This product looks like it took a page right out of Asus’ book (keyboard dock, anyone?), which certainly isn’t a bad thing. Aptly named the Brydge, this accessory is the closest the iPad will ever be to the MacBook Air. Not only does it match Apple’s famous aesthetics, but the Brydge from what we can tell looks like it equals the Cupertino company’s construction as well. Weighing in at 1.3 pounds, the device is made from aerospace-grade aluminum that is “machined and anodized to match the look and feel of an Apple iPad.” Oh, and it also matches Apple’s premium pricing: The Brydge — for early Kickstarter adopters — will run $150, or $180 for the model with speakers. [via Kickstarter]
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690
So this is what NVIDIA had in store for its gaming festival attendees: the GeForce GTX 690, boasting dual-GPUs, 28nm Kepler architecture and 3,072 CUDA parallel processing cores. If you partake in the disappearing art of PC gaming, you should probably start saving now; this piece of kit will set interested parties back $999.99. I guess to get the performance of two GTX 680s — while running quieter and with better power efficiency, I might add — a price must be paid. The GTX 690 also comes with trivalent chromium-plated aluminum, magnesium alloy fan housing, nickel-plated fins, dual vapor chambers and fans that purr along at 3,000rpm. [Gizmodo via NVIDIA]
Kogeto Dot Panoramic iPhone Lens
We’ve seen both macro and telephoto lens add ons; how about one that allows you to take full 360 degree photos and video, no stitching required? Through a dedicated app, the Kogeto Dot Panoramic iPhone Lens captures your entire surroundings with some surprisingly good results. The iCONIC lens uses a catadioptric optical system and is fully AR-coated to get the best fidelity in all environments — and it’s a cinch to use. The Dot basically snaps on, similar to a case, and is compatible with the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S in a number of different colors. To see the lens in action, head on over to Kogeto’s website, where users can also upload their video using t he Dot lens. [Uncrate via Kogeto]
As unabashed gadget lovers, TechnoBuffalo is always on the look out for the latest innovations in design, function and user experience. Unfortunately, we just don’t have the capacity to cover every product out there and, as a result, many worthwhile products subsequently don’t get the coverage they deserve. That’s why we’re introducing a weekly roundup of Buffalo Gear: a visual collection of some of today’s most awesome gear and gadgets. From electronics, to toys, to stuff for the outdoors, these are products we wish we owned.