Every once in awhile a product comes out that changes the game on a concept everyone thought was pretty well set in stone. This stand from UBOH takes all preconceived ideas of a phone a tablet stand and tosses them out the window. While similar products rely on simple folding actions and locking mechanisms, the UBOH 5-in-1 Pocket-Sized Phone and Tablet Stand uses microsuction and magnets to keep your phone in place. You can stick it against a mirror or refrigerator or the dashboard of your car, and the microsuction, although it sticks like an adhesive, is completely reusable and leaves behind no residue. The product is also washable, and can be configured to act as a tripod for a family photo with everyone in it, or to get that perfect selfie. It’s available now for preorder from IndieGoGo, and that might be the best way to get your hands on this unique stand before everyone else, and at an early bird price point, just $24 if you’re fast enough to snag one of the currently 150 available “super early bird” stands.
UBOH 5-in-1 Pocket-Sized Phone and Tablet Stand
POWERUP 3.0 Smartphone Controlled Paper Airplane
Everyone has their own perfect paper airplane design, but now you can power those up with the POWERUP 3.0 Smartphone Controlled Paper Airplane engine. It can attach to almost any paper airplane design, and it’s controlled from your smartphone. Conceptually it’s clearly pretty simple, but the crash proof design and reliable Bluetooth capabilities, alone with the designs and extras included in the kit, makes this a fun gadget worth picking up. It’s fun for all ages. The product does rely on relatively straightforward aerodynamics. There are no stabilizers or horizontal props that we’re used to seeing in drones these days, so if your paper airplane folding skills aren’t the best, or if the weather isn’t cooperating, it might throw a wrench into the works, but when conditions are great it’s tons of fun. And right now you can get a good deal for it on amazon for under $50.
Varjo Mixed Reality Headset
While VR may not have lived up to the hype that the early 2000s gave it, that doesn't stop companies like Varjo from trying to push the envelope. The Mixed Reality Headset aims to mimic the the human eye and provides a set of 0.7-inch, Full HD Sony-sourced MicroOLED displays, both of which can offer 3,000 pixel-per-inch density and are magnified to fill up roughly a 20-degree field of view. It features eye tracking and a set of mirrors that move the projected images in front of whereever your eyes are looking. Kits are expected to ship out in early 2019. We'll follow to see if this one lives up to the hype.