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Beastgrip Pro Turns Your Smartphone Into A Serious Photography Tool


The sensor packed inside most modern smartphones is pretty decent. It’s not full-frame dSRL decent, sure, but the limiting factor in the quality of smartphone pics these days lies more often in the lack of other features, rather than in the sensor. So the Beastgrip Pro is there to help you up your phone photography skills.

It gives you a stable frame that makes it easier to handle your camera when shooting photos and videos, along with mounts for adding accessories. Plus, it works with almost every smartphone in existence. It comes with five 1/4?-20 UNC mounts for adding tripods, microphones, and other accessories. There’s also a cold shoe mount and a three-axis, adjustable 37mm threaded mount for pairing it with any compatible filters and lenses. In other words, this rig will let you do some serious photography with your phone.

You can also get optional accessories like a wide-angle lens, a fisheye lens, and a DOF attachment for using the BeastGrip Pro with full-sized SLR lenses.

The Beastgrip Pro alone will set you back a relatively modest $139, but of course that’s without any of the accessories. Think of this item as a frame that opens the door to some serious expansion of your phone’s photographing abilities.


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Deal of The Day: 73% Off On DashCam Hi-Res Car Video Camera & 8GB MicroSD Card


You’ve seen all the Russian dashcam videos and want to get in on the action? We hear ya. But, like you, we wouldn’t necessarily want to spend any sizeable chunk of change on a camera like that because, let’s face it, nothing interesting ever really happens. But, what if? The DashCam Hi-Res Car Video Camera & 8GB MicroSD Card featured today is dirt cheap at $25! At that price… you may as well, right?

More and more people are investing in dashboard cameras as an insurance precaution in the unfortunate case of an accident. Play it on the safe on-the-road and always have a witness for your adventures. Plus this high-quality camera even takes great footage if you ever want to look back at where you’ve been. Daily commute or cross-country road trip, DashCam is the safest companion you could ask for.

– Create high-quality video in up to 1920 x 1080p resolution
– Store over 8 GB of video & photos w/ the included MicroSD Card
– Use as a digital camera to commemorate your road trips or landmarks
– Record any accident w/ G-Sensor technology that records even when there is a sudden jerk or shake

Normally $95, it’s $24.99 after today’s rebate and of course, it’s shipped for free.

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Cronzy Pen Scans Any Color You Want, Then Writes In That Color

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The headline pretty much sums up what this fantastic pen can do. It’s called Cronzy, and packs a special ink with a mechanism that will mix it on the fly and produce any of 16 million colors. You can pair the pen with a smartphone and select any of these colors through an app. Better yet, the Cronzy has a color scanner: just point it at any object and it’ll instantly start writing in that color! It works a lot like the eyedropper tool in most photo editing applications. The pen comes with 5 interchangeable nibs so you can write and draw in different styles, with different width lines. It’s stored in a special carrying case, which also doubles as a charger.

Imagine the possibilities for any artist out there. Provided it works as advertised, and the ink doesn’t run out too quickly or cost too much to replace, the Cronzy could be a hit. It’s being crowdfunded on Indiegogo at the moment, and they’re still far from their $200,000 goal. But given the nature of the product, we wouldn’t be surprised if they went viral at any moment and smashed through their objective. It’s still time to get in the Very Early Pricing of $139, and hurry up because it goes up to $219 after that.


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Secret Wood Rings Are Otherworldly


Rings and other jewelry, as you well know, don’t necessarily have to be made from precious metals and cost a fortune. In fact, some of the most eye catching pieces are made from mundane materials. The rings from a company called Secret Wood are made from resin and wood, and we’d pick them over fancy designer jewelry any day. They take a piece of wood, split it, and fold it into a ring shape, then cast the splintered ends into a clear resin. It’s the splintered bits of wood that create the otherworldly landscape, and since each one is hand made and no two pieces of wood split quite in the same way, each ring is unique. It’s a cool idea, and one you’ll have to pay between $90 and $180 to own, but you’ll have quite the conversation piece on your finger for your troubles.

Hit the jump for a gallery.


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Deal Of The Day: 81% Off On 2-for-1 Offer, Extra-Long iOS/Android Charging Cable


Look, even if your Lightning cable hasn’t died yet, you might want to consider upgrading today anyway. Let us tell you why. The Special 2-for-1 Offer: Extra-Long iOS/Android Charging Cable is 2 cables for $14.99. Better yet, each cable has two tips, which can charge either a Lightning or a MicroUSB device! And they’re 6 feet long, so you can move around a little when your stuff is juicing up.

Finally a gadget to help Android and Apple lovers live in harmony has arrived! This handy 6-foot MFi-certified charging cable will keep your trusted devices powered from a distance, so you won’t be stuck slouching over a pesky outlet. This must-have cable is compatible with both Lightning devices and micro USB devices, so a difference in platforms won’t be the difference maker in your relationship.

– 6-foot length allows for convenient charging & use
– Lighting & micro USB compatibility for use w/ almost any chargeable device
– Connected tip for easy use & accessibility no matter the device
– Set of 2 iOS/Android charging cables for the price of one!

Now, the company says these two cables would normally cost $80. $40 per cable seems like a lot, but then again Apple charges $25 for one flimsy 3-foot cable so who knows. Regardless, $14.99 for two of these is a steal, that’s for sure. And yes, it’s still shipped for free.


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An Emoji Keyboard For The Emoji… Enthusiasts Out There


We’re not gonna comment on the sad state our culture is in when some of its constituents recognize a market for an Emoji keyboard. No, we’re not gonna do that because we also realize that it would make us grumpy old farts unable to adjust to a changing social landscape. We won’t comment… Instead, we’ll happily accept that kids these days emoji this and emoji that, and it would only make sense to make a couple of keyboards so they can emoji their hearts out. EmojiWorks makes two versions of this keyboard, the $80 Plus (on special at $49 but currently sold out) that features a cool 47 emojis, and the $100 (also $49 on special) Pro version that features a super cool 120+! There’s also the alphabet on there, thrown in for good measure, because they figure there may be times when an incomprehensible string of emojis won’t accurately reflect the complex thoughts that might occasionally pop into your mind. But on the Pro version at least, these pesky letters thankfully only take up 25% of the space so don’t freak out.


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Tajima Seiryo Jacket Cooling System


A few weeks ago we wrote a clip-on fan that would keep your armpits dry. Well now, looking back, we think that product is pretty cute. See, the Tajima Seiryo Jacket Cooling System does a similar thing, only it cranks things up a few notches. Using a large 5,500 mAh battery, a strong clip-on three-speed fan, and a flexible yet sturdy silicone funnel, the device will blow a cool curtain of air all over your body, drying sweat before it has time to stick to your clothes. We know it looks ridiculous, and we’re not suggesting you wear this in an office; motorcycle riders who wisely insist on wearing their protective leather jackets in the hot summer sun, however, might find this refreshing. The battery will last anywhere between 6h and 8.5h, depending on the speed setting.

It’s $323.


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Movie Representations of Game Characters

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When a popular title is to be made into a major motion picture it usually gets people talking. Not just for games of course, but books as well. When there are great characters that everybody loves to see in stories, finding they will be represented on the big screen is an exciting time for fans. We look at some of the times the film crews nailed it, and captured the storylines perfectly.

It is certainly not a new thing for video games to be thought suitable for turning into films, and there have been several successes in the last two or three decades.

One of the first films to go with this trend was the Super Mario Bros. movie, which came out all the way back in 1993. Despite critics not being huge supporters of the release, many fans of the game found it to be an enjoyable release, and the film itself was nominated for two Saturn awards for Best Costume and Best Make-Up. That indicates how faithfully they sought to recreate the characters for a theatrical release.

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Deal Of The Day: 70% Off On Bomber Barrel Duffel Bag Complete Set


Looking for a serious bag to carry all your stuff around? The Bomber Barrel Duffel Bag Complete Set looks like just the thing for you.

You may have your everyday essentials down pat, but getting them from point a to point b is a different struggle. The Bomber Duffle is made for people like you. From its premium, weather-resistant materials to its carefully designed pockets to house the big and the small, this bag will take your organization to new heights. Plus the included travel kit will keep your even smaller essentials right where you left them. Kickstarter’s most funded bag ever!

– Bomber duffle & travel kit included
– Adjustable premium quality, padded quick release shoulder strap
– Wraparound rivet reinforced carry handles w/ padded velcro grip
– Inner pocket for small essentials
– Outer pocket for small essentials
– Ultra lightweight design
– Military-grade clips
– Waterproof zippers
– Emergency paracord zipper pulls
– Weather resistant material

This looks like a quality bag made with strong materials and superior construction. Normally $200, it’s $59.99 after today’s rebate, shipped for no extra money at all.


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