вторник, 23 октября 2012 г.

Review of the NITECORE Flashlights Multi Task Series

NITECORE MT Flashlights are a new line of highly versatile and practical illumination tools designed for a multitude of users and environments.

A sleek, robust body finely etched with extensive knurling and a perfect finish are hallmarks of this range, but even more important is the highly practical and usable user-interface witch makes selecting modes a breeze.

NITECORE Flashlights Multi Task Series photo

MT Flashlights essentially have two modes: high mode (100% output) and custom mode. High mode is accessed by tightening the flashlight head  while any of one of the four customizable modes (strobe, low, medium and high) are selected by loosening the head  and rapidly pressing the on/off switch to cycle through the modes. A given mode can be saved by simply turn off the light  while  in that mode.

Real-world examples include: When used as a flashlight around the home, the head can be loosened and low level selected in custom mode, providing long runtimes at a lower light intensity. The same flight could then be taken out and used a law-enforcemet duty light, with user-defined mode set in strobe, making it easy to alternate between high mode and stobe with a simple twist of the flashlight head.


More information about NITECORE Flashlight on el-top.com online store

четверг, 18 октября 2012 г.

Amiigo Fitness Bracelet Review

Amiigo Fitness Bracelet Review photo
There’s no shortage of fitness apps to track how much (or how little) you’ve been shaking your tail feather lately — such as MyFitnessPal, Endomondo and GAIN Fitness to name three we’ve written about lately. And if you don’t want to strap your phone to your arm and baste it in sweat, there are even a few dedicated fitness-friendly gizmos, such as Apple’s Nike + iPod in-shoe system, Nike’s Fuelband wristband or Motorola’s MotoACTIV. But none of these devices are especially intelligent — they tend to track total steps, distance, calories, and that’s about it (unless you start adding additional accessories such as heart-monitor chest straps).

Enter Amiigo: a fitness app and lightweight plastic bracelet (with detachable shoe-clip) that can identify the type of exercise you’re doing and tell you how well you’re doing it as you’re doing it, thanks to a variety of sensors analysing how your body is responding as you run, bike, swim (yes it’s waterproof), or whatever your preferred exercise poison.


Amiigo’s gesture-based software algorithms identify the different types of exercises you’re engaged in — and should improve over time as the software learns more about your movements, according to the startup. Having both a bracelet and a shoe clip helps its system distinguish between a pull-up and a bicep curl, say, although you don’t always have to wear both. To generate real-time fitness data, the hardware includes a variety of sensors that track variables such as your heart rate. The device includes motion sensors/accelerometers to track how you’re moving, plus an infrared sensor to monitor blood oxygen levels. The bracelet also incorporates a stainless steel plate to measure skin temperature.

Amiigo Fitness Bracelet photo

Then the corresponding Amiigo iOS and Android apps allow you to view the data, set fitness goals and custom challenges, share workouts in real-time (which won’t be at all annoying…) and accrue fitness points for bragging rights and/or the chance to redeem them against discounts on fitness gear.
The startup reckons no one else in this space is doing gesture recognition to track activity type and response in such granular detail — at least not using just one main wearable device — which in turn allows it to provide detailed feedback via the app in order to act as a virtual personal trainer.

Amiigo Fitness Bracelet photo
 
The startup is kicking off an Indiegogo on October 29 with the aim of raising $90,000, and hopes to be ready to ship in April 2013. First taker backers will be able to snag the device for an extremely tasty price of $89, after which it will be sold for $119 — which is still pretty neat considering it undercuts some of Amiigo’s less-capable competitor devices.

Also neat: Amiigo will be releasing an SDK for the device so app makers can explore additional uses. The startup tells me it could envisage various alternative use-cases for the hardware, such as enhanced patient care monitoring or chronic care monitoring, or — tapping up the Wii-style motion sensors inside Amiigo — even gaming scenarios.

The startup has been working on the device for around 10 months so far — with a core team of four, including “tech talent” from MIT.

Source: techcrunch.com

четверг, 11 октября 2012 г.

Fifth-Generation iPod Touch Review

New iPod Touch Fifth Generation photo

Enter the fifth-generation iPod touch, the 2012 model that has slimmed down to a mere 6.1mm in thickness. It's also about 10 percent lighter -- despite being grafted with a new 4-inch Retina display. Not only is it bigger and thinner, but it's far faster and has hugely improved cameras on both the front and rear.

New iPod Touch Fifth Generation photo


The fourth-generation iPod touch had a curved chrome back that looked absolutely lovely coming out of the box. Roughly 30 seconds later that mirrored look would evaporate, replaced by a scratched-up patina that no amount of careful handling could prevent. But, its shape felt good in the hand, with its size and weight both seeming minimal compared to nearly every other device on the market -- two ingredients for a top-notch device.

The fifth generation improves on that in every regard. As mentioned above, it now measures 6.1mm thick, while its width and height clock in at 4.86 by 2.31 inches (123.4 x 58.6mm). Compared to the fourth-generation touch, which measured 111 x 58.9 x 7.2mm, the new iPod is considerably thinner, fractionally narrower and massively taller. It's also noticeably lighter, at 3.1 ounces (88 grams) compared to 3.56 ounces (101 grams) for the outgoing model. Storage capacities are now 32 or 64GB, priced at $299 and $399, respectively.


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New Kingmax UI-05 USB Flash Drive with a memory fill indicator


Kingmax intros UI-05 USB flash drive with glass ceiling, lets you see memory storage 'in action'

If you ever thought the world of flash storage was, well, a little pedestrian, then you've clearly never met Kingmax. The memory-maker likes to spice things up with world firsts, and exhibits an enthusiasm for the utilitarian product that can only be admired. The latest innovation? A USB Flash Drive with a glass ceiling. The UI-05, as it is known, lets you peer directly at the chip that holds your data, while keeping it waterproof and dust-proof, all in 8, 16 and 32GB denominations. Even better for you, that enthusiasm is backed up by pure faith, with the metal-cased pen drive easing nerves with a (not world first) five-year warranty. What Kingmax didn't let us see, however, was price and availability. There's a close-up shot right after the break, or you can jump to the source for more info.
Kingmax UI-05 USB Flash Drive photo
Kingmax UI-05 USB Flash Drive photo
 Source: www.engadget.com

вторник, 9 октября 2012 г.

Nitecore Tiny Monster TM11 - Powerful Outdoor Flashlight 2000Lm


NITECORE Tiny Monster TM11 photo

We are glad to present the most powerful and compact torchlight in the world - NITECORE Tiny Monster TM11 - 2,000 lm.

NITECORE TM11 torchlight is created for long-term, continuous hard work under most severe conditions. Tiny Monster TM11 is perfect in any situation where a torchlight is required power, reliability, and continuous functioning without breaks, combined with maximum portability.

NITECORE Tiny Monster TM11 torchlight is not rechargeable such a NITECORE Tiny Monster TM15 but his luminous power of 2000lm is an excellent option for professional outdoor use!

NITECORE TM11 torchlight will stand as an irreplaceable assistant to rescue services, forestries, and other organizations of such kind. Moreover, this torchlight will surely be esteemed by professional mountain climbers, speleologists, sailors, yachsmen, as well as experienced tourists.

TM11 luminous power is achieved by means of the 3 new superpower CREE XM-L LEDs, as well as the perfectly focused aluminium reflector.

It suits perfectly for use in search and rescue activities, as well as for sailors, forest husbandry, etc. The wide scale of functioning modes makes a NITECORE TM11 model torchlight a perfect solution for both professionals and sophisticated amateurs.

Features
  • the luminous power of 2,000lm
  • 3 superpower CREE XM-L LEDs. The durability of the CREE XM-L LEDs exceeds 50,000 hours.
  • the thermal plate system on the frame of the torchlight prevents it from excessive heating, and the user’s hands - from the discomfort of high temperature when using it at any mode.
  • power supply from 4 rechargeable or common AA 1865-format batteries, or 8 CR123-format batteries
  • exceptionally long-term functioning time, using the lithium-ion AA-class batteries
  • the possibility to use AA- and CR123-format batteries.
  • the convenient double-stage switch-button provides for extreme comfort (patented)
  • an integrated power display shows how much power you have left (patented)
  • the power display in the additional mode shows the voltage of the battery (within the accuracy of 0.1 volt)
  • the mineral glass of the NITECORE TM11 torchlight is scratchproof
  • the aluminium reflector provides for a powerful and well-focused ray of light
  • the snap ring of stainless steel protects the surface of the glass from damage
  • anodized frame of the torchlight is made of the aircraft aluminium fusion
  • IPX-8 water-resistancy standard (up to 2, immersion)
Dimentions:
  • Length: 135mm
  • Head diameter: 60mm
  • Tube diameter: 50mm
  • Weight: 336g (without battery)
Package:
  • battery charge
  • cover
  • strap
Accessories:
  • Quality holster
  • Lanyard
  • Spare O-ring
You can buy Flashlight NITECORE Tiny Monster TM11 in el-top.com online store.

Nitecore Tiny Monster TM15 - Rechargeable Flashlight 2450Lm

NITECORE Tiny Monster TM15 photo

We are delighted to present you the unique, the most powerful and compact portable torchlight in the world!

Yes, you’ve heard it right. Today, NITECORE Tiny Monster TM15 torchlight is the most compact rechargeable torchlight with the luminous power of 2,450lm in the world!

Speaking of the luminous power, NITECORE TM15 is the most powerful portable flashlight up to date. Such luminous power is achieved by means of the 3 new superpower CREE XM-L LEDs, as well as the perfectly focused aluminium reflector.

The main advantage of the latest Tiny Monster, if compare with the prevoius model NITECORE TM11, is the increased luminous power of 2,460lm (the predecessor had 2,200lm). Another extremely convenient innovation is the built-in battery charge. You no longer have to carry an external battery charge with you, the NITECORE TM15 can be recharfed as easily as a common cellphone.

It suits perfectly for use in search and rescue activities, as well as for sailors, forest husbandry, etc. The wide scale of functioning modes makes a NITECORE TM15 model torchlight a perfect solution for both professionals and sophisticated amateurs.
Properties of the NITECORE Tiny Monster TM15 torchlight:
  • the luminous power of 2,450lm
  • 3 superpower CREE XM-L LEDs. The durability of the CREE XM-L LEDs exceeds 50,000 hours.
  • the thermal plate system on the frame of the torchlight prevents it from excessive heating, and the user’s hands - from the discomfort of high temperature when using it at any mode.
  • power supply from 4 rechargeable or common AA 1865-format batteries, or 8 CR123-format batteries
  • built-in battery-recharge system with the indication of charge status. A simple, fast, and safe means to recharge your torchlight
  • exceptionally long-term functioning time, using the lithium-ion AA-class batteries
  • the possibility to use AA- and CR123-format batteries.
  • the convenient double-stage switch-button provides for extreme comfort (patented)
  • an integrated power display shows how much power you have left (patented)
  • the power display in the additional mode shows the voltage of the battery (within the accuracy of 0.1 volt)
  • the mineral glass of the NITECORE TM15 torchlight is scratchproof
  • the aluminium reflector provides for a powerful and well-focused ray of light
  • the snap ring of stainless steel protects the surface of the glass from damage
  • anodized frame of the torchlight is made of the aircraft aluminium fusion
  • IPX-8 water-resistancy standard (up to 2, immersion)
Specifications:
  • Length: 158mm \ 6.22 inches
  • Lamp diameter: 60mm \ 2.36 inches
  • Tube diameter: 50mm \ 1.97 inches
  • Weight: 447g \ 1 pound (without battery)
Package:
  • battery charge
  • cover
  • strap

Overview

NITECORE Tiny Monster TM15 photo
NITECORE TM15 is the ultimate torchlight. And this is not an exaggeration.
The brightest! 3 brand new CREE XM-Lite LEDs provide for the maximum luminous power of 2,450lm. Today, NITECORE TM15 is the brightest torchlight in the world! NITECORE’s main competitors only have to offer models with the maximum luminous power of up to 2,200lm for the same price.

The most compact! The size of the NITECORE TM15 torchlight is only 158x60mm (6.22x2.36 inches), and the weight with the battery is about 500g (1.1 pounds).

NITECORE Tiny Monster TM15 photo
The highest durability without recharge! Under the power-saving mode (95lm), this torchlight will work for up to 52 hours. 95lm is more than enough for the common use of an ordinary tourist. And 52 hours without recharge will allow you, for example, to go hiking for a week or even longer wighout having to trouble yourself about the means to recharge your torchlight.

Built-in battery charge suggests that the torchlight is to be commonly usedevery day, just like a cellphone.

NITECORE Tiny Monster TM15 photo
The firm waterproof aluminium frame is designed for use under most severe conditions. The frame of the torchlight is made of light and firm aluminium fusion used in aircraft industry. The manufacturer states that the frames of the NITECORE torchlights are made of solid metal pieces. That’s why NITECORE torchlights combine extreme reliability with the ultimate weight. In other words, a NITECORE TM15 torchlight is resistant to falling on had surfaces (such as asphalt) from the height of several meters, as well as submerging into the water. It keeps going.
  • Powered by 4 common AA 1865 batteries, or 8 CR123 batteries. Designed for long-term use. The NITECORE batteries are guaranteed to work over 500 full recharge cycles.
  • The built-in battery charge allows to use the torchlight regularly and intesively.
NITECORE Tiny Monster TM15 photoNITECORE Tiny Monster TM15 photo