Tech & Gear

  • Boogie-Dice Literally Roll Themselves

    Boogie-Dice Literally Roll Themselves

    We have reached the latest, greatest plateau of technological advancement. It’s Boogie-Dice, dice that come equipped with vibration motors, LEDs, tilt sensors, and rechargeable batteries, and even a couple of microphones. Most of this hardware gets packed into the dice for one simple reason: They’re sound-activated and self-rolling! That’s right, Boogie-Dice roll themselves if you […]

  • Sondors Electric Bike: A More Affordable eBike

    Sondors Electric Bike: A More Affordable eBike

    Electric bikes can save you a lot of money on stuff like gasoline and car maintenance by making them both unnecessary while also performing tasks that a regular bicycle can’t really do – or a human rider of a regular bicycle can’t really do, anyway. But they can also get quite expensive, which is why […]

  • X2 Sport Underwater Jet Pack From S.C.P. Marine Innovation

    X2 Sport Underwater Jet Pack From S.C.P. Marine Innovation

    The new iPhone came out recently but if you ask me, the most exciting tech innovation to hit the internet this week is something a lot less practical: The X2 Sport Underwater Jet Pack from S.C.P. Marine Innovation. That’s right, the X2 Sport Underwater Jet Pack features two wrist-mounted (!!) Hydra thrusters that can send […]

  • Skarp Laser Razor: Shave With A Real Laser

    Skarp Laser Razor: Shave With A Real Laser

    It’s been almost two years since this “laser-guided razor” was written about in these pages, and back then I remember having the obvious thought that it would be even cooler if you could actually shave with a laser, rather than just guiding a conventional razor with one. At that time I didn’t even know such […]

  • UnlimitedHand for Actually Touching Virtual Reality

    UnlimitedHand for Actually Touching Virtual Reality

    As advanced as virtual reality has gotten, it still only engages with two of the five senses, maybe three if you include Smell-o-Vision. But the developers at H2L have come up with a way to engage another sense – touch – with a device they call UnlimitedHand, now raising funds on Kickstarter. You strap UnlimitedHand […]

  • Netflix Switch Unveiled at World Maker Faire (Video)

    Netflix Switch Unveiled at World Maker Faire (Video)

    If you have a Netflix account, you know that it takes a lot more than a TV and an internet connection to create perfect (dare I say it) “Netflix and chill” conditions. Lighting is important, as is a good supply of food, and an absence of distractions from your smartphone is also a worthwhile factor […]

  • Tempescope: The “Ambient Weather Display for Your Home” (Video)

    Tempescope: The “Ambient Weather Display for Your Home” (Video)

    Here’s a fun idea: Imagine if you could capture just a little piece of the weather either just outside your apartment or in your hometown in a small box. That’s the weird-yet-irresistible premise behind Tempescope, the “ambient weather display for your home” about to enter its all-important crowdfunding phase. When designer Ken Kawamoto first introduced his […]

  • Leaf Plug N’ Plant Cannabis Growing System

    Leaf Plug N’ Plant Cannabis Growing System

    As marijuana edges closer and closer to being a wholly legitimate industry, we’re going to be seeing more and more products capitalizing on this previously untapped market. The latest is Leaf, a “Plug N’ Plant” system that seeks to make growing marijuana in your house an exceedingly simple operation. Leaf is a mini-fridge-sized chamber with room […]

  • Phone-Brella: A Hands-Free Umbrella (Video)

    Phone-Brella: A Hands-Free Umbrella (Video)

    There’s practically no limit to the ways a stiff rainstorm can cut into your productivity, but one underrated one would have to be that you can’t answer texts, check voice mail messages, or any of the other stuff you can’t do with your phone while you’re holding an umbrella. But … NO MORE, thanks to […]