To most people, myself included, a USB cable is little more than a mandatory accessory used to power and sync our gadgets. It’s there when you need it, but gets pushed or tucked away once it’s done the job. Few people like having desk clutter, especially when the objects are so mundane.
Kevo has been out for over a year, and thousands of users everywhere have been able to enjoy keyless entry. Why fish around for a key to unlock your front door when your mere presence can do the same? Technically, it’s a Bluetooth-enabled mobile device, but lets consider it one and the same. With this kind of success and innovation, it’s a wonder why more Bluetooth locks haven’t hit the scene. No more awkward fumbling.
External battery packs. Ubiquitous, right? Right. Mobile demands outstrip what devices can provide, and external batteries free us from the tether of a wall socket. The demand is still high among consumers, so manufacturer’s are continually pushing the boundaries of what they can make out of an external battery pack. Incipio is one company that likes to try and get firsties on cutting edge stuff.
The Ventev powercase 1500 features an easy-to-assemble design and a battery capacity of 1500mAh. Imagine all the in-flight possibilities! And you can play as many hours of Temple Run has your fingers can handle.
I’ve had my eye on V-Moda for a while. Not only have they received some recent awards, but the trend of melding fashion with wearable tech puts a bullseye right on the company. The thing is, V-Moda hasn’t been doing anything different since their humble beginnings. People have finally caught on to the notion that tech should look as good as it performs.
Although I’m not an Apple user, I greatly admire the thought and design that go into Apple’s best products. They look good, what can I say? While many accessories out there complement and flow with Apple’s svelte designs, some do it with jaw-dropping effect. One of the most recent examples of mobile brilliance comes from Nomad with their NomadPlus battery upgrade for Apple wall chargers.
Although technological advances have been marching us toward environments of wireless-everything, cables are still a reality. Even if you don’t mind how they coil about and criss-cross everywhere, wires still require management. Unless you really, truly don’t care. But the rest of us prefer to have a little organization and tidiness.
When wearable tech is a topic of discussion, it usually covers such things as smartwatches, Google Glass, fitness trackers, and such. Those devices are more common and of a wider variety, of course. When it comes to gadgets and wearables, it’s easy to overlook that everyday bag or backpack. The bag that carries all your stuff says as much about you as any other type of fashion accessory.
If you’ve ever tried running or working out with a set of cabled headphones, you likely know the feeling of inconvenience they present. If the cords aren’t getting in the way somehow, they’re banging around and generating line noise. When you’re done, they need to get wrapped up without tangling. Depending on the workout intensity, you might need to wipe sweat and/or grime off too.
No matter how great your voice-recognition or finger-swiping app is for text input, it doesn’t quite match the feel and appeal of a keyboard. Words and corrections fly faster with fingers than any other way. And how can you not love the gentle flurry of clicks as you tweet or update a Facebook status?
Slim and/or minimalist wallets are all the rage right now. Why? It’s because, deep down, many people love and appreciate doing more with less. The same concept applies to our mobile devices and digital payment methods. Although the adoption and availability hasn’t been as fast as some would like, there are more merchants now than ever to accept purchases via digital wallets.
I hate our living room couch. Despite the fact it looks like plush moss, its comfort is ill-fit for any upright vertebrate that wants to avoid long-term back problems. But, of course, it’s the default sitting location for the primary household television. As such, I also hate our living room TV.