Category: Gadgets

This smart helmet keeps skiers and snowboarders safer

The Snowtide ski and snowboard helmet comes equipped with built-in Bluetooth audio that not only allows the wearer to stream music and podcasts from their phone, but make and receive phone calls, too. But that isn’t the only method of communications that the helmet has to offer as the Snowtide also features a special push-t0-talk option that functions much like a walkie talkie with unlimited range.

Using a special app for iOS and Android, Snowtide owners can create and manage groups of friends and family who also use the smart helmet. Those users can then send voice messages to one another simply by pushing a single button on the helmet, which then relays that message to others no matter where they are in the world. That means you can ski with your posse even when you’re not on the same mountain.

References: digitaltrends

The Kinetic Wi-Fi Router Encourages Prominent Placement

Kinetic Wi-Fi Router can check the Internet transmission status via antenna movement. I designed a new router as a kinetic art object where conventional routers can bring interior effect. This design makes it possible to intuitively check the transmission state by using a simple moving antenna and take action.

Existing routers have been recognized as devices that simply relay and transmit Internet signals. As a result, the router was installed mainly invisible, and the transmission status was bad. On the contrary, in order to improve the transmission state, we had to set up a router that emphasized only the function well in a well visible place. I thought about design that solves this problem and can also give a good interior effect.
References: behance.net

Tappy launches biometric watch strap

Hong Kong based wearable payment technology company Tappy Technologies has launched a passive biometric enabled watch strap that offers payments, access & digital authentication functionalities.

Speaking on the product launch Wayne Leung, CEO of Tappy Technologies said, “At Tappy we continually challenge ourselves to offer the most secure, seamless & enjoyable wearable contactless payment experience to our customers. By introducing passive biometric payments through watch straps, we are raising the bar even higher as we enable second factor authentication in the most secure format.

The ultimate aim is to facilitate higher value transactions through all types of wearable devices. Highly sophisticated algorithms ensure that our unique biometric sensors perform flawlessly without the need of a battery. This is crucial especially for our watch brand partners as the design aesthetics of the watch remains uncompromised. Some of the biggest watch brands, card networks and banks are our trusted customers and we strongly believe that the future of wearable payments will be biometric.”

References: Planetbiometrics

Autonomous Two-Passenger Drones

Companies are churning out a variety of drones with cameras or GoPro mounts so you can experience the liberating feeling of flight through a screen. Astro killed the camera idea and created a drone large enough to fit a couple of passengers so you can actually roam the skies.

Astro’s Elroy provides a fully autonomous flight for the modern age. It’s equipped with adaptive flight control, fiber optic internal communications, field-oriented motor control, and encrypted communication channels. You’re able to input your destinations quickly thanks to Glass Cockpit Avionics flight support, working with a secure 4G network so you can sit back and enjoy the views as the Elroy takes control. It also comes with a joystick for a fly-by-wire override. The Elroy is built with a full carbon body and 360° cabin glass for your viewing pleasure. The passenger drone has 17 rotors powered by an emission-free electric motor designed to run quietly while allowing the vehicle to travel at a top speed of 43 mph. You can reserve your passenger drone today.

References: hiconsumption

Pizza Machines Appeared in New York

CAULIPOWER, which makes naturally gluten-free cauliflower crust pizzas, recently launched the CAULIPOWER Claw Machine in New York City, giving everybody the chance to snag a fun prize after they play. Players have the chance to get their hands on mini pizza boxes with coupons, cauliflower stress balls and other great prizes from the machine set up for a limited time at NYC’s Turnstyle Underground Market.

Vending machines are no longer just for dispensing snacks and soda pop, with consumers now able to get everything from single-serve pouches of whisky to soft serve ice cream with the press of a button. While these kinds of machines emphasize on-the-go convenience, branded claw machines take this premise to the next level by offering a challenging yet rewarding experience.

References: trendhunter

Cubie is a Panasonic Oven That is an Incredibly Nifty Kitchen Addition

Ever imagined you could have a cute little oven that would help you shine in the kitchen?

Now from Panasonic, comes the smart Cubie NU-SC100WMPQ oven that does it all – from healthy frying, steaming and roasting to baking and fermenting. This nifty little kitchen appliance makes it all look easy too.

Because it’s been designed to contain no heating element, 100% of its 15L space (it’s 351mm high, 355mm wide and 455m deep) can be maximised for use, so there’s more than enough space in there to accommodate 1 steamed fish, 24 stuffed buns, 1 pizza or a roast chicken.

Its large interior also features two tray levels which are adjustable, and allows you to cook two separate dishes at the same time. It comes with a child safety lock to prevent accidents in the kitchen, and has a two-stage pull-down door which makes observation simple.

Other plus points include it is easy to maintain and clean, comes with a large LCD screen, and has a deodorisation fuction (just press a key and voila! All the smells inside the oven cavity are gone!

References: star2