Thanks to continuing advances in LED and lithium battery technology,
it's now not uncommon to see mountain bike headlights putting out 3,000
lumens or more. Most of these high-intensity lights incorporate two or
three bulbs, however, requiring a separate battery pack to power them.
With this in mind, we were intrigued when we heard that Light &
Motion had declared its self-contained new Urban 850 Trail FC to be "the
most powerful single-LED bike light that exists." We gave it a try and
liked what it has to offer ... even if its claim may be a little hard to
The PS Vita never came close to fulfilling its massive potential, and with scant attention to the portable at this year's E3, it looks like Sony has all but given up on it as the system it was originally meant to be. But that doesn't necessarily mean it isn't still worth a look – as Sony has succeeded (with some asterisks attached) at reinventing the Vita as a modern streaming console.
In a bid to improve their lifestyles an increasing number of people are turning to sensor-toting wearables, but your environment can be just as important as your body. CubeSensors are sensor-packed devices which monitor external factors and give advice to improve your relaxation, productivity or, in conjunction with a Jawbone or Fitbit tracker, sleep quality. Never missing the chance to sleep in the name of work, we recently spent some quality time with the little cubes.
The Batman: Arkham series did for superhero games what Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy did for superhero movies. As Rocksteady's third – and supposedly final – installment in the series, does Arkham Knight give this storyline the send-off it deserves?
About this time last year, a pint-sized mashup of projector and Android computer hit crowdfunding portal Indiegogo. The TouchPico allowed users to activate icons thrown on the wall or whiteboard using a stylus-like pointing device, effectively turning any flat surface into a giant touchscreen display. We got a chance to see the pre-release prototype in action at IFA 2014, engaging the company's Slava Solonitsyn in a quick fruity game on a nearby wall. The newly-named Touchjet Pond started shipping last month, and one of the first units off the production line made its way to Gizmag for review.
The robotic vacuum cleaner continues to be a category of product that is
really cool at a conceptual level, but still fails make the traditional
manual vacuum – or even the centuries-old technology in your household
broom – fully obsolete. Unfortunately, even robotic vacuums like the
Ecovacs Robotics Deebot D35 are no exception.
You might expect a rugged, outdoorsy version of a flagship smartphone to require compromises everywhere else. But Samsung's Galaxy S6 Active gives you almost everything from the standard Galaxy S6, along with amazing battery life and some protection that Bear Grylls would approve of.
Pebble has been something of a pioneer in the smartwatch space, becoming a Kickstarter darling in 2012 and following through with what was arguably the first successful wearable. But with heavy hitters Apple, Google and Samsung now leading in the space, is there still room for the crowdfunded underdog? Let's take a look, as Gizmag reviews the new Pebble Time.
Amazon Echo, the company's desktop, voice-activated personal assistant became available to the general public for the first time on Tuesday. Gizmag has been spending the past month with Echo and we've found it to be an exciting new product with plenty of potential and no real peers at the moment, but is it really ready for prime time?
Motorcycles can be a fun, cheap and easy way to get around. They can also be bowel-loosening widowmakers with absurd levels of performance for family-car dollars. The KTM 1290 Super Duke R falls into the second category. It's a road-focused hooligan machine with a giant 1301cc engine, 180-odd horsepower and 144 Newton-metres of torque. Twist the throttle in fourth gear and it will hoist you up to well over double the national speed limit on the back wheel. On paper, this thing is gut-shrinkingly scary, so, for your entertainment, we tasked Loz Blain with riding it for two weeks.