iOS

Apr 022014
 

iON - Capacitive Control Touch-Free Switch Plates
Sometimes it’s just easier to not have to touch the light switch to turn on the light! Think about all those times when your hands are dirty, or when you come back from shopping and your hands are full of grocery bags, or when you’re carrying a big box with sport equipment, or when the light switch is hidden after a cabinet … I am sure you know what I mean and, if you’re anything like me, countless times you felt the need of a gadget that allows you to activate lights, garage doors or even the water tap in a hands free way!

Time for a little bit of magic! Enter the iOn – this gadget is designed to exactly that and even more! Not only you can activate and deactivate lights and any other switches touch-free but it also allows you to control those switches remotely via smartphone (available only for Android and iOs).

ALSO CHECK: Belkin WeMo Home Automation iPhone, iPad & iPod Switch and Tempo Bluetooth Smart Temperature Monitor by BlueMaestro [Product Review].

The iOn is designed to work worldwide and supports all electricity protocols between 100V-240V, is very easy to instal and can be placed almost anywhere: it can replace your classic switch plates, can be installed flush on a wall, inside a wall, cabinet, under the table, just about anywhere. here’s how it works once installed – simply waive your hand in the switching field and the light turns on by magic OR use the smartphone application to turn on and off devices connected to the iOn and set predefined schedules to automatize the gadget’s behavior.

The iOn is in project mode at Kickstarter and you can get your hands on on switch for as low as $40 US (retail will go around $60).

$40 | BUY NOW
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Mar 272014
 

Schwinn CycleNav Or How To Get GPS Navigation On Your Bike
Built by the icon bike manufacturer Schwinn, the CycleNav was conceived to improve your next bike ride by bringing GPS navigation (and much more) to the experience!

ALSO READ HandleBand – The Universal Smartphone Bike Mount and Bikepod – The Bicycle Handlebar Camera Tripod.

The Schwinn CycleNav relies on your smartphone’s GPS to find the best route, calculate distances and turns, and the information is transferred via dedicated Android and iOs apps using low-energy Bluetooth 4.0 technology. Basically, the CycleNav allows you to navigate via light signals and voice commands (which helps you keep your eyes on the road … where they should be anyway!), while being able to track traveled distances, ride length, speed, burned calories and so on … The device also sports a built-in headlight with a battery life of around 10 hours of continuous usage to help you light your way during night rides.

$60 | BUY NOW
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Mar 242014
 

Mercedes Viano Business Luxury Van
The Mercedes-Benz Viano it’s a multi-purpose vehicle made by the German manufacturer. Normally, the Viano is just like any other van you see out there on the street. But that’s until it got on the handy hands of the guys over at Klassen

ALSO READ: Daimler Mercedes-Benz Zetros 2733 Luxury Hunting And Expedition Vehicle

The basic Viano model was “stretched” (read extended) to allow more room to the mobile office. The luxurious interior can easily serve as office for 4 persons, is fully loaded with high quality leather and high tech gadgets controlled by an iOs app (yeap … not only this van will set you back a considerable amount of Benjamins, but you also have to be an iPhone or iPad fan to fully take advantage of all it’s features)! No price is available on the official website (don’t worry, if you really want one you can drop them a contact form and I am sure they’ll get back to you quicker than you can hit the SEND button!!!) but rumor has it it’s about 1 million per piece!

Check the video below for a virtual tour of one of the fanciest road offices ever built!

 

Mar 172014
 

HISY Bluetooth iOs Camera Remote, So Your Selfies No Longer Suck!
Cool selfies have become the norm these days!
So why not get yourself a bit of advantage over the cohorts of self-photographers out there? You know, not much … just a bit of a head start…

The Hisy Bluetooth shutter remote was designed to allow you shot selfies and group selfies from distances ranging from 1 meter up to 30 meters (that’s about 90 feet). The remote activates the shutter via Bluetooth, is compatible with iOs 7 and later devices (iPhone 4S, 5, 5S, 5C, iPad 3rd & 4th Generation, iPad Mini & Pad Air iPod, & iPod Touch 5th Generation or later), is powered by a button battery which is good for about a year at a pace if 100 photos per day and comes with a headphone jack plug which allows easy and handy storage while not in use.

$24.99 | BUY NOW
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Mar 052014
 

Tempo Bluetooth Smart Temperature Monitor by BlueMaestro
The BlueMaestro Tempo Bluetooth Smart Temperature Monitor is a cool piece of home gadgetry that allows you to constantly monitor the temperature inside and outside your home and set alarms based on predefined temperature thresholds.
The BlueMaestro monitor works on devices equipped with low energy Bluetooth 4.0 running on Android 4.3 and iOs 6 and higher (check your device’s compatibility here)
Here’s how it works: first, make sure your Bluetooth connection is set to not time out (some smartphones come with connection timeout setup to 2 minutes), instal the free Android or iOs app, hold the monitor’s button pressed for 1 second (you’ll hear a small beep when it turns ON) and you’re ready to roll. That’s it, no setup, no syncing or any other action required. In a couple of seconds the device will start reading information from the monitor.

Both Android and iOs apps will show you temperature stats and will allow you to set triggers based on your temperature preferences. I find this feature very useful as it can help you quickly identify sudden temperature drops or increases and gives you the chance to take action before it’s too late (think about saving those flowers when you forget the window open in the middle of the winter … this actually happened to us while we were testing the device) as well as smaller differences which, addressed in time, can help you cut heating and AC costs.

The Smart Monitor can connect to your phone for up to 75 meters (that’s about 225 feet) if it has a direct line of sight, is weather proof (can be used outside as well as in humid environments), allows multiple units to hook up at the same smartphone or tablet (you can easily monitor multiple rooms at the same time) and is conveniently powered by 2XAA batteries (included) which will last for about 1 year (you can easily change them by unscrewing 2 screws and removing the back cover).

$48.4 | BUY NOW
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Feb 222014
 

iPhone Controlled Bluetooth Wall Climbing Car
Use your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to control this cool gravity-defying wall climber car toy!

ALSO READ – You Can Run But You Can’t Hide From The Flying Zombie Shark and iPhone / Android Controlled Camera Spy Tank

Sounds incredible? Here’s how it actually works – the car has an USB rechargeable battery powered small internal motor which creates a vacuum between the car’s body and the wall or the ceiling, giving you the impression the car is stuck to the wall. The RC toy can be controlled via Bluetooth and a free dedicated app by any iOS device.

$69 | BUY NOW

 

Feb 202014
 

Cogito Original - The Smartwatch That Looks Like A Watch
The Cogito Original is an analog smartwatch! Yeap … your heard it well … an analog smartwatch!
Here’s how it works – the guys over at ConnecteDevice made a great job combining a classic analog watch with a modern digital display designed to keep you updated with the latest notifications and information from your phone or tablet. The watch connects to your smartphone via Bluetooth (works with Android 4.3+, iOS 7) and displays who’s calling or messaging, decide to take calls or mute them, email and calendar notifications, control music players and camera apps as well as a phone finder feature in case you misplace your phone.

ALSO CHECK – CooKoo Watch, another cool smartwatch with analog watch design; Kreyos Meteor and Neptune Pine Android Smartwatch

While the Cogito Original doesn’t have all the bells and whistles of other smartwatches (think about Facebook and social media notifications, downloadable apps and so on …), it stands apart from the competition by it’s sleek design and it’s impressive battery life – the Cogito smartwatch can run up to 1 year on one replaceable battery. Available to pre-order with delivery scheduled for mid-March 2014.

$179.95 | BUY NOW
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