Cat Paint, Bike GPS, and an Audeze headphones giveaway [Gadgets 006]
In each episode of Gadgets the editors and friends of Boing Boing recommend technology they love and use. This time Xeni, Jason, and Mark talk about Cat Paint for iOS, a GPS device for bikes, ambient sound maker for human babies, a great $14 pocket knife, a wireless home security camera, plus an exclusive giveaway for a pair of Audeze LCD 2 Bamboo ($1,000 value)!
Our picks this week:
Cat Paint for iOS: $1 “The premier cat-based image editor” (See Xeni's photo above)
Garmin Edge 500 Cycling GPS: $200 Killer GPS for tracking your bicycle rides
Baby Einstein Sea Dreams Soother: $39 Ambient sound and movement to distract and soothe newborn babies.
Opinel No. 8 pocket knife: $14 If you were to search my closet you would find an Opinel No. 8 pocket knife in each and every outdoor coat. This low cost, incredibly durable 3 1/4 inch blade is exactly what I need.
Audeze LCD 2 Bamboo: $1,000
Audeze makes the most amazing headphones on Earth. Jason recommends pairing the Schiit Lyr 6W headphone amp and BiFrost DAC for an “affordable” entry point system.
We are giving away a pair of Audeze LCD 2 Bamboo headphones to a lucky Gadgets listener! To enter, subscribe to the podcast on iTunes then send an email to email@example.com to let us know that you did. Deadline is June 18 at Noon PT.
Dropcam Pro Wi-Fi Wireless Video Monitoring Camera: $199 It has digital pan and zoom. Set-up is easy. It requires USB power. A seven-day recording buffer costs $10/month. Live feed is free. It has motion and sound activated alerts.
Sugru: $22/8-pack Fix anything with this wonder substance.
iExplorer: free Mac app to transfer iOS apps (and saved game states) from one iOS device to another.
GET GADGETS: RSS |
On iTunes | Download episode
CuloClean is a portable gadget that turns a plastic bottle into a bidet. I can’t vouch for its efficacy but it seems like a useful alternative to wiping your bum, especially as toilet paper has become a high-value currency. Apparently CuloClean supplies are also running low but it seems like you could make one yourself […]
Today apple announced a new MacBook Air (faster, cheaper) and an upgraded iPad Pro with LiDAR, “studio-quality” microphones and the full array of ultrawide and telephoto lenses as sported on recent top-of-the-line iPhones. But the thing that sells it to me is the new keyboard, which includes a trackpad (at last!) and fancy hinge that […]
A tiny, bargain-priced drone that delivers cinematic HD footage? Full speed ahead, backers! But alas, there’s a problem: coronavirus. The BBC reports on backers who pledged nearly $2m and are about to experience disappointment. Ash Hall, who reviews drones, published a damning video opinion piece on YouTube. He was fiercely critical not just of the […]
Whether it was Bach or Chopin, Ray Charles or Jerry Lee Lewis, Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Alicia Keys or Norah Jones, there was someone whose mastery on the piano made you think, wow, I wish I knew how to do that. It’s a singular, almost timeless skill — and if you love music, there’s no […]
With everything happening now, even the most jaded among us are bound to feel some pangs of anxiety now and again. It’s a crazy time. When we crawl into bed each night, it’s common for our brains to go into overdrive and start thinking — and worrying — about what’s going on and what’s to […]
Whether it’s your boss, your old high school friends or your over-critical family you’re looking to impress, having your background looking as put together as possible during hours of Zoom calls is a must. You might not realize it in the moment, but that unmade bed in the back of your video chat shot says […]