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WonderCube Combines 8 Functions In One Cubic Inch For Your Phone

WonderCube Combines 8 Functions In One Cubic Inch For Your Phone

The WonderCube combines functions of smartphone accessories into a single appliance…that only takes up one square inch of space. The WonderCube is small enough to fit on a keychain, and enables users to utilize their phone to its fullest capacity at all times. The WonderCube is compatible with all current devices, from Android to iPhone.

Built-In Cable

The Wondercube hides within its one inch frame a three inch USB cord. When not in use, the cord retracts completely inside the WonderCube, and can be extended in a pinch when you need to connect your phone to a friend’s computer.

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Charge On-the-Go

The WonderCube can charge your phone in two ways. Of course, it can be plugged into any USB capable device, but users also have the option of plugging in a 9V battery to the WonderCube for over 3 hours of battery life. This function comes in handy when camping, or during a dreaded power outage.

 Extra Memory

The USB functionality is not simply for charging or connection capabilities. The WonderCube also offers anywhere from 16 to 64GB of extra memory. Although this function is not yet usable on iPhones, Mutants DesignLab is hard at work to make it happen as soon as possible.

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LED Flashlight

The WonderCube includes a small light to be used if necessary. Since the WonderCube hangs on your keychain, the WonderCube offers accessibility beyond the flashlight apps on your smartphone.

Phone Stand

A non-electronic function of the WonderCube is its ability to work as a stand for your phone. Micro suction cups attach to the back of your phone, and allow it to be propped up vertically or horizontally for portrait or landscape viewing.

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How to Get a WonderCube

As the company behind the WonderCube is an IndieGoGo start-up, the product is still being produced at the current time, and supplies are currently very limited. They are expected to be available in August 2015, and will cost $69. Extra flash drive space can be purchased as well. Mutants DesignLab is also offering bulk sales of 10 WonderCubes for $459.

Featured photo credit: Meet WonderCube/IndieGoGo via images.indiegogo.com

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Last Updated on February 15, 2019

7 Tools to Help Keep Track of Goals and Habits Effectively

7 Tools to Help Keep Track of Goals and Habits Effectively

Now that 2011 is well underway and most people have fallen off the bandwagon when it comes to their New Year’s resolutions (myself included), it’s a good time to step back and take an honest look at our habits and the goals that we want to achieve.

Something that I have learned over the past few years is that if you track something, be it your eating habits, exercise, writing time, work time, etc. you become aware of the reality of the situation. This is why most diet gurus tell you to track what you eat for a week so you have an awareness of the of how you really eat before you start your diet and exercise regimen.

Tracking daily habits and progress towards goals is another way to see reality and create a way for you clearly review what you have accomplished over a set period of time. Tracking helps motivate you too; if I can make a change in my life and do it once a day for a period of time it makes me more apt to keep doing it.

So, if you have some goals and habits in mind that need tracked, all you need is a tracking tool. Today we’ll look at 7 different tools to help you keep track of your habits and goals.

Joe’s Goals

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    Joe’s Goals is a web-based tool that allows users to track their habits and goals in an easy to use interface. Users can add as many goals/habits as they want and also check multiple times per day for those “extra productive days”. Something that is unique about Joe’s Goals is the way that you can keep track of negative habits such as eating out, smoking, etc. This can help you visualize the good things that you are doing as well as the negative things that you are doing in your life.

    Joe’s Goals is free with a subscription version giving you no ads and the “latest version” for $12 a year.

    Daytum

      Daytum

      is an in depth way of counting things that you do during the day and then presenting them to you in many different reports and groups. With Daytum you can add several different items to different custom categories such as work, school, home, etc. to keep track of your habits in each focus area of your life.

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      Daytum is extremely in depth and there are a ton of settings for users to tweak. There is a free version that is pretty standard, but if you want more features and unlimited items and categories you’ll need Daytum Plus which is $4 a month.

      Excel or Numbers

        If you are the spreadsheet number cruncher type and the thought of using someone else’s idea of how you should track your habits turns you off, then creating your own Excel/Numbers/Google spreadsheet is the way to go. Not only do you have pretty much limitless ways to view, enter, and manipulate your goal and habit data, but you have complete control over your stuff and can make it private.

        What’s nice about spreadsheets is you can create reports and can customize your views in any way you see fit. Also, by using Dropbox, you can keep your tracker sheets anywhere you have a connection.

        Evernote

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          I must admit, I am an Evernote junky, mostly because this tool is so ubiquitous. There are several ways you can implement habit/goal tracking with Evernote. You won’t be able to get nifty reports and graphs and such, but you will be able to access your goal tracking anywhere your are, be it iPhone, Android, Mac, PC, or web. With Evernote you pretty much have no excuse for not entering your daily habit and goal information as it is available anywhere.

          Evernote is free with a premium version available.

          Access or Bento

            If you like the idea of creating your own tracker via Excel or Numbers, you may be compelled to get even more creative with database tools like Access for Windows or Bento for Mac. These tools allow you to set up relational databases and even give you the option of setting up custom interfaces to interact with your data. Access is pretty powerful for personal database applications, and using it with other MS products, you can come up with some pretty awesome, in depth analysis and tracking of your habits and goals.

            Bento is extremely powerful and user friendly. Also with Bento you can get the iPhone and iPad app to keep your data anywhere you go.

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            You can check out Access and the Office Suite here and Bento here.

            Analog Bonus: Pen and Paper

            All these digital tools are pretty nifty and have all sorts of bells and whistles, but there are some people out there that still swear by a notebook and pen. Just like using spreadsheets or personal databases, pen and paper gives you ultimate freedom and control when it comes to your set up. It also doesn’t lock you into anyone else’s idea of just how you should track your habits.

            Conclusion

            I can’t necessarily recommend which tool is the best for tracking your personal habits and goals, as all of them have their quirks. What I can do however (yes, it’s a bit of a cop-out) is tell you that the tool to use is whatever works best for you. I personally keep track of my daily habits and personal goals with a combo Evernote for input and then a Google spreadsheet for long-term tracking.

            What this all comes down to is not how or what tool you use, but finding what you are comfortable with and then getting busy with creating lasting habits and accomplishing short- and long-term goals.

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