The Valta Energy Starter Kit comes with a Valta-Hub which acts as the main unit of the system, two Valta automated sockets which measure electricity consumption and turn ON/OFF connected gadgets and appliances, a free Volta cloud for data backup and info centralization as well as free iPhone and Android apps for remote controlling the Volta System and all connected devices when you’re not home. Other components such as LED bulbs, zonal sensors, radiator valves, meter readers are available as additional accessories and allow the Valta System to better manage your needs and home.
SuperSignal is Revo’s latest music gadget featuring a digital radio, alarm, a built-in speaker and Bluetooth wireless music streaming, all packed in a beautiful vintage looking American Wallnut cabinet!
The Revo SuperSignal sports DAB,DAB+ and FM tuners, RDS information display, Bluetooth connection with iPhone and Android devices for music streaming, a 10W Class-D amplifier and wide dispersion Flat Diaphragm loudspeaker, a fully digital alarm with sleep and snooze functions, a remote control for easy operation and an OLED screen to display all info and menus.
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.
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.
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.
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…!
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.
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!
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!