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.
Fingle for iPad is a new iPad game available through Game Oven Studios. The game gets people to touch, which is a great feat nowadays because with technology insulating us from our fellow-man, touch naturally becomes less common. Fingle can be played between two people and involves them placing their fingers on buttons on the iPad and moving them to targets on the surface.
With the amount of movement required to progress to the next level, the players cannot help but touch each other’s hands.
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*.
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.