Speck is a company that makes cases for smartphones and tablets and things like that. Their stuff is fine. But what's not fine is the company's new ad campaign, in which the noble Venn diagram is sullied. Sullied! Look at that ad! That is incorrect!
Every month we search far and wide to bring you a dozen of the best new ideas in gear. These gadgets are the first, the best and the latest. Check out the gallery below to get the first look at what consumer technology has brought us this month.
The days of rummaging for your cellphone may be over. Bluetooth-enabled timepieces now pull all your phone alerts right to your wrist. Eventually, these watches will communicate directly with the Web and serve as mobile hotspots on their own.
Nintendo just announced their successor to the revolutionary Wii, to be called the Wii U, at this year's E3 conference in Los Angeles. We've only gotten snippets and tidbits of information, but we do know that the--as in the original Wii--the most important part of the Wii U will be the controller. This time, it's a giant, tablet-like, touchscreened beast that packs an accelerometer, camera, gyroscope, and a full array of Wii buttons.
There are times when you can't operate your phone--when you're wearing gloves, when your hands are wet, or when you don't have hands. This DIY nose-stylus solves that problem, and only requires that you have a head to strap it around. And a ton of self-confidence.
Bikes are beautiful, elegant machines, which explains why they're often the target of theft. You have to protect your bike, but doing so usually means hauling around a lock that's basically an intimidatingly giant piece of steel in various shapes. The TiGr, currently a prototype on Kickstarter, is just as sleek and pretty as a well-made bike--and hopefully does its job as well.
The iPod Touch, despite its immense popularity, has always been a sort of little brother to the iPhone. It's the almost-iPhone, the crippled iPhone, the gadget that follows in the iPhone's footsteps. That's due in large part to its lack of a mobile wireless antenna--without 3G, it can never replace a smartphone. Sprint's new ZTE Peel case changes that, and makes the iPod Touch into a very curious and very cool connected device.
Modern electric cars are still in their infancy, and one of the most onerous growing pains has to be their limited range--even the otherwise-pretty-awesome Nissan Leaf can only go about 100 miles on a charge. In answer to that issue, the Pru trailer concept offers a 700-mile boost in range, extra storage space, and sweet details like topographical analysis via Google Earth.
Five amazing, clean technologies that will set us free, in this month's energy-focused issue. Also: how to build a better bomb detector, the robotic toys that are raising your children, a human catapult, the world's smallest arcade, and much more.