We’re all fully aware of the dangers of having liquids around computers and, I suspect, most of us have found out the hard way – but where are you supposed to put your coffee? This awesome Drinklip Cupholder from ThinkGeek neatly solved the problem by creating a cupholder you clip to your desk. It takes cups up to 3.25″ in diameter and retails for a very reasonable $19.99.
Not long after you get back from the Apple store with your new iPad, you realise that the case you bought for your funky tablet is about as much use as a banker in a charity shop. These groovy cases are an ideal second (considered) choice of case. They come complete with a magnetic closure system, an ultra-soft lining that protects and cleans your screen at the same time and are made from the same milled aircraft-grade aluminium as the Macbook Pro. Price starts at a very reasonable $50 for the Palmer cases (leather) or $100 for the Sheffield. Details over at KickStarter.
How cool are these watches? The Ninja Time wristwatches were designed by Andy Kurovets and look awesome. The left eye shows the hours and the right eye shows the minutes, so at 3:45 you get a full cross-eyed cataclysm.
Another week, another to-do app, seems like this particular corner of the app market is one of the most crowded, but that doesn’t mean there’s not room for innovation. Dooo is a smart to-do app that combines a cool interface with a sensible column based format for today’s tasks and other on-going tasks. The best feature though is the ability to record voice to-dos. perfect for those hurried ‘must remember’ moments. It’s out now and costs $0.99.
Wooderoo have produced an awesome wooden case for iPad designed to meet the diverse needs of tablet users. Hand made in Walnut or Cherry, it’s a surprisingly flexible case, able to protect your iPad or double up as a work station (even allowing for Apple keyboards) or movie viewing platform. It retails for €149 or $190USD.
We’ve all been there. An enjoyable meal comes to an end, the last dregs of coffee are knocked back and the waiter brings over the bill. Then begins the haggling – someone didn’t have a starter, someone else drank twice as much as everyone else – and so on and so on. It’s for precisely these moments that Billr has been devised. It’s an iOS app that enables you to enter your group’s details, list the cost of the meals, set any tax levels and then either show everyone what they owe on the phone or send them a text or email. Groovy.
There are some downright awesome GPS based apps out there for cyclists that not only provide you with accurate navigation but in-depth tracking of your progress. The big problem has always been where to put your phone though, because it’s not like you can keep an eye on your speed if your phone’s in your pocket. These bike mounts are available in both iPhone and Android flavours and include full protection for your phone along with a touchscreen membrane that means you can still use your apps.
I‘ve never been much of a wine drinker, but I do love a good cup of coffee. And while I don’t go to the effort of roasting my own beans, I do take some care to enjoy a good blend brewed properly. The vacuum brewing method apparently retains all the oils that are lost with other techniques, however you will have to wait for between 5 and 11 minutes depending on the amount of water you use. The Pebo is yours for $80USD.
The speed with which technology progresses never ceases to amaze me – even more so the convergence of that technology, where one kind of tech crosses over into another. And that’s precisely what TriggerTrap is about – it leverages the power of your iPhone to bring innovative new forms of photography to the table. Even better it’s very modestly priced at about $20 for the cable/dongle for the iPhone and $10 for the accompanying iOS app.
Amongst the features that TriggerTrap makes possible are timelapses (including both eased and HDR timelapses), sound activated exposures, shock and vibration exposure, metal and magnetism proximity sensors, facial recognition and motion detection. It also includes a cable release mode for standard long exposure shots and a star trail mode to make those trendy night-sky photos that are all the rage now.
Well, I can’t see this one lasting very long at all, so enjoy it while it lasts. TV Premium is an app that broadcasts pretty much every single UK (and many US) TV channels live and in the clear to your iPhone or iPad. It costs one dollar and there is no subscription fee or further ‘in app’ purchase required. Even more amazingly, it actually works. So if you’re a UK expat missing your TV shows from the old country or just someone who fancies watching the quality output the BBC produces, then get all over it while you can. Let the countdown until removal for copyright infringement or until over-subscription causes the video feeds to become unwatchable, begin …
… and it’s gone and the feeds have stopped functioning in the app. Ah well, you know how it goes, if it sounds too good to be true …
The health and fitness section of the App Store is one of the busiest areas of the shop, featuring thousands of apps that promise to get you healthier and fitter. It’s also fair to say that the health and fitness section of the App Store has the widest range in quality of those apps outside the wretched ‘Entertainment’ section. With so many fitness apps vying for your dollar-spend and with so much blatant copying going on, it’s difficult to separate the good from the bad, the flab from the fit and the snake oil from the Omega 3.
In this feature we’re looking at a total fitness suite, a selection of apps that will cover your entire fitness regime, from exercise tracking to health monitoring and food consumption. With summer on its way in the northern hemisphere, why not spend a couple of bucks, bust out those trainers and get trim for the warm season.
When will the media companies get the message? Their insane crusade against ‘copyright theft’ is getting them nowhere, it simply alienates the self same public that they’re trying to market to. In the latest setback for the American film and TV studios and the American government who feel that they can set the legislation of any country, not just their own, the Australian High Court has tossed a case brought against large independent ISP, iiNet. Full story over at Delimiter.
We ran a little competition in conjunction with UnoTelly, the company behind the region-unblocking service UnoDNS. The five prizes on offer were 25% discount vouchers off subscriptions to the service. We are happy to announce the five winners as Suzie from Sydney/Australia, Charlie in Brisbane/Australia, Katrina in Rose Bay/Australia, Courtney in Canada and Tony in Canada.
Congratulations to our five contest winners – you’ll all be receiving an email shortly advising you of the result and your voucher code.
HydraCoach; calculates your need for hydration (don't know if I need this but it's a nifty gadget).
This is a hybrid bike with not only exceptional performance but stunning aesthetics as well. The motor power and battery capacity is well over the industry standard and a truly futuristic look will sure attract some eyeballs around you. The Terminus is the ultimate trail-machine for the ones who appreciate the best availa
Camalien LED concept watch changes its colors depending on your surroundings - Designers Peter and Sam have come up with a concept watch they’ve dubbed the Camalien. It’s an LED watch with a sleek design that also comes with a camera built into it that will record your surroundings and will change the watch’s color accordingly. | #Design #Watches |