Gadgets4Geeks – May 2016

May 4th, 2016, Published in Articles: EngineerIT


Keep a check on your health online

gadgets-may-2016-1Index measures weight, body mass index (BMI), body fat and water percentage, as well as muscle mass and bone mass. Index is WiFi 2 connected, allowing you to wirelessly sync your data to Garmin Connect, free online fitness community. At or in the Garmin Connect mobile application, you can see your data in more detail and review your progress against your goals. Up to 16 people can be recognised by Index and have their body composition metrics automatically uploaded directly to their own Garmin Connect accounts.

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Surround sound via USB

gadgets-may-2016-2Get amazing sound on your computer! The Sound Box is an external high-end sound card, which can really give a kick to the sound on your computer. You can use standard stereo speakers, turn the centre speaker on, or move on to a true surround system with six or eight speakers. The Sound Box keeps up all the way. The Sound Box 7.1 plugs into a USB port, so it also works with laptop computers. It can be connected with either analogue or optical digital signals. Comprehensive software is also included in the package, which allows you to create both cool, fun and useful sound effects and changes in sound, just as you can mix the different inputs however you want. Sound like Donald Duck, laugh like Dracula, or try to sing like a girl, even if you are usually a bass. The original sound card in your computer will still work, so you can use it for IP telephony for example, which means you don’t have to keep changing the connector between speaker and headset.

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Not just a torch – a searchlight

gadgets-may-2016-3Nitecore is not just a torch, it throws a beam over 800 m. It features revolutionary  SC5 LED technology conjugated with the crystal coating technology that maximises the LED output. The MH4OGT model introduces the thermoelectric separation technology to its copper substrate. By separating circuit with heatsink substrates it minimises structural resistance and ensures internal heat is dissipated to the exterior, rapidly extending the operating life of the LED. By turning the head various modes are selected such as from turbo to low as well as strobe and SOS. It is supplied with rechargeable batteries and a charger.

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Lenovo ThinkPad

gadgets-may-2016-4Designed for forward thinkers, the new adaptable ThinkPad X1 tablet with modular design; and ThinkPad X1 Yoga with world’s first OLED display are two new products from the Lenovo stable. The full size ThinkPad keyboard with the iconic TrackPoint has three adjustable typing angles and recreates the classic ThinkPad keystroke feel. Keyboard and tablet together weigh just 1 kg for an ultra-light laptop experience. It is the first Windows tablet with LTE Advanced support for superfast connectivity. The ThinkPad X1 tablet also features a removable rear panel for serviceability and upgrades.

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An app for home owners

Want to hire a local tradesman? This app makes it easy! All you have to do it post a job, sit back and relax. Before you can say “Honest Abe”, quotes from capable tradesman in your area will be streaming in. Then you take your pick. It couldn’t be any easier. Honest Abe is available through Google Play as well as Apple’s app store or check it out on

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