Remote Control

Feb 212015
 

Sony X1000V 4K Action Camera
Competing with the GoPro Hero4, Sony’s FDR-X1000V Action Cam is a small mountable action camera capable of recording breathtaking 4K sports videos!

ALSO CHECK the Garmin Virb Elite HD Action Camera, the RICOH WG-M1 Waterproof FHD Action Camera and the 56 Coolest GoPro Accessories To Help You Record Your Adventures Like A Boss posts we wrote earlier.

The FDR-X1000V sports 170-degree ultra wide Zeiss lens, a 1/2.3″ back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS 12.8MP sensor capable of recording in 3840 x 2160 pixels with up to 240p HD / 120p HD, sports Steady Shot image stabilization, has easy control external buttons which allow you to control the camera even when wearing winter gloves, has WiFi connectivity for easy files transfer and remote control, GPS for location and track recording, loop recording and slow motion mode, NFC for easy setup and syncs with Sony TV units via Bravia Sync. More than that, the Sony X1000V is shock, dust and waterproof, can be controlled via iPhone and Android devices as well as via Sony’s LiveView Remote (purchased separately) and comes with a wide array of accessories to match all your recording needs.

$489 | BUY NOW

 

Feb 072015
 

Anki Drive Starter Kit - The Smartphone Controlled Toys You'd Steal From Your Kids
If you ever enjoyed Nintendo’s Super Mario Kart or other similar car racing and fighting games you should really pay attention and continue reading the following lines!

The Anki Drive Smart Robot Cars RC kit brings racing car battles to life and allows you to race and virtually fight your bros with 100% real cars. Part toy, part video game, the Anki Drive system uses real RC cars and racing tracks combined with a dedicated iPhone or Android app to create a virtual world where everything is possible. Control your toy on the racing track in your living room and upgrade it’s weaponry, activate it’s defense shields, fire upon your enemies via the smartphone apps to take your opponents out for a couple of seconds and gain the upper hand and so on … Each car has it’s own personality, strengths and weaknesses! ! Simply amazing! Check out the video to see it in action!

The Anki Drive is compatible with most iPhone and iPad models as well as most Android devices on the market and can be purchased as a starter kit (including the starter track and two cars – Kourai Agile Striker and Bonson Fast Attacker) as well as additional expansion fighter cars and tracks.

$149.99 | BUY NOW
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.

$219 | BUY NOW
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Jan 202015
 

Garmin Virb Elite HD Action Camera White (010-01088-10) And Black (010-01088-15)
You might think that in a world dominated by Gopro Hero cameras and crammed with a number of other competitors trying to attract consumer attention, delivering a high quality action camera at a reasonable price it’s almost a dream! Well, think again…!

ALSO CHECK the RICOH WG-M1 Waterproof FHD Action Camera and the Polaroid Cube we featured earlier as well as this cool collection of 56 Coolest GoPro Accessories Around.

The Garmin Virb Elite is a true 1080p Full HD rugged and water resistant (IPX7) action camera designed to help you record your adventures in style! Featuring a 16MP CMOS sensor and Garmin’s WideVü lens, the Virb Elite is capable of recording stunning footage at 1080p@30fps and 720p@30/60fps as well as slow motion videos up to 120fps! The Virb comes with a 2,000mAh rechargeable battery which allows up to 3 hours of continuous video recording in FHD mode, has a 1.4″ display which is also used to setup the camera, GPS and WiFi connectivity for easy file sharing and camera control from smartphones, ANT+ connectivity to allow you to use other Garmin devices such as fēnix, Oregon and Edge as remote controllers and a big ON/OFF button on the side so you can easily start or stop recording even if you’re wearing gloves. A wide variety of Garmin mounts as well as an dive case are available as additional accessories.

$249 | BUY NOW
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Nov 212014
 

Sennheiser Urbanite Foldable On Ear Headphones
Coming from a time well before iPhone, iPad and even iPod, Sennheiser is a German manufacturer with over 69 years of expertize in building audio gear and 46 years of experience in top-quality headphones manufacturing! Yeap! You read it right … their first headphones model, the Sennheiser HD 414 was released way back in 1968!

ALSO CHECK the Sennheiser Momentum and the Marshall Major 50 FX headphones we featured earlier.

Now that I got your attention and I impressed you with the Sennheiser’s extensive experience in audio gadgets, let’s take a look at on of their latest models – the Sennheiser Urbanite On Ear Headphones! The Urbanite come with the legendary Sennheiser sound featuring massive bass, extended treble and smooth midrange, have a premium construction with stainless steel hinges and aluminum ear cup sliders, 3-button remote control and an integrated microphone on the wire and come in five vibrant colors and two sizes: Urbanite and Urbanite XL. On the technical side we have an impedance of 18Ω, 100–10000 Hz microphone frequency response and 16–22000 Hz for the headphones and a THD (Total Harmonic Distortion) of < 0.5 % (1 kHz, 100 dB).
100% compatible with iPhone, iPad and most Android devices including Samsung, HTC, LG, Sony and the rest of the gang!

$199.95+ | BUY NOW
Oct 272014
 

Motorola Moto Hint Bluetooth Earbud
Bluetooth headsets are some of the most useful devices ever invented. Just think about it, hands free calls, Google Now and Siri voice interactions, live notifications and so on … yet most people around refuse to use them because of fashion reasons … “It looks bad!!!” they say!

ALSO CHECK the O.R.B, the AfterShokz Bluez 2 Bluetooth Bone Conduction Headphones and the LG Harman Kardon Tone Infinim Bluetooth Headset.

Well let me hear you say that about the Motorola Moto Hint! The Hint is a tiny earbud that automatically turns on when is worn , it offers up to 10 hours of battery life (if you also consider the extra battery that comes with the charging case) and features the following Bluetooth 3.0 + EDR (enhanced data transfer rate) profiles: A2DP 1.3 (allows you to stream music from your smartphone); HFP 1.6 and HSP 1.2(call hands free functionality); AVRCP 1.4 (remote controller functionality for music, movies and so on); PBAP (interactions with your devices phonebook); GAVDP 1.2 (file transfers between devices).
Pretty impressive, isn’t it? And it also looks cool …

$149.99 | BUY NOW
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Oct 032014
 

Logitech Harmony Ultimate Home Remote Controller
As technology advances with big steps and everyday hundreds and thousands of new gadgets are released to the market to make our lives easier, there was time somebody took a closer look at the good old remote controller and bring it into the 21st century!

Don’t get me wrong! There were other remote controllers too that got upgraded to the digital world (take for example the Logitech Harmony Touch), but can we really consider them Smart?

Logitech’s news lines of Harmony remote controls, the Harmony Ultimate Home, not only allows you to control all your media devices from one single controller, but also helps you control your entire home while you’re lying on the couch enjoying our favorite show.

The Harmony Ultimate Home control kit syncs with your iPhone or Android device via Bluetooth 4.0 and allows you to control your home automation system via the free iOs and Android Logitech apps. On the other end, the smart controller connects to various devices in your house using infrared (IR), Bluetooth or Wi-Fi wireless signal allowing you to control all your home automation as well as media devices from one master remote.
Another cool option worth mentioning is the possibility of creating user defined macros (recording and replaying a suite of actions by only touching one button). Let’s say for example that your regular routing for watching a movie is: close the window, dim the light, extend the couch, turn on the TV and the media player, set the picture and audio modes to Movie and set the starting volume to 57. The Logitech Harmony Ultimate Home allows your to record all these actions and re-do them by simply hitting the assigned command button (of course, we assume that your home automation system already allows you to automate all these actions). Cool, isn’t it?

$319 | BUY NOW

 

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