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).
While not the first bag on the market to incorporate portable batteries and charge your phone, tablet or laptop, the AMPL SmartBag is certainly one of the coolest extended battery gear carriers around!!
Presented at CES 2015, the AMPL Smart Backpack promises to keep your gadgets safe and charged for days by using a combination of smart sensors, battery packs woven into the fabric and a smartphone monitoring app (available for iPhone and Android) which allows you to see in real time the charging level of your devices as well as the internal temperature, power flows and the power juice available in the battery packs, without having to open the bag every time you want to check them.
The AMPL Smartbag features an internal computer which intelligently routes power your devices and maintains a tight control over the charging function to protect your devices from overheating, a shock absorbent bottom to protect your devices from impact if the bag is dropped, a battery pack which allows 2-3 full smartphone charges (3 extra battery expansion slots are available for extra battery packs to power more smartphones, tablets and a laptop) and an adjustable TSA checkpoint-friendly laptop compartment with easy access from the top or the side of the backpack.
The AMPL Smart backpack will be available latter this summer starting at $299 (additional battery modules will run for $59 or $139) and will be fully compatible with iPhone, iPad, Android devices with MicroUSB plugs as well as a wide variety of laptops.
Loved by adventurers, extreme sports athletes, sky and scuba divers and even by regular people, GoPro cameras are making history in the action camera niche for years now. And, as the time passes, more and more cool accessories hit the shelves to improve and add new features to the coolest action camera around.
The GoPole Scenelapse is the latest must-have addon for your GoPro camera. The Scenelapse is a rotating device that allows you to shoot amazing picture and video timelapses of your favorite landscapes. The device allows recording angle setup, spins around its axis up to 360-degrees to record the timelapses (a complete 360-degrees cycle is completed in about 60 minutes), can be also used with other cameras or video recorders by removing the GoPro connection mount and it is compatible with other accessories such as the GoPole Tripod and the GoPole Grenade Grip.