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Author Archives: David Ponce

New Captain America Collectible Figure is the Hero We Need

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With the highly anticipated world premiere of Captain America: Civil War on May 6th, toy manufacturers have released brand new collectable figures – and Steve Rogers is one of the best we’ve seen in a while. Not only can you show your allegiance to Captain America and his team during this upcoming civil war, but you can also display the full range of Cap’s badassery. The 1/6th scale collectable figure comes with Cap’s iconic shield (complete with scratch marks we believe from Black Panther during the forthcoming movie), as well as a slightly updated suit. Even though we’ve seen Steve’s longtime friend Bucky Barnes return to the side of good in the first trailer for Civil War, we have a feeling Cap’s going to need his full bag of tricks to take on Iron Man and his team next month.

Of course, collectable figures aren’t the only awesome Captain America merchandise we’ve seen lately. Along with Cap’s shield as a bedside light, a Captain America mug over at Hot Topic is bound to make your coffee taste that little bit more patriotic – take a look here. That said, there’s only so much ass-kicking some merch can do, as it could be difficult to battle evil with ceramic. Playing as Captain America in an online RPG named Marvel Heroes is probably the closest you’re going to get to having super-soldier powers and a vibranium shield. For those interested, the free game can be played on SevenGames.

Even though the ending of Civil War is still yet to be unveiled (unless you’ve specifically searched for spoilers), we expect that current Captain America actor Chris Evans will scheduled in the two upcoming Avengers movies, titled Infinity War – Part 1 (2018) and Infinity War – Part 2 (2019), so we hope he makes it through Civil War. However, as we’ve seen with Game of Thrones, popular characters sometimes don’t survive it to the end… but all will be revealed come May 6th.

Otto’s Over-Fired Broiler Gets Up To 970C/1700F To Cook The Perfect Steak

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Did you know that a lot of fancy steak houses cook their meats by broiling them? Yeah, it’s not just by dropping a good cut on a hot grill that you can cook up a steak; given the right temperatures, infrared radiation will get there faster, and possibly better. Otto’s Over-Fired Broiler uses two separately adjustable infrared gas units that reach their 970?C/1700?F operating temperature within 3 minutes. You then just have to place your steaks inside and broil them one minute per side to create a delicious crust that locks the juices in, while the interior remains moist and tender. The size of the grid accommodates even the largest slabs, ensuring even Texas-sized portions get cooked to perfection. It’ll cost you €590 or about $665USD to own, and if you live stateside, you’ll have to wait until October 2016 to get it.

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Deal Of The Day: 25% Off On iRig Mic Cast, Voice Recorder

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Finals are just around the corner, and some of you might decide to record your lectures for later review. That’s all fine until you come home and realize you can’t understand half the stuff the professor said because of the quality of your phone’s mic. You should have gotten the iRig Mic Cast: Voice Recorder.

Want to record a speech worth remembering? Or an academic lecture for later review? Get in on the iRig Mic Cast, and replay your audio in nothing less than crystal-clear quality. This handy voice recording microphone spans under 2-square inches, making it a breeze to carry around. When you want to capture audio, simply whip it out, plug it into your device’s headphone jack, and start recording away.

Records high-quality audio on your mobile device or computer
Offers a mini-switch providing 2 different sensitivity settings for close-up or faraway sound
Fits most iPhone/iPod touch cases
Boasts ultra-compact profile allowing for maximum portability
Works w/ 2 free apps enabling voice recording/editing & multi-effects processing
Works w/ all regular phone calls & any VOIP app

Now, do you think we’d be recommending this thing to students if it was expensive? It’s $29.99, down from $40, after today’s deal. Shipped for free, as always.

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The Noria Air Conditioner Is Not An Eye Sore

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If you’re in a warmer climate at the moment, we’d like to invite you to take a look at your air conditioner. If you’re like most people, it’s one of those window-mounted boxes, utilitarian in its design. Utilitarian is just a tactful way to say ‘ugly’, but hey, you have to stay cool, right? Well, the Noria Air Conditioner begs to differ. At just 6 inches tall, the unit is designed from the ground up to look good in your window. It blows cool air upwards, creating a convective cycle in your room that prevents hot or cold areas. At 5,000BTU/h, it’s powerful enough to cool a 10’x16′ room, or two Noria units can cool a room up to 330 sq ft. And like many appliances these days, it can connect to your smartphone and allow remote operation of multiple units simultaneously. Early Bird pricing is $249, and with 43 days to go and more than half-funded, we expect the company to be able to meet its goal. If it does, you’ll then have to wait until March 2017 to get your hands on yours.

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Suicide Coffee Has Triple The Caffeine

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Are you the kind of person who needs to drink a cup of coffee before you have your morning cup of coffee? Yeah, waking up is hard, we feel the pain. But drinking gallons of the stuff is also probably not the best for your stomach. Why not, instead, crank up the caffeine content in each cup? Suicide Coffee does just that.

– Our beans are proudly roasted in Louisville, KY
– Suitable for espresso, drip, or any coffee machine or device
– Brew that keeps you laser focused throughout the day
– We buy direct from farmers, meaning our suppliers get a better deal than Fair Trade
– 2x – 3x the amount of caffeine in a normal cup of joe
– Your buzzing taste buds will tell you this blend has notes of chocolate and cherry. Subtle, yet powerful.

We haven’t had a chance to taste it, so can’t speak for its flavour. But we like the idea. At $20 for a 1lbs. bag of beans, it’s not outrageously priced either.

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For Kitty: A Modular Cardboard Cat Castle

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Because you’re fond of buying things for you cat, even though you know he’ll probably just sniff around it for a few minutes then proceed to ignore it altogether, we’d like to present the Boxkitty. It’s a crowdfunded modular cardboard cat castle. Each module attaches to the other via velcro, and allows you to create all kinds of shapes, Minecraft-style. Build a skyscraper, a twin-tower castle, a giant cube, or a linear stripmall-style abode. The sky is the limit. Well… that and your budget: the basic set, which allows you to build two cubes and a pyramid, costs $55. For $100 you could upgrade to the Fortastic Set, good enough to build a fort made up of four cubes, a watchtower, and a little pyramid roof. The cardboard used is extra thick, somewhat scratch-proof and water resistant. Considering the lengths some people go to to please their feline friends, we’re pretty confident Boxkitty will do well, despite the campaign not being fully funded at the moment. If it does reach its goal though, you’ll only have to wait until June of this year to get your product.

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Deal Of The Day: 20% Off On Pebble Time Smartwatch

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The Pebble is arguably the first smartwatch, or at the very least, the first one that anyone paid attention to. It raised over $10 million on Kickstarter and launched the smartwatch craze. In 2015, the company released the Pebble Time, pictured above. It brought color to its display, but still boasted of a 7-day battery life, considerably more than its now more famous competitor, the Apple Watch.

Pebble packs everything you want out of a smartwatch into a sleek, modern package. With its unique timeline interface, Pebble displays everything you care about (notifications, calendar events, weather, sports scores, news & more) in any easy-to-view timeline. Track your activity and sleep, wear it in the shower—and be left wondering….what can’t the Pebble do?

“Pebble Time is fun. It’s warm and inviting in a way the other watches aren’t.” Gizmodo

– Get notifications at a glance: calendar events, texts, emails, incoming calls & more
– Track you activity & sleep w/ daily reports and weekly insights
– Use near water w/ resistance up to 30 meters
– Speak into the built-in microphone for voice notes & quick replies
– Always view the e-paper screen (even in bright daylight)
– Wear the thin, ergonomic design all the time
– Wear for 7 days straight w/o charging

Normally $150, it’s $119.99 with today’s deal, shipped for free as usual.

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Make The Most Out Of Your Car’s Space With The Roadster Setback Luggage

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If you’re leaving on a jet plane and you don’t know when you’ll be back again, there’s a good chance you’ll pack quite a bit of stuff. Maybe even enough stuff that the ride to the airport could be complicated by the lack of space in your trunk. Well, the Roadster Setback Luggage uses the space directly behind one of your car’s seats to accommodate extra storage. The trifold garment bag hangs from your headrest, and provides you with 3 inches of storage for things like suits, shirts and other items that fold easily. When you’re at the airport, simply fold it up into a carry-on sized bag. Made from ballistic nylon and leather, the Roadster Setback Luggage seems like the perfect frequent traveller’s companion. It’s $149.

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The H2O Ninja Snorkel Mask Has A Leg Up On The Competition

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Snorkelling is great. It’s a fun, relatively risk-free way to explore the underwater world in shallow waters. But it’s not without its challenges, one of which is that it’s only possible to breathe through your mouth while submerged. Easy as that sounds, it’s also easily forgotten. That’s why we dig the H2O Ninja Snorkel Mask. Not only does it look awesome, its full-face mask means you can breathe normally when your face is under water, while the clear bubble cover gives you an unobstructed view of your surroundings. There’s even a mount for a Go-Pro so that you can record your adventures and share them with your friends. Granted, at $145 it’s not cheap, but this is definitely the slickest snorkelling mask we’ve ever seen and would drop the money in an instant… if we had that kind of disposable income.

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