Smart watches are the way of the future, and the design studio Blue Sky have come up with the touchscreen I’m Watch, that syncs with your smartphone via Bluetooth. It works with iPhones and Android devices.
The never ending progress of technology has revolutionized many industries. It empowers individuals both in work and in play, giving us tools for productivity, production and distribution that were previously only at the disposal of institutions with considerable resources.
This nifty new portable speaker from Nokia was launched along with their N9 smartphone, and the Nokia Play 360° can start play immediately once it’s ‘bumped’ by NFC-enabled devices (Near Field Communications). It also works with Bluetooth and the name comes from its 360-degree omni-directional sound.
If you find it easy to sleep through – or turn off, or destroy – one alarm clock, designer Jongwoo Choi’s concept is just right for you. And by right, I mean unmercifully wrong. Jongwoo’s Cicadidae Clock has several Bluetooth dongles that can turn any device with a 3.5mm audio jack into an alarm, so when that preset time arrives you’ll have to hunt down all of the dongles to get your sanity back.
Logitech recently unveiled a bunch of peripherals for iPads. Now that company is not to be confused with Logitec Japan, the company that makes these Bluetooth speakers designed for smartphones everywhere. Since they are “universal”, they’ll work with anything that’s Bluetooth-enabled, making them useful in a variety of situations.
The iPad 2 is quickly becoming the go-to tablet for a lot of people. While other manufacturers are struggling to come up with viable competing devices, Apple is laughing all the way to the bank. That being said, if you are trying to use your iPad 2 as a computer, you’ll most definitely need a keyboard of some sort.
These beautiful Sensai speakers include lights so that they can serve as lamps as well as wireless speakers. There are a few different variations, including a suspension lamp, floor lamp, table lamp, and wall sconce.
It’s been almost a year since we featured the Eagle Eye, a commercially-available USB adapter for the PS3 that lets users use both a keyboard and a mouse with the console. Here’s a more-or-less free alternative from hacker Matlo, who is working on a program that tricks a PS3 into thinking that your PC is a Sixaxis controller, letting you use mice, keyboards and other PC peripherals to play games on the PS3.
YouTube member richdegenhardt hacked an SNES controller so it can be used as a Bluetooth controller for any Android device, making it much easier to enter the Konami code on his Android phone. Rich can even remap the buttons to stand for any key on an Android keyboard, so it’ll work not just with NES or SNES games but also with the latest ones.
If you’re as slow and error-prone as I am with touchscreen typing on your iPhone, this new gadget might be just the thing. While the NUU MiniKey certainly isn’t the first add-on keyboard for the iPhone, it does look nicer than other entries into the category, and has a couple of nice bonus features.
While it may look easy to type on a touch-screen, it’s really anything but that. Most likely, you’ll end up typing faster using a device with some kind of tactile response. That’s where the iTablet Thumb Keyboard comes in.
A few years ago we featured a couple of rear-view mirrors that doubled as monitors and supported Bluetooth integration for hands-free calling. It seems as if not enough morons have died on the road, because the distraction-packed rear-view mirror is back, packed with more distraction than ever before.
I am not a huge fan of Bluetooth headsets because I think wearing them outside of a car when you must have both hands free makes you look like a massive douche. If you are just walking in the mall wearing one, talking into thin-air, I think you deserve a kick in the scrotum.
The new Casio G-SHOCK watch will come with Bluetooth connectivity so that it can adjust time all over the world by connecting with your smartphone to constantly keep its time in sync, including timezone changes. That’s kind of interesting because you won’t have to set your watch back or forth anymore.
NEC has invented a pair of wristbands that lets you control a device just by clapping or tapping specific spots on your arms. Called the ArmKeypad, the wristbands detect the movements with their built-in accelerometers. NEC thinks it will be useful to people who like to listen to music while they run or jog, I think it could be a simple alternative to the TV remote control.
Here’s an adorably childish hack from Rachel, the Lead Java Developer at Instructables. She stuffed the guts of a Bluetooth headset into a glove in such a way that she could actually talk on the phone by making that gesture we usually make when pretending to talk on the phone: