How many times you felt your smartphone is too slow to access and you have to mingle with too many menus and widgets to activate or deactivate a feature, to open a menu or an app or to make a certain action, something as simple as taking a picture or starting the voice recorder?
This is where Dimple comes into the game to make your life easier. Just like the Pressy Button we featured earlier, the Dimple attaches to your device and allows you to control it directly via it’s external buttons. The Dimple is a small and slim external sticker with two or four command buttons which interacts with your phone via NFC. Simply instal the Dimple app, fire it up, set up specific actions, apps or features to each buttons and you’re ready to roll!
Winner of the 2012 RedDot Design Award the Lifetrons USB Multitool is one of the coolest ways around to always have in your pocket have a pair of USB cables ready to charge or sync your phone! Designed around the same idea behind pocket knifes, the Lifetrons tool sports a Micro USB plug for Android and Windows phones and tablets, a mini-USB connector for older devices such as GPS units and digital cameras, Apple’s Lightning plug for recent iPhone and iPad models, a solid storage for carrying and extra SIM card and, as if all this was not enough, it doubles as a smartphone stand with two viewing angles!
Enjoy even more your next outdoor trip with the Goal Zero Switch 10 Multi-Tool Kit! Designed to help you power your gadgets while away from the grid, the Switch 10 Kit not only charges your iPhone, but also includes some extra gadgets to make your life easier!
The entire kit is built around a 3,000mAh/11W rechargeable Li-Io battery which can be charged in 4 hours or less via a wall charger, USB port or the Nomad 7 Solar Panel addon which is included in the initial kit purchase. The power bank sports a quick charge USB port with 1.5A power output and can quickly charge most smaller gadgets around (photo cameras, GPS units, iPhone and Android devices, etc …), comes with devices specific cables as well as with an USB powered 110 Lumens wide-angle flashlight head and a switch fan for personal cooling.
Based on the same idea on which the Coolest Cooler revolutionized the classic coolers world and set a record raising one of the highest crowdfunding amounts ever, the CoolBox is designed to upgrade your classic toolbox with a touch of modern technology and help you improve make your work more fun!
At a first glance, the CoolBox has everything you’d need from a regular toolbox – it’s made of strong materials, so it does a great job in harsh work conditions, it has double handles and rolling wheels for easy transportation, it’s waterproof, it has a capacity of 1797.12 cubic inches (that’s around 30 liters), it weights 14.4 lbs (6.53KG) by itself and supports a maximum load of 65 lbs (approx 30KG).
I know what you’re thinking! “Pretty average”, isn’t it? Well, hold your horses, this is where the fun begins!
The CoolBox sports a built-in 20v/5000mAh rechargeable lithium polymer battery to charge your gadgets or run small power tools, a retractable cord with 3-ways splitter so you cane easily share you power source with your co-workers or run multiple tools at the same time, marine-grade 40w speakers with Bluetooth or 3.5mm aux jack connectivity, a digital clock, 2x USB charging ports, a tablet/smartphone stand so you can easily follow digital work plans, internal LED lighting to ease your work in low-light conditions and a whiteboard to help you and your peers brainstorm or take quick notes when needed.
The CoolBox is in project mode at Indiegogo and you can secure one for as low as $179 US (regular retail will be $299 US). The delivery is secured by the fact the CoolBox already reached it’s funding cap and it’s set for June 2015.
Following the smartwatch bandwagon, Breitling just unveiled their latest model which – the Breitling B55 Connected Chronograph.
Officially designed for the aviator and aspiring aviator market, the B55 Connected takes a different approach than most wristwatches out there – rather then transforming the watch into an addon for a smartphone, Breitling turns tables and uses the smartphone as an addon for the watch!
On the chronograph side, the B55 Connected is based on Breitling’s previous Caliber B50 and is based on thermocompensated “superquartz” movement – a Breitling in-house technology which supercharges previous quartz calibers by compensating for temperature changes and 10 times more accurate than standard quartz mechanisms. The B55 also features two large LED displays, WiFi inter-connectivity, electronic tachometer and an USB rechargeable battery to power them.
On the inter-connectivity side, the Breitling B55 Connected uses your smartphone more as a display unit than as a processing unit. Data from the phone such as flight times, departure and arrival times, etc … is uploaded to the app for storage and easy analyzing and some settings (time-setting, timezones, alarms, display and operating parameters, night mode) can be easier adjusted from the smartphone app and transferred to the watch. Watch the video to see it in action…
Breitling did not quote yet any price for the B55 Connected, but all missing details will be unveiled at the Baselworld 2015 show.
The Griffin Survivor All Terrain protective case series is called like that for a reason – it’s built to protect your phone and tablet in the most various conditions ranging from a calm day in the office to a crazy outdoors hiking session in wild winds and stormy rain!
The Griffin Survival All Terrain cases are built to last and to protect your devices in accordance with the US Department of Defense MIL-STD-810 conditions – shocks (can resist drops on flat concrete from 6.6′ – 2 meters), wind and rain (up to 200 mm/hr for 1 hour) as well as blown snow, sand and dust up to 18m/second for 1 hour!
The All-Terrain Griffin Cases offer easy access to all your iPhone‘s ports and buttons (even if they are completely sealed to protect against the elements), sport a detachable heavy-duty clip which can be used as a desk stand or to secure de device to your belt, bag or backpack and are compatible with iPod Touch, iPhone 5/5S, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Mini, Air and iPad 4 as well as with Samsung Galaxy S5 and Galaxy Tab..
Designed for dragon slayers and elf spies outdoors lovers and adventurers, the Outdoor Tech Kodiak is a portable power bank built to withstand everything Mother Nature can throw at you and help you keep your preferred gadgets powered even in the harshest conditions!
The Kodiak OT1600-CAM can charge all USB powered gadgets including iPhone, iPad and Android devices, sports a 6,000mAh rechargeable lithium-ion battery which is enough to charge regular smartphones between 2-3 times, outputs 1A or 2.1A of power and it’s waterproof (IP67 rated) and shock (drop) resistant. Just perfect for a short outdoors adventure!