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7 of the Newest Gadgets

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1.  Volkswagen Floating Car

This concept is no longer sci-fi.  There is really a floating car concept from Volkswagen.  There are claims that it is possible to manufacture this glass and metal look. It uses magnetic force to float in mid-air.   There was mentioning that the mechanism is not stable, so implementation of the car is not possible at this time, but who knows what the future will bring. More information is at design buzz.com

      Floating Car

Volkswagen Car Floating

 2.  Aquada- half car, half boat

How would you like to have a car that is also a boat?  I would like to have that combo.  Gibbs technology has it.  This car/boat can travel 100 mph on land and 30 mph on water.   The U.K.-based Gibbs won a modest Defense Department contract to test one of the vehicles.  More information is at gibbstech.com.

  Aquada- half car half boat

Aquada half car, half boat

3.  Bialetti Pasta Pot

This five-quart pasta pot helps to making pasta a breeze.  It has a built-in strainer.   The features allow the lid to clip on to the pot, so you can pour excess water out with ease.   You will no longer need to boil your pasta and then transfer it to a strainer, because the strainer is built-in and it is colorful too.   How convenient.  You can find it at Bialetti.com

Bialetti five-quart pasta pot

Bialetti Pasta Pot

4. V11 USB Battery Pack

This battery pack is like no other battery pack. It is thinner and lighter than a pack of cards.  It charges from solar energy in 7 hours.   You can even charge your phone on the beach.  It can charge from solar panels or any USB port.  More information is available at Voltaic systems.com.

V11 USB Battery Pack

V11 USB Battery Pack

5.  Logitech Washable Keyboard K310

How would you like a keyboard that you can just emerge in water and wash?   Well it is finally here.  It is easy to clean and easy to dry.  Have you spilled water or pop on a keyboard?  Normally when that happens, the keyboard stops working.  You end up buying a new keyboard, but that is not the case with the Logitech Washable Keyboard.   If you waste pop on it, simply wash it.  It sells at Logictech.com for $39.99.   This is not a bad price for a keyboard.   It is compatible with Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP.   There is no special software to download.  Best of all, it comes with a three-year warranty.   It does not get better than that.   That is my kind of keyboard.

6. New Sealander, First Amphibian Caravan

This is a half camper and half-electric boat.   I like this lightweight fiberglass trailer and boat combo. For anglers that do not have a boat, there is no need with this combo.   How ideal?   It is clean-cut and looks very quaint and cozy.   

7.  Glove Translates Sign Language

This is ideal for someone learning sign language.   This glove translates the sign language into speech.   How awesome.  A team in Donetsk, Ukraine developed this.  With the help of touch, flex sensors, a gyro, compass, and accelerometer to check hand movements of the glove, it is possible.   Will this become the new norm?   Will it eventually replace human translators?  Time will tell. Find out more about this at  bit rebels.com/enable gloves talk. 


Glove Translates Sign Language











Aug 28, 2012 12:54pm
Very nice read--eve fun. Two big thumbs for a well written and interesting piece.
Sep 19, 2012 2:45pm
Thank you ever so much.
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