Category: Gadgets

In gadgets, we cover coolest gizmos & mobile devices including gaming and iPhone accessories, exotic watches and all other computer peripherals that geeks love

Soft keyboard for smartwatch lets you send text from the wrist

Soft keyboard for wearables by Universitat Politècnica de València and University of Stuttgart

What is the most important feature of wearable gadgets like smartwatches or fitness trackers? Their size, the smaller the better. Although wearables like smartwatches have a small screen size area to read notifications and alerts, they lack any input method like sending back an email. This has prompted researchers from Universitat Politècnica de València and University of Stuttgart to design two different soft keyboards that can be used with wearables. The researchers presented their prototype soft keyboards at ACM conference on Human Factors in Computer Systems (CHI 2015) held in Seoul, Korea.
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Nikola Labs launches iPhone 6 case that charges your phone using RF signals

Nikola labs iPhone 6 case

We are in an age where our mobile devices have become our lifeline. In such a setting, it’s important for our devices to remain powered all the time. Sadly, that’s not the case because we still rely on electricity to power our devices. But this could change if the Nikola Labs new iPhone case could see the light of day. This iPhone 6 case converts Radio Frequency (RF) signals such as Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and LTE, into electricity (DC power) which can be used to extend battery life of the iPhone 6 by almost 30 percent. Read More…

Galaxy S6 Edge coming in Iron Man themed attire, Samsung confirms

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Avengers Age of Ultron themed phone

The rumored Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge Iron Man themed version has finally been confirmed by the South Korean company. To promote the Avengers: Age of Ultron movie, Samsung has formed alliance with Marvels Studio to release this special edition series by early June. As expected, these exclusive smartphones is going to sport red and golden colors, customary to the Iron Man theme. This limited edition theme will include wallpapers, lock screen and icons.
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Strange Facts – $349 Apple Watch costs just $83.70 to manufacture!

Apple Watch Edition

Apple Watch Edition

The starting version of Apple’s smartwatch, the Apple Watch Sport 38mm (A1553) that you bought for $349, just costs $83.70 for Apple to manufacture! Before you say the “F” word, consider that Apple Watch has some issues too. This fact is unearthed by IHS Technology who added that Apple Watch has the lowest hardware cost to retail price ratio which is a bit harsh on the end-costumers. The estimated hardware to MSRP ratio for Apple products is in the range of 29 to 38 percent, that is quite surprising and also an eye opener about the final quality of product that you pay for.
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Microsoft HoloLens headset demos Windows 10 apps at Build 2015 conference

Microsoft HoloLens headset Windows 10 apps

At the annual Build developer conference, Microsoft swept everyone present with their holographic technology demonstration using the HoloLens headset that debuted a few months ago. Microsoft showed-off the Windows 10 apps running in conjunction with the HoloLens which looked quite dream-like in the demo that was put together. The demonstration starts with the camera giving you POV footage of whatever was being seen and toggled by the Microsoft demonstrator. Read More…

Apple Watch is nightmare for inked people, since you are practically dead for the smartwatch!

Apple Watch tattoo issue

People with wrist tattoo(s) might want to reconsider buying Apple Watch

If you’ve got yourself inked around the hand and arm areas, then it might be good idea to ditch the idea of buying Apple Watch. Reason? Well, both don’t get well along and disrupts the proper functioning of the smartwatch. As Reditt user [guinne55fan] discovered that the Apple Watch has problems detecting skin contact, if the person wearing it has got tattoos on that particular section of the wrist.
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Portable stove to relish your star-studded adventure with a tasty meal

Snow Peak BiPod Stove

Whether you are hiking, trekking or camping in the woods; it is always good to have a stove because nights can get really cold and eating cooked prawn that you just caught is good for your tummy. Carrying a stove is also a predicament for your storage, since your backpack can hold a limited amount of important accessories and you also don’t want to carry extra weight. Japanese company Snow Peak has come up with a light-weight and compact stove that fits easily in your backpack, and when the need arises it can be used without much fuzz. Read More…

Turbine Rifled Shotgun Slugs that’ll open you inside out!

Turbine Rifled Shotgun Slugs

If you are looking to buy .70 caliber shotgun slugs, then don’t jump the gun yet and have a look at these custom-made rounds that inflict massive damage. Youtube user [TAOFLEDERMAUS] shows the CNC milled .70 caliber shotgun slugs measuring 2 inches and made from aluminum that incorporate a new kind of bullet design for precise shooting. The design came as a result of complaints by many users who were not satisfied by the performance of traditional .70 caliber shotgun rounds.
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Accutab Personal Pillbox: Apple Watch compatible pill dispenser won’t let you forget medication

Accutab Personal Pillbox pill dispenser compatible with smartwatches

Accutab Personal Pillbox pill dispenser compatible with smartwatches

Now that people have got their hands on the much anticipated Apple Watch, it isn’t surprising that there is going to be influx of accompanying accessories too. Boston-based e-pill Medication Reminders has come up with Accutab Personal Pillbox, the world’s first pill box for smartwatches. The device is designed by an arthritis patient, and it is best suited for elderly or people who have the habit of forgetting to take medication on time.
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This Iron Man laser glove can induce serious damage

Iron Man Laser Glove

When it comes to making impressive laser weapons and other DIY stuff, Patrick Priebe has no matching rivals who can provide some competition. In this edition of his laser weapons, the German DIY’er has come up with a damage inducing Iron Man Glove inspired by The Avengers: Age of Ultron movie that is absolutely cool. This dual laser firing glove is complete with light, sound and an ejecting shell to make all those simple Iron Man glove DIY’s seem lame.
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