Did you know that your iPhone has a feature that locks down your phone, making it unusable, while you get a much needed break? When enabled, this setting can be set to automatically reply to your texts, letting your friends know that you’re offline.
I was beyond bummed when I learned Apple killed the MagSafe on their latest laptops. I am clumsy and tend to trip over cables and thanks to MagSafe my laptops didn’t go flying. No longer.
Meet Tug: It works with any power cord you might trip on, by placing the magnetic break-away connection at the outlet. Smart.
Pioneer Rayz Rally is a pocket-size speaker with a built-in mic and lets you turn your iPhone into a conferencing system. It claims to be good enough to fill up any conference room with sound, allowing you to enjoy professional-quality conferencing without the expensive hardware investment. Hmm…
This watercooler looking device lets you watch 360 degree videos on your walls and ceiling. Way cool!
I just installed a Orvibo Wi-Fi Smart Socket so I can turn on my A/C, cool down my apartment, when I am on my way home during the hot NYC summer days. The app is beautifully designed and easy to use. I am ready for you, summer!
The Portable Ultra Short Throw Projector made me look. As it easily rotates to project images or videos, it can turn any flat surface into a monitor, a movie wall or a work of art.
This rapid car charger hosts up to five devices and powers them up twice as fast as your average wall charger.
Wow, Muemma is a beauty of a Bluetooth speaker. Incredibly decorative! Definitely #wishlisted.
Mevo is a stunning camera that lets you easily livestream or simply record any event. We recently used Mevo at a CreativeMornings and I walked away incredibly impressed by the quality that this little camera delivers. It’s quite magical! It’s like having access to multiple cameras in one device. And the app it comes with lets you edit on the fly. Two swissmiss thumbs up!
Kodak has unveiled Ektra, a smart phone aimed at photographers. It runs on Android and features a 21 megapixel fast focus camera with a f2.0 aperture. The camera also boasts DSLR functionality and can capture video in 4K.
Stash: a beautifully simple phone wallet. Designed and handcrafted in Los Angeles.
Homescreen Homie lets you put a selfie in the most precious place, the home screen of your friend’s phone, in the form of an app icon. From there, they can tap your face to instantly text, call or view your Instagram profile. You can also create your own gallery of Homies on your phone’s home screen!
If my daughter had a phone she’d be all over this.
The latest Tinybop app is perfect for my six year old who is obsessed with hurricanes and tornadoes. Weather lets you mix elements and make the weather. It lets you experiment with air and wind, the sun and temperature, water and precipitation. Like all their other apps, Weather is beautifully executed and a big hit at casa swissmiss.
Imagine the breathtaking videos you can take of your bike rides with this iPhone Handlebar Bike Mount?
Kodak will be releasing a new super 8 camera designed by Yves Behar. The camera has the ability to shoot in a digital format as well as traditional super 8 film cartridges.
Tinybop just launched The Everything Machine. It reminds me a bit of IFTTT but for your iPhone or iPad. By using a visual programming language The Everything Machine lets you connect the camera, microphone, speakers, light, gyro- scope, and display on your devices.
While on vacation in Switzerland, Ella (9) made a friend that didn’t speak English, so I downloaded them the SayHi Translate App. The app covers 43 languages and dialects. While it’s not always perfect, it sure is helpful and makes for a good laugh here and then. What an amazing time we live in.
This brand-new called Loopimal by YATATOY lets your kid (or yourself) playfully enter the world of computer sequencing. With intuitive and fun gestures Loopimal lets you create quirky animation sequences for different animals. The content is created with loops of melodies, rhythms or movements. I love this!
Sony’s new LED bulb with an integrated Bluetooth speaker made me look and wonder. I can’t figure out if this is cool or totally absurd. I am weirdly intrigued.
Also, that photo of the couple lovingly smiling at their lamp.