Linksquare is essentially a handheld device that allows you to scan and identify virtually anything — foods, drinks, medicines, or anything else composed of physical matter in a liquid or solid state. How? The device uses an age-old method of materials analysis known as near-infrared spectroscopy. Basically, this process involves shining a near-infrared light onto the surface of a given material, which causes the molecules to vibrate and bounce back light in their own unique way. This reflected light is then collected and passed through a spectrometer (think of it like a prism) that separates the light out into all the different wavelengths it contains. By analyzing the unique optical signature of the scanned material, Linksquare can determine what it is made out of. Read more..
2: K63 Wireless Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
Corsair launched a slew of new gear at CES 2018, and luckily you don’t have to wait around to get your hands on it. Arguably the most exciting unveiling was the company’s new K63 Wireless Mechanical Keyboard — which actually won a CES 2018 Innovation Award. In addition to a claimed 75 hours of rechargeable battery life, the K63 can connect to your PC via either a 1 millisecond 2.4GHz Bluetooth connection, or a wired USB connection if you need sub-millisecond latency. Plus, as if that wasn’t cool enough already, you can also customize the backlighting on a per-key basis, and program custom macros if that is how you roll. It even has 128-bit AES encryption to protect you against keylogging. Read more..
3: Electron Wheel
The 26″ Electron Wheel™ works great for most cruiser and mountain bikes, or any bicycle with 26″ wheels and rim brakes. Just replace your existing front wheel and experience your bike in a whole new way.
- 30 second installation.
- Active hill assist.
- 400W motor with top speed of 20 MPH.
- Up to 50 mile range.
- Pedal assist hybrid drive.
- Smartphone integration with ride mapping & real-time dashboard.
- One-year limited warranty.
- Winner of a 2018 Reviewed.com Editor’s Choice Award. Featured in Forbes, Digital Trends, LA Times, TechCrunch, Bicycling Mag. Read more..
4: Optoma UHD65 4K projector
For those of you who aren’t super in-tune with the big, wide world of projector technology (aka, most of us), here is what’s special about the Optoma UHD65K 4K projector. First and foremost, it’s one of the only 4K UHD projectors that you can get your hands on for under $2,500 right now. As far as we can tell, there are only other two others that can claim the same. On top of that, it can also put out 2,200 lumens, produce more color than similarly priced projectors (thanks in part to HDR), and also has impressive black levels. If you don’t mind waiting around, there is a newer version coming out in a couple of months with Alexa built in. Read more..
Whill Model Ci
Whill’s Model Ci is essentially a newer, lighter, more versatile model of the company’s flagship electronic mobility vehicle. In the words of Digital Trends reporter Luke Dormehl, “[This] personal electric vehicle is about as far from the antiquated scooters and wheelchairs of yesteryear as a Tesla Model X is from a box cart. The Model Ci packs a lithium-ion battery that allows it to travel 10 miles on a single charge, with top speeds of 5 mph — roughly the equivalent of a gentle jogging speed. The device also features specially designed “omni-wheels” which employ multiple rollers for a powerful drive its creators describe as a ‘glide,’ letting you navigate proficiently whether you’re on undulating city streets, off-road terrain, or just maneuvering in the comfort of your own home.” Read more..