Have you ever come across an idea where you don’t know if they’re serious or not? It’s neat to see innovations where there’s some sort of advancement on a product that’s been around for years, but sometimes people just change things that already work, but very slightly, to see if people will bite. Of course, they can’t sell it for nearly the same markup, but the fact they have likely invested real money into a seemingly silly idea is always confusing.
You’ve seen a padlock and a combination lock before, but they rely on keys, numbers, or letters. If you have something you want to protect with a lock, but think it might be too easy to get through a lock with a key, combination locks are the next bet. However, if you have a hard time remembering letter and number combinations, you could always resort to the Imagelock.
If you really do struggle with numbers and letter locks then this is a great alternative, but it just seems a tad silly since it is taking an already existing product and not really improving it much since there are fewer options on the dial. Remembering cat-butterfly-umbrella is certainly easier than putting it exactly on 2-32-9. This only costs $3.99, and seems to be aimed more at younger kids than anything, as it would be strange to use this as an adult at the gym. It would still do it’s job, but the code is much easier to crack.
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Back in April last year, we were introduced to the Amazon Fire TV, which did not really take off in a big way which Amazon would have liked, but it would be folly to say that it was a complete disaster, either. So, what is it about the Amazon Fire TV that requires a second look? The folks over at Amazon apparently thought so, which was why they decided to work on the Amazon Fire TV Gaming Edition. The Amazon Fire TV Gaming Edition is definitely something new, as it merges the spanking new Amazon Fire TV, in addition to that of a new game controller, a 32GB microSD memory card, and a pair included games – namely Shovel Knight and Disney’s Ducktales, and all of that will be going for $139.99 a pop.
It is nice to see that the new Amazon Fire TV Game Controller will boast of an all-new ergonomic design, a headphone jack, and voice search, where you will be able to take advantage of it as part of the Gaming Edition, or opt to take it as an accessory for Fire TV which can be added on later. Just how much better is the new Fire TV compared to its predecessor? Well, Amazon claims that it boasts of 75% additional processing power, double the GPU performance, in addition to a microSD memory card slot for expansion purposes of up to 128GB, delivering incredible value and powerful performance for gamers.
In addition, the Amazon Fire TV will come with more games than any other streaming media player in the market, where some of the new and popular games will include Minecraft Story Mode, Pac Man 256, Disney’s Ducktales, and Shovel Knight.
As for the Amazon Fire TV Game Controller, it will run on a set of AA batteries, offering up to 90 hours of performance before a replacement is required – assuming you do not hook up a pair of headphones to it, of course, as doing so would result in a lower battery life but a more intimate gaming experience. Any takers for the new Amazon Fire TV Gaming Edition?
Some of us do not mind living out ordinary lives, where there is not much value placed on the flashy and expensive items. After all, relationships and friendships have a higher value in such eyes, as opposed to having premium products all the time. However, when it comes to a topic like gaming, dedicated gamers will tell you how they love having nothing but the very best, and the Xbox One Elite Bundle steps right up to the plate in order to fulfill such lofty expectations. After all, why pick up a regular Xbox One when you can settle for the Xbox One Elite Bundle, right?
With the Xbox One Elite Bundle, you will be able to play like a pro, where storage for your games – Xbox 360 titles included, will be doubled, thanks to the 1TB Solid State Hybrid Drive. Of course, you will also be able to get to the action 20% faster from energy-save mode, in order for you to spend more time gaming rather than waiting.
Apart from that, your hands will definitely appreciate the kind of pro-level precision in which the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller sports, as it boasts of an arsenal of swappable components, Hair Trigger Locks, and limitless customization, all within the confines of an easy-to-use app. There is a wide range of thumbsticks, D-pads, and paddles to choose from for a tailored feel that provides game-changing accuracy and speed. The asking price of $499 Xbox One Elite Bundle certainly does not put it beyond the reach of many, and with the holiday season just looming up upon us, how about taking the necessary steps to secure one for yourself – or perhaps the whole family? Each purchase will also come with an Xbox Elite Wireless Controller carrying case, a 14-Day Xbox Live Gold Trial, a HDMI Cable and a power supply.
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I know that Halloween is slowly but surely creeping up upon us, and it always pays dividends to be well prepared ahead of what is in front of us. Having said that, if you have run out of ideas on what to wear this coming Halloween, how about being the dark and brooding billionaire Bruce Wayne’s alter ego, Batman? Of course, playing the part will require some rather elaborate costumes, and the $44.99 DC Batman Cowl Mask would help you look like him in a jiffy.
It does make us wonder whether with the DC Batman Cowl Mask, you might want to have it be accompanied by an accompanying utility belt as well, or perhaps to pick up a Batmobile along the way with a bunch of handy Batarangs by your side. All in all, this lovely, black, latex disguise is a piece of officially licensed Batman: Arkham merchandise, where it sports a couple of adjustable hook-and-loop closures in back to keep it in place as you fight crimes – or sit in on a boardroom meeting.
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DC Batman Cowl Mask for this Halloween
V-MODA is always at the forefront of technology over the years, and one of their achievements would be to offer the first 3D printed personalized wearable technology just earlier in the middle of this year. This time around, however, V-MODA has slightly different plans by offering their spanking new Crossfade Wireless Over-Ear headphones which claim to offer the “best of both worlds”, where you will be able to enjoy not only wireless, but also wired modes for hybrid listening.
V-MODA’s acoustics development team intended to improve V-MODA’s renowned signature sound for virtually identical analog and wireless playback, and this meant that the Crossfade Wireless had to go through years of precise engineering as well as design, where they tuned wireless electronics while keeping the iconic V-MODA materials and shapes. Sporting a patent pending dual-diaphragm 50mm driver, this delivers a speaker consistency that is unrivaled which has been “hand-tuned” so that it can complement the human hearing limit variance (+/- 2dB).
Additional skills were also made use to make sure the air flow mechanics and acoustic tuning materials were perfectly balanced. Not only that, it will refrain from the use of a powered EQ, making sure that it delivers a pure audio experience while avoiding unacceptable latency issues when it comes to videos, gaming and DJs. As a result, the refined and improved Crossfade M-100 sound can be experienced in both wired and wireless modes.
It does not matter whether you would want to rock out while being plugged in or cord-free, all that you need to do is to pair your Crossfade Wireless to your Bluetooth device, and voila! You will be able to enjoy your headphones up to a range of 33 feet. The antenna itself has been specially tuned to work with smartwatches’ built-in Bluetooth music players, now how about that? In addition, there is a built-in hidden microphone which has been specially tuned and optimized for phone calls and voice recognition. V-MODA also threw in the rugged Kevlar-reinforced 1-Button SpeakEasy cable for wired use.
Expect the new V-MODA Crossfade Wireless to arrive in a quartet of colors that have been optimized for personalization – Gunmetal Black, White Silver, Rouge and Phantom Chrome, where it will retail for $299 a pop.
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Ever wish that you could make sparks fly in a laboratory experiment, since none of it is happening in your forever alone lifestyle? Well, that is now possible with the $229.99 tinyTesla Musical Tesla Coil Kit, which is surely costly at first for the outlay, but at least you will be able to be a proud owner of a brand new Tesla coil. How many people among your circle of friends can boast of having the same? Not likely, unless everyone else has the same interests as you.
After all, the Tesla coil is nothing short of fascinating, thanks to the signature purple discharge sparks as well as plasma streamers of ionized particles. Heck, just thinking about them should be able to send a tingle down your spine, don’t you think so? With the tinyTesla Musical Tesla Coil Kit, one will be able to learn more about alternating-current electricity in a literally hands-on manner which remains easily accessible and not intimidating. If you have the skills to perform basic soldering, then it is a snap to come up with your very own Tesla coil using this kit. Not only that, the specially designed interrupter lets you control the pressure waves generated by the Tesla coil via your Windows, Mac, or Linux laptop, allowing one to make MIDI music with the tinyTesla as long as it is connected to your computer via a USB cable, now how about that? Definitely a fun toy to own which has something to do with electricity, like the WiTricity.
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tinyTesla Musical Tesla Coil Kit merges both science and art
Apple intends to make more headway into your living room this time around, where the Cupertino firm has rolled out a brand new generation of Apple TV. Those who own the current Apple TV, you would know that it supports Full HD resolution since three years plus back, and the all-new Apple TV is going to deliver a whole lot more than just a visual performance. In fact, Apple is set on delivering a revolutionary experience to the living room that will be based on apps which have been specially built for the television. These very apps on Apple TV will allow you to choose what to watch and when you watch it – all at your convenience, of course. To sweeten the deal, the new Apple TV’s remote boasts of Siri, letting you search with your voice for TV shows as well as movies across multiple content providers simultaneously.
Needless to say, the all-new Apple TV was built from the ground up with a new generation of high-performance hardware, and there is also the all-new tvOS operating system that will obviously be based on Apple’s iOS. In other words, iOS developers out there can create innovative new apps and games specifically for Apple TV in a jiffy, while making sure they are delivered straight to users through the new Apple TV App Store.
The new Siri Remote will simplify how you select, scroll and navigate through your favorite content, and at the same time, bring unique interactivity to the new Apple TV thanks to a glass touch surface which can handle both small, accurate movements as well as big, sweeping ones. The inclusion of touch to Apple TV results in a natural, connected experience, never mind that the TV screen happens to be on the other side of the room. Other hardware bits and pieces in the mix include a built-in accelerometer and gyroscope. The new Apple TV will arrive later this October in 2 models – 32GB and 64GB, which will retail for $149 and $199, respectively.
It does not matter which season it is at the moment wherever you reside here on earth – it certainly does not pay at all to remain cooped up indoors all the time, since it can definitely drive someone nuts. Well, hitting the outdoors would also mean that you will need to be well equipped, especially when the weather is less than forgiving. Well, for those of you out there who love to spend your time outside of the comforts of home, with plenty of sand, water or snow around, then keeping yourself company (along with others who accompany you) with your favorite tunes would definitely be something worth checking out. While there are many other kinds of waterproof speakers out there, the Hercules WAE Outdoor 04Plus Rugged Speaker might be the perfect – and final purchase for you.
This is also the perfect companion for BMX riders and the skating crowd, just in case you were wondering. Not only is it compact in form factor, it is also powerful and rock solid in nature thanks to its ruggedized construction. It does not matter if you are spending time in skate parks, on BMX tracks, mountain bike trails, snow-covered slopes or just out in the street during a session with friends, the WAE Outdoor 04Plus is touted to be completely “rideproof,” where it will allow you to be confident against damage from shock, water, snow, dust, sand or even mud.
Boasting of IP66 certification, the WAE Outdoor 04Plus will be totally protected against sand, mud and even the finest dust particles. Not only that, it will also be able to shrug off the likes of high-pressure water jets and snow thanks to its rugged design, solid rubber end-pieces, protective metal grille, and reinforced access cover for its connectors that deliver excellent shock-resistance, as well as protection against extreme outdoor use conditions.
Not only that, it is capable of delivering clear, powerful sound that has been optimized for outdoor conditions – wind and noise included. It connects wirelessly to compatible devices via Bluetooth 3.0 A2DP wireless technology, and the integrated rechargeable battery will be able to offer up to a dozen hours of battery life on a solitary charge. At press time, the WAE Outdoor 04Plus will arrive only in blue at $69.99 a pop, while waiting a little bit longer will see additional mounts and colors offered.
Do you remember what it felt like when you were exposed to Star Wars for the first time? Does the first time watching it even stick out in your mind anymore, or is it more of a feeling that came from watching the movies over and over again? What we enjoyed growing up, we now have a chance to enjoy with the next generation of fans, as many of us now have or are starting to make families of their own.
Thankfully, being a nerd is far more acceptable than it used to be, and that makes it all the easier to deck out a kids room in amazing stuff. This Star Wars bed, for example, mimics the Millennium Falcon cock pit, and will fuel dreams of narrow misses in the Sarlacc pit and fighting dramatically with light sabers. This is a twin bed that measures 45.5 wide x 108.25 long x 45.5″ high.
It is made of hard wood, and has a slat-roll foundation that can be used with a box spring if you so desire it. Since it is made of real wood with a lacquered finish, you’ll need to make sure no spills make their way onto this, as it could leave rather obvious stains. This is not an item for a passing phase, as it costs $3,999 to get one, and weighs almost 496 pounds due to its solid structure. It will certainly bring out a lot of creative play from your little ones, but it will come at a high price.
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When it comes to tablets, most of the time we would think of tablets as being productive add-on devices to our notebook or desktop. As for gaming, sure, you will be able to enjoy a little bit of Angry Birds here and there, as well as some of the more engaging RPGs that are there, but to see a tablet as a serious gaming device? You’re kidding me, right? Acer wants to introduce a paradigm shift with what they deem to be the first dedicated gaming tablet in the world, the Acer Predator 8.
The Acer Predator 8 is no pushover when it comes to processing muscle, but rather, you can more or less call it a beast instead. After all, game play will come to life thanks to the Predator Quadio, which happens to be a combination of a quartet of front-facing speakers and virtual surround sound, whereas tactile feedback will be delivered through Predator TacSense. I suppose this goes to show just how important having great audio to accompany fantastic visuals are.
As for your eyeballs, they will not be left out, but rather, treated to exceptionally realistic visuals thanks to the 8” Full HD display (1920 x 1200) that boasts of Predator ColorBlast technology. As for processing muscle, you can rely on the Intel Atom x7 processor that runs underneath the hood, while Android 5.1 Lollipop remains as the mobile operating system of choice, accompanied by 2