Launch Your Inside Artist: 5 Devices for Creating Cool Stuff

You loaded your iPad Air 2 with all the hottest apps. Now it is time to … sit on the sofa and watch Netflix? Overlook that. Use these 5 excessive-tech instruments to make one thing cool.

Release Your Inner Artist: 5 Gadgets for Creating Cool StuffHemingwrite

For the author — The Web is a author’s worst enemy. Conventional typewriters get rid of distractions, however it’s type of arduous to share work on the Net when it is printed on paper. The Hemingwrite — a phrase processor that uploads work to the cloud by way of Bluetooth or Wi-Fi — is perhaps the perfect of each worlds. (Availability and pricing TBA)

For the mad musician — Flip your greens right into a keyboard or a bit of cardboard right into a guitar with Ototo, a transportable, customizable synthesizer that may be related to just about any conductive materials. ($ninety five)

For the sketch artist — The stylus is perhaps good (nicely, simply OK) for taking notes, however it may be clumsy in relation to sketching. The picket Pencil provides artists extra management over their drawings, with a digital "eraser" on the again, a tip that adjusts line thickness relying on the way you maintain it, and software program that acknowledges that your palm is just not a drawing instrument. ($fifty nine.ninety five)

Release Your Inner Artist: 5 Gadgets for Creating Cool StuffRelonch

For the photographer — There are plenty of cute lenses you possibly can pop onto your smartphone. The Relonch is a bit more superior (and costly) than most of them, boasting an APS-C measurement sensor, f/2.zero lens and a Lightning connector for docking your iPhone 5 or iPhone 6. ($499)

For the engineer — There are plenty of three-D printers on the market, however the Ultimaker 2 ranks close to the highest relating to print high quality and measurement — good for constructing that terrifyingly sensible bust of your self. ($2,500)

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— Keith Wagstaff

First revealed November eleven 2014, 6:19 AM