Car service app UBER has teamed up with the Transformers franchise to turn your childhood dream into a reality. In the days leading up to June 27th premier of the new Transformers movie, UBER will allow users to be picked up by a customized Western Star semi-truck that has been painted to look like Optimus Prime. To get ride from the transformer just select the “AUTOBOTS” option on the mobile app. Users will be treated to a 15-minute ride in the Transformer. Unfortunately not all of us will have a chance to use the service. It will only be available in select cities including Dallas on June 16, Phoenix on June 19 and Los Angeles on June 21.
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I remember when I was in high school, I would day dream about owning something like these. Why did I never put a plan in motion? Oh well. These Earin Cordless Earbuds are perfect for disguising the fact that you’re listening to music, and not paying attention. Cordless, small, and lightweight; they are perfect for that class with the professor you can’t stand listening to. Here’s the Kickstarter page where you can learn more.
If your birthday is coming up, you might want to throw this on your “want” list. The Hyperkin SUPABOY lets you take the almighty SNES system on the go with this portable pocket console. It has a cartridge lock feature, so that whatever game you’re playing doesn’t go anywhere. The console always features adjustable volume control & a headphone jack. Buy it here on sale for $64.24.
While technology continues to advance at breakneck speed, one thing has pretty much stayed the same: the keyboard. People have been typing the same way for almost 150 years. Until now that is. AirType is a new product that aims to render the keyboard obsolete. AirType uses wearable technology to learn how you type, adapts to your movements, and allows you to keep your old habits. The device also has dynamic text prediction and corrections similar to your iPhone. This means less errors and faster typing. Check out how it works below and head over to the AirType website for more info.
This stiff-but-bendy USB charge cable will turn plenty of heads and start many conversations as you appear to levitate your phone whilst charging it. The fun and simple concept also has practical application… allowing you to lift your device up off the table and adjust the angle at which it faces.
We’ve all grown incredibly attached to our electronics, and maybe that’s a bad thing, maybe it’s a good thing. Who knows. One thing I do know, the more we use our favorite electronics, the faster they die. I’m constantly charging my iPhone throughout the day, and I think I now have the solution thanks to Tego Power.
Ahhh, the olden days of technology, what fun you were. Here’s a look at some Apple prototypes from the 1980s. It’s crazy to think that back then these were probably considered very futuristic. I need that headset/watch phone combo, that is ill. These are all from the book, Keep It Simple, by Hartmut Esslinger.
This is Marbel, the world’s lightest electric skateboard. It weighs just 9 pounds, and can go up to 20mph. One charge of the vehicle can help you travel 10+ miles. Personally, I think this takes all the fun out of skateboarding, but if it’s your thing then check out their Kickstarter here.
adidas just released their new miCoach Smart Ball on their online shop. The Smart Ball helps you track how hard it’s been hit, the flight trajectory, and the ball spin all on the accompanying application for iPhone or iPod Touch. The ball is available here.
In case you haven’t heard the news, tech giant, Apple, is in the process of buying Beats Electronics for a whopping $3.2 billion. Great news for Dr. Dre, bad news for Dr. Dre fans. As if it hasn’t taken the music legend long enough to put out his Detox album, he’ll have even less of a reason to finish it now. It’ll be interesting to see what Apple’s plans are for the audio company. With rumors of an iWatch, and a bigger screened iPhone on the way, Apple is looking to make some serious moves over the next couple years.