Google officially announced their new Nexus 7 tablet today. The new tablet features a high resolution 7", 323ppi 1900x1200 IPS display. It will come equipped with a 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro processor with 2GB of RAM. The tablet will run Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. The Nexus 7 measures 7.9 inches by 4.5 inches and weighs just 11.2 ounces. Available for pre-order, $229.99 for the 16GB model and $269.99 for the 32GB version.
The Google's Chromecast is a streaming device that wirelessly connects TVs to mobile devices so that people can view and listen to Web content on their biggest screens. The Chromecast uses an AirPlay-type system to provide content to the device. From Android or iOS, users simply hit a button on YouTube to load the video on the other screen.
There is the situation when you stay in your bedroom but leave your iPhone in the living room, and thus miss important calls. The problem can be settled with the Volta Sound Block, a passive sound amplifier for your iPhone. No electronics, chargers or blue-tooth gadgetry is needed. The Sound Block attaches to the Horn using Neodymium Magnets, which allow for maximum holding power, easy horn adjustment and easy transportation.
The solar powered charger will fully replenish the batteries on your iPad, iPhone or any other smart phone, and it also provides hours of bright, safe light. The WakaWaka Power charges most smartphones in under 2 hours.
The iZZi Orbit combines the ingenuity of a Peripheral Motion Lock Technology (PMLT) integrated with three interchangeable lens options. Using Peripheral Motion Lock Technology, the iZZi Orbit gives you instant access to three high quality optical lenses in a convenient all-in-one package. The Orbit fits iPhone 4/4S & iPhone 5 and is available in red, black, and silver.
Juice up, is a prospective approach around power sharing. The concept is based on a cable which can transfer battery life from one phone to another. There is the moment when you need to give an important call, but you're stuck in the train, and you don't have your cord with you. Juice Up allows you to "borrow" power from your partners for urgent use.
Scott Parenteau, a commercial welder, made this mammoth walking pod inspired by his love for geodesic dome designs and Theo Jansen's Strandbeest machines. This lumbering robot gracefully strolls across the pavement, powered by two commercial dishwasher gear motors!
Pocket Tripod is the world's first iPhone stand that can articulate to any imaginable angle, and can transform to the shape of a credit card. The portable iPhone stand is so convenient that you can always have it with you in your wallet.
Samsung announced the launch of its new Samsung ATIV Q tablet that runs both Windows 8 and Android 4.2.2. The 13.3" panel features a 3200 x 1800 resolution (276 PPI). Impressive! Android runs in a VM on top of Windows 8. Networking, storage and CPUs are all virtualized resources. There's even a dedicated key on the keyboard to switch between OSes. The Samsung ATIV Q is powered by a Intel Haswell Core i5 processor, and features include 4GB of DDR3L, a 128GB solid state disk (SSD) and connections for USB 3.0, USB 2.0 and HDMI output are provided as well as a 720p HD video and a microSD card slot for expansion. Samsung says it'll get up to 9 hours of battery life. Unfortunately no the pricing and when it is available info yet.
This poster with conductive paint can make sounds like a musical instrument when you touch it. Simply move your hand over the different shapes to create different sounds. It is a first in a series of self initiated experiments where we explore the boundaries of design where analogue meets digital.
This wireless induction charging pad by O'dea Design features a triangular concrete base with a soft cork top. The shape of this dual charger was designed to accommodate two devices simultaneously (one tablet and one phone) with two independent induction charging hearts. This version is based on the Qi standard as found in devices like the LG Nexus 4, Nokia Lumina 920 and Samsung Galaxy S4, as well as various cases and dongles available for other devices including the iPhone. Dimensions: 18" x 12" x 1-3/4"
Reading classics couldn't be easier. With the tiny USB (5×2.5 cm), you can now read no less than 3,000 classic books. Just plug it into your computer or laptop and start reading. Authers include Charles Dickens, Jane Austin, Oscar Wilde, etc. $30
It is a 4.5mm thin portable battery for your phone. Gokuusu portable battery, a 4.5mm ultra-thin business card sized 1,000mAh lithium ion portable battery that has an in-built memory of 4GB for storage purpose. The connection is done through a retractable USB cable and a set of tiny adaptors for whatever phone you carry. Made from aluminum material, the battery charges-up in 3 hours time and provides an output of 5V, 600mA for charging up your gadgets. It will cost 2,980 Yen ($ 30).
This is the MWE Labs Emperor 1510LX, a $21,500 computer workstation. With a retractable monitor stand that can support up to five monitors (three 27-inch and two 19-inch), a reclining seat with thigh rest, a Bose sound system, Italian leather upholstery, moving leg rest, cup holder... And it's priced like a vehicle, too. And you have to provide your own monitors and workstation. Because those aren't included. Hit the jump for several more shots and a video of the pod's movement.
The August Smart Lock is a new product by designer Yves Béhar and technology entrepreneur Jason Johnson, which updates the humble door lock for the "Internet of Things" era. The August Smart Lock fits onto existing door deadbolts, and its designers reckon that installation should be a quick two-screw job for around 90 percent of US-based deadbolts. Once it's up and running, users simply approach their door with their iPhone. The August Smart Lock’s social networking features allow users to issue up to 10 "virtual keys" for their iPhone-owning guests. This access can be set to be valid during a certain time frame only, and is also logged, thus lending a greater degree of security than simply cutting a spare key and hoping for the best. The August Smart Lock utilizes rechargeable AA batteries as a power source, so it stays online even in the event of a power outage. Other features include a log record so you can see who entered and exited your home as well as the date and time they did, invite lists, a guestbook feature, and auto-unlock. Pre-orders for the smart lock are currently open for $199.