged with Android, Crowdfunding, Gifts For Her, Gifts For Him, iPhone, NFC, QR Codes, Smartphone.

  • Chivote 2Face Double Faced Leather BackPacksChivote 2Face Double Sided Leather Backpacks

    Posted on April 14, 2014 in Gear, Style.
    Tagged with Backpacks, Commute, Cool, Crowdfunding, Design, Laptop Bags, Leather, Office, Style.

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    Apr 192014

    iPhone And Android Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor By Withings
    Just as many other gadgets that got updated with smartphone compatibilities, the Withings Blood Pressure Monitor is an improved version of the classic monitor which allows you to read, interpret and track your blood pressure results. No more pumps, analog dials and writing on paper your results to bring to the family doctor!

    ALSO READ Withings Pulse – The Most Complete Fitness Gadget Out There?

    The Withings Blood Monitor reads your blood pressure using the cuff oscillo metric method, it’s powered by 4 AAA batteries and features automatic inflation and controlled release. Once the monitor reads your blood pressure, it connects via Bluetooth to your iOs or Android device and transfers the data to the free Withings app which allows stats tracking and results interpretation.
    The Withings Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor is certified for usage in Europe, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and has validated the ESH (European Society of Hypertension) test protocol.

    $181 | BUY NOW


    Apr 182014

    PapaGo GS330 - The Car DVR Dashboard Camera That Records Your Trips And Assists You Driving [Product Review]

    Dashboard cameras are fast becoming a must-have for drivers. They record footage in case of an unhappy event (read crash), many insurance companies accept them as proofs for identifying accident liability, can be used to record trips for fun and, last but not least, can passively assist you while driving.

    There are many car camera models available on the market to choose from, and even more manufacturers are turning to this niche every day. Today I’ll walk you over one of the top mid class DVR models (read packed with features but with a decent price) out-there – The PapaGo GS 330 or USGoSafe 300 as it’s sold in US. If you’re eager to see it in action, scroll down to the bottom of the post and check the 4 trip tests I did (sunny and rainy day as well as clear and rainy night) and an unboxing clip.

    PapaGo GS330 - The Car DVR Dashboard Camera Safe File Saving

    I used this camera for the past 2 weeks now and it was a pleasure to test it. It is compact, easy to mount and un-mount from the windshield holder (the holding mechanism was a bit stiff the first few tries, but after a couple of uses it worked perfectly), it’s made of solid black plastic (no danger if you drop it), very simple to operate (basically it starts recording as soon as you hook up the power source or start the engine if the charger is already plugged in) and set up. The four buttons below the LCD serve navigation in the menu as well as to use the emergency recording function or turn the screen ON/OFF.

    The beauty of a dashboard camera or car DVR as some call it is that once you did the initial setup there is no need to tweak the settings like you would with a handheld camcorder. It simply stays in it’s place and records what’s in front of the car. That’s it. So, as recording quality counts mostly with a such gadget, I’ll let go through some of the dashcam features below and I invite you to check the video tests at the bottom of the post for the real deal – recording in action!

    Let’s dive into it. As this camera is fully loaded with features I’ll list them in bullet-list form for easier following:

    • A 5MP sensor matched with a F2.0 lens offers great day time recording and performs very well in low light conditions
    • Three quality recording modes: full HD 1080p recording at 30 fps (frames per second); HD 720p at 60 fps and 30 fps
    • 142 degree wide viewing angle helps recording the entire road in front of the car as well as a good part of the sidewalks (you know … in case some crazy stuntman tries to pull one of his tricks when you pass by and jumps in front of your car!!!)PapaGo GS330 - The Car DVR Dashboard Camera 142 Degree Wide Angle Recording
    • Connectivity – the GS330 offers a regular HDMI plug, a classic AV plug (output available in PAL and NTSC), Mini USB for power and PC data transfers, Micro SD card as storage unit for the recorded videos
    • 2″ LCD screen for playback videos, live recording monitoring and camera setup
    • Motion detection mode – leave your car in the parking and if the G Sensor feels someone bump into your car the GS330 will automatically start recording
    • Stop And Go – this is a cool feature. If your anything like me, your stops at the red light are full SMS and browsing sessions. The Stop And Go feature monitors the car in front of you and when it detects it departed lets you know via a beep that it’s time to let your friends alone and start driving
    • Lights Reminder – Detects low light conditions and let you know via a beep and a visual display that it’s time to turn the lights ON
    • Driver Fatigue Alarm – You can set this feature to remind you to take breaks every now and then to avoid driving fatigue
    • Speed Restriction Signs – this is another cool feature – the car DVR constantly monitors the sides of the road and notifies you whenever it notices a speed sign. The new speed restriction is also displayed on the dashcam’s LCD screen.PapaGo GS330 - The Car DVR Dashboard Camera F2.0 Lens 5MP Sensor
    • Cycle Recording – the dash camera saves the recorded file every 5 minutes and automatically starts a new one. The last 10 files are saved on the Micro SD card and, when recording an 11th file, the oldest one is overwritten. This way, by cycling the files, you always have available the last 10 recording (that’s the last 50 minutes of your driving trip)
    • Auto Bump Files Copy – this features automatically saves the files when a hit/bump/accident is noted by the camera. This way, if you’re involved in an accident, you’re sure the recorded files are not overwritten by newer files and you can use them in your defense
    • Emergency Recording and Snapshots – Simply press the Emergency button on the camera and it will record a new fill which will not be included in the cycling recording
    • Auto Start – If you decide to leave your dashboard camera in the car, simply start your car in the morning and the GS330 starts recording automatically
    • Mounting Options – Windshield mount (included with the GS330) and Dashboard (a dashbag is needed for this option)

    Take a minute and check the test recordings below to see the Papago USGoSafe 330 in action and let me know in the comments your take on it or if you have any questions about it.

    $135 | BUY NOW
    Cheaper On Amazon?


    Apr 172014

    Streetwise S.M.A.C.K. 5,000,000 Mini Stun Gun
    The Streetwise S.M.A.C.K. (Stun My Attacker Compact Keychain) Stun Gun is a pretty nifty self defense gadget. Small enough to be attached at your keychain, the SMACK releases it 5,000,000 volts power at a simple touch of a button, comes with built-it flashlight, durable canvas case included (in case you want to carry it hooked on your belt) and built-in charger for easy charging (no need for additional charger units or charger cables).

    Please make sure this item is legal in your area before purchasing it. The stun gun’s 5,000,000 volts power , once released on an attacker, can easily take five to ten minutes for recovery.

    $19.90 | BUY NOW


    Apr 172014

    TagTalk Or How To Attach A Personalized Digital Message To A Gift
    TagTalk is an interesting Kickstarter project that redefines gift tagging.
    Until now, every time you sent a gift, you had to include little gift card with your wishes. Which was pretty cool, but one of the main issues of this classic method was that, by writing, you were limited to share you feelings only by words!

    ALSO CHECK: our Gifts For Him and Gifts For Her categories!

    TagTalk brings gift tagging to the 21st century and allows you to tag your gifts with voice, pictures and even videos. here’s how it works – you install the iPhone or Android app, you grab a TagTalk gift tag, you activate it by tapping the NFC chip in the card with your smartphone or by scanning the included QR code, you add the media content (you can record it live or choose a pre-recorded file), you attach the tag to your gift and send it over.
    Once the receiver gets your gift, he simply taps the tag with the phone or scans the QR code and your personalized message is played!

    Amazing, isn’t it? You can help the project and grab a pack of TagTalks for a s low as $15.

    $15+ | BUY NOW
    Cheaper On Amazon?


    Apr 162014

    Pioneer NEX Or How To Use Apple CarPlay In Older Car Models
    If you were disappointed by Apple introducing their new CarPlay functionality only to new car lines and you thought you’ll have to buy a new car to get your hands on it, I have a good news for you!

    Pioneer just released their latest line of car gadgets – the Pioneer Nex CarPlay Receiver! As the name states, the Nex acts as a receiver, connects to your iPhone via Apple’s CarPlay connection and gives access to all your smartphone’s on-board and cloud-based features. The Nex comes in a handful of models, is compatible with most car makes and models (it replaces your stereo) and gives you access to fully use Siri, navigation, music and video playing, make and receive calls and messaging. Simply hook the Lightning plug to your iPhone and you’re ready to go!

    $700 | BUY NOW


    Apr 162014

    Conqueror UEV-440 - The Ultimate Camper Trailer
    The Conqueror UEV-440 is one of the best equipped caper trailers out there.
    Here’s what Conqueror Australia, the manufacturer of the USV-440, says about it:
    The UEV-440 is a true Jack of all trades, it offers the maneuverability and capability of a camper trailer as well as caravan benefits such as a hard roof, sides and floor.
    The 440 has a number of sleeping arrangements to suit both couples and families.
    With luxuries such as diesel hot water system, interior heating, air-conditioning, microwave, shower, fridge/freezer, full kitchen complete with cutlery and crockery and even a flat screen DVD player you will fall in love with this truly ultimate off-road camper.”

    Not much to ad! Enjoy the video and let me know your thoughts in the comments below…

    $38,300 | BUY NOW
    Cheaper On Amazon?


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