Smartphones

Aug 202014
 

Navdy  Or How To Safely Interact With Your Smartphone While Driving & Still Keeping Your Eyes On The Road
Smartphones and cars don’t really go hand in hand! There are too many temptations to take your eyes from the road and check your phone for incoming text massages, navigation directions, emails, social media notifications and messages, dial calls and so on … And taking your eyes from the road causes accidents!

Navdy is a nifty car gadget that promises to solve this issue and allow you to interact with your smartphone while keeping your eyes on the road. How do they do it? You simply put Navdy on your car’s dashboard, it connects via Bluetooth to your iPhone or Android smartphone and, via a HUD (heads-up display), it projects information from your phone and displays it … on the road in front of your vehicle! Well, it doesn’t really project the info on the road, but on the device’s 5.1in transparent screen, which makes it look like it’s projected on the road in front of you.

ALSO CHECK the Garmin Windshield HUD (Head-Up Display) and the Skully P1 HUD Motorcycle Helmet we wrote about earlier.

Other than displaying navigation directions, Navdy can be controlled via air-gestures and voice commands to allow you to send messages and emails, answer and dial calls, control music playback and, if connected to the car’s computer via the OBDII interface, can allow you to monitor car performance and diagnostics by displaying the info on its HUD.

Navdy is presently on a private crowdfunding campaign and you can pre-order one for $299. Delivery is scheduled for early 2015.

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Aug 132014
 

SlimClip, The Minimalist iPhone Case With Enhanced Clip-On Capabilities
Smartphones are more and more in our lives and every day we depend more and more of them. Just think about it! Just a few short years back you needed a backpack full of gadgets to accomplish what you do today with a simple smartphone. GPS navigation, MP3 player, books, digital camera and the list goes on and on …

But there’s a small problem with this! As smartphones become capable of helping us with more and more tasks, they also grow in size! They need more powerful batteries, bigger screens, bigger storage space, more physical space inside them to carry more chips and technologies … And this makes them less and less portable …

For many, carrying their phone around while working, exercising or traveling has become a real hassle. For them, and not only, the Wonderful Things Factory brought the SlimClip to the market. The SlimClip is a minimalist iPhone case which also doubles as a belt clip allowing users to carry their phones clipped to their belt, pocket or paints waist.

The SlimClip is made of strong protective ABS plastic, has a minimalist design (it only ads 2.5mm of thickness to your iPhone), is compatible with iPhone 5 and iPhone 5S, comes in a range of vibrant colors to match your favorite outfit, gives natural access to all native iPhone buttons and ports and, due to it’s ingenious design, can be securely clipped to clothing, bags, backpacks, laptop cases and even in your car.
I used the SlimClip for the past couple of days and it’s a great product. A bit of work to slide the iPhone in the case, but that’s a small price to pay for a solid grip and piece of mind that your favorite smartphone is well secured and safe while you roam around!
Check out the demo on the manufacturer’s site …

$40+ | BUY NOW
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Aug 082014
 

EM Shield Pocket Patch - Close View Of Pocket Patch Application
Everybody knows smartphones emit harmful cell phone & WiFi radiation. Especially when held for all day long, as everyone does, in the front pocket of the pants! Multiple scientific studies have linked this type of radiation with infertility, damaged sperm and even impotence. And the World Health Organization has listed this radiation as a Class 2B Carcinogen – also check the Radiation Detector Bra we featured earlier.

What’s the solution to this? Well get rid of your smartphone! Just joking!
The guys from EMShield have your back covered and brought the Pocket Patch to the markets.

Based on the High Frequency Electronics Testing Center at the University of California in Los Angeles who tested the product back in June 2013 the Pocket Patch achieves to deflect 99% of harmful cell phone radiation and protect your body from it’s negative consequences.

The Pocket patch is very simple to instal. Here’s how it works in a handful of easy steps: turn your jeans inside out, preheat the ironing machine on “Cotton Setting”, place one patch on the pocket lining, iron it for 20-30 seconds and you and your future kids are ready to go!
Amazingly simple, isn’t it? The Pocket Patches are made of Hypoallergenic and skin-Comfortable material, come in packs of 3 units, are 5.5″ (14cm) tall and 3.75″ (9.5cm) wide and can be machine washed on normal cycle up to 30 times with no loss of performance. Enter the post to see additional pics and a video review or check them out on the manufacturer’s website and get yourself and your future kids some radiation protection!

$19.90 | BUY NOW
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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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Aug 052014
 

Cammy Or How To Efficiently Video Monitor From Your Smartphone

If, only a couple of years ago, setting up a professional video monitoring system had a huge price tag and was reserved mostly to big companies, today, due to the amazing technology advancements and low prices on the tech and gadgets market, video monitoring solutions are available for everyone.
Take for example Cammy – in just seconds (literally) one can setup a video recording and monitoring system using the Cammy Online Cloud for as low as for FREE (assuming you already have an IP camera).

Cammy is a monitoring solution which allows users to keep an eye on their businesses, homes, kids, pets, you name it … Cammy allows you to hook up as many cameras as you need, store your historical footage on their cloud service, easily research on your smartphone by date and time recorded events in case of need, as well as fully online management of your recording devices and recorded footage.

The Cammy system includes free iPhone, Android apps that allow easy system setup, manage your cameras and check out recorded files, cloud storage where all files are securely stored and an online Browser application if you prefer it over the smartphone apps. Check out the below video for a complete review and walk through of their smartphone app and browser application, including the initial setup as well.
In order to use Cammy, you’ll need to hook up at least one IP camera. Check this link for an Amazon selection of IP cameras starting as low as $30 US.

The Cammy recording, video monitoring system and video cloud storage is offered to users for free. Simply get an IP camera, hook it up, check the video to see how to set it up and you’re ready to roll!

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Jul 232014
 

The Coolest Cooler Around - by Ryan Grepper At coolestkickstarter.com
Coolers (are) were one of those rare items that did not change much over the past 30 years of technological advancements!
But that’s over! Ryan Grepper’s Coolest Cooler is set to bring the classic outdoors chillers to the 21st century! After an earlier unsuccessful crowdfunding try back in December 2013, Grepper improved the Coolest Cooler, added new features, redraw it’s outer design and brought it back to Kickstarter!

As of today (that’s 37 days before the project’s end), the Coolest Cooler pledged $6.9 million US (about 140 times more than what Grepper was looking for)!!! That’s the third most funded project ever (after the Pebble with 10.2 million and the Ouya Video Game Console with 8.6 million) and still has 37 days to go!!! Amazing, isn’t it?

Let’s see what makes The Coolest so cool that everyone wants to have one! Here’s a bullet-list of features:

  • 2 x 5V USB chargers (1A and 2.1A charging power), perfect for charging tablets, smartphones and other USB powered gadgets
  • Removable waterproof Bluetooth speaker so you can enjoy your favorite music with your friends
  • Enjoy cool drinks with the built in ice crushing blender
  • Internal LED light to help you spot your drinks during night parties
  • Easy transportation system with gear tie-down and extra wide wheels for easy moving in sand and difficult terrains
  • Bottle opener
  • Incorporated essentials (reusable plates, a ceramic knive) and a cooler split lid to divide drinks and easily store eyes.
  • At last, but not the least … IT”S COOL!!!

The Coolest Cooler is in project mode at Kickstarter and you can get one for $185 (that’s $115 savings over the future regular retail price). Estimated delivery for February 2015.

Let’s hear you in the comments. What’s your take on the Coolest Cooler? Will you get one?

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Jul 082014
 

iPhone 5-5S Custom Case Maker Pro
We featured many cool iPhone cases during the past years. Many of them had some special extra features (ex: Salutoo iPhone Cases, the IN1 Multitool iPhone Case), many were designed to protect your precious gadget from anything life can throw at it (ex: Smartskin iPhone Condom or the Pelikan ProGear Vault), many were simply cool and one case was even made of 24k gold!!!
But none of them is cooler than the one I’ll show you today!

And, while you may argue about it, regardless how cool a case is, you will still get bored with it in a matter of days, weeks or months (if you are really in love with it)! There’s no way around it!

The iPhone Case Maker on the other hand allows you to change your case every day on the free! Simply find a picture you like (your own pics, magazine covers, newspaper pics, etc…) or print one from the internet, punch it into with the Case Maker Pro, insert it into the case back and that’s it! You’re ready to proudly walk around with your new case. The CaseMakerPro comes with a polycarbonate bumper, a clear back that allows displaying your picture of choice and is designed to fit the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5S.

$49.99 | BUY NOW
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