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Feb 022015
 

NEEO - The Smart Remote Designed To Control Everything Under Your Roof

With all technological advances in the past years, our homes become more and more intelligent every day!
But most of these gadgets that harness the power of artificial intelligence and allow us to manage our homes easier and make them more fun, also need to be controlled in a way or another, so a new niche seems to configure for hardware and software manufacturer.

Until now, each individual home automation device used to have its own controller (either an individual remote, an iPhone or Android app or even phone and SMS switches), just like 25 years ago when every gadget in our living room had it’s own remote! Remember that? But times changed and the universal remote (read Logitech Harmony) was invented, ready to allow you to control all your gadgets from one main unit.

Well, history repeats, isn’t it? The NEEO Smart Remote is designed to do for your home what the Harmony did for your living-room – aggregate all controllers under one main unit and help you easier manage all your home automation devices.

The NEEO system comes with two units – the brain and the controller. The brain is a solid aluminum & acrylic glass unit which is able to connect with over 30,000 gadgets via IR (infrared) – the technology used in all classic remote controllers, Bluetooth, WiFi, 6LowPAN, ZigBee, Thread and Z-Wave protocols – basically most remote controller technologies available on the market. Additionally, a learning feature can teach the remote new commands in case the device you want to hook up it’s not in the internal database.

The Controller unit of the NEEO comes with a high definition display designed to help you control all the devices connected to the Brain, an array of sensors which can identify users and load personal profiles, activate and deactivate parental control as well as SOS activation in case you misplace your remote. The NEEO system can also be fully controlled by dedicated iPhone and Android apps.

The NEEO Thinking Remote is in project stage at Kickstarter (already reached it’s funding cap) and you can secure a kit for $219. The delivery is set for May 2015.

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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 032015
 

Nevo - The Minimalist Smartwatch With Analog Look
Just as the Withings Activite Analog Smartwatch we featured earlier, Nevo is a minimalist smartwatch disguised into a classic analogue wristwatch, which makes it perfect for classy outfits as well as business/office activity.

On the outside the Nevo Smartwatch has a stylish look and sports a 5ATM water resistant 316L stainless steel case that’s .49in (12.6mm) thick and 1.57 (40mm) in diameter and a Sapphire glass crystal. On the inside we find a quality Swiss ETA movement as well as a MEMS 3-axis accelerometer which serves to count steps, walked distance and burned calories measurements as well as swimming strokes counting. The Nevo connects to your iPhone and Android devices via low consumption Bluetooth 4.0 and allows you easy management of fitness goals, workout history and stats as well as information upload to the Apple Health kit and Google Fit via free dedicated smartphone apps (iPhone iOs7 and up as well as Android 4.3 and higher). Other than tracking your fitness performance, the Nevo Smartwatch also alerts you about calls, SMS and other alarms via vibration and color codes on the front dial.

The Nevo is powered by two regular CR2025 watch batteries and never requires recharging. The movement battery usually lasts for about 5 years of continuous usage, while the secondary battery that powers Nevo’s smart features requires to be changed every 6 months. A solar charging model is also available.

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Dec 292014
 

Cynaps Mint Bone Conduction Headset
If you liked the Hands-Free Bone Conduction Headphones Cap we featured earlier and the way it allows you to listen to your favorite music and podcasts while still leaving your ears free to focus on the surrounding sounds, we’re back with another another cool product from the same manufacturer – the Cynaps Mint.

ALSO READ about the FINIS SwiMP3 Waterproof MP3 Player With Bone Conduction Headphones we featured earlier.

The Mint follows the same principle of conducting vibrations through your skull and delivering them straight in your inner ear, so you can perfectly hear the music, as it it would be delivered by regular headphones, while still being able to pay attention to what’s happening around – perfect for jogging outdoors, snowboarding, biking and any outer outdoors activity!
The Mint is also the first headset to introduce stereo vibration speaker systems which means you turn almost any surface around in stereo loudspeakers just by placing the headphones on it!!! The Mint bone conduction headphones connect to your iPhone, Android device or PC via Bluetooth 3.0 and feature a 400mAh internal rechargeable battery which allows between 2 and 12 hours of operation mainly depending on the volume as well as an audio output of 3W on each channel (6W in total).

Check out the video below for a full walk through on how the Cynaps Mint works and support their Indiegogo project by getting it at the early bird price starting at $49 US. Delivery is scheduled at the end of the campaign.

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Dec 132014
 

MOTA SmartRing - The Latest in Wearable Computing
Wearable gadgetry is the future of personal technology! While still young on the market, we see it everywhere; Google’s Glass, smart watches, fitness smart bracelets, wearable action cameras and even smart rings. I wonder what future reserves us on this direction!

ALSO READ about the Smarty Ring and the O.R.B. Smart Ring Bluetooth Headset we featured earlier.

The Mota Smart Ring is another cool gadget that follows the same line of wearable gadgets. The Mota Smart Ring is available for pre-order (with delivery in March 2015) and allows you to constantly keep an eye on your smartphone’s notifications and reminders. The smart ring connects to your iPhone and Android devices via low energy Bluetooth 4.0, allows full notification customizations including visual and vibrating alerts, is shock-resistant, waterproof and can be pre-ordered in white or black versions for $99.99 US.

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Nov 072014
 

Flio - The Portable Laptop Raiser Stand That Will Make Your Life Easier When Working On The Go

While many manufacturers tried to make low priced portable laptop raiser stands for people working on the go, not many can brag they achieved their objective!
Well, today I’ll show you a minimalist portable laptop stand that finally did it the right way! Meet the Flio … the 0.31″ (that’s 8mm) thick portable stand that can be carried in your laptop’s sleeve and used wherever you you are!

The Flio is designed to raise your laptop to a comfortable position and allow you to work in a more ergonomically! The stand features two raising angles, a center opening to help your laptop stay cool and is made of three fancy wooden pieces (available in hardwood and caramel or natural white Bamboo) stack together in a strong and stable triangle shape. When not in use, the Flio dismantled wooden pieces are held together and compact by small magnets inserted in the wood.

The Flio portable laptop stand is in project mode at Kickstarter and you can secure one for an early bird price of $31. Check it out, and share it with your friends! I bet most of them will love you for helping them correct their working posture while on the go!

*EDIT – 2015-01-20 – The Flio successfully finished the Kickstarter campaign and is available to purchase here.

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Sep 132014
 

Billetus Maximus Minimalist Wallet Made Of Carbon Fiber, Titanium, Aircraft Grade Aluminum
There are many minimalist wallets that hit the market lately (check the Flip n’Grip, the Essentials Wallet and the Stitch-less Leather Rivet … to name just a few) so it’s hard to believe that another new model can bring much novelty to the subject!

Well, based on the guys behind Billetus, most minimalist wallets out there seem to have a common problem: “The problem I was finding was that most have hard edges, sharp corners and are uncomfortable when I sit down in my car or at my desk” and they promise to resolve with their new wallet model: The Billetus.

The Billetus comes in two designs – Billetus Minimus (for up to 5 cards and 5 bills) and Billetus Maximus (for up to 8 cards and 5 bills), it has a slim, lightweight built made of carbon fiber, titanium or aircraft grade aluminum, comes in five colors, is RFID blocking and sports the same comfortable design with tampered edges as your ol’ worn leather wallet.

The Billetus wallets are in project mode at Kickstarter and can be secured for an early bird price of $45 US with delivery scheduled for November 2014.

Update 07/26/2015 – Please check the comments below. Many Billetus crowdfunding customers are complaining about the products not being shipped. Also, in order to have a clear idea about the situation, please check the Comments section on their crowdfunding campaign before buying or pre-ordering.

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