BioLite’s latest portable solar-powered USB charger sports two solar panels that generate up to 10W of power. The SolarPanel 10+ can charge a phone in as little as 1 hour under direct sunlight. It also has a built-in 3,000mAh battery for storing captured energy.
Streaming speakers with minimal monochrome color schemes and physical controls. Available in two sizes, they can play audio via Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, AirPlay, Chromecast and 3.5mm aux. They also have built-in support for Spotify and Internet radio. (Thanks Tomas!)
This battery-powered lantern provides a bright, directional light source which can be stood up, flipped over, or hung from above. In addition to its quick-charger microUSB port, it can be juiced up via its three solar panels. Offers two brightness modes, plus an SOS flashing mode.
A winner of Android Japan’s Experiments: Object contest. Kosho Tsuboi’s Magic Calendar is a large digital calendar. Tsuboi’s prototype uses a low reflection display, but he hopes that in the future there will be an E-ink display that looks and feels like paper.
Researchers at EPFL looked to the soft wings of insects to create a drone that could solve one of their biggest problems. Its frame is made of 0.2mm fiberglass, which makes it soft and flexible. The rotors attach to the electronics with magnetic joints for added resilience.
A big honkin’ waterproof speaker. Perfect for tailgating or job sites, with up 100w of power, Bluetooth, AM/FM, and analog audio sources. Its battery can deliver 75 hours of sound per charge and can juice up gadgets. A telescoping handle and wheels make for easy transport.
The Xperia XZ Premium has an HDR-enabled 5.5″ 4K touchscreen. Its 13MP front camera and 19MP rear camera both have optical image stabilization. The rear camera also has a 960fps slow motion mode, and can automatically take photos so you can catch fleeting moments.
South Korean company Dot claims that it’s already mass producing its award-winning design for a Braille smartwatch. The eponymous watch not only tells the time – it can also display phone notifications, navigation and more. It also has quick reply and action buttons.
Since his paper books have been replaced by digital ones, 17-year-old Blake Hawkins didn’t have much use for his school locker. So he built a soda vending machine that fit the cabinet perfectly. It has two dispensers that can hold up to six cans each. Instructions here.
The Netgear Nighthawk M1 is the world’s first LTE router that delivers up to 1Gbps downloads and 150Mbps uploads. Its battery lasts up to 24h per charge. It has an Ethernet port, dual-band Wi-Fi and a USB-C port. It will debut on Australian telecom Telstra for ~$270.