Highlights from the 2014 LA Auto Show

iPhone

At USD$17, the Kyono iPhone Appstand hits the sweet spot for price and functionality and a...

There’s a significant skew in Gizmag.com’s readership towards people who don’t just use an iPhone, but rejoice in its functionality and we suspect those people will just love the Kyono Appstand. They might even buy several and give a few away in the next month.  Read More

The Bowers and Wilkins Zeppelin Mini iPod speaker system ... same big features as the larg...

No longer resembling a Zeppelin like its aptly-named big brother, the Zeppelin Mini iPod speaker system from Bowers and Wilkins still rates as an edgy, stylish design. B&W says the new sound dock delivers everything listeners love about the Zeppelin - advanced acoustic technology, intelligent design and elegant connectivity - but instead of being an almost prohibitive 26 inches wide, the Zeppelin Mini is a mere 12.6 inches, making it much easier to locate on bookshelves or other tight spaces.  Read More

The iSteady Shot iPhone camera stabilizer gives you the control of a Hollywood-style 'stea...

Is your iPhone movie-making prowess giving your viewers motion sickness? Are your carefully planned, in-your-face action sequences of your friends’ skateboarding accidents, or grandma’s 80th birthday party antics not making it to Funniest Home Videos because of your inability to hold your iPhone still while you capture potential money-making footage. Fear not! If what the manufacturers say is true, the iSteady Shot camera stabilizer will soon have you cashing in. For roughly US$100, you can attach you iPhone or iPod nano to device and have your very own Hollywood-style “steady-cam” – check the video below to see what a difference the iSteady Shot makes to everyday filming.  Read More

sparkz iPhone dock doubles as a pico-projector

We may have to wait some time before pico-projector technology finds its way into mobile phones as a standard feature, but until then products like the sparkz iPhone/iPod dock projector will help fill the gap. The handheld 4.5” x 3” x 2.5” unit uses a 3M LcoS projection engine to throw a 640 x 480 image at a brightness of 15 lumens - so you'll need to draw the curtains and dim the lights before the show starts.  Read More

iPhone App tells you why your baby is crying

Most new parents would agree that working out exactly why a baby is crying and coming up with the right solution can be extremely stressful, so why not turn to the wonderful world of technology to solve the problem? The Cry Translator is an iPhone application that translates a baby’s cries, categorizing them with one of five possible reasons: hungry, sleepy, annoyed, stressed or bored.  Read More

The ReNu personal power generation and storage system

Solar power is being harnessed and applied in ever more interesting and creative ways, and the ReNu personal power generation and storage system is certainly no exception. The device features a freestanding modular solar panel that, once charged, can be slotted into a number of extensions to make use of the collected energy, including an iPod dock and an LED desk lamp.  Read More

The Bose SoundDock 10 ... big sound from a small package, featuring interchangeable dockin...

As the number of music-lovers who find their collections bundled snugly into the confines of an iPod continues to grow, so too does the number of increasingly more powerful docking stations that appear on the market to play those tunes aloud. One of the latest additions to the party, the SoundDock 10, comes with a promise from Bose that it delivers quality sound from a minimalist package. The SoundDock 10 features a newly-designed subwoofer, audio input and video output as well as optional Bluetooth capability.  Read More

The Zoneplayer S5 can be controlled by iPhone

Sonos is shortly to add a powerful new member to its digital music streaming family in the shape of the ZonePlayer S5. This new all-in-one device can be controlled by iPhone or a Sonos controller, supports numerous audio formats, offers free access to thousands of online music services and benefits from each audio driver being powered by its own amplifier.  Read More

Powermat wireless charging mat in now available

The Powermat range of wireless charging products we first spied at CES 2009 are now available for purchase. The system consists of a plug in charging mat and a receiver embedded in a cover for your portable device that allows you to "drop and charge" without having to to fiddle with cords as well as simultaneously charge multiple devices.  Read More

Catch your favorite program wherever, whenever with Elgato's EyeTV app

iPhone owners, who find themselves away from their TV at the time of that all-important game or latest episode of their favorite soap, already have the choice of a number of live streaming apps to get their live TV fix. Now Elgato, the maker of the popular EyeTV tuners and software for Macs has joined the fray with its EyeTV app for iPhone and iPod touch.  Read More

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