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.
The Blackfire Clamplight LED Lantern reminds me of a work/trouble light with a camping lantern’s influence. I think it’s the handle shape and how the Clamplight looks when hanging upside-down. This light looks and feels well-built and rugged. The water-resistant, matte black exterior is smooth, but not slick to hold.
The changing of the guard, as night trades places with day, is a beautiful thing to behold. Most of us don’t get to enjoy the luxury of sunlight creeping in rooms to gently rouse sleeping bodies. Nope. Instead, people choose to be sonically attacked by an alarm during the depths of slumber.
If you’re a professional with a great career, you likely understand that appearances do count. If not for those you work or interact with, at least for your own self and image. I, for one, fully believe that people make judgments based on how we look and what we accessorize with. Everything from choice of clothes down to the devices we carry can speak volumes about who we are (or want to be). Like it or not, impressions count.
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.
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.
Digital technology has removed prerequisites and we all get to call ourselves geniuses – even if we’re petulant kids with zero life experience. So I get it: Modern technology is the absolute best. You were right all along, Millennials.
Want to ride in an awkward position on a bike seat for a couple hours? Airbus has your (aching) back with its patent-pending “saddle seat” technology. And oh, is it teh awesome.
I don’t know about you, but when I’m checking out at a grocery store using a self-serve machine, all I’m really thinking is, “Why can’t I do this with beer?!” Or I’m thinking “Are these Fuji apples or Granny Smith?! I don’t want to lie!” My life is hard. Well it turns out my dream of one day being able to serve myself a cold beer at sporting events is becoming a reality. Maybe it’s just me, but having to simultaneously order my pretzel and beer at the same time to avoid waiting in multiple lines is really cutting down on my game-watching time. And by that I mean my multiple attempts to get on the jumbotron. I’ll dance all night if I have to, Phillies!
Want to know what has been and continues to be a hot item? Wallets. Search around on Kickstarter, past and present, and you’ll find an abundance of successful projects made of metal, leather, plastic, or cloth. The unifying aspect of most of these wallets is the slim design, intended to reduce bulk. People are totally into it – no one should have a hamburger of a leather wallet in the seat of their pants.
Companion devices are gaining popularity as more options become available for consumers. What’s a companion device? It could be a ring, watch, or bracelet that provides notifications or interaction with a connected mobile device. With the way smartphones are gradually getting larger, it can be convenient to know what’s going on without having to pull your smartphone out each time.
So if you disagree, take it up with kGoal, a very popular Kickstarter campaign And yes, if you pronounced “kGoal” correctly, it should result in a “wait a minute” moment. Like the name suggests, the kGoal is a device meant to incentivize women to do their Kegel exercises. And although the idea of working out that particular part of the body might seem ridiculous, it’s actually important to strengthen your pelvic floor muscles, especially if you’re planning on giving birth in the near future.