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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 082014
 

Everpurse - The iPhone Charging Purse That Will Triple Your Smartphone's Battery Life
If you’re anything like me (or the other 1.75 billion smartphone users on Earth) you must know how annoying it is to look at your phone’s screen at noon and see your battery only has 30% left for the rest of the day!
This is a constant problem of smartphones and I really hope manufacturers will be able to squeeze-in 5x-10x batteries in the near future! But, until then, although I tried many improving battery gadgets like iPhone Power Pack Cases, magnetic back covers and even the TsirTech battery wristband, finishing my day with battery juice left seems to be a rare miracle! (P.S. I even tried some of Gargamel’s highly rated black magic … still no luck!!!).

But, there seems to be some light at the end of the tunnel! At least for the ladies in our lives! Enter the EverPurse!
The EverPurse can be used as a standalone purse or as a purse insert and contains a built-in battery and charging dock for smartphones. Once you finish using your phone, simply slide it into the EverPurse and it starts charging right-away!

While on the outside it looks like real magic, here’s how things work on the inside: EverPurse features a special pocket with a smartphone charging dock. When you insert your phone in this special pocket, the bag guides it to perfectly connect with the dock and starts charging your phone. The EverPurse has an internal battery which can give 2 extra charges to your iPhone and can be charged by USB cable or wirelessly, using the included wireless charging pad that comes with the bag.

The EverPurse is made of natural leather, comes in a range of colors and models, can be used with iPhone 5/5s/5c or Samsung Galaxy S5. Available for pre-order with delivery in December 2014.

$249 | BUY NOW
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Aug 212014
 

Energizer XP18000 Universal Power Bank
We featured many power banks here at CoolPile.com, but, for some reason, we always focused on external batteries designed to charge small gadgets such as smartphones, digital cameras, tablets, basically everything powered and charged by USB cables! Check out some them here: the JunoJumpr, the PoweriSite, the PowerPak Ultra, the TsirTech smartphone wrist band charger, the PowerFlask and so on …

Now it’s time we get more serious into this power banks situation! A while back I was looking for an extended battery for my laptop and soon I realized that it makes no sense to put money into an battery which will serve only one gadget – my laptop. So I decided to go for an battery powerful enough to charge my laptop, versatile enough to allow multiple gadgets charging and lightweight enough to comfortably carry it in my daily backpack!

While I am still researching the subject and I did not settle for a model yet, the Energizer XP18000 seems to be a serious contender! The device is truly universal, can charge just about anything that gets power juice via USB and can add up to 5 hours of usage to a regular laptop or up to 8 hours of use to smaller netbooks.

The Energizer XP18000 can recharge up to 3 devices at the same time, comes with 3 power cables, 6 cell phone tips, 3 media tips, 9 laptop tips, an AC adapter and a carrying bag. The XP18000 is also part of the Free Tips For Life Energizer program which allows users to get 2 free charging tips every year, for the life time of their registered power bank! So no worry if you buy a new gadget!

$159 | BUY NOW

 

Aug 192014
 

Looxcie LX2 Wearable Video Cam for iPhone and Android - In Action
Wearing an action camera is no longer a big deal … when doing sports? But did you try mounting your favorite GoPro while taking a walk in the park or going to work? Whatever your reasons might be to do so, it still looks weird! So, if you need to record footage of you’re doing and still have your hands free for other activities, the Looxcie LX2 wearable video camera has you covered! And all this without making you look weird or stupid!

The Looxcie LX2 is lightweight (less than 1oz – that’s less than 22 grams!) and can be worn just as a Bluetooth headphone piece, can be clipped to caps, bike helmets, mounted on car windshields or on a tripod. The camera allows up to 5 hours of video recording, allows instant clip creation and sharing on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube or i-Cloud, is powered by rechargeable battery with a life time of up to 4 hours and is compatible with iPhone and Android devices.

Given the small format size of the Looxcie LX2 the only control available on the camera is the power button. All other operations like viewing, controlling the video capture, sharing videos and other setting can be done via the free iOs and Android apps that come with the camera.

Don’t expect miracles when it comes to footage quality. The Looxcie LX2 records in 480p (854×480 pixels) and allows live streaming in 320p (480×320 pixels) – which makes it OK for amateur video recordings.

$381 | BUY NOW

 

Aug 072014
 

Bluetooth NES Controller For iPhone, Android And Windows Mobile Gadgets
Still in love with the retro gaming style? Ad a retro feel to your modern gaming with the Bluetooth NES controller for smartphones and tablets.
The 8BitDo controller natively works via wireless Bluetooth connection with all iOs devices including iPhone and iPad, Android smartphones and tablets and Windows Mobile gadgets. Styled as the original NES controller, the 8BitDo gamepad has programmable keys, dual-mode support, USB connectivity in case you want to hook it up to a non-Bluetooth gadget such as an older laptop, a 480 mAh rechargeable battery which allows up to 20 hours of game playing, built-in CPU for firmware upgrades and extended compatibility and features touch screen simulation, very useful with those modern, pure touch-screen games!

And, to make things easier for you, the NES controller comes with an Xtander base which allows you to stand up touch screen devices and play with ease.
Amazing, isn’t it? What are you waiting for … Go get one right away and revive that old-times-retro-gaming feeling you’re still craving for …

$39.99 | BUY NOW
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Jul 142014
 

CreoPop - The Cool Ink 3D Pen
Most 3D pens out-there work based on the simple principle of melting material and letting users “draw” layer over layer, building 3D shapes. The ABS or PLA plastics used in conventional 3D pens melt at around 482 degrees Fahrenheit (about 250 degrees Celsius), which makes it difficult to be used in homes, with kids or pets around and requires increased attention in handling them to avoid accidents.

ALSO CHECK the Structure Sensor – The iPad 3D Scanner and these 3D Printers we featured earlier.

The CreoPop 3D Pen is designed to overcome the downsides of classic 3D pens. While the “drawing” process is similar, the CreoPop uses light sensitive ink which is solidified nu a built-in UV light generator. Other than the obvious safety advantages, the CreoPop is powered by a built-in rechargeable battery which allows it to be used in a cordless way and has the ability to 3D print in multiple colors, based on the used inks.

The ColorPop is in project mode over at Indiegogo and you can secure one at an early bird price f $99 US. The delivery is scheduled for March 2015.

$99 | BUY NOW
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Jun 212014
 

Earin - The Invisible Wireless Earbuds
There’s one thing I always hated about modern technology: it comes with a lot of wires! Don’t get me wrong, I am happy I live in the 21st century and I have access to things no one even imagined 40-50 years ago! Wires are a decent price to pay to get access to all this technological marvels! But I still hate them!!!

Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and wireless charging made my life a bit easier, and I am looking forward for new technological advancements that will allow replacing all the remaining cords and cables around the house.

ALSO CHECK the Sony All-In-One – Headphones, MP3 Player & Loudspeakers Via Walkman WH Series, AfterShokz Bluez 2 Bluetooth Bone Conduction Headphones and the Phiaton Chord MS 530 Wireless Headphones

The Earin earphones are another step in this direction. The wireless earbuds are small enough to be titled as “Almost Invisible” (check the pics), connect to each other and to the player via Bluetooth and have a battery life of abound 3 hours on a full charge. The Earin earbuds have an incredible low weight of 0.17oz (5 grams) each and come with a charging capsule (weights around 0.88 oz – 25 grams) which doubles their play time. The charging capsule also serves as storage, so your earbuds are safe when not in use, and it was designed as a compact keychain for maximum portability.
The Earin buds are compatible with iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Mobile devices, Windows and Apple laptops and tablets, basically any gadgets that works on Bluetooth 3.0 and Bluetooth 4.0 protocols.

The Earin wireless earbuds are in project stage at Kickstarter and you can secure a pair for an early bird price of $202 US (retail price will be around $253 US). The project already reached its funding cap (it raised 506,916 GBP – that’s x3 more than what was expected) and the delivery is scheduled for January 2015.

$202 | BUY NOW
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