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Author Archives: David Ponce

Deal Of The Day: TOCCs Feather Buds, The Lightweight, Crystal Clear Bluetooth Headphones For $25

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Bluetooth headphones are great because you’re not tethered to your mobile device. But they tend to be a little more expensive for this privilege. Not so today with TOCC’s Feather Buds. These are lightweight, tangle-free, noise-isolating earphones that connect to your device via Bluetooth at up to 30 feet. They’re said to be comfortable, but more importantly, today they’re darn cheap: you’ll pay $25 instead of the regular $60. That’s a 58% rebate.

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Deal Of The Day: 68% Off On IDrive, 1 TB Of Online Backup With Military-Grade Encryption

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If you’re going through life with something like a MacBook Air, you’ll know space is at a premium. You’re likely to get into space-saving habits, like deleting videos you otherwise might’ve kept for sentimental reasons, but can’t justify in a cramped hard drive. But with iDrive’s 1TB of online storage, you don’t have to compromise. Anything you want to keep, just upload it to the cloud and keep it safe, with 256bit encryption. Add as many devices as you like and backup from any of them. Sync files and folders between them, and even access an optional private encryption key, something that’s fairly rare among these types of services. Normally you’d have to pay $60 for this, but you can have it for $19 with today’s deal.

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This Is What A Heavy-Duty Leaf Blower Looks Like

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Look, face it: summer is over. That means leaves will soon start falling and you’ll be stuck doing yard work again. Want to put a little muscle on your side? Get the TB2MB JET™ Gas Leaf Blower by Troy-Bilt. This bad boy pushes 650 cfm (cubic feet/minute), at speeds reaching 130mph. That’s powerful enough to blow even heavy wet leaves out of the way. It’s even “JumpStart™ Capable”, which means it can interface with an optional device that automates ignition, so you don’t even have to waste energy pulling on a crank. It’s $149, and appears to be worth every penny.

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SanDisk Releases 512GB SD Card, The World’s Largest

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So it looks like SanDisk is the first to market with a half-terabyte SD card. That’s 512GB of storage, in a piece of plastic the size of a postage stamp. If you’re a professional photographer or just someone who really, really hates changing memory cards, this is the one to get. SanDisk’s Extreme PRO SDXC (UHS-1) has 90 megabyte-per-second write speed and up to 95MBps read speeds, which is plenty fast to accommodate 4K recording, “stutter-free”. It’s also “resistant to extreme cold, water, shock, and X-ray allowing photographers to use these cards almost anywhere”. But of course, you’ll pay through the nose for it. MSRP is $800, which is as much as an entry-level dSLR. But hey, just wait a few months and you’ll get able to snag it for a fraction of that price.

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Intestine Socks, For Those With A Strange Sense Of Humour

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If you’re not one, you likely know one. You know, that guy with a quirky sense of humour, always wearing novelty trinkets for kicks and giggles? Yeah, so here’s another one for his arsenal: Intestine Socks. They are exactly what they sound like. Actually, no, they’re nothing like that. They’re not, you know, made from guts. They just look like them. And they cost $11 a pair.

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LumiLor LED Paint Is The Coolest Thing We’ve Seen In A While

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Imagine for a second a special kind of paint, one that you can spray anywhere like, you know, regular paint. Except this particular one lights up on command! Yes, LumiLor paint from Darkside Scientific is pretty much a liquid spray-on LED. Seriously. Any surface sprayed with this stuff, and connected properly, can be lit instantly, in colours of your choosing!

The patented LumiLor™ Electroluminescent Coating System system is a practical and durable electroluminescent coating technology that goes on like paint, but will illuminate when energized with an electrical current.

LumiLor™ has been successfully applied to metals (primed first to insulate them electrically), numerous types of thermoplastic, wood, glass and even carbon fiber. LumiLor has been applied to compound curves and complex shapes of many sizes and is flexible to nearly a full 180 degree bend.

Envision the applications, from custom paint jobs on vehicles or homes, to improved safety on runways. Tron even comes to mind!

The thing is, you can’t apply this at home, really. It requires a specialized environment and expensive equipment. But the product is currently being bought by an increasing number of car-customization outlets, which do offer this among their various capabilities, although we don’t know the price range. And Darkside Scientific is currently looking to partner up with OEM manufacturers, in order to offer this as an option in future vehicles.

We seriously wish them the best of luck with that, it would be awesome to see this get big!

In Light Of The iPhone 6 Announcement…

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Which one of you does this hold true for? I’m so ensconced in Apple’s ecosystem, I have trouble considering the hardware superiority of other handsets and dismiss it offhand. Yes, I’ll be getting an iPhone 6 Plus, and may consider selling a limb to do so…

I am a sad, sad individual.

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Deal Of The Day: 20% Off On Dragon NaturallySpeaking 13

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Most of us are familiar with voice-powered assistants, like Siri. How well they work is debatable, but regardless of their effectiveness, they are still limited to your mobile devices. If you want to dictate stuff on your home computer, you’ll need to get some other software, and Dragon NaturallySpeaking 13 Home is a solid contender in the field. You can use it out of the box, and it will get more accurate as time goes on and it learns from your speech. It’s a full featured piece of software and today you can have it for $79.99 instead of $100.

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FOBO Tire Monitors Tire Pressure, Connects To Your Phone

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Most people don’t worry too much about tire pressure. They set it once after changing a tire, say, and then forget it. Oh sure, it’s not smart since you can get lower mileage and potentially get into an accident. But there you have it. Some of us, however, are a little more careful and a gadget like the FOBO Tire could relieve their low-tire-pressure anxieties. Using four somewhat goofy-looking tire sensors that screw onto the valve and connect to your phone via Bluetooth, you can know each tire’s status within 0.1psi. They monitor even when you’re not driving, so that you can be alerted in the middle of the night if you get a sudden pressure loss. They don’t need an external power source and instead rely on batteries which should last up to 2 years. You can even share your tire status with your friends, because you know, that’s really what they care about.

It’s $90.

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