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Tablet-sized music player gets a hand on hi-res audio

With the availability of music streaming apps and ever-expanding options of flash drive storage, it's no wonder that mobile devices reign for media consumption. But a new startup is ready to show how bigger can mean better, catering to dedicated enthusiasts and audiophiles alike. The Nativ Sound Vita music player is designed to offer touchscreen access to all music with innovative voice control and wireless multi-room playback.Read More

Motorcycles

MiClimate stops motorcyclists getting hot (or cold) under the collar

Being exposed to the elements as they are, motorcycle riders face the prospect of sweating through hot days under their leathers, or shivering as frigid winds blow through them on cold ones. There are some heating and cooling options out there, as well as air-conditioning units designed specifically for motorbikes, but not everyone is keen to strap one of these to the back of their bike. Enter MiClimate, a belt designed to keep bikers at a comfortable temperature without adding too much bulk.Read More

Urban Transport

PodRide blurs the line between bike and car

If you're a regular Gizmag reader, then you're probably familiar with velomobiles – they're recumbent tricycles covered with an aerodynamic shell, often featuring an electric motor to assist with the pedalling. Intended to fill a niche between bicycle and car, they're still quite a rare sight in most of the world … perhaps because they're just too weird to be big sellers. Swedish design engineer Mikael Kjellman has set out to change that, with his decidedly car-like PodRide.Read More

Urban Transport

Nimble cargo scooter hauls gear through "Urban" spaces

We've seen plenty of cargo bikes, a few electric cargo scooters and a number of luggage-hauling kick scooters, but general cargo kick scooters? Not so many. In fact, if you scour the internet for such a vessel, your search will likely be dominated by one company: California's Nimble Scooters, which is now launching the new "Urban" cargo scooter, a design that's smoother, lighter and more versatile than its original Classic. The new scooter takes short trips while carrying more than 50 lb (23 kg) of gear or goods.
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Around The Home

The Keurig of wine? This smart bottle gives you a fresh glass every time

It's not uncommon for a couple to pop open a bottle of wine to consume all in one night. But personal tastes are as varied as the vintage, aromas, and depth of flavor of the wines themselves. Even the decision between an oak- or steel-barreled chardonnay can be sharply divisive. The Kuvée smart wine bottle helps to eliminate such arguing by allowing individual choice, no matter how many, one glass at a time.Read More

Around The Home

Multifunctional hand truck works as a wagon, bike trailer and more

Hand trucks, wagons and mover's dollies are all handy tools with their own uses. Unless you have a regular need for each one, you probably don't want to devote the money and storage space needed to own all three, though. With the Erovr, you don't have to. This multifunctional gear hauler folds and snaps into all those tools and more, giving you numerous ways of rolling belongings around the home, driveway and beyond.
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Electronics Review

Review: Sleek Z4 Aurora projector shines bright in some areas, not so much in others

There was a time when watching projection movies and TV meant a huge console in the middle of the living room floor with one red, one blue and one green light throwing pale images onto a nearby screen. Like most tech since then, projectors have gotten smaller and better, rendering super sharp images even from long distances. The Z4 Aurora continues the evolution of the home projector by building in Wi-Fi capability, a music player, gesture control, outstanding speakers and 3D viewing. Some of these features work well, but others clearly need improving, as our tests showed.Read More

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