Chromecast Audio : The music you want when you want it launched from your phone!
After already many years enjoying the Google Chromecast, I discovered the Chromecast Audio. And now, on top of casting videos on my TV, I can cast my music, radio or podcasts on my sound system easily for just a few dollars.
Chromecast Audio is a small device with a vinyl record look that plugs into your speaker through Jack, RCA or Optical cable and stream music through WiFi.
The puck has just two ports and is delivered with a cable to plug into each. The first is a hybrid 3.5mm/optical port and it’s coming with a 5-inch yellow 3.5mm analog cable. The other port is a Micro-USB power port, and a compatible cable and power adapter are furnished. You can also plug the USB straight to your system.
Once set up, simply use your device to cat your music with the touch of a button. It’s compatible with IOS or Android, Mac and Windows.
Search, play, pause, queue songs and change the volume right from your phone to anywhere in the house.
The Chromecast Audio is the best way to enable multiroom music in your house. It will give you the highest quality sound, play it without disruption, even if you get a phone call or a notification and control the music from anywhere within your WiFi network. All of these without consuming extra phone battery!!
Here’s the apps compatible with the Chromecast Audio:
Spotify, Rdio, Pandora, Google Play Music, DS Audio (which streams home music collections from Synology servers), NPR One, Rocket Player, TuneIn, Deezer, Plex, Rhapsody and many more… Apple Music and Amazon Music ar not currently supported by Chromecast Audio. However, there is a workaround for these ones: the Chrome browser (on Windows and Mac machines) and the Chromecast app on Android.
Hexo+ : The french self controlled drone who will stick like a leech!
Go the frenchies ! Squadrone Systems, a company from Grenoble has created a drone which will change the domain of these flying devices, as well as the on-board camera market. Name of the device : Hexo+.
If you are a thrill seeker wanting to record all your sport achievements and fun times, you are certainly used to have an on-board camera placed on your helmet, your bike’s handlebar or even your skateboard. Well now, with the Hexo+ drone, your life will suddenly become easier.
Thanks to this little french drone, you won’t worry anymore about the position of your camera or about the shooting and filming technics as this device is self controlled and will follow you everywhere by itself!
Made up of six helices and capable to fly up to 70Km/h for about 15 minutes, it also contains a GoPro camera and don’t require any pilot to take off and fly around; to enjoy this amazing feature, you will have to jump on its dedicated application available on both Android and IOS and set up the distance from where you want the Hexo+ drone to film you as well as the angle given on the Go Pro to shoot you from the best perspective. The device will then keep track and follow your smartphone everywhere thanks to its embedded GPS tracker so make sure that you will naturally keep your cellphone in your pockets, hands or anywhere else on your body.
This revolution has already convinced and captivated thousands of people on the internet! In fact, the Hexo+ has been introduced to the world through a Kickstarter campain and has collected over 50 000$ in no more than 37 minutes and finished with nothing less than 1,3 million dollars to help launching and manufacturing it.
More info from their website: www.hexoplus.com
Price for this Hexo+ self controlled drone: $1349.
Hey girls! Check out this incredible self-folding pushchair!! All what you always wanted to make your mum’s life easier…
This pushchair opens and closes with only a push on a button, awesome, aye??!! Making it passed from these open dimensions 41″L x 28″W x 39″H to the closed ones 38″L x 14″W x 21″H making it nearly twice smaller in width and height. This powered self-folding pushchair is also very safe due to their embedded system which refuse to fold the product if the seat is not empty! Just to make sure that baby won’t be reduced into a dolly 😉
The company have been clever enough to add some luggage wheels so as not only the stroller gets much reduced in size but it also can be pulled like a perfect luggage. All these advantages make it so much more easier to store and transport your stroller.
Generators are situated on the rear wheels to charge your trolley and eventually plugged in your smartphone for a power boost while you’re walking baby. Handy as! A full charge of the trolley will last a good 2 weeks. You can also plug it to the wall for faster and stronger charge.
This stroller is displaying 2 daytime running lights to make sure the pushchair and baby are well saw by everybody. It also includes path lights underneath which turn on automatically on low-light conditions.
The LCD screen indicates you the temperature, the length of your trip, your speed and the number of steps you made. Ideal to keep you fit and bounce back faster on your normal weight helping you stay focused.
The 4Moms Origami Pushchair can count as well on numerous storage including cup holders for parents and kid, some pockets and a big removable bag, perfect to carry all the necessities and the few groceries bought on the way…
For a better look and to suit your taste, 5 different colours are available for the mattress, just to be a bit more fancy and get attention from all the people around 😉
It goes for babies up to 18 kgs.
Price : 850US$ + free delivery around US.
More information on their website : https://www.4moms.com/origami.
GadgetsHighTech is getting in touch with this company to see if we can help you received it outside of US by becoming a reseller. We will let you know if we can get it to your door anytime soon 😉
The Brookstone Perfect drink App-controlled Smart Bartending!
Such a long time since my last gadget display! So it’s about time to get ready for your summer cocktail parties with this incredible smart bartending!
What a cool gadget to get the perfect cocktail! The extremely reliable and reactive scale is directly connected to your phone/tablet. A free app is controlling and displaying the recipe as well as showing you a virtual glass being filled up in real time. Thanks to this very accurate scale, you won’t over pour and get the perfect mix of each ingredient. And even if you over pour, the scale will re-calculate the new measures to still get this perfect drink! Isn’t it brilliant 😉
This gadget is now compatible with both IOS5.1+ and Android 4.1+ phones/tablets and the app is free on both store.
You’ve got access to hundreds of recipes and the app also suggests what cocktail you can get according to the ingredients you’ve got!! You can even create your own recipes as well as saving variations of well known ones! More cocktails are added constantly to the app.
All you have to do then is choose your recipe and follow real-time pouring instructions. Along the way, you’ll watch a virtual glass fills on your device. That way, you know exactly how much to pour and when to stop for perfect drinks, every time.
The scale allows you to use any glass, the included shaker or even a party pitcher. Just place the recipient on the scale and it automatically sets itself to zero so you’re ready to pour.
The box includes a smart scale, a 750ml stainless steel shaker, a 3.5mm cable and a device stand.
The Brookstone Perfect Drink App-controlled Smart Bartending will turn bartending beginners into master mixologists!
Price : $69.99 in US with free delivery.
This gadget was only available in US but GadgetsHighTech.com is in the process of importing them for you in Europe and Australia/New Zealand!
If you’re interested in the product, don’t hesitate to ask for a quote at email@example.com and I’ll provide you a total price including shipping and taxes.
Who hasn’t dream of a cool beer/beverage in summer??!!
The Ecool Underground Cans Cooler refrigerates your beer/soda cans without the need of electricity. It’s a compact, crank-operated cellar that keeps beer underground and makes it easily accessible. It can contain up to 24 cans and stay installed in your garden all year round. The product creators advise to use a garden drill, but it can also be installed with a shovel if you feel like a workout!
The entire column is approximately 4 feet tall (1.2 meters), 22-30 cm in diameter and 12 kg in weight.
The earth cooler’s top is very well insulated and maintains nearly the same temperature throughout the whole container and is frost free in winter.
The top pops up and a hand-crank moves the cans up so you can grab a cold one or lower some fresh cans down into the ground.
Getting this awesome gadget give you the opportunity to do something great for yourself and the environment. It’s easy to install in the garden or terrace, and uses no electricity. With the eCool, you can always drink a cold beer with good conscience. You’ll officially help protecting earth! The perfect gift a man could wish!!
The Ecool Underground Cans Cooler was invented and developed by 4 guys from a small island in northern Denmark. The parts are likewise produced and assembled there by hand. All coolers are quality checked before distribution.
This solution sounds pretty handy for cabins or places without electric service and people who are concerned about power outages (Oh no! Warm beer!).
What an incredible and mind-blowing gadget to show off and impress your guests during your summer parties!!
Price: US$ 369 (KR 1995 in Danemark).
So far, it looks like the company is only delivering in Europe (to give you an idea of the shipping cost: shipping to France is around KR.250 (US$ 29) and will be delivered in no more than 7 days.
Check out their beautiful website for further information on the Ecool Underground Cans Cooler and order details : Ecool Underground Cans Cooler website
The Waterproof Headphones Sony NWZ-W273, the perfect MP3 you can swim with!
We would like to present you the new waterproof headphones Sony NWZ-W273. Another revolution if you like to exercise underwater!! Be aware still that these headphones are waterproof but shouldn’t be used in salted water because of corrosion. The W Series Sports Walkman’s unique design is lightweight (29g) and ideal for sports and active lifestyles. It allows you to be wire-free and waterproof down to 2 meters.
The Waterproof Headphones Sony NWZ-W273 includes an MP3 player where you can easily drag and drop your music from ITunes or Windows Media Player (you can also copy your playlists). The model presented here is the NWZ-W273 which contains a 4Gb memory card but the NWZ-W274 reach 8Gb for more capacity.
Your device is flat but you running out the door? Charge the W Series Sports Walkman in just 3 minutes and get 60 minutes of use. With up to 8 hours on a full charge, this device got a pretty impressive battery lifetime for his small size! Full charge takes 1h30.
The replaceable earbuds plus adjustment strap enable a personalized fit. And the new NWZ-W273 has special swimming earbuds with higher water resistance for more comfortable listening under water. The swimming earbuds prevent water penetration inside the headphones; due to their special design, the sound may be softer so you might have to adjust your volume.
Sound quality is specially good for the size of these earbuds, the 13.5mm drivers deliver deep bass and dynamic audio reproduction!
It comes with a lanyard, 4 different sizes of basic earbuds and 4 different sizes of underwater earbuds, a USB cable and a guide.
They also exist in blue, white, pink and red.
Price : US$ 89 (free delivery in US) for the 4Gb.
US$120 (free delivery in US) for the 8Gb.
The Sonar FishHunter FishFinder transform you in a successful fisherman for sure!
Impossible to come back home empty handed with this new portable sonar!! It will help every single fisherman to localize easily fish and then don’t have to stop at the fish store and pretend they have fished them 😉
This floating gadget moves with the current and give you the depth of any water. It also shows fish swimming through a cone shaped listening field below.
FishHunter sends data via Bluetooth to an app on either Iphone or Android devices. These data are interpreted inside the world’s most evolved fishing app to make a very useful display. The sonar can talk to your smartphone within a 30m distance and is able to identify fish up to 36m below surface. It’s so portable and light than you can easily transport it and go fishing everywhere.
This gadget is naturally fully waterproof and shock resistant. Its accurate fishview mode will be readable by everyone as no particular fishing knowledge is required.
FishHunter offers you the most advanced tracking and mapping available in an app today. This app will help you pin your best fishing spots, attached some information (type of fish, weight and length, bait used…) and photos to the spot. The app will also notify you the water temperature and much more strategic informations.
FishHunter finally will be the perfect assistant for planning your next fishing trip giving you moon forecast (the best possible moon cycles target dates), short and mid-term weather forecasts (ensure that when you are out there the fish are biting) and access to a large database which tell you which type of fish like which bait and where they like to hide.
With all these tools, every single person will become a truly successful fisherman! So, stop waiting! Get your fishing gadget and run to your favourite river, lake or sea and enjoy a time out from your busy life!
The sonar comes complete with a charging base, a car/boat charger, a USB cord and a lanyard.
You have to see it to believe it! – Translate Image to Text/Voice – Google Translate is truly leading the way, giving you real-time, camera based translation. What an improvement for the google translate app!
Google recently had major updates to both their iOS and Android versions of the Google Translate app. We are LOVING IT here at GADGETS HIGH TECH. The new update brings both camera/image translations and conversation mode translation to the iOS app for the first time. We are finding the technology so revolutionary. It can potentially be a game changer in the world of business, travel and international LOVE! Being of French decent and having an English speaking girlfriend…. This would have been hand a few years ago!
Google Camera Translation via the Google Translate app lets a user simply point their camera at a sign or words they do not understand and in real-time, it will auto-translate the text on top of the other words. It will basically fade out the other language and replace it with the language you have selected. The first time you use it, you can’t quite believe your eyes!
This works with English, to and from French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish at the moment. Google has stated more language support is coming in the near future.
More than 500 million people use Google Translate each month, making more than 1 billion translations a day to easily communicate and derive information across languages. Great tool for traveling! Nice to understand what you are ordering for lunch right!
Tesla Battery Swap : Full charge in 90-180 secs – Faster than filling up with gas right !
Tesla is at the forefront of technology when it comes to electric cars. They have just released their latest evolution, the ‘Tesla battery swap’ for the ‘Model S’ to make life easier for Tesla owners. Up until now Tesla owners needed to either purchase their own power pack for recharging the battery or they are able to recharge at one of the many recharge Tesla Stations for free as well as at the factory. However it takes between 20-60 mins to recharge therefore can very much be an inconvenience even if the number of Supercharger are growing fast worldwide to reach today 1800 stations.
Tesla now offer the ‘Tesla battery swap’ of which has a price tag of $50-$60US but saving you valuable time by exchanging your battery for a fully charged battery in 1.5 – 3 minutes! Not bad Tesla, Less than the time it takes to refill a gas tank.
Tesla have been teasing the market with this technology for over a year now so it is great to see it finally coming to fruition.
Looking at reports it seems Tesla are doing well overall but of course there are some downsides and criticism also. High Tech Gadgets are excited to see what is coming next in the way of electric cars. Whilst holidaying through America we were lucky enough to visit the Tesla factory. It was great to see and although there are a few things to iron out still, I think they have developed a great car. We talked to a few Tesla owners whilst they where ‘powering up’.. they where in love with their cars and found them to be a good investment. The cars themselves are stylish, sexy yet sporty all at the same time. Very impressed.
The Livescribe 3 Smartpen capture your writing in real time!
Following up on some of the latest Gadgets displayed in Las Vegas at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES)… I have to say WOW!!! This world of technology is advancing incredibly fast with many exciting gadgets showcased. New companies and brands emerging. Exciting for all walks of life.
Today we are going to showcase one of the many great products showcased in Vegas.
The Livescribe 3 Smartpen – Never lose a number with this smart pen. Elevate Your Writing!
Taking notes by pen is often the fastest, easiest way to jot down ideas when they come to you, but it can be a real time drain to digitize them. Even worse, you can misplace that one crucial phone number or email address.
The Livescribe 3 smartpen is a fabulous solution where you simply write on the Livescribe dot paper to capture everything you write and draw, it instantly recreates your notes, they appear instantly on your tablet or smartphone. Paired with the Livescribe+ mobile app, notes become more useful when they are organized, tagged, and searchable and converted to text. Simply brilliant!
Recently it has been said, many top business people are converting back to paper notes/diaries as they find it more efficient, well here is the perfect solution!
Livescribe paper is available at competitive prices in a wide variety of sizes and styles so you can choose the one that’s best for you. The pen itself has an integrated stylus cap and Swiss-made tungsten-carbide ballpoint ink cartridge, the Livescribe 3 smartpen is a statement of elegant design that delivers the experience of a premium writing instrument.
Bluetooth Smart wireless technology allows your Livescribe 3 smartpen to quickly and easily pair to your tablet or smartphone. It also has an extended battery life, giving you over 14 hours of continuous writing between charges.
The Livescribe 3 Smartpen is currently available on the company’s web store and many retail outlets around the world.
The compatible devices are a little limited at the moment but they are working on it. Mainly compatible with Apple products at the moment but android is on its way.
Price : US$149.95.
Buy here: http://www.livescribe.com/en-us/smartpen/ls3/