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Aug 252014
 

Roambotics Jr. - The Autonomous Patrolling Security Robotic Guard
The Roambotics Jr. Is set to bring that future a tad closer! Jr. is an autonomous wheeled robot designed to patrol your home/office and act as a security camera, record audio and video footage, sync it to the company’s cloud and allowing you to watch it in real time on your PC or smartphone. The cool part about the Roambotics Jr. is that it has a 360 degrees recording field and, via the proprietary included software, is able to learn, understand and efficiently patrol a delimited perimeter avoiding furniture, obstacles, ground holes and pools. Not only that, but when it feels senses something fishy going around, the Jr. will send the owner notifications via the smartphone app or email.

ALSO CHECK these cool posts related to home security: Cammy Or How To Efficiently Video Monitor From Your Smartphone and AngelBlocks Or How To Raise You Home’s Intelligence!

Cool, isn’t it? A little wheeled Fido on steroids to help you protect your belongings and keep your family safe!

The Roambotics Jr. will be available for the consumer market somewhere in 2016. No pricing was announced yet, but make sure you bookmark this article as we will post additional info as soon as we get our hands on it.

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Jun 042014
 

iPhone 5 Power Pack Case Or How To Double Your iPhone's Battery Life
With screens getting bigger and bigger and internet connections staying open 24 hours per day, your smartphone’s battery is no longer keeping the pace. I personally charge my own Android smartphone at least two times per day! Imagine that! The times you had to charge you Nokia 3310 only once a week are long gone, and will probably never come back!

ALSO CHECK the iPhone Battery Pack Protector Case by Mophie.

While you could have a charger on you and charge your phone from time to time to hopefully end the day, this solution ties you to an electric wall or car outlet. A decent hybrid solution I found is to use a power pack iPhone case. This offers your fragile iPhone the much needed protection of a case while adding some extra juice to it’s battery life. The 3-in-1 iPhone Power Bank has a built-in 2,220 mAh rechargeable lithium polymer battery which will increase your battery life by 1.5 times (the regular iPhone battery has 1,440 mAh) as well as a back foldable pin which transforms the case into an iPhone stand.

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Apr 212014
 

AngelBlocks Or How To Raise You Home's Intelligence!
Intelligent homes are no longer a science fiction “thing” of the future! While some automation solutions are already on the market (think about the Belkin Wemo, the Tempo Smart Temperature Monitor or the iSmart Alarm), the AngelBlocks bring you amazing new possibilities and literally take your house to the 21st century!

There are a variety of sensors available (motion, door and window opening and closing, temperature, light, temperature, humidity, sound, soil moisture, smoke and so on …) which can monitor almost every aspect of your home, and, based on pre-defined triggers, they take action in your behalf. The device can send you notifications via phone calls, SMS, smartphone apps or even Facebook, can lock/unlock doors, plug/unplug electric devices, automatically send pics and videos of your home to your mobile device, interact with security system and garage doors, turn ON/OFF the lights and control the water!

Impressive! An unlimited world of choices and actions designed around the simplest principle of automation: “If THIS, than THAT”!

The AngelBlocks are in project mode at Kickstarter and you can secure a starter kit for as low as $60. Estimated delivery: September 2014.

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Apr 172014
 

TagTalk Or How To Attach A Personalized Digital Message To A Gift
TagTalk is an interesting Kickstarter project that redefines gift tagging.
Until now, every time you sent a gift, you had to include little gift card with your wishes. Which was pretty cool, but one of the main issues of this classic method was that, by writing, you were limited to share you feelings only by words!

ALSO CHECK: our Gifts For Him and Gifts For Her categories!

TagTalk brings gift tagging to the 21st century and allows you to tag your gifts with voice, pictures and even videos. here’s how it works – you install the iPhone or Android app, you grab a TagTalk gift tag, you activate it by tapping the NFC chip in the card with your smartphone or by scanning the included QR code, you add the media content (you can record it live or choose a pre-recorded file), you attach the tag to your gift and send it over.
Once the receiver gets your gift, he simply taps the tag with the phone or scans the QR code and your personalized message is played!

Amazing, isn’t it? You can help the project and grab a pack of TagTalks for a s low as $15.

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Apr 162014
 

Pioneer NEX Or How To Use Apple CarPlay In Older Car Models
If you were disappointed by Apple introducing their new CarPlay functionality only to new car lines and you thought you’ll have to buy a new car to get your hands on it, I have a good news for you!

Pioneer just released their latest line of car gadgets – the Pioneer Nex CarPlay Receiver! As the name states, the Nex acts as a receiver, connects to your iPhone via Apple’s CarPlay connection and gives access to all your smartphone’s on-board and cloud-based features. The Nex comes in a handful of models, is compatible with most car makes and models (it replaces your stereo) and gives you access to fully use Siri, navigation, music and video playing, make and receive calls and messaging. Simply hook the Lightning plug to your iPhone and you’re ready to go!

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Apr 082014
 

Avegant Glymph - The Mobile Personal Theater
The Avegant Glyph is a cool piece of gadgetry design to change the way you consume media while on the go. The device is a mobile personal theater which connects to tablets, smartphone and laptops via HDMI cable and plays video, audio content and even video games to the user. The Avegant Glyph features a brand new technology called Virtual Retinal Display which “projects images directly onto your retina, creating sharp, stark images unlike anything you’ve seen before.” One of the coolest features of the Avegant Glyph is the that it can be used as a personal movie theater or, if the situation requires, can be used just as any regular pair of headphones, increasing the usability of the device as it can be used on daily basis not only at home.

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Apr 072014
 

Tag Heuer Meridiist Infinite With Perpetual Power Reserve
THAT time finally came! You know, the time when your smartphone runs by itself without needing an external charging power source.
Developed by the Swiss watch manufacturer TAG Heuer, the Meridiist Infinite is the first phone around with perpetual power reserve – it charges its own battery while in standby mode! And no, it doesn’t have a little running hamster inside!

TAG Heuer partnered with Sunpartner Technologies and, by introducing an invisible photovoltaic component in the phone’s sapphire crystal screen, developed the Wysips Crystal technology which charges the phone under specific natural or artificial light. There’s no mention about the price (but hey, it’s a TAG Heuer phone, don’t expect Samsung And Apple pricing!!!) but we know that the device will be manufactured as a limited edition with only 1911 pieces and will be made using high quality materials such as titanium, carbon fiber, and fancy rubber.

While the Vertu-look-alike phone itself does not present much interest for the regular consumer due to it’s high price point, it’s interesting to see how the perpetual power reserve technology included in it will affect smartphone development in the future.

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