30 April, 2012

Latest Posts on Coolest Gadgets

Latest Posts on Coolest Gadgets

Floating Private Island

Posted: 30 Apr 2012 06:30 AM PDT

We have read of tycoons purchasing an entire island or archipelago outright with insane amounts of money, and this is something that only a few of us dare dream to actually achieve. Well, man on the street, it is time you start to think more positively with a “Can do!” attitude, and if I were to tell you that you can bring home your very own island for $329.95, what would you do? Don’t throw your head back in laughter just yet – the Floating Private Island from Hammacher is exactly what I am talking about, where it provides a place of respite for those who indulge in waterborne activities.

It is more than ideal as a lounge, swim raft, or launch pad, where it can hold up to three adults or five children on it. Constructed using durable tear- and abrasion-resistant 600-denier PVC-coated polyester that will cover its inflatable two-chambered, 26-gauge PVC bladder , a quartet of sturdy handles will make it a snap to board, tow, and even transport out of the water. There is a durable strap located in one corner that hooks to a towrope so that it can tow up to three people, while eight stainless steel mooring rings will enable you to connect several inflatable dock systems together.

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Onion Goggles – Don’t Cry for your Dinner

Posted: 30 Apr 2012 06:27 AM PDT


Here at Coolest Gadgets we have reported on camera goggles, night vision goggles and even beer goggles, so today I thought I would introduce you to Onion Goggles, made specifically to help keep the tears away while preparing dinner.

I often wonder who cut up the first onion, had a horrendous tear jerking reaction and decided to eat the darn things anyway, but I guess I’m glad they did.

Your tears are caused by irratating compounds being released when the cells of the onion are damaged by the blade of your knife. The tears that follow are released when your body attempts to dilute the stinging chemical.

I’ve tried peeling my onions underwater, after they have been chilled or even holding my breath, the only thing that works? Buying frozen pre-chopped onion at the grocery store, but they don’t taste as good and they’re just too expensive!

Welcome Onion Goggles, made especially to combat this age old problem, these comfortably designed goggles fit snugly against your face and a soft foam seal presses around your peepers keeping out the offending fumes, and keeping your mascara intact. So if a box of tissue isn’t your idea of a cool kitchen gadget, Onion Goggles may be for you. Get yours from our friends at ThinkGeek.com for under 25 bucks



[ Onion Goggles – Don’t Cry for your Dinner copyright by Coolest Gadgets ]

We-Watt and their WeBike

Posted: 30 Apr 2012 06:00 AM PDT

If you find yourself losing against the battle of the bulge, then you might want to take certain steps to ensure that victory is at hand in the end. It is all right to lose a few battles to some steaks and ice cream here and there, but the war must be won ultimately. We-Watt from Belgium has an idea that might just help you burn some calories whenever you are working – and not only that, the kind of energy you expend will not be put to waste, but rather, can also help provide some much needed juice for the modern thirsty gadgets that we have all come to know and love. Known as the WeBike, this modern piece of furniture will come in an interesting formation of a cedar-clad table alongside a trio of pedaling stations.

This would definitely make the entire working and pedaling experience a whole lot more social, and as we all know, to exercise with your colleagues would definitely be incentive enough to see who can outdo one another, instead of flying solo. The WeBike is said to be debuting at a Brussels airport in due time, although it has already made its way to restaurants and a shopping mall in that part of the world. No idea on how much it will cost, but how much pedaling does one need to make in order to fully charge an iPhone?


[ We-Watt and their WeBike copyright by Coolest Gadgets ]

Nest Thermostat – It Sees You when you’re Sleeping

Posted: 30 Apr 2012 05:53 AM PDT

It doesn’t matter what season it is, I am either too hot or too cold. I don’t know what causes it but for some reason 72 degrees feels just right in the winter time, but come summer, its too darn hot. Of course the only reason we don’t just set the thermostat to whatever feels good at the moment is because its just so darn expensive, plus you need a full time person in charge of setting and changing the darn thing, so I am constantly in a t-shirt with a sweater at the ready.

Well, a new gadget, called The Nest is hoping to change all that for you. The Nest has a simple enough dial that allows you to select a comfortable temperature, but thats about the only thing traditional about it, because after around 7 days The Nest starts tuning your homes temperature all by itself. Its sensors know if you are up and about, if you are not it switches to night or away mode.

The Nest boasts incredibly simple installation, and after giving your Nest a name, it asks you a few setup questions such as preferred minimum and maximum temps, and your zip code. After the initial setup, that’s when your Nest learns how you live. Its easy to teach your Nest what you like by simply turning the dial up or down for different parts of the day. The better you teach your Nest, the better he will perform on his own.

Eventually the Nest will make a heating and cooling schedule for your home, and even displays a special “leaf” designation when you are actually saving energy. For unexpected changes there’s an associated app, and computer connectivity that allows you to change the temps from wherever you are. Perfect. The Nest runs about 250 bucks and professional installation is available. To check system compatibility or to buy one, visit nest.com

[ Nest Thermostat – It Sees You when you’re Sleeping copyright by Coolest Gadgets ]

iHome iDM5 Executive Work Station

Posted: 30 Apr 2012 05:30 AM PDT

The name iHome often conjures up iPod and iPhone docks as well as iOS-powered speaker systems for me most of the time, and I am not quite sure whether the same applies to you or not. Well, this time around, iHome’s latest release that they call the iHome iDM5 Executive Work Station has every intention to make tablets as well as Bluetooth-enabled smartphones all the more functional, where it comes with a rather compact footprint so that no additional clutter is added to your work area.

Not only that, there is also a full size QWERTY keyboard to keep company the built-in speakers, where other hardware specifications include a microphone and a couple of USB ports that allows you to juice up two power thirsty devices simultaneously. Those who have long grappled with a sense of lack of space and want to get more organized at work will definitely do well to take a closer look at the iHome iDM5 Executive Work Station.

Evan Stein, Director of Marketing, iHome, said, "In addition to using their tablets and smartphones for entertainment purposes, people are relying on them to perform more intricate office tasks as well. Whether video conferencing, typing up reports, making calls or streaming music, the iDM5 is the perfect product for the multi-tasker."

For those of us who made it to CES 2012, chances are you would have come upon the iHome iDM5 Executive Work Station since it was a 2012 CE Innovations Honoree. This full sized, ergonomically angled QWERTY keyboard speaker system will allow you to type away on your tablet or smartphone in a comfortable manner, all the while ensuring you remain entertained by streaming your favorite music over a wireless Bluetooth connection. Less cables means less hassle and mess to the eyes, not to mention a far cleaner work area.

As for the built-in mic, it will enable you to use the unit as a speakerphone for video conferencing purposes, and if you prefer to play your choice of music from any other audio device, you can always do so via the universal 3.5mm aux line-in jack. Expect to fork out $129.95 for the iHome iDM5 Executive Work Station.

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Barnes & Noble NOOK Simple Touch with GlowLight starts to ship

Posted: 30 Apr 2012 05:00 AM PDT

E-book readers certainly have their fair share of fans, although there is still quite a large segment of the population who have yet to endear themselves to these modern day marvels that will carry hundreds of books in the digital format without weighing a gram heavier than an empty e-book reader. Well, Barnes & Noble has certainly come some way with their NOOK brand, and their latest release would be the NOOK Simple Touch with GlowLight.

The name itself gives the game away – the Barnes & Noble NOOK Simple Touch with GlowLight which has started to ship ahead of its original schedule is touted to be the first E Ink Reader in the world with patent-pending lighting technology that will do away with problems in the bedroom late at night, especially when someone wants to settle down and read a good book, while the other prefers to sleep – with all the lights turned off.

According to William Lynch, Chief Executive Officer of Barnes & Noble, "Our new, patent-pending GlowLight technology coupled with the most advanced E Ink display available make this product the most versatile, high-utility Reader ever and the only device of its kind. It's like having two Readers in one, with our breakthrough GlowLight technology making the device as exceptional for reading in the darkest bedroom as on the brightest beach, and all at the amazing value of just $139. We thank our millions of NOOK customers and are pleased to deliver NOOK Simple Touch with GlowLight earlier than committed to those who pre-ordered our newest NOOK. For those who would like to give NOOK Simple Touch with GlowLight as a gift for Mother's Day, we strongly recommend pre-ordering the device now in stores or online as we will have very limited quantities based on the larger-than-expected order volume we've received so far."

It is said that the GlowLight will be easy on your eyes, offering just the right amount of light for reading without disturbing anyone else around. This is also the first and only Reader designed to let E Ink customers which can be read in the dark as well as look equally amazing at the beach. The only thing is, you cannot bend the sides of the pages into a dog ear. Old habits, after all, do die hard.

Press Release

[ Barnes & Noble NOOK Simple Touch with GlowLight starts to ship copyright by Coolest Gadgets ]