The LaCie Mirror drive features an 1TB of portable storage encased in mirrored Corning Gorilla Glass 3, a cool Ebony wood display stand for office use, a soft carrying case for while on the go, it works with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 devices powered by Windows Vista or higher and Mac OS X 10.5 and latter and comes with LaCie Backup Assistant and LaCie Private-Public (AES 256-bit encryption) software suite.
No larger than a regular pocket knife and weight just 1.5-ounces (that’s about 1/3 of the size and weight of an iPhone), the WayTools TextBlade is a minimalist Bluetooth keyboard designed easier type long messages while on the go!
The TextBlade features an innovative design with magnetic hinges which snaps in place by itself and turns ON the keyboard, 8 ultra smart keys which perfectly emulate a full QWERTY keyboard with 19 mm spacing between keys (just like any regular desktop keyboard), connects to your device via low energy Bluetooth 4.0 and it is compatible with most devices out there including iPhone, iPad, Android smartphones and tablets, Windows and Mac PC, basically Bluetooth enabled gadget. Check out the TextBlade in action and let me know your thoughts about it in he comments below.
Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to control all gadgets around you by simply moving your hand and doing pre-defined hand gestures? Just think about it … gesture gaming on your TV, PowerPoint slides control with a simple hand gesture, controlling flying drones by twisting your hand, controlling your PC, tablet and phone handsfree and so much more … Sky is the limit!
Is this a glimpse into the futuristic 22nd century gadgetry? Not at all … The MYO Gesture Control Armband is a very real gadget, it’s already in production and it will ready for shipping in the begging of 2015. The MYO Armband connects wirelessly to your iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows PC, Mac or any other Bluetooth enabled device and, by intelligently matching an ARM Cortex M4 processor with a wide series of sensors such as: medical grade stainless steel EMG sensors, a nine-axis IMU, a three-axis gyroscope, a three-axis accelerometer and a three-axis magnetometer, allows you to control the connected devices by using simple hand gestures.
The MYO will set you back $199 US and is available for pre-ordering with delivery scheduled for the beginning of 2015.
Pretty impressive, isn’t it? Check the Thalmic Labs Myo Armband in action in the post video and let me know your thoughts about it in the comments bellow …
Mophie is taking it a step further with their next generation power packs – the Mophie Powerstation Plus.
The extended battery packs feature aerospace-grade aluminum top and bottom plates to protect the battery and the charging cables as well as smart charging circuitry to prevent over-charging and overheating as well as to minimize power loss when charging and recharging devices. The Powerstation Plus smart charging unit recognizes the connected device battery specs and administers the maximum amount of power for an efficient charge process but without the risk of damaging your device.
The Mophie Powerstation Plus comes in two versions: Micro USB for Android and generic gadgets and Lighting for iPhone, iPad and other Apple devices as well as in four power sizes: 3,000mAh, 5,000mAh, 7,000mAh and 12,000mAh.
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 …
The iPad Air 2 Bluetooth Keyboard Case from Brando.com is a convenient way to protect your iPad and always have with you a keyboard to help you better play, write emails or simply transform your tablet into a laptop and accomplish your daily stuff.
The Bluetooth keyboard case is designed for iPad Air 2, but it’s works very well with the first generation of iPad as well and can be used as external keyboard even with Android or Windows devices (anything that supports Bluetooth connectivity).
Actually, in this video review, I am using an iPad Air 1 and, as you see, it’s a perfect fit. The case comes with a full qwerty keyboard and a bunch of dedicated keys to control the most used iPad functions such as volume, settings, screen brightness music playlist controls and copy/paste options. The case connects to your iPad via Bluetooth 3.0 (there are no wires to connect), sports a 350mAh internal rechargeable battery that allows up to 140 hours of uninterrupted usage on a 5 hours full charge, incorporates a desk stand and is available in three colors – Silver, Gold and Gray.
I used the iPad Keyboard Case for about 1.5 weeks and, even though I am not a big fan of using external keyboards and mice on tablets, I must admit it turned out useful more times than I was expecting! Being able to type a long email on my tablet was a actually cool …
The iPad Air Bluetooth Keyboard Case is available for $39 US. Check it out for more info …
The speaker sports high-performance drivers and enhanced bass port design, it’s powered by an USB rechargeable battery which allows up to 8 hours of music streaming on a full charge and doubles as a phone system with dual-microphone and built-in echo and noise cancellation technology, allowing you to take personal and conference calls without the need of any additional equipment. The Harman Kardon Esquire Mini is compatible with most Bluetooth enabled gadgets including iPhone, Android and Windows devices.