Archive for Gadgets
The DockOff is a exclusive charging station that will doubles up as the wall mount as well as tabletop dock. This implies you can still you’re the plug point out connect another electric product. Like a wall mount launched connected to a socket, an exclusive port lets you utilize the station for a multiple tap plug point.
Called SolarKindle, the case can provide you with months of reading time and over 50 hours of reading lamp use on a single charge. The battery in the cover can be charged using the solar panel, as well as USB – so if you’ve been cooped up indoors for a while you still have a charging option available. The case has a solar panel built into its front, that allows you to charge your Kindle (and the case) poolside, or while you’re involved in other outdoor activities. The built-in reading lamp in the case is expected to last for 50 continuous hours on a charge. In addition to powering your Kindle the case also has a built-in reading light that is powered entirely from the case’s battery rather than your Kindle. The SolarKindle was a 2012 International CES Innovations Design & Engineering Awards Honoree, and will be available for US$79.99.
The 2.8-ounce (79-gram) Innergie PocketCell is a little larger than a car key, and allows for hours of extra use of Apple and Android devices, MP3 players, and a variety of other mobile devices. It comes bundled with the Magic Cable Trio 3-in-1 charging cable, which allows devices with Apple, mini USB or micro USB connections to plug into a standard USB port. The PocketCell incorporates a 2.1 Amp USB power port and a 3,000 mAh rechargeable lithium-ion battery bank. Once charged, it can power devices directly, or be used to recharge their batteries. It can be charged via USB from a laptop or desktop computer, or using a USB power adapter.
These are able to connect to the web bringing a new array of functions and possibilities. We are substituting our cell phones for PDA (personal digital assistant) devices. This is the way in which different functions become available in one device. The form of this PDA responds to the way in which we normally hold a phone and a camera. This has shifted the way in which we design products, now, more frequently, the shape of the object doesn’t respond to its function, becoming a black-box, that enables the interaction through its on-screen interface. This example demonstrates an alternative to the black-box that enriches the semiotic communication of the object. The form has a slight shift in its line that allows for a semiotic recognition of a phone, allowing us to hold it as a phone or as a camera.
Combining the capabilities of many top-selling iPhone accessories into a single device, the iFusion utilizes Bluetooth technology to extend a traditional telephone handset and hands-free speakerphone with amazing voice clarity to the iPhone to meet the demanding requirements of today’s home and business consumer. The first integrated communications docking station for iPhone. The patented design of the phone dock allows any iPhone model (with most of the protection rubber skin) to be plugged on. Music can be played through the internal speaker of the phone or through the audio output. The iPhone can be synchronized and charged. You can install the Altigen iPhone application to get the full iFusion Professional Network experience.
SolLight’s solution is to combine a lightweight carry pouch, a solar charger and some stereo speakers into something called the SoliCharger-SP. Transferring the juice from a charger to a smartphone or media player can be a time-consuming affair, time could be spent listening to the music stored on the device. The SoliCharger-SP most practical way to charge a mobile phone and listen to some music. The charger’s solar panel is housed in a tough Cordura case, that can be used to zip up and protect a smartphone or media player when not in use. The charger’s 1,500mAh lithium-ion battery is said to have enough jungle juice to fully charge almost any phone or music player in under an hour. The case is also home to a pair of stereo speakers, which can provide some audio entertainment from the connected device while it receives charge from the SoliCharger-SP.
The iCam is an imaginary device that attaches to an iPhone, which gives users the convenience of snapping shots on their on phone and the capability of a DLSR with interchangeable lenses. Italian designer Antonio DeRosa, whose iCam concept might change the way amateur photogs take, edit, and share pictures. Other iCam features would include a front touch screen and a projector to splash photos and videos across any surface you’d like.
Kyosemi spherical solar cells are specifically designed spherically in order to harvest energy with higher efficiency and flexibility as compared to flat solar solutions. The charging process is realized using the mini USB cable which is attached to Phoebus. It also has a thin film battery which users can customize to their liking. This allows Phoebus to have a friendly and flexible shape, which can be used as a pendant.
The iPhone Lens Dial offers the functionality for Apple‘s iconic smartphone. The dial is mounted on an aircraft-grade aluminum case, that slips over an iPhone. The iPhone Lens Dial features 0.7x wide angle, 0.33x fisheye and 1.5x telephoto lenses, all made from optical-quality coated glass. The phone’s camera lens lines up with a hole in that case, which each of the lenses sit over when they’re moved into place. The iPhone Lens Dial is aimed at serious use – at least, that’s what its US$249 price would seem to indicate. The case also has two threaded tripod-mount holes (one on the bottom and one on one side) for taking photos in portrait or landscape format.