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Author Archives: David Ponce

Coffeeboxx, The Rugged Single-Serve Coffee Maker You Can Park A Car On

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Ever been out on the job and hankered for a coffee? You don’t need to tote your Thermos around: with the Oxx Single-Serve Coffee Maker you can make a fresh cup in less than a minute, no matter where you are. Build to IP55 specifications, the Coffeeeboxx is waterproof, dustproof, impact resistant and even crushproof; it is apparently tough enough to withstand the weight of a car parked on top of it. Whether you’re camping, on a construction site, or having the ultimate tailgate party, the Coffeeboxx can put up with your abuse. It uses standard K-Cups, and has large, rubber-coated buttons that allow gloved operation, while the huge 2.5L / 84.5oz water tank holds enough liquid to fuel up yourself as well as a bunch of your buddies throughout the day. A carrying handle makes it possible to easily bring the 11 lbs. package anywhere you go, and a retractable 3 ft. cord gets out of the way for your convenience. All in all, the Coffeeboxx seems like the perfect coffee brewer for the serious outdoorsman or “dirty jobs” kind of guy. For a reasonable $225 pledge, you won’t even have to pay much of a premium on regular single-serve machines.

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Deal Of The Day: 53% Off On The Limited Edition Code Black Aerial Drone + Camera

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Drones are a very popular gift this holiday season, so it’s pretty cool to see one for $69. It’s all the more exciting to know that the Limited Edition Code Black Aerial Drone comes with its own camera, which records at an acceptable 720×424 (.3MP) resolution. Oh sure, you won’t get stunning HD aerial footage, but come on, we’re talking about a $69 drone here. It does all the droney things, like flips and self-stabilizing flight, and is able to keep it up for around 7 minutes on one charge. You have less than 10 days until Christmas, so hurry up because this particular gift should definitely make someone happy this Holiday Season.

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Hush Earbuds Block Outside Noise, Let Important Sounds Through

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These earphones are made with one goal in mind: to give you some peace and quiet. Hush earbuds are noise masking earplugs that don’t stream music at all. Instead they play from a variety of pre-installed sounds, with the intention of masking out external noise. Coupled with a memory foam plug, they allegedly give you the ability to isolate yourself from your surroundings when you need it most, for up to 10 hours at a time. Pre-installed sounds are

- White Noise
– Brown Noise
– Pink Noise
– Ocean Waves
– Rainfall
– Fan
– Crackling Fire
– Babbling Brook
– Waterfall
– Thunderstorm

However since Hush is connected to your phone, pre-selected notifications can still make it through, that way you’re not completely in the dark. It’ll let your morning alarm through, for instance. And if they fall out of your ears as you sleep and your alarm rings for more than 30 seconds, Hush will assume they’ve fallen out and allow the phone to blare out as usual.

It’s a cool concept for anyone looking at an inexpensive way to block out the world; a $115 pledge will get you a pair, delivered by May 2015.

[ Project Page ] VIA [ TheAwesomer ]

One-man Construction Jobs Are Much Easier With The Measure-It Adhesive Tape

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Ever tried to do some repairs at home all by yourself? Then you probably know how frustrating it can be to measure something, while having to hold the measuring tape in place as you mark the spot down on the wall. Then there’s usually the added fear that you screwed it up somehow, so you do it again a few times to be sure. It sucks. So we’re totally digging the Measure-It Adhesive Tape. It sticks directly to your surface and features ruler markings in Imperial units, as well as 16″ center markings indicating positioning of studs. Hang paintings, tiles, carpets, anything you can think of with ease. Then when you’re done, just pull it off and it leaves no residue. It’s $8 for a 32′ roll. Yet another great stocking stuffer.

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Got A Lifetime? There’s This 13X13X13 “Rubik’s Cube” Waiting For You

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We’re putting “Rubik’s Cube” in quotation marks because we find it funny that due to trademark issues, this particular puzzle is actually called the IQ Brick. Yes, the name Rubik’s Cube has somewhat become genericized and has come to refer to any similar puzzle, so yeah, we guess this is the (wink wink) IQ Brick, a 13X13X13 puzzle that should take the average human a few years to solve. The number of possible combinations is so large, we can’t calculate it, let alone display it in any meaningful way. It’s just mind boggling. But one thing’s for sure, if solving puzzles calms you down, you’ll be as smooth as a sloth for the rest of your life. That’s after you pay the $320 asking price, that is.

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Deal Of The Day: 52% Off On 6 Ft. iOS + Micro-USB Charging Cable

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Apple’s Lightning charging cable is pretty expensive. To make things worse, it’s darn short. So it’s cool to see good alternatives, like the above 6 Ft. iOS + Micro-USB Charging Cable. Not only is it twice as long as a standard Apple cable, it gives you two options: Lightning and Micro-USB, on the same cable! That means you’re not stuck charging only iOS devices, but can lend it to an Android-powered friend in a pinch. Better yet, it’s also cheaper today, thanks to the active rebate. You’ll pay $19 for what would normally cost $40. If this doesn’t scream Stocking Stuffer, nothing does.

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The Whisker Dam Protects Your ‘Stache From Dipping Into Your Suds

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It’s the little inventions that get us excited. Tiny doodads that can make a world of difference in some settings. Take the Whisker Dam for instance. It’s a metal object whose only purpose is to keep your moustache dry while you drink beer. This is a problem any self-respecting moustachioed man will know about: suds-infused hairs following a good sip of a properly poured beer. Well, the Whisker Dam attaches to almost any drinking vessel and creates a smaller opening through which your beer can flow, but which keeps your face adornments nice and dry.

The Whisker Dam is an easy to use solution for guarding your stache’ from the indulgent beverages one may consume. When it comes to moustache guards you will not find a more premium product. Made from 100% Copper, dressed with a timeless patina and coated with a non-toxic barrier, the Whisker Dam has been handcrafted to perfection.

Granted, you may also miss out on the head itself, which beer aficionados will tsk-tsk you for, but if all you want is to get some liquid cereal down your gullet without making a mess of your facial hair, we totally dig the $20 purchase.

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You’ll Actually Want To Explore The Snowy Outdoors In The Equinox Snowcoach

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Snowmobiles are a great way to explore the countryside in the middle of winter. There’s something magical about being in a forest, surrounded by a sea of whitened trees. But the glacial, tear-jerking winds that you’re subjected to atop these vehicles has kept many from even trying. Well, you might be able to convince them to join you on your next adventure if you get yourself the Equinox Snowcoach. It attaches to the back of your snowmobile, and offers protection from the wind for up to two people. A high performance gas shock suspension, and seat belts, ensure your loved ones are safe and comfortable riding behind you. There are even brake/running lights so that no one riding behind you crashes into you as you slow down. It’s $2,000 and worth every penny if you ask us.

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Zano Drone Follows You For A Fraction Of The Price

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A while ago we wrote about The Airdog, a somewhat heavy-duty drone whose distinguishing feature was that it could follow you around, filming you, while you did whatever stunts you wanted. It was, and is, a great idea, but the AirDog was expensive at $1,200 or so. Now we have news of the Zano drone, which purports to do much the same thing. Granted, this is a palm-sized device that may not offer the same kind of stability or robustness as the AirDog, but at $335 (£215) it’s hard to dismiss. The Zano tethers to your phone through WiFi and can fly itself. Press ‘hold’ and it stays in place, filming you in 720p from as far as 30 meters away. Press the Follow button, and it finds a way to keep the set distance between itself and you, while trying to keep you in the frame. IR sensors all around the drone make sure that it doesn’t run into any obstacles while it’s filming. When you’re done, a press of yet another button will cause it to return to base, for you to easily retrieve it.

There are several more features on this drone, such as a customizable 8X8 LED panel on the front, but we won’t list them all. Check out their fully funded Kickstarter for more details. A pledge will get you a drone by June of 2015.

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