There’s a vast number of portable speakers on the market right now, ranging from ultra cheap and flimsy Chinese products at $15, to expensive branded models from companies like Bose at $266 and more. Until now, though, these portable speakers have been fairly ho-hum. Sure, the best offer decent sound and good battery life, but in general it’s been a case of a speaker is a speaker is a speaker. Until now.Read More
Monthly Archives: May 2012
There are many of you out there who have likely taken up cooking as a hobby. If so, you’ve probably started getting into the “science” of it, and know that with some recipes, you must have exacting measurements, or things could turn out all wrong. It is a really terrible thing to throw away entire dish (or have to eat the shameful dish you made incorrectly), which is why it’s nice to have a kitchen scale on hand.
It’s not difficult to lose a flash drive as they’re not exactly the biggest things in the world. However, if you have one on a key chain, it seems pretty gigantic compared to your keys. Form isn’t always going to beat out function, and some people out there want to get straight to the chase without any fancy additions.
We have a bit of a nervous habit of checking our phones. Every few minutes it seems that we grab at our pockets to tell the time, see if we’ve gotten an email, or received a text and didn’t know it. If you’re in a more professional setting, it’s not exactly a good thing to have your phone out all the time.
Like cars? Still like wearing a watch? Well then combine the two passions and get yourself one of these Max Speed Speedometer Watch things. Inside the funky design is a conventional quartz movement, wrapped up in a water resistant case up to 50 BAR. But it’s the watch face that delivers the difference.
Cars are not the only means of transportation getting the electric treatment nowadays. Planes are also being fitted with electric motors, either in hybrid form (where there’s some form of conventional motor backup) or pure electric. Now one innovative German company has come up with a zero carbon footprint solution which is really interesting.
Being stuck out in the wild would be a terrifying thing for most of us. The thought of having to scrounge for food, water, and shelter would be quite a daunting task. Sometimes the things we take for granted are suddenly needed, and if you’re stuck unprepared, you could be in a rather tough situation pretty quick.
If you have been cursed with a humid summer and a building with a broken air conditioning system, you know how painful it can be to sit in an office chair for several hours at a time. If you get to be uncomfortable because you’re too warm, you can start to be unpleasant to your coworkers, which is not a good thing. The best thing to do is to keep cool, but you can’t exactly plug in a fan.
Have you ever had a device that uses two or more batteries at once? After a certain point, you’ll be faced with a situation where one or all of those batteries may be duds. The only problem is that it may not be all of the batteries, but you have no real way of telling.
We like things to be as seamlessly functional as possible. If we’re giving a presentation, we don’t want to have to walk over to the computer and push the “next” button. Should you want to take a picture with everyone in it with your phone, then you should be able to without having to ask one person to exclude themselves to tap the screen.
The older you get, the harder it is to see clearly. For instance many older people can’t see that politicians tend to enjoy lining their own pockets at every opportunity. As you get older you also fail to see how odd it is to fear flying, since it’s clearly the safest form of transport ever made. Physical vision is also a problem, because your eyes refuse to switch focus like they used to, and you’re left having to buy sixteen pairs…
Everybody loves a bargain. The smell of the savings, the satisfaction of having bagged a better deal than your neighbour. Of course it’s usually quite hard to find the best prices, unless you enjoy trudging round garage sales or clicking through eBay at all hours. But there is another way, a way which uses the power of technology to bring the bargains to you.
If we had the money, the mansion, the courage and the gaudy style, we’d probably think about buying this Frank Buchwald Type 12 floor lamp. Sure it’s crudely ostentatious, and probably uses far too much precious electricity for the good of the planet, but it’s not really a lamp is it? More a work of art; a sculpture as homage to light. The ironic thing is, if you’re rich enough to drop $10,000 on a lamp, you’re probably too busy to…
Using a coaster prevents those horrific rings from showing up on your table, and can sometimes be interesting conversation pieces. While they are quite useful, they can also be rather annoying. Flimsy coasters will stick to the bottom of your drink, and spill water droplets when you try and peel it off.
Owning an iPhone case with a clip for money or credit cards is a great way to have things all in one place and at the ready. However, it’s not very good at keeping the fact that all of these valuables are are in one place. Should any unsavory characters feel like trying to take your belongings, you would quickly find yourself without any way of calling for help, or money for a ride home.