Archive for November, 2011

Origami Baby Stroller can fold by itself

In Up in the Air, George Clooney advises his protege not to follow someone with a stroller through airport security, as he has “never seen a stroller that has taken less than thirty minutes to take down”. That is an exaggeration, but as someone who once purchased a folding stroller, that is about how long it took me to learn how to fold one.

Fortunately, the 4moms Shop has come up with a way to do a self-folding stroller that transforms in a way reminiscent of The Transformers. There is a video after the jump, and I am surprised that I don’t hear the wha-chut-chat sounds of transforming from the old cartoon that made their way into the Michael Bay movies.

By the way, this is more than just the first power-folding stroller, as it has its own power. This helps you charge your cellular phone, as well as count your miles. It also has daytime running lights, pathway lights for low-light conditions, and even sensors that can detect when a child is in the seat.

This Origami stroller is “everything a stroller should be”, and I can help but agree. However, this will cost you, a lot. Only rich parents can afford it at $849.

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iPhone gets built-in bottle opener in Opena Case

There are iPhone cases, and then there are iPhone cases – case in point (pardon the pun), the Opena Case that will work with not only the iPhone 4, but the more recent iPhone 4S as well. What makes the Opena Case different from all the other cases that you have seen in the past? For starters, it will not come with “luggage” such as corny drawings as well as Swarovski crystals, but rather, will feature a slide out bottle opener made out of stainless steel to add that bit of “Ooomph!”. Fitting both GSM and CDMA devices from Apple, the cool factor is definitely something worth looking into. The asking price? AUD$39, and increase that figure to AUD$44 if you want to have it shipped internationally if you live outside of the US, Canada and Australia.


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Glass keyboard and mouse: Handle with Care

Kickstarter certainly has a lot of terrific things that I would love to see on the market, and this one looks like something that Apple would try to put out.

This is designed by Jason Giddings, and it uses Frustated Total Internal Reflection (FTIR) technology with an embedded camera to pick up infrared light reflected off the inside walls. I’m not certain what that means, but it is to insure the device knows where you are tapping.

By the way, the software that was developed for these particular devices is open source, which means you can have some serious user manipulation going on this. Also, this glass keyboard comes with a glass mouse, which you can see after the jump.

I suppose that transparent is the real aesthetic of the future. Perhaps we will soon live in a world where the display, printer, and all other computer accessories will be completely transparent.

You should be able to go to the Kickstarter donation page and give your money for this thing. They need about $50,000 to get things started. If you pledge $10 right now, you will get a chance to name it, and the winner gets one for their very own.

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All I want for Christmas is the Toyota Fun-Vii

Toyota has created one of the ultimate concept cars, and like most concept cars, I doubt there will be many copies of this on the road.

This is the Fun-Vii, and it is the best combination of a smartphone and a car that doesn’t end with a flattened mobile device. In case you can’t tell by this picture, the Fun-Vii has touch-sensitive displays that can show all sorts of colors, patterns, or photos.

I suppose that a good use for the Fun-Vii now would be as a roving billboard. Sort of like the ones that peruse the Las Vegas strip, but the Fun-Vii would have moving images on it.

By the way, the Fun-Vii has interior surfaces that are essentially one big display as well. I know that there is no way the DMV would approve of a vehicle that is essentially one giant distracted driving magnet on wheels.

Still, it is fun to imagine a whole road full of these. Perhaps if we live in some Minority Report world, where cars drive themselves automatically, this is what they look like. I wonder how much advertising space would cost for them, and would they make the world look more dystopian.

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A DIY Privacy Monitor I could use in public

The site Instructables generally has some terrific DIY projects that you can try at home, and this one is definitely up there with one of their greatest.

As you can see in the image and the video after the jump, it is essentially making a monitor that only a special set of glasses can see. What Instructables user diimovi did was disassemble a monitor, remove the polarizing film, and then glue a cutout made from this film to a pair of 3D glasses, the types that you get at movie theaters and have to return at the end of the film.

Too bad I don’t really have any electronics that I can try this out on. Occasionally, I like to do work at the library or a coffee shop, and I am a little concerned about the information people might see on my computer.

Of course, there might be some people who think I am going nuts looking at a plain white screen. Plus, I’m sure there are people who can figure out this method, but can they form their own pair of glasses?

If you want to check this out for yourself, go over to the Instructables site and follow the instructions.

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Urinals get more interesting with built-in games

Guys have basically two choices when it comes to relieving themselves at the urinal – to look down, or look ahead. Looking to the left or right and starting up a conversation with the person next to you is more often than not a big no-no in most guys’ books, after all, it is not going to make anyone more comfortable at all, and neither is it good form to take a peek at your neighbor’s goods.

Here is something to keep you occupied just in case you feel that you need to shoot your mouth off – Captive Media has come up with a urinal mounted, urine-controlled games console – exclusively for men, of course. Talk about a new kind of hands-free gaming, as there is no controller for you to work around with, making this “wee” time different from Nintendo’s Wii…

A rather sturdy device will reside above the normal oval ceramic urinal bowl, where it is touted to be the gateway to an entire world of entertainment. You will be presented with a trio of generous targets where you will need to aim with your stream of piss in the urinal itself – stickers in the unit will read “Start”, “Left” and “Right”. The console is sensitive enough to detect just where the golden stream falls thanks to an infra-red device, and among the games on offer would be a skiing challenge and a multiple choice pub quiz.

I suppose a pub quiz makes good sense – those who knock back pint after pint tend to have to make more frequent trips to the loo, so a game like that is just perfect. Once you are done with your business, you will be able to use your smartphone to post up your personal best score on Twitter as well as a live leader board. The console unit itself comes with a 12″ LCD display, where it will reside behind some toughened glass so that just in case a brawl breaks out, it is capable of withstanding any collateral damage, and is easily cleaned.

Nice to know that the sensor unit is contactless and will not require a camera, which is definitely another important design consideration. It would be interesting to see just how the ladies will be able to get their equivalent, as a design is being worked on to address the issue of long waiting times.

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Guys have basically two choices when it comes to relieving themselves at the urinal – to look down, or look ahead. Looking to the left or right and starting up a conversation with the person next to you is more often than not a big no-no in most guys’ books, after all, it is not going to make anyone more comfortable at all, and neither is it good form to take a peek at your neighbor’s goods.

Here is something to keep you occupied just in case you feel that you need to shoot your mouth off – Captive Media has come up with a urinal mounted, urine-controlled games console – exclusively for men, of course. Talk about a new kind of hands-free gaming, as there is no controller for you to work around with, making this “wee” time different from Nintendo’s Wii…

A rather sturdy device will reside above the normal oval ceramic urinal bowl, where it is touted to be the gateway to an entire world of entertainment. You will be presented with a trio of generous targets where you will need to aim with your stream of piss in the urinal itself – stickers in the unit will read “Start”, “Left” and “Right”. The console is sensitive enough to detect just where the golden stream falls thanks to an infra-red device, and among the games on offer would be a skiing challenge and a multiple choice pub quiz.

I suppose a pub quiz makes good sense – those who knock back pint after pint tend to have to make more frequent trips to the loo, so a game like that is just perfect. Once you are done with your business, you will be able to use your smartphone to post up your personal best score on Twitter as well as a live leader board. The console unit itself comes with a 12″ LCD display, where it will reside behind some toughened glass so that just in case a brawl breaks out, it is capable of withstanding any collateral damage, and is easily cleaned.

Nice to know that the sensor unit is contactless and will not require a camera, which is definitely another important design consideration. It would be interesting to see just how the ladies will be able to get their equivalent, as a design is being worked on to address the issue of long waiting times.

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Earloomz has Star Trek Bluetooth Headsets

Whenever I write about a product related to a popular science-fiction franchise, I usually have a long list of jokes or puns that I can use.

For example, I could say “Live Long and Prosper” with this Star Trek Bluetooth headset, but that is actually the name of the model that you see here. I will go with the next choice as it is “logical” (think Mr. Spock) that someone would make a Bluetooth headset with a Star Trek logo.

After all, Star Trek is considered by some to be “Geek Mecca”, and this is an actual quote from Wil Wheaton, who played Wesley Crusher on Star Trek, The Next Generation. It just makes sense to put Star Trek on a piece of tech and expect sales from geeks who love both tech and Star Trek.

So how is the Bluetooth headset? It is really going where most Bluetooth headsets have gone before, with its one-button controls, USB recharging, 120 hour standby time, and Bluetooth v2.1+EDR. I got a chance to try it out, and it didn’t really stand out from other Bluetooth headsets that I have tried. This is not a negative review, as I am saying that it can do its job.

As someone who is somewhat a fan of Star Trek, I will have to say that Bluetooth headsets are not a representation of Star Trek, the original series. It was Captain James T. Kirk that introduced us to the world of cell phones with his flip-up communicator. I can only assume that those guys on the Next Generation were using a Bluetooth device that fits on their badges.

But I’m beginning to sound like the Comic-Book Guy from The Simpsons. I could geek out on Star Trek all day, and if you can do the same, feel free to head to the Earloomz site and lay down $30. Just to let you know, that is a Black Friday price, and I don’t know if it will be the same by the time this article posts. By the way, there are two other Star Trek models besides the one that you see here.


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Earloomz has Star Trek Bluetooth Headsets

Whenever I write about a product related to a popular science-fiction franchise, I usually have a long list of jokes or puns that I can use.

For example, I could say “Live Long and Prosper” with this Star Trek Bluetooth headset, but that is actually the name of the model that you see here. I will go with the next choice as it is “logical” (think Mr. Spock) that someone would make a Bluetooth headset with a Star Trek logo.

After all, Star Trek is considered by some to be “Geek Mecca”, and this is an actual quote from Wil Wheaton, who played Wesley Crusher on Star Trek, The Next Generation. It just makes sense to put Star Trek on a piece of tech and expect sales from geeks who love both tech and Star Trek.

So how is the Bluetooth headset? It is really going where most Bluetooth headsets have gone before, with its one-button controls, USB recharging, 120 hour standby time, and Bluetooth v2.1+EDR. I got a chance to try it out, and it didn’t really stand out from other Bluetooth headsets that I have tried. This is not a negative review, as I am saying that it can do its job.

As someone who is somewhat a fan of Star Trek, I will have to say that Bluetooth headsets are not a representation of Star Trek, the original series. It was Captain James T. Kirk that introduced us to the world of cell phones with his flip-up communicator. I can only assume that those guys on the Next Generation were using a Bluetooth device that fits on their badges.

But I’m beginning to sound like the Comic-Book Guy from The Simpsons. I could geek out on Star Trek all day, and if you can do the same, feel free to head to the Earloomz site and lay down $30. Just to let you know, that is a Black Friday price, and I don’t know if it will be the same by the time this article posts. By the way, there are two other Star Trek models besides the one that you see here.


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Time Command Mini from Stem Innovation

This is the Time Command Mini by Stem Innovation, makers of the iZON Remote Room Monitor for iDevices. The Time Command Mini is also made for iDevices, and normal docks are just accommodating for the iPod and iPhone. This one will hold the iPad. To me, I think that this is a very important feature.

I got a chance to try it out for myself, and I was pretty amazed at the sound. The official site states that “don’t let the small footprint fool you”, and that also applies to the big sound coming from its small size.

The Time Command Mini is really designed for those who have an iPod/iPhone dock by their bed and use it as an alarm clock. Once an iDevice is connected to the Time Command Mini, the time on the clock syncs with the time on the iDevice. This is very cool.

The user has a chance to download an app known as Stem:Connect. The App allows for customizing multiple alarms and saving them for use at any time. You can also choose from custom alarm tones or music, and many other features as well.

All in all, the Time Command Mini from Stem Innovation is quite an iDock. You should be able to purchase it from the Stem Innovation site for about $79.95.


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