Smart glasses may have lost their most fervent champion in Google Glass, but the idea behind augmented reality lenses is fundamentally solid. Who doesn’t want to have a head mounted computer which will tell you where you should go and how to get there? Well, there’s good news for cyclists out there — a new gadget promises to be the “Google Glass” for cycling and its called Senth IN1.
The IN1 can display information on your current speed, distance traveled, calories burned, cadence, and more. This device will even display missed calls during your ride and allow you to change your music through a controller which can be attached to your bike’s handlebar. The IN1 isn’t just about displaying information and allowing you to play music, it’s a legitimate safety tool which can even highlight oncoming cars, pedestrians, animals, and roadblocks. There’s a whole lot more to the IN1 that makes it the most complete cycling AR experience so if you’re interested you should definitely head over to their Indiegogo page and become a backer today.
We live in a world where we carry personal digital assistants in our pockets and wear fitness bands that help us become healthier human beings. There’s no doubt that we live in the future and now one of the hallmarks of science fiction futurism will soon become a reality: the flying car.
One of the companies rushing to put a flying car out in the market is Terrafugia. What makes their solution different is that it’s basically an all-electric aircraft (dubbed the TF-X) which features vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) just like all those great 1950s flying car concepts did.
In terms of design, the TF-X basically looks like a sleek sedan with wings and twin 600hp electric motor pods (each motor pod contains 16 separate motors).
Curious on how to fly a machine like this? Terrafugia says that the TF-X will handle much like a helicopter does, so you might want to practice on one before the vehicle comes to market.
The world’s ‘first flying car’ can be reserved online and will run you around $279,000.
Not convinced by smart bulbs like Philips Hue? Perhaps you should take a look at what the folks behind Ilumi have cooked up. Their variation on the smart bulb isn’t just another Hue clone and can do a whole lot more than just change colors. Ilumi features a brand new, never-before-seen smart bulb feature that allows it to analyze its surroundings and automatically output the sort of light which best matches your home’s decor.
That’s not all that Ilumi can do. If you’ve ever wanted to feel like you’re waking up in on a beach in Maui then rejoice because this smart bulb will actually replicate the exact color temperature that the sun gives off, waking you up gently so you can face the day. Another great feature that Ilumi is capable of right out of the box is Spotify integration. You’ll never be accused of throwing lame parties again as your bulbs flash to the rhythm of your favorite jams. Convinced? You can get your own Ilumi by supporting them on Kickstarter today!
One of the coolest features that the MacBook family of laptops has had for years is called MagSafe. For the uninitiated, MagSafe (as its name implies) uses magnets to quickly and easily connect your power cable to your computer. The proprietary charging standard also ensures that your computer remains undamaged if you were to, let’s say, accidentally trip over your power cable (it happens!).
Why Apple hasn’t brought MagSafe to its iPhone is beyond us. It just seems like a no brainer! Luckily, a Kickstarter project called ZNAPS has taken on themselves to provide the magnetic charging solution which Apple (and Android manufacturers for that matter) should have included in their phone design.
ZNAPS is easy to use and basically works in three steps. First, plug the magnetic ZNAPS adapter into your phone socket (both Lightning and Micro-USB connectors are supported), then insert your cable into the adapter, snap it on and enjoy safe magnetic charging bliss.
ZNAPS also supports Digital/Car Audio with USB/Lightning, Game Controller charging and is totally compatible with Windows phone.
No need to wait for this week’s big Motorola reveal, inStash has the lowdown on the upcoming third-gen Moto G.
First up is the phone’s design. The Moto G looks like an iPhone or Samsung Phone. It’ll be available with either a white or black front panel (like previous Moto G phones) and you’ll be able to choose from a plethora of back shell color options which range from Cherry and Cabernet all the way to Gold Yellow and Navy. There are literally dozens of colors so you’ll definitely be able to find a Moto G phone which suits your personality. You can even customize the phone’s accents! Leave it to Motorola to get phone customization right.
In terms of specs, the Moto G will feature either 8 or 16GB of onboard storage and over 2GB of RAM. It’ll be powered by a powerful quad-core Snapdragon processor and boast “all-day battery life”. Pixel density enthusiasts looking for a budget phone shouldn’t overlook the Moto G which will have a 720P HD display although screen size options haven’t been disclosed just yet.
There’s no word on availability but we do know the Moto G’s pricing — just $179.99.
Jealous of all of the newer cars coming out on the market which include collision detection, lane change alerts, and a myriad of other doodads and sensors? Don’t fret it, CarVi is here to help. CarVi combines its smart phone app with a hockey puck-like camera that you place behind your rear view mirror. The physical component of CarVi “sees” the road ahead of you and will let you know when you’re a bit to close to a car or if you’re breaking too fast. CarVi will also allow you to change lanes safely, by letting you know if a car is too close.
At the end of your drive, CarVi will provide you with a “SKOR”, that is to say an analysis of your driving technique as well as tips on improvement. The goal of CarVi is really to encourage safer driving and the device is perfect for parents who are letting their teenagers (or elderly parents) drive. Oh yeah, did we mention that it doubles as a dash cam? What’s not to love in CarVi?!
If you’re an audiophile you’re undoubtedly disappointed in your iPhone’s built in speakers. They’re just so tiny and the sound doesn’t ever get louder than what your grandmother would be comfortable with. Luckily, you need suffer no longer thanks to the HiFi-Skÿn.
HiFi-Skÿn is a phone case that works seamlessly with your iPhone. When you slip your phone on, your phone will look like if it has an external battery case like a Mophie. HiFi-Skÿn is engineered to take the digital audio signal out of your phone and process it so the sound is amplified into a powerful, clear signal. That means that whether you’re using your iPhone’s built in speakers or a fancy new Beats headset, your audio experience will be taken to new pristine heights.
We’re not exaggerating when we say that the HiFi-Skÿn is an amazing product. You’d have to carry around a number of different (and expensive) niche audiophile products in order to reproduce the quality of sound that HiFi-Skÿn does within its integrated iPhone case. You can order a Skÿn today for only $174.
Chances are you aren’t properly brushing your teeth. You may be brushing side to side instead of up and down or not reaching far back enough to clean those last molars. Whatever the case, you can rest easy now that LifeBrush is on the scene.
LifeBrush is the newest generation of ultrasonic toothbrush. The device is “smart”, and actually knows its position in your mouth. When paired with your smartphone, LifeBrush will let you know exactly where you brushed and for how long. The statistics page on the app will actually let you know where you need to focus on in order to remove plaque and avoid cavities or gum disease. There’s even a built-in thermometer that will let you know your exact body temperature, most useful for those with children.
The goal of the team behind LifeBrush was to create a product which will make brushing fun. To that end they’ve created various mini-games that will make proper brushing seem to go by faster. For example, one of the games features extinguishing a fire in your mouth by brushing. This isn’t just for kids though, everyone can benefit from LifeBrush’s proper brushing technique!