Progress does not stand still, and enthusiasts are not asleep, generating ideas and declaring them on crowdfunding platforms. Inventors from all over the world are fighting for funding, coming up with a variety of devices: from frankly crazy to really interesting and promising. The Novate.ru review contains six amusing novelties designed for an exciting pastime, which are already available for order.
1. Canon IVY REC
Today, cool dynamic selfies while driving are no longer a problem for outdoor enthusiasts. When going on a trip, it is enough to get an action camera, for example, such as Canon IVY REC. The model weighs only 90 grams, and its compact size and unusual form-factor in the form of a carabiner allow you to attach it to a backpack, clothes and any other place.
The device is well protected: it remains operational when dropped from a height of two meters, and can withstand work under water (only fresh) for half an hour. The camera is equipped with a 13 megapixel sensor and can take photos, make videos in Full HD format, transfer footage via Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Canon IVY REC is a great way to simplify your life and capture vivid shots as a reminder of a camping trip or a fun party.
2. Banana Phone
The Banana Phone looks pretty weird, but it might appeal to people who value originality and want to surprise others. The accessory will clearly attract the attention of simply banana lovers - in size, shape and color, it completely imitates this exotic fruit. The device is equipped with a speaker, microphone, three control buttons and a micro USB connector for charging. It works like a communicator, connecting to a smartphone via Bluetooth. That is, when receiving a call, it is not the phone that is brought to the ear, but this funny device, which is very easy to confuse with a real banana at a distance. You can also make calls from it using a voice assistant (Siri or Google Assistant), and also use it as a speaker when listening to music.
Interesting fact from Novate.ru: Banana Phone does not generate any electromagnetic radiation and is made from environmentally friendly plastic that can be completely recycled. In addition, the accessory manufacturers donate 2% of the profits to the program for the conservation of the population of rare mountain gorillas in Congo and Rwanda. So buying a Banana Phone is a great opportunity to contribute to the rescue of an endangered primate species.
3. FunKey S
A sense of nostalgia fuels interest in everything vintage, including retro games. FunKey S game console lets you plunge headlong into the past. The device has a flip phone form factor and supports a range of platforms, allowing you to play thousands of retro games, and the list continues to grow. When you close the lid, the console automatically saves the current progress in the game, and when you open it, it starts from the moment it was stopped.
The dimensions of the device are striking miniature (42, 5 × 44, 5 × 13, 8 mm): the manufacturer positions it as the world's smallest portable console. With such mini-dimensions, there was no place for the joystick, but there are all the necessary buttons. And you don't have to worry about forgetting your console when you leave the house - its tiny size makes it the perfect keychain. This makes the FunKey S a great companion in everyday life. If you are bored of standing at a bus stop, you have a few free minutes during the day - the mini-console will help you to have fun.
For connoisseurs of music who are not averse to trying their hand at creativity, the developers from Hong Kong recently presented an interesting device HapsBox. Outwardly, it somewhat resembles a UFO and is a portable instrument that allows you to create music. The key difference from similar MIDI controllers is that HapsBox is aimed primarily at amateurs and does not require complex training. At the same time, it has a powerful speaker system and provides amazing sound. The device is equipped with a rich library of sounds, which includes over 200 professional instruments and over 100 accompaniment styles.
Anyone can have fun and create music with HapsBox, even a beginner music lover. However, the device will also be interesting for professionals: it can be used to arrange melodies by connecting to various MIDI controllers via Bluetooth.
5. Gazer Projector
The projectors project the image onto a large screen, giving the impression of being in a movie theater. They are available in a wide range, both portable and stationary. However, even against the background of the variety of models, Gazer Projector is intriguing with its capabilities. This portable device is lightweight, stylish and capable of 360 ° projection. With this projector, there is no need to choose a location, drill ceiling or wall mounts for installation. It is easily carried from place to place and turns any flat surface into a wide screen, independently performing focusing and angle correction.
The picture parameters are also impressive. The device projects a Full HD image that is 225% sharper than conventional 720p projectors. In addition, the developers claim that Gazer supports video formats up to 2K / 4K Ultra HD, which will provide the sharpest image that can be seen on any portable projector.
6. Mutrics GB-30
The last novelty in our roundup: smart glasses specially designed for gamers, but they are also suitable for ordinary gadget lovers. The idea is not new, but the implementation is very interesting. Open sound technology is used: speakers and microphones are built into the arms. It is convenient - the user hears well everything that is happening around, and does not experience the discomfort usual with in-ear use. The virtual 5.1 sound gives the game maximum realism, and the noise cancellation system helps to hear the interlocutor well when talking on the phone.
Mutrics GB-30 lenses protect against blue light emitted from displays and come with a pair of sun glasses. Glasses communicate with other devices via Bluetooth 5.0, and the battery charge lasts for 2-3 hours. This is enough time to watch a movie, and an increase in capacity would require a more massive case. The developers have managed to successfully balance performance and compact size: the filling is clothed in a fairly thin frame with a stylish vintage design, reminiscent of the era of retro video games.
A the innovativeness of these 9 gadgets is confusing.