The Nikon 1 J5 is Nikon’s latest addition to their mirrorless camera lineup and successfully combines the vintage looks of classic cameras with modern technology. Inside, we find a new backside-illuminated 1″ CMOS 20.8MP sensor which, combined with an Expeed 5A processor and 105 phase-detection AutoFocus Points, allows you to take outstanding images!
The Nikon 1 J5 features 20 frames per second continuous shooting with AF-C, 1080p HD video recording, built-in WiFi and NFC for quick data transfers, a 180-degree tilting touch screen, high ISO noise reduction and, at last but not least, full compatibility with the whole lineup of 1 series Nikkor lenses. The Nikon 1 J5 is available for preorder on Amazon (delivery after the release on April 30th, 2015) in three kits: black body with 10-100mm lens, 10-30mm PD-ZOOM lens or 10-30mm PD-ZOOM lens & 30-100mm lens.
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.
Automate your morning and start your day in style!
The Smarter iKettle is a fancy kitchen gadget designed to always stay connected to your smartphone and allow you automate some basic kitchen chores like water boiling and coffee/tea making as well as to keep you updated via notifications about the water temperature and when the boiling is done. Pretty cool isn’t it?
The iKettle is deemed to be the first ever WiFi connected kettle. It connects via 802.11b/gx to iPhone and Android devices (Android 4+ and Apple iOS7+) and it allows you control the water boiling settings such as temperature, duration, for how long to keep the water warm, 4 pre-set water temperatures for various drinks, multiple users and so on … On the outside, the iKettle has a stainless steel design with soft-touch handle and is available in five vibrant colors, so you can easily match it to your kitchen’s design.
The iKettle is designed for European customers and runs on 220-240V voltage. For usage in Canada and US as well as in other countries running on different voltage, please make sure to also grab a voltage converter to use the Smarter iKettle.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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…!
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.