Archive for March, 2010

The ZOMM: A Wireless Leash for your Phone

Sunday, March 28th, 2010

If you’ve ever lost your cellphone, you probably wish there was a way it could tell you that you were leaving it behind. Now you can put a leash on your cellphone – a wireless leash. The ZOMM is a new device that uses Bluetooth to connect to your phone. When you move beyond a certain range, the device will first vibrate and then beep, alerting you to your missing phone. The ZOMM is a small disk (about the size of a poker chip) that you can put in your pocket or attach to your belt. It’s available in eith black or white models. In addition, the ZOMM can be used as a speakerphone or can be used to automatically send an incoming call to voicemail.

The ZOMM can also function as a personal security device, emitting an alarm or alerting emergency assistance with the touch of a button. The ZOMM recently won the 2010 International CES “Best of Innovations” award. Read more about the ZOMM on the product website.

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Flip Slide HD Camera

Sunday, March 21st, 2010


The Flip camera is known as a simple-to-use and inexpensive video camera. The next generation Flip is now available, and it offers added functionality along with a higher price tag. Instead of the small screen that was previously available for viewing video playback, the new Flip Slide HD has a 3-inch screen with  touchscreen capabilities. The new model Flip is priced at about $279, cancelling out many of the benefits of the Flip’s low cost.

See a demonstration of the Flip Slide HD in this YouTube video:

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Solar-Powered Water Bottle Lantern

Friday, March 12th, 2010

The LightCap 300 is an ingenious solar-powered lantern that’s built into the cap of a BPA-free water bottle. More than 25,000 units of the original LightCap were sold. This new version features four super bright white LEDs, 40% more solar panel output (which means faster charging) and a more light weight construction. The cap is made from rugged polycarbonate. A swivel retaining ring has slots and holes for easy hanging. You can find the LightCap 300 for $29.95 on the SoLight website.

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The Samsung W1 MyFit

Thursday, March 04th, 2010

Here’s an MP3 player that will help you get fit. The fitness-friendly W1, also known as MyFit, is the first portable player that includes built-in fat and stress sensors. An accelerometer lets you measure calories burned while walking or running. The MyFit also includes functions for recording meals and exercise. In addition, there are tools to help quit smoking and improve hydration. Since it’s an MP3 player, you can create exercise playlists that can be controlled with a single tap. A video player and FM radio tuner are also included.

The MyFit will be available sometime in Spring 2010.  See more pictures on ZDNet.

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