Geek accessories http://www.stuff.tv/sg/geek-accessories/reviews en-SG 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="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/cases.png?1413536248" /> </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="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/beartooth_0.jpg?1413536248" /> </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="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/thermo-clock.jpg?1413443538" /> </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="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/carl-zeiss-vr.jpg?1413252871" /> </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="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/carl-zeiss-vr-2.jpg?1413252871" /> </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="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/catears.jpg?1412996008" /> </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="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/chameleon_suit.jpg?1412842655" /> </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="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/chameleon_suit2.jpg?1412842655" /> </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 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 01/10/14: You could be wearing an Apple Watch next Valentine&#039;s Day </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="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/1_2.JPG?1412211464" /> </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="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/2.1_0.JPG?1412211464" /> </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="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/2.2_0.JPG?1412211464" /> </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="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/2.3_0.JPG?1412211464" /> </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="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/3.1_0.JPG?1412211464" /> </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="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/3.2_0.JPG?1412211464" /> </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="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/4.1_0.JPG?1412211464" /> </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="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/4.2.JPG?1412211464" /> </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="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/5_2.JPG?1412211464" /> </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>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="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/watch-8.JPG?1412211464" /> </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 Wed, 01 Oct 2014 10:45:18 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1427900 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="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/cover1.jpg?1410766058" /> </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="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/casing.jpg?1410766058" /> </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="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/jetpack_0.jpg?1410484195" /> </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="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/sonos%20bridge.jpg?1409734807" /> </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 Look makes sure you never lose your glasses http://www.stuff.tv/sg/look-makes-sure-you-never-lose-your-glasses/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Simple Bluetooth tracker keeps glasses and other objects within easy reach </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="Look makes sure you never lose your glasses" alt="Look makes sure you never lose your glasses" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/look_01.jpg?1409492184" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Anyone who&#39;s ever worn glasses will remember the early morning fumbling for your eyewear. Glasses are far too easy to misplace and not so easy to find if your eyesight is bad enough to need them in the first place.</p> <p>Dafna Ariely found herself constantly looking for her reading glasses and decided there had to be a better way of doing it besides upturning the sofa cushions once again.</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"> Fashionable tracking, anyone? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>What would appeal to the bespectacled crowd is that the device comes in five colours - black, red, silver, brown and white - as well as four sleek designs. Meaning you can attach it to your glasses without looking like a complete tool.</p> <p>The Bluetooth range is 15m and it is also somewhat water-resistant but not waterproof. So it&#39;ll likely withstand the odd heavy sweating and sudden onset of rain but no soaking it in the bathtub.</p> <p>But what if grandma doesn&#39;t have a smartphone but keeps losing her glasses? Look also comes with a keychain remote, which unfortunately doesn&#39;t work with the app.</p> <p>To help get the Look device out to all the absent-minded people in need, there&#39;s an&nbsp;<a href="https://www.indiegogo.com/project/preview/d0c0e8e5" target="_blank">Indiegogo campaign launching 3 September</a>. If you fancy one, then prepare to pay US$30 each, with an extra US$5 for shipping. Early birds can get one for US$25.</p> <p>Sure, there are other tracking devices available but Look&#39;s specific target market might like a tracking device that can be left on your glasses without taking too much space or proving uncomfortable.</p> <p>Only question is: without your glasses, will you be able to find your phone and then find your glasses? We predict much ensuing hilarity.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE</strong>: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apps-and-games">More apps! More cool stuff people do with apps!</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/3AhNbVbZ4tw" 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/look-makes-sure-you-never-lose-your-glasses/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/look-makes-sure-you-never-lose-your-glasses/news#comments Geek accessories Fri, 29 Aug 2014 05:47:22 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1446124 at http://www.stuff.tv Nanoleaf Bloom is a fresh take on the smart lightbulb http://www.stuff.tv/sg/nanoleaf-bloom-fresh-take-smart-lightbulb/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Smart bulbs at smarter prices? </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="Nanoleaf Bloom is a fresh take on the smart lightbulb" alt="Nanoleaf Bloom is a fresh take on the smart lightbulb" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/nanoleaf.jpg?1408674142" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The trouble with smart bulbs in the market is the controls. Sure, the apps fold into the other things your phone does &ndash; the problem is your phone doesn&#39;t really fold into other household uses, unless you change EVERY switch in the house. That kind of investment is not something every homeowner is capable of.</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"> Kickstarter dream </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" id="docs-internal-guid-57d34166-fb7e-9e2b-65c1-066993f4c2f1">It turns on/off regularly as any dumb bulb would. How it dims the light is through a series of on/off sequences &ndash; that is, click on/off a set number of times in quick succession to set it at your desired brightness. How does the bulb do it? The Bloom contains a small microprocessor that translates the on/off sequences into measures of variable brightness in the bulb. Hence, no additional hardware or apps required for energy-efficient smart light!</p> <p>The bulb itself is also rather fascinating in shape, styling itself like a completed geometric puzzle piece. The <a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/nanoleaf/nanoleaf-bloom-the-first-bulb-that-dims-without-a?ref=category" target="_blank">Kickstarter</a> has taken off very quickly &ndash; the Bloom has raised more than USD$130,000, more than quadruple its original goal and still has nearly a month to go. Each bulb is going for USD$40 at a basic price threshold on the Kickstarter, which means it won&#39;t be cheap to outfit an entire house.</p> <p>That said, the endeavour and price of retrofitting your house with dimmer switches or any of the alternative smart bulbs will cost at least the same amount of money, so it&#39;s your decision, oh fair consumer.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>READ MORE</strong>: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/home">Even cooler stuff to equip your house </a></p> <p dir="ltr">[Source: <a href="http://techcrunch.com/2014/08/19/nanoleaf-bloom/" target="_blank">Techcrunch</a>]<br />&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="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/9SnKrj7vK7M" 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/nanoleaf-bloom-fresh-take-smart-lightbulb/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/nanoleaf-bloom-fresh-take-smart-lightbulb/news#comments Geek accessories Home Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:22:23 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1445576 at http://www.stuff.tv These gorgeous chopsticks are empowering Japan's disabled http://www.stuff.tv/sg/these-gorgeous-chopsticks-are-empowering-japans-disabled/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Also good for fumbling chopstick-using wannabes and chronically clumsy </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 gorgeous chopsticks are empowering Japan&#039;s disabled" alt="These gorgeous chopsticks are empowering Japan&#039;s disabled" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/chop%2001.jpg?1407375975" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Japanese artisanal woodworker Katsuyuki Miyabo is making custom chopsticks that makes its wielding a feasible task for all.</p> <p>These chopsticks are primarily aimed towards the physically disabled or users with hand injuries. However, they simplify the use of chopsticks so those who wish for something like Baby&rsquo;s First Chopsticks or training chopsticks may also find them very useful.</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"> Only in Japan, though </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>To that end, Miyabo generally holds sessions with each customer to properly calibrate his works, since each pair will be unique to each client. Usually, prospective clients choose from a selection of base designs and specific measurements and adjustments are made to tailor the design for that client.</p> <p>For Miyabo, the meetings are helpful for a number of reasons. With all that individual attention, Miyabo catalogues a greater number of base designs that accommodate for more types of disabilities that people face on a daily basis. Miyabo also finds it personally satisfying as the new challenges and the help he gives to a mostly overlooked minority motivates him in his work.</p> <p>It would seem that acquiring these chopsticks will require a trip to Japan. The meetings must happen in person and the artist doesn&rsquo;t even list prices so expect a custom chopstick bill to run high. Though for his clients and considering that they would re-enable autonomous eating for them, the price tag for autonomy, and maybe even some sense of pride, is never too high.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/jawbone/7-smart-accessories-make-geeks-look-cool/feature">If you&#39;d rather look cool, check these out instead.</a></p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.psfk.com/2014/08/japanese-craftsman-chopsticks-motor-disabilities.html" target="_blank">PSFK</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="These gorgeous chopsticks are empowering Japan&#039;s disabled" alt="These gorgeous chopsticks are empowering Japan&#039;s disabled" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/chop%2002.jpg?1407375975" /> </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/these-gorgeous-chopsticks-are-empowering-japans-disabled/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/these-gorgeous-chopsticks-are-empowering-japans-disabled/news#comments Geek accessories Wed, 06 Aug 2014 08:27:14 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1444169 at http://www.stuff.tv Look out Moto 360, the OnePlus OneWatch is just around the corner http://www.stuff.tv/sg/oneplus/watch-out-moto-360-oneplus-onewatch-just-around-corner/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The world of circular smartwatches appears to be growing, and we&#039;re not complaining one bit </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="705" height="529" title="Ooooh, leather" alt="Watch out Moto 360, the OnePlus OneWatch is just around the corner" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/oneplus-onewatch-1.jpg?1406944708" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We&#39;ve been drooling over Motorola&#39;s circular <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/meet-android-wear-googles-new-android-platform-wearable-devices/news" target="_blank">Moto 360 </a>smartwatch since we first caught a glimpse of it earlier this year. And now it looks like it&#39;s got another rival before it&#39;s even launched.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/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>A configurable button can presumably be used to carry out functions like triggering a smartphone camera or answering calls.</p> <p>There&#39;s no mention of what operating system the OneWatch will run, but we&#39;d bet our entire collection of gadgets that <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/google/android-wear/review" target="_blank">Android Wear</a> is the OS of choice.</p> <p>We&#39;ve already seen what clever tricks Google&#39;s wearable-focused OS can pull off in our <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/lg/lg-g-watch/review" target="_blank">LG G watch </a>review, and coupled with what appears to be a premium design, the OneWatch could very well give its rivals a run for their money.</p> <p>Hopefully, OnePlus will extend its low pricing philosophy to the OneWatch too, but we&#39;ll have to wait for more details to see where exactly this latest contender stands.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/lg/lg-g-watch/review" target="_blank">LG G watch review</a></strong></p> <p>[Source:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.bgr.in/news/exclusive-this-is-the-oneplus-onewatch-photos/" target="_blank">BGR</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="792" height="594" title="Sexy specs" alt="Watch out Moto 360, the OnePlus OneWatch is just around the corner" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/oneplus-onewatch-leak.jpg?1406944708" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/oneplus/watch-out-moto-360-oneplus-onewatch-just-around-corner/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/oneplus/watch-out-moto-360-oneplus-onewatch-just-around-corner/news#comments Geek accessories OnePlus Smartwatches Wearable tech Fri, 01 Aug 2014 11:43:00 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1443854 at http://www.stuff.tv Precision Touch, an iPad artist's dream stylus, perhaps? http://www.stuff.tv/sg/ipad/ipad-artists-dream-stylus-perhaps/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It has what iPad sketchers have been wanting for years - a fine tip </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="The iPad artist&#039;s dream stylus, perhaps?" alt="The iPad artist&#039;s dream stylus, perhaps?" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/dart%20active%2001.jpg?1406799722" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>While the iPad&#39;s been a great medium for consuming media, sketching or more precise drawing on the iPad has been somewhat hampered by the lack of actual fine-tipped styli. They tend to have big fat tips with the closest to accuracy being the Adonit styluses that worked by attaching discs at the end to approximate fine tips.</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"> It actually feels like a pen </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>So how does it work? Internally the stylus uses PCB digital circuitry that attempts to mimic your fingertip on the iPad&#39;s touchscreen. The 2mm fine tip is also hardened silicone that is less prone to collapse or distortion compared to other styli.</p> <p>Other styli have managed by using software to make up for the lack of precision in the hardware, but the makers of the Dart says that it works as is with no special software needed.</p> <p>At the moment the stylus comes in just black matte, with fingerprint resistance so you won&#39;t smudge the shiny surface and added tail fins for balance and better ergonomics.</p> <p>It&#39;s too late to get in on the Kickstarter but you can still&nbsp;<a href="http://www.precisiontouch.com/">pre-order one</a>&nbsp;for US$59.90, a discount over its final US$69.90 retail price. Packed with the stylus are three tips and two AAAA batteries. Precision Touch says the Dart should work with all applications and with all iPads.</p> <p>No mention of Android tablet compatibility but since it doesn&#39;t need special software it should work with your Android tablet too.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/ipad/zero-hero-best-ipad-apps-teach-you-new-skills/feature">The best iPad apps to give you mad skills</a></p> <p>[Source:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.precisiontouch.com/" target="_blank">Precision Touch</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="The iPad artist&#039;s dream stylus, perhaps?" alt="The iPad artist&#039;s dream stylus, perhaps?" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/dart%20active%2002.jpg?1406799722" /> </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/ipad/ipad-artists-dream-stylus-perhaps/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/ipad/ipad-artists-dream-stylus-perhaps/news#comments Geek accessories iPad iPhone & iPad Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:47:02 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1443739 at http://www.stuff.tv How science and The Melt are conquering the problem of soggy delivery food http://www.stuff.tv/sg/how-science-conquering-problem-soggy-delivery-food/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Today, grilled cheese. Tomorrow, the world </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="How science is conquering the problem of soggy delivery food" alt="How science is conquering the problem of soggy delivery food" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/melt_01.jpg?1406612589" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>San Francisco restaurant chain, The Melt, may have the answer to all your (first world) grievances for less-than-fresh delivered food.</p> <p>Jonathan Kaplan, The Melt&rsquo;s founder and the man behind the Flip video camera, began tackling the problem with his team almost immediately after their camera launch in September 2009. Many years later, they are unveiling The Smart Box.</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"> Give us our fresh grilled cheese </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" id="docs-internal-guid-1f6b96d4-8048-f61a-2787-655b603f9dbc">At the time, no such thing existed that met the delicate and myriad conditions that the mighty grilled cheese sandwich demands. Rest assured, it is fussier than the pedestrian pizza. So the restaurant commissioned a team who has worked with NASA to help them create a &lsquo;transport box&rsquo; themselves.</p> <p dir="ltr">Their first prototype was basically a cardboard box with holes and a hair dryer was shoved into one of them. Four iterations later, with greater sophistication, they made the Smart Box pictured above. It uses a hot plate with a shield so it doesn&rsquo;t burn its contents. A fan ensures air circulates properly through each sandwich. Then sensors detect the internal temperature and humidity while a microcontroller allows you to adjust them.</p> <p dir="ltr">So the grilled cheese gods were appeased. We commoners will ask, of course, if the Box may be used elsewhere for other problematic delivery foods. Kaplan&rsquo;s team remains steadfast, insisting their clientele and the Almighty Grilled Cheese are foremost in their minds but the possibility of selling the tech to other restaurants is always there.</p> <p dir="ltr">[Source:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.fastcompany.com/3033595/at-last-a-scientific-solution-for-delivering-hot-grilled-cheese-sandwiches">Fastcompany</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="How science is conquering the problem of soggy delivery food" alt="How science is conquering the problem of soggy delivery food" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/melt%2002.jpg?1406612589" /> </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-science-conquering-problem-soggy-delivery-food/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/how-science-conquering-problem-soggy-delivery-food/news#comments Geek accessories Tue, 29 Jul 2014 04:08:12 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1443516 at http://www.stuff.tv