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Solar-Powered Sunglasses That You Can’t Lose or Misplace

Tzukuri Sunglasses

Do you misplace stuff and lose things like there’s no tomorrow? Aside from wasting money, constantly losing stuff means you’re also wasting time, including the hours you spend looking for and buying a replacement for whatever it is that you lost. If you recently lost your sunglasse and are on the (literal) lookout for a new pair, then check out these solar-powered sunglasses by Tzukuri that you won’t be able to lose, even if you tried.

These fashionable lenses hook up to your iPhone via Bluetooth and work in conjunction with an app that’ll alert you if you’ve left it behind. The first alert pops up when you’re 16 feet away from the glasses, while the next ones come when you’re 32 feet and 50 feet away.Continue Reading

MJ Bale Power Suit: Pay With Your Sleeve

MJ Bale Power suit

Mobile payments is all that retailers and service providers talk about these days. From NFC and swiping your phone across the terminal to pressing your palm against a monitor to pay for stuff, the options are numerous and varied. Another one to join the fray is tailor MJ Bale with the Samurai Suit that’s obviously more than just a suit (because why else would we talk about it if it were, right?)

MJ’s power suit has a Visa payWave-accessible microchip sown right onto the sleeve, essentially turning it into a wearable credit or debit card of sorts. So whenever you’re ready to check out and pay, just move your hand across the terminal and bam!–you’re done.

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Python Cords Keep Your Chargers From Breaking

Python Cord

The problem isn’t the charger; it’s the cord. I’ve had several chargers for my laptop break and it’s not so much the charger itself than the cord connecting it to my laptop. This is a problem experienced by laptop and Macbook users, especially those who travel a lot. The cord bears the brunt of the stress as you wrap it around your charger or cram it haphazardly in your laptop bag because you’re in a rush to leave.

The solution comes in the form of the Python Cord, which wraps around your charger to fortify and provide extra support at the stress points (and common point of failure for the charger cords) to prevent the cords from breaking.

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Take 3D Images Using Your Smartphone With LazeeEye

LazeeEye

A 3D camera is expensive. A smartphone with an attachment that turns it into a 3D camera is not. I mean, you’ve already bought your phone anyway. Might as well cough up twenty more bucks to take three-dimensional images than spend hundreds of dollars on a 3D camera that you won’t be using at all times.

The attachment is called the LazeeEye and it works by making use of a laser illuminator hardware add-on and a stereo vision processing app that work together to bring you your 3D images. 

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‘Literally’ Plug-in Turns Everything ‘Literal’ Into Something ‘Figurative’

Literally Plug In

 

Some people overuse the word “literally” while others erroneously use it when they mean to say “figuratively.” Whether you’re bored or simply have something against the adjective, then Literally can help you out. It’s a browser plug-in that swaps out “literally” with “figuratively,” so it literally gives blogs, posts, and other written tomes a different meaning.

The tagline boasts of a “better browsing experience,” and while I’m so convinced on that claim, I am sure it’ll make some web pages more interesting. In case you’re wondering why the plug-in site features Parks and Recreation actor Rob Lowe, that’s because his character on the show uses the word “literally” a lot.

You can download it here.

VIA [ C|NET ]

Nano Nails Turns Your Finger Into a Stylus

Nano Nails

Ever wished you could make do without a stylus when you’re doodling or creating digital works of art on your phone or tablet? Granted, there are a lot of styluses already available on the market, from pens to wearable ones that look like the sharper cousins of thimbles. However, if none of these are to your liking, then you’ll be happy to hear about Nano Nails, the smartphone manicure that basically puts the stylus on your fingernails.

Nano Nails are gray-colored nail extensions that can be applied to bare fingernails with adhesive tabs or with nail glue. Once in place, users will be able to tap, draw, and manipulate smartphone and tablet screens with ease. The more fashionable ones can opt to paint over the nails with polish, but of course it should steer clear of the Nano Nails’ capacitive tip.

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Want This: Metal Gear iDroid Smartphone Case

Metal Gear Smartphone Case

Fans of Metal Gear will be able to identify the inspiration for this iPhone case at first sight. If you were thinking of the iDroid, then you’re spot on. For non-fans, it probably helps that a sign reading “iDroid” has been placed right beside the case itself.

The iDroid is a walkie talkie-slash-holographic map projector featured in Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes and the case pretty much looks exactly like it. The obvious downside is that the case is definitely on the bulky side. Heck, it even adds an antenna to your antenna-less iPhone, so if you’re looking for something sleek and compact, then this is clearly not it.Continue Reading

Check Out Dart, The World’s Smallest Laptop Adapter

Dart Laptop Charger

If you work out of the office a lot, then chances are you’ve had to deal with lugging a bulging laptop bag around because of the bulky adapter that it came with. Leaving it really isn’t an option, considering there’s only so much–or rather, so little–that you can do on limited power. It’s a problem people face, day in and day out, and it’s one that the folks behind Dart pretty much solved with its release.

Dart is dubbed as the “world’s smallest laptop adapter” and that might very well be true if you look at the images of it. It’s roughly four times smaller than the average 65W charger, with a volume of only 2.5 cubic inches. It comes with a six foot cable and comes with an integrated USB port, allowing you to charge your laptop and another device, like you tablet, at the same time.

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Chat Off the Grid Without WiFi or Mobile Coverage with FireChat

FireChat

With FireChat, you’ll be able to chat with anyone close to you location-wise, even when there’s no WiFi or when you’re outside the coverage area of your mobile network. It works by making use of the Multipeer Connectivity Framework built into Apple’s iOS 7. Think of it as being a peer-to-peer WiFi-Bluetooth connection of sorts where you’ll be able to send text messages and even images without the usual service or connectivity requirements.

FireChat works best in “Nearby Chat” mode where you have to be within 30 feet of the person you’re chatting with. The app is available for free on iTunes.

[ FireChat App ] VIA [ Laughing Squid ]