Considering we are well into the summer, we will be going through several sea-themed gadgets, some for our smartphone, personal grooming ones, and a few that have a wider range of capabilities. The cheapest gadget of the month is a waterproof case for our phone, while the most expensive one is a thermal camera for smartphones. However, we made sure to include a gadget for every budget.
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Table of Contents
- 4K Action Camera
- Thermal Imaging Camera for Smartphones
- Wireless Signal Amplifier Xiaomi Mi WiFi Gen 2
- 12 in 1 Mobile Photography Kit
- Waterproof Armband Case for Smartphones
- Waterproof Phone Case
- Smart DIY Power Bank
- Mini Keyboard Vacuum
- Wireless Speaker with Alarm Clock
- Car-shaped phone
- Electric Razor
- Magnetic Screw Pad Xiaomi Mijia
- 400W Wind Turbine
- Remote Controlled Bait Boat
- What did you think of August's Gadgets?
4K Action Camera
A 4K resolution action camera, waterproof, with a 170-degree angle that costs a bit more than $60. Unbelievable, yet true.
It records video at 4K, 1080p at 60fps, and 720p at 120fps. It also has an infrared filter, a 2-inch screen, and a 1500mAh battery allowing it up to 150 minutes of autonomy.
Finally, it connects wirelessly to our smartphone or computer, and it is compatible with most GoPro accessories.
Thermal Imaging Camera for Smartphones
Only a few people use thermal cameras, and it's usually for professional use.
Nonetheless, whether you are a professional or an amateur, and you have $299.99 laying around, you can get the thermal imaging camera for your smartphone.
This is the price for the small model, which features a 206x156 thermal sensor, a 36° field of view, and a detection distance of up to 1,000 ft.
The pro version costs $530.99 and has a thermal sensor of 320x240. Also, a 32° field of view, and the detection distance reaches up to 1,800 ft.
Whichever version we choose, we can capture temperatures ranging from -40 to 626 degrees Fahrenheit, in video and picture. Meanwhile, the cameras are waterproof and feature a focusing lens.
Wireless Signal Amplifier Xiaomi Mi WiFi Gen 2
Nowadays, having Wi-Fi is mandatory in every home. We connect our smartphones and laptops to the router and we can access the internet from almost every room in the house.
However, the farther we are from the router, the weaker the signal. And the bigger our home is, the more rooms might possibly be left without access. There is only one solution, a wireless signal amplifier.
The Xiaomi Mi WiFi Amplifier 2 is compatible with most mainstream routers. It allows us to connect up to 16 devices to it, and it can reach a network speed of up to 300Mbps. The price on Gearbest is $8.99.
12 in 1 Mobile Photography Kit
Most modern smartphones feature a good camera, and usually, they don't cost a fortune. Meanwhile, several gadgets have been created that allow us to take every kind of picture and video.
In this set priced at $19.23, we will find plenty of these accessories to help us take high-quality photos.
The set includes a 12x telephoto lens, a fisheye lens, a 2 in 1 wide angle and macro lens, a Bluetooth remote control, a mini tripod, a small pouch, a phone clip, two lens clips, and a cleaning cloth for the lenses.
Waterproof Armband Case for Smartphones
Working out is beneficial for us, but when we run alone, we might get bored. Exercising with the company of our dog might sound like a good idea, but not everyone has the time and/or money to take care of one.
A music app can keep us company. Furthermore, we might use an exercise app. But where do we place our phone, especially if our clothes have no pockets? And even if we do, do we risk accidentally dropping it?
So, with just $2.06, we can buy a beautiful case for our arm from Gearbest. It's easy to use, comfortable, and we will find one for every smartphone.
Waterproof Phone Case
Since we are in the topic of phone cases, let's also cover a beach scenario. What do we do if we are at the beach, and we want to take a photo or play Angry Birds? We get a waterproof case for $1.43.
This is a durable case made of PVC and ABS materials, which also glows in the dark.
Smart DIY Power Bank
We all know what a power bank is, and for many, it's a necessity. However, only a few know about DIY power banks.
They are similar to the cases for hard disk drives. These are special boxes in which we place a regular hard drive, in order to turn it into a portable one.
This power bank follows the same principle. It can store up to four rechargeable batteries, it has an LCD, 5V outputs at 1A and 2A, and costs $19.99 on Banggood.
Mini Keyboard Vacuum
We must admit that we have all eaten something over our keyboard. Almost always crumbles will fall between the keys. Turning our keyboard upside down and violently shaking it looks comical, and at the end of the day, is not all that effective.
We can quickly solve the problem with a mini USB keyboard vacuum. It only costs $2.99, comes in four colors, and does not leave any dust on the keyboard.
Wireless Speaker with Alarm Clock
We can find regular Bluetooth speakers or even ones with a built-in torch. But this is the first time we came across a wireless speaker with a built-in alarm clock.
It is stylish, comes in three different colors, features an LCD / mirror, and a touchscreen dedicated to the settings. It also has a remote control, charges via USB, connects via Bluetooth 4.2, and costs $99.99.
Generally, the Japanese and Chinese manufacturers tend to create weird designs, like this car-shaped phone.
It is obviously not cutting-edge technology, but it qualifies as a cheeky gadget. Besides, it only costs $24.99.
It comes in six colors, its dimensions are 105x45x15mm, and it sports a 1.8-inch screen with a resolution of 480x320. It also has a 0.3 Megapixel camera, 2GB of storage space, and a 1500mAh battery.
A new type of shavers has emerged, and most people call them electric razors, which is not quite correct.
No matter how you want to call them, this model only costs $9.99. We can use it to shave all over the body, it's rechargeable, and lasts up to 45 minutes.
Magnetic Screw Pad Xiaomi Mijia
Let's say we want to disassemble our laptop to add extra RAM, or just change it. While disassembling, we will unscrew various screws, and if we lose one of them, then we are going to have a big problem.
When using the Xiaomi Mijia Wowstick Wowpad 2, we can rest assured we won't be losing a single screw. It is a lightweight magnetic surface that fits into our pocket, and we can get it for $2.79.
400W Wind Turbine
It's time to check out a pretty weird gadget. A small 400W wind turbine, and DC27-54V rated voltage.
The wind turbine is made of a carbon fiber composite, it has a CE certification, and an estimated lifespan of 15 years. The price for those who want it is $192.28.
Remote Controlled Bait Boat
This particular gadget is even stranger and more specialized than the previous one. It is a remote-controlled bait boat.
This boat has two separate containers can be loaded with up to 1.5kg of bait. The boat has dual motors and reaches 5.4km/h.
You can control it from up to 500 meters away, while the 5200mAh battery allows for up to 24 hours of autonomy. Made of ABS plastic, it comes in black and green and costs $135.99 on Banggood.
What did you think of August's Gadgets?
Did you find any of the gadgets we presented to be odd or interesting enough for your taste? Will you be buying one of them, or do you already happen to own one?
Share your impressions with us in the comments.
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