Gadgets I lust for
I can't afford to buy all the cool geek stuff out there. So I collect them here instead. Feel free to suggest yours!
Curated by Guillaume Decugis
It's going to take another year or two, not just for Apple but for the market, to understand what it is that consumers really want these smartwatches to do for them.
Additional data points on how the Apple Watch is failing to replicate the iPad success (see also this chart). On the bright side for Apple, it appears that they now own this market by making more than half the sales of smartwatches. But the market hasn't really been creating and the category's still not clear for consumers.
Companies making robots are looking at making them open App platforms. This means that robots would not only be good for one group of pre-defined tasks but that they would evolve over time as App developers come out with new creative ideas.
This model is clearly the best one as demonstrated by the success of the iPhone but let's remember one thing: mobile Apps existed long before Apple launched the App Store. But it took Apple's marketing genius to pull it off and make them really mainstream. Before Steve Jobs' taking a shot at it, Nokia failed at making Symbian Apps mainstream. So did Microsoft on Windows phones.
Not sure unheard-of robot makers such as Jibo and Blue Frog Robotics have the marketing capacity to make Apps for robot a success yet but this is going to be an interesting space to watch.
When Apple first showed off the Apple Watch, I was stunned. It looked glorious and larger than life. Shiny and precision-machined. Like an…
Apple set expectations really high.
Too high according to Mike Rundle - a designer with a sharp eye for details who owned 8 iphones (so can't be accused of being an Apple-basher).
I've decided to pass for now on this product for a number of reasons - not the design flaws he points out - but this doesn't make me regret this decision.
If Apple gets tired of watches, laptops and phones and decides to make a drone, it might look like this.
Beautiful designer concept. Not sure why Apple would ever design a drone but it looks like everybody expects to come out with something unusual like a car or a tv. Time to be bold again Apple!
Stop for a second and take a look at the fingernail on your baby finger. That's roughly the size of a microSD card that can now hold a whopping 200GB of data thanks to SanDisk. Remember when USB flash drives with a full gigabyte of storage were mind-blowing? We were so foolish back then.
A hard drive un your fingernail.
Price tag not cheap but a cool solution to double the space in your MacBook without buying a new one.
With the Cicret Bracelet, you can make your skin your new touchscreen. Read your mails, play your favorite games, answer your calls, check the weather, find ...
Not sure how convenient this would be in the long run but very innovative concept for sure.
Remember that lovable rolly-polly droid that rolled into our hearts during its brief appearance in the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer? Of course you do. It was only a few days ago.
That's if you have a 3D printer of course but it gets you thinking in how movie merchandising and the toy markets are bound to change in the next 5 years when kids no longer have to wait to print their favorite movie characters.
Perhaps the greatest tragedy in tech are the heaps of gadgets tossed on the metaphorical funeral pyre too early.
Seeing Google glass there together with Sony mini disc. Good intention ready to be reinvented?
|Suggested by Marc Rougier|
AeroMobil. Beautiful flying car. Beautifully integrated. Transforms in seconds from an automobile to an airplane. Gives you freedom to move.
The dream of flying cars is not dying but it's been delayed a lot: according to movies from my childhood, we should have them by now so where are they? This concept is very realistic but is it as exciting as Marty McFly's flying DeLorean?
There is a new idea in town, that might be of interest to air sports enthusiasts: the WingBoard. Still in the concept stage, the WingBoard promises to combine the thrill of wakeboarding a...
Who doesn't want to surf the clouds?
Over the past several months I’ve written about various companies attempting to put out sensors that measure and analyze a player’s strokes. Zepp, on the other hand, has already come to market. In fact, it’s swing sensor also has applications for baseball and golf. How does the multi-sport player perform on a tennis court?
Interesting review if you're considering this device to improve your tennis. It's not without impact on the way you play - in a good and bad way.
While some people have successfully 3D printed buildings, others have taken the same approach to the car manufacturing business, as a company has just come out with a car called the Strati that's t...
45 hours to build this $18-30,000 electric car. And eventually the company expects the time to build to drop down below 10 hours. Not bad at all...
There is surely no shortage of gadgets claiming to enhance one’s mobile photography experience, however, Relonch seems to have an edge to the rest. No SD cards are necessary, as the Relonch camera saves images directly to the iPhone…
This has been done before and I've tested one of these cases for videos with great results. But this new one seems to take it further by adding an app as part of the equation. Curious to see it in action.
Navdy's magical head up display projects information as if it's floating six feet in front of you. Manage your navigation, calls and apps with voice and simple hand gestures. In the car you already have.
Isn't it time we had HUD technology in cars?
This week's Apple rumors hint at a new 12-inch MacBook and 4K display.
It's strange that Apple hasn't leveraged the retina technology on its smaller laptops yet - where good resolution is the most useful.