Hotel chain Starwood Hotels and Resorts plans to start using tech as an alternative to traditional plastic hotel key cards. The hotel will allow guests to unlock their door to the room they are staying in with a smartphone.
According to Griffin, its PowerMate knob and button gained a “dedicated user base.” I don’t know whether that’s one thousand or one million users, but apparently that base is dedicated enough that Griffin was compelled to release an update to the PowerMate Bluetooth, which now connects to OS X 10.8+ computers via NFC.
Another CES, another 10,000 Bluetooth speakers. Yawn. At least we have to give ION a little credit for thinking slightly outside the box with their latest Bluetooth speaker – the Road Warrior.
This beast of a Bluetooth speaker offers up a substantial 200 watts of power, and is designed for pumping out thunderous sound wherever you go.
A couple of years ago the Commodore 64 was reborn with upgraded specs (although the company behind it seems to have folded now). This year it’s the Sinclair ZX Spectrum’s turn to get an update. Actually it’s more of a downgrade.
If you are looking for a gift to give a guy or gal on your Christmas list that likes cars and music, the Mirror Boombox is the ticket. The company behind the Mirror Boombox is called Iui Design and it crams the Bluetooth innards from a portable speaker into the shell from a Mini Cooper mirror.
A few months ago we heard about a supercapacitor designed by a high school student that could lead to quick charging and longer lasting mobile phones. The Blueshift Helium speaker gives us a taste of that future.
I find that receiving too much information while I’m driving can be a major distraction, but I guess that Nissan thinks that Japanese drivers can handle it. They’ve just unveiled their own augmented reality glasses which appear to compete directly with Google Glass.
Back in August of 2012, we talked about a cool little Bluetooth controlled robot known as Bero. Bero stands for Be The Robot and the little guy is pretty cool. The robot is open source and is designed to be controlled using a Bluetooth device such as the iPhone or Android smartphones.
I’m not sure how I feel about a product designed to make it easier for people to take selfies with their smartphone camera. I’ll admit some selfies are pretty hot, but the inevitable duckface really ruins the whole medium.
Mad Catz recently announced the littlest member of its S.T.R.I.K.E. gaming keyboards. The S.T.R.I.K.E. M is a wireless keyboard designed to be used with mobile devices and the company’s M.O.J.O. Android micro-console. Mad Catz sure loves periods.
These days, when someone says “wearable gadget” they’re most likely talking about something worn on the wrist or on the eyes. But if you don’t see a need for a tiny display, the Xowi voice badge might be the wearable gadget for you.
Winter has started to arrive in many states with temperatures dropping and snow already falling. If you live in a cold-weather state and enjoy outdoor sports you may be interested to hear about BearTek Gloves. These gloves are designed to allow users complete control over Bluetooth devices while keeping your hands warm.
A company called Skully Helmets has unveiled a new and very cool helmet called the Skully P1. This helmet is notable because it has an integrated rearview camera that shows what’s behind the rider on a small heads up display in the visor of the helmet.
One of those games I always saw in the arcade quite, but never quite understood was foosball. I get that it’s sort of like playing soccer on a table, but I always thought it was boring after just a few minutes of play.
These days, Bluetooth speakers are a dime nickel a dozen, but that doesn’t stop these wireless devices from being quite useful since most people use their phones to play their favorite tunes these days. This small Bluetooth speaker is rugged and not that expensive.