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Author Archives: David Ponce

Split Those Logs, No Axe Required

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Swinging an axe doesn’t come without its dangers. If you’ve got a big pile of firewood to get through, you might be contemplating the task of cutting the logs to size with a weary eye. Well, a 13 year old girl from New Zealand decided to tackle the issue, and her solution turned the problem on its head: rather than swing a blade at the wood, why not much the wood against a blade? The Kindling Cracker is a solid cast iron contraption that accepts logs up to 6.5 inches across and features an upward facing blade. You simply insert your log and tap it with a mallet or even another log. It’s safe because you’re not swinging any blade through the air, and it’s solidly constructed so it’ll last for years. It’s $85.

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The NodPod Lets You Sleep More Naturally, Brings You Stares

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Do you value not looking stupid? Then please ignore anything about the NodPod. If you’ve got thicker skin than an elephant though, you stand a chance at being able to sleep comfortably just about anywhere. The NodPod is like a hammock for your face, attaching to a headrest and providing your chin with a soft resting place. It keeps your head upright, preventing it from dropping forward as you nod off. It’s a more natural angle for your neck, and might even work better than a lot of the popular travel pillows you can pick up at the airport’s overpriced shops. Plus, the cord is designed so it doesn’t cover the screen of the person behind you, should you care about such things. Other features include a velcro pocket within which to keep the cords, and a water repellant PU coated fabric to make it easy to clean for the droolers among you. There’s even a safety breakaway feature that detaches the cord if there’s a sudden pressure or impact, preventing you from getting strangled in case of an accident.

It’s a brilliant little travel companion, and at $32 is priced just right.

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Deal Of The Day: 24% Off On LG G Pad II 10.1FHD Android Tablet

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Are you in the anything-but-Apple camp? Then you might be interested in the LG G Pad II 10.1FHD Android Tablet, given its pretty substantial 24% price drop on today’s deal.

Frequent traveler? Always working on the go? Laptops are great, but tablets offer the same functionality in a more portable and cost-effective package. Specifically, this LG Android tablet is equipped with powerful performance, and a perfectly-sized, 10.1″ full HD display to complement your life and work styles, from the coffee shop to the airport.

4/5 Stars, Laptop.com

– 2.26 GHz Quad-Core CPU delivers fast & efficient surfing, streaming & cross-tasking
– Reader mode allows you to enjoy e-books, browsing & more w/ less eyestrain
– Dual window splits screen in two for the ultimate multitasking experience
– Tablet is extendable w/ a wide variety of mobile accessories & add-ons available

Normally costing $329, it’s $249.99 after today’s deal, shipped for free as always.

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Bed Light, A Motion Activated LED Light For Your Nighttime Bathroom Breaks

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My girlfriend wakes up every darn morning around 3am, for a bathroom break. She’s kind enough not to turn any lights on, but I still hear her fumbling about in the dark, trying to make her way back to the bed. Do I feel sorry? No, sleep is important! But with the BedLight, we might find some compromise. It’s two 5ft strips of LEDs that you place underneath your bed, and that turn on as soon as they detect movement, and turn off after your 30s to 10 minute adjustable timer runs out. They come with all the mounting accessories, including clips to hide the cables, and can ship with either one or two sensors, depending on how many sides of your bed you need to outfit with the BedLight. Price is either $55 or $69, depending on your sensor requirement.

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These Tables Look Like Animals Peeking Out From Underwater

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Once you free your mind from the notion that a table needs to be a flat surface held up on four legs, a world of opportunities opens us. No one seems to understand this better than artist Derek Pearce, who makes a series of coffee tables called “Water Tables”. They depict various animals partially submerged in water, where the glass surface represents the water surface. From hippos to seals, and frogs to dolphins, Derek’s tables have become collector’s items. Like any good collector’s item, the tables are expensive, ranging in price from $4,800 to $5,500. But hey, if you’ve got that kind of cash burning a hole in your wallet, we’re pretty sure that’s as good of a conversation piece as anything.

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A Review of Garmin Fenix 3 Sapphire

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Need a sports tracking watch? Things don’t get far more extreme than with the Garmin Fenix 3. So, from tracking running, sprints, to skiing or swimming, it can do it all. In addition to the type of exercises and custom exercises you can add in, it features different work out modes. You can choose from interval training to weight lifting.

What does it track? Steps taken, calories burned, cadence for running, average heart rate, and nearly anything else you want to know about your workout. If you want to maintain a log of your improvements, or simply track your heart rate with each run to ensure you are working to the highest capacity, this watch will provide that information to users. If you’re thinking of buying one of these watches then you might want to consider a catalogue. They have a huge range of products to choose from and offer flexible payment options. Techcred.co.uk is a good place to check out to find the best catalogues in the UK.

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Deal Of the Day: 61% Off On Apple MFi-Certified Lightning Cable, 3-Pack

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Yeah, yeah, we know: Apple cables suck and break. So it stands to reason you’d want to prepare for that inevitable eventuality by buying them up at a discounted price. The Apple MFi-Certified Lightning Cable: 3-Pack you see today features cables by Apple itself, for a fraction of the regular price.

It’s pretty simple: you need to charge or sync your iPhone. This 3-pack of USB 2.0 cables, courtesy of Apple itself, gives you three ways to do just that. Just connect your Apple device to any USB port, and go to town. As icing on the cake, these babies are MFi-certified, meaning they have Apple’s stamp of approval and are guaranteed to safely charge or sync your device each time.

– Charge or sync your iPhone, iPad, or iPod via any USB port
– Connect your device to your computer or the Apple USB Power Adapter
– Ensure your connected device stays safe thanks to MFi certification
– Enjoy optimal convenience with the unique reversible design

Three of these cables would normally set you back $57, but it’s $21.99 for the three-pack, shipped for free.

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Office Warfare: Q-Tip Crossbow

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You’ve been wanting to get back at Tim from accounting ever since he covered your seat in Scotch Tape, but unsure how? The Q-Tip Crossbow is just the right type of weapon for this job. Just crank it, place a Q-Tip and pull the trigger cord. You’ll hit your target up to 20ft away, and Tim will never be able to get upset at you because, well, it’s paper and cotton for crying out loud. Some assembly is required and it comes with 25 Q-Tips, but it’s not like you can’t buy 1,000 for $5 at Costco or anything. It’s $10 from Thinkgeek.

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Deal Of The Day: 69% Off On Mophie Powerstation XL External Battery (Manufacturer-Refurbished)

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External batteries are nothing new, but it’s nice to come across a deal on one from a known and trusted brand. The Mophie Powerstation XL External Battery (Manufacturer-Refurbished) features 12,000mAh of capacity, more than enough to charge your mobile devices a few times over.

Going to be away from an outlet for awhile? No problem! Keep all your devices powered up and on the grid with this handy manufacturer-refurbished external charger. Portable, tough, and providing up to 8 complete charges for most smartphones, the Mophie Powerstation XL is the ideal companion for trips, hikes, nights on the town, or any time you’ll be away from an outlet.

– 12,000mAh provides a high output for fast charging
– 3 levels of charging–500mAh, 1A, & 2.1A–give you control over how fast you want to charge
– Provides up to 8 complete battery charges for most smartphones
– Capable of charging 2 tablets simultaneously
– Compatible w/ any USB-outfitted cable to charge virtually any device

Normally $129, it’s $39.95 after today’s deal.

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