I just got a good chuckle out of this iphone app called AntiMosquito Fumigator. The app claims to keep mosquitos away as long as you keep it running in the background. It emits a high-pitched sound that humans don’t hear but mosquitos do and not appreciate. I’ll gladly give it a try this coming weekend, but I admit, I am not too hopeful.
(thank you sorella)
I was sent one of these Genius MousePen Multimedia Tablets and since I am not a tablet user, I gave it to my studiomate Erica. We were just talking about it and she said she would totally recommend it if you’re someone that takes your tablet on the road. It’s wireless, and quite lightweight. There are two buttons on the pen, which you can set to right-click and toggle screens, as well as a row of shortcut buttons on the tablet. Favorite part: the pen stores in the top of the tablet for travel.
(I keep trying tablets and, believe it or not, I get ‘seasick’ using them. Silly, yes.)
My dad just pointed me to an app called Hey Tell that turns your iPhone or Android into a Walkie-Talkie. Totally going to give this a try.
This iPhone accessory called Oona made me look. (Watch the below video.)
Until June 3rd you can fund the Oona Kickstarter project for $25 and they will send you an Oona once production has begun. After the fund date an Oona can be purchased for $30. (I absolutely love the idea of putting the iphone on a rotating eggtimer to take panorama shots.)
More info at theoona.com.
The Oona: Whatever You Need It to Be from Brad Leong on Vimeo.
(via better living through design)
I know there are some serious Panda Loving People out there. If you’re on of them, you’ll enjoy this Panda Pal Speaker System. I can’t vouch for the sound quality, but it sure looks adorable.
The i-Log made me look and smile. It’s a wooden charging station that accomodates an iPad both vertically or horizontally. Hand picked, hand carved and handsome. #wishlisted
Capture is a camera clip system for cameras of all sizes – including DSLRs. Wowwweee!
Quick Release Button Strength Test from Peter Dering on Vimeo.
I am super excited aboutJoey Roth visiting Studiomates today. I remember two years ago when Joey first mentioned his idea of a felt computer mouse. And today he brought in his first prototype. It adds such a wonderfully surprising tactile feel to the world of computers. Joey’s plan is that it will be wireless and that you’ll be able to put the entire mouse in the washing machine, if a cleaning becomes necessary. Talk about rethinking an existing product.
It’s people like Joey that I admire! A young entrepreneur with a vision and drive. You’ve seen his ceramic speakers and his teapot, right?
This AC Adapter designed by Imamura Ken Nozomi Miyatake made me smile. Available on iiDA (Japanese only)
These Apple Core Cable Tamers are brilliant! I will have to order a few. Thank you for the tip, Gabrielle!
Feedly just announced the release of Feedly mobile 2.0. The first version of Feedly which runs both on phones and on tablets, on Android and on iOS: You can now feed your mind on the go! Anytime! Anywhere!
Can’t wait to give it a spin tonight!
Feed Your Mind On The Go from Feedly on Vimeo.
“>Feedly mobile 2.0. The first version of feedly which runs both on phones and on tablets, on Android and on iOS: You can now feed your mind on the go! Anytime! Anywhere!
How brilliant is this Sync Splitter Cable?
This Dopludo Laptop Stand is a real beauty!
The Belkin Timer allows you to shut off power to whatever is plugged in after a set amount of time (1/2 hour, 3 hours and 6 hours).
Switzerland-based Eric Collobmin created Voltitude, an ultra-light two-wheeler – a sort of bicycle-scooter hybrid – that can be driven on Swiss and EU roads without a licence, plate nor helmet. The simplicity with which it folds is impressive. Its powerful electric motor and latest generation lithium battery allow you to cover over 18 miles on a single charge. Effortlessly.
They called the product Voltitude — a fusion of Volt and Attitude — because, as they say, time has come to change our attitude towards urban mobility and because electric technology is now mature enough to enable us to do it.
Needless to say I’d love a Voltitude for here in Brooklyn.
(Thank you Firas)
NoteSlate is low cost tablet device with a one color display. Use the compact and portable gadget anywhere you want to take notes. It allows for a up to 32GB SD card, is open to USB-mini. Interesting!
(Thank you Dave)
This Aphrodite mini sculpture will bring elegance and class to your workspace with the 4 port USB hub as the base.
RSS5000 is a new RSS feed reader for iPad that made me look. I think this could be it, the first RSS reader I will stick with! Why? I don’t like not to see content in its original environment and RSS5000 seems to solve that problem. RSS5000 connects to your Google Reader account and allows you to swipe through your feeds as a stack of whole web pages. It feels sort of like flipping through your favorite websites on magic internet paper.
RSS5000 Demo from daniellestrle on Vimeo.
My friend Keren sent me a link to this iPhone Amplifier. It totally made me laugh. No, I would never buy it, but it shows how inventive people are when it comes to iPhone Accessories. I then Google-Image-Searched the word ‘iPhone Amplifier’ and found some other interesting designs and hacks:
iVictrola iPhone/iPod Dock
The Phonofone III looks like a gramophone from the future.
or take this super-low-tech iPhone Amplifier. All you need is a toilet roll. (via DIY Life)
Own an iPad? Do yourself a favor and order on of these iPad Stylus. I just spent 1.5hours with it surfing/browsing/reading on my iPad. Such a pleasure to navigate. (If G didn’t have one already, I’d totally buy him one for the holidays!)
The Glif is a simple iPhone 4 accessory with two primary functions: mounting your iPhone onto a tripod and propping up your iPhone at various angles. The Glif is made from recyclable rubberized plastic and is small enough to fit snugly in your pocket, purse, or backpack. It has a 1/4″-20 thread that fits any standard tripod or camera mount. The Glif is designed to work with a “naked” (caseless) iPhone 4, to ensure a snug fit. Designed and manufactured in America.