What is Alex Edison?:
Documenting innovative mad scientists. The best gadgets and new technology innovations - any project that may just be crazy enough to change the world. We document projects that are up and coming, inspiring and not fully established. Covering new products, mad scientist projects, innovative technologies and stuff that pushes the world forward. Alex Edison originates from Alexander Graham Bell and Thomas Edison - two great inventors on the cusp of technology.
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Make expresso in your car:
September 22, 2013
 

Make expresso in your car:

Dont have time to make a nice solid expresso before hitting the road in the morning? Or maybe you just want to actually do something as you drive to work or the train station. Well, heres your answer. Dont make coffee at home, make it in your car! Yes, grab this handspresso maker and using your 12 volt charger in your car will make you a nice, smooth, tastey cup of expresso while youre on the road. MMmm I can smell it now roasting in the Handpresso :)

Portable, water bottle powered humidifier:
September 21, 2013
 

Portable, water bottle powered humidifier:

This is actually amazing. A little device that can be strapped onto nearly any water bottle to create a humdifier. Say what you will, but this is a very cool invention - heres why: humidifiers today are pretty darn big! Humidifiers help with dry skin, eliminating cold and flu symptoms, helps with asthma, lowers heating bills and helps infants from getting sick. This one is made for the road and can be used at home. It is easy to set up and easy to travel with. Its a pretty interesting innovation.

spnKiX Motorized Skates:
September 20, 2013
 

spnKiX Motorized Skates:

Walking was so 1990. Skating was 2001. Now theres motorized skates! Strap them onto your shoes and with a remote control you define how fast you will go. No more working those legs to gain speed - exercise is for suckers. But really though, this product is pretty neat. I would love a pair.

Video Peephole: See, Take pictures, and choose to answer your door
September 19, 2013
 

Video Peephole: See, Take pictures, and choose to answer your door

Heres the problem with standard peepholes - people can see when youre looking through it. This neat little product, shows you a digital version of the person outside of your door. Even better - you can set it up to take pictures whenever a person rings the door bell. At the end of the day, recording people who are at your door is an interesting thing to do... Only I dont want to know what people are doing in the last minute before I open the door...

SwingByte 2: Perfect your Golf Swing
September 18, 2013
 

SwingByte 2: Perfect your Golf Swing

Have you been trying to improve your golf game? Me neither, but my family are a bunch of golfers that concentrate on getting the ball closer to the hole on their first swing. This swingbyte attaches to directly to your club of choice. When you swing, it documents your exact motions and gives you very interesting measurements. It syncs immediately with your smart phone / ipad to let you immediately see and understand what you did, and possibly how to improve. Is it an odd chochky? Yes. Will it be loved. Yes. So if youre out of ideas, grab this for your favorite golfers next birthday.

Portable, Expandable Screen:
September 17, 2013
 

Portable, Expandable Screen:

Getting ready to be on the road? Maybe youre just getting ready to present to a client and dont want to mess around with their technologies - or maybe you want to keep your kids entertained for a moment. Well, this product is pretty neat and it can help. It is a portable hd screen that rolls up quickly and is extremely portable. It expands to about 27 inches and contracts to be pretty damn small! Given the right situation, I would call this... MINE.

Sifteo 2.0: Smart playful blocks
September 16, 2013
 

Sifteo 2.0: Smart playful blocks

Interact with your digital playthings. These bad boys come in a set of 3, which can be expanded on nearly infinitely. Each block has a digital and presents different graphics on it. These blocks can work alone, but they can also be pieced together. For example, one game you are piecing together words like [pu] [zz] [le]. When they are placed together int the right order, you win the game! Beyond that there is a cache of games that you can download to the blocks, and it can become have infinite variations of what fun you can have with them. If you find-em, play with-em! I would...

Rover 2.0: Smartphone controlled spy bot
September 15, 2013
 

Rover 2.0: Smartphone controlled spy bot

Is a really interesting product that you control through your android or IOS device. Not only that, but this thing can snag a picture or record a video all while remaining fairly quiet to its surroundings. Through the app, you can upload it to facebook or whatever the most current social media craze is. It makes me think back to the movie Animal House, I mean those were the stone ages of spying on people, cutting a hole through a wall to stick your eye into, peeping through the windows. Hell, today if this rover got caught in a sorority house the girls would probably steal it and laugh at you. Well, anyway we will have to save that for a futuristic coming of age movie.

Innergie Pocket Cell: Portable cell phone power
September 14, 2013
 

Innergie Pocket Cell: Portable cell phone power

The Inntergie Pocket Cell is a lovely device, when your cell phone runs out of power this device is your saviour. Yes, whip it out of your pocket, plug it into your phone and bang! your phone is back in business. Today, we always need a little more power so that we can play more angry birds, I mean come-on stop eating my battery birds! The only downside, is that this will add bulk to your pocket - so dear fashion designers, make me bigger pockets!

Kwikset: Keyless entry to your home
September 13, 2013
 

Kwikset: Keyless entry to your home

Get rid of those keys! Install Kwikset as the lock to your home and viola your smartphone becomes your new key. Get home and wave it in front of the lock and it opens - yet, others will still have the ability to get in with a standard key. But the best thing about this little product is that when youre not home, and you want to let someone in, you can send them a key to their smartphone that is valid for a certain period of time. There are other products like this, but youre doomed if your cell phone runs out of batteries. For that, I think that this is one product that deserves a look.