Yesterday, I posted news of the release of the Sleeptracker Watch over at I4U. Well, today I got a call from Lee Loree from Innovative Sleep Solutions (the guys behind the Sleeptracker) in response to an email I sent him. It turns out that the amount of orders they have gotten as a result of the press they have been receiving has them simply stunned. They weren’t expecting anything like the success that they are currently enjoying, and to that I simply say, congratulations. If you make a unique product that meets a need, people that hear about it are going to want it - it’s that simple. When it gets covered on sites like Gear Live, I4U, and Gizmodo you can expect that the early adopters are going to snatch them up as quickly as possible. The Sleeptracker Watch monitors your sleep state during the night, and wakes you in the morning during an interval of time that you set. The catch here is that it makes sure to wake you at the best time for your body, ensuring you wake up energized rather than while in the midst of a deep sleep cycle.
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Secure Signature Systems is developing a pen that reads your biometrics to allow access to your sensitive information. For those of you who manage to write your signature a little differently each time, there’s no need to worry. it doesn’t go by the final image of your writing, but by the motions and angles of the pen. Just when I was getting used to remembering all those passwords…
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If you liked the idea of having a customized skin, but were still looking for one that would fit a PSP, then look no further. VinzDecals has the hookup you need. In fact it looks like they hook up all kinds of gear besides gaming consoles, including cars, helmets, and the ever-popular iPod. The PSP decal will set you back about $9.00 plus shipping.
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If you have someone in your life who is destroying your home due to being essentially stuck in front of the television, the Couch Potato Tormentor has arrived. Simply put, it is a device that interferes with the component of your choice by performing random actions on the said component. For example, it can simply turn off, mute, or change the channel on the television every so often. Or you can set it to change the audio setting on the receiver every then and again. This is all in the spirit of annoying the person who is trying to enjoy their favorite evening sitcom. Of course it’s just a gag, but I would love to set it up someone discrete and just watch the reaction it gets. However, I know when my components act up, it is no laughing matter. Full release after the jump.
One thing many people neglect to take care of is their ears. I have seen so many people on the subway who listen to portable audio devices, and although I am a legitimate five or six feet away from them, I can hear everything that is coming out of their headphones. In the interest of creating something that would be both comfortable, and ultra-functional, the EarLove earplug is designed for those nights when you know you are going to be in a loud music environment. Whether that means a night out at the club where you might end up dancing near a speaker, or an outing to a rock concert, these earplugs are designed to both protect your ears and allow you to hear the music perfectly. They are available in a few colors, and are said to work better than old-school foam earplugs.
If you have ever wanted a way to make your tech a bit more personalized, DecalGirl has your hookup. DecalGirl makes high quality skin decals for all sorts of devices, including the Nintendo DS, iPod (3G, 4G, shuffle, mini), Xbox, Gamecube, PS2, etc. We got a few skins in house to test them out, and I must say we came away impressed. More pictures, along with our thoughts, after the jump.
The UK’s gadget shop Boystuff has announced a line of geek friendly binary watch faces, so only the geeks among us will know what time it is. Unfortunately, this look has been done long ago, one only needs to visit Tokyoflash.com to see not only binary watches, but all sorts of unusual LED faces and graph faces. It’s hard to choose just one. I personally favor the Barcode SS but then again, I’m more old school. Perhaps you want a newer more pimp flashed LED movement watch that has running light shows. Just take a look through their selection and choose the watch that meets your idea of time.
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No, your eyes are not playing tricks on you – that is an iPod upside down on a tripod which consistst of speakers. We can’t imagine how much would sound on this device, which is powered by a single AAA battery, but it certainly can’t be good for the neck having to turn your head virtually upside down to read the ID3 tags. This speaker system may not be very practical, but it will be a good conversation starter when set up on an office desk or coffee shop table.
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When I first read MobilePC’s “Greatest Gadgets” article in the magazine’s print edition, I remember thinking to myself: “This is one of the best gear articles I have ever read. Thank God I didn’t cancel my subscription.” Two days later, I find out that anyone can find the same article for free at the magazine’s website. Highly informative, entertaining, and a must-read for anyone with even a remote interest in consumer technology. I still won’t cancel my subscription…just in case something else comes up.
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I remember as a kid when the first under the cabinet clock radio was released and we got one for our kitchen. Years later they made an under the cabinet TV. We never got one because my mother hated television. Now I find myself explaining to my wife why I need an iCEBOX. No - this isn’t a new refrigerator - it’s a small LCD screen which is capable of being used as a TV, DVD player, CD player, radio, and touch screen computer. It has a wireless mouse and keyboard, and can also pick up wireless cameras so it makes an excellent way to watch the baby while cooking dinner. To top all that off, if has built in wireless internet as well as an ethernet port. I’m sure my wife will understand soon enough.
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