Tablets

Oct 212014
 

TowlHub USB Charger Paper Towel Holder For iPhone, Smartphones And Tablets
Save some space in your kitchen by upgrading your classic paper towel holder to the TowlHub!
Designed to hold your paper towel (dah!!!), the TowlHub also sports 4 USB ports built into a water resistant base to conveniently allow you to charge your phones and tablets and a wine stopper (why not?) to help you preserve wine freshness.
The TowlHub fits any standard or jumbo sized paper towel rolls, features a sturdy metallic base with non-slip rubber coated bottom, it has a friction ring for single sheet pulls and a raised edge so the roll will not unravel.

ALSO CHECK the Anova Sous Vide Immersion Circulator – Cooking 2.0 and the Chef’n Panini Smart Spatula we featured earlier.

If that’s just not enough for you, an extra $30 can get you un upgraded version of the TowlHub which sports 2xBluetooth 3 Watt speakers designed bring some fun to your kitchen and allow you to follow your favorite shows, listen to some music or watch that latest Brad Pitt movie, all while chopping onion and cooking dinner!

$49.99 | BUY NOW

 

Sep 092014
 

Ridge Stand, The Portable Laptop Stand
Either you work in coffee shops, from home, at the office or you’re always on the go, a good portable laptop/tablet stand can mean a lot for your ergonomic working posture and your health.

ALSO CHECK the KickFlip MacBook Pro Portable Raiser Stand , Twelve South BookArc Möd and the CalypsoFlip Holder Case.

The Ridge Stand is designed to be a such device. The laptop stand folds into a small shaped, laptop-bag friendly package that weighs only 15 ounces (that’s about 430 grams), and, while in use, can hold your tablet or laptop raised to help you assure a comfortable and ergonomic working position. While the devices has an Appleish design and is marketed as being a portable MacBook raiser stand, you should have no problems using it with any other makes and models of laptops and tablets.

The Ridge Stand is in project mode at Kickstarter, it already reached its funding cap (meaning it will surely be produced) and you can secure one for $75 US. Delivery is scheduled for December2014.

$75 | BUY NOW
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Sep 092014
 

Yo, The Box That Transforms Your Smartphone Into a BoomBox
Berlin BoomBox is a German company specialized in creating partially recycled cardboard boomboxes for smartphones and MP3 players. Yeap, you read it right … now you can transform that shiny new iPhone into a real boombox!!!

Their latest series, the Yo! MTV Raps BoomBox is built to pay a tribute to the greatest Hip Hop show in the TV history and features a cool 90’s design with vibrant colors and patterns! Don’t worry, if you’re not much into 90’s Rap, there’s a plain beige version available as well as a design-it-yourself model.

ALSO CHECK the Get Into The Beat With The Beat Booster Wireless Boom For iPhone and iPad.

On the technical side, the Berlin Boombox is made of 3mm, double layer cardboard and features a stereo amplifier (Class D SMD, 2×5 watts, 92% efficiency), two Mivoc Pro speakers (75mm/3” full range 4 Ohm, 60 – 20.000 Hz), is powered by 3AA batteries and connects to any smartphone and tablet (including iPhone, iPad, Android and Windows Mobile phones and tablets) and MP3 player (including iPod and iPod Touch) via a 3.5mm audio jack.

Check it out and get one … You never know … Eminem once said: “The truth is you don’t know what is going to happen tomorrow. Life is a crazy ride, and nothing is guaranteed.

$102 | BUY NOW
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Sep 052014
 

AirType The Keyboardless Keyboard From The Future
If you think about it, typing did not improve much in the past 150 years. Yes, we passed from typewriters to wired PC keyboards and from wireless keyboards to virtual keypads as those in smartphone and tablets, but still, that’s not much of an advancement. The shape changed but not he content!

There’s also the CTX laser keyboard we told you about a while ago which clearly is a huge improvement over traditional keyboards, but pretty much follows the same, classic direction!

AirType is an Austin, Texas start-up which has as main objective bringing the classic keyboard into the 21 century!
AirType is an innovative device which is worn over your hands, it learns your finger movements, adapts to your typing style, comes with dynamic text prediction and correction and allows you to type anywhere and everywhere. Literally – imagine you’re typing an email, someone takes away the keyboard, but you keep on typing and the text builds up on the screen by some kind of magic! The device connects to smartphones, tablets and laptops via low energy Bluetooth, is easy to wear and remove and, when not in use, can be easily stored by clipping it on the tablet or laptop.

AirType is in prototype stage at this moment. We do not have any news about the release date or the pricing grid, but there are strong chances you’ll see it on Kickstarter or Indiegogo once it’s ready to hit production.

$TBA | BUY NOW
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Aug 212014
 

Energizer XP18000 Universal Power Bank
We featured many power banks here at CoolPile.com, but, for some reason, we always focused on external batteries designed to charge small gadgets such as smartphones, digital cameras, tablets, basically everything powered and charged by USB cables! Check out some them here: the JunoJumpr, the PoweriSite, the PowerPak Ultra, the TsirTech smartphone wrist band charger, the PowerFlask and so on …

Now it’s time we get more serious into this power banks situation! A while back I was looking for an extended battery for my laptop and soon I realized that it makes no sense to put money into an battery which will serve only one gadget – my laptop. So I decided to go for an battery powerful enough to charge my laptop, versatile enough to allow multiple gadgets charging and lightweight enough to comfortably carry it in my daily backpack!

While I am still researching the subject and I did not settle for a model yet, the Energizer XP18000 seems to be a serious contender! The device is truly universal, can charge just about anything that gets power juice via USB and can add up to 5 hours of usage to a regular laptop or up to 8 hours of use to smaller netbooks.

The Energizer XP18000 can recharge up to 3 devices at the same time, comes with 3 power cables, 6 cell phone tips, 3 media tips, 9 laptop tips, an AC adapter and a carrying bag. The XP18000 is also part of the Free Tips For Life Energizer program which allows users to get 2 free charging tips every year, for the life time of their registered power bank! So no worry if you buy a new gadget!

$159 | BUY NOW

 

Aug 112014
 

Bee Towers Universal Tablet Stand by XARMotion

We are always on the lookout for a good tablet stand! Here’s what we usually look for when checking out new stand: ease in accommodating various sized tablets (from 7″ mini tablets to the 9.7″ iPad and the 10.1″ Android tablets); fully adjustable to reach most positions without the need of moving it around; strong build to resist wear and stress at home and office and universal design to fit into the decor.

During the past two weeks I had the pleasure to use and test the Xar Motion Bee Towers.
This stand has 6 adjustment points that allow users to place the table in almost any position. You can raise or lower the tablet height, twist or tilt the tablet holder, extend the telescopic arm to extend your reach, spin the arm 360 degrees to get the best view, and so on… (check the video in the post for an extensive walk-through of of all features).

The Bee Towers is designed to work with all tablet sizes. You can adjust the tablet holder to fit any tablet sized between from 7″ to 10.1″ (this includes Google Nexus 7, the iPad and the most Android and Windows tablets out there). Mounting the holder was an easy job and did not require any special tools (check the mounting instructions in the pics below). Simply screw the arm into the base, snap the base cover in position, mount the tablet holder onto the upper side of the arm and you’re ready to go. The rest is simply a question of adjusting the holder to the desired position.

The XAR Motion Bee Towers is well built and does a good job as floor tablet stand. It comes in two color versions (blue-orange and blue-black) as well as a metal base version. For more details about the Bee Towers or to order one check the XAR Motion website.

$199 | 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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