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Tag: Bluetooth

R2-Q5 Virtual Keyboard: The Empire Strikes Backspace

R2-Q5 Virtual Keyboard: The Empire Strikes Backspace
Assuming the mantle of the Sith, Japanese toy maker imp. recently unveiled an R2-Q5 version of its R2-D2 virtual keyboard. Except for its colors and its limited run of 500 units, it works exactly the same as Artoo – it’s a Bluetooth 3.0 infrared keyboard that makes astromech sounds when it’s turned on and off as well as while you’re typing.

Orphe Light-up Motion Controller Shoes: Flashy Footwear

Orphe Light-up Motion Controller Shoes: Flashy Footwear
Japanese company No New Folk are working on Orphe, a pair of shoes for performers. Each shoe has 100 individually controlled LEDs, an ARM Cortex microprocessor, a Bluetooth chip and a motion sensor that can be used to control another device with the wearer’s movements.

Microsoft Universal Foldable Keyboard: Who Bent My Keyboard?

Microsoft Universal Foldable Keyboard: Who Bent My Keyboard?
As much as we love our gadgets, we have about a million of them, so space saving gadgets are really important. It helps us to carry more with us and be able to use more on the go.

Brando Coffee Cup Bluetooth Speaker: A Prank for the World’s Best Dad

Brando Coffee Cup Bluetooth Speaker: A Prank for the World’s Best Dad
When my boss sent the link to Brando’s Bluetooth speaker I thought it was going to be a coffee cup that doubled as a speaker. I’ve clearly been out of touch with this wacky company. Because of course this is their take on a coffee cup speaker.

Selfie Remote Is Just What It Sounds Like

Selfie Remote Is Just What It Sounds Like
It’s official. We have become so lazy that we even need a remote to take selfies. I guess the selfie stick didn’t make things easy enough for those who like to take duck-lipped selfies. I guess you could always ask others to take your photo if you are lazy and want a better looking image, but that may lead to your handset being stolen.

Mad Catz S.U.R.F.R Android Gamepad & Keyboard: Full Stop on the Naming Scheme Guys

Mad Catz S.U.R.F.R Android Gamepad & Keyboard: Full Stop on the Naming Scheme Guys
Now that Android is in everything from smartphones to cars, its users can enjoy their games and other apps in more places than ever before. But if Mad Catz is to be believed, you’ll only need one controller for all of your Android devices.

Doctor Who TARDIS & Dalek Bluetooth Speakers: EXHILARATE!

Doctor Who TARDIS & Dalek Bluetooth Speakers: EXHILARATE!
Be louder on the outside with Massive Audio’s officially licensed Doctor Who portable Bluetooth speakers. There’s the TARDIS, the Assault Dalek and the cleverest Dalek ever, Dalek Sec. The TARDIS is about 9″ tall while the loony aliens are about 8″ tall.

Mesh Bluetooth Electronics Kit with Drag & Drop Programming: Pair, Swipe, Make

Mesh Bluetooth Electronics Kit with Drag & Drop Programming: Pair, Swipe, Make
Last year we learned about SAM, a newbie-friendly electronics kit that used Bluetooth instead of solder or wires to connect its modules. Mesh is a lot like SAM, only with an even less intimidating presentation. Like SAM, Mesh modules or “tags” use Bluetooth to communicate with each other and with the programming interface.

Xyze Takes & Saves Body Measurements for Online Shopping: Extra Large Convenience

Xyze Takes & Saves Body Measurements for Online Shopping: Extra Large Convenience
Clothing stores online usually have sizing guides for their products, but those guides assume that the customer knows his size. A company called Xyze is working on a way to ensure you get the right clothing size when buying online.

Vikaura Wireless E-ink Display: What’s Black & White & Bluetooth All Over?

Vikaura Wireless E-ink Display: What’s Black & White & Bluetooth All Over?
The Vikaura is the polar opposite of the huge and expensive digital picture frames that have come up in the past couple of years. It’s simply a small E-ink display that receives messages or images from your mobile device via Bluetooth.

Geek Makes 3D-Printed Bluetooth “Smart Ring”

Geek Makes 3D-Printed Bluetooth “Smart Ring”
There are lots of Bluetooth wearables on the market today that are designed to interface with your smartphone. Most of them are bracelets or watches these days. One geek has created his own wearable device using a 3D printer and some maker skills.

Stethee Bluetooth Digital Stethoscope Lets You Hear, See and Feel Heartbeats

Stethee Bluetooth Digital Stethoscope Lets You Hear, See and Feel Heartbeats
This year saw the explosion of wearable fitness devices, with many of them able to detect and track your pulse alongside their other capabilities. So why would you get a device that can do only that?

Carbon Flyer Video Drone is Cool and Cheap

Carbon Flyer Video Drone is Cool and Cheap
There are a bunch of drones on the market today that have video cameras inside them. The thing most of those drones have in common is a high purchase price. A new drone is on Indiegogo right now and it is surprisingly cheap for a video drone – and it’s made out of a very cool material.

OnBeep Onyx: Star Trek-Like Communicator Badges

OnBeep Onyx: Star Trek-Like Communicator Badges
As a geek I have always wanted my own communicator badges like the ones worn by characters in Star Trek – something that actually works and isn’t just decorative. Well, a company called OnBeep has a product called Onyx that could fit the bill.

SAM Electronics Kit Replaces Solder with Bluetooth: Hack in Pieces

SAM Electronics Kit Replaces Solder with Bluetooth: Hack in Pieces
Last year we featured LittleBits, an electronics kit for children and beginners that uses built-in magnets instead of solder to connect modules together. A new kit called SAM takes the user-friendliness to another level, because its modules connect to each other wirelessly.

Liif Smart Pill Box Reminds You to Take Your Medicine: Popper Pinger

Liif Smart Pill Box Reminds You to Take Your Medicine: Popper Pinger
Pill boxes or pill organizers are often marked with the days of the week to remind you when you should take your medicine. But that’s a passive notification. If you forget to take your medicine you might not remember until you see the pill box.

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