There are many things that we take for granted in this world. For instance, when we want to know the time, it takes little more than a casual glance as your phone, wrist, or a nearby clock. But what about those people who have lost the ability to see? Sure, there are watches that will announce the time, but what if they don’t want to disturb others around them while they find out the time? Well, now there is a watch that’s been designed with these things in mind.
The Bradley is a new watch that takes traditional elements, and utilizes them in a way that can be read simply by touch. First, you have a regular watch face with raised bars at each hour. Inside of those is a single ball moving around a circular track. By feeling it, and the nearby bars, you can tell the minute. Another ball moves around the edge of the watch, and can be used to find the hour.
Each of the two balls is held in place by a magnet, which means that even if you manage to bump or move the bearings, they will snap back into their proper place. The face is constructed from titanium, while the straps are a combination of cotton fabric and leather. If you’ve been looking for a watch that can be used without looking at it, or are just in the market for something unique, then you can pre-order one by backing the Kickstarter fund (which has already surpassed its goal several times over) with $128.
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“My spider sense is tingling!” I am quite sure that many of us are now too familiar with that phrase, especially when you grew up on a diet of Spiderman, ranging from comics to collectible trading cards, Marvel Clix (remember that? I blew a whole lot of money on what are essentially useless pieces of plastic today), cartoons, movies and video games. Well, if you wished that you had at least one of Spiderman’s amazing powers, and his spider sense would give you a tactical advantage in school against bullies, then it is easier to pick up this $39.99 Tingling Electronic Spidey Sense Shirt rather than find a radioactive spider to bite you.
This is made possible thanks to a clip-on sensor that comes equipped with a vibration motor which is capable of detecting motion from 5 feet away. Turning it on is simple – press and hold it for four seconds, and you are good to go. Anything that is 5 feet away will result in a very slow pulse, while as the object gets closer, the pulse’s frequency would increase, naturally. Powered by a couple of AAA batteries, we are not too sure whether it can detect an incoming punch fast enough. Still got to work on those reflexes though.
[ Tingling Electronic Spidey Sense Shirt copyright by Coolest Gadgets ]
Fans of the Doctor Who series would definitely have watched the shows many times over, so much so that some of those who are more engrossed might actually go down the path of collectibles, which is fine if you are single, but often to the chagrin of your other half because “good money” is deemed to have been wasted on such collectibles. Perhaps you need to travel back in time so that you can find a spouse who is equally in love with the Doctor Who series as you, which is why you decided to pick up the 69.95 Tenth Doctor’s Sonic Screwdriver Universal Remote Control, no?
It does not matter what gadget you want to control, be it the TV, iPod, or other compatible devices, you can do so with multiple gestures. There is a quartet of modes in the Tenth Doctor’s Sonic Screwdriver Universal Remote Control that will allow you to become a fully-fledged Time Lord – in your own mind, at least. Built to a 1:1 scale, this is a true blue replica that does more than just sit pretty on a display shelf, where it was made by 3D scanning of David Tennant’s Tenth Sonic Screwdriver. Being an officially licensed collectible by BBC Worldwide, who knows, it might be worth something many years down the road. The universal remote control part of this collectible can be used with up to 39 remote control codes at any one time, now how about that?
[ Tenth Doctor’s Sonic Screwdriver Universal Remote Control copyright by Coolest Gadgets ]
We have seen something called the iHeart Dock in the past, but this time around, here we are with the $24.99 iHeart Diary Electronic Locket which will be something different, as you would look downright weird if you were to dock an entire iPod onto your necklace, no? That would have to be one large necklace to begin with in the first place, and the iHeart Diary Electronic Locket is something which the fairer sex would definitely appreciate – as it allows you to pen down your thoughts in an unconventional way. All you need to do is talk to it, and it will “write” down what you say.
Just how does it work? Basically, the iHeart Diary Electronic Locket functions as a key to your electronic diary. All you need to do is to push a button on the locket, and it will send a special code to the iHeart Locket Diary App which is a free download. This particular app would enable you to shoot photos, capture voice memos and notes, among others, so that you can have all of those pleasant memories tucked away for posterity. Android device owners will have to sit this one out, as it is compatible only with iOS devices.
[ iHeart Diary Electronic Locket for the modern day diary author copyright by Coolest Gadgets ]
Ah, to be a child again. They say that all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy, so what better way to ensure that Jack does not end up being dull than by indulging in a little bit of games? This is what the Wikipad tablet does, running on the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system, and not not slouching when it comes to the kind of hardware required in order to get the latest games up and running. In fact, Wikipad is touted to be the first 7″ tablet of its kind that will deliver what it claims to be an unrivaled gaming experience of a console, although you do get to enjoy the portability of a handheld device with the functionality of a premium tablet, which is all made possible courtesy of its unique attachable game controller. The asking price for the Wikipad? A mere $249, which clearly makes it an extremely attractive proposition.
Fraser Townley, President of Sales, Wikipad, Inc., said, “We wanted to get Wikipad into our community’s hands and what we found was that the smaller 7″ form factor just seemed right. The smaller frame delivers an aggressive price while keeping the same amazing specs.”
Well, just what kind of hardware does the 7″ Wikipad pack underneath the hood? Apart from its award winning attachable dual-analog controller on the outside, you will find a premium 7″ IPS touchscreen display that will be accompanied by 16GB of internal memory alongside a microSD memory card slot just in case all of that space is not enough for you to tote around your favorite movies and songs. Crammed within its ultra-light and thin chassis would also be the venerable NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core mobile processor that has been specially optimized for cloud gaming, and with an aspect ratio of 16:10, you can be sure that the Wikipad tablet will deliver true widescreen HD display.
Those who decide to pick up the Wikipad will not come up short where games and apps are concerned, as you will be able to have access to entertainment and videogame content from differnt partners and services such as PlayStation Mobile, Big Fish Games, TegraZone – NVIDIA’s free app, Google Play, and OnLive among many others. When the gamepad controller remains detached, the Wikipad would make for an above average tablet, wherever you are. Any takers?
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So you think that you have run out of fashion accessories at this point in time to match the rest of your wardrobe, or figured out that it would be great to have something far different from what your mates have, then the $26.99 LED Crystal Earrings would definitely come in handy. From the name itself, you can more or less say that you’ve got a winner on your hands, or rather, should we say “ears”?
The LED Crystal Earrings will come in red, white, or blue, and whenever you do not want to be the star of the party with your blinged out earrings, then you can always make use of the rubber backs, where it will instantly turn you incognito in a particular crowd. Each purchase will be accompanied by two pairs of batteries for light. Talk about being the one that truly stands out from the rest of the crowd when you have these on! Surely attending rave parties will attract the relevant attention from the guys, as they home in on this chic chick with great taste in accessorizing. Each pair of the LED Crystal Earrings come with plastic backs so that they will not cause the batteries to touch your skin.
You know, the scanner is one computer peripheral that you wish you had purchased when you didn’t need it, only to find yourself ringing up a mate late into the night, asking him whether he could open up the doors of his home so that you can drop by and perform that necessary scan. Older scanners of yore tend to be large, bulky and noisy – not to mention slow, of course, but it is a good thing that modern day technology has ushered in the age of miniaturization, shrinking down what was once rather large scanners into a pocket-friendly form factor. Case in point, the $124.95 Pen Sized Scanner.
The Pen Sized Scanner works as its name suggests – this is a ballpoint pen which allows you to leave your John Hancock on important documents, while also being able to laser-scan documents in a jiffy. The scanning bit is handled by a high-precision auto-focus lens, where it is accompanied by a 5-megapixel sensor that has been integrated into the pen itself, letting it scan letters, recipes, or important documents at 2048 x 1536 pixel resolution. Whenever you press the shutter button down halfway, a visible red laser will be projected to frame a document, as it focuses on the image automatically before snapping a photo. Sporting 1GB of internal memory, it is good for up to 1,000 scanned pictures in JPEG format and also being able to hold 1,000 1-minute voice memos in WAV format. A single hour’s charge offers up to 300 scans if you’re interested.