Today's gadget is the new Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 Pro, which runs Android 4.4 KitKat. It has one the biggest screens available at 13.3” QHD (2560x1440) display. Powered by the newest Intel Atom Z3745 processor and has 2GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, and a microSD slot to add up to 64GB more. There are two cameras; a 1.6MP unit on the front and an 8MP unit on the rear. There’s a ‘tube’ along the bottom of the device that packs many new, unique features. First there’s a healthy 9,600-mAh battery that Lenovo says will run the Yoga Tablet 2 Pro for up to 15 hours.
This week's gadget is the Black + Decker (yes, new name) 20 Volt Lithium Drill Driver, with Auto Sense. It has a small microprocessor that reads the rate of change in the screw and stops the drill so you will never overscrew. To countersink, you press the screw again and it does small turns until you're happy. The 20V MAX AutoSense comes with a charger and a 20V MAX lithium ion battery, which holds a charge for up to 18 months.
This week's crazy gadget from the GizWiz is the Karcher PowerSqueege. What is it? It's the world's cordless squeegee! You spray the cleaner, squeegee it, and it sucks up the solution and dirt with no drips! Eliminates the wiping, rubbing, and mess required when using paper or cloth towels, and you'll save money by not having to wash cloths or throw away paper towels. Includes a 12-volt wall charger and operating instructions. MSRP: $79.99. Lowest price I could find on Amazon was about $54 on 9/23/2014.
Capresso CoffeeTEAM PRO Glass 12-cup coffee maker. It features a sleek stainless steel exterior and has a lot of new features including professional-grade conical solid steel burr grinder to grind beans slowly, a new removable 7-ounce bean container to lift off to refill beans or access the grinder for cleaning, and removable upper burr, for easy cleaning. It also has a two-step grind and clean chamber that automatically cleans the grinder after every cycle. The warming plate will keep your coffee warm for 2 hours and then shut off.
Dickie D is back with the Cobra JumPack, a small light weight device about the size of an iPhone that not only charges your mobile devices, but can jump start your car when your battery is dead! Seriously. JumPack can start cars, boats, etc., but it also has a 2.1 Amp USB port to rapid charge your portable devices including cell phone, smartphone, tablets and other mobile devices. It has a 7500 mAh battery, 200 amps with 400 peak and that's enough to start your car. And it will hold 80-90% charge for a year.
LightDims are small vinyl dots that cover the LED’s on gadgets and knock the glare way down. The package includes Original Strength (Color Black) Dims 50- 80% of light -Black Out Edition (Color Black) Blocks 100% of light -Customizable Original Strength 9.5" Solid sheet, (Color Black) Dims 50-80% of light -Silver Edition (Color Silver metallic) Dims 80-90% of light designed to blend with aluminum metallic electronics like apple products. And there’s a 4-pack version you can buy which slips with no product label and the absence of some product information.
If you are running out of power on your iPhone or iPad, the UNU Ultrapak can bring it back up to speed in less than 15 minutes, with up to 75% power. The Ultrapak charges itself faster too, being able to collect energy at record speeds –up to 8X faster than conventional recharging methods. To achieve such charging speeds, Ultra-X deploys a much stronger charging input, rated at 31.25W. This means that within approximately 15 minutes the Ultrapak has stored the equivalent of a full iPhone 5 battery.
Dickie D comes with a new gadget called the Total Eclipse sleep mask. What's unique about it is that the mask has a white board on the front where you can leave messages on the front of the sleep mask, like saying when to wake you. other features include comfort foam that conforms and contours to your face for a perfect fit, eye cutouts to eliminate pressure on eyes, and a fully adjustable elastic strap with integrated earplug storage. Comes with airplugs. $24.95 on Amazon.
The iBlazr is a bright LED accessory that plugs into your headphone jack and provides far better illumination when you're taking pictures with your mobile device. It has it's own batteries, so it doesn't leach off the phone's power. 500 Flashes off a single charge and you can use your headphones to plug in and get an off camera flash angle. Starts at $49.99. Check it out at http://iblazr.com/
Dickie D is back and Leo is very thrilled to be featured in the October 2014 issue of Mad Magazine along with Lisa and a bunch of TWiT Staffers! This week's gadget is the Champ Survival Sidekick is an 8-in-1 Multi-tool and flashlight. In a single device that looks like a flashlight you’ll have these eight emergency tools ready when you need them: Glass breaker and seatbelt cutter. Hand crank and a USB connector for emergency mobile device charging. A 3 LED flashlight.