Geek accessories http://www.stuff.tv/geek-accessories/all en-GB BMW i8 http://www.stuff.tv/bmw/bmw-i8/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The BMW i8 hybrid supercar lands from the future to reassure petrolheads that excitement and eco can co-exist </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="BMW i8 review" alt="BMW i8 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/BMW-i8-scissor-doors_0.jpg?1408359220" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Car makers so far aren&rsquo;t in agreement on how to dress the future. <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/tesla-model-s/review" target="_blank">Tesla</a>, for example, based its electric technology around a conventionally good-looking car with the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/tesla-model-s/review" target="_blank">Model S</a>. For the i8 supercar, BMW is basically saying, &lsquo;dammit, this electric stuff is new. Let&rsquo;s style it new, too&rsquo;.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £94,845.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Price from </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-price-notes"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> (inc. £5000 government grant) </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-pros"> <div class="field-label">Pros:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Supercar performance with hatchback economy </div> <div class="field-item even"> Astonishing looks </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Sounds absolutely awesome </div> <div class="field-item even"> Fabulous cabin and in-car tech </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cons"> <div class="field-label">Cons:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> No-one will hit the headline economy figures </div> <div class="field-item even"> Tiny boot and little rear leg room </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Future sound </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Great sound is vital for a supercar, but how can an electric motor and a three-cylinder engine match the soul-pounding thunder of a V8 or V10? We don&rsquo;t know how, but they can. The i8 sounds fabulous. We suspect synthesizer trickery but it matters little.</p> <p>Sport mode turns the digital dials from a meditative blue to hellfire red, the petrol engine is ignited and suddenly it&rsquo;s no more Mr Green Guy. Shifting through the automatic&rsquo;s six speeds using the wheel mounted paddles brings about a fearsome bassy crack on each change, and the engine howls as if it&rsquo;s got at least three more cylinders as speed multiplies. At times you hear the distinctive (and no less appealing) three-pot thrum, while the controlled scream from the electric motor is one of the best we&rsquo;ve heard.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/bmw/bmw-i3/review" target="_blank">BMW i3 review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="400" title="Two cars that prove &quot;green&quot; and &quot;supercar&quot; can appear in the same sentence" alt="BMW i8 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/BMW-i8-vs-Tesla-Model-S-wide.jpg?1408359220" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Sport mode turns the digital dials from a meditative blue to hellfire red, the petrol engine is ignited and suddenly it’s no more Mr Green Guy" alt="BMW i8 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/BMW-i8-wheel_0.jpg?1408359220" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Extreme yoghurt weaving </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Because the core of the car is made of plastic woven with carbon fibres, the whole thing is still relatively light at 1,490kg - even with those two engines.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s also very stiff - you feel it when you corner hard and realise you could take that same corner much, much faster.</p> <p>With the petrol engine at the back driving the rear wheels and the electric motor at the opposite end powering the front wheels, the all-paw traction is excellent and the weight balance spot on. With the steering weighted up in Sport, the car feels fabulous. And it rides beautifully. Firm but with each clattering pothole wrapped in velvet and disposed without fuss.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: H2OMG: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/h2omg-240mph-car-powered-only-salt-water/news" target="_blank">This 240MPH car is powered only by salt water</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="BMW i8 + country road = giggles galore" alt="BMW i8 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/BMW-i8-outside.jpg?1408359220" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Oh, I see </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>No car we&rsquo;ve ever driven has been fan-filmed in London to the same extent as the i8 and we were very glad of Surround-view to help us avoid anything dumb for YouTubers to lap up. This takes feeds from body mounted cameras to display an impressive drone&rsquo;s eye view of the car so you don&rsquo;t whack those 20in wheels on kerbs, taxis or vans nudging over for a closer look.</p> <p>This option also bundles in collision avoidance tech that at one point in an Oxfordshire village terrifyingly flashed up a graphic of a cyclist onto the heads-up display and briefly slammed on the brakes. There was an oncoming cyclist but we&rsquo;d both decided there was enough room and neither of us appreciated the car&rsquo;s input.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/icon-–-volkswagen-xl1/news" target="_blank">Volkswagen&#39;s super-efficient XL1 delivers 313mpg - for &pound;98,000</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Surround-view takes feeds from body mounted cameras to display an impressive drone’s eye view of the car" alt="BMW i8 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/BMW-i8-parking-sensor.jpg?1408359220" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="There&#039;s a proper reversing camera, too" alt="BMW i8 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/BMW-i8-parking-camera.jpg?1408359220" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Government sanctioned fun </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Not only will our Government waive the i8&rsquo;s annual VED tax, it&rsquo;ll also hand you a &pound;5,000 discount. Which is like trading food stamps for aged Comte at the farmers&rsquo; market.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s because the i8 can officially run 23 miles on just electric power once the lithium-ion battery pack&rsquo;s been topped up. The electric-only thrust is not as potent as that in its urban cousin, the i3 supermini, and most owners will run it in tandem with the 1.5-litre engine to give a full 357bhp, but it does allow BMW to record 135mpg fuel consumption and CO2 of 49g/km. This is laughable, but the 33mpg we achieved over 122 miles of more sinning than saintliness was staggering for a car of this potency.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/bmw/bmw-i3/review" target="_blank">BMW i3 review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="31.2mpg from a supercar? Magic, that is" alt="BMW i3 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/BMW-i8-dashboard.jpg?1408359220" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Days of the week supercar </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The boot&rsquo;s tiny but otherwise the i8 can be used everyday without stress. It takes a bit of undignified bottom shuffling to get over the high sills and into the cabin, but those very light &lsquo;dihedral&rsquo; scissor-like doors open up wide to help you.</p> <p>The view out front is expansive, the steering light in all driving modes but Sport and the six-speed auto does its thing effortlessly.</p> <p>The elevated 8.8in screen is manipulated as it is in all of BMWs posher cars - with a wheel control instead of touch, and it displays sat nav with 3D graphics showing buildings, along with a host of other info. Listen to DAB digital radio or sync your smartphone to stream music. There&rsquo;s nothing else out there that can match the i8 for interior tech and quality. Next year&rsquo;s Audi R8 replacement might run it close.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/elon-musk-building-james-bonds-amphibious-lotus-real/news" target="_blank">Elon Musk is building James Bond&#39;s amphibious Lotus, for real</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Beautiful vents and curves, but the boot is tiny" alt="BMW i3 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/BMW-i8-rear.jpg?1408359220" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="There’s nothing else out there that can match the i8 for interior tech and quality" alt="BMW i3 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/BMW-i8-interior_0.jpg?1408359220" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> BMW i8 verdict </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The BMW i8 is like one of those all-you-can-eat salad buffets at a pizza restaurant. Approached with serious restraint it&rsquo;s healthy and good for planetary well-being, but go to town and it also delivers a kick of delicious badness.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s naughty and nice in perfect harmony, and like the salad, this plug-in hybrid is nowhere near as saintly as the official description would have you believe. But it&rsquo;s still a hell of a lot more efficient than its near price rival the Aston Martin Vantage V8 and arguably more fun to drive. And just look at it.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/gran-turismo-6/nissan-s-virtual-batmobile-could-be-coming-showroom-near-you-soon/news" target="_blank">Nissan&#39;s virtual Batmobile speeds from Gran Turismo to Goodwood</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="BMW i8 review" alt="BMW i8" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/BMW-i8-vs-Tesla-Model-S-2.jpg?1408359220" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-review-rating"><legend>Review Rating</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> design </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 9 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> features </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 9 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> power </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 10 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> smarts </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 10 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Stop hoarding the petrol and cease trolling the climate-change forums: the i8 proves there&rsquo;s a bright eco future for speed-freaks and car-geeks</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-preview"> <div class="field-label">Preview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> BMW i8 review: the future of supercars? </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/bmw/bmw-i8/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/bmw/bmw-i8/review#comments BMW Cars Geek accessories Hybrid cars i8 Sat, 09 Aug 2014 12:55:03 +0000 Tom Parsons 1444352 at http://www.stuff.tv Look out Moto 360, the OnePlus OneWatch is just around the corner http://www.stuff.tv/oneplus/watch-out-moto-360-oneplus-onewatch-just-around-corner/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The world of circular smartwatches appears to be growing, and we&#039;re not complaining one bit </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="705" height="529" title="Ooooh, leather" alt="Watch out Moto 360, the OnePlus OneWatch is just around the corner" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/oneplus-onewatch-1.jpg?1406944708" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We&#39;ve been drooling over Motorola&#39;s circular <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/meet-android-wear-googles-new-android-platform-wearable-devices/news" target="_blank">Moto 360 </a>smartwatch since we first caught a glimpse of it earlier this year. And now it looks like it&#39;s got another rival before it&#39;s even launched.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A configurable button can presumably be used to carry out functions like triggering a smartphone camera or answering calls.</p> <p>There&#39;s no mention of what operating system the OneWatch will run, but we&#39;d bet our entire collection of gadgets that <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/google/android-wear/review" target="_blank">Android Wear</a> is the OS of choice.</p> <p>We&#39;ve already seen what clever tricks Google&#39;s wearable-focused OS can pull off in our <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/lg/lg-g-watch/review" target="_blank">LG G watch </a>review, and coupled with what appears to be a premium design, the OneWatch could very well give its rivals a run for their money.</p> <p>Hopefully, OnePlus will extend its low pricing philosophy to the OneWatch too, but we&#39;ll have to wait for more details to see where exactly this latest contender stands.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/lg/lg-g-watch/review" target="_blank">LG G watch review</a></strong></p> <p>[Source:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.bgr.in/news/exclusive-this-is-the-oneplus-onewatch-photos/" target="_blank">BGR</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="792" height="594" title="Sexy specs" alt="Watch out Moto 360, the OnePlus OneWatch is just around the corner" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/oneplus-onewatch-leak.jpg?1406944708" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/oneplus/watch-out-moto-360-oneplus-onewatch-just-around-corner/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/oneplus/watch-out-moto-360-oneplus-onewatch-just-around-corner/news#comments Geek accessories OnePlus Smartwatches Wearable tech Fri, 01 Aug 2014 11:43:07 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1443821 at http://www.stuff.tv Glowing alien grenade or intelligent sleep tracker? Either way, it’ll add flair to your bedside table http://www.stuff.tv/glowing-alien-grenade-or-intelligent-sleep-tracker-either-way-it-ll-add-flair-your-bedside-table/new <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tossing and turning all night? Falling asleep at work? Sense wants to help </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/sense-hot-stuff.jpg?1406520454" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Put that away before it hatches. I don&rsquo;t want to be eaten today.</strong><br />Shhh. Calm down. This isn&rsquo;t an alien egg. Not that we&rsquo;re sure what alien eggs look like, mind. For all we know, this could be an exact replica of an Arlekocythian spawn pod from Xathros, in Nebulon 7G.&nbsp;</p> <p>But it&rsquo;s not. It&rsquo;s Sense &ndash; an intelligent, sleep tracker. Say Hello.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Er, Hello Sense. What do you&hellip; I mean&hellip;. what does it do?</strong><br />Besides from looking awesome you mean? Well, Sense is all about sleep. More specifically, making sure that you get enough of it, as well as ensuring that your conditions are optimised to get the best sleep possible.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s packed with numerous sensors which tell you how good the conditions in your bedroom are for getting a decent kip.&nbsp;</p> <p>An ambient light sensor measures &nbsp;how dark your room is for starters. The darker the room, the better you&rsquo;ll sleep.</p> <p>Sense also packs in temperature and humidity sensors, and over time, it&rsquo;ll tell you what room temperature is ideal for you to nod off in easily.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s even got a particle sensor to measure dust and pollen. Maybe you&rsquo;ll need to buy an air filter after all?</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Clever stuff. But how does it know how well I&rsquo;m sleeping?</strong><br />Sense comes with a Sleep Pill which attaches to your pillow. It uses a 6-axis accelerometer and gyroscope to record even the tiniest of your movements during the night.&nbsp;</p> <p>An accompanying app can show you how well you&rsquo;ve been sleeping, and it can even tell you what disturbed you in the middle of the night, thanks to its sensors.</p> <p>Sense also has a built-in microphone, so it can let you know if a noise like a car alarm (or a snoring partner) disrupted your sleep in the middle of the night.</p> <p>You can even check up on your bedroom when you&rsquo;re out and about, thanks to Sense&rsquo;s built in Wi-Fi smarts.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sense-hot-stuff2.jpg?1406520454" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sense-hot-stuff4.jpg?1406520454" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Impressive. Can I ditch my alarm clock too?</strong><br />You sure can. The Sense app lets you set what time you want to get up, and it can rouse you awake at a moment when you&rsquo;re in the lightest stage of sleep, thanks to the data being fed to it from the Sleep Pill.</p> <p>A proximity sensor lets you dismiss the alarm with a lazy wave of a hand too, although given our snooze addiction, that sounds a little too dangerous to us.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sense-hot-stuff3.jpg?1406520454" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="375" scrolling="no" src="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/hello/sense-know-more-sleep-better/widget/video.html" width="500"></iframe></p> <p><strong>Sold.</strong><br />Well, we haven&rsquo;t told you where to get it from yet, but we applaud your enthusiasm.</p> <p>You can pick up Sense from US$100 on <a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/hello/sense-know-more-sleep-better" target="_blank">Kickstarter</a>, and you should have it settled comfortably in your bedroom sometime in November. Sweet dreams.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/hot-stuff" target="_blank">All the hottest stuff, on one scorching page</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/glowing-alien-grenade-or-intelligent-sleep-tracker-either-way-it-ll-add-flair-your-bedside-table/new#comments Crowdfunding Geek accessories Hot Stuff Sun, 27 Jul 2014 10:46:33 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1443367 at http://www.stuff.tv Shake hands to swap numbers: Razer Nabu smartband plays nice with WeChat messaging service http://www.stuff.tv/razer-nabu-wearable-integrate-wechat/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Razer&#039;s wearable gets an update to make communication even easier. If you&#039;re in China, that is </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Razer Nabu" alt="Razer Nabu" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Razer%20Nabu_0.jpg?1406252854" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Razer has announced that its first wearable, the Nabu smartband, will integrate with messaging app WeChat.</strong></p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/peterawlins" title="View user profile.">Peter Rawlins</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/razer-nabu-wearable-integrate-wechat/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/razer-nabu-wearable-integrate-wechat/news#comments Geek accessories Razer Wearable tech Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:54:35 +0000 Peter Rawlins 1443180 at http://www.stuff.tv Apple iWatch http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-iwatch/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> UPDATE 24/07/14: Swatch and other watch manufacturers could design multiple iWatches to suit different tastes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="604" height="453" title="Apple iWatch" alt="Apple iWatch" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/apple-iwatch_0_0_0.jpg?1406254715" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Apple&#39;s iWatch, unlike its leak-happy iPhone and iPad&nbsp;brethren, has been shrouded in&nbsp;mystery&nbsp;ever since rumours of a wrist-hugging Apple device began to surface at the beginning of this year.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £-1.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 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class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Whispers of an Apple-made watch floated their way into the tech ether in February, with both the New York Times and Wall Street Journal reporting that <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple-working-curved-glass-watch/news" target="_blank">Apple had started forging a smartwatch</a> deep within its secretive Cupertino-based lair.</p> <p>Bloomberg added heat to the fire shortly afterwards by reporting that <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/apple-news/rumour-mill/apple-iwatch-due-this-year-should-last-five-days-without-a-charge" target="_blank">more than 100 Apple employees were busy on the iWatch project</a> and that the device would be released this year in 2013. And so it began.</p> <p>Fast forward to July, and Apple had filed an application for an <a href="http://www.microsofttranslator.com/bv.aspx?from=&amp;to=en&amp;a=http://bylines.news.yahoo.co.jp/ohmototakashi/20130701-00026100/" target="_blank">iWatch trademark in Japan</a>, following earlier patent applications for a <a href="http://appft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&amp;Sect2=HITOFF&amp;p=1&amp;u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&amp;r=1&amp;f=G&amp;l=50&amp;co1=AND&amp;d=PG01&amp;s1=20130044215&amp;OS=20130044215&amp;RS=20130044215" target="_blank">slap-bracelet smartwatch device</a> and a similar trademark name application in Russia.</p> <p>All of these rumours &ndash; together with Apple CEO Tim Cook stating that the wearable tech industry is an area<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/tim-cook-speaks-about-ios-7-iwatch-and-apple-apps-android/news" target="_blank"> &quot;ripe for exploration&quot;</a>&nbsp;&ndash; mean that it&#39;s surely only a matter of time before we&#39;re walking around with iThings strapped to our wrists.</p> <p><strong>Update 22/04/14:</strong> A leaked screenshot of an iOS 8 home screen features an app called Watch Utility, strongly suggesting that not only is an iWatch in the works, but its arrival is imminent. While the icon suggests that there&#39;s still plenty of polishing left to do, it does confirm the existence of an Apple timepiece.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/ios-8-leak-confirms-apple-iwatch-way/news" target="_blank">iOS 8 leak confirms Apple iWatch is on the way</a></strong></p> <p><strong>Update 23/04/14:</strong> French site <a href="http://consomac.fr/news-2534-apple-mondialise-sa-marque-iwatch.html" target="_blank">Consomac</a> has discovered that Apple has registered iWatch trademarks in the guise of a dummy corporation called Brightflash to keep its movements on the down low.&nbsp;</p> <p>&#39;Brightflash&#39; has filed for iWatch trademarks in over 50 countries including the US and the UK, and each application has been filed under international classification 14, which covers jewellery, clocks and watches.</p> <p>As if that wasn&#39;t enough, Brightflash and Apple use the same intellectual property attorney. Adds up pretty nicely, don&#39;t you think?</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="526" height="394" title="Apple iWatch" alt="Apple iWatch" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/apple-iwatch-snap-band_0.jpg?1406254715" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="600" height="450" title="Can you spot the iWatch app?" alt="Apple iWatch" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iwatch-utility_0.jpg?1406211502" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="600" height="450" title="Sneaky..." alt="Apple iWatch" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/apple-brightflash.jpg?1406211502" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> What will it look like? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Unlike Apple&#39;s leaked iPhones and iPads, no one outside of Apple&#39;s secret design lair actually knows what the iWatch looks like, proving that Apple can keep a secret if it really wants to.</p> <p>There has been previous <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/apple-news/news-nugget/this-is-what-the-apple-iwatch-will-really-look-like" target="_blank">speculation of a round design</a> with a&nbsp;super-hard&nbsp;curved glass screen (as shown in the concept above), but reports from Korean site<a href="http://english.etnews.com/device/2839279_1304.html" target="_blank"> ET News</a> suggests that Apple is working on an iWatch with a flexible display.</p> <p>According to research <a href="http://api.viglink.com/api/click?format=go&amp;key=c6684b5502fa2a415a104d824988c196&amp;loc=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.macrumors.com%2F2013%2F10%2F09%2Fsupply-chain-sources-feed-speculation-on-apples-display-plans-for-future-devices%2F&amp;v=1&amp;libId=1aa11046-fdda-4ca7-8b52-01d472251814&amp;out=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.displaysearchblog.com%2F2013%2F10%2Fin-2014-apple-will-once-again-rely-on-displays-for-innovation%2F&amp;title=Supply%20Chain%20Sources%20Feed%20Speculation%20on%20Apple&#039;s%20Display%20Plans%20for%20Future%20Devices%20-%20Mac%20Rumors&amp;txt=research&amp;jsonp=vglnk_jsonp_13817091400106" target="_blank">NPD DisplaySearch</a>&#39;s research, Apple is working on 320x320 1.3in and 1.6in flexible AMOLED displays for the iWatch &ndash; which we think is more realistic than a circular screen, though we doubt that only one size will make the final cut.</p> <p><a href="http://www.martinhajek.com/portfolio/iwatch-problems/" target="_blank">Martin Hajek</a>&#39;s more traditional-looking iWatch render is more likely to resemble the final product.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-iwatch-imagined-gorgeous-concept-art/news" target="_blank">Apple iWatch imagined in gorgeous concept art</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="604" height="453" title="Apple iWatch" alt="Apple iWatch" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iwatch-render-closeup_0_0.jpg?1406254715" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="604" height="453" title="Apple iWatch" alt="Apple iWatch" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iWatch-concept-Maps-Martin-Hajek-005_1.jpg?1406211502" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A joint effort </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Update 24/07/14:</strong> Apple has reportedly been speaking to a number of watch manufacturers about a potential partnership which could see a family of iWatches in different styles hit shelves. And if that sound familiar, it&#39;s because we&#39;ve <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/compete-android-wear-apple-needs-radically-different-iwatch/feature" target="_blank">already suggested it</a>.</p> <p><a href="http://venturebeat.com/2014/07/23/apple-is-working-with-swatch-others-on-a-family-of-smartwatches/" target="_blank">Venture Beat</a>&#39;s anonymous source believes that one of the manufacturers allegedly involved in these talks is the Swatch Group, which owns makes such as Omega and Breguet.</p> <p>Apple could therefore license its iWatch OS out to manufacturers who will abide by Apple&#39;s guidelines, echoing Android&#39;s distribution amongst different devices.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/compete-android-wear-apple-needs-radically-different-iwatch/feature" target="_blank">To compete with Android Wear, Apple needs a little help from its friends</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="923" height="692" title="This is a fake logo." alt="Apple iWatch" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iswatch.jpg?1406211502" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Specs </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>While detailed specs for the iWatch remain unknown,&nbsp;<a href="http://api.viglink.com/api/click?format=go&amp;key=c6684b5502fa2a415a104d824988c196&amp;loc=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.macrumors.com%2F2013%2F03%2F04%2Fapples-iwatch-said-to-run-full-ios-but-battery-life-an-issue-in-prototypes%2F&amp;v=1&amp;libId=3914b859-5fbb-47bc-acbd-32adf76abaa7&amp;out=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.theverge.com%2F2013%2F3%2F4%2F4062448%2Fapple-watch-will-run-ios-and-arrive-later-this-year-say-sources&amp;ref=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.macrumors.com%2Froundup%2Fiwatch%2F&amp;title=Apple&#039;s%20&#039;iWatch&#039;%20Said%20to%20Run%20Full%20iOS%2C%20but%20Battery%20Life%20an%20Issue%20in%20Prototypes%20-%20Mac%20Rumors&amp;txt=%3Ci%3EThe%20Verge%3C%2Fi%3E%20has%20weighed%20in&amp;jsonp=vglnk_jsonp_13817093483996" target="_blank">The Verge</a>&nbsp;believes that it will run a full-fat modified version of iOS.&nbsp;</p> <p>Its sources also state that Apple is aiming for a&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-iwatch-due-year-should-last-five-days-without-charge/news" target="_blank">battery life between four to five days</a>, which is a feature that the rival&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-gear/samsung-galaxy-gear/review" target="_blank">Samsung Galaxy Gear</a>&nbsp;could certainly benefit from having.</p> <p>The most recent iWatch information from <a href="http://9to5mac.com/2014/01/31/iwatch-ios-8-apple-sets-out-to-redefine-mobile-health-fitness-tracking/" target="_blank">9to5Mac</a> suggests that the iWatch will run a version of iOS 8 with a built-in Healthbook fitness tracking app (more on that later).</p> <p><a href="http://www.macrumors.com/2013/05/22/apples-smart-watch-may-not-launch-until-late-2014-use-biometrics-and-ipod-nano-technology/" target="_blank">KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Ku</a>&nbsp;believes that as the iWatch may have similar computing requirements to the iPod Nano, it will share the Nano&#39;s touch technology and application processor.</p> <p>According to&nbsp;<a href="http://api.viglink.com/api/click?format=go&amp;key=c6684b5502fa2a415a104d824988c196&amp;loc=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.macrumors.com%2F2013%2F03%2F04%2Fapples-iwatch-planned-to-launch-as-soon-as-this-year-could-include-biosensors-and-mapping-features%2F&amp;v=1&amp;libId=7672aa54-a1a0-4c13-aff8-586742fc2c5a&amp;out=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.bloomberg.com%2Fnews%2F2013-03-04%2Fapple-s-planned-iwatch-could-be-more-profitable-than-tv.html&amp;ref=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.macrumors.com%2Froundup%2Fiwatch%2F&amp;title=Apple&#039;s%20&#039;iWatch&#039;%20Planned%20to%20Launch%20&#039;As%20Soon%20As%20This%20Year&#039;%2C%20Could%20Include%20Biosensors%20and%20Mapping%20Features%20-%20Mac%20Rumors&amp;txt=%3Ci%3EBloomberg%3C%2Fi%3E%20article&amp;jsonp=vglnk_jsonp_138170948116010" target="_blank">Bloomberg</a>&#39;s sources, the iWatch will let users make and receive calls, check location information and will have a pedometer for measuring your steps and tracking data for fitness apps - a feature that&#39;s become a standard in all smartwatches.</p> <p>Apple is also rumoured to overcome battery life issues by packing the iWatch with a flexible solar charging screen, according to the <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/03/technology/building-a-better-battery.html?pagewanted=all&amp;_r=2" target="_blank">New York Times</a>.</p> <p>Sources &quot;close to the efforts&quot; have revealed that Apple has been working on an iWatch screen with a solar charging layer &ndash; though the technology is reportedly some way off being a practical reality. &nbsp;</p> <p>Apple has already filed patents for a solar charging screen, and Alcatel has previously shown off its own solar charging screen technology.</p> <p>Apple has also experimented with wireless inductive charging similar to that found in some Nokia Lumia smartphones. &nbsp;</p> <p>A 2009 patent reveals that Apple has also dabbled in motion charging, which would use the kinetic energy of the wearer&#39;s swinging arm to top up the iWatch&#39;s battery.</p> <p>Of course we don&#39;t expect Apple to cram all of this charging tech into a single device, but we&#39;re hoping that one or two innovations will be enough to avoid regular charging. Our phones suck up enough juice as it is, thank you very much.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="466" title="Apple iWatch" alt="Apple iWatch" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iwatch-iphone_3_0.jpg?1406211502" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> More than a smartwatch </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://bgr.com/2013/10/10/iphone-6-bigger-display-iwatch-details-cantor/" target="_blank">Analyst Brian White of Cantor Fitzgerald </a>believes that the iWatch will be more than just an extension of your iPhone, as it will have home automation abilities baked directly into it.&nbsp;</p> <p>Controlling your central heating and lights from your watch sounds like a genuinely useful feature and one which will definitely set the iWatch apart from the competition &ndash; if it turns out to be true.</p> <p>The iWatch is also expected to have powerful health-tracking abilites, thanks to iOS 8 and its in-built Healthbook app.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/ios-8-could-track-your-fitness-new-healthbook-app/news" target="_blank">iOS 8 could track your fitness with new Healthbook app</a></strong></p> <p>According to <a href="http://9to5mac.com/2014/01/31/iwatch-ios-8-apple-sets-out-to-redefine-mobile-health-fitness-tracking/" target="_blank">9to5Mac</a>, The Healthbook app will be able to track steps taken, calories burned and distance travelled, in addition to keeping a tally on your weight loss (or gain, for that matter). Not dissimilar from the Samsung Galaxy S4&#39;s S Health app, then.</p> <p>But Healthbook reportedly goes further still, being able to track your blood pressure, heart rate and hydration levels, in addition to glucose levels, with the right accessories.</p> <p>An iWatch could potentially tick that box and&nbsp;Healthbook app&#39;s interface itself is reportedly based on Apple&#39;s existing Passbook app and will offer extra functionality including medication reminders.</p> <p>The iWatch could therefore pack in a whole host of sensors that&#39;ll put other smartwatches to shame, but exact details remain scarce for the time being.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1023" height="768" title="Apple iWatch" alt="Apple iWatch" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iwatch%20concept.jpg?1406211502" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> When can you strap in? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.macrumors.com/2013/05/22/apples-smart-watch-may-not-launch-until-late-2014-use-biometrics-and-ipod-nano-technology/" target="_blank">KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Ku</a> believes that the iWatch won&#39;t hit shelves until late 2014, blaming the immaturity of wearable device components and a lack of adequate resources.</p> <p>As for pricing? We&#39;re hoping that the iWatch won&#39;t be anywhere near as expensive as the &pound;300 Samsung Galaxy Gear, but we&#39;ll just have to sit tight and see what the iRumour mill throws our way...</p> <p><strong>Update 04/06/14:</strong> Some more evidence that points to an imminent arrival: according to <a href="http://www.macrumors.com/2014/07/04/tag-heuer-sales-director-apple-iwatch/">MacRumors</a>, Apple has poached the former sales director of luxury watch firm TAG Heuer. Jean-Claude Bivet, the big cheese when it comes to jewellery and watches at TAG&#39;s parent company LVMH, told CNBC that the sales director had left to work on the iWatch project.</p> <p><strong>Update 10/07/14</strong>: KGI Securities analyst <a href="http://www.macrumors.com/2014/07/10/iwatch-mass-production-nov/" target="_blank">Ming Ghi Kuo</a> now believes that while the iWatch is expected to be revealed in October, its production has been delayed till November due to a number of challenges.</p> <p>The first of these challenges is reportedly the new materials and hardware that Apple is working with. Kuo believes that the iWatch will use a flexible AMOLED display, a waterproof body and a sapphire crystal screen cover, and combining and manufacturing all of these components is the reason he gives for the delay.</p> <p>We could therefore see the iWatch strut its stuff on stage in October, with its retail launch landing at least one month later.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="999" height="749" title="Apple iWatch" alt="Apple iWatch" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/apple-logo-price_2.jpg?1406254715" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-review-rating"><legend>Review Rating</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-preview"> <div class="field-label">Preview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Preview </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-iwatch/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-iwatch/review#comments Apple Geek accessories iWatch Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:55:24 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1427850 at http://www.stuff.tv Jake Dyson's Ariel: a ceiling light that uses satellite tech http://www.stuff.tv/lights/jake-dysons-ariel-ceiling-light-uses-satellite-tech/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Some lights look like spaceships. This one is, in a way </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Dysonlight01.jpg?1405905579" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/will-dunn" title="View user profile.">Will Dunn</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>You appear to have a&nbsp;really big graphics card&nbsp;on your ceiling.&nbsp;</strong></p> <p>Almost, but nor quite. The Ariel light&#39;s futuristic aluminium fins and copper heat pipes are remisinscent of the cooling structures you&#39;ll find in high-end gaming pcs (and some satellites), and they perform a similar task, dissipating heat from the powerful LEDs in the middle.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>So it&#39;s not a strip light?&nbsp;</strong></p> <p>Nope: it does the job of a strip light, illuminating a rectangular space evenly, but it&#39;s the only light in the world that can do this using a point source - a cluster of very strong LEDs and some fancy lenses create a rectangle of light from a single &#39;bulb&#39; in the middle.</p> <p>Also Hot: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/look-ma-no-hands-ball-bearings-watch-let-you-tell-time-your-fingertips/news">Dezeen&#39;s titanium ball bearing watch</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="682" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Dysonlight02.jpg?1405905579" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>So why do I want one?&nbsp;</strong> <p>Other than the fact that it looks like the world&#39;s most expensive drone? Well, LEDs have a number of advantages over lightsaber-style bulbs: they&#39;re dimmable, they use less power, and they make nicer light - Jake Dyson offers two colour temperatures as standard but you can futher tweak the Ariel&#39;s white balance if you wish. Whereas all neon striplighting is set to a colour temperature we like to call I Wonder If This Headache Will Last Forever. &nbsp;</p> <p>Also Hot: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/hoverboards-may-be-dream-rocketskates-are-now-reality/news">RocketSkates</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="682" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Dysonlight03.jpg?1405905579" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Still, I bet the bulbs are a nightmare to change.</strong></p> <p>That&#39;s another advantage - you don&#39;t have to. Not more than once every 13 years, anyway - as with their CSYS lamps, these lights are guaranteed to last well over a decade, and possibly quite a bit longer than that. So, while the Ariel won&#39;t be cheap (there&#39;s no pricing information yet), it could save you money in the long run. The <a href="http://www.jakedyson.com/">Jake Dyson website&nbsp;</a>has detail of your nearest stockist.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/hot-stuff">STRIKE A LIGHT! THERE&#39;S TONS MORE HOT STUFF HERE</a></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="682" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Dysonlight04.jpg?1405905579" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/lights/jake-dysons-ariel-ceiling-light-uses-satellite-tech/news#comments Geek accessories Hot Stuff lights Sun, 20 Jul 2014 11:38:28 +0000 Will Dunn 1442628 at http://www.stuff.tv Look ma, no hands: The ball bearings on this watch let you tell the time with your fingertips http://www.stuff.tv/look-ma-no-hands-ball-bearings-watch-let-you-tell-time-your-fingertips/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This gorgeous titanium timepiece (originally developed for blind people) uses magnets and ball bearings to tell the time </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="761" height="571" title="Look ma, no hands" alt="Time by touch: The ball bearings on this watch let you tell the time with your f" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Bradley-Watch-Hot-Stuff.jpg?1405746159" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>That&#39;s a very pretty watch. But&hellip; where are the hands?</strong><br />It sure is. And it doesn&#39;t have any. Instead, it&#39;s embedded with two ball bearings - one on the watch face, and one on the side.</p> <p><strong>Uh huh. That doesn&#39;t really explain how you&#39;re supposed to tell the time.</strong><br />We&#39;re getting to that. Both ball bearings precisely move around the watch, coontrolled by an internal magnet.</p> <p>The front ball bearing marks the hour, while the one on the side marks the minutes. Easy enough, right?</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Ah. I get it. But why?</strong><br />Lots of reasons. For one thing, it looks great, and that&#39;s as good a reason as any. But there&#39;s an even better one than that.</p> <p>The Bradley watch (named after Bradley Snyder, an ex-naval officer who lost his eyesight in an explosion in Afghanistan) was originally designed for use by blind people.</p> <p>The ball bearings and protruding hour markers are used to determine the time simply by touching the watch face itself.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="620" height="465" title="It&#039;s like a lovely metal Oreo" alt="Time by touch: The ball bearings on this watch let you tell the time with your f" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Bradley-Watch-1.jpg?1405746159" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="620" height="465" title="View from the rear" alt="Time by touch: The ball bearings on this watch let you tell the time with your f" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Bradley-Watch-2.jpg?1405746159" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Clever stuff. My wrist wants one.</strong><br />Excellent. It&#39;s currently available to pre-order for &pound;162 from <a href="http://www.dezeenwatchstore.com/shop/the-bradley-stainless-steel/" target="_blank">Dezeen</a>, and its sleek titanium body and stainless steel clasp should keep your wrist looking smart no matter what else you&#39;ve thrown on.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/hot-stuff" target="_blank">All the hottest stuff, on one scorching page</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="620" height="465" title="Nice and smart" alt="Time by touch: The ball bearings on this watch let you tell the time with your f" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Bradley-Watch-3.jpg?1405746159" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/look-ma-no-hands-ball-bearings-watch-let-you-tell-time-your-fingertips/news#comments Geek accessories Hot Stuff Watches Fri, 18 Jul 2014 14:52:49 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1442501 at http://www.stuff.tv SmartWood: DIY toy cars you can control with your smartphone http://www.stuff.tv/smartwood-diy-toy-cars-you-can-control-your-smartphone/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Woodn&#039;t it be nice if this was the only pun in this story? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="SmartWood: DIY toy cars you can control with your smartphone" alt="SmartWood: DIY toy cars you can control with your smartphone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/smartwood_01.jpg?1405505611" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Kids these days are prodding away and swiping at screens without thinking about what&#39;s going on under the hood. Instead of letting them think their tech toys are powered by pixie dust, why not encourage them to tinker away and discover how things actually work?</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/erna-mahyuni" title="View user profile.">Erna Mahyuni</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ready, set, assemble! </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The kits are open source, which means that hackers are free to tinker away and even bolt on extras like cameras if they fancy it, and it&#39;s a nice way to gently ease novices into the world of programming.</p> <p>Apart from a standard car kit, there&#39;s also a dragster which is nearly 2ft long after assembly. There&#39;s also crawler (think a tank minus turret), an army truck and a mobile hackable platform called a minibot. </p> <p>All the RCs have a workable range of 100 ft from the controller which is a decent enough distance to harass your neighbour&#39;s cat with.</p> <p>SmartWood is currently on&nbsp;<a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1666210089/smartwood-smartphone-controlled-diy-vehicles" target="_blank">Kickstarter</a>, where it&#39;s made US$3,650 out of the targeted US$10,000 with 25 days more to go. Pledge at least US$59 and you can have a crawler of your own, with a mere US$5 to ship outside the US.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/hot-stuff" target="_blank">All the hottest stuff, on one scorching page</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="SmartWood: DIY toy cars you can control with your smartphone" alt="SmartWood: DIY toy cars you can control with your smartphone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/smartwood_02.jpg?1405505611" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/smartwood-diy-toy-cars-you-can-control-your-smartphone/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/smartwood-diy-toy-cars-you-can-control-your-smartphone/news#comments Crowdfunding Geek accessories Wed, 16 Jul 2014 10:13:32 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1442255 at http://www.stuff.tv 3 of the best PS4 headsets http://www.stuff.tv/playstation-4/3-best-ps4-headsets/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Quality headgear is essential for the full gaming experience. How else to boss around your team-mates in the midst of battle? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="3 of the best PlayStation 4 headsets" alt="3 of the best PlayStation 4 headsets" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/best-sony-ps4-headsets-review-main-01.jpg?1404959014" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>So you&#39;re isolated in hostile territory, almost out of ammo and badly wounded. As the enemy approaches your position, a squadmate&#39;s voice crackles over your cheapo headset: &quot;I&#39;ll cover you. Run to your pssszzchZZZZCXXHzz and I&#39;ll bzzZZZzrrgh. Got that? Hello? Hello?&quot;</p> <p>Too late - you&#39;re dead.</p> <p>But it needn&#39;t be that way. Invest in a decent gaming headset and you&#39;ll benefit from crystal-clear in-game music and effects and the ability to speak to your mates without having to guess what they&#39;re saying.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/tom-parsons" title="View user profile.">Tom Parsons</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tritton Kama </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This isn&rsquo;t the cheapest PS4 headset out there, but it&rsquo;s close, and nicer than the budget alternatives we&rsquo;ve tried. It&rsquo;s dead simple, too: plug the short cable directly into the bottom of your DualShock 4 then change the &lsquo;output to headphones&rsquo; option in the settings menu to &lsquo;all audio&rsquo; and you&rsquo;re golden.</p> <p>You&rsquo;re not getting the same build and sound quality of the other two here, but you&rsquo;re not paying for it either &ndash; and for &pound;20 the Kama is actually very impressive. Plus, it will work with your PS Vita too, if you have one.</p> <p>Sound effects and voices come through clearly and there&rsquo;s plenty of weight for the big bangs of <em>Battlefield 4</em>. There&rsquo;s a little digital fuzz in the background of your voice, but it&rsquo;s low enough that it won&#39;t prevent your commands and swears from being broadcast clearly to your friends and enemies.</p> <p><strong>Stuff says ★★★★★ </strong></p> <p><strong>The perfect solution for l33ts on a tight budget</strong></p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.dabs.com/products/tritton-kama-stereo-gaming-headset-for-ps4-and-ps-vita---black-9CT4.html?utm_source=google&amp;utm_medium=ppc%20product%20search&amp;utm_content=Q200&amp;utm_campaign=Computing%20-%20PC%20Peripherals%20-%20Headsets%20and%20Headphones" target="_blank">Buy the Tritton Kama here for &pound;20</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Tritton Kama" alt="3 of the best PlayStation 4 headsets" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/best-sony-ps4-headsets-review-tritton-kama.jpg?1404959014" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sony PlayStation Wireless Stereo Headset 2.0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Sony&rsquo;s own PS4 headset has a dinky USB dongle for total wirelessness, a lovely design, invisible mics in the earcups, virtual 7.1 surround sound and a dedicated app for custom sound profiles. It&#39;s also versatile, working with PS4, PS3 and PS Vita - the only set here to work across all 3 of Sony&#39;s current gaming platforms.</p> <p>So far, so good - but in use it&#39;s not quite perfect. Firstly, the virtual surround sound isn&rsquo;t that good. You get a decent sense of audio coming from around you but it messes around too much and makes everything feel unnatural. The custom profiles are a waste, too &ndash; the standard &lsquo;flat&rsquo; setting is best.</p> <p>Still, while the sound might be a touch disappointing you&rsquo;re still left with probably the best-looking gaming headphones ever made, at a decent price.</p> <p><strong>Stuff says ★★★★✩ </strong></p> <p><strong>Great looks, comfort and stereo sound, but the special features aren&rsquo;t very special</strong></p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sony-PlayStation-Wireless-Stereo-Headset/dp/B00I8S4E1C" target="_blank">Buy the Sony PlayStation Wireless Stereo Headset 2.0 here for &pound;72</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Sony PlayStation Wireless Stereo Headset 2.0" alt="3 of the best PlayStation 4 headsets" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/best-sony-ps4-headsets-review-sony-wireless-stereo-headset.jpg?1404959014" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Turtle Beach PX4 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Turtle Beach takes this sort of thing seriously, and the PX4 is a pretty serious bit of kit. It&rsquo;s got a whole little processing unit that needs to be connected to your PS4 via optical. It then handles Dolby Digital signals and sends them wirelessly to the headset in proper surround sound. It works with Xbox 360 as well as PS4 and PS3 - but not Vita, mind.</p> <p>We&rsquo;re yet to hear a pair of headphones that truly recreate a 5.1 home cinema experience, and the PX4 doesn&rsquo;t buck the trend. But it&rsquo;s not far off, and you do get an extra level of immersion in game worlds, while more accurate placement of effects such as footsteps can give you a competitive edge.</p> <p>You do still need to use a cable between the headset and controller, which is a slight shame, but for crisp, dynamic sound that won&rsquo;t wake the neighbours, the PX4 is currently hard to beat.</p> <p><strong>Stuff says ★★★★★ </strong></p> <p><strong>An impressive headset for hardcore gamers</strong></p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.ebuyer.com/610627-turtle-beach-earforce-px4-ps3-4-xbox-360-gaming-headset-tbs-3276-02?utm_source=google&amp;utm_medium=products&amp;gclid=CNX8wvuYuL8CFQsEwwodBykAqg" target="_blank">Buy the Turtle Beach PX4 here for &pound;100</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Turtle Beach PX4" alt="3 of the best PlayStation 4 headsets" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/best-sony-ps4-headsets-review-turtle-beach-px4.jpg?1404959014" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/playstation-4/3-best-ps4-headsets/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/playstation-4/3-best-ps4-headsets/feature#comments Gaming Geek accessories PlayStation 4 Sony Wed, 09 Jul 2014 12:11:23 +0000 Marc McLaren 1441535 at http://www.stuff.tv 7 ways to beat the US flight ban on uncharged phones http://www.stuff.tv/7-ways-beat-us-flight-ban-uncharged-phones/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Flying to the States? Make sure your mobile avoids confiscation with one of these quirky USB chargers </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="USB chargers" alt="USB chargers" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/usb_chargers_2.jpg?1404815454" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We&#39;ve all been there: you set off for your holiday with a fully charged phone, but by the time you reach passport control it&#39;s dead.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/marc-mclaren" title="View user profile.">Marc McLaren</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 1. Apelpi Slim </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>What could be more perfect than an apple to fill up your iPhone? Well, a mini-Steve Jobs? But that might feel weird if you were using its 3200mAh battery to charge up a Samsung.</p> <p><a href="http://apelpi.com" target="_blank">Buy the Apelpi Slim here for US$55</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 2. Momax iPower Extra </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>See how aping a human action brings untold fun to recharging? This charger mimics the effect of a can of energy drink by having a whopping 6600mAh battery. That&rsquo;s 4.6 iPhone charges. </p> <p><a href="http://mobilefun.co.uk" target="_blank">Buy the Momax iPower Extra here for &pound;35</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 3. Arka USB Charger/Lantern/Flashlight </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>There may be half a packet of Lockets in your glove-box, but wouldn&rsquo;t this 4000mAh charger, torch, lantern and SOS warning light be more useful?</p> <p><a href="http://firebox.com" target="_blank">Buy the Arka USB Charger/Lantern/Flashlight here for &pound;50</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 4. Star Wars Lightsaber Portable Battery Charger </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Darth: &ldquo;If only you knew the power of the dark side.&rdquo; Luke: &ldquo;No thanks, you goth nutter. I don&rsquo;t need it. I&rsquo;ve modded my lightsaber to be a USB charger. &rdquo;</p> <p><a href="http://mobile.brando.com" target="_blank">Buy the Star Wars Lightsaber Portable Battery Charger here for US$50</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 5. Monster Powercard </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>In two dimensions, this 1650mAh charger is handily credit-card-sized. In the third, for practical reasons, it has to be exactly one USB port thick. But still, that isn&rsquo;t very much, really.</p> <p><a href="http://monsterproducts.com" target="_blank">Buy the Monster Powercard here for &pound;35</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 6. Devotec Fuel </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The tiny handbag-and-forget Fuel only has a 220mAh battery, which will add a few percent to your ailing phone. But if you can remember it&rsquo;s in your bag, it might just save the day.</p> <p><a href="http://devotecindustries.com" target="_blank">Buy the Devotec Fuel here for &pound;22</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 7. Xoopar Robo Power Bank </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This 2000mAh cybuddy might appear to be designed solely to power devices with her 30-pin neck and USB arms, but she also has a data transfer mode. </p> <p><a href="http://mobilefun.co.uk" target="_blank">Buy the Xoopar Robo Power Bank here for &pound;24</a></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/7-ways-beat-us-flight-ban-uncharged-phones/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/7-ways-beat-us-flight-ban-uncharged-phones/feature#comments Geek accessories Smartphones Mon, 07 Jul 2014 17:40:00 +0000 Marc McLaren 1441303 at http://www.stuff.tv The Arrow smartwatch has a rotating camera for selfies and spy shots from any angle http://www.stuff.tv/arrow-smartwatch-has-360-degree-rotating-camera-selfies-and-spy-shots-any-angle/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Mission briefing/Agent 35179/Covertly acquire photographs of neighbour&#039;s cat rolling on back without being detected. End transmission </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="684" height="513" title="You spin me right round baby right round..." alt="The Arrow smartwatch has a rotating camera for selfies and spy shots from any an" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/arrow-smartwatch-hot-stuff.gif?1405008206" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>I have five smartwatches on each wrist already. Why&#39;s this one special?</strong><br />Want to get straight to the point eh? Nothing wrong with that, good for you.</p> <p>The Arrow smartwatch&#39;s standout feature is a 360 degree rotating camera and microphone system.&nbsp;</p> <p>It&#39;s built into the watch face&#39;s surrounding bezel and can be adjusted for selfies or photographs without having to contort your wrist into awkward positions.</p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="288" scrolling="no" src="http://gfycat.com/ifr/EmotionalImpassionedGadwall" width="598"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>That&#39;s amazing. If you actually care about a camera on your wrist, that is.</strong><br />Admittedly, cameras aren&#39;t high on the smartwatch priority list for most people.&nbsp;</p> <p>But if you&#39;re looking for a way to capture moments faster than the time it takes to whip your smartphone out of your pocket, then you&#39;re not to going to manage it much quicker than this, unless you&#39;ve got a <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/glass/google-glass/review" target="_blank">Google Glass</a> unit perched on your face.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="388" scrolling="no" src="http://gfycat.com/ifr/ImpressiveVigilantHuman" width="618"></iframe></p> <p><strong>How smart is it?</strong><br />There&#39;s not much info on the Arrow&#39;s internals at this early stage, but the renders show off a timepiece that rivals Android Wear for looks, as well as functionality.</p> <p>It&#39;s capable of doing all the things we&#39;ve come to expect from smartwatches - navigation, messaging, notifications and widgets, with the added bonus of an in-built heart rate sensor, matching it against the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/gear-2/samsung-gear-2-and-gear-2-neo/review" target="_blank">Samsung Gear 2</a>.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/gear-2/samsung-gear-2-and-gear-2-neo/review" target="_blank">Samsung Gear 2 review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="342" scrolling="no" src="http://gfycat.com/ifr/CreativeAmusingElk" width="588"></iframe></p> <p><strong>Please tell me it has wireless charging.</strong><br />The Arrow rivals the gorgeous Motorola Moto 360 in the looks department, thanks to its circular display,&nbsp;and it also matches its rival with wireless charging powers.</p> <p>It comes with a Qi charging pad too, so there&#39;s no unsightly microUSB port to ruin its sleek case.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" height="281" mozallowfullscreen="" src="//player.vimeo.com/video/98959993" webkitallowfullscreen="" width="500"></iframe></p> <p><strong>I might as well add it to my wrist. Where do I send my money?</strong><br />Nowhere, for the time being at least.</p> <p><a href="http://www.arrowsmartwatch.com/" target="_blank">The Arrow</a> has yet to be finalised. Specs include an ambitious 8MP camera and potentially even Android Wear, so we&#39;re a fair way off from being able to hit the buy button.&nbsp;</p> <p>Once it makes it that far though, we&#39;ll let you know so you can prepare your wallet in advance.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/hot-stuff">All the hottest stuff, on one scorching page</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/arrow-smartwatch-has-360-degree-rotating-camera-selfies-and-spy-shots-any-angle/news#comments Geek accessories Hot Stuff Smartwatches Wearable tech Mon, 07 Jul 2014 16:34:39 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1441295 at http://www.stuff.tv These smart scales let you know how many calories you've got on each plate http://www.stuff.tv/these-smart-scales-let-you-know-how-many-calories-youve-got-each-plate/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> That homemade triple-layer meat and mayo sandwich might not be as healthy as you think... </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="960" height="720" title="Smarter than your average scales" alt="These smart scales let you know how many calories you&#039;ve got on each plate" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/prep-pad-main.jpg?1404782268" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Kitchen scales? Be still my beating heart...</strong><br />Yes. Kitchen scales. With Bluetooth powers.</p> <p><strong>Seriously? Why?&nbsp;</strong><br />The Prep Pad smart scales chat to your iPad via Bluetooth, showing you the weight of whatever you&#39;re measuring. But they go above and beyond the duties of a standard scale.</p> <p>The free <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/countertop/id763317140?mt=8" target="_blank">Countertop iPad app</a> (an iPhone version will land in July) taps into a nutritional information database filled with thousands of food items. Coupled with the measured weight, you get an accurate calorie and nutritional information read out for every item of food.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>I still have to add it all up...</strong><br />No you don&#39;t. The Prep Pad lets you add calories and nutritional information as you go along. Make a sandwich for example, and each time you add a new ingredient to it, it tallies up all the information automatically.</p> <p>That means that home made meals no longer have to be a guessing game when it comes to watching your calorie intake. The only downside is that you&#39;ll finally find out just how many calories are packed into your famous triple-layer tiramisu, though we wouldn&#39;t let that put you off.</p> <p>You can scan barcodes or manually choose from the vast food database too, so you won&#39;t waste time faffing around inputting numbers yourself. It&#39;s ideal for people that are counting calories, or want to watch their intake of certain food groups like carbs or fats.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Bow before the wheel of nutrition" alt="These smart scales let you know how many calories you&#039;ve got on each plate" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/prep-pad-2.jpg?1404782268" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Six pack, here I come.</strong><br />That&#39;s the spirit. You can grab a Prep Pad for <a href="http://theorangechef.com/products/prep-pad" target="_blank">US$150</a>. Its food database is US-centric for the time being, but Prep Pad plans to internationally expand its support next year, so stay tuned.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/hot-stuff" target="_blank">All the hottest stuff, on one scorching page</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/HzLwJyqTPGw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/these-smart-scales-let-you-know-how-many-calories-youve-got-each-plate/news#comments Geek accessories Health and fitness Hot Stuff Mon, 07 Jul 2014 08:47:50 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1441205 at http://www.stuff.tv Razer Junglecat http://www.stuff.tv/iphone-5s/razer-junglecat/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> We wrap our hands around Razer&#039;s iShell to see if it opens the door to iPhone gaming Nirvana </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Looks nothing like a cat to us" alt="Razer Junglecat" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/DSCN9981.JPG?1404816374" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Mobile gaming has reached dizzying heights, but no amount of shiny graphics and fancy 3D renders can make up for the fact that for many games touchscreen controls just don&rsquo;t cut it.</p> <p>We&#39;re not talking about the likes of Candy Crush Saga or Fruit Ninja of course - they&#39;re perfectly adapted to frantic finger swipes.</p> <p>But first person shooters, racers, and anything else that requires precision and multiple inputs, have always suffered with on-screen buttons.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £80.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">6 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Chunky and littered with buttons </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>There&#39;s no two ways about it - your iPhone does look fat in this. But that&rsquo;s simply the price you pay for physical buttons, and you&rsquo;re unlikely to want to use the Junglecat as a permanent case.</p> <p>Control-wise, the Junglecat has a D-Pad, a pause button, and four ABXY buttons. There are two triggers around the back, which are a welcome addition, although we&#39;re a little disappointed not to see two on each side.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="Razer Junglecat review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSCN9982.JPG?1404816374" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" alt="Razer Junglecat review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSCN9984_0.JPG?1404816374" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" title="Trigger happy" alt="Razer Junglecat review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSCN9987_0.JPG?1404816374" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-4"> <div class="field-label">Image #4:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_4" width="1200" height="900" title="Dissection " alt="Razer Junglecat review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSCN9993_0.JPG?1404816374" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>When the iPhone 5s is slotted into the Junglecat its Lightning charger port is obscured. The upside of this is that you can finally join your Android friends in the swanky microUSB charging club.&nbsp;</p> <p>Of course there are also cut-outs for the headphone jack and camera.</p> <p>Two front-facing speakers are built-in, but they&rsquo;re not actually any louder than the iPhone 5s&#39; regular ones.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Thicker than your average" alt="Razer Junglecat review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSCN9995.JPG?1404816374" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Camera cut-out" alt="Razer Junglecat review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSCN9986_1.JPG?1404816374" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Junglecat&#39;s sliding mechanism feels sturdy, although it would have been nice if had an adjustable tilting mechanism too.</p> <p>And the buttons and rear triggers feel a little too plasticky for our liking. A matte rubber finish would have felt more premium and less cheap in the hands.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="View from the rear" alt="Razer Junglecat review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSCN9985.JPG?1404816374" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Game on </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Razer Junglecat iOS companion app is a one-stop-shop for all compatible iOS games. While the library is a respectable size, the app wasn&#39;t available to download at the time of writing, so we were unable to browse it in full (or adjust the controller sensitivity settings for that matter).</p> <p>There are plenty of top titles to choose from, including racers such as Asphalt 8 and Sonic &amp; All-Stars Racing, and shooters like Dead Trigger 2.</p> <p>And as for how the controls feel? <p>Not bad.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Asphalt 8" alt="Razer Junglecat review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSCN9990.JPG?1404816374" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Racing around the tarmac on Asphalt 8 is certainly a lot better than using the accelerometer controls, and given that Asphalt 8&#39;s controls are actually among the best motion controls we&#39;ve used, that&#39;s quite a compliment.</p> <p>You simply cannot beat real buttons when it comes to precise corners, drifting and lining up headshots, and the Junglecat&#39;s physical controls make you feel as though you&rsquo;re on a Nintendo handheld.</p> <p>But buttons need to be pressed harder than you&rsquo;d expect to register, while the buttons and triggers offer no resistance but are instead spongy. The sticks, too, lack subtlety, and we initially had plenty of car crashes thanks to our careful cornering being registered as no cornering at all.</p> <p>Once you get used to it and compensate you&rsquo;ll be winning in no time, but Razer needs to adjust the resistance and button sensitivity for a more natural, console-like experience.</p> <p>Perhaps the companion app&rsquo;s sensitivity settings will fix this issue - we&rsquo;ll certainly update this review if that turns out to be the case.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="In action" alt="Razer Junglecat review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSCN9980_1.JPG?1404816374" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" alt="Razer Junglecat review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSCN9989.JPG?1404816374" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Verdict </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The fact that dedicated controllers for iPhones are now properly supported is an undeniably Good Thing, but we haven&rsquo;t yet found a really great one.</p> <p>The Razer Junglecat doesn&rsquo;t do that.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s a bit big and it feels a bit cheap, and while we might forgive that if it actually was cheap, the Junglecat is &pound;80, which is &pound;20 more than the current price for the Moga Ace Power, a controller that also feels well below premium but has more accurate controls.</p> <p>A matte finish and tweaked button resistance could make the Junglecat a very formidable controller, as would a bit of a price cut, but for now it&rsquo;s just another also-ran in the iPhone gamepad race.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="Razer Junglecat review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSCN9983.JPG?1404816374" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-review-rating"><legend>Review Rating</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>More accurate than on-screen buttons, but &pound;80 for this big cat is too much</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-preview"> <div class="field-label">Preview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Razer Junglecat review </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-standfirst"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item standfirst:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> We get our paws on Razer&#039;s new iPhone console </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/iphone-5s/razer-junglecat/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/iphone-5s/razer-junglecat/review#comments Geek accessories iPhone 5S Razer Smartphones Fri, 04 Jul 2014 20:07:17 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1441033 at http://www.stuff.tv Kill it. Kill it with fire, and then burn the ashes again http://www.stuff.tv/kill-it-kill-it-fire-and-then-burn-ashes-again/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This does not need to exist. At all. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="600" height="450" title="Not even a Kindle can save you now" alt="Kill it. Kill it with fire, and then burn the ashes again" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/book-cover.jpg?1404452618" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>There are some things in this world that should have never come to be, and yet, stubbornly, they exist. Rain in July. Cats without tails. Low-fat cake. And now this, the You-Bumi book cover.</p> <p>Well, we say cover, but it&#39;s more of a bubble with two indented thumb slots designed to let you awkwardly turn the pages of any book unfortunate enough to find itself entombed within.</p> <p>If books were sentient, we couldn&#39;t imagine subjecting them to a higher level of degradation than this.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Its purpose, of course, is to protect your book from getting wet, but we can&#39;t imagine a scenario in which this level of protection will ever be required, short of reading beneath a raging waterfall or submerging yourself entirely underwater.</p> <p>If you find yourselves reading in those two specific situations on a weekly basis however, then it can be yours for a mere <a href="http://www.japantrendshop.com/youbumi-waterproof-book-cover-bath-bag-p-2432.html?a_aid=7aaad3d9" target="_blank">US$81</a>.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/10-worst-tech-lifestyle-photos/feature" target="_blank">10 of the worst tech lifestyle photos</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> <p>[<a href="http://www.japantrendshop.com/youbumi-waterproof-book-cover-bath-bag-p-2432.html?a_aid=7aaad3d9" target="_blank">Japan Trend Shop</a> via <a href="http://gizmodo.com/read-in-the-rain-with-this-inflatable-waterproof-life-1599256578?utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_source=pulsenews" target="_blank">Gizmodo</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="600" height="450" title="It&#039;s like an airbag for udders..." alt="Kill it. Kill it with fire, and then burn the ashes again" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/book-cover-1.jpg?1404452618" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/kill-it-kill-it-fire-and-then-burn-ashes-again/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/kill-it-kill-it-fire-and-then-burn-ashes-again/news#comments Geek accessories Thu, 03 Jul 2014 11:07:19 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1440884 at http://www.stuff.tv Wireless charging docks can be sexy too http://www.stuff.tv/wireless-charging-docks-can-be-sexy-too/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> No, they really can. We&#039;ll prove it </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="700" height="525" title="Their minimalist design brings all the smartphones to the yard. Sorry. That was awful." alt="Wireless charging docks can be sexy too" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/swich-main.jpg?1404436676" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>I don&#39;t know what I&#39;m looking at exactly, but it sure is pretty.</strong><br />You&#39;re currently admiring the Swich, a wireless charging smartphone dock which, as you&#39;ve noticed, is strikingly pretty.</p> <p><strong>But I thought docks were supposed to be ugly and boring?</strong><br />That&#39;s what people said about PCs, remember? &quot;Who cares if they&#39;re beige?&quot; they said. &quot;They&#39;re meant for spreadsheets, not beauty competitions&quot; they cried.</p> <p>You know what those people were? Short sighted. You&#39;re not short sighted, are you friend?</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Well, I wear glasses, but -</strong><br />The point is, who are we to judge what should and shouldn&#39;t be beautiful?</p> <p>Sure, a smartphone wireless charging dock is nothing more than a slightly more convenient way to pump electricity into your pocketable friend, but if it&#39;s sitting on your desk in plain view all day, then why not make it look like it belongs in a design museum?</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="623" height="467" title="It looks nicer than our house." alt="Wireless charging docks can be sexy too" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/swich-dock-1.jpg?1404436676" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>I guess. As long as it&#39;s not slathered in plastic and cheap veneer&hellip;</strong><br />Not at all. The base and charging surface are crafted from ceramic, while the connecting arm is solid American walnut.</p> <p>The charging surface is slathered in an acrylic foam sheet with micro suction cups to firmly hold your device in place too. It also rotates, which will come in handy for watching movies. Form, meet function.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="623" height="467" title="You can smell the wood from here." alt="Wireless charging docks can be sexy too" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/swich-dock-4.jpg?1404436676" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>It&#39;s not using some proprietary complicated giga-watt micro-juicing technology is it?</strong><br />&hellip; No. the Swich uses standard Qi charging technology, which is supported by almost every single phone that&#39;s capable of wireless charging.</p> <p>iPhone owners will need an adaptor case to get in on the fun, but once they do they can plonk their iThing down and enjoy the cable-free experience just as much as their Android counterparts.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="994" height="746" title="Back in black." alt="Wireless charging docks can be sexy too" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/swich-dock-2.jpg?1404436676" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Let me guess. It costs more than my car.</strong><br />Not unless your car has three wheels, half an engine and no windscreen. While it&#39;s pricier than many other docks (it&#39;ll set you back <a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/604134477/swich-wireless-charger-for-iphone-and-android" target="_blank">US$140 on Kickstarter</a>), it&#39;s far handsomer too.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/hot-stuff">All the hottest stuff, on once scorching page</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="623" height="467" title="Action shot" alt="Wireless charging docks can be sexy too" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/swich-dock-5.jpg?1404436676" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/wireless-charging-docks-can-be-sexy-too/news#comments Crowdfunding Geek accessories Hot Stuff Thu, 03 Jul 2014 10:10:57 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1440881 at http://www.stuff.tv