The Misty I, on the other hand, is but a wee baby robot — though one born into an esteemed family that’s laser-focused on its future. Misty Robotics is the spin-off startup created last year by Sphero founder Ian Bernstein and Tim Enwall, who came from Nest Labs. Their goal: cultivate a community of developers that can build up Misty’s skill set over the next decade.
With the holiday season upon us, everyone may want to make a few upgrades. Perhaps new phones and tablets. The good news is you don’t have to load up your outlets with multiple devices. No more arguing over who unplugged whose charger because their phone is more important. This simple design of the Avantree charging station consists of 4 USB ports, and it charges twice as fast. Plus, it’s backed by a 2-year warranty.
Want a smart speaker? Stickler for high-quality audio? Time was, you had to pick one or the other. But no longer. The Sonos One comes equipped with six far-field mics and incorporates Amazon’s Alexa smart assistant, which means you’ll not only be able to use it for cueing up music, but also tap into all Alexa’s other skills, like ordering takeout or requesting news updates. Expect a “pure and honest sound”, a friendly companion app, plus the introduction of Google’s smart assistant in the new year.
The 6DoF Blaster is an AR-ready laser tag gun. Merge has given it six-degree-of-freedom (6DoF) tracking, which phone-connected rival headsets have a hard time with. You can walk around with it, duck and aim quickly. Fun, and surely a sign that there are more AR toys to come.
The Photonic Disruptor from Wicked Lasers is intended for “military and law enforcement use only,” but that could mean anything, right? Its beam is designed to be shined right into the eyes of your target, disrupting their vision and causing dizziness without permanent eye damage. Because if there’s one thing secret agents try to avoid, it’s permanent eye damage.
This is a more retro-style handheld football game that builds on the formula of modern handhelds but with a retro twist. First off, the game is, in fact, “Electronic Football,” the game that was made famous and earned a small cult following in previous generations. However, this time, instead of being a cumbersome arcade-style machine or a very bulky tabletop box, it is a small and compact handheld portable game. It has the same basic and intuitive controls; it still supports one-two player modes and runs on 3 AAA batteries. peasy.
Toto’s marble-covered bathtub has lots of integrated tech — but what separates it from the rest is its ability to simulate the feeling of floating in space. A series of integrated jets lift your feet off the floor of the tub and the surrounding LED lights add the perfect interstellar ambiance.
Who doesn’t want to go a little retro from time to time? In a sea of digital cameras out there where all your pictures live on (forever…thanks ‘Cloud!’) it’s a nice change of pace to bring it back to the good-old-days and take some pictures with an instant camera. Today many of these cameras give […]
Typically, you’d expect to pay upwards of $1500 for such big sound, but somehow, Fluance has the price down to $500 without sacrificing sound, which is why we consider it to be one of the best gadgets for men who love big sound.
“I was on vacation in France in 2002 (I was 7 or 8 back then) and I visited a local toy store multiple times because they had really cool stuff. But then, one day I saw a cylinder-shaped oil and water emulsion toy with spiral stairs inside that you can put upside down all the time and then you see little drops of blue oil rolling down in a spiral. It was so satisfying to watch, even better than a lava lamp! They had them in blue or pink. I wanted the blue one, but my mom didn’t want to buy it for me. For years I was searching for it as a child but I never found it in another store, not even on my next visit to France. I was so in love with that thing…but one year ago at the end of 2016, I visited a store in my country that I’ve known for years, and there I found them! I was so happy to finally see them after years of searching that I almost cried, they even had one in purple! —s4ef321550
The Mission E Cross Turismo from Porsche is yet another wild ride unveiled this week at the Geneva Motor Show. This all-new model is all electric and all-terrain. It boasts a range of up to 300 miles and produces 600 horsepower. In just 15 minutes, it can be charged back up enough for another 250 miles. All that & it still actually looks (and reportedly drives) like a Porsche.
Segway has definitely made a name for itself over time, having popularized the idea of a personal transportation device that has since caught the imagination of many. This time around, Segway Robotics has launched an Indiegogo campaign for Loomo, which is the first mobile robot sidekick in the whole world. Sounds pretty cool, right? Well, the Loomo is actually a smart machine that toggles functions between a mini personal transporter and mobile robot sidekick, and it is now up for pre-order on Indiegogo. There is a limited early bird pricing that will begin from $1,299, which means you will not be able to get it any cheaper in the future.
Wear it as a backpack, over the shoulder, or carry it by hand, and however you do, the 16-liter Utility Brief from DSPTCH is all business. It fits a 15” laptop, features quick release Fidlock connectors on the front panel, an internal elastic water bottle pocket and it’s luggage-compatible with a sleeve to mount onto rolling luggage. Available in a range of colors.
In a nice change from all the army of smart devices which expect you to make conversation, this Wi-Fi/Bluetooth-connected motion sensor recognizes gestures to control the troops. But if you like the choice between waving and chatting, the company will also be offering a Bixi 2 with voice support.
This video shows the top five crazy and cool gadgets for your home! Get ready for some strange, but nonetheless cool gadgets, that you have never seen before. This is some innovative home innovatio…