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The Segway X2 Golf was designed especially for golfers. Like the other Segways, it’s a mobility machine, but it has special low-pressure tires that enable the X2 Golf to travel gently while causing less damage to the turf than a golf cart. It also has a golf-bag carrier and a score card holder mounted in the center on the handle bars. It makes your scorecard, golf balls and tees readily accessible.
Unlike golf carts the Segway X2 Golf is much smaller and it can fit into cars. (more…)
It is quite rare to see an article about excersize gadgets because a lot of techies aren’t so keen on keeping fit. Well whether you work out every blue moon, or every day we have something for you.
We have put together a list of cool gadgets which are great for when your getting your exercise, as rarely or as often as that may be.
1. Virtual Reality Treadmill
The VR Treadmill makes it feel like your running outdoors even though your running indoors. You can go for a job without getting a sun burn, how cool would that be. The VR Treadmill comes will a large movable panoramic display, lights and one unique treadmill.
2. Cycool Excersize Bike
The Cycool is designed for people who hate sweating during workouts. Basically how it works, is the faster you peddle, the faster the fan turns. This is not your typical workout bike, its a new, colorful and has a curvy design.
3. Hydro Physio Lifestyle Exercise Machine
The Hydro Physio is a lot like a treadmill built inside a tank filled with water. The water is supposed to make the workout more intense. When using the machine you enter through a door on the back, then the tank is filled and then emptied when finished. The water level can be adjusted to fit the different muscle groups.
4. Toshiba Sportio
The Toshiba Sportio cell phone targets athletes and runners. With the built in GPS it counts how many steps you take and how far you’ve gone, as well as how many calories you’ve burned. It can even tell you the average speed and keeps running logs. The Sportio has a 2.2-inch 240 x 320 display, a built-in 1seg TV tuner, a 2-megapixel camera and built-in Bluetooth. It will even stream music to compatible Bluetooth headphones.
5. Swirl MX
The Swirl MX is unlike any other mp3 player. Its a personal digital coach combined with a heart rate monitor and music. The Swirl can give you work instructions while your listing to music. Also helps you stay in your target heart rate zone. The Swirl MX is a fitness platform of the future. When done with your workout go near a computer and it automatically uploads your data to your computer. The Swirl MX keeps you motivated while getting a good workout and tracks your progress.
Sometimes people with money buy things that aren’t actually worth the money. I don’t know if diamonds help to make your signal stronger, but I highly doubt it. I am not saying that all expensive phones are not worth the price, but you be the judge.
The cheapest phone on this list costs around $28,000 and the most expensive is priced at over $1.3 million dollars.
- Christian Dior Cell Phone – $28,000
There is a basic model for a ‘mere’ $5,000 and a premium model encrusted with 640 diamonds and an alligator skin case for $28,000.
- Gresso Avantgarde Royal Black Diamonds – $37,800
This phone by Gresso actually uses black diamonds for its navigation keys. It is adorned with gold in many places including a gold Gresso logo in the back. The phone is powered by Windows Mobile 6.
- The Motorola V220 Special Edition – $52,000
This phone looks really weird in my opinion. It is studded with 1,200 diamonds and inlaid with 18-carat gold. This phone was designed by Peter Aloisson.
- Vertu Signature – $81,000
This phone was made by Vertu, a subsidiary of Nokia, and a maker of many really expensive luxury phones. It has 48 diamonds on its keypad and an additional 943 diamonds on its bezel.
- The Vertu Diamond - $88,000
The Vertu Diamond is available in four different flavors, with your choice of white gold, yellow gold or platinum finish. They are made to order.
The Olympus 10.1-megapixel Stylus 1030 SW is one of the toughest cameras available. You will have the confidence to take this camera anywhere because this camera was built strong enough to withstand some of the harshest conditions. The Camera is Waterproof, Shockproof, Freezeproof, Crushproof and Dustproof. The rugged Stylus 1030 SW is made for the off road sports because its lightweight , stainless steel and aluminum exterior is matched with interior rubber gaskets and O-rings to seal out the elements.
The Stylus 1030 SW can survive a 6.6-foot drop, shoot under water movies, performs at below-freezing temperatures and withstands up to 220 pounds of pressure. (more…)
There are a lot of things that many of us take for granted today, which are an integral part of our tech-infused lives. I am sure you can probably remember a time when it was really rare for anyone to have a cell phone and cell phones were as big, if not bigger, than the land line phones we use today.
In this post, we are taking a look at the huge leaps that gadgets have made in such a considerably short time span. From the 1990′s to today.
- The Television
Televisions are probably one of the most significant technological developments in the world. They debuted in the 1920′s and evolved into the most common household appliance. In the 1990′s, they were big, bulky, 2-foot wide by 2-foot high 200 pound cubes that displayed images on a flourescent screen using cathode ray tube (CRT) technology. Today, televisions are a quarter of the weight with an inches thick high definition screen that displays images using LCD, Plasma, DLP, and more recently OLED technologies.
- The Laptop Computer
Laptops are another piece of technology that is quickly becoming more and more of a cornerstone of society. In 1996, only 17% of computers purchased were laptops. Next year, laptop sales are expected to surpass desktop computer sales. Portable PC’s debuted shortly after the personal computer was made a reality, but they were large, heavy, and bulky, and in the ’90′s could only display 256 colors. Just like all computer technology, laptops have made bounding leaps in both processing and graphics. Now most laptops come with thin LCD screens, are light-weight and easy to carry around.
- The Cell Phone
Cell phones are one of those pieces of technology that we just can’t live without. These days, everyone has one, even children. Back in the ’80′s and ’90′s cell phones were available to those who could afford them, but they weren’t as convenient as they are today. They we big bricks that were larger than a 1-liter soda bottle, and were hardly pocket-friendly. Today, they have evolved into a more manageable form; not only are they light-weight and super-thin, but today’s technology allows them to display amazing graphics and they are even capable of multimedia functionality.
Firebox’s Pocket Cinema handheld projector is one cool gadget you should get your hands on. Being so small, one might think this little projector is not big enough for a large business meeting, but the Firebox Pocket Cinema will amaze you. The device can make projections up to 50 inches wide with its high powered projector lens.
Firebox’s Pocket Cinema is powered by a rechargeable lithium battery and it can play back MPEG4, ASF or MJPEG, AVI file formats. (more…)
Check out new concept design for an Apple mp3 player. It is called the iBangle and it is unique as well as ground breaking. It’s shares a few similarities with the iPod Shuffle like no screen and it has some other really cool features.
First of all, you will never drop the iBangle. You see that inner blue band? Just press the blue button on the side and it fills up with air, expanding to fit snugly on your wrist. Hit the blue button again and it will release the air.
Ear buds with the annoying cords won’t be found here, as the audio is transmitted via wireless ear buds. There’s a multi-touch track pad for easy navigation. (more…)
I know it is easy to get bored of having the same old stuff in your house. When you first move in to your house everything feels new and exciting, but after a while you become blind to the stuff in your house and nothing seems to stand out anymore.
Well today we have put together a list of 15 gadgets to spice up your home, and give you something new to be excited about again.
1. The Plasma Screen Fireplace
The ‘Beachcomber’ Plasma TV Fireplace is the name and it does just what is appears. It is a real fireplace with an LCD display connected. And when the TV is not in use it slides away right behind the fireplace at the push of a button. You’re friends will definitely have something nice to say when you nonchalantly hit a button and your TV disappears.
2. The Anywhere Steam Sauna
Now this is a must have gadget. Steam in the comfort of your own home, office or wherever you can take it. It’s not LA Fitness, but I like my backyard better anyway.
3. Panasonic’s Connected Home System
We all have seen the computerized home but nothing comes close to Iron Man’s house. Panasonic is working on the connected-home system that will do practically everything except brush your teeth. It even helps you lose weight.
4. The Magic Mirror Alarm Unit
This Magic Mirror will definitely turn heads when people walk in your house. With over 100 different things it says, you will never be lonely. It is also an alarm system.
5. Spice Gun
Cooking can be fun but this gadget makes it better. Seasoning your food will never be the same; introducing the spice gun. Just pack the spices you wish to use and fire away. Just be careful not to shoot yourself in the eye.
It’s that time of the year when Apple updates their MacBooks. They now use a new manufacturing technique that allows them to create the casing from one chunk of aluminium. The result? A slimmer, yet stronger casing profile, and better-looking laptops.
The multitouch trackpad is now made from glass, and the 13.3 inch LCD now uses an LED backlight that’s brighter and better than the previous one. (more…)