La bona Gadgets de 2013 !

The Best Gadgets of 2013 !

LA JARO 2013 eble ne vidis multaj rimarkindaj malkovroj aŭ novigoj en terminoj de smartphones aŭ tabletas, kun la jaro malsukcesado liveri ion sed ĝisdatigita modeloj kaj refreŝigita dezajnoj. Sed ke ne signifas la jaro ne venigis sian justan parton de idiosinkraziaj, malpli convencional gadgets kaj nekutima aparatoj digna de mencio.

De Bluetooth-ebligita smartpens por app-kontrolita lumo bulboj, jen kelkaj el niaj favoritos, en neniu aparta ordo.

la Livescribe 3 kuseneto skribilo ipad

La Livescribe 3 Smartpen Estas nedisputeble unu el la malvarmaj gadgets veni el 2013, fanfaronado iuj solaj kaj pioniraj karakterizaĵoj kiuj signifas noti-takers neniam devas preterlasi grava citaĵo denove.

La tria ripeto estis lanĉita en Aŭtuno, propagandanta iuj gravaj ŝanĝoj. la Smartpen, kiu estas konata por lia kapablo preni noton de kio ajn ĝia uzanto Scribbling kaj kopiu ĝin en la muŝo, tion faras nun uzante Bluetooth Smart LE teknologio, transporti cxion, kio estas skribita sur specialajLivescribe punkto papero al iOS aparato tra Livescribe + app.

Livescribe 3 Estas disponebla en du versioj, unu por £ 129,99, kiu inkludas la Smartpen kune kun 50-folio startigilo kajero, krom microUSB akuzanta kablon kaj nigra tungsteno-carburo amaskomunikila pinto inko kartoĉo. Alprezigita ĉe £ 169,99, la Livescribe Smartpen 3 Profesia Eldono inkludas ledo Smartpen biletujo kun 100-folio hardbound revuo, unujaran abonon al Evernote Premium, ŝargan kablon kaj plia inko kartoĉo.

Philips Hue lightstrips kaj floras ĝisdatigo

Nederlanda elektroniko firman Philips lanĉis ĝian LED diĝita lumigitan Hue reen malfrue 2012, Tamen ne estis ĝis mez 2013 ke la gadget vere venis en sian propran.

Kontrolita de moveblaj aparatoj tra WiFi ponto kiu engancha ĝis interreta enkursigilo, la LED lightbulbs permesas uzantoj por kontroli la koloron de lumigado en medioj por malsamaj humoroj tra app en iOS aŭ Android porteblaj aparatoj.

Ĉijare, Philips aldonis pliajn lumigado ebloj al la smartphone-kontrolita sistemo kaj esprimilo sinkronigis “Amikoj de Hue”. La aldonoj estasLivingcolours Bloom lumoj kaj Livingcolours Lightstrips, kiuj estas malsamaj variadoj kaj formojn de ampoloj kiuj estas kontrolitaj de la Hue app liveri malsamajn, pli dinamika lumigitaj en la hejmo.

Lin interesa de la lightbulbs estas tiu Philips lasis la softvarigo kit (SDK) malfermu por programistoj por la lumigado povas esti kontrolita en estonteco apps, malfermante la teknologio por aro de eblaj novigoj.

Gmax 3D presitan 3D printilo trarigardo

Gmax 3D printilo
3D presiloj estas neniel nova invento - fruaj versioj povas esti spurita reen al la 1980. Sed ne ĉiutage vi renkontas iun, kiu konstruis 3D printilo tiam desegni kaj presi sian propran multe pli granda 3D printilo, kiu tiam estas uzataj por presi eĉ pli 3D printiloj kiuj tiam ekspedita for kiel plata-pack amasiĝo ĝi-vi mem alsuma fabrikado aparatoj kapablas pli granda-ol-duonan muntaĵo volumo de 41x41x23cm.

Vidis tie unue ĉe la demandanto kiam ni renkontiĝis kun la presejo diseñador gordon Laplante, kiu montris al ni la Gmax dum lia prototipo fazo antaŭe ĉijare, en sia salono dezajno studio en Broklino, la plata-pack 3D printilo ilaro nun havebla aĉeti sur la Kickstarter crowdfunding retejo de $1,095.

Laplante insistas la Gmax Estas tre facile kunvenigi, kiel aĉetantoj bezonas nur “gliti en kaj ŝraŭbi” la pecoj kune. Ĝi povus ne esti disponebla en via loka Maplin vendejo ĵus ankoraŭ, sed estas sendube unu el niaj preferataj kaj plej novigaj gadgets de 2013.

intel-NUC-kit-fundo

Whoever said good things come in small packages has never been more spot on as far as Intel’s Next Unit of Computing (NUC) is concerned. It’s one of our top gadgets of 2013 chiefly because we’re still flabbergasted by the sheer amount of computing power available in such a tiny box.

The NUC itself is by no means brand new, sed what this year brought us was the addition of Intel’s fourth-generation Haswell processor in the same compact form factor, making the NUC just as tiny and versatile but with more power and even lower energy consumption. There are also two SO-DIMM slots for support of up to a massive 16GB of DDR3 memory.

Intel’s Haswell-powered NUC is available now from around £250, depending on configuration.

FAM Sports Check fitness gadget KEEP GOING

Check fitness training gadget
We can’t say health and fitness gadgets usually gain much attention here atThe INQUIRER. But when we heard about the Check training gadget antaŭe ĉijare, we made an exception.

What’s good about FAM SportsCheck gadget is that it is the first portable device to use electromyography technology, a technique for recording the electrical activity produced by skeletal muscles. Based on the phenomena of peripheral muscle reflex caused by electric stimulation, Check uses a sensor system that hooks up to a disposable electrode that is placed on your forearm. The electrode sticks to the wrist and is attached to the main device, which also has a sensor that sits on the tip of your thumb.

Check communicates over Bluetooth LE to an iOS or Android device and when you hit thenew assessmenticon in the app it will send a low-voltage current through your body in order to stimulate the nerve-muscle connection and tell you if your body is ready for a day of training or not.

Check is aimed at fitness fanatics and professional athletes and is available from FAM Sportsonline store for £225, along with various bundles of disposable and non-disposable electrodes, which are sold separately.

Orbitsound SB60 Airsound Base in a room

Orbitsound SB60 Airsound Base
Not only an innovative product but an innovation in technology, tro, LaOrbitsound SB60 Airsound Base is an all-in-one subwoofer and soundbar system built on the company’s patentedAirsound” Teknologio.

Updating the M series of wireless soundbars launched in February, Orbitsound’s SB60Airsound Base is what the firm callsa one-box TV sound solution with an integrated subwoofer without the need for additional speakers”.

The Airsound Base is powered by the firm’s Airsound technology, which was known asspatial soundin its previous lineup of products. It takes advantage ofsum and differenceaudio signals, as opposed to left and right channels, to create what Orbitsound terms a more solid image.

We had the chance to test the SB60 for several weeks and can confirm it’s one of the best sounding in its class, all squeezed into one neat package that fits snuggly under most TV sets. It’s available now for £299.

Grifin powerdock 5

Sometimes it only takes the simplest of devices to have the biggest effect on your life, and before long it’s hard to see what you did without them. This is certainly the case with Griffin’s Powerdock 5, which we can’t imagine living without now we’ve become accustomed to using it every day.

Measuring around the same as a single iPad laid flat, the Powerdock 5 is a multi-charge point for all your i-devices, giving you a place to store and charge five gadgets at one time, from a single potenco fonto. As long as there’s a USB cable to charge it, the Powerdock will handle it. It’s the perfect charging solution for small offices or work groups, or a family full ofAndroid, Fenestroj or iOS device users.

Griffin’s Powerdock 5 is available now for £80.

 

The Smart Key fob

Elgato Smart Key
Another one of life annoyances: even in a modern age of 3D printers and wearable devices, remembering where you put your keys can sometimes prove a challenge. It’s a good job that this year Elgato devised a gadget for this predicament, tiam, Isn?? ?i.

The Smart Key is essentially a Bluetooth-enabled fob that, unlike rival devices, uses Bluetooth Smart Teknologio in conjunction with recent software upgrades in iOS 7, to promise a reliable, consistent and versatile gadget-finder.

Working alongside an iOS app that acts as a command centre, the fob can be attached to anything you like – not just keys, Kiel la nomo sugestas. It can be synced via the app under a name corresponding to whatever it is attached to: “handbag”, “suitcase”, “keys”, ktp. If you leave something behind, the app will notify you accordingly, seeing that you never leave your valuable possessions behind again.

La Smart Key fob is available now for £40.

Drawing a house with Adobe’s Mighty and Napoleon

Adobe Project Mighty and Napoleon
adobo announced in September that it would take a serious step into hardware for the first time, and bring the internet-connected stylus experiment Project Mighty to production, along with a accompanying digital ruler called Project Napoleon.

The digital drawingtools deserve a place in our top gadgets roundup for 2013 because once we got our hands on them, we knew instantly they were one of a kind.

With a three-sided twist for better ergonomicsduring use, the stylus has a notification LED built into the end that emits a range of colours to signify information such as battery status and data transfer. The stylus is encircled with sensors so it can be charged in a USB charging dock.

They might not have become a purchasable reality yet, but the drawing tools – which are aimed at those in the design industry who are looking for tablet and smartphone accessories – offer an enhanced alternative to pencil and paper drawing.

The Google Glass display box sits on the top right hand side on the eyewear

2013 marked the first year that Google vitro became a tangible product; from mere prototype hype and mock videos in 2012, to something we could test out and use, albeit in an environment controlled by Google. But that didn’t mean we weren’t eager to get our mitts on the highly anticipated spectacles when we were invited to try them out back in summer.

From our demo, it was clear that Glass is more about the tech concepts it introduces, as opposed to a concrete device planned to make it big with consumers. Google isn’t promoting Glass as the next big thing in technology, but more as a proof of concept that it wants to receive feedback on and improve upon and just see where it goes.

Lightweight and futuristic looking, the eyewear is perhaps more an indicator of the kind of technology we are likely to see in years to come, and in that respect, we applaud Google for trying something new and giving people the chance to try an alternative to a smartphone. We think it’d be impossible to argue that it’s not a one-of-a-kind device, whether it becomes available to buy or not.

LG pocket photo

Korean hardware firm LG is perhaps best known for its substantial line-up of smart TVs, monitors and dolortelefonoj. But that all changed earlier this year when the company unveiled a rather unusual device, claiming to be the smallest and lightest mobile photo printer on the market.

Working with any smartphone or tablet, the LG Pocket Photo printerproduces roughly business card-sized colour prints via ZINK inkless printing technology, which LG says eliminates the need for expensive ink cartridges.

When we reviewed the nifty gadget, we found it extremely fun to use, working with a smartphone app that allows you to add filters and photo effects before printing out and covering everything you own with them.

The LG Pocket Photo printer is available now for £130.

Close up of the 3in Leap Motion USB device

The idea of augmented reality Kaj gesture control proved ever-more popular in 2013, with more manufacturers integrating it into their products.

Love it or hate it, Leap Motion was the first to give those who don’t already own gesture-controlled devices the option of such a technology. Pli Leap Motion Controllerturns any PC with a USB port into a 3D motion-activated computer for just £70.

La device allows people to control their computers with hand and finger movements, claiming to sense gestures made by your handsthe way you move them naturally”. Working withMakintoŝo computers and PCs, the 3in device is powered by USB and downloadable software.

It also tracks all 10 fingers up to 1/100th of a millimetre with zero visible latency, leaving your hands free to move in eight cubic feet of interactive, 3D space. It’s a neat and unique little gadget, which also comes with Airspace, the Leap Motion app store that is said to contain more than 75 applications such as paint programs and games built by developers and designed specifically forLeap Motion Teknologio. A welcome addition to the year’s line-up of quirky and unique gadgets. m

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