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Author Archives: David Ponce

Deal Of The Day: 16% Off On The KICK, A Smartphone Controlled Photography Light

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A lot goes into taking a nice picture, beyond pointing your camera and pressing a button. Almost as important as composition is lighting, and the KICK light pictured above can help you elevate the quality of your photos. It works with any camera, whether it’s a DSLR, a smartphone, or even one of those old-fashioned handhelds.

It’s only about the size of your smartphone, but comes packed with a rechargeable panel of 40 completely adjustable RGB LEDs. At 400 Lumens (twice as bright as most Police flashlights) it’s powerful, but it’s also intelligent – once you pair it with the free KICK app (iOS and Android).

The app provides completely adjustable brightness, color temperature, animated light, and built-in video effects – but what really stands out is its ability to recreate any color or effect from the world around you. Point your smartphone at the effect you want to recreate, tap the screen, and KICK emits that light – be it a rainbow strobe, lightning flash, or flickering campfire.

It’s a cool device, which normally costs $179, but you can have it for $159 today. About the size of a smartphone itself, it’s easy to carry and is a must for anyone that takes photography somewhat seriously.

[ 16% Off On The KICK, A Smartphone Controlled Photography Light ]

Deal Of The Day: 14% Off On Loot Crate, Epic Gamer Gear In A Box (3-Month Plan)

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Remember that Family Guy episode where Peter gas to choose between a yacht and a mystery box? Admit it, you’d choose the box too, and now you can. The Loot Crate: Epic Gamer Gear In A Box is a monthly subscription based product that comes, well, in a box. Meaning, you’ll get a box each month containing all kinds of stuff gamers might like. There’s “gear, collectibles, toys, apparel, art, and other goodies”. It’s like nerd Christmas every month. And with today’s deal, you’ll pay $48 for 3 months of this, rather than the usual $56.

[ 14% Off On Loot Crate, Epic Gamer Gear In A Box (3-Month Plan) ]

So There’s This: BloodRayne ArmBlade Replica

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We can’t really think of anything useful you might want to do with the above ArmBlade, but that shouldn’t stop you from buying it. After all, if you only ever bought stuff that’s actually useful, you’d likely have a lot more money in your bank account. Measuring a healthy 17-3/8-inch long, the thing is made from one piece of hard-anodized black stainless steel. Along with the blade, you get all the other hardware needed to assemble it, including the grip and forearm strap. The best part, perhaps, is that you’ll have to pay all of $18 to own it. Which, all things considered, isn’t a whole bunch of money to spend on something not entirely useful.

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GoTenna Keeps You Connected, Even Off The Grid

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There are times when cellular services just stop working. Whether it’s because we’re off the grid in the wilderness, or in the middle of a natural disaster, our lives have become dependant on being able to communicate with one another and when outages happen, we tend to freak out. GoTenna is a device that connects to a smartphone and allows it to communicate with another GoTenna-connected phone, even when you have no service. It uses low-frequency radio waves to transmit low-density data over long distances, which in ideal conditions can give you a 50.5 miles range. You can send texts to one another, or share locations so you can find your loved ones even when everyone around you is desperately trying to use their cellphones to do the same. You can even send encrypted messages to one another which aren’t stored anywhere.

It’s a powerful device with tons of features and we feel it completely warrants the $150/pair asking price. That’s the pre-order rate, which is expected to go up to $300 for a pair once it fully hits retail distribution. It ships in late Fall 2014.

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Tikker Is A Watch That Counts Down Your Life

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We’re all gonna kick the bucket, sooner or later. And while some of us are aware that every passing minute is precious, others might need a more visual reminder. The Tikker wristwatch pictured above serves as a powerful expression that your time on this planet is limited, and it does this by displaying not the actual time of day, but how long you have left to live. The way it works involves answering a questionnaire (probably to determine your likely life span), and deducting your current age from the result.

Aside from doing its duty as a powerful symbol of your mortality, it’s also a statement to others that you take life seriously and intend to make the most of it.

We’re not sure whether Tikker also displays the actual time of day, but we’re going to go ahead and assume it does. A $39 pledge will get you one.

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Fan Of Reading? Amazon Launches Kindle Unlimited

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If you’re on this website reading the words rather than just looking at the pretty pictures, there’s a chance you’re also into reading other stuff. Like, you know, books. Amazon has recently announced the launch of Kindle Unlimited. For $9.99 a month, you’ll have unlimited access to their entire library of digital books, more than 600,000 strong. Additionally, you’ll receive a 3-month membership to Audible, where you have access to yet another library of professionally narrated audiobooks. This works across devices, and not just on the Kindle family of products. That means tablets, cellphones, and even computers.

The kick in the nuts, however, is that if you’re not living in the states, you’re out of luck for the moment. Still, the company claims to have plans to expand the service, so stay tuned.

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Deal Of The Day: 150 Duracell Batteries For $56, Ending Soon

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Last time we posted about this deal, you guys stocked up on batteries in droves. Well, the deals is ending soon, so if you missed out the first time, now’s your chance. You’re looking at 100AA and 50AAA batteries from a trusted company for $56, which works out to $0.37 per battery. If you’ve ever bought batteries in a convenience store, you know they can fetch upwards of $2 each, so this represents significant savings.

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Deal Of The Day: 82% Off On Xcode & Swift Developer Bundle

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We’re seeing lots of deals on e-learning these days because you guys seem to respond well to them. It looks like a good number of you are looking to either start coding, or brush up on your skills, so you might want to take a look a the Xcode & Swift Developer Bundle up today.

As you progress through the lessons, you’ll produce 20 App Store-ready apps for iOS 7 and 20 apps for iOS 8 – all while learning app development skills as quickly as possible. It covers all the bases, from design, to coding to uploading to the App Store (for iOS 7 only). This is the all-in-one development course you need to become an app developer.

You can make an app in 1 hour and upload to the app store using iOS 7.

OR – get a head start on developing iOS 8 apps with over 25 hours of content available today.

Normally these courses would cost $499, but you can have them for $89.

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Shazam for iOS Now Integrates With Rdio

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With its latest update, Shazam has gotten considerably more useful. On more than one occasion have I Shazam-ed a song only to have to then manually launch Rdio, search for it, and then play it. It’s annoying and unnecessary and I had been waiting for this kind of integration for a long time. Now, whenever you tag something, you’re given the option to play it in Rdio, or better yet, to play the song directly in Shazam without even needing to launch Rdio separately. The integration is seamless and really well done. It’s an obvious partnership that adds appeal to both services. For users of both, know that the functionality is just an update away, so get to it!

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