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Jan 132015
 

Montblanc E-Strap Turns Luxury Mechanical Wrist Watches Into A Smartwatches
Set to be be shown at the forthcoming SIHH (Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie) 2015, Montblanc’s TimeWalker Urban Speed e-Strap is a cool smart strap designed to interact with your smartphone and provide you additional information, notifications and controls for your iPhone or Android device.

The Montblanc e-Strap is compatible with most smartphones running on Android 4.3 and higher as well as with all iPhone models starting with iPhone 4S and newer devices and features a dedicated camera shutter control, Find-Me smartphone location feature, music playing, pausing and skipping controls, a dedicated inbuilt touch screen display for notifications and an activity tracker to help you stay fit.
On the design side, the e-Strap is interchangeable so you can switch to a regular watch band if the situation requires and it is manufactured of high quality leather in the Montblanc Pelleteria (Leather Shop) in Florence. Due to its innovative manufacturing process, the e-Strap sports a cool carbon look on it’s upper and it is abrasion resistant, water repellant and heat wear-, water- and fire-resistant.

ALSO CHECK the Longines Avigation Type A-7 Automatic Watch and the Zenith Pilot Doublematic Men’s Watch.

Based on some sources, the Montblanc TimeWalker Urban Speed e-Strap will be priced at around $300US, it will be released in June 2015 and will be matched with the Swiss manufacturer’s TimeWalker timepiece series.

~$300 | BUY NOW
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Jan 092015
 

Garage Beacon Or How TO Use Your iPhone To Control Your Garage Door
Home automation built around connecting your home devices and facilities to your smartphone and mobile devices gets more and more popular with every day! And for good reason … it’s not only cool to be able to control appliances, lights, the heater an the air conditioning and even the water tap, but it’s also convenient and, if you’re one of those persons who always worry about forgetting something on when leaving the house, being able to check each device’s status on your phone can also buy a well deserved piece of mind.

Just as the Goji Smart Lock, the PEQ Smart Home Sensor or the Alyt Self-Learning Home Smart System we featured lately, the Garage Beacon is designed to help you better manage your home.
The Garage Beacon is an universal garage door controller operated wirelessly, via Bluetooth, by iPhone or Android devices. Simply hook up the Garage Beacon by connecting two wires (all instructions included), download the app, hit the one button BLE setup to scan your device and you’re ready to roll! You can securely control one or multiple doors at multiple locations via the free iPhone and Android apps and never again worry about loosing your garage door remote! Cool, isn’t it?

$68.15 | BUY NOW

 

Jan 082015
 

Killspencer Precision Pocket Modular Camera Bag
Killspencer’s Precision Pocket Modular Camera Bag is a high quality leather bag designed around you photo needs! The bag has a modular build which allows you to add or remove additional storage compartments based on your exact needs, it’s handmade of premium bullhide leather and has taupe leather interior lining.

ALSO CHECK the WotanCraft Paratrooper Camera Bag and the Brixton Antique Leather Messenger Camera Bag By ONA we featured earlier.

The Killspencer Modular Camera Bag sports two front pockets to easily accommodate gear you need to use frequently such as your iPhone, wallet, sun glasses, keys or a Moleskin notebook and it’s interior is structured and foam padded to protect your camera and lenses. The bag also features Alice clip attachment points used to clip various storage units like the Killspencer’s iPad Mini Case or other accessory storage cases.
A leather SD card carrier, lens pouches and a camera bucket are also available as accessories.

$750 | BUY NOW
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Jan 072015
 

Goji Smart Lock, The Smartphone Activated Keyless Entry Door Lock
If you’re tired of always having to keep an eye on your home keys and make sure you don’t misplace them, your suffering might just come to end soon! The Goji Smart Lock is a keyless entry door lock which replaces the classic key with a virtual one managed by your smartphone.

The Goji Smart Lock is compatible with iPhone and Android devices, has a built-in camera which can send you pics of whoever is knocking at your door, allows key sharing via the free iPhone and Android apps, date and time based key activation and deactivation in case you need to give someone temporary access to your home (no more running after you ex to get the apartment keys!!), it’s powered by two AA batteries which last about 1 year under regular usage and also comes with two traditional keys as backup … just in case!

ALSO READ: BlueID – The Bluetooth Car Key and AngelBlocks Or How To Raise You Home’s Intelligence!

So how exactly does it work? Simply instal the Goji Smart Lock on your door, connect to your WiFi network, follow a couple of steps to setup the lock and you’re ready to go. Once you ran the setup, the Goji lock connects to your smartphone via Low Energy Bluetooth and allows you to lock or unlock the door via a simple touch of a button. While we like the idea behind the Goji lock and we’re looking forward to throwing away our physical keys ASAP, we are a bit concerned about the security level of the virtual keys. The guys from Goji confirmed that “The connections are coded with bank-level encryption to enssure your electronic safety.“. What’s your take on it? Are you ready to move from a traditional lock to a keyless entry door lock managed by your iPhone?

$299 | BUY NOW
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Jan 052015
 

Star Wars Death Star Bluetooth Speaker On Office Desk
The iHome Death Star Bluetooth Speaker is one of the coolest desk speakers we saw lately! Just imagine having the dark side of the Force on your desk at all times and release it’s unlimited powers at any time you wish!!!
Officially licensed Star Wars merchandise, the speaker connects to your iPhone, Android device or laptop wirelessly via Bluetooth or by cable (3.5mm headphones jack cable included), has a frequency response of 100hz to 16khz and it’s powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery which allows up to 8 hours of music streaming on a full charge.

The iHome Death Star Bluetooth Speaker is 6-in tall x 4.5-in wide x 4.5-in deep (15.2 cm x 11.4 x 11.4), weights 7lbs (3.15 KG) and can stream music wirelessly from up to 30ft (9.2 meters).

$69.99 | BUY NOW
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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.

$199 | BUY NOW
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Jan 022015
 

Quirky Converge Universal USB Docking Station
Converge is a cool desk charging station designed to help you charge in an organized way up to 4 devices while still being able to keep an eye on them and check any incoming notifications, emails, SMS or, why not, watch a movie or read your daily news!

ALSO CHECK the BlueLounge Sanctuary4 Desk Charging Station and the Griffin PowerDock 5 we featured earlier.

The Converge Charging Station is a universal dock which works with iPhone, iPad, Android tablets and smartphones and basically any other device that can be charged via an USB cable. The charging dock has a stylish collapsible design for improved portability, it’s made of high quality plastic, silicone and aluminum, comes in 5 color variations (black, white, green, pink and teal) and sports 4 USB charging ports: 1 x 2.1A high power port for charging tablets and 3 x 1A regular USB ports for smartphone and other gadgets.

$56.16+ | BUY NOW

 

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