Livescribe's smartpen has been around for a while now, and it has proven to be quite a useful gadget, especially for professionals who still like to take down handwritten notes. It was originally released for Apple devices, but the Livescribe 3 smartpen has finally been given life for Android devices, with its Livescribe+ app now available in the Google Play store.
The Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) this week announced the latest version of its Qi (pronounced "chee") wireless charging specification, which provides three times the amount of power as the majority of in-market Qi charging products. In fact, the new 15w WPC wireless spec offers the same amount of power as many wired charging options available today for mobile phones.
In the international race to create a hoverboard, Toyota Motor thinks it's got one that Marty McFly would love.
If you’ve ever wanted a flash drive that can be used on both Android and iOS devices, the PhotoFast iFlash Evo Plus is for you. It’s a 16-128GB stick (we’re looking at the 16GB here) that contains not only full-sized USB 3.0, but also micro-USB and Lightning connections.
The Jawbone UP2 experience is different to that of many other activity tracking devices we’ve seen. It’s a wristband rather than a wristwatch, but a wristband without a dedicated screen. You can’t glance at it to see your progress and there are no buttons on the device that need pressing. You simply wear it and then check in to the app on your phone every now and then to see what’s going on.
Apple is removing the training wheels for Apple Watch app makers, letting them take full advantage of the device's hardware.
The Surge is the cream of Fitbit’s crop of fitness tracking devices. It’s a relatively large smartwatch which incorporates a ton of features that make it do more than just track steps and elevation. In particular, it has GPS, and it also includes a built-in heart rate monitor that works using optical technology.
Imation's Link Power Drive serves double duty as an external, on-the-go storage device and portable battery charger for an iPhone. It comes in useful when you want to carry extra music and video files with you, which you can then play directly off the drive; at the flick of a switch, you can then use the drive to charge the iPhone's battery.
The Yeelight LightStrip works via Bluetooth, which means it's quite simple to use, and you can access it from any Android or iOS device on which you have its app installed. There is no major configuration process required except to pair the lightstrip to the app.
We’ve seen wireless drives from the likes of Seagate and Western Digital before, both of which allow you to connect mobile devices so that you can access more content than you would otherwise be able to while on the road. This little Qnap QGenie that we’re reviewing here is also a wireless drive, but it packs a few more functions that make it a rather cool gadget for any tech enthusiast’s bag.
With Sydney’s Vivid festival just around the corner, Intel has released information on what visitors can expect to see at this light spectacular.
Sensors for measuring key metrics have finally moved onto the tennis courts. Sony has released a Smart Tennis Sensor that can be attached to a number of compatible tennis racquets from Wilson, Head, Prince, and Yonnex, with the aim being to record and analyse your shot-making performance.
A new drone that's due out next year uses six rotors instead of four to help it capture more stable video and spend more time in the air.
Being able to track your daily level of activity is the first step towards maintaining a healthy (or healthier) lifestyle. Gadgets such as a simple Fitbit are a good entry point because they can measure steps in real-time and allow you to set daily goals, providing motivation to move. On the other end of the scale are GPS sports/smartwatches such as the Garmin Vivoactive.
The answer to all your floor-cleaning chores is not Miele’s Scout RX1 robot vacuum cleaner, but it can help keep a lid on the accumulation of dust when used in the proper manner. It’s a typical-looking ‘roomba-style’ vacuum with plenty of smarts, and it can be controlled via timer, or at will through its supplied remote control.
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