For coffee lovers out there, you know that just the smell of coffee brewing or beans roasting is almost as good as drinking the drink itself. This is why back in 2014, designer Joshua Renouf decided to create a device he called the Barisieur, which is basically an alarm clock that will begin brewing coffee to help get you ready for your day when you wake up.
Given the competitive nature of sports, it is natural that athletes are always trying to look for (legal) advantages that would give them the edge over another athlete. Now if you are particularly competitive and you enjoy cycling, you might be interested in these pair of smart glasses called the Solos.
Looking to take a photo or a video with your smartphone but you need a stable surface? Sure, you could always prop your phone up, but sometimes it’s not exactly convenient or practical, plus propping it straight up can also sometimes be a bit tricky. Carrying a tripod doesn’t make sense either as it would be too bulky, or will it?
Earlier this year we reported on a mechanical keyboard called the Wooting One. Mechanical keyboards are a dime a dozen but what makes the Wooting One so special is that it is an analog mechanical keyboard, and will come with features that will separate itself from the other keyboards out there. The good news is that it is now on Kickstarter seeking funding.
Have we as a society come to the point where we need hi-tech solutions just to motivate us to do tasks that are essential to our survival, like drinking water? We have seen various smart water bottles in the past, but it looks like the latest comes in the form of the Gululu which is meant to appeal to kids and encourage them to stay hydrated.
Now here is a Kickstarter project that you might be interested in checking out – the Holo Cardboard. What makes the Holo Cardboard so special from the rest of the other items that are already in the market? For starters, the Holo Cardboard happens to be a combination of high-density cardboard as well as transparent three-side plastic pyramid, which in turn houses your smartphone.
We reported yesterday that Pebble was counting down to an announcement due today and it was expected that the company would unveil new devices, which is what it has done. Pebble has announced the Pebble 2, Pebble Time 2 and Pebble Core wearable devices today. Like its previous products, they are being launched through a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter as well.
Our smartphones are amazing tools and can be used for all kinds of things. But what if you needed a microscope in a pinch, could your smartphone do it? We suppose macro will only get you so far, but now thanks to these stick-on lenses called BLIPS, they will turn your smartphone into a microscope for a small price.
Some of us want a smartwatch so that we can receive notifications on our wrists, reply messages and emails, and track our health like our heart rate. However some of us want wearables to show where they’ve been, or to show how far they’ve run and where they’ve run, and in these instances, a wearable with built-in GPS is necessary.
These days there seems to be an abundance in devices that wants to turn your surface into more than just a surface. While a table might be good for books, computers, plates, and etc., we have noticed that there are efforts to make surfaces “smarter”, like turning it into a touchscreen, or turning it into a keyboard.
Gone are the simpler days when one could leave their bike out and not have it stolen. In fact these days thieves are becoming more desperate to the point where hi-tech bike locks have to be invented in order to ensure our mode of transport isn’t stolen and ridden off in the middle of the night.
Have you ever been diving? If you have, you know that putting on your diving fins can be a huge pain simply because they are so incredibly difficult to put on. They also make it incredibly difficult to walk around which is not fun when you have a heavy oxygen tank and all your gear strapped to your back.
Being aware of your health means that you can actively take part in activities that you know will benefit you. For example if you notice that everytime you eat or drink a dairy product and it sends you rushing to the bathroom, then a good idea would be to stop eating that food group, or maybe avoid that particular food and if you’re similarly affected by other dairy products.
If you’re looking to get your kids into programming at a young age to dispel the notion that such endeavors are only for “nerds”, there are plenty of ways to go about that. There are online courses, camps, and apps, all of which are designed to help get children into programming in a fun way.