May 082014

ALYT Or How To Turn Your House Into A Self-Learning Smart And Secure Home
Remember the Jetsons? I was always amazed by how automated and technologically-infused was their home and I always wanted to have a such home “when I grow up”. Well … years passed, I grew up and I have my own home. But guess what! Other than small techy stuff and some gadgets which try “cooperate” with each other, nothing impressive around!

This is one of the main reasons the ALYT got my attention! While it will surely not transform you into George Jetson, nor will bring Rosie and Astro the Dog to your bellowed home, the ALYT can do a lot of things to automate stuff around and secure your home. And … did I tell you it learns by itself from your habits? How cool is that?

ALSO CHECK the AngelBlocks Intelligent Home Modules and the iSmartAlarm – The iPhone Controlled Security System

The ALYT is an Android powered hub which can do anything as long as a developer creates an app for it! It can be controlled via Android smartphones and iPhone, works over IR, DLNA, WIFI, Bluetooth, NFC, Z-Wave, 3.5G, can do face and voice recognition … just about anything you can think of … as long as there’s an app for it!!!
Here are some cool example of what it’s already capable of doing: alert you when you run out of milk, let you know to take your umbrella or your sunglasses when you leave home, make sure your alarm system is ON, set the right temperature for when you get home (yeap … it turns on the AC, the heating or even the fireplace if needed).

The ALYT is in project mode over at Indiegogo (they have already received over 67k in donations towards their 100k goal) and you can secure a home automation kit starting as low as $99 US. There are multiple automation and security kits available for various needs – hit the jump, check them out and, if you like them, help the guys from ALYT make Jetson’s home come true …

$99+ | BUY NOW
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May 072014

JunoJumpr Or How To Jump Start You Car With Your Smartphone Charger

This is an interesting piece of gadgetry that makes me ask myself why no one thought about it before!!!

ALSO READ about the StartMonkey 400 – The High Powered Rugged Emergency Jump Starter

The JunoJumpr is deemed the most portable jump starter around. While not bigger than a regular smartphone, the Jumpr employs a lithium polymer battery pack (rather than lithium ion, as most extended battery charges do) which holds 6,000mAh of power and delivers a peak output of 12V at 300 amps, just enough to boost most car batteries around! Of course, while not jump starting cars, you can always use the Jumpr to charge your iPhone, tablet or any other power-hungry gadget. Cool, isn’t it?

$89.99 | BUY NOW
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May 072014

Stitch-less Leather Rivet Wallet by The Leather Shop
About a week ago I received my Leather Rivet Wallet from
As you already know by now, and if you don’t, you learn it now, I have a sensibility for cool wallets. I own over 15 wallets and I like to constantly change them depending on my daily activities and my mood! So, knowing the Moose Brand (the leather gear brand behind The Leather Shop) and the high quality of their work from the two items I previously reviewed (the Palm Wallet and the Rivet Card Holder), I was looking forward to receive this new model!

When I first received the Rivet Wallet, I must admit I was a bit afraid it will not provide enough interior space for the basic stuff I like to have on me on daily bases. But, after using it for a week, I must admit (again!!!) that I was wrong, and it did provide more than enough interior space, while keeping the whole package slim and almost undetectable in my pants front pocket (don’t ask me why I keep my wallets in the front pocket, it’s a long story … but basically, because someone with bad intentions has to try twice harder to steal it than from the back pockets)!

I constantly held with me 3 credit cards, 1 ID card, a couple of bills for cash purchases, 4-5 business cards and a flash storage unit (either a micro SD card in a SD adapter or a slim USB drive). The Rivet wallet handled the task very well, and was a real head turner.

On the technical side, the Rivet wallet is made of one piece of folded saddle American leather, held together by a leather strip secured with two brass rivets. There are no stitches, zippers or buttons. The used leather is from the bend of a cow hide (the bend is the most expensive part of a hide and unlike the shoulder or belly – it does not warp), is hand dyed, glazed, and edge burnished. The entire manufacturing process takes place in US with US originating materials.
The Moose Rivet wallet comes in regular saddle leather with three tones available – Natural, Yellow and Tan (the one in the pics and video below is the Tan model) and in Shell Cordovan leather (available in Black and Dark Brown). Perfect for a gift to someone close to you … or to yourself, why not!?!

Check the video and the photo gallery in the post for a full hands-on review and visit for more info and buy one.

$45 | BUY NOW
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May 062014

PowerUp 3.0 iPhone Controlled Paper Airplane
Get hours of RC flying pleasure by combining your classic paper airplane making skills with modern propulsion and Bluetooth technology.
Simply build the best paper airplane you can (don’t worry, if you never got this right there’s a quick tutorial included to show you how to fold a sheet of paper into a solid airplane), attach the motor, fire-up the the free iPhone or Android app to control the plane and you’re set for the next adventure.

ALSO READ How To Make A Paper Plane Fly Forever – Infinity Paper Plane

The PowerUp 3.0 iPhone Controlled Paper Airplane works via low-power Bluetooth 4.3 smart technology, has a flight duration of around 10 minutes on a full battery charge, features a durable crash-proof design and comes with a spare propeller and rudder. Available for pre-order with delivery in mid July 2014.

$49.99 | BUY NOW
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May 052014

hipKey Proximity And Movement Alarm For iPhone And iPad
hipKey is a proximity and movement alarm sensor designed to notify you when the pre-defined connection between your iPad or iPhone and the gadget is broken. In plain English this means you pair the hipKey to your iPhone and place it in your bag; if someone tries to take the bag away, your iPhone will notify you right away. While protection against thieves is one of the most obvious uses, you can also use the hipKey to make sure you don’t leave home and forget your iPhone, or, if you clip it to your kid’s belt, you’ll be notified when he’s no longer near you or, using the included Find Me Mode locate your iPhone, iPad or keychain when you no longer find them.

$59.95 | BUY NOW
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May 052014

JVC Kenwood HA-FX850 In-Ear Headphones
If you’re in the market for a good pair of headphones you should stop by and take a minute to check the JVC HA-FX850 In-Ear Headphones.
The HA-FX850 incorporate the best JVC has to offer for the headphones market: a wood ring absorber for high-resolution natural sound and to reduce unnecessary vibration and distortions, MMCX removable cord, 3.5mm 24 Gold plated stereo Mini plug; 16 ohms of impedance, 6-45,000 Hz frequency response, dynamic driver to easily adapt to various genres of music and at last but not least a cool look!

ALSO READ Beats By Dre – Alexander Wang Collection and the Sennheiser Momentum Headphones

While the HA-FX850‘s price tag might look a bit expensive for some folks, I find it reasonable when taking into account the whole pack of features included. You get great specs, comparable to the well-appreciated Shure SE846 and Sennheiser IE 800 at less than half price!
It’s a good day for gadget shopping!

$343 | BUY NOW
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