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Dec 222014
 

Peq Smart Home Automation System Controlled by iPad Or Android Tablet
Here’s your chance to get rid of all individual home automation modules you’re using now and consolidate all your systems into one master control hub. The Peq home automation hub is a complete system that allows you to monitor and control your home , even if you’re not on the premises. The Peq system is able to control most components of a modern home and comes with wide array of sensors including door and window sensors, motion detection, water and carbon monoxide detectors as well as with cameras, light dimmers, generic appliances controllers and home thermostats.

ALSO CHECK the Belkin WeMo Home Automation iPhone, iPad & iPod Switch.

So how does it work? The Peq system is pretty straight forward – simply get the central hub as well as the modules you need to control and monitor your home or office (the Peq can also control your existing home automation gadgets such as Nest, Yale, Kwikset, Phillips Hue, LG, etc …), set up your network and connect it to your iPhone or Android device and you’re ready to go! Once the whole system set up you can stream live video, watch recorded footage, set lighting, temperature, turn ON or OFF devices and appliances, get email and SMS notification based on pre-defined rules and much more.

The Peq Home Automation System modules can be purchased individually or as prepackaged thematic bundles such as Starter, Illumination, Watchdog or House & Home and requires a $9.99 monthly fee for system updates and online management tools.

 

$119+ | BUY NOW
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Dec 202014
 

Mophie Powerstation Plus For iPhone, Android And Windows Devices
Mophie is taking it a step further with their next generation power packs – the Mophie Powerstation Plus.
The extended battery packs feature aerospace-grade aluminum top and bottom plates to protect the battery and the charging cables as well as smart charging circuitry to prevent over-charging and overheating as well as to minimize power loss when charging and recharging devices. The Powerstation Plus smart charging unit recognizes the connected device battery specs and administers the maximum amount of power for an efficient charge process but without the risk of damaging your device.

ALSO READ about the Energizer XP18000 Universal Power Bank and the Brunton Hydrogen Reactor Portable Fuel Cell we featured earlier.

The Mophie Powerstation Plus comes in two versions: Micro USB for Android and generic gadgets and Lighting for iPhone, iPad and other Apple devices as well as in four power sizes: 3,000mAh, 5,000mAh, 7,000mAh and 12,000mAh.

$79.95 | BUY NOW
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Dec 182014
 

HTC RE Action Camera - Sports Camera White Front And Back Views
Are you tired of classic GoPro-like action cameras and ready to try something new? Take a look at the new HTC RE camera!

The RE Camera sports an ingenious L shape format which allows you to comfortably hold it in your hand and record the action. The camera comes with a 16MP 1/2.3″ Sony sensor which allows Full HD video recording at 30 frames per second and 4x slow motion video capture @ 720p resolution, 146° ultra-wide angle lens (f2.8), it features a 820mAh rechargeable battery (you can capture up to 1,200 pics on a full charge), it’s waterproof (can be submerged down to 1 meter in water for up to 30 minutes) and is compatible with your iPhone or Android device via free HTC apps.

$158.95+ | BUY NOW

 

Dec 172014
 

iPad Air 1 And iPad Air 2 Bluetooth 3.0 Keyboard case -  SOTKE002400 - Front And BAck Views
The iPad Air 2 Bluetooth Keyboard Case from Brando.com is a convenient way to protect your iPad and always have with you a keyboard to help you better play, write emails or simply transform your tablet into a laptop and accomplish your daily stuff.

The Bluetooth keyboard case is designed for iPad Air 2, but it’s works very well with the first generation of iPad as well and can be used as external keyboard even with Android or Windows devices (anything that supports Bluetooth connectivity).
Actually, in this video review, I am using an iPad Air 1 and, as you see, it’s a perfect fit. The case comes with a full qwerty keyboard and a bunch of dedicated keys to control the most used iPad functions such as volume, settings, screen brightness music playlist controls and copy/paste options. The case connects to your iPad via Bluetooth 3.0 (there are no wires to connect), sports a 350mAh internal rechargeable battery that allows up to 140 hours of uninterrupted usage on a 5 hours full charge, incorporates a desk stand and is available in three colors – Silver, Gold and Gray.

I used the iPad Keyboard Case for about 1.5 weeks and, even though I am not a big fan of using external keyboards and mice on tablets, I must admit it turned out useful more times than I was expecting! Being able to type a long email on my tablet was a actually cool …

The iPad Air Bluetooth Keyboard Case is available for $39 US. Check it out for more info …

$39 | BUY NOW
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Dec 062014
 

SOLOSHOT2 Robot Cameraman
SOLOSHOT2 is one of the most advanced robot cameraman systems on the market and it’s designed to help you record your adventures on automatic mode (read: without relying on another person).

ALSO READ about the 56 Coolest GoPro Accessories To Help You Record Your Adventures Like A Boss

So, how does it work? First, the SOLOSHOT2 is compatible with most cameras, DSLR’s and action recorders out there and is made of two parts: a fixed base which holds the camera and a wireless transmitter and a second part called “the tag” which is worn on an armband. Once both devices connected, the SOLOSHOT2 automatically tilts, pans and zooms the camera (horizontal 360-degree continuous tracking up to 80 deg/sec and vertical tracking +/- 60 degrees up to 35 deg/sec) to keep it pointed at you and record your moves up to 2,000 ft away (that’s about 600 meters).

Cool, isn’t it? Check it out to make sure your coolest adventures are always recorded and appreciated by friends and family.

$399 | BUY NOW
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Dec 052014
 

Brunton Hydrogen Reactor Portable Fuel Cell With H2O Hydrolyzer Charge Statio
While it might look a bit more expensive than other power storage units we featured here at the Cool Pile, the Brunton Hydrogen Reactor is a viable source of electrical power to charge your gadgets while off-the-grid for more than couple of days.

ALSO CHECK the Goal Zero Yeti 150 Solar Generator and the SunnyBag Solar Powered Charger Bag we featured earlier.

The Brunton Hydrogen Reactor Portable Fuel Cell is perfect for charging your iPhone, iPad or Android smartphones and tablets, GPS units, MP3 players, basically anything that can be powered from an USB plug. The reactor hydrogen cells are environmentally safe, toxic chemicals free, they come in solid state with no natural discharge format and output 5V @ 2amp. Each Hydrocore can charge an iPhone for up to 6 times and can be recharged up to 1,000 times with the help of a H2O Hydrolyzer Charge Station ($231.09 US). Two hydrogen cores are included in the initial purchase and additional cores can be purchased individually if needed.

$99.99 | BUY NOW

 

Dec 032014
 

Mr. Coffee Smart Optimal Brew Coffeemaker With WeMo Connectivity
The Mr. Coffee Smart Optimal Brew Coffeemaker is designed to bring coffee brewing to the 21st century!
The coffee brewer heavily relies on the Wemo Home Automation system to allow coffee making at distance, push notifications to your smartphone when the coffee is ready as well as other various reminders related to the the coffee brewing system. So how does it work exactly? You download the free Wemo app on your iPhone or Android device, you leave the coffee maker ready to brew and, when you’re ready to get home simply activate the coffee machine from your app! Fresh, hot, good tasting coffee will wait you at your arrival! The mobile apps also help you to schedule the coffee machine up to 1 week ahead, check the Mr Coffee status, turn it OFF if you forgot it open when you left home, adjust overall settings as well as read notifications and reminders about what’s happening with your coffee.

ALSO CHECK the Bugatti Diva Espresso Machine and the Espresso Veloce V12 – The 12 Cylinder Engine Coffee Machine we featured earlier.

The Mr. Coffee Smart Optimal Brew Coffeemaker can make up to 10 cups of coffee in about 8 minutes and features a double-wall, vacuum-insulated, stainless-steel thermal carafe that keeps the flavor fresh and the coffee hot for hours.

$149.99 | BUY NOW
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