We have ushered in a technologically advanced era where GPS, Wi-fi, Smartphones, Tablet PCs and myriad of hi-tech gadgets define our existence. We cannot deny the fact that the focus of human life has shifted, at least partly, to a highly advanced virtual world that has provided us an opportunity of parallel existence. Simply put, we are not only fond of high-tech gadgets; we are addicted to it.
Consumerism and the modern standard of living have led to the emergence of a vivid range of gadgets that are designed to do amazing set of things. Apart from the remote-controlled robots which could fetch you beers, cookies and get your Christmas cake to the table (remember Sico in Rocky-IV?), we now have shoes with in-built GPS sensors that could track the running progress and an Smartphone app that clicks the images of the food and detects the calories in it.
Gadgets, in the literary sense of the term, are defined to enhance our abilities to connect and communicate, thus making our lives easier. If you are a gadget freak or a typical MyGaming reader, you must have got the GPS chip, a note-taking app and lot more installed in your iPad or Smartphone. For the gadgets you might have missed, we have got a list prepared.
Since 3000 BC, human being has been scripting stuff on paper and today we have evolved from the primitive age armed with superior intellect, knowledge and of course, modern technology. However, we still could not get rid of paper and pen in educational institutions, home or workplaces.
Scanning paper documents consumes time but thanks to technological innovations, we can get it done far more easily! Digital pen is certainly not a new kid in the block; rather has been upgraded with newer attributes, from time to time. Digital pens use an accelerometer to monitor what has been written on a paper. After the scripting part is over, you can switch the pen off and plug it into a USB cable to fetch the data. This leads to capturing of handwritten notes perfectly that can also be processed into text through Optical Character Recognition, provided it’s legible. Some of the digital pens can even measure the pressure sensitivity better than Wacom digitizers.
One of the benefits of using digital pen is, you can load bunch of paper into your computer and record your signature for using it on the digital documents. For the students, a back-up copy of the hand-written notes can be automatically created which can be stored safely in some other place.
J5 Wormhole USB Switch
Users often find it painful to swap files from one computer/device to the other. Some users thus carry portable USB hard drives so as to avoid the plight of exporting files over unoptimized network, which is usually very slow. Apple Inc. took the initiative to make the process a bit easier by bringing in the Thunderbolt port that connected the high-performance peripherals to a single port with super fast data transfer rate, but then, there was nothing of that sort for the Windows desktops. The pairing of two computers, swiping and copying the data was not yet possible until J5Create Wormhole Switch was launched. This device is a USB adapter that plugs into two USB ports on separate devices. The function of one device can be controlled by the other with the help of the software and the process of data retrieval can be completed with couple of clicks (software does the job of importing). All the versions of the J5Create Wormhole not only support file transfers from Windows to Windows but also supports Mac to Mac, Windows to Android, Windows to Mac and Windows to iPad file transfers.
The Food-Scanning Refrigerator is not a gadget in true sense but specifically, it’s a fridge that is connected to the Internet. It boasts a 16.7 million-color LCD along with a touch panel which is loaded with something similar to Android OS. Using the RFID readers and infra-red scanners, this fridge can scan the products’ barcodes and might remind the users when they are low on milk, or when the last piece of pizza is being taken away!
The ‘smart’ fridge can interface with the Smartphone and can suggest meals from online sources, thus, automatically ordering the groceries on the users’ behalf.
Let’s face it, sometime or the other, we all have messed it up by spilling water or food item on our computer keyboard and we know how disgusting it is to get the keyboard fully cleaned without damaging the keys and circuitries. Here enters the Logitech ‘washable’ keyboard. Spilling liquids or a bowl of mac’n’cheese will no longer doom the keyboard. Not only this keyboard is water resistant, it will continue to work perfectly even when you submerge it in the water to clean out the stickiest liquids or the grittiest grit!
Smart Alarm Clock
Smart alarm clock adds another twist in the conventional gadget community. The all-new iQ alarm clock does not depend on shriek noise to get you off the bed, and you need not hit the snooze button to go back to sleep again. The innovative quotient of the gadget lies in the fact that you need to shut off the alarm by answering few questions that actually require your brain to wake up and think! Now, that’s what new-age technology all about!
As we wrap up, we can state that the hi-tech gadgets have become an inseparable part of modern civilization and the global consumers have been reaping huge dividends from the innumerous technological innovations.