There a lots of pedometers to choose from out there, many built into various common devices we all like to carry including digital watches and smartphones. And there are all sorts of different single device dedicated pedometers that you can hold in your hand or strap onto your wrist. But the problem with almost all of the little portable pedometers is they don’t display much on the screen. If you want to get the full picture, you usually have to scroll through different menus and drill down. That’s simply not convenient when you just want a full picture at a glance.
The Full Screen Pedometer from Hammacher Schlemmer solves this problem with most pedometers. This compact pedometer fits easily into the palm of your hand and displays five key datapoints on the screen at one time. With the Full Screen Pedometer there’s no complex navigation, no need to press multiple buttons to see what’s going on, and no need to drill down into multiple menus to get a quick “at a glance” view.
The Full Screen Pedometer provides the walker or runner a view of “steps walked”, “distance traveled”, “calories burned”, “time elapsed” and “average pace”, all with an easy glance at the backlit LCD display. No need to fumble around with buttons to scroll through different menus and screens to view the information.
The Full Screen Pedometer simply has one large button on the front panel just below the screen, and that’s all you need to worry about to operate the pedometer. The dimensions are 2 5/8 inches high, by 1 1/2 inches wide and 1/2 inch in depth. And the easy to use full screen pedometer weighs only 3 ounces. This is the easiest, quickest and least complicated pedometer you’ll ever use.
I love how the trends of the few years have slowly been gearing up towards retro fashion. Nobody does vintage quite like the young trendsetters nowadays and it is just awesome. If it was that geeks were labelled as shy, painful nerds don’t be surprised that the next fashion accessory you embrace turns out to be something you could find in the old computer circuit board.
I have totally fallen for these click watches which are adorable in totality. The face of the watch goes for the ala 1980s circuit board look with digitized time. There are two types of faces on these watches – you can either go for the DIP switch or the Turn switch model. Both have their charms and are totally irresistible. In fact, if you could afford it, why not invest in both and enjoy frolicking in the envious stares from others.
The straps are also interchangeable. You can either choose from the normal stainless steel strap or opt for the faux ribbon cable version. If I were you, I would definitely choose the ribbon cable strap because it makes it look even more authentically like a circuit board. It definitely brings out the nerd in you and makes you go gaga at the irresistible pop out colours and design on the Click Watches.
The Click Watch gadget with the stainless steel strap retails at around $169.99 while its ribbon cable strap relation goes for about $149.99. Whatever the cost, it will definitely appeal to the nerd in you. Go on and indulge in this spectacular tribute to the olden days.
They say that in the new capitalist world we live in; there is a niche market for everything. It is exactly this kind of free market economy that had produced the likes of the iPad and the more bizarrely, games like Angry Bird. It is exactly this kind of environment that had given birth to the Cedes toothpaste squeezer, the new must-have among household gadgets.
Like all things good (think Ferrari, pasta and Lamborghini), the Cedes Toothpaste Squeezer originates from Italy and is completely hand-crafted from Perspex based materials. If that is no guarantee of good quality, I don’t know what is.
In a society more often than not defined by it excessive lifestyle, where good food is thrown away and good money spent on the likes of luxury yachts and watches (not to mention aforementioned Angry Bird games), the gadget makes an admirable start in trying to reduce waste. No longer will you have to suffer guiltily because if the waste you are causing by throwing away unfinished tubes of toothpaste because you could never get to the last bits at the bottom. In fact, its usage may not be limited to the bathroom alone!
Think of the numerous tubes of tartar, chili sauce and tomato sauce that you can squeeze the life out of. Now if you could only convince yourself to cough up $300 for it.
[Source: Park & Bond]
These days, it is easy to stay on top of the news locally and internationally especially when you have an iPhone and a CNN iPhone app to make it happen.
The CNN app has been created for the iPod Touch and iPhone exclusively, so news addicts and anyone that watches CNN a lot can always get a live stream of breaking news. In other words, know the latest headlines internationally and locally, whether it is a traffic update, weather or other news that you just could not miss.
The CNN app can do more than just bring you the news but also allow you to participate in the news with the iReport feature. The iReport allows you to use the phone’s video and advanced photo capabilities to report directly using this smart and functional feature of the app. In fact, there is more to the app than just catching the latest headlines and this is what the app promised.
So, let us summarize as to what the CNN app can do once downloaded. The CNN iPhone app allows users to get the latest breaking news on the U.S, top stories of the day, politics, entertainment news, health and many more. You can also get the highlights or the full stories and best of all share the stories on social sites like Facebook, Twitter or email them via SMS to your friends or relatives.
The CNN app is great to have on your iPhone but do not expect too much from when compared to other news applications such as the BBC News app. The CNN app still needs further improvement especially when it comes to the design. Nevertheless, this is a great app to add to your collection of iTunes apps.
CNN app is downloadable for free via iTunes Store and works on all iPod, iPhone and optimized as well for the iOS 4.
CNN App For iPhone Video
Our watch gadgets category has been neglected recently, not because we don’t like writing about watches more likely that there has not been any great developments lately. Today we seen a watch featured on Engadget that we had to cover, it is called the Vea SPORTIVE.
The Vea SPORTIVE is a watch that the designers claim will revolutionize the world of training whilst wearing a watch. Typical uses for a wearing a watch whilst doing a sport could be when a person is running and wants to check their overall time or split times. Some sports enthusiasts may just like to know the time and don’t demand anything more from a watch. Either way current watches advertised as sports gadgets just allow for timing but the Vea SPORTIVE has a lot more to offer.
Firstly, it can measure the pulse rate of the user wearing it. This is important so the user can monitor their own rate allowing them to decide whether they can exert themselves a bit more if their pulse rate is still low or to reduce their effort to bring their pulse rate down to an acceptable level. Secondly, the Vea SPORTIVE allows for playing of music. I presume this gadget would be banned during competitive sports after all you don’t want to be concentrating then all of a sudden being disrupted by someone running past with Lady Gaga belting out of their watch. Finally, the sports watch offers all the important functions that you would expect on a training watch such as speed, calories burnt, and total distance.
Other basic features of the Vea SPORTIVE watch is a camera, 1.5” touch-screen, Bluetooth, 8GB data storage and an SOS button that was requested by the community to which the developers managed to integrate. This function is especially useful should you come into trouble when you are out on the run by yourself. The SOS button sends out your location and specific data making your easier to find. All this for the price of $578 in July, increasing to $722 by September.
[Source: Vea Digital]