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Deal Of The Day: Last Chance For 27% Off On LithiumCard, The Wallet Sized HyperCharging Power Bank

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You’re looking at 1,200 mAh in a device the size of 5 stacked credit cards. It’s the LithiumCard, and it’s awesome. See, not only are 1,200 mAh enough to charge an iPhone back up to about 70%, but the LithiumCard cranks out an amazing 2Amps of power! That means you can charge fast. It’ll charge your device as fast as 1% per minute! Your phone is dead, you can get back up to 15% in the time it takes to have a coffee. And it comes with a special Nanostick pad to keep the charger stuck to your phone in case you don’t want to fit it in your wallet. It comes in Lightning and MicroUSB versions, and costs next to nothing.

No really, it’s super cheap. Normally $55, with this deal it’s $39. That’s barely $40 for that extra bit of power in a slim and light form factor that you’ll be happy to carry around, for once. This deal is good until 10/8 at midnight PT, so get it now!

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Deal Of The Day: 25% Off On SoundFreaq DoubleSpot Bluetooth Speaker

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Bluetooth speakers are great, but the fact that they come in all shapes and sizes means you have to do a little bit of research to find one that does what you value most. If it’s ruggedness you want, there’s the RAW Beats speaker we posted about a few days ago. But if it’s sound quality you’re after, we’d like to bring attention to SoundFreaq’s DoubleSpot. The sound from this device is reportedly booming, and even “award winning”, though we’re not sure what award the literature is referring to. The battery gives you 6 hours of playback, while a line-in port allows you to connect non-Bluetooth devices. Normally selling for $150, you can have one for $112 today.

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Kernel Filtering Popcorn Bowl Means No More Busted Teeth While Watching Movies

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Ok, we don’t actually think you can break a tooth if you accidentally bite on an unpopped corn kernel, but it’s sure as heck unpleasant. The above Kernel Filtering Popcorn Bowl tries to mitigate the “danger” by featuring a small compartment at the bottom, covered with a sifting filter that lets only kernels pass through. Fill your bowl up, give it a few good shakes and in theory, you should be able to scarf your popcorn down without worrying about your chompers. It’s made from ceramic, which might help explain its outrageous price: $75.

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4K TVs For Less Than $1k? Yes, It’s Possible

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4K TVs (or Ultra High Definition televisions) are the way of the future, but it’s a future that up until now still would cost a pretty penny or ten. If you’re an early adopter who agreed to pay a princely sum for a 4K set, we’re sorry to inform you that you might’ve overpaid by quite a bit. See, Vizio’s P-Class televisions are giving its major competitors a serious run for their money. A 50 inch set is $999, while a mammoth 70 inch model sells for $2,599. That’s less than some people recently paid for a Sony 55 inch 4K TV. And the p-series are crammed with features, like “Full-Array LED backlighting and advanced local dimming technology with 64 Active LED Zones, Advanced Color Management and Active Pixel Tuning [that] provide viewers with precise color operation for richer, more accurate colors and micro-brightness controls at the pixel level for luminance adjustments, further increasing contrast and picture detail accuracy.”

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Minispresso: A Shot Of Joe On The Go

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Up until now, there were pretty much no products that allowed you to make a cup of espresso while away from a power source. The Minispresso changes all that, giving you the ability to brew anything from a Risretto to a double Espresso without needing any electricity. The integrated pump generates 116psi of pressure, driving hot water through your coffee at the optimal rate, and producing espresso that comes very close to what you would get from a traditional machine. You can use the Minispresso with loose coffee grind, or Coffitaly capsules, while water tanks of varying capacities determine the shot size. And if you have nothing to drink your coffee in, the lid doubles as a handy cup.

Best of all, it’s relatively cheap at $39 during the pre-order process, and only $49 afterwards.

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Deal Of The Day: Get $150 Worth Of Life-Sized Decals For $79

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In your quest to personalize your living space, you might have considered getting a life-sized decal. But you know what, those things can get expensive. Well, with today’s deal, $79 will get you a $150 credit with ltlprints.com, which means you can go to town and get just about any print you want. You’ll have access to a library of over 8 million images, and the decals are made with a “re-positionable self-adhesive fabric which can be safely applied to walls, doors, windows and virtually any flat surface, so your options are essentially endless.” Yes, this library includes Star Trek images, as well as cityscapes, animals and well, a bunch of stuff. Decal sizes can range from laptop sized (for $15) to 7+ feet (for $149).

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Innovative Grip: Böker Plus Pogn DCW Tactical Knife

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Venturing out into the wilderness requires equipment, and that’s a little sad. Humans just can’t, like their animal counterparts, survive too well in nature when stripped of their tools. We are, at least, much smarter than they are and we’ll take the intellectual trade-off anytime, especially if it means getting to carry cool knives like the Böker Plus Pogn DCW Tactical Knife. It features an innovative perforated grip that allows you to wrap paracord and create a complete grip that’s as wide or narrow as you’d like. The fact that most of the cord is located inside the tang also means less wear.

The entire thing is about 8 inches long and weighs 138g. It’ll cost you 89€, or roughly $112USD.

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Ostrich Pillow Mini Softens Up Your Arms For More Efficient Napping

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We’ve written about the Ostrich Pillows twice before, and each time the offbeat sleeping aids were a hit. But that was mostly because of how odd they looked. The Ostrich Pillow Mini also looks a little strange, making you look a bit like MegaMan or Popeye, but it is at least more practical than its predecessors. You simply slip your arm within and plop your head right down, presumably giving your nogging a more comfortable place to rest. There are holes for your hand and thumb, but the thing can be slid up and down your arm at your preference. It’s made from 95 percent viscose and 5 percent elastomero, which is presumably comfy as hell.

It’s currently undergoing the Kickstarter dance, and a $25 pledge will get you one. Hit the jump for another picture and links.

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This Hard Drive Self-Destructs With A Text

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There are many reasons why you’d want to have ultra-secure hard drives, and most of these are legal. The Autothysis128t SSD drive from company SecureDrives features top of the line “256-bit AES CBC hardware level encryption and computer independent 2 factor authentication via a separate Token. The encryption engine is FIPS 140-2 level 3 certified.” We understood some of those words, at least enough to understand they’re quite well encrypted. But there’s more! The drive is GSM enabled, and should your stuff ever be compromised and end up in the hands of anyone hell-bent on getting to its contents, you can simply send an auto-destruct text to your drive. This will cause the data to physically fragment in an unrecoverable manner. Yes, it’s quite literally a self-destruct feature, which is also activated if the drive senses someone trying to tamper with the GSM module, or entering the security code too many times.

As a matter of fact, there are a number of optional triggers that can lead to destruction, including low battery levels or trying to remove the drive from its PC. It sure sounds like if you possess some super critical data that cannot, under any circumstances, be accessed by someone else, the Autothysis128t is as good as it gets. It’s also quite expensive, setting you back a cool £1,027.00 ($1,660USD, roughly) for the privilege. And that’s for 128GB of storage.

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