3D printers and similar gadgets have been all the rage recently, which is where Line-us enters to shake things up a bit. The gadget can be found on Kickstarter and rather than printing physical objects, Line-us copies a drawing from the robot’s smartphone companion app using its robotic arm, pen and paper. Using Wi-Fi, you can create sketches and drawings from your couch, to the coffee shop and anywhere in-between. Line-us is also magnetic, which allows the device to draw on any surface. It works with iPhone, iPad, Android, Mac and PC, nearly any device can be your sketchbook.
Line-us can currently be backed on Kickstarter for a little over $60, and while the campaign just launched earlier this month, it’s already nearly doubled the original funding goal. The product currently plans to ship at the end of the year in October.
Line-us is a small internet connected robot drawing arm – it mimics your motion with a pen and recreates whatever you draw on screen. Draw with your finger, mouse, stylus or Apple Pencil and follow it in real time as it copies your movements. Save and share your drawing to start communicating with other Line-us machines! It’s not a plotter nor a printer, it’s a draw-er, which gives Line-us its own style and unique character. The magic bit is that Line-us draws in exactly the same order you did.
Today, Logitech has announced that it is bringing Amazon’s Alexa Voice Service to its ZeroTouch AirVent Accessory and Dashboard Software for Android. It’s been a big year for the virtual assistant as it has made its way to a number of new products at CES in January. Now, it’s entering our cars as Amazon continues to battle for supremacy against Apple and Google.
Logitech launched its ZeroTouch mount and software with the goal of helping drivers stay focused on the road. Now, Alexa will bring increased functionality including the ability to pull up information, news, weather and more from your car. It will also allow users to control smart home gear on the road, as well. The updated ZeroTouch app is available for free in the Google Play Store with access to Alexa.
Renogy, makers of reusable energy products, has announced the new Phoenix Generator 20W Solar Kit that delivers two 10W panels in a portable briefcase. In addition to leveraging the power of the sun, the internal battery is also capable of being charged by AC or DC sources. For campers and outdoor enthusiasts, this product has the chance to be particularly helpful during those long hikes or overnight stays. A built-in 16Ah battery provides power to four USB ports, two DC and one AC outlet, offering a multi-faceted charging system.
The dual 10W solar panels are not going to charge the internal battery particularly fast. That’s about enough power to charge two iPhones at once. But with a fully stocked battery, the Phoenix Generator can provide enough juice for your favorite gear multiple times over. Renogy gives a few examples, such as 32 charges of an iPhone 6s or five battery cycles on a typical laptop. Additionally, it does offer support for expanding to multiple solar panels, if you need more juice. Amazon is currently offering an exclusive launch discount on the Phoenix Portable Generator, marking it down to $588 from its regular $700 price tag. It is available for purchase today.
Patozon via Amazon offers the Mpow Bluetooth Headphones for $19.99, but if you check out with the code EEOAYH3L the price drops to just $16.99 Prime shipped. That’s $3 off the regular price and the lowest we’ve seen for them at Amazon.
These headphones vibrate when a call comes in so you’ll avoid missing calls while the earplugs are not in your ears. Also, the 100mAh internal battery delivers up to 3.5-6 hours of continuous music time or 200 hours of standby time with a single charge, and is rechargeable via Micro USB. Reviews are still coming in on this new headset, but Mpow headphones generally receive 4+ star ratings by Amazon shoppers.
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