"Silencer" keyboard, bikini with rechargeable smartphone, scissors with laser sight and other amazing modern fixtures
Despite the fact that many of these devices are difficult to imagine an object in everyday use, however, most of them are actually exists in any home use.
Forbes magazine has selected ten modern gadgets that can be really useful for users.
Muffler keyboard h4>
Noise level - an important sanitary standard, so noise reduction of stationary computers and their peripherals - a problem not only in the struggle for psychological comfort of the user. Especially in the "open office" where joint clatter of many keyboards makes its undoubted contribution. Play a few decibels help, for example, the chiclet keyboard: it is conveniently rolled up, very quiet and sealed. But to work with it requires some skill. For those who do not want to give up the good old "keys", there are sound-proof covers of "breathable" material that not only muffle the sound, but also protects the keyboard from dust and moisture, keeping the heat sink. Recommended for use c laptop keyboard in dusty conditions.
Flying Service h4>
Awakening alarm clock always stressful, and less than it is, the better a person feels himself during the day. One way to reduce the stress of awakening - the introduction of a wake-up game element. For example, the pursuit of an alarm clock. Flying Service consists of two parts. At the bottom of the clock are located, and the upper part of the instrument is equipped with a propeller. At the moment when the alarm that "helicopter" takes off, and to stop the alarm, you need to get up, catch it and put it back into the slot of the stationary part.
Charger Solar h4>
Threefold charger KIWI U-Powered Solar & USB Portable charger folded reminds mobilnik- "book", and unfolded the ability to feed through the USB port smartphone, tablet or device for reading electronic books. Other Charger Solar reminds mat folds into a neat roll (available in different sizes). And some very bold inventors go further and manage such "rugs" sew something useful - as, for example, American designer Andrew Schneider, who created bikini charge portable electronic devices. However, swimming in a bikini is not recommended, and other possible side effects have been reported.
Bouncing camera h4>
"Jumps" camera SatuGo (See, Aim, Throw, captUre and Go - «see aim, throw, grab, and go") - digital camera in robust and very elastic container. It is also called "photo-grenade": the descent of the camera is in the form of a ring, for which you need to pull, and then drop the camera which pleases. In flight, the camera takes a series of pictures that are stored on the internal memory. Already in the first month after the presentation of the prototype, the inventors have received more than four thousand applications from potential buyers. But venture capital funds were denied funding, arguing that the gadget "outdated at the time of release of the prototype." And really, 3 megapixel camera for the new in 2006 - not very serious for the stated price. But now the camera first and only small series occasionally pop up at auction - and is much more expensive.
It so happens that when you knock on the keys for a long time, and in the room cool, hand starts to significantly freeze that is not the best way affects the speed and quality of work. Strictly speaking, the solution to this problem - electrically heated clothing - was invented for Antarctic expeditions three decades ago. There it was the battery, here - USB-connector. There are gloves with cut fingers, gloves, mittens combined with folding "top". Power is supplied separately on each glove, the temperature is also regulated separately for each hand. Maximum temperature - 50 ° C.
Virtual Laser Keyboard h4>
This year on the market a new class of input devices - laser projection keyboard high-definition images for connection to smartphones and tablets. Connection is via USB, Bluetooth or more morally outdated, but still workable IR. It is assumed that a laser with a smooth surface (e.g., table) is projected to the standard keyboard keys distance between centers of 19 mm. Recognizing finger movement sensor recognizes up to 350 "clicks" per minute.
Flexible drum set h4>
Someone - a child's toy, and a musician - nostalgia for 1980: return of the "drum machines" and "drum machine", which can be programmed rhythms what you want what you want sounds. Is a plug-in to your computer, laptop or tablet via USB plastic mat, measuring about 30 by 20 cm with six dedicated zones (six different drums), which can knock conventional drumsticks. The software provides audio playback 50 varieties of drums, each of which is offered at two or three varieties of tone depending on the strength and impact speed, with the ability to edit. Acceptable rates - from 40 to 208 beats per minute.
Scissors with Laser Sight h4>
Ordinary scissors with a blade length of 9 cm, but the handle is integrated laser sight. Weight - 102 grams. Power supply - two flat batteries LR44. Laser button switch, then the beam length of 21 cm using two vernier aligned with the blade, followed by laser cutting accurately "track". Plus gadget - high precision when cutting line can not be applied to the material (originally intended laser scissors barbers). Minus - the small size of the cut.
Pen otsifrator h4>
In appearance it is an ordinary ballpoint pen (rods provided), but inside it - e-filling allows you to connect to the base sensor with built-in memory, which is a clothespin, able to hold up to 10 sheets of A4 paper. Pen drawing on paper, its motion reads infrared and ultrasonic sensors base; all digitized and saved as a file notes * .wpi, which can be exported to a laptop or desktop in graphical formats for further processing. The pen works only in one layer, but the base is provided with a display (number of notes, batteries), and the software has a handwriting recognizer, including Russian. Communication with the computer via Bluetooth.
60-fold microscope mounted on a special protective carrying case (included) that fits over the top of the iPhone camera lens. The microscope consists of a magnifying unit and special mikroosvetitelya, which is powered by three LR1130-flat batteries and has three LEDs: two - the usual "white" light, the third - the ultraviolet. Originally created for microscope control of banknotes, but eventually turned into a convenient device for microfilming. Device weighs '18