Kickstarter: WeTag iFind Scam

Too good to be true? Battery-free gadget may be a wild $500,000 Kickstarter scam

By on June 24, 2014 at 2:18 PM.

Too good to be true? Battery-free gadget may be a wild $500,000 Kickstarter scam

iFind, dubbed “the world’s first battery-free item locating tag,” may be one of the coolest Kickstarter projects yet, having already hit over $520,000 in pledges – more than 20 times its initial goal – but it also may be a huge scam. iFind is a tiny device that’s supposed to be used with a smartphone app to quickly locate lost items. While this isn’t a new idea, WeTag says it can do it without the use of a battery. And that’s the crucial detail that causes concern. More →

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LyveHome Review iOS Android

LyveHome review

By on June 23, 2014 at 9:15 AM.

LyveHome review

There are more photos that have been taken in the last twelve months than every photograph taken from the beginning of time up until then put together. But no one has truly solved the problem of photo organization, backups and protection, at least not in a fun and easy way. Lyve aims to do this with both hardware and software, and the company recently sent us its new flagship product to test. Has Lyve finally cracked this important problem and launched a product that’s both simple and reliable? More →

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Best Smartphone Accessories GOkey

Incredibly cool new accessory serves as a phone charger, USB drive and GPS tracker

By on June 20, 2014 at 7:00 PM.

Incredibly cool new accessory serves as a phone charger, USB drive and GPS tracker

It’s rare to find a truly useful smartphone accessory but this cool new keychain accessory just might fit the bill. GOkey, a new accessory that’s become a smash hit on Indiegogo, serves as a portable smartphone charger, a USB thumb drive and a GPS tracker for your smartphone all in one. More →

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Best Smartphone Accessories Zolo

Clever smartphone case offers an ingenious way to charge your phone on the go

By on June 20, 2014 at 5:43 PM.

Clever smartphone case offers an ingenious way to charge your phone on the go

If you’re looking for a more convenient way to keep your smartphone charged while you’re traveling then you may want to give Zolo a look. Zolo, a recently launched Indiegogo project, has come up with a very clever way to help you keep your phone charged with minimal hassle by creating a case for your smartphone that can magnetically latch onto a battery pack. Unfortunately, the case doesn’t yet support wireless charging so you still need to hook your phone up to the battery when a small cable even though the two devices are magnetically stuck together. More →

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Kickstarter PocketScan Portable Scanner

Meet PocketScan, an awesome little scanner with incredible powers

By on June 19, 2014 at 6:30 PM.

Meet PocketScan, an awesome little scanner with incredible powers

Scanning documents and photos isn’t such a chore anymore, as mobile devices can now be turned into a portable scanners instantly with the help of a simple application. But people who want more from their scanners, and who happen to scan a lot of things on the go, should check out PocketScan, a new Kickstarter project that has already blown past its funding target. More →

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Smartphone Wireless Charging Pants

These expensive pants will wirelessly charge your smartphone

By on June 19, 2014 at 8:35 AM.

These expensive pants will wirelessly charge your smartphone

With the increasing number of mobile devices that can be wirelessly charged, it’s no surprise that more companies are thinking about how they can incorporate this technology in their products. Starbucks has recently announced that all its stores across the U.S. will offer customers wireless charging areas, but what if that’s not enough? One fashion designer, working together with Microsoft, has come up with a pair of pants for men that will wirelessly charge phones, Business Insider reports. More →

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ChargeAll Portable Battery Packs for Mac and iPhone

These portable battery packs will fix all your power issues

By on June 17, 2014 at 3:15 PM.

These portable battery packs will fix all your power issues

There are plenty of interesting external battery packs that are ready to charge smartphones, tablets and other devices via USB, but all of them are limited to providing additional power to mobile devices only. ChargeAll, a new Indiegogo project, aims to fix all that, as this new external power pack comes with support for laptops and other electronics that require up to 85W of power. More →

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Earin Wireless Earbuds Kickstarter

Forget Beats, these are the tiny wireless earbuds you’ve been waiting for

By on June 16, 2014 at 8:45 PM.

Forget Beats, these are the tiny wireless earbuds you’ve been waiting for

If you’re not a fan of wearing large, oversized headphones and are looking for something more discreet, then you might want to check out Earin, a new Kickstarter project that’s looking to raise £179,000 (USD $303,720) to help deliver the world’s smallest wireless earbuds. How small are we talking about? Consider that they measure in at 14 millimeters by 20 millimeters and weigh only 5 grams. From the video that Earin’s creators have posted, the earbuds are barely even noticeable when someone is wearing them and they look like standard small earplugs.

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Mark One Vessyl Smart Cup

Meet the incredible ‘smart cup’ that will give you nutritional info about what you’re drinking

By on June 13, 2014 at 7:15 PM.

Meet the incredible ‘smart cup’ that will give you nutritional info about what you’re drinking

One big driver for wearable computers is that they’ll supposedly give us improved health and fitness data, but what about computers that you can eat and drink from? Mark One has just taken the wraps off its Vessyl, a new 13-ounce “smart cup” that will not only be able to detect and breakdown what you’re pouting into your cup but also give you nutritional information on it such as how many calories it has as well as how much sugar, fat and caffeine it contains. You can view data on your drunks either on the side of the cup itself or through the official Vessyl iOS app. More →

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iPhone Bluetooth Flash

Cool new accessory adds a wireless external flash to your iPhone

By on June 11, 2014 at 5:10 PM.

Cool new accessory adds a wireless external flash to your iPhone

Compared to most other smartphones, Apple’s iPhone takes impressive low-light photos. In fact, the latest-generation iPhone 5s features a new dual-LED flash that improves low-light photography even more. But only so much can be accomplished by one or two tiny LED bulbs, and a new iPhone accessory looks to solve the problem of limited light by moving the flash off of the phone. More →

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Best iPhone Car Mount

Kenu Airframe review: The best in-car smartphone mount for travelers

Kenu Airframe review: The best in-car smartphone mount for travelers

By on June 11, 2014 at 3:35 PM.

I’m hoping that things change in the (near) future, but for now, my smartphone outsmarts any in-car navigation system that I’ve seen. To date, I have yet to find anything as excellent as having Google Maps leading the way, which presents a relatively simple problem: How is one supposed to mount his or her phone in their vehicle without leaving any permanent scars? More →

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Honeywell Lyric Thermostat

Honeywell announces new Lyric thermostat to take on Google’s Nest

By on June 10, 2014 at 8:00 AM.

Honeywell announces new Lyric thermostat to take on Google’s Nest

The Nest thermostat, now owned by Google, is likely the most well-known widely available connected thermostat on the market — but it’s not the first and it won’t be the last. A number of companies, including Honeywell, offer rival Internet-connected thermostats that look to save you money and keep you comfortable. Each different model has pros and cons, but Honeywell’s latest offering is shaping up to be one of the most enticing options so far. More →

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