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Feb 212015
 

Sony X1000V 4K Action Camera
Competing with the GoPro Hero4, Sony’s FDR-X1000V Action Cam is a small mountable action camera capable of recording breathtaking 4K sports videos!

ALSO CHECK the Garmin Virb Elite HD Action Camera, the RICOH WG-M1 Waterproof FHD Action Camera and the 56 Coolest GoPro Accessories To Help You Record Your Adventures Like A Boss posts we wrote earlier.

The FDR-X1000V sports 170-degree ultra wide Zeiss lens, a 1/2.3″ back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS 12.8MP sensor capable of recording in 3840 x 2160 pixels with up to 240p HD / 120p HD, sports Steady Shot image stabilization, has easy control external buttons which allow you to control the camera even when wearing winter gloves, has WiFi connectivity for easy files transfer and remote control, GPS for location and track recording, loop recording and slow motion mode, NFC for easy setup and syncs with Sony TV units via Bravia Sync. More than that, the Sony X1000V is shock, dust and waterproof, can be controlled via iPhone and Android devices as well as via Sony’s LiveView Remote (purchased separately) and comes with a wide array of accessories to match all your recording needs.

$489 | BUY NOW

 

Feb 022015
 

NEEO - The Smart Remote Designed To Control Everything Under Your Roof

With all technological advances in the past years, our homes become more and more intelligent every day!
But most of these gadgets that harness the power of artificial intelligence and allow us to manage our homes easier and make them more fun, also need to be controlled in a way or another, so a new niche seems to configure for hardware and software manufacturer.

Until now, each individual home automation device used to have its own controller (either an individual remote, an iPhone or Android app or even phone and SMS switches), just like 25 years ago when every gadget in our living room had it’s own remote! Remember that? But times changed and the universal remote (read Logitech Harmony) was invented, ready to allow you to control all your gadgets from one main unit.

Well, history repeats, isn’t it? The NEEO Smart Remote is designed to do for your home what the Harmony did for your living-room – aggregate all controllers under one main unit and help you easier manage all your home automation devices.

The NEEO system comes with two units – the brain and the controller. The brain is a solid aluminum & acrylic glass unit which is able to connect with over 30,000 gadgets via IR (infrared) – the technology used in all classic remote controllers, Bluetooth, WiFi, 6LowPAN, ZigBee, Thread and Z-Wave protocols – basically most remote controller technologies available on the market. Additionally, a learning feature can teach the remote new commands in case the device you want to hook up it’s not in the internal database.

The Controller unit of the NEEO comes with a high definition display designed to help you control all the devices connected to the Brain, an array of sensors which can identify users and load personal profiles, activate and deactivate parental control as well as SOS activation in case you misplace your remote. The NEEO system can also be fully controlled by dedicated iPhone and Android apps.

The NEEO Thinking Remote is in project stage at Kickstarter (already reached it’s funding cap) and you can secure a kit for $219. The delivery is set for May 2015.

$219 | BUY NOW
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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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