Schlagworte: Gadget

China Gadget of the Week: Bikes Turn into Screens

These days, many people depend on the daily use of bicycles as a means of transportation. That’s why a properly functioning light is important, especially at night or during poor weather. The China gadget ‘Balight’ is definitely an attention-grabber and an additional source of light. As soon as darkness falls, the LEDs shine gloriously and…

Gadget of the Week: Moon in a Room

“That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” With those famous words, Neil Armstrong became the first man to set foot on the moon. A lot has happened since that day in 1969. Many of us no longer take the time to look out of the window and enjoy the moonlight –…

Gadget of the Week: SmartHalo for Smart Cyclists

Everyone who’s caught the cycling bug knows there’s nothing better than being out on your bike – in all weathers, too. The only problem is, if you’re cycling somewhere new, how do you find your way? You can try using the map on your phone, but it’s not exactly a piece of cake trying to…

Gadget of the Week: Bose SoundLink Mini II

As one of the world’s number one speaker makers, Bose is as well-known for high-quality sound and design as it is for innovation. Their SoundLink Color Bluetooth speaker range hit the shops a few months back; now Bose is introducing the second generation SoundLink Mini II. Big Sound in a Small Package At 18x6x5cm and…

Gadget of the Week: A Splashproof Portable Speaker by JBL

They’re becoming a familiar sight – and sound: compact, wireless portable speakers that produce more than decent sound quality. One such portable speaker series is JBL’s Flip, and the third generation of the Bluetooth speakers is now available. Like its predecessors, the Flip 3 boasts a robust design and decent battery life. It can also…

Gadget of the Week: Mpow’s Affordable Sports Headphones

Mpow’sMotivation is the be all and end all when it comes to fitness. With the right music pushing you that little bit harder, you can find yourself knocking minutes off your personal best, or doubling your rep count. Standard in-ear headphones are a common choice for the gym or going for a run, but wireless Bluetooth headsets – like Mpow’s Cheetah – are an excellent alternative for the fitness enthusiasts out there.

Gadget of the Week: Charger of the Light Brigade

A charger cable as gadget of the week? Hold your horses, you might say. What is there to change or improve in any way about a simple cable? Well, there is one thing, small but significant: the visuals. The Light Pulse from Pilot Electronics really is an eyecatcher: the USB “charge and sync” cable for…

Gadget of the week: MercuryBox by Inateck

MercuryBoxWith perfect timing for the hot summer weather, Inateck is releasing the MercuryBox. The accessories supplier has scored points here with compact dimensions, a long battery-life and waterproofing that meets that IPX-5 standard, meaning the MercuryBox can even withstand splashing from small waves. That makes this Bluetooth speaker ideal for the beach, the pool, or the bathroom if you want to enjoy the water but aren’t prepared to give up on the music.

Gadget of the Week: Thread Screen with Colourful Cords

Adverts on LED walls are now an everyday occurrence. That’s why Breakfast New York made a much more impressive display project reality for the fashion company Forever 21. This screen contains colourful threads between which the image is interlaced. (mehr …)

Gadget of the Week: Let There Be Light with Baselamp

Finding the perfect lamp isn’t always easy – particularly if you’re looking for something with its own unique flair. Thanks to the ‘Baselamp’ from Luke Lamp Co., you can transform practically anything – your favourite bottle of whisky, your goldfish bowl, a bottle of perfume, for example – into a lamp with personality. And the company has a series of artistic designs on offer that could provide a stylish finishing touch to any room.

Gadget of the Week: Light Up Your Moves with LED Shoes

The big show: for the stars, and their backing dancers, creating a real spectacle and getting the crowd going is everything. But they’re not the only ones who want to make a big impression: sometimes, ‘civilians’ like you and me want to catch the eye when we go to festivals or to the club. For fans of trainers, Orphe ‘smartshoes’ have been providing the perfect visual accompaniment for Japanese partygoers, and makers No new folk studio now intend to win over European and American consumers.

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Gadget of the Week: Disco Ball on Four Paws

Disco Dog
A dog is a man’s best friend; LEDs’ share of the lighting market has been steadily increasing for years. So … why not combine the two, and create one totally crazy gizmo that mankind might not necessarily need, but can’t help but want? The creative minds at PARTY, a collective of designers and engineers from New York and Tokyo, may well have been thinking along those lines when they created Disco Dog. Disco Dog is a dog vest that does more than just keep Fido warm: it turns him into a four-legged disco ball.

Gadget of the Week: Headphones light up in time to music!


What would life be without music? It can lift your mood and drive you on. Many of us take it for granted that we always have our music collections with us, either on an MP3 player or a smartphone. But what is everyone else listening to, what sort of music are they into? This is a question that usually remains unanswered. Until now. The team behind the Kickstarter project ‘Glow’ are changing that: they have developed glowing laser headphones, whose cables and earbuds pulsate in colour to the rhythm of your music, the game you are playing on your smartphone, or even your heart.

Gadget of the Week: A Mini Synth For On the Go


Have you ever thought it might be fun to have your own beats sound tracking your day? The guys at Swedish synth makers Teenage Engineering did, so they’ve developed three battery-powered synthesisers called ‘Pockets Operators’ (PO). They fit in your trouser pocket and make real synth sound a portable proposition. These are three miniature marvels: the PO-12 ‘rhythm’ drum machine, PO-14 ‘sub’ bass, and PO-16 ‘factory’ melody synthesiser.

Gadget of the Week: the world’s most extraordinary orchestra

Gadget of the Week: the world’s most extraordinary orchestra

This ‘music box’ houses probably the most unusual orchestra in the world. Seventeen musical instruments all fitted in a hand-finished oak case, operated by means of a precisely calibrated system of pneumatics. The system plucks, strums, and plays drums. Along with a bass and a snare drum, twelve additional percussion instruments feature in the jukebox, including bongos, agogos, woodblocks, a tambourine, maracas, and a cow bell, along with three types of cymbal (ride, crash, and splash). The rhythm section is supported by a bass synthesiser that ensures the low notes get their due. A full-sized guitar and a banjo see to the melody and harmonies.

Gadget of the Week: The Mobile 3D LED Party

The DJ has everything set up, the guests are ready to party, there are plenty of drinks and snacks - the only thing missing is the perfect lighting. That’s where a couple of bright sparks from Brooklyn come in. They invented the L3D Cube, a 3D LED matrix that responds to music and background noise via its built-in microphone and transforms sound into a one of a kind light display. Right now, the project is still in the formative stage on crowdfunding platform Kickstarter, but it has already proved tremendously popular.