News: BINOREAL launches speed-controlled rechargeable smart bike light

 

BINOREAL has launched the Radius F1, a speed-controlled smart bike light on Indiegogo

PIONEERING BIKE LIGHT MAKES CYCLING SMARTER AND SAFER

BINOREAL launches speed-controlled rechargeable smart bike light

Lighting expert BINOREAL today launches the Radius F1 front smart bike light, which adapts brightness and lighting mode (beaming to pulsing) automatically to help cyclists commute more safely.

The number of people cycling to work in the U.S. has increased by 60% in the past decade*, which means there is a real need for safe, reliable, technologically advanced cycling accessories. The Radius F1 smart bike light ensures cyclists have the visibility and indicators they require when traveling in poor light conditions.

Smart responsive lighting**

The Radius F1 smart bike light uses hundreds of microlenses, which combine with a reflector to effectively illuminate both distant and close-up terrain. Bike lights which adapt brightness and lighting mode while cycling is not new, but the majority switch sharply between two or three preset light levels, which can distract the cyclist and others around. The Radius F1 transitions between a dim and bright light seamlessly, with no jarring shifts in light output. This minimizes the risk of an accident.

The Radius F1’s user-friendly design means unlike other smart bike lights there aren’t any technology integrations required—it is both speed sensor and light source.

When cyclists gain speed, the Radius F1’s RightBrightTM component automatically brightens its light so cyclists can see further ahead; when the bike slows, it dims—and it shifts at the same rate the speed changes. This conserves battery power and ensures visibility is always optimal for the cyclist’s speed.

In addition to auto-adjusting brightness, SecurePulseTM technology automatically switches to flash mode when braking to a stop and pulse mode when turning a corner. This gives other cyclists and motorists indication of the cyclist’s movements for increased safety.

After three minutes of non-movement, the light’s PerfectPowerTM functionality means it automatically switches the light to standby mode. Once the bike moves, the light becomes active and returns to its default speed-controlled lighting mode. After one hour of bike inactivity, the light’s power shuts off completely to save battery.

User- friendly controls

Easily attach the Radius F1 and Bluetooth remote to the handlebars and manually adjust brightness and mode in seconds.

The high power Lithium-ion battery can keep going for up to two hours continuously in high mode, and the easy-to-read display on top of the casing displays how much battery charge is left. Simply snap on the light’s magnetic charger and recharge in three to four hours.

Smart durable design

The TurnLockTM mounting, means the light can be attached and reattached within seconds, and Bluetooth connectivity ensures control of the device without hands having to leave the handlebar.

Engineered for both aesthetic excellence and technological performance, the Radius F1 smart bike light is minimalist and high-tech. It’s sleek black and silver casing will suit any bike frame.

Made with the highest grade materials and by leading manufacturing processes such as CNC aluminum machining, the Radius F1 provides excellent lighting accuracy and heat transfer.

Crafted with pinpoint precision, it is IPX7-rated, which means it is safe from water damage even when submerged in 3.3 feet of water for 30 minutes. The light helps to retain safe cycling in adverse weather conditions.

BINOREAL’s Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign kicks off on the 6 December with a target of $15,000 to put the pioneering device into mass production.

SRP:

Radius F1 450: $79.99 (High mode: 450 Lumens, battery capacity: 2600mAh)
Radius F1 650: $99.99 (High mode: 650 Lumens, battery capacity: 3300mAh)
Remote control: $19.99

Specifications
Version Radius F1 450 Radius F1 650
LED Cree XP-G2 S4 Cree XM-L2 U3
Light Modes High (450 lumens),

Med (300 lumens),

Low (200 lumens),

Pulse (250 & 450 lumens),

Flash (450 lumens)

Auto mode

High (650 lumens),

Med (350 lumens),

Low (200 lumens),

Pulse (300 & 600 lumens),

Flash (600 lumens)

Auto mode

Run Time 2 hours on High mode
Battery Type 18650 Lithium-ion battery
Battery Capacity 2600 mAh 3300 mAh
Recharge Time 3 hours (5V/2A) 4 hours (5V/2A)
Light Color Cool white
Light Temperature 6500K
Material
  • Lamp and Bluetooth remote switch: aluminum, high-strength PC
  • Bracket: glass-fiber-reinforced nylon
Weight 0.25 lb / 116 g
Dimensions 2.24 x 3.07 x 1.26 in / 57 x 78 x 32 mm
Waterproof Yes; IPX7
Drop Resistance 3.3 ft / 1 m
Mount Size Application diameter: 1 in / 25.4 mm; 1.25 in / 31.8 mm
Auto Mode Speed(mph) VS Lumen Speed (mph) Light output (lumens)
0 – 15 200 – High brightness
15 – max High brightness
Riding condition Light mode
Uninterrupted riding Speed-controlled lighting (faster = brighter, slower = dimmer)
Braking to a stop Flash mode
Turning Pulse mode
Stopped for 3+ minutes Standby mode
Moving bike after 3+ minutes in standby Wakeup; return to stepless speed-controlled lighting
Stopped for 1 hour Full power shut-off

 

 

About BINOREAL

BINOREAL designs and manufactures high-performance outdoor lighting products. With an international team of engineers and designers, the brand’s aim is to use smart technologies to enhance outdoor adventures.

For more information visit BINOREAL’s website at www.binoreal.com  

Alison, the American iMum is from Massachusetts. She lives there with her two sons and husband. In their spare time, they enjoy playing outside, enjoying nature and of course testing apps and fantastic products on their devices. My older son loves technology and loves testing out the “latest and newest” apps and tech. I love sharing information about apps and products with others to help them make decisions without feeling overwhelmed with all of the choices.

News: Make calculations easy with the world’s smallest laser tape measure KIWI P1 by Myantenna Tech

 

MAKE CALCULATIONS EASY WITH THE WORLD’S SMALLEST LASER TAPE MEASURE
Myantenna Tech debuts accurate, affordable and compact laser distance tool

Tape measures are a necessity for interior designers, quantity surveyors, even those remodeling their home, but for measuring distances quickly and easily, a digital measuring device cannot be beaten. Whether you are a DIYer or a designer, this tool can measure any area at the push of a button.

Myantenna Tech, today, launches the KIWI P1 on Indiegogo, an innovative solution for measurement needs.

Make calculations easy

KIWI P1 is perfect for a crew working on an exhibition design, an architect working on a building site, or a brand new homeowner relandscaping. Whether it’s home renovation, mastering the art of hanging pictures, purchasing new furniture, or painting, KIWI P1 has it covered. Put this nifty tool in your pocket or bag and never buy the wrong sized curtains or coffee table again.

Sleek design

Forget bulky, complicated laser distance meters (LDM) with multiple buttons. KIWI P1 is user-friendly, without compromising on functionality or accuracy. This device is compact, precise, and its one-button design makes it effortless to use.

This pro-tool was designed with an innovative vertical alignment (VA) display, which makes it easy to read in any environment. Whether you’re downstairs in a dark basement, or outside on a sunny porch, the visibility of the display and reading quality is never compromised.

Hassle-free setup

Use the KIWI P1 as a remote control to take measurements in hard to reach spots, and say goodbye to tangled tape measures. Simply double click to go into the auto fetch mode, place KIWI P1 on the starting point, and walk to the endpoint. In just 10 seconds, the measurement data will be displayed on the screen. Triple click the button to select between meters or feet.

KIWI P1 makes estimates quick and easy, with its stunning accuracy of +/-2 mm. It has a special Smart Switch add-on that offers users a 180-degree experience. Conveniently attach and detach the mirrored magnetic Smart Switch for 90-degree angles.

David Liu, Myantenna Tech’s CEO, explains: “When it comes to interior design or real estate, KIWI P1 makes it easy. Whether the outside of a building or the inside of a home the calculations are accurate and fast.”

The Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign kicks off on 6 September 2017 with a target of $10,000 to put the world’s smallest laser distance pointer into mass production.

Specifications
Accuracy – 1/152ft (2mm)
Range – 0.6-130ft (0.2-40mm)
Laser Class – 2
Laser Type – 635~650nm, <1 mW
Battery (2 x AAA) – 5 hours
Dimension (L*W*H) – 100*35*18mm
Weight (with batteries) – 68g
Auto Fetch – Yes
Smart Switch – Optional

About Myantenna Tech

Established in 2013, Myantenna Tech designs laser distance measuring tools. It’s flagship product the KIWI P1 is ideal for interior design, quantity surveying, building and simply purchasing furniture for the home. This all-in-one product relieves complicated measurement calculations at the click of a button.

Alison, the American iMum is from Massachusetts. She lives there with her two sons and husband. In their spare time, they enjoy playing outside, enjoying nature and of course testing apps and fantastic products on their devices. My older son loves technology and loves testing out the “latest and newest” apps and tech. I love sharing information about apps and products with others to help them make decisions without feeling overwhelmed with all of the choices.

News: GOgroove® introduces New BassPULSE 5.1 Channel Surround Sound Speakers

GOgroove® introduces New BassPULSE 5.1 Channel Surround Sound Speakers
(Westlake Village, Calif) – The BassPULSE 5.1 is the newest addition to the GOgroove® product line and packs a powerful 5.1 surround sound experience, providing users with 360 degrees of audio immersion. The BassPULSE 5.1 features bass, volume, and LED controls. For users with a 5.1 enabled sound card the 5.1 surround sound feature provides a visceral pulse of sound throughout the room, taking gaming, music and movies to the next level.
For gamers, this innovative speaker system widens the audio range and offers directional perception for incoming threats. Immersing gamers in a 3D audio experience, users have the ability to hear someone sneaking up from behind, and can identify which direction gun shots are coming from. The BassPULSE 5.1 allows users to enjoy a new level of awareness that is sure to improve the kill ratios. In addition, gamers are engrossed in a room-filling audio experience, true surround sound audio experience at an affordable price. The BassPULSE 5.1 is also perfect for PC users who just want to enjoy their media with an added level of audio depth.
One of the key features of the BassPULSE 5.1 is the ability to switch from 5.1 surround sound to standard 2.1 for users that want to play music from their phone, TV or other devices. Thanks to the 2.1 mode, this universal sound system can play audio from any device with a standard 3.5mm headphone jack. In addition to high-quality sound, setting up the BassPULSE 5.1 speaker is fast and easy (unlike most 5.1 systems on the market). All audio cables are color coded, making setup and installation seamless, hassle-free endeavor.
What sets this speaker system apart is the unique fusion of quality audio and bold aesthetics. With clear, LED illuminated acrylic components and sleek, black knobs and subwoofer housing, the design of the BassPULSE is very eye-catching. When pulse mode is activated, the BassPULSE 5.1’s LEDs will power on and pulsate to heavy bass – further immersing users in their favorite games, movies, and other media. Watching your speaker’s LED lights fire to explosions, gunfire, and other effects is thrilling – and truly something that must be experienced to be understood.
The BassPULSE 5.1 also features 5 neodymium full-range satellite speakers with 5-watts of power in each and a side-firing 10-watt subwoofer making this a fully loaded system. Whether you are an avid computer gamer, someone who enjoys watching movies at your PC, or just want to enjoy your favorite album in surround sound, the BassPULSE 5.1 speaker system is a must-have.
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Accessory Power is located in the rolling hills of Southern California. Over the past 30 years we have grown to be an internationally recognized design and manufacturing consumer electronics company, with offices in United States, Asia and Europe.

Alison, the American iMum is from Massachusetts. She lives there with her two sons and husband. In their spare time, they enjoy playing outside, enjoying nature and of course testing apps and fantastic products on their devices. My older son loves technology and loves testing out the “latest and newest” apps and tech. I love sharing information about apps and products with others to help them make decisions without feeling overwhelmed with all of the choices.

News: Xooloo launches digital coach app for teens and announces full U.S. launch

 

CES 2017 BEST OF INNOVATION AWARD

 

XOOLOO LAUNCHES DIGITAL COACH APP FOR TEENS AND ANNOUNCES FULL U.S. LAUNCH

New family device management solution puts teens in control of data to teach positive media habits and brings France’s successful Xooloo App Kids to the U.S.

 

San Francisco, CA –  – Today, family device management company Xooloo (www.xooloo.com) launches Xooloo Digital Coach, its first product aimed at providing teens and parents with insight into teen media usage. Xooloo Digital Coach empowers teens to use relevant data and metrics to explore new technology responsibly. Xooloo is also announcing its global expansion from France to the United States, making Xooloo’s successful children’s app Xooloo Kids, available in the US, for younger kids to safely use their parents’ devices. Together, both Xooloo Digital Coach and Xooloo App Kids, now available via Google Play on Android, help families manage all aspects of their digital lives.

 

Xooloo Digital Coach enables pre-teens and teens to autonomously learn to understand and manage time spent on their devices through real time in-app notifications, self-monitoring dashboards and benchmarks of their phone and app time usage. It also lets teens view data on what their peers are consuming to give a realistic understanding of how their usage compares to other teens, prompting them to practice better digital habits (ex: How much time 14 year olds in their area are spending on Instagram per day).

 

Xoolo Digital Coach is managed through the corresponding app, Xooloo Parents, which gives parents  insight into their teens’ digital landscape and the ability to have a comprehensive view of multiple children’s habits. Using the Xooloo Parents dashboard, parents use the data and metrics they are provided to set more effective and fair rules for their children as well as create custom boundaries per child. Parents are able to set time limits for individual apps or disable certain apps at specific times of the day (ex. No games or Snapchat after 10pm).

 

“Our goal is to empower children and teens to be responsible digital citizens. We strongly believe in facilitating open conversations between parents and their children about their digital habits,” says Gregory Veret, Founder and CEO of Xooloo. “We’re excited that Xooloo’s apps can open up that dialogue and encourage parents and children to work together in this space.”

 

For younger children without a personal device, Xooloo App Kids allows parents to safely share and transform their smartphones and tablets into a child’s personalized space that is fun for the little ones with approved games, apps, contacts, secure browsing, and more.

 

Xooloo Digital Coach (Ages 10+) Available through Xooloo Family Pack

(managed by the companion Parents app)

  • Self – Regulation:  Digital Coach helps teens and their parents see a full picture of their app and internet usage, with personalized advice given by Digital Coach  to help teens adjust their habits. With this ability, parents can give a sense of autonomy to their children, allowing them to build responsible digital habits for themselves.

  • Real time insights + benchmarks: By showing how teens compare to peers to help them understand how their usage stacks up, teens can analyze and adjust how much time they are spending on apps, social media, and the internet accordingly and parents understand how their kids compare to their peers, allowing them to set realistic expectations.

  • Time Requests: Teens can send their parents requests for additional time in certain apps, and view notifications that their parents have sent via the companion Parents app. Teens can also receive extra time-in-app rewards for practicing great digital habits.

  • Privacy is respected: There’s no geo tracking software and the content of messages or phone calls is never exposed.

  • “Dinner Time” feature: Parents can temporarily disables phones for a desired amount of time, giving families the option for tech-free dinners and meetings.

  • In-app Notifications: Children have free range to download apps, and parents receive a notification on their companion Parents app so that they can assess whether each one is appropriate without being intrusive.

 

Xooloo Kids (For Ages 8 and Under) – Available through Xooloo Family Pack

  • Security: Parents can turn their existing device into a safe device for children; parent’s existing settings, contacts, messages, and apps remain secure while the child has access to the device, giving parents peace of mind.

  • Time Management: Parents can set quotas and time slots for each day of the week to limit the time spent on a device.

  • Fun Zone: Children can easily enjoy a selection of games approved by their parents and watch cartoons on Xooloo TV.

Pricing Details (After initial free 30 day trial)

  • Though the family pack users get all of Xooloo’s services and can choose whether Digital Coach or Xooloo Kids works best for their family, depending on the age of their children.

    • 1 Device (1 license of either Digital Coach or Xooloo Kids)  = $2.99 a month or $29.99 per year

    • 3 Devices (3 licenses of any combo of Digital Coach or Xooloo Kids) = $4.99 a month or $49.99 per year

    • Unlimited device/licenses (Unlimited amount of Digital Coach or Xooloo Kids) = $6.99 a month or $59.99 per year

 

For more information, please visit Xooloo’s website: www.xooloo.com

About Xooloo:

Xooloo creates innovative solutions designed for kids that allows them to access their favorite technology without restrictions. Xooloo launched its suite of apps, Xooloo Digital Coach, Xooloo Parents and Xooloo Kids, in France by siblings Gregory and Aurore Veret and has recently expanded to the U.S. in 2017.  Xooloo Digital Coach and Xooloo Kids are available for download on Google Play, companion app Xooloo Parents is available on iOS and Android.

Alison, the American iMum is from Massachusetts. She lives there with her two sons and husband. In their spare time, they enjoy playing outside, enjoying nature and of course testing apps and fantastic products on their devices. My older son loves technology and loves testing out the “latest and newest” apps and tech. I love sharing information about apps and products with others to help them make decisions without feeling overwhelmed with all of the choices.

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