You can never have too many tools on you. But since we don’t have unlimited pockets, we can’t carry them all. Plus tools are heavy. That’s why multi-tools are so awesome. They let you carry an assortment of tools in a small space.
Most of my fashion choices revolve around buying things that don’t require ironing. I can’t say that I have ever folded a shirt before, I hang them or cram them in a drawer and then use copious amounts of wrinkle spray and the dryer to get them sort of wrinkle free.
For people obsessed with their skin, there are special video cameras that can give you a good look at your blemishes. Prophix is a toothbrush that does the same thing, but with the inside of your mouth.
Almost 10 years ago, Dan Goldwater of MonkeyLectric made one headlamp to rule them all. Go figure that Instructables just shared it in their newsletter this week. Guess it’s just that cool.
He even put it to test by using it in the Gold Rush 24-hour Adventure endurance race in California’s Sierra Nevada mountains.
Let’s say that you’re on vacation at the beach. You have to leave your valuables somewhere safe. But where? You are far from home and you can’t really trust anyone or anyplace. Just take your valuables with you with the Safego.
If this security camera looks familiar to you, that’s because it’s designed to look like a Minion version of the Sith Lord. It was designed by Hyeonseok Kim, a Korean design student, and it looks pretty cool.
It’s only a concept design, but apparently you’re supposed to be able link several of these together and place them throughout your home, but you just know that isn’t going to end well.
Growing up, my brother was a nervous sort and you could freak him out easily with just about any toy that moved on its own. I’m pretty sure it had to do with the flick Child’s Play that we stayed up and watched late one night or maybe Maximum Overdrive, where everything wanted to kill you.
Segway has a new personal transport vehicle that Paul Blart wouldn’t be able to use. The vehicle is called the Ninebot by Segway miniPro and it has a maximum weight capacity of 185 pounds. If you meet that weight capacity, it will haul you about 14 miles per charge at a max speed of 10 mph.
To celebrate the third anniversary of the video game Injustice: Gods Among Us, Samsung and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment have teamed up to release a limited edition Batphone for your utility belt.
The Galaxy S7 Edge Injustice Edition is a sleek, black version of Samsung’s Android phone, with gold detailing and the very necessary bat symbol on the back.
Earphones are becoming smarter and smarter, but most of them incorporate fitness or communication options. SenCbuds on the other hand promise a simple but still practical feature. They automatically pause the audio when you take them off, then resume playing if you put them back on.
SenCbuds appear to use proximity sensors to detect if you took them off.
Back in February, we heard about the Wooting One, a mechanical keyboard that can take analog input like the buttons on modern gamepads. Wooting recently launched the keyboard on Kickstarter, and it’s revealed that all of the peripheral’s keys will be analog, as well as a general idea of how they’re able to pull that off.
The secret behind the Wooting One actually lies in a new type of keyboard switch developed by Adomax, which are called Flaretech optical mechanical switches.
Earlier this year, we checked out the ScopeAround, a set of affordable scientific cameras that stream video to smartphones. But if you’re looking for something even simpler and cheaper, check out SmartMicroOptics’ Blips, a pair of macro and micro lenses that you stick over your mobile device’s camera.
Blips lenses are mounted on films that adhere electrostatically to your mobile device.
Last year, Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) team unveiled Project Jacquard, which aims to make interactive clothing using conductive yarn and miniature electronics. At this year’s Google I/O developer conference, the company announced that it’s working with Levi’s to release the first consumer product based on Project Jacquard.
The Commuter Jacquard Trucker Jacket – actually it’s “Levi’s® Commuter™ x Jacquard by Google Trucker Jacket”, but try asking for that at a store – has a touch-sensitive cuff partially made of the aforementioned conductive yarn.
A few years ago, we featured Vocre, a mobile app that translates speech from one language to another using your mobile device as a display, a microphone and a speaker. A new company called Waverly Labs claims it’s working on a more elegant solution that uses wireless earphones.
Waverly Labs’ Pilot earphones still need a mobile device and an app to function, but at least you don’t have to hold up your phone between you and your buddy.
Ugh. Taking selfies is so much work. If only there was a selfie stick that would do all of the work for you, while you make your duck face. Well apparently there is. The UnREAL Selfie Stick is the selfie stick to end all selfie sticks.
This ultimate selfie assistant has an automatically extending arm, fans that will create a breeze so that your hair can flutter in the wind, even lights.
It isn’t a real product yet, thank God.
James Young, a man from the UK was in a freak accident with a train a few years back that led to him losing his left arm and leg. James was an avid video game player and he happened on an ad from game firm Konami looking for an amputee to try out a slick new prosthetic arm.