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Author Archives: Shudeep Chandrasekhar

Sole Power: Charge your Phone by Walking!

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Everyone’s heard of green energy sources – solar power, water power and the like; but have you heard of footstep power? This new gadget is the brainchild of a 15-year old boy from the Philippines – Angelo Casimiro. Unveiled at the Google Science Fair 2014, this piezoelectric device uses the pressure generated in the sole of the shoe while walking, to charge your electronic device. A clever idea, no doubt, but quite similar to inventor Rajesh Adhikari’s idea of a ‘shoe charger’ revealed a few months ago. Unfortunately, you can only get about 10 minutes of battery power after a two-hour game of basketball, but it’s definitely a promising technology for the future. Getting the gadget into production might be quite a challenge, so you may not be able to buy one just yet – but at least you’ll know you saw it first on OhGizmo!

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The Vessyl Smartcup Tells You How Many Calories are in Your Drink!

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Not every wish gets fulfilled, but some dreams do turn into reality. For those of you who have long been dreaming about utensils that can tell you how good or bad a particular food is for you, you have just been invited to come one step closer to realizing your deepest desire. Yes, there’s a new smartcup called Vessyl that can recognize a beverage from among thousands of drinks and tell you exactly how many calories it is holding at a given moment. The container has been designed by Yves Béhar and holds 13 ounces of liquid. It’s not only calorie-smart, but it can even tell you whether you’re properly hydrated – and it sends all the information to a special app on your smartphone. Tilt the cup and the display tells all. Not a bad bargain at a pre-order price of $99.

[ Vessyl ] VIA [ Engadget ]

Sound Sleep, Guaranteed

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We all long for peaceful sleep, but how many of us actually get it? The all new iMusic pillow is designed to give you peaceful and sound sleep. The Bluetooth-powered pillow, when connected to a Bluetooth-ready device, will play your preferred songs and audio tracks to soothe you into slumber. No wire, no hassles and no stress; the iMusic pillow has a speaker fitted deep inside it, allowing you to doze off peacefully to your favorite sounds. The speaker is designed in such a way that the volume does not disturb others in the room. Currently on sale on Amazon at $37.95.

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Suitcase Turns Scooter Turns Suitcase!

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Dragging suitcases about has always been a hassle for most of us; but now, things are about to take a dramatic turn. He Liangchai, a Chinese entrepreneur, has come up with a unique concept of a suitcase that can be transformed into a scooter. The scooter, which is capable of transporting two people, is a multi-functional commuter that is equipped with features like a GPS navigator, a horn and even a burglar alarm. The handle of the suitcase is the scooter’s handlebar, which, when pulled up, allows drivers to use it as a steering input, brake and throttle. It features a built-in lithium-ion battery that can cover a maximum distance of 37 miles at 12 miles per hour. When it hits the market, the price estimate is between £380 (about $640) and £2,800 (about $4,700), depending on the type of model.

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VIA [ Damngeeky ]

Shower Gel Dispenser that Will Make You Go “Eeew!”

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Creativity seems to have no boundaries or limits when it comes to making new devices that are not just practical but visually appealing as well. One such creatively designed device is the shower gel dispenser that is shaped like a human nose. A gadget that can be hung over a wall, the dispenser will make you go “eeew!” when the time comes for you to get some shower gel. To get your dose of gel, all you have to do is squeeze the nose until it oozes out from the nostrils! The nose shaped dispenser has three suction cups that make it easy to attach to the wall or shower stall door. Besides it can be easily refilled as well – you just need to unscrew the cap at the back of the dispenser and refill the shower gel. Definitely a creative addition to your bathroom, and only $8.

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Stay Hydrated with the Timer-equipped Vittel Water Bottle Cap

 

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It’s summer, and one of the main concerns for all of us is to stay hydrated, and popular French bottled water brand Vittel has come up with a unique and efficient way for customers to do just that. The company has introduced a water bottle cap with an integrated timer that reminds people every hour to drink water. As an hour passes, a plastic flag pops out from the cap indicating users to drink water and stay cool and healthy. After you’ve had a few sips, the action of screwing the cap back on resets the mechanism and another hour starts ticking down.

Initially released in France as a consumer test, there’s no word on whether the ‘technology’ will make its way stateside anytime soon.

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VIA [ Gizmodo ]

Bike Unchained: Introducing the Chainless Foldable Bike

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Ever imagined a bike without a chain? If the answer is yes, then you’re probably a psychic or something because the IzzyBike is that unique bike that does not need a chain to operate. Despite the absence of a chain mechanism to propel the bike forward, the bike is equipped with gears. The agile bike offers better balance and more convenience to riders and allows them to take sharp turns as well. One of the other best features of the bike is that it can be folded and kept under your desk and other small spaces. The procedure takes just seconds to complete, and before you know it the urban commuter will have turned into a compact gadget that you can take out and use wherever and whenever you want.

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[ Product Page ] VIA [ InventorSpot ]

Why Invest in Land When You Can Have Your Own UFO Crash Site Soil?

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Well, of course it’s a little bit ‘out there’, but anyone who is a fan of anything and everything extraterrestrial must own something ‘out of this world’, right? So here’s a chance to buy a genuine, honest-to-God piece of the sky. This season, Amazon is going where no man has gone before, and providing buyers with the opportunity to own their own UFO crash site soil! The 1947 report of a UFO crashing in Corona, New Mexico, is apparently not entirely unsubstantiated. The Roswell Army Air Field press release at the time clearly stated that they believed they had found the “remains of a crashed flying disk.” No wonder the reddish soil comes with a certificate of authenticity from the seller, Image SI Inc. And at $12.95 a bag, the price isn’t that astronomical either. Get it on Amazon!

 

[ Amazon ] VIA [ AwesomeGadgets.org ]

The World’s Leanest Keychain from TIK

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Ever had a woman ask you “Is that a gun in your pocket or are you just happy to see me” and realize that it was that cumbersome, overloaded keychain in your pocket she was referring to? Now you never have to worry about an embarrassing bulge because the TIK keychain is here. It is literally the leanest keychain in the world because creator Daniel Farkas has done away most of the key, leaving the functional parts intact and attached to a link in a bike chain! He claims that it gives “greater leverage for each key in the chain” and expands the “grip surface” so it’s easier to hold. Originally featured on Gizmodo, the product is backed by a Kickstarter campaign, meaning it won’t see the light of day if the campaigners don’t get at least $23,000 worth of pledges for the product. Why not thin down your side profile, prevent those pesky pressure marks on your thighs from the keys you’ve been carrying around all day and invest in a unique product all in one go? It only costs $49 for the pledge, and you’d be doing yourself and everyone else a favor.

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[ Product Page ] VIA [ Gizmodo ]