A new tracking device called iTraq has debuted that is different from most of the other tracking devices on the market today. iTraq allows you to locate the tag and anything it is attached to anywhere on the planet without having to pay monthly fees or use GPS. The device is able to do this by using cellular towers.
Wearables, particularly smartwatches, are showing up everywhere, and they will most likely become even more ubiquitous with Apple jumping into the market. Almost all of them help us consume or control content with very simple gestures. But what if they can actually help us make content? That is the proposition that the Soundbrenner Pulse is trying to make. It's basically a wearable metronome with a bit of smarts thrown in, helping musicians stay in rhythm, whether practicing or performing, alone or with a whole band.
Coolest Clock is the wall-mounted projection display that you never realized you needed. It's up for crowdfunding on Indiegogo and has blown its goals out of the water, reeling in over $230,000 USD when its original goal was only $20,000 USD. This device looks sleek and compact while projecting all kinds of up-to-the-minute live info like weather, social media, and news. It also tells time, but I'm sure you have something in your arsenal of devices that can already do that. If you want to buy Coolest Clock, it's not to tell time. You would buy it for its live projection screen update of information, and of course, because it's the Coolest Clock out there.
The XM42 claims to be the world's first commercially available flamethrower, which means that almost anyone will be able to buy the handheld incendiary device. We have to wonder, is that really a good thing? The XM42 flamethrower is gearing up for production via the crowdfunding site IndieGogo. Honestly, it looks dangerous, but it's designed to be much safer than any homemade improvised device a teenager or doomsday-prepper would make. Even a "safe" flamethrower is still dangerous. For the XM42, safety certainly doesn't translate as weakness because the it packs a formidable, fiery punch.
Apparently it seems like a fabulous idea right meow for the folks at Broken Lizard Industries to hinge their next movie on a crowdfunding campaign. Working with Indigogo, the five-man group has summoned a singular campaign to fund the second Super Troopers. This film would be a direct descendant of the first Super Troopers movie, also written by, directed by, and starring the five comedians in Broken Lizard back in 2001. This time the movie is bypassing collaborative studios and going straight for the money shot.
You might have a perfectly functional desktop monitor that meets all your needs, except one: touch support. Touchscreens have become such a familiar part of your computing habits that you might find yourself flicking or tapping the screen on occasion, only to remember that it lacks such functionality, relegating you to the use of a mouse. The DuoPad trackpad is a novel solution for this problem, lending touchscreen functionality to non-touchscreen displays using a large laptop-like trackpad with a little added technology.
Portable speakers have gone wireless, and that's a good thing -- you're now able to play tunes from your phone or tablet over Bluetooth, no cable tethers to be found. The downside of battery life still remains, however, and when the internal battery dies, so does the party. Enter Echo's PowerSound speaker, which has a giant battery and boasts 32 hours of playback time on a single charge -- something that'll take you through an entire weekend of camping and music listening, for example. It also doubles as a power bank.
Many guys are like me, we have one pair of sneakers, brown dress shoes, and black dress shoes. That is all we need. Most women have a plethora of shoes because they have to match every outfit they own. A new shoe has turned up on Indiegogo for women that will help you to whittle down the number of pairs you need to match all of your outfits.
As with music, viewing movies and TV shows has become a portable activity, thanks largely in part to the existence of smartphones. Viewing content on your phone isn't always ideal, however, perhaps due to glaring light or the screen size being too small. Enter Mask, a pair of headphones from Dashbon with an integrated display in the headband. The idea is that you wear them like headphones when listening to music, and slip them forward over your eyes to watch video when needed.
The Neptune Duo has barely taken off the ground and already the Canada-based startup has already bigger, better, and more ambitious plans ahead. It has just launched at Indiegogo what it calls the Neptune Suite. As the name implies, it is an almost complete set of accessories that mirror a smart device's display. But, being Neptune, they all evolve not around a smartphone but a smartwatch, which Neptune has named, quite appropriately, the Neptune Hub. The idea may sound strange at first, but on further thought, it is actually quite interesting.