How do build the followup to the most successful smartphone in your company's history? You start by leaving a lot the same. At a glance, the Samsung Galaxy S4 ($TBA) looks much like the S3 — but look closer, and you'll notice changes like a 5-inch, 1080p Super AMOLED display, Gorilla Glass 3 for added durability, a 1.6GHz Exynos Octa 8-core processor, a larger battery, and a 13 megapixel camera. Of course, software plays a part too, with new features like Smart Scroll and Smart Pause that use eye-tracking and the accelerometer to scroll pages and pause videos automatically. Arriving Q2 2013.
Ever wish there was a Hate equivalent to the Like button on Facebook? Now there is one. Hater (Free) is a new service that lets you share your hate with the world. Features include a built-in Hater camera, rant-writing capabilities, the ability to share Hates anonymously under an Alter Ego, the ability to instantly share your Hates via Facebook and Twitter, and the ability to browse through the most popular hates. Just consider putting a passcode on your phone if you download it — a list of the things you hate *cough* mustard *cough* could be dangerous if it fell into the wrong hands.
Never lose sight of you gadgets, kids or wife again thanks to the HipKey ($89 USD). With a range of up to 50 meters, this lightweight aluminum plastic and aluminum device pairs with your iGadgets via Bluetooth and sounds an alarm when it drifts too far from the source. There's even a mode that will trigger a sound if someone attempts to tamper with it.
Most office chairs are designed to give us comfort and support as we sit in front of a computer all day — but with the proliferation of smartphones and tablets, we're pulled away from our desktop setups more and more. The Steelcase Gesture Chair was designed with this change in mind. As such, it's built to support a wide variety of postures and sitting preferences, promising to give you support whether you're banging away at a keyboard, casually browsing a report on your iPad, or cranking out a quick text on your smartphone. Oh, and it doesn't look too shabby, either. Coming this fall. [Watch More]
Tired of Pandora, Spotify and the native iPhone music app? You're in luck. The brand-new T3 Music Player, inspired by one of the most influential industrial designer of the 20th century, Dieter Rams, has just debuted in the Apple App Store.The simplistic music player T3 boasts functionality and aesthetics. Against an all-white background, there's a digital wheel you can slide your finger on to play, pause, stop, rewind, forward and skip a track. Add your favorite songs to playlists that can be organized alphabetically or by rank. The app is available for $.99 on iTunes. [Watch More]
Having already staked its claim on part of the smartphone market with the Nexus, Google sets its sights on mobile computing with the introduction of the Chromebook Pixel. The name is derived from the 239 pixels/inch density the laptop boasts on its 12.85-inch touch screen. Essentially a next-gen tablet PC, its Gorilla Glass infused screen is combined with a backlit keyboard that responds to a room’s ambient light and how the laptop is being used. [See More]
Istanbul based Beyzacases has just released their luxury mobile accessories range at CES this year. Inspired by the ultimate British supercar, Aston Martin ($100 USD), the range of smartphone and tablet cases is said to have taken design cues from the elegant form and shape of Aston Martin’s famous radiator grid, but what makes them exclusive is craftsmanship. The Aston Martin range is handcrafted from the finest full grain Alcantara leather used in Aston Martin interiors.
After a thorough drubbing at the hands of Apple and Samsung last year, HTC's back with its latest take on a flagship smartphone. The HTC One ($TBA) is the result, blending features of both the iPhone and the Galaxy series into a single, interesting handset. It features an aluminum unibody design with chamfered edges — sound familiar? — a 4.7" 1080p screen, a 4-megapixel rear-facing camera, dubbed Zoe, that promises larger individual pixels and therefore better low-light performance, dual front-facing speakers, LTE networking, a totally re-imagined Sense skin atop Android Jelly Bean, a 1.7GHz quad-core processor, NFC, 2GB of RAM, Bluetooth 4.0, and 32 or 64GB of onboard storage. Coming soon to a carrier near you.
The name is a little confusing — it has absolutely nothing to do with Wikipedia, Wikilinks, or any other traditional Wiki, as far as we can tell — but that doesn't mean the Wikipad ($250) isn't worth a look. Built with gaming in mind, the Wikipad features a 7-inch HD screen, a Nvidia Tegra 3 processor with quad-core GPU, a built-in gyroscope, compass, and accelerometer, a 2-megapixel front-facing camera, 16GB of internal storage with a MicroSD slot for expansion, GPS, and built-in stereo speakers. The biggest feature, however, is the detachable game controller that gives you a proper D-pad, dual analog sticks, and Playstation Mobile certification.
Taking your eyes off the road to re-secure your water bottle while riding your two-wheeler can be dangerous. Is a mouthful of water or XXX Vitamin Water worth running into the back of a Volvo? The Koala Bottle System is a safer way to consume some electrolytes while riding. The bottle magnetically attaches to the holster so you can effortlessly reach down and limit any fumbling around. The system is available with a 21 oz bottle or a 24 0z bottle ($2 more). It might be minimal, but your odds of hitting an open cab door just went down slightly.