The AutoMee S Robot Screen Cleaner is a little robot developed by Takara Tomy to clean the delicate screens on tablets and smart phones. The Automee S comes in your choice of 4 colours, blue, white, pink and orange and uses the same technology as the Roomba, the automated vacuum cleaner.
The Slingbox enables you to watch the TV you want to watch anywhere in the world and on any of your favourite devices, as long as you are connected to the Internet. Imagine being able to watch an episode or game you would normally miss, just because you were on a business trip in Singapore.
These Sifteo Cubes look like loads of fun, they pack the fun of your favorite puzzle games with the touch-sensitivity of your smart phone, plus the accelerometer of your Wiimote. You even have the option of writing your own Sifteo games!
You can purchase the Sifteo cubes from Think Geek for between $44.99 to $148.99
In an effort to slow humanity down, Samuel Wilson has devised Biome, a terrarium with climate controlled through your smart phone or tablet computer. It works just like those Tamagotchis from the nineties. Please don’t make me feel any older than I already do and say you remember them, if you don’t, lie. Anyway, the climate, water level, and nutrients given to the plants are controlled by an application on your smart phone or tablet computer. The only difference between killing these plants and killing your tamagotchi is the guilt, these plants are actually alive. The Biome was developed for an exhibition titled Slow Tech – Designs for Digital Downtime at trend agency Protein’s exhibition space in August. The exhibition was curated by Henrietta Thompson editor-at-large at Wallpaper*.
Tell me you’re not still singing the title in your head? Go on don’t be shy. We have had all sorts of innovations for the smart phone, like scanners, faster chargers and portable chargers, and now we have Sophie, a printer that fits over your smart phone like a cover, it prints pictures taken just like a Polaroid camera. The printer will also be able to include a QR code on the back of the picture linking it to the digital version online on Flickr or Picasa or to geo tagged map, like Google or Bing. Brilliant idea, methinks.
Oh my gumdrops, I have the best news. There is an alternative to the iPad, it’s called the I’m Watch and you can do just about everything on it that you can do on a smart phone or tablet computer. It is run on Android, one of the greatest and fastest evolving operating systems in the world, designed by Italian company Blue Sky and fits around your wrist just like a normal watch with a few small differences. With the I’m Watch, you can update twitter and Facebook, download and listen to music and look at pictures. You can also make calls, keep appointments and check the weather with a few of the amazing apps available for this innovative piece of design.
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.
The AXIO Power smart phone will purportedly slide in and out of your back pocket easily, eliminating the embarrassing bulge that is usually found when you keep your phone in your pocket. It will also prevent your jeans from getting a phone-shaped ;ight patch on your pockets. One of my main reasons for not talking on my cell phone for hours is how uncomfortable it is, I find my hand cramps and my cheek gets sticky, but this smart phone is curved to fit against your cheek to make it more comfortable. The curved AXIO Power smart phone was developed by Christos Ragias.