It was only a matter of time before Amazon capitalized on the 3D printing boom. Now Amazon customers can purchase customizable products and print them out on their own 3D printers. Don’t have a 3D printer? Head over to Office Depot or buy your own here.
The Amazon 3D Printing Store currently has over 200 items to choose from including 3D printed jewelry, home decor, toy’s, games, and tech accessories. For now it is all about creating your own custom bobble head with Mixee Bobbler here.
While the Polaris Slingshot is legally classified as a motorcycle, because it has just 3 wheels, it certainly looks more like a roadster. I guess it is a bit of both. The 2015 Polaris Slingshot ($24,000) is built for handling. It can pull (almost .88G) 1-G in corners, has a 77.6-inch wheelbase, sport-tuned aluminum double wishbone suspension, gas-filled coil-over shocks, electronic stability control, ABS brakes, and sway bars. The Polaris Slingshot makes the driver feel like they are driving a go-kart as the riders but is around 6-inches off of the ground.
OK, handling is good. How about the power? The 1,700-pound Slingshot gets a 2.4L DOHC engine, a 9.8 gallon gas tank, and 5-speed manual transmission. So you know the power to weight ratio is going to be nice, but they haven’t published any top speed or 0-60 times as of yet. Watch the Polaris Slingshot video after the break.
For those of you that don’t know I am a big guy who happens to love scooters. Not sure where that all started. Possibly from my younger years when the fastest mode of transportation available to us were scooters.
Well, one of my favorite scooters, the Honda GROM battery died with just 450 miles on the odometer. I didn’t want to deal with the dealership and warranty process so I went searching for something a bit better. I found Shorai. They make Lithium iron phosphate power sports batteries. In other words if you have a motorcycle, ATV, boat, utility vehicle, or riding lawnmower and the battery dies… you should check these guys out.
Read on for a mini review and details of how the swap went, on the Honda GROM, from a Yuasa YTZ5S to a Shorai LFX07L2-BS12.
Having to share, let’s say, an iPad screen on a long flight isn’t so bad. The tough part is trying to share the audio. On a long flight last year, me and my wife each used one earbud so we could hear the movie we were watching. It wasn’t the optimal solution to put it mildly.
Enter the Wicked Audio Divvy which not only splits the audio source (3.5mm jacks) from your tablet or smartphone but allows for independent volume controls. This seemingly simple feature makes all the difference in the world. I like the audio louder than my wife as I want to totally drown out the loud airplane noises. She, on the other hand often uses the movie as a sleep aid and wants the volume a bit lower.
While I disagree with their claim of being the “… first super-hydrophobic spray for iPhone” I think they are one of the first to make a kit that users can do at home. The Impervious Invisible Waterproofing Kit makes it pretty easy to waterproof/protect your smartphones exterior. If you want it to be truly waterproof (as in IPX-7) then you have some work ahead of you. While it isn’t impossible, it will take some steady hands and patience.
The full waterproof kits come with some tools for disassembling your smartphone so you can waterproof the guts of the phone. You can get the kit for about $35 here. Watch the video of this stuff in action after the break.
Apparently the Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Instant Film Camera ($65) is all the rage these days. The youngsters buying them all up don’t even remember the original Polaroid style instant cameras of yesteryear. Either way it is really neat to see gadgets of my youth getting recycled. Enough about my nostalgic memories and on to the Instax Mini 8 Review…
When I typically think about Smartphone mounts that use the cars air vent as the mounting point… I think of cheap mounts that rattle, vibrate, and often fall off. Most of the vent mounts suck… bad. I was hoping for something different with the KENU Airframe Portable Car Mount ($24.95). Lucky for me, the KENU Airframe performs superbly! Read on for details.
The folks at Sonos have had a good run, a run that was mostly unchallenged… until now. Denon, no stranger to home audio, is getting into the wireless internet speaker game with the HEOS line. Read on for a review of the Denon Heos 7.