Drop-proof your iPad [New Straits Time (Malaysia)]
(New Straits Time (Malaysia) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) YOU have a new iPad and want to make sure it won't be scratched or spoilt from unintended drops? Get the Logitech Big Bang. Its very name gives you an idea of its protective abilities. The Logitech Big Bang, at US$99.99 (RM326) for the iPad Air and US$79.99 for the iPad mini), is an impact protective thin and light case. It does not matter if your tablet is dropped, bumped, scratched or you spill a drink on it. The Logitech Big Bang is more than capable of protecting it and more. It sports an Essential Protection System (EPS) that includes a shock-absorbent shell and case cover, making sure the screen stays intact when it's dropped. Its durable and liquid-repellant materials ensures a water spill is not going to ruin your day, just your wardrobe. The Logitech Big Bang is one tough cookie, considering how it has been drop tested from 1.4m, exceeding the US Military Drop Standard at 1.22m, while sporting multiple viewing angles so that you can always enjoy a comfortable video viewing experience.
NOT all mice are created equal. The Genius Ergo 8800 happens to be an ergonomic wireless mouse that allows users to fully utilise the Windows 8 and 8.1 experience, thanks to the ability to easily switch between Windows 8 and traditional mouse modes in a jiffy. All you need to do is to hold down the right, left and scroll buttons simultaneously and, upon activation, Windows 8 and 8.1 users are able to switch between active apps and open up the Charms bar with a single click. Not only that but users will also be able to toggle between Windows' Modern UI and last app used. The Ergo 8800 will also sport a quartet of hot keys so that one can access Previous Page, Next Page, Flying Scroll and perform dpi adjustment (800, 1200 and 1600 dpi) on-the-fly. With its advanced infrared sensor which consumes less power, a single set of AA batteries can keep the Genius Ergo 8800 running for up to 36 months. It is also able to run on a single AA battery if needed. Thankfully, this pointing device comes with an ergonomic design that ought to provide relief for desk- bound warriors who spend the better part of their day working in front of a computer, as it has been shaped to encourage a natural hand, wrist and forearm posture. Genius Ergo 8800 Ergonomic Mouse is expected to retail for US$49.99.
Watch on your workout
THE Gymwatch Wearable Fitness Tracker can measure not only strength, but motion as well. In fact, its sensor will track the entire range of motion of your fitness exercises, measuring your strength, muscle loads, reps and is also smart enough to figure out whether you are performing an exercise in the correct manner or not. Both the sensor and smartphone work in tandem, supporting you as you execute fitness exercises with visual and auditory feedback. Made in Germany, the patent protected sensor works without missing a beat, knowing the exact number of repetitions you have performed, and to know just when you ought to have finished a particular exercise. Since it is able to detect incorrectly performed exercises, the Gymwatch will help you avoid injury that will set you back in your fitness goals, while determining target muscle loads. In fact, it is also smart enough to detect just how exhausting your chosen load on your body is (ranging from easy to medium, hard, maximum, or with intensity techniques). After all, anything that can be measured, can be improved, and the same can be said of your exercise regime.
Super concept car seat
WHEN it comes to vehicle safety, one name stands out: Volvo. The car maker continues to push the safety agenda with its latest inflatable child seat concept. This revolutionary idea is made possible via aviation and military research. The child seat is inflatable and lightweight, making it a snap to tote around and stash in small spaces.
The drop-stitch fabric used is strong enough to be inflated at a very high internal pressure using a silent, innovative pump system that can inflate or deflate the seat in less than 40 seconds.
The entire rear-facing child seat weighs under 5kg, much lighter than contemporary models. It will remain connected via Bluetooth to enable features such as remote controlled inflation. Hopefully this is one concept that will become reality in due time.
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