For active outdoors people, the Nathan VITAband is an innovative device that allows you to leave your wallet, credit cards and cash behind when you head outdoors for that run, jog or bike ride. Finally solve the hassle and inconvenience of having to carry your wallet, cash, credit cards, and ID with you when you head outdoors for some exercise.
The Nathan VITAband is an electronic bracelet that you wear around your wrist. VITAband leverages advanced technology to provide personal identification, emergency contact and medical information, as well as a prepaid debit chip for easy electronic payments.
With the easy to use Visa® payWave contactless payment technology, users simply wave their VITAband bracelet at a point of sale device to make fast, electronic purchases at millions of retailers who already accept Visa debit cards.
Each VITAband bracelet is supplied with a unique identification number that links to a personal online emergency profile. This acts just like an electronic version of a medical ID bracelet and provides emergency responders and medical professionals with your relevant medical history and emergency contacts in the event you wind up in an emergency situation.
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The Nathan VITAband is attractive and light-weight, the latest hi-tech convenience for your acctive life style. The VITAband is available in five attractive colors; white, blue, gray, pink and black.
Back when I went off to college, and that was many, many years ago, the portable notebook computer was not the standard issue that every student brought to school. In fact, that was before the personal computer was even invented (come on, I don’t feel that ancient). Nope, when I went to college, every student had to have a typewriter. I had a dandy little Smith Corona electric typewriter and I loved that thing. Sure, today, kids just use their computer equipped with a word processor application, and turn out beautiful work, spell checker and all.
But back then, there was no better way to crank out the reports and papers than with a typewriter. Otherwise, it was writing everything with pen and paper, long hand. And there wasn’t enough time in the day to get the work done by hand. While we’re reminiscing a bit, don’t forget the typewriting services for pay. You could turn in your hand written manuscript to a typewriting service, usually some gal moonlighting for extra pay, and get your papers done that way. After all, not everyone had a typewriter or knew how to type well.
And how about Ernest Hemingway, Tennesse Williams or Jack Kerouac. Do you think they would have created the same literary works on a notebook PC with a word processor? Not likely. It had to be a manual typewriter! Some would even say that the clicking and clacking of the typewriter keys was half the inspiration for all of that creative literary invention. Well, I’m not sure about that, but it just wouldn’t feel right without the manual typewriter.
I’m glad to say, the classic manual typewriter is back! Not just a faint memory or a reminder in an old Hollywood film, you can actually get a beautiful, brand new manual typewriter. Better than ever, actually!
Let me ask you another question. Do you really think your personal computer, word processor and desktop printer is the best way to address envelopes. I don’t know about you, but it still takes me 5 tries to remember how to place the envelope in the special slot for printing to get the return address and the sender address to show up in the right place. Lets see, was that right-side up, or flush on the left, or upside-down, … oops, try again with another envelope. Definitely not green and eco-friendly wasting all that paper!
That’s where the Classic Manual Typewriter comes in handy. The manual typewriter by Royal is perfect for addressing envelopes, creating labels, or filling out forms. It’s those simple, hit-and-run tasks that can be ridiculously tedious with a computer and desktop printer. These same little tasks are a snap and a breeze with a manual typewriter.
The Classic Manual Typewriter by Royal has all the standard functions you need. Features include seven tab stops, adjustable line spacing, and a backspace key. The 44 keys type 88 symbols in 10-characters-per-inch Pica 87 font. Enclosed in a sleek, lightweight plastic housing and comes with a durable hard shell carrying case. And don’t forget the black/red spool ribbon (remember those).
The Classic Manual Typewriter dimensions are: 3 1/2 inches high, by 11 3/4 inches wide by 12 3/4 inches deep. Weighs about 9 pounds.
I want one, how about you?
Have you ever seen a Gecko scale the side of a wall? They seem to have these sticky feet that can grab onto just about any surface. Here’s a simple gadget that works kind of like the Gecko’s sticky feet called the Grippy Pad.
The Grippy Pad is made with an advanced silicone material that can grip just about anything. This amazing material performs its sticky magic without magnets, velcro or messy adhesives. So when you’re done using the Grippy Pad to afix something in place, there’s no sticky or gummy glues or adhesive residue left behind. It’s really amazing actually!
While the Grippy Pad can grab hold all kinds of different objects and affix them to a surface, the most popular usage is to temporarily attach your iPhone, Smartphone or GPS navigator to the dashboard or other suitable surface in your car. Simply stick the Grippy Pad on your car’s dashboard and then place your device that you want to attach on top of the Grippy Pad and they’ll be held securely in place. And when you’re ready to detach your device, just pull it off the Grippy Pad with ease and you’re ready to go. No sticky or gummy residue ever left behind. Very smart!
The Grippy Pad is available in four different colours; Grey, Black, Clear and Red. The Grippy Pad is impervious to water, high temperatures and sunlight and it will work virtually anywhere. The pad never needs replenishing of any kind, and when the stickiness begins to fade, simply wipe the Grippy Pad with a damp cloth and the sticky grabbing power is good as new.
Grippy Pad Product Features:
- Anti-slip pad for iPhones, iPads, Smartphones, GPS navigators, and all sorts of other gadgets.
- Works great on a horizontal as well as a vertical surface.
- Resistant to water, high temperatures and sunlight.
- Simple and convenient to clean, just wipe with a damp cloth.
- Made of an advanced high quality and durable silicone material.
As technology advances, some of the most useful innovations to come along are actually really simple. Maybe a little bit of magic, but simple nonetheless. How many times have you tried to find an easy way to prop up your iPhone or Smartphone against the dashboard of your car? Now the problem is solved. You’ll be amazed at just how well the Grippy Pad works, and it’s really inexpensive too!
If you need a portable digital scanning solution that you can take anywhere check out the Doxie Go Smart Digital Scanner. This lightweight and small footprint digital scanner is simple to use. To scan your documents, all you have to do is switch it on and feed your documents through. The battery-powered scanner can save the scanned images to an SD memory card, USB flash drive, or your desktop or notebook computer.
The Doxie Go Smart Digital Scanner can handle a full range of document sizes and varieties. It’s a the perfect portable document management solution when you’re on the road, away from your office. The scanning possibilities are limitless, you can feed the Go Smart scanner receipts, tickets, invoices, purchase orders, bills, bank notes, marketing flyers, photographs, legal documents, and more.
When you’re out of the office, traveling or on the road, you simply scan your documents and save them in the scanner’s internal memory or on an inserted SD memory card or USB flash drive. Then when you return to your office or home, just hook up the Doxie Go Smart Scanner to your computer or notebook with the USB cable and transfer your scanned images and files in no time at all. Transferring files to your computer works very similar to a digital camera.
The Doxie scanner includes helpful, easy-to-use software for storing, managing and editing your scanned files on your computer. And with the included software you can easily publish your scanned files to the Cloud. You can also download a free iPad or iPhone app and access your scanned files from anywhere in the world from the Cloud.
The included software makes storing, managing and editing files on your computer an absolute doddle. From the easy-to-use interface you can even publish your scanned files to the Cloud. Simply download the free CloudApp onto your iPad or iPhone and you can access your files from anywhere in the world.
The Doxie Go Smart Scanner is truly lightweight and portable. It will take up minimal space in your travel bag, suitcase, computer bag or even your briefcase. And you’ll discover how convenient it is when you don’t have to power up your notebook computer every time you need to scan a quick copy of an important document.
Doxie Go Smart Digital Scanner Features
- Compact, portable digital scanner, scan any documents while you’re on the go. No need to fire up a notebook or computer.
- Save the scanned files to the scanner internal memory, SD card, USB flash drive or a connected computer.
- Includes ability to upload files directly to the Cloud. You can access your scanned files online from your PC, MAC, iPad or iPhone.
- Included Doxie 2.0 companion software will sync scans with your computer, create multi-page searchable PDFs, and send your scanned files to local applications as well as the Cloud.
- Resolution: up to 600 DPI.
- Scan speed: 8 seconds per page at 300 dpi color, 5 seconds per 4″x6″ photo at 300 dpi color.
- Page size: scan documents from business card up to full 8.5″ x 12” document including A4 and US letter size documents.
- Output file formats: PDF, JPEG, PNG; Color, black and white.
- OCR: Create searchable PDFs with ABBYY® OCR1
- Connections: Connect via USB cable/port to sync files and charge the battery.
- Internal memory: can store up to 600 pages or 2400 photos.
- Expansion memory: SD card slot and USB flash drive port.
- Built-in lithium-ion battery supports 100 scans per charge and recharges in about 2 hours from the USB connection.
- Dimensions: 26.7 cm in width, 4.35 cm in height, 5.6 cm in depth.
- Weight: 403 grams.
With the advances in mobile technology expanding every day, more and more people are finding creative ways to take the office with them on the road. Add the Doxie Go Smart Digital Scanner to your arsenal of mobile, “road-warrior ready” tools and tricks.
How many times have you thought to yourself, “if only I could have caught that on camera”. And perhaps you’ve even thought about hiding one of those video cams in the house somewhere in an attempt to catch a baby sitter, a house worker, one of your wayward children, or even a misbehaving spouse you might be suspicious of? Admit it, we all have a little spy in all of us, right?
Well, if you want to perform a little inconspicuous video snooping and catch someone in in the act that you might suspect, then have a look at the Video Surveillance Clock from Hammacher Schlemmer.
The Video Surveillance Clock is a smartly designed, attractive analog clock that has a motion-activated video surveillance camera and microphone built in. In fact, the video camera and microphone are so brilliantly concealed, it’s almost impossible to tell this analog clock is actually a video camera in disguise, no matter how closely you examine the device.
Go ahead, have a look at the detail picture above, can you tell where the video camera is located? OK, I’ll give you a clue, it’s the small little black dot above the numeral 12. That’s it, pretty well concealed, don’t you think? No one will suspect your attractive clock is actually a video camera taking a picture of them. A very clever undercover spy gadget!
The clock’s camera image sensor is able to capture video at a resolution of 720px by 480px with a viewing angle of 62º at a distance of nine feet away from the object. And the embedded microphone is sensitive enough to pick up sound clearly from 16 feet away.
The Video Surveillance Clock can also take still photographs at a resolution of 1280px by 960px. Videos and images are stored on a 4GB microSD card included with the clock. The storage is sufficient to capture up to six hours of AVI video or hold up to 52,000 JPEG images. The surveillance clock can also support a higher capacity 8 GB microSD card if you need even more storage capacity.
Once you’ve captured videos or images, you can easily download the content to a computer with the included USB 2.0 cable. The lithium batter is also recharged with by attaching the clock to your computer through the USB 2.0 cable. A single 3 hour battery charge provides up to 1 1/2 hours of video recording time.
But remember, this is a motion-controlled camera, so 1 1/2 hours of recording time is actually a lot of start-stop video surveillance time. And the same full charge provides up to 18 months of stand-by-time if no video recording is actually activated. So you don’t have to constantly check on your video surveillance clock to see if the battery charge is still OK.
The Video Surveillance Clock is compatible with Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, and Mac. Dimensions are 2 3/4 inches in diameter with a depth of 3/4 inches, and the clock weighs 3 ounces. The video surveillance clock is definitely the perfect device for inconspicuously monitoring a room or office.