I am always looking out for
some great new gadgets to come down the pike and lately
technology has really been rapidly improving our way of
life. From home innovations to personal advancements as
well as in-car advancements. So here I am coming to our
loyal readers and bringing you some fantastic new gadgets to
keep an eye out for. Sure, some of these might still be in
the early kickstarter or indiegogo stage but just to see how
great the future is going to be is to exciting not to
NAVDY – A
Head-Up Display for the new age driver
Navdy allows drivers to
access their smartphone’s apps while keeping their eyes on
the road. Navdy combines a high quality projection display
with voice and gesture controls to create a safer, highly
intuitive driving experience.
Drivers are three times
more likely to get into an accident when they take their
eyes off the road to look down at a touchscreen.
“Smartphones were never designed to be used while driving,”
said Navdy co-founder and CEO Doug Simpson.
“Touchscreen-based apps force you to take your eyes off the
road. So we started by completely rethinking what the
experience of using apps behind the wheel should be like.
Navdy is built from the ground up to be the safest and most
intuitive way to make calls, use navigation, listen to music
or access notifications without ever looking away from the
Navdy is running a 30 day
pre-order campaign at http://navdy.com/preorder. Navdy is
planning to raise $60,000 through its pre-sales campaign to
get backers on board and support initial production efforts.
Navdy is the world’s first
in-car platform that offers:
technology: Projects a transparent image directly within
your field of view that appears to float six feet in
front of your windshield so you can maintain your focus
on the road while viewing navigation instructions,
incoming calls, speed, etc. It’s the same technology
used by airline pilots to keep their eyes on the runway
while landing an airplane.
Works in any car: The
device can be mounted on any car dashboard, and is
powered by plugging in to the onboard computer (OBD II
port), available in all cars produced since 1996.
gesture and voice controls: You never need to look away
from the road while using Navdy. Glance-able apps are
controlled with intuitive touch-less hand gestures,
while voice recognition lets you ask for directions.
Navdy’s noise cancellation technology and wide angle
gesture sensors are specifically designed to create an
optimal driving experience.
All the apps you need:
Navdy works with navigation apps such as Google Maps for
turn by turn directions, and music apps such as Spotify,
Pandora, iTunes Music and Google Play Music. Navdy can
read aloud or display notifications from text messages
or social media apps, subject to Parental Control
settings. Navdy is compatible with iPhone (iOS 7+) and
Android (4.3+) smartphones.
Integrated with your
car: Navdy links to your car and is able to display
information such as your speed, RPM, miles-to-empty,
fuel economy stats, tire-pressure warning or
battery-voltage warning from the car’s computer, all
presented on your windshield within your field of view.
Tuned for the driver:
Critical information like turn by turn directions and
your speed do not disappear when a phone call comes in
the way your navigation app disappears to the background
on a smartphone when a call comes in. The information
you need, when you need it is always present and clearly
within your field of view.
HUB IT, the world’s
fastest and first ever customizable sync and charge docking
station. Combining the aesthetics of Italian design with
advanced USB 3.0 technology, HUB IT delivers a sleek and
compact power source package, capable of syncing and
charging up to seven different portable devices
simultaneously with a 2.5A powerful output per port and at a
speed of up to 5Gbps. This high-speed seven-port desktop
syncing and charging station boasts three USB 3.0 SuperSpeed
ports and four retractable cartridge connectors, which can
be changed and upgraded with the latest connection format.
HUB IT is perfect for quick and convenient charging access
anytime on desks, counters, or nightstands for all household
portable electronic devices.
A common USB hub cannot
fast charge your devices, nor a charger can download a full
HD movie in 15 second. HUB IT is the only one sync & charge
station with all these features together. Forget the tangles
of cables: everything is tidy & organized, at home and in
the office, thanks to the retractable cartridge connectors.
Finally, HUB IT has 5 slots for additional features, like
the wireless Qi charger and many more great optional
“HUB IT is the result of
more than two years of research and development efforts.
Eggtronic is able to offer with HUB IT a unique and stylish
solution for consumers looking to sync and charge multiple
devices at once. The modularity ensure a customizable
solution, for the maximum satisfaction of each user. As we
say: Simply Smart!” Says Igor Spinella, Eggtronic founder
HUB IT is available now in
the U.S. for $79.99 at walmart.com, best-buy.com, and
amazon.com. HUB IT features include:
USB 3.0 SuperSpeed
Battery charging 1.2
standard compliant device fast charge
upgradable firmware (downloadable at (www.eggtronic.com)
20W output power
3 x USB 3.0 / 2.0 / 1.1
4 x USB 3.0 / 2.0 / 1.1
Slots (including Micro USB, Mini USB, Apple 30 pin,
5 x Power Cartridges
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Trust me people there is so
much more out there to discover, and all you have to do is
look for it. If you don't find something then go out and
make it yourself. Check out my videos on YouTube and my
podcast on Stitcher and iTunes. Be sure to check out my
webpage TheTechnoFiles.com as 2015 is going to be a huge
year for technology.