If you've ever wanted to be able to capture a moment that you knew was coming, but weren't sure exactly when, you may want to check out Looxcie. It's a wearable video camera that constantly records. You can stream what you are recording live over the Internet, and if you wanna capture something, you just hit the button and it clips the last 30 seconds and saves it for you. If you have an iPhone or Android device, then you can even get an app that lets you use the phone as a viewfinder.
You can pick up Looxcie at Amazon.
For those who want to wear their spycams, the VIEVU PVR-PRO 2 can record and store up to 4 hours of audio and video with SVGA quality. It has a 4GB memory, is waterproof and works well in low lighting. It has an on/off switch that doubles as a lens cover. Once recorded, the files can be edited and uploaded to YouTube or other site with drag-and-drop on your PC. You may have to be James Bond to afford this one. It will set you back $399.95. Pre-order now for a February shipping date.
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Wearable USB flash drives are more commonplace every day, but it’s not often that they actually come in such a unique style. What could be better than the Skull Drive that comes in 8 colors? It has 2GB storage and a designer price of $145.00. Too pricey? Wait for the Lisco USB Snake Bracelet to become more than a prototype. Made of polyurethane, the retro device snaps on your wrist, ankle, backpack, etc.
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At HP’s Connecting Your World 2008 event in Berlin, Germany, we caught up with the CTO of HP’s Public Systems Group, Phil McKinney, who had some very interesting things to say about where HP believes the future will take us.
Phil talked with us about what’s coming in the future of technology - everything from wearable computing to a very advanced “avatar” that is programmed to make decisions just like you would, only you can send it to a meeting while you get to go play video games. We look forward to seeing what the future holds. Thanks Phil!
Brando is always coming up with the latest in USB gadgets and has just acquired two mini-speakers. Both work with all electronics that have a 3.5mm stereo audio connector such as a cell phone, MP3 player, or CD player. They also have a 2W output, rechargeable Li-ion batteries, and on/off and volume switches. You can even wear them with included neck straps. Both come with audio and USB cable. Select from the Mini Lips or Mini Mouse with flashing eyes at a price of $14.00 each.
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Yours truly is a writer by day…sports fanatic by nights and weekends. That combination means one thing: sitting in the cheap seats. If you’re in the same boat, consider the Hands-Free Binocular Glasses, with “2.1x magnification lens optics”, to magnify whatever sporting event, movie, or even lecture you’re viewing. Each lens can be adjusted, focusing from 10 feet to infinity, and even includes “frosted objective lenses” to prevent reflections. The best part is that you wear them as eyeglasses, leaving your hands free to buy you some peanuts and Cracker Jacks while you root, root, root for the home team (sorry, couldn’t resist). A little geeky for sure, but you’ll have a way better view of Jeter sliding home than your fellow Bleacher Creatures…with your hands free to chug that overpriced beer. Available for $120 USD.
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We love our flash drive to death, and are still figuring out how we lived without it for so long. The only problem is that it’s so small we keep misplacing it! If you’re in the same boat, here’s an interesting solution: a 512MB USB flash drive—that snaps onto your wrist! Talk about portability. In addition, this wristband has a password function, data can be written and erased over 1 million times(!) and you can store information on it for over 10 years. The downside? The drive is USB 1.1, not 2.0, so expect slightly slower transfer times than you might be accustomed to. Works with both PCs and Macs. Available for $14 USD.
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Think back, oh, 4-5 months ago, when all we heard about were Wii-motes flying out of gamers’ hands, destroying TV’s, lamps, loved ones, etc. Nintendo
relished the free publicity
responded by issuing stronger wrist straps for the remote, and in a press release, literally asked players to calm down. Well, whether you never received the new wrist strap, have kids or even grandparents playing the Wii, we direct you to the Retractable Wii Sports Cuff, which you wear on your wrist, while the other end attaches to the Wii-mote, retractable up to 13”. The cuff is made of comfortable neoprene and is adjustable. Not bad for only $6 USD, and we suspect you can use it to secure other valuable gadgets—like iPods and digital cameras—to your wrist. We especially love that the website seriously states “Wii not included” with the $6 strap. Shucks!
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