"Hidden under a cap on the bottom of the umbrella's handle is where you'll find the actual Bluetooth electronics and a replaceable watch battery that should keep it running for about a year or two, depending on how often you need to carry an umbrella. It's designed to maintain a constant wireless connection to a smartphone with a range of about 30 feet, and when that connection disappears, users will get an alert on their phones reminding them they may have forgotten it behind. It's a simple but effective way to make it easier to justify spending a few more bucks on a nice umbrella." This umbrella is funding up on Kickstarter.
The Smart Wallet is a wallet features a Wallet App and a Bluetooth LE Connection that you will never lost it. It is currently up for funding on kickstarter. "Navigate your way back with the distance meter, which tracks your proximity to the wallet. Activate Where’s Wallet’s audio sensor to locate it quickly. "
Bookniture is a coffee table book that folds out to make a coffee table. Just a flip, you will open a table(seat). Using a combination of traditional book-binding techniques and a paper honeycomb structure, the Bookniture can actually support up to 375 pounds so it can be used as a portable stool. But at 13-inches tall it's still compact enough to fit inside most shoulder bags designed to accommodate a laptop. And if you bring along multiple copies you'll be able to build yourself a complete portable office suite since the Bookniture can be stacked to create everything from tables, to desks, to seating. The project has already reached its Kickstarter goal, so if you contribute $60 or more, you’re guaranteed to receive one for your very own.
A new smart bracelet called Tago, it has already raised more than its $40,000 goal on Indiegogo. Why? See, you can easily swap the design on the Tago Arc's e-ink screen, and since that screen takes up most of the accessory, you're effectively changing the jewelry's whole look. You can create your own designs to come up with a unique bracelet for each outfit, but you can also buy images from the accompanying app for around $1 a pop. You'll need to use an NFC-enabled Android phone to transfer each image, though, and iPhones are a no-go for now, since their NFCs are still locked to Apple Pay. The device also absorbs any power it needs via NFC while linked to your phone, and since it has no other features and uses a low-power e-ink screen, it doesn't need batteries to work. At the moment, it still takes quite some time (15 seconds or so) to transfer a picture.
Louise Low Seok Loo, a Malaysian artist, uses thousands of bra cups to form sculptures and cover other objects. She had hoped to draw public curiousity and attention to her mission by displaying her ‘Bra Art’ on cars, motorcycles, bicycles, trishaws and hawker bikes. “With such striking contradiction, I believe it will challenge the preconception of the general public towards women. It also questions the stereotype of women in their positions and stimulates women to rethink their roles in the society,” she said.
'Aposematic Jacket' by Shinseungback Kimyonghun, is a wearable camera for self-defense. The lenses on the jacket give off the warning signal, “I can record you”, to prevent possible attack. When the wearer pushes a button under threat, the jacket records the scene in 360 degrees and sends the images to the Web.
The Keymouse(on Kickstarter) is actually two pieces of hardware that are used together underneath each hand providing a full keyboard and mouse. Watch the video above to more about it. "The KeyMouse is designed to improve efficiency for anyone that uses the computer. Uses include gaming, programming, CAD drawing, order entry, stock trading, web browsing, document editing, graphics design, and much more. We’ve put a lot of effort into making sure the KeyMouse is easy to use. The main QWERTY key area is curved in both directions to allow for easy access to the keys. The KeyMouse™ also includes software with lots of cool features to enhance the user experience even further. The software is fully customizable and can be set up with many different profiles to easily switch between saved key layouts. "
Alejo Malia, a creative director in Spain, speculated about what Ben & Jerry's ice cream flavors we could see inspired by the next Jurassic Park movie. Alejo Malia's mouthwatering Jurassic Sweet series, the cupcakeceratops and other delicious dinosaur mash-ups.
The Polyes Q1 pen is a 3D printing pen. It is for 3D sketching. This allows the pen to operate without the heat often associated with 3D printing. Watch the video! You can get a pen for $69 on Kickstarter.
This spectral image was a display at the Amsterdam Light Show Festival by VisualSKIN. Hoses sprayed water at angles, creating planes that that could be used as projection screens. Titled 'Ghost Ship' the installation makes use of two intersecting images projected onto perpendicular curtains of water that can be viewed from multiple angles. The piece is in reference to a Dutch East India Company ship, The Amsterdam, that was wrecked in a storm during its maiden voyage to Batavia in 1749.
Russian Artist Igor Verniy creates amazing these steampunk animal junkbots from watch parts, car parts and electronic junk (here's his Etsy store, and Facebook page); The animal sculptures are equipped with moving parts that simulate their species' movements in real life.
Smart insoles Stridalizer is a Kickstarter project for a device called the Stridalyzer that aims to help runners improve themselves. That way users can keep concentrating on their run and will only need to pay attention to their form if and when the app alerts them to it. The Stridalyzer will also be able to monitor the stress placed on your foot and knee in real-time, so if you’re wondering why you’re starting to feel tired or feeling any signs of pain, the app should be able to tell you why. "We have designed our solution to continue to monitor your run, and interrupt you only when it needs to “alert” you with some important information or quick guidance. For example, if you start persistently overpronating, or if your footstrike pattern changes, you will get a visual as well as an audio alert – this way you can keep your eyes on the trail and still get the information or advice that’s relevant for you – WHEN it becomes relevant! If you are trying to buildup your pace or find the optimal rhythm for your next marathon, Stridalyzer helps you monitor and track the three fundamental performance parameters: Stride Rate, Stride Length and the most elusive – Ground Contact Time. Using our patent-pending technology, we can measure ground contact time extremely accurately!"