OUR GREAT MINDS

    by Moona Khan

    Gadget Guide [Top-Shelf Collection]

    Nymi

    Bionym is a spinoff of the University of Toronto and was co-founded by CEO Karl Martin. Bionym’s first product, the Nymi, is a wristband designed to authenticate a user’s identity through electrocardiogram (ECG). Using a user’s ECG along with other elements, the multi-faceted security system is designed to make identity simple and allows a user to connect to devices and services in a secure and privacy protective manner. The Nymi is available at www.getnymi.com.

    Nod

    Nod

    Created by Nod Labs, the Nod is a touch-less wearable device that allows consumers to effortlessly interact with their devices. The wearable ring device allows you to instinctively control the content on your TV screen with pinpoint accuracy by detecting spatial motion. It transforms your movements into commands on your TV, laptop, or even presentations. The Nod can be purchased at www.hellonod.com.

    June

    June

    June is another pioneering lifestyle product from Netatmo, a company creating smart electronics to help you understand your environment. June is a personalized sun protection coach in the form of a bracelet that measures sun intensity in real time and allows you to monitor your total daily sun exposure by tracking UV intensity and total sun exposure. Based on your habits and skin type, the companion App provides sun protection advice such as suggested daily exposure amount and notifications. This product is available at www.netatmo.com/en-US/product/june.

    Lunatik

    Lunatik

    LunaTik is creating premium products that are designed to transform and enhance your mobile and digital life. The LunaTik Touch Pen was formed to incorporate the pen with digital stylus. The dual model tip and premium material allows for a flawless conversion from analog to digital with only a click of a button. The LunaTik Touch Pen is available at www.lunatik.com/products/ipad-tablets/touch-pen.

    Panono

    Panono

    The Panono is a panoramic ball camera that allows you to capture more than one picture at once. The Panono is made up of thirty-six tiny cameras in the form of a ball. A quick toss of the camera in the air will allow you to capture everything in every direction in a full spherical panoramic image. The device is available at www.panono.com/ballcamera.

    Lixpen

    Lixpen

    The LIX 3D pen is a small and smart pen that allows you to write and draw without the need for paper. The printing pen functions similar to 3D printers and seamlessly melts and cools colored plastic allowing you to make freestanding forms including decoration pieces, jewelry, and prototypes. The product is available at www.lixpen.com.

    Parrrot Minidrone

    Parrrot Minidrone

    Created by the makers of the A.R. Drone, the Minidrone is a lightweight, small, and revolutionary spy tool that is controlled with a Smartphone or tablet via Wi-Fi. With autopilot capabilities and many sensors, the Parrot Minidrone is capable of flying at high speeds and lets you view the Earth from above while recording high-resolution images in HD. Visit blog.parrot.com/2014/01/07/parrot-minidrone for more information.

    Ciclotte

    Ciclotte

    Designed and manufactured in Italy, the Ciclotte is an innovative stationary bike with a unique approach to exercising. The carbon make-up along with the posture of the rider and the minimalist aesthetic design and technology allows users to bring the quality of a road race indoors. This luxury fitness product combines idea, form, technology, and rethinks the traditional exercise bike. The product is available at www.ciclotte.com.

    Form 1

    Form 1

    Created in 2011, at MIT, Formlabs is reinventing 3D printing by introducing innovative fabrication tools to the world. The Form 1 is a high resolution 3D printer with a simple set-up, one button operation and high grade professional results. This innovative 3D printer uses stereolithography technology to achieve professional print quality using high performance engineered resins. The one button operation is as simple as loading your model with a USB and pressing one button! The printer can be purchased at
    www.formlabs.com/products/form-1.

    Sigmo

    Sigmo

    Sigmo was created by two inventors from Switzerland, Marti Karrer and David Barnett, after they faced communication problems while traveling. Sigmo is a voice translating device that allows for real time translating of 25 languages. The easy-to-use device has two modes of voice translation and works by simply setting your native language and the language you wish to translate to. The device is available at www.buysigmo.com.

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