Those of us with busy schedules tend to be a little impatient sometimes. With so many tasks to accomplish before the day’s end, we tend to prefer results happening right now. Unfortunately, there are things that (safely) can’t be rushed: traffic, pumping gas, drip coffee, and so forth. Charging mobile devices is also on that list, but that can be changed with a new tool by PLX Devices.
When it comes to every day carry (EDC), what one has on his/her person speaks volumes. Each piece serves a specific function, be it utility, convenience, or simply a reflection of likes or personality. This is especially so when it comes to key ring tools. Multi-tools are also a hot EDC commodity and frequently subjected to in-depth discussions. Do more, carry less, right?
If you’re not entirely clear on what a spectrometer is, I won’t bore you with details here. No need to detract from the awesomeness that is SCiO. How, exactly, is this product awesome? Well, the team behind SCiO have essentially put the power of a sizeable piece of lab equipment right into your pocket.
When it comes to wearable tech, I think there’s been too much focus on the wrist and not enough on the fingers. Luckily, we’ve seen a few of these projects succeed funding: the NFC ring, Ring, and Fin. These devices allow users to control their gadgets via gestures. There’s a new contender for finger fun, but this one appears to take control one step further.
I had to read it twice to believe it too. Normal news about external battery packs typically involve bigger, smaller, or possibly some new brand entering the market. But to equip a compact, portable, external battery pack with the ability to jump start a standard 4- or 6-cylinder vehicle? Mind is blown.
Although wrist-mounted tech and activity monitors haven’t been around that long, they’re already wearing out their welcome. A person has only so much wrist real-estate. After you put on your watch, cuff bracelet, awareness bracelets, kabbalah string, slap bracelets, paracord/survival bracelet, and some of those silly bandz to make your kids happy, another object just runs the risk of making you look like an out of control candy raver.
Each week, we bring news about the latest industry shakeups and articles about upcoming gadgets. Ultimately, in the grand scheme of things, it’s all first-world chit-chat. As audiophiles flock to Neil Young’s Pono Player, speculators discuss the latest smartphone rumors, and consumers research their next purchase, there are those in the world struggling with energy poverty.
When it comes to external battery packs, there tends to be a conundrum of capacity versus bulk. That is, unless you don’t mind carrying around bricks all day. Even so, most of the best batteries share similar shapes: a flask, over-sized deck of cards, or half a can of spam. No matter the flavor, they more »
I’m always checking out the latest crowd-funded projects for things that are new and neat. When I came across the LithiumCard project, I instantly knew it was going to be a winner. How could it not? The thing is gorgeous!
Manufacturers of external battery packs are a dime a dozen these days. But that still doesn’t stop any of them from pushing onward with better and more innovative devices. It’s how progress goes, right?
Whether it’s camping or cavorting around your backyard in the dark that you enjoy, proper illumination is always desired. Headlamps are useful for keeping hands free, although lanterns typically provide a wider flood of light. Flashlights are compact and powerful, but better at cutting through the darkness than brightening up an area. As much as I love great lights, I also like keeping my gear to a functional minimum.
Many portable wireless speakers try to be a number of different things these days: alarm clock, battery bank, or a piece of furniture, to name a few. But flashlight? Sounds crazy, right? But maybe not. Pyle Audio has just introduced a multi-function speaker that includes a built-in LED flashlight.