Posts tagged: Bluetooth

Solar-powered smart watering system promises battery-free intelligent irrigation

By: Derek Markham The latest Internet of Things (IoT) entry into the lawn and garden market offers an automated and app-controlled watering system to “deliver the perfect drink” to your plants. Over the last year or so, we’ve been seeing a whole slew of new ‘smart’ devices hitting the lawn and garden market, all of […]

A Paper-Thin Solar Panel Can Charge Your Phone on the Go

By: Bryan Lufkin Solar panels keep getting lighter and tinier—good news for rugged on-the-go types who can charge their devices on the trail with sun-fueled chargers. And this particular solar charger on Kickstarter is so thin, you can slip it in your Lonely Planet while it feeds your phone battery. It’s called Solar Paper: 7.5 […]

Top 6 Essential Smart Home Accessories

By: Dom Esposito There’s no denying that connected smart home accessories are on the rise. Apple’s HomeKit is slowly making an entrance into this space, but for the moment there are a wide variety of accessories available that can make your house a lot cooler. Today we’re taking a look at some of the essential options […]

The Beast solar-powered e-bike built for off-road adventure

By Nick Lavars   Since the release of its groundbreaking wireless Shadow Ebike in 2011, Canadian electric vehicle company Daymak has been toiling away looking to take its eco-friendly bike tech beyond the asphalt. The Beast is a product of around two years of development and, fitted with 8-inch thick tires and solar power battery […]

A Thin, Solar-Powered, Bluetooth 4.0 Game Controller Built Directly Into An iPhone Case

Game controllers for iPhone are no longer all that rare, even though once upon a time Apple didn’t even allow them to connect to its smartphone. Still, there’s plenty of room for innovation in this space, and Justice Frangipane’s new design is a perfect example of how things can still get better in this market. […]