We were all well aware of the problem of having one charger or one wireless base and the battle to get your device there before anyone else in your house. Can you imagine how many sibling fights can be prevented if Apple made a multi-charging dock? Well, our prayers have been answered, say hello to the glue that is going to be holding modern families together – Scosche BaseLynx Modular Charging System Kit for Apple priced at USD 149.95 that comes in white and black to match your tech aesthetic. You can also buy individual bases or upgrade to their pro kit.
This wireless charging system kit is modular and expandable, you are now free from hours of untangling cables for each device because this one dock is a home-for-all. You’ll be happy to know that it just requires one power out and given its modular nature, it is portable so you can use it at home or at work. The BaseLynx charging kit is compatible with all iPhones, iPads, Apple watches, Airpods and even iPods – yes this station EXISTS and all us Apple fans are excited about giving our devices a resting spot as sleek as they are.
It has many individual parts that you can choose and pick from to BYOB (Build Your Own BaseLynx). An interesting feature is the Vert charging module where you can charge three devices at once on the same base. The wireless charging dock is also Qi-certified meaning it is safe and one of the fastest available technologies in the game. BaseLynx is a customizable solution that helps organize, charge, store all your Apple devices. You can keep it at home, or take it to work, even travel with it so you don’t have to carry 5 cords plus 3 converter plugs, and the best part – wireless bases mean endless charging without any bent or frayed Apple cords!
All concerns have been addressed, now back to your bases Apple enthusiasts!
At CES 2020, we saw just about every product evolve into a smarter version of itself. Let your imagination run wild with everyday items as you imagine each one of them transforms into part robots. One such product that stood out was this modular AI litter box by iKuddle that did a lot more than gather attention and was an Innovation Award Honoree at the world’s largest tech fest – let’s break it down, shall we?
I am going to reveal the best feature first because it truly takes care of the most annoying task when you have a pet – cleaning the litter box. Yes, this AI litter box is self-cleaning! After your cat leaves the box, iKuddle will separate the waste from clean litter, you can initiate this through your app and it will notify you once the cleaning is complete. After that, you can tap the auto-packing button on the app or the litter box and it will seal the waste in a small bag which you can discard at your convenience. This feature makes me feel like we have truly arrived in the new decade!
iKuddle’s litter box also has a deodorizing system with a fully enclosed carbon filter that works for 5 minutes after your cat leaves the box, eliminating 80%-90% of litter box odors. It also comes with a health app that uses the sensing system to monitor the frequency your cat uses the litter box. The data is collected and displayed as a bar chart on the app, letting you know if your cat is in good shape. This smart litter box is eco-conscious and reduces litter usage by 30% saving you time and money.
Unlike other self-cleaning litter boxes, this AI-enabled pet product has detachable components such as the scooper and litter box enclosure which makes it easy to maintain. It also has a plug-in charging cable with a battery that lasts up to two weeks so you can travel with your cat and be stress-free. iKuddle makes me want to get a cat just so I have a reason to buy a smart litter box for it!
This sleek keyboard brings you the nostalgia of the OG keyboards with number pads and a taste of the future with macOS shortcut keys to your Apple set up. The Satechi Bluetooth Extended pad is the key to increasing the productivity of your tech set up and its lightweight build makes it a great traveling companion on work trips too.
With the extended set, the Satechi keyboard brings the functionality of a traditional, fully-functional desktop keyboard to your setup which allows you the flexibility to anchor your ship anywhere you want especially with its slim, compact aluminum build. Be it a MacBook, an iPad or even the iMac with its shortened keyboard, Satechi’s keypad is here to rescue you. Its wireless design makes it easier for it to be portable and is aligned with the Apple aesthetic – no cords, no mess just minimal design with maximum output.
The Satechi extended keyboard comes in silver and space grey so it will match any space. Its battery is charged with the USB-C port which is compatible with most other devices too and limits the accessories you need. Thanks to the in-built Bluetooth system, it does not require a receiver and remains a clean addition to your set up.
What is this Dot table? Think the most perfect combination of Alfred the butler and Alexa in the form of a table. Yes, that is exactly what you get – a smart table that can do everything it possibly can without transforming into a robot! The Dot table by Egypt based furniture brand De.Ci has brought the future of smart furniture to 2020 with its multifunctional features and adaptable form.
With the Dot, you won’t have to ask those you love to bring you your charger – this table not only has multiple charging USB ports but can also wirelessly charge your devices with its in-built integrated connectivity system. Dot is a table by day and DJ by night thanks to the embedded SONY speakers so now you have music AND a place to put down your party snacks!
The ergonomic build of Dot allows you to adjust the height to suit your needs, whether you’re drinking coffee, reading by the bedside or enjoying a quick lunch, this table works in every situation. The Dot’s size and mobile form make it a versatile piece of furniture for any kind of space and aesthetic, it’s like that one friend who everyone loves.
To make Dot smarter, it is also compatible with Alexa so your furniture is also your virtual assistant, set reminders, check the weather and add things to your cart seamlessly (blame the shopping on Dot!). You can control Dot completely with an app on your phone – change the height, songs, and lights with a touch of a button while monitoring the ambient temperature, humidity, and lighting to create the perfect mood for your space. Reimagine your living experience with the Dot table!
Everyone loves a bunch of pretty flowers and sunflowers are one of my favorites, I do wonder why I haven’t received any. Guess XD Design felt the same since sunflowers were the inspiration for their ‘Sunshine Solar Charger’. Yes, the charger looks like a bunch of sunflowers facing towards the sun, and they do so because they make use of solar energy and not electricity to charge your phones!
Equipped with a 2600mAh rechargeable lithium battery that stores all that sun-sourced energy, the solar charger transfers it to your mobile device or tablet, boosting them up with some juice. Integrated solar panels at the center of the flowers and an impressive resound material combination make this charger like no other.
However, things get even more ‘greener’ if I may say so! Created using 45% bio-based material derived from plants instead of oil, the manufacturing process behind the Sunshine Solar Charger is pretty eco-friendly too. The biomaterial of choice was corn residue, reducing carbon dioxide emissions by 35% as compared to products derived from plastic. Seems like sustainability was a priority in designing and planning every aspect of the Sunshine Solar Charger. Resembling a bouquet of beautiful sunflowers, this solar charger is sure to add some floral fun to your desk!
With Apple launching its latest 16 inches MacBook Pro, it was fairly obvious that accessories for it would follow ensuite. One such intriguing product is the DGRule. The designers of DGRule describe it as an “invisible hub” and I guess we can see why. The DGRule promises to be a convenient alternative to the limited Thunderbolt 3 USB-C ports since they aren’t always compatible with all devices. Subtle, discreet, and far from bulky, DGRule snaps onto both sides of the MacBook Pro. The cushion pad ensures it stays glued onto the laptop, no matter which position you work in.
Available in Space Gray or Silver, it camouflages with your laptop, appearing to be a natural extension of it. Created from CNC aluminum, this allows the hub to comfortably merge with the MacBook Pro. However the resilient aluminum has other purposes as well, it lends its durability to the hub making it sturdy and reliable. The DGRule encloses two Thunderbolt ports on the same side, leaving the two others on the opposite end completely free. The invisible hub connects your Thunderbolt 3, HDMI display, USB-C, Mini DP, three USB 3.1, one MicroSD, SD, and your headphones!
It can reach up to 40 Gb/s data speed while charging your MacBook Pro with 100W power. Its accompanying built-in cooling pad ensures that the hub does not overheat. The versatile hub perfectly merges with 16, 15 and 13 inches MacBook Pros, from the 2016 model to the 2019 version. The DGRule provides multiple ports in one go, all the while remaining low-key and managing to stay out of your way. I don’t know about you, but this is one MacBook Pro accessory that could be a game-changer.
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The Mini Speaker is a speaker that promises to take you to a place where the past and present collide! Not only do they collide, but they merge together to create one incredible audio experience. Unlike your regular Bluetooth speakers with their sleek futuristic forms, the Mini Speaker takes inspiration from the retro vinyl record players!
Shaped after a vinyl record player, the speaker features a little platform and a turntable as well! And here’s where it gets even more interesting, this speaker is in fact…mini. Showcasing a compact minute structure, the speaker is extremely portable, something you could carry along in your pocket! Attach a chain or string to its nifty handle, and carrying it about becomes even easier. Rolling mechanisms on either side of the handle, allow you to switch the device on and off, as well as control the volume.
The Mini Speaker is perfect for all the audiophiles who would love a bit of nostalgia but find the regular vinyl record players too cumbersome and hectic to manage. The Mini Speaker promises to take you down memory lane, in the most efficient and portable manner ever.
Available in interesting shades such as a butter yellow, mint green and a neutral black, the Mini Speaker is a fun retro-esque way to listen to music, simply connect it to your smartphone, and listen to your music on the go!
Sixty minutes is all that it takes for the SuperTank to power-up and be ready for deployment. This 27,000 mAh portable charger with dual USB-C PD (100W + 60W) and dual USB-A ports, has the potential to quickly charge MacBook Pros and many other devices. What this means to people on the go, is that they don’t have to worry about carrying excess wires, multiple power plugs and compatible sockets, when they are out of home or office. One super charge, and this battery pack will last you for seven whole days, making you wish that your lover could last that long!
You don’t need to be a heavy traveler, just your daily routine of taking selfies, listening to music, watching movies and chatting on social media is enough to drain your phone. Currently, the portable chargers in the market don’t match up to the charging prowess of the SuperTank. This Power Bank offers full-speed charging for the latest devices in the market. The dual USB-C ports can charge two laptops and the four USB outputs make room for your phones, tablets, cameras, security cameras, projectors, LED lights, etc. The digital LED Display showcases the charging details very clearly, so that you know how much power each source is draining, as well as when to recharge the SuperTank.
To give you a perspective, the 100W output of the SuperTank can charge a 15″ MacBook Pro 2018 at full speed in an hour and a half and can even double your MacBook Pro’s battery life. This extremely durable charger fully recharges within one hour, which is quite a feat. The beauty about the charger is that it is TSA and EASA approved, so you can peacefully pack it in your hand baggage (or as per local airport rules) and fly with it. Under the hood you will find eight power cells, the kinds used by premium electric vehicles and rarely seen in consumer electronics. The benefit is 5x faster charging speeds and reduced risk of decreased performance or damage.
27,000 mAh portable charger with dual USB-C PD (100W + 60W) & dual USB-A ports that can quickly charge MacBook Pros & other compatible devices.
Charges Your 15″ Macbook Pro at Full Speed
Most portable chargers on the market are underpowered with low USB-C power output (18/30/45/60W). When charging devices that require a high USB-C output, like MacBook Pro (87W), it will take much longer than you wish or expect. SuperTank packs up to 100W of USB-C Power Delivery in a single port which can serve as both an input and an output. Thanks to its 100W output, SuperTank can charge your 15″ MacBook Pro 2018 at full speed, only taking 1.5 hours to charge from 0% to 100% (when not in use). Together with 27,000 mAh capacity, SuperTank can even double your MacBook Pro battery life.
Super-Fast Recharge Capability
SuperTank can be charged at up to 100W via Power Delivery. To enable fast charging via Power Delivery, you need a wall charger that can deliver enough power (100W or more) as well as a USB-C cable that supports 5A current throughput.
Total Output Charges Four Devices Simultaneously
The total maximum output of the four USB ports is 138W, putting SuperTank in a class of its own. Thanks to its two PD-enabled USB-C ports and two USB-A ports, SuperTank allows you to charge four devices at the same time, including laptops, tablets, cameras, cell phones, and other mobile devices. With USB-C Power Delivery becoming more and more popular, you can charge additional compatible devices such as security cameras, projectors, LED lights, and more.
With such powerful output, SuperTank can provide rapid charging for two laptops or tablets and two mobile devices all at once.
Pass-Through Charging with Dual USB-C Ports
Pass-through charging is very helpful if you like to keep your portable charger at full capacity. With dual USB-C ports, you can charge SuperTank and your other USB-C compatible devices at the same time. 100W Power Delivery makes it possible to charge your laptop (up to 60W USB-C Power Delivery) when recharging SuperTank.
Sky-High 27,000 mAh Capacity
An ultra-high capacity portable charger does more than just charge your smartphone or tablet to full power multiple times. SuperTank’s massive 27,000 mAh capacity keeps you power on the go. It can extend your 15″ Macbook Pro battery life for 8 hours or charge your iPhone XS seven times.
Premium Power Cells Provide Fast, Safe Chargin
SuperTank is equipped with eight power cells, which are commonly used by premium electric vehicles but rarely seen in consumer electronics. Compared with traditional lithium-ion batteries, power cells provide 5x faster charging speeds and generate much less heat, reducing the risk of decreased performance or damage.
In addition, SuperTank has nine layers of safety protection: overcharge protection, over discharge protection, dual temperature protection, short-circuit protection, output overpower protection, output overcurrent protection, input overcurrent protection, input overvoltage protection, and MCU reset.
X-Charge Low-Power Mode
SuperTank isn’t only designed for high-power devices. Most portable chargers on the market have a common problem: they are not able to charge low-power devices, as they have a minimum output ranging from 80mA to 150mA. However, some low-consumption devices, especially wearable devices, usually draw less current than that and cause a portable charger to automatically shut off.
X-Charge mode is designed to charge an almost unlimited range of low-power devices, including smart watches, Bluetooth earphones, fitness bands, and more. It’s a great feature for people who enjoy exploring the outdoors or tracking their exercise.
House of Marley has always left us impressed with their range of innovative audio products. Not to mention they truly integrate sustainability into their design philosophy. And their sustainably crafted No Bounds collection is no exception. House of Marley and MINIMAL collaborated, crafting with precision and care this range of rugged outdoor speakers. Created using carefully sourced and recycled materials, the No Bounds range shows us how even audio products can be socially responsible. Marley REWIND fabric, REGRIND silicone, recycled aluminum, and organic cork were used to bring the speakers to life.