Safety

Jan 302015
 

smrtGRiPS - The Intelligent Handlebar Grips That Smarten Your Bike
With all technological advancements in the past years many new gadgets and smartphone apps found their way to the market to help bikers better enjoy their rides! But, and unfortunately there’s a “but” here, most of these new generation gadgets require the raider to take his eyes from the road to consult them.

Here’s where the The smrtGRiPS Smart Bicycle Grips come into the game. Just as the Helios Smart Bike Handlebars we featured earlier, the smrtGRiPS are designed to allow you to interact with your smartphone, receive notifications and follow GPS navigation instructions in eyes-free mode. More than that, once the smrtGRiPS addon is installed in your original bike handlebar you’ll be able to use your iPhone or Android smartphone to find your bike if you no longer remember where you parked it, to connect with other bike riders and get separation alerts when group riding as well find your bike in case it gets stolen.
The smrtGRIPS are in project mode at Kickstarter and you can get one pair for an early bird price of $59. Estimated delivery for July-August 2015.

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Jan 282015
 

WhatSim Or How To Chat Free While Roaming In Other Countries
With over 700 million users, WhatsApp is one of the most popular cross platform chatting services around. But, as cool as it is, WhatsApp has a small draw back – it needs an active internet connection to work! And while this is OK while you’re in a WiFi area or you have your network carrier’s internet activated, things are not that simple when traveling abroad. So, what can you do about it and how can you make sure you stay in contact with friends while avoiding huge internet roaming fees?

ALSO CHECK the Iron Man Mark V Extended Battery Cell and this collection of 44 Coolest Utilitarian iPhone Cases.

The WhatSim SIM Card might be the answer! Designed as a replacement of your local carrier’s SIM card while you’re roaming abroad, the WhatSim service allows you to use WhatsApp unlimited and totally free in about 150 countries and 400 operators. Here’s how it works: when getting ready for your next vacation or business trip order the 10 EUR (that’s about 11.5 USD) WhatSim card from their website, insert it in your phone and you’re ready to go. As of this moment, you can chat with your trip colleagues as much as you want without worrying about internet roaming fees.

While the WhatSim service if free for text chat, you can also use the app’s rich media features (pics, video, voice messages) for extra fees. WhatSim comes in an All-in-One SIM format (Regular, Micro and Nano SIM sizes) and works on all iPhone models and most Android devices.

$11.5 | BUY NOW
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Jan 122015
 

The Roost Portable Laptop Stand For 15-in MacBook Pro Retina and 17-in MacBook Pro
Working on a laptop all day long it’s not an easy job. If you’re one of those professionals always on the go and the coffee shop around the corner is your preferred office, you must know how tiring and difficult for your body is to work countless hours in an uncomfortable position. While in a regular office you can use a laptop stand and external keyboards and mice to improve your working position, things are not that easy while on the road.

A while back we featured the Flio laptop stand which allows road warriors to improve their posture when working on the go. While the Flio is still our preferred portable laptop stand when not in the office, there are people out-there who need an en even more raised laptop position to ergonomically work in improvised offices. For those people, and not only, we present you the Roost Portable Laptop Stand.

ALSO CHECK the AViiQ Portable Ergonomic Laptop Stand and the Ridge Portable Laptop Stand.

The Roost was initially designed for 13″, 15″ and 17″ MacBook Pro laptops, but it’s also compatible with 13″-17″ non-Apple notebooks. A full list of compatible models is available here. The minimalist laptop stand is handmade in Detroit, US, it’s made of super-light Carbon Fiber and Delrin (the same material used in guitar picks), weights only 6.5oz (183g) and has a load capacity of 132+ lbs (that’s about 60kg).
The Roost raises your laptop screen about 10″ from the desk (that’s about 25 cm) and requires an external keyboard and mouse for usage.

$75 | BUY NOW
Jan 102015
 

Polaroid Cube HD Lifestyle Action Camera
While GoPro brought action cameras to the attention of the public and they’re still setting the trend in this field as we speak, it doesn’t mean you’re stuck with them if you want a quality camera to record your adventures.

ALSO CHECK the HTC RE Action Camera the RICOH WG-M1 Waterproof FHD Action Camera and the Midland XTC-280 we featured earlier as well as this cool post about the Top 56 Coolest GoPro Accessories You Can Find Around!

The Polaroid Cube is a very cool alternative and reliable action camera that you can get on the cheap! With a regular price of only $99 US, the Polaroid Cube is only 1.37-in tall (that’s about 35mm), features a 6MP CMOS sensor capable of recording videos at 720p or 1080p, 124-degree wide angle lens, built-in rechargeable battery which allows up to 90 minutes of continuous recording on a full charge, operation LED, an easy to reach ON/OFF switch clicker, a microphone for audio recording, it’s weather, shock and splash proof and comes with a wide variety of accessories (bumper and waterproof cases; helmet, bike, tripod, strap and suction mounts as well as a desk monkey stand) available for separate purchase. One of the coolest features of the Polaroid Cube is that it incorporates a strong magnet in the bottom of its housing, which means you can safely attach it to any metallic surfaces such us cars, motorcycles, indoors appliances, bicycle handlebars and so on …

$99 | BUY NOW
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 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 062015
 

How To Avoid Jet Lag - Re-Timer Sleep Glasses
How to avoid jet lag?” is one of the most common questions you hear when someone is preparing to travel in a different time zone. And, while the internet is full of all kind of remedies and tricks around how to avoid jet lag, most of them can be not considered an universal solution that works for everybody affected by this situation.

Here’s another another cool gadget that proposes a solution for the jet lag issue – the Re-Timer Glasses.
These glasses use 100% UV-free green light that re-setts your body clock or sleep rhythm and helps your body recognise when to be awake and when to sleep. The Re-Timer glasses are perfect if you have trouble sleeping at night, if you feel your sleep is not as relaxing as it should or if you want to avoid jet lag.

ALSO READ about how to improve your sleep: Lark Pro Or How To Sleep Better With The Help Of Technology and The Bed Fan Helps You Have a Comfortable Sleep.

On the technical side, the Re-Timer glasses feature a rechargeable battery, use 100% UV-free green light, are independently tested for ocular safety to the standard CEI IEC 62471 and, with 30-40 minutes of usage per day, are advertised as being able to change sleep patterns in around 4 days.
Check them out and say goodbye to jet lag when air traveling!!!

$299 | BUY NOW

 

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