More Than Just A Banana Piano shows how one can rock out with fruit

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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4SeTV – for 4 Times the TV

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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All Terrain Buggy Racer offers a safe environment to get the adrenaline pumping

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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Moga unveils Rebel game controller for iOS devices

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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Boom Box Touch Speaker – look ma, no hands!

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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Cambridge Audio G2 Bluetooth speaker is small in size but big on performance

When it comes to wireless speakers, there are dime a dozen models out there that have been released, and it can be rather tricky to figure out just which particular model you would want to settle for at the end of the day. Here is yet another model that will add to your overall “headache”, so to speak, which is a good thing actually since more choices would empower you. Created in London by Cambridge Audio, the G2 happens to come across as an ultra-compact Bluetooth speaker that will boast of a large sound as well as a high capacity battery. Sporting Cambridge Audio’s extensive in-house audio expertise, your ears will be treated to superb performance as well as a sound scale which is capable of delivering far more than what its compact size belies.

The Cambridge Audio G2 will sport a four speaker array, arrive with up to 10 hours of battery life for non-stop playback, feature integrated hands-free speakerphone and a sleek and stylish design, allowing you to stash away the G2 into a bag without taking up too much space. In other words, you can always enjoy powerful tunes while you are out in the park on a bright and sunny day (and hopefully others in the park will agree to your choice of music!), not to mention its ability to charge up a smartphone with a depleted battery while you are on the move. Heck, there is also the choice of synchronizing the G2 with yet another G2, resulting in even more “boom-bastic” sound!

The wireless G2 is capable of hooking up to virtually any device via Bluetooth, and it will also boast of one-touch pairing using Near-Field Communication (NFC) technology that already arrives with the G2. Not only that, the G2 is capable of remembering up to eight different devices (be they smartphones, tablets or laptops), so you do not need todisconnect, un-pair and re-pair each time for each user. Do bear in mind that it can only hook up to one device at any one time to play music. Expect the Cambridge Audio G2 to retail for £99.95 ($159.99) a pop as it arrives later this October, where you pick from a black or an elegant champagne finish.

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The Hello Sense will help you get more restful sleep

There are a lot of things we keep track of in our day-to-day lives. Our focus has shifted so far away from caring about our own bodies and minds that we need activity trackers to keep us in check. While some may use them for fitness purposes, there are those that just need a little help figuring out why they’re having trouble sleeping. If you’ve ever wanted to use a tracker for your sleep, then you know how uncomfortable it can be to put something on just before you go to bed.

If you’d rather bypass having to wear something, then you might like the Sense from Hello. This is a Sphere that will work with a little device called the Sleep Pill, which attaches to your pillow. The Pill has a 6-axis accelerometer, gyroscope, and can pick up the tiniest movements throughout the night. The information is sent to Sense through Bluetooth without making you remember to sync or pair it. The Sleep Pill will last for a year, and was made to be almost indestructible, which means you don’t need to worry if you accidentally tossed it in with the wash.

You can use multiple Sleep Pills with one Sense, so those who have more than one person in their bed don’t have to worry about getting skewed readings. The Sense will glow green if your room is optimal for sleeping. The app that goes along with it will tell you if the room is too hot, humid, or bright for restful sleep. When it wakes you up in the morning, it will tell if you’re coming out of sleep early and will wake you up then rather than giving you another 15 minutes to hit an exact time for your alarm and leaving you groggy. The app will give you a sleep score after each night, which will let you know what you need to improve on. It has an option for white or pink noise, for those that need a little background sound to help them sleep. This will cost you $129, and is currently available for pre-order.

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The Death Watch will make sure you keep things in perspective

How the universe as we know it came into existence is a hotly debated topic. One truth that we know for sure, is that we’re all going to die one day. Well, we know our bodies will stop functioning and will slowly return to being part of the Earth. The theories on what happens after that are varied and sometimes insane. However, we know when we’re close to dying that we often stop paying so much attention to the pettier aspects of life, and what really matters comes into focus in a big way. We’ll say things we’ve always wanted to say but didn’t think we could, take more risks, and try to see more of the world.

If you wish you could have that kind of perspective all the time, then why not wear a constant reminder that nothing is permanent? The Death Watch uses your geographic location, age, and some other health and lifestyle questions to calculate your approximate time of death. It counts down everything from years to seconds. Of course, it also tells the local time, otherwise it would be sort of silly and somewhat depressing to wear a death counter watch.

This has a silicone strap, and is available in either black or white. It will cost you around $81 should you be interested in having your ego constantly in check. Some may view this as a bit morbid, but really it’s the best way to make yourself realize that the actions you make in this life should be the ones you would make on your deathbed. Creepy, but awesome.

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Bang & Olufsen introduces BeoVision Avant 85” version

beovision-avantWe humans need to live a balanced lifestyle – whenever there is work, one would also need to play. Of course, some of us take things to one end of the extreme regardless of whether it is work or play, and end up with some rather dire consequences. Well, if you happen to be a huge TV fan, then you would most probably be well versed with the saying that “bigger is better”. Having said that, those who have already purchased a high end TV in the living room might want to avoid reading this lest the green eyed monster gets hold of you. I am referring to the 85” version of the BeoVision Avant, where earlier this year, the 55” model of the BeoVision Avant was released.

This impressive 85” version of the highly acclaimed BeoVision Avant 55″ is a majestic sight no matter how you look at it, setting up the perfect stage for a truly cinematic movie experience whether it is with family or with friends. Heck, it also works great when it comes to the big night games, where your eyes will be treated to extremely clear action alongside an engaging surround sound which will unfold, delivering an enthralling stadium sensation right smack in the middle of your living room.

Bang & Olufsen’s latest ambitious upgrade to the popular format will be able to show off Ultra High-Definition (4K) picture, where the renowned Bang & Olufsen sound will also keep it company in one elegantly designed and beautifully crafted television experience. It is said to be tagged with a “competitive price” for a television of this size and level of innovation, and by that, we are talking about a massive $22,700 price tag.

The physical presence of BeoVision Avant 85″ will be reduced when not in use, thanks to a motorized stand as well as a wall bracket option that enables it to stand out or blend into your interior. Style definitely comes with a price, that is for sure!

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Nikon D750 officially revealed

nikon-d750There has been quite a number of rumors that were circulating around concerning the Nikon D750 DSLR, and we are pleased as punch to take note that the full frame shooter has finally made its way to the mainstream consciousness officially. In fact, if you had set your eyes on the Nikon D810 earlier on but could not afford the monstrous price tag, then you might want to check out the Nikon D750 – it is sort of a D810 Lite, but still packs quite a punch in the process.

The Nikon D750 has an absolutely solid foundation thanks to the presence of a 24-megapixel FX format CMOS sensor, which will be accompanied by an Expeed 4 image processor – which is the very same one which sees action in bodies like that of the Nikon D810. Not only that, it will also be accompanied by a more light-sensitive 51-point autofocus system, while it sports an ISO range which will start from 100 and goes all the way to 12,800. Apart from that Nikon has done its bit to ensure that the D750’s battery life is improved, all the while ensuring that you do not need to end up with a sore shoulder at the end of the day since some carbon fiber trim has been put in place in order to keep its weight down.

Apart from that, the Nikon D750 happens to be the company’s first FX format camera that carries a tilting LCD screen which measures at 3.2” diagonally across, and is also the first in its class to feature built-in WiFi connectivity. And to think that all of that has been crammed into the body without having you end up with something bulky, where it is made possible thanks to the clever internal component placement. The asking price is set at $2,299 for the body only, although there is an upcoming bundle that will feature a 24-120mm f/4 VR lens that will arrive in the middle of next month for a yet undisclosed price.

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