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Author Archives: David Ponce

Schiller X1 Water Bike Takes Your Workouts To The Lake

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If cycling is your thing, but you’ve seen every road and carved every curve, maybe it’s time to take the sport to the water. The Schiller X1 Water Bike lets you take the thrill of riding on to the open water, where its high end anodized, powder coated aluminum cycling frame, proprietary two-stage 8:1 gear reduction with Gates Carbon Drive belt system, and twin rudderless pontoons will allow you to get up to 10 miles per hour. It’s easily assembled and disassembled in 10 minutes, and weighs about 45 lbs. so it can be transported with ease. Just slip it into your car’s trunk, drive to the lake, and go for a ride on the water. This is a high-end product, with premium components, and of course a premium price: the standard X1 will set you back $6,495 while the limited “Founder’s Edition” (250 units) clocks in at a hefty $8,775. Your purchase does come with two year’s worth of free component and accessory upgrades.

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Noke Bluetooth Padlock Doesn’t Need A Key

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The venerable padlock has remained roughly the same for a long time, and Noke hopes to bring it into the 21st century with a design that requires absolutely no key. This digital padlock uses Bluetooth and a smartphone application instead, so that you can unlock it simply by walking up to it. You can also send a temporary digital key to a friend, so they can unlock it as well. This is great if you’re away from your stuff and need someone else to retrieve an item. And finally, if your phone runs out of battery, you can still unlock it by tapping a predefined pattern directly on the Noke.

The device is currently doing the Kickstarter dance, where a $59 pledge will get you an early-bird version.

[ Project Page ] VIA [ Engadget ]

Flint Laces Are The Perfect Outdoorsman Accessory

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Out in the woods and managed to both lose your lighter and get your matches wet? If you were smart enough to tie your boots with these Flint Laces from RattlerStrap, you can still hope for a dry and warm night. The tip of each lace features a “1 inch ferro rod capped with rubber. This is just enough to produce a robust spark to start a fire in the wilderness. Remove and strike with a steel edge.” The laces themselves are made from Type lll 7 strand 550 Paracord, which sounds robust enough to even the toughest terrains. And considering they cost all of $14 for a pair, there’s really no reason not to get them.

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Space Invaders Toilet Paper Holder

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This is a 3D printed toilet paper holder. It’s shaped like a Space Invaders, the “PX361″ to be exact (yes, that’s its name, at least according to one website we found). It holds toilet paper, costs $20 and is made from both ABS and PLA plastic. And if you think there should be more to say about this product, then it’s really not for you.

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Uniti Stand Tidies Up Your Desk, Ups Its Functionality

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Between your keyboard, your iMac, your iPhone and your tablet, you’re likely to end up with a desk cluttered with electronic devices. The Uniti Stand hopes to bring them all together in one elegant all-in-one stand with integrated dock and charging system for your mobile and tablet devices. It looks just right, and provides you with “dual front-facing USB 3.0 ports and a 3.5 mm audio jack extender to integrate your multi-media accessories.” There’s space underneath to tuck your keyboard away when you’re done, and the charging docks work with mobile devices of all sorts, not just iDevices. The stand can be sold alone, or paired with one or two cradles for your devices. As a pre-order on Kickstarter at the moment, it’s $199 for the whole set.

[ Project Page ] VIA [ LikeCool ]

Deal Of The Day: 95% Off On The Award-Winning MacLovin Bundle

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A MacLovin Bundle? What’s not to like? For $39 you can get your virtual hands on $861 worth of stuff for the Mac. That’s 8 applications, including Cinemagraph Pro ($100 value) and djay (a $20 value), as well as access to the OS X App Masterclass, a $500 value. With that eCourse, you’ll get 22 hours of instruction to learn how to code for the Mac. Learn Xcode and Objective C all the while editing some sweet footage with Cinemagraph Pro, DJ’ing with djay, as well as creating HTML 5 content with Hype2. All this for $39? What are you waiting for?

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Deal Of The Day: 57% Off On BACtrack S35 Breathalyzer

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Don’t drink and drive, folks. You’ve heard that a million times, but the truth is that in many places there is a legal limit that allows you to have a drink or two, but not more, and it’s nor always easy to know whether you’re within the limit. Ideally, you shouldn’t drive at all, but if that’s not an option, something like the BACtrack S35 Breathalyzer can help out. It’s a tiny breathalyzer that connects to your smartphone and can tell you your blood alcohol concentration within seconds. It uses semiconductor technology, which isn’t as accurate as fuel cell tech, but combined with the company’s advanced tuning algorithm, can still give you results with +-0.01% accuracy. What’s more, the related application opens the door to a ton of social possibilities, which some inebriated people might appreciate. Let’s face it, how often have you posted “how plastered you were” last night? Now you can post the graphs to prove it.

Normally $70, it’s now $29.

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What Would You Do With These Chameleon Glasses?

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Creep on your neighbours? Freak people out with how weird you look while wearing them? The possibilities are definitely not endless, but there’s a fair amount of fun to be had with the Chameleon Vision Goggles pictured above. They give you the ability to look in different directions, with each eye being independent from the other. You can even look behind you with the included side mirrors.

Sure, it’s a novelty item with limited use, but at least you won’t break the bank with the $11 asking price.

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Deal Of The Day: 25% Off On Sensordrone Bluetooth Sensor

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Our personal perception of the world is limited by our senses. But science and modern engineering have allowed us to develop sophisticated sensors to detect and measure innumerable things beyond our human sense. The Sensordrone happens to pack 11 of these in a package small enough to fit on a keychain. That’s right, with just one tiny device you’ll able to have a “carbon monoxide detector, non-contact thermometer, gas leak detector, lux meter, weather station, diagnostic tool & more.” Additionally, the SDK is available to developers so that specific applications using these sensors can be developed. This greatly expands the reach and potential of the Sensordrone and turn it into a truly invaluable scientific tool. Normally $200, today it’s $149!

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