Jan 302015
 

smrtGRiPS - The Intelligent Handlebar Grips That Smarten Your Bike
With all technological advancements in the past years many new gadgets and smartphone apps found their way to the market to help bikers better enjoy their rides! But, and unfortunately there’s a “but” here, most of these new generation gadgets require the raider to take his eyes from the road to consult them.

Here’s where the The smrtGRiPS Smart Bicycle Grips come into the game. Just as the Helios Smart Bike Handlebars we featured earlier, the smrtGRiPS are designed to allow you to interact with your smartphone, receive notifications and follow GPS navigation instructions in eyes-free mode. More than that, once the smrtGRiPS addon is installed in your original bike handlebar you’ll be able to use your iPhone or Android smartphone to find your bike if you no longer remember where you parked it, to connect with other bike riders and get separation alerts when group riding as well find your bike in case it gets stolen.
The smrtGRIPS are in project mode at Kickstarter and you can get one pair for an early bird price of $59. Estimated delivery for July-August 2015.

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Jan 292015
 

Star Wars R2D2 Virtual Keyboard - Let The Force Help You Type Better
Remember the original Star Wars episode when R2-D2 projected Princess Leia’s hologram and helped her ask General Kenobi’s help in her struggle against the Empire? Based on the same idea of projecting a hologram, the Star Wars R2-D2 Keyboard is a very cute little laser virtual keyboard designed to help you better type long texts while keeping a very small and portable format.

ALSO CHECK the AirType Keyboardless Keyboard and the Keychain CTX Virtual Keyboard we featured earlier.

The R2-D2 virtual keyboard is about the size of an iPhone, it works via Bluetooth 3.0 and is compatible with all iPhone models, all Android devices, Windows and Apple laptops and desktop PC’s as well as most Bluetooth enabled gadgets. The laser keyboard has a full QWERTY layout with 68 keys, is powered by an 660mAh rechargeable internal battery which allows about 2 hours of usage on a full charge (3 hours), has light intensity, sound and sensitivity settings as well as R2-D2 specific sound effects while typing!
On the … dark side of the offer, the R2-D2 Virtual Keyboard will set you back $339, but hey … no price is too high if you wanna be a real Jedi!

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Jan 282015
 

WhatSim Or How To Chat Free While Roaming In Other Countries
With over 700 million users, WhatsApp is one of the most popular cross platform chatting services around. But, as cool as it is, WhatsApp has a small draw back – it needs an active internet connection to work! And while this is OK while you’re in a WiFi area or you have your network carrier’s internet activated, things are not that simple when traveling abroad. So, what can you do about it and how can you make sure you stay in contact with friends while avoiding huge internet roaming fees?

ALSO CHECK the Iron Man Mark V Extended Battery Cell and this collection of 44 Coolest Utilitarian iPhone Cases.

The WhatSim SIM Card might be the answer! Designed as a replacement of your local carrier’s SIM card while you’re roaming abroad, the WhatSim service allows you to use WhatsApp unlimited and totally free in about 150 countries and 400 operators. Here’s how it works: when getting ready for your next vacation or business trip order the 10 EUR (that’s about 11.5 USD) WhatSim card from their website, insert it in your phone and you’re ready to go. As of this moment, you can chat with your trip colleagues as much as you want without worrying about internet roaming fees.

While the WhatSim service if free for text chat, you can also use the app’s rich media features (pics, video, voice messages) for extra fees. WhatSim comes in an All-in-One SIM format (Regular, Micro and Nano SIM sizes) and works on all iPhone models and most Android devices.

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Jan 272015
 

LaCie Mirron USB 3.0 External Portable Drive With Ebony Desk Stand - On Office Desk
Designed by French industrial designer Pauline Deltour, the LaCie Mirror is one of the fanciest portable drives around!

ALSO CHECK the ioSafe Rugged Portable Drive and the LaCie Blade Runner 4TB Drive we featured earlier.

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.

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Jan 262015
 

Mod Laptop Case With Inside Gear Pockets
The Mod Laptop Leather Case from This Is Ground is a cool Apple laptop carrier designed to protect your MacBook Air or MacBook Pro and allow you to easily carry your essential work gear with you in style!

ALSO CHECK the La Fonction Mobile Workstation Laptop Bag and the Hard Graft Old Fashioned Italian Leather Laptop Bag.

While the Mod Laptop Case is designed to fit the 11-in and the 13-in MacBook Air as well as the 13-in and the 15-in MacBook Pro, it can also be used with most ultrabooks and slim laptops from other brands. The MacBook cases feature plenty of inside pockets for most common gear such as pens, earphones, USB cables, notebooks, keys, sunglasses and even light tablet or laptop chargers, are made to order and come in three color choices: Toffee Tan, Tobacco Brown or Black.

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Jan 242015
 

RollTop Laptop Concept -Coolest Rollable Future Laptop Concept

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!

ALSO CHECK the Obento Note Modular Laptop Concept and the Fujitsu LifeBook 2013 Multi-Device Laptop Concept we featured earlier.

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.

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