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Kingii is the smallest inflatable floatation device around

Kingii is the smallest inflatable floatation device around

If you or your loved ones spend a lot of time around the water, concern about drowning has to be on your mind. Lifejackets can be uncomfortable and because of that many people won't wear them leaving them without a safety net if something goes wrong in the water. A new personal inflatable has debuted called Kingii and it is claimed to be the smallest inflatable in the world.

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ILY Family Phone aims to make sharing content safe and easy

ILY Family Phone aims to make sharing content safe and easy

One of the challenges in busy lives of people today is keeping in touch with family. That is easier with things like Facebook, but sharing images and details of your life via social media puts your content out there in a way that could allow some people to take advantage. A new family phone called ILY is set to launch and the main goal of the device is to make it easy for families to stay in contact and share images and make video calls easily.

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Floating Record vertical turntable is audiophile grade

Floating Record vertical turntable is audiophile grade

Years ago if you wanted to buy your favorite new album, it came on a big vinyl record. As time went by those records were replaced for the most part by tapes, CDs and MP3s. There are still a lot of audiophiles that love the sound of vinyl and prefer to buy music in that format. Audiophiles looking for a new turntable will want to check out the Floating Record turntable.

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Primera Trio is a portable all-in-one printer

Primera Trio is a portable all-in-one printer

Business users who are on the go and rarely in the office still need at times to be able to do all the things workers stuck in offices do. You can give a field worker a laptop and they can do all their computing wherever they happen to be. What can be more challenging is being able to print something from the road. Often mobile workers end up emailing items to someone in the office to print and then picking the items up when they are back. A new mobile AIO printer called the Primera Trio would end that method of printing.

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SoloCam takes selfie sticks to next level with built-in microphone

SoloCam takes selfie sticks to next level with built-in microphone

With Periscope and such offerings, being a whenever-you-feel-like-it reporter is pretty easy, but producing a stable video with good audio isn't when you're on your own. Enter the new SoloCam "selfie stick", which functions the same way as other smartphone-centric monopods, but with a big microphone on the end that doubles as a handle for the selfie stick. When using it, the resulting footage shows a microphone in the user's hand and stabilized footage. Joining the microphone are a few other features.

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Linka auto-unlocking smart bike lock keeps your bike safe

Linka auto-unlocking smart bike lock keeps your bike safe

In areas where lots of people ride bikes to and from work, bike theft is a major concern. There are plenty of locks that require you to mess with chains or other types of locks each time you want to park or ride the bike and that can get annoying. A new bike lock called Linka is the world's first auto-unlocking smart bike lock and it attaches directly to the frame of your bike.

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Yeair! quadcopter uses combustion engines for up to an hour of flight

Yeair! quadcopter uses combustion engines for up to an hour of flight

Most of the quadcopters that we talk about around here are powered by batteries and electric motors giving them a very limited amount of lifting power and a limited flight time. Quadcopters can't typically carry large batteries and still be able to carry cameras to shoot photos or video. The Yeair! quadcopter that has just been unveiled and gives pilots considerably more flight time and payload capacity thanks to the use of internal combustion engines.

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Drumi cleans clothes with no power and little water

Drumi cleans clothes with no power and little water

In most homes, a significant amount of water and electricity is allotted to operating washing machines and drying clothes. That's all fine and good in areas where there is plenty of water and reliable electricity. For people who want to go green and reduce electricity use while saving water, cleaning clothes can be done with an interesting new device called the Drumi.

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Pixium Vision system uses video goggles to beam images to the eye

Pixium Vision system uses video goggles to beam images to the eye

For many years, there has been a lot of research being performed on systems that can allow the blind to see again. One of those systems is a visual prosthetic device from a company called Pixium Vision. This device uses video goggles that record images and then beam the images to the eye in infrared.

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Connected Bike Pedals Track your Rides and Prevent Bike Theft

Connected Bike Pedals Track your Rides and Prevent Bike Theft

One of the big issues that face people who like to ride their bikes as an alternative to cars or public transportation is theft. Bike theft in many cities is a huge problem. A new type of pedal has been unveiled from a company called Connected Cycle. These pedals replace the normal pedals on a bike and are able to record the path you take when you ride your bike.

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Revolar personal safety device sends your GPS location

Revolar personal safety device sends your GPS location

When it comes to personal safety, there are a number of products out there to help anyone stay safe. Some of those products involve fighting back, and others are there to send out a call for help. If you are being attacked, it can be difficult or impossible to pull out a mobile phone and call for help. A product called Revolar aims to make it easy to tell anyone on your contact list that you need help and give them your precise location.

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Hyperkin SmartBoy concept turns iPhone 6 Plus into Game Boy

Hyperkin SmartBoy concept turns iPhone 6 Plus into Game Boy

There's no shortage of mobile game pads, and likewise there's an emulator to meet every nostalgic gaming need. Form is as important as function, however, and Hyperkin's latest concept -- the SmartBoy -- is an exciting prospect, one that the maker is teasing plans to actually produce. The SmartBoy is a device that houses one's smartphone, providing Game Boy-like controls with a similar design, while providing compatibility with existing Game Boy cartridges -- meaning you'll be able to play classic games sans ROMs and hassle, and with a pleasantly retro twist.

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