• Perhaps The Best Way To Spend A Weekend – Build This CupCade DIY Mini-Arcade Kit

    Perhaps The Best Way To Spend A Weekend – Build This CupCade DIY Mini-Arcade Kit

    If building an arcade cabinet is among the unrealized dreams of your younger self, you’ll be happy to know that you can still have a chance to strike it off your bucket list.  And it’s going to be drastically easier this time around with the CupCade, a DIY mini-arcade kit. Made by Adafruit, the kit contains all the parts you need to build a proper miniature cabinet with all the electronics it requires to function.  Even better, it comes with [...]

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  • Two-Piece Casio Exilim EX-FR10 Camera Solves Many Shooting Angle Conundrums

    Two-Piece Casio Exilim EX-FR10 Camera Solves Many Shooting Angle Conundrums

    We’re not entirely sure what subcategory of cameras the Casio Exilim EX-FR10 belongs in.  Then again, that’s why we’re hankering to get our hands on one.  Simply put, it’s weird and awesome at the same time. Described as a “split camera that enables all-new ways of shooting photos,” it’s made up of two separate modules that can be used whether they’re attached or detached.  One module has the actual camera hardware and the other has the touchscreen viewfinder, allowing you [...]

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  • Zubin Axe Hiking Pole Can Turn Into A Spear, A Slingshot, A Saw, And More

    Zubin Axe Hiking Pole Can Turn Into A Spear, A Slingshot, A Saw, And More

    Trekking poles can be plenty useful, helping you navigate rougher terrain with better balance and stability.  The Zubin Axe, however, takes the hiking stick up a notch, integrating multiple features that turn it into an indispensable outdoor multi-tool. Described as a “multi-tool survival staff,” the contraption comes with multiple modules that you can attach to turn it into something else entirely.  Like an axe.  Or a saw.  Or a fishing spear, among several others. The Zubin Axe is a two-piece [...]

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  • Sony Smart Tennis Sensor Attaches To Your Racket, Records Your Complete Game Data

    Sony Smart Tennis Sensor Attaches To Your Racket, Records Your Complete Game Data

    Nothing beats good coaches when it comes to developing your tennis skills.  If you don’t have access to those, however, you should be able to get plenty of training mileage from good instructional videos and Sony’s Smart Tennis Sensor. Designed to attach to the grip end of a tennis racket, it’s compatible with products from Wilson, Prince, and Yonex, among others.  There’s probably a good chance it will work with most rackets you have stashed away at home, too, so [...]

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  • Grafitti Fur Roller Turns Any Carpet Into Your Personal Art Canvas

    Grafitti Fur Roller Turns Any Carpet Into Your Personal Art Canvas

    It’s easy enough to draw simple stuff on thick carpet piles, which is why some people use them as a message board.  Just run your finger through the fluffy surface and you can leave whatever impression you want as new fibers are flattened and raised, whether it’s short notes, stick figures, or basic shapes.  Try fashioning anything more complicated, however, and you’ll likely just end up with an unintelligible mess.  Unless you use something like the Graffiti Fur Roller. Designed [...]

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  • QBracelet Hides A Battery Charger Inside A Stylish Piece Of Arm Candy

    QBracelet Hides A Battery Charger Inside A Stylish Piece Of Arm Candy

    If you’re going to walk around with an external charger in tow, it might as well be something that won’t take up more of the already limited space in your pockets.  That’s exactly the case with the QBracelet, a stylish-looking band that can be used to give your smartphone an extra boost of juice. Made by Q Designs, the clasp looks like a regular piece of fashion jewelry that you can use to accessorize your everyday wardrobe.  Not only is [...]

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  • Pod Power Redesigns The Extension Cord For Easier Outlet Sharing

    Pod Power Redesigns The Extension Cord For Easier Outlet Sharing

    Extension power strips are fine enough as they are.  But sometimes, don’t you wish you can use just a single one to plug in multiple items in different locations around the room?  That’s exactly the idea behind Pod Power, an extension power cord with three outlets distributed along its length. Produced by Quirky, the extension cord makes it easy to distribute outlets under shared desks, conference rooms, and other places around offices and homes.  No need to use multiple power [...]

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  • MindRDR Lets Users Control Google Glass Using Your Thoughts

    MindRDR Lets Users Control Google Glass Using Your Thoughts

    Because wearing Google Glass around town wasn’t strange enough, somebody made a software that combines it with an EEG biosensor headset to turn you into an even more strange-looking tech nerd.  Seriously, it turns you into futuristic cyborg supersoldier levels of weird-looking.  Called MindRDR, the app lets you activate Google Glass’ camera shutter using nothing but your thoughts. But forget the looks part for a minute, this is not a bad idea at all. When paired with MindWave Mobile (the [...]

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  • LightMode Turns Motorcycle Helmets Into Futuristic-Looking Light-Up Headwear

    LightMode Turns Motorcycle Helmets Into Futuristic-Looking Light-Up Headwear

    While LightMode was created for the purpose of increasing a motorcycle rider’s visibility during nighttime, we want it for a different reason.  Honestly, it looks like a super-simple way to turn an erstwhile boring motorcycle helmet into a light-filled futuristic headwear fit for a high-tech dystopian future.  It’s awesome. A permanent helmet modification, it can adorn your high-tech Skully P1 Motorcycle Helmet with electroluminescent (EL) strips to keep you easy to spot at night.  Even better, you can install the [...]

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  • Blacksmith Genesis Combines 3D Printer And 3D Scanner In A Single Compact Frame

    Blacksmith Genesis Combines 3D Printer And 3D Scanner In A Single Compact Frame

    If you’re going to own a 3D printer, you’re going to need a 3D scanner.  It’s just impractical having to design everything you want from scratch when there are perfectly usable real-world items that you can copy to accomplish what you need.  The Blacksmith Genesis is the first machine that does both, combining a 3D printer and a 3D scanner in a single rig. That means, if you want to 3D print a broken part, you simply take the broken [...]

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  • StretchWrite Turns Any Pen Into A Soft-Grip Stylus

    StretchWrite Turns Any Pen Into A Soft-Grip Stylus

    Stretchwrite is a piece of rubber that, when worn around any pen or pencil, turns it into a functional capacitive stylus.  Basically, it’s like a prophylactic for pens so they can safely make physical contact with your mobile gadget’s display.  No glove, no love. Designed to wear on a pen from end to end, it gives the writing instrument a soft rubber grip that could prove just a bit more comfortable than your ballpoint’s plastic body, whether you’re drawing on [...]

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  • Watch This Sonic Levitation Machine Float Small Items Using Focused Sound Waves

    Watch This Sonic Levitation Machine Float Small Items Using Focused Sound Waves

    As it turns out, it’s possible to levitate objects using sound. And someone made a new toy that you can put on a desk to levitate small objects using just that principle.  Called the Sonic Levitation Machine, it will magically suspend objects using nothing but sound waves.  Really. The bad news?  It needs to produce sounds that are way louder than a jet engine to create the anti-gravity effect.  The good news?  The bulk of the sound pressure will only [...]

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  • Polaroid Cube Has To Be The Cutest Rugged Action Cam Ever

    Polaroid Cube Has To Be The Cutest Rugged Action Cam Ever

    Apparently, Polaroid entered the action cam market this year.  And their latest model, called the Polaroid Cube, could very well be the cutest action cam ever.  Seriously, it looks like a child’s toy camera, rather than a daredevil’s recording instrument of choice. Just because it’s cute doesn’t mean it isn’t rugged.  It’s shockproof and water-resistant (up to 2 meters) just like the leading action cams in the market, with an optional waterproof case for capturing your underwater adventures.  The outer [...]

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  • Meta M1 Smartwatch Focuses On Stylish Design, Simple Software Features

    Meta M1 Smartwatch Focuses On Stylish Design, Simple Software Features

    Originally unveiled at CES 2014, the Meta M1 is a smartwatch that puts a premium on style and fit over the more tech-focused considerations of other products in the category.  After all, it is still a watch you would want to look good wearing. Similar to the Pebble, the M1 uses a proprietary software and an e-paper display.  Unlike it, the latter corrals the software experience to the core features baked into the system, so there are no third-party apps.  [...]

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  • Tory Burch For Fitbit Makes The Fitness Wearable More… Uh… Wearable

    Tory Burch For Fitbit Makes The Fitness Wearable More… Uh… Wearable

    While the current crop of wearable gadgets are functionally wearable, they’re often stylishly horrid.  Sure, they could work if you spend the day wearing athletic gear or street clothes (well, except Google Glass – it looks dorky with everything), but anything less casual and it becomes a struggle to successfully pull off.  Products like the Tory Burch for Fitbit Collection could help alter that landscape. Specially designed to work with the Fitbit Flex, the collection offers four different types of [...]

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  • Navdy Puts A Voice-Controlled HUD On Your Car’s Windshield

    Navdy Puts A Voice-Controlled HUD On Your Car’s Windshield

    Turning the windscreen into a heads-up display is sounding more and more like it’s going to be a definite part of the future of cars.  It just makes so much sense.  While Jaguar’s sophisticated windscreen HUD will probably take a few years to realize, motorists can get a pseudo-taste of that future with the Navdy, a dashboard accessory that displays important items through a transparent display set against the vehicle’s windshield. While it’s not the first device to bring a [...]

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  • Vocca Adds Voice-Activation Powers To Any Existing Light Bulb

    Vocca Adds Voice-Activation Powers To Any Existing Light Bulb

    The idea behind Vocca is simple: using a smartphone to switch the lights on and off isn’t necessarily more efficient than simply getting up and flicking the switch.  Instead, its creators argue, things will be a lot simpler if you can just activate the light using straightforward voice commands. “Vocca switch light,” that’s all the system needs to hear to switch the bulb on or off in any room.  No reaching for your phone, launching an app, and digging through [...]

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  • Defender Pepper Spray Blinds Your Attacker, Snaps Their Photo, And Sends It To Authorities

    Defender Pepper Spray Blinds Your Attacker, Snaps Their Photo, And Sends It To Authorities

    Like regular pepper spray, the Defender will shoot out a stream of blinding liquid to temporarily disable your attacker’s eyesight.  Unlike them, it will do a whole lot more to ensure your attacker gets what they deserve. After delivering a hit of pepper spray (they use the highest concentration formula allowed by law), the device will also activate a siren, alerting people in the vicinity of the attack that just happened.  That way, you won’t just disable the perp, you [...]

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  • Modbook Pro X Turns Your Retina MacBook Pro Into A Fully-Functional Tablet Convertible

    Modbook Pro X Turns Your Retina MacBook Pro Into A Fully-Functional Tablet Convertible

    Ever wondered what a Retina MacBook Pro will look like when converted to a tablet?  Turns out it’s going to be awesome.  Even better, you can have your existing unit turned into one with the Modbook Pro X. The outfit, which calls itself Modbook, will take any late 2013 or newer Retina Macbook Pro and convert it into a functional OS X tablet.  Even better, they’re adding a digitizer pen into the assembly, allowing you to fine tune sketches, diagrams, [...]

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