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If You Like It, Then You Better Put a Smarty Ring On It

Smarty Ring

If smart watches are too bulky for your taste, then how about a smart ring? That’s what the folks behind the aptly-named Smarty Ring are working with. Currently in development, the ring connects via Bluetooth to your iOS or Android smartphone. Alerts for new messages, calls, new email messages, and the like will be flashed on the ring’s display. For social media addicts, updates from Facebook, Twitter, Hangout, and Skype can also be displayed.

Aside from connectivity, it allows users to track the location of their device (if it goes missing) and control it remotely. The Smarty Ring raised about $300,000 on Indiegogo last December, with delivery slated for April 2014. If you missed out on the campaign, then you can still pre-order the ring for $175.

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thingCHARGER Lets You Literally Pile On the Chargers

Thingcharger

Running out of outlets to plug in your chargers for all of your devices? Then you might want to check the thingCharger out. It’s a portable outlet-slash-charger of sorts that lets you still use an outlet while you’re charging your device. The cool thing is that it’s stackable, so you can charge one, two, three or more devices in a single outlet and still be able to use that outlet for something else.

The thingCharger comes with interchangeable tips that are stored at its back, so you can swap between adapters for Apple, Samsung, HTC, Nokia, or Sony in a jiffy. It eliminates the wires that most chargers come with and is described as “green by design” since it doesn’t consume any power when it’s not actually in use.

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Silic is a Self-Cleaning, Spill-Proof Shirt

Silic Shirt

If you’re a bit of a klutz and routinely spill stuff on your shirt, then you need to get a couple of these Silic t-shirts. They’re described as “self-cleaning” shirts that are made with hydrophobic nanotechnology to ensure that no stain will remain on the shirt, regardless of what you spill or splatter onto it.

The polyester fabric used to make Silic is layered with billions of silica particles that prevent liquids from attaching to the shirt. Silic’s creator, Aamir Patel, explains that the shirt can prevent stains from a multitude of substances, including sodas and foodstuffs like ketchup and sauces. The unique, anti-stain feature can last up to 80 cycles of washing.

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Foldio is the First Foldable Studio for Smartphones

Foldio

Most smartphones are equipped with shooters that rival digital cameras. In fact, some phones capture images that are better than those captured using digital cameras, giving rise to something called Phoneography. Studios are built for standalone cameras, so isn’t it high time for smartphone camera subjects to have their own studios, too?

Orange Monkie seems to agree with this, which is why they came up with Foldio. It’s dubbed as the “first foldable studio for smartphones” and its creators boast that users will be able to take studio-quality pictures with the ultra-portable studio.

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Send Messages Without Internet or a Cell Service with TinCan

TinCan

Most messaging services these days use your cell service or the Internet. But if you find yourself in a place with fluctuating signals and no Internet, then an alternative you can consider is TinCan. It’s an app that lets you send messages to other TinCan users who are within WiFi range, which is about 100 feet.

So how does it work? Well, the app appears as a WiFi hotspot with the ssid TinCan_(randomID) to users who don’t have the app. When the app detects someone with TinCan nearby, it automatically exchanges messages that they don’t have in common. That said, the messages are public, with its developer describing it as being “akin to Twitter or IRC.”

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KnowRoaming is the Smarter, Cheaper, and Easier Way to Roam

KnowRoaming

One tip that frequent travelers dole out to non-frequent travelers is this: buy a local SIM the moment you land, because international roaming rates will be the death of your wallet. Local SIMs are usually sold for cheap and even though you might not consume all the credits from your initial top up, at least you won’t be slapped with atrocious roaming rates by your regular network.

There used to be no alternative to this–but that was before KnowRoaming came along. KnowRoaming is a sticker that you’re supposed to stick onto your SIM card using the included applicator. Once affixed, you’ll be able to connect with local networks wherever you are in the world by firing up the KnowRoaming app.

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Kickstarter for Apps? Crowdfund Your App on Appsplit

Appsplit

Need some help on the app that you’re building? Then check out Appsplit. You can think of it as a Kickstarter for apps, but even better because it lets you do a bunch of other stuff aside from letting you crowdsource and raise money to fund the development of your app.

The site features a marketplace where you can sell your app and cash out. Appsplit also lets you connect with other like-minded developers that you can maybe hire to help you build your app.Continue Reading

Kapture is a Wristwatch That Records Your Every Word

Kapture

Want a record of everything that you’ve said? You can either call the NSA or slap this contraption on your wrist. Obviously the former isn’t an actual option, so your best bet is Kapture. It’s a wristwatch-slash-wearable audio recorder that records your every word. The catch is that it only has enough memory to store 60 seconds of sound, so you can only go back and listen to the last minute of your immediate past on playback.

Kapture constantly and continuously records audio. Given its limited storage, it is also continuously erasing data and recording over previous recordings, too. Its creators are seeking $300,000 for seed funding and will be launching the project on Kickstarter on September 3rd.

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The Annoyinator Will Annoy the Heck Out of You

Annoyinator

Nothing annoys people more than high-pitched sounds that just get on their nerves. If you want to wreak havoc and cause undue distress to people (because yeah, you’re a prankster like that), then the Annoyinator is just the thing you need.

It’s essentially a targeted loudspeaker of sorts for your iDevices. It was conceptualized by the Henry, who is the son of Caleb Crome, the Kickstarter project’s listed creator. You see, Henry wanted his dad to create the loudspeaker so he could aim the sounds from the ‘Dog Whistle’ app.

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