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Author Archives: David Ponce

Deal Of The Day: Power Vault 18000mAh Portable Battery Pack For $29

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18,000 mAh is a lot. Consider that your iPhone 6 has a 1,810 mAh battery, so the Power Vault 18000mAh Portable Battery Pack would be able to charge it almost 10 times over before it needs its own top up. That’s a heck of a lot of electricity to carry around in a 6″ × 3″x .4″ package (yes, not even half an inch thick). Better yet, it’s got two USB ports, so you can juice up two devices at once. One of the ports outputs 1A, while the other kicks out 2.1A. And all this in a $29,99 package? It’s practically a steal!

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Where Will You Put All Those Batteries You Buy On Special?

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You guys remember our deal where you can get 72 AA Duracell batteries for $37? Well, where you gonna put all these batteries? Just in some drawer somewhere, haphazardly? Why not get this organizer instead, which fits up to 82 batteries of all kinds. Specifically, there are slots for: 25 AAA, 39 AA, 6 D, 8 C, 4 9V batteries. You can lay it flat in a drawer, or hang it up vertically on your shop wall. Either way, if you have a thing for keeping stuff tidy, this $18 organizer can go a long way. The best part is it even comes with a tester!

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KFC UK To Offer Coffee In An Edible Cup

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It seems KFC will be offering Seattle’s Best Coffee branded brew in a special drinking vessel soon: edible cups. That’s right, after you’re done sipping on your cup o’ Joe, you can just eat the container it came in. KFC did this by partnering up with

food scientists at The Robin Collective to create the ice cream cone-inspired vessel, dubbed “Scoff-ee Cup”, which is made from a biscuit wrapped in sugar paper and lined with a layer of white chocolate. Over time, the cup will soften to the point where it melts in your mouth.

The cups will also be enhanced with questionable “mood improving aromas”, such as “coconut sun cream”, “freshly cut grass” and “wild flowers” which are intended to “evoke the positive memories we associate with warm weather, sunshine and summer holidays.”

We don’t know for how long the cups are able to keep the liquid in without leaking, but for those of you who like to sip on cold coffee throughout the day (like me), this might be a risky proposition.

The cups are being introduced to mark the launch of KFC’s Seattle’s Best Coffee across its UK branches. They aren’t ready yet, so don’t go running to your local branch just yet; the hope is that they will be by summer.

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Umbrella Packs Bluetooth, So You Don’t Leave It Behind

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Like most people, we like to get cheap umbrellas so that we don’t feel too bad the next time we forget them somewhere. And that happens often enough, so it’s not necessarily being overly cautious. But if we wanted to get an umbrella that isn’t made from cheap materials, and doesn’t turn inside out the second the wind picks up, we’d have to consider the Davek Alert Umbrella. There’s a Bluetooth chip in its base, powered by a watch battery with a life of 1-2 years, which will connect to your phone automatically. Then, once it senses you’re more than 30 feet away, you’ll get a notification alerting you that you might be leaving it behind. Sure, there’s the possibility you’ll get notified if you simply walk to the kitchen after leaving the thing in the entrance lobby, but you can just dismiss it and carry on, we suppose. At $80, the Davek Alert Umbrella isn’t cheap, but you should know it’s made by a company that sells even more expensive umbrellas, and has been doing so for years; presumably their stuff isn’t low quality, and your pledge is safe with them.

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Deal Of The Day: Last Chance To Get The Limited-Edition ‘Code Black’ HD-Camera Drone At 55% Off

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This little drone has proved very popular over the last months. And why not? It’s got a 720p camera, as well as 6-axis gyro technology that makes it stable and smooth to fly, for up to 10 minutes at a time on a single charge. The Limited-Edition ‘Code Black’ HD-Camera Drone is palm-sized, does flips in any direction, and comes with two flight modes so that operators of varying skills can enjoy it. The best part is that when it runs out of juice, a 30 minute charge will get it back in the sky. And finally, consider you’re being asked to pay $89 for this, rather than the $199 it could easily fetch, were it being sold at full price.

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The ‘Get Ready For The Launch’ Desk Lamp Is Perfect For The Space Geek In Your Life

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There isn’t a whole lot to say about this desk lamp from the Arnout Meijer Studio in the Netherlands, other than to observe that it looks very cool and would make a great addition to anyone who considers space exploration an essential human endeavour. Measuring 60cm high (2ft.), the lamp stands atop a mat white base, maintaining a neutral look overall. One has to inquire about the price, which leads us to believe it’s probably more than we can afford. But there are plenty of people with more disposable income than us, so feel free to follow the link at the bottom of this article if you fancy the ‘Get Ready For The Launch’ desk lamp.

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Get’Em Hooked Early: Beer Bottle-Shaped Baby Bottle

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Just imagine the horrified looks you’ll get when people see your toddler chugging from his ‘Chill, Baby – Lil’Lager Baby Bottle’. It’s not an actual beer bottle, in case you’re not getting it. It’s just a BPA-free, phthalate-free plastic bottle with a food-grade silicone nipple that you fill with baby formula. It’s funny, but you better hope that the people that see your child drinking from it share your sense of humour, or you might be getting a surprise visit from Child Services. If you’re confident you can get away with it, you can pre-order the thing for $12.

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The Pointie Is A Sharpie For Stabbing

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Ok, don’t go around stabbing anyone, yeah? But if you have to carry a stabbing tool of some kind, for some reason, the Pointie is just about the sneakiest of them all. At first glance it looks just like a regular Sharpie, but when you take the cap off you reveal a solid 17-4 stainless steel point CNC machined and hardened to condition H900. We don’t know what that means but it sounds impressive and we suppose it’s got something to do with how hard, and how corrosion resistant it is. And it’s not just the point; the entire length is one solid block of steel simply surrounded by a plastic body. The tips come in two obvious “dagger style” shapes, and one even more incognito Sharpie-look-alike that keeps up the charade even with the cap off. They’ll cost you a $25 pledge, for a delivery in April of this year.

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Touchpoint 2.0 Are The NFC-Enabled Leather Gloves You Want

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In the frigid claws of winter, the last thing you want to be doing is freezing your fingers off while answering a text. And while you’ve seen gloves with touch-sensitive tips, the Touchpoint 2.0 takes the concept a step further by incorporating four NFC chips. Made from soft sheepskin leather, and finished with a stylish quilt pattern, the gloves not only let you control anything on the screen as if your skin is bare, but each of the four NFC chips (located on the middle finger and wrist, in each hand) is completely customizable through a companion app. This means you can trigger any number of actions on your phone, from launching apps, to taking pics, to pretty much anything you can think of since the program is open source. Unfortunately, due to Apple restricting their NFC to Apple Pay, you’ll only get full functionality on devices in this list.

Now, think of this scenario. You’re out in the cold and suddenly see something worthy of a pic. Normally you reach for your phone, take your gloves off, start the picture app and snap your shot. With Touchpoint 2.0, you only need to reach into your pocket, touch the NFC area to one of your fingers (which you’ve programmed to trigger the launch of the camera app), and snap away. That’s quite a few steps less, and a lot less freezing.

The gloves are available for a $60CAD ($52USD) pledge, with delivery slated for September 2015.

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