Featured Gadget: Oculus Rift

Believe the hype: this is the real thing!
This revolutionary head mounted display is far better than anything what is currently on the market and has been endorsed by id Software’s John Carmack (now CTO at Oculus VR) and Valve’s Gabe Newell amongst others.

Why 2016 will mark the return of Virtual Reality
An improved consumer version of the Oculus Rift aimed at the general public is in development and will include 1080p resolution, enhanced head and positional tracking and possibly also wireless operation.

RoBoHoN - a mobile that thinks it’s a robot

If you thought that you looked rather silly holding that giant new phablet up to your ear whenever you need to make a call, have a look at RoBoHoN, Sharp’s new smartphone-cum-robot, personal assistant and projector.

Cryptex USB Flash Drive

Whether you prefer the old-fashioned mechanical locks to the modern passwords and encryption techniques, or just looking for a steampunk-themed accessory, the Cryptex USB Flash Drive could be right for you.

Trigger King’s Triggers for PS3 Controller

Sony thought that their PlayStation 3 game controller is perfection itself, but the buffs from Trigger King, a small American start-up, disagreed, and still managed to improve it with the Pro version of their Adjustable Hair Triggers.

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FABtotum - Personal Fabricator

If this project really gets off the ground, it can cause a real revolution in personal 3D printing.

While we are seeing more and more affordable 3D printers coming on the market recently, this is the first one containing 3D Scanner, 3D Printer and a Milling Machine in one compact unit.

inFORM - Dynamic Shape Display

Clever guys at Tangible Media Group of the MIT Media Lab developed a 'display' that can render 3D content physically, so users can actually interact with digital information in a tangible way.

Not only that, inFORM can also interact with the physical world around it, for example moving objects placed on the display's surface.

USB Type-C

Recently, the USB 3.0 Promoter Group announced a new USB Type-C specification, expected to be published by the middle of 2014.

The key features include smaller size and reversible plug orientation. The new Type-C connectors won’t appear for at least another 18 months, and won’t be mechanically backward compatible with current USB connectors.