Last year, Alex Baca started a project on Kickstarter for the MagBak iPad mount. He is back again with the MagBak for the iPad Mini and Air. It is made up of silicone adhesive pads with embedded magnets. The edges of the mount attach directly on the iPad and the embedded magnets help attach the iPad to metal surfaces. It is also non-slippery, so it provides a perfect grip and can stay in its place. A MagStick is also present to attach the iPad Air and Mini to non-metallic surfaces. Both the MagBak and MagStick are extremely thin, so no one will even notice it's there.
Pagani unveiled its final Zonda Revolucion at the Geneva Motor Show this year, which means that the line of Zonda supercars has come to an end. It is priced at about $3 million and has already been sold to a Japanese customer. The Zonda Revolucion is meant only for the tracks as it is banned from the streets. It weighs only 2,360 pounds and has a 6.0-liter Mercedes AMG V-12 with 800 horsepower, carbon-titanium monocoque chassis, six-speed sequential gearbox and track-tuned suspension. The best thing I liked about the Zonda Revolucion is its sexy, shiny and curvy look.
When it comes to taking photographs at night, the flash units on our smartphones are not of much help. A new iPhone case called Ember hopes to change all that. It has 56 LEDs located on its back, which are 10x brighter than the iPhone's built-in flash. It will also come with a diffuser to spread the light evenly. You won't have to worry about Ember draining your phone's battery since it will be powered by its own battery that can be charged through a microUSB port. You will even be able to control its brightness and color temperature.
It is every Batman fan's dream to drive a batmobile and now the fantasy can become a reality. However, to get your hands-on one, you would have to be Bruce Wayne-rich. A street-legal version of the Tumbler, the batmobile featured in Christopher Nolan's Batman movies, has gone on sale for $1 million. Its specs include an eight-cylinder LS1 engine, four 44-inch tires, seating for two, five driver assist cameras, a GPS and a stereo with iPod integration. Like Bruce Wayne's original paint job demand in the movie, this replica Tumbler only comes in black color. It is also said to be one of only five Tumblers available worldwide.
Fraemes is seeking Kickstarter funding to create a completely customizable 3D-printed case for your iPhone featuring your own design. The company uses Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) 3D printers to create the frames. The two-part design of Fraemes consists of a customizable insert and a protective bumper. This two-part design allows you to easily change frames whenever you want to. You can choose among 150 available designs which you can use to create your own customized case and personalize it by changing the color or adding the text. In addition, you can also get your own custom design or logo on the case as well.
Wednesday, 5 March 2014
Gold Alchemist, a London-based luxury boutique, specializes in customizing electronic devices to create the most exquisite and luxurious products. Now they come up with a customized iPhone 5 that costs a staggering $1 million. It took the firm 5 months to create this beautiful masterpiece that has a 24-carat gold handmade-bezel, 1,600 flawless F grade diamonds totaling more than 16 carats, 24-carat gold back panel with 53 diamonds embellishing the Apple logo, and a 24-carat gold home button with a single-cut 2 carat diamond. Only 2 models of the million dollar iPhone have been made and both of them come with a lifetime warranty for minor cosmetic damages or technical faults.
Seymourpowell has designed a new smart jacket for extreme environments called Life Tech for Kolon Sport, a Korean-based outdoor sportswear brand. Life Tech jacket use suitable wearable technologies to save lives in the most extreme conditions. Seymourpowell teamed up with various extreme survival experts to work on the features and design of the jacket. Life Tech has a tri-layered system that consists of a windproof and waterproof, breathable outer shell, a thermal inner layer that can keep the wearer warm for up to 7 hours, and a stretch fabric base layer. It also has a wearable wind turbine generator that can generate power to charge auxiliary devices. Back and shoulder straps are also present to carry a companion.
Tuesday, 4 March 2014
Ever used your soldering iron at home and then had to open all windows to ventilate the room? The fumeFan can help you with that and make your life a lot easier. The fumeFan is a fume extractor that will absorb the soldering fumes before they reach your nose. It also has LED light for better visibility and variable speed to keep the noise low. It comes either USB or 12V DC powered. Not only it absorbs the fumes, but has four flexible arms to hold your PCB. You can swap an arm for a magnifier or a magnet holder, so you have the comfort and ease of use all in one.
Apple recently announced CarPlay, which is its in-car iPhone integration system. It will allow drivers to safely use their iPhone for communication, entertainment and information while driving. It's basically built around Siri so that the driver can use voice commands to get directions through Apple Maps, handle calls and messages, and navigate their music collection. CarPlay will be launched in the Geneva Motor Show 2014 with cars by Volvo, Mercedes-Benz and Ferrari. More car manufacturers will follow suit, including BMW, Jaguar Land Rover and Nissan. Apple CarPlay will be available as part of the iOS 7 update and work only with the iPhone 5, 5C and 5S.
UK-based Dub Box has introduced a camper trailer inspired by iconic retro styling of the Volkswagen Bus. The camper trailer is ideal for camping anywhere you want and provides a variety of accessories and options such as a double bed, aluminum blinds, retro-styled refrigerator, iPhone ports and various upholstery options. The exterior of the trailer can be painted according to the requirements of the customer, whilst the interior is also completely customizable. It uses modern construction methods to guarantee safety, while repro parts are used to maintain the retro feel. The Dub Box is also available in the USA and is being manufactured in Oregon.