Technology for Living, Playing and Working

technology for living

From everyday living to modern industry, technological geniuses continue inventing devices, gadgets and machinery that help people complete common tasks more efficiently. In many different locations around the world, there are individuals on a mission to improve the way we live, play and work.

Cover Blubbers

Food containers, aluminum foil and plastic wrap are found in practically every household across the country and used for saving food. You know the frustration of trying to find the lid that matches a particular container, the foil that tears or the plastic that refuses to stick to itself. Recently, some innovative people came up with an alternative solution. Cover Blubbers are reusable plastic devices that stretch to accommodate uniformly shaped containers or food. The unique inventions come in four different sizes ranging from 3 to 12 inches. When stretched over food, the material forms an airtight seal. Best of all, the new lids are free from harmful BPA and Phthalate.

Flykly Smart Wheel

Thousands of people ride bikes daily for health, recreation or as a means of transportation. Flykly developed an upgraded version of the bicycle wheel that takes commuting to a whole new level. Designed to replace the rear wheel on an existing bike, the Smart Wheel  provides a motorized boost of power that allows cyclists to travel at speeds of up to 25 mph. Contained within the cycle wheel are both a battery and a miniature motor that are both controlled by your smartphone. An optional app also enables you to monitor and record distances, speed and location via a mobile device. The wheels come in seven different colors or in a glow-in-the-dark version.

Virtual Keyboards

If you’re a regular PC or laptop users, perhaps you have experienced that moment of self-disgust after spilling a beverage or food onto your keyboard. You may also have dealt with trying to type a legible message or other text on keys small enough for an infant’s fingers. Engineers at Brookstone determined to find a solution and created a virtual keyboard. Using a small laser-equipped projector, the device displays a full-sized keyboard onto any flat surface. When touching the virtual display, optic sensors detect and transmit your movements to a laptop, tablet, smartphone or other device. The projector is equipped with a lithium-ion battery and a USB cord for recharging.

Digital Printing Presses

Printers have come a long way, as evidenced by the presses used by the New Zealand company known as Label & Litho . Using the latest in printing equipment, the team of graphic artists create a variety of products that include unique wine labels using two reel-fed HP Indigo ws6000 digital printers. Previously, printing presses required multiple steps to prepare, but this advanced technology allows you to quickly perform a number of tasks that include cold-foiling, die-cutting, laminating, hot-foiling or screen printing in an amazing array of colors.

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