2018 is shaping out to be a year filled with a push towards minimalism in the cell phone space. Companies are realizing that some consumers are feeling overwhelmed and anxious by the constant sensory and information overload that modern smart phones provide. The Blloc smartphone is the latest iteration of these devices. Created to place productivity first and distractions second, the phone uses a monochrome UI to simplify your workspace and only display relevant apps when needed. The controls and interface is built around principles of 'less is more' so that you won't constantly get distracted every time you pick up your phone. The phone will debut later in the year and can be pre-ordered now from Blloc directly.
Acer Aspire S24
Acer has just released their Aspire S24 and its their slimmest all-in-one desktop computer to date. Features include a 23.8 inch touchscreen display, 2.1 channel speakers with a subwoofer, Qi-wireless charging station, a 1TB drive and plenty of USB 3/2/C ports. The side profile is only 2.35 inches and with barely any bezeling, the S24 maximizes their screen-to-body ratio. This elegant machine has the perfect aesthetic to go with any room in your house and the powerful specs will ensure that you can do everything you need on it. Prices start at $880.
USB93 - Unbreakable Cable
How many times have your usb cables tangled, frayed, and been rendered useless? Probably too many to count. It seems like I should have plenty of cables by now -- they give you one with every device, not to mention the ones I’ve bought on my own, or the ones that come with accessories, etc. So why am I always struggling to find one, let alone one that works reliably? It’s because in the past these cables have been an afterthought, a cheap way to get power from your outlet to the real show stopper, your phone. There have been other good cables in the past where people specifically set out to create a quality cable, but they all suffered from their own issues. If the cables were too rigid they had to sacrifice comfort and useability and could be susceptible to breaking. Too much give and they would be susceptible to that all familiar tearing. The USB93 uses what’s actually a very simple solution to utilize the benefits of both cables without any of the downsides. The braided nylon cable is tough and tangle free, and the adjustable socket joint means that you can orient your cable any way that you need without risking the wear and tear associated with that on regular cables. The Indie Go Go is already well past being funded, but it’s not too late to jump in and get in on the action.