The birth of this product was simple. A cyclist was assaulted with a slingshot by someone in a passing car. He figured he do something about it. The Fly 6 is a safety light that goes on the seat post of a bike, facing backwards. Oh yeah, it also has a built-in high definition video camera to catch every jerk who sneaks up behind you and does something like running you off the road or blowing their horn at you or shooting something in a sling shot at you. The camera records for six hours and then starts recording all over again. If something happens all you have to do is stop and download the video when you get a chance to get your revenge. I understand that publishing it on YouTube is pretty effective. Just going into wide distribution. Find it for $250 at cycliq.com.
Making it’s debut at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, is an amazing paper-thin Bluetooth thermometer worn on the skin. Monitored on a smart phone, the patch can be worn by an infant, for example, while sleeping. A feverish spike in temperature can set off an alarm on the phone. These one-time-use thermometers are from Blue Spark Technologies and are awaiting FDA approval. Here’s more about TempTraq
Unbelievable quality glass for your smart phone from Patchworks at the Consumer Electronics Show. Seamless integration, a fantastic feel, oil resistant scratch resistant. Not like a protective cover -instead like a second screen. Learn more here!
The people at Qardio have a great blood pressure cuff that’s simple to use and sends your stats to your smartphone. Now, they’ve come up with a heart monitor that also uploads your info to your phone. An electrocardiogram device simply worn around your chest. In addition to ECG trace, the QardioCore also monitors body temperature, stress levels and activity tracking. All measurements are transmitted wirelessly to the Qardio App and from there to the Qardio Cloud. Available this Spring, you can learn more about it at the Qardio web site.
These are pretty cool devices being introduced in 2015. Here’s how it’s explained by the company: “Kestrel DROP® Wireless Environmental Data Loggers are small, rugged, waterproof and accurate. The Kestrel DROPs allow you to record and monitor the conditions of any environment, while easily accessing and charting real-time data on a smart device. The DROPs can be placed in multiple locations (inside, outside and even in water) to log specific environmental conditions and transmit data via Bluetooth® SMART to an iPhone, or iPad.”
We’ll be in Las Vegas for the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show. Automotive tech, 4K TV, wearables…all kinds of “little guys” waiting to be discovered. We arrive Saturday for press events and private meetings. Press day happens Monday and the show opens Tuesday. Coverage here and be sure to follow us at twitter.com/Technogadgets to see what we see!
Suffering from a 1/1/2015 hangover or from the flu, this could be the answer. Chicago has an IV ME clinic where rehydration using IV therapy is touted as a cure for a hangover, flu, or jet lag.
Here’s what they say, “Our hydration therapy utilizes a common, minimally-invasive procedure to intravenously deliver fluids, medications, vitamins, and other nutritional supplements directly into your bloodstream to provide relief for a multitude of common ailments associated with the accumulative effects of dehydration. Administered by experienced, board-certified physicians and registered nurses, our therapies are safe and highly effective.”
4K GoPro camera for $500. Wow. The HERO4 Black has the $499 price tag while the HERO4 Silver comes in $100 less. While the Black offers 4K at 30fps, the Silver brings a built-in touch display. The HERO4 Black is capable of 1080p video at 120fps. That means you can capture super clear slo-mo. A great improvement in the new HERO4 Black is something many of us have been waiting for…improved audio quality! Here’s some stunning video from these stunning new cameras.
One good Hellcat deserves another. We laid our eyes on the new Charger Hellcat. Similar to the Challenger but this car can outperform it because it’s a little more slippery. TorqueNews’ Patrick Rall reports a 0-60 time of just 2.9 seconds. This Dodge makes 100 mph in a scant 7.2 seconds! We look forward to taking it for a lap or two in the future.
Have a plus or minus to say regarding Destiny? Tell Bungie. Their DeeJ writes, “We’ve seen a lot of theories about Bungie on the Internet this week. I understand why that stuff is compelling. The drama of the rumor mill is a symptom of a greater issue: We all want Destiny to be better. The problem is that sifting through gossip in search of truth doesn’t bring us any closer to a stronger game. The launch of Destiny changed things for me at Bungie. Ever since you became a community, instead of an audience waiting for a game, I’ve been invited into a room where a dedicated team is talking exclusively about the next updates for Destiny. Through me, you have a seat at their table. I’d rather spend the precious time we have together coming up with ideas for how the game can better support us as a community. I’d rather we look toward the next update.”