This award winning rechargeable time piece was initially designed by Gusztav Szikszai two years ago, sparking a lot of interest, with many people in various forums asking how they could get hold of one.
This hands-free hair rejuvenation system for both men and women, the iGrow by Apira Science, is so hilarious looking it's hard to believe it's a real product. But for $695, it had better be. Developed by industry professionals, the funny looking helmet provides you with the ability to listen to music while employing low level lasers along with high output LEDs to promote thicker and fuller hair.
Choose a 20-25 minute session a few times each week, and if you’re like others who have seen results, you could see thicker and fuller hair growth in as little as 60 days. The low-level laser technology is hands free and pain free, and works in tandem with 30-high-output LEDs that cover the entire scalp with rejuvenating light. Built-in headphones connect to your iPod. Relax and enjoy your favorite music while helping to regain the look of thicker, fuller, and healthier hair. Automatic shut-off.
Within 12 weeks of using iGrow as directed, most consumers report that they experience the cessation of excess hair loss. The appearance of thicker, fuller, healthier hair is typical within 24 weeks.
About Apira Science
Apira Science is an established leader and pioneer in low level laser therapy for hair loss and thinning hair. Its Revage670™ system has earned numerous accolades from doctors and patients alike for its ability to stop the appearance of hair loss and promote thicker, fuller hair. Now, Apira is launching a consumer solution that leverages the Revage670 technology in a compact, hands-free system that will enable hair rejuvenation in the comfort of one's own home. The new iGrow at home laser is also iPod/MP3 compatible, further enhancing the appeal of this easy-to-use device. For additional information please visit www.apirascience.com.
Buy this here. But please don't use it in public.
The Sony Ericsson Media Speaker Stand MS430 is so small you might just miss it. But don't. The stylized and sleek portable speaker stand is little enough to fit in your pocket, but produces sound big enough to please.
Made of aluminum, the cylindrical MS430 has no cords. No charger. Just put in the three included AAA batteries. Plug your phone into its 3.5mm connector. And let the MS430 entertain you. Watch movies, videos or listen to music anywhere your heart desires.
110.25 x 31.0mm
4.3 x 1.2 inches
Not yet available in the online Sony store, you can buy it from Expansys at the link below:
Buy it here.
To see the list of compatible phones, go here.
It's been one year since Polaroid appointed Lady Gaga as their Creative Director during which time they have collaborated to define a direction for a line of products that blend the brand's core values with Lady Gaga's creativity. The result is the Grey Label by Haus of Gaga which consists of three products.
Below are images of the three new Polaroid Grey Label products along with the company's press release and a video of Lady Gaga's presentation at CES 2011 - The International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
The Polaroid press release:
A Collaboration Between Two of the Most Influential Icons of Our Time, Polaroid Grey Label Comes to Life With Three New Products That Showcase the Magic of the Polaroid Instant Experience
LAS VEGAS, Jan. 6, 2011 - Polaroid and its Creative Director, Lady Gaga today unveiled Polaroid Grey Label, an original line of products co-designed with Lady Gaga. This collaboration between two cultural icons reflects Polaroid's long standing tradition of innovation tracing back to founder Dr. Edwin Land and Lady Gaga's mission to deliver products that enable creativity for all, celebrate artistry and make sharing instantaneous across the physical and digital. The inaugural Polaroid Grey Label line is truly expressive of Lady Gaga's artistic vision and includes the GL10 Instant Mobile Printer, GL30 Instant Digital Camera and the GL20 Camera Glasses, a unique new look at how to turn images into a fashion statement.
"I consider myself to be a visionary, not just a songwriter and a singer. I am an artist," said Lady Gaga, Polaroid's Creative Director. "I brought my vision and love of fashion, technology and obsession with the future into all of my work with Polaroid."
The first trio of Polaroid Grey Label products at Polaroid's CES booth:
1. GL10 Instant Mobile Printer:
• Advanced Technology: The newest instant printing experience begins with the embedded dye-crystal ZINK® Zero Ink® Technology from ZINK Imaging. Patented ZINK PaperTM is an advanced composite material with cyan, yellow, and magenta dye crystals embedded inside. Before printing, the embedded dye crystals are clear, so ZINK Paper®, looks like regular white photo paper. The GL10 Instant Mobile Printer uses heat to activate and colorize these crystals.
• Superb Print Quality: The GL10 Instant Mobile Printer uses ZINK's second-generation thermal technology, delivering image quality that rivals a photo-lab. Prints emerge fully developed and protected by a smudge-proof, water-resistant coating.
• Aesthetically Pleasing and Environmentally Responsible: Designed for both form and function for use both in the present and future. ZINK technology requires no messy ribbons, toner or inkjet cartridges.
The GL10 Instant Mobile Printer will be available in May 2011 (US $149.99 MSRP). ZINK 3x4" Paper will be available in May 2011 at a price to be announced.
2. GL30 Instant Digital Camera:
• Brings the Polaroid Instant Experience to Life: Introducing a new generation to the joy of instant photography, the GL30 uses next generation ZINK Zero Ink Technology from ZINK Imaging.
• Fuses the Digital and Physical Worlds: Featuring the benefits of a digital camera, instant photo printer and digital display, the GL30 is a creative tool that delivers the best of the digital and physical worlds.
• Pays Tribute to Polaroid's Legacy: Reminiscent of Polaroid cameras of the past, the GL30 is clearly a significant departure from a typical camera. Designed for longevity, the GL30 is not only for the future, it's an object of desire. Users can select from a number of filters and borders to create truly original images that instantly fit in the palm of your hand.
The GL30 Instant Digital Camera will be available later this year, at a price to be announced.
3. GL20 Camera Glasses:
• Merges Fashion With Photography: Never before has the world seen fashion, photography and technology come together in one, singular product.
• Tells Your Story to the World: Users can instantly capture or upload photos with the built-in camera and then display the images on the glasses' LCD screens for others to see.
• Expresses True Artistry and Originality: Only Lady Gaga could create a hybrid that's part fashion statement, part revolutionary technology and part tool for self-expression.
The GL20 Camera Glasses will be available later this year, at a price to be announced.
The Polaroid Grey Label Evolution
After being named Polaroid's Creative Director in January 2010, Lady Gaga and Polaroid collaborated to define a direction for the line that blended the brand's core values with Lady Gaga's creativity.
Stemming from "greige goods," a fashion-industry term for fabric in its purest form, the Polaroid Grey Label line encompasses Polaroid's heritage of delivering simplicity with the style, wit and sensibility of Lady Gaga.
Committed to bringing originality back to product design across all genres, Lady Gaga articulated that all Polaroid Grey Label products communicate three essential elements of self-expression:
• Creativity: All Polaroid Grey Label products are designed with the idea that creativity and sharing go hand in hand, in both the digital and the physical world.
• Instant Artistry: All features found in Polaroid Grey Label products celebrate, express and bring an element of artistry and originality to the act of image making.
• Fashion: Intended to be just as much everyday fashion accessories as innovative imaging tools, all Polaroid Grey Label products feature unexpected design elements such as leather touch points, brushed metal and exposed mechanical details.
"The Polaroid Grey Label line embodies the Polaroid brand, with an injection of the future-looking fashion and design mantra of Lady Gaga that simply can't be replicated," said Scott W. Hardy, Polaroid's President. "It represents Polaroid innovation for the new generation, one in which there are no limitations to sharing creativity through photography, both physical and digital."
Across several generations, people regard Polaroid as one of the most trusted, well-respected and recognizable brands when it comes to instant photography. The Polaroid brand has been around for more than 70 years starting with polarized sunglasses which then evolved into instant film, camera and camera accessories, marking the beginning of the well recognized Polaroid Classic Border Logo. In recent years, the Polaroid brand has expanded into flat panel televisions, portable DVD players, digital photo frames, digital HD camcorders, waterproof digital cameras and more. People can expect to see new Polaroid products that will deliver the fun, instant gratification and value for which the brand has long stood.
For more information, visit www.Polaroid.com.
Polaroid, Polaroid & Pixel, Polaroid Grey Label, and Polaroid Classic Border Logo are trademarks of PLR IP Holdings, LLC.
About ZINK Imaging
ZINK Imaging Inc., a privately held company, was founded to enable millions of customers to enjoy the magic of ZINK® Zero Ink® products. ZINK Imaging invented, manufactures, and is an OEM supplier of the ZINK Printing Technology and the award winning ZINK Paper® to partners that will bring ZINK‐enabled products to market under their respective brands. ZINK Imaging's headquarters and research and development labs are in Massachusetts, with a state of the art manufacturing facility in Whitsett, North Carolina. For more information, please visit www.ZINK.com. The ZINK® Technology and ZINK® trademarks are owned by ZINK Imaging, Inc.
GIMME POWER has an un-wired past: originally conceived a remote control holder for the Ritz Carlton in Dana Point, California its new incarnation as a charging station for iPhones and iPods is the brainchild of Ana Piscuskas, daughter of York Street Studio principals, Linda Zelenko and Stephen Piscuskas. Ana recognized the hand's potential as a wired unit and her follow through brought the unit to life.
"Gimme Power" iPhone Charger
The sculpted ceramic hands hold, charge, and sync your iPhone® or iPod® while plugged into your computer. Dimensions: 5.25"W x 3"D x 7.75"T. USA.
Available in all white for $180.00 at Neiman Marcus
Or in a silver version (aluminum over ceramic) for $250 from York Street
The History of Gimme Power
Every year GIMME POWER will extend a helping hand to a designated charitable organization. In 2010 a percentage of the net sales from GIMME POWER will go to the McCarton Foundation.
Okay all you gadget-loving early adopters, the latest must-have tech gadget is finally taking pre-orders and is said to be shipping this week.
The enTourage eDGe is a new compact, portable, digital combination e-reader, notebook, mp3 and video player/recorder that lets you do all that the Kindle and iPad do, and then some.
Available in 5 colors, the device, with a horrible typographic treatment of the name*, is priced at $499.00 is taking pre-orders now and expected to start shipping this week.
*that capitalized DG in the word edge stands for Digital Generation.
The enTourage eDGe™ is the world’s first dualbook, combining the functions of an e-reader (complete with their online e-book store) , netbook, notepad, and audio/video recorder and player in one. It’s a comprehensive device that lets you read e-books, surf the Internet, take digital notes, send emails and instant messages, watch movies and listen to music anywhere, at any time.
Get books wirelessly, move files onto your enTourage eDGe™ using an SD card or a USB flash drive. Use the mini-USB port to move files back and forth from a Windows, Mac, or Linux-based PC. And with a netbook built in, you can forget the limitations of other e-readers, the enTourage eDGe™ does it all.
The enTourage eDGe™ color touchscreen is a whole netbook, ready to play movies or MP3s, organize your books, notes, and pictures, or let you instant message your friends.
The screen is 1024 x 600 pixels, or 10.1 inches measured diagonally. You can view images from the e-book you're reading on the color display.
You can open a virtual keyboard and type instant messages or emails. The netbook includes an audio recorder to capture lectures for later playback or sharing.
It also has a video camera to record still images or movies as MP4s or 3GP files. You can plug in headphones or a microphone or use the built in speaker and recorder.
It has web browsing with built in WiFi®, audio/video record and playback, an email function and contacts list, a calculator, an alarm clock, and a library function to manage your books and files. The enTourage eDGe™ uses the Google® Android® OS, so you can add other applications you need (like Microsoft Office).
The netbook can be used in portrait or landscape mode, but you can also flip everything around 180 degrees. When you do that, the e-reader, where you keep your journals or take notes on books, will be on the right side, and the netbook will be on the left.
The enTourage eDGe™ only weighs about three pounds but can hold thousands of e-books in its built-in 3GB of usable memory. You can use an SD card or a USB flash drive to add to the storage, or move files to and from your MP3 player, your phone, your PC, even your camera.
Designed to let you go all day without recharging the battery, the lithium ion battery can last up to 16 hours of reading without recharging (note: that's 16 hours of reading. If you're using the LCD screen, the battery lasts about 6 hours) One of the big advantages of the enTourage eDGe™ is that the battery can be replaced if it's ever necessary.
5 Different Colors:
The enTourage eDGe™ comes complete with a Stylus, a Power adapter, a USB cable and a Quick Start Guide
•Dimensions: 8.25" x 10.75" by 1.0" (closed)
•Weight: approx. 3 lbs.
•Internal Memory: 4 GB (3 GB for user) up to 3000 books
•E-reader File Formats: ePub, PDF
•LCD Touchscreen Display Size: 1024 x 600 (10.1")
•E-paper Display Size: 9.7" e-Ink®(1200 x 825), 8 shades of gray
•E-paper Input: Wacom® Penabled®
•Operating System: Linux with Google® Android®
•Screen Rotation: 90 and 180 degrees
•Connectivity: WiFi 802.11 b/g, Bluetooth capability
•Battery Life: 16+ hours utilizing the e-reader screen / up to 6 hours running the LCD screen
•Battery Type: Lithium-ion polymer
•External Memory: SD card slot, 2 USB ports
•Audio and Microphone Jack: 3.5 mm each. Includes internal microphone and speakers.
•Audio playback: MP3, WAV, 3GPP, MP4, AAC, OGG, M4A
•Video playback: 3GP, MP4, Adobe Flash Lite (H.264)
•Input: Stylus input on e-paper and touchscreen. Virtual keyboard. USB keyboard (optional)
Check out what Wired magazine's Gadget Lab has to say about it here.
Pre-order yours now here.
all images and information courtesy of enTourage eDGe
UPDATE: Despite winning an innovation award for this product in 2010, and the fact that they still list this product as in development, it has yet to come to market as of August 2012. Sadly, I don't know if it will ever see the light. If It does, you'll be the first to know.
As of July 2013, the O.R.B. is yet to be produced and solicits possible partners/investors via their site, but no new information has been dispersed since this post was originally written in 2009.
The Orbital Ring Bluetooth
The most recent piece of hi-tech jewelry to be developed is a wireless earpiece and ring in one.
The ORB(TM) wireless earpiece finger ring was developed by Hybra Advance Technology, Inc. in partnership with AbsolutelyNew’s Science + Technology Division. It's a finger-worn ring that twists open to become a comfortable, secure and sophisticated Bluetooth headset for hands-free calling.
above: The deluxe edition features a FOLED (Flexible Organic Light Emitting Diode) screen to keep caller ID and calendar reminders quite literally on-hand. It also offers voice-to-text for effortless communication without taking the ring off the finger. The base model has no screen or display.
above: Harnesses bone conducting technology to deliver high-quality sound without the discomfort of placing a device inside the ear.
All models deliver class 2 Bluetooth (~30-ft range) in multiple ring sizes.
Hybra plans to start selling its first ORBs in the U.S., Asia, and Europe as early as January 2010, at approximately $129 USD for the base model with premium aluminum housing. The Deluxe edition Orbs with displays will launch as early as April 2010, at approximately $175 USD.
The designers are also planning limited edition models in April 2010 featuring decorative gemstones, to be priced based on the value of the gemstones.
UPDATE: Despite winning an innovation award for this product in 2010, and the fact that they still list this product as in development, it has yet to come to market as of August 2012. As of June 2013, the O.R.B. is yet to be produced and solicits possible partners/investors via their site, but no new information has been dispersed since this post was originally written in 2009.
About AbsolutelyNew, Inc.
AbsolutelyNew is the consumer goods company that partners with inventors (plus manufacturers and retailers) to launch breakthrough products. The company’s Science + Technology Division also helps innovators launch new devices and technologies into businesses. Products in AbsolutelyNew’s portfolio span a range of categories and can be purchased in stores and catalogs, online and on TV. Headquartered in San Francisco, AbsolutelyNew is privately held with venture capital backing from Artiman Ventures. For more information, visit www.absolutelynew.com.
About Hybra Advance Technology, Inc.
Hybra Advance Technology is a Traverse City, MI product design company that marries and morphs emerging technologies to create consumer electronics for everyday life. Founders Joseph Thiel and Ryan Wells, who remain its principals today, strive to challenge the status quo by leveraging technology to simplify activities and eliminate inefficiencies. For more information, visit www.hybratech.com.
composited images by If It's Hip, It's Here. Original images and info courtesy of AbsolutelyNew and Hybra Advance Technology