Broken iPhone Components Get Recycled Into Furniture

Broken iPhone Components Get Recycled Into FurnitureGadgets can be pretty fragile and they do break occasionally, especially if one is particularly butter-fingered, but what do we do with our broken gadgets? Do we throw them away? Replace them? Fix it? Well iPhone repair company, Twice Used, is used to coming across broken components during their business and instead of simply throwing away things like broken screens and whatnot, they have decided to do the green thing which is to reuse those broken components by finding a new use for them and giving them a new lease on life.

The image above is one of the many projects that Twice Used has done and as you can see, it involves the screens of the iPhone, which when combined have transformed those components into a rather stylish looking clock. Apart from clocks, they have come up with coffee table ideas, picture frames, and etc. which are all pretty clever. The downside is that there aren’t that many screens to go around which is why the company has launched a Kickstarter campaign in which they are seeking partnerships with other repair companies to take their broken components off their hands. If you’d like to learn more or perhaps pledge your donation, hit up their Kickstarter page for the details!

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    GPS Cookie A Kickstarter Project That Records Where You Have Been

    GPS Cookie A Kickstarter Project That Records Where You Have BeenWhen it comes to sharing information about yourself to others, this can prove to be a double edged sword. For instance, it does give you a record that you can stash away for posterity to know just where you have been, but on the other hand, it also allows others to know just where you were, and where you are right now – which might spell trouble for your empty home if you happen to be on a vacation. Well, I leave that to you to weigh the pros and the cons, but here we are with the GPS Cookie which is a Kickstarter project.

    The GPS Cookie is best described to be a small, compact device which will fit in perfectly into your pocket, where it relies on satellite data in order to keep track of your entire route history. Regardless of whether you have been out for a car ride, a bicycle trip, or even for a brisk walk, all you need to do when you’re back home is to remove the SD memory card, upload it to Google Earth, and you’re good to check out just where you have been exactly. It is capable of recording the date, time, and location, and will retail for $79 a pop. We’re glad to announce that the GPS Cookie has already surpassed its Kickstarter fundraising goal by 300%.

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    The MEMI Is A Smart Bracelet Designed By Women, For Women

    The MEMI Is A Smart Bracelet Designed By Women, For WomenAs it stands, smartwatches aren’t exactly the most beautifully designed gadgets. For the most part they’re pretty boring and standard, not to mention chunky, meaning that the fashion conscious tech enthusiast might be a little put off. Enter the MEMI, which is more like a smart bracelet rather than a smartwatch, which has also been designed for women in mind who wear accessories on their wrists, such as bangles, cuffs, and whatnot.

    The design of the MEMI has been created to resemble a regular silver bracelet, but under the hood it contains Bluetooth technology that allows it to pair with your smartphone, and will vibrate when you receive a message or a phone call, which you can choose to filter via the accompanying iOS app. The MEMI bracelet will also feature a hidden USB charging dock in the clasp and an embedded LED that users can use to check if the device is working.

    As it stands the MEMI is a Kickstarter project that is currently seeking funding. It has managed to raise about $24,000 out of its $100,000 goal and if successful, will begin shipping in August 2014. It’s an interesting project and is definitely one of the more eye-pleasing wearable electronics out there, so if you’d like to learn more or pledge your support, hit up its Kickstarter page for the details.

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    Mimoco BatteryBot Launced On Kickstarter

    Mimoco BatteryBot Launced On KickstarterMimoco has long been a name that is associated with fun looking USB flash drives, and this time around, they have decided to jump aboard the Kickstarter bandwagon by launching a new product line there known as the BatteryBot. The BatteryBot happens to be a portable backup battery charger which will feature an array of characters as well as unique features such as LED indicator lights that are located on the feet of each character.

    This would make the BatteryBot as the world’s first and only character-based rechargeable backup battery for a range of devices, including smartphones, tablets and mobile devices. There will be 10 initial BatteryBot designs to kick things off, where they happen to hail from the Animal Critterz and Core Series collections. Of course, if you want to get more intimate with them, the 10 primary BatteryBot styles would be Terry Le Bat (a Kickstarter exclusive), Shocky Shark, Powly Owly, Larry LobstAh, Turbo Turtle, Galaxor, Pawly PandAh, RayD8, Psy, and PowAh KowAh.

    The BatteryBot arrives with a 5,200mAh battery capacity. Of course, that would be the minimum, as depending on how well this particular project goes, it might just increase with stretch goals down the road. Would you fork out anywhere from $70 to $80 for this puppy should it make the cut?

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    BitLock Is A Keyless Lock For Your Bicycle

    BitLock Is A Keyless Lock For Your BicycleThere are cars that have keyless locks in the sense that all the user needs to do is get close to the car, and the vehicle will be able to detect the key in your pocket and unlock the door. This is incredibly handy late at night or when your hands are full and you don’t really wan to dig around your bag or pockets for your keys. Well it looks like a similar solution will be making its way onto bike locks in the future, thanks to the BitLock project which calls itself the world’s first keyless bike lock. (more…)

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