Most Bluetooth speakers out-there tend to follow the same design pattern – small, cylindrical or rectangular boxes made of modern materials with modern shapes … you know the kind, “you-saw-one-you-saw-them-all“, but Marshall’s new Stanmore speaker is something different, very different, focusing on the brand’s heritage and delivering a classic looking device with analog controls and a retro feel!
The Marshall Stanmore is the company’s latest speaker model. Following the successful Hanwell speaker, the Stanmore is a Bluetooth loudspeaker designed to look like a classic amp, which connects to iPhone or Android smartphones, tablets or any other Bluetooth enabled devices and allows user to stream and play music from their gadgets. The Stanmore can also be used via cables – it features a 3.5mm jack, RCA plugs and an optical input.
Amazon just recently announced their latest gadget – the Amazon Echo! Amazon’s Echo is a hybrid speaker designed to interact with users via voice recognition, accomplish simple tasks such as managing to do and shopping lists, answer simple questions about news, weather, set alarms, play local music or online music streaming services such as iHeartRadio or TuneIn and so on …
Just as Google’s “OK Google”, Apple’s “Hey Siri” or Xbox’s “Xbox” activation commands the Echo is triggered by a wake word. Simply call it “Alexa” and the Echo will be ready to take your commands! The Amazon Echo needs to be constantly connected to the internet as it does all information processing in cloud. Amazon announced that the Echo’s processing power and accuracy will increase in time as the device is capable of learning while interacting with users. Check out the video!
With regards to pricing, the Echo follows the same direction as all previous Amazon gadgets – while regular customer can get it for $199, Amazon’s Prime service members will get a cool $100 US discount lowering the device price to $99.
If you’re in the market for a good tablet stand, stop your research and look no further! The Flote Orbit is one of the coolest tablet desk stands around! Simple to mount, with a minimalistic design and unlimited viewing angles as well as a cool Apple-ish look, the Orbit stands apart from the competition and allows users to mount their tablet and use it in hands-free mode while at the office or at home!
The Orbit requires only a small amount of assembly – simply insert the arm into the base and secure it in place with the included screw; once the arm is secured, simply attach the magnetic clasp and you’re ready to roll – check out the video for a walk-through of the entire process! A low-profile desk/table/countertop reversible clamp is also available for those who do not want to crowd their desks with an extra piece of gear.
The Orbit iPad stand is perfect for business usage (in offices, in face-to-face customer care, customer and employee presentations and trainings) as well as for personal, home usage (news and digital books reading, cooking, movie watching and game playing). Given it’s holder is spring coils powered and can be adjusted to literally any tablet size, the Flote Orbit is a truly universal stand. You can use it with all iPad generations, most 7-in to 11″in tablets on the market, most e-book readers as well as with light 11-in ultrabooks. Other than that, the Orbit can be also used for non-technological purposes such as holding presentation documents for speeches or small drawing boards for kids.
Save some space in your kitchen by upgrading your classic paper towel holder to the TowlHub!
Designed to hold your paper towel (dah!!!), the TowlHub also sports 4 USB ports built into a water resistant base to conveniently allow you to charge your phones and tablets and a wine stopper (why not?) to help you preserve wine freshness.
The TowlHub fits any standard or jumbo sized paper towel rolls, features a sturdy metallic base with non-slip rubber coated bottom, it has a friction ring for single sheet pulls and a raised edge so the roll will not unravel.
If that’s just not enough for you, an extra $30 can get you un upgraded version of the TowlHub which sports 2xBluetooth3 Watt speakers designed bring some fun to your kitchen and allow you to follow your favorite shows, listen to some music or watch that latest Brad Pitt movie, all while chopping onion and cooking dinner!
Soba from Bluelounge is a such cable management system designed to put some order on all those wires crawling on and under your desk! Soba zips all those cables and consolidates them into a single to tube bwhich can be routed and fixed on walls, desks TV and screen stands, basically anywhere you have cables running around. The Saba cable management system will set you back $24.95 and includes: 10 feet of Vortex tube (that’s about 3 meters); 2 End Caps; 3 Mounting Caps; 1 Y-Split to direct cables in different directions; 1 Vortex Zipper Tool and 5 Rubber Bands for wall/desk fixing the Vortex tube.
Getting rid of occasional bugs and flies is not that easy as it looks!
Most of them seem to have a sixth-sense, some kind anti-human-catch-intention-detection-sensor that makes them fly away as soon as they feel you closing in with bad thoughts!
A while back we featured a very cool bugs fighting gun – the Bug-A-Salt which shots flies and mosquitoes with small grain of table salt. Today, we’re back with another cool gadget for your bugs fighting arsenal! The Fly-Goodbye Bug Vacuum Gun.
Based on the same principle as a regular vacuum cleaner (which many people already use to suck-away bugs, spiders and other small unwanted intruders), the Fly-Goodbye Bug Vacuum Gun is battery operated and literally sucks bugs away into capture tubes designed to not allow bugs exit. Once you captured all bugs around, be merciful, take them out and let them live … so you get to your cool gun again and again and again …!
Whether you live in a small apartment downtown or in a fancy suburbs mansion you never have enough space to store gear! Unless you’re Batman, of course, and you have the Wayne Manor available as well as funds to build another 10 manors when needed!!! But, for the rest of us, storage space is important. And so is for the guys behind the SupaFlat baby highchair.
SupaFlat, the 2014 RedDot design award winner, is considered world’s most compact baby chair ever invented. When folded the SupaFlat is only 1.65-in (4.2cm) thin, making storage between uses easy as a breeze. It even sports a smart wall bracket which allows uses to hang it on a wall … The SupaFlat is available in natural wood and white colors and has the following measures (H x W x D):
Chair folded: 43.3in x 19.2in x 1.65in (that’s 110 cm x 48.8 cm x 4.2 cm)
Chair unfolded: Height : 36in Xx19.2in x 19.2in (that’s 91.4 cm x 48.8 cm x 48.2 cm)