Monohm’s Runcible “Anti-Smartphone” Available for Pre-Order

Introduced last year, Monohm’s quirky yet refined anti-smartphone, the Runcible, has finally hit the pre-order stage. Monohm originally planned to put the Runcible up for pre-order a year ago, but software snags left the company scrambling for a back-up plan. Now on track to hit the hands of users worldwide, Runcible is available on Indiegogo for $399 with a ship date slated for September. It’s …

CoWatch by iMCO

An affordable smartwatch that integrates Amazon's cloud-based voice assistant Alexa

Chinese company iMCO’s new CoWatch has everything a smartwatch these days needs to offer: activity-tracking sensors (including heart rate), smart-home integration, compatible with iOS and Android, 1GB memory and 8GB storage, and an impressive battery life (purportedly 32 hours with normal use). Setting itself apart from the competitors, however, CoWatch will be the first to incorporate Amazon’s cloud-based voice assistant Alexa—making it the first voice-controlled …

TappLock

A smooth "open sesame" with just your fingerprint

New Toronto-based venture Pishon Labs offers two different padlocks that open with your fingerprint. Built upon a compact Fingerprints Cards AB FPC1020 sensor, the one-touch lock is certainly more convenient, if not faster, than traditional ones that require keys, a combination or even newer smart-locks that pair with phones. It’s also flexible: if you want to share the lock, up to 200 fingerprints can be …