NetBright Technologies just introduced a line of networked wireless lighting products, which use radio frequency connectivity to link multiple spotlights on one network for LED outdoor lighting, and offer a killer security solution for homes and commercial buildings.
Waterloo-based startup Thalmic Labs is attempting to alter the way we interact with our everyday computing devices with their latest Myo armband, a gesture control device that fits around your forearm and detects slight muscle movements, such as arm rotations and even electrical impulses as you gesture, and computing and translating all that information into real-time input or digital action on the device with which you’ve paired it.
One of the most talked about topics at this year’s MWC was wireless smartphone charging, and its projected impact on smartphone design and sales. Now, wireless chargers have been around for a while, but the technology has only recently become reliable enough to go mainstream, and we are just beginning to see smartphone models with built in wireless charging capabilities.
The Planar IX2850 is a 28″ desktop monitor using the latest 4K resolution at 3840 x 2160. It brings a superior ultra HD experience, delivering unmatched picture quality and image clarity. It also has a ton of connectivity options including a built-in USB 3.0 Hub, 2HDMI video inputs and 2 DisplayPort inputs.
The new LiftPro Standing Desk takes the “standing” concept it and accessorizes it with some new modern goodies. Firstly, it’s adjustable, obviously, but better yet, it uses an electronic motor with simple button controls for adjustments. It includes four different presets as people find their favorite heights, and can hold up to 355 pounds. That’s a pretty cool feature in iteself.
New on the scene is Nextear and their Wireless Earphones, which incidentally, the company garnered over 500% of it’s Indiegogo crowdfunding target in about 2 weeks. The reason? The Nextear Wireless Earphones contain a “smart” component that really sets them apart.
Lyve Home is a very interesting spin on photo archiving, combining the picture frame with network-attached storage (NAS) to create what seems to be a brand new device category. It’s about the size of a tiny bookshelf speaker, and Lyve concentrates on videos and photos.
The Bruno Smart Trashcan makes cleaning up the kitchen so much easier. Aside from a trash receptacle, Bruno also serves as a sweeper/dustbuster, sucking up debris and dirt you have on the floor from underneath the unit. You simply sweep the grime underneath it, and it sucks it up straight into the trash can. It’s a very cool feature.
GolfBoard is a board that you ride when golfing, and stands to be a great way for younger players to jet around the course without renting expensive carts.
The latest Polaroid Zip Instant Mobile PRinter is much like it’s 80’s predecessor, just in printer-form. This little Zip printer is about the size of a modern smartphone, and uses a small stack of ZINK papers with dye crystals, so there’s no need for ink or dye.