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Author Archives: David Ponce

Flyte Levitating LED Lightbulb Is Awesome

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What do you get when you combine the power of electromagnetic induction, and uh, magnets? You get the Flyte LED Lightbulb, of course. Much like the wireless smartphone chargers you see today, this LED bulb is powered from a distance through the magic of electromagnetic induction. But the added flair in this product is that the entire bulb and housing levitate above their base, slowly rotating. The base is plugged into an outlet and some electromagnets keep the bulb in place, while powering the LED. 5V of power are sent through the air, which is enough to generate a modest 60 Lumens. At $249 it’s on the very pricey side, but think of the amazed looks on your guests’ faces and maybe you’ll think it’s worth it.

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Ceramic Jellyfish And Squid Plant Holders Are Awesome

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If you’re going to have plants in your living area, you can be boring and put them in an ole’ clay pot. Or you can get creative and purchase one of California-based artists Cindy and James Searles’ many creations. Their hanging plant pots are shaped like jellyfish, squids, and other cephalopods, and they create a whimsical environment that looks like these creatures are swimming through the air in your apartment. They made them in all kinds of shapes, sizes and colors, and the prices are more than reasonable, starting at around $30.

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Give Your 3D Printer Color Abilities With The Palette

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The 3D printing scene is thriving at the moment, but some realities still exist. Specifically, if you hope to be able to print in color, you will have to spend more money on more sophisticated multi-nozzle systems, which print slower, and smaller. But if you already own a printer, you should know that The Palette will be able to give it the ability to print in color, with the one filament system it already uses. The way is works is by sitting between the color filament spools, and your machine. It can take up to four different such coloured filaments, and cut them and splice them as needed to then feed them into your printer. It simply analyzes the model you hope to print, and creates a custom multicoloured filament on the fly. It requires no modification to your machine, so as long as it accepts standard 1.75mm filaments and runs on .gcode or .x3g, you’re good to go. It’s an ingenious solution that, while being expensive at $899, will still save you quite a bit of money versus current color-capable printers on the market.

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Deal Of The Day: 73% Off On AtmosRX Combo Vaporizer Bundle

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Vaporizers are all the rage, and they’re only poised to become more popular in a burgeoning market. The AtmosRX Combo Vaporizer Bundle is versatile device, with tons of features:

The discrete and stylish AtmosRx Dry Herb Vaporizer heats your preferred dry herbs or waxy oils in a wick-less ceramic heating chamber, for the freshest vapor with minimum aroma. With the included e-liquid adapter and two different e-liquid flavors, you can enjoy massive clouds and relaxing vapors even if dry herbs aren’t your thing.

– E-liquid adapter with a measuring scale
– Vaporizer works with dry herbs, waxy oils and e-liquids
– Durable and built to last
– Ready to use straight out of the box
– A wick-less ceramic heating chamber for an optimal vaping experience
– Fast heat up time
– Over 72 hrs of continual vaping per single charge
– 2 flavors of e-liquid

Normally the AtmosRx Dry Herb Vaporizer costs $230, but it’s down to $59.99 with this deal.

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Text Breakups Are Out, In With The Break Up Beans

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It used to be that you would break up with your significant other in person. Then, we started doing it over text. Lame, we know, but people will be people. But why stop there? The Break Up Beans seem like the new perfect way to tell your formerly-loved one that you’ve had enough of them. Water the little pot and 5 days later you’ll see two lima beans sprout, with the messages “It’s Over” and “Let’s Be Friends” written on them. By then you’ll have had enough time to pack your bags and rent a motel room somewhere, so it’s brilliant. And it’ll only cost you $7, so you’ll have plenty of cash left over for Late Night Lonely Pizza.

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The AmpStrip Heartrate Monitor Can Stay On You For Days At A Time

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Many devices monitor your heart rate these days, but few are as accurate as ones that stick to your chest, one way or another. Chest straps can be uncomfortable and are usually only worn for short periods, but the AmpStrip is small and light enough to stay on your skin for days at a time. It glues on to you with a special adhesive that is bio-compatible to ISO 10993, and is “designed to stay on under the most rigorous conditions, including pool and ocean workouts and strenuous whole body efforts for 3 or more days.” In this fashion you can have accurate heart rate measurements throughout your day; a 3-axis MEM’s accelerometer detects your movements, and a proximity Thermistor detects skin temperature. This data is important to athletes who wish to push their boundaries in a safe and efficient manner. The AmpStrip’s 20mA battery lasts up to 7 days without a charge, and integrated storage allows you to untether from your phone for up to a day. It’s a $135 pre-order, with a ship date of August.

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Interested in a new phone? How About The ASUS ZenFone 2?

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Sponsored post. -Ed.

ASUS has outdone itself again with their newest smartphone release. The ZenFone 2 features top of the line specifications for a middle-end price, making it a top competitor on the current smartphone market. Its display is based upon a 5.5” Gorilla Glass 3-protected screen with a 1080 x 1920 resolution. It is backed with Intel’s own 64-bit Atom Z3560 mobile processor that packs 4 cores clocked at 1.8ghz each. This is paired with a PowerVR G6430 GPU that is sure to be able to drive any mobile game or application smoothly. ASUS is releasing two models that have difference in the RAM including a 2GB model and a 4GB model. Due to these high-class specs, ASUS is claiming seven times better gaming performance as compared to the original ZenFone. Most smartphone users want a good camera to match their superior internal specifications, of course. The ZenFone 2 supports a 13-megapixel camera with 5 element f/2.0 aperture lens and a 5-megapixel front facing camera. All of these components are powered by a 3000mAh battery that is sure to last for the whole day.

This phone is unlocked and is available on service providers all around by supporting GSM, WCDMA, and LTE-FDD. It ships with Android 5.0 Lollipop, providing the optimal software for the phone. This ensures a smooth interface that is sure to fit any user’s needs.

An enormous benefit of this phone is a newly released coupon code. GearBest.com is offering a hugely decreased price of over $30. After making an account on www.gearbest.com and adding either the 2GB or the 4GB model of the ASUS ZenFone, users can specify the coupon code of “ASUSZ2″, which will then apply the promotion. Originally the 4GB model is priced at $367.20 and then is reduced to $330.74 (308.44 Euro) and the 2GB model is normally $288.30 and is slashed to $244.98 (228.46 Euro).

Overall, the ASUS ZenFine 2 is one of the best smartphones on the market and is to satisfy the needs of even the most powerhungry user with the top-notch Intel Atom Processor and the large 3000maH battery. Paired with the low cost due to the promotion, this phone is a steal for the performance it will bring.

The ASUS ZenFone 2 can be purchased through GearBest with the promotion code ASUSZ2 at http://www.gearbest.com/cell-phones/pp_170575.html

Ports Galore On The New MacBook? Yes, It’s Possible With The HydraDock

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When Apple announced the new MacBook, it left a lot of heads scratching. It wasn’t the Retina MacBook Air most were hoping for, but it was super slim, Retina-equipped, and pretty attractive to die-hard fans of the brand. Among the few sticking points, like the underpowered processor, was a potential dealkiller: a single USB-C port, for everything. This meant having to use a variety of adaptors if you were hoping to do normal computing with it, like plugging the MacBook to your TV for example. Well, the HydraDock is an 11-port dock that gives your new MacBook a truckload of new functionality, in one device. Here’s what’s included:

1 — 3.5mm stereo headphone port
1 — Gigabit Ethernet port
1 — SDXC card slot
1 — Mini DisplayPort (up to 2,560 x 1,440 resolution, w/HDCP)
1 — HDMI (up to 1,920 x 1,080 resolution, w/HDCP)
4 — USB 3.0 ports
2 — USB-C ports (data only, no video)

You simply rest the back of your MacBook on this wedge-shaped dock and plug the single male USB-C cable in your laptop. Then you connect your MacBook’s power adapter into the HydraDock and it’ll power both the dock and the computer. It’s a $129 pledge with expected deliver in June.

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Stackable Brain Specimen Coasters For The Scientist In You

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Each one of these coasters features a different slice of a theoretical human brain. When they’re stacked up, they create a 3D rendering of a human brain, which is sure to impress your guests with even a passing interest in, well, anything cool. They come in a set of 10, and stacking them in the right order should be easy considering they’re labeled. Made from glass, each coaster also features small rubber feet to keep them off your surface, and away from scratches. At $20 for the set, it’s an inexpensive way to let your guests know that you’re into science-y stuff.

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