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Oct 212014
 

TowlHub USB Charger Paper Towel Holder For iPhone, Smartphones And Tablets
Save some space in your kitchen by upgrading your classic paper towel holder to the TowlHub!
Designed to hold your paper towel (dah!!!), the TowlHub also sports 4 USB ports built into a water resistant base to conveniently allow you to charge your phones and tablets and a wine stopper (why not?) to help you preserve wine freshness.
The TowlHub fits any standard or jumbo sized paper towel rolls, features a sturdy metallic base with non-slip rubber coated bottom, it has a friction ring for single sheet pulls and a raised edge so the roll will not unravel.

ALSO CHECK the Anova Sous Vide Immersion Circulator – Cooking 2.0 and the Chef’n Panini Smart Spatula we featured earlier.

If that’s just not enough for you, an extra $30 can get you un upgraded version of the TowlHub which sports 2xBluetooth 3 Watt speakers designed bring some fun to your kitchen and allow you to follow your favorite shows, listen to some music or watch that latest Brad Pitt movie, all while chopping onion and cooking dinner!

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Oct 032014
 

Logitech Harmony Ultimate Home Remote Controller
As technology advances with big steps and everyday hundreds and thousands of new gadgets are released to the market to make our lives easier, there was time somebody took a closer look at the good old remote controller and bring it into the 21st century!

Don’t get me wrong! There were other remote controllers too that got upgraded to the digital world (take for example the Logitech Harmony Touch), but can we really consider them Smart?

Logitech’s news lines of Harmony remote controls, the Harmony Ultimate Home, not only allows you to control all your media devices from one single controller, but also helps you control your entire home while you’re lying on the couch enjoying our favorite show.

The Harmony Ultimate Home control kit syncs with your iPhone or Android device via Bluetooth 4.0 and allows you to control your home automation system via the free iOs and Android Logitech apps. On the other end, the smart controller connects to various devices in your house using infrared (IR), Bluetooth or Wi-Fi wireless signal allowing you to control all your home automation as well as media devices from one master remote.
Another cool option worth mentioning is the possibility of creating user defined macros (recording and replaying a suite of actions by only touching one button). Let’s say for example that your regular routing for watching a movie is: close the window, dim the light, extend the couch, turn on the TV and the media player, set the picture and audio modes to Movie and set the starting volume to 57. The Logitech Harmony Ultimate Home allows your to record all these actions and re-do them by simply hitting the assigned command button (of course, we assume that your home automation system already allows you to automate all these actions). Cool, isn’t it?

$319 | BUY NOW

 

Oct 022014
 

DeLorme InReach GPS Exporer With Two-Way Satellite Communicator
Sometimes, when you’re outdooring far away from civilization, most modern technology hardware becomes as useless as a river stone! Just imagine how your iPhone or iPad would help you out-there in the middle of a mountain with no internet connection or power outlet to charge twice a day! Of course, you can still use it to listen some music, read a book and an article saved via Instapaper or even to get some GPS coordinates, but that’s pretty much it!

Here’s where the dedicated hardware like the DeLorme InReach Explorer series come into the game! The Two-Way DeLorme InReach Satellite Communicator (model ID AG-008727-201) is a complete gadget designed to make your life in wilderness easier. The device comes with various sensors (digital compass, barometric altimeter and accelerometer) on-board which allow you to track trip statistics as well as get useful info about the voyage, color screen GPS navigation with route creation, waypoint and tracks history, is waterproof/dustproof (IP67; standard submersion to 1 meter for 30 minutes) and impact-resistant (Mil-STD-810G for shock) and sports an internal rechargeable battery which allows up to 100 hours of usage in normal conditions.

The Delorme InReach AG-008727-201 can be used to send and receive emails and SMS via the built-in satellite communication chip or can be paired via Bluetooth to iPhone, iPad and most Android devices out-there. A contract-free (minimum 30-day commitment) or annual satellite subscription plan is required for use (plans starting at $11.95 US per month).

$379 | BUY NOW
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Sep 242014
 

Blackberry Porsche Design P’9983
Blackberry and Porsche Design just announced the latest fruit of their 4 years old collaboration – the Blackberry Porsche Design P’9983!

Just as the previous models, the 2011 P’9981 and the 2013 P’9982, the 3rd generation of the Blackberry Porsche Design smartphone wants to be exclusive device which combines the Porsche unique style with BlackBerry’s experience in creating productivity smartphone – “The Porsche Design P’9983 smartphone from BlackBerry® combines a unique stylish design from an iconic, timeless brand with the fluid and effortless productivity experience of BlackBerry® 10 technology.”

While on the exterior the P’9983 is a cool, fancy phone, on the interior things are a bit different. The device is powered by the same chipset as the year-old Q10 – dual Core 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 paired with 2GB of RAM, 64GB of on-board storage, a 2,100mAh battery, microSD, 4G LTE support, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, NFC and even an FM Radio . A 720x720px 3.1-in touchscreen resides on the upper side of the phone leaving the bottom of the device available for Blackberry’s famous physical keyboard, this time coming with clear glass-touches!

While we have no pricing info, the company representatives confirmed that the Blackberry Porsche Design P’9983 will be available by early October at all Porsche Design stores.

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Sep 102014
 

Apple 4.7in iPhone 6 And 5.5 iPhone 6 Plus Smartphones With Retina HD Display
I initially intended this article to be rant longer post about the latest iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus and how Apple made history with its famous smartphone line. But finally, as the net is full of Apple histories and tons of posts pro and contra their latest models, I decided to compile it in a couple of phrases and let go on the subject …

While I love how Apple designs their gadgets with that fancy, metallic finish, I know how reliable and fast their smartphones and tablets are, I envy iOs users for having access first and sometimes exclusively to some apps and games (although this changed a lot lately, Android is keeping the pace very well and it even starts setting the trend) I always stayed on the Android side of the technology!

I always saw Steve Job’s Apple as a trend setter. They always took the hard path (remember … promoting touch screens when all gadgets had buttons, promoting Bluetooth when all headsets had wires, promoting cool and expensive designs and most smartphones were struggling finding a decent finish, reliability and ease of usage when all manufacturers looked to cut costs and quality… and so on) and they were well rewarded for doing so (hey … while they were pushing hard they become the most valued company of the face of Earth!!!).

But things were a bit different yesterday when they announced – [... READ MORE ]

Sep 052014
 

AirType The Keyboardless Keyboard From The Future
If you think about it, typing did not improve much in the past 150 years. Yes, we passed from typewriters to wired PC keyboards and from wireless keyboards to virtual keypads as those in smartphone and tablets, but still, that’s not much of an advancement. The shape changed but not he content!

There’s also the CTX laser keyboard we told you about a while ago which clearly is a huge improvement over traditional keyboards, but pretty much follows the same, classic direction!

AirType is an Austin, Texas start-up which has as main objective bringing the classic keyboard into the 21 century!
AirType is an innovative device which is worn over your hands, it learns your finger movements, adapts to your typing style, comes with dynamic text prediction and correction and allows you to type anywhere and everywhere. Literally – imagine you’re typing an email, someone takes away the keyboard, but you keep on typing and the text builds up on the screen by some kind of magic! The device connects to smartphones, tablets and laptops via low energy Bluetooth, is easy to wear and remove and, when not in use, can be easily stored by clipping it on the tablet or laptop.

AirType is in prototype stage at this moment. We do not have any news about the release date or the pricing grid, but there are strong chances you’ll see it on Kickstarter or Indiegogo once it’s ready to hit production.

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Sep 042014
 

Oral-B Smart Series Or Tooth Brushing 2.0
It was just about time the good ol’ classic tooth brush gets an upgrade (and yes electric toothbrush, I am looking at you too!!!)!
The German Oral-B Smart Series is deemed to be the world’s first interactive tooth brush that collects, analyses and advises you how to better clean your teeth.

The tooth brush connects with free Android and iPhone apps via low-energy Bluetooth 4, tracks a number of brushing-related metrics such as how often, how long and how well are your brushing your teeth and allows cleaning program customization based on your dentist’s professional advice. Here’s how Oral-B describes it:
Delivers Expert Guidance with Focused Care: The purpose is not to outsmart dental professionals, but to work hand-in-hand with them. Dental professionals can program patients’ brushing routines in the app to help improve their brushing behaviors and focus on problem zones within the mouth.

While pricing and availability details are still unclear at this point, one thing is sure … I would hate my dentist being able to log into his portal and see how and when I brush my teeth … Imagine him starting to send notifications about it … I can already see his triumphal smile …

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