There’s something comforting about having a hard copy of your notes. The feel of the pen in your hand gliding across a blank sheet of paper, and seeing your own handwriting rather than a specific typeface has a certain feeling of security to it (and it’s almost impossible to accidentally delete something). Of course, most of our lives have gone digital and we have to choose between writing down notes and later typing them out, or just typing them so we don’t have to make the transfer.
If you wish you could take notes the old fashioned way, but don’t want to take double the amount of time to write them out, then the Livescribe Moleskin notebook and Livescribe smartpen pairing might be something to look into. The notebook has microdots which make it possible for the smartpen to understand where at and on which page you’re writing on. There are bookmarks in the back pocket of the notebook that will give you a list of commands for the Livescribe smartpen. Each page of the notebook has “buttons” in the bottom corners.
You’ll have to use both of these items in tandem with an app to make sure that it captures all of your notes and doodles. There is a #1 and #2 notebook available from Moleskin, but you’ll want to make sure you’re not using two of the same number, as the smartpen won’t be able to tell the difference. You really do have to have the whole kit and kaboodle for this to work, and seeing that the notebook costs $29.95 and the newest version of the LiveScribe pen costs $149.99, you’ll be looking at a substantial amount of moolah. In reference to time-saving gadgets and gizmos, you have to weigh the time it will save you against the amount of time it will take to work and make the money to purchase the item.
Available for purchase on Amazon and Moleskin
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By this point, we get it, I’m fond of innovative ways to put butter on bread. It’s just so delicious when done right that it’s hard not to be excited when you see a new way of doing things. While you can grate your butter, heat it manually, or just sit it out and wait, there are very fast ways to get things done that will still give you an even spread. Everyone’s passionate about something, right?
Everyone handles the dairy aspect a little differently, but Warburton’s conducted a poll with a little under three thousand people and found the most common practices were using a microwave, heating a regular knife, putting butter on a plate on top of the toaster, or using a hairdryer to get the butter to the exact desired temperature. The Warburtons Heated Butter Knife is the best option, and is backed by scientific fact. The amount of knowledge they have about toast is astounding. They talk about the “butterability” of the bread, and how the perfect temperature that the butter should be at is 41.8 degrees Celsius coming at the bread at an angle of 24.5 degrees, and how you should use short strokes rather than long when spreading.
While I kind of doubt the information, the copious amounts of it on their site (which is about baking) is almost too thorough to not believe. The handle of this knife will remain cool while the edge of the blade can heat inside of 30 seconds to start spreading that dairy goodness. While this is a hilariously neat idea, it’s only a concept at this point, though it likely wouldn’t cost more than $20 should it hit the market. They certainly seem reputable enough to make this sort of device, but we will have to wait and see.
More information about toast on Warburtons
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I like an immersive gaming experience, but most surround sound systems seem to place the sound about eight feet in front of the listener, which I guess, works for most TV shows and movies, but with my favorite first person shooter games the sound is supposed to be coming from my character, footsteps, breathing, and the all important, spent shells hitting the ground…
Well, the folks over at Turtle Beach thought of everything. Check out their new Ear Force Z60 headphones, designed to make your movies, music and games sound spectacular through your headphones.. Utilizing special presets, you can configure the perfect delivery of your sound experience based on just what it is you’re listening to.
These wicked 7.1 channel DTS Headphones provide surround Sound on any PC or Mac. They deliver a chest thumping bass response through PC gaming’s largest speakers, while the dynamic Chat Boost keeps your communication levels well above the action.
The Ear Force Z60′s have an easy USB setup with no software to install as the surround processing is done through the In-Line Surround Sound Control Unit. So If you want to get lost in your next gaming session or be overwhelmed by an on screen epic, The Turtle Beach Ear Force Z60′s might be something you need to bring home, available today…get yours at amazon.com for right around 120 bucks, and remember, if all else fails, call an airstrike.
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When it comes to the choice of gaming peripherals for hardcore gamers, they can be rather particular about the make and type, and brand loyalty, too, would play an extremely big role in influencing their final decision. Having said that, if you love playing console games that have been ported over to the PC, or titles on the PC platform that would work better with a typical console game controller compared to a keyboard and mouse setup, perhaps it is time you consider picking up the Xbox One Controller + Cable for Windows.
Arriving later this coming November, this is a Windows 7 and Windows 8-compatible controller that will bring the feel of the Xbox One to your PC. The Xbox One Controller + Cable is the final product after going through more than 200 prototypes (phew!), and it boasts of more than 40 awesome innovations, making it the best PC controller that Microsoft has ever rolled out. It takes on a plug-and-play function, and it works great on your Xbox One as well, letting you kill two birds with one stone.
Xbox One Controller arrives for the PC
Swiss-based Logitech has come up with its fair share of mechanical keyboards in the past, such as the Logitech G710+ Mechanical Gaming Keyboard, and those have more often than not pushed the envelope, moving the entire industry forward by more than just a couple of steps. Hence, it is far from surprising to hear that the folks over at Logitech have come up with a brand new Logitech G910 Orion Spark RGB Mechanical Keyboard, where your entire gaming experience is set to change and be elevated to the next level. After all, it will boast of Logitech’s exclusive new Romer-G mechanical switches, which will offer 25% speedier actuation compared to any other mechanical switch in the market, not to mention improved durability and intelligent Illumination.
This is the result of years of ongoing development by Logitech’s engineering team, where they have incorporated feedback from gamers and eSports athletes in order to churn out a next-generation mechanical key. The Logitech G910 Orion Spark RGB Mechanical Keyboard will merge the attributes of lightning speed responsiveness, improved accuracy with superior RGB illumination in a performance-driven design.
In fact, the new Romer-G mechanical switches cannot be found anywhere else, boasts of an actuation point of 1.5mm, and is capable of registering your key presses up to 25 percent faster compared to competing mechanical switches. It also sports improved durability at 70 million keystrokes, which is up to 40 percent longer than others on the market, letting it handle some intense gaming, and then some.
You can also customize the lighting in every key of Orion Spark individually, choosing from a palette of 16.8 million colors. The keys can be marked by color to help you keep track of spells and other commands, and you can change the colors to match your setup, or set the lighting depending on the game you are indulging in at the moment.
Expect the Logitech G910 Orion Spark RGB Mechanical Keyboard to arrive in the U.S., Europe and select countries in AP from November onward with a recommended retail price of $179.99 a pop.
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So, your little one has been hankering after you for the longest time to actually buy a piano so that he or she will be able to compose the next Grammy winning song, and with you as his or her manager, you will end up not having to slog at whatever job you’re at right now. Sure, a real good piano is not going to come cheap even if it is on sale, but this does not mean that you are unable to fulfill your little one’s wish and deepest desire. You, being an oddball yourself, have always taken the route less traveled, which is why you have set your eyes on the $49.95 More Than Just A Banana Piano.
While the More Than Just A Banana Piano is not going to be able to churn out melodious tunes that would send a listening crowd to stand up and deliver a rapturous applause, it will be able to belt out some decent tunes. In fact, the More Than Just A Banana Piano was designed by former MIT students, targeting young inventors and adult tinkerers where the device itself will replace 11 computer keyboard keys and seven mouse actions, and this is achieved thanks to a set of alligator clip cables and a microcontroller-powered circuit board. Squeezing a connected banana will let you play a note on a computer’s piano, and tapping on a drawn picture of up, down, left, and right arrows ought to let one play majority of the online games. As long as the object is able to conduct some electricity, it will work, so go bananas with this!
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If you’re a huge sports fan, you’ve probably found yourself flipping through channels endlessly trying to watch more than one game, on different channels. You try and take advantage of every commercial break, jumping back and forth, hoping not to miss any big plays that happened when you weren’t watching. How many times did you silently curse at yourself, when you get back just in time to see the crowd cheering wildly as the game ended?
Well, we’ve got a gadget for you. Check out 4SeTV, a device that gives you the ability to watch 4 different channels, all on the same screen. 4SeTV streams the content you want to see to your Wi-Fi connected devices on your home network, including your smart TV, your tablet or smartphone. Hardware setup is a quick plug and play utilizing your home ‘s wireless router, and with the associated app, a simple swipe lets you change from 1 screen to 4 screens.
So if being able to turn your humble TV into sportsbar-esque perfection excites you, check out the campaign at kickstarter.com, but do it quick, because funding ends today. Dont have a compatible TV? It’s okay, Google Chromecast can still connect, and display your quad-screen action. If you’d like to watch a demo of 4SeTV click HERE. Right now you can get one by backing the project for 99 bucks. Otherwise we’re all gonna have to wait.
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4SeTV – for 4 Times the TV
Forget about getting hold of a simulator when it comes to driving a vehicle around – the graphics might be super realistic and the sound pounds out from various channels to deliver the most authentic experience possible, but nothing is still able to beat the real thing. If you think that your little one has the potential to actually make it big on the race tracks in the future, then you might want to consider keeping a keen eye out for the $269.95 All Terrain Buggy Racer.
This All Terrain Buggy Racer is touted to get the adrenaline pumping, although there will not be any kind of major thrills and spills that we see on the TV during a live race telecast. In fact, it is a pedal racer that will offer young drivers a taste of off-roading while they remain within the safe confines of your neighborhood. Thanks to Kettler, Germany’s premier maker of ride-on vehicles, the All Terrain Buggy Racer will feature a durable powder-coated tubular steel frame as well as rubber-clad plastic tires which will enable racers to pedal up and down mild grades or across a lawn or beach. The buggy ensures the driver remains just 12″ off the ground, resulting in a low center of gravity so that there will be better stability to handle them treacherous hairpin turns.
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Gone are the days where the go-to portable gaming device comes in the form of a Nintendo or Sony handheld like a Nintendo 3DS or Sony PS Vita only. The rapid adoption of smartphones among the masses has also increased the number of casual gamers who are always on the move, creating an entire new market in the process. While gaming on an iPhone is easy and convenient, on-screen controls are not exactly the best way to go about things in the long run, which is why Moga has come up with their latest Moga Rebel.
The Moga Rebel happens to be a new full-sized, console-style, premium game controller that will cater for the likes of the iPhone, iPad, iPad air, iPad mini and iPod touch (5th generation) which runs on iOS 7+. Those who are interested in the Moga Rebel will be able to pick it up in Apple stores in North America from September 17 onward for $79.99 a pop.
The Moga Rebel intends to deliver the very best features of a tablet game controller alongside the added ability so that it can be used portably with the iPhone or iPod touch. Being comfortable to the touch, this high-quality, Bluetooth wireless controller delivers precision control, ensuring that gamers will be able to enjoy an unparalleled console-style experience. It has a size and shape that would not be a stranger to majority of the console gamers out there, letting you feel at home right from the get go.
Gamers who rock to an iPhone or iPod touch (5th generation) will also be able to transform their phone into a complete mobile gaming system, as long as they secure their device using the Moga Rebel’s flip-up MOGA Arm with S.M.R.T. Lock technology. The MOGA arm can expand in order to accommodate even the largest new phones.
Features of the Moga Rebel include an extended control set, comfortable dual analog sticks, both L1/R1 and L2/R2 buttons, a D-pad, and a quartet of action buttons, all running on a 680mAh rechargeable battery.
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Sometimes, a “magic touch” is all that is required in order for something to get done – and the £24.99 Boom Box Touch Speaker will make a play in that particular sense, so to speak, whenever you would want to enjoy your favorite tunes. Basically, the Boom Box Touch Speaker offers an easy and convenient method for you to amplify the audio that is played back on your device, all without the need to get all tripped up by pesky wires as well as using a Bluetooth connection.
To make sure you maximize the Boom Box Touch Speaker’s functionality, it is pretty simple. All it takes would be for you to place your smartphone or audio-playback device on top, and you’re good to go. A full charge allows the Boom Box Touch Speaker to blast out up to 10 hours of non-stop audio, not to mention this particular speaker being extremely lightweight, you might want to think about bringing it with you wherever you go! The Boom Box Touch Speaker will play nice with any device that comes with an external speaker, and it will make use of ‘Near Field Audio’ technology to get the job done. A 3.5mm jack input is there just in case someone happens to be carrying a device that belongs to the previous century.
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