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A Bedroom Like Bilbo’s, Straight From His Little House in the Shire

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We’ve got two more weeks before Bilbo Baggins’ epic adventure hits the big screen. Peter Jackson and the rest of his crew are currently working feverishly on post-production for The Hobbit, and it’s set to be completed just two days before the big opening. Talk about a close call.

I’m not going a grand adventure like Bilbo is, although I am making a huge move to a new place next year. So you can just imagine the geek in me scream out (while my boring, serious external stuff maintained a calm demeanor) when I spotted this cozy-looking get-up that looks like it came straight from the set of The Hobbit!

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A Bedroom In The Most Expensive Gadget Ever

By Evan Ackerman

Obviously, this guy needs a Kindle. I just wonder what kind of internet they get up there; for about $130 billion, it had better be something decent. I also wonder what else he’s got on that laptop…

If you’d like to see the rest of the tour, catch parts 1, 2, 3, and 4 on NasaTV @ YouTube.

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Logitech Launches iPod Bedroom Music System

Logitech Pure-Fi iPod Bedroom Speaker (Image via Logitech)
by Shane McGlaun

Logitech announced a new iPod speaker dock today aimed at bedside use called the Logitech Pure-Fi Dream Premium Bedroom Music system. While the speaker may well have the longest product name Logitech has ever used, it packs in some cool technology.

The system is designed to be used at the bedside in place of an alarm clock. Two different alarms can be set so you and your significant other can each have your own wake up time. You can opt to have the system wake you up to music from the radio or your iPod and a buzzer is available as well. The snooze button can be activated by simply waving your hand over the speaker or by hitting the button.

Motion sensing technology allows you to turn the backlit display on by simply waving your hand over the speaker. The screen automatically dims at night and brightens during the day to make reading the display easier. The LCD screen provides song, track and artist information. A remote control is included for controlling the system from across the room. Logitech says the device will be available in November for $249.99.

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Bitz Pixelated Palz Now Invading Bedrooms Instead Of Space

Bitz Pixelated Palz (Images courtesy Art Star)
By Andrew Liszewski

It’s pretty much a given that unless your kids grew up in the 80’s they’re going to look down on many classic video games. But until they reach the age where they realize how uncool ‘Space Invaders’ is you can at least surround them with these plush creations inspired by the game.

The Bitz Pixelated Palz are handmade by artists Amy & Jude Buffum and each one has a unique 8-bit look to them. But modern parents need not to worry since those dangerous looking corners and sharp angles are all quite soft and safe for even the youngest of kids.

The Bitz Pixelated Palz are available from Art Star in 8 different designs for $25 each. And if you are interested I’d suggest snatching them up now rather than later since each design is limited to 25 pieces and many have already sold out.

[ Bitz Pixelated Palz ] VIA [ Kotaku ]

Solar Powered Mars/Bedroom Explorer Kit

Solar Powered Mars Explorer Kit (Image courtesy EcoCentric) By Andrew Liszewski

Recently NASA has taken a simpler, cheaper approach to space exploration and with two rovers currently rolling around Mars it seems to be working. So if you have kids that dream about working at the Jet Propulsion Lab rather than playing in the NBA this is a good place to start.

Since it’s sold as a kit the Mars Explorer comes as a pile of parts but during the assembly process kids can learn important life lessons like how to assemble a gearbox, how to wire a solar panel and electric motor and most importantly how to call tech support when the final product doesn’t seem to work. Now something tells me there’s not enough Estes model rocket engines on the planet to actually get this mini Mars Explorer to the red planet but I’m sure the average kids bedroom will provide a more than adequate hostile environment for the rover to explore.

The mini Mars Explorer kit is available from EcoCentric for about $57.

[ Solar Powered Mars Explorer Kit ] VIA [ Hippyshopper ]

ALLDOCK Electric Charging Station


Stay organized with your devices with the ALLDOCK Electric Charging Station. With space for your smartphone, tablet, e-reader, and more, the ALLDOCK offers super fast USB charging. With an ultra-sleek exterior, this docking system fits in seamlessly whether it’s in your bedroom or at the office. ALLDOCK compiles your cables into one single place and plugs directly into the wall. Simply feed through your cables through the base and plug in whenever your battery is low.

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Got pets and kids? Check Out These 3 Air Purifiers to Keep Your Home’s Air Clean

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An air purifier does what your air conditioning and vacuuming can’t do – take the extra step to remove all possible particles from the air in your house. Whether your vacuum cleaner is kicking up a little bit too much dust from your carpet, or you need to get rid of as many allergens as possible for an asthma condition, these beauties can help out. If you’re looking for the top air purifiers of 2017, then we’ve got the list you need to see!

These standalone models (as opposed to units installed in your HVAC system) tend to work best when placed in a large living room or bedroom where they have access to the most air. We tend to prefer “mechanical” air purifiers, which use physical filters to “strain” the air and remove the smallest particles possible. Of course, that’s only a small part of the story, so let’s take a look at our top picks and the features that set them apart.

Honeywell HPA300 – $194

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Honeywell’s slim and affordable model is an excellent air filtration device for those who have never had a purifier before and want to try one out. Not only is the price reasonable, but it comes with several different filtration options which can clean the air in a room up to 5 times each hour. In addition to HEPA (high efficiency particulate air) filtration to remove even extra-small particles, this model also has a carbon filter, which can help remove annoying smells. It comes with plenty of different modes and timers too, allowing you to set the speed and schedule when the air purifiers will come on so you don’t have to remember every single day.

Perhaps best of all, the unit also provide on-screen filter replacement reminders. Since a dirty filter will both slow down a purifier and ruin its primary objective, these replacement reminders are important – and useful!

Note: Always pay close attention to the size ratings for models like these. This Honeywell is designed for rooms around 465 square feet, a great size for a bedroom or a similar space. However, keep in mind that air purifiers do make a little noise (thankfully, these newer models are pretty quiet) so make sure you can sleep with one in the room.

HealthMate Standard HM-400 – $539

Here’s a big jump in price for a much larger, more powerful air purifier, designed for buyers who know what they’re doing and want a system that can handle air throughout the house more easily…as long as it fits in the budget.

This filter is also an excellent pick for the health conscious. It has four different stages, which doesn’t make it the fastest purifier around, but certainly one of the most thorough for those who really need certain particles gone. The first two stages remove large and medium-sized particles as a warm up. The third stage is a 15-pound filter of activated carbon and zeolite to take care of odors – a very effective way of removing smoke or cooking smells from an area. The fourth stage is a certified HEPA filter that removes most particles that are larger than 0.3 microns for a final cleaning.

With 360-degree intake, you’ll want to keep this model away from walls to increase its efficiency. It has three speed settings based on your goals, but all three are very effective. In fact, this model can make an excellent commercial option for businesses or contractors if necessary.

Coway AP-1512HH – $230

This Coway model has a bit of a different design for those who like purifiers with more technology and eco-saving capabilities. It, too, has four stages of filtration, although they are different from the HealthMate stages: There’s a pre-filter, a carbon filter, a true HEPA filter, and then a “vital ION” filter. That ion filter is an interesting addition: It uses an ionized plate to attract particles – much like static – and trap them on the surface, an extra type of filtration that works well for larger, non-organic particles.

There’s also Energy Star features that can help you save money – and the time you may spend fiddling with settings. The auto mode is particularly useful, since it adjusts air flow speed based on how many particles the unit is pulling out of the air. If the unit goes for 30 minutes without detecting many particles, then it will shut off to conserve energy.

The Suvet, 50% Suit, 50% Duvet, 100% Awesome

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As far as we’re concerned nap time is pretty much all the time. It looks like we’re not alone thinking that way. British hotel chain Jurys Inn Hotel Group conducted research that showed 56% of Brits struggle to get out of bed in the morning. “Lack of sleep (42%), temperature outside the duvet (40%) and fear of the working day ahead (31%), topped the list of reasons to stay in bed.” So what better solution than to simply bring the duvet with you? The chain then teamed up with famed designer Wendy Benstead to create the Suvet, a duvet/suit hybrid. It looks amazing, will make you the envy of everyone around you on your morning commute, but sadly can’t be bought. If you want it to become a product you can buy, you’re free to Tweet @JurysInnshotels with #JurysInnSuvet. Yes, they’re getting free promotion, but who knows, maybe public pressure will yield results.

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Sacrificial Chair Serves As A Clothes Rack

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You know that chair in the bedroom you just toss your clothes on, only to finally take them off twice a month and toss them in the laundry hamper? Yeah, well, it’s not doing its purpose of letting you sit now, is it? So why bother? The Sacrificial Chair elegantly acknowledges this common habit and is made for the sole purpose of tossing garments haphazardly on. It’s a simple metal wireframe, easily assembled after being shipped flat, and serves absolutely zero sitting duty. We imagine the philosophy is that if you can’t change your bad habits, you may as well embrace them. You will, of course, have to pay $140 for the privilege.

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