In the age of Google Translate, it doesn’t make a ton of sense to buy a dedicated universal translator device — but OneMini has a few nifty tricks that make it worthwhile. First of all, it does two-way translation, so you don’t have to constantly swap the translator back and forth from, say, English to German and German to English. Second of all, if you find yourself in a pinch, OneMini also gives you instant access to a live interpreter who can handle the situation. Pretty neat, right?
VR has come a long way in the past few years in terms of realism and immersiveness, but for the most part, it still only engages two of our senses: Sight and sound. Feelreal attempts to expand the range of sensory feedback you can get from virtual worlds by adding smell and touch into the mix. It can simulate wind blowing through your hair with built-in fans, it can spray mist on your face to simulate wet environments, and it can even pump out scents associated with specific scenes.
Weighted blankets are all the rage right now, and this is arguably one of the coolest ones yet — pun thoroughly intended. Hush Iced, as it’s called, is a weighted blanket that’s designed with a highly breathable, moisture-wicking fabric that prevents you from overheating while you sleep. This is especially nice if you live in a hotter part of the world, or you simply run hot at night. You won’t find another weighted blanket like this — almost all of them you can buy right now are focused on keeping you warm.
Flashlights are a handy thing to have with you at all times, but most people will agree that lugging around a full-sized flashlight is a bit of a pain. More often than not, it’s easierto skip the flashlight altogether and just use an app on your smartphone. But what if there was a flashlight so small that you’d hardly even notice you’re carrying it? That’s where the Bull3t comes in. In addition to being one of the smallest torches in the world, it’s also completely waterproof, fireproof, and crushproof — so it’s pretty much guaranteed to last.
If you love the freedom and mobility of biking, but hate how cumbersome and unruly bicycles can be, the latest Halfbike might be right up your alley. It’s essentially a bike that’s had all the nonessential components stripped away — including the seat. It’s designed to be ridden standing up, but thanks to its clever design, you can pedal and lean to turn Halfbike just like you would on a normal bike. The best part, however, is how lightweight and compact it is. When you’re not riding, you can fold up the Halfbike 3 and carry it around with one arm.