iKlips Lightning Flash Drive for Apple Devices


We can’t deny the fact that Apple devices such as iPhone and iPad are elegant, fast and considered one of the best stylish gadgets you can have these days. But there is only one thing that bothers me, and that’s the amount of storage it can handle as we all know these iOS devices doesn’t have external memory and not everyone of us can afford the ones with largest capacities such as 64GB and 128GB. So what could be the possible solution to this? The answer is by using a flash drive dedicated for these particular brands of smartphones.

Increase iOS Storage using iKlips

iKlips is a unique flash drive designed by Adam Elements specifically for iOS devices such as iPhone and iPad that aims to adds storage space to your device similar to what the popular SanDisk iXpand flash drive with lightning connector does. There is no other way to add memory to your Apple devices like tweaking, or any kind of software that is the reason these types of flash drives are created to solve that common problem by users of the lowest storage variants of iOS devices.

iKlips comes with a lightning connector and it can deliver read and write speeds of up to 14/8 MB per second and doubles as a standard USB thumb drive with USB 3.0 connector at the other end with a promising transfer rates of 140/20 MB per second.

This dual-interface USB device is created using an ultra-high-speed MLC flash memory and it is fully compatible with iOS devices that have lightning port, and even desktop PC, laptop with standard USB ports. It comes with a free companion app that you can used to manage your files such as photos and videos using your iPhone 5, iPhone 6, iPad 4, iPad Pro, and many more.


By using this compact flash drive, you will no longer experience your device running on low memory. Just back-up your other files directly to the drive and if you want to watch large movies or watch full TV episodes, you can simple stream directly to the iKlips. You can also open files such as documents, music files, and view photos directly to that external storage device.

This time I would suggest that you get the largest capacity of iKlips lightning flash drive, especially if you have only 16GB or 32GB on your Apple device to maximize the use of the thumb drive. You can buy this iOS companion flash drive for only $49 for the 16GB, $69 for the 32GB, $89 for the 64GB and $169 for the 128GB through quality Adam Elements distributors worldwide.

The iKlips iOS flash drive was initially announced via a crowdfunding website named Indiegogo and the said project expected to raise a whooping $50,000 funds to make the jump into production and they’ve successfully did it with 424% funded in April 2015.

General Manager of Adam Elements, Alan Chang explains:

“iKlips was inspired by the idea of connecting technology and people. iKlips is extra durable and reliable, its metal frame will not let the device bend and elastic silicone connector caps will protect it from damage in case it is dropped. Design is slim and smooth, with a few different colors to choose from. It is an accessory made to look good and function well with other iOS devices.

We submitted the concept to Red Dot for review and iKlips recieved a Red Dot Award for product design. Now we are submitting iKlips to you, the people who will benefit from using it every day and especially in those situations in which internet access is going to likely to let you down.”

Watch iKlips’ promotional video below

Ford’s Smartwatch App Enables Basic Control of Electric Car


I have never imagined that it will be possible for a car owner to control his or her car remotely by just using a smartwatch. I thought smartwatch and other wearable devices are only used for checking important notifications such as text messages, missed calls, social media status, and to track fitness activities such as the number of steps taken, running, sleeping hours, calories burnt, heartbeat count and so on for the smartband line-up.

Well, in my opinion this is one of the greatest innovations for the car industry, to be specific Ford who has just announced their dedicated MyFord mobile smartwatch app that can be installed on selected wearable gadgets such as Apple Watch and other Android Wear compatible devices.

If you are active on automotive forums such as Volvo and Hyundai, I’m sure you have already read in the past when they also tried this kind of technology. Take note driving the car is not included on this remote feature using your smartwatch, basically it only include unlocking/locking your car, check its current battery status, check where you have parked and etc.

In addition, this new technology for Ford vehicles only supports the hybrid ones or the electric-powered vehicles. So if you have older versions or car models then this app will not work as you desire.

According to David Hatton, Ford manager, Connected Vehicles and Services, “The app gives drivers the ability to quickly check important data like available range before leaving on a journey – without having to access the mobile application on their smartphone. The app can also notify users when their car is fully charged, helping a driver be courteous to other electric vehicle owners so they can free up the charging spot or avoid fees applied at some charging stations when you overrun your time after the charge is complete.”

Latest 2015 Apple TV Comes with Siri Voice Control

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What’s New with the Apple TV 2015?

Apple has revealed its latest Apple TV 2015 with lots of new awesome features including Siri powered remote control, built-in applications and games, and many more. The new Apple TV has also upgraded hardware, now using Apple 64-bit A8 chip for a blazing fast performance with 802.11ac Wi-Fi with MiMo, IR receiver, Bluetooth 4.0, Ethernet and HDMI ports.

It is also mentioned that users can play games aside from the custom content apps installed on the hardware.

Latest Apple TV runs tvOS Operating System

According to the latest Apple news, the new Apple TV will run using their latest tvOS operating system, which is based on Apple’s iOS, meaning developers can really provide third party content such as applications and games specifically for this device when they get the access for the tvOS SDK via Xcode beta.

In addition, the tvOS is also said to support one of the key features of iOS technologies called Metal that will provide highly detailed graphics, more stunning visual effects and it will come with a Game Center for a more enjoyable and exciting experience as you will be able to play and share games with your friends.

Apple TV Intelligent Remote Control Powered by Siri

Another innovation you will see on the Apple TV 2015 is the voice recognition using its very popular Siri integrated on the remote control, meaning you can scan channels, search for apps and games using your voice and it can display the needed information right on the screen.

For example, you want to watch the latest episode of the Game of Thrones, or Flash new episodes. You can just say “Game of Thrones latest episode” and etc. The smart TV will search through iTunes and even from Netflix, Hulu, HBO and Showtime, to get the best possible match based from your query or request.

Play Games Directly using Apple TV and Siri Remote Control

Not to mention, the Siri-powered remote also comes with gyroscope and accelerometer and is said that you can play games directly on the TV without setting any game consoles using just the Apple TV and Siri remote which has a glass surface on top with a jam packed 3 months battery life for a single charge. Recharging the remote is done through a built-in Lightning connector, so it seems powerbank can also be used on the remote.

There are also built-in games such as Guitar Hero, Shadowmatic, Crossy Road, Beat Sports by Activision.

“There has been so much innovation in entertainment and programming through iOS apps, we want to bring that same excitement to the television,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services. “Apps make the TV experience even more compelling for viewers and we think apps represent the future of TV.”

Pricing and Availability

The all-new Apple TV is available in 32GB and 64GB variants with a price tag of $149 and $199 and will hit more than 80 countries starting next month. The company will continue selling the previous model for $69 only.

Raspberry Pi Gets Dedicated Hard Drive called PiDrive from WD


Western Digital has revealed its newest storage device dedicated for Raspberry Pi system, dubbed as WD 1TB PiDrive Kit.

Western Digital explains a little more :

“Hackers and makers, rejoice… your favorite little DIY computer has just been given a major storage upgrade! The WD PiDrive Kit instantly expands the HDD storage on your Raspberry Pi to a full 1 TB so you can create (and save) to your heart’s content.”

For your information, Raspberry Pi is a mini pc or nano computer that utilizes memory cards as their external storage device instead of internal bulky hard drives by desktop PCs.These computer systems are very popular and powerful, despite of its size which is about the same size of a credit card.

As far as I know, Raspberry Pi 2 is the latest of its line-up featuring a quad-core ARMv7 processor with clock speed of 900MHz, 1GB of RAM, with official Window 10 operating system dedicated. Raspberry Pi became popular because there are many hobbyist, enthusiasts, and tech savvy that was able to create high tech DIY projects and automated systems by using Raspberry Pi models,

Aside from its core specifications, you can also find several add-ons or board extensions online that will further improve the capabilities and performance of your project Raspberry Pi. These includes HD display kit, 3D printer controller, Interruptible power supply, optical character recognition, VGA adapter, and many more just to mentioned a few.

Going back to our main topic, the Western Digital PiDrive 1TB is the very first storage device design for its class that comes with a 4GB microSD card that you can used to install the operating system that you prefer, aside from the original microSD card that you get when you buy a bundle Raspberry Pi online or through your local store.

In addition, the WD PiDrive also comes with a special USB 3.0 interface cable that’s designed to connect with USB port of the Raspberry Pi, which eliminates the need for an external hub. This allows usage of only a single cable to connect the hard drive to the computer and to power both devices.

The Western Digital PiDrive is now available for $80 and it is compatible with the Raspberry Pi Model B+ and the Raspberry Pi 2 Model B.

RacingCUBE Ultimate Racing Simulator


If you are searching for the best racing simulator hardware, then you are on the right place. Introducing the RacingCube Gaming Seat, that features an immersive driving experience, as if you are really driving a real car.

This racing seat simulator is announced via a Kickstarter webpage and they are raising the enough funds (pledged of kr675,000 goal) to make the huge leap into production. As this time of writing, there are already 4 backers with kr16,110 DKK pledged.

I’ve been looking for this kind of gaming equipment’s before and I’ve been eyeing for PlaySeat racing simulator, but I wasn’t able to buy as I’m still hoping that they will released an affordable one, with such great features and performance, and I guess this is it.

As the company stated, the system features a high performance motion platform at a fraction of the cost of other platform that already available on the market. Imagine you’ll be getting awesome gaming peripherals that have the same quality with premium brands and you can save several bucks that you can use to buy gaming steering wheel such as the latest from Logitech, the G29 for PlayStation and G290 for Xbox and PC.

What you’ll be getting when you buy the RacingCube are features such as more than 360 degree of rotation, adjustable center of rotation, and optional sway and surge function, just to mentioned a few.

More information about the RacingCube from its developers:

“The key element in the RacingCUBE is three (RC3) very fast servo actuators.  Fast actuators is the single most important element in making a racing simulator. The elements for the servo actuator is specially chosen to provide maximum performance without the need of bolting the simulator to the floor.

The gear is a steel worm drive and by carefully calibrating the actuator’s controller, we have made a strong and very responsive high performance servo motor. It is so responsive that it makes you feel the smallest bump and the slightest road texture.

For simulating a vehicle, its rotation is incredibly important, and with rotation you instantly feel when you lose traction. When you’re driving a car that’s sliding all over, it’s the rotation that tells when you lose traction. It gives a realistic sense of feeling, and makes it possible to drive the car to its limit.”

You can also watch the promotional video of the RacingCube below and see how futuristic this racing simulator.

Wacom Bamboo Spark Transforms Traditional Hand Writing to Digital Copy


During the IFA 2015, Wacom has also made their entry and introduced their latest product in the form of Bamboo Spark which is available in three different versions.

What’s unique about the Wacom Bamboo Spark – it can capture a traditional hand writing or note taking on any A5-sized paper, converting it to a digital format using the company’s smart folio, where the paper is laid upon.

The technology behind this is that it utilizes an electro-magnetic resonance board where it detects and record the movement of the tip of the Bamboo Spark ballpoint pen. The folio is rechargeable via USB interface and can be used straight for 8 hours for a single charge.

I was really amazed, especially after watching the promotional video because the way it works is really cool and high tech. I’ve been a fan of Bamboo drawing tablets after I tried using one. Since then I’ve always dream to have one even the previous model that I can use on my designing activities.

According to the company, the Bamboo Spark can record up to 100 pages of using the folio’s built-in memory, and then it can be synced to any smartphone devices as long it is.

In addition, the Bamboo Spark companion app also lets users perform basic editing of their notes. If they want to have more control over their work, uploading it to the free Wacom Cloud account is the best option.

The three versions available are the following: Spark with gadget pocket made for smartphone, pen, business cards and paper. Spark with a neoprene tablet sleeve, and Spark with a snap-fit Apple iPad Air 2 tablet holder.

Wacom explains more :

Bamboo Spark marries the tactile joy of a traditional inking pen with the company’s core digital pen technology in a smart pen and smart folio. The product allows users to write and sketch with Bamboo Spark’s traditional ink pen on most A5 (148 x 210 mm or5.83 x 8.27 inches) paper. The smart folio’s EMR (Electro-Magnetic Resonance) board, which communicates with the Bamboo Spark pen, has the same technology found on Wacom’s branded professional products, offering proven, near-perfect digital input.

Bamboo Spark will be priced at US$159.95, €159.90 or £119.99. You can also purchase a pack of three ink refills for the pen for additional $9.99.

Razer Announced Re-design Orochi 2016 Wireless Gaming Mouse


I’m very sure you are looking for a gaming peripheral that’s why you are here? Well if that’s the reason then you are on the right place. Razer, one of the most popular designer of gaming peripherals such as keyboard, mouse, headset has announced an update to its wireless gaming mouse called Orochi.

The 2016 Orochi wireless mouse by Razer was re-design to have a more precise mouse sensor of 8200 DPI for a smoother, lag-free gaming. Imagine having an accurate mouse with pinpoint accuracy and movement speeds of up to 210 inches per second with 50 G accelartion, I’m sure you can get a lot of kills from FPS gameplay and hit multiple combos with ease for MOBAs.

Aside from the major upgrade on its sensor, the Orochi 2016 wireless gaming mouse now also comes with Chroma lighting similar to the lighting effects on their newest RGB gaming keyboard, giving gamers the choice to select from over 16.8 million available color options to customize their mouse according to their preference or theme.

 It has also improved battery consumption using Bluetooth Low Energy Technology giving you double amount of time, playing wireless before it runs out of battery (up to 60 hours of continuous gameplay or 7 months of normal use for a single charge). Not to mention, that the Orochi 2016 can also be used in wired mode.

Lastly, the Razer Orochi 2016 also features Razer Synapse Technology. By connecting the wireless gaming mouse with Razer Synapse, users are able to calibrate their mouse to whatever surface they are using and even customize their lighting settings. They can also assign macros and different functions to its seven programmable mouse buttons, and save all the applied configurations to the mouse through the cloud, so that they can have access to it anywhere, anytime.

“With the recent advances in sensor and Bluetooth technology, it was time for us to bring the Orochi up to date, which involved a complete redesign of the entire mouse,” says Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder and CEO. “We’ve retained the portable form factor and added rubberized side grips, but on the inside is where the big changes have happened. This is a whole new feature-packed mobile gaming mouse.”

The latest version of Razer Orochi 2016 is now available to preorder directly from Razer online store for only $69.99. According to the company, this latest gaming mouse worldwide shipping is available, starting this October 2015.

ASUS RT-AC5300 World’s Fastest Wi-Fi


ASUS RT-AC5300 is the latest Tri-Band Wireless Router by the company which was announced recently on the ongoing IFA 2015 event in Berlin, Germany. According to the company, their RT-AC5300 router is the world’s fastest wireless router ever created as of this date of writing and the best-looking router, according to me.

Well to support that statement by Asus, this badass looking wireless router can deliver up to 1000Mbit per second using 2.4GHz band and up to 2167Mbit per second using dual band (5GHZ).

I guess with that data, you are now convinced, huh? That is really an insane speed compared to other new models of wireless router available in the market.

Okay, okay so what if this is the world’s faster router, do I really need to buy it? Well to answer that question, as far as I know and understand. If you have a blazing-fast internet connection then I can say this is the best wireless router you can get, but if you have an internet provider service that really sucks then stay away from these ultra-high-performance router because you will not able to utilize the devices using its full potential. I’m sure you get my point, right?

I repeat, if you have a fast internet connection at home, you will be able to stream 4K/UHD video and play online games without lag using the Asus RT-AC5300.

Asus explain :

“With eight powerful external antennas in a four-transmit, four-receive (4T4R) configuration, both Wi-Fi range and signal stability are dramatically improved, giving our widest-ever coverage up to 500 square meters. AiRadar beamforming focuses the Wi-Fi signal, giving faster, clearer and stronger Wi-Fi performance for each device.

RT-AC5300 incorporates many advanced technologies to enhance performance, ease of use and stability. Tri-Band Smart Connect ensures that each device is assigned automatically to the most appropriate band for maximum speed and stability. Multi-user MIMO (MU-MIMO) enables multiple devices to connect at their maximum speeds without slowing down the network, and Link Aggregation (802.11ad) can combine two LAN ports into one superfast 2Gbit/s wired connection using two network cables.

AiProtection with Trend Micro security provides three-pronged state-of-the-art home network protection, and AiCloud 2.0 is a personal cloud storage service that lets users access, share and stream their files from anywhere.”

The company haven’t revealed any details regarding its price and availability, but as soon as I get the details, I will keep you updated I promise.

Visually-Impaired Soon-to-be Mom Visualizes Baby using 3D Printing Technology


Here in HardwareLust, we not just post high tech gadgets, cool devices and powerful hardware. We also share inspiring stories made possible by the new technologies introduced to us.

While searching for the latest news about 3D printing, which I’m really interested to get my hands on for actual application of the device, I’ve found this article about a visually-impaired soon to be mom who was given a chance to visualize her upcoming baby boy’s ultrasound.

What’s interesting about this event is that – by utilizing such 3D printing technology, every blind pregnant woman is now possible to see their baby’s face.

I’ve been researching about 3D printing for the past few months and this article is the one that really caught my attention and honestly I’m also touched by this story and amaze how great technology nowadays.

I never imagine that this could be possible aside from being used by hobbyist, enthusiasts for their projects, experiments and etc.

If you will look on the photos closely, you can tell that she is very happy as she touch the 3D printed face of her baby and this is a wonderful sight to see for everyone.

3d-printed-ultrasoundThere is a viral video now on YouTube uploaded by Huggies, where in you can see the 30 year old mom-to-be Tatiana Guerra who cries as she trace with her fingers the face of her son which she will named as Murilo. Tatiana have lost her sense of sight at her early age of 17.

The 3D printed baby’s ultrasound is created during her 20th week of pregnancy, and you will see on the video below what the doctor sees while a 3D printer machine creates the 3D output of the ultrasound.

“What does his face look like, doctor?” asks Guerra in Portuguese, unable to view the ultrasound images for herself.

“His nose looks like yours … his two little eyes are closed … how do you imagine him?” he responds.

“Oh, I imagine him,” the expectant mom says. “His nose like a little potato … a small mouth … a chubby little hand.”

IFA 2015: Acer Predator 8 Gaming Tablet Full Details Unveiled


For today’s latest hardware news, I’m going to feature Acer’s newest gaming tablet called Predator 8.  This ferocious beast was announced a few months ago, around 2nd quarter of this year and it was just this week where the full details have been officially announced in the currently held IFA 2015 event.

IFA 2015 is the hottest trend in Technology news. It is the world’s leading trade show for consumer electronics which is currently held in Berlin, which started today until 9th of September,

The initial details that were released for this Predator 8 gaming tablet are the following:

  • Intel Atom X7-Z8700 1.66GHz Cherry Trail 64-bit quad-core processor
  • Intel HD Graphics Gen 8
  • 8-inch Display
  • Android Operating System

Now all the details for this badass looking tablet are available which includes 2GB of RAM, 32GB or 64GB of internal storage with microSD card, a 5 Megapixel camera on the rear and 2 megapixel front-facing camera that you can used for video calling and taking selfie photos.

It is also equipped with four-array of front facing speakers that offers virtual surround sound under the red-stainless steel mesh that gives the Predator 8 a stunning look.


In addition, its 8-inch display sports a resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels and also comes with Predator TacSense technology, offering new level of gaming experience for tablet users because of the tactile feedback that will make your gaming more comfortable and enjoyable.

In terms of measurements, the Predator 8 tablet has a dimension of 8.6 x 5 x 0.34 inches and it is equipped with a huge amount of battery that will last up to 8.5 hours according to the company.

Lastly, the Predator 8 Android Gaming Tablet will be available in the US this coming 6th of November with a starting price of $299.

Here in HardwareLust, you can only expect to see the best sleek-looking gadgets, high-end devices, and powerful hardware components available in the internet.

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