The popularity of mobile music players has given rise to a variety of Bluetooth speakers. Some of them cater to sporty people, others with more modern or minimalist tastes. I guess Josh Marlar went with a, shall we say, ultra niche market: demons.
The software behind Google’s augmented reality future may not be here yet, but if this wearable display from Olympus is any indication, the hardware part of the Project Glass equation may be easier to solve. The MEG4.0 connects to smartphones via Bluetooth to serve as a secondary display, among other functions.
You never know when you might need a fork, so during times of need, you’ll be very thankful to have this Credit Card Cutlery in your wallet. We can’t all be carrying utensils in our pockets, so these flat-pack forks definitely seem like a novel idea.
If you thought the computer mouse belt buckle was a huge hit, then you’ll probably be interested in the Volt Buckle. It’s equally quirky but it’s a hundred times more practical because you can actually use it to charge your iPhone or any USB connective device.
After experimenting with slide-out keyboards and keyboard docks in an attempt to marry the laptop and tablet, ASUS finally said, screw these weird-ass complex workarounds. Let’s just place two screens in one device. And poof – out came the Taichi.
Whoever invented LAN parties got things right, albeit at a smaller scale. There’s a good chance our future will be filled with keychain-sized computers like the Pocket TV, ready to be plugged into any display. Or we could skip that part altogether and perfect holograms already.
Portable speakers are a problematic affair. You don’t want to buy something too bulky, then again if you buy something extremely portable, chances are that the sound won’t be very good. The tiny NuForce Cube speaker is supposed to offer three different functions that will make life easier for you to share your tunes on the go.
If you’ve ever been asked to have a radiograph of your body taken, then you know that X-ray machines are quite large and even the portable ones are carried by large vans. Until now. Japanese company Mikasa recently introduced a battery-powered X-ray machine that’s small enough to be carried by hand.
Once in a while, you need to sit down. It doesn’t matter whether you’re standing in line some government office or are watching a concert. If you need to sit, you need to sit. You can’t exactly plop down to the floor at will, because you’re not a kid anymore.
If you’re annoyed with the tiny built-in speaker of the iPad and want something that will beef up the sound, check out the Amplifiear from Nonlinear Studio. It’s basically a clip-on device that will enhance your iPad’s integrated speaker.
I like powered USB hubs, but that doesn’t mean that cute and portable ones can’t be useful too. Check out the Poodle USB Hub that looks like your favorite four-legged friend, but has enough USB ports to keep your gadgets connected when you’re on the go.
I’ve gotten used to using my headphones almost everywhere, but that doesn’t mean that everyone is like that. When you are on the go and want to share your tunes with your friends, you need some kind of portable amplifier.
A company called Third Rail Mobility has created the most practical iPhone battery and case combo I’ve ever seen. The company found a way to make their battery charge all other USB-compatible devices as well, which is great because the iPhone isn’t the only mobile device that runs on electricity.
If you think people who rock Bluetooth headsets are funny or annoying, wait til you see Google’s augmented reality project. While Project Glass is currently nothing more than a series of mock-ups and a concept video, we know that Google has the resources – and motivation – to fill our future with even more people shouting at the air.