It's like something out a Bond movie — a gun that will only fire for one specific person. The Armatix Firearm Smart System makes it a reality. This unique system pairs an .22 calibre iP1 pistol with the iW1 RFID watch, making it so that only someone wearing the watch can fire the weapon. The gun automatically deactivates when it loses contact with the watch, and the watch itself lets you enter a pin code to release the safety, adding yet another measure of security. After all, when it comes to firearms, you can't be too careful.
You'd expect a tablet from a company known for its great TVs to have a great screen. And the Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet doesn't disappoint. Its 10.1-inch, 1920x1200 Triluminos IPS display offers more natural colors and sharper images than most mobile displays, and you'll have sound to match, thanks to four 3D surround sound speakers and built-in noise canceling technology. Rounding out the feature list are a 2.3 GHz Quad-core Snapdragon processor, an 8MP Exmor RS rear camera and a 2MP front camera, and a sleek 6.4 mm thin body. Oh, and did we mention it's waterproof? Yeah, so don't hesitate the next time you think about using it in the kitchen/bathroom/hot tub.
Just because you listen to your music on a pair of headphones, doesn't mean it has to sound dull, tinny, and flat — with the Audio-Technica M50X Headphones you can listen to your music as the artist intended. They feature 45-millimeter drivers with rare earth magnets and copper-covered aluminum coils for a wide frequency range across the spectrum including deep, precise bass. The ear cups are contoured for a natural fit, isolating you in even the loudest spaces, while also pivoting for one ear use and folding for when you need to take them with you.
Most action cams only let you adjust the angle at which you're capturing your video by moving the camera itself — which can make for some mighty unwieldy mounting solutions. The Socam overcomes this problem with a 330º rotatable lens that provides viewing orientation and mounting options. Other features include a built-in gyro-assisted image stabilizer to keep your footage looking smooth, built-in Wi-Fi for hassle-free sharing, simple operation with only two buttons and colored LED indicators, the ability to shoot 1080p video at 30fps, WVGA slo-mo at 120 fps, and 16 megapixel stills, and an optional splashproof case with room for extra batteries or sensor modules.
These days dedicated GPS devices are a bit of an outdated concept, with turn-by-turn directions, maps apps, and more as features on just about every smartphone available. But when it comes to exploring off the beaten path, relying on the maps on your smartphone (and its somewhat limited battery life) can be a scary concept. With the TopoCharger you get the latest topographical maps, and a built-in battery charger for a device you're already used to carrying everywhere. It doubles your battery life, while still working off the grid, thanks to your phone's own GPS capability. And with a powerful included app, you can set waypoints, take photos, save routes, and much more.
3D printers are undoubtedly cool. And they can also be useful — assuming what you need to print can fit inside the typically tiny dimensions of your printer. On that count, you should have no troubles with the BigRep Large Scale 3D Printer. This mammoth machine can print objects well over a cubic meter in size, or roughly 45" x 40" x 47" at its limits, and doesn't skimp on detail, either, with dual tool heads offering 100 micron resolution. Print a table, print a chair, print your imaginary best friend — just print something, because owning one of these and failing to use it would be a real shame.
It might not look futuristic — in fact, with its American Walnut cabinet, slew of buttons, and rotary volume control, it looks quite the opposite — but you'd be hard pressed to find a system more ready for linking to modern-day sources than the Revo SuperConnect Radio. Like any true radio, it features tuners for DAB, DAB+, and FM broadcasts, but also boasts built-in Wi-Fi for connection to thousands of Internet radio stations, Spotify, and local DLNA streaming sources, and Bluetooth with aptX for high-quality wireless streaming directly from your devices.
With the way acclaimed documentarian Ken Burns typically titles his work, you'd be forgiven if you got the impression he used himself for his latest subject. Instead, this Ken Burns is actually a new app that draws on many of Burns' documentaries — films like The Civil War, Baseball, Jazz, and Prohibition — and uses them to tell the story of American history, via tap-friendly timelines and theme-specific pages covering topics like Art, Innovation, Politics, and War.
Not every moment you witness that really calls for a photograph is necessarily the best moment to actually take a picture — so you need a camera that not only takes great pictures, but takes them in nearly every scenario imaginable. The Nikon Coolpix AW120 Camo Camera is ready for some abuse, thanks to its water-proof, shock-proof, and freeze-proof construction. So, go ahead and take it with you underwater, drop it off a ledge, or take it out in the cold, because beautiful pictures don't always happen at the most opportune moments (or in the most accommodating conditions). And with a 16-megapixel sensor, built-in WiFi, GPS, and full 1080p HD video capability, as well as a camo colorway that will help you blend in with your surroundings, it's ready for pretty much anything.
We're pretty proud of the booze we recommend here on Uncrate — but we understand there are times when you need the help of a computer. That's where Distiller comes in. Using proprietary algorithms, this handy iPhone app delivers whiskey suggestions tailored to your current situation, whether you're by the fireplace, playing poker with the guys, out at a bar, or just looking for something new to try. Each whiskey is listed with a rating, tasting notes, and flavor profile, giving you a little extra information before making your call.
Keeping a multitool in your pocket isn't that big of a deal, but there are times when it's nice to be as unencumbered as possible. That typically means leaving behind everything but your ID, cards, and phone at home. With the In1Case, you can retain some of the multitool utility without having anything extra in your pocket. Hidden in slots built into the polycarbonate case are blue and red pens, phillips and flathead screwdrivers, a nail file, tweezers, scissors, and a toothpick, as well as a kickstand for viewing video. All that's missing is a
flashlight camera radio — on other hand, that pretty much covers everything.
We've got smartphones and smart watches — so why not smart headphones? Dash Smart Earphones are indeed smarter than your standard pack-ins, and almost all aftermarket cans, as well. Thanks to a host of sensors, they can track your pace, steps, cadence, distance, heart rate, oxygen saturation, and energy spent, relaying the information back to your devices via Bluetooth. They use the same connection to act as wireless headphones, and thanks to a built-in ear bone microphone, can serve as a headset, as well. Forget your phone at home? Not to worry, as they also feature 4GB of storage and a built-in music player, so you're never without your tunes.