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Author Archives: David Ponce

Corner Protectors Are Cute As Buttons

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New kid in the house? Might want to do something about those pointy table corners he’s inevitably going to smash into the second he starts walking. While we always advocate duct tape (duct tape FTW always and ever), there are those of you who don’t share our home improvement style. That’s fine. For you, maybe there is these cute Safety Bumper Corner Protectors. They’re made of foam, adhere with included 3M double-sided tape, and are shaped like ether a cat, a frog, or a bear. When they’re covering a corner, they also look like they’re devouring the table, which a tiny human is going to appreciate, we guarantee it. At $4.38 for 2 pieces, it’s a steal.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ ThatsNerdALicious ]

It’s 2015 And Where’s My Hoverboard? Here. Here’s Your Hoverboard

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Ok, so it’s probably not what you had in mind. But let’s face it, this Back To The Future Desktop Hoverboard is about as close as you’re going to get to the ‘real thing’, at least for now. The pyrolytic graphite board hovers over a rare earth magnet base; give it a little push and it’ll go back and forth for a bit. Sure, it’s not as satisfying as carving some turns in the air, but at least it’s officially licensed merchandise and not come cheap trinket. The desktop toy will attract a bit of attention, and keep you excited about the possibility of seeing the real thing one day soon (Google might actually be able to build one, but won’t). It’s $40.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ Geekologie ]

New Condoms Glow In The Dark In The Presence Of STDs

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If you’re wearing rubber, you’re already doing something to protect yourself from sexually transmitted diseases. Good for you. But not everyone is always 100% diligent with this practice, and all it takes is one slip up with an infected partner for you to catch whatever they have. A team from Isaac Newton Academy in Illford, England have developed condoms coated in a special substance that glows in the dark in the presence of different kind of bacteria or virii. Better yet, they glow different colors for different bugs: green for chlamydia, yellow for herpes, purple for HPV and blue for syphilis. Having this knowledge early on in a relationship can help you avoid making a more serious mistake later on.

Currently it’s just a concept, but the students behind it are hopeful that they can develop the idea further into a real product.

[ DailyMail ] VIA [ Engadget ]

Deal Of The Day: 58% Off On Striker Spy HD-Camera Drone

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Another day another drone? Well, not quite. You’re looking at a quadcopter drone that can fly for up to 30 minutes, shoot HD footage, and costs $70! The Striker Spy HD-Camera Drone seems to hit the sweet-spot between features and price:

Even a fear of flying shouldn’t prevent you from soaring to great heights! Fly up, down, and every way in between with the Striker Spy Drone. Encased in a hardy plastic shell, yet still light enough to maneuver, this drone handles even the most complex tricks you throw at it with ease. The internal gyro ensures a smooth flight no matter the conditions, and the built-in camera allows you to film and snap photos of your aerial shenanigans. In no time at all, gravity will be nothing more than a technicality.

– Film 30 minutes of aerial footage using the integrated HD camera w/ built-in shutter stabilization
– Take up to 50,000 photos from mid-air
– Fly the Striker right out of the box w/ limited setup required
– Seamlessly calibrate in order to handle long-distance flying
– Pull off tricks & flips in midair thanks to the 4 rotating motors and 4.5 channel gyro
– Guard against radio interference w/ the transmitter’s 2.4GHz frequency

Considering all the features, it’s well worth the regular $170 asking price. At $69.99, it’s a steal.

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Floating Record Spins Your Vinyls Vertically

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The joke is getting old: kids won’t know what this is. I think it’s fair to say that it’s been made long enough that kids know what vinyl records, at least as the subject of a very lame joke. So we won’t make it… but we’ll use it as a segue to introduce the Floating Records Vertical Turntable anyway. Those of you who bother to have records probably feel very protective and fond of them, so you ought to get yourself a turntable that lives up to the quality of your affections.

An all-in-one solution, it features built-in, full-range stereo speakers, so it’s easy to get up and running. It uses an Audio-Technica AT95E cartridge mounted on a fully-adjustable carbon fiber tone arm, a DC manual belt-drive system to spin both 33s and 45s, and a high-mass acrylic plinth and platter. It has a headphone jack for private listening, and RCA outs with a built-in preamp in case you want to integrate it into your existing system. Assembled by hand in Chicago.

It’s a striking device, and it comes at a relatively reasonable price of $349. This is a pledge to the Kickstarter campaign, so you will unfortunately have to wait until December to get your shipment.

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[ Project Page ] VIA [ Uncrate ]

Illumi-nation Visors Light Up With Laser Etched Designs

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We tend to relate more to people who are like us. So we can’t quite grasp who would want these visors, but we’re sure they exist. Perhaps people who go to raves? Do kids even go to raves anymore? What’s being 34 done to me?…

Anyway, you’re looking a some “cool” plexiglas visors by an Etsy shop called Illumi-nation. They have intricate laser-etched patterns on them, which light up when the integrated LEDs are powered up. And that’s pretty much all they do. They look… special, and attract attention. They’re a fashion statement of some kind, we suppose. And at $45 to $55 a pop, they’re also not outrageously expensive. The seller is going on vacation until mid-July though, so you won’t be able to place an order until then.

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[ Etsy Store ]

iOS 9 Will Delete Apps To Make Room For An Update

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Did any of you have trouble updating to iOS 8 because you didn’t have enough storage space left on your iPhone? Well, plenty of people did, and Apple took note. In the upcoming iOS 9, Cupertino has made it possible to temporarily delete apps to make room for the update process. Of course these apps will be re-installed automatically once the update is done, and hopefully any user data along with them.

It’s not a groundbreaking feature, but for any of you frustrated that you weren’t able to take advantage of all the new features in iOS 8, know that this won’t happen for the next iteration of the OS.

VIA [ Engadget ]

Deal Of The Day: Last Chance For 50% Off On Sound Kick Bluetooth Speaker

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This particular item, the Sound Kick Bluetooth Speaker, was quite a hit when we first showed it to you. Well, the deal is ending soon, so if you want to save 50% off retail, now’s your chance.

Sound Kick trumps the competition with its robust sound, compact size, and sleek design—all at a great price point. The go-to travel speaker for Bluetooth audio aficionados, the Sound Kick grants you 7 hours of non-stop full sound on each charge.

The Best $100 Bluetooth Speaker, Gizmodo

Overall Best of Show CES winner, iLounge

– Enjoy up to 7 hours of playtime with the built-in rechargeable battery
– Stream music wirelessly via Bluetooth
– Control the volume & playback functions directly from the speaker
– Quickly connect to any device w/ a simple line-in option that works with a standard headphone jack
– Enhance your playlist w/ full sound, natural bass response, vocal clarity & UQ3™ spatial enhancement
– Charge your mobile devices w/ the USB power port even while Sound Kick is running on battery power

Normally you’d have to pay $100 for it, but it’s just $50 for the next little while.

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Take Some Time For Yourself Today

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It can’t be that we were born to pay bills and die. Take a few minutes for yourself. Go outside. Take a breath of fresh air. Do one little thing you’ve been wanting to do for years, but never found the time. Just do it, because, well… what exactly are you doing everything else for? Oh, sure, you have to, we know. But in between all the little things that make life go round, all the cogs and gears that keep the machine running, there has to be a little grease that stops it all from seizing up and grinding to a halt. Take five minutes for yourself, you can’t afford not to.

VIA [ GeeksAreSexy ]