Ollie – the tiny racing gadget operated from the smartphone

Ollie – the tiny racing gadget operated from the smartphone

The Sphero company presented to the public the new development – the tiny Ollie robot, operate which user can by means of the smartphone.

Earlier engineers of the Sphero company already let out something similar. The gadget Sphero 2.0 representing a radio-controlled sphere which also could be supervised by means of the smartphone or a tablet was this project with the same name with the company. Ollie is an evolution of old idea thanks to which the gadget learned to carry out much more intricate feints. Not for nothing after all he received a name in honor of popular a board trick when the skeytbordist rises in air together with the skateboard without use of hands.

Ollie – the tiny racing gadget operated from the smartphone

The device is capable to be dispersed till the speed almost in 25 kilometers per hour on rather equal surface and thus to carry out various tricks, such as rotation, a drift, revolutions. The owner of the device can execute all these tricks, having simply pressed the corresponding button in the official appendix for the smartphone. To the Ollie smartphone it is connected by means of Bluetooth LE, the reach radius thus can reach about 30 meters.

Ollie – the tiny racing gadget operated from the smartphone

The standard complete set of the device includes two rubber tires which stretch on it from two parties, two plastic caps, the instruction of the user, and also a charging USB cable. At desire it is possible to get the additional accessories including tires with the most different drawings of protectors, and also the various ornaments, allowing to alter a gadget on the taste.

Предзаказать the device is possible already now, and its cost makes 100 dollars. At this price you receive a gadget of a white-blue coloring, but is also the limited option of black color which will be more expensive for 50 dollars.

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Meet Ollie – a total adrenaline junkie that rockets around at a floor-warping 14 MPH. Ollie loves to spin, flip, and do all kinds of crazy tricks. And thanks to Ollie’s tubular design, he can tumble over and keep on rolling. Turn on a dime with the Nubby tires or take them off to drift like a pro. With an hour of battery life, you can rock out until Ollie wears you out. It’s time to upgrade your play.

Review of touch hours of Phosphor Touch Time

Review of touch hours of Phosphor Touch Time

I continue to tell to our readers about an unusual watch which can be got on Internet open spaces. Today hours of the American company Phosphor Watches which Touch Time are called got to my hands.

The history of creation of these hours leaves the roots in 2012 when heads of the Phosphor Watches company by means of a kraudfanding-platform of Kickstarter collected on production of touch hours of 314 000 dollars instead of 50 000 necessary. It was the doubtless success, only production of hours was a little tightened, and the first hours descended from the conveyor only at the beginning of 2014. Than the similar delay was caused – anybody still does not know. But pleases that fact that hours as a result were born.

So, what represent these hours? Give разберёмся where the money raised on Kickstarter left. The box with hours makes pleasant impression. On it there is nothing superfluous, it black, with a structure of paper pleasant to the touch. The cover is decorated by a Phosphor company logo.

Review of touch hours of Phosphor Touch Time

The special pocket in which documents are stored is built in a cover of a box. And hours appear at you on a black velvet pedestal. I specially removed a protective film as air vials under it look not so presentably for the review from o’clock.

Review of touch hours of Phosphor Touch Time

From documents in a set I found the standard warranty card and the instruction of the user in English.

Review of touch hours of Phosphor Touch Time

The screen of hours represents a high-contrast black-and-white LCD matrix permission 144 on 168 pixels. Hours constantly display the current time with all necessary screen animations thanks to the surprisingly low power consumption. It is not necessary to recharge them time in two-three days that is inherent in the majority of modern clever hours. From one battery of CR2450 hours of Phosphor Touch Time are capable to work till one year! Is in hours and the built-in illumination which joins a double top on software key in the bottom of the screen. Illumination not so bright, but well shines the screen of hours in the dark within five seconds after inclusion.

Review of touch hours of Phosphor Touch Time

Certainly, hours are called as Touch Time not simply so. Their screen is supplied with function of capacitor touch input. If to hold software key within a second, on the screen of hours there will be familiar to all users of modern smartphones a Slide to Unlock mechanism. Spend a finger on the screen up – and hours will be unblocked.

Review of touch hours of Phosphor Touch Time

The user can switch options of display of time, thumbing through them a finger up or down. In total such options five. Extended on all height of the screen of figure and the standard hour dial with stout shooters – the first two of five options.

Review of touch hours of Phosphor Touch Time

World time from three different cities, and also time which is displaying in parallel with the current date – will surely be useful to some users.

Review of touch hours of Phosphor Touch Time

And at last – the firm dial of the Phosphor company. By the way, each dial can be displayed in two color schemes: white on black or black on the white. Here everything depends on how your eyes better perceive this combination of flowers. To invert colors it is possible at any time in settings of hours.

Review of touch hours of Phosphor Touch Time

Having carried out a finger on the dial from right to left, you will get to the menu of hours. To return back to time display – it is necessary to make return action and to carry out a finger from left to right. The menu this quite plain also comprises 7 appendices developed for Phosphor Touch Time and an icon of settings of hours.

Review of touch hours of Phosphor Touch Time

In settings you can invert color of the display, include or disconnect scoring of pressing of keys, choose duration of a sound signal of an alarm clock, replace interface language (Russian, certainly, is not present available) and many other things.

Review of touch hours of Phosphor Touch Time

The Reminder appendix will suggest you to establish a sound signal with display of the thematic pictogram to this or that time of any day of year. The Lunar appendix displays the current phase of the moon, number of days to the following full moon and the current sign of a horoscope.

Review of touch hours of Phosphor Touch Time

The calculator seemed to me not so convenient as figures are located on one screen, and here all mathematical characters are on other, to get on which it is possible only svaypy up. From these continuous transitions there-here over time you start to be confused a little.

Review of touch hours of Phosphor Touch Time

The alarm clock and stop watch are similar to what all of us got used thanks to modern smartphones. You can establish to six various alarm clocks for different time simply to choose necessary control before going to bed. Everything works perfectly, no complaints in their address at me arose.

Review of touch hours of Phosphor Touch Time

The calendar will allow to learn, what number falls on this or that day of week. Moving between months is made usual свайпами. World time too is adjusted quite simply, and it is possible to find there practically any city from any time zone of the world.

Review of touch hours of Phosphor Touch Time

Came it is time to talk about quality of assembly and materials of the case of hours. Appearance of these hours and their interface the designer developed the Nike applications + Stephane Andren. Hours are issued in two options: with a steel thong and with a thong from soft silicone. I on the review managed steel model of black color, but the silicone option of white, black, blue, orange or pink color for certain will please to someone. The case of hours is executed from stainless steel that excludes emergence of a rust during operation. Hours very qualitatively are collected, in this plan at them will not carp.

Review of touch hours of Phosphor Touch Time

Thong rather convenient but to adjust its length, you should address in a watch repair shop. Hardly at your place there are so tiny screw-drivers and the necessary hour tool independently to truncate a thong. On the one hand it is possible to carry it to shortcomings, but with another – it is better not to risk, that something not to break. A latch at a thong very convenient, supplied with two buttons on each side, having pressed on which you расщёлкиваете the hidden lock. The length of a thong is sufficient to suit even to owners of the hugest wrists.

Review of touch hours of Phosphor Touch Time

Hours are supplied one and only touch software key on a face-to-face surface. More than any buttons on hours you will not find. Minimalism at its finest, as I love all. It is necessary to notice that thickness of hours quite big – nearly 11 millimeters. So on a tiny female wrist of Phosphor Touch Time will look it is quite bulky, but to men such hours, certainly, will please.

Review of touch hours of Phosphor Touch Time

Hours are protected from water to what the engraving on a reverse side of the case testifies. The case turn of a protective cover against an hour axis by means of any metal subject opens.

Review of touch hours of Phosphor Touch Time

Summing up all vyshenapisanny, I want to tell that hours of Phosphor Touch Time make exclusively pleasant impression. In spite of the fact that they are not able to contact to your smartphone, these hours are remarkable as absolutely independent gadget. They do not need to be charged or synchronized constantly with the computer. They are independent, and in it their main advantage. The capacitor touch screen allows quickly and to adjust conveniently hours on the taste thanks to what you near at hand always will have an alarm clock, usual and lunar calendars, reminders, a stop watch and some remarkable dials with unique design. In a combination to the high-quality case and minimalist design – these hours look even more attractively.

Review of touch hours of Phosphor Touch Time

Samsung increased a charge of the bent batteries

Samsung increased a charge of the bent batteries

Samsung SDI, the second largest producer lithium – ion batteries in South Korea, presented the new high-capacious accumulator of the bent form. The product is intended for use in nosimy devices as Gear Fit.

It should be noted that the Samsung company works long ago in the direction of flexible gadgets. When manufacturing such mobile devices in calculation the form of other components most important of which the storage battery is considered should be accepted. It was possible not only to give to the South Korean giant new lithium – to the ion battery the necessary form, but also to increase time during which it can work without additional charge.

The new battery especially will suit a fitness bracelet of Gear Fit which has more bent form, in comparison with other nosimy devices in the Samsung portfolio. Thanks to the V-bending technologies and Sell-stacking the accumulator capacity to 210 мА*ч was possible to raise the companies, writes the Korea Herald edition. It in turn allowed to achieve fivefold increase in time of independent operation of nosimy devices in which the new battery will be established.

While Samsung does not report about terms of availability new bent lithium – ion batteries on sale. But be sure that their emergence in future nosimy devices of the Korean brand will not keep itself waiting long.

It is obvious that Samsung not the unique company interested in bent batteries. At the end of last year South Korean LG declared the beginning of production of bent accumulators for smartphones and nosimy devices. Then the company reported about development of new type of batteries which can be put, braided and bent without a productivity damage.

Today the picture on which it is clearly visible as two largest South Korean technological giants try to compete with each other for leadership in the market of flexible nosimy electronics appears.