Archive for March, 2014
Do we all remember learning how to brush our teeth? In my day that meant those little red disclosing tablets that you would chew, and they would leave bright red stains on the teeth you neglected. My kiddo should know how to brush, but I’m not sure she gets the consequences of not doing it properly. Of course modern technology has a solution…Check out Kolibree, a cool new gadget designed to help you brush smarter. Used like your regular toothbrush, Kolibree sends real-time data directly to your smartphone. Easily check to see if you’ve brushed for long enough, or brushed in all the right places, using intelligent sensors and connected technology. Yup, its a Bluetooth toothbrush with a nifty associated app.
Kolibree’s toothbrush actually contains a sensor that can track the areas of your mouth that you’re brushing, and it lets you know what sections might need a little more attention. The toothbrush measures how often, and for how long you spend brushing and, if you’re not gettin’ it done, you’ll get a low brushing score. Good for kids and adults alike, Kolibree will help anyone who cares about their smile, to brush smarter.
Kolibree tells us that it’s an open platform, which means they can create limitless digital dental experiences through the use of creative apps, including games, music & video apps, healthcare & well-being apps, even interactions with your dentist. I think Kolibree will do more for kids learning to brush their teeth than a musical toothbrush and an egg timer ever did. Watch for the Kickstarter campaign sometime this summer… they’re expected to price out between 100 and 200 bucks depending which one you get. It seems like brushing your teeth might never be the same. To sign up for notices, or for more info, visit kolibree.com.
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Kolibree – Your Dental Health, Now on the Net
Razer is a company that has had plenty of experience when it comes to rolling out gaming hardware that caters for high performance gamers as well as professionals. Having said that, they have also introduced their fair share of game tie-ins in the past, and it is not too different this time around with a mouse and mouse mat combo that has been stylized with design elements from Wargaming’s tank MMO action game
Razer, working hand in hand with Wargaming, where the latter happens to be the leading free-to-play MMO developer and publisher, have announced a new range of gaming peripherals for World of Tanks, where part of the package would include a customized Razer DeathAdder mouse as well as a World of Tanks Razer Goliathus mouse mat.
The custom-designed Razer mouse will come with a well-known DeathAdder ergonomic design, where it will also boast of an aggressively orange illuminated World of Tanks logo. Virtual tank commanders will have no issues pairing the premium gaming device with a World of Tanks Razer Goliathus mouse mat, where the latter has been specially designed for those who use their gaming mice to earn a living with the required surface for steady aim.
Be an early bird and you will be able to take advantage of the first 20,000 units of both products that will include in-game bonus codes for World of Tanks, featuring the exclusive Pz. Kpfw. IV Hydraulic Tank, only available to World of Tanks Razer DeathAdder users.
Just how much of a premium would an avid fan have to fork out for the World of Tanks Razer DeathAdder? It will cost you $79.99 a pop, and having been released in 2006, it still remains as the world’s best-selling gaming mouse to-date. I am quite sure that if you already own a DeathAdder mouse, getting this would not be too much of an issue if you also happen to love World of Tanks to bits.
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In this day and age, many of the devices that we own run on battery power, and while most of us take the necessary care and precaution to recharge whatever device that we’re using the night before so that it will be ready for a full day of action afterwards, there are times when our memory fails us. Those who own the Xbox One might want to check out this Nyko Power Kit that will be able to let you achieve a literal balance of power, as it plays and charges simultaneously.
You can opt from either Regular or Plus models (which will feature either 1 or 2 batteries), and hence it does away with the need for you to purchase disposable batteries that would do our earth no good as landfills get poisoned. Do bear in mind that the Nyko Power Kit will target the Xbox One’s wireless controller, where it would come in handy during those marathon gaming sessions. I might want to recommend the Nyko Power Kit Plus though, since with this, you ought to have a fully-charged battery on hand for Xbox emergencies all the time. It plugs in straight into the USB ports on the Xbox One console, and with a Multi-LED charge indicator that shows off its charging status, you ought to be in full and total control all the time.
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Kids these days tend to spend a whole lot of time in the virtual world, instead of exploring the real world outdoors. Take away smartphones and tablets from a summer camp, and chances are you will see more restless kids than usual who have not gotten used to solitude and quietness in the middle of the woods. Well, how about getting them reacquainted with the real world with the $199.99 Kids’ Zipline? It allows you to place a zipline in your backyard, a campground, a park, or wherever decent enough for it, and is capable of supporting a kid of up to 250 lbs. I guess adults, too, are able to give it a go.
The Kids’ Zipline would feature an easily removable seat to boot, and it targets those who are aged 7 and above. It also boasts of a specially designed hardware bracket that enables both rope and seat length to change in order to make an adjustment for different riders’ height. It is nice to know that it arrives fully assembled, although it will require more than a single person to set it up. Just make sure that it is anchored to a healthy tree that measures at least 12” in diameter. Geronimo!
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Kids’ Zipline delivers some outdoor fun
We use our phones to communicate with the world at large. Friends, family, and coworkers that are far away can talk to us with crystal clarity. If your phone has a front-facing camera, you can even see them through video chat. We’re already glued to these devices, and have phantom buzzes when we think our phone is going off, only because we’re always expecting an incoming message or alert.
Smartwatches have been trying to become a ‘thing’ for some time now, and while they haven’t taken hold just yet, there are a myriad of options out there. For those who would rather have a wrist communicator on, there is the Rufus Cuff. This is about the size of your smartphone, and sadly costs about as much as well.
This is a wrist cuff that has a 3” capacitive touchscreen, runs off of Android Kit Kat, and sports a ~1000mAh battery. Not only will you be able to take calls, answers texts, emails, play games, and do video chat on it, but it can track your exercise, and play music as well. It can either work in tandem with your smartphone, or on it’s own. This costs $279+, and while it is a neat idea, it’s too big to be practical for any occasion. If you really like the wrist-mounted device idea, there are some really interesting options out there to make holsters for your phone.
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The Rufus Cuff is an overgrown smartwatch
Are you currently in the market for a portable speaker, and you do not want any ordinary portable speaker, but rather, would prefer something that is capable of making its mark even when it plays Justin Bieber songs? Pyle Audio has got your back then, as you turn your ears toward the Street Blaster. The Street Blaster happens to be a mean looking boombox that packs a whopping 1,000 Watts of power. This full range stereo speaker system is capable of delivering a high output music listening experience, not to mention being compatible with Bluetooth as well as Near Field Communication (NFC) technology using any iOS and Android device.
Apart from modern connectivity options, it will also have some room to accommodate traditional and old school devices, thanks to the inclusion of a 3.5mm input jack. the Street Blaster has been specially designed for maximum bass response and performance, where it boasts of a high-powered cylindrical speaker housing, built-in digital amplifier and LED lights that will blink and pulse according to the tunes being played back for a top-notch listening and visual experience.
Not only that, the Pyle Audio Street Blaster also happens to be portable and rugged in nature, being the ideal grab-and-go option for bands or DJs who require powerful, easily transportable sound. The boombox delivers wireless convenience so that you can use it in outdoor areas easily whenever there is no power outlet nearby. A full charge would see the Street Blaster deliver up to four hours of playtime, and there will be battery level indicators that inform you whenever it needs a trip to a nearby power outlet.
The Street Blaster also comes with microphone and guitar inputs, letting bands rip anytime they want to have an impromptu performance. The inclusion of a USB port also ensures that the Street Blaster can charge smartphones and other compatible devices on the move, and if you are interested in picking one up for your own use, then the Street Blaster from Pyle Audio is available for $249.99.
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Pyle Audio Street Blaster boasts of 1000W of power
I suppose if you happen to own the Xbox One, one particular game that would have occupied most of your time and attention in the past week or so would have been Titanfall. It is a game that has captured the imagination of many, and you can be sure that should a movie concerning the series be released, it would be able to find quite a sizeable number of gamers flock to cinemas, as there is always something about huge robots slugging it out with one another that we fancy. Well, the $79.99 Titanfall R.A.T. 3 mouse might be the first of many Titanfall-laced products or gaming peripherals, so brace yourselves!
The Titanfall R.A.T. 3 mouse comes with a gaming-grade 3500 DPI optical sensor so that you have one less excuse when you fail to dispatch of your opponents properly in a deathmatch. Apart from that, this gaming mouse also sports a trio of programmable macro buttons across 3 modes, resulting in 9 user-definable commands. There are also 4 user-definable DPI settings that range from 450 to 3500. Kudos to the folks over at Mad Catz for turning the ever-popular R.A.T. mouse into one that has been optimized for Titanfall.
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Titanfall R.A.T. 3 Mouse ready to rock and roll
So, you have a spanking new iPhone 5 that is just waiting impatiently for you to fill it up with its fair share of accessories? Perhaps you have looked all over the place, and figured out that you have gotten the necessary bits and pieces down pat, protective case included. How about the $9.99 PowerCurl Mini Earbud & Power Adapter Organizer? This is a unique tool for your precious new iPhone that ensures the handset’s cables will always remain untangled thanks to the PowerCurl. It will be compatible with the default charger and cable for the iPhone 4, 5, or 5s, and would be received gratefully thanks to those who charge frequently as they move about.
Using the PowerCurl Mini Earbud & Power Adapter Organizer is a snap – since it fits your iPhone 4, 5, or 5S’s 5W power adapter, all that remains for you to do would be to wrap the cable around the spool. Once that is done, flip the silicone cover down over the spool, and barring a catastrophic cataclysmic event, everything there will remain neat and clean and within one tiny 2″ wide x 1″ high bundle, as long as you do not need to juice up anything else.
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PowerCurl Mini Earbud & Power Adapter Organizer for your iPhone 5
It is a pity if hardware manufacturers were to introduce their devices to the masses by concentrating solely on function instead of paying an equal amount of attention to form. Thankfully, the folks over at V-MODA do not think along these lines, and their latest XS headphones are touted to deliver both fashion and performance in a single package. This reflects V-MODA’s commitment to fashion-forward wearable technology, where it merges professional-grade quality and a personalized style.
One must say that the angles and sleek headband design found on the XS “mind the gap” as it minimizes the unsightly space that normally appears between the headband and your head. The end result? We are looking at not only a superior fit, but also added comfort, grander sound and a compact profile. It has taken more than 5 years of R&D to arrive at this particular design which should see it pass through any wind-tunnel tests with flying colors, too.
With the XS headphones from V-MODA, you are able to enjoy long listening sessions in comfort, thanks to supple memory foam cushions which will naturally adapt to your ears for faster “burn-in” and better noise isolation. The XS model happens to be one of the smallest in its category, and this is also due to its patent-pending CliqFold Hinge which will precisely fold the headphones into an impossibly small exoskeleton case. The headphones and case are so tiny that many users in focus groups after giving it a go, decided to ditch their usual in-ear headphones.
Features include patent pending 40mm Dual-Diaphragm Drivers without the need for any batteries or artificial sound processing, Dual Inputs and SharePlay with V-CORK seals (patent-pending), a Kevlar-reinforced universal SpeakEasy microphone cable for Apple iPhone, iPad, Android and Windows devices, as well as a 2-year premier warranty, lifetime 50% immortal life program and V-MODA Six Star Service. You can choose from Matte Black Metal or White Silver colors at $212 a pop.
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When it comes to watches and interesting timepieces, there are many different models out there in the market for you to pick from. The thing is, which particular model would be the most suitable one for you? It really depends on a whole lot of factors, ranging from your budget to your personality as well as needs. One thing is for sure though, Casio, through the years, have always proved their G-SHOCK range of watches to be worthy of their calling, coming in a rugged form factor that is more than capable of handling their fair share of knocks, drops, and tumbles, and they continue to work. The Japanese company has recently unveiled a new collection of entirely modern watches that will feature an all-over coating of a classic tiger and woodland camouflage prints in order to match the rough-and-ready nature of the watches. Do expect this camo series by G-SHOCK to be introduced to the masses in two waves later this spring.
The first watch of the two that will appear would be the XL GDX6900CM, where it sports a multi-angle tiger camo printed case, band and dial, and will arrive in two colorways: tan and grey. There is an emphasis on superior performance and unrivaled functionality, where the GDX6900CM sports a 10-year battery and auto Super Illuminator LED light for high visibility under low-light conditions. In addition, other functions include a trio of multi-function alarms, 1/100th stopwatch, countdown timer, 12/24-hour time formats and 48-city world time. You will also be able to enjoy G-SHOCK’s legendary 200M water and shock resistant structure with this bad boy, where it has also achieved a shock resistance passing military standard, MIL-STD-810G.
As for the other timepiece, it would be the GD120CM, as it comes in a new formidable case design that has a 7-year battery while wearing a woodland camouflage multi-angle print. It has a large case size of 51.2mm, and yet carries the entire range of functionality as the GDX6900CM, where you can choose from red, tan and grey shades. The camouflage GDX6900CM men’s watches will retail for $150 a pop, while the camouflage GD120CM men’s watches will retail for $130 from next month onward.