Klean Reflect Kanteen Review

Klean Reflect Kanteen The Reflect Kanteen is a one-of-a-kind canteen (or “kanteen”, as its parent company “Klean Kanteen” would prefer for it to be called). Alright, maybe it’s not the only water-carrying apparatus in the world that is designed this way, but it is quite an appealing one. Also, it’s advertised as the first “BPA-free metal bottle”, which automatically makes Klean Kanteen a bio-conscious, earth-friendly company.

Some Project Manager Software For Business Management

Keeping track of all the different versions of project manager software for small business operations can get overwhelming, but Marketcircle’s Daylite application has introduced their latest version of sales tracking software that takes the guesswork out of complete business management. Designed for use with Macs, iPhones and iPads, the newest update to the system allows managers to see their entire schedule, complete with tasks, projects and upcoming events for the following week.

Finally: The Swatch SISTEM51 Mechanical Watch Launches July 1st For $150

swatch-sistem51sAlright, you must be thinking: “What is all the fuss, if any, about this Sistem51 watch?”. Well, it’s true: a lot of watch buffs really like the Sistem51, because it’s the first time a mechanical watch from a Swiss company (Swatch, in this instance) is being offered for a rather inexpensive price ($150 in the United States) while also being of true mechanical watch quality.

In fact, the company is going all out, enabling a pop-up store in Times Square just for the Sistem51’s launch. Meanwhile, I’ll try to procure one for a review; I honestly just love the way it looks.

Press release after the break.

Apple Colors The 16GB iPod Touch And Adds An iSight Camera

Screen Shot 2014-06-26 at 10.05.32 AMThe 16GB used to be a strange child: $229 for less features and capability than its more expensive counterparts. No longer! This morning Apple has added several colors to the 16GB iPod Touch, dropped the price to $199, and comes with the 5MP iSight camera seen in many of Apple’s non-iPhone devices.

The changes made to the 16GB however have affected the entire range: the 32GB is now $249 and the 64GB is $299. All of the new configurations and colors are available at the Apple Store, per usual.

Via: Apple

The Nikon D810 SLR Is All About Shooting Great Video, Apparently

nikon-d810It’s been quite a while since Nikon last made  a significant jab at the Canon EOS line of cameras, famed for their video recording capability and overall awesomeness. However, this very early Thursday morning proves to be the end of that: the Nikon D810 is a DSLR that is all about shooting top-notch video.

Specifically, there’s a 36.3 megapixel sensor, the EXPEED 4 image processing engine, an ISO ceiling of  12,800 (or as high as 51,200 when going into Hi-2 mode) which can make for some very interesting scenarios, and a 3.2-inch LCD with resolution. Nikon decided to hold off on the 4k for a little while longer, so you’ll have to be content with 1080p HD shooting at 60fps (NSTC) or 50fps (PAL).

Oh, and it comes out July 7th for $3,299.95. I never said anything about it being a budget video-oriented DSLR — still, it is less expensive than the 5D Mark III, but for now, the D810’s real-world merits are unknown.

Android Auto Enables Your Phone To Become Your Dashboard, And Then Some

downloadIndeed, either through the manual plugging-in of your Android device or having it built-into your next car from, Google wants Android Auto to be your main way of navigating, using hands-free communication technology, or just finding attractions.

Car companies scheduled to use the technology include Abarth (part of Fiat), Acura, Alfa Romeo, Audi, Bentley, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Ford, Honda, Hyundai, Infiniti, Jeep, Kia, Maserati, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Opel, RAM, Renault, Seat, Skoda, Subaru, Suzuki, and finally, Volvo.

Of course, this only means that having iOS CarPlay and Android Auto as your dashboard option only makes your next car purchase more difficult, but hey, that’s the new reality. Video after the break.

Some Of The First Android Wear Watches Go On Sale Today

android-wear-saleStarting at the Google Play Store, the Samsung Gear Live and the LG G Watch will both go on sale starting today. As for the Moto 360; it arrives later this Summer. Meanwhile, Google has published the updated Wear SDK for developers to begin making watch versions of their existing Android apps, that don’t need to be installed on the watch, because once paired with a phone, they’re automatically transitioned.

 

The Next Version Of Google Design Is Called Material, Spans Android, Chrome OS, And More

material-androidIt’s Google’s new take on design, as well as merging the styles that exist between its platforms. The design principle, called “Material Design”, is a flat set of iconography with tons of popping colors and animations at 60 frames-per-second. This also sets guidelines for all of the designs that developers put forward, so that the experience isn’t as fragmented as it is now. For example, Google’s Android Gmail and Calendar apps will receive the Material redesign, as well the rest of their app library.

Video after the break.