There seems to be a trend among phone manufacturers of going back to the simple cellphones of the late 1990s/early 2000s. Nokia - one of the leading names in 'dumb phone' tech of yesteryear - is bringing back one of their iconic models, the 8810. Best known as being the phone that Neo uses in the 1999 hit The Matrix, the 'banana phone' is aimed at people looking to ditch the endless clutters and distractions of modern apps for a simple phone that can just call and text. The 8810 will have a battery that can last 25 days, work on 4G networks and even include the classic hit Snake for when you need to look busy out in public. They plan to start shipping later this year.
Jibo Social Robot
Robots are most likely going to be the next evolution in AI assistance and the Jibo Social Robot aims to be a nice bridge towards getting to this point. Its one of the most advanced consumer ready robots that we've come across and is able to "look, listen and learn," experiencing the world and reacting with express movements and responses. The Jibo is powered by face and voice recognition tech and can remember birthdays, important dates and builds real relationships with those around him that he interacts with. And to celebrate Prime Day on Amazon, the Jibo is $400 off. So act fast!
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.