Sep 032014
 

KickFlip MacBook Pro Portable Raiser Stand
Bluelounge is an award-winning international design studio focused to create premium quality office gadgets and accessories for Apple products – also check the Saidoka iPhone Chatter Dock we featured earlier.

One of their latest accessories is the KickFlip, a stand designed to raise your MacBook Pro‘s end and allow you to work and play in a more ergonomic and comfortable position.

The KickFlip comes in two versions for both 13″ and 15″ MacBook Pro models and adheres to the bottom of your laptop using a high-tech, German engineered gel adhesive which can be removed and used again without leaving any residues on your Mac. While in closed position, the KickFlip is barely noticeable and does not add any bulk to your Mac. Once you need to get some things done, simply pull out your Mac, flip the KickFlip to its elevated position and you’re good to go!
So cool and useful it makes be ask myself why don’t laptop manufacturers included it in their products by default … What’s your take on it?

$17.95 | BUY NOW

 

Sep 032014
 

Chef'n Panini Smart Spatula
Not sure you really need another kitchen tool in your already crowded cooking space, but the Chef’n Panini Spatula simply looks too cool to not get one!

The main advantage of the Chef’n Panini Spatula over regular spatulas is the split right down the middle, designed to guide your knife and help you slice your sandwiches in two! Other than this, the spatula has a wide format to accommodate larger sized paninis and hamburgers, features a flexible silicone coated head for improved maneuverability, is made of stain-resistant stainless steel and can withstand heat up to 650 degrees Fahrenheit (that’s about 340 degrees Celsius).

ALSO CHECK the Pizzeria Pronto Outdoor Pizza Oven From Pizzacraft and the Grillbot Or How To Easily Keep Your BBQ Clean we featured earlier.

What are you waiting for? Get one and start flipping those burgers! NOW!

$20 | BUY NOW
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Sep 022014
 

SnappGrip Or How To Improve Pics Making On Your iPhone
Your iPhone has a more powerful camera that stand-alone digital cameras had just a few short years back! But, if that’s not enough and you want to further optimize your smartphone’s camera, we have your back covered.

A while back we told you about the Manfrotto Klyp which was designed to help you take professional pics on your iPhone, we told you about the Optrix XD which helps transforming your iPhone into a waterproof action camera and about the Izzi Orbit iPhone Lens which ads an cool kit of lens to your favorite smartphone. Today, we’ll continue on that direction with the SnappGrip iPhone Case.

The SnappGrip ads hardware controls for shutter/focus, zoom and shooting mode to your iPhone, ads a tripod mount screw which allows mounting your iPhone on standard tripods, sports an internal rechargeable battery to extend your iPhone’s battery life, an USB port for easy charging and connects to your smartphone via Low Energy Bluetoth. A free app to fine tune your pics is available from iTunes .

$49.99 | BUY NOW
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Sep 022014
 

Noke Bluetooth Padlock
Just as the iFingerLock biometric padlock we featured earlier, the Fuz Design Noke Padlock is designed to overcome classic padlock problems such as losing the keys or forgetting the opening combinations.
The Noke padlock connects to your smartphone via Bluetooth and, via free iPhone and Android apps allows easy setup and operation. You can setup multiple smartphones to open a Noke, you can share access with other users, you can check usage history and easily unlock the padlock without even pulling the phone from your pocket.
The Noke padlock has a built-in battery which lasts up to a year of usage and, if you run out of battery or if you don’t have your phone with you, it can be operated by simply tapping the hinge (just as classic Morse code) and entering a quick click code previously set up.

The Noke Padlock is in project mode at Kickstarter and you reserve one for $59 (that’s about $30 less than what it would retail for). The project already reached it’s funding cap 9meaning that the Noke will be produced and released to the market) and the delivery is scheduled for February 2015.

$59 | BUY NOW
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Sep 012014
 

Papago GS260-US Rear View Mirror Full HD Dashcam - Product Review on CoolPile.com
The Papago GS260-US or GoSafe 260 as it’s also know is a cool dashcam that attaches to your car’s interior mirror and allows you to record your car trips without crowding your windshield.

Why do you need a dashcam in your car? Well … for first … it’s cool! Remember those crazy driving Russian videos all over Youtube? They’re all recorded with car mounted dashcams, just like this one! Second … many insurance companies accept dashcam footage to identify fault in car accidents. Third … high quality dashcams come with G-Sensors and motion detection which can activate the recording feature even if your car is sitting in a parking, so chances are if someone bumps your car it’ll no longer be a hit and run. Four … you record cool trip footage that you wouldn’t be able to record otherwise (unless you’d hold a camera in your hands while you’re driving, but we’re sure you wouldn’t do such crazy things, wouldn’t you?) … And so on …

Now let’s take a closer look at the Papago GS260 windshield dashboard camera. I used this camera for a couple of weeks and here are my thoughts about it:

The camera comes with an impressive set of features:

  • Full HD (1080p) and HD (720p) recording capabilities with zoom in/out while recording
  • Wide angle visibility (it literally covers the entire windshield – check the user videos below)
  • G-Sensor that “feels” the bumps and shocks
  • Auto save feature in case of accidents
  • Motion detection (useful for recording parking accidents) – if the camera detects any movement around the car will automatically start taking snapshots.
  • Multilevel EV adjustment to improve recording quality if needed
  • One touch snapshots (even while recording video)
  • GPS ready – hook up an external GPS unit and take advantage of advanced features such as speed recording, navigation coordinates and so on
  • Large front buttons for easy menu navigation and recording controls
  • MicroSD card for media storage
  • Mini USB for PC and Mac connectivityPapago GS260-US - How To Mount The 12V Car Charger Around The Dashboard
  • Audio-Video out in case you need to output the signal to a TV
  • Recorded movies and in .mov format (can be played with most PC and MAC video players)

ALSO CHECK the Papago GS330, another cool Papago dashcam we featured a while back.

The dashcam is dissimulated in a windshield mirror that clips over your existing interior car mirror. The attachment system is very simple and is powered by two mobile hooks secured by an internal coil to keep the cam safe. Simply pull the two levers, attach the unit to the mirror and you’re ready to go.

The mirror unit is auto-dimming and, being a bit darker then classic car mirrors, takes a couple of kilometers to perfectly get used to it, but, once you get used to it, it helps night driving by automatically filtering the strong back lighting from cars in your back. The right side of the mirror hosts a 2.7in LCD which displays the video being recorded and some recording related information such as video length, current time, recording status and so on … The LCD can be turned off and the entire mirror real estate can be used to monitor back-coming traffic.

The Papago GoSafe 260 is powered by your car’s 12V cigarette lighter plug (a charging unit and cable are included in the package) as well as by an internal battery which also allows recording while the engine is turned off (remember I told you about the motion detection feature and automatic recording even when sitting in parking with the engine turned off?). The cable is long enough to be hidden around the dashboard of your car, and, as it sports an on-wire adapter, can be hooked up straight to your car’s electrical system.

Check the videos in the article for a hands-on review as well as the three real-life dash recordings (day and night) to have a glimpse at the recording quality. Note that the actual recording is better than these samples. Some quality was lost during video editing and Youtube upload.

$164.78 | BUY NOW
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Sep 012014
 

Bear Grylls Gerber Gear Mountain Pack

Attack the mountain with the Bear Grylls Survival Mountain Pack. Back in 2010, the ultimate survivalist Bear Grylls partnered with Gerber Gear in an effort to use his extended survival expertise and create a line of gear and necessities for survival in any conditions. During the past years, a series of essentials were released to the market. The Bear Grylls River Patrol 45 survival pack combines some of the best items of the Bear Grylls line and makes them available as a whole purchase discounted with over 30% over their regular (MSRP) prices.

The pack can be grabbed on the Gerber Gear website, or, if you like a particular item in the pack and want to buy it alone, you can grab it on Amazon via the individual links in the article:

$375 | BUY NOW
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Aug 312014
 

CoolPile.com Best Posts
Here’s a quick digest of the past week’s hottest posts on CoolPile.com – August 25th to August 31st, 2014:

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