The young German fashion tech-label, WRBLS has launched a Kickstarter for its first line of "fashionable and functional" Apple Watch sport bands. WRBLS was created due to the lack of individual and affordable bands offered by Apple. The WRBLS team believes the Apple Watch is more than just a device that you wear on your wrist, and that it"represents a unique lifestyle and constitutes a sophisticated fashion item that lets its users stand out from the crowd." This is why the fashion tech-label has decided to use Kickstarter to launch its first three collections: Urban Stylers, Business Casual and Sporty.
Korean developer Idiocracy is seeking money to bring its digital board game Pirates War: The Dice King to mobile devices, Mac OS X and Windows. The indie developer has launched a Kickstarter campaign to reach its ambitious goal of $40,000. The goal of the campaign is to create a board game that users can play with anyone at any time and anyplace".
The MAGZET seeks to solve a common problem with standard 3.5mm audio jacks. While they do a good job of transmitting audio, one pull in the wrong direction and a mobile device or notebook can end up on the floor. This is a worst-case scenario, however many are familiar with degraded plugs that wear over time, delivering static to headphones. The MAGZET prototype is a convenient way to add MagSafe-like functionality to existing audio jacks.
The device works by inserting the MAGjack into any device with a 3.5mm audio output. This means several MAGjacks can be placed and left in computers, iPhones, or anywhere indefinitely. The trick is to plug a set of headphones into a MAGkap, which converts the plug into a magnetized connection. To connect the headphones, bring the MAGkap close to the MAGjack and built-in magnets will snap the cable into place automatically.
Instagram fans will want to check out Instacube, a digital picture frame from designer D2M (Design to Matter). The Instacube allows Instagram users to easily display their photo feeds via Wi-Fi on a 6.5-inch, 600×600 capacitive touch screen. The 7.5-inch frame is powered by Google Android and an ARM processor. It features 4GB of internal memory and has 256MB of RAM.
Instacube is easy to use. All it requires is a Wi-Fi connection and an Instagram account. There are only three buttons: one for toggling feeds, one for power and one for liking photos. Instacube is fed from the cloud so you can easily tell it to display custom content, or just let it feed photos from your stream.