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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.

$11.5 | BUY NOW
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Jan 232015
 

eTAPE16-ET-16-the-Bluetooth-Digital-Measuring-Tape

Good, old simple tools were used for ages and they’re doing a great job most times you’re trying to build something, do a DIY project or simply fix some broken stuff. But, as technology gets better and cheaper everyday, it’s no surprise tools evolve and get digitized as well, just as most things around us.

ALSO CHECK the Ryobi Phone Tools For Smartphone and the Rechargeable LED Illuminating Wrench S

The classic measurement tape is one of the latest tools touched by the angel of technology! The eTape16 brings the digital power to the classic tape measure and allows you to improve your productivity with a simple touch of a button. The eTape16 features a large digital display, dual short therm memory with individual buttons for multiple measurements, blade lock, unit convertor between US and Metric systems as well as Bluetooth connectivity (optional) for data transfer t your iPhone or Android device. On the outside, the eTape16 has a rugged build, a high quality rubber top, inside measure anvil and a strong polycarbonate case for extended durability. Cool isn’t it? I wonder that’s the next tool getting the 2.0 touch …

$29.95 | BUY NOW
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Jan 222015
 

TextBlade, The Ultimate Minimalist Portable Bluetooth Keyboard
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!

ALSO READ: AirType The Keyboardless Keyboard From The Future and Typo Keyboard Case – The Physical Keyboard That Transforms Your iPhone Into A Blackberry!

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.

$99 | BUY NOW
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Jan 202015
 

Garmin Virb Elite HD Action Camera White (010-01088-10) And Black (010-01088-15)
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…!

ALSO CHECK the RICOH WG-M1 Waterproof FHD Action Camera and the Polaroid Cube we featured earlier as well as this cool collection of 56 Coolest GoPro Accessories Around.

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.

$249 | BUY NOW
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Jan 172015
 

AMPL Labs SmartBackpack With Laptop And USB Charger
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.

ALSO CHECK the SunnyBag USB Charger Messenger Bag, the Birksun Solar Powered BackPack and the Everpurse iPhone Charging Purse we featured earlier

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.

$299+ | BUY NOW
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Jan 162015
 

Gopole Scenelapse Or How To Use Your GoPro Camera To Shot Timelapses
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.

ALSO CHECK this cool post we featured earlier: 56 Coolest GoPro Accessories To Help You Record Your Adventures Like A Boss.

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.

$52.89 | BUY NOW
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Jan 152015
 

Proton SR Ski And Snowboard Helmet by OSBE
Stay fancy on the slopes with the new OSBE Proton Senior Ski Helmet. Build in Italy around performance athletes needs, the OSBE SR. helmet is designed for ski and snowboard riders and features an integrated and removable visor with UV400 protection to protect your face from snow and wind, a Direct Air Flux ventilation system to regulate the temperature inside the helmet and a removable and washable plush inner lining.

ALSO CHECK the Ruroc Sports Black RG-1 Core Ski & Snowboard Helmet and the Poc Sports Skull Orbic Comp Winter Helmet

The OSBE helmet outer shell is made of multi-impact resistant thermoplastic resin with impact-resistant paining and sports a micro metric buckle designed to easy releasing the chinstrap even with gloves.

$279 | BUY NOW
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