While I’m not always big on covering crowdfunding projects, the SolarGaps Blinds launching today on Kickstarter piqued my interest for a couple reasons. One, the basic premise of solar blinds that can easily be installed inside or outside of a window is compelling as someone that has looked into solar, but balked at the cost ... Read More »
The response to ZTE’s Project CSX, now known as Hawkeye, has not been all that positive. The project crowdsourced ideas and used the most popular to make a device that has an adhesive back and eye tracking, allowing users to stick their phone somewhere and use it hands free.
Project CSX is an interesting concept of making a smartphone that can scroll the screen by tracking your eyes and sticking to a wall. It’s strange, we know, but the idea is that you can stick it to a wall or a mirror and read the screen while doing ... Read More »
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A Canadian startup is aiming to change the way consumers charge devices. The team behind smrtFOB is creating a battery pack that moonlights as a key tracker, flash drive, Bluetooth speaker and more. The technology that empowers smrtFob’s versatility is a modular design, which allows users to build upon the existing base to satisfy their ... Read More »
Since you’re reading a website dedicated to Android smartphones, there’s a good chance that you own at least one USB charging and sync cable for your devices. If you’re like me, you probably have a drawer in your desk that’s full of extra USB cables and wall adapters. There’s very little chance that you would actually ... Read More »
Nextbit, the company founded by former Google and HTC employees, has had a solid response to their Robin smartphone on Kickstarter with over a million dollars in funding so far.
If you need a refresher, the Robin is trying to capitalize on the rising interest in solid mid-range offerings, much like Motorola and perhaps ... Read More »
You have to admit, micro USB isn’t exactly the most intuitive charging method. The cable isn’t reversible, and both sides look very similar so finding the right way to plug it in can be annoying. It’s a minor annoyance, but an annoyance nonetheless. Apple’s Lightning connector solves this problem, but what if there was something ... Read More »
Micro USB has always had the annoyance of being directional, meaning you can only plug it in one way. iPhone users have been enjoying a reversible cable for a while now, while we have to suffer with this small annoyance. Reversible USB Type-C is coming, but it’s still a ways away, and our old phones will ... Read More »
Internet of Things (IoT) products are seemingly everywhere right now; big box home stores have whole sections devoted to them. But there are some significant barriers to entry holding back mass adoption, like cost and perceived complexity.
We are still probably a couple years away from prices dropping into a range where most consumers will ... Read More »
It was clear within hours of the project’s launch that this was an inevitability, but today Pebble Time has become the most funded Kickstarter in the history of the site.
Though funding has understandably slowed over the last few days, the project was still edging up slowly toward the record held by the Coolest Cooler ... Read More »