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Jan 282015
 

WhatSim Or How To Chat Free While Roaming In Other Countries
With over 700 million users, WhatsApp is one of the most popular cross platform chatting services around. But, as cool as it is, WhatsApp has a small draw back – it needs an active internet connection to work! And while this is OK while you’re in a WiFi area or you have your network carrier’s internet activated, things are not that simple when traveling abroad. So, what can you do about it and how can you make sure you stay in contact with friends while avoiding huge internet roaming fees?

ALSO CHECK the Iron Man Mark V Extended Battery Cell and this collection of 44 Coolest Utilitarian iPhone Cases.

The WhatSim SIM Card might be the answer! Designed as a replacement of your local carrier’s SIM card while you’re roaming abroad, the WhatSim service allows you to use WhatsApp unlimited and totally free in about 150 countries and 400 operators. Here’s how it works: when getting ready for your next vacation or business trip order the 10 EUR (that’s about 11.5 USD) WhatSim card from their website, insert it in your phone and you’re ready to go. As of this moment, you can chat with your trip colleagues as much as you want without worrying about internet roaming fees.

While the WhatSim service if free for text chat, you can also use the app’s rich media features (pics, video, voice messages) for extra fees. WhatSim comes in an All-in-One SIM format (Regular, Micro and Nano SIM sizes) and works on all iPhone models and most Android devices.

$11.5 | BUY NOW
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Jan 202015
 

Garmin Virb Elite HD Action Camera White (010-01088-10) And Black (010-01088-15)
You might think that in a world dominated by Gopro Hero cameras and crammed with a number of other competitors trying to attract consumer attention, delivering a high quality action camera at a reasonable price it’s almost a dream! Well, think again…!

ALSO CHECK the RICOH WG-M1 Waterproof FHD Action Camera and the Polaroid Cube we featured earlier as well as this cool collection of 56 Coolest GoPro Accessories Around.

The Garmin Virb Elite is a true 1080p Full HD rugged and water resistant (IPX7) action camera designed to help you record your adventures in style! Featuring a 16MP CMOS sensor and Garmin’s WideVü lens, the Virb Elite is capable of recording stunning footage at 1080p@30fps and 720p@30/60fps as well as slow motion videos up to 120fps! The Virb comes with a 2,000mAh rechargeable battery which allows up to 3 hours of continuous video recording in FHD mode, has a 1.4″ display which is also used to setup the camera, GPS and WiFi connectivity for easy file sharing and camera control from smartphones, ANT+ connectivity to allow you to use other Garmin devices such as fēnix, Oregon and Edge as remote controllers and a big ON/OFF button on the side so you can easily start or stop recording even if you’re wearing gloves. A wide variety of Garmin mounts as well as an dive case are available as additional accessories.

$249 | BUY NOW
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Jan 192015
 

Epson Moverio BT-100 And BT-200 Augmented Reality Glasses
Now that the Google Glass project is closed as we know it (hopefully they’ll re-open it with an even more appealing concept), people in love with augmented reality must turn towards other devices.

The Epson Moverio BT-200 is a such cool device which makes augmented reality available to users in a similar way Google Glass did – via a pair of high tech glasses. The Epson Moverio glasses can be used with prescription lenses and sun shades, feature motion sensors a front camera built into the frame as well as a dual screen 3D display for augmented reality applications and an additional UltiMicron full color LCD on the sides for video projections.

More than that, the Epson Moverio come with a Control Unit running on Android 4.0 OS which connects to the glasses via Bluetooth or WiFi and expands the main unit’s capabilities with additional sensors, Micro SD extended storage and a control touchpad. Check the demonstration video in the post (quick note: they’re using the previous BT-100 Moverio model in the demo vid).

$679+ | BUY NOW
Jan 072015
 

Goji Smart Lock, The Smartphone Activated Keyless Entry Door Lock
If you’re tired of always having to keep an eye on your home keys and make sure you don’t misplace them, your suffering might just come to end soon! The Goji Smart Lock is a keyless entry door lock which replaces the classic key with a virtual one managed by your smartphone.

The Goji Smart Lock is compatible with iPhone and Android devices, has a built-in camera which can send you pics of whoever is knocking at your door, allows key sharing via the free iPhone and Android apps, date and time based key activation and deactivation in case you need to give someone temporary access to your home (no more running after you ex to get the apartment keys!!), it’s powered by two AA batteries which last about 1 year under regular usage and also comes with two traditional keys as backup … just in case!

ALSO READ: BlueID – The Bluetooth Car Key and AngelBlocks Or How To Raise You Home’s Intelligence!

So how exactly does it work? Simply instal the Goji Smart Lock on your door, connect to your WiFi network, follow a couple of steps to setup the lock and you’re ready to go. Once you ran the setup, the Goji lock connects to your smartphone via Low Energy Bluetooth and allows you to lock or unlock the door via a simple touch of a button. While we like the idea behind the Goji lock and we’re looking forward to throwing away our physical keys ASAP, we are a bit concerned about the security level of the virtual keys. The guys from Goji confirmed that “The connections are coded with bank-level encryption to enssure your electronic safety.“. What’s your take on it? Are you ready to move from a traditional lock to a keyless entry door lock managed by your iPhone?

$299 | BUY NOW
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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 042014
 

iPad Memory Expanding Case
Hammacher’s Memory Expanding iPad Case is deemed to be the only iPad case around that provides supplemental data storage while still protecting your iPad and doubling as a desktop stand when needed.
The iPad case comes in two versions – 16GB and 32GB included storage, supports expandable storage via MicroSD cards up to a total of 64GB and features an internal WiFi transmitter which connects to a free iPad app and allows users to transfer videos, music, pictures and other files types in a simple drag-and-drop interface. The case it’s powered by it’s own rechargeable battery (3,200mAh for the 16GB version and 2,600mAh for the 32GB model) which allows up to 8 hours of continuous usage on a full charge.

ALSO CHECK the Smart Cargo iPad Storage Box and the ClamCase iPad Case With Bluetooth Keyboard

The Memory Expanding iPad Case is made of simulated leather, is compatible with all iPad models, sports elastic corner bands to secure the tablets in place and it’s designed to also be used as a desktop stand with 3 viewing angles in landscape mode as well.

$139.95 | BUY NOW
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Nov 282014
 

How To Use Your Laptop's Keyboard And Mouse With Your Phone And Tablet IoGear KeyShair!
Sharing your laptop’s keyboard and mouse and use them to work on your phone or tablet, or even on another PC was never an easy job! Some solutions like Synergy allow using the same keyboard and mouse on different computers (regardless their OS – you can use Synergy with Windows, Mac an even Linux) connected to the same WiFi network, but how about mobiles and tablets (Synergy can also be used with some rooted Android models, but hey, that’s no longer a simple task, isn’t it!!!)?
On the other side, apps like MyMobiler or 1Keyboard allow you to type and control your Android smartphone or your iPhone and iPad from your Mac or Windows PC! But how about controlling other PCs at the same time?

This is where the IoGear KeyShair GKMB02 comes into the game and unifies keyboard and mouse sharing on up to 4 devices including laptops, desktop PC’s, tablets and smartphones. The KeyShair is a small USB dongle compatible with Windows, Mac, iOs and Android devices and uses Bluetooth to manage typing and mouse control on all connected gadgets.

$40.99 | BUY NOW
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