The Jawbone's UP4 has the new feature, mobile payments to its latest fitness tracker. The band contains an integrated NFC chip that you can use with any contactless Amex terminal. Pairing is simple too, all you do is use the UP app to sign into your card account, pick your card, and voila! you're ready to go. The band features a new set of sensors to give you advanced activity and sleep tracking as well as heart rate tracking.
The 525 Relentless is a first commercial helicopter, designed by Bell Helicopter. The 525 Relentless is the first commercial helicopter with a fly-by-wire cockpit, and it features sidekick controls with an integrated touchscreen Garmin flight deck. Crusing speeds can reach 178 miles per hour and fly up to 575 miles without having to refuel. This allows it to meet the demands of emergency response crews as well as corporate shuttle missions. The helicopter is expected to fly sometime this spring with deliveries starting next year. Pricing is not available at this time.
The ASUS Chromebit enables you to turn any display into a full computer. Smaller than a candy bar, powered by a Rockchip 3288 processor, it features a 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, and will run Chrome OS. All you need to do is plug it into an HDMI port, connect a BT keyboard and mouse and you’re ready to go. The ASUS Chromebit will be available for less than $100 USD later in the year.
The Soma Pitcher is an legant home drinking system. With a 10-cup capacity, the Soma Pitcher is made of shatter-free, BPA-free plastic and features a coconut shell carbon filter inside a plant-based casing, and a finely crafted sustainable Oregon white oak handle. Filters have a suggested life span of two months and eliminate chlorine and other unpleasant contaminants. Starting price of $39 USD.
The Olio Model One is compatible with both iPhones and Android handsets, and runs its own time-based proprietary software: instead of just mirroring smartphone notifications, it organizes your day via past and future (or "earlier" and "later") alerts. The earlier stream contains your typical phone alerts, showing you anything you might have missed during your day. The later portion tries to help you plot out the rest of your day, offering suggestions to help you stay organized (things like muting calls as a meeting begins).Initially limited to 500 pieces, and available with a natural steel of black PVD finish. Olio Model One won't come cheap, ringing up for US$595 for the silver-colored Steel collection (jumping up to $645 with a link chain) and $745 for the Black Collection ($795 with link chain).
Apple‘s MacBooks recently unveiled its new trackpad, features Apple’s new Force Touch trackpad, "you’ll have amazing pressure control on newer machines, and in a pinch you can even use your finger". Taking advantage of the new technology, the Inklet transforms your trackpad into a drawing tablet. For $25 USD, the application allows you to draw using a drawing tablet.
This MTS Multi-Threat Shield briefcase looks like a regular laptop bag until you realize it’s time to unfurl it and turn it into a legit shield. It can also protect you from gunshots, knives, and even physical attacks when unfurled into a three-foot long shield. It’s not super light at 8 lbs., and definitely even heavier with a Level III insert plate, but for the kind of protection this affords you we figure you can suck it up. It’s $900 to own.
Anyone looking to become a real-life superhero, should probably invest in a Lorica suit. Made by Australia’s Unified Weapons Master, this suit of armor is made from carbon-fiber, polycarbonate material, and elastomeric foam, making it both lightweight and pretty flexible, and absorbs much of the impact from any shot it takes.And while it would be badass enough if it stopped right there, the whole thing has also been outfitted with sensors to score severity of blows, locations, and more. No word yet on a price.
The Deepflight Super Falcon Mark II Personal Submarine is designed to do barrel rolls with dolphins, spy-hop with whales, and will take you anywhere you want to go underwater, in style, safety, and comfort. It looks like a combination of a plane and a submarine, and is targeted at millionaires and travel companies. The air-conditioned vessel is controlled by a joystick, and the two-seater luxury vehicle can plunge to depths of up to 400ft (120 metres). Looks cool!
Earin, the world's smallest, wireless earbuds. The Earin buds weigh 5 g (0.17 oz) and feature a plastic casing with a silicon tip on the end that is designed to create a snug, noise-isolating fit inside the ear. Measuring 14 mm (0.55 in) in diameter and 20 mm (0.78 in) in length, they are a similar size to your typical earbuds and use Bluetooth 3.0 and 4.0 to wirelessly stream audio from a paired device. Running on a 50 mAh rechargeable Li-Ion battery, Earin should be good for up to three hours of listening at a time. They come accompanied by a storage capsule, which is also fitted with a 100 mAh Li-Ion battery that can recharge the earbuds when they're placed inside. The capsule weighs 25 g (0.9 oz) and is recharged via a USB cable.
The Montblanc E-Strap(about $300) turned any watch into a smartwatch. The strap is made of leather but has a screen that sits under your wrist, connects to your smartphone via Bluetooth 4.0, the add-on brings the usual activity tracking, notifications, music controls, remote camera trigger and more. The strap features a OLED touchscreen display, which boasts a 128 x 36 pixel resolution, it will also function as a fitness tracker. No word on when it'll arrive, compatible with iOS and Android.
A weird product from Japan's thanko . This Shoulder Bag with Pop-up Tablet Holder that ingeniously transforms from a bag, into a specially angled tablet holder. Just unzip, flip and enjoy using your tablet at hip level, while retaining full usage of both hands to do anything you want. Good idea?
The Ultrapak is a portable batteries pack is capable of storing enough power to recharge your smartphone after just 15 minutes. "With the ability to recharge itself up to 8X faster than conventional batteries, the Ultrapak saves one of your most important assets: time. It allows users to be able to charge up significant amounts of energy via the Ultrapak so that they can have enough power to charge their devices all day! In just 15 minutes, the Ultrapak has stored up enough energy to power to fully charge a smartphone." The Ultrapak Tour (10000mAh) is $100. Feature: -Input: 5V / 1.5A (max) -Output: 5V/1A + 5V/2.1A
The Prynt Case turns your smartphone into a Polaroid camera. It’s a case for Android and iPhones that will contain a tiny printer and up to 30 sheets of paper. The current prototype takes around 50 seconds to print one picture, but the hopes are that by the time all the hardware elements are properly integrated, this figure will be cut down to about 30 seconds. Prynt CEO Clément Perrot says that the case will only cost $99 when first made available via a Kickstarter early next year and will be able to support flagship phones with ~4.x-inch screens.