• Gramofon Is A Router That Doubles As A Music Streaming Device

    Gramofon Is A Router That Doubles As A Music Streaming Device

    If you’re not familiar with Fon, it’s a company whose core business is operating a large system of crowdsourced, dual-access WiFi networks, which has grown to an impressive 13 million hotspots across Europe and North America. With that many hotspots at their disposal, the next logical step should be to create products that take advantage of them and that’s exactly what the company is doing with the Gramofon. To share your internet with Fon’s network, you need to use a [...]

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  • Design Deck: Learn Graphic Design While Playing Solitaire

    Design Deck: Learn Graphic Design While Playing Solitaire

    Want to read up on graphic design, but don’t have the time to invest in poring over a 300-page textbook?  Join the club.  What if there was a way you can passively learn the subject while playing poker with the boys or practicing close-up magic tricks?  That’s exactly what the Design Deck, a fully-functional deck of playing cards that double as graphic design lessons, hopes to provide. Like other playing card decks, each of the card faces feature a corresponding [...]

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  • This Mini Mobile Robotic Printer Is Actually Cute And Useful, Can Fit In A Backpack Pouch

    This Mini Mobile Robotic Printer Is Actually Cute And Useful, Can Fit In A Backpack Pouch

    Portable printers have made working on the road a lot more convenient, letting you pull document printouts anytime the need for one arises.   And while the current crop of portable printers work well enough for mobile workers, this Mini Mobile Robotic Printer shrinks it down to an even more manageable size. Made by Israel-based Zuta Labs, it’s an entirely fresh take on mobile printers.  Instead of a page-wide device that you feed paper into, it’s like a mini-Roomba that passes [...]

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  • M3D Micro Is A $299 3D Printer

    M3D Micro Is A $299 3D Printer

    Chances are, we won’t see mass adoption of desktop 3D printers for a long while.  Not only will the price need to go down severely, we’ll likely need a massive public library of downloadable 3D designs to spare folks from having to learn 3D modeling from the ground up.  The M3D Micro is a step towards that direction. With prices starting at $299, it takes consumer 3D printers to a new level of accessibility, making price a less-daunting obstacle than [...]

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  • StandDesk Brings Affordability To Motorized Standing Desks With A Starting Price Of $399

    StandDesk Brings Affordability To Motorized Standing Desks With A Starting Price Of $399

    Standing desks are great.  However, standing on your feet all day just sounds cumbersome.  So, someone invented a height-adjustable version.  However, having to manually change heights multiple times throughout the day just feels cumbersome, as well.  So, someone made a motorized height-adjustable table.  And it’s not cumbersome, at all.  However, they’re expensive, costing north of $1,000, making it a difficult proposition for people looking to outfit their office on a budget.  Well, that could change soon with the StandDesk. With [...]

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  • Aesent Claims To Be World’s Most Comfortable Tent With An Inflatable Base

    Aesent Claims To Be World’s Most Comfortable Tent With An Inflatable Base

    We can’t exactly be sure of Aesent’s claim as the world’s most comfortable tent until we take it out for a test drive ourselves, but we must give props where it’s due: that integrated inflatable base definitely does give it a unique hook.  No more lugging an extra mattress around during camping trips — just pump air into your tent’s floor and you’re set. Comfort isn’t just about having a soft horizontal surface to lay your head on, but having [...]

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  • Fotobit Lets You Easily Build Sweet Looking Wall Mounted Photo Mosaics

    Fotobit Lets You Easily Build Sweet Looking Wall Mounted Photo Mosaics

    There’s no shortage of framing options for mounting photographs and prints up a wall.  So much so that you really have to question whether we need another.  Despite that, we can’t help but be fans of Fotobit’s expandable frame system. Sized to hold a 4 x 4 print, it makes an ideal frame for showcasing printouts of your favorite Instagram photos.  Of course, hanging a sole 4 x 4 print up an empty wall doesn’t sound like a great way [...]

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  • Halfbike Is A Mini-Trike You Ride While Standing

    Halfbike Is A Mini-Trike You Ride While Standing

    Imagine a Segway (okay, an electric Vespa Segway).  Take away the electric drivetrain, replace it with a bicycle’s gear mechanism, and make the riders stand on the integrated pedals rather than a designated footpad.  That’s exactly what they did with the Halfbike. We’re not exactly sure how to describe it.  Is it a trike with neither a seatpost nor a handlebar?  is it a manual Segway?  Is it a toddler’s bike that’s been rigged to ride full grown adults upright?  [...]

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  • Foodini Will 3D Print Your Dinner

    Foodini Will 3D Print Your Dinner

    At first thought, the idea of a 3D printer for food is ludicrous.  I mean, how the heck are you going to produce a breakfast sandwich, baked potatoes, or smoked salmon out of extrusion nozzles?  Then again, there are plenty of food items that are processed into slurry form before being made into presentable meals, which, I’m guessing, are the kind of provisions you can make with the Foodini. Made by Florida-based Natural Machines, it’s a 3D printer designed to [...]

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  • iOn Capacitive Switch Lets You Turn Lights On With A Wave

    iOn Capacitive Switch Lets You Turn Lights On With A Wave

    Mechanical home switches work well enough.  But if you’re equipping yourself with a future-proof smart home, we both know they gotta go.  Only question is, what will you replace them with?  These iOn capacitive switches could be one sweet way to go. It uses capacitive sensing technology similar to smartphone screens, except they made the sensitivity just a tad stronger.  Instead of having to touch the switch, you simply need to wave in front of it to activate the action.  [...]

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  • MicroView Shrinks An Arduino And Adds An OLED Display

    MicroView Shrinks An Arduino And Adds An OLED Display

    Ever wished the Arduino came with an onboard display where you can get clear visual feedback while fiddling around with your prototypes?  Now you can have exactly that with MicroView, an Arduino-compatible microcontroller with an integrated OLED display. Made by Geek Ammo (the same guys behind the Ninja Blocks), the contraption takes the Arduino Uno, houses it in a smaller form factor, and throws in a 64 x 48 OLED panel on top.  You can use it for practically any [...]

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  • This Bear Simulator Lets You Spend Your Days As A Wild Grizzly

    This Bear Simulator Lets You Spend Your Days As A Wild Grizzly

    Some people feel like they were born in the wrong generation.  You, on the other hand, feel like you were born in the wrong species.  In your heart, you know you were meant to live life as a bear.  And while dressing up as a grizzly and hanging out in the jungle is always an option, we have a feeling playing with the Bear Simulator is going to be a whole lot safer. Made by the one-man development team at [...]

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  • Chairigami’s Cardboard Standing Desk Can Handle 300 Pounds, Costs Under $100

    Chairigami’s Cardboard Standing Desk Can Handle 300 Pounds, Costs Under $100

    Standing desks are great.  But even add-ons that convert your desk into an upright workstation can cost a pretty penny.  Seriously, the prices border on “way above my spending capacity.”  The world needs a cheap but functional upright desk and the Chairigami Standing Desk just might do the trick. Billed as “the first standing desk that is affordable, simple, and green,” it brings all the benefits of upright office furniture without having to shell out the big bucks.   And while [...]

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  • Moff Wearable Smart Toy Adds Sound Effects To A Child’s Movements

    Moff Wearable Smart Toy Adds Sound Effects To A Child’s Movements

    From futuristic blasters that make laser shooting sounds to robots that make beeping noises to police cars with blaring sirens, it’s fair to conclude that a whole lot of children’s toys serve to function as nothing more than elaborate noisemakers.  So why not just make a toy that creates different kinds of noises depending on whatever you’re playing with?  That’s exactly what they did with Moff. A motion-tracking silicone wristband, it detects a wearer’s specific movements, then produces corresponding sounds [...]

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  • Neil Young’s Pono Music Player Brings Audiophile-Quality Music To The Masses

    Neil Young’s Pono Music Player Brings Audiophile-Quality Music To The Masses

      There’s no shortage of premium gear for audiophiles, from music servers to DIY headphone kits to USB amplifiers.  And while the unwashed masses have already traded in their iPods for the convenience of playing music on their smartphones, we bet there’s more than a handful of folks on the lookout for a hi-fi portable player to get their snobby-quality music on the go.  Their wait should be over with the launch of PonoPlayer. A portable music player, it’s purposely [...]

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  • Wonki Wands Let You Blow 40-Foot Long Giant Soap Bubbles

    Wonki Wands Let You Blow 40-Foot Long Giant Soap Bubbles

    Sure, you can blow soap bubbles mixing simple solutions and using small cookie cutters you have lying around at home.  And while we don’t doubt they’ll make for plenty of fun, that fun isn’t likely to come close to the fun you’ll have with the giant 40-foot bubbles you can make using the Wonki Wands. That’s right, ridiculously massive soap bubbles stretching as large as 40 feet long — way bigger than the already-amazing 20-foot long bubbles Bubbleinc makes.  Soap [...]

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  • SnapRays Guidelight: This Smart Outlet Cover Comes With Built-In Automated LEDs

    SnapRays Guidelight: This Smart Outlet Cover Comes With Built-In Automated LEDs

    Nightlights are incredibly handy in the dark, letting you make your way around the house at 3 AM even with all the lights out.  Provided you remember to turn on the nightlights before you hit the bed, that is.  The SnapRays Guidelight offers a better solution. A straight replacement to the electric outlet cover plate, it comes with built-in LEDs at the bottom that automatically switch on and off depending on the current lighting condition in the room.  No need [...]

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  • Surfears Protect Your Ears In Water Without Shutting Out Ambient Sound

    Surfears Protect Your Ears In Water Without Shutting Out Ambient Sound

    Spending extended hours engaged in watersports sounds fun.  Experiencing ear inflammation and abnormal bone growth in the ear canal from extended exposure to water, cold air, dirt, and bacteria, though — not so much.   While you can wear ear plugs to block out all the nasty elements, they, pretty much, render you deaf to what’s going on, apart from potentially affecting your balance.  Surfears, a custom-designed set of earplugs, can change that. Boasting close to zero acoustic loss when worn, [...]

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  • Game Frame: Liven Up Your Desk With Pixel Art Decor

    Game Frame: Liven Up Your Desk With Pixel Art Decor

    A week ago, you had a framed picture of your girlfriend sitting on your workdesk.  Any time you felt bored at work, you would glance at it and be inspired.  Yeah, you were a smitten fool.  The same frame now sits wrecked in the trash after she dumped you last Wednesday night over SMS.  Ouch.  You need something new to sit on your desk and make you smile when the turmoil of work just gets too much, preferably one that [...]

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