Geek accessories http://www.stuff.tv/sg/geek-accessories/reviews en-SG Three of the best coffee machines in the world - reviewed http://www.stuff.tv/sg/kitchen/which-coffee-machine-should-you-buy/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Time to trade that jar of muddy granulated instant for a real coffee maker – like one of these </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="Three of the best coffee machines in the world - reviewed" alt="Three of the best coffee machines in the world - reviewed" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Coffee-Machines-Group-Test.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>There&rsquo;s no shortage of ways to make coffee.</p> <p>If you don&rsquo;t have tastebuds or shame, there&rsquo;s instant. Then there are stovetop percolators, cafetieres, manual pour-over makers and the ingenious AeroPress. But if you want consistently good cups of the energising black stuff every morning (and don&rsquo;t want to pay through the nose for it), you&rsquo;re probably going to want to buy a machine.</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="/sg/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</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"> Sage by Heston Blumenthal Barista Express (£550 (S$1085)) </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>Best for: Coffee addicts looking for next-level espresso</strong></p> <p>With the look of a shrink-rayed professional espresso machine, the grinning fizzog of shaven-headed culinary chemist Heston Blumenthal on the box and a price tag that puts it out of reach of all but the most well-heeled caffeine fiend, the Barista Express (branded as Breville in the US and Sage in the UK) is clearly aimed at those seeking a major step up in their home-brewed coffee.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s a lovely looking, all-metal thing, with even accessories like the tamper and milk jug exuding an air of quiet, understated luxury. The portafilter is reassuringly weighty and solid, locking into the group head with a satisfying twist. There are clever little touches you can&rsquo;t see or immediately feel that add to the feeling of quality too: on top is a tray that warms your cups, and the 2l water tank has an integrated, changeable filter.</p> <p>While not as large as it might appear in photos, the machine will struggle to slide under cupboards on the average British kitchen counter &ndash; you&rsquo;ll need to have space above to refill the coffee bean hopper, for one thing.</p> <p>Yep, the Barista Express isn&rsquo;t just an elegant, well-built espresso machine &ndash; it also features a built-in grinder, allowing you to make coffee with beans you&rsquo;ve smashed into dust literally seconds earlier. Freshness means a lot in the coffee world, so this is a Big Deal &ndash; as is the low-pressure pre-infusion of the grounds before the water is forced through them at higher 50 bar pressure.</p> <p>And it bears out in the coffee the machine produces: our very first cup was a delicious and gloriously smooth latte with barely a hint of bitterness. The milk steaming wand is excellent too, producing much lighter, airier foam than the (admittedly way, way cheaper) Morphy Richards&rsquo; model, and there&rsquo;s also a hot water spout for those who want to make an Americano by topping up their espresso.</p> <p>Its steep price means most won&rsquo;t consider it, but if you have the cash and don&rsquo;t want to ever set foot in a Starbucks or Costa again, Sage&rsquo;s machine should be high on your list.</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="Sage by Heston Blumenthal Barista Express" alt="Sage by Heston Blumenthal Barista Express" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/sage-barista-express.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Stuff says ✭✭✭✭✭ </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Well made and packed with features, this is a fantastic way to make café-beating coffees</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"> 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>Sage by Heston Blumenthal Barista Express in figures&nbsp;</strong>Water tank size: 2l&nbsp;&bull;&nbsp;Pressure: 15 bar&nbsp;&bull;&nbsp;Milk foaming arm: Yes&nbsp;&bull;&nbsp;Wattage: 1850W&nbsp;&bull;&nbsp;Dimensions: 400 x 330 x 310mm&nbsp;&bull;&nbsp;Weight: 11.3kg</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"> De’Longhi Nescafé Dolce Gusto Jovia (£70 (S$140)) </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>Best for: The busy-but-not-so-busy-they&rsquo;d-drink-instant businessperson</strong></p> <p>A slim and sleek machine that uses Nescafé&rsquo;s Dolce Gusto pod system (think Nespresso but larger &ndash; and far more widely available in shops), the Jovia attempts to place itself somewhere in the hinterland between no-fuss convenience and the world of Serious Coffee.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s affordable (<a href="http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/2391157.htm" target="_blank">&pound;70 (S$140) at Argos</a> at the time of writing; Dolce Gusto pods are priced at around S$12 for a box of 16) and incredibly simple to set up and use. Simply fill the removable water tank with cold H2O, pop your chosen coffee pod into a slide-out drawer at the front, stick a cup under the spout and hit the power button. When it turns from red to green (a mere few seconds) the machine is ready. You then push the water lever either left (for cold drinks) or right (for hot drinks) until the desired amount of your drink is in the cup. Then slide out the drawer, expel the pod and throw it away.</p> <p>And that&rsquo;s it. There&rsquo;s very little in the way of cleaning or maintenance to be done, bar an occasional emptying of the drip tray, an occasional rinsing of the removable pod holder and, of course, the refilling of the water tank. The tank isn&rsquo;t huge (0.8l), so you&rsquo;ll need to do the latter fairly frequently. The drip tray, for its part, is adjustable &ndash; you can place it at one of three heights to suit the size of drinking vessel and reduce the chance of spillage.</p> <p>There&rsquo;s no steam wand for heating and foaming milk, but the Dolce Gusto system has its own way of doing that: drinks such as cappuccinos and lattes are made with two pods: one coffee pod and one special milk pod, used in the amounts specified on the pod lid. Drinking milk expelled from a pod isn&rsquo;t as appetising as fresh cow juice, we think you&rsquo;ll agree &ndash; but it&rsquo;s less effort and less mess.</p> <p>So what&rsquo;s the coffee like? It&rsquo;s tasty, especially if you stick with the simpler, non-milk varieties such as espresso, and comes out of the pods with a nice crema on the surface. You have very little control over how the coffee is made, of course, and aficionados using a <a href="http://aeropress.co.uk/" target="_blank">&pound;25 (S$50) AeroPress</a> will be able to beat the Jovia for taste every time. But this machine is so convenient and easy to live with that it charms you regardless.</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="De’Longhi Nescafé Dolce Gusto Jovia" alt="De’Longhi Nescafé Dolce Gusto Jovia" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/nescafe-dolce-gusto.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Stuff says ✭✭✭✭✩ </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Jovia won&rsquo;t appeal to hardcore sippers but its simplicity is hugely appealing. Affordable and amiable</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"> 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>DeLonghi Nescafé Dolce Gusto Jovia in figures&nbsp;</strong>Water tank size: 0.8l&nbsp;&bull;&nbsp;Pressure: 15 bar&nbsp;&bull;&nbsp;Milk foaming arm: No&nbsp;&bull;&nbsp;Wattage: 1500W&nbsp;&bull;&nbsp;Dimensions: 228 x 171 x 325mm&nbsp;&bull;&nbsp;Weight: 2.5kg</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"> Morphy Richards Accents Espresso (£65 (S$130)) </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>Best for: Aspiring baristas starting out on the espresso expressway</strong></p> <p>A bigger, bulkier and more robust prospect than the Jovia, this Morphy Richards machine is part of the company&rsquo;s Accents range of kitchen appliances &ndash; and very handsome it is too, with its curvy brushed metal front and drip tray. Size-wise, it&rsquo;s compact enough to slide comfortably into the worktop space under the average set of kitchen cupboards.</p> <p>A &ldquo;proper&rdquo; machine that can deliver both single and double shot espressos, its spout has a dual opening allowing you to make two coffees simultaneously. There&rsquo;s also a steam wand for foaming milk, and the water tank has a decent 1.2l capacity, meaning you won&rsquo;t need to refill it after making three cups o&rsquo; joe. In addition to ground coffee, it&rsquo;ll also accept E.S.E. coffee pods (we weren&rsquo;t able to test these, but as they&rsquo;re made in almost precisely the same way as regular espressos, we imagine they&rsquo;ll work just fine).</p> <p>Having supped both espressos and lattes made by the machine, we&rsquo;re reasonably impressed. The milk foamer isn&rsquo;t outstandingly good but the 15 bar pressure makes for tasty, smooth coffee with a healthy-looking crema on the surface.</p> <p>It requires a touch more cleaning and faffing around than the Jovia &ndash; you&rsquo;ll need to wipe off the foamer arm after every use &ndash; but operation is simple, with only three buttons (coffee, power and milk steamer controls) and one dial (for the foamer) to worry about.</p> <p>The price is incredibly low for a product of this standard (the above price is <a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Morphy-Richards-Accents-47586-Espresso/dp/B004MKMLAQ" target="_blank">Amazon.co.uk</a>, and represents a huge reduction from the Accents Espresso&rsquo;s original price of S$240), making this the ideal affordable entry point to the world of decent homemade espresso-based coffee.</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="Morphy Richards Accents Espresso" alt="Morphy Richards Accents Espresso" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/morphy-richards-accents.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Stuff says ✭✭✭✭✩ </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A sturdy, handsome and wallet-friendly machine &ndash; a great way to step up from instant or cafetiere-made coffee</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"> 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-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Morphy Richards Accents Espresso in figures&nbsp;</strong>Water tank size: 1.25l&nbsp;&bull;&nbsp;Pressure: 15 bar&nbsp;&bull;&nbsp;Milk foaming arm: Yes&nbsp;&bull;&nbsp;Wattage: 1000W&nbsp;&bull;&nbsp;Dimensions: 288 x 220 x 315mm&nbsp;&bull;&nbsp;Weight: 3.6kg</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/sg/kitchen/which-coffee-machine-should-you-buy/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/kitchen/which-coffee-machine-should-you-buy/feature#comments Accents Espresso Barista Express Coffee makers De'Longhi Dolce Gusto Jovia Geek accessories Kitchen Morphy Richards Sage by Heston Blumenthal Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:29:38 +0000 Elissa Loi 1455552 at http://www.stuff.tv Stuff Gadget Awards 2014: The DJI Phantom 2 is the Tech Toy of the Year http://www.stuff.tv/sg/gadget-awards-2014/stuff-gadget-awards-2014-these-are-6-best-tech-toys-year/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This super-stable drone will turn you into a virtuoso aerial photographer – and you don&#039;t even need a pilot&#039;s license to take the stick </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="Stuff Gadget Awards 2014: The DJI Phantom 2 is our tech toy of the year" alt="Stuff Gadget Awards 2014: The DJI Phantom 2 is our tech toy of the year" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/stuff-gadget-awards-2014-best-tech-toys-dji-phantom-2_FINAL.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Technology doesn&#39;t have to be serious.</p> <p>Yes, your new smartphone might be more powerful than last year&#39;s model, but what that really means is it gets you to the fun stuff faster. Which gives you more free time to play with, instead of optimising your spreadsheets and actioning those blue-sky initiatives.</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="/sg/users/stephen-graves" title="View user profile.">Stephen Graves</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"> Winner: DJI Phantom 2 </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>You used to need your own helicopter or a long ladder to have a go at aerial photography&ndash; but that was before quadcopters like the Phantom came along. Available in drone-only, Vision or Vision+ flavours, what sets the Phantom apart is how simple it is to fly. </p> <p>It stabilises itself, hovers in place if you take your hands off the controls and can find its way back to where it took off using GPS. The standard drone can mount an action cam, while the Vision lets you use a phone to stream a drone&#39;s-eye view from the 14MP camera (and the Vision+ adds a stabilising gimbal). Whichever model you opt for, for an introduction to the joys of 300-feet-high photography (and something that turns more heads in the park than a kickabout with Messi), it can&#39;t be beaten.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/dji/dji-phantom-2-vision-quadcopter-drone/review" target="_blank">DJI Phantom 2 Vision 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="900" title="DJI Phantom 2" alt="DJI Phantom 2" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/dji-phantom-2-vision_0.jpg" /> </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"> Runner-up: Sphero Ollie </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>&quot;But it isn&#39;t a sphere,&quot; you say. Indeed not, but while its name may no longer be strictly accurate, the second-generation version of this app-controlled robot can now rocket along at 14mph, bounding and bouncing over rough terrain on its grippy little wheels. Fire up your phone and take it for a spin &ndash; you won&#39;t regret it.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/samsung/fully-charged-sphero-s-road-ollie-launched-samsung-s-105in-curved-4k-tv-bendable-and-new-cal" target="_blank">Sphero launches off-road Ollie robot</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="Sphero Ollie" alt="Sphero Ollie" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/sphero-ollie.jpg" /> </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"> Runner-up: Parrot Jumping Sumo </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>Having conquered the skies with its quadcopters, Parrot has turned its eyes groundwards, creating this app-controlled wheeled robot that laughs in the face of obstacles. Capable of manic spins and 80cm leaps &ndash; it always lands right-way up &ndash; the Jumping Sumo is pure, unadulterated, cat-bothering fun.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/parrot/ces-2014/hands-video-review-parrot-minidrone-and-jumping-sumo-new-drones-incoming/video" target="_blank">Hands-on video review: Parrot Jumping Sumo</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="Parrot Jumping Sumo" alt="Parrot Jumping Sumo" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/parrot-jumping-sumo.jpg" /> </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"> Runner-up: Anki Drive </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>At first glance, Anki Drive looks like an updated version of Scalextric &ndash; little cars whizzing about on a race track play mat. Then you realise that they&#39;re not on rails; they&#39;re driving themselves. Then you realise that you can take control of them using your iOS device and blast your rivals off the track, and it becomes clear exactly what Anki Drive is: a video game that&#39;s crossed over into the real world, letting you battle it out with human and AI adversaries in a modern-day version of Roadblasters. Top gear.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-wwdc-2013-liveblog-%E2%80%93-ios-7-revealed/news" target="_blank">Anki Drive revealed at Apple WWDC</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="Anki Drive" alt="Anki Drive" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/anki-drive.jpg" /> </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"> Runner-up: BMW C Evolution </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>Yes, we know: a &pound;13,000&nbsp;(S$26,670)&nbsp;scooter can only be considered a toy by the sort of decadent oligarch who owns half the oil fields in Kazakhstan. They&#39;d better make the most of it, though, as this battery-powered bike is gunning for their petro dollars. Its 48hp motor delivers instant torque, letting you leave crude petrol-driven vehicles standing at the lights &ndash; and you get to save the planet while you&#39;re about it. What&#39;s not to like? Apart from the price tag, that is.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/bmw/bmw-c-evolution/review" target="_blank">BMW C Evolution 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="BMW C Evolution" alt="BMW C Evolution" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/bmw-c-evolution.jpg" /> </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"> Runner-up: Korg Cliphit </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>Air drummers rejoice; this gadget will turn your uncoordinated desk-bashing into a sticks symphony worthy of John Bonham. Just clip its sensors to assorted objects, and when you smack them, it&#39;ll emit an appropriate drum sound (unless you use the novelty &quot;dog&quot; setting for a barking mad solo). You can even plug in a music player using an aux-in socket and jam along, if you&#39;re feeling Dazed and Confused.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/korg/korgs-clip-kit-turns-stuff-drums/news" target="_blank">Korg&#39;s clip-on kit turns normal stuff into drums</a></strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/gadget-awards-2014/stuff-gadget-awards-2014-winners-announced-these-are-best-gadgets-year/feature">All of the Stuff Gadget Awards 2014 winners</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="Korg Cliphit" alt="Korg Cliphit" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/korg-cliphit.jpg" /> </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/sg/gadget-awards-2014/stuff-gadget-awards-2014-these-are-6-best-tech-toys-year/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/gadget-awards-2014/stuff-gadget-awards-2014-these-are-6-best-tech-toys-year/feature#comments Gadget Awards 2014 Geek accessories Wed, 03 Dec 2014 00:01:17 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1454502 at http://www.stuff.tv Get your wallets ready – Razer’s Nabu smartband rollout commences 2 December http://www.stuff.tv/sg/razer/get-your-wallets-ready-razer-s-nabu-smartband-rollout-commences-2-december/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This wearable device will be priced at US$99.99, from RazerStore and select retailers subsequently </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="Get your wallets ready – Razer’s Nabu smartband rollout commences 2 December" alt="Get your wallets ready – Razer’s Nabu smartband rollout commences 2 December" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/nabu.jpeg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>After making a brief inauguration at the CES show earlier this year, Razer has finally set a release date and price for its <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/razer/first-look-razer-nabu/feature">Razer Nabu smartband</a>. Mark your calendars &ndash; its sales will begin on 2 December, and it will be tagged at US$99.99 (about S$131).</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="/sg/users/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</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/sg/razer/get-your-wallets-ready-razer-s-nabu-smartband-rollout-commences-2-december/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/razer/get-your-wallets-ready-razer-s-nabu-smartband-rollout-commences-2-december/news#comments Geek accessories Health and fitness Razer Wearable tech Mon, 01 Dec 2014 07:11:23 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1454339 at http://www.stuff.tv Give your iPhone some luxury with the Gramas accessory range http://www.stuff.tv/sg/give-your-iphone-some-luxury-gramas-accessory-range/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Have your pick from a bevy of premium material options </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="Give your iPhone some luxury with the Gramas accessory range" alt="Give your iPhone some luxury with the Gramas accessory range" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/gramas1.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>It&rsquo;s all about having the most premium accessories when it comes to having the best goods on your newly purchased <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/iphone-6">iPhone 6 </a>or <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/iphone-6l">iPhone 6 Plus</a>. And that&rsquo;s what <a href="http://www.gramas.jp/" target="_blank">Gramas</a> aims to deliver in Singapore.</p> <p>The luxury iPhone accessory maker launched a new range of products in Singapore, marking its arrival into our local market.</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="/sg/users/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</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"> Premium craftsmanship </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>If you haven&rsquo;t already guessed the materials they could be made of, it&rsquo;s stingray and crocodile skin for the Gramas Meister range. These pieces are made from just one piece of stingray or crocodile leather, with clean lines and seamless construction. The Gramas Meister range is handmade, by a Japanese artisan, and according to the company, each piece takes at least four hours to construct.</p> <p>There&rsquo;s also the precision hybrid cases that are a combination of sturdy polycarbonate and impact-absorbing silicon, giving you full protection from drops and knocks. They&rsquo;re inspired by luggages and jetsetters, which we think kind of makes them look like smaller Samsonite cases. &nbsp; &nbsp;</p> <p>Gramas does accessories for other iPhone models upward of the iPhone 5, the 4th generation iPod Shuffle, some iPad models and a few of Sony&rsquo;s smartphones, but only the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus cases, and display protective films will soon be available in Singapore (from SingTel) in a variety of colours.</p> <p>As for their pricing, you&rsquo;ll be paying upward of S$30, which is the price of the precision hybrid cases. Obviously, the stingray and crocodile skin cases will set you back at least JPY50,000 (S$552) for the iPhone 6 and JPY60,000 (S$662) for the iPhone 6 Plus.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/iphone-6/coolest-multitasking-iphone-66-plus-cases-out-there/feature">Make your iPhone 6/6 Plus even more incredible with these 5 multi-tasking cases</a> &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-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="Give your iPhone some luxury with the Gramas accessory range" alt="Give your iPhone some luxury with the Gramas accessory range" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/gramas2.jpg" /> </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/sg/give-your-iphone-some-luxury-gramas-accessory-range/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/give-your-iphone-some-luxury-gramas-accessory-range/news#comments Geek accessories Wed, 26 Nov 2014 07:19:59 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1453961 at http://www.stuff.tv A coffee cup made for space http://www.stuff.tv/sg/coffee-cup-made-space/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A breakthrough in cup design could mean new, tidier ways to handle the problem of fluids in space </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="A coffee cup made for space" alt="A coffee cup made for space" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/astronauts.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Coffee-craving astronauts now have hope with a cup that tries to emulate drinking coffee in a non-zero G environment.</p> <p>Astronauts are already getting their own espresso machine, dubbed ISSpresso, but it&rsquo;s served in a pouch and you need to drink it with a straw. Not exactly the best experience but drinking any kind of liquid in zero gravity is a challenge outside of straws.</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="/sg/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"> No floating coffee, hooray </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>Mark Weislogel, a professor from Portland State University along with his research colleague Drew Wollman and high school student Nathan Ott have banded together to help replicate the feeling of drinking from a cup for astronauts.</p> <p>How do they manage it? By making the cup an odd enough shape to contain the liquid coffee. This shape can help ensure the fluid goes where it&rsquo;s supposed to without, oh, floating around in space instead of in an astronaut&rsquo;s mouth.</p> <p>Various drop tower tests were also done to test out the effects of liquid in micro-gravity environments. The team did concede that certain things would be difficult to replicate in space, such as specific textures and aromatics.</p> <p>The team <a href="http://meetings.aps.org/Meeting/DFD14/Session/L2.8" target="_blank">presented their findings</a> at the meeting of the American Physical Society. It would have been pretty interesting to see just how the cup would function in space but coffee-deprived astronauts will probably appreciate it most.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE</strong>: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/100-best-gadgets-ever-engineering-age/feature">100 best gadgets ever</a></p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.cnet.com/news/this-peculiar-cup-could-give-astronauts-the-espresso-experience-in-space/#ftag=CAD590a51e" target="_blank">CNet</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="567" height="425" title="A coffee cup made for space" alt="A coffee cup made for space" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/coffee.jpg" /> </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/sg/coffee-cup-made-space/news#comments Geek accessories Wed, 26 Nov 2014 05:39:29 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1453956 at http://www.stuff.tv 6 ridiculous inventions that are actually amazing http://www.stuff.tv/sg/6-ridiculous-inventions-are-actually-amazing/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Forget your fancy high-tech gadgets and fancy apps. Here are some that are so insane, they’re all kinds of awesome </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="6 ridiculous inventions that are actually amazing" alt="6 ridiculous inventions that are actually amazing" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Ridiculous%20inventions%20main.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">We&rsquo;ve seen some really odd things here. Trust us, it&rsquo;s really out of this world.</p> <p dir="ltr">These six? Weird as they are, there are actual practical uses for them. You might have even seen one or two popping up on your Facebook news feed, but were just unsure if you should take the plunge and have them shipped over.</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="/sg/users/doralin-kelly" title="View user profile.">Doralin Kelly</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"> Ostrich Pillow </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 dir="ltr">The number one purchase for narcoleptics, the Ostrich Pillow. Nap anywhere in cosy, isolated comfort. And if your boss questions your nap time at work, you can inform him that NASA studies have proved that brain function improved dramatically when taking a nap. Therefore, you&rsquo;re simply being more efficient.</p> <p dir="ltr">Again, gently remind him that NASA said so.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ostrichpillow.com/" target="_blank">Get the Ostrich Pillow here</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="567" height="425" title="Ostrich Pillow" alt="6 ridiculous inventions that are actually amazing" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/Ostrich%20Pillow.jpg" /> </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"> Kangaroo Light </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 dir="ltr">From the same studio that brought you the Ostrich Pillow, Studio Banana Things presents Kangaroo Light. A flexible, durable, multipurpose personal light that offers up to 2.5 hours of illumination and is rechargeable via USB port. It&rsquo;s also highly customisable. Use it as a reading light, on camping trips, as a night light or if you simply just can&rsquo;t find anything in your bag. It also just looks really cool, so pick up one now. </p> <p><a href="http://www.studiobananathings.com/product/kangaroo-light/?lang=en" target="_blank">Get the Kangaroo Light here</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="567" height="425" title="Kangaroo Light" alt="6 ridiculous inventions that are actually amazing" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/Kangaroo%20Light.jpg" /> </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"> 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"> Beard Head </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 dir="ltr">Winter (well, rain in our context) is coming. And if you don&rsquo;t have enough time to grow out a beard to keep you warm, Beard Head has you covered. Sport this traditional knit cap &nbsp;that has a full beard attached to keep your face toasty even in the blistering cold. From a classic beard + moustache combo to Viking themes to fans of Duck Dynasty, stay warm during the cold, monsoon by wearing a beard.</p> <p><a href="http://www.beardhead.com/" target="_blank">Get the Beard Head here</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="567" height="425" title="Beard Head" alt="6 ridiculous inventions that are actually amazing" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/Beard%20Head.jpg" /> </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"> Boyfriend Pillow </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 dir="ltr">For all the single ladies, all the single ladies. Say goodbye to lonely nights, the Boyfriend Pillow is not only well dressed in a button down shirt at all times, he&rsquo;ll also keep you company through re-run marathons of Bridget Jones&rsquo; Diary.</p> <p dir="ltr">Even if you&rsquo;re not keen on a purchase, the customer reviews on Amazon are hilarious and worth reading through.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/dp/B002RWJ9S8/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_UeLfub0CARSQ8" target="_blank">Get the Boyfriend Pillow here</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="567" height="425" title="Boyfriend Pillow" alt="6 ridiculous inventions that are actually amazing" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/Boyfriend%20pillow.jpg" /> </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"> 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"> Flask Tie </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 dir="ltr">Alcoholics rejoice, here&rsquo;s a way to conceal your favourite beverage around your neck while still looking sharp and professional. Stay hydrated throughout boring business meetings, sip on beer during long conference calls. You&rsquo;ll never have to hold a glass in your hand like a chump ever again with Flask Tie.</p> <p><a href="http://flasktie.com/" target="_blank">Get the Flask Tie here</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="983" height="425" title="Flask Tie" alt="6 ridiculous inventions that are actually amazing" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/Flask%20Tie.jpg" /> </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"> SelkBag </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 dir="ltr">Another great invention for narcoleptics, a sleeping bag with arms and legs. With this sleep-wear system, camping is convenient, portable and you can keep warm even while running away from a bear.</p> <p><a href="http://www.selkbag.eu/en/index.html" target="_blank">Get the SelkBag here</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="567" height="425" title="SelkBag" alt="6 ridiculous inventions that are actually amazing" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/Selkbag.jpg" /> </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/sg/6-ridiculous-inventions-are-actually-amazing/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/6-ridiculous-inventions-are-actually-amazing/feature#comments Geek accessories Mon, 24 Nov 2014 07:45:10 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1453815 at http://www.stuff.tv Apple Watch hands on http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-iwatch/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Update 03/11/14: The Apple Watch will be out in Spring, according to the latest rumours </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" alt="" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/1_2.JPG" /> </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="/sg/users/will-dunn" title="View user profile.">Will Dunn</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Apple Watch - as it&#39;s officially known - has been unveiled.</p> <p>After months of hints and mystery, Apple has finally taken the plunge and joined the battle for your wrist with its own smartwatch.&nbsp;</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"> S$-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 </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"> 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"> Design and build </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>Build quality is what you&rsquo;d expect from Apple: light (very light) but strong, and slim, too.</p> <p>The Apple Watch is not nearly as slim as the iPhone 6, and it&rsquo;s flat, so in form factor it&rsquo;s not radically different from the other smartwatches on the market. But Apple has been careful to keep it from looking bulky, and even the larger version didn&rsquo;t look out of place on a dainty female wrist.&nbsp;</p> <p>The dial &ndash;&nbsp;sorry, Digital Crown &ndash;&nbsp;looks less obtrusive in real life than it does in Apple&rsquo;s promo shots. It&rsquo;s smaller than the dials on most men&rsquo;s watches, but it&rsquo;s also very easy to access.</p> <p>We&rsquo;re going to use the phrase &lsquo;knob feel&rsquo; here, so brace yourself: the Apple Watch&rsquo;s knob feel is light, with very little resistance and no click. It&rsquo;s a great piece of design, allowing you to move things on screen without covering them with your clumsy great prodfingers.</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/WmtXRpAitrM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </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" alt="" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/2.1_0.JPG" /> </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="280" height="210" alt="" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/2.2_0.JPG" /> </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="280" height="210" alt="" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/2.3_0.JPG" /> </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"> Screen </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 screen is bright and crisp, and looked at from the kind of glancing angles you&rsquo;d expect to look at a watch screen from &ndash; edge-on while riding a bike or balancing in a crowded train &ndash; words and pictures remained nicely readable.</p> <p>While some of the watch faces look fantastic, this watch will never be able to ape posh fashion watches in the same way as the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/moto-360/motorola-moto-360/review" target="_blank">Moto 360</a>. Well, not circular posh fashion watches, anyway.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-iphone-6/review" target="_blank">Apple iPhone 6 revealed: hands-on review&nbsp;</a></strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</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="425" alt="" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/3.1_0.JPG" /> </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="280" height="210" alt="" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/3.2_0.JPG" /> </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"> Taptic feedback </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 demo unit we tried on was running a loop of app demos, a couple of which (including the heartbeat-sharing app) used the &lsquo;taptic engine&rsquo;, as Apple calls it, or buzzer, as we&rsquo;re going to call it.</p> <p>We&rsquo;re not exactly Haptic Feedback Review Monthly, but there is a difference between nuanced haptics and a flat buzz &ndash; Valve&rsquo;s Steam Controller, for example, uses it to fool your hands into thinking you&rsquo;re holding something with a different shape &ndash; and we think it&rsquo;s an area that will become increasingly important as wearable tech becomes more popular.</p> <p>The haptics in the Apple Watch have that sort of nuanced feel, with the heartbeat delivered as a softly detailed pulse.</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="425" alt="" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/4.1_0.JPG" /> </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="280" height="210" alt="" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/4.2.JPG" /> </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"> 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>Is the Apple Watch a revolutionary piece of hardware? Yes and no. No, because it&rsquo;s not a completely different kind of smartwatch, but as with all things Apple, the hardware &ndash; even if it&rsquo;s nicer than anyone else&rsquo;s &ndash; is only half the story.</p> <p>As with the iPhone, the Apple Watch has a hulking great advantage in the apps department, something that was obvious from its unveling: where Google tends to talk about the amazing potential of Android Wear, Apple talks about big brands that are already signed up and making apps for its platform &ndash; apps to find your car, let you into your hotel room, control your smart heating or track and share your exercise, not to mention shopping with Apple Pay.</p> <p>For that reason, the Apple Watch may be the device that brings the smartwatch to the masses and gets the wearable revolution revolving.</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="424" alt="" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/5_2.JPG" /> </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"> 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>Apple&#39;s being cagey about when, exactly, you&#39;ll be able to slip an Apple Watch onto your wrist; it says only that the Watch will be available in early 2015. Prices will start at US$350 (S$442), and it&#39;ll be available in three different variants: Apple Watch, Apple Watch Sport and Apple Watch Edition.</p> <p><strong>Update 01/10/14:</strong>&nbsp;Taiwanese site&nbsp;<a href="http://www.appledaily.com.tw/" target="_blank">Apple Daily&nbsp;</a>believes that production of the Apple Watch will kick off in January next year, with a release date slated for mid-February. Could the Apple Watch be the most expensive Valentine&#39;s Day present you&#39;ve ever bought? We&#39;ll just have to wait and see...</p> <p><strong>Update 03/11/14:</strong>&nbsp;An anonymous source has provided&nbsp;<a href="http://appleinsider.com/articles/14/10/31/historical-implications-made-apple-watch-more-difficult-to-design-than-original-iphone-jony-ive-says" target="_blank">9to5mac</a>&nbsp;with a transcript from a video in which Apple&nbsp;Senior Vice President of Retail and Online Stores Angela Ahrendts states that the Apple Watch will be out in Spring next year.</p> <p>The earliest we could see the Apple Watch then, is March next year, which technically falls in line with Apple&#39;s &quot;early 2015&quot; release date.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/iphone-6-vs-samsung-galaxy-s5-weigh/news" target="_blank">Apple iPhone 6 vs Samsung Galaxy S5: the weigh-in</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> <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> <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"> Apple Watch hands-on </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"> It&#039;s about time: Apple takes the wraps off its smart timepiece </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-carousel-image-small"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item small image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_carousel_image_small" width="450" height="340" alt="" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/watch-8.JPG" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-iwatch/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-iwatch/review#comments Apple Geek accessories Watch Mon, 03 Nov 2014 10:36:55 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1427900 at http://www.stuff.tv Make your iPhone 6/6 Plus even more incredible with these 5 multitasking cases http://www.stuff.tv/sg/iphone-6/coolest-multitasking-iphone-66-plus-cases-out-there/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> These transforming cases don’t just protect, they also serve multiple enhancement purposes </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="Make your iPhone 6/6 Plus even more incredible with these 5 multitasking cases" alt="Make your iPhone 6/6 Plus even more incredible with these 5 multitasking cases" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/cases.png" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Your iPhone 6/6 Plus deserves more than a case to protect its pretty face. It needs something that will serve its cause of fulfilling every mobile tech need you might have.</p> <p class="p1">And it isn&rsquo;t too early for the unconventional cases to start surfacing. We&rsquo;ve trawled the ocean of ordinary cases to bring you these five super special ones that you can slip your brand new iPhone into to explore its possibilities fearlessly.</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="/sg/users/elissa-loi" title="View user profile.">Elissa Loi</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"> Get snap happy with the Bitplay Snap 6 </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 new iPhones&rsquo; super slim form factor is great and all, but anyone who has tried to take a photo with their naked phones would attest to the possibility of a high impact fall. And you don&rsquo;t want a S$1000 rectangle of scratched metal and cracked glass. So best strap on a case, the <a href="http://snap6.bitplayinc.com/" target="_blank">Bitplay Snap 6</a> in this instance, which also doubles up as a more ergonomic grip for your hands than that slim slab of metal.</p> <p class="p1">The trigger button is thoughtfully placed just right so that your thumb lands on the camera icon button to immediately start up the camera. Perfect for single-handed use. You also get to choose from wide angle, fisheye, polaroid and macro lenses for more variety in shooting modes.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Best for:</strong> Butter-fingered snappers</p> <p class="p1"><a href="http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1995408080/snap-6-the-easiest-way-to-snap-a-shot-with-your-ip" target="_blank">Get the Bitplay Snap 6 here from US$35</a><a href="http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1995408080/snap-6-the-easiest-way-to-snap-a-shot-with-your-ip" target="_blank">&nbsp;(S$45)</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="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/HT9I4Y0pbp0" 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 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"> 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"> Turn your iPhone into a portable speaker with Amp </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 speakers on the iPhone are definitely good enough to turn your bathroom into a private disco. Take it outside and the music might just get lost in all that open space.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ampaudio.com/" target="_blank">Amp</a> will not only pump music to fill every corner of your space via its two high quality drivers, it also cleans up the audio so that you won&rsquo;t make hearing mistakes like Siri does. </p> <p>Should you wish to listen to your Taylor Swift songs on the down low, plug your headphones in. Amp will intelligently tailor the music to your needs depending on your environment and music preferences using dynamic noise reduction technology.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Best for:</strong> Fussy music lovers</p> <p class="p1"><a href="http://www.ampaudio.com/" target="_blank">Get Amp here for US$69</a><a href="http://www.ampaudio.com/" target="_blank">&nbsp;(S$90)</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="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/ky9IIi5Qkoc" 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 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"> 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"> Find a connection with Beartooth in the wild </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 nothing worse than seeing no signal bars in an extremely crowded or isolated location. At best it can be inconvenient (like at a music festival), at worst even dangerous (say if you&rsquo;re on a trekking adventure).</p> <p>The <a href="http://www.beartooth.com/#about">peer-to-peer case</a> has a software defined radio that takes over when a cellular or Wi-Fi connection can&rsquo;t be made so that you can still stay in touch with geolocation abilities, push to talk voice calls and messaging.</p> <p class="p1">Comes with an extra 2000mAh of battery to keep you going. All it&rsquo;s lacking are solar panels to make it absolutely fit for the wild.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Best for:</strong> Wandering festival attendees or wanderers</p> <p class="p1"><a href="http://www.beartooth.com/#about">Get Beartooth here for US$250&nbsp;(S$320)</a></p> <p class="p1">*Yes, we&#39;re aware those aren&#39;t iPhones but rest assured the cases are available for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.</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="425" title="Find a connection with Beartooth in the wild " alt="The coolest multitasking iPhone 6/6 Plus cases out there" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/beartooth_0.jpg" /> </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"> 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"> Au naturel photo taking with the Relonch Camera </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="" frameborder="0" height="281" mozallowfullscreen="" src="//player.vimeo.com/video/106190985" webkitallowfullscreen="" width="500"></iframe></p> <p>The camera on the iPhone takes some of the best photos we&rsquo;ve ever seen. But if you want to up the ante for the sake of emerging as Instagram&rsquo;s finest, you get to upgrade the camera hardware by snapping on the&nbsp;<a href="https://relonch.com/index.html">Relonch Camera</a>. It adds on a large APS-C sensor so that all that light can get right in there and turn out good looking images even in low light situations.</p> <p>Plus, there&rsquo;s a prime lens with a large aperture for brilliant bokeh. However, there&rsquo;s no flash on this so you got to be creative with your light source at night.</p> <p>Should you get carried away with the photo-taking, rest assured that the Relonch Camera has more than enough battery to go on as it also doubles up as an extra pack of juice.</p> <p><strong>Best for:</strong>&nbsp;Professional casual shooters</p> <p><a href="http://relonch.com/store.html" target="_blank">Get the Relonch Camera&nbsp;here&nbsp;for US$499&nbsp;(S$640)</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"> 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"> Weather all storms with the Taktik 360 </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="" frameborder="0" height="281" mozallowfullscreen="" src="//player.vimeo.com/video/107957392" webkitallowfullscreen="" width="500"></iframe></p> <p>Come hell or high water, you know your phone will survive at least the latter when it&rsquo;s clad in the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.lunatik.com/products/iphone-6/taktik-360">Taktik 360</a>, and even the former.</p> <p>More protective than a first time dad, this tough case will turn it into the perfect underwater (to a depth of two meters for one hour) and desert storm camera for the regular GoPro user thanks to its IP68 rating. Tales have emerged of it surviving extreme skydiving drops and being run over by vehicles alike. Comes with a cool locking key for you to feel all Indiana Jones with.</p> <p>If it&rsquo;s too bulky for your liking and you don&rsquo;t plan on dropping your phone from an extreme height anytime soon, feel free to opt for the slimmer&nbsp;<a href="https://www.lunatik.com/products/iphone-6/taktik-360">Aquatik</a>&nbsp;case designed for your watery, dusty adventures.</p> <p><strong>Best for:&nbsp;</strong>Accident-prone Bear Grylls types</p> <p><a href="http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/taktik-360-aquatik-for-iphone-6-by-lunatik" target="_blank">Get Taktik 360&nbsp;here&nbsp;for US$99&nbsp;(S$130)</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> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/iphone-6/coolest-multitasking-iphone-66-plus-cases-out-there/feature#comments Geek accessories iPhone 6 iPhone 6 Plus Fri, 17 Oct 2014 08:50:11 +0000 Elissa Loi 1450313 at http://www.stuff.tv This is easily the most amazing wireless charger we've ever seen http://www.stuff.tv/sg/easily-most-amazing-wireless-charger-weve-ever-seen/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Who says inductive charging solutions can&#039;t be sexy? </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="We&#039;d hang it on our walls" alt="This is easily the most amazing wireless charger we&#039;ve ever seen" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/thermo-clock.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Wireless inductive charging pads are nothing new, and while they&#39;re useful, they haven&#39;t exactly set our gadget-loving hearts aflutter. Until now.</p> <p>Spira, a project by design student Alice Robbiani, consists of a wall-mounted inductive charger which, when left on its own, looks like a piece of minimalist art.</p> <p>Dock an iPhone using a special case however, and the black thermochromatic ink fades away revealing a hidden circular pattern.</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="/sg/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><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="281" mozallowfullscreen="" src="//player.vimeo.com/video/107038268" webkitallowfullscreen="" width="500"></iframe></p> <p>Sure, having your phone on the wall might not be the most practical option if you want to bash out a few messages while it&#39;s charging, but that&#39;s a price you might be willing to pay in the name of art.</p> <p>Sadly this is a one-off concept piece, for the time being anyway, so we&#39;ll have to make do with our standard cables for now.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-iphone-6/review" target="_blank"> Apple iPhone 6 review</a></strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>[<a href="http://vimeo.com/107038268" target="_blank">Vimeo</a> via <a href="http://gizmodo.com/this-inductive-charger-makes-powering-up-your-iphone-be-1646278725" 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-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/sg/easily-most-amazing-wireless-charger-weve-ever-seen/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/easily-most-amazing-wireless-charger-weve-ever-seen/news#comments Geek accessories Smartphones Wed, 15 Oct 2014 09:30:35 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1450433 at http://www.stuff.tv Carl Zeiss' US$99 VR One brings the fight straight to the Oculus Rift and Samsung Gear VR http://www.stuff.tv/sg/carl-zeiss-us99-vr-one-brings-fight-straight-oculus-rift-and-samsung-gear-vr/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> You don&#039;t have to be a model for companies to fight over your face </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="586" height="439" title="White Rift" alt="Carl Zeiss&#039; US$99 VR One brings the fight straight to the Oculus Rift and Samsun" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/carl-zeiss-vr.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Your wrist isn&#39;t the only part of your body that manufacturers want to claim.</p> <p>Ever since the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/oculus/gamescom-2014/oculus-rift-dev-kit-2-eyes-preview-gamescom-2014/feature" target="_blank">Oculus Rift</a> first began wowing eyeballs, VR headsets have cropped up left right and centre.</p> <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>Enter Carl Zeiss and its VR One headset.</p> <p>Priced at a wallet-friendly US$99 (S$126), it too acts as a cradle for your smartphone, using built-in lenses to manipulate the screen into a retina-friendly experience.</p> <p>Unlike Samsung&#39;s offering however, the VR One can be used with multiple devices between 4.7-5.2 inches.</p> <p>While that rules out larger devices like the 5.5in LG G3, it&#39;s still a lot more flexible than the Gear VR, and it&#39;s presumably cheaper than the yet-to-be-released Oculus Rift.</p> <p>Users will have to drop an extra US$10 (S$13) on different &#39;drawers&#39; to hold their smartphones, but apart from that, it looks like this could be one of the more accessible ways to jump into the face-hugging world of virtual reality.</p> <p>Whether or not all supported smartphones will be able to provide the same fluid experience as the Oculus Rift and Galaxy Note 4 however, remains to be seen.</p> <p>It&#39;s not due to land till next year however, so you&#39;d better get cracking with a homemade <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/google/google-io-2014/how-google-cardboard-scratch/feature" target="_blank">Google Cardboard</a> alternative for the time being.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/google/google-io-2014/how-google-cardboard-scratch/feature" target="_blank">How to make Google Cardboard from scratch</a></strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>[via <a href="http://www.engadget.com/2014/10/11/carl-zeiss-vr-one-is-a-99-answer-to-the-samsung-gear-vr/" target="_blank">Engadget</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="558" height="419" title="APPLY DIRECTLY TO THE FACE" alt="Carl Zeiss&#039; US$99 VR One brings the fight straight to the Oculus Rift and Samsun" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/carl-zeiss-vr-2.jpg" /> </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/sg/carl-zeiss-us99-vr-one-brings-fight-straight-oculus-rift-and-samsung-gear-vr/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/carl-zeiss-us99-vr-one-brings-fight-straight-oculus-rift-and-samsung-gear-vr/news#comments Gaming Geek accessories Smartphones Virtual Reality Mon, 13 Oct 2014 11:21:00 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1450177 at http://www.stuff.tv These cat ear headphones are an otaku's dream come true http://www.stuff.tv/sg/these-cat-ear-headphones-are-otakus-dream/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Cat ears that light up with LEDs? We&#039;re sold </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="These cat ear headphones are an otaku&#039;s dream" alt="These cat ear headphones are an otaku&#039;s dream" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/catears.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Cat ear headphones. First question is why someone hasn&#39;t thought of this first? No matter, Axent Wear, a tiny startup by two Berkley students are now on Indiegogo with a project that&#39;s basically made some people just go &quot;Shut up and take my money!&quot;</p> <p>Proof? It&#39;s only been the third day of the campaign and it&#39;s already fully-funded, nearly doubling its funding goal of US$250,000 ($317,610).</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="/sg/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"> Cat lover, otaku or perhaps Deadmau5 fan magnet </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>Now, lest you think these headphones are just cat ears stuck on top of headphones, you get a lot more for your money. The headphones themselves can either be wired or wireless, with a removable cord as well as a USB charging port.</p> <p>As to the sound driver, the Axent Wear headphones use a 40mm driver with a 20Hz to 20KhZ range, which is a pretty decent standard with the 40mm giving you access to the lower-end of tunes.</p> <p>The cat ears are also not just for show. They&#39;re actually functional speakers, albeit cute ones. Basically you have the kind of headphones that will glow even in the dark with funky coloured lights - red, blue, green or purple, depending on which colour accent you choose. The purple headphones seem to be the most popular at the moment of all the Indiegogo campaign picks.</p> <p>How much for a pair? Considering that the price includes shipping and tax all over the world, US$150 (S$191) does not seem quite a bad deal. But just a caveat, this being a crowdfunding effort, the element of risk is there. So crowdfund only if you dare.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: </strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/what-your-headphones-say-about-you/feature">What do your headphones say about you?</a></p> <p>[Source: <a href="https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/axent-wear-cat-ear-headphones" target="_blank">Indiegogo</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="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/UJugaD6rs2g" 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/sg/these-cat-ear-headphones-are-otakus-dream/news#comments Crowdfunding Geek accessories Headphones Fri, 10 Oct 2014 05:49:53 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1449856 at http://www.stuff.tv Be a chameleon, with a jacket that helps you match the environment http://www.stuff.tv/sg/be-chameleon-jacket-helps-you-match-environment/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> What happens when science takes inspiration from nature? You get what could be the ultimate camo jacket </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="Be a chameleon, with a jacket that helps you match the environment" alt="Be a chameleon, with a jacket that helps you match the environment" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/chameleon_suit.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>So four young Norwegian graduates decided that they would try and replicate the powers of animals. What happened? They teamed up as a collective named Drap og Design. From that collective came a jacket that came about from trying to imitate the ever-versatile chameleon. What has come about is an interesting, translucent jacket with built-in sensors.</p> <p>The sensors work by detecting the colour of objects around the jacket&#39;s wearer, so it can change colour to match said objects.</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="/sg/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"> Maybe not practical yet, but who knows </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 jacket is called Interacket and the colours of the jacket are projected via a series of RGB LED displays that are placed along the jacket&#39;s sleeves.</p> <p>What is it made of? The jacket itself is not fabricated from anything fancy - it&#39;s a mix of foil and diffusive fabric. It&#39;s powered by a single 9V battery and uses Adafruit Neopixel LED strips, Arduino Uno chips and Adafruit colour sensors.</p> <p>While CNet thinks the jacket couldn&#39;t be of &#39;practical&#39; use, we think that it would be the kind of jacket you would wear to raves. Who needs childish glowsticks when you can light up in as many colours as you want?</p> <p>If you think they&#39;re going to stop at playing chameleon, you&#39;re wrong. The group has designs on other animal kingdom abilities: &quot;...we have planned out most of the other powers we want to recreate and aim to do them soon.&quot; Or so they proclaim on the website.</p> <p>To keep up with the crazy kids, you can bookmark the <a data-component="externalLink" href="http://www.drapogdesign.com/" target="_blank">Drap og Design</a> webpage.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/jacket-has-wrist-mounted-wind-turbine/news" target="_blank">A wind-mounted turbine jacket? Believe it</a></p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.cnet.com/news/this-jacket-brings-out-your-inner-chameleon/" target="_blank">CNet</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="567" height="425" alt="" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/chameleon_suit2.jpg" /> </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/sg/be-chameleon-jacket-helps-you-match-environment/news#comments Geek accessories Thu, 09 Oct 2014 08:17:36 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1449767 at http://www.stuff.tv This iPhone 6 case will never have any scratches, ever http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/iphone-6-case-will-never-have-any-scratches-ever/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Why? Because it’s got self-healing powers </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="576" height="425" title="This iPhone 6 case will never have any scratches, ever" alt="This iPhone 6 case will never have any scratches, ever" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/cover1.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Now that all three <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/price-plans-apple-iphone-6">telcos have released their prices for the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus</a>, you i-lovers should be looking into accessories for them if those provided by Apple isn&rsquo;t your cuppa tea.</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="/sg/users/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</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"> An almost indestructible body </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>But this isn&rsquo;t technology that we&rsquo;ve not seen &ndash; it pretty much works the same way as LG&rsquo;s G Flex smartphone, which also has the ability to mend itself from minor scratches. So you can expect somewhat of the same result from the Innerexile Hydra case.&nbsp;</p> <p>The case is made of polycarbonate, and boasts an overall thickness of 7.9mm, as well as a weight of just 12.9g, so it shouldn&rsquo;t make your iPhone 6 bulky at all.&nbsp;</p> <p>The Innerexile Hydra will be available for purchase from 19 September, for US$25 (S$32) (Turk and Taylor, Aggregate Supply, Stich, and AC Gears will carry it). You can also have your pick from three transparent colours &ndash; clear, black, or pink.</p> <p>Here&rsquo;s something to take note of though &ndash; the company will only selling the casing for the 4.7in <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-iphone-6/review">iPhone 6</a>, meaning that for those of you who want one for your <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-iphone-6l/review">iPhone 6 Plus</a>, sorry but you&rsquo;re out of luck until October.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: </strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/iphone-5s/case-will-transform-any-table-giant-trackpad-your-iphone/news">This case will transform any table into a giant trackpad for your iPhone&nbsp;</a></p> <p>[Sources: <a href="http://www.engadget.com/2014/09/12/innerexile-hydra-iphone-6-case/" target="_blank">Engadget</a> and <a href="http://www.businessinsider.sg/iphone-6-case-that-can-heal-itself-2014-9/" target="_blank">Business Insider</a>]&nbsp;</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-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="This iPhone 6 case will never have any scratches, ever" alt="This iPhone 6 case will never have any scratches, ever" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/casing.jpg" /> </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/sg/apple/iphone-6-case-will-never-have-any-scratches-ever/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/iphone-6-case-will-never-have-any-scratches-ever/news#comments Apple Geek accessories iPhone 6 iPhone 6 Plus TV and Hifi accessories Mon, 15 Sep 2014 04:55:14 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1447652 at http://www.stuff.tv How to run faster with no training: step 1 - wear a jetpack http://www.stuff.tv/sg/how-run-faster-no-training-step-1-strap-jetpack/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> What could possibly go wrong? </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="1062" height="796" title="Jetpack, ACTIVATE" alt="How to run faster with no training: step 1 - strap on a jetpack" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/jetpack_0.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Rocket boots. They&#39;re an idea that every bright-eyed child has conjured up at at some point, long before the crushing responsibilities &nbsp;of adulthood shattered their visions with issues like &#39;the laws of physics&#39; and &#39;safety&#39;.</p> <p>Thankfully, some of those children have grown up and are now at Arizona State University, and while rocket boots are still a way off, they&#39;ve still managed to create a jetpack to help you run faster.</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="/sg/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><iframe allowfullscreen="" height="281" mozallowfullscreen="" src="//player.vimeo.com/video/98084869" webkitallowfullscreen="" width="500"></iframe></p> <p>In testing, one runner shaved 18 seconds off his 5min 20sec mile time by using the jetpack. While not massively faster on paper, it could be the difference between life and death in military scenarios, which is one of the potential use cases.</p> <p>It&#39;s still in its early development stage, but we&#39;re just glad there are people out there working on ways to increase our athleticism without us actually having to train.</p> <p>Now if only they&#39;d combine it with roller-skates...</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/why-apple-watch-more-just-another-smartwatch/feature" target="_blank">Why the Apple Watch is more than just another smartwatch</a></strong></p> <p>[<a href="http://researchmatters.asu.edu/videos/jetpack-helps-soldiers-run-faster" target="_blank">ASU </a>via <a href="http://www.pocket-lint.com/news/130894-jetpack-developed-to-let-anyone-run-a-4-minute-mile" target="_blank">Pocket-lint</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> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/how-run-faster-no-training-step-1-strap-jetpack/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/how-run-faster-no-training-step-1-strap-jetpack/news#comments Future tech Geek accessories Thu, 11 Sep 2014 11:42:20 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1447373 at http://www.stuff.tv Sonos untethers itself by dropping its Bridge device http://www.stuff.tv/sg/sonos/sonos-untethers-itself-dropping-its-bridge-device/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> While other manufacturers lean towards locking consumers into ecosystems, Sonos is playing nice with other platforms </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="Sonos untethers itself by dropping its Bridge device" alt="Sonos untethers itself by dropping its Bridge device" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/sonos%20bridge.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Sonos has just taken another step to true wirelessness by dropping the requirement of a Sonos Bridge device (in some cases) for your wireless speaker setups.</p> <p>Not long ago, if you wanted to hook up your Sonos gear to the Internet, you would have to pay for a bridging device (the Bridge) to play middleman between your Internet router and Sonos.</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="/sg/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"> Wirelessly yours, Sonos </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>Besides the Sonos Bridge, you used to also need a separate remote to control your Sonos device. But the remote has been gradually phased out as Sonos decided to rely instead of iOS and Android apps to do the same job.</p> <p>As music seems to be the new Internet battleground, with Apple&#39;s recent purchase of Beats and Google looking to offer audio-only, ad-free subscriptions to YouTube, it makes sense for audio hi-fi companies to work harder at connectivity.</p> <p>Sonos is also working on improving its streaming quality, looking to transmit high-def audio wirelessly, which could prove a challenge seeing how much data would need to be streamed. With Wi-Fi, it would be possible, but the question lies in whether Sonos is up to the challenge of transmitting high-def music over Bluetooth. The latter would probably also depend on the latest Bluetooth standard and how well Sonos can implement it in its speakers.</p> <p>Though Sonos&#39; reputation is built on its wireless speakers, you wonder if Sonos has plans to diversify seeing how much competition there is in the market for wireless speakers.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE</strong>: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/hi-fi-streaming">We have the goss on hi-fi streaming</a></p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://techcrunch.com/2014/09/02/sonos-kills-the-bridge-and-goes-almost-totally-wireless/?ncid=rss&amp;utm_source=feedburner&amp;utm_medium=feed&amp;utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Techcrunch+%28TechCrunch%29" target="_blank">Techcrunch</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="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/gKAFTtK4G6E" 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> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/sonos/sonos-untethers-itself-dropping-its-bridge-device/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/sonos/sonos-untethers-itself-dropping-its-bridge-device/news#comments Geek accessories Hi-Fi & Streaming Hi-Res Audio Sonos Wed, 03 Sep 2014 08:50:45 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1446417 at http://www.stuff.tv