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Dec 272014
 

47 Coolest Car Gadgets To Bring Your Wheels To The Future

There are many cool developments going on in the car industry and manufacturers around the world are bringing more and more cool technologies and gadgets on board of our vehicles every day. But most of these new technologies and cool car gadgets are introduced only in the newest models and very few find their way to oldest cars. So what to do if you have an older car or if you purchased last year’s “latest model” and you start feeling it’s not gadgetized enough?

I gathered bellow 47 of the coolest car gadgets I found around. These gadgets are designed and built to make your old car feel newer and to allow you to get access to the latest technologies and gadgets without needing to pay for a whole new car.

Which one is your favorite? I LOVE 26 and 40!
Let me know your thoughts in the comments below and make sure you share this post with your friends! They need help to upgrade their old wheels as well!

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Dec 262014
 

La Boite - The Music Lover's Speaker Desk That Connects Via Bluetooth To Laptops, Smartphone And Tablets
Built for the music lover that cant’s stand regular laptop speakers and iPhone earbuds, the La Boite Laptop Speaker Desk is one of the coolest notebook desks you can grab on the market!

ALSO CHECK the Clio Invisible Speakers by Clear View Audio and the AeroSkull HD iPhone Bluetooth Speaker we featured earlier.

The desk has a minimalist design which makes it perfect for most apartments (even the smaller ones) and offices, it’s made of strong wood covered with eight-layer lacquer finish and it’s top is foam lined and wrapped in genuine leather.
But wait … that’s not all! As it’s name suggests, the speaker desk also features a speaker system designed to decompress digital music and generate the widest, clearest stereo sound around. Simply connect your iPhone, iPad, Android device or your laptop via Bluetooth or USB cable and get ready for the show.

The speaker system sports 45-degree angled rear speakers that project sound across a 120-degree span (that’s about 33% wider than most stereo speakers) and main loudspeakers with 7 drivers – two 2-in tweeters, two full-range and two medium drivers and one 6-in woofer for crystal clear and precise high and low tones!

$2,300 | BUY NOW
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Dec 192014
 

Plinth - The Ultimate Universal Tablet Stand - Opened And Closed View
Plinth is a minimalist, universal tablet stand designed to make your life easier at home, at the office and while on the go! The Plinth is a truly universal device and works with all iPad models, Android and Windows phones and tablets, Kindle, iPhone – with or without cases. Not bigger than an iPhone 4, the Plinth stays quiet in your pocket, bag or tablet sleeve waiting to help you when you need it. Once you’re ready to fix your tablet into a more convenient reading or working position, the Plinth deploys with a touch of a button and is ready to offer a more comfortable and ergonomic position in less than a second – check out the video for a full demo on how it works.

I used the Plinth for about two days and I find a perfect mix between portability and usability. Big enough to comfortably and securely hold a 10.1-in tablet, while small enough to fit in your jeans pocket (literally), the Plinth is one of the most convenient tablet stands I came across. Not only that, but, as my regular PC is a small 11.6-in laptop, I used the Plinth as a laptop stand for these two days and it worked out perfectly. On the lowest angle position, the Plinth allowed me to raise my laptop to about 3-4-in (that’s about 10-12 cm), just what I needed for a more comfortable working position and better heat dissipation.

The Plinth is available in 4 color variations (graphite/grey, graphite/teal, white/grey, white/green) and will set you back $32 US, which, given it ingenious design and increased portability it’s a very reasonable price. Check it out …

$32 | BUY NOW
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Dec 162014
 

All iPhone Models Drop Test - iPhone 6 Plus vs 6 vs 5S vs 5C vs 5 vs 4S vs 4 vs 3GS vs 3G vs 2G
One of the weakest part of all modern smartphones is their screen. Drop it a couple of times (sometimes once it’s more than enough!) and you need to visit a repairs shop!
But how much is too much for a smartphone screen? Check out this cool test did by the guys from TechRax – they drop tested all iPhone models starting with the 2007 iPhone 2G to the 2014’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

Which iPhone model did best manage this stress test? Check it out and let me know your thought in the comments bellow!

 

Dec 102014
 

BlueLounge Sanctuary4 Desk Charging Station On Shelf Charging iPhone And Tablet
With so many smartphones and tablets in a modern family home (not even mentioning smartwatches, Bluetooth headsets, digital cameras, etc…), finding a free charging spot for your device it’s not an easy job! Sometimes, I even feel charging a phone is like a contagious disease … as soon as you plug in your device, someone always appears from nowhere … “Can I plug mine for 5 min only, than it’s all yours? Please … Please…“!

Of course, you can use multiple chargers like everybody else does, but again … if your family is anything like mine, no one is ever unplugging the chargers and store them away of sight. And seeing every electrical plug around crowded with chargers it’s not a lot better, isn’t it?

ALSO CHECK the Orico 4, the Griffin PowerDock 5 and the Mahogany Charging Station we featured earlier.

This is where desk charging stations like the BlueLounge Sanctuary4 come into the game to fix the charging management issue! The Sanctuary4 is a cool Appleish style squared charging box that features 4 USB charging ports (total output of 4Amps), rubberized device tray and an adjustable tablet stand for charging and movie watching. The device can charge up to 4 smartphones or two tablets at the same time and is compatible with iPhone, iPad, Android devices and any other USB powered gadget.

$99.95 | BUY NOW
Dec 082014
 

Parrot Bebop Drone With Skycontroller Range Extender
The Parrot Bebop Drone is designed to allow you take awesome pictures and record amazing movies from the height of the skies, offering FPV (First Person View) footage via a dedicated free iPhone or Android app.

The Parrot Bebop Drone roughly measures 12-in (28cm) square and 1.5-in (3.6cm) tall, weighs around 14.5 ounces (that’s a maximum weight of 410 grams), is powered by a rechargeable battery which allows up to 11 minutes of flight at speeds up to 45mph (75KMH) in winds up to 30mph (50KMH). The drone is equipped with a 14MP 180-degree angle of view f2.2 fish-eye lens camera capable of recording full-HD 1080p MP4 movies or taking JPEG and Adobe DNG picture files.

ALSO CHECK the X4 First Person View Quadcopter By Hubsan Hobby and this Flying Eagle POV Video.

Both, the Parrot drone and the installed camera, can be controlled via the iOs (iPhone, iPad and iPod) or Android FreeFlight Parrot app which connects to your phone or tablet via Wi-Fi and has a range of about 980ft (300 meters). For those looking to extend the flying area of the drone, Parrot offers a Skycontroller addon which features an amplified Wi-Fi radio and 4 antennas to boost the device’s range up to 1.2 miles (2kilometers). The Skycontroller addon runs on Android and allows image output to smartphones, tablets as well as HDMI screens and TVs and VR sets such as the Oculus Rift (via HDMI), Zeiss Cinemizer or Sony FPV.

$499+ | BUY NOW
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Dec 052014
 

Brunton Hydrogen Reactor Portable Fuel Cell With H2O Hydrolyzer Charge Statio
While it might look a bit more expensive than other power storage units we featured here at the Cool Pile, the Brunton Hydrogen Reactor is a viable source of electrical power to charge your gadgets while off-the-grid for more than couple of days.

ALSO CHECK the Goal Zero Yeti 150 Solar Generator and the SunnyBag Solar Powered Charger Bag we featured earlier.

The Brunton Hydrogen Reactor Portable Fuel Cell is perfect for charging your iPhone, iPad or Android smartphones and tablets, GPS units, MP3 players, basically anything that can be powered from an USB plug. The reactor hydrogen cells are environmentally safe, toxic chemicals free, they come in solid state with no natural discharge format and output 5V @ 2amp. Each Hydrocore can charge an iPhone for up to 6 times and can be recharged up to 1,000 times with the help of a H2O Hydrolyzer Charge Station ($231.09 US). Two hydrogen cores are included in the initial purchase and additional cores can be purchased individually if needed.

$99.99 | BUY NOW

 

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