The Lumos Lighted Helmet features 28 super bright white LEDs in the front and 22 super bright red LEDs in the rear to provide over 80 lumens of illumination. This should ensure that you will stand out on the road when riding your bike at night. Battery life is around 3 hours when the lights are on solid mode or 6 hours on blinking mode.The helmet takes approximately 2 hours to charge. It also has amber LED turn signals controlled by a remote control on your handle bars, and brake lights. It's run from your mobile device.
Dick is fresh back from the Interbike conference in Las Vegas and this weeks' gadget is great for when you go biking, especially when it gets cold. The Visijax visible jacket glows with 23 high intensity LEDs, as well as flashing red lights on the back of the jacket. When you want to turn, you raise your arm and you get a turn signal blinking on your back. All of the electronics are powered by a provided rechargeable USB battery with up to 20 hours of continuous use. We showed this as a prototype a couple of years ago.
Switchmate is a one-second installation smart light switch that is the first smart home product that can be used with absolutely no configuration, tools, wiring, or WiFi. Switchmate magnetically attaches instantly to existing toggle or rocker switches and is controlled through the free app on your smart phone. With features such as “Welcome Home”, your lights will turn on automatically as you arrive home or enter rooms. With preset timers, you can set your lights to automatically turn on and off- even when you’re not home.
Daryl likes Leo's globe. Leo says that the MOVA Globe is the one he keeps in his office. It's a globe that floats in a two density liquid and then powered by light that causes it to rotate in the proper direction.
You can bring the Ocean to you with the Ohuhu Ocean Wave Night Projector. Bring the seaside home to you, give yourself a piece of the (ocean) in multiple changes of color. This creates a perfect ocean wave atmosphere almost anywhere. Relaxing, comforting, soothing, creates a large, brilliant light show for your viewing entertainment and pleasure. It has 8 color/motion modes and automatically shuts down after one hour. Battery powered or USB powered. There's a built-in mini speaker in case you want to hook a mobile device to it via the cable that's included included.
This week's gadget is a charging dock for travelers. The Safrone 10400mAh Portable Power Bank Rechargeable External Battery Pack with Multi-Angle Stand Charger. It's a collapsible folding stand that can easily hold your cell phone (large or small) and pretty much any size tablet. It has a 10400mAh power bank. There are two USB jacks on the side, a USB 5V / 1A and a USB 5V/2.4A jack. It folds down to a compact 5.3” X 3.7” X 1.2 inches. A four bar LED indicator lets you know how much power is left. A bit heavy at 1.2 pounds but that ensures it won't tip over. Comes in various colors.
This week's gadget is a USB Hub that Dickie D found on Amazon. The [2-in-1] Inateck Unibody Aluminum 3 Ports USB 3.0 Hub. It's a driver-free RJ45 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter Converter LAN Wired Network Adapter, with a connected 1ft USB 3.0 cable. It's been designed specifically for users of ultrabooks, notebooks, laptop PCs and tablets with 3 USB ports to deliver convenient access to high-speed USB 3.0 connections.
This week's gadget is the AirScale. It's a gadget that allows you to weigh your luggage. The scale alerts air-travelers of excess weight problems before airport check-in. It can calibrate weights up to 40kg or 88 pounds which you'll see on the LCD screen. In charging mode, AirScale can recharge most mobile phones fully for about 2 cycles or more. With a capacity of 6,500mAh (built with LG battery cells), the charging time is 2 times faster than many power banks found in the market offering 2A input and 2.4A output.
Dickie's gadget of the week is the Sunfounder 7" wide screen monitor. Popular with makers, the Sunfounder monitor has a resolution of 1024 X 600 and the picture quality is really decent. inputs: PC (VGA), AV1, AV2, and HDMI. It can operate in a car/van/truck/ or even boat with the DC 12V harness that comes with it. comes with an AC power supply, remote control too. Stand is included. It even has a small built-in speaker, which many monitors lack. It's $55.99.
This week's gadget from the Giz Wiz is the eBags Professional Slim Laptop Backpack. It features an all-black rugged exterior that offers rapid-access compartments protecting a laptop, iPad or tablet, with room for notes, files, etc. It helps you be organized by letting you keep things in zippered packs so they don't fall down to the bottom of the bag. A special crush-proof AC 'adaptor garage' holds all your cables and doesn't let them scratch your other electronics. There's even a hidden zippered water bottle pocket.