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Author Archives: David Ponce

Deal Of The Day: 17% Off On Ditto Bluetooth Alerting Device

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Wanna leave your bulky smartphone behind, but you’re worried you’ll miss an important call or text? Don’t have a smartwatch? The Ditto Bluetooth Alerting Device can help.

We all know how difficult it is to ignore your vibrating phone at the dinner table. Thanks to Ditto, you can silence the non-essentials. Just put it in your pocket, select whose calls, texts, emails, or third party messages you want to be notified about, and Ditto will vibrate to your specifications. Engineered by the team who brought you Beats—it’s a certified game-changer.

– Works up to 100ft away from your phone
– Notifies you a new battery is needed
– Vibrates to warn you that your phone was left behind
– Designed to be about the size of a quarter—nobody has to see it unless you choose
– Wake you up peacefully w/ silent alarm
– Designed to be completely waterproof

Normally $40, it’s $33 after today’s deal. It’s a cool product to have, small and unobtrusive, and priced just right for what it does.

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The Hammocraft: Because Why Not?

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“Screw-it, let’s do it” has got the be the most American, and awesome, attitude in approaching new product design. It’s definitely what the makers of the Hammocraft told themselves on a beer-fuelled brainstorming session, but what they made is both amazing and ridiculous at the same time. Mostly ridiculous, yes, but amazing for being so. It’s a watercraft first and foremost. And it’s also four hammocks. So that’s it. It’s so that you can go fishing while laying on a hammock. We think.

It’s not even really a water craft, actually. It’s more like a $1,000 kit so that you can make your own craft using two paddle boards, which are not included. Also not included: the hammocks. So yeah, you’re being asked to spend one large on a metal frame that might end up turning into what you see in the pictures. Also required, you and three friends. Not two because balance. And make sure one of them is not super fat, because also balance. It… I mean, it’s a cool idea, sort of. Or maybe not even… Geez, we get it: it’d be awesome to just drink beer all day, while lazily throwing a line down and laying in a hammock. We’re just not sure the Hammocraft is going to get you there.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ Popular Mechanics ]

Nevermind Baby Wipes, Adults Use Life Wipes

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Baby wipes are great, and not just for babies. I know enough girls who carry them around everywhere because they think their skin is as soft as a baby’s bum, and deserves the same kind of treatment. Ok, fair enough, but for those of us who need a good wipedown and aren’t so fussy about hypoallergenic this, or no-scent that, there’s Life Wipes. Their claim to fame isn’t that they’re not super soft, because they probably are. No, it’s that they’re super big. One wipe measures 1′ X 2′! That’s not a wet towelette, it’s straight up a wet towel. So when do you need it? How about when you go camping, get all muddy and dirty and shit, but what… you’re gonna shower? Soak in a cold stream? Didn’t think so. You’re gonna wipe yourself down with these and call it a day. It’s great!

A 10-pack will set you back $25, which seems like a lot until you remember these aren’t freaking baby wipes. These are Aloe Vera soaked, “all-natural spunlace biodegradable cotton”, Vitamin E totin’, adult-wipes for when you don’t wanna wash properly but don’t wanna look all dirty. There’s a place in the market for them, for sure.

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Deal Of The Day: Drunk Hunt Game Cartridge Flask

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Well today’s deal doesn’t appear to be a deal at all, but it’s interesting nonetheless. It’s the Drunk Hunt Game Cartridge Flask, and it’s super cheap anyway, so I guess it’s a deal. Plus free shipping.

This classic cartridge will take you back to your gaming glory days, but now you’re old enough to drink too. With safe materials and a stellar retro design, this flask may be all fun and games on the outside, but it gets down to business fast on the inside.

– Holds up to 6 ounces of your favorite liquor
– Made of BPA-free, food-grade material for safe drinking
– Must be hand-washed (not dishwasher safe)
– Features a classic video game

We suppose you’re making some kind of statement if you’re going to be getting drunk from a plastic retro gaming cartridge. Or perhaps you like conversation starters. Either way, you’ll only have to pay $18.99 to do so.

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A Hoodie For Lovers

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Together Wear is a line of hoodies that were designed with two people in mind. Not content with sporting kangaroo pockets in the front, the hoodies also have them in the back. This way when you and your better half hug, you can cosily put your hands in their back pocket. Why? Because the Internet, that’s why. Because people will make products and post pics that some sappy heads will see and go “aawww” and poke their boyfriends and say “buy me this” and next thing you know it’s a viral hit. Well, Together Wear is not a viral hit, not yet anyway. They’re getting funding on Kicktarter and haven’t quite reached their goal. But the hoodies do seem to be made with quality in mind, and at a $69 pledge for one, or more importantly $119 for two, it’s not outrageously priced. We’re not sure how to feel about them; ridiculous product or start of a new trend?

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[ Project Page ] VIA [ NoPuedoCreer ]

The Bunyanesque Hammock For You And All The Friends You Don’t Have

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Ok, we’re just being mean. Maybe you do have friends and we’re projecting. Whatever your social situation is, The Bunyanesque Hammock might actually appeal to you. It’s basically a giant tarp that you have to stretch out between trees or post or other structures.

“Four 20′-long, 1″-wide straps—each on its own rated to support up to 1,100 lbs.—secure the hammock’s four webbed type-12 bonded nylon corners to trees, posts, or other sturdy, immovable structures using eight stainless steel hooks.”

It’s rated to support up to 1,000 lbs, which is five 200 lbs. adults or about 72 kids. We think. Anyway, it’s a lot of people frolicking about in what looks like a ton of fun on a summer afternoon. It’s also a lot of money: $500.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ Geekologie ]

Turn It Off And On Again? This Little Gadget Will Do It For You

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Internet went out again? You probably know the easiest way to get that fixed is to walk to your router, unplug the darn thing and wait for things to fix themselves. Most of the time it works all the time. But it’s still annoying to have to get up off your couch, so the ResetPlug does it for you. Just plug your router into it, and then the device itself into your wall socket. It’ll connect to your WiFi network after being configured, and will periodically monitor your Internet connection; when it sees it went out, it’ll just cut power to your router, wait a bit, and power back up. It’ll keep doing this until your connection is restored. If you want to monitor more than one device, say a modem and a router, just use a power strip and voila! It’s great not only to save you the hassle of getting up, but if you have any home appliances or devices that rely on a working connection, like security cameras or smart appliances, the ResetPlug will make sure they keep on keeping on even when you’re away from home. It’s $60.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ Gizmodo ]

Awesome Infographic On The History Of Mobile Phones

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Any of you old enough to remember the days before mobile phones? It was a dreadful time, when you had to pick up these barbell-shaped plastic receivers with no screens and stand by the wall talking into them, like some lunatic. Looking into our super high definition phablets, these days, it’s easy to imagine things were always this way, but if you’re a day over 15 you know it isn’t true. Mobile phones have gone a very long way since they hit the market, and the folks at Broadbandchoices.co.uk have done an amazing job in putting together a genuinely engaging infographic on the history of the mobile phone. From the humble Motorola DynaTAC in 1983, through the awesomeness of the StarTAC, to the high tech glory of the LG G5, all the stars are there. We strongly recommend giving it a look.

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Deal Of The Day: 57% Off On Blumoo Bluetooth Universal Remote

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Your home is filled with myriad devices that all need some form of remote controlling. The Blumoo Bluetooth Universal Remote is meant to bring all these under one roof so you can centrally control everything you need.

Say goodbye to the days of lost remote controls and cluttered electronic gear. Blumoo connects your smartphone to your electronic devices for complete access, literally at your fingertips. Control your home theater experience from the couch or around the house— Blumoo gives you 150-ft of powerful Bluetooth connectivity.

– Get universal control of your home theater w/ a simple, one touch system
– Enjoy support for Alexa on Amazon Echo, Dot, Tap, Fire Stick & Fire TV
– Get powerful music streaming functionality
– Scroll through the custom TV guide based on your service, postal code & preferences
– Easily upgrade your A/V equipment from your connected iOS or Android device
– Download the Apple Watch App
– Automatically update it over the air to add new features, device libraries & functionality
– Control over 250,000 A/V components
– Set up quickly & easily

Normally $100, it’s $52.99 after today’s deal.

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