Rigiet handheld stabilizer review
Smartphone cameras have become much more than just tools of last resort. But, try as they might, there are still things they will not be able to do well because of the constraints of space and physics. Low-light performance is one, stabilization is another. While even a little OIS helps, you’ll inevitably need some outside help. That is where Rigiet … Continue reading...
Eve V crowdfunded 2-in-1 laptops are ready to ship next month
Crowdfunding is a tricky beast. While it has made many a dream come true, it has also crushed just as many. So when you have a campaign that promises the sun and the moon to boot, you’d be forgiven for being a bit skeptical. Defying odds and doubts, the crowdsourced and crowdfunded Eve V computer will soon be shipping out … Continue reading...
Eve V crowdfunded 2-in-1 laptops are ready to ship next month
Crowdfunding is a tricky beast. While it has made many a dream come true, it has also crushed just as many. So when you have a campaign that promises the sun and the moon to boot, you’d be forgiven for being a bit skeptical. Defying odds and doubts, the crowdsourced and crowdfunded Eve V computer will soon be shipping out … Continue reading...
miniRIG is a portable video stabilizer for smartphones and action cameras
Smoovie has introduced a new portable stabilizer device designed for smartphones and action cameras: the miniRIG. This new model aims to combine the best of both worlds — portability and stabilized shots — into a single device, which collapses into a small unit when not in use. In addition to holding the smartphone or GoPro, miniRIG also features interchangeable support … Continue reading...
Lockbook is an old school paper notebook with biometric security
We don’t have much use for paper in everyday life…except when it comes to taking notes. Many people haven’t grown accustomed to writing their notes on a tablet and find paper overall easier. The big issue with paper notes, though, is security — things you write out on a tablet or type out on a laptop can be encrypted, hidden … Continue reading...
#LiveFree Backpack sings to digital nomads with wireless charging
Mobile devices have changed not only our lifestyles but has even changed the nature of our work. Some are no longer tether to any desk, office, or even city while others have some amount of freedom to be out and about, as long as they check in from time to time. These road warriors and digital nomads have also created … Continue reading...
SwitchCharge keeps your Switch topped up while propped up
The Nintendo Switch is admittedly creative in the way it has mixed console and handheld gaming but, in the weeks that followed its hotly received launch, a few design warts have popped up. One of biggest design headaches is the location of the Switch’s charging port, which basically meant you can’t charge it while playing with the Switch propped up … Continue reading...
Physical Pong game table about to meet its Kickstarter goal
If you’ve ever wanted to own a coffee table that doubles as a physical version of the classic Atari game Pong, now’s your chance. The same people who created the Pong table that was shown off in a popular YouTube video last year have taken their design to Kickstarter, and the project is about to meet its funding goal in … Continue reading...
Penna is a retro Bluetooth keyboard that looks swiped from a typewriter
What’s old is new again, or so the saying goes. Many typists and writers romanticize the classic typewriter, and that has lead to various typewriter-esque keyboards over the years. Joining them is Penna, a Bluetooth keyboard that’ll appeal to even the most discerning hipster. The model looks very similar to a classic typewriter, but with some modern features including a … Continue reading...
PureCarbon Delta Gloves monitor strength training workouts
PureCarbon has launched a crowdfunding campaign for its new Delta Gloves, a pair of gloves that feature integrated smart technology to help wearers monitor their activities. The gloves include SoftSense technology with pressure sensors in the gloves’ palms and fingertips. With these and the related ‘Delta Puck,’ the gloves are able to monitor power output and more to track one’s … Continue reading...
MyKronoz ZeTime puts mechanical watch hands on a touchscreen
One of the biggest complaints about smartwatches, next to the dismal battery life, is how they don’t really look like traditional watches. At least the classical analog ones with mechanical hands. Some watch makers tried to address that by putting out what they termed “hybrid” smartwatches, that is, analog watches with some built-in sensors and wireless connectivity. MyKronoz, however, has … Continue reading...
Superscreen transforms your Android, iPhone into a tablet
Ever wished your smartphone had a much larger screen but don’t exactly want a larger phone, much less a tablet? While LG tried to address that desire in the LG G6, it could only go so far. A tablet would mean yet another device to carry and keep in sync. Not to mention yet another potentially expensive purchase. Wouldn’t it … Continue reading...
popSLATE 2 iPhone e-ink case is no more, no refunds possible
Crowdfunding is always risky business, not too different from investing in something that doesn’t exist yet. Some don’t deliver on time, others not at all. Some disappear like the wind, while others try to make a graceful exit, whether or not refunds are offered. popSLATE 2, a redux of an iPhone e-ink case, is somewhat all of the above. The … Continue reading...
Heatbuff is a small infrared keyboard finger warmer for gamers
If you tend to play PC games in a cold house, a new Kickstarter campaign has the perfect solution for your no-doubt cold fingers: a small infrared heater that is positioned over a keyboard to keep your fingers warm while gaming. Called Heatbuff, this small contraption looks somewhat like a pair of long, narrow headlights, only with a warm glow … Continue reading...
Nimuno Loops is an adhesive tape that connects with LEGO blocks
LEGO can be used to do almost anything but there are still things these blocks that can can’t actually do. They’re not good at curves, for one, and corners also give it problems. It all boils down to the rigid and unyielding nature of these blocks. If only there were flexible LEGO pieces you can attach non-flexible LEGO pieces to. … Continue reading...
Cameo360 4K action camera offers dual-lens 360-degree video
Flick Labs has taken the wraps off its new action camera, the Cameo360. As with many action cameras like it, the Cameo360 is small enough to put in a pocket or take on your adventures, and it works with a related mobile app for editing and sharing the content. Unlike many action cameras, though, the Cameo360 packs a pair of … Continue reading...
Indiegogo stops Sinclair ZX Vega+ from getting more funding
It isn’t exactly rare for crowdfunded projects, be it on Indiegogo or Kickstarter, to fall through. Some of those happen quietly, with some amount of dignity and recompense. Other just fail spectacularly. The Sinclair ZX Vega+, which was supposed to be another homage to the old days of gaming, is definitely the latter. Indiegogo has just stopped the project from … Continue reading...
These Moto Mods could make the Moto Z more interesting
Lenovo and Motorola (formerly Moto formerly Motorola) haven’t given up on the modular phone idea, even when its peers have and even when the market doesn’t seem to be that enthusiastic about it. In a few months’ time, however, we might be thankful it didn’t either. While the initial set of Moto Mods for the Moto Z family have been … Continue reading...
Gemini PDA brings back Psion days with Android/Linux pocket PC
Those who remember, or at least know, the good old days of Pocket PCs, PDAs, and, particularly, the Psion Series 5, might get a kick out of this new crowdfunding venture. UK startup Pocket Computer has gone to Indiegogo to present the idea of a sort of revival of that line of devices. Called the Gemini PDA, this “ultra-thin clamshell … Continue reading...
LOVE gives the classic turntable a modern do-over
If you haven’t been paying attention lately, record players are back in fashion. Almost like retro gaming, the unique audio experiences that can be offered only by a classic medium is luring both the young and the young at heart. But most turntables today are faithful recreations of the turntables of old and nothing more, which is mostly the point. … Continue reading...