The LaCie Mirror drive features an 1TB of portable storage encased in mirrored Corning Gorilla Glass 3, a cool Ebony wood display stand for office use, a soft carrying case for while on the go, it works with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 devices powered by Windows Vista or higher and Mac OS X 10.5 and latter and comes with LaCie Backup Assistant and LaCie Private-Public (AES 256-bit encryption) software suite.
Presented as a concept roll up laptop back in 2011, the RollTop 2.0 still still looks cool enough to make me want one ASAP!
The device was created by the German design shop Orkin Design and presents a multi-device that changes shapes based on the task it needs to accomplish. The RollTop 2.0 can be rolled up, just like a Yoga mat, for easy transportation, can be used as a 13-in laptop (the bottom part of the device transforms in a virtual keyboard and tracking device) and a 17-in tablet with stylus or touch control or an external screen for other PC’s!
The RollTop 2.0 concept sports a flexible OLED screen which allows the device to transform from transportation mode to laptop, tablet or external screen and a center column which holds most connectivity options such us USB and LAN ports, an internal speaker, a webcam, the rechargeable battery as well as a power adapter for charging the device. While not in use, the RollTop wraps around the center-column for easy transportation and storage.
The initial RollTop concept was presented back in 2009 and it was updated to the 2.0 version in 2011. Unfortunately, since than, there are not many news about this cool project. Check out the videos in the post about the first and second versions of the RollTop and let me know your thoughts in the comments below.
Good, old simple tools were used for ages and they’re doing a great job most times you’re trying to build something, do a DIY project or simply fix some broken stuff. But, as technology gets better and cheaper everyday, it’s no surprise tools evolve and get digitized as well, just as most things around us.
The classic measurement tape is one of the latest tools touched by the angel of technology! The eTape16 brings the digital power to the classic tape measure and allows you to improve your productivity with a simple touch of a button. The eTape16 features a large digital display, dual short therm memory with individual buttons for multiple measurements, blade lock, unit convertor between US and Metric systems as well as Bluetooth connectivity (optional) for data transfer t your iPhone or Android device. On the outside, the eTape16 has a rugged build, a high quality rubber top, inside measure anvil and a strong polycarbonate case for extended durability. Cool isn’t it? I wonder that’s the next tool getting the 2.0 touch …
No larger than a regular pocket knife and weight just 1.5-ounces (that’s about 1/3 of the size and weight of an iPhone), the WayTools TextBlade is a minimalist Bluetooth keyboard designed easier type long messages while on the go!
The TextBlade features an innovative design with magnetic hinges which snaps in place by itself and turns ON the keyboard, 8 ultra smart keys which perfectly emulate a full QWERTY keyboard with 19 mm spacing between keys (just like any regular desktop keyboard), connects to your device via low energy Bluetooth 4.0 and it is compatible with most devices out there including iPhone, iPad, Android smartphones and tablets, Windows and Mac PC, basically Bluetooth enabled gadget. Check out the TextBlade in action and let me know your thoughts about it in he comments below.
There are many high quality power banks available on the market to choose from. Most of them allow you to charge an iPhone or an Android phone 4-5 times or charge a tablet a couple of times … Nothing spectacular. Simple boring gadgets that reliably deliver upon the manufacturer’s promise and are always there to give you a hand when your power hungry devices need a quick boost!
Well … that was what I thought until I found the Iron Man Mark V Mobile Fuel Cell! The Iron Man extended battery gives you an extra 12,000mAh of power, comes with 2 x 5V USB simultaneous charging ports (one 1Amp for iPhone and Android smartphones and one 2Amp for smartphones, iPad and Android tablets) and, at last but not least, sports one of the coolest power pack designs on the market – an exact replica of the Iron Man Mark V Armor Suitcase built based on the original prop and 3D plans from Marvel! Cool, isn’t it?
You might think that in a world dominated by Gopro Hero cameras and crammed with a number of other competitors trying to attract consumer attention, delivering a high quality action camera at a reasonable price it’s almost a dream! Well, think again…!
The Garmin Virb Elite is a true 1080p Full HD rugged and water resistant (IPX7)action camera designed to help you record your adventures in style! Featuring a 16MP CMOS sensor and Garmin’s WideVü lens, the Virb Elite is capable of recording stunning footage at 1080p@30fps and 720p@30/60fps as well as slow motion videos up to 120fps! The Virb comes with a 2,000mAh rechargeable battery which allows up to 3 hours of continuous video recording in FHD mode, has a 1.4″ display which is also used to setup the camera, GPS and WiFi connectivity for easy file sharing and camera control from smartphones, ANT+ connectivity to allow you to use other Garmin devices such as fēnix, Oregon and Edge as remote controllers and a big ON/OFF button on the side so you can easily start or stop recording even if you’re wearing gloves. A wide variety of Garmin mounts as well as an dive case are available as additional accessories.
Now that the Google Glass project is closed as we know it (hopefully they’ll re-open it with an even more appealing concept), people in love with augmented reality must turn towards other devices.
The Epson Moverio BT-200 is a such cool device which makes augmented reality available to users in a similar way Google Glass did – via a pair of high tech glasses. The Epson Moverio glasses can be used with prescription lenses and sun shades, feature motion sensors a front camera built into the frame as well as a dual screen 3D display for augmented reality applications and an additional UltiMicron full color LCD on the sides for video projections.
More than that, the Epson Moverio come with a Control Unit running on Android 4.0 OS which connects to the glasses via Bluetooth or WiFi and expands the main unit’s capabilities with additional sensors, Micro SD extended storage and a control touchpad. Check the demonstration video in the post (quick note: they’re using the previous BT-100 Moverio model in the demo vid).