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When it comes to telling the time, there are many different ways of doing so, although the sundial has been more or less out of fashion for quite a while already ever since the clock and watch have made their presence known. Of course, you might want to wear a watch in addition to the digital clock on your smartphone, but this does not mean that you should ditch the clock altogether in your home. With the Fibonacci Clock that costs anywhere from $84.99 to $134.99 depending on the model, it is a truly unique — and of course, geeky method of telling the time.
This can be considered to be the ultimate clock for tinkerers and math geeks, where it boasts of 10 color palettes and a couple of lamp modes which will be able to show off the beauty of math. You can pick your DIY level, which is selected from a kit of parts to fully assembled. At the end of it all, three colors on the clock will matter: red and blue for the hours, and blue and green for the minutes. The minutes will be rounded to five minute increments, so a wee bit of brain power is required in order to perform some basic multiplication in order to obtain the precise timing.
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Music is definitely something that inspires us, and it can lift us up whenever we are feeling down or defeated. Of course, some music are more soothing than other genres, and if you happen to do a whole lot of driving every single day, it would be best if your vehicle could be equipped with a decent sound system so that you can soothe away the rough edges of potential road rage situations with a hint of Bach or Mozart, or even Taylor Swift. Sony intends to bring smartphone connectivity to the driver’s seat with the new Sony XAV-AX100 in-car audio system.
The Sony XAV-AX100 receiver is touted to offer just about everything that you need and more for those long car journeys, where among them include the latest smartphone connectivity alongside what Sony claims to be the best user interface, in addition to the ability to play a range of media files as well as ensuring that one can enjoy the most up-to-date information while on-the-move.
Taking advantage of Sony’s unique technology, the XAV-AX100’s high power sound and EXTRA BASS feature will transform your vehicle into an elaborate sound system, without compromising on the safety of your vehicle and driving experience, thanks to rotation volume control and voice command features.
The option of Apple CarPlay also makes it easier than ever before to hook up your smartphone to the car, as CarPlay lets you to use your phone in a safe and smart way whilst staying focused on the road. This would mean you can access Apple Music, Maps, make phone calls, and send messages all through the touchscreen, or vocally with Siri. As for Android Auto, it will extend the Android platform into the car in a way that’s purpose-built for driving.
Those interested to soup up their respective rides can do so with the $499.99 XAV-AX100 in-car audio system when November rolls around.
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Did you know that LG Electronics happens to be the world leader in LED projectors since 2008? Well, this might be a little known fact, but it is still a fact. In fact, LG has just announced plans to expand its Minibeam range of portable projectors, where a couple of these new projectors that hail from the LG Minibeam series would arrive in the form of models PH450U and PH150G. These two models will bolster screen sharing capabilities with Miracast and wireless display, where it comes with expanded brightness and superior portability in order to deliver flexible viewing regardless of the space in question.
The PH450U is touted to be one of the brightest battery-powered ultra short-throw projectors available in the market when released, where it will sport up to 450 lumens, letting users create a cinematic experience inside or outside of the home with the ability to display a sharp 80-inch HD (1280 x 720) image from a distance of a mere 13 inches from the screen. Not only that, the PH450U will also be able to be set upright so that it can render images on any flat, horizontal surface, letting users transform desks, tables and even floor surfaces into movie screens.
In terms of connectivity, users can seamlessly transfer content directly to the projector via an HDMI cable with MHL capability, or to do so via a USB drive, which would mean it offers the ultimate in viewing versatility. The rechargeable 2.5-hour battery will allow you to bring this 2.4-pound projector virtually anywhere, using it anytime without having to worry about plugging into a power source — unless you are going to watch Titanic or go through a Lord of the Rings trilogy marathon viewing session.
As for the new LG PH150G projector, it is even more compact at a mere 1.1 pounds, delivering up to 130 lumens of brightness and up to a 100-inch screen in clear HD resolution (1280 x 720) along with a rechargeable 2.5-hour battery built in. Regardless of which model you select, both will arrive with LG’s triple wire-free connectivity for a viewing experience free of wired connections for power, audio and video sources. The PH450UG and PH150G will retail for $649.99 and $349.99, respectively, as they arrive later this October.
New LG Minibeam projector set to make a giant leap
A smartphone is a smartphone, and so too, is a projector just that, although the world of convergence technology has seen the likes of Samsung make a move to integrate a projector into a smartphone a few years back. That did not prove to be a hit among the masses, but it still was quite a decent idea that never really took off since the final device did not exactly excel in its work. Enter a peripheral that might just make you love your smartphone all the more — the £19.99 Smartphone Projector 2.0 which will arrive in Black & Gold and Copper shades.
It does not matter if you are looking forward to your weekly YouTube shows or even shorts, such as the weekly dose of Honest Trailers, you can always enjoy having a blown up view with the smartphone alone — aided by the Smartphone Projector 2.0, of course. With the Smartphone Projector 2.0, you will be able to transform everyday YouTube videos into grand cinematic events, where it will also perform its task of projecting films from your smartphone onto the wall. This is made possible thanks to a high-quality glass lens with an impressive 8x magnification, and it itself is made from rugged cardboard printed to look like a retro projector. Since it arrives fully assembled, there is no need for any kind of construction. Pretty cool, yes?
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Speakers are dime a dozen out there, so when it comes to making a choice, you can be hard pressed when presented with a myriad of options. After all, you might also want to take into consideration the likes of wireless capability in a pair of speakers just for aesthetics or practical purposes’ sake. Whyd has come up with its wireless intelligent home speaker that will boast of a premium design, delivering high quality sound as well as voice control to the masses.
Elegantly and simply known as the Whyd speaker, this it the first ever home speaker to comprise of an elegant 360-degree design complete with full voice control, as it delivers crystal clear 360 HiFi sound with deep and dramatic bass. This is made possible thanks to a quartet of full range drivers and a solitary dedicated subwoofer.
This new speaker was created as Whyd intends to redefine just how people experience and interact with music. One does not need a smartphone, as one can now speak directly to the Whyd Speaker and ask for a specific track, artist, playlist or even a radio station — now how about that for interactivity? The speaker will also play nice with a slew of streaming services such as Spotify and Soundcloud, and will also pave the way for touch control via the stylish, intuitive glass-made touchpad on the top of the speaker.
Key features that are found in the Whyd speaker would be voice control, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth integration, an intuitive touch control panel, a LCD display screen, 360 degree omnidirectional sound, all crammed into a body that measures a rather portable 11.5″ x 7.5″ while tipping the scales at 134 oz. After all, music is inspiring, and hence, your speaker should also follow in the same footsteps, which is why the Whyd speaker is touted to be the perfect combination of design, technology and music.
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When you’re sitting at a desk all day with constant stress on you, it’s hard to want to do any physical activity when you get home. Waking up earlier in the day is your best chance of getting in a workout, but if you falter in the slightest with your morning routine, you’re not going to make it to the gym. That isn’t your only hope though, as you can find some options that will keep you active without requiring a chunk of time out of your day.
While the Cubii isn’t going to give you a six pack, it will at least keep your body in motion. This is an elliptical that will sit under your desk so you can pedal your way to some quality cardio, or put you on a pleasant stroll to nowhere. It was made to be as ergonomic as possible so that you are at the best angle and won’t be smacking your knees with every rotation. Just to make sure everyone can use it, this comes with 2 wheel stoppers so rolling chair users don’t feel left out.
You won’t just be peddling along without any challenge as there are 8 levels of adjustable resistance, and best of all is that it is completely silent. Coworkers around you won’t even know you’re burning mad calories on your FitBit. This is equipped with Bluetooth and works with an app so yes, you can track your strides, time, distance, and set goals. This is going to cost you around $347, and comes in black and red or various shades of grey.
Available for purchase on Amazon
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If you are a do-er of all things who loves to play games, then you know how hard it is to get through a competitive match on Overwatch when your phone is constantly blowing up. You want to stay connected, but when you only have a few seconds to unlock your phone, get to the message, and tap out a response the moment after you die, there’s a good chance you’re going to respawn and waste precious milliseconds sending your fam those dank memes. To make sure you can shave off those precious moments in time of switching up devices, ROCCAT made a solution.
It’s called the Skeltr, and it is a smart communication RGB keyboard that will let you integrate your phone and tablet. Not only will it give you a dock on your keyboard that will put your devices at the optimal viewing angle, but it will connect to them so you can type messages to your phone and tablet from your keyboard. You won’t have to fiddle with either device, and will be able to send your lols and emojis without having to lift more fingers than necessary.
Just to make sure this is worth the price, which will definitely be over $100, you can also pair your phone and headset so you can take calls on while gaming, or play music from your phone directly into your earcups. You’ll get 3 thumbster keys, 5 macro keys, 1000Hz polling rate, and membrane keys to press. This keyboard will be up for purchase on the first of September, and seems like it would be a must-have for multi-tasking gamers.
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When you need to get a new headset, you want the perfect cross-section between comfort, quality, price, and durability. There are more options than your brain can feasibly comprehend on the market, but the best idea is to decide what price range you’re willing to deal with, and read as many reviews as possible. There are some brands you’re going to recognize and trust, but if it’s not quite in your budget to spend $180 or more, then know that setting your sights lower doesn’t mean you’re going to miss out.
Take for example the HyperX Cloud II Gaming Headset. This is a USB peripheral that has 53mm drivers, 7.1 virtual surround sound, and a noise-cancelling microphone. Not only that, but it also has an inline sound card, memory foam ear cups with an extra set of Velour ear pads when you’re feeling especially fancy, and the microphone can be easily detached. It’s compatible for PC, Mac, PS4, XBOX ONE, and WiiU.
Needless to say, you would expect the price point to be higher for all these goodies, but it sits at around $84.99-99.99. This is completely dependant on what color headset you want to wear as options are pink and white, black and red, and gun metal. There are other options to check out, but this doesn’t have 4.5 stars for reviews pooling from over 2,000 people for nothing. It all just depends on how pretentious you want to be when you talk about brand and price tag.
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Being able to see through walls, or right past a block of concrete is definitely something that many of us would love to have. After all, it would turn us into super sleuths, as we can figure out just where hidden compartments are in a crime scene, and of course, for the boys who have their raging hormones in check, they might use it to satisfy their lust. Not so with the $299 WalabotDIY, however, as it is a device that enables one to gain ‘Superman vision’, or X-ray vision, depending on how you would like to call it.
The WalabotDIY is a 3D imaging tool that offers consumers the chance to enjoy ‘Superman vision’ when it comes to tackling home renovation projects, construction and DIY tasks. Vayyar Imaging is the company behind the WalabotDIY, a device that has been specially created for the home renovator, construction worker, and DIY enthusiast.
With the WalabotDIY, one will be able to see through drywall, cement and other materials in order to determine the location of pipes, wires, and even rodents’ nests if you would like to flush out those pests. It is available in the US at launch exclusively, where the power of 3D imaging will now be made available to consumers in the palm of their hand for the first time.
It does not matter whether you would like to hang a gallery wall, or to install some shelves, or even to hunt down the pesky leak or to drill into a wall without the fear of hitting a pipe or electrical wire, the WalabotDIY is able to help you out. It plays nice with all smartphones that are powered by Android 5.0 and above, where it will be equipped with USB OTG, and connects magnetically to the back of the phone. All you need to do is to download the WalabotDIY app via Google Play and go through a short calibration process, where the WalabotDIY can then be used to scan the wall, and the wall images are then projected on the smartphone’s screen.
Having a baby can be a very exciting time for parents, especially if they are new parents. There will be a whole lot of doting on to do, not to mention making sure that the little one is well kept and under surveillance all the time. Of course, when the new parents want some quiet time of their own, they might want to still keep an eye on the baby — which is why baby monitors are so useful. Gone are the days when baby monitors comprised of just sending audio, as the new generation of baby monitors do video, and then some. Enter the Project Nursery Baby Monitor, which boasts of what it deems to be the world’s smallest companion Mini Monitor.
With the Project Nursery Baby Monitor, this is a sophisticated look at the traditional baby monitor, as parents can check in on baby day and night, all thanks to a 2.4 GHz static-free digital wireless transmission as it offers a safe and secure encrypted connection. It is also perfect for passing off to the babysitter or grandparents, and since no mobile device is required, they will not miss a single moment while using other apps on their phone.
Not only that, the Project Nursery Baby Monitor comes with a pair of convenient video displays: the world’s smallest 1.5” audio and video Mini Monitor, which is ideal for you to tote it around wherever you are at home while keeping a watchful eye on the little one, while the 5” High-Definition LCD Parent Unit will do just fine being placed on your nightstand or kitchen counter so that you can check in on baby as it sports best-in-class battery life for extended use.
To ensure that the Project Nursery Baby Monitor is well received, it will boast of luxurious, high-end design finishes that blend seamlessly into any nursery, while high definition video and secure wireless technology would provide additional peace of mind to parents since they can then focus on simplicity, style and safety.
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Project Nursery has a slew of new baby monitors