Play-Jam have developed the worlds most portable gaming controller – the Game Stick. The video game industry thrives on open platforms and Play-Jam wanted to bring that school of thought to TVs. The Game Stick can be carried around in your pocket and is able to transform any television with a USB port into a gaming console.
Going camping can be fun, till the next morning when you are aching from that little pebble you couldn’t get off. Suspending your tent is the obvious solution, but there aren’t very many tents that can be suspended. Until the Tensile tent, this tent claims to be the world’s most versatile tent.
It combines the versatility of a hammock with the comfort and security of a tent, allowing your camping trip to take place in the canopy.
I’ve never been a fan of those giant sound systems with hundreds of little pieces that require a college degree in sound engineering to put together. I prefer old-fashioned radios like this gorgeous little cardboard radio from monsterstuff.co.uk.
This environmentally conscious radio is designed by Christopher McNicholl and the exterior is made entirely from cardboard. With 4 AA batteries and an audio input cable, it can be taken on picnics or used around the office for some background music that you actually enjoy.
In 2010, after the devastating earthquake in Haiti, Anna Stork and Andrea Sreshta got together and decided that there needed to be a lighting solution that could be easily and simply set up when utilities like electricity were not available.
They developed the LuminAID, a solar-powered lighting solution that was portable, lightweight waterproof and could float.
*More information on how to get the LuminAID solar lamp and how it works can be found on the LuminAID Lab website
In the age of smart phones with enough memory to store a respectable number of songs, the portable speakers industry has really taken off.
The latest in the rage are the X-mini MAX II which come with a rechargeable battery and are fitted with a standard 3.5mm audio jack so they can be plugged into your PC as well.
*The X-mini MAX II portable speakers can be purchased for just $40.95 from Top Ten Reviews
The Auto Handpresso is the espresso machine for those who couldn’t be bothered to stop for their fix. The machine plugs into your 12v cigarette lighter, and after adding a pod and water, you wait for three beeps and your espresso is ready to be enjoyed wherever you are.
Auto Handpresso is for sale online for €149.00
So mom has a specialised mat for her yoga, well now baby has one for changing. This neat little idea is simply called Toob and basically it’s a mobile baby changing area that rolls into the shape of a tube for easy portability. The Toob is water resistant and very easy to clean & even has a little storage compartment. So next time you go out with your little bundle of joy, think how convienient one of these little things will make life so much easier.
Here at Funchkins we have found a few really great inventions, and one of my favourite is the scanner mouse from LG, so when I saw this Kickstarter project for a scanner that attaches to your smart phone, I was ecstatic. Having recently gone through a difficult time trying to find the driver for my ancient scanner, I was starting to get worried that I might have to get rid of a scanner that was in total working order just because a piece of software. Urs, Keving & Sebastian of Scan Candy from USA, Switzerland and Germany respectively have developed the Scandy scanner that attaches to your smartphone enabling you to scan just about anything.
Usually when you go on a walk, your water bottle is never forgotten, however, do you ever take a bottle for your pet? In the heat of summer, we are always being warned that staying hydrated is one of these most important factors of staying comfortable. But what about our pets? Keeping them hydrated on walks is super important to make sure they are as comfortable and enjoy their walks in the open air as much as we do. Opulent Items has got a water bottle especially designed to make it easier to have water on hand for your pet.
I have got to get one of these, if only for the pure show-off factor, I mean seriously, what could be better than getting this little baby off the shelf and making individual espressos, Americanos and capuccinos for friends after dinner?