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Buff iPhone Cover by Hard Graft

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Protecting your smartphone in style should be a snap and with the Buff iPhone Cover by Hard Graft, it certainly is. Made with luxurious sand colored leather with a soft microfiber interior, this case ensures your phone remains free from the scratches and dings that come with everyday use. The Buff iPhone Cover is designed with a snug fit for your iPhone and is available for the iPhone 6/6S and the iPhone 6/6S Plus.

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Three 4K TVs that Cost Less Than $1000

It’s the dilemma of every entertainment system owner out there: You really want a display upgrade, but you can’t pay thousands of dollars for it – and if you’ve checked the latest, fanciest TVs available these days, you know they are well over thousands of dollars, especially when it comes to big new features like 4K.

The good news is that 4K TVs are finally growing common and prices are falling. The even better news is that we’ve searched the very best 4K TVs of 2016 to find those under $1,000, so they can fit both your living room and your wallet!

Before we begin, here are two important points to remember:

  • Screen Size: Look we love 4K resolution, but it does have a screen problem. On smaller screens, you really can’t tell the difference between a lot of pixels and a whole lot of pixels. The bigger the screen, the more 4K matters. It’s a good idea to get a screen that’s at least 50 inches to benefit from 4K: After all, if you can’t tell the difference then why bother paying more? Also remember that the distance you sit from the TV is also important when it comes to resolution.
  • HDMI: Remember that you’ll need HDMI 1.4 or HDMI 2 port for wired connections on your 4K TV. Early HDMI standards don’t support 4K, so you won’t get a 4K picture, end of story. Other port options won’t support it either, so you have to be careful on this point. Wireless streaming directly to your TV is a different matter: Make sure you have plenty of bandwidth!

Hisense 50H7GB2 – $550

Hisense 50H7GB2

If you really want to save money, this model is absolutely your best bet: We haven’t seen any other 4K TV with such a low price, and we probably never will again. This 50-inch screen includes a 120Hz refresh rate and plenty of outputs, including four HDMI ports. The backlighting is pretty simplistic and may decrease the quality of bright images, but at this price you can live with the knowledge of all the money you saved – it’s a fair trade, right?

Vizio P552ui-B3 – $1,100

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Okay, so we’re cheating a little bit on this one, although we will note that the 50-inch version of this TV is well under $1,000 so there are options to save even more money. The great thing about this TV – in addition to its wireless capabilities – is the 64 active LED zones, a feature that tends to provide better backlight for clearer contrast. Otherwise extra features on this TV are sparse, but as we like to say, what do you use your TV for anyway? With so many features provided on receivers, set-top boxes, and consoles, most people just need a few HDMI ports and great screen quality – and that’s what you get here.

Sharp LC 50UB30U – $750

Sharp LC 50UB30U

This 50-inch sharp TV increases LED backlighting yet again with a full array, which means the enter screen is backlight instead of just the edges, a feature that also tends to provide clearer, brighter images and so is usually worth the extra money (unlike many of those super special tech “features” that are just branding language). The refresh rate, however, is only at a native 60Hz, which may disappoint some hardcore gamers. Inputs include two USB ports and four HDMI ports, which should be plenty!

Deal Of The Day: Pay What You Want, Complete Photography Bundle

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A fairly long time ago, if you owned a camera, it meant you had made the effort to spend money on a standalone product meant to do one thing, so people presumably tried a little bit harder to take nice photographs. Nowadays, everyone with a phone can snag a shot, and the web is flooded with terrible images meant more for function than for art. It’s not hard to bring back some lost beauty with a bit of instruction, and that’s exactly what you’ll get with the Pay What You Want: Complete Photography Bundle. You’re looking at a bundle consisting of 26.5 Hours of Content & Over 100 Photography Assets to help you become a better photographer. It’s a $1,068 value, which you can get for pretty much any price. Well, if you pay less than the running average, you’ll unlock only #8 and #9. But if you match of better the average price, you’ll get all 9 assets. Right now that price stands at $12.83.

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Pebble 2 and Pebble Time 2 Smartwatches

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Get more out of your wrist with the Pebble 2 and Pebble Time 2 Smartwatches. Upgrades to their previous line, both of these smartwatches are equipped with accurate heart rate monitors built right in so you can focus on your health and fitness with ease. The Pebble 2 is a modern and slimmer take on its predecessor with a black and white e-paper display and is complete with a flexible and soft silicone strap making it water resistant to 30 meters. The Pebble Time 2 uses marine-grade stainless steel for the bezel along with a silicone strap.

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Pod-based Marijuana Vaporizers Are On The Horizon

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Look, let’s not pretend like the marijuana industry isn’t about to boom. It’s just a matter of time before it’s legal everywhere, and entrepreneurs with a bit of foresight are already taking steps to consolidate their bite of the nascent (legal) market. The latest to stake their claim is a Massachusetts company called CannaKorp, who’ve announced the development of CannaCloud, a pod-based marijuana vaporizer. It’s understandably being called the Keurig for weed, as it uses plastic pods with pre-ground marijuana leaves of various strains, strengths, and composition. The user only has to pick his ‘flavour’, pop the pod in, and wait for the device to do the rest. While there are tons of vaporizers on the market already, they do require a little bit of a learning curve, from grinding the material to packing in in correctly, to setting the temperature. The CannaCloud takes all the guesswork out.

The company has already raised $1.58 million in investment and plans to launch sometime in 2017. They plan to sell CannaCloud between $149-$179, which seems to be a perfect range for the kind of device being offered. We’ll keep an eye on the scene.

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Wonder How Your Baby Feels In That Stroller? You Can Find Out With This Adult-Sized Version

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Because you can never be too sure that your baby is comfortable enough, the US baby products company Kolocraft has created an adult-sized version of their Contours Bliss stroller for you to try out. That’s right, it’s an exact replica of the baby stroller, only it’ll fit a fully grown adult and give him or her the riding experience of a lifetime. You can find out what it feels like to be pushed around by someone, and get a sense of just how comfy your little one is in the company’s stroller. It’s not for sale, obviously, but you can book a ride when the company has their next test-drive at Chicago’s Mary Bartelme Park, on June 7th. Sure, there might be a lineup for your turn, but you’re all adults and no one is going to throw a tantrum, right?

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SeaDrone Underwater Explorer

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See the sea in stunning detail with the SeaDrone Underwater Explorer. Pairing with an app on your tablet, this compact yet powerful device explores the world below sea level to give you a first hand view and account of what lies beneath. Easy to use and control, the SeaDrone is equipped with an actuated video stabilization system to capture the most stable footage as it explores underwater. Choose your preferred method of exploration with one of three performance-driven modular hardware and software.

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Google Home – Voice Activated Smart Home Assistant

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Google Home is a voice-activated home product that allows you and your family to get answers from Google, stream music, and manage everyday tasks. This amazing device is a new-age home assistant which can answer questions as well as handle follow-up questions and keep track of context. You can also use it to control your Chromecast. Music can play on multiple Google Home and Google Cast speakers in your house at once which just makes it even more awesome for audiophiles.

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Deal Of The Day: 16% Off On Makey Makey Invention Kit, Collector’s Edition

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There are those among us that enjoy tinkering with stuff. You know who you are. You see a bunch of objects and wonder how you can string them together to get them to do something. Well, for people like you, there’s Makey Makey Invention Kit: Collector’s Edition.

Imagine if you could play an online piano app, but instead of using your keyboard, you used bananas. Makey Makey makes this possible. Invent a banana piano, a Play-Doh game controller, an alphabet soup keyboard, or anything else your mind thinks up. Let your imagination loose and turn everyday objects into wonders of technology without any programming or engineering knowledge needed.

One of the Web’s Top DIY Best-Sellers

– Setup takes just seconds so you’ll be ready to play in no time
– No programming knowledge needed, just plug, clip, & play
– Compatible w/ Mac & Windows, with no additional software or programming knowledge necessary
– Thousands of inventions possible for multiple levels of fun
– The world is your oyster w/ connector wires that link to your computer
– Collector’s Edition Tin will house your kit in special fashion

Normally $60, it’s $49.99 with today’s deal, shipped, as always, for free.

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