A simple prepaid mobile phone and an app for your smartphone that forwards your calls to it. Easily go out to dinner with your wife and leave your distracting phone behind without missing calls from the babysitter. Light. $200 will get you and your wife one.Permalink
The Internet of Things is heating up today with the introduction of the June Intelligent Oven.
June instantly recognizes commonly cooked foods as you put them inside. It can also give you cooking tips for your favorite dishes and automatically adjust cooking times.
It’s got a camera and sensors inside to monitor your food’s core temperature, a beautiful touch interface, iPhone and iPad app for monitoring your food remotely and so many smart features. If I had $1500 dollars, I’d buy one. Sucks to be broke in an age with so much cool stuff to buy.Permalink
HiRise for Apple Watch is designed, like HiRise for iPhone, with a stable, metal base that lets you interact with the screen on your watch while it’s charging. See alerts, reply to messages or check the time at a glance. This brushed metal stand is elevated and angled just right so you can see your Watch screen while lying in bed or glancing over at a countertop. A non-slip rubber base keeps HiRise in place.
Darn you, Twelve South. This is the must-have Apple Watch accessory.Permalink
A guitar tuner to geek out over, Roadie is a beautiful example of what can happen when you carry a supercomputer in your pocket. Roadie connects to your iPhone with Bluetooth. The app listens to you strum the strings of your guitar and tells the tuner how much to spin the pegs. It also lets you know when you need new strings.
Gosh darn I want this.Permalink
Introducing The Bluetooth Gramophone. Use any Bluetooth-enabled device to stream nostalgia and experience the vintage, organic sound of a gramophone.
Cool new company in Chicago. Would love one of these next to my turntable.Permalink
Cool new product for cars that provides a powerful, heads-up display connected to your iPhone or Android. Easily use hand gestures and voice to control it. Not only does it allow you to control music, answer calls, and get turn-by-turn directions, but it also plugs into your car’s computer to show mileage and other real-time statistics. $299 for pre-order.Permalink
[T]he earliest watches lacked a minute hand because of the need to pack so much technology in to power them and also to drive the “display.” This wasn’t a problem since the accuracy was so poor they drifted off accurate timekeeping by up to hours every day! Their tiny springs and inefficient clockwork also meant they didn’t store much power. Thus they needed winding very regularly—at first with a key, just like traditional grandfather clocks and whatnot, which is self-evidently inconvenient.
Great article about the history of watches and battery life, going back 500 years. It’s interesting to me that Apple is very much positioning their Apple Watch as a watch and not just a wearable.Permalink