• Drift Is A Self-Dimming Smart Light Bulb Controlled By A Traditional Switch

    Drift Is A Self-Dimming Smart Light Bulb Controlled By A Traditional Switch

    Unlike other smart bulbs, the Drift eschews unconventional controls, relying on the good old light switch similar to traditional bulbs. No hand claps, no smartphone apps, no voice-activated tech, no capacitive light switches – just the most domestic of home staples that every home has had since the electric light bulb became commonplace. Made by Saffron, it’s not a do-it-all light bulb like the Philips Hue or any of the products in its category. Instead, it’s a smart dimming bulb that you [...]

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  • D-Link WiFi Smart Plug Can Detect Overheating Appliances And Automatically Shut Them Off

    D-Link WiFi Smart Plug Can Detect Overheating Appliances And Automatically Shut Them Off

    Smart plugs are the basic building blocks of the smart home, letting you automate and remotely operate any appliance and home electronic by simply plugging in. As the idea of a smart home continues its way to the mainstream, smart plugs will need to evolve into something with a lot more features than they have now. That’s why we’re encouraged by D-Link’s WiFi Smart Plug, which attempts to inject a little extra functionality into the connected home staple. Like many existing [...]

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  • Campeggi Tuttomio Is A Compact Private Workstation With Rotating Cubicle Walls

    Campeggi Tuttomio Is A Compact Private Workstation With Rotating Cubicle Walls

    The Campeggi Tuttomio is, arguably, one of the most compact standalone office cubicles ever made. It’s so small, you’d sooner mistake it for a lounger than a functional workstation, but the latter is exactly what it’s meant to serve. Consisting of a desk with an accompanying seat and a rotating wall, it’s a self-contained cubicle that will fit right in with any modern home, giving home office workers a private space where they can watch Vine videos, play any of [...]

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  • Helinox Ultralight Table Folds To The Size Of An Umbrella

    Helinox Ultralight Table Folds To The Size Of An Umbrella

    The Helinox Ultralight Table is a camping table that can fold to a size no bigger than your gunbrella and no heavier than a travel bottle filled with your favorite refreshment. It’s the efficient, convenient, and functional table every outdoor enthusiast who insists on packing light will never have to think twice about bringing along. Measuring just 16.1 inches long and 3.5 inches in diameter with a weight of 1.5 pounds when folded, it gets you a usable table with none of [...]

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  • Home-Work Sideboard Transforms Into A Self-Contained Workspace

    Home-Work Sideboard Transforms Into A Self-Contained Workspace

    Since you do the bulk of your work at home in the dining room (easy access to the fridge — always a good thing), might as well equip it with a proper workstation. Now, a writing desk in a corner of the dining room will probably look out of place, so someone made the Home-Work, a sideboard that can transform into a self-contained workspace. Like any sideboard, you can use it to display dishes, hold your stretchy bowl of fruits, [...]

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  • Firstcall Phone-Shaped Chair Is Designed To Let You Make Private Phone Calls

    Firstcall Phone-Shaped Chair Is Designed To Let You Make Private Phone Calls

    Open plan offices aren’t big on privacy. Chances are, your private phone call will quickly become a public announcement if you raise your voice even a little bit. While you can always get a private call in by hiding under your modular desk and speaking in a hushed tone, the Firstcall Chair sounds like it’s going to offer a much better alternative. Designed by Ruud van Wier, it’s a chair shaped like the handsets on one of those old-school telephone [...]

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  • Oblika Puzzle Doubles As Stylish 2D Construction Tiles

    Oblika Puzzle Doubles As Stylish 2D Construction Tiles

    Oblika is a simple jigsaw puzzle composed of a variety of geometric pieces that you assemble in its included frame to form a basic square. Take the various pieces out of the frame, however, and they turn into versatile construction tiles that you can use to fashion dozens of fun and creative two-dimensional shapes. Designed by Jonathan Dorthe, the tiles consist of various sizes of triangles, domes, four-sided shapes (squares, rectangles, parallelograms, and trapezoids), and curved tiles, allowing them to [...]

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  • Golden Goose Lets You Scramble Eggs While They’re Still In The Shell

    Golden Goose Lets You Scramble Eggs While They’re Still In The Shell

    If someone told me it’s possible to shake an egg, boil it, and end up with hard-boiled scrambled eggs, I would have been pretty sure there’s another punchline coming. In fact, that’s exactly what I thought when I first heard about Golden Goose, a kitchen tool that lets you scramble eggs while they’re still inside the shell. A hand-powered kitchen gadget, it looks like one of those spinning disk toys where you pull on the strings with both hands to [...]

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  • Bibliochaise Is A One Sweet Looking Chair Equipped To Hold Up To 300 Books

    Bibliochaise Is A One Sweet Looking Chair Equipped To Hold Up To 300 Books

    Your Open Book Lounge Chair makes for a great standalone reading station, complete with a load of shelves for books, a comfy seat, and a place to set down your cup of coffee. But what if you’ve exhausted all the shelf space and need something with even more room for your reading materials? This Bibliochaise looks like the perfect replacement. Equipped to hold up to 300 books, it’s actually more bookshelf than lounger, although it does come with a comfy-looking seat where [...]

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  • This Neat Pet Crate Makes Your Dog Look Like A Nefarious Supervillain

    This Neat Pet Crate Makes Your Dog Look Like A Nefarious Supervillain

    We’re not entirely sure why, but the ei2 eiCrate makes an erstwhile wireframe cage look like a futuristic living pod. And it does that without fancy blinking lights, moving mechanisms, and bleeping spaceship noises. Seriously, the cage makes that dog sitting inside it look like a nefarious supervillain and it’s awesome. Sure, this is still just a cage designed to keep your pooch from going wild and biting your boss on the leg the next time you have a party [...]

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  • These Bulbing 2D Lamps Create The Illusion Of 3D Forms

    These Bulbing 2D Lamps Create The Illusion Of 3D Forms

    These Bulbing lamps probably won’t light up your bedroom any better than the Philips Wake-Up Light you use right now. But we bet these will spur a more engaging conversation with any girl you show around the house, increasing the chances they’ll decide to stick around the bedroom just a little longer than usual. And while we’re not counting on it, who knows, it just might be your lucky day. Made by Tel Aviv-based Studio Cheha, the lamps are designed as two-dimensional [...]

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  • Famatic Social Photo Sharing Frame Might Just Be The Perfect Gift For Your Non-Techie Relatives

    Famatic Social Photo Sharing Frame Might Just Be The Perfect Gift For Your Non-Techie Relatives

    When I’m 80, I probably can’t be bothered to tinker with whatever new gadgets children are playing with in those days. Chances are, I’ll be content yelling at kids to get off my lawn and reminding everyone of the good old days (“You kids these days…”), back when Google Glass looked idiotic, people still dreamed of self-lacing shoes, and we paid a lot of money for internet service that can’t even handle 4K streaming. So I totally understand why the Famatic, a [...]

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  • Guitdoorbell Strums A Chord Every Time Someone Opens The Door

    Guitdoorbell Strums A Chord Every Time Someone Opens The Door

    Unlike what its name might suggest, the Guitdoorbell isn’t really a doorbell that people can buzz when they’re standing on your doorstep. Instead, it’s more like a chime that makes a sound every time the door is opened or closed. Except in place of a bell, it uses a guitar mounted on top of the door frame that a pick on the door then strums every time someone comes in and out. Admittedly, it seems a little elaborate for something [...]

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  • Peres E-Nose Sniffs Meat, Poultry And Fish For Freshness, Warns Against Food Poisoning

    Peres E-Nose Sniffs Meat, Poultry And Fish For Freshness, Warns Against Food Poisoning

    Food-related illnesses aren’t uncommon. And they usually happen because someone cooked something that, for one reason or another, isn’t all that palatable for human consumption. Peres is a gadget that scans meats to test for freshness, determining whether it’s still suitable for cooking or if it’s actually time to leave it out for the neighborhood strays. Billed as “the world’s first portable electronic nose,” the device can be used to detect the quality and freshness of pork, beef, chicken, and [...]

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  • Modern Sprout Planter Hides A Full Hydroponics System For No-Maintenance Gardening

    Modern Sprout Planter Hides A Full Hydroponics System For No-Maintenance Gardening

    Modern Sprout is one of those no-maintenance planters which let you grow plants in the house without having to water or tend to them on a daily basis. Unlike many hydroponic-based systems, though, it looks like a regular planting box, so you can totally trick the neighborhood grandmas into thinking you’re a passionate gardener with a flair for bringing plants to bloom. Outside, it’s just a small wooden planter with a rectangular panel measuring 16 x 5.5 x 10.25 inches. It’s very unassuming, [...]

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  • Jellio Candelier Lights Up Your Home Using 15,000 Gummi Bears

    Jellio Candelier Lights Up Your Home Using 15,000 Gummi Bears

    Chandeliers are, typically, ornate-lighting fixtures reserved for large, elegantly-styled homes. While you can always hang one up in the ceiling of your bachelor pad (aka the geeky headquarters), we doubt a tiered crystal chandelier is going to go well with your Retro Invader Couch, Severed Horse Head Throw Pillow, and Star Trek Fine Art Prints. At least, that used to be the case until someone created the Jellio Candelier. Like other chandeliers, this one is large, ornate, and extremely complex. Unlike them, it [...]

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  • These Recycled Hard Drive Clocks Ring Perfectly With Our Inner Geek

    These Recycled Hard Drive Clocks Ring Perfectly With Our Inner Geek

    Ever wondered what happens to dead hard drives when they aren’t permanently mangled by the Hard Disk Destroyer? Turns out some of them get fashioned into Hard Drive Clocks, which use the hard drive’s nonfunctional electronic components as backdrop to a desktop-sized analog time-teller. Made by Teco Art, the upcycled pieces use the hard drive’s disk platter as the clock face, which they then combine with a variety of other throwaway electronic parts for various aesthetic and utilitarian purposes. With its [...]

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  • Mellow Is The Sous Vide Cooker For Your Busy Lifestyle

    Mellow Is The Sous Vide Cooker For Your Busy Lifestyle

    Mellow is a countertop sous vide appliance that comes with an integrated cooling unit. That’s right, it doubles as a fridge. Why? So it can keep your food refrigerated until the time you want to begin cooking it in a steaming water bath, making sous vide just a little more convenient to those who spend the better part of the day out of the house. No more coming home famished, cooking your chicken for two hours, and browning it with [...]

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  • Chui Smart Doorbell Can Automatically Ignore People You Want To Hide From

    Chui Smart Doorbell Can Automatically Ignore People You Want To Hide From

    Smart doorbells aren’t new at this point in the evolution of the smart home. Chui, however, separates itself by adding facial recognition to the smart doorbell’s camera, opening the device to a whole new set of potential applications. With facial recognition integrated into its system, the doorbell can recognize who’s at the door and perform specific actions that you’ve tailored for that individual. You can, for instance, play your neighbor Rick a prerecorded greeting after he buzzes (“Dude, I won’t open [...]

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