By: Danny Ashton
Consult Mr. Webster for the meaning of simple and you get the words: ordinary, easy, and plain. Not so impressive, right? Well, we cannot deny the fact that we are living in an era wherein simplicity is almost associated with nothingness. We are not awed with simple things. We do not believe their capacities until we see them with our own two eyes. We have always believed that all answers come from complicated solutions. If it’s not complicated, we doubt on it.
What you see is not always what you get. What appears simple in the outside is not always the same in the inside. This is so true with gadgets too. Often, we get flabbergasted only with those sleek, beautifully-designed devices. When such things appear plain to us, we don’t give too much attention. But get ready to be amazed now. Why? Because I have recently discovered a set of simple-looking gadgets that will definitely rock your world once you know their worth. Here they are:
1. MP3 Player Sunglasses
Sure good news to all music lovers out there! You don’t anymore have to bother carrying music players while you are on the go. With this pair of MP3 Player Sunglasses, you can stroll around the park without having to carry anything. The MP3 player is already incorporated into the fiber frame of the sunglasses. This frame holds all the necessary equipment like internal flash memory, USB drive for music transfer, digital voice recorder, and a pair of earphones.
2. USB Heating Gloves
If you’re freezing cold and you can’t see a fireplace nearby, this gadget is the answer to your problem. The USB Heated Gloves can warm your hands by plugging them into USB ports
3. Spy Pen
This is not just your usual writing pen. The Spy Pen has a hidden micro camcorder that acts as your surveillance camera. Whether you place this in your collar or on your desk, nobody is aware that you are already capturing the behaviour of the people around you. Alternatively, this pen can also be used as a webcam and as a flash drive to transfer files.
4. Wi-Fi Detector Shirt
By wearing the Wi-Fi Detector Shirt, you can detect nearby Wi-Fi signals and share them with everybody through your chest. After using the shirt, you can slip the batteries out of its built-in pouch, remove the decal, and wash it.
5. Vuzix AV310
With this video eyewear, you can see movies and other stuffs with the widescreen 16:9 viewing experience in 2D and 3D formats. How? By simulating a 52’ screen from 9 feet away. This can run for 5 hours on a single battery and is compatible with most video devices.
6. IPOD Shoe Kit by Nike
Are you the fit-conscious buff who wants to check the number of steps you have taken while walking on your precious Nike shoes? Well, here comes a miracle! This Nike shoe is fitted with a mini pedometer and an adapter which are designed to fit on your iPod to allow the transmission of the collected pedometer data to your media player. With this gadget, you can see on your iPod screen, among others, the number of steps you have taken and the distance you have travelled while walking or running.
7. Magic Torch
When you move the Magic Torch from left to right, it automatically increases or decreases the power level of bulbs. The magnitude of change brought by this gadget depends on the force you are putting on it while swerving it.
8. Brick Radiator
This gadget may look like a plain wall frame in your house but there’s more to it than what meets the eye. Beneath this device are copper and aluminum radiators that heat up a whole room, lessening the need of a heater or a fireplace. A word of caution though—if you have kids in your place, this is not a safe gadget to be hanging around.
9. Table Speaker
This table is not just your ordinary piece of furniture. This device has a TEAC system underneath which produces digital sounds from audio gadgets which are connected to it via Wi-Fi or a USB cable.
10. Finger Nail Watch
This watch, designed to mould to your fingernails, displays the time, date, and AM/PM indicator in a clear format. What’s more amazing is that if you press the tip of the watch, each design changes colour to match your style.
These gadgets are amazingly powerful—way beyond a person’s normal expectations. These are the living proofs that not all simple devices are literally simple. Instead, they can do nothing but amazingly wow you to the core.