Gadgets

iXY microphone from Rode will now connect to your iOS device with a Lightning cable

iXY microphone from Rode will now connect to your iOS device with a Lightning cable

Back in 2013, Rode announced the first microphone for iOS-based devices, the iXY microphone. Now, in mid-2014, the company has unveiled a brand new iXY microphone, and this one’s geared towards newer model devices.

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Supermechanical’s Range/Oven Grill Intelligence aims to make cooking even easier

Supermechanical’s Range/Oven Grill Intelligence aims to make cooking even easier

Our smartphones are great tools to make a lot of different aspects of our lives easier. They can even shut off our lights in our homes now. A new Kickstarter program, hosted by Supermechanical, wants to make it so that grilling is just about as easy as turning off a light.

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Arcus Motion Analyzer unveiled on Kickstarter, will track your activity

Arcus Motion Analyzer unveiled on Kickstarter, will track your activity

The Arcus Motion Analyzer, a new gadget that’s just been unveiled through its Kickstarter page, is meant to be a new way for people to interact with their favorite devices, based entirely on gestures.

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FreedomPop’s iPhone Case Stuck in FCC Approval Testing

FreedomPop’s iPhone Case Stuck in FCC Approval Testing

When you push the limits, boundaries, and conventional wisdom with a device, you’re bound to hit a few snags—even if the idea is really awesome. FreedomPop’s iPhone case/data device they have been showing off at CES is stuck in the FCC approval process because nothing like it has ever been done before.

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Liquipel 2.0 – Waterproofing Solution For iPhone Coming to Malls and Stores This Year

Liquipel 2.0 – Waterproofing Solution For iPhone Coming to Malls and Stores This Year

Lots of us have had our iDevices get dunked. From the simple to the stupid, it happens. Here in Vancouver, since it rains so much of the year (most of the fall, winter, and spring), it’s a little risky to take your phone out when you’re walking around. It doesn’t take long for the device to get pretty wet. Liquipel launched last year with their service to completely waterproof your iPhone with their nano process. At CES Liquipel 2.0 is out and it isn’t just better…it’s coming to a mall near you.

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Hipkey Tracks Your iPhone So You Don’t Lose It

Hipkey Tracks Your iPhone So You Don’t Lose It

There have been a lot of Bluetooth “finding” gadgets at CES. From the release of the Stick-n-find for anything and the Kensington fob for other things, Bluetooth 4.0 has made location based devices easier to make and power. Hipkey is like these other two options, but is designed to make sure you and your iPhone don’t get too far away from each other.

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Want a Real Keyboard for Your iPhone? Check Out Spike

Want a Real Keyboard for Your iPhone? Check Out Spike

One of the things that kept me in the world of Blackberry for so long was the physical keyboard. I might not have been the fastest typist on it, but I was sure that it was better than what I would get from the iPhone. A few years now with the iPhone keyboard, I’ve gotten the hang of it—pretty much—and while I don’t long for a physical keyboard for my iPhone, a Kickstarter project called Spike would let me have it.

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Pebble Smartwatch to Start Shipping From January 23rd

Pebble Smartwatch to Start Shipping From January 23rd

Kickstarter sensation Pebble raised over $10 million in pledges for its smart watch that paired with iOS and Android devices over Bluetooth, receiving 85,000 pre-orders from backers. The huge number, though, introduced a lot of delays into the manufacturing of the watch, with the initial September release date pushed back indefinitely.

Today, at CES 2013, Pebble CEO Eric Migicovsky announced that the company would start shipping the watch to Kickstarter backers starting Jan 23rd, in lots of 15,000 units each week.

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How Strong is Gorilla Glass 3? Corning Doesn’t Actually Know Yet

How Strong is Gorilla Glass 3? Corning Doesn’t Actually Know Yet

How about really freakin’ strong. Check out the video Engadget shot with stress tests that even dents metal. I think Gorilla Glass 3 is going to be pretty awesome in devices.

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Does CES still matter?

Does CES still matter?

Today, like most of this week, is going to be spent picking through all the CES product announcements to find a few gems to summarize for you later. “Real” news is going to be hard to come by this week. Why bother announcing something when most of the tech world is focused on the goings on in Vegas? Buzzfeed has a contrarian view that CES, and all trade shows in fact, is only marginally important. So maybe we’re not missing out after all?

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