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Author Archives: David Ponce

Graava Edits Your Life’s Footage, Because Editing Is Hard, Yo

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There are those who like to slap an action cam on their body and simply go around recording everything. While it’s a nice thought, this idea of recording your life, it’s also one that requires a lot of work if you wish to make the final footage even remotely interesting. You have to edit this stuff, cut out the boring parts! Well… if Graava works as advertised, you may not have to. Using data from an accelerometer, an optional heart rate monitor, a light sensor, and a sophisticated algorithm, Graava will select the “best” scenes and edit them together automatically; you just have to tell it how long the final footage should be. The companion apps do give you the ability to select scenes the algorithm might have missed, as well as the option to control and fine tune all the camera’s settings. The device is waterproof to the IP67 rating, and the battery will last about 3 hours. If you want yours, it’ll be a $249 pre-order now, instead of the $399 retail price that becomes active on September 1st. Shipping is expected for Q1 2016.

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The WalkCar Personal Mobility Device Is Not Much Bigger Than A Laptop

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For a while the only personal mobility device you could get was a Segway. Or at least, the only high-tech, electric such vehicle. But now the marketplace is flooding with new electric scooters, and skateboards, and the WalkCar is an interesting addition. Its claim to fame is how small it is. Barely bigger than a laptop, the WalkCar is able to propel a person weighing up to 120 kg (265 lb) at up to 10 km/h (6.2 mph), on a distance of about 12 km (7.5 miles). It will then take 3 hours to charge via USB before it’s ready to take you on another strip. Steering is achieved by leaning forward, and since it doesn’t go very fast, stopping involves simply stepping off.

There’s a Kickstarter planned for October, with a reported asking price of $800. That may seem like a lot, but for those of you unwilling to walk a few miles, it’s a valuable convenience.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ Gizmag ]

FitApp Premium, A Running Tracker, Is Now Free (DotD)

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There are lots of activity tracking apps, and the more full-featured ones normally charge you. FitApp Premium normally would cost $5, but with today’s deal, you’re looking at $0 instead!

FitApp Premium is a running app that doubles as an all-purpose physical activity tracker—and your digital secret weapon to getting in shape fast. With tons of awesome features, the app not only lets you time your average run speed, but also trace the total distance you’ve traveled throughout each day. There’s no question that FitApp Premium is just what you need to lose weight, build strength, and get into the best shape of your life.

– Track & optimize your runs, walks, and jogs
– Get an overview of your running speed, calories burned & other metrics
– Compare your numbers across different types of physical activity
– Use the built-in GPS to trace your runs & share them on Facebook
– Access useful metrics w/ a simple interface that delivers only the info you need
– Record your exercise routine in your diary
– Build muscle, burn fat & get stronger

Of course getting a fitness tracking app is just the first step to getting fit. Now you have to go out there and actually move your bum. But at least it won’t cost you a penny to get the app that’ll help you track your progress and motivate you.

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Gear Heads Need A Tactical Can Cooler

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You’re looking at a koozie. Simple as that. But if you’re going to get a koozie/drink chiller sleeve thing, why not give it some personality. It seems “tactical” is the new “in” look, considering products like the Tactical Baby Carrier or the Tactical Laser-Guided Necktie. Now you can avoid getting your fingers wet from beer can condensation, while giving your drink a bit of a butch look.

– Nite Ops Can Cooler with LED Light
– A ThinkGeek creation & exclusive
– Great for gun and military enthusiasts
– 2 5/8″ opening fits standard 12 oz. beverage cans
– Twist the bottom to turn on/off LED flashlight
– Materials: ABS plastic
– Batteries: 3 AAA (not included)

Of course you may find it outrageous to charge $10 for a koozie, but considering all the “features”, it’s not such a bad deal.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ ThatsNerdALicious ]

Critter Fingers? Totally

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We suppose these are just one step removed from Crazy Cat Lady status, and that just may be enough to motivate some of you to get them. These handmade animal rings are made by Japanese artist Jiro Miura and come in almost endless varieties. They’re made to order, which could mean that it’ll take a while to get your order, but the website is in Japanese and Google Translate isn’t cooperating. So explore, poke around, and discover if you’ll be able to place an order for a set of Animal Rings.

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Smart Bike Lock Features Breathalyzer

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We imagine that if you’re going to the lengths of buying a smart lock that won’t open unless you’re below the legal drinking limit, you are aware that you have a problem. Well, good on you for doing something about it, although we’re not convinced this particular product is the perfect answer. The AlcohoLock immobilizes your bike and keeps it that way until you’ve completed a breath analysis, clearing you of excessive amounts of booze. If you fail the test, not only will it not open, it’ll also alert a designated family friend and give them the option to remotely unlock it should they see fit. We imagine that when trying to quit, having someone to be accountable to is a good idea. But to have to pay $250 for an aluminum lock, one which needs batteries that require regular charging, well… that just seems like an annoying and unnecessary expense; perhaps avoiding taking your bike out when you know you’re going for drinks might be the better option?

[ Product Page ] VIA [ Engadget ]

The SKEYE Mini Drone Shoots HD Video, Costs Just $65 (DotD)

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You can get a cheap drone, and it’ll do all kinds of cool things like flips and hover and such. But when it’s cheap and it has a camera, it’s usually potato quality. Not so with the SKEYE Mini Drone with HD Camera, which shoots 720p video.

Explore the skies and take the footage to prove it with the SKEYE Mini Drone. From mastering smooth landings to pulling off impressive flips and rolls, you choose the adventure and the SKEYE Mini Drone will take you there. This perfectly-sized drone packs both a beginner and veteran pilot mode for a guaranteed good time no matter your experience.

– Embarks on night flights w/ included LED lights
– Flies w/ precision-controlled steering
– Performs flips, barrel rolls & aerobatic tricks
– Pulls off smooth maneuvers thanks to its high thrust & low weight
– Boasts outstanding stability w/ 6-axis stabilization
– Captures quality HD photos & video footage from high in the sky
– Features 4 coreless motors
– Includes beginner & advanced flight modes

Normally you’d have to pay $99 for something like this and you’d probably feel like you came out with a good deal. But at $65, it’s a steal.

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Deal Of The Day: 28% Off On REMXD On-Ear Bluetooth Headphones

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On-ear Bluetooth headphones for $36? Yes, it’s possible, and that’s exactly what our REMXD On-Ear Bluetooth Headphones deal offers.

Tuck your smartphone or MP3 device away safely, and go about your business to the beat of your own playlist with 33 expansive feet of Bluetooth connectivity. These high-quality, well-designed headphones support hands-free calls and uninterrupted audio for up to 15 hours of straight playtime on one charge. Enjoy a wire-free, tangle-free, listening experience with the one and only REMXD On-Ear Bluetooth Headphones.

– Enjoy the 33-ft Bluetooth range capability
– Answer calls, adjust volume or switch songs w/ controls located on the headset
– Customize the fit w/ the adjustable headset
– Utilize the simple controls right on the headphones to easily change tracks & set your volume
– Get 15 hours of listening time or 160 hours of standby time on one charge

15 hours of listening time? $35.99, instead of the usual $50? What’s not to like?

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Cosby Adds Modular I/O Ports To Your New MacBook

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One USB-C port for everything… Brilliant. Just brilliant… But if you’re, I dunno, a normal person who might want to connect your brand new MacBook to your TV while it charges for instance, the One Port solution just won’t do. There are thus quite a few solutions to this problem on the market, the Infinite USB being a popular one. Another new one is Cusby, the “First USB-C Modular & Expandable Adapter”. It consists of 3 modules that each feature both a male and female USB-C port, as well as a Power charger, USB-A and HDMI connector. You can use one, two, or all three at the same time, in a daisy chain, adding functionality as you need it. There are plans to expand the line to include Thunderbolt, Display Port and Ethernet, and more. It’ll cost you a $75 pledge to get the first three, instead of the expected $100 retail price.

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[ Project Page ] VIA [ MikeShouts ]