Nissan Smart Rearview Mirror That Can Eliminate Any Visual Barriers

If you often tell your friend to get down because he or she was blocking your vision in the rearview mirror soon Nissan Smart Rearview Mirror will stop your impolite manners.

Nissan Smart Rearview Mirror combines a regular rearview mirror with a camera and LCD monitor with a function that can be adjusted as needed. The idea is pretty similar with Drive Agent Mirror.

When you're driving with friends who sit in the rear passenger seat, you can change the rearview mirror into LCD monitor to display video so you can see what is behind your car without hindered by your friends head.

In addition to its capability in eliminating your friends head, Nissan Smart Rearview Mirror is also equipped with a high resolution lens and a wide viewing angle so that the "blind spot" area can be seen clearly. Enjoy the video bellow to see it in action:

What do you think???

Pretty smart huh???

Nissan Motor develops the Smart rearview mirror, which helps provide clear rearward visibility in various conditions

YOKOHAMA, Japan – Nissan Motor Company, Ltd., has announced the development of the Smart rearview mirror, the world's first LCD monitor that not only provides clear rearward visibility under various conditions, but also allows the driver the ability to switch between the LCD monitor and the traditional rearview mirror, depending on the driver's preference. Nissan will introduce the Smart rearview mirror at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show.

The Smart rearview mirror is housed within the structure of the rearview mirror, with a built-in LCD monitor that can be activated in place of the conventional mirror. A high-resolution camera mounted on the rear of the vehicle provides the driver with a clear unobstructed view of the rear flanks, allowing the ability to check blind spots and other traffic conditions. The camera projects a clear image onto the monitor to provide the driver with a better view for a more comfortable driving experience.

An additional feature of the Smart rearview mirror is the versatile switch function. Operated by a control located at the bottom of the mirror, the driver can utilize the traditional rearview mirror system, or with a simple flip of a switch, gain an unobstructed rearward view behind the vehicle embedded on the LCD display.

The Smart rearview mirror provides a wider and clearer view when compared to a standard mirror. The LCD monitor provides unobstructed images of the rear flanks, making traditional obstructions associated with traditional rearview mirrors, such as C-pillars, a non-issue. This helps the driver grasp the traffic conditions within the area in a much more efficient manner.

Rearward visibility from conventional rearview mirrors can be obstructed when there are tall passengers in the rear seats, or when luggage is stacked high in the rear compartment. However, with the Smart rearview mirror, rearward visibility is free from in-vehicle obstructions, thanks to the camera mounted on the rear window that displays its images on the LCD monitor built into the rear mirror.

In addition, the Smart rearview mirror can provide a crisp clear image in a variety of environmental conditions including rain, snow, dawn and dusk. The high-quality camera and image processing system implemented in the LCD monitor consistently results in a clear image with minimal glare, even during sunrise or sunset conditions or when being followed by a vehicle with strong headlights.

Nissan has historically used its unique high-performance cameras and image processing technologies to help expand the driver's view. For example, the world's first Around View Monitor provides ease of parking via a bird's eye view of the vehicle's surroundings, creating composite images caught on four cameras to display a virtual 360-degree image of the vehicle, including the sides and rear of the car.

The Around View Monitor system has evolved from its initial introduction. When the driver must execute a blind corner turn, or when exiting a parking lot, the Front Wide View Function and Rear Wide View Function can provide the driver with a 180-degree view of the front and back of the vehicle on the monitor inside the car. MOD (Moving Object Detection) informs the driver of moving objects detected near the car when maneuvering out of a parking space. The cameras placed on the front windshield also contribute to other revolutionary safety technologies, including the Lane Departure Prevention system, which alerts the driver when the car unintentionally leaves the driving lane and helps the driver move the vehicle back into the lane. The Emergency Brake System, detects a car in front of the vehicle also by cameras and alerts the driver with an in-vehicle audible and visual warning and if necessary, emergency brake is applied to help avoid an imminent collision.

The Smart rearview mirror is equipped with a newly developed high-performance, narrow-angle camera and a specially-shaped LCD monitor. Matching a standard wide angle camera lens to this unique monitor could not be done since the images from the camera, when adjusted to the special monitor size, produced a low-resolution image resulting in an insufficient picture quality. To rectify this challenge, a 1,300,000 pixel narrow-angle camera was developed so that picture quality would not be sacrificed when formatted for the specially designed monitor.

Also, conventional monitors possess an aspect ratio of 4:3 or 16:9, but these traditional-sized aspect ratios could not adequately be displayed in a rearview mirror. Therefore, an LCD monitor with a unique aspect ratio of approximately 4:1 was developed.

When the LCD monitor and mirror are used in unison, the transparency of the monitor and the reflection in the mirror can create an image overlap—a dual layered effect—making it difficult to get a clean view, but with the Smart rearview mirror, Nissan applied a unique technology to the structural design of the LCD monitor and the mirror, enabling it to function without any image overlaps.

“Smart rearview mirror will give our customers the best possible view no matter how tall the passengers in the back seat, or the road conditions." said Andy Palmer, Chief Planning Officer and executive Vice President of Nissan. “It also offers the possibility of new and exciting designs for our upcoming models because Smart rearview mirror is an alternative to a very wide rear window for good visibility. We'll have the flexibility to create new shapes, and to further improve aerodynamics for better fuel efficiency."

Nissan plans to implement the Smart rearview mirror in the ZEOD RC that is scheduled to compete in the 24 Hours of Le Mans and other NISMO race cars. Shoichi Miyatani, NISMO's president says, “Under the harsh driving conditions in the world of motorsports, retaining a clear view for the race driver is of utmost importance. In that sense, the Smart rearview mirror will be a powerful tool for our Nissan NISMO drivers. Also, we have high expectations towards improving the cars' aerodynamic design, thanks to the Smart rearview mirror, thereby expanding the possibilities of race cars to a new level."

Nissan is planning to introduce the Smart rearview mirror to global markets in 2015. The plan is to offer the product as a dealer option this spring in the Japan market.

About Nissan Motor Co.
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japan's second-largest automotive company, is headquartered in Yokohama, Japan, and is part of the Renault-Nissan Alliance. Operating with approximately 236,000 employees globally, Nissan sold more than 4.9 million vehicles and generated revenue of 9.6 trillion yen (USD 116.16 billion) in fiscal 2012. Nissan delivers a comprehensive range of over 60 models under the Nissan and Infiniti brands. In 2010, Nissan introduced the Nissan LEAF, and continues to lead in zero-emission mobility. The LEAF, the first mass-market, pure-electric vehicle launched globally, is now the best-selling EV in history.

Source: Nissan | By: Ronny

MIOPS Camera Trigger That Take Your Photography Skills To The Next Level With Ease

Need to take your photography skills to the next level?

If so then let MIOPS do its magic.

MIOPS is a trigger to your camera or flash unit that offers all the required features for high-speed photography in a single unit and provides advanced features via a total integration with your smartphone.

This way, you can adjust the settings using dedicated smart phone application and send them to MIOPS with a simple click on your phone.

And if you don't want to use your smartphone, you can configure MIOPS by using the on-board buttons and its colorful LCD screen.

MIOPS is also not bigger than your credit card (only less than an inch in thickness). So it will not consumes too much space in your camera bag. This camera trigger is also compatible to any DSLR camera.

So what you can do with MIOPS, just watch the video and these photos bellow carefully and be amazed!!!


Need to have a unit?

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By: Ronny

DrinkMate - World`s Smallest Lightest Breathalyzer

I know you like to have fun while drinking.

I also know that you think you are a responsible person (to yourself and others).

You never have any intentions to put yourself and others in danger.

But if you don`t know how to control your drinking behavior... trust me...something bad will come your way.

And this is where DrinkMate step in to help you to be the most responsible person on earth.

DrinkMate is the world`s smallest breathalyzer (1.8" long x 0.62") that can be plugged in to your Android smartphone to display your BAC (Blood Alcohol Content).

To come out with as small and as light (only 0.2 o z) as possible design, DrinkMate didn`t come with internal battery. So to support its performance, this breathalyzer will consume power from your android smartphone via the micro-USB port.

Equipped with a low-cost advanced stability semiconductor-based sensor, this breathalyzer provide accuracy up to +/- 0.01% BAC at a BAC of 0.02%. The accuracy itself was validated using testing and calibration kits from Lifeloc Technologies, the leader in breathalyzer testing and calibration. Enjoy the video bellow to see it in action:

How you can use it?

As easy as 1,2,3...

1. Plug DrinkMate into your Android phone
2. Follow the app's instruction to blow into DrinkMate
3. BAC results displayed instantly!

Ready to save yourself and others from stupid accident that may arise after you drink?

Make your pledge starting from $25 to own a DrinkMate via KickStarter.

By: Ronny

How To Choose Best Tuner For Guitar (5 Checklists That You Should Know)

To tune the guitar strings (especially the new one) can be a tedious job and spend your precious time in vain.

And if you tune your first electric guitar just by relying on your ears, you probably will end up with improper tune.

That's why an electronic tuner for guitar is needed to save you from the wrong tune at all times.

And to choose the best unit for the best tuning experiences you need to know several things such as:


1. The type of electric or digital tuner
• Clip on – this model clip onto your guitar or bass headstock and detect the tuning of each string through the instrument’s vibrations.
• Pedal - this model is built into a case that can be placed at your feet.
• Rack and tabletop

2. If you play electric guitar, it is very highly recommended for you to choose a digital tuner that runs through your amp and pedal board.

3. Check how easy the tuner's display can be read by you.

4. If you are a kind of guitarists who like it to be a little higher or lower than perfect then an analog tuner with a jumping needle is your best choice.

5. Features that you need to consider:
• Auto pitch detection
This feature will automatically detect the played tone, showing its relation to true pitch.

• Special tuning modes
An optional tuning modes to match specific instruments such as 7-string, baritone guitars, and 6-string basses.

Some model also even support drop tunings that are based on “Eb” or “D,” (very popular in heavy metal and rock).

If you use a capo, look for a model that supports capo tunings. Other model also allow you to tune to many alternate tuning modes and various tempered scales.

• Microphones and speakers
A unit with microphones can detect your guitar tuning acoustically. While a model with built-in amplifiers and speakers can generate audible tones.

• Bypass or silent tuning
A unit with a bypass feature don’t color the signal sent to your amplifier. Silent tuning bypasses the output to your amplifier or sound system, allowing you to tune your electric guitar by referencing your tuner’s visual display only.

• Metronomes
Many tuners also include metronome functions (a great bonus feature for student).

5 Best Top Rated Tuner For Guitar:

1. Snark SN-1 Tuner (under $11.5)
Features:
• Reviewed by 2,434 customers - 4.6 out of 5 stars - READ REVIEWS
• With stay put clip, display rotates 360 degrees for easy viewing
• Features frequency range tailored for guitar and bass
• Pitch Calibration (415-466 Hz)
• Tap Tempo Metronome
• High sensitivity vibration sensor
• Dimensions: 6 x 4 x 4 inches ; 0.2 ounces


2. Snark SN-8 Super Tight All Instrument Tuner (under $12)
Features:
• Reviewed by 857 customers - 4.6 out of 5 stars - READ REVIEWS
• Super Tight Tuning
• Faster
• Brighter EZ Read Display
• Display Rotates 360 degrees
• Tap Tempo Metronome
• Pitch Calibration and Transpose Features
• Dimensions: 4 x 2 x 3 inches ; 1.3 ounces


3. D'Addario NS Micro Clip-On Tuner (under $13)
Features:
• Reviewed by 612 customers - 4.2 out of 5 stars - READ REVIEWS
• Highly precise clip-on tuner for a wide range of instruments including guitar, bass, ukulele, banjo, mandolin, and more
• Discrete, highly compact design hides behind the headstock and is small enough to leave on every instrument you own - get one for each case
• Extremely accurate chromatic tuning based on vibration, no sound or cable input required
• Adjustable ratchet mechanism and reversible screen allows for placement on front or back of headstock
• Visual metronome feature for additional practice aid
• Dimensions: 1 x 0.1 x 1 inches ; 0.3 ounces


4. Fender FT-004 Chromatic Clip-On Tuner (under $9)
Features:
• Reviewed by 385 customers - 4.4 out of 5 stars - READ REVIEWS
• Small, compact size one-handed swivel clamp
• Tuning modes include: Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, Violin and Chromatic
• Tuning Range B0-B7.
• 1x 3V 2032 battery required (included)
• Dimensions: 3 x 6 x 3 inches ; 3 ounces


5. Korg CA-40 Large Display Auto Chromatic Tuner (under $13)
Features:
• Reviewed by 371 customers - 4.6 out of 5 stars - READ REVIEWS
• A compact chromatic tuner, ideal for use with brass band or orchestra
• Larger and more easily readable high-precision LCD needle-style meter
• Wide detection range from A0 - C8
• Calibration function that accommodates a variety of concert pitches
• Sound Out function that lets you produce a reference tone from the internal speaker. The tuner will remember the pitch you select
• Dimensions: 3.9 x 2.6 x 0.7 inches ; 3 ounces


Read Also: This Guitar Pick Increases Your Picking Speed Instantly

By: Ronny

How To Choose Best Wireless Home Router

Do you hate the reality that you can only browse the internet at the same place every day for the rest of your life?

Do you have other devices and need to let them to communicate to each other?

Is there anyone else in your home or office who also need to use the computer and internet?

Do you hate tangled wires?

If so, then it is a solid sign that you need a wireless router.

In a case your are new, Wireless (Wi-Fi) routers will connect your devices to the network by using radio signals.

This way your devices doesn`t need to have an Ethernet port to share the internet connection. A Wi-Fi router also lets you to connect several devices to each other, and to the internet via your broadband connection.

And if you want to gain the best experience with your home router investment, you need to know several things such as:

1. Type of Network
The rule of thumb is a single-band router will do the job done if you are just a single home user.

While other advanced network (usually cost more than $100) can give faster speeds and better performance over longer distances. This model is more suitable for heavy-duty gamer, a multimedia enthusiast, or a small business owner.

2. The Bands
Basically you will find 2 types of bands – Single or Dual.

As the name implies, a single-band router communicate only by using the 2.4GHz frequency and is a perfect choice if you only need to setup a simple wireless network. While a dual-band router can works well on both 2.4 and 5 GHz frequencies.

3. The Speed And Range
How fast do you need the router to work?

300Mbps, 900Mbps, 1900Mbps, or…? I guess, you know what you need.

But remember, the router speed is not related to the speed of your internet. The speed of your router only related to the performance of your internal network (streaming music or video, sharing files, etc).

Before you buy a router, it'll be a good idea to get an idea about its range, either by connecting to it yourself if you have access to a place where it's installed (via a friend, relative, workplace, coffee shop etc.), or reading online reviews of users who have bought it (like on Amazon.com).

4. The number of simultaneous connections
N routers support up to 30 maximum concurrent clients, while for AC routers, the number is much higher, closer to 100.

5. Go for the 802.11n or 802.11ac
802.11n routers can run in "mixed mode" so that non-802.11n wireless devices can connect as well.

802.11ac is the newest 802.11x wireless networking standard. 11ac can provide up to almost 1Gbps throughput under ideal conditions in supported dual-band routers, or up to 500Mbps on a single-band.

6. The Security
• Make sure you choose a unit that features the highest level of security, the WPA2. It's stronger than WEP, as it scrambles the encryption key.
• If you have kids, wireless home router with parental controls will be a wise choice to protect your kids from harmful Internet content.
• Time-based usage controls – allows users to set time periods when connected devices can access the internet.
• Website logging – allows users to set up automatic logging of visited websites by connected devices
• Remote management – allows access to the wireless router remotely from the internet.

7. Compatibility
For example, if you use a Mac or a Linux PC, check whether the wireless router will support your device before you buy them.

8. The Design
The design of a router is not only useful for keeping the beauty of your room and mood but also for practicality reasons.

Check the size of the router, and whether it can be mounted horizontally or vertically. While about the color, you know better than me.

9. Other Features To Consider:
• Integrated USB ports for connecting a USB hard drive or memory stick.
• Flashing lights on the casing to indicate the data download speeds to your wireless network.

5 Best Top Rated Wireless Home Router:

1. Securifi Almond - Touchscreen Wireless Router (under $90)
Features:
• Reviewed by 5,643 customers - 4.6 out of 5 stars - READ REVIEWS
• 3 Minute Setup
• 95% of customers set it up in 3 Minutes using Touchscreen Wizard
• Multi Purpose: Use as primary Router or Range Extender or Wireless Bridge - no built in DSL modem.
• In Range Extender (Booster) mode compatible with any existing router (ex: Netgear, Linksys, Belkin, etc..)
• Compatible with PC, Windows, Mac, Linux, iPhone, iPad, Android, XBOX
• Dimensions: 1.9 x 4.8 x 4.3 inches ; 12.8 ounces


2. ASUS RT-N66U Dual-Band Wireless-N900 Gigabit Router (under $130)
Features:
• Reviewed by 3,020 customers - 4.3 out of 5 stars - READ REVIEWS
• 3 x Detachable antenna for 2.4GHz/5GHz with peak gain 3dBi/ 5dBi
• IPv6 support; VPN Server Support
• 802.11n: up to 450Mbps ; 802.11a/g: up to 54Mbps; 802.11b: up to 11Mbps
• Supports Ethernet and 802.3 with max. bit rate 10/100/1000 Mbps
• 2 x USB2.0 support for Printer sharing or HDD sharing
• Dimensions: 11 x 14 x 3.5 inches ; 1.8 pounds


3. TP-LINK TL-WR841N Wireless N300 Home Router (under $32)
Features:
• Reviewed by 1,244 customers - 4.4 out of 5 stars - READ REVIEWS
• 300Mpbs, IP QoS, WPS Button
• 2 fixed Omni directional antennas Supports PPPoE, Dynamic IP, and static IP broadband functions
• Standards: IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11b Interface: 4x 10/100 Auto-Sensing LAN Ports(Auto MDI/MDIX), 1x 10/100 Auto-Sensing WAN Port(Auto MDI/MDIX)
• Antenna: 2x 5dBi fixed Omni Directional Antenna Wireless Signal Rates:11n: Up to 300Mbps(dynamic) 11g: Up to 54Mbps(dynamic) 11b: Up to 11Mbps(dynamic)
• Frequency Range: 2.4-2.4835GHz Wireless Transmit Power: 20dBm(max. EIRP)
• Modulation Technology: DBPSK, DQPSK, CCK, OFDM, 16-QAM, 64-QAM
• 11M: -85dBm@8% PER 6M: -88dBm@10% PER 1M: -90dBm@8% PER
• Power Supply: Input - localized to country of sale; Output - 9VDC /0.6A Switching PSU
• Receiver Sensitivity:270M: -68dBm@10% PER 130M: -68dBm@10% PER 108M: -68dBm@10% PER 54M: -68dBm@10% PER
• Dimensions: 1.3 x 5.1 x 7.6 inches ; 10.9 ounces


4. TP-LINK TL-WR940N Wireless N300 Home Router (under $34)
Features:
• Reviewed by 1,460 customers - 3.9 out of 5 stars - READ REVIEWS
• 300Mpbs, 3 External Antennas, IP QoS, WPS Button
• Supports PPPoE, Dynamic IP, and static IP broadband functions Automatic dialing, On-demand dialing, detachable time dialing, filling most dialing requirements
• Standards: IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11b Interface: 4x 10/100 LAN Ports, 1x 10/100 WAN Ports Antenna: 3x 3dBi Detachable Omni Directional Antenna
• Wireless Signal Rates:802.11n: Up to 300Mbps(dynamic) 802.11g: Up to 54Mbps(dynamic) 802.11b: Up to 11Mbps(dynamic)
• Frequency Range: 2.4~2.4835GHz Wireless Transmit Power: 20dBm(max. EIRP) Modulation Technology: DBPSK, DQPSK, CCK, OFDM, 16-QAM, 64-QAM
• Receiver Sensitivity:270M: -68dBm@10% PER 130M: -68dBm@10% PER 108M: -68dBm@10% PER 54M: -68dBm@10% PER
• 11M: -85dBm@8% PER 6M: -88dBm@10% PER 1M: -90dBm@8% PER
• Power Supply: Input - localized to country of sale; Output - 9VDC /0.85A Switching PSU
• Dimensions: 7.9 x 5.5 x 1.2 inches ; 8.8 ounces


5. NETGEAR RangeMax WNR1000 Wireless Router (under $25)
Features:
• Reviewed by 829 customers - 4.1 out of 5 stars - READ REVIEWS
• Supports Windows 8
• Provides better range than older Wireless-G routers
• Extra performance boost when connected to Wireless-N devices
• Surf, email, stream music, play on-line games, and make Internet phone calls
• Push 'N Connect can securely connect devices at the push of a button
• Dimensions: 6.9 x 4.7 x 1.1 inches ; 8.5 ounces


By: Ronny

X132 Hellcat Speedster Super Exotic Motorcycle

Got US $ 65,000?

You do???

Cool then you deserve to enjoy a cool riding experience with X132 Hellcat Speedster.

This super cool street bike is made from the finest materials such as carbon fiber and billet aluminum.

While to support its fierce performance on the road, X132 Hellcat Speedster is armed with 132 cubic inch fuel-injected V-Twin engine, 240 spec rear wheel and tire package, solo tractor-style leather saddle complete with foot controls and swept handlebar.

This super cool street motorcycle is limited only 65 units.

So yea, you need to act fast to make reservation on this PAGE if you really want X132 Hellcat Speedster to come to your garage.

By: Ronny

Patchnride - Patch A Bicycle Flat Tire In Less Than 60 Seconds

The most disturbing problem for all cyclists on earth is a sudden flat tire.

And when that happen...

You could not find a repairman

You also do not know how to patch that flat tire.

You get stress and suddenly you feel that your life is hard.

And this is where Patchnride come to the rescue.

Patchnride is the most is the easiest and quickest solution to patch a flat tire.

No special skills and experiences are needed.

No complicated process is needed.

You can do it in less than 60 seconds!!!

All you have to do is...

To locate puncture with Patchnride Leak Detector and when you see the bubbles just apply the patchnride tool, pump the tire and you are good to go. Enjoy the video bellow to see it in action:


Patchnride is also compatible to be used to any types of bicycle tires.

Tempted to own a unit?

Yea you should, just put your pledge starting from $30 on Indiegogo.

By: Ronny