I know what you are thinking but this thing is for real. This is the JoeyBra (http://www.joeybra.com/) which is now a Kickstarter project. Not only can it carry a phone, but also an ID, credit card, and a key. For more, check out their Kickstarter page here.
Source – JoeyBra
Found this nifty sushi roll maker on Kickstarter, the SushiQuik. The basic kit (US$30) is pretty cool and comes with the training frame which let you know how much sticky rice to use for each roll, the non-stick rice paddle and the SushiQuik Roll Cutter and you’ll also get the recipe ebook which includes 25 recipes. The project deadline is 50 hours away and they are still a bit off from their pledge goal. Take a look and see if this interest you and maybe you can help to get this project off.
Source – SushiQuik
Definitely the hottest project ever. Pebble have received a pledged of over US$1.875M, yes M for million already with still 35 days to go. Definitely the hottest item and will be the most talk about item this year. Check out the video for what it can do and if you’re an app developer, check out their SDK and jump onboard quick for this baby is making it into the big time in no time. There’s so much info to cover and I’m not going to repost anything off their Kickstarter page, just click over and marvel.
Source – Pebble Kickstarter Page
Now, does this look geeky or what? Check out the Feinger, an easy to use accessory that allows you “Hands Freedom™.” and never drop your mobile device again! The Feinger easily attaches to any smartphone, cell phone, handheld gaming device, and 99% of other handheld devices. Once attached, The Feinger allows you to pop & lock your device to your hand, around your neck, on your arm, car, home, or office. More information here on their website.
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What can the Galileo do? it can be used for……
- Video calls and conferencing – stay connected as you follow the action
- Baby monitoring – see what you want to see, not just what the babysitter shows you
- Remote learning – follow professors around the classroom; see who is asking questions
- Time-lapse photography – create dynamic time-lapse videos that encompass movement along with passage of time
- Cinematography – Shoot interesting transition shots, panning down, panning across and up, etc. Mount the Galileo on rails and create a mini-rig for your iPhone camera!
- Real estate photography – build 360° spherical virtual home tours with ease
- Infinite 360° panning and tilting rotation. 200° per second pan-and-tilt speeds.
- Remotely controlled from your iPad, iPhone, or web browser. Swipe your finger across the screen or move your mouse to control the movement of the Galileo and your device.
- SDK (software developers kit) for app development. Freedom to integrate Galileo functionality into existing apps or to create entirely new apps built around the movement capabilities of Galileo. Or build software to integrate the Galileo with other hardware (e.g. camera rails).
- Outfitted with a standard tripod screw, the Galileo can be mounted on any tripod.
- Fabulous charging station for your iPhone or iPod. Charges your device while plugged in (USB cable included).
- Rechargeable Lithium polymer battery lets you use your Galileo anywhere.
The Galileo’s initial pledge of US$100,000 has long already been met, with 13 days left, the pledge total now stands at US$444,633 and growing fast. For US$85, this gadget is a sure steal. Check out more details and pledging information at their Kickstarter page here, Kickstarter Galileo Page
Source – Kickstarter Galileo Page
Yet another great Kickstarter project. Bendi is an iPad stand exactly like no other stand, and probably the only one you’ll need. Bendi works wherever you want it to work: on a table, on your desk, in the car, or in a meeting. It even works with all the major tablets, not just the iPad. Bendi comprised of three parts, a strong suction device to hold the iPad, a bendable arm and either a magnetic (cost extra) or clamp base to suit your needs. The Bendi is seeking a pledge goal of US$5,000 on Kickstarter and have so far doubled that already. The lowest pledge for a Bendi is US$55, is that worth it? you be the judge. For more details, head over to their Kickstarter page linked here and check out the following video.
Source – Hongkie Town
Came across this article today from Brad MOON-WIRED over at Gizmodo addressing an issue that a lot of parents faces – should we be buying our kids an iPad. Does it justify the cost? Would it be too early? Would they be just gaming on it all day?……
Brad raised a few good points in starting early with the iPad for your kids. I don’t want to hijack his post and extract the points here but definitely a good read especially if you’re a parent and with kids yearning for an iPad. Check out the article here, The Case for Buying iPads for Your Kids.
The video demonstrates the patented smart E-Book interface prototype implemented with Apple Private API by KAIST Institute of Information Technology Convergence. Indeed smart but is it something we need in a e-book? what are your thoughts?
Source – Expanne
Well, for those who miss that tactile feel when typing with an iPad, check out the TouchFire Keyboard on Kickstarter which will start shipping this December. The project has a funding goal of US$10,000 and has now achieved the US$36,728 pledged funds, meaning that this project is a success. For a US$45 pledge , you will get a keyboard, a storage case and a pair of cover clips, all in black. Up one notch, for a US$80 pledge, you will get two 2 keyboards in black and white, 2 storage cases and 5 pairs of cover clips in colors that complement the iPad Smart Covers and of course there are other more expensive exclusive type packages which you can check out on their Kickstarter page. Check them out, great Christmas present for sure.
Source – TouchFire
It’s almost here, the long awaited iOS 5. What to do now till then? best is get yourself all familiar with the new features and that’s what the guys over at Lifehacker have for you, the all-you-need-to-know iOS 5 video, enjoy.
Source – Lifehacker
Hong Kong based inventor Elton Leung designed the XStylus Touch for the iPad a while back and the project is now listed on indiegogo (another form of kickstarter). The project is fast in gaining recognition within the industry as his innovative design on the XStylus, a magnetic based stylus for the iPad is truly innovative, check out the above videos and see it for yourself.
If you want to find out more on the XStylus, go the helpme2k2′s Youtube channel.
Source – helpme2k2