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The answer is blowin' in the wind, thanks to Vaavud's smartphone accessory and app

0. phoneArena 23 Mar 2014, 22:00 posted on

Vaavud has taken its funding needs from a successful Kickstarter campaign, to a group of angel investors that put $375,000 into the company. Vaavud uses a smartphone, an app, and a rather low-tech device that it dreamed up, to measure wind speed, direction, and more information that can be discovered by tracking which way the wind blows...

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posted on 23 Mar 2014, 22:03

1. fzacek (Posts: 1122; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


I was just thinking about something like this for my RC aircraft earlier in the day.

posted on 23 Mar 2014, 22:04 2

2. SAO101789 (Posts: 120; Member since: 10 Feb 2014)


It would be better it if it was able to charge your phone in less than 10 years our phones will charge itself c:

posted on 23 Mar 2014, 22:14 1

5. lyndon420 (Posts: 1684; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


If it takes less than 10 years to charge my phone using this...I'm sold lol.

posted on 23 Mar 2014, 22:06 1

3. Lt.Green (Posts: 317; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Looks like a Mickey Mouse hat for your phone.

posted on 23 Mar 2014, 22:13

4. 14545 (Posts: 1052; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


This is actually pretty awesome. Not super useful for the average person, but awesome nonetheless. I hope it gets funded.

posted on 23 Mar 2014, 22:32 2

6. Sauce (unregistered)


This is pretty cool. This will be useful for my friends who fly RC planes.

In other news, iPhone 5c OUTSELLS all Android, BB, and Windows phones during winter quarter..... OUCH.

posted on 23 Mar 2014, 22:38

7. hurrycanger (Posts: 753; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)


Yeah, that other news was a little surprise for me today, lol.

posted on 23 Mar 2014, 22:46 2

8. Sauce (unregistered)


Me too, a big surprise lol, which is why I posted that.

U.S. Sales:

iPhone 5c (the 5crap everyone talks about): 12.8 million
Galaxy S4 (still one of the best) 9 million
ALL of Nokia: 8.2 million
ALL of Windows Phones (Globally): *around* 8.2 million
All Blackberry (whats BB anymore?): 6 million (still surprising)

People say that more sales don't mean anything. They kinda do.. it's common sense. Yes, each phone attracts taste to certain individuals, but it is the most sold phones that attract the most individuals.

posted on 24 Mar 2014, 03:01

14. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2089; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


Not sure where you got your numbers, Sauce, but I can't see how they are even remotely true.

http://www.phonearena.com/news/Apple-iPhone-5s-still-ringing-up-sales-say-Wall-Street-firms_id53532#2-33-of-those-surveyed-plan-on-buying-an-Apple-iPhone-5s

No numbers for December in this chart, but the S4 has outsold the 5c at all 4 major carriers every month since November. In fact, October was the only month the 5c sold more & that was only with AT&T. What you're saying is simply not possible.

posted on 24 Mar 2014, 03:10

15. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2089; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


I found the article where you got your numbers. Something doesn't add up.

posted on 23 Mar 2014, 22:49 1

9. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5042; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


If that news is only based on one country which it's only the US then it's nothing to brag about; if it's based on worldwide, then it's a breaking news.

posted on 23 Mar 2014, 22:52

10. Sauce (unregistered)


Yes true, but it is still a good news piece because of how large the smartphone industry is in the states.

posted on 23 Mar 2014, 22:58

11. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5042; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


What's weird is that the iPhone 5c didn't gain much sales in countries outside US, I think it's because of the expensive price for such phone when there are much better phones out there (even the iPhone 5). So, did you tip that news to PA?

posted on 23 Mar 2014, 23:05

12. Sauce (unregistered)


Yea exactly, I was thinking this exact thing, China in particular.

posted on 23 Mar 2014, 23:15

13. hurrycanger (Posts: 753; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)


I guess it cannot make it worldwide because the carrier subsidize system in the US is not available widely elsewhere. I see a lot of people being like "It costs only half the 5S." -_-

posted on 24 Mar 2014, 03:38

16. ffaarrooqq (Posts: 64; Member since: 26 May 2011)


After looking at pic I thought it might be a charging accessory. But unfortunately its not.

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