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Author Archives: David Ponce

Deal Of The Day: 36% Off On Limefuel Lite USB Battery Pack

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You’re looking at a 15,000 mAh battery pack, called the Limefuel Lite USB Battery Pack. That’s a lot of mAh’s, which means you can charge phones several times. Better yet, it comes with two USB ports, so you and a friend can both get juiced up at the same time. No more arguing over who gets to use the external battery! A digital display tells you just how much power is left, and it even has a built-in flashlight, though we’re not sure why. It might as well have had a lighter… Anyway, it’s normally $55, and today it’s $34.99.

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Vapshot Mini Vaporizes Your Favorite Liquor For An Instant Buzz

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The Vapshot Mini is a home-use machine that takes your favourite liquor and vaporizes it so you can consume it through your lungs, rather than through your stomach. This means you feel the effects much more quickly, and actually use much less alcohol to achieve the same blood alcohol concentration. In fact, you’re using about 1/60th of the normal volume of alcohol, which also means you’ll sober up much more quickly; insufflation (the act of blowing vapour into a body cavity, like your lungs) is a much more efficient method of consumption, which explains these particular dynamics (quick to get drunk, quick to sober up, little alcohol use). It’s an entirely different experience than drinking, and doesn’t appear to be as unsafe as some people might have made it out to be. You can use your own spirits, and you will still taste them as you inhale them. It’s $899 for the machine, which comes with two “serving bottles”, which are necessary to consume the vapour.

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3D4C 3D Printer Brings Full Color Printing To The Game

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Getting stuff 3D printed is neat, but you usually end up with a monochrome item that later needs to be painted. While some see this as an opportunity to get creative, other might prefer to have the option to output in colour immediately. The 3D4C 3D printer pictured above combines 4 filaments to create a wide range of colours in your prints. It’s billed as the first CYMK 3D printer, and we’re inclined to believe them. And despite featuring relatively novel technology, this printer claims to be able to achieve 100 microns of resolution, which is on par with the Replicator 2X. Currently raising funds on Kickstarter, an £850 ($1,420 USD, roughly) pledge should get you a unit. But hurry since this is Early Bird pricing, and it goes up once the initial 100 units are sold.

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Deal Of The Day: 53% Off On iStablizer Glass Mount

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Driving while holding your phone in your hand is not only dangerous, it’s also quite illegal in most states. Save yourself the trouble by getting a phone mount. The iStablizer Glass Mount places any phone that’s less than 2.75 inches wide directly at eye level, so you can see who’s calling and follow GPS directions without taking your eyes off the road. You can place your phone vertically or horizontally, and the powerful suction cup will insure it doesn’t just fall. Normally costing $30, the iStabilizer Glass Mount is $13.99 with today’s deal.

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This Is What The Metal Extracted From A Single Mine Looks Like

West O'okiep Mine, Okiep (1862 to the early 1970s) Over 500m deep, 284,000 tonnes of copper extracted

West O’okiep Mine, Okiep (1862 to the early 1970s)
Over 500m deep, 284,000 tonnes of copper extracted

Ever since we realized we could exploit our planet for its resources, we’ve been digging holes and just taking stuff. But of course, the holes are always much bigger than the total volume of stuff extracted from them. Ever wonder what it would look like if you put all the metal from one mine in one pile? Dillon Marsh did, and created the following series of images to illustrate this. This reminds us of this image from 2012, depicting the total volume of water on Earth in one spot.

Dillon’s project is called “For What It’s Worth”, and this is his description of it:

Whether they are active or long dormant, mines speak of a combination of sacrifice and gain. Their features are crude, unsightly scars on the landscape – unlikely feats of hard labour and specialised engineering, constructed to extract value from the earth but also exacting a price.

These images combine photography and computer generated elements in an effort to visualise the output of a mine. The CGI objects represent a scale model of the materials removed from each mine, a solid mass occupying a scene showing the ground from which it was extracted.

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Schiller X1 Water Bike Takes Your Workouts To The Lake

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If cycling is your thing, but you’ve seen every road and carved every curve, maybe it’s time to take the sport to the water. The Schiller X1 Water Bike lets you take the thrill of riding on to the open water, where its high end anodized, powder coated aluminum cycling frame, proprietary two-stage 8:1 gear reduction with Gates Carbon Drive belt system, and twin rudderless pontoons will allow you to get up to 10 miles per hour. It’s easily assembled and disassembled in 10 minutes, and weighs about 45 lbs. so it can be transported with ease. Just slip it into your car’s trunk, drive to the lake, and go for a ride on the water. This is a high-end product, with premium components, and of course a premium price: the standard X1 will set you back $6,495 while the limited “Founder’s Edition” (250 units) clocks in at a hefty $8,775. Your purchase does come with two year’s worth of free component and accessory upgrades.

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Noke Bluetooth Padlock Doesn’t Need A Key

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The venerable padlock has remained roughly the same for a long time, and Noke hopes to bring it into the 21st century with a design that requires absolutely no key. This digital padlock uses Bluetooth and a smartphone application instead, so that you can unlock it simply by walking up to it. You can also send a temporary digital key to a friend, so they can unlock it as well. This is great if you’re away from your stuff and need someone else to retrieve an item. And finally, if your phone runs out of battery, you can still unlock it by tapping a predefined pattern directly on the Noke.

The device is currently doing the Kickstarter dance, where a $59 pledge will get you an early-bird version.

[ Project Page ] VIA [ Engadget ]

Flint Laces Are The Perfect Outdoorsman Accessory

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Out in the woods and managed to both lose your lighter and get your matches wet? If you were smart enough to tie your boots with these Flint Laces from RattlerStrap, you can still hope for a dry and warm night. The tip of each lace features a “1 inch ferro rod capped with rubber. This is just enough to produce a robust spark to start a fire in the wilderness. Remove and strike with a steel edge.” The laces themselves are made from Type lll 7 strand 550 Paracord, which sounds robust enough to even the toughest terrains. And considering they cost all of $14 for a pair, there’s really no reason not to get them.

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Space Invaders Toilet Paper Holder

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This is a 3D printed toilet paper holder. It’s shaped like a Space Invaders, the “PX361″ to be exact (yes, that’s its name, at least according to one website we found). It holds toilet paper, costs $20 and is made from both ABS and PLA plastic. And if you think there should be more to say about this product, then it’s really not for you.

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