Robots are cool and the next big platform. Robotics company Vincross is looking to bring the world of hardware and software programmable robots into your home with Haxa, a 6-legged robot that is highly agile and adaptable. The robot comes with a 720P camera complete with night vision, a 3-axis accelerometer and several sensors including ones to measure distance and proximity to objects. Hexa also includes a full software stack built on the Linux Kernel called MIND, that allows you to create movements and applications that can bring your robotics to life. It connects via an integrated wi-fi adapter and a 4-hour battery life. Hexa is perfect for the first time enthusiasts that don't need to know underlying hardware and complex mechanics to learn and create interesting robotics functionality.
Hexa 6-Legged Programmable Robot
Qwerkywriter - Typewriter Inspired Mechanical Keyboard
If you’ve ever written on a typewriter, you know that no modern keyboard can compare. There is something about the sound, the feel, the tactile nature of a vintage typewriter that makes writing a pure joy. Traditional mechanical keywords have done a decent job of bringing some of this back to the digital age, but they still are missing something. The Qwerkywriter aims to fill this gap in the market. Launched on Kickstarter in 2014, it is a mechanical keyboard that is 100% inspired from the classic typewriter. Made of a chassis body constructed entirely from scratch-resistant aluminum alloy, this is a sturdy and durable writing instrument. Its aesthetics are beautiful and the tactile nature of the keys - produced by Cherry MX switches - brings the feel of the typewriter into your home. Qwerkywriter is the perfect balance of modern and retro.
Mophie Powerstation AC - 22,000 mAh
Packing a 22,000 mAh cell, the Powerstation AC from Mophie can charge all of your devices: from your Macbook Pro to your Android phone to non-'smart' devices requiring a traditional AC (the kind in your wall) plug. The charger can regulate the power output and provide 110V and 100W AC outlets, perfect for your laptop or camera as well as a USB A port with a capacity of 2.4A and USB C at 22,000 mAh. Built in safety features make sure the right output pairs with each device so you won't have to worry about any compatibility issues. The power brick is small and portable, weighing almost 1.7 lbs and slips conveniently into a standard backpack or laptop case.