Any canvas can be a masterpiece with the SprayPrinter

editors-choice-300x96As much as people would like to change it, artistic merit evades most. And while it’s is easy to grab some supplies and a canvas and get to work, lack of ability ends up discouraging people rather quickly. What if a tool existed that could allow anyone to be creative, easily? That’s what the SprayPrinter is.

The SprayPrinter is an accessory that attaches to a spray can and wirelessly interfaces with a smartphone or tablet to allow users to spray any image onto any surface. A user simply sets up the smart device on a tripod or other stand facing the canvas to guide the SprayPrinter and then gets to work. The SprayPrinter then understands exactly where to paint, barring users from ever making mistakes. In the end, a beautiful pre-selected or custom image is printed, making the SprayPrinter perfect for gift-giving, decorating or just having some fun.  (more…)

The Time Key Money Box helps keep your paws off your cash

Saving money is something everyone needs to do but most find difficult to actually put into practice. And while there are numerous strategies to better do so, they all have one thing in common: willpower. Without it, none of them work and that rainy day fund is never properly set up.

Born out of the common difficulties that stem from saving money, the Time Key Money Box is a connected jar that allows users to set a financial goal and a length of time. In that period of time, the Time Key cannot be opened, forcing savers to actually save money irregardless of whatever whim might tempt them to open it up. The jar is big enough to hold at 500 two-pound coins, so the rewards are indeed worth the wait, especially since the product’s companion app allows users to set savings reminders to better keep on track. (more…)

The 01 is number one at measuring the world around you

Despite the action of measuring being vital to pretty much every industry, the tools used to do so are woefully outdates. Now, with the 01, the tape measure gets a 21st-century makeover.

The 01 is a combination laser-guided measuring tool, pen, pencil and stylus all wrapped in an elegant and slim aliminum housing. Created with designers, engineers, architects and even the average joe in mind, the 01 can be used to accurately capture the dimensions of any surface or object. For example, at work it can be used to quickly log the length, width and height of an object in any metric (millimeters, inches, etc.), measure complex contours and even be used with a scale to read drawings better. And at home, it cames in handy when dimensioning spaces for furniture, setting up a grid for posters, or even measuring material for installation. (more…)

Loupedeck lets you edit photos without going loopy

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom software makes it easier for photographers to organize their images. But computers aren’t exactly the most user-friendly devices to use that software with.

Loupedeck is a photo editing console for Lightroom complete with knobs and sliders that makes photo editing faster, improving efficiency and allowing users to be more creative with their images. It replaces the mouse and keyboard, and works seamlessly with Macintosh and Windows operating systems.

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The Sence illuminates the mystery behind your emotions

Having greater awareness of emotions and their effect on the body, as well as what can be done in order to emphasize more positive emotions, can help us do away with the triggers, habits, and situations that can exacerbate the bad ones.

The Sence wearable is aiming to help in this regard, with the capability of understanding when and where a user experiences 64 distinct emotions, physical exertion and recovery, vitality, and stress. It does by recognizing the minute variations between the heart’s contractions — called R-peak signals — with ECG tracking technology, something other wearables don’t do but that makes the Sence far more precise. (more…)

The Vue smart specs are the cure for the uncommon glasshole

editors-choice-300x96No one can deny that the idea of smart glasses is pretty cool. Unfortunately, their design is usually awkward, painfully obvious, and kind of creepy, making what is an interesting look anything but.

This is why the Vue everyday smart glasses are so intriguing. The team behind it crammed some of the more desired features of something like a Google Glass into a pair of frames that look, well, normal. In a pair of Vue glasses, users will find an impressive feature set. Working through Bluetooth with its companion smartphone app, the Vue’s bone conductive design allows for hands-free calling (in conjunction with its built-in mic), turn-by-turn navigation, and the option to listen to music no matter where — all with a few taps to its rim. (more…)

The Immotor GO is the Tesla of e-scooters

editors-choice-300x96The first and last miles of every commute are usually the most annoying, making any solution for them worth looking at for those sick of them.

The Immotor GO is a new entrant into this segment, billed as a smart e-scooter — and smart it is. This folding, three-wheeled e-scooter sports a wide range of design perks and smart functionality that make it unlike much else on the market. Starting up top, users will find an intelligent display (with Bluetooth connection status, charging status, remaining distance, headlight status, total distance, and cruise control status), easy-to-use controls for acceleration and braking, a SIM-based integrated GPS module, a built-in Bluetooth speaker, and LED headlights — and that’s all just in its handlebars!  (more…)

Daisho, in a dash, transforms your camera gimbal into shoulder rig

Motorized gimbals have significantly improved camera stabilization. However, gimbals are often difficult to use and too cumbersome for real-world film and video shooting.

patent-claimedDaisho is a 90-degree clamp that overcomes such issues, converting a gimbal into a lightweight shoulder rig to stabilize cameras while shooting. With the patent-pending clamp, people shooting video can now convert virtually any gimbal on the market into an ergonomic and lightweight stabilizer, making it easier to take difficult shots. Daisho has also been designed to accept industry standard 15-mm rods and uses standard M5 bolts – an apparent indication that it’s compatible with at least most gimbals on the market.

Daisho starts shipping in November. Future pricing isn’t provided. But Kickstarter backers can order one for a pledge starting at $78. Its makers hope to raise $27,000 to cover the cost of Daisho production by Nov. 26.

Camera gimbals have become a growing product category and it is indeed often a chore to use at least some of them. Therefore, there is a clear market for Daisho.

 

 

 

 

Say Bonjour to easier mornings with this smart alarm clock

It seems like every day, a new idea for a smart assistant hits the crowdfunding circuit, and for good reason: The utility of having one in the home is only growing with their expanding abilities.

While the Bonjour Smart Alarm Clock is one of these, what sets it apart is its use of artificial intelligence to learn a user’s routines and habits, integrate itself with smart home devices, and be totally controlled using nothing but conversational language. The device is designed to be used in the bedroom to facilitate an easier morning routine. By simply asking it, users can get an update on the weather, traffic, and news, control products like Hue lights and Nest thermostats, and even play music through Spotify. (more…)

Selfie Feet lets your leg go toe to toe with selfie sticks

Depending on who you talk to, selfie sticks are as popular as ever or on their way out. The Quin Media Group has its feet firmly planted in the latter idea with its Selfie Feet.

Contary to its name, Selfie Feet is actually an elastic band with a magnetic button that wraps around a person’s foot. A similar button is then attached to the back of a smartphone and like that, the two can connect. The result does away with the need for selfie sticks or a person’s own hand, instead relying on the foot to get the best possible angles for the best possible selfies. (more…)