Apr 022014
 

iON - Capacitive Control Touch-Free Switch Plates
Sometimes it’s just easier to not have to touch the light switch to turn on the light! Think about all those times when your hands are dirty, or when you come back from shopping and your hands are full of grocery bags, or when you’re carrying a big box with sport equipment, or when the light switch is hidden after a cabinet … I am sure you know what I mean and, if you’re anything like me, countless times you felt the need of a gadget that allows you to activate lights, garage doors or even the water tap in a hands free way!

Time for a little bit of magic! Enter the iOn – this gadget is designed to exactly that and even more! Not only you can activate and deactivate lights and any other switches touch-free but it also allows you to control those switches remotely via smartphone (available only for Android and iOs).

ALSO CHECK: Belkin WeMo Home Automation iPhone, iPad & iPod Switch and Tempo Bluetooth Smart Temperature Monitor by BlueMaestro [Product Review].

The iOn is designed to work worldwide and supports all electricity protocols between 100V-240V, is very easy to instal and can be placed almost anywhere: it can replace your classic switch plates, can be installed flush on a wall, inside a wall, cabinet, under the table, just about anywhere. here’s how it works once installed – simply waive your hand in the switching field and the light turns on by magic OR use the smartphone application to turn on and off devices connected to the iOn and set predefined schedules to automatize the gadget’s behavior.

The iOn is in project mode at Kickstarter and you can get your hands on on switch for as low as $40 US (retail will go around $60).

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Apr 012014
 

Grillbot Or How To Easily Keep Your BBW Clean
Having a BBQ is always fun, but cleaning the BBQ after the grill is not fun at all!

But it doesn’t have to be like this! Why not enjoy cleaning your BBQ as much as you enjoy cooking your meat?
Meet the Grillbot! Designed to automatically clean the BBQ grill grates, the Grillbot sports four brushes capable of removing burned food and grease like a breeze. Just a couple of passes and your barbeque is like new!

ALSO READ: The RC Mop Or How To Enjoy Cleaning Floors and the Winbot Window Cleaning Robot

The brushes are removable, dishwasher safe and sport brass bristles (just like that manual BBQ brush you’re using now) which are safe to use on stainless steel or porcelain surfaces. The cleaning robot has multiple cleaning programs with various running times (between 10 and 30 minutes) and is powered by a rechargeable battery which provides around 4 hours of cleaning power on a full charge.

Amazing, isn’t it! Get you and you’ll have barbeques only to enjoy the Grillbot clean the mess after …

$119.95 | BUY NOW
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Mar 292014
 

Tablio Or How To Work Comfortably On Your Laptop Away From Yor Desk
Using a laptop anywhere else than on your desk can be a challenging task. Especially if you prefer using a mouse to the laptop’s integrated trackpad!|
Most times you can’t find the right position to be both effective and comfortable, while respecting basic ergonomics rules. More than that, working with your laptop on your lap (or on a pillow as I often see around) can seriously damage your computer the air-flow required to cool down your machine can be obstructed by the improvised “desk”.

ALSO READ ABOUT: Slate MobileAirDesk – The Bamboo Lap Desk To Help You Work In Comfort and Lounge-Wood – The Innovative Laptop Support That Allows You To Get Things Done From The Comfort Of Your La-z-Boy

Tablio is a bamboo laptop desk designed to address this issue and allow you to work/play away from a desk for multiple hours. The lap desk fits various laptop sizes ranging from 11″ to 15″ and features two retractable pads (one on each side) for your mouse and another gadget you need to keep an eye on. The main part, where your laptop sits, is well-ventilated by specially designed air channels k allowing an efficient cooling by air circulation.

Other than these, I need to mention that the Tablio works for both left and right handed users and, given it’s slick format form, lightweight bamboo construction and retractable side pads, the lap desk is very portable and you can easily carry it with you in your laptop bag.

The Tablio is in project mode on Kickstarter. Reserve your for an early bird price of $87 US (estimated delivery August 2014).

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Mar 262014
 

LEGO DC Universe Super Heroes Batman Minifigure Clock SKU 9005718
Let your favorite superhero ring the clock every morning!

ALSO READ: Lego Wrist Watch Collection For Adults

Made by Lego in collaboration with DC Comics, the LEGO DC Universe Super Heroes Alarm Clocks are 9.5 inch (that close to 25 cm) tall figure characters made of strong ABS. The digital alarm clocks come in three shapes: Superman, Batman and the Joker and, while they have all characteristics of the original characters, they are build in pure cool Lego mode. The clocks feature a backlit LCD and an digital alarm function with snooze function!

$30 | BUY NOW
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Mar 202014
 

Wooden Playstation 4 Cover
Here’s a cool way to integrate your fancy, new Playstation 4 with your stylish living room furniture. The Wooden Playstation Cover is made in Germany and features a two tone design including 0.7mm thin Walnut, Bamboo, Zebra and Cherry wood types to make your PS one of a kind! The cases can be purchased in a complete kit including the gaming console or individually if you already own a PS.

$206 | BUY NOW
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Mar 052014
 

Tempo Bluetooth Smart Temperature Monitor by BlueMaestro
The BlueMaestro Tempo Bluetooth Smart Temperature Monitor is a cool piece of home gadgetry that allows you to constantly monitor the temperature inside and outside your home and set alarms based on predefined temperature thresholds.
The BlueMaestro monitor works on devices equipped with low energy Bluetooth 4.0 running on Android 4.3 and iOs 6 and higher (check your device’s compatibility here)
Here’s how it works: first, make sure your Bluetooth connection is set to not time out (some smartphones come with connection timeout setup to 2 minutes), instal the free Android or iOs app, hold the monitor’s button pressed for 1 second (you’ll hear a small beep when it turns ON) and you’re ready to roll. That’s it, no setup, no syncing or any other action required. In a couple of seconds the device will start reading information from the monitor.

Both Android and iOs apps will show you temperature stats and will allow you to set triggers based on your temperature preferences. I find this feature very useful as it can help you quickly identify sudden temperature drops or increases and gives you the chance to take action before it’s too late (think about saving those flowers when you forget the window open in the middle of the winter … this actually happened to us while we were testing the device) as well as smaller differences which, addressed in time, can help you cut heating and AC costs.

The Smart Monitor can connect to your phone for up to 75 meters (that’s about 225 feet) if it has a direct line of sight, is weather proof (can be used outside as well as in humid environments), allows multiple units to hook up at the same smartphone or tablet (you can easily monitor multiple rooms at the same time) and is conveniently powered by 2XAA batteries (included) which will last for about 1 year (you can easily change them by unscrewing 2 screws and removing the back cover).

$48.4 | BUY NOW
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Mar 012014
 

PowerQube - 6 Plugs Power Strip With 3 USB Charging Ports
Tired of your ol’ classic power strip laying on the floor below your desk? Well, tired or not, you should stop by for a minute and take a look at the PowerQube!

ALSO READ: Monoprice Mini Surge Protector – The Traveler’s Charging Station With 3 Power Outlets and 2 USB Chargers and RCA PSWTS6R Wall Tap Surge Protector with 6 Swivel Outlets.

The PowerQube is a modern design power strip which allows you to power up to 9 devices at the same time. The power outlet sports a 5ft cord (that’s about 1.5 meters), 6 standard electrical plugs, 3 USB charging ports with an output power of 2A. A built in circuit breaker offers surge protection and it will protect your devices in case of power fluctuations.

$69.95 | BUY NOW

 

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