17 May, 2012

Latest Posts on Coolest Gadgets

Latest Posts on Coolest Gadgets

iZen – The Eco Friendly Bluetooth Keyboard

Posted: 17 May 2012 01:47 PM PDT

My daughters school sent home a booklet trying to get us to be more “green,” unplugging TV’s, turning off the computers at the surge protector in order to prevent the dreaded vampire power drains… I gotta tell ya, I recycle, I don’t let the water run, and I have ugly canvas shopping bags, but somehow, technology and “environmentally friendly” well, they dont usually go together.

Until now, the  iZen keyboards are here, and they’re ready to change your mind. The iZen Bamboo keyboard is the first eco-friendly bluetooth keyboard ever available on the market. They are very handsome,  low profile, and portable. Its perfect for anyone, and its great looking and unusual 92% bamboo construction is certainly a nice change from your basic white or black plastic!

The iZen keyboard is renewable, recyclable, and won't pile up in landfills. Bamboo can grow up to 2 inches an hour, all with very little water (that makes for a lot of keyboards) It works wirelessly with your iPads, iPhones, Macs, Androids, tablet PCs, smart phones, and a whole host of other Bluetooth-enabled devices you may have laying around including some TV’s.  

The iZen Keyboard comes with a built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery and is simple to charge with a USB 2.0 cable (included) and utilizes one-touch access to iPad/iOS features. The keyboard weighs in at under a pound with dimensions of 11.5″ W x 5″ L x .75″H.  So, lets recap, its good for the environment, its made from an easily renewable resource, and it looks totally different from any keyboard you’ve seen before. Its a win-win. Does this mean I get to keep my computer ON now? Get yours for under 100 bucks at izenbamboo.com, or check out the website for other eco-friendly keyboards and cases.

[ iZen – The Eco Friendly Bluetooth Keyboard copyright by Coolest Gadgets ]

the Stalker – For all the Pictures you were Afraid to Take

Posted: 17 May 2012 07:37 AM PDT


I went to a rock concert last year, and there was a 75 year old woman there, in a long blonde wig, a bikini top, hot pants and go-go boots. I will never forget my amazement when she turned to face me for the first time… I spent the entire rest of the evening fixated on trying to get a picture of her dancing without her seeing me. I never got that picture, and without it, no one will ever believe how freakishly hip she really was…

Well, I won’t be caught unprepared again – Check out the brand new Stalker Secret Photo Spy App for iPhone. This secret photography tool allows you to catch all kinds of candid action without calling attention to yourself or your iPhone, and it even allows you to quickly disguise the screen as an innocent text message should someone decide to look over your shoulder.

Basically this super sneaky app will kill the flash, mute the shutter sounds and snap away at preset intervals, from every 1 to 5 seconds. Setup is ultra quick, requiring only a screen tap to engage stealth mode and start snapping, and your subject will never be the wiser. Then the fun continues as you can instantly share your shots, or upload them to Facebook or your blog.

The App designer is quick to point out that the Stalker is intended for entertainment and artistic use only, and is not to be used for illegal purposes. So don’t be naughty, but you too can be a spy, and all for only 99 cents at the app store and for Smartphone stalkers, an Android version is coming soon. You really should have seen the granny at the concert… Did you ever miss a killer photo op? Leave us a comment and let us know!


[ the Stalker – For all the Pictures you were Afraid to Take copyright by Coolest Gadgets ]

Marshall Headphones Pitch Black hits the market

Posted: 17 May 2012 06:30 AM PDT

Headphones are an extremely personal piece of gaming equipment, so each brand has their very own loyal following, and the same can also be said of the Marshall Headphones Pitch Black that have just been introduced to the mass market. I know that Jim Marshall has recently passed on, and the Marshall Headphones Pitch Black, on paper, does not seem to sully his legendary name, but rather enhances it further.

You can more or less say that the Pitch Black is the dark horse of Marshall Headphones. It is completely devoid of color, as the Pitch Black lives up to its namesake by being painted fully in black. Not only that, the Major Pitch Black will also come with a roadworthy denim headband that has been inspired by the uniform of choice for those who travel a whole lot on the road.

There are two models available for you to choose from – the Major and the Minor. We shall take a closer look at both, where the Major is said to embody vast amounts of the massive Marshall Legacy. It is no doubt a solid workhorse right from the get go, boasting great stamina, and has been specially designed to cater to folks who love listening to their music non-stop all day long. The Major will ship with a microphone as well as a remote so that you can use it in tandem with your smartphone.

As for the Minor, this will be an advanced in-ear model that is no less a workhorse. It looks good from the outside, and comes with the EarClick patent which will ensure the earphone is secured in your ear. I am quite sure that there will be exceptions to the rule here, as that is how the universe works. You can pick up the Major Pitch Black for $120 a pop, while the Minor Pitch Black is a whole lot more affordable at $65.

Press Release

[ Marshall Headphones Pitch Black hits the market copyright by Coolest Gadgets ]

ROCCAT Savu hybrid gaming mouse

Posted: 17 May 2012 06:00 AM PDT

The release of Diablo 3 just a few days ago would definitely have seen an uptick in sales of gaming peripherals, including gaming mice and keyboards, as geeks everywhere unit to click their way to victory, killing off a far more feminine looking Diablo (although he does seem to be more powerful – you know what they say about hell having no fury like that of a woman scorned). I am not quite sure just how many other mice actually bit the dust during the recent Diablo 3 release, but if you are in the market to pick up a new gaming mouse just for the occasion, then you might want to consider the mid-sized ROCCAT Savu hybrid gaming mouse.

ROCCAT describes this as “a competition device that fusion welds an ideal blend of performance and customizable features into a robust, perfectly-balanced, medium-size design.” If you want to know just how well it works, I would say give it a go yourself – after all, there is no better benchmark other than your very own palm taking it out for a test drive, but we shall take a closer look at the specifications in the extended post for the more theory-minded gamers out there.

The ROCCAT Savu is said to deliver a combination of unprecedented true 4000 DPI optical sensor horsepower, including their famous Easy-Shift[+] technology that paves the way for advanced button configuration, in addition to a customizable lighting system which is capable of delivering 16.8 million colors. Not only that, it is also touted to be the first mouse in the world that comes with a stats and trophy system, with ROCCAT shamelessly calling it the ROCCAT Achievements Display, or R.A.D. for short, an idea that has been transported over from online gaming to the hardware world.

Specially designed for those who love mid-size gaming mice, the ROCCAT Savu will also please right handers as it comes with an ergonomic right-hand thumb rest and soft-touch surface, making me wonder just how southpaws like me will react to this. Hopefully they will be able to come up with a left-handed version of this puppy in due time.

Depending on which continent you reside on, the ROCCAT Savu hybrid gaming mouse will retail for 59.99 Euros or $59.99.

Press Release

[ ROCCAT Savu hybrid gaming mouse copyright by Coolest Gadgets ]

Limited Edition P-body Portal Gun Replica

Posted: 17 May 2012 05:30 AM PDT

Fans of video games, comics and movies tend to have one thing in common, especially the hard core ones, as they have a slew of collectibles to pick up assuming some manufacturer somewhere in China wants to take up the task. Here is the $139.99 Limited Edition P-body Portal Gun Replica that says it all – it is an exact 1:1 scale replica of the P-Body’s Handheld Portal Device, and you need not use your imagination and waste your saliva in making sounds as you fire it, since it will feature red and orange LEDs alongside the ability to emit firing sounds.

There are only 5,000 of these puppies in the world, so you know the saying – the early bird gets the worm, and this is looking to be one tasty worm for fans of the Portal video game. You are even able to set the switch to the type of portal that you want, followed by pulling the trigger. The only downside to this is, you will need to have your imagination work overtime if you want to make it “work”, as current day technology is unable to open up portals – yet. Powered by a trio of C batteries (who uses those anymore?), it would be better to use rechargeables if you are going to play with this for the long haul.

[ Limited Edition P-body Portal Gun Replica copyright by Coolest Gadgets ]

Inflatable iMusic Chair

Posted: 17 May 2012 05:00 AM PDT

There is nothing quite like the feeling of sinking down on your favorite chair at the end of a hard day’s work, sipping on a cup of your favorite beverage while you are at it. Instead of forking out plenty of money for a La-Z-Boy chair as well as a Bang & Olufsen sound system, you might want to play around with your budget a little bit with the $39.99 Inflatable iMusic Chair. Yes sir, not only does this piece of furniture save space whenever you are not using it (it is inflatable, after all, and can be deflated for easy storage), it is also highly affordable and will be compatible with most smartphones, portable media players and MP3 players, as long as they work with the 3.5mm jack.

Each purchase will come with a foot pump so that you can inflate it without passing up from using all of your lung power. headphone cable. There is a cute little little divot specially “carved” out for your posterior, while a headrest ensures your head remains snugly in place with surround sound speakers soothing the day’s pains and aches away with your favorite music.

[ Inflatable iMusic Chair copyright by Coolest Gadgets ]