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Author Archives: David Ponce

Deal Of The Day: 152 Duracell Batteries For $60

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If you’ve ever stopped by a convenience store on the way home to buy just a pair of AA batteries, you’ll know just what a racket that is. Costing as much as $5-$6 a pair, these things can get ridiculously expensive if not bought at the right time and place. Like now. You’re looking at a kit of 100 AA and 52 AAA Duracell batteries, and they’re going for $59.99. That works out to around 34 cents a piece, rather than the $2-$3 they can sometimes cost. The batteries are good until 2019, so it’s not like you’re buying old, unsold stuff.

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52 Common Myths Debunked

Einstein sucked at math? Apparently not, he just failed an entrance exam to some school but was still great at math. Chewing gum stays 7 years in your system? Nope, you just poop it out like anything else that’s indigestible. As a matter of fact, the below infographic has 52 very common myths, which are debunked succinctly. The source is indicated at the bottom for those of you stubbornly stuck on the idea that sugar makes you hyperactive, or that shaving thickens hair.

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TrakBelt360™ Rotates Your Tools Around Your Waist

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On the job with your super loaded toolbelt, it can become pretty tedious having to move the entire thing around when you have to access a tool on either end, or do anything else that might require getting the bulk of the weight out of the its current position. The TrakBelt360™ pictured above solves that by featuring a special track system that lets your pouches rotate 360 degrees around you. This way you can easily enter doorways, climb ladders or do anything else with ease. It’s not just for construction workers either, but photographers might also enjoy the system, easily accessing their lenses and other accessories. The system works with any pouches or tool holsters, and a pledge of only $60 will get you one at this point.

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Sriracha2Go Keychain Bottle

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Next to having to eat your meal without salt, eating it without Sriracha seems infinitely more tragic. That’s why we’re digging this tiny Sriracha2Go keychain bottle. It’s a refillable 1.25oz. plastic container made to hold just enough of your favourite flavour sauce to liven up any meal you come across. It’s small enough that you can just toss it in your pocket, tie your keys to it, or lose forever at the bottom of your purse. It’s $7 with free shipping across the US.

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inCharge Smartphone Charging Cable Is Super Small, Cute, And Keychain-able

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Smartphone range anxiety is a real issue, with millions of people fretting over their device’s ability to make it through the day the world over. Current solutions involve carrying extra batteries or cables to top your charge up on the go, but these are often unwieldy and not that portable. The inCharge cable however is as inconspicuous as you get. It’s a simple ribbon with a USB connector on one end, and either a Lightning or MicroUSB on the other. It doubles as a keychain when it’s not unfurled and at work. And most importantly, it won’t break the bank: a small $9 pledge will get you one.

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[ Project Page ] VIA [ Gizmodo ]

Deal Of The Day: 46% Off On Extreme Micro Drone 2.0 + Aerial Camera

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Drones are all the rage these days, and it’s nice to see prices dropping. The Extreme Micro Drone 2.0 + Aerial Camera features self-stabilizing flight that works even in windy conditions. Throw it about and watch it right itself automatically. A 2.4GHZ transmitter gives you a 400 foot range, while the attached camera can swivel about to catch shots from more angles. For $75, it’s hard to find a better deal.

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OhGizmo! Review: The Vapshot Mini Spirits Vaporizer (Updated)

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Humans have been ingesting alcohol through their stomachs for thousands of years, and it’s worked just fine so far. But it’s the future now, and it’s time to try something different. The Vapshot Mini is a household device that takes spirits and vaporizes them so that you can ingest them through your lungs. That’s right, instead of drinking your booze, you can now breathe it in through a straw! The effects are immediate, since the lungs are a far more effective method of getting things into your bloodstream. And the dynamic of “drinking” with the Vapshot Mini is completely different than regular drinking. It’s a novel experience that we’ve had the pleasure of, well, experiencing for the last couple of weeks. The following article takes a more in-depth look at the machine.

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Doritos-Flavored Mountain Dew Being Tested

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Frito-Lay and Pepsi Co. sure week to have been smoking up the good stuff lately. As part of a test at Kent State University in Ohio, college students have been offered the “opportunity” to try different flavours of Mountain Dew being cooked up. One of these was an ungodly mix of Doritos and Dew, cleverly called Dewitos. Yes, the drink is supposed to taste like a swig of Dew after a bite of Doritos. According to Reddit user ‘joes_nipples’ on Reddit, “It tasted like orange with a doritos aftertaste. It tasted like straight doritos afterwards though. Weirdest thing I’ve ever drunk.”

Other flavours on trial were Lemon Ginger and Mango Habanero, but we’re particularly intrigued by the Dewitos. Heck, we’d be down to trying some, if anyone wants to ship a few bottles to OhGizmo! HQ.

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Hive-like Shelving Needs No Tools For Assembly

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Anyone who’s ever bought anything from IKEA knows the joys of fiddling around with L-shaped Hex keys and screwdrivers for assembly. Much as we grumble about the process, this tool-assisted assembly process is what makes the items sturdy and keeps their cost down. But Israeli industrial designer Ruthy Shafrir wants to take things a step further and altogether remove the need for any tools in the assembly process of her hive-like shelf unit, called Ruche. It’s made from either aluminum or cardboard sheets that slot into one another, and offers surprising sturdiness given the lack of any structural fasteners. The cardboard version can support up to “10 kg (22 lb) for the small 15.5 in (34.5 cm) high version, to 64 kg (142 lb) for the large (39.4 in (100 cm)). In the sturdier aluminum model, the small version can bear 18 kg (39.6 lb) and the large 80 kg (176 lb).” That’s a lot for something that can allegedly be assembled in around 6 minutes.

Currently on Kickstarter, pledges start at $30 and go up to $180 for the large aluminum Ruche.

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Hit the jump for more pics and links.

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