Tagged: LED

Lexus turns 2017 IS sedan into a gesture-controlled music visualizer

Lexus LIT IS

You have driven fancy cars all your life or maybe if you are not that lucky, you did it in racing games. Four wheelers spark your desire to live life in the fast lane, and if your ride is the coolest in town, it’s an added bonus. Have a look at this 2017 Lexus IS, and it’ll become an object of your desire. Sadly money can’t buy it, as it’s been created as a one off piece. It is draped in 41,999 programmable LEDs which turn it into a canvas for a striking visualization. Frankly, if this was a street legal car, it would grab all the attention on the streets.

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Propeller clock is the coolest gizmo you can make or buy today

DIY propeller clock

Propeller clocks look so cool and although you need a lot of battery power to keep up with time, it’s well worth the expense. Making one seems quite a brainy task but actually it is quite easy to make if you spend some time on the instructables for one. You need a set of LED’s simple microcontroller and spinning motor to give the illusion of an analog or digital clock. The LED’s are switched on and off with time delay to match the speed of rotating motor which is synchronized in such a way that it creates hologram of clock display.
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Spaceship like overhead control panel for computer shortcuts is remarkable

DIY Overhead Control Panel

One look at this mind-boggling DIY and you’d want to own it. Reditt user [smashcuts] has mated his computer system with a sci-fi warship like overhead console which looks nothing less than amazing. This overhead control panel features 100 programmable buttons with flick switches that initiate a certain action on the computer. For example, buttons in the top row open softwares like Chrome, Photoshop or iTunes while buttons in the center panel buttons trigger actions like Open, Save, Close etc. of a document.
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Lumos Bicycle Helmet with signal lights will keep you safe on the road

Lumos Bicycle helmet

Safety for cyclists on the road is important, since major percentage of road fatalities around the globe occur with bike riders. Commuting on busy city streets comes with its own set of dangers for bike riders, so it is wise to employ every possible safety measure, especially in the dark hours. Bottom line is, you need to be seen clearly on the road by other motorists to avert any accidents.

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ZeroHour Relic XR = Powerful flashlight + portable battery bank

ZeroHour Relic XR flashlight battery bank

A must have accessory to have in your backpack

Quite a while back we had the ZeroHour flashlight that doubles as a battery bank that was quite impressive. Now, ZeroHour Relic XR, the next version of the gadget accessory is up on Kickstarter platform for funding and has already surpassed the funding goal by almost 6 times with more than 3 weeks still left to go. This comes as no surprise as ZeroHour flashlight also got funded quite well last year. ZeroHour Relic XR comes with USB charging port, waterproof protection (to I meter depth) and adjustable illumination to make it an accessory worth having on adventure and hiking trips. You can charge your mobile devices like smartphones and DSLR cameras with its battery bank.

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LG shows 18 inch flexible transparent display that can be rolled like a newspaper

LG flexible and transparent rollable display

LG has been working on flexible display technology for quite some time, in fact couple of years now. LG, as it promised has developed an 18 inch rollable OLED display along with 18 inch transparent display, paving way for future of display technologies used in HD displays. Apparently these are the world’s first flexible OLED displays of this size, and LG promises that it will have a humongous 60 inch flexible display coming in 2017. The display has a resolution of 1200 x 810 and a curvature radius of 30R which can be rolled up to a radius of 3 cm without incurring any damage to the display itself. The flexibility of this display comes courtesy a back pane made from highly molecular substance based on polyimide film, rather than the traditional plastic material for such flexible displays.
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Become invisible to surveillance cameras with the Justice Cap

Justice Caps

Freedom is everything, and while you walk on the streets your freedom could be impeached by surveillance cameras and face recognition cameras put in place by the authority. If you don’t want to reveal much about your identity, and lead a secretive life the only option left is to not leave the secure perimeters of your house. Or perhaps you could get yourself a Justice Cap. A cap that makes your face unidentifiable to surveillance cameras. More like a baseball hat, the Justice Cap has a set of LEDs on top that has anti-camera technology to white out your face whenever a camera is trying to recognize your face.
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The brawny Tunemax Ruggedpower portable battery vaunts its 9000mAh capacity

Tunemax Ruggedpower portable battery

There are some mobile batteries that gleefully showcase their aesthetic elegance with svelte design considerations. Well, the Tunemax Ruggedpower from Tunawear has no such penchant for a slim appearance. In fact, the robust portable battery with a whopping capacity of 9000mAh proudly showcases its complementing brawny case. Of course, beyond just visuals, this hardy housing is tailored for scenarios when you can charge your mobile devices even in the wild. Such outdoorsy characteristics are defined by the battery’s compliance with IP67, which is an international testing standard for resistance to both dust and water.

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CES 2014: ZeroHour combines a tactical flashlight with USB battery backup

ZeroHour at CES 2014

A tactical grade flashlight infused with a USB connected power bank – this in a nutshell describes the ingeniously conceived ZeroHour, one of the very few Kickstarter projects to successfully cross the $100,000 threshold. In terms of nifty features, the ZeroHour boasts of a 1,000 lumen LED and 10,000mAh of USB backup power. The energy efficient LED component is complemented by an aircraft grade aluminum case, along with a host of illumination modes. This makes it easier to be used in different scenarios that require variant kinds of lighting. The flashlight credentials are accompanied by a compact battery system that can conveniently charge your USB devices (including smartphones and tablets) on the go.

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The ultra-svelte Flashcard3 boasts of Li-ion battery and LED light

The ultra-svelte Flashcard3

20 years ago, the Flashcard rocked the technological realm by emerging as the world’s first ultra thin flashlight. With its ridiculously thin profile and baffling commercial success (with millions of units in sale), the svelte contraption was permanently displayed at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. And now, fast forwarding to 2013, the utterly slim flashlight is back and better than ever. How so? Well, the so-named Flashcard3 has been upgraded with host of fascinating design features that pertains to both its form factor and technology.

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