Let’s fund Wally case !

I already talked about Wally Wallet, but the wally case differs a little it includes a physical case:

Apart from that, the wally wallet is the same, the idea behind it hasn’t changed: you can put a few credit card and swipe them out in an easy and funny way:

I guess If I had one I would spend the entire day opening and closing :p.

However, everything isn’t bright in Distil Union: The Wally case is not going to get funded, unless you help them, and soon ! The campaign still has 4 days to go, and as the creators put it, they just need 75 backers to successfully launch the Wally Case on kickstarter !

Limeade 18,000 mAH battery fits in your hand, and can charge your iPhone 12 times

There are many external batteries for iPhones, some in cases, some not, but except super expensive models, they can charge iPhone once or twice. Not so good. This battery aims to be at the same time huge and as small as it can possibly be.

Actually, there are three different models: 13 000, 15 600, 18 000 mAH:

But this battery isn’t dull. It actually has a few advantages you may not knew you needed.

First, it can charge two devices at a time, like your Ipad and your iPhone, basically:

It is rechargeable by 2A, meaning it can charge in about 10h, or around a night.

It has a safety flashlight, you know, just in case you’re in the middle of nowhere and the only thing you have with you is your Limeade battery. It has a charge indicator with 4 LED, not very precise, but useful to know when the battery needs to be plugged in. It also comed with a 30 pin and micro usb cable, but no lightning cable, which are used by iPhone 5 and iPads.

 

To finish off, here is a table which shows how many times each device can be charged:

  • Apple iPhone 4 or 5: ~12.5 times
  • Samsung Galaxy S III: ~8 times
  • Samsung Galaxy Note: ~7 times
  • Amazon Kindle Fire: ~4 times
  • Apple iPad 1 or 2: ~2 times
  • Google Nexus 4: ~8.5 times
  • Google Nexus 10: ~2 times
  • Sony PSP: ~11 times
  • Apple iPod Nano: ~171 times

As you notice, you can’t use it with you PC or mac. It’s not the right voltage. Anyway, if you want to buy this monster, hurry up, they are selling like hotcakes !!!

 

Zendock cleans the mess of cables connected to your macbookpro

The idea has already been thought of, here and here, but this one’s a little different, as it leaves more movement liberty to the user.

As shown in the video, it’s really useful when connecting a macbook pro to an external display. The only downside is that is doesn’t include the recharge cable, while still leaving place for it:

As you can see above, this dock works with Macbook pro and retina, sadly no macbook air version, probably because there isn’t enough usb ports to make it of any use…

If you have a macbook and like this project, just visit their kickstarter campaign.

telepresence at its best: KUBI, a robotic Ipad stand for video calls.

Before the video, I wasn’t very exited about the project. Kubi looked like a bicornuate to me. But I soon realized It was one of the object I’ll save money for, thinking about it everyday. I’m like that.

So KUBI is a robotic Ipad stand you can control from the other side of the world, a bit like the Romo, but the it is for Iphone only and can move around. But KUBI isn’t a toy: It’s a tool first designed for pros, not for amusement, that’s why the design is more sober than the romo.

The romo is controlled by the app, wich works like this:

the only downside to this app, but it is not their fault, is that the two caller need the app. You can also call with facetime, but you won’t be able to make the KUBI move by tapping the screen, but through a web browser, on another tablet or computer.

The KUbi is for the moment on indiegogo, waiting for your to back it. You can get it for 200$.

design or function ? the Doorbot Wifi Doorbell.

Doesn’t this look wrong ? It’s supposed to be an high-tech doorbell, which I have no doubt it is, but the design… I’m speechless. It looks just like an elevator pannel. You don’t believe  me ? look at this picture and tell me the contrary:

There is even a glowing light ! “which floor are we going mom ?/ It’s not an elevator my son, just an ugly doorbell” And it’s made of “unibody aluminium”, in order to look like apple (or star wars, I don’t know). Seriously guys, aluminium isn’t the only metal on earth is it ? Of course the camera is 3 foot long, like every normal camera.

Appart from that, It’s a camera that can viewed from “anywhere in the world” from your Iphone( so you can make people believe you’re at home). The great feature I give in are the lokitron capabilities, which I’ve already talked about. When someone rings, you get instant one way video chatting, and a lock/unlock button, if a lockitron is connected to your network.

Overall, it’s a great product in a shitty design. I think I will wait to have one with Lockitron neat design, not this elevator functional object.

surface-like keyboard for ipad

It’s called the NIBIQü, don’t ask me why, and it looks exactly like the surface keyboard. here is their video, from kickstarter:

Looks like a cool project for sure, but sadly, it seems like the project won’t be funded in time. Kicktrack is telling us that the project will only reach 30 000$ of the 100 000 asked.

3D printer round-up #2: the Form 1, the most precise ever.

The Form 1 is its name, and it kickstarted back in October, and managed to get 2 500 000$ to mass-production.

it’s not only classy apple-style aluminium, the transparent orange is a genius design move, in my opinion.

So what’s so original about it except the design ? Its performance: using stereolithography, the Form 1 is, according to the makers, 200 times or so more precise. and when you look at the render of machine like the replicator, or makerbot, you start to want something more:

FORM 1: An affordable, professional 3D printer by Formlabs — Kickstarter

do you want to see an object made by the machine to compare ? ? here they are:

To watch it working, check out this video, or go to their finished campaign.

wallet round-up #4: the keylet

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I know what you’re going to tell me: this is not a wallet. Well maybe I just didn’t wanted to talk about stupid minimalist wallets any more, even thought that’s my objective,  and the full name of the keylet is “Keylet : A Minimal Key and Wallet All In One System”. See ? there is wallet in it. I have an excuse :).

So as you’ve seen, the keylet is a key holder. As a French guy, I have to tell you this kisskissbankbank project had the same idea about a year before. Sadly, his project didn’t make it. The crowndfunding community is France is terrible. I don’t think one out of 1000 people know what it means. And I mean it.

Anyway, what I like about the keylet is that it can store 4 keys in the thickness of 1and a half key, and it doesn’t make a sound.If yo have a specially thick or weird key, you can send the key the  them and  What is super great is that they thought of people with a usb in their pocket: they created the keycaddie, which is also available for USB+key. This one can store 4 keys too, if you don’t take the USB option.

This project ended in September, a dark time when I didn’t have this wonderful blog, so here is their kickstarter ended project,and here is their facebook page, because they don’t even have a website or blog. Even I do, why can’t they have one ? doesn’t matter. What matters is that I found the official video on youtube, because vimeo videos are always blocked. I noticed some blog have the official vimeo videos. How do they do ?

Good night lamp, an internet connected lamp

you may ask yourself what use  this  product is. Let’s put it this way: when you switch off a lamp, other lamps connected to the same network switch off. You now know your little girl is going to sleep, and when your mate comes back from work to prepare dinner. The design is real sleek, in the form of a house: 

I just love it. Don’t you ? The big one and the small one are included in a package for 89£, on kickstarter.

like to type on your ipad with a real keyboard ?

well, the touchtype does just that. it’s an ipad case that has a dedicated space for the apple bluetooth keyboard underneath. Of course it ads a little extra weight to your Ipad, but the touchtype has a few good ideas. here are a few photos of this case, but you can also go check by yourself the video on the kickstarter page, or on their website.

as you can see, it’s ain’t as bulky as one would have expected. only the thin part of the keyboard is under the ipad. But it ads an extra length and width, so then if you really need to type a lot, why not consider buying a macbook air ? prices are falling for previous generation, and apple refurbished product prices are great too, starting from 799$, it’s as much as the low-end macbook air.(I bought mine refurbished).