For women, the Everpurse may be the only advantage for not carrying a phone in their pockets. So until there’s a charging pocket that can outdo this purse, you’ll have an easy way to keep your phone running simply by putting it away. The purse ranges in prices from $189 for simple fabric ones or texture leather for $329. Orders over $300 comes with a free plastic case. For men, I suggest carrying extra power source or a charging case.
If your pet is not camera shy and is particularly talkative, you might want to consider this frivolous webcam set-up for your paw friends. Unlike other webcams, it’s made for animals.
Unfortunately, it does not take your pet out for walks or change their litter box. It does, however, let you dispense little treats, so if you want to talk to your pet from the office, you can train them to sit, fetch the mail, or just bark at the screen for a little snack.
If you’re using the popular iPad app, Paper, for drawing and notes, you’ll want to check out this new accessory from the same company: a wooden pencil stylus with a working eraser. Its beautifully designed with a drawing hand in mind – the app recognizes the pencil and allows your palm to rest on the iPad without interference. Unfortunately, this palm rejection feature only works with the Paper app for iPad.
Queue the Cyborg Revolution, scientists are using mutated viruses to create a better lithium air battery. Straight from MIT, the battery redesign is the first of its kind – a cathode with improved capacity and life cycle using bioengineered viruses. It’s actually less scary than it sounds.
With this giant ear-shaped, silicone case for your iPhone, you’ll look like a great listener, or just really quirky. It’s perfect for an amusing call to Dumbo or those studying otolaryngology. Unfortunately, you have to remove the ears to take a photo, because ears are for listening not seeing! Seriously though, is there not a camera hole in that ear case?
Google unveiled the new music features Tuesday along with earbuds that come in five colors. A Glass wearer can simply issue a few verbal commands to call up music through Google Play. It also allows for a Shazam like experience where you can ask Google to identify a song that is playing within earshot.
(Check out the Google video below with DJ Young Guru to see the latest Glass feature.)
Ask most ordinary smartphone users and they will tell you the one thing that is plaguing Google Glass is the dork factor. Appearances, for that price, is nearly everything which is why we should take a closer look at smart jewelry through the lens of design. Pun intended.
Halloween costumes can be a tricky affair for cold-bloods like me. Unless I am dressing up as a polar bear, a Yeti, or Jabba the Hutt, I always have to cover my great costumes with a jacket and plenty of scarves, indoors or out. I wished I had this Wristify accessory to help me out. It’s an electronic device that can keep me feeling thermally comfortable, no matter how hot or cold I am.
The thermoelectic bracelet was invented by engineering students at MIT – most likely after being too hot or too cold in their Halloween costume. The bracelet sends thermal pulses to the wrist to help maintain personal comfort for your body. It’s also useful when you’re not in costumes. Read more
Camping is a great way to get away from technology, but if you absolutely must have a smartphone, this Powerpot’s for you. It allows you to make your food and charge your phone at the same time. There’s no need for sun or solar power here – just a good heat source and you’ll be snapping photos and Tweeting in no time.
This wooden trackpad from Orée brings the woods to you – literally. Each trackpad is made from a maple or walnut slab with a hollow center where circuits enable the wooden form to sense your touch and turn it into computing magic. You can also use it as a numerical keypad with a simple gesture.
The pad is designed to be a companion accessory with the wooden keyboard – which can be customized into a choice of fonts and language. You can also opt to leave out key engravings. Read more