Sitting in a cafe that provides Wi-Fi and your laptop battery light has turned red signalling there’s only 10% of battery life left but as usual all plugs are full and no one seems like they will be leaving anytime sooner. Sounds like a cliché scenario to me and all other Wi-Fi cafe late nighters. It’s depressing enough that your battery life has finished but it gets twice as depressing because there aren’t any available plugs at all. Bet you were thinking how much better life would be if another plug just appeared out of the blue. Well, now it’s possible.
Share-a-watt is a mini extension block that provides you with an extra grounded AC outlet, two USB ports and a built in surge protection. Since it just weighs 7 ounces and its size which is no bigger than your laptop adaptor proves perfect for travellers that are always on the go.
You can even carry this in your handbag just in case a friend of yours happens to experience the same frustrating scenario. Its price being less than $20 makes this power strip even more than affordable. With this electronic gadget, rather than having to wait for an available plug while draining in drinks or worse heading home, you’d be able to interact with a new comrade who coincidentally also loves to watch rented videos at home while munching a bowl of freshly popped popcorns. How much better can this get, an extra outlet, USB ports, and a new friend or boy perhaps.
With their multiple functions and applications, it’s no wonder why iPads, iPhones and iPods have become a norm, almost a necessity today. Apple has become a gargantuan label, a sensational trend that many have fallen for or simply entwined with. Epson, the American gadget giants have followed suit, recently publishing their latest creation, a portable home theatre projector that has a built in iDock. Epson’s MegaPlex MG-850 in HD and the MG-50 are one of the firsts, of many more portable projectors that come with iOS.
The Epson MG-850 and MG-50 are both portable projectors that come in a customary black colour skin and only require a power outlet and a wall to perform. Built in with two 10 watt speakers, watching movies listening to songs can be done anywhere and everywhere. Besides Apple, these projectors can also be connected to other tablets, phones, computers and etc.
The MG-850 differs from the MG-50 based on three main criteria’s. The MG-850 has a brightness of 2800 lumens whilst the MG-50 is only 2200 lumens. The second difference would be the resolution, where the MG-850’s resolution is HD 720 p while the other is 540 p. The final separation, also the most important one would be the price. The MG-850 has a market value of USD 799.00 and the MG-50 is going for USD 699.00.
So whether you want to watch a movie during picnic with your family, or you have a presentation and want to handle it smoothly, Epson’s portable home theatre projectors are the wise choice.
Price: $799 (special promotional discount available)
Like any other ordinary college student, I have always had a hard time waking up early for classes. I was always skipping my morning classes even though I set 3 alarm clocks to wake me up daily. That was then that my mum decided to do something about this issue when she finally found out. I was surprised to receive an email from her the other day in which she attached a picture of this clock.
I was, of course, surprised when I first saw the bomb-shaped alarm clock or its correct name the Defusable Alarm Clock. Then, as I looked closer at the image only did I realize that it was actually an alarm clock. It works like any other ordinary alarm clock with the normal alarm beep or the snooze feature. The big red button, when pressed will then activate the countdown, just like a bomb would look like in the movies.
Once the countdown starts, I would only have 10 seconds to choose the right wire to cut out of the four. Only one wire will stop the countdown and another detonates the whole thing all over. Once it is detonated, the wires are randomly assigned on their role again. The wires are easily replaceable everytime it is cut.
I am very excited to have this alarm clock to be added into my personal ‘collection’ of clocks and but I am certain that this would be the standout among them. Mum was as excited as I am about it too. Waking up every morning would be so challenging that you won’t be missing any sun rise anymore!
[Source: Project Lab]
The Harry Potter saga came to a close with the final movie entitled the Deathly Hallows. In the last chapter, we saw Lord Voldemort disintegrate and was no more. For those who are fans of Harry Potter characters, you will be pleased to know that the Dark Lord may be gone from the silver screen but he lives on in the form of a humble gadget; a room alarm.
Lord Voldemort Interactive Room Alarm is actually a figure of Lord Voldemort in a full spell – casting stance, sporting a wicked and menacing look and wearing his long black cape. When activated, the room alarm picks up any motion and movement in the room which triggers Lord Voldemort to immediately cast a horrible binding spell on the trespassers.
The room alarm is also programmed to recite a few of Lord Voldemort’s famous threats and evil lines in the Harry Potter movies. Couple that with the light and animation effect, the Dark Lord is certainly a terrifying room alarm you would want to have.
The Lord Voldemort Interactive Room Alarm is suitable for those above six years old. Households with young children are not advised to purchase this room alarm as it may be too frightening for them. To ensure that Lord Voldemort guards your room with gusto, he will need to be equipped with long lasting batteries. For the price of USD 49.99, it is a great decorative piece to have especially during Halloween if you are planning to have a party.
Available: ThinkGeek (out of stock at the minute)
The dawn of a new technological age foresees humans literally downing themselves in iPhone’s, iPads or even android based mobile phones and tablets, which can practically do anything under the sun. With the advancement in audio and visual devices such as the Himedia Android-powered Media Player, however, television sets are also moving towards a better future.
The Himedia Android-powered media player comes in two different editions; one with and one without (can be upgraded with a Wifi USB dongle) a built-in Wifi adapter. Both editions, however, come with a gigabyte Ethernet hub for LAN connections and an integrated web browser that allows you to surf the Internet once the device is connected to an Internet connection and a television set.
Enjoy playing your Angry Birds on your mobile phone? Well, you’ll be pleased to hear that the Himedia not allows you surf the internet but also allow you to download and run any Android application or games that can be found in the Android Marketplace. You might need a better remote control to play it though!
Besides that, just like an average media player, the Himedia can also play various video and audio formats such as WMV, DIV, RMVB, MP3, WMA and so on. It also allows playback for external video formats such as DVD iso and Blue-ray iso. Popping the top hatch reveals a dock which fits a 3.5” SATA HDD for extra storage. HDMI sockets and coaxial sockets allow for connections on different television sets.