One of the most commonly asked question is about mains electrical compatibility. Every American has experienced the frustration of trying to use 110V chargers overseas. and having concern when plugging into 240V mains sockets. So a lot of customers wonder if “Chinese” electronics are somehow on a strange foreign system that is not compatible. Well, not at all – first of all, the whole of China is on standard 220-240V mains electricity. It also uses EU and UK type plugs everywhere. Although we would not go so far to say electrical plugs in China are standard – much like many other things here.
Garmin remains a serious contender in the smartwatch market. The flagship Vivoactive 3 boasts GPS run tracking, optical heart-rate sensors, basic notifications, guided workouts, mobile NFC payments and even packs a proud battery life of up to seven days. It’s durable, customisable and with that kind of battery life you can work out all week without recharging.
Hyperkin is bringing back one of the most iconic portable gaming devices of all time. The Ultra Game Boy is an enhanced recreation of Nintendo’s original, encased in a durable aluminum shell. The buttons have the clickier feel of Nintendo’s second portable revision, and everything is in just the right place. It even plays the same game cartridges as the original.
Lego and robots go together like chocolate and peanut butter. In a move that’s bound to thrill kids of all ages, the Danish toymaker is offering a set of motors and programmable bricks that can work with existing Lego kits and turn them into motorized or motion-sensitive toys. Plus, its app can record voice effects to really bring your Lego Batman to life.
If cable isn’t already dead, it is certainly dying. That’s in part due to the rise of streaming devices like Google’s Chromecast. This unobtrusive and inexpensive device plugs into the back of your tv and lets you stream all of your favorite services at a fraction of cable’s cost. And without the bulky equipment, too.
Rather than overwhelm you with a flood of features you might not need, Whirlpool has shown some restraint with its smart fridge. Marinating meat? The screen will tell you how long to cook your particular cut and ask if you want to set a timer. Cleaning the fridge? Whirlpool will suspend cooling to save energy and shut off the door alarm.
A new Samsung C-Lab project called S-Ray lets you to listen to your devices without disturbing others by beaming sound straight into your ears. The company says the technology could be used with a number of different devices including a Bluetooth speaker, a phone cover and a personal neckband. Though the prototype’s audio quality wasn’t stellar, it was impressive to hear music — without headphones — over the tremendous din of Las Vegas.
Spy Gear for Kids – invisible ink from lemon juice, finger prints from charcoal. We are going to take their finger prints to use in a matching game later in the evening. The Boy Scouts site had a great page for fingerprinting.
We’ve got all kinds of different gadgets here. Some of them are completely silly and definitely unnecessary but nonetheless compelling. Some of them are actually super cool and sophisticated and will make him the envy of all his friends. We’ve got our ear to the ground on the mens gadgets market so that we make sure we stock all the latest must-have gadgets.
LG kicked things off on Sunday with a TV from the realm of science fiction — a 65-inch 4K OLED display that rolls into a tube, like an upside down window shade. Imagine it at the foot of your four-poster bed or the end of your luxury bath. We can dream that this futuristic boob tube will hit the market soon, but LG hasn’t announced pricing or availability, let alone an explanation of how the thing actually works.
Why not surprise the gadget geek in your life with some virtual reality toys, a 3D printing pen or a remote control drone, car or helicopter? Or if you’re looking for something a little more practical, why not try out Bluetooth wireless headphone hat, world plug adaptor or mobile phone fan? Qwerkity has a huge range of gadgets available that you won’t find anywhere else – some of which you’ll be shocked you didn’t even know existed!
The Izon Stem White Wi-Fi Video Monitor Surveillance Cam is one of those cool gadgets for home security. If you’re frequently away from your home, and you want to check in to see what’s going on, the Izon will allow you to do just that right from your smartphone. You can place the camera anywhere near any outlet in your house, and once it’s connected to your home’s wireless internet, you can view what the camera is seeing and hear what’s going on in the room right from your smartphone. If you’re wondering how it compares to the Oco, the Izon has a bit higher quality, and is slimmer.
The Google Home Mini is another affordable but smart gift. The smaller version of Google Home, the device includes a smart speaker, the Google voice assistant, a means to control your smart home devices, access the news, weather, your schedule, and more.
The Briefcase: Crosley gets a bad rap. Sure, they’re a budget record player manufacturer, but their styling is certainly on-point and their gear is a lot more accessible than some of the competition. This handsome briefcase-style turntable is not just a capable player; it also features USB connectivity so you can plug it into your PC or Mac. That means you could feasibly use it to rip your records to digital, if you wanted.
So, you’ve got a vacation planned – you lucky son of a gun! When writing out your to-do list, a great waterproof digital camera is a must. Especially if you’re headed somewhere tropical, where snorkeling and diving is part of the itinerary. Even better, scoop one that’s got wifi capability and you’ll be sharing your […]
We have latest gizmos that make life simpler (or just more cool) so you can focus on the important stuff: Android, iPhone, and Windows phone and tablet accessories you won’t find at the corner store, plus home automation, LED lights and USB devices, automotive tech, spy gear, camera accessories, and wireless solutions.
The coolest thing about the 2-Pack Flying Bal Helicopter Light up LED RC Drone is that you can show off to your friends that you can keep it in the air, just by using your hand. That’s right: the drone will lift off and land from the same spot. With four strong blades circling to keep it in the air, the machine is perfect for indoor or outdoor games and shuts off if it is involved in a collision. It also comes with a USB, but the power options are on the ball itself. The only problem you will have with this toy is how many competitions the boys are going to have.