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Author Archives: David Ponce

One-Up Your FPS Foes With This Mouse/Keyboard Combo For the PS4

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The PC Master Race will often cite the use of a mouse and keyboard as one of the many reasons it believes itself superior to the hordes of console gamers out there. It’s arguable whether this method is intrinsically superior to gamepads, but it’s nice to have the option.

Hori’s Tactical Assault Commander 4 is a keyboard and mouse setup for PS4 that attempts to mimic a PC control system. The means the DualShock 4’s left analog is mapped to a WASD-style configuration, while the right analog is controlled by a mouse. The rest of the DualShock’s buttons and triggers are mapped to the appropriate spots, and there are a couple of additional functions like programmable buttons, a “snipe mode” that changes mouse sensitivity and a walk button for, we assume, walking rather than running.

Assuming it works as advertised (and isn’t buggy like the Tactical Assault Commander 3 was, 4 years ago), this accessory might be worth the reported $120-$130 asking price. Launch is scheduled for October in Japan and the UK, although when exactly it’ll hit the American market isn’t clear.

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Deal Of The Day: 44% Off On Large ilumi LED Smartbulb

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If you’ve ever walked into an Apple Store, you likely saw the Hue bulbs. They’re great, but they’re also pretty expensive. Turns out they’re not the only smart bulbs on the market, and the Large ilumi LED Smartbulb seems like a great alternative.

Our favorite ilumi smartbulb is now available in a larger size, and is the perfect boost for your overhead lighting. Using the free app, you can adjust the color and brightness of your lighting or explore amazing built-in programs to experience lighting like never before. Like its smaller counterpart, the larger smartbulb has a life expectancy of 20 years and five times the energy efficiency of a regular bulb to optimize the way you light your life.

– Control your overhead, recessed, can, or track lighting
– Sync ilumi to pulse w/ the beat of your music
– Wake up naturally with a scheduled sunrise effect
– Create, save & replay your favorite lighting scenes
– Program your light to make it look like someone’s always home
– Let your light guide you, turning on & off as you move from room to room

Normally you’d have to pay $100 for one of these, but with today’s deal it’s $55!

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This Spiral Staircase Attaches To A Tree

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There are many ways to climb a tree, but very few of them involve comfort or ease. Whether it’s mocking around on a bare trunk, or even using a ladder of any type, you’ll find yourself exerting yourself, potentially above your personal comfort levels. But there’s very little to find difficult about climbing a tree outfitted with the CanopyStair. It’s a set of stairs that attach to a tree trunk via ratchet straps. Install each step one by one, in a spiral pattern, and in less than half an hour you’ll have an easy and simple way to make yourself to the canopy. What you do once you’re there is another matter altogether, but at least the climbing part will be simple. There’s no word on price or availability, but it does seem to be a real product that will be available at some point in the not too distant future.

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The DrillBeach Umbrella Digs Into The Sand For You

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Its not like many people go around complaining about how hard it is to jam a beach umbrella in the sand. But then again, it’s not because something is already easy that it couldn’t be easier. That’s the entire point of technology, isn’t it? In any case, the DrillBeach is an electric beach umbrella that features a corkscrew at the bottom; press a button and it easily digs itself into the sand with barely any effort on your part. Since it’s electric, this means it uses a battery, which you can then use to charge your electronic devices through its integrated USB port.

It’s not a life changing product, to be sure. But if you’re already in the market for a beach umbrella, you might consider dropping the €30, or roughly $32 they’re asking in their Kickstarter. It’s far from being funded, so we’re not sure you’ll ever get a product, but if it does fund, shipping is expected in September.

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Wanna See What The Fish Looks Like As He’s About To Eat Your Bait? Now You Can With The GoFish Cam

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It’s a good time to be an action cam, so much so that manufacturers have started exploring which realms aren’t already ripe for capture. GoPros and the like are great for recording anything that happens to you, but what if you’re really curious to see how your fish react to the bait at the end of your fishing line? The GoFish cam was designed specifically to be attached securely to a fishing line, providing you with 1080p footage of the underwater action. A tough waterproof casing allows it to go down to 150m, and infrared lights make it possible to still see what happens even in low-light conditions. The rest of the features are much like standard actions cams of today, so it’s really that underwater, line-locking ability you’ll be spending $149 for. It’s being Kickstarted at the moment, so you’ll have to wait until March of next year for yours if the fancy takes you.

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Deal Of The Day: 18% Off On The QuickLock

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It’s not that inserting a key into your lock and twisting is such a time consuming affair. It’s just that if you can save those 5 seconds, while getting to play with a higher-tech version of an old product, then why not? The QuickLock is a padlock that opens up without needing a physical key:

A next-generation lock like no other, Quicklock features advanced, built-in wireless capabilities. Forget old fashioned codes, open your Quicklock with a choice of three simple options—from your phone to a handy key ring. On top of that, Quicklock allows an unlimited number of people to set up access with their phones so keys and codes aren’t being passed around like candy.

– Made of die cast zinc alloy, rendering it virtually indestructible
– Allows for one-click or one-swipe access via a fob or ring (sold separately), a card, or smartphone
– Includes convenient access for multiple people: works w/ up to 50 wireless NFC keys & an unlimited number of phones
– Prevents having to remember combinations or locate keys for your locks
– Provides battery life for up to two years on one charge
– Charges via a micro USB cable

So yeah, basic locks work just fine. But you got some pretty neat added functionality here. And what would normally be $60 is $48.99 after today’s deal, so trying something new won’t break the bank.

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Looie Lets You Pee In Peace

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Nothing is more frustrating than being out, needing to pee, and having nowhere to go. Cops can fine you for public urination, not to mention it’s a little gross to relieve yourself on other people’s property, so we can totally see a place for a service like Looie. It uses a location-aware app as well as a dongle to give you access to the nearest restroom that’s part of its network. Currently about to launch in Tribeca only, the founder guarantees clean facilities every time (going as far as cleaning them himself for now). It’s going to cost you $25 per month for the service, which is money well spent if you’ve found yourself in that unenviable position more often than you’d care to admit. There is no word on expansion outside of Tribeca for now, but we suspect that’s going to be highly dependant on initial demand.

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Tactical Baby Carrier Tells The World Your Parenting Means Business

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This is a baby carrier that features a MOLLE system to attach… stuff to it. It’s made from a 1000D Nylon and meets ASTM F2236-14 regulations for baby carriers. Heck, it looks like something a SWAT team would wear, except it’s your baby you stuff inside. It’s awesome!

The Mission Critical Baby Carrier is a front carry baby carrier. Simple, intuitive design makes it easy to put on and secure your baby. Baby can face in or out, depending on their stage of development. It features a removable and washable liner, hidden hood, MOLLE straps for customization, and a unique secure vest design allowing full freedom of hands and mobility.

– For Babies approx 8-35 lbs
– 1000D Nylon outer construction
– Meets ASTM F2236-14 regulations for baby carriers
– YKK zippers
– Sun shield
– MOLLE attachment front and back
– Weight 36.5 oz

But being the most badass dad on the block will cost you. The Mission Critical Baby Carrier is $190.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ Werd ]

Deal Of The Day: 34% Off On Liquid Courage Flask

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Carrying your favourite drink right next to your heart is the best way to confirm to yourself that no, you’re not an alcoholic, no sir, you’re just a drinking aficionado, an alcohol connoisseur, a fruit punch spiker, or any one of the many reasons one could have for carrying a flask. And if you’re going to go to the trouble of carrying a flask, wouldn’t you like to personalize it a little? The Liquid Courage Flask lets you choose from hundreds of designs.

No subject or theme goes untouched in this immense collection of hand designed, printed, and applied flasks. Find the perfect bachelor party gift, birthday present or the flask you’ve always been looking for but never believed existed, with this voucher for any flask on the site. Liquid Courage is brought to you by a husband-wife duo that delivers bespoke character and top vinyl-printed quality in every item they turn out.

– Made from shiny stainless steel
– Holds six ounces of your favorite liquor
– Fits perfectly in your pocket or purse
– Makes an awesome gifts for any occasion…or for yourself!
– Designed, printed & applied by hand in Tennessee
– Includes fully-wrapped designs/patterns that overlap in the back
– Printed on high-quality vinyl & permanently adhered

Normally you’d have to pay a very reasonable $26 for this, but with today’s deal you’ll be asked an almost ridiculous $16.99.

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