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Author Archives: David Ponce

Deal Of The Day: 38% On iZZi Slim, The 4 Lens-In-One Ultimate Photo Kit

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The slow death of the point-and-shoot in favour of the convenience of the cellphone camera means that a vibrant ecosystem of accessories always seems welcoming to yet another entrant. You’ve seen the detachable iPhone lenses that allow you to take macro, fisheye, macro and wide-angle shots, but you’ve likely not often seen them done in the way that iZZi Slim does it. This iPhone 5/5S case features a rotating wheel with lenses attached, which means you can quickly switch from one lens to another. This is convenient, because you don’t have to fish around your accessory bag while the shot you want to take vanishes. The lenses are a Fisheye lens, a 2x Telephoto Lens, a Macro Lens, and a Wide-Angle Lens. Normally costing $155, it’s $95 today.

[ 38% On iZZi Slim, The 4 Lens-In-One Ultimate Photo Kit ]

LEGO Set To Launch Massive 1,869 Piece Batman Tumbler Kit

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Chris Nolan’s Tumbler was but one of the many highlights from the latest Batman trilogy, but boy was it memorable. So much so that it makes perfect sense for LEGO to create a replica kit. This, however, is no ordinary LEGO kit. You’re looking at a massive 1,869 pieces that assemble into a 5 inch tall, and 15 inches long version of the car. It comes with two limited edition minifigs of the Joker and Batman, so this might add yet more appeal to a kit that, despite everything, will still have to justify its astronomical price tag: $199. It’ll be available in September.

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Deal Of The Day: 51% Off On Universal Car Mount

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Driving with your phone in your hand is a bad idea. Not only is it illegal in most places, it’s also a bad idea; people die. But you don’t have to spend a fortune to set yourself up with a windshield mounted phone holder. The Universal Car Mount pivots 360°, and its adjustable arms grasp onto pretty much any sized phone. The best part is the price: $14. That’s as little as a couple of Starbucks creations, but will be more likely to save your life than the triple shot of caffeine you’d normally get.

[ 51% Off On Universal Car Mount ]

Deal Of The Day: 100% Off On Leemsoft MP3 Downloader

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Acquiring music these days can be complicated. First off, no one buys CDs. And if you want to get it online, your options are either to pay $1.29 per song, or to become a pirate. But there are other options, such as using the Leemsoft MP3 Downloader featured here. Just launch it, search for the artist you want, and it’ll display YouTube results related to that search. If you see what you want, press “download” and the software will extract the audio, convert to MP3, and export to iTunes. Simple as that. And it’s free, as in beer. That’s hard to pass up on.

[ 100% Off On Leemsoft MP3 Downloader ]

OhGizmo! Lightning Review: The Trioo Prescription Glasses

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I was offered an opportunity to review some prescription glasses from a company called Trioo, and since I’m blind as a bat without my contacts, and since I’ve been wearing that exclusively for 17 years with no alternatives, I decided to finally give eyeglasses a try. The company offers a variety of models made from cool materials, like Titanium, aluminum-magnesium alloys, and carbon fiber. The frames I chose were called Coney Silver Night Prestige, and cost all of $97. These were of the carbon fiber variety, although they have a definite silver tint and aren’t like the traditional carbon fiber anthracite hue. They look good.

Ordering from them is simple; simply enter your prescription details, and place your order. I received my package within 10 days. And I have to say I’m completely satisfied with them. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, sure, but I think they look cool. They’re lightweight. They’re comfortable and don’t feel flimsy. The lenses are crystal clear and don’t scratch easily. There might be an anti-reflective coating on them, but I have never worn glasses without such coatings so I can’t say how they compare. Overall, I’m very satisfied with the product.

There isn’t really a whole lot to say about prescription eyeglasses. So the conclusion to this quick review is that if you’re not hung up on wanting expensive brands, you can get a good quality pair of glasses online for a fraction of the price you’d normally pay in store. They look good, don’t fall apart, ship quickly and get the job done.

[ Trioo Website ]

Han Solo Frozen In Carbonite Toilet Seat

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We sense a disturbance in the force. It’s… it’s as if a new Star Wars movie is being made… and suddenly the market is flooded with all kinds of merchandise. What else can help explain the fact that you’re looking (and even perhaps contemplating buying) a toilet seat sporting the iconic Hal Solo Frozen In Carbonite image? Brushing aside the indignity of having Han preside over your smelly expulsions, the seat itself is carefully hand-painted by an artist in New Hampshire. It’s made from wood and should feel like a quality product. There’s also a Satisfaction Guarantee on the purchase, so if you don’t feel right about the $60 you’ll have to spend to own this, you can easily get a refund. Each one is custom made, and takes between 7 and 14 days to ship out.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ TechnaBob ] AND [ Creepbay ]

Old School Style NES30 Gamepad Works With Devices Today

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The time is 1985. You’ve just come back home from a gruelling day at kindergarten. You just want to unwind with a nice cup of milk and your favourite gaming system in front of you. That was bliss. Fast forward 30 years, and you sadly contemplate your modern life with all its stale responsibilities and obnoxious obligations. But for a few minutes a day, you can still relive some of that former glory. The NES30 gamepad pictured above is a 1:1 replica of the Nintendo Entertainment System controller from the 80′s. This one connects to several devices through Bluetooth, however, allowing you to game with more freedom than anyone can with the on-screen controls seen on most mobile device games. Ok, there are four extra buttons that weren’t part of the original, so exact faithfulness was overlooked in favour of modern usability. But it’s still a pretty good approximation to what the original looked like. The battery will last 20 hours between charges, and it will work with just about any device capable of playing games, except consoles. It’ll cost you $40 to own.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ Engadget ]

Legless Pirate Corkscrew Is A Must Have

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Can’t you have a bit of fun, before you have a bit of fun? Opening a bottle of wine is a trivial affair, but with a Legless Pirate Corkscrew, it can also be whimsical and well… Oh come on, just look at him! We’d make “arr” jokes, but it’s too cliché and we suck at jokes. So we’ll just tell you that it costs $12 and you want one.

Ya, you do.

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[ Product Page ] VIA [ GeeksAreSexy ]

Inglorious Produce: French Supermarket Chain Finds A Way To Reduce Food Waste

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Did you know that a good portion of the produce farmers grow ends up being discarded simply because it’s too ugly to be sold in stores? Too ugly doesn’t mean it doesn’t taste as good or is less nutritional, so French supermarket chain Intermarché decided to buy these leftover fruits and veggies, and sell them heavily discounted (30% off) in a special aisle named “Les Fruits Et Legumes Moches” (“The Inglorious Fruits And Vegetables”). Stars in the new lineup include “The Grotesque Apple”, “The Ridiculous Potato”, and “The Failed Lemon.” To help people realize that these runts were just as good as their more beautiful siblings, the stores gave away juices and soups prepared with them. And people loved it.

Not only can patrons save a good amount of money by buying these ugly fruits and veggies, instead of the traditional produce, Intermarché’s initiative is helping drive awareness about food waste. Seeing as the EU declared 2014 to be the “European Year against Food Waste”, the French grocer’s actions are a solid first step towards Europe’s goal of reducing waste by half by the year 2025.

[ Intermarche's Website ] VIA [ TheAwesomer ]