How annoying is it when you find your headphones are tangled up beach there isn’t a way to store them effectively? We went to Engadget Expand in NYC and spoke with James Griffith founder of the start up Mous about his innoavtive case then will help you untangle your life.
Urban living requires stylish, simple and iconic solutions to everyday problems, from making sure you always have your music with you, wherever you are, to watching the latest Vine clips on your mobile. Easy, huh? Well yes, until blighted with the pesky problem of losing your headphones, something that’s happened to us all! It doesn’t get any less annoying though. Recent research shows that 79% of us would rather trip in the street in an embarrassing fashion or drop the sandwich filling from our lunch onto a new pair of shoes than lose our headphones. This is just one problem, if you actually have your headphones good luck with keeping them tangle free. There are 600+ tweets a day about tangled headphones. Technology keeps bringing us slimmer, lighter phones – headphones, unfortunately, aren’t playing ball.
Fortunately there is hope, in the form of the innovative new start-up, Mous, and their iconic Musicase. The Musicase offers a sleek and original way to store and use your headphones that is as aesthetic as it is practical. It is the super stylish, iconic and user-friendly iPhone case that will stop you from losing or tangling your headphones ever again.
Musicase by Mous fills your life with sound, whenever and wherever you are.
Did you miss Snowboarding or wish you you create an urban snowboarding experience? We met Leif Technologies at Engadget Expand in NYC and got a first hand look into how you can become a urban Snowboarding pioneer.
Each day you have to guess what the whether is going to be outside which makes it sometime hard to plan your day. We spoke with BloomSky which is the WAZE for weather at Engadget Expand in NYC.
BloomSKY purpose is to provide communities with the next generation, crowd-sourcing weather network through shared data. We will strive to build the most efficient platform that will generate accurate, hyper-local weather information that inherently creates an emotional connection between our customers and the weather.
Do you need extra push to do something or remind you not to do something? Pavlov was created by Maneesh Sethi, a blogger who became Internet-famous when he hired a woman to slap him every time he mindlessly opened Facebook. The Pavlok bracelet, which has been beta testing several hundred users, grew out of that experiment. (The company will launch a crowdfunding campaign later this year, Sethi says.)
Users can program the bracelet to change a variety of habits, from opening fewer tabs in their web browser, to meditating every day. Pavlok users assign themselves a goal and choose a “referee,” who gets a text message to check in every day at 7 p.m. If the user hasn’t completed their goal, they get a shock through the bracelet and charged money through the app. If they complete their goal, they get rewards like lottery tickets or money. Sethi says the bracelet starts with punishment for bad behavior, and moves to positive feedback for good behavior over time. “The negative gets you started and the positive keeps the habit going,” he says. “As you start to succeed, you can take away the negative reinforcement and give positive reinforcement. And then the habit comes more automatic and you don’t need it at all.”
This wave of punishing devices may end up with same high abandonment rates as fitness trackers. But in the case of breaking bad habits, abandonment doesn’t mean failure–it could mean users have successfully broken their bad habits and no longer need a device to judge them. Pavlok doesn’t just track what you doIt transforms who you are.If there was one thing you could do, every day for a year, who would you become? Change is hard. We’re held back by distractions, other people, and often ourselves.
But change isn’t impossible. Choose your daily action, and Pavlok will hold you accountable, ensuring lasting success.
Looking for a 3D experince that is afforadble and unique? We met with Matterport and got a firsthand look into how they create 3D environment.
Matterport is revolutionizing how we experience our world. Through their innovative tecnology they make possible totally realistic 3D experiences at a price that anybody can afford.
Looking for a fast drone? We spoke with the Extreme Fliers team and got a first hand look into one of the coolest drones on the market today. Straight out of a sci-fi movie! The Micro Drone 2.0 is the next generation of Semi-Autonomous Flying Gadgets, with a 4 Channel Quad-Rotor, it can fly in all directions, perform agile manoeuvres with ease as well as perform pre-programmed mid-air stunts. Drones tend to be of pricey nature but thanks to Extreme Fliers we can now offer an affordable quadricopter which is just as much fun! Micro Drone 2.0 features a self-stabilising CPU and an internal electronic gyroscope. It can fly indoors and outdoors, upwind or downwind without losing control. Undoubtedly the ultimate micro flying toy, the Micro Drone represents the latest development of Extreme Fliers world renowned high tech quadricopter, that is easily controlled by a 2.4GHZ radio control with a massive 120 meters range. With its innovative pressure sensor for increased stability at any altitude the Micro Drone offers just about every possible option on the enthusiast’s wish list, and can even perform 360 degree flips on command! Suitable for beginners and experts, it is highly resistant to impact. For outdoor flight, the lightweight streamlined hull reduces wind resistance and preserves the quadricopter’s excellent handling and stability, even in a light breeze. AND NOW AVAILABLE WITH A CAMERA.
VIEVU designs, develops, manufactures and markets wearable video cameras for both law enforcement and private professionals worldwide. VIEVU has distributed its products throughout the United States as well as in 16 international countries. VIEVU LE3 cameras come with VERIPATROL secure video file management software, which secures the authenticity of video files and documents for later use in court. VIEVU markets its products using a sales network of inside and outside sales staff, domestic dealers and international distributors. VIEVU LLC was founded in 2007 and is based in Seattle, WA USA.
Our lives are connected at each turn. We crave power and sometimes need support for our multiple devises. We spoke with Raphael Magre from Dark Energy about their unique charging products.Dark Energy is a Utah-based technology company dedicated to fusing the latest modern technology with mobility and style. In astrophysics, “dark energy” is the force that permeates all of space and accelerates the expansion of the universe. This powerful force, for which our company bears the name, is our inspiration for developing products that allow you to expand your personal universe and accommodate your mobile lifestyle.
How do you build a vibrant Jewish community? Video blogger Aaron Herman attended the Jewish International Connection (JICNY) 10th annual gala event a BB Kings and spoke with Jodi Samuels founder of JICNY , Lauren and Steve Feldman ,Next Generation Leadership Award recipients and Sivan Hadari about making connections and building Jewish communities.
Jewish International Connection New York is a gateway into the Jewish experience and the first point of contact for individuals relocating to New York, JICNY provides participants with the resources and opportunities they require to secure a soft landing in New York, develop personal relationships with like minded Jewish professionals, and connect with Jewish observance at an optimal personal level. With over 220 events per year, JICNY truly has something for everyone.
What is the coolest sukkahs have you seen recently? Video blogger Aaron Herman got an exclusive look into a Star Wars theme sukkah put together by David Merel and spoke with Levi Duchman inventor of the the pedi-sukkah. The pedi-sukkah has a sukkah attached to a bicycle. Duchman spends 12 hours a day on his pedi-sukkah, traversing from Brooklyn and Manhattan, allowing any New Yorker to go inside and say a blessing.
Duchman said, “It’s the best thing to see people’s reactions, and to give people in New York the opportunity to get involved with the holiday. We get a lot of smiles and pictures, and a lot of positivity, even from the police.”