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Summer and back to school gadgets that can’t be missed

A Mogix external battery charger will be in thousands of backpacks, and it’s no mystery why.

Nothing flies by faster than a summer vacation, and the top back to school gadgets for next year are already being spotted and snatched off the shelves to make sure that they aren’t missed.

The cool gadgets that are hottest this year are the ones that combine both form and function.

Both students and consumers know what they want from their stuff, and when it comes to tech, settling for less is out of the question. This is why the both summer tech and back to school gadgets are already proving themselves to be topping the shopping lists are great looking, but also perform very well for a variety of different reasons. The Mogix external battery charger is making its way into a growing number of shopping carts, this summer, because it’s clear that students know that lightweight, slim and powerful is what they’re going to want for the school year.

Tech reviewer, Justin Head recently identified his top summer gadgets, including the Mogix power bank.

The top 5 summer gadgets plus a must for back to school portable battery chargers reviewed…

• Mapi Cases leather folio case in brown distressed high quality leather. This was praised for its style, the convenience of the cash and credit card slots, and the magnetic release of the iPhone 6 when the case isn’t needed, leaving a basic leather snap-on case.
• Limefuel 5,000 mAh rechargeable external battery case for iPhone 6. This gave his smartphone two and a half of charges and was a comparable size to competing products that have smaller capacities .
• Mogix external battery charger. This gave him 10,400 mAh of backup power. Beyond the considerable capacity of the battery pack, he also emphasized specifically how lightweight and slim this device, in addition to how affordable it is, particularly when compared to other power banks of that size. Since the average 6th grader’s backpack is 18.4 pounds (though some can be as high as 30 pounds) and the Amerimogix external battery charger back to school gadgetscan Academy of Pediatrics recommends that a backpack be no more than 10 to 20 percent of a child’s body-weight, the slim and light features make these chargers ideal back to school gadgets. Head also pointed out that he will be conducting experiments using several of these devices in a future video to demonstrate the portability of this product.
• SoundBot wireless Bluetooth speaker. Head praised the sleek appearance of this gadget, as well as the powerful base that it was able to achieve.
• Symphonized NRG wooden ear buds. These cool gadgets were applauded not only for their attractive appearance, but for the exceptional sound quality that they were able to produce.

For more power bank video reviews and tips

Gadgets startup creates futuristic mobile devices

This new company is coming up with products that you’d expect James Bond to carry.

A startup company called Thalmic Labs, from Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, has started taking pre-orders for some of its gadgets which have been described as futuristic and have been compared to the types of devices that 007 would be seen using in his movies.

Among the products receiving the most attention is the Myo armband that it has had available for pre-order for a few months.

This particular gadget from Thalmic Labs picks up the forearm muscles’ electrical activities – particularly the movements for the control of the wrist and fingers as they gesture and perform various tasks – in order to translate those signals into commands. Stephen Lake, the co-founder and CEO of Thalmic, said that the advantage of the Myo armband over motion capture devices – such as Kinect from Microsoft or the Leap Motion Controller – is that users are not required to wave their hands around in front of a camera.

This gadget requires a smaller amount of workspace and less dramatic movements.

Lake explained that when cameras are used by gadgets, they need a larger workspace in which to function, and they are able to detect only exaggerated movements, or on the other hand, require a very tiny workspace with the fine type of movements that exist only in areas such as surgery. But the Myo is capable of detecting large arm motions as well as more subtle gestures of the fingers, moreover the user is not required to remain in one place and face a single direction.

He stated that what the company is most interested in achieving in terms of the gadgets that it produces, “is the next evolution of smart devices–in getting away from sitting in front of a computer.”

At the moment, the applications for the Myo have to do with using the armband as a replacement for other types of controllers, such as to control a tool or weapon in a video game, to turn up the volume on a computer, or to flick the wrist in order to move to the next slide in a presentation. Lake also added that “We’ve also played with things like the Sphero robotic ball and a remote-controlled helicopter drone.”