Tip: Measure temperatures with your iPhone or iPad

-1The iPhone and iPad are versatile devices, but one (useful) feature they lack is a temperature sensor which would be able to record temperatures accurately and show the results in real-time under iOS complete with recording trends over time etc with the aid of a nice graph. Just imagine the uses could you have with that.

Well, a new Kickstarter project from Robocat, an innovative Danish company that already has produced decent apps’, has come up with the all new Thermodo. It’s not just an app’, but features a small thermometer which plugs straight into your iPhone or iPad’s headphone jack, giving you instant thermometer recording capabilities..

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WTF: Get a monkey for your Tablet computer

No, not a primate. If you own a tablet, like the popular Google Nexus 7, Kindle Fire, iPad, Galaxy Tab or almost another other wide surface area tablet you’ll know it’s not easy to position without using your hands. Take for example if you’re in the kitchen and your reading a recipe on your favorite device. You know the problem! An awkward reading angle, splashes of water (or flour!), or you just want to read your eBook in bed, hand’s free.

Well, those clever people at Octa have created a robust but stylish flexible coil to hold any tablet, at any angle, above its surface, thus avoiding the pit falls of dirt and grime getting into it and providing the perfect viewing angle, almost anywhere.

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WTF: Heat exchanger cup holder to charge your batteries!

There are a lot of gadgets on the market, especially for USB novelty stuff that users might use once, maybe twice, then relegate them to the bottom draw. However this new concept might just be what desk users have been looking for. It’s a ‘heat exchanger’ that converts heat from your favorite brew and chargers a device connected to it.

The project called the One Puck offers to provide around 1 amp of current to any connected device, be it an iPhone, Android Tablet or just about anything else. Just think of the applications.  At present its a Kickstarter project, however the innovative team behind the One Puck, Epiphany Labs, says it will cost around $150.00 once it gets launched.

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WTF: iBowl soup bowl for Apple owners

We all know how revolutionary  the iPhone is and that there has been many a spin-ff industry devoting to producing good (and tacky!) accessories to match your favourite smart phone, but some say this is just taking the biscuit!

As reported in The Register a few days back, a New York company, Miso Soup Designs, has developed what it calls its “Anti-Loneliness Ramen Bowl.” The  big, soup bowl has a slot at the rear that will allow a user to slide in the iPhone and thus keep it away from being splashed and covered by soup, noodles or whatever. The iPhone’s home button is covered, but the busy diner can still swipe the screen without fear of the phone falling head first into the broth!

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