Extinguishers are the first thing you want if a fire breaks out. The Saver Emergency Breath System is the second. This home safety device is designed to keep you safe from smoke inhalation in the event of a fire, using a triple filter system to remove smoke, dust, and toxic gases from the air while turning carbon monoxide into breathable carbon dioxide. Saver comes in a 2-person portable set or 4-person wall-mounted set, and also includes a flashlight and built-in alarm to help alert first responders to your location.
It's true: the Exploride Heads-Up Car Display does do what its name suggests. But it's much more than just a transparent screen. This multi-use gadget can bring even aging cars up to modern day standards, with features like Google maps-powered GPS navigation, a built-in dash cam, an included OBD scanner for diagnostics, phone integration with access to contacts, calls, text, notifications, and music, and, thanks to a 4G LTE connection, the ability to function as a Wi-Fi hotspot. You control it via gestures and voice controls, which means there's no buttons to push, and no reason to take your eyes off the road.
Part desk clock, part object d'art, the Ferrolic Display is a guaranteed conversation starter. Created by designer Zelf Koelman, it consists of an aquarium-like tank holding metallic Ferro Fluid and a series of powerful electromagnets that allow it to influence the fluid's form and position, creating interesting shapes and movement, before pulling the fluid together to show the time. Limited to just 24 first-series pieces, it features an aluminum frame and allows for browser-based control of the fluid inside.
Wi-Fi is wonderful technology. It can also be very frustrating. The Google OnHub Router is designed to take the headache out of home networking. It can update itself without interrupting service, can tell you in real, normal terms when there's a problem — and how to fix it, can show you every device connected to your network and which ones are hogging all your bandwidth, and can even prioritize devices to ensure the ones that matter most don't get bogged down. Spec wise, it covers everything from 802.11b to 802.15.4 with a circular, 13-antenna array, offers support for Bluetooth Smart Ready, and can even perform initial sync with your Android device by outputting a special tone from its built-in speaker.
It doesn't just play metal, or have metal strings. The Stash Stainless Bass Guitar is made entirely from metal. Stainless steel, to be exact, with a brushed stainless steel body, a stainless tube-shaped neck, and an adjustable stainless steel bridge. The custom split coil pickups use Alnico 5 magnets, it has Gotoh-style tuners, and offers adjustments for both volume and tone. Just don't try smashing it on stage — it's more likely to break the floor than fly apart.
You never know when your power's going to go out. But with the new Candle Charger, you're sure to stay charged and connected to what matters - family, friends - after the grid goes down. As the name suggests, this portable, indoor-friendly power plant uses a candle and water to generate power for USB-charging devices - an essential addition to any home preparedness kit. Conveniently, the water is also boiled and sterilized during the process, so whether you're worried about the quality of your tap water or just want to make some tea or coffee the Candle Charger will get you there, no grid required.
It's about time the flash drive was re-imagined, and SanDisk is probably as good a candidate as anyone to take on that challenge. With their SanDisk Connect Wireless Stick, they've added Wi-Fi to the flash drive, allowing you to transfer files, videos, and music easily from your smartphone, tablet, or computer. Just install the app on your mobile device and wirelessly save and access your photos, videos, and files — or share with multiple devices at once, even if the stick isn't in the same room.
Hotels. Coffee shops. McDonalds. Free Wi-Fi is available seemingly everywhere. Protect yourself while taking advantage with the Keezel Online Freedom Device. This pocketable gadget sits between your devices and the Internet, creating encrypted connections via network of different VPN providers and ensuring that you can browse both securely and privately. In addition, you can choose the country to which the Keezel connects, so if you're in a place where certain sites or services are blocked, it's an easy workaround.
Owners of MacBooks know how convenient it is to have magnets handling the connection to your charger. Znaps Magnetic Charging Adapter aims to bring this same level of convenience to your mobile device. Available in Micro-USB or Lightning varieties, this tiny, clever gadget consists of a connector that sits inside your charging port, and an adapter that sits on the end of your cable and uses magnets to smoothly hook to the connector when it's time to charge. You can also order the adapters by themselves, because no one only uses a single charger.
Most styli are designed upon the idea that a pencil is the ideal shape for writing, and that putting added pressure on the tip is the ideal way to control what you're drawing. The Scriba Stylus assumes that both of these are wrong. It was designed to fit the natural curves of your hand, resulting in an open body that lets you squeeze to control the line weight far more intuitively than with a pressure-based tool. It has up to six months of battery life per charge, offers a full half inch of movement, is crafted from high-quality polymer, so it's durable enough to simply be tossed in a bag when you're done with it.
The name's a little redundant — after all, we wouldn't have paper if it weren't from the sun. But Solar Paper isn't referencing the printed word. It's just the lightest, thinnest solar charger in the world. At just 0.15-inch thin, it's able to slide inside a book without a noticeable bump, and it weighs just 4 oz., or less than that notebook you carry around. Lest you think it's performance is compromised by its size, it can charge the power-hungry iPhone 6 in just 2.5 hours, and it's easily expandable thanks to a magnetic hinge design.
Sony might be spinning off everything but its movie, camera, and PlayStation businesses, but that doesn't mean it's run out of ideas. The Sony Huis Remote Control was dreamed up by six Sony engineers in their 20s, and is the first product to launch on the company's new crowdfunding site. Named for "Home User Interfaces", it uses an e-ink screen and learning capabilities to let you create custom button layouts and control pretty much anything in your home that accepts commands over IR, Bluetooth, or Wi-Fi. Unfortunately for those of us here in the states, they'll only ship to Japanese addresses.
Mobile chips keep getting more powerful. Which begs the question: What makes a PC, a PC? Is it the chips inside, the OS it runs, or what you can do with it? If it's the latter, then the Remix Mini Android PC is as much a "personal computer" as any vanilla Windows box. Powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core 64-bit chipset, it runs a version of Android Lollipop called Remix OS that's been customized to provide a more desktop-like experience. That includes a Windows-like taskbar, multiple overlapping Windows for multitasking, and mouse and keyboard support. It has Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, an Ethernet port, dual USB ports, and an HDMI port, supports 4K output, has either 1 or 2GB of RAM and 8 or 16GB of internal storage, and yet uses only 10 watts of energy. Oh, and it starts at only $20.
Based on classic keyboards from years past, Yamaha Reface Keyboards promise to bring professional-level sound on the road. Each of these mini-keyboards offers 37 keys, with actions taken from the flagship Motif XF synth, built-in speakers, turning knobs and sliding faders to control the sound, and the ability to operate off battery power alone. The CS is based on the Control Synthesizer from the '70s, while the CP is based on the Combo Piano played by everyone from Billy Joel to Keane. The YC is based on the combo organs of the late '60s, and the DX — perhaps the most notable of the collection — draws inspiration from the DX7, the keyboard that helped to shape the sound of the mid '80s.
A huge number of adjustments in Photoshop, Lightroom, and the like rely on the use of a virtual slider. What if you could bring that control off the screen and onto your desk? With Palette Creative Controls, you can. This modular system of anodized aluminum dials, buttons, and sliders connects to your computer via USB, and gives you fine-tuned, physical controls for the aforementioned photo apps, Premiere, InDesign, After Effects, and any other app that supports MIDI controls or keyboard shortcuts. You can customize the layout, function and color of each control to suit your own preferences, and thanks to the modular design, expanding your system is a simple as plugging a new module in.
A suped-up way to play Gran Turismo, it is not. The TL3 Racing Simulator is quite possibly the most advanced you can buy. It uses a system of three perfectly-calibrated projectors to display a 5760 x 1080 image more than seven feet across, giving you a breathtakingly real view, while the variable position cockpit assures you're at the correct viewpoint, whether you're fake-driving a Porsche, tank, or F1 car, and provides realistic motion for a complete driving experience.
Forget packing around extra clothes or hitting up the laundromat when you're on the road — with the Drumi Off-Grid Washing Machine, you can clean your stuff anywhere you can find water. It relies on a front-mounted foot pedal for power, and can clean around 5 lbs. of clothing using as little as 10L of water (5 for the wash and 5 for the rinse). Compact and highly portable thanks to built-in handles.
Tesla isn't the only company making electric cars, so it stands to reason that it's not the only car company repurposing its batteries for home use. While you can argue whether it looks as nice as the Powerwall, the Mercedes-Benz Home Battery is functionally similar. Each module offers a 2.5 kWh capacity, and you can link up to eight of them together, creating an at-home power plant with with a capacity of 20 kWh, more than enough to store up your solar power for those times when the sun's not shining, or just store power from the grid for reuse when it's more expensive.
So you've got a GoPro and a thirst for underwater footage. Unless you're wearing scuba gear, you're probably not going to be able to take it very far down. That's where the Seawolf GoPro Submarine comes in. This submersible vehicle has a built-in waterproof mount for your camera, can reach depths of 30 feet, and can wirelessly transmit live video back to either your phone or a dedicated screen, thanks to a tethered connection to a mini surface boat. A 100% tethered model is also available with up to 30m of cable, and there's an optional Pelican case for keeping all your gear safe during transport.