The August Smart Lock is a new product by designer Yves Béhar and technology entrepreneur Jason Johnson, which updates the humble door lock for the "Internet of Things" era. The August Smart Lock fits onto existing door deadbolts, and its designers reckon that installation should be a quick two-screw job for around 90 percent of US-based deadbolts. Once it's up and running, users simply approach their door with their iPhone. The August Smart Lock’s social networking features allow users to issue up to 10 "virtual keys" for their iPhone-owning guests. This access can be set to be valid during a certain time frame only, and is also logged, thus lending a greater degree of security than simply cutting a spare key and hoping for the best. The August Smart Lock utilizes rechargeable AA batteries as a power source, so it stays online even in the event of a power outage. Other features include a log record so you can see who entered and exited your home as well as the date and time they did, invite lists, a guestbook feature, and auto-unlock. Pre-orders for the smart lock are currently open for $199.
This tiny bottle USB drive stoppered with a wooden cork provides a charming way for you to pass notes or share playlists, as well as being an imaginative place to store your important digital documents—keeping your best ideas sealed freshly inside. $28.
Microsoft's has unveiled new generation of game consoles, the Xbox One ($TBA). It's Microsoft's first new console in more than seven years. The new hardware features eight-core processor and graphics made by AMD, 8GB of RAM, Blu-ray, USB 3.0, HDMI in/out, and a 500GB hard drive. A new Kinect comes with the Xbox One, complete with improved accuracy. It has a 1080p camera, Skype connectivity, and understanding of rotational movement in a structure like a skeleton. The Xbox One is large, sleek, and black, and looks like a piece of AV equipment. The controller and Kinect unit are redesigned. It's an all-in-one entertainment console, the new generation of games, TV and entertainment. The Xbox One features voice control, Skype TV integration, “Snap Mode” that allows you to run two activities simultaneously and more.
With Leap Motion Controller($70), you’ll be able to browse the web and interact with your computer just by moving your hands and fingers in the air. "Here's a video to show you how close we are. With Leap Motion technology, Windows OS is natural, easy, and fun to use. You'll navigate your desktop, browse the web, flip through photos, and do everything you do everyday in extraordinary ways —all with the wave of a hand or lift of a finger."
Stash Waterproof Pocket Shorts is a completely new and unique waterproof pocket that incorporates into clothing and gear - like swimwear, life vests, waders, backpacks and jackets. The pocket allows you to safely take your cell phone, wallet & keys with you wherever you want to take them. Available here.
Popsicle Coin Purse by Kate Spade would be the perfect coin purse for the summer. Shaped like a popsicle and designed with a zip closure, this piece is eye catching whether you're feeding the meeting or flagging the ice cream truck.
Shellphone Loudspeaker is a natural acoustic amplifier for your iPhone. The speaker is the natural shape of the Whelk shell to amplify the iPhone's speaker. No power adapters and no batteries are required for this device.
This briefcase-sized electric unicycle that keeps a rider perfectly balanced at all times with gyroscopic sensors. The unicycle’s 500-watt electric motor hat can push a 160lbs man at 13mph for up to two hours on a three hour charge. It can support riders up to 250 pounds, but your mileage will vary depending on how close you get to that limit. Like the Segway, accelerating and stopping the unicycle is accomplished by gently leaning forwards or back. It shouldn’t be that hard though, and once you get the hang of it, you’re sure to get a lot of enjoyment out of your $2,700 expense.
The iSCOPE by Chang-Hsuan Pai integrates the use of an iPhone or iPod to help children explore their natural surroundings. The device combines learning with a fun interactive experience. It encourages children to explore through real-time interaction with nature and keeps them engaged by disclosing facts and trivia.
With Kevo, all you need is your smartphone to unlock your door. You don’t even need to take your phone out of your pocket or purse; just touch your lock, it will recognize your phone and unlock the door. No more fumbling for your keys or memorizing a code... just touch the lock to open. Compatible with Apple iPhone 4s and 5 only.
Window Socket is a portable solar charger created by Kyuho Song and Boa Oh of Korea. The Window Socket offers a neat way to harness solar energy and use it as a plug socket. The plug just attaches to any window that receives sunlight and does its job intuitively.