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Mar 262015
 

Goal Zero Switch 10 Solar Charger Multi-Tool Kit
Enjoy even more your next outdoor trip with the Goal Zero Switch 10 Multi-Tool Kit! Designed to help you power your gadgets while away from the grid, the Switch 10 Kit not only charges your iPhone, but also includes some extra gadgets to make your life easier!

ALSO CHECK the High Capacity Universal Solar Panel Charger and the StrongVolt SmartCharger.

The entire kit is built around a 3,000mAh/11W rechargeable Li-Io battery which can be charged in 4 hours or less via a wall charger, USB port or the Nomad 7 Solar Panel addon which is included in the initial kit purchase. The power bank sports a quick charge USB port with 1.5A power output and can quickly charge most smaller gadgets around (photo cameras, GPS units, iPhone and Android devices, etc …), comes with devices specific cables as well as with an USB powered 110 Lumens wide-angle flashlight head and a switch fan for personal cooling.

$119.95 | BUY NOW
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Feb 202015
 

BagoBago Stool Travel Backpack
Either you’re traveling, visiting a cool location or simply commuting from home to work, sometimes it’s you need to take a break and sit down for a couple of seconds! But many times that’s easier said than done! Many visiting sites are poorly equipped for breaks, and, when it comes to using public transport for commuting in rush hours, finding an empty seat in the bus it’s not an easy job neither!

ALSO READ about the Arc’Teryx Blade 30 Travel Backpack, the Boblbee Megalopolis Aero Raider’s Back Protector Backpack and the Urban Modular Backpack By Ember we featured earlier.

This is where the BagoBago Backpack comes into the game! The BagoBago is a regular 22 liters backpack, it’s made of high quality waterproof materials and comes a large main storage space, a laptop compartment, a front pocket including a smartphone or wallet dedicated space and two side pockets for water bottles, newspaper or other gear. Pretty standard until now, isn’t it? Well, here’s comes the cool part about the BagoBago – it includes a built in stool! When not in use, the stool frame helps distribute the weight and and make the backpack more comfortable. When in use, well… the stool allows you to sit down on your backpack and rest, enjoy the view or have a more comfortable public transport ride! The BagoBago chair is built to support up to 285 lbs (that’s around 130 KG), sports 4 legs with rubber caps which are hidden by a washable cover when not in use and it’s flight-safe as it meets airline cabin luggage size restrictions.

$147 | BUY NOW
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Jan 312015
 

CamCarry Leather DSLR Bag From Chivote

Just as the Charging Cable Leather Bracelet , the iCollection Apple Case and the 2Face Leather Backpack we featured earlier, the CamCarry Leather DSLR Bag is cool leather piece of gear handmade by the guys from Chivote!

The CamCarry is designed to protect your photo camera in style while you’re roaming around chasing the perfect shot. The photo camera bag is handmade of high quality Red Rum or Black vegetable tanned leather, sports a main camera compartment built to accommodate a DSLR with a regular size lens mounted, a small internal pocket for smaller gear such as SD cards, extra batteries or a pair of headphones as well as three elastic bands hooked on the the leather cap that can easily hold a couple of charging, data or HDMI cables.

Check it out – the Chivote CamCarry is in project mode at KickStarter, you can secure your favorite color for an early bird price of $88 US and it is guaranteed for delivery in April-May 2015 (the project already over-passed the funding cap).

$88 | BUY NOW
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Jan 302015
 

smrtGRiPS - The Intelligent Handlebar Grips That Smarten Your Bike
With all technological advancements in the past years many new gadgets and smartphone apps found their way to the market to help bikers better enjoy their rides! But, and unfortunately there’s a “but” here, most of these new generation gadgets require the raider to take his eyes from the road to consult them.

Here’s where the The smrtGRiPS Smart Bicycle Grips come into the game. Just as the Helios Smart Bike Handlebars we featured earlier, the smrtGRiPS are designed to allow you to interact with your smartphone, receive notifications and follow GPS navigation instructions in eyes-free mode. More than that, once the smrtGRiPS addon is installed in your original bike handlebar you’ll be able to use your iPhone or Android smartphone to find your bike if you no longer remember where you parked it, to connect with other bike riders and get separation alerts when group riding as well find your bike in case it gets stolen.
The smrtGRIPS are in project mode at Kickstarter and you can get one pair for an early bird price of $59. Estimated delivery for July-August 2015.

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Jan 292015
 

Star Wars R2D2 Virtual Keyboard - Let The Force Help You Type Better
Remember the original Star Wars episode when R2-D2 projected Princess Leia’s hologram and helped her ask General Kenobi’s help in her struggle against the Empire? Based on the same idea of projecting a hologram, the Star Wars R2-D2 Keyboard is a very cute little laser virtual keyboard designed to help you better type long texts while keeping a very small and portable format.

ALSO CHECK the AirType Keyboardless Keyboard and the Keychain CTX Virtual Keyboard we featured earlier.

The R2-D2 virtual keyboard is about the size of an iPhone, it works via Bluetooth 3.0 and is compatible with all iPhone models, all Android devices, Windows and Apple laptops and desktop PC’s as well as most Bluetooth enabled gadgets. The laser keyboard has a full QWERTY layout with 68 keys, is powered by an 660mAh rechargeable internal battery which allows about 2 hours of usage on a full charge (3 hours), has light intensity, sound and sensitivity settings as well as R2-D2 specific sound effects while typing!
On the … dark side of the offer, the R2-D2 Virtual Keyboard will set you back $339, but hey … no price is too high if you wanna be a real Jedi!

$339 | 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 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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