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Author Archives: Hazel Chua

Lix is Everything a 3D Printing Pen Should Be

Sleek 3D Pen

Lix isn’t the first 3D printing pen on the market, but it definitely has a leg up against one of the first that were released (read: the 3Doodler) because its shaped and built more like a pen than some over-sized marker. That means the user can create three-dimensional renderings with better control and more precise strokes and movement.

The Lix 3D printing pen was developed by Anton Suvorov, who will be launching it on Kickstarter in the new few weeks.

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Small Speaker, Great Sound: Aiia Ssssspeaker

Aiia Ssssspeaker

 

Big sound, small speakers. That’s probably what best describes the Aiia Ssssspeaker. At first glance, the speaker with the unusual name doesn’t really look like much of a speaker. In fact, it probably looks more like a hockey puck when it’s not in use. But pull the collapsible cone out from the base of the speaker and get ready to get lost in your favorite tunes.

One major downside? Aiia isn’t built with Bluetooth so you won’t be able to hook it up with your music player or smartphone wirelessly; instead, you’ll have to hook it up via the 3.5mm auxiliary port.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ Gear Hungry ]

Only For the Gutsy: Blood and Guts Tent

Blood and Guts Tent

This tent by artist Andre Hasler wins the award for World’s Goriest Tent, hands-down. Even people who would normally opt for comfort and protection from the great outdoors would probably opt to sleep outside of it, because it’s really too grotesque for words. You could say it’s literally a pile of raw, bloody, gunky-looking goo.

Well, that and the fact that it’s made from sculpted fiber glass that’s coated with wax, because what’s the point in freaking yourself out if it isn’t comfortable at all? Hit the break for more pics of the tent.

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Want This: Iron Throne Chair Backboard

Iron Throne Backboard

 

Everyone on Game of Thrones is fighting for the throne, but you can have it–at least, your very own, non-iron throne–thanks to Telegraph UK and Now TV. The pair are giving away a replica of the throne of swords that comes with the throne backboard and a cushioned seat. Actually, it’s more of a seat than an actual throne since it’s meant to be attached to an armchair or an office chair.

The bad news? The competition is only open to UK residents (so if you are from the UK, then lucky you. You can head on over here to check out the giveaway deets.) You can probably make your own if you’re resourceful and actually have the time to put one together.

VIA [ Telegraph ]

Chocolate Toothpaste: Have Dessert, Brush, and Have Dessert Again

Theodent Chocolate Toothpaste

 

Remember how you wished that chocolate-flavored toothpaste existed back when you were still a kid? Well, you might have grown several feet since then but now Theodent has made that wish come true with their new line of fluoride-free, chocolate-flavored toothpaste. This probably isn’t the first time someone decided to make toothpaste that made it seem like you were brushing chocolate all over your teeth, but Theodent is different in the sense that the chocolate flavor isn’t there just for novelty’s sake.

Rather, it’s there because of Theodent’s toothpaste formulation that contains a patented substance obtained from the cacao plant that gives it its distinctive chocolatey flavor. It’s called rennou, and it’s non-toxic and safe-to-ingest (although you probably shouldn’t squeeze it and eat it right out of the tube), so you won’t have to worry about kids accidentally ingesting it while brushing.

Theodent Classic is sold at $10, while the extra-strength variant Theodent 300 is priced at a whopping $100.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ Incredible Things ]

 

Take a Picture of Your Food and This App Counts the Calories For You

Ceres-Calorie-App

Counting calories involves a lot more work than you think. From keeping food diaries that you have to update with every meal and snack to looking up alternatives in case what you just ate isn’t on the list, calorie counting can be a pain. The good news is that there’s an app that’s currently in the works that makes it easier for weight watchers and health buffs.

The project is called Ceres, and it’s basically an app that lets users count calories by having them take pictures of their food. The actual counting is up to the app.

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Check Out Dart, The World’s Smallest Laptop Adapter

Dart Laptop Charger

If you work out of the office a lot, then chances are you’ve had to deal with lugging a bulging laptop bag around because of the bulky adapter that it came with. Leaving it really isn’t an option, considering there’s only so much–or rather, so little–that you can do on limited power. It’s a problem people face, day in and day out, and it’s one that the folks behind Dart pretty much solved with its release.

Dart is dubbed as the “world’s smallest laptop adapter” and that might very well be true if you look at the images of it. It’s roughly four times smaller than the average 65W charger, with a volume of only 2.5 cubic inches. It comes with a six foot cable and comes with an integrated USB port, allowing you to charge your laptop and another device, like you tablet, at the same time.

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Damnit, Expelliarmus: ‘Harry Potter’ Dementor Prank

Remember those soul-sucking creatures from Harry Potter that can seal your fate with a single, fatal kiss? If you’re a fan of the franchise, then you probably do. Two dudes decided to have a little fun with the character by bringing it to life. Save for a hooded black robe and a dude who does a good impression of being possessed, the duo don’t have any props but their little prank was still a roaring success. I almost feel bad for all the people they scared…well, almost.

Half of them probably didn’t get the Harry Potter reference but seeing such strangeness right before your very eyes might be enough to freak an average person out. I know I probably would’ve been, too. Check it out!

VIA [ Geekologie ]

Not a Good Idea If You’re On a Diet: Burrito Yoga Bag

Burrito Yoga Baga

 

Everyone’s into yoga these days and for good reason, too. Whether you want to stay fit or be more flexible, yoga is the way to go. With so many people into yoga these days, the bevy of related merch and gear like this Burrito Yoga Bag isn’t surprising. However, if you’re attending classes for the primary reason of getting fit, then you might want to get another bag for obvious reasons.

The bag is just the right size and shape for most yoga mats and basically looks like a giant burrito wrapped in foil on the outside. The Burrito Yoga Bag is priced at $40, which costs more than the average yoga bag and way more than a burrito, but the awesomeness is worth it.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ Incredible Things ]