11 May, 2012

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Latest Posts on Coolest Gadgets

The Power Bean – It’s got your Back

Posted: 11 May 2012 12:16 PM PDT


Okay, so you have the latest and greatest Android phone on the market and it does all kinds of cool stuff, you use it for work and for fun, heck, you don’t know what you’d do without it. I love all the neat stuff our phones are capable of, but they all have two very important characteristics in common, they all go dead the same way, and at the same time, just when you need it the most!

 You could buy a backup battery, and as practical as that seems I have very rarely seen anyone actually do it, or you can just buy Mili’s Power Bean, designed for any Android phone that uses a mini USB type charger, the Power Bean is very capable indeed, boasting right around, 2000mAh, which, for most battery capacities is just about one full charge.

 It can only charge devices that use those little micro-USB’s to get their juice, like the HTC, BlackBerry, and Samsung. Unfortunately the Power Bean won't work with any of your Apple iDevices. But for your Androids, the Bean’s built-in USB and micro USB cable simplifies charging, and storage. The unit also provides a unique power indicator display with 4 LED’s providing power level information.

 So if an extra battery just isn’t your style or you’d just rather have yet another slick looking little high tech gizmo in your electronic arsenal maybe the Mili Power bean is for you, you can have one almost before your next charge runs out from Amazon.com for less than 70 bucks.

[ The Power Bean – It’s got your Back copyright by Coolest Gadgets ]

Lubricheck – Is It Okay NOT to Change Your Oil?

Posted: 11 May 2012 12:01 PM PDT

You know how ever since you first were learning to drive your dad told you that you needed to have the oil changed in your car about every 5000 miles? Remember how every time you didn’t do it (and that was a lot) you felt guilty and like you were ruining your car? Well, as it turns out you may have been on to something, the oil in your car isn’t always bad, and doesn’t always need changing at 5000 miles, but how can you know for sure?

Welcome Lubricheck, after all, why spend time feeling guilty or dodging your dad (not to mention wasting time and spending money you don’t have)on unnecessary oil changes, when now you can easily test your oil anytime, at your convenience. Lubricheck will tell you in less than a minute, the quality of your motor’s oil before you make a trip to the shop. You’ll know for sure whether you need to change your oil, or not.

I think saving the Earth from thousands of unnecessary oil changes (and the resulting oil disposals) is not only a money saving benefit to us, but makes pretty good ecological sense as well. Lubricheck is able to measure the acidity of your oil, (as the oil degrades, acidity increases). Acidic oil can 'pit' the metal surfaces inside your engine and in such a situation you would require an oil change. Lubricheck can also detect contaminants in your oil, like metal particles, water or coolant. Luricheck is not only a tool that helps you save on oil changes, it actually can give you insight as to the "health" of your car.

Lubricheck is soon to be available for under 40 bucks, so visit the website at lubricheck.com to learn more about Lubricheck and its associated record keeping apps (Lubritrack) and to be updated on its release date. Would you feel comfortable not changing your engines oil?


[ Lubricheck – Is It Okay NOT to Change Your Oil? copyright by Coolest Gadgets ]

Aquapod Soda Bottle Rocket Launcher

Posted: 11 May 2012 06:30 AM PDT

Soda can be said to be the lifeblood for many a hyperactive kid as well as adults, so it is no wonder that our landfills are getting more and more of those empty soda bottles. If you want to take up the responsibility of keeping our planet clean and green by recycling, then you might want to check out the $24.99 Aquapod Soda Bottle Rocket Launcher. It is basically a science experiment that you would do well to give it a go when outdoors – and not indoors. Using a clever combination of air and water, you are able to launch a 2 liter plastic soda bottle all the way up to 100 feet into the air.

Definitely a messy project to play around with when you are indoors, so it is highly not recommended to have “fun” this way unless you have a rather comprehensive insurance policy, that is. It is recommended that a bike pump with a pressure gauge is used so that you know just how much pressure has built up inside. The Aquapod comes with an emergency release at 60psi, so if you want to maximize the effect, just pump it up to just before that.

[ Aquapod Soda Bottle Rocket Launcher copyright by Coolest Gadgets ]

Wolfenstein 3D turns 20, gets free Web version

Posted: 11 May 2012 06:00 AM PDT

All right, this does not have anything to do with a gadget, but it is still a significant milestone for gamers. Do you remember Wolfenstein 3D when you played it a good couple of decades ago? Yes sir, the game has just turned 20, and id Software intends to celebrate this milestone by making Wolfenstein 3D playable on Web browsers, and for free, of course. I still remember playing it on a 386DX which chugged along to the tune of 16MHz back then, although there was no sound card installed and I had to make do with the puny beeps from the PC speaker. No idea on why the iTunes page points towards a $1.99 price point, but Bethesda claims it will be free later in the day. If you want to have a choice of four weapons in addition to eating an entire roasted chicken that is strategically placed on the floor after kicking some Hitler butt, head on here. Do take note that the classic I + L + M cheat does not work in the browser, I’ve tried it. Anyone else have had different luck with that?

[ Wolfenstein 3D turns 20, gets free Web version copyright by Coolest Gadgets ]

Samsung to mass produce 55″ OLED TV

Posted: 11 May 2012 05:30 AM PDT

The 2012 Samsung Premium TV Showcase saw Samsung Electronics unveil what is deemed as the world's first large-screen OLED TV, which has been made ready for mass production. Also known as the model number ES9500, the Samsung ES9500 OLED TV is said to deliver unprecedented picture quality, a wide range of Smart Content, and premium design that marks a spanking a new era in history where Samsung and the TV industry are concerned. Not only that, this new new OLED TV from Samsung is already an award winner, having picked up the Best of Innovations Award Honoree gong at CES 2012 which happened in Las Vegas, Nevada, earlier this January.

What makes Samsung's new OLED TV so special from the rest? Well, it is said to be comprised of self-emitting light sub-pixels, where all of them can be adjusted individually. Due to this nature, the technology in action will be able to differentiate between degrees of blacks, and in theory, enables its unlimited contrast ratio to deliver unparalleled detail – blacker blacks, as marketing phrases and terms like to put it in. The ES9500's self-emitting sub-pixels can also individually reproduce life-like colors which are said to be rated as 20% richer compared to those found on LED TVs.

Not only that, Samsung's ES9500 OLED TV will not require a separate light source, resulting in it delivering fast response times, doing away with motion blur even in the fastest-moving scenes including action-packed movies and sporting events. Since it has a very high response rate, this also paves the way for the OLED TV to offer life-like 3D experiences without any crosstalk happening at all.

In addition to the above, Samsung also has introduced a new Dual View feature that allows a couple of people to check out two channels simultaneously on a full display. This is possible in this day and age simple because the viewing real estate is a whole lot larger compared to the 20″ TVs that our parents and grandparents used to watch, and even so those are fat, chunky CRTs.

Press Release

[ Samsung to mass produce 55″ OLED TV copyright by Coolest Gadgets ]

AIRbudz earbuds enables ambient noise to come in

Posted: 11 May 2012 05:00 AM PDT

Now here is a different earbud solution for those who love their music, and yet want to get a handle on what is going on around them – with the AIRbudz earbud solution that paves the way for ambient noise to roll in. First launched on Kickstarter, SafeSound Products hopes that runners, bikers and music enthusiasts will be able to pool their monetary resources together in order to get the AIRbudz up and running. After all, it is not worth keeping fit so that you can live for a few more years only to have your life shortened in the blink of an eye because you failed to heed the warning honk of a fast moving vehicle bearing down on you behind.

Just how do the AIRbudz work? For starters, they come with air channels that are built right into the earbuds, enabling you to simultaneously hear music without any distortion, while enabling ambient noise to make its way into your ears. It is said that the AIRbudz will be able to fit approximately 70% of headphones with removable earbuds which are in the market right now, so you might want to look into replacing the noise canceling earbuds.

Each AIRbudz purchase will comprise of nine AIRbudz, three sets of each size – small, medium and large, where you can choose from Monochrome, Jewel Tones, Patriotic, Primary Colors, Rastafari, Glow in the Dark and Neon color combinations.

Just how much do you need to contribute to the Kickstarter project to be able to bring home the AIRbudz when it is finally available? Well, we are looking at $10 at the very least, where $20 or more will offer contributors one of the first packages of AIRbudz, an exclusive Kickstarter carrying case and a pair of headphones. Apart from that, there are other monetary contributions that you can make, where $800 will see you receive 100 packages of AIRbudz, while double that amount and you get 100 packages of AIRbudz and 100 headphones. If you have $3,300 sitting around somewhere, that translates to 500 packages of AIRbudz, while pledging $7,500 will see you receive 500 packages of AIRbudz and 500 headphones.

Press Release

[ AIRbudz earbuds enables ambient noise to come in copyright by Coolest Gadgets ]