09 May, 2012

Latest Posts on Coolest Gadgets

Latest Posts on Coolest Gadgets

The Iron iPod Speaker – Really?

Posted: 09 May 2012 10:00 AM PDT

Obviously I spend a whole lot of time perusing the Internet looking for the latest and greatest stuff, okay, its not always the greatest, but for the most part its has some fun factor. I often find things and think to myself, why? and how did they get so far with an idea that they actually produced and sold it? I have a lot of great ideas, needless to say they’re not for sale anywhere. I’m certainly going to have to revisit that.

Case in point, check out the incredible Iron Alarm Clock iPod Speakers, This um, creative little alarm clock is shaped like a miniature iron. It has a built in radio and an alarm clock that can be connected to either your iPod, MP3, PC, tablet or notebook in order to play music. What time of night do you think this freakishly strange gadget idea was born?

 I know we reported on the famous pig speakers and dancing dog speakers, but people actually like pigs and dogs, don’t they? Does anyone care for ironing? Well, at least this iron wont make you work, it will work for you. The Iron iPod Speaker acts as an alarm clock with a 12/24  hour format display, date display, an FM radio and a functional speaker for your iPod. Whats better then that?

It takes 2 AA batteries and comes in pink, orange or blue and you can get yours from the aptly named stupid.com for only around 24 buck. Do you think Mom would like one for Mothers Day?


[ The Iron iPod Speaker – Really? copyright by Coolest Gadgets ]

Athos Quad – is it the New Way to Go?

Posted: 09 May 2012 09:06 AM PDT

Here at Coolest-Gadgets we have covered quite a few bicycle alternatives, some goofy, some sporty and some downright unbelievable, you’ll have to tell us what you think of the next one up, because I haven’t quite decided what to make of it myself. I have to say it looks awesome and relatively user friendly, so it could be a blast.

Check out the Athos Quad, it’s designers say “its a cycle inspired by BMX, Freestyle, Downhill and Motocross, and that Athos marries the intense stability and handling characteristics of a quad with the  flexibility of a bicycle.” Finding its home on off road courses and rugged terrain the Athos Quad looks like a mud buddies new best friend. I guess its really  a pedal powered ATV. Check out the video after the break.

The Athos will come in 3 different configurations (freestyle, downhill and cross-country) they have four wheel independent suspension, disc brakes both front and rear, traction enhancing differentials and all but the freestyle version have available air suspensions, LED lighting packages and utility racks. I have to say they do look cool.

When checking the company’s Facebook page it seems there’s a lot of interest surrounding this super bike, however the company is being pretty tight-lipped about pricing and availability. However, their recent rounds of the cycling circuit makes me think an announcement may be on its way soon.

Like them on Facebook, check their website for updated information, and watch a video of the Athos in action, then let us know what you  think? Will Athos be the next big thing in cycling?

[ Athos Quad – is it the New Way to Go? copyright by Coolest Gadgets ]

HP ENVY Sleekbook and HP ENVY Ultrabook brings the best of both worlds

Posted: 09 May 2012 06:30 AM PDT

Here we are with a couple more sleek looking devices from HP, where they have been dubbed the HP ENVY Sleekbook and HP ENVY Ultrabook. These two super slim systems are said to be able to deliver the ultimate entertainment experience in 14-inch and 15.6-inch diagonal display options. First of all, the HP ENVY Ultrabook will feature the latest Intel Core processors run underneath the hood, with performance that can last up to 8 or 9 hours on a single battery charge. Apart from that, it will also feature an mSATA solid state drive alongside Intel Rapid Start to help you resume your work or activity at a moment’s notice. Not only that, other technologies implemented from Intel include Intel Identity Protection Technology, Intel Smart Response and Intel Smart Connect technologies.

The HP ENVY Sleekbook will come in either a 14-inch diagonal display and the latest Intel Core processors, or be presented as a 15.6-inch diagonal display that is accompanied by the latest AMD Accelerated Processing Units (APU). SImilar to the HP ENVY Ultrabook, it will also be able to run anywhere from 8 to 9 hours with a single full charge of the battery. Thanks to optional discrete graphics on Intel platforms and discrete-class graphics from AMD on AMD platforms, you who pick up the HP ENVY Sleekbook are able to create and edit videos quickly and on the move, while not sacrificing on gaming and multimedia at the same time.

There is also Beats Audio technology incorporated into both models, as the ENVY Sleekbooks and Ultrabook systems will feature dual speakers and a subwoofer for movies and music to sound their very best. Of course, it does help a whole lot if the source file itself was properly encoded at the highest level quality. As for the HP Imagepad, it will keep in line with the overall design theme to come in a spun finish design.

The HP ENVY Ultrabook systems will arrive Stateside from May 9th onwards, retailing from $749.99 and $799.99 onwards with regards to the screen size. As for the 14″ HP ENVY Sleekbook, that ought to start from $699.99 upwards, while the 15.6″ Sleekbook will arrive on June 20th at a slightly lower opening price – $599.99.

Press Release

[ HP ENVY Sleekbook and HP ENVY Ultrabook brings the best of both worlds copyright by Coolest Gadgets ]

HP Envy Spectre XT is the ultra of ultrabooks from HP

Posted: 09 May 2012 06:00 AM PDT

Slim is definitely in – just take a look at how computer manufacturers are doing their level best to remain on par with Apple’s MacBook Air. Over the past year, we have seen Ultrabooks arrive in droves to the market, although the entry price point is still significantly higher compared to your regular notebook, the size, weight and overall design has received general thumbs up from the PC populace. Well, HP continues boarding the Ultrabook train, and has just announced the new HP ENVY Spectre XT, which is said to be an ultramobile premium Ultrabook which offers an overall premium experience with extraordinary design and performance.

Just what kind of magical qualities does the HP ENVY Spectre XT have compared to the rest of its siblings? Well, for starters, it is built with a mix of premium materials, sporting an all-metal design that boasts of stark lines which contrast with a soft texture. The HP ENVY Spectre XT measures a mere 14.5mm thin, and will tip the scales at just 3.07 pounds. What kind of hardware can be crammed into such little space?

Well, we do know that the HP ENVY Spectre XT comes with a 13.3-inch HD diagonal display with a slim bezel line, where it is also accompanied by 128GB of storage space in the form of a solid state drive, a slew of connectivity options such as Gigabit Ethernet, USB 3.0 and HDMI, and up to eight hours of battery life to help you remain productive no matter where you are without ending up with a sore shoulder when carrying around a desktop replacement notebook during trade shows as you traverse through the showfloor.

Thanks to the ultrafast mSATA solid state drive and Intel Rapid Start Technology, the HP ENVY Spectre XT is capable of booting up in an instant – resuming your work from sleep mode is also done in the blink of an eye. Not only that, this puppy also features Intel Smart Connect Technology that is capable of automatically updating email even when the notebook is in sleep mode, to make sure you are on top of things at all times. It will start from $999 upwards and can only go north from there.

Press Release

[ HP Envy Spectre XT is the ultra of ultrabooks from HP copyright by Coolest Gadgets ]

Electric Motorboat lets you zip around the water in style

Posted: 09 May 2012 05:30 AM PDT

So you might not have the kind of money to purchase a yacht, where a bevy of beauties are also on-board, spraying Moet & Chandon all over the place as though it was water. Perhaps you are far more reserved, and want to be more involved in an intimate experience with your other half, leading to you considering the $4,000 Electric Motorboat from Hammacher instead.

This electric watercraft will offer you effortless waterborne excursions for up to two people, and it has a 6 hour battery life, so I suspect that most folks would be more or less back to where they were originally long before the battery has given up the ghost. The Electric Motorboat will feature a 12-volt electric motor that drives its two-bladed propeller. You will be able to cruise around at a leisurely 4mph, and the twin foam-padded recumbent seats which come upholstered in marine-grand vinyl are as comfortable as it gets.

To up the ante, there is a waterproof 120-watt audio system with a couple of 5″ speakers, and it can play music from a connected iPod. A built-in cooler will also be able to hold up to 24 bottles or cans of your favorite poison. Just make sure you know how to swim before buying one of these…

[ Electric Motorboat lets you zip around the water in style copyright by Coolest Gadgets ]

Panic Button Light Switch Replacement Kit

Posted: 09 May 2012 05:00 AM PDT

What happens when the world around you starts to shake and crumble? Why, you press the panic button, that’s what! Unfortunately, there are no panic buttons available at our whims and fancy, but here is the $24.99 Panic Button Light Switch Replacement Kit which might just turn your home into a more geek friendly abode. After all, those who are scared of the dark can always hit this faux panic button, to have light flood through the room in an instant after giving it a good, satisfying smack.

Bear in mind that pressing this is not going to abort any outgoing missile or somehow perform a miracle, it is just a big red and shiny button which begs to be pressed. I would even venture so far to say that your electricity bill might go up a whole lot more after installing these around the home, not to mention you having to replace your lights more often, since folks who drop by your place will most probably want to hit the Panic Button Light Switch as many times as possible to get it out of their system that there is actually such a deal in real life.

[ Panic Button Light Switch Replacement Kit copyright by Coolest Gadgets ]