It’s not every day you see a tablet transform into a, well, a Transformer. But that’s exactly what we’re going to show you today, after Xiaomi VP Hugo Barra shared photos of a Mi Pad 2 that morphs into a robot. Fans of the Transformers universe, whether that be the original cartoons back in the […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)
Tablets that can morph into statuette toys -- the future! Or not. Xiaomi's Mi Pad 2 being transformed into a Transformers robot sounds cool, right? Well, not all is as it seems.
Xiaomi has collaborated with Hasbro to crowdfund a robot model called Soundwave in China. Soundwave looks like a Mi Pad 2, but can be converted to a Transformers-style robot with Lego-like blocks that can be detached from the tablet's assembly. Show More Summary
I suppose those who picked up the Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 would have been pretty happy with the tablet, as it will run on either Android or Windows 10, and proved to be quite the top seller over in its home market of China, having sold out in just a minute after being made available. Show More Summary
Every tablet maker is always looking to outdo the competition. Usually that means progressively thinner and more powerful hardware, but Xiaomi decided to flip the script and turn one of its tablets, the Mi Pad 2, into a full-on Transformer. Read more...
Chinese gadget maker Xiaomi is teaming up with Hasbro to create a Transformer toy that turns into a tablet. The two companies have designed a version of the popular robot named Soundwave, which transforms into a Mi Pad 2 in 30 steps....Show More Summary
Taking a nap on a sofa or on your bed is great, but if you really want to get cosy, you might want to look into the Blandito Transformable Pad.
Life is hard. Sometimes we want to roll up into a ball and … now we have the option of escaping into the cuddly embrace of a taco. Called the Blandito, this soft, transformable seat/pad/pillow/taco chair can fold or wrap in a variety of ways to get you all snug and cozy for a little […]
For its latest project, the Swiss imagineers at Rinspeed transformed a BMW i8 into the autonomous Etos concept, complete with onboard drone landing pad and other high-tech wizardries. Continue reading The Rinspeed Etos is a BMW i8 that...Show More Summary
Apple Pencil is a terrific digital stylus that transforms iPad Pro into a highly capable electronic sketch pad and notebook, but it’s dead simple design potentially leaves something to be desired for some users. For example, its cylindrical-shaped symmetrical body lacks a basic pen clip for attaching it to your shirt pocket or elsewhere, which makes it […]
All photos by Geraldine Laferte via Apartment Therapy It's no surprise by now that Parisians are tiny-living geniuses, but that doesn't make it any less fun to see a well-executed space-saving apartment, especially if it transforms. Observe here, a 194-square-foot...
All photos courtesy of PKMN Architectures As Ikea works on bringing movable walls to the masses, a recent project completed by Spanish design firm PKMN Architectures offers a good look at how a super flexible apartment might actually work....
Blue Origin joins SpaceX and Boeing at the Cape, which NASA hopes to transform into a "multi-user spaceport."
Compass cofounder Ori Allon says real estate is one of the last sectors of the American economy that hasn’t been transformed by data and technology. He says when he talked to buyers, sellers, developers, and agents, everyone felt they were getting the short end of the stick. Show More Summary
LumoPro has announced the LP742 LightSwitch Speedlight Case and Modifier. The case is made from padded ballistic nylon and is able to accommodate most speedlights on the market. LightSwitch can also be transformed into three types of light modifiers: a reflector, bounce card, and flag. The case features a double-zipper design and a velcro strap on the back. Read more
Photo via Marianne Evennou Like New York City, where teeny-tiny apartments are all too common, Paris is also filled with small residences waiting to be transformed into livable homes. In these half-a-dozen recently completed micro Parisian dwellings, ranging from 86...
As promised, Apple has released GarageBand 10.1 through the Mac App Store. The update includes previously highlighted new features including 10 new Drummers, new synths and a ‘Transform Pad’ feature. The update also includes support for Apple’s new Force Touch trackpads from the 12-inch MacBook and 15-inch MacBook Pro. For artists publishing to Apple Music, […]
Amid the WWDC announcements last week including previewing iOS 9, OS X 10.11 El Capitan, and watchOS 2, Apple has pre-announced a small update coming to GarageBand for Mac at the end of the month. German site Apfelpage noticed the webpage that promises “new features coming June 30? above a description of additional virtual session […]
Like everyone, I’ve bought many lousy products in my life. Products that disappoint, break or never work to begin with. But one that stands out is the Chillow, the “revolutionary cooling pad” that “transforms your pillow into a Chillow.” At the time, our eldest son was four years-old – old enough [...]
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