Gadgets

SafeBand is the new wearable that does pretty much everything

  • 14/12/2014 at 13:38 by It's a Gadget Staff
  • Gadgets

SafeBandA lot of wearable technology is hitting the market these days, some more useful than others. But SafeBand doesn’t just want to be a smartwatch, or fitness tracker, or connected to your smartphone. It wants to be everything.

This Kickstarter project is incorporating pretty much all wearables, alongside a couple of features that haven’t been associated with the format. It is an effort to create the ultimate wearable tech, so you don’t have to pick and choose your features.

+Continue Reading

Charge your phone anywhere with Plan V, the keychain mobile charger

Plan V Mobile ChargerA new keychain charger device is hitting Kickstarter, offering a convenient, last-ditch way to charge up your smartphone whenever it goes flat. That includes during emergencies, when you just don’t have access to any alternatives.

On the Kickstarter project page, the creators of this gadget tell the story of what sparked this idea. Co-creators Evan and Luke were traveling through Bogota Columbia as backpackers. After a string of bad luck, they were out on the streets at night, in the unfamiliar area, and unable to find their hostel. Their smartphones were dead, their backup batteries were also dead, and they didn’t know what to do.

+Continue Reading

Turn any smoke alarm into a smart monitoring system with a Roost battery

  • 01/12/2014 at 05:23 by It's a Gadget Staff
  • Gadgets

Roost Smart BatteryThere has been a wash of smart smoke alarms, smart home invasion alarms, robots that are so smart they can sing your kids to sleep while sending you updates on your smart smoke and home invasion alarms, ect. For those who don’t want to spend that much money, but still want a bit of information while away, there is Roost.

A rather simple idea, this Kickstarter project is a single 9-volt style battery that goes into your smoke alarm, and turns it into one of the smart variety.

+Continue Reading

Hush wants to help silence your ears…smartly

Hush Smart EarplugsWe have all seen the many wireless earbuds and headphones that are circulating Kickstarter. But what about earplugs? With Hush, you can now disconnect yourself from the noise around you, the smart way.

These earplugs are a combination of wireless technology, sound cancellation technology, and good old fashioned foam. It molds to the inside of your ear to fit the canal comfortably, while blocking out as much noise as possible. The curved exterior makes it easy to pull them out without digging, and the padding keeps it from pressing harshly into the ear itself.

+Continue Reading

Gizmodo finally gets to the bottom of the Magic Leap mystery

Magic Leap MisteryAfter months of intensive speculation, some information has finally come around about the mysterious company Magic Leap, and exactly what it is they intend to produce. The answer is pretty incredible.

Magic Leap first hit the technology news world when word came of a huge capital raise seemingly out of nowhere. The company was able to secure $542 million in funding, based on a concept no one had any clear ideas about. What were they going to do with that money? Why were investors so interested?

+Continue Reading

Nokia releases new N1 tablet running Android and Z Launcher

  • 19/11/2014 at 15:44 by It's a Gadget Staff
  • Gadgets

Nokia N1 TabletNokia has announced their first tablet following the Microsoft acquisition, the N1. It is an Android based tablet that boasts several features, including the intuitive Z Launcher, giving users a faster way to get to their most used applications.

The N1 is relying pretty heavily on the Z Launcher as its selling point. For those who don’t know, this interface allows users to scribble a letter or two, and it will bring up suggestions for apps. Over time, it will take into account how often you use certain apps to ascertain which are the most popular, and also the time of day you are most likely to use them. The suggestions will be tailored accordingly, to give users quick access to their applications.

+Continue Reading

Intel and Open Ceremony collaborate on MICA, a new kind of wearable technology aimed at fashion

  • 18/11/2014 at 16:52 by It's a Gadget Staff
  • Gadgets

Inte Open Ceremony MicaIntel has announced the end product of an interest collaboration with Open Ceremony, to create a wearable communication device that doubles as a fashion accessory. It is MICA, and it is debuting this week.

If Apple was aimed at people wanting an all-inclusive smartwatch, and FitBit is aimed at people who are obsessed with fitness, MICA is for people obsessed with fashion.

+Continue Reading