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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.

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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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Jun 172014
 

Hi Energy USB Rechargeable Batteries
Nowadays everything charges by USB! Smartphones, tablets, dumb phones, digital cameras and video recorders, MP3 players, power banks and even electric razors!

The Hi Energy USB Rechargeable Batteries expands the list of USB charged gadgets. While the concept is not new at all, these little fellows are very useful and allow you to keep your backpack light as you do not have to carry a regular battery charger to have power on the go. Simply uncap the battery and hook it in any USB charger you have around the house or in your car. You can use your smartphone or tablet’s charger, a USB port on your laptop, your car charger, an extended battery charger or any other USB charger around! The batteries are Ni-Mh, have a voltage of 1.2V, 1,450mAh storage power and take about 5 hours for a complete charge.

$16.25 | BUY NOW
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Jun 122014
 

Scribble - The 16 Million Color Drawing Pen!

This is heaven on earth for all graphic designers around! 16 million colors available at t touch of a button!
That’s like 250,000 sets of totally different boxes of Crayola 64!!!

All exaggerations aside, the Scribble Pen is indeed one amazing piece of gadgetry! Simply point the pen to any item, press the scan button and the pen will combine the picked up color in seconds. That’s it, now you’re ready to draw!

The Scribble comes in two versions – The Scribble Pen and The Scribble Stylus. The pen version features features a multicolor ink cartridge which is used to combine the desired colors (just like a color printer does) in a mixing chamber (see the picture above) while the stylus version allows you to capture colors and use them for virtual drawings on smartphones and tablets. Both versions sport a 16 bit color sensor able to distinguish between 16 million colors and nuances, 1GB on-board storage for saving up to 100,000 scanned colors, ARM 9 processing unit to help with rapidly analyzing all info and mixing colors, Micro USB and Bluetooth 4.0 for information sharing and data transfers to other gadgets and well as rechargeable Lithium ion batteries.

The Scribble pen and stylus will be available to the public in the following months via a Kickstarter campaign and will hit the retail market somewhere in 2015. Estimated prices: $149.95 US for the pen and $79.95 US for the stylus version.

Let’s hear you in the comments below! What’s your take on the Scribble?

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