Sunday, 25 March 2012

future




                        tesco virtual supermarket in a subway station






tesco homeplus opened a virtual grocery store in a south korea subway station, where users shop by scanning QR codes on their smartphones


in a campaign designed by the seoul branch of advertising agency cheiltesco homeplus supermarket opened last fall
a virtual grocery store in a south korea subway station, permitting users to shop using their smartphones.

a large, wall-length billboard was installed in the station, designed to look like a series of supermarket shelves 
and displaying images and prices of a range of common products. each sign also includes a QR code. 
users scan the code of any product they would like to purchase, thereby adding it to their online shopping cart. 
after the web transaction is completed, the products are delivered to the user's home within the day.

the strategy makes productive use of commuters' waiting time, 
while simultaneously saving shoppers time spent going to the supermarket. 



video footage documenting the concept and actualization of the virtual supermarket
 



shoppers add items to their online cart by taking a picture of the corresponding QR code








A few months ago we did a feature on A7 Camera Straps, they have launched their new Spring collection which offers new colors such as Black, Olive and Grey, along with the bestselling Brown(featured here). The new original camera strap II features a new finish and is reversible, it now has two loops for a new and more secure strap. The straps are of 100% Premium Quality Leather and entirely made in the USA.
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PAYPAL HERE
Paypal announced Paypal Here, a mobile payments solution for mobile devices for payments by credit card, similar to the Square, released in 2010 by the hands of Jack Dorsey, the co-founder of Twitter. The Paypal credit card reader allows small businesses to accept almost any form of payment, it will charge traders a fixed rate of 2.7% for every transaction made through the device. The service works with a free app available at the app store and is capable of sending invoices or accepting debit and credit cards, checks and PayPal. The system is available now for iPhone and will be available soon for Android.



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Unit 04 iPad sleeve is a stylish, protective, padded sleeve for the iPad or other tablet. Unit 04 features a practical built in handle design, allowing you even more portability. Unit 04 is made with quality, durable materials and sports a clean, minimal design, it can be attached to the Unit 01 Shoulder Bag featured here before. You can buy it in the US at Vetted or in Europe at the brand´s online store.






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Instaprint is like a combination of Instagrams with Polaroids...Instaprint is a location based photo booth, each box is set with its location or a specific hashtag. Any Instagram tagged with that location or hashtag will pop out of the Instaprint box, giving you a modern day photo booth. Instaprint brings back the uniqueness of those square little photos we all miss. Another notable feature Instaprint brings back is inkless printing! the color for the prints comes from the paper itself. Instaprint is still in "Kickstarter stage", but, by the amount of attention and backing this thing is getting it should be available very soon. Watch the video





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The Eco Terra BoomBox is a floating iPhone/MP3 waterproof player that is fully submersible in water. It features two large waterproof stereo speakers that play a  clean, crisp sound and is powered by 4 batteries or an included AC wall charger. The waterproof internal storage compartment holds and protects your keys, MP3 player, credit cards, wallet and money, keeping them safe from sun, sand and water. Eco Terra is waterproof and rugged, perfect for the beach, camping or using by the pool... listen to your music with no worries. source



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We have written before about Square, an accessory that turns iGadgets into credit card readers. Now, as an effort to kill of cash registers, Square have launched the Square Register. The software allows merchants to add their products easily, creating shortcuts to favorite/best selling and accepting payments with cards, money or even with the Square Card Case. With it, you can also track your sales history and detailed analysis in real time of the numbers of your business through a web interface. Watch the video





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Wacom has announced their new tablets, the high performanceIntuos5, aimed at professionals and enthusiasts of art, design and photography. The multitouch gestures complement the commands provided by the traditional pen, allowing commands for zoom, scroll, rotating and moving images, and other commands to navigate the application. You can customize Intuos5 multitouch gestures according to the application used. Three size tablets are available for the Intuos5, small, medium and large. viaGadgetReview
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The mStand was designed for the Apple MacBook and MacBook Pro, but is suitable for all laptops. The stand transforms your laptop into a stable and stylish workstation, it raises your laptop to the same ergonomic height as the MacBook Pros display. mStand is made of a single solid piece of aluminum, sand-blasted and with a silver anodized finish matching Apple´s design.



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Verso is a clip-on reading light for e-readers, it works with the Amazon Kindle, Kobo Devices, Sony Reader Devices, Nook Devices, and most other e-readers. The problem with most e-readers is that the screen isn’t bright enough, accelerating eye fatigue, the Verso Clip Light attaches perfectly to your e-reader or e-reader cover and casts an even pool of LED light, illuminating the screen without any "hot spots”.



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Philips DC390/37 is a dual docking system for your iPod, iPhone, or iPad. It lets you play or charge up to two devices together, it also works as an alarm clock. The system is decked out in sleek aluminum casing, packs 10 watts RMS total output power and features Dynamic Bass Boost maximizing your listening enjoyment. It features a dual alarm feature allowing you to set different alarm times for weekdays and weekends.



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There are thousands of apps that let you create a list of things to do, even synchronize them with online services - but Clearbecomes a revolutionary App with a distinguishing element, a super-simple and very interesting interface. The screen is fully occupied by lists and things to do, and all operations are made through gestures that are learned naturally and in few seconds. Instead of intrusive elements to add and manage lists of items, everything is processed through natural gestures, such as "open space" between two elements, or drag the list, etc.. Check out the video





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Those who use the iPhone know how easy it is to exceed the maximum traffic contract with an operator, resulting in extra costs that can be substantial. The Onavo app promises to compress data in order to reduce traffic. Onavo saves you up to 80% of your data, at home and abroad, it is a money-saving must-have app for every iPhone data user. (tip: Sebastian)



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Perfect for skiing, mountain biking, motocross, paddle sports, or any other activity you want a lower filming angle than when your GoPro is ed in your helmet. See more of your arms, knees poles, and skis while skiing...or your arms and handlebars while biking or riding your motorcycle. Recommended as a more immersive way to film than on the helmet.



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The PocketCell by Innergie is a device that can recharge the battery of your smartphone, tablet or multimedia player, using 3000 mAh. The product uses a multi-connector cable, that has three ports: miniUSB, microUSB and Apple 30-pin. According to Innergie, this portable battery can deliver up to 4.5 hours of autonomy for the iPad, or 15 hours for your phone.



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Showcase is a great new app for the iPad, it allows you to showcase your personal portfolio on the go. For designers, photographers, artists or any creative, the app offers you a great display of your work in portrait and landscape view. Convince others of your skills by showing, telling and sharing your portfolio, even without an internet connection.



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Distinctive design and functional. The Sanctuary from Blue Lounge, arranges your cables, charges your gadgets and stores your belongings in a single device. The simple and compact design conceals a universal charger compatible with over 1500 electronic devices from most major brands and a USB port allowing hundreds of electronic devices to be charged in a simple and practical way. Users can charge a cell phone, PDA, Blackberry, iPod, MP3 and Bluetooth headset simultaneously in one place. The Sanctuary performs its functions with ease and elegance.



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Gizmon developed a case for the iPhone with the design of a rangefinder camera. And the thing is so well designed that you may believe that is true. As with classic cameras, the shutter release is done by a button on the upper side of the camera just like the classic cameras, and you can add to the toy small macro or fisheye lenses that will increase the power of the zoom or wide angle. Watch the video





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Windward is an iPhone app for sailors, with Windward checking tide data has never been easier. You can access detailed data within a few taps. The app features a tide meter for hourly tide data, an Anemometer that reports current wind speed, and air/water temperature for up-to-the-minute temperature readings. Available at the App Store

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