Swimming is a great pastime and a very rigorous sport that will give you the kind of total body workout everyone needs. But swimming can be boring unless you bring something to entertain you with as you do your laps. One of these devices is the H2O Interval Swim System. [Read more…]
Do you spend your spare time watching spy movies or TV shows? Or maybe you like to read and re-read Ian Fleming’s books. If you are into all things spy – in a good way, not the freaky, creepy way – then here is a gadget that you will definitely want to get your hands on.
The 1080P HD Waterproof Spy Camera Watch has recently been listed at Etronixmart ((Buy here)) and it looks pretty promising. It comes with two options – a steel strap or a leather strap. If the idea of having a watch that can take videos (at 1920 x 1280, no less) is not enough to excite you, then maybe the added factor of this baby being waterproof will help. Off the top of my head, I cannot think of an urgent reason to have a video-taking watch while swimming, but I am sure there is one decent reason out there, waiting to be discovered. There is, of course, the option to use this watch instead of an underwater camera, although it might not be possible as with the limited details presented in the site, it seems to me that the watch has to be connected to a computer to record video. Of course, the watch can be used as a regular watch, showing “real” time.
The 1080p waterproof spy camera watch has an embedded operating system and records video in AVI, while it captures images in JPG. For images, the resolution is 4032 x 3024. For video purposes, the watch also has a built-in mic, ensuring that you will not miss out on the sounds. (Again, I won’t delve into the reasons.)
Other important numbers:
- Uses mini USB
- Frame rate is 25 frames
- Powered by a 320mAh Lithium Ion battery; on full charge, the watch can take videos for up to 100 minutes
It may not be the most practical gadget in the market today, but I think that this waterproof spy camera watch will make for a pretty cool gift. It is currently on sale for $52.99, which is the only reason that I would even consider getting one. Otherwise, the regular price is a little too much for something that might not serve me a practical purpose. Then again, it would be a good way to practice one’s spy skills, yes?
Let’s face it. Working out is a chore. If not for the fact that exercising brings good benefits for your body we won’t even be bothered to stand up from our sofas. It’s a good thing that we can reduce the tedium of workouts by bringing our favorite tunes and listening to it while using the treadmill or lifting weights. But what will you do if your favorite workout routine is doing laps at the local YMCA? Swimming is a really good workout but it does get boring if you do lap after lap without some form of entertainment. [Read more…]
How many power strips do you have at home? If you’re like me, then you have one too many. Then again, if you think about it, you can never have enough power strips if you have a plethora of gadgets at home. It is also a good idea to have a portable power strip that you can take with you when you go hang out at your favorite coffee shop. Trust me – the “neighbors” will love you for it when there is only one power outlet nearby.
There is, of course, the issue of power strips getting wet for one reason or another. Even if you’re not a klutz, one can’t help accidents from happening at times. That glass of water (or whatever beverage you normally drink) can always tip over, getting everything around it wet. Parties are a pain in the neck in this regard as well. And well, if you have a power strip with you at the cafe, the chances of spilling drinks might just be higher.
Truth be told, there are already many issues facing power strips – especially if you have them all over the place. If you have kids, you want the power strip to be fail proof so that the kids won’t accidentally stick their fingers in the sockets. There’s overheating. There’s the issue of power surges.
Here’s a gadget that can take care of all these worries – the Waterproof Power Strip from Wet Circuits. The name says it all, really. Many power strips out there have mechanisms that will protect you from common issues like children, overheating, power surges. With this new power strip, though, you can also rest assured that if you spill a glass or two of liquid, the strip will remain safe for use.
How does it work? Say you accidentally knock over that mug of coffee and spill its contents all over the floor – and the power strip. What happens then is that the power strip minimizes the flow of electricity. The benefits of this action are two-fold.
One, whatever is plugged in continues to work. Two, you are protected from the painful – and harmful, of course – effects of being electrocuted.
The Wet Circuits Waterproof Power Strip is perfect not only for indoor use but also for outdoors. Slight rain and snow will not be a problem because the strip is designed to work under these conditions! Now just don’t push your luck and use it underwater, too!
For added fun, check out this video of the power strip in action. The model may not be convincing, but you get the idea, don’t you?
Get yours for $70 (with money back guarantee) at Wet Circuits.
The Optio P80 features a 12.1-megapixel 4x optical zoom lens, a beefed up face recognition that claims to assess 32 faces in 0.03 seconds including those annoying individuals who insist on tilting their heads in photos, smile detection, high definition 720p recording, and a triple anti-shake system that works on both images and movies in normal and low-light conditions.