A couple of years ago, we featured a teenager who invented a flashlight that runs on body heat. The Lumen flashlight is the exact same idea, albeit one that will be mass produced.
Lumen uses a 5mm Cree LED that produces 3000 microcandela of light.
What are you looking for in a keyboard? Comfort? Feel? Functionality? The folks at Ultimate Gadget Labs believe they’ve created the only keyboard you’ll need. It may even replace your mouse. They call it the Ultimate Hacking Keyboard.
One of the simplest and most destructive running gags among tinkerers is the so-called killer. It’s a peripheral cable spliced with a power plug. The idea is to fry the circuits connected to the port – e.g.
Last January, we checked out Columbus Circle’s external battery and microSD card reader that looks just like a Famicom controller, down to the clickable buttons. Turns out it’s called a Retcon Battery, meaning Retro Controller Battery.
Don’t be like Pizza Rat. Keep your pizza fresh with the Portable Pizza Pouch. This necklace / bag / protective device will let you keep a spare piece of pizza at hand for emergency use.
Don’t be caught without pizza.
Console laptop expert Ed Zarick keeps pushing his modding skills. His latest finished casemods are based on the upcoming Captain America: Civil War. One is a Captain America-themed Xbox One laptop and the other is an Iron Man-themed PlayStation 4 laptop.
Some new cars have a built-in Wi-Fi connection over cellular data. But unless you’re willing to buy an entire car just for that feature, you’re better off with Alcatel Onetouch’s upcoming 4G Car WiFi mobile hotspot, which plugs into your car’s cigarette lighter.
Most portable keyboards are cramped and have minimal key travel. But LG’s Rolly manages to be a full size keyboard with generous key travel while still taking up minimal space, thanks to its segmented design.
The Rolly is built like a Kit Kat bar, only instead of snapping off the segments roll up into a square tube.
A couple of years ago we checked out OpenGlass, a prototype software that used Google Glass to help the visually impaired identify objects. OrCam has a very similar function. It has a camera that clips on to eyeglasses and recognizes text, faces and objects.
We’ve seen a couple of ways for augmented reality technology to train or enhance one’s knowledge in real time, even if the teacher isn’t in the same location as the learner. ScopeAR’s Remote AR app is a lot like that, but it’s geared towards troubleshooting.
The past couple of years we’ve seen PCs the size of flash drives. The Gnarbox is a specialized portable PC. Designed to let you view, store, edit and share videos and images on the go, this tiny computer uses the iPhone as its screen and interface.
Ed Zarick made a name for himself cramming current gen consoles into a laptop form, but so far the case mods he’s done have basic decorative details, mostly the 3D printed corner pieces. He must have realized that too, so he built this R2-D2-themed PS4 laptop to show off what he can do.
Desperate times call for desperate measures. If your phone is running low on power and you’re stuck in an emergency situation where getting help from outside is vital, then you might want to consider stocking up on some Candle Chargers and some candles, of course.
Portable solar cells are notoriously slow to charge compared to external batteries, but you might not mind if you get the Solar Paper. Yolk says its device is the world’s thinnest and lightest solar charger, and you can connect multiple units together to increase their output and reduce charging time.