• Sense Sleep Monitor Will Track Not Just Sleep Patterns, But Bedroom Conditions

    Sense Sleep Monitor Will Track Not Just Sleep Patterns, But Bedroom Conditions

    Still haven’t found the sleep monitor that does exactly what you’re looking for?  Maybe you’ll like Sense, which tracks not just your sleep patterns, but the environment inside the bedroom to give you more accurate insights. It will combine sleep patterns with ambient factors like noise, light, temperature, humidity, and particles in the air to create reports that can detail how a variety of things are affecting the quality of your sleep.  Noise will be recorded, too, so you can [...]

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  • Toasted Selfies Toaster: Put Your Face On A Toast So You Can Eat It

    Toasted Selfies Toaster: Put Your Face On A Toast So You Can Eat It

    Want everyone in the office to know you by face?  Replace the toaster in the pantry with one of these Toasted Selfies and you’ll be the most popular person at work in no time.   Hello, promotion. Unlike that puny radio toaster currently sitting in the counter, this custom-built model will imprint your face on every single slice of bread that pops out of its slot.  That way, everyone who dares have breakfast in the office will have no choice but [...]

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  • Use The goTenna To Send And Receive Texts Without Internet Access or Cell Service

    Use The goTenna To Send And Receive Texts Without Internet Access or Cell Service

    The goTenna is a radio antenna that can communicate with other goTenna units.   Designed to work with a mobile app, it lets you send text messages to other goTenna users even without cell service or internet access in the area. Designed for off-grid use, it lets you have a way to communicate even with no access to cell towers, WiFi networks, or communication satellites in sight.  Need a way to text friends who split with the main group during a [...]

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  • Victorinox SwissCard Lite Puts A Pocket Multi-Tool In Your Wallet

    Victorinox SwissCard Lite Puts A Pocket Multi-Tool In Your Wallet

    With smartphones and other gadgets now taking up the bulk of room in our pockets, few people have the space to carry a conventional Swiss Army Knife around.  If you still feel the need to keep a set of miniature tools on hand, however, your wallet remains a viable option for storage.  And that’s exactly where you can keep the Victorinox Swisscard Lite. Sized like a credit card, it consists of a plastic container holding a selection of miniature tools [...]

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  • Napwrap Helps You Maintain Good Posture While Napping On A Seat

    Napwrap Helps You Maintain Good Posture While Napping On A Seat

    We’ve seen plenty of products designed to keep people comfortable while they catch a nap during trips, with solutions that range from strapping the person to their chair to supporting their heads with a goofy-looking brace.  The Napwrap is a new offering that keeps thing a lot simpler, using a single strap whose sole purpose is to support the user’s arms. Why the arms?  Apparently, the position of the arms has a significant bearing on a person’s ability to take [...]

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  • Smash Coffee Cup Can Collapse Into A Flat Pile That Fits In Your Pocket

    Smash Coffee Cup Can Collapse Into A Flat Pile That Fits In Your Pocket

    Travel mugs are great, letting you enjoy a hot cup of coffee from home while you go about your business on the road.  It’s convenient.  Only problem is, when you’re done drinking that coffee, you’re still stuck having to carry the same mug throughout the rest of the day.  And that’s not convenient.  The Smash Cup solves this problem with a collapsible design that lets you slip it in your pocket once you’re finished with the drink. While you can, [...]

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  • Make Your Own Weather Forecasts With The Skywatch Windoo

    Make Your Own Weather Forecasts With The Skywatch Windoo

    There are thousands of widgets and apps that you can download to put instant weather forecasts on your phone, not to mention the dozens of weathermen giving their own reports of tomorrow’s weather on TV.  But if you think you can do a better job than what they’re doing, you may want to try the Skywatch Windoo. Described as a “complete weather station,” it lets you do the same work metereologists from the local weather bureau are doing to predict [...]

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  • Tool Pen Screwdriver Changes Bits Like Pop-A-Point Pencils From Elementary School

    Tool Pen Screwdriver Changes Bits Like Pop-A-Point Pencils From Elementary School

    Somehow, I never saw the design of pop-a-point pencils (you should remember them from grade school) ever being used to make a screwdriver with interchangeable bits.  But someone did.  And it works so much better than I ever would have expected.  Called the Tool Pen, it’s the portable, multi-bit screwdriver you’ll actually want to carry around. Made by Taiwan-based Mininch, the tool is, literally, a pop-a-point screwdriver.  Just like the pencil counterpart, it comes with multiple bits stacked inside the [...]

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  • Refuel Lets You Know How Much Propane You Have Left In The Tank

    Refuel Lets You Know How Much Propane You Have Left In The Tank

    Propane tanks have needed a gauge to inform users how much gas is left in the tank since forever.  And since no one appears to be doing anything about it any time soon, someone made Refuel, a third-party device that lets you check your tank’s gas levels at any time. Another product of the growing partnership between Quirky and GE, the device consists of a plastic and rubber scale that you place under the tank, which is tethered to a [...]

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  • This Google Cardboard VR Toolkit Lets You Experience Virtual Reality For Cheap

    This Google Cardboard VR Toolkit Lets You Experience Virtual Reality For Cheap

    Sure, it’s not likely to provide anywhere near the sophisticated immersion experience of virtual reality headsets like the Oculus Rift and ANTVR, but the Google Cardboard VR Toolkit sure makes serviceable VR perfectly convenient.  And, you never know, it might end up being awesome, too. Basically, Google made a software SDK called VR Toolkit, which lets you write virtual reality apps for Android smartphones.  It’s experimental, at best, so don’t expect the same level of support as core Android SDKs, [...]

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  • NomadClip: This Carabiner Doubles As A Charging Cable

    NomadClip: This Carabiner Doubles As A Charging Cable

    From bracelets to cards to Swiss army knives, there’s no shortage of alternatives to charging cables that offer better portability.  A new one called NomadClip has to be one of my favorites, taking the form of an erstwhile carabiner. Designed to eliminate the mess of wires while making it difficult to lose, the accessory can clip to anything a regular carabiner would.  Like your keychain.  Or a zipper on your backpack.   Or in one of your belt loops.  Once clipped, [...]

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  • Soundhawk Smart Listening System Adds Superhearing Tech to Bluetooth Headphones

    Soundhawk Smart Listening System Adds Superhearing Tech to Bluetooth Headphones

    At first glance, the Soundhawk looks nothing more than a regular Bluetooth earpiece for conducting hands-free calls.  And while it does that, it brings something else to the table, having been designed to give its wearer superhuman hearing abilities.   Well, sort of. While it can’t exactly bestow you with Kryptonian levels of superhearing powers, it will amplify the things you want to hear and quiet down those you don’t, allowing you to better sort out what the girl you just [...]

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  • Patchnride Can Repair Punctured Bike Tires In 60 Seconds

    Patchnride Can Repair Punctured Bike Tires In 60 Seconds

    Patchnride is a small handheld tool that you can use to quickly patch punctures on your bicycle tires.  And by quickly, they’re not kidding.  You don’t even need to remove the tire from the bike.  Instead, you just patch it in place using a process that can take as short as 60 seconds. Instead of a messy and laborious 12-step process like traditional tire repair work, the device lets you fix a tire in just a few steps. You simply [...]

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  • Garmin Approach S6 Golf Watch Will Teach You How To Improve Your Swing

    Garmin Approach S6 Golf Watch Will Teach You How To Improve Your Swing

    Garmin is no stranger when it comes to golf-focused sports watches.  With their latest Approach S6, however, they’re reinforcing the wrist gadget with tech to help analyze and improve your golf swing. Like their previous GPS golf watches, the new wearable comes with complete full-color maps for over 30,000 international golf courses, allowing you quick access to the terrain directly from your wrist.  It also comes with a dedicated CourseView button that lets you easily  locate the second shot view [...]

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  • Creopop: This 3D Pen Ditches Hot Plastic In Favor Of Light-Sensitive Gels For Kid-Safe Use

    Creopop: This 3D Pen Ditches Hot Plastic In Favor Of Light-Sensitive Gels For Kid-Safe Use

    3D printing pens will make great toys for kids, literally giving them the power to sketch real-world objects into life.  Except they extrude piping hot plastic, which makes it a bad idea to give to children without parental supervision.  The Creopop changes this, ditching the plastic spools in favor of light-sensitive photopolymer gels. With the elimination of heated plastic, the pen becomes completely safe for children to use on their own.  Plus, there are no vapors of burning plastic to [...]

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  • Amazon Fire Phone: Everything You Need To Know

    Amazon Fire Phone: Everything You Need To Know

    Amazon just announced their highly-anticipated smartphone.  Called the Fire Phone, it brings the same high-end hardware you will see under the hood of many premium phones on the market, but adds some innovative features you aren’t likely to find anywhere else. On specs alone, it is comparable to the manufacturer flagships it will try to compete with: 4.7-inch 720p display, 13.0 megapixel rear  camera with f/2.0 lens, 2.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm processor, Adreno 330 graphics, 2GB of RAM, stereo speakers, the [...]

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  • Sentri Wants To Be Your Smart Home’s Central Hub For All Things Secure And Automated

    Sentri Wants To Be Your Smart Home’s Central Hub For All Things Secure And Automated

    Sentri is a multi-function device that brings a selection of security and automation features into your home. No separate modules with complicated individual installations — just one device that quickly injects a rich selection of smart home functions out of the box. As a standalone security device, Sentri can serve as a security camera (it comes with both HD optics and night vision, along with a mic) and a motion detector, with all feeds encrypted using 2048-bit RSA protocol. You [...]

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  • Vessyl Smart Cup Knows Exactly What You’re Drinking

    Vessyl Smart Cup Knows Exactly What You’re Drinking

    Vessyl is a smart cup that can detect the kind of drink that’s poured into it. Whether it’s coffee, vodka, or Gatorade (yes, it can recognize brands and even flavors), this device can tell you before you even take a sip. More than identifying the beverage in the cup, the device can also determine its nutritional information on the fly. All that data will then be sent into a smartphone app where you can check just how much watered down [...]

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  • Honeywell Lyric Smart Thermostat Uses Geofencing To Optimize Temperature Regulation

    Honeywell Lyric Smart Thermostat Uses Geofencing To Optimize Temperature Regulation

    Honeywell created the round thermostat way back in 1945. And while they missed out on pioneering the new wave of smart thermostats, their newly-announced Lyric definitely makes an effort to innovate. Rather than mimic Nest’s use of motion tracking to figure out when the home is unoccupied, the Honeywell Lyric uses variable-range geofencing, tracking your phone’s location to determine whether to set the thermostat high or low. This removes the learning curve and more rigid scheduling that comes with a solution like [...]

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