The computerisation of cars means that there’s a host of information available via the built-in diagnostic ports found on vehicles manufactured in the past 15 years or so. Hardware and software for this can be purchased for as little as £20, and provides access to a wealth of data – engine temperatures, for example – that isn’t shown on your car’s built-in display
Land Rover certainly knows a thing or three about building the indestructible. Now they’ve turned that expertise to designing a smart phone—the toughest one the world has ever seen. The Land Rover Explore phone boasts a battery that last 2 days, built-in GPS, and smashproof, waterproof, & dustproof construction. There are optional accessory packs available with special features for cycling and adventure.
Lenovo’s entrant pits perfectly in a purse. It comes in pink, red, black, and white. It has a processor made specifically for fast Web surfing, an express card for mobile broadband, and a roomy keyboard. It holds 160 gigs of memory, which is not a lot if you have a lot of music or photos, but netbooks are not made to hold your media library. They are made for computing on the go.
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It’s not just a cool-looking voice assistant like the Amazon Echo and countless others. The Pebble’s twist: Melody, your guide, can recognize voices and change its activities based on the individual who’s talking. Plus, it really is an assistant, with the ability to manage your calendar.
The Tablet: If you want something a bit more portable, then you should definitely look into picking up an iPad. You’ll be trading off some image and sound quality and size for a more pack-friendly tablet format, but you also get the benefit of being able to load it up with books, easily access the internet, and – if you have an iPhone – sync your devices.
The DSLR: If you want a more professional edge, this might be the camera for you. With 30.4 megapixels captured in every shot and a speed of up to 7 pictures per second, this killer DSLR camera can capture images in a wide variety of lighting environments. It also features an LCD touchscreen monitor and can capture 4k video – as well as take 8.8 megapixel screen captures of that video.
If you have a smartphone with Qi capabilities, you’ll need a qi charger for your car, too. The best that we’ve come across is the Montar Air Qi Wireless Charging Car Mount. It’s incredibly easy to setup, and it’s easily mounted. It has a holder that rotates a full 360 degrees, so you can set your phone up however you prefer and then keep it how you like it, thanks to a tightening mechanism on the back. And unlike some of the other qi chargers I’ve tested, the Montar Air Qi just simply works. Put your phone on the base, and it begins charging; no fuss, no tinkering, or none of the “is it charging now…how about now?” And now that it’s roughly half of the price it was at launch (now it’s $59.99), it’s well worth the pick-up.
This small-format portable charger can charge your iPhone 6s up to five times over. It’s light, can fit in your pocket, and can charge with a speed of up to 3 amps. The battery will be delivered to you in a handy travel pouch alongisde a Micro USB cable.
Prospects: The product is cool, but the real value is in the patents. The startup’s digital cluster, dubbed Noah, won a spot in CES’ coveted Innovation Awards Showcase, which is sure to attract major players’ attention. But while Mindtronic AI execs say they are ready for production, companies will more likely be interested in the intellectual property and algorithms fueling the technology. Expect to see aspects of this tech percolating as the industry gets hip to AI in the cockpit.
Keeping a Tile Mate Bluetooth tracker on your keychain can help ensure you always know where your car keys are located. You simply attach the Tile to your keychain, and whenever you can’t find your keys, you can use the Tile app to make your keys ring.
Ever lay in bed at night with your tablet binge-watching Orange is the New Black on Netflix and realize just how uncomfortable it is to have to hold the tablet while you watch? You need a tablet wall mount, and the easiest one to set up is the Koala Tablet Wall Mount Dock by Dockem. It works with virtually all tablets — both iOS and Android devices — and is easily set up in seconds. There are no screws or holes required, as it simply uses damage-free 3M Command adhesive strips for mounting, allowing you to mount it virtually anywhere in your home. Whether you need your tablet in the bedroom, bathroom or kitchen, the Koala Tablet Wall Mount Dock can be placed anywhere. And, it’s cheap enough so that it makes a great gift for her on a budget.
Don’t laugh if you see a notable survivalist wear a paracord bracelet; he knows something that you clearly don’t. This is especially true if he is wearing the X-Plore Gear Emergency Paracord Bracelet. These are not just fashionable accessories you wrap around your wrist. These are exceptional pieces of survivalist tools that come with a fire scraper on one end and a compass, a flint fire starter, and a whistle on the other. Do take note that the X-Plore’s fire scraper can actually double as a knife so you can find many potential uses of this end of the paracord bracelet.
Our love affair with Hisense continues because it continues to bring us great-quality products at competitive prices. There’s the sophisticated brushed-metal finish, minimal bezel and thin frame. There’s also the screen’s Ultra LED backlight, which goes beyond 4K HDR to deliver a staggering range of colours and contrasts. Plus, it’s available in multiple sizes up to a cinema-level 75.
Electric cars haven’t taken over from petrol models just yet, despite Tesla’s success, and there’s been no further word on the Apple car either. But there’s no denying that even regular petrol automobiles coming onto the market are becoming more like gadgets with every year that passes.
In our range of gadgets for him, we have something for all ages, interests and sensibilities. Looking for a practical gift? With self-stirring mugs, i-chargers and bicycle multi tools, you can find it here. We also stock fun gadgets for men. Why not let him take his hobby http://markets.financialcontent.com/townhall/news/read/35871325 to office with desktop golfing and fishing? Or how about a levitating strobe pen to take pride of place on his desk?
A good black tote is a necessity. One that holds up to a 13-inch laptop and has a charging dock for an iPhone built right in is a luxury. Which is a good way to describe the Everpurse Kate Spade Small Harmony Tote. The bag recharges by placing it on a charging mat.
Chinese gadget manufacturers are constantly closing the gap between big brand technology firms. Matching them in component quality, device speed, and quality of materials. You can look at a lot of Chinese electronics as copies. Another way to see it is that they are learning and catching up with how to produce the best electronics gadgets and quality devices.
…because you’ve been hearing all about this magical air frying machine that can quickly make fried chicken without oil and, well, you’ve been curious. Read on! We’ve been researching all things “air fryers” for quite some time. We’ve seen them everywhere lately (hello Today Show!) and wanted to some of our best picks on […]
Is this a real problem? Or rather, is it such a big deal? People using your driveway as a turnaround. Cars getting lost or going one street too far and pulling into 20′ of your pavement to correct their mistake. Since…
Nobody likes slow Wi-Fi. Eero has made a name for itself as the startup aimed at making those problems a thing of the past thanks to its mesh network routers. Having tried them for myself, their consistency and ease of use gives me hope. Read the full review here.
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The first bit of hardware from Snap, Inc. is selling out fast in yellow pop-up vending machines around the Los Angeles area right now, but any gal into tech culture is sure to be excited for one of these coveted tech gadgets in her holiday stocking if you can get your hands on a pair for her.
This nifty little camera is the perfect companion for a crazy night out. Its small body allows you to tuck it away in your shirt pocket, so you can bring it everywhere. The 10-Megapixel sensor can capture a ton of detail for a wide range of uses. The integrated micro SD card slot can hold cards up to 32GB — more space than you’ll ever need. The Integrated ZINK Instant Printer allows you to immediately print high quality color prints that are two by three inches in size — an immediate gift to your crush or best bud.
This series of hi-fi headphones from lauded brand Sennheiser was created with a very specific goal in mind: to produce perfect sound. And while they may not actually be perfect, they’re certainly close. They come with innovative 56 millimeter diameter drivers, have a nominal impedance of 300 Ohms, and offer the kind of sound quality that would make any artist proud to have their music piped through them.
The Mountaineer: Very few, if any, watches can boast the same kind of outdoor capabilities of this offering from Casio. And that’s because this Android-based smartwatch offers GPS compatibility, a capacitive touchscreen, and the ability to download local maps for offline usage. To top that all off, its durability rating is the same as standard-issue U.S. Military gear. Without a doubt, this is the survivalist’s smartwatch.
If you know a girl who likes cutting-edge tech and sighs longingly while walking through the smartwatch section of the Apple Store, do the right thing and get her a smartwatch. The best smartwatch for ladies who rock an iPhone is the 38mm Apple Watch Series 3, but if your girl has an Android phone, don’t despair — the Michael Kors Access Sofie (pictured above) is just the ticket.
Get her a smart suitcase that will charge her phone for the next big trip you’re planning. The Away suitcase has a built-in battery to charge any phone and it will alert her to its location if it gets lost en route to your destination. We really love these suitcases, and they feature in multiple gift guides and reviews on Insider Picks.
The market for dashboard cameras has exploded in the last year or two, with manufacturers appearing out of the woodwork left, right and centre. If you’re in the market for such a device then make sure it has a built-in GPS to store location info along with the video. Resolutions are extending beyond Full HD, and the best cameras now offer a “Super HD” resolution of 2,304 x 1,296, so look out for this as well.
Great car features start out as quirky ideas, ones you might easily dismiss before you realize their genius. Here’s a rundown of vehicle tech from startups and suppliers that caught our attention — and our best guess on whether the products will make it into cars.