Top Gadgets - Direct Reviews - Latest Gadgets - Top Ten Gadgets - Buyers Guide | DESIGNLAP.COM http://designlap.com Electronic Gadgets, High Tech Gadgets, Cool Gadgets, Creative Gadgets, Top Ten Gadgets Wed, 17 Dec 2014 06:22:35 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Consumer guide to buy an ideal External Hard Disk http://designlap.com/external-hard-disk-guide/ http://designlap.com/external-hard-disk-guide/#comments Wed, 17 Dec 2014 06:19:42 +0000 http://designlap.com/?p=6284 Read More >>]]> External hard drives have been of immense benefit to users throughout the decade as mobility; storage and affordability have increased and improved in IT gadgets and hardware devices. Currently, an external hard disk could be bought for less than $100 with a capacity of 1 TB (terabyte/1024 GB). As the device could be fixed to any type of computer, laptop or other machine, it offers the ability for people to transfer huge files across machines in different locations without worrying about data transmission or affordability.

It’s important for users to read a credible and informative buyers guide for external hard disk prior to making their decision on purchasing a particular hard disk as it would prevent them from making the wrong choice in terms of cost and quality. This is because an individual who is well aware about the average cost of an external hard disk with respect to its storage capacity and quality would be less likely to make a bad selection when purchasing the device when compared to someone who isn’t aware about the device. External hard drives are available in two types,

  1. Desktop style drives – This is the most common type of external hard drives as it basically operates with a 3.5 inch mechanism and needs a power adapter cable to be used. Due to this they are mainly used in instances where users do not have to move often such as an office or home; however users should choose a desktop style external hard disk which has an external cooling fan built in so that it would prevent over heating of the device during operation and thereby increase its life expectancy. Although these drives are commonly available in 500GB to 1TB memory capacity, they are also available with 4TB to 8TB storage options as well
  2. SSD (Solid State Drives) – These types of external hard drives are rare and are often made to fit the form factor of a typical notebook PC. In addition to the fact that their storage capacity is also considerably low, the cost of a SSD is also much higher than a desktop style device. Generally these drives hold storage capacities between 64GB – 512GB and are mostly used as an “internal” drive over an external drive. Another flaw of a SSD is that it could get easily wasted when its accessed using the USB 2.0 interface and as a result its recommended to choose a SSD which has short resistance attributes as well.

A common mistake which people make when reading external hard disk guide from especially online sources is that they tend to focus more on the product reviews and customer testimonials which the particular device has been attributed to by its past customers. External hard disk reviews is in fact a legible and good source for one to consider when choosing a particular device for their needs, however they need to consider the authority of the source (i.e. website, blog, social media channel etc) and the feedback given by them with regards to making their decision to purchase the drive or not. This is an important aspect which needs to be taken into consideration because often people are misinformed about the flaws of a particular drive or are given incomplete, inaccurate or even worse false feedback about a particular brand/model/make of an external hard drive. Due to these individuals should primarily understand their requirements, the hardware capabilities of the drive and the benefits and cost factor of the device over its alternatives. Thereafter when the particular individual reads a review about the drive from another source they would be better able to decipher a legible statement over an ambiguous one.

The input and adapter cables of any portable hard disk have a paramount role to play in the overall efficiency and speed of the device to the extent wherein even a fast hard disk could take a long data transfer time if the connectivity between it and the computer is poor. Although iSCSI connections are very fast and reliable they are often used only in high grade drives like DroboPro.

Typically external hard drives are available with either USB 2.0 or USB 3.0 connectivity, as it offers better connectivity and is also available in almost every computer, from a ultrabook to a notebook, PC or MAC. However the fastest and most reliable connection available for external hard drives is through the use of FireWire technology, which also supports multiple external hard disks to be connected simultaneously to a device or computer system. FireWire is also offers the fastest data transfer speeds of up to 800 Mbps.

Another rival to FireWire is the eSATA interface which offers speeds of up to 3Gbps; however the only flaw of eSATA is that it needs a USB connection in order to power the drive. Although most eSATA compatible drives are available with a USB/eSATA cable or external adapter the cost of an eSATA drive is much higher than other portable hard drives in the market. Therefore the best external hard disk which an individual with an average budget could consider in terms of cost, efficiency, speed and performance could consider is a USB 3.0 compatible drive. This is because USB 3.0 drives is not only backward compatible but it also offers data transfer speeds of up to 5 Gbps. This implies that a USB 3.0 external hard drive could also work on a USB 2.0 connection, however it would work at a slower speed than the former.

Users who are in need of an external hard disk which could work with multiple ports, such as the FireWire, eSATA, USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 could also consider a multi-port drive as it offers better flexibility and compatibility with literally any machine to which it would be connected. The disadvantage of multi-port drives is that its cost considerably increases as the number of ports which its supports increase.

To sum up, it could be said that choosing any type of portable memory is an important decision which one needs to take as it would help in choosing the best drive to get the best value for money in terms of cost and performance and as discussed in this guide users should focus on at least the main features which have been discussed above as,

  • Data transfer speed
  • USB compatibility
  • Storage capacity
  • Safety enhancement such as drop protection
  • Casing material
  • Weight
  • Plug and play operation
  • Password protection
  • OS Compatibility
  • Hardware encryption capabilities etc
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Ultimate Guide To Buy An Ideal Laser Printer http://designlap.com/best-laser-printer/ http://designlap.com/best-laser-printer/#comments Wed, 26 Nov 2014 07:10:29 +0000 http://designlap.com/?p=6124

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How do you know which one is a right choice when it comes to picking a laser printer? Check out everything you need to know the most about laser printers and all the available options to cater your specific requirements. If you’re looking to buy a new printer and if you’re looking just at the price tag you could be making a mistake. The real cost and expense of owning a printer is the cost over time, not the amount you pay initially. If you find printers worth just the ink cartridge they contain, this is a clear warning sign for a bad choice.

A nice inkjet multifunction printer for scanning and printing photos is a minimum requirement. But you need to dig a little deeper for printers available to print out documents perfectly from screen to page, for desktop publishing or for regular use at the office. The only smart choice for small business or SOHO is a laser printer.

There are three important advantages that makes a laser printer unbeatable for serious work.

  • Cost efficiency

While a laser printer might cost a bit more at the point of sale, toner cartridges for laser printers last much longer than the ink cartridges used by inkjet printers. The real cost of a printer is how much it costs to print per page – an inkjet would be good to get 10-20 cents per page. Meanwhile, a laser printer goes 6 cents or less per page, its because the way inkjets and laser printers print differs drastically , and a laser printer is just so much more efficient at it. We’ll look at the technology for this later, but for now just know the important factors that affects yours requirements.

  • Sheer Speed

Really it’s incomparable. While an inkjet printer may do well to push out 6-12 pages per minute, a laser printer can comfortably print up to 30 pages per minute. You don’t want people bickering over who gets to use the printer first? Best choice is to get a laser printer. Everyone’s workload is handled just like a piece of cake by the laser printer.  Personally, I can’t imagine going back to the crawl of any other type of printer. Network printing shouldn’t be such a pain.

  • Print Quality

Laser printing is a photographic process. That means unlike the little bubble of ink that blur edges, laser printers have much higher resolutions and lay down crisp fine lines and even the most complex of fonts.

 Know the Difference between Inkjet and Laser Printing

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Inkjet printers use ink bubbles laid onto the page. Laser printers use toner deposited by static charge and fused by heat and pressure onto a paper. The actual process is called electrophotography and electrostatic transfer.

This difference in technology used makes all the difference. Inkjet print heads have to go back and forth across the page, but the big photo-conductive drum inside a laser printer transfers the whole line straight in one shot and this explains the sheer speed of a laser printer and that’s why you don’t get that screeching noise while printing, and the end result is as crisp as it can be. A laser beam will always be much more accurate than a bubble. And because it can be laid much more finely explains why it uses far less toner compared to inkjet printers.

Look at the Cost of Ownership

Its true that color laser printers tend to be a bit more expensive than inkjet printers (though this gap has narrowed significantly to the point of irrelevance in recent years, specially when it comes to multifunction printers) but it’s the toner that makes the difference. A toner cartridge is expected to last through 1500-3000 pages, while in general inkjet cartridges are good for about 500 pages.

Each individual toner cartridge may be priced slightly more, but their page yield drastically makes their actual cost to be lower. Over time you’d actually spend more for the ink, more than you did pay for the inkjet printer itself. Yeah, the cheap printers are available just to get you hooked into buying a printer for basic printing requirements.

Let’s say toner costs around $60-80, and black ink costs $25, and you’d have to replace the cartridge three times just for the same amount of pages per month – hey, that’s three times a month you’d have to go out and buy new cartridges, three times a month you’d have to get your fingers stained with ink, three times a month you’d have to worry about misaligned print heads, and three times a month someone might be nagging “We’re running low on ink again. Fix it”.

Choosing the Best Laser Printer for Your Budget

Okay, so what kind of printer should you buy? What’s the most hassle-free in maintenance? What’s the best most affordable printer? There are too many brands and too many choices, there is no clear answer. Your budget should suit your printing needs.

Monochrome laser printers print only in shades of black, color laser printers allow you to print colors, and multifunction printers allow you to scan photos and documents. Pretty obvious – but the jump in price can be hefty. So what’s the big deal? Lets check them out in detail.

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1. Mono Printers:

Why would you want to buy a printer that can only print in gray-scale? Consider how often you actually need to print color documents. If your work demands larger volumes of documents to be cheap, hassle-free maintenance and incredible clarity of text- then a mono laser printer is the way to go. Institutions like Schools and other small business offices can’t afford to run out of ink in the middle of a valuable project.

Speed, quality, and lowest price-per-page you can ever find.

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2. Color Laser Printers:

It is true that color laser printers aren’t as good as inkjet printers when it comes to printing on a photo paper. A laser printers’ precision works against it here – toner doesn’t blend as good as ink bubbles whose colors bleed into each other. For the most part however, especially when it comes to wide areas of color, they produce all the crisp graphics you may expect. When considering the sudden jump in the price compared to inkjet printers, just recall how inkjet color cartridges fitting on top of print heads are rather smaller in size.

They have split chambers inside for CMY(K) inks – which means you can at best expect around 1/4th as many pages from them as you could get out of the black ink cartridges beside them. Which means you’d have to buy replacements more often. And since color cartridges are already more expensive than black cartridges, operating costs rise alarmingly quick if you find yourself printing in color so often.

Color laser printers use four toner cartridges instead – and all the exhaustive color printing solutions that implies.

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3. Multifunction Printers:

Multifunction printers, inkjet and laser alike serve the same purpose. They combine document or image scanner, photocopying, mobile device connectivity, secure printing, wireless printing, two side printing, quick printing, and network printing into one printer. They pay off in sheer convenience but have several drawbacks as they have so many more parts and elements that require maintenance and servicing.

For grading each functionality, they aren’t as good as each of the individual devices they replace. You can’t print as much as a dedicated printer, you can’t scan Legal-size documents and often build a bottleneck when someone wants to use the device as a printer while someone else wants to scan or fax something. In case if it breaks, you’d basically lose all those device capabilities all at once until it’s fixed.

Of course, the advantages are still great. Less power usage, much more compact and simpler to use than having to buy all those other devices separately. Laser multifunction printers have a serious edge on inkjet printers because they are much better designed for high-turnover office work.

Laser Printer Features You Should Look For Before Buying One

Over and above the advantages of a laser printer are really big, you should also keep an eye on certain features that indicate a superior printer. No longer does a printer have to be a big expensive brick unless it’s connected to a PC with a word processor or image viewer. Got an iPhone, a camera, or a tablet? You can go ahead and print from one of these devices!

Check out these important time-saving features for your future printing and other associated tasks.

Wireless Networking: Can your prospective printer connect via wireless? No need to fumble around with cables and full USB ports anymore. Any computing device that can connect through WiFi can let you print. Some printers communicate directly without the need for a router.

Memory Card/USB slot: Print directly from the storage card taken from your camera. If both printer and camera are Pict-Bridge compatible, it’s possible to use the camera’s own user interface to selectively print photos. Same deal applies for photos held inside a USB thumb drive or smartphones.

              Duplex Printing: For certain obvious reasons, a laser printer handles automatic two-sided printing much easier than print heads that are affected by gravity.

Scanner Resolution: If you’re buying an All-in-One printer, there’s more than just scanner bed size to consider. A scanner should be able to capture images at a minimum of 2400 x 1200 resolution or 600 DPI for good reproductions. This is important if you’re going to be using the printer as a quick photocopier.

              Paper Tray: Instead of having to slide in paper at the back of the machine, risking misaligned pages and paper jams, a printer that feeds in paper through a paper tray can go through hundreds of pages completely hands-free.

              Manual Feed Slot or Multipurpose Tray: As convenient as the paper tray would be, sometimes you might just need to print odd-sized items like envelopes and cards. See if there’s an obvious place where you can manually insert paper and card stock.

              Printer Internal Memory: A printer’s internal memory is an indication of how many pages it can hold in queue. This affects how fast it can print and how many users may have access to the printer. Newer machines can have from 256mb up to a gigabyte of RAM. Print data can grow surprisingly large, even if it doesn’t seem like it from your saved file, because laser printers hold business documents as images. Also find out if the printer has the options for extended/upgradable memory.

              Operating System Compatibility: You don’t want to have to mess around with drivers or have the printer spit out junk just because of faulty software. Make sure it’s marked and tested compatible with the operating system you use, especially Mac and Linux.

Energy Star: Look for the Energy Star logo that indicates this is a printer that has reduced carbon emissions, made of Eco-friendly material, and uses less power. Printers marked Energy Star usually have power-saving modes that can help your power bills.

              Printer LCD Display: A display screen provides much greater control and information about your printing process than the flashing buttons of yore (and current-day sub-$70 budget printers). It’s specially useful for printing without the need for a PC, as it allows you to preview and select items to print from a USB drive. Some printers have color touch screen displays.

 

A laser printer is a good choice for the home or home office, giving you the speed and reliability of an office machine while saving your days from ink stains and fuss. Don’t be fooled by cut-rate prices at the starting gate. Look for the long haul, and you’ll find that laser printers are a worthwhile investment for your productivity. You may end up wondering how you could possibly have tolerated anything less before thousands of crisply printed pages out of a single cartridge.

After carefully considering the balance between price and capability, overall we recommend an All-in-One Color laser printer for your home office. An ideal one is a printer packed with multiple functionality to meet various requirements attached to your printing, or an all in one space and cost savings printer.

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Top 10 Gadgets Inspired By Science Fiction Movies http://designlap.com/movie-gadgets/ http://designlap.com/movie-gadgets/#comments Tue, 18 Nov 2014 16:21:46 +0000 http://designlap.com/?p=6086 Read More >>]]> Gadgets and technology of 2014 were part of these movies 50 years ago.

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Today’s robots and machines were part of stories written as early as 210 A.D. Directors and science fiction writers like  Gene RoddenberryStanley KubrickRidley Scott,  Christopher NolanJames Cameron are visionaries who imagined and created movies ahead of their times.

Predicting the future gadgets, inventions and technology were always part of science fiction movies in the previous century, but does that mean all the prediction are true? Well, as of 2014 these are some of the movies in the 1960’s that guessed it right about today’s gadgets and inventions.

1. 3D Printing Devices in Star Trek : 

Replicator, Universal Assembler, Food Synthesizer etc are some of the gadgets and technology very familiar in Star Trek. These replicators in the movie could produce and reconstitute everything that can be needed out of pure energy. Today 3D printers are the latest cool inventions which is getting widely popular all over the world. As of 2014 companies like Nestlé are working on inventing technology similar to replicators or food synthesizers.

2. Tablets in 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968): 

Its no wonder why Stanley Kubrick‘s 2001: A Space Odyssey is considered as the best science fiction movie till date. This 1968 movie had a screen play far better than most of today’s Hollywood hits. The very design and use of a gadget very similar to today’s tablets  can  be seen in a part of the movie. Similar technologies have been part of the 1980’s Star Trek series too.

3. Interactive gadgets in Star Trek: The Original Series

These movies guessed it right in predicting about computers that can have intellectual conversation to a human being. This was imagined during a time when the input for any device had to be made by typing or using other function buttons. Today Siri & Google Now are some of the most downloaded apps in smart phones. The feature of interactive nature in these gadgets makes it look almost like na intelligent personal assistant or a even as a friend.

4. Augmented reality glasses and Smart  Contact lenses in Star Trek,  AlienTotal Recall : 

Most of today’s inventions are the promises of yesterday’s science fictions and Augmented reality glasses are one among those promises. Beginning with movies like Star Trek, Total Recall, The TerminatorMinority Report etc.,  such movies have included ideas like technology of augmented reality where in a device would augment sensory inputs into one’s current perception of reality by sound, video, GPS or graphics. The best example for similar technology in gadgets used today would be Google Glass.

5. Tricorders in Star Trek:

A hand-held device that can scan, analyze and save data. These devices are one of the science-fiction to reality gadgets of 2014.  Today very similar devices are used for X-Ray diagnostics, or as sensors for radiations and even as safety devices. Scientists from major universities are trying to further advance this technology that can use electronic components as chemical sensors.

These are some of the Cult-Classic Science fiction movies which had a vision and dream about the inventions and gadgets that we could use in our day-to-day life.

1.Back to the Future (1985)

2.2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

3.Aliens

4.Alien

5.Star Trek

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Top 10 Most Useful Solar Gadgets http://designlap.com/solar-gadgets/ http://designlap.com/solar-gadgets/#comments Mon, 10 Nov 2014 13:32:28 +0000 http://designlap.com/?p=6039 Read More >>]]> Article head                                                                                                         Photo credit: Kincuri / Foter / CC BY-NC

Nowadays solar powered devices are replacing other systems and they are really efficient. Look at these 15 top gadgets and you will surely feel like buying one.

1. Logitech Wireless Keyboard K750-

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The motto for this wonderful gadget is “If you’ve got light, you’ve got power”. It makes your typing experience a fun thing to do as it doesn’t require any batteries or wires. You aren’t required to go outside to recharge your keyboard as recharging indoors is easily possible as well.

 

  • Gadget name : Logitech wireless keyboard K750
  • Price Range : $60
  • Launch Date : NA
  • Brand Name : Logitech
  • Size Range : 20 x 3.5 x 48.5 cm
  • Power Source :solar
  • Built quality : NA
  • Material : NA
  • Gadget type : keyboard
  • Available at: www.amazon.com

2. Eton Mobius-

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This product is meant for iPhone 4/ 4s to recharge on the go. Designed as an iPhone case with the back cover featuring a solar panel, the Mobius is thus a dual function device. In addition to adding juice to your iPhone battery, it also protects it. But need to remember that this is not a full-fledged charger for your iPhone. It is just an alternative for free energy alternative to pep it while travelling or working late. You would be surprised t know an hour in direct sun will give it as much juice to enable you to make 2/3 short calls. However, the energy is free.

  • Gadget name : Eton Mobius
  • Price Range : $60
  • Launch Date : NA
  • Brand Name : Eton
  • Size Range : 5.1 x 2.4 x 0.9 inches
  • Power Source : solar
  • Built quality : NA
  • Material : Rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack
  • Gadget type : iPhone 4 /4s charger/ travel type
  • Available at :amazon.com, www.pcmag.com, www.etoncorp.com

3. Gorilla Solar Charger-

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This charger is big and powerful! The Power Gorilla Laptop Charger can add from 2 to 5 additional battery hours for your laptop. You can also fuel your phone or other devices. The kit includes: neoprene travel case, tip pack containing 8 male and 7 female laptop connectors, tip pack containing connectors Nokia phones, Samsung phones, older Sony Eriksson phones, and a mini USB for Motorola phones, 12v car charger socket, universal AC laptop charger.

  • Gadget name : Gorilla solar charger
  • Price Range : $250
  • Launch Date : NA
  • Brand Name : solargorilla
  • Size Range : 10.4 x 0.8 x 7.9 inches
  • Power Source : photovoltaic cells
  • Built quality : NA
  • Material : plastic
  • Gadget type : travel/ laptop charger
  • Available at : amazon.com, earthtechproducts.com

4. Solar Toys-

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The boys go crazy about these cars and this model pretty impressive statistics such as max speed: 10 ft/second; climb up hill: 30 Degree. If you are more of a F1 lover, then I recommend this red Elenco car.

  •  Gadget name : Red Elenco car
  • Price Range : $20
  • Launch Date : NA
  • Brand Name : OWI
  • Size Range : 8.3 inch L x 3.1 inch W
  • Power Source : solar
  • Built quality : NA
  • Material :plastic
  • Gadget type : car toys
  • Available at: com, dx.com, ebay.com, amazon.in

5. The Sun Table-

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Imagine a place in your garden where you could breathe the fresh air, play on yourtablet/smartphone/laptop and not have to worry about electricity at all! The Sun Table can definitely can do it and make you feel at ease.

  •  Gadget name : the sun table
  • Price Range : $15
  • Launch Date : NA
  • Brand Name : NA
  • Size Range : 54’’ L x 31’’ W x 18’’ H
  • Power Source : solar
  • Built quality : water resistant
  • Material: stainless steel, teak, aluminum, fiberglass, acrylic and silicon solar cells.
  • Gadget type : laptop/ smart phone/ tablet
  • Available at: gizmodo.com, www.aliexpress.com

6. Samsung NC215S-

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This product from Samsung has got very good reviews in the market. It’s absolutely solar powered. It has a 1.66 GHz Intel Atom N570 dual core processor and a 10.1 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel anti-glare displays. What can be better than that?

  •  Gadget name : Samsung NC215S
  • Price Range : $399
  • Launch Date : NA
  • Brand Name : Samsung
  • Size Range : 10.1 inch, 1024x 600 pixel anti-glare display
  • Power Source : solar
  • Built quality : NA
  • Material : 1.66 Ghz Intel Atom N570 dual core processor
  • Gadget type : Laptop
  • Available at: Samsung.com, amazon,com

7. Sound System for iPhone, ipod-

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You can get this lovely Soulra Solar Powered iPod Speakers at good price and they do look great. It is rugged and water resistant and can “host” your iPhone as well and is much bigger, providing a more powerful sound.

  • Gadget name : Soulra Solar Powered iPod Speakers
  • Price Range : $200
  • Launch Date : NA
  • Brand Name : Eton
  • Size Range : 5 x 11.9 x 6.6 inches
  • Power Source : Solar powered charging dock
  • Built quality : water resistant
  • Material : Rugged/rubberized case and aluminum body
  •  Gadget type : sound system speaker
  • Available at: amazon.in, www.etoncorp.com

8. WakaWaka Solar Charger and Light-

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If you leave this thing in the sun for a whole day and it will store up 16 hours’ worth of light! Another reason to feel good about buying this charger: not only will you help curb electricity usage, but once you purchase, WakaWaka promises to donate lights to people who need them in the developing world. Plus, they’re yellow, and you know we love anything that comes in a bright hue.

  • Gadget name : Waka waka solar charger and light
  • Price Range : $80
  • Launch Date : NA
  • Brand Name : wakawaka
  • Size Range : 3 x 0.5 x 3.5 inches
  • Power Source : solar
  • Built quality : NA
  • Material : Made durable, with water-resistant construction
  • Gadget type : charger
  • Available at : waka-waka.com, amazon.com

9. SolSource BBQ-

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If you are basically an epicure and love the outdoor social gatherings, acquiring the SolSource BBQ can be a great money saver.  This BBQ can broil, bake, grill, fry or steam your food as needed without the aid of any power source or burning fossil fuels.

  • Gadget name : SolSource BBQ
  • Price Range :$399
  • Launch Date : NA
  • Brand Name:SolSource
  • Size Range : 4’ wide
  • Power Source : NA
  • Built quality : NA
  • Material : recycle materials
  • Gadget type : making food
  • Available at : www.oneearthdesigns.com, amazon.com

10. Goal Zero Nomad 13 Travel Solar Panel-

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If you like travelling from one city to another city, going on a hiking trip or going trekking, this is best thing for you. Weighing only 2 pounds and sized a little larger than an iPad, this is an absolute necessity for those who travel frequently. Check out the features.

  • Gadget name : Goal zero Nomad 13 travel Solar Panel
  • Price Range : $160
  • Launch Date : NA
  • Brand Name : Goal zero
  • Size Range : 10.5 x 9.2 x 1.2 inches
  • Power Source : battery
  • Built quality : NA
  • Material : Lightweight, foldable design, fits in any backpack
  • Gadget type : travel
  • Available at : www.goalzero.com, amazon.com

There are many solar gadgets, devices, gizmo, you can call them however you want, and out there that is not described above. The solar craziness will gain even more devotees as it seems the right way to see technology, free of bills and plugs. The Sun has enough energy to feed our tech desires; we just have to harness it.

 

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Interesting Facts:

  1. “Gmail and Angry Birds” are the most downloaded android applications ever.

  2. GlaxoSmithKline a pharmaceutical company owns  the world’s largest “seamless” touchscreen device(5.32m wide by 2.55m high).

  3. ” I am Wealthy” App by App Mania is the most expensive app as of June 2014 with a cost of $10,000.

  4. “iPhone 5 Black Diamond” is the most expensive gadgets with a price tag of $15 million.

  5. Seventeen percent of South Korea’s Gross Domestic Product was contributed by “Samsung” in 2014.

 

Most of us prefer to travel now as there are numerous gadgets available in the market to ensure a safe and joyful journey, but that is possible only if you have the right gadgets with you. We have researched and listed the topmost travel gadgets which will help you to maintain your health, track your location and help you in some of the important aspects of adventure and travel. May be you can include them in your checklist for future travel packing

1. Casio Protek PRW6000Y-1A watch

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Watch the time, measure the pressure of air, check out the altitude, navigate in right direction with compass, charge with solar power, set alarms and do lots of activities with Casio Protek PRW6000Y-1A life saving trekking watch. This power packed watch is a must have travel gadget, which will work fantastically in any kind of weather and tense situations.

  1. Gadget name : Casio Pro Trek PRW6000Y-1A Watch
  2. Price Range     : $400 -$500
  3. Launch Date   : NA
  4. Brand Name   : Casio
  5. Size Range      : 57.9 x 52.1 x 12.8mm
  6. Power Source : Solar Rechargeable Battery
  7. Built quality    : Water proof, Military grade, Dust proof
  8. Material           : Resin
  9. Gadget type    : Travel/Adventure/Hiking
  10. Available at     : www.casio.com, www.amazon.com, www.marvgolden.com, www.ebay.com

2. Steripen Ultra

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Purify the water in 48 seconds and get rid of harmful bacteria, hazardous virus, and germs with Steripen. It is an exceptional gadget which uses UV light to cleanse the water and make it safe to drink. Powered with a lithium ion battery, it assists you to purify water on the go.

  1. Gadget name : SteriPEN Ultra
  2. Price Range : $99.95
  3. Launch Date : NA
  4. Brand Name : SteriPEN
  5. Size Range : 3 x 1.6 x 1.3 in, 20mm (0.8 inches)Bottle
  6. Power Source : Battery included (Internal Lithium-Ion)
  7. Built quality : NA
  8. Material : NA
  9. Gadget type : Trave/Health/Expeditions
  10. Available at : amazon.com, www.steripen.com

3. Super Fisheye Lens for Smart Phones

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Power your smart phone with an additional magnetic eye which can capture round panorama type photos with a 235 degree view. You can also use it in front camera to take better selfies. This lens will help you to take memorable and crystal clear snaps within seconds.

  1. Gadget name : SuperFisheye™ lens
  2. Price Range : $20
  3. Launch Date : NA
  4. Brand Name : SuperFisheye
  5. Size Range : NA
  6. Power Source : NA
  7. Built quality : NA
  8. Material : NA
  9. Gadget type : Travel, Photography.
  10. Available at : photojojo.com

4. InReach explorer

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Communicate with satellites, find the route, send messages, navigate from one location to another by using inReach explorer- An exclusive GPS gadget for you. Every 10 minutes this gadget tracks your path and aligns it with Google maps so that you can get back to the original location. It also operated in areas where mobile phones don’t have signals. In case you are lost or stranded in your trip, you can use this device to recue yourself easily.

  1. Gadget name : inReach Explorer
  2. Price Range : $379.95
  3. Launch Date : NA
  4. Brand Name    : inReach™
  5. Size Range : 7 ounces
  6. Power Source : Internal lithium polymer battery , 100 hours of battery life
  7. Built quality : Waterproof/dustproof (IP67; standard submersion to 1 meter for 30 minutes)
  8. Material : Impact-resistant
  9. Gadget type : GPS/ Tracking/Map
  10. Available at : inreachdelorme.com,

 

5. Eclipse Solar Backpack.

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Carry the power of solar panels with your backpack, charge your devices on the go and store all your essential materials in it. The backpack is made from 1000 D Cordura fibre which is apt to face any conditions during your travel. It will also have accessory pockets, MOLLE System compatible side panels, 12 Volts auto socket.

  1. Gadget name : The Photo Pro Solar Backpack.
  2. Price Range : $239.99
  3. Launch Date :NA
  4. Brand Name : Eclipse solar gear
  5. Size Range : 18” x 13” x 8”, 3.5 lbs
  6. Power Source : Solar, Battery.
  7. Built quality : NA
  8. Material : 1000 D Cordura
  9. Gadget type : Travel/Backpac/Backup Power
  10. Available at : eclipsesolargear.com,

 

6. Portable UV light Sanitizer wand

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Kill germs, bacteria and harmful organism in anyplace, anything and anywhere in the world by moving the UV sanitizer wand over it. This travel gadget uses the UV-C light to kill germs in a flash. It can comfortably rest in you backpack purse or travel bag due to its compact size.

  1. Gadget name : Verilux Cleanwave Portable Sanitizing Wand
  2. Price Range : $39.95
  3. Launch Date : NA
  4. Brand Name : Verilux
  5. Size Range : 39” H x 1.5” W
  6. Power Source : 4 AA batteries
  7. Built quality : NA
  8. Material : NA
  9. Gadget type : Health/Travel
  10. Available at : verilux.com, www.amazon.com,

 

7. Travel bag with scooter

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Move quickly and easily, Listen to music and carry your luggage with ease with this innovative gadget. You can adjust the height, control the steering and store lot of clothes in it. Traveling will be fun with this gadget.

  1. Gadget name : Micro Luggage Reloaded
  2. Price Range : $349.99
  3. Launch Date : NABrand
  4. Name    : Micro
  5. Size Range : 8 x 9.1 x 22.8 inches ; 9.5 pounds
  6. Power Source : NA
  7. Built quality : NA
  8. Material : Wheel – Hard rubber (PU)
  9. Gadget type : Travel/Trasportation
  10. Available at : amazon.com

 

8. Power banks

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Charge all your electronics devices with a portable power bank. It acts like a source of power and restores charge in your devices while you are traveling. Besides the solar backpack, you can use power banks as a backup to recharge your mobile in intense situations.

  1. Gadget name : Power bank pack.
  2. Price Range : $90 – $150
  3. Launch Date : NA
  4. Brand Name : Multi-brand
  5. Size Range : 46*28*28cm
  6. Power Source : Solar and Battery
  7. Built quality : NA
  8. Material          : Waterproof
  9. Gadget type : Travel
  10. Available at : amazon.com,

 

9. Jawbone wristband

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Feel the warmth of this gadget in your hands and track your sleep, distance, calories burnt, food with jawbone wristband. Set power naps, alarms, connect wirelessly with your mobile phone to get real time notifications which can help you to keep your fitness in check.

  1. Gadget name : UP 24 ®
  2. Price Range : $149.99
  3. Launch Date :NA
  4. Brand Name : UP®
  5. Size Range : 81 mm W × 56 mm H,
  6. Power Source : 32mAh battery , 14 days backup
  7. Built quality : NA
  8. Material : Nylon, Plated in Nickel, Hypoallergenic TPU rubber.
  9. Gadget type : Fitness, Health, Travel
  10. Available at : amazon.com,

10. AcousticSheep SleepPhones

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When you have AcousticSheep SleepPhones with you, then don’t worry about sleepless nights during your travel. This gadget cancels all the noise and external noise, so you can have a great sleep at no time. We recommend you to listen to relaxing music which will soothe your mind quickly.

  1. Gadget name : SleepPhones®
  2. Price Range : $39
  3. Launch Date : NA
  4. Brand Name : AcousticSheep LLC
  5. Size Range : hat size 6-7/8 to 7-3/8 (21.5 – 23.375 inches)
  6. Power Source : Rechargeable via micro-USB cable (included) with 8-12 hours of battery life
  7. Built quality : NA
  8. Material : machine-washable fabric
  9. Gadget type : Music, Travel, Fitness
  10. Available at : amazon.com,

 

Using these top 10 travel gadgets can help you to have a safe, sound and healthy trip. They are not just useful gadgets, but are extremely important life saving devices in critical conditions. Let us know your views and comments on these gadgets. Have A Safe Trip!

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Top 10 Latest Unique Gadgets http://designlap.com/top-10-latest-unique-gadgets/ http://designlap.com/top-10-latest-unique-gadgets/#comments Wed, 10 Sep 2014 11:12:59 +0000 http://designlap.com/?p=5975 Read More >>]]> t1Photo credit: hyper7pro via photopin cc

 

Interesting Facts:

  1. “Gmail and Angry Birds” are the most downloaded android applications ever.

  2. GlaxoSmithKline a pharmaceutical company own’s  the world’s largest “seamless” touchscreen device(5.32m wide by 2.55m high).

  3. ” I am Wealthy” App by App Mania is the most expensive app as of June 2014 with a cost of $10,000.

  4. “iPhone 5 Black Diamond” is the most expensive gadgets with a price tag of $15 million.

  5. Seventeen percent of South Korea’s Gross Domestic Product was contributed by “Samsung” in 2014.

 
 Standard of living is one major factor which everyone wants to maintains its best. It cannot be maintained just by decorating house with classy, attractive décor items, one need to be up-to-date with all the innovative and interactive gadgets to really meet the higher standards of living. Here is the Top 15 most useful and unique gadgets which will also be very useful along with improving your standard.

  1. Miharu Home Care Camera

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Plow all the tiny places of your home like the underneath session of refrigerator, inner part of your mouth, chink of footboard etc. Use the video camera on this toothbrush shaped device and visualize it on the big screen of your TV or desktop. Well, you will need to be really innovative to make maximum use of this portable Video Camera device.

  • Gadget name                       : MIHARU Home Care Camera-Dental Oral Camera
  • Price Range                          : $151
  • Product Launch Date      : NA
  • Brand Name                       : MIHARU
  • Size Range                          :217 x 30 x 26
  • Power Source                     : Battery operated
  • Built quality                       : Water proof
  • Material                               :NA
  • Gadget type                        : health
  • Available at                        : www.amazon.com

 

  1. Sanyo Eneloop Portable Solar Panel

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Unique and Portable Solar Panel is a recharge gadget which has the power to recharge MP3 players, Camera’s, Mobile phones, Gaming devices, iPads, specific laptops and other electronic devices. This Unique Gadget is one of the best green energy gadget currently available in Japan only.

  • Gadget name                     : Sanyo Eneloop Portable Solar Panel
  • Price Range                        :NA
  • Product Launch Date      :NA
  • Brand Name                       : Sanyo
  • Size Range                          : 174 x 26 x 204mm (6.9 x 1 x 8″) (single);
  • Power Source                     : Solar Charging
  • Built quality                       : Military grade
  • Material                               : Plastic
  • Gadget type                        : travel
  • Available at                        : NA
  1. Nabu – A Razer Product

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Nabu is a smart wrist band which acts like a smartwatch after synchronizing with your mobile phone. You can also receive notification for every Social networking services ping, mobile text messages, E-mail or phone calls. This waterproof device can last for 7 to 10 days with a single charge. You have 2 display, one on the upper side displays all the notification, wherein the other, inside the wrist displays the actual text message, caller number etc.

  • Gadget name                     :Nabu SmartBand
  • Price Range                        :NA
  • Product Launch Date      :NA
  • Brand Name                       :Razer
  • Size Range                          : 128×32 OLED Private Message Screen
  • Power Source                     : 5 – 7 days battery life
  • Built quality                       : Splashproof
  • Material                               :NA
  • Gadget type                        : fitness
  • Available at                        : www.razerzone.com/nabu

 

  1. Light up Moon light Pillow

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This Unique Gadget is an ultra soft, furry and synthetic pillow which lights up with every tap on it. It displays a mixture and series of colors which includes Blue, Red, White and Green. There is a 24 Low energy LED which is safe and yet bright during night, the 3 AAA battery promises 100 hours of continuous lighting.

 

  • Gadget name                     : Moon light Pillow
  • Price Range                        : $26.70
  • Product Launch Date      :NA
  • Brand Name                       :NA
  • Size Range                          :  13 x 5 x 13 inches ; 1 pounds
  • Power Source                     : 3 AA batteries
  • Built quality                       :NA
  • Material                               : Ultra Soft Plush
  • Gadget type                        : Entertainment, fitness
  • Available at                        : www.amazon.com

 

  1. Runaway Alarm Clock

 

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This cool Gadget will wake you up with more fun without any delay. The two huge rubber wheels will make the clock go out of your reach when you try to turn the clock off from the bed. It is a motivational clock to start your day actively and uses a 4 AAA battery to run around your room.

  • Gadget name                        : Runaway Alarm Clock
  • Price Range                           : $41.47
  • Product Launch Date        :NA
  • Brand Name                         : EUBEST
  • Size Range                             :5*11.5*11cm
  • Power Source                     : Battery operated
  • Built quality                         : NA
  • Material                                : Plastic
  • Gadget type                         : Home
  • Available at                         : amazon.com

 

  1. Moneual Smart Table 

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This unique touch Gadget allows you to order and pay directly through the table. You can perform the entire task a desktop does using this table and can attach Audi Jacks and speakers to enjoy some good music too. This Table runs on Windows 7 with Intel Atom D2700 processor, 2 GB RAM and 22 inch touch screen.

  • Gadget name :  Moneual Smart Table
  • Price Range :NA
  • Product Launch Date :NA
  • Brand Name : Moneual
  • Size Range : 22-inch touch-screen
  • Power Source : Electronic
  • Built quality :NA
  • Material : NA
  • Gadget type : Entertainment, communication
  • Available at : NA

 

  1. Sony 4K Ultra Short Throw Projector

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This Home theatre screened projector will set your wall into a huge 147-inch 4K screen. It appears to be sleek and looks miniature with regards to its features. It promises true ultra HD theatre quality visuals and audio.

  • Gadget name                     : Sony 4K Ultra Short Throw Projector LSPX –W1
  • Price Range                        : $50,000
  • Product Launch Date      :NA
  • Brand Name                       : Sony
  • Size Range                          :23.5 x 10.5 x 21.5 47lb
  • Power Source                     : Electronic,
  • Built quality                       : NA
  • Material                               : Aluminum/Wood
  • Gadget type                        : Entertainment,
  • Available at                        : www.sony.net

 

  1. Nest Thermostat

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This Unique gadget will set your home temperature by itself and control it based on your presence. It promises to save up to 20% of your bills by setting a perfect time to Air conditioner usage.  You can also set the temperature manually by synchronizing it to your smart phone.

  • Gadget name : Nest Thermostat
  • Price Range                 : $249.00
  • Product Launch Date :NA
  • Brand Name : Nest
  • Size Range :5 x 6.5 x 3.2 inches
  • Power Source : Battery operated
  • Built quality :NA
  • Material : Metal, Plastic
  • Gadget type : fitness, health
  • Available at : amazon.com

 

  1. MiPow PlayBulb

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This cool Gadget is a 30 watt equivalent LED bulb which can lighten up and can set music play at wake up time. It also automatically goes into different modes like power saving mode, nigh mode and can also set time to turn on and off. This Bulb can also be operated by just shaking the Smartphone or tablet accordingly.

 

  • Gadget name : mipow playbulb
  • Price Range                 : $389.95
  • Product Launch Date :NA
  • Brand Name : PlayBulb
  • Size Range : 8 * 14cm / 3.1 * 5.5in
  • Power Source : Electronic 100-240V
  • Built quality : NA
  • Material :NA
  • Gadget type : Entertainment
  • Available at : amazon.com

 

10. Sleep Number x12 Bed

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  • Gadget name                       :   sleep number® x12 bed
  • Price Range                         : $7799.99 – $10299.99
  • Product Launch Date      :NA
  • Brand Name                       : Sleep Number
  • Size Range                          :NA
  • Power Source                     : Electronic,
  • Built quality                       :NA
  • Material                               : Soft Plush
  • Gadget type                        : fitness, health
  • Available at                        : http://www.sleepnumber.com/

This Unique intelligence gadget will track your movements, heart rate, breathing pattern, quality of sleep and provide a sleep IQscore for each person on the bed. The Bed can also be tilted upwards or lower based on their comfort angle. You also have under-bed lighting, timer settings and bed massage in it.

 

 

Final Verdict

These innovative and unique gadgets are very useful and develop your standard of living to the next level. So experience new latest technology gadgets and be up-to-date with fast improving tech world.

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Innovative Kitchen Gadgets http://designlap.com/innovative-kitchen-gadgets/ http://designlap.com/innovative-kitchen-gadgets/#comments Sun, 27 Apr 2014 16:22:44 +0000 http://designlap.com/?p=5855 Read More >>]]> Interesting facts

  1. The first food to be microwaved was a “chocolate bar”. Micro wave was an accidental discovery by engineer “Percy Spencer”. While he was working on a radar set, he noticed the melting “chocolate bar” he had in his pocket.
  2. Methyl Mercaptan is an organic compound which is added to natural gas so that it can be detected easily if there is a leakage. This is because Natural Gas has no odor at all.
  3. An Average American household spends 1800 – 2000 dollars on new electronics annually.
  4. As per National dryer Foundation of America “Clothes washers” typically account for 93% of lost socks.
  5. Boiling water in the microwave with a glass container could cause a small explosion, because clean ceramic can prevent bubbles from forming, bubbles actually helps to cool down the water, without bubbles water gets heated beyond is boiling point.

 

Top 10 Innovative gadgets for kitchen and cooking

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Technology and innovation is at its best in today’s era. In such situation, how can technology stay away from any of our everyday activities? Cooking is one of the major everyday activities and Kitchen ofcourse is it’s relegate. Therefore, technology has taken over Kitchen also, making your every day task easier and friendly. Each and every task you do in kitchen is going to best replaced or cut-shorten by these unique, helpful and attractive gadgets.

Mixer, refrigerators, oven are older updates of technology, you can now find many advanced and improved versions of all of them.

1. Yanko Design -Smart Fridge

This fridge will help you prepare food with instructions. Once you decide a meal, this refrigerator will come up with the recipe and provide you with the list of ingredients already available, it will also create a list for shopping other required ingredients. Once you are ready, enjoy the pleasure of cooking with all instructions!!!

2. Yummy Computer

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Yummy is a touch screen Kitchen computer which will keep track of all the food in your kitchen using a barcode scanner. The data is stored in the database and can be recalled at any point of time. You can also store your diet routine, likes and dislikes. Based on that, your yummy computer will recommend various dishes and shopping list too

3. Extra smart Oven 

This oven will cook a meal for you, just by reading few small codes, which are specially marked on the packaging of the oven. This is one of the ultimate innovations, you just have to get it, scan it and your food will be cooked automatically. This is most required gadget in the kitchen for those who are single and cook for themselves.

4. The Toaster Kettle 

This is a well- designed, attractive, 2 in 1 toaster kettle which will boil water and toast your bread simultaneously. The user has to just set the kettle and can freely carry on with their work until it’s done on its own.

5. Salter Nutrition Scale 

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Everyone wants to keep track of the calories they are consuming in everyday life. Here comes a gadget which will analyze the size and weight and will come up with the calories, sugars, fiber, Fats, proteins, cholesterol, net carbohydrates, GI value etc. in the food. It displays all these information in a LCD screen, along with how much food you have consumed throughout the day.

6. Fridge of the Future

We have heard about the refrigerators which suggest a recipe based on the food available in it. But here comes an even more advanced fridge which will suggest recipe based on the expiry of the food. It will also suggest for a shopping list of groceries whenever required.

7. Compac Digital Surfaces

The work surface in your kitchen is now going to act like a keypad, completely operated through your fingertip, giving you a homely touch screen experience. This can be used to operate sinks and stoves with just a single touch. It is very easy to operate even when your hands are merged in sticky liquids or doves. This gadget is bit expensive, but adds on a real touch of technology into your kitchen.

8. Geneva Sound System Model S Wireless

This sound system comes up with a Bluetooth speaker along with variety of designs and best sound quality. These speakers can be synchronized with any smartphones, tablets or laptops through Bluetooth. It is completely wireless and can be used outside kitchen also, through it comes up with few Kitchen decors.

9. Sony Xperia Tablet Z: Kitchen Edition

This Sony Xperia tablet is specifically launched for kitchen use. There are high chances of spilling, dropping food or liquids or using your messy hands to operate it. This Tablet is all set withstand all your uncleansed hands over it and still work well with proper result.

10. Blendtec Designer 700Stealth-700x700 (1)

Blendtec Designer 700 is a latest blending model in the market. It is capable of whopping 1700-watt motor with 3 powerful direct drive motors, it has 6 pre-programmed options with Wild Side blending jar and secure-fitting vented lid. It also has a touch screen and very interactive interface. Therefore, it is marked as the best blender up to date.

So, Get set to buy these innovative, attractive gadgets for your kitchen and make it a better place to cook soon!!

 

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Top 10 portable gadgets of 2014 http://designlap.com/portable-gadgets/ http://designlap.com/portable-gadgets/#comments Sun, 13 Apr 2014 15:23:04 +0000 http://designlap.com/?p=5839 Read More >>]]> Interesting Facts
iPhone 4 “Diamond Rose” holds the record for the world’s most expensive mobile phone with a price tag of $8,184,968.42.
“Phantom vibration syndrome” or “Ringxiety” is a hallucination to most mobile phone users. It is a phenomenon
 were a person believes that his/her phone is ringing when actually it is not.
As of 2013 Mobile Phones have become the primary devices to access web leaving behind Personal computers and Laptops.
The computers used for “Apollo 11” moon landing had lesser computing efficiency than today’s regular phone’s.
In Britain alone as much as 100,000 handsets are dropped down the toilet every year.

 

2014 did bring us a huge list of gadgets and we have so many fabulous top gadgets to talk about. From portable TV’s to really sleek smart watches, there are so many options to choose from. For those who are not familiar with the basics, it can be a daunting task to choose your option from the extensive variety. When you buy gadgets for travel or for everyday uses, portability is an important aspect. Most of the gadgets today are designed also to be portable for the user. We are familiar with the most common gadgets out there but here is a list of top 10 portable gadgets of 2014 that have shown the potential of making it big in the coming years.

1. Polaroid Socialmatic camera

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Are you the click and share types where you love to let the world see the pictures that you have clicked. If yes then the Polaroid Socialmatic camera is the perfect gadget for you. The basic idea for this gadget was floated in 2012. With its ink-less printer, this gadget has been designed in a way to revive the beauty of Polaroid Camera.

2. Panono Camera

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The ultimate fantasy for any passionate photographer is to be able get a 360 degree view without taxing the camera. The Panono camera allows you to do just that with its in-built 36 cameras that capture every detail with perfection.

3. Smart lock

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We have heard so much about smart watches, smart phones and other smart gadgets, but most of us are not aware of smart locks. Yes! The smart lock bypasses the need for keys and allows you to open doors with a mere tap on your smartphone. In fact, you get instant message alerts each time the locks are activated.

4. The sun exposure monitoring bracelet

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We all hate to go out in the sun. After all, the excessive exposure damages the skin and most of the time we forget to apply our regular dosage of sunscreen. But, with this smart bracelet, your exposure to the sun is constantly monitored. Additionally, you also get advice on the type of sunscreen to be applied.

5. Internet enabled brush

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This is quite an excellent gadget for people who are particular about their oral hygiene. It allows you to monitor your daily brushing as well as recommends new techniques to help you keep your teeth clean and healthy.

6. LG home chat

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This amazing gadget allows you to talk to your refrigerator and check for the requirement of contents. For example, if you are out and want to check on the cold drink stock in your fridge, just text your refrigerator.

7. Withings Pulse

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If you want to get six pack abs, you need to fine tune your workout plan! Using this smart tracker, you can monitor your workout. In fact, you can keep track of the calories burned throughout the day ensuring that your dream of getting a fitter body is transformed into reality.

8. Smart thermometer

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The core purpose of this gadget is to help you monitor the temperature of your food while it is being cooked. For food items like meat, barbeques, etc. this gadget helps you get the exact tenderness guaranteeing the authenticity of taste.

9. Spherical hard drive

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The Lacie Christofle Sphere is a designer hard drive ideal for people who want to add a tint of glamor to the regular office baggage. What’s more is that it is portable and serves the purpose of storing data with perfection.

10. Smart glasses

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The name says it all! We have already seen a variety by Google but there are several others with different features. These glasses are packed with computing abilities, camera features and a lot more to give the user a memorable experience.

11. Targus premium laptop charger

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Targus charger is the smallest adapter in the market and is ideal for traveling and outdoor use. It has about 9 laptop tips a mini USB tip for mobiles and other gadgets. The charger is only half the size of a regular AC DC charger ( size of a blackberry phone).

 

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Doxie Go is a portable paper scanner. Smart and simple scanning device that goes any where even with out a computer. This portable device has a built-in rechargeable battery and an SD card. This is a device which helps us go the paperless way very soon.

13. WOWee ONE SLIM:

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Wowee one slim is one of the best portable speakers in the market today. It uses a technology which turns the surface into sound. Every user who owns this speakers will start experimenting the variations of sound on different surfaces, and this is one of the best qualities which makes WOWee ONE SLIM a trendsetting portable gadget of 2014. It provides up to 10 hours of playtime for a full charge. It can be connected with I-Pods, mp3 players, phones, I Pad’s and many other devices.

 

 

 

 

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Interesting facts:

  • For the total population of 7.04 billion people in the world, approximately there are 5.6 billion mobile connections.

  • There are a total of 2.8 billion internet users in the world.

  • Chronograph Rolex is the costliest Rolex ever sold: $1.176 million.

  • More than 55% of mobile phone users have Nomophobia, “no mobile phone phobia” “fear of losing your phone or signal”

  • Nokia 1100 holds the records for highest sold handset ever: 250 million.

 

Thanks to the technological advancements in the present era, most of us are gadget freaks. From your routine work in the kitchen to the office chores, we rely on gadgets for everything. After all, they simplify the work and save precious time. The different option in gadgets has made the choosing process even more exciting and time consuming. Even the year 2014 was very exciting on the gadget front with several new varieties entering the market. With just three months gone by, chances are you will see many more interesting options flood your thoughts in the later part of the year.

From amidst the many options, we present to you a choice of the most awesome gadgets that you must check out. Here is a list of the 10 most creative gadgets that are wooing the audience in 2014:

1. The 3D camera-Poppy

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If Photography is your passion, this gadget is an absolute must-have. Just add it to your iphone and it becomes a 3D camera. Additionally, it is compatible with several apple devices and also allows you to view 3D pictures as well as movies on YouTube.

2. Smartwatch

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2014 has been hailed as the year of wearable technology and so smart watches are here to stay. The latest version by Pebble Steel is indeed stealing hearts with its sleek design, awesome apps and easy to understand user interface.

3. The mummy monitor

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Nothing in the world can replace the love and affection of a mother. But, with this gadget, the task of a mother is surely simplified. Yes! Shaped in the size of a Russian doll, this gadget keeps you connected to your home and family even when you are not in the premises. So, you get all the updates without being there.

4. Wellograph

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In today’s fast paced life, fitness is important. However, exercising blindly is not enough, you need to monitor your body’s vital stats and with this gadget you can easily view all this data in simple infographics. What’s more is that it is an absolutely cool and stylish design.

5. Nest learning thermostat

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An excellent replacement of the old white box thermostat, this device looks classy, does its job and still keeps you happy with a lower energy bill.

6. The thinking headband

Muse headband is an awesome gadget that allows you to shuffle your songs without clicking on the mouse. Just think about the songs and the headband will do the changing.

7. Apple ipad air

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Yes! Another tablet from the house of Apple, this gadget is one of the latest entrants in the tablet category. However, the improvement lies in the speed of the processor and the display making it a relatively cost effective option.

8. Waterpebble

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For people who love to stay under the shower for longer durations, this gadget is truly helpful. It will monitor the time spent in the shower and tell you when you need to get out.

9. Vacuum beard trimmer

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In simple terms, this is a beard trimmer that utilizes the idea of a vacuum cleaner. This saves you the time of cleaning the sink each time you shave.

10. Aeropress

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Are you a coffee fan? If yes, this is a gadget that you just can’t miss. Simply, put one tablespoon of coffee and hot water, your job is done. Get freshly made coffee within the cozy confines of your home or office at the mere press of a button.

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Interesting Facts

  1. The largest touch screen ever made can accept 100 multi-touch input at a time and is 10 meters long. It was developed by the University of Groningen.

  2. The First touch screen device was developed in 1960. In United Kingdom in the 1960’s by E.A.Johnson, it took 50 more years to be globally adapted to today grand scale.

  3. By the year 2016 Eighty percent of the handsets used worldwide will be smart phone’s.

  4. Steve Job’s strong hope for an afterlife is the main reason why most apple devices does not have a simple on/off switch.

  5. Apple earned $300,000 per minute and sold approximately 340,000 phones every day in 2012.

 

First thought which comes in mind when you think about touch screen is your phone. Keypad phones are now called as an older version of phones and touch screen has now ruled over them. It is easy to use anything through touch than typing or using mouse

This innovative approach as taken over many others gadgets also,providing us a comfort and easy to utilize feeling.

Some of the extraordinary appealing gadgets are-

1. Digital touch screen radio

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This touch screen radio has high digital quality and allows the listener to view and interact with the programs and podcast. It is also a wireless and easy to use interface with colorful screen, along with general features, one can also download online apps and access Wi-Fi through it.

The touch screen feature allows you to interact in a very friendly way – spinning, dragging, tapping and sliding easily all over the interface, hence making it easy to use and revolutionary.

2. Logitech harmony 1100

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Facing hard time managing different remote for various devices like TV, DVD’s? Then here is a device which can replace all the remotes and will allow you to control all the devices through a single gadget. It is completely easy to use, colorful touch screen device with 3.5 inch.  It is wireless and supports around 5000 brands and 225000 devices.It is rechargeable and works effectively for all the devices.

3. High definition DSLR camera

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The DSLR high resolutions cameras are the most preferred camera everywhere.It has an 8.8 cm touch screen with exposure modes. You can also zoom, focus and preview images all by a single touch of your finger.Hence the touch in this camera makes it very smooth, easy to use and switch between various modes.

The camera has interchangeable lenses and optical view that gives you a preview of what is getting captured. It is one of the most preferred cameras at today’s date.

4. Epson Stylus Photo PX810FW

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Epson Stylus is all in one device which allows one to take print, scan, copy and fax, all at home. It is wireless and touch screendevice, making it very compatible and easy to use. The touch panel is 19.8 cm large with a clear interface. The quality of the picture taken is also good. The best part is it isvery economical.

5. Touch screen desktop

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Touch screen desktop is one of the gadgets which aremore into talks now. Each and every person uses PC in today’s world and touch screen desktop is now a very attracting, useful and attention seeking device.This touch screen facility avoids majority of the work you do through keyboard and mouse, making all the task easy and less time consuming.

6. Touch screen watches

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Touch screen watches comes with various other features along with displaying time. It is a multi-sports watch which is water resistance and has stopwatch, multiple time display, day-date and alarm. It also has 3 different colors for choice.

The major reason for the success of these watches is touch screen. Because of this facility, it’s easy to explore and can use other features of the watch without introducing extra buttons and hence maintaining the appearance of the watch.

7. Touchable Sensitive TV

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Next in the queue is Touch sensitive TV’s with sharp and quick touch response. This touch sensitive display of the TV is protected by a glass, securing your TV for years to come. The resolution is also increased, hence giving more clean and clear view. It reflects 3000:1 contrast ratio along with four types of anti-image retention, which is consequently active.

8. Touch Screen Cook Book – Futuristic Kitchen

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This is for all cooks, who find it difficult to collect and maintain a book of recipes.This gadget comes with multi touch surface, allowing you to get in hand with latest recipes without any worry of burning or tarring.One can also connect this device to your mobile through Bluetooth and can set up a grocery list.Well, this gadget is a perfect partner while cooking.

9. Wall Mount Remote

This is a 7 inch wall mount touch screen device which will take up the complete control of all the gadgets of your home. It can control home theater, multi-room music, temperature, security and lighting throughout a house.It comes with 802.11 connectivity to get linked to the home network, therefore it is bit expensive but worth purchasing.

10. Touch screen Mintpad

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Mintpad is a scribbling pad along with Wi-Fi connecting facility. Once you connect the gadget to Wi-Fi, it converts the scribbling pad to a digital front through which you can play media or use web browsers.

The limitation of this gadget is – You can only write through stylus as it does not have keypad and it can send notes only to those recipients who also have Mintpad.

So bring home these devices, explore and enjoy the comfort and facility provided by them.

Solution to a very usual problem

During winter it is impossible to move around with bare hands and with gloves, it becomes difficult to use touch screen gadgets.  So, here comes a touch screen gloves which will provide its warmth to your hands even in below freezing degree and will also allow you to use all your touch screen gadgets. So, keep enjoying the comfort of using touch screen gadgets even during freezing winter.

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