Sometimes a 27″ display isn’t enough. Sometime a 27″ display in combination with your 15″ laptop screen isn’t enough. That’s why Twelve South, the folks that brought you Plugbug!, MagicWand, and BackPack, came up with HoverBar ($80).
HoverBar allows you to float your iPad around your display, using a flexible arm that attaches to your monitor’s base.
Yet another product from Twelve South that I
want need to have.
You can buy it at Twelve South.
If you know me, you know that lately I have a bit of a photography bug. I’m far from be a pro, but the last thing I want to do is to go to some event and miss the perfect shot. At the same time, I’d hate to spend the night walking around with the camera hanging from my neck or using one of those bulky camera bags.
That’s why I decided to purchase the Lowepro Fastpack 100 ($55), a very compact backpack that can fit your camera and 2 or 3 lenses (it depends on the lenses and which you leave mounted on the camera). The Fastpack 100 has two main storage compartments – a boxy, padded camera compartment at its base, and a sloping personal effects one above it. My favorite feature is definitely the side access to the camera, which allows me to take the camera out without fully removing the backpack from my shoulders.
You can buy it on Amazon.
A little daunting the idea of typing on the emptiness of their desk, but the Bluetooth Virtual Keyboard Hammacher Schlemer ($199) work through this ’holographic’ principle.
If you do not mind the idea of having an aspect a little ’surreal, this keyboard is an imagegenerated by a laser on any flat surface. Through it all you iPhone, iPad or Android will enjoywriting about full-size keys, even if a little ’too light… to crush. It is worse than a touch screen keyboard, in the end.
According to the producers the keyboard recognizes the “pressure” by an infrared optical sensor, projected horizontally to a few millimeters from the surface. Since when flying keyboardfingers should not be ”obscured” by this beam at each other, everything works pretty well. The company boasts a 100% accuracy.
The speed is not bad, given that the keyboard is able to follow 400 characters per minute.Certainly when it comes to keyboards, size does matter, even beyond the absence of physical sensation of touch.
The future is here.
You can buy it at Hammacher Schlemmer Store
The XD Design solar window charger (49€) is a wonderful environmentally-friendly product. It charges your devices using only solar energy. This beautifully designed charger can be attached to the window with ease and comes with a USB power cable.
Minimal & useful.
You can learn more at XD Design
The Fuuvi “Bee” 8mm Digital Camera ($79.99) is a fun and simple retro-styled digital camera. It takes inspiration from vintage Super 8 cameras, and provides a more retro feel to your footage without the need for any smartphones or filtering applications.
Featuring a 1.3 million pixel CMOS lens, the camera captures “retro” videos in 640 x 480 resolution or stills at 1280 x 960. It records on a microSD and can shoot a continuous 100-minute clip.
You can buy it at Audiocubes
This stand for iPad is so beautiful that it looks like Apple themselves designed it. Thanks to strong neodymium magnets and Magnus’ ($50) very low profile, your iPad will almost appear to be defying gravity. Magnus is first machine-crafted from pure aluminum and then hand-finished using the latest manufacturing techniques.
You can buy it at Ten One Design.
Men’s (and women’s) desire to flight goes back thousands of years (remember Icarus?). While you may have not the time to get a real pilot license, you can finally scratch your flying hitch with the Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 ($300). Sure, it’s not the same thing, but thanks to the incorporated HD camera you’ll be able to see through the AR.Drove “eye” while piloting the device from your iPhone.
You can learn more at Parrot.com
For lovers of ”Form beyond function” here we have SPEAK-ER ($ 99), small speakers with an awesome iconic shape.
These speakers offer a clear and precise sound through a combination of sophisticated electronics and a perfectly tuned bass reflex, and although they aren’t very large, each has enough power to fill a room with a thick sound and robust.
Each set comes with left and right speaker for stereo sound quality.
You can buy it at THE.
Ladies and gentlemen, let me introduce you the last iPad stylus you’ll ever use: the Cosmonaut ($25). I just received mine yesterday, and so far it has been working perfectly.
The marker-like shape is very comfortable, and it perfectly embraces the level of precision allowed by the touch screen. It looks like a marker, and it behaves like a marker. That’s why it works so well.
You can buy it at Studio Neat.
Feeling lazy today? Tired of having to walk everywhere? Do you wish you had a Segway but you don’t really have a place to store it? Well, today is your lucky day.
On Kickstarter you’ll be able to pre-order one of the first 100 pairs of spnKiX ($500), the world’s first pair motorized shoes. These battery-powered shoes can do 2-3 miles on a single charge–it takes about 2 hours for a full charge–and are controlled via a small wireless remote.
Move over kid-wearing-nonmotorized-wheel-shoes!
More info on Kickstart.