OSRAM Lightify GardenSpot


OSRAM presents an incredible connected Christmas light which let you personalize the lights of your Christmas tree from your smartphone : the OSRAM LIGHTIFY Gardenspot.
OSRAM LIGHTIFY brings the future of lighting into your home or business today.
Linked to the Lightify system, the OSRAM’s app give you the opportunity to drive your lights, bulbs… from your smartphone or your tablet, each mini-spot can be controlled and set up from one of the 16 millions colors available regarding your taste and the colours of your environment.
The OSRAM LIGHTIFY GardenSpot lighting system begins with a wireless Gateway that can be plugged into any wall outlet in your home or business, and wirelessly syncs with your existing WiFi network. The Gateway connects to LIGHTIFY devices (up to 50 per each Gateway) via standard ZigBee Home Automation protocols.
The Gateway can also operate other smart lighting devices from a variety of manufacturers that use standard ZigBee Home Automation protocols. This gateway here for US32.59$.
The app is compatible with IOS7 or above and Android 4.1 and above.
This light can be used indoor as well as outdoor.
Price : US87$ (including postage in US).
OSRAM Lightify GardenSpot on Amazon

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Skype translator


Microsoft is shaping the way into the future with Skype Translator. Latest technology is currently being tried and tested and looking to be released as a standard additional Skype option very soon.
How does it work? Simply speak in your ‘language’ and Skype translate will receive and translate conversation in voice form to your receiving caller in your selected alternative language.
Capable of over 40 languages.
Complimented with an on-screen transcript.
You can view the official video demonstration as above. You will see it is almost a real time translation. This technology will be a great move forward into the future and will enable and open up a whole new world to business opportunities, international relations and international Looooovvve!
Several additional videos of Skype translator providing further information around the technology
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLD7HFcN7LXRfCBvaE0EdiHe8zg2bLUIxM
Microsoft are taking sign-ups for test drivers at the moment so be in quick if you want to give it a try before it is released. Spaces are limited http://www.microsoft.com/translator/skype.aspx
The world is buzzing about this one. Bloggers, web-sites and technology spots are very excited to announce this technology. Time will tell how efficient it will be. We have signed up for the trail/test version here at Gadgets High Tech so watch this space. We will update you once we have had a play!

Cookeo Connect


The first pressure cooker connected via Bluetooth to a smartphone or tablet.
The Cookeo Connect is made by Moulinex which is a French manufacturer which is a well-known brand of which has many Multicookers currently available on the market. They are moving with the times and developed the cooker further to integrate connected features such as being connected with 100’s of smart recipes that inform you how to prepare and cook as well as assisting you with your shopping list via an incorporated App. This product has been around in the media for a while but now has set a release date in December 2014.
Simplistic to use, simply select your recipe and your ‘robot’ kitchen mate will tell you exactly what to do step by step. Childs play. Great for those who aren’t the best inventors in the Kitchen.

Interestingly the Cookeo Connect range is from 2012 and has a strong user community formed on the Internet. A great alternative/organic marketing reach. It seems to be a much loved page with plenty of interaction. Cookeo Facebook page

Price : 330 euros for this connected version. You still can find old models from 249 euros to 269 euros for the USB version (including 75 recipes per USB device).
Official Website Moulinex
As it is a French product, I can send it over to you if you’re interested. Just contact me through my email: admin@gadgetshightech.com.

Hendo Hoverboard


Move over George Jetson!… The Hendo Hoverboard has arrived. Who knows where the technology can go from here.
Media and the technology world are very excited about this revolution and it’s looking like demand is high. After successfully crowdfunding the Hendo Hoverboard has gained an incredible amount of support. The board is in its prototype stage at the moment.
Similar to what we have seen in the renowned movie ‘Back To The Furure’.
Hendo Hoverboard is a similar concept of which uses magnetic levitation. This product is conceivably in need of refining which I’m sure will come in the future. For example, the battery is limited to just seven minutes of use per charge. Also due to the technology being magnetic means it only works on a metal surface. It is expected that future models should offer a better battery and a sleeker snowboard-inspired design. The company also has plans for a hoverpark, which basically means a futuristic skatepark with metal floors. Apparently the sensation of ‘hovering’ is like no other. Floating and gliding on air, something you just have to try.
Hendo are currently offering a prototype to the public with the “Hover’ technology in the form of a simple white box. This will enable additional experimentation of which will empower further development. Very exciting.
As at 22nd October, Hendo quotes on their Social Media Page ‘More than 125 news stories have been written about the Hendo Hover since we launched yesterday’ Now being a week since launch it is certainly creating a stir. Keep an eye out for the technology to come.
Price : preplanned pricetag of around $10,000.00 US.
Hendo Hoverboard Official Website

Google Fit


Google has released a few days ago its new app called Google Fit which help you track your physical activity and keep a look on your fitness.
Google Fit is a single set of APIs that blends data from multiple apps and devices. Lots of important companies on the fitness market have already join it like Nike, HTC, LG, Withings, Motorola, Noom, Runtastic, RunKeeper and Polar.
Like Apple’s HealthKit and Samsung’s S Health before it, Google Fit aims to help you lead a healthier life by keeping track of your activity and other health metrics.
There’s a Web version of Google Fit, which missing on Apple’s iPhone-only system. That means you can record fitness data on your Android smartphone or smartwatch, and then review it on a desktop or tablet—a scenario Apple doesn’t currently allow.
The application was launched to the public on October 28, 2014, and is available to all Android users running 4.0 or above. It does sync with Android Wear devices, which are much more reliable when it comes to tracking users activity.
The app pulls data from your smartwatch to populate its own graphs and give you a better idea of how much exercise you’ve had today. For now, Google Fit only tracks running, walking, and bicycling as activities, but it can monitor your heart rate from your Android Wear watch.
Much more functionalities to come around health and exercise make the app really promising.
Click here to download : Download Google Fit

Bluesmart Smart Luggage


High quality and affordable with many great features of which you control from your smart phone. Features include an inbuilt scale, phone charger (charge your phone up to 6 times). Track location, lock and unlock with your phone. It will notify you if someone tries to open or if you have accidently left it behind. Built with quality and style in mind Bluesmart Smart Luggage offers a protected frontal pocket to protect your computer and devices alike.
In addition to this innovation the technology can provide you with trip data and help to become your personal assistant.
The Bluesmart smart luggage holds a Travel Sentry® Approved Lock which is accepted by the TSA. But wait, there’s more! You can have your bag personally engraved with your name.
Bluesmart realised there was a hole in the market and have identified there have been no advanced luggage innovations on the market for a long time. We need to move with the times. This company have been crowd funding and have an innovative team behind them. They have blown their crowd funding goal out of the water! Great forward thinking and it looks like they are a company with further innovations in the horizon. A company to watch.
Take a look at their amusing yet informative video!
This luggage is more than a suitcase, it’s your new personal travel assistant. Finish the time where you were losing your suitcase…
Price: Bluesmart are currently offering pre-release pricing between $195-$295 US for this Bluesmart Smart Luggage – After pre-release pricing is much more expensive so take a look if it is something you may want to purchase.
You can order and view more information here.
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/bluesmart-world-s-first-smart-connected-carry-on
Bluesmart Smart Luggage