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Author Archives: Hazel Chua

Wakie App Lets You Get Wake-Up Calls from Strangers

Wakie App

 

You can hit snooze on your alarm, but you can’t exactly hit snooze on someone, can you? That’s what the developers of Wakie are counting on to make sure that you’re awake when your alarm goes off. It’s an app that makes alarms social in the sense that it works by having a complete stranger give you a wake up call.

Just set it up so that you’ll get a call at the desired time and go to bed. No contact information or numbers will be exchanged, and the call will automatically be disconnected after a minute to save everyone from awkward goodbyes.

Wakie is available for the iPhone, Android and Windows Phone.

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Lymbit Helps You Find Misplaced Stuff Quickly and Easily

Lymbit

If you lose or misplace stuff on a regular basis, then the Lymbit should be on your shopping list. It’s a compact gadget that you’re supposed to hang or attach to the things that you need but habitually misplace. It works in conjunction with an app that lets you locate the missing object. It has a 50-meter range and can be set to send you notifications if you’re outside of this range from the paired objects.

It functions as a pet tracker and as a security system of sorts for your home as well, as it can be set up to detect movements of doors or windows that burglars might use to break into your home.

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Poop and Play: Sudoku Toilet Paper

Sudoku Toilet Paper

 

Bored at the loo? Put that bathroom reader aside and pick up your pen because it’s time to exercise your mind while you flex your butt muscles. You won’t need anything else, because the puzzles are printed right on this roll of tissue paper. One square, two squares, three squares, four– solve as many as you can until it’s time to flush.

You might want to bring an extra roll of tissue if you can’t bear to use more of the Sudoku roll than you have to. It’s available online for about $17.

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Childhood Dream Come True: Design Your Own Superhero Comic Book

Design Your Own Superhero Comic Book

 

There’s no denying that super heroes are super cool. However, nothing beats having something– or someone — that’s truly your own, though. So if you’ve been longing for a super hero to call your own, then it’s time to design your own superhero by getting this kit. It contains everything you’ll need to create your own custom comic book, including: cardboard stencils, a blank comic book, an activity book, tracing sheets, and project activity sheets.

You’ll get tips on how to layout and story-board your comic, among other things. As for the characters and storyline– well, I leave that up to you. The Design Your Own Superhero Comic Book kit is available online for £9.99 (about $16.)

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The Hottest Cold One: Sriracha Hot Sauce Flavored Beer

Sriracha Hot Sauce Flavored Beer A beer that’s hot and cold at the same time? Well, that’s got to be Rogue Brewery’s Sriracha Stout. Hot on the heels of bacon, it seems like people are adding Sriracha to all sorts of stuff where it normally shouldn’t be– Sriracha cookies, Sriracha salt, and Sriracha chocolate, for instance. And now, there’s Sriracha beer.

ROGUE Sriracha Hot Stout Beer, made from Huy Fong original hot chili sauce and sun ripened Rogue Farms ingredients, is ready to drink with soups, sauces, pasta, pizza, hot dogs, hamburgers, chow mein, or anything you’d like to wash down with a spicy kick.

You should probably go for something else if you want to sit back and relax while sipping your booze instead of running around the house, looking for some milk to neutralize the spiciness.

A bottle of Rogue Sriracha beer costs $13.

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Foldio 2 Lets You Take Studio-Quality Pics on the Go

Foldio 2 Pop-Up Studio

These days, the image quality that you can get with some smartphones can rival those of images taken with an actual camera. That said, it doesn’t come as much of a surprise that people use smartphones to take pictures of stuff they’re featuring on their blog or selling online. The Orange Monkie team knows this, which prompted them to come up with the Foldio last year.

This time, they’re back with Foldio 2– an upgraded version of the mobile studio that’s twice the size of its predecessor. It comes with three backdrops and is lit by dual LED strips which provide more-than-adequate lighting for your shoot.

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This Useless Box is Utterly Useless

Useless Box

What’s in a name? Well, in the case of the Useless Box, everything, because its name basically gives it away. This fancy-looking box with the regal feel is nothing more than junk, given the fact that it’s useless. It makes the perfect gift for your sworn enemy and for people you feel like pranking this season because despite appearances, the box exists to disappoint.

The moment you flick that switch to turn the box on, it automatically turns itself off, no matter how many times you try.

Captain Jules’s Useless Box is a very simple device. Inside the wooden box (with real metal accents) resides a bunch of gears and the latest in electricity-powered motors. Turn the switch on, and a bit of machinery will poke out and flip the switch off. That’s all the Captain Jules’s Useless Box does. But it’s enough of an oddity to make it right at home on your desk or bookshelf.

Would you shell out $40 for something so useless? ThinkGeek seems to think so.

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Have a Merry Phone-Charging Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Merry Charger You probably won’t have much use for this when the holidays are over, but it’s awesome while the season lasts, anyway. The Merry Charger is a cable that doubles as a string of Christmas lights, making the mere act of charging your smartphone into something more festive than it actually is. Plug it into a charger, laptop, or power bank and watch the lights shine and twinkle while your device powers up.

You can still plug it in for the lights even when you don’t need to charge anything anymore. The Merry Charger is available online for $20.

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The Survival Grenade Could Save Your Life

Survival Grenade

 

 

Who would’ve thought that a grenade might just save your life when you’re stranded or lost in the great outdoors? Not the ones that go boom but rather, the Z.A.P.S. Gear Survival Grenade. Designed by a marine scout sniper, the “grenade” is actually an uber-compact survival kit that contains things you’ll need to get by when you’re stuck in the wilderness: a steel shackle, compass, wire saw, snares, fire starters, fish hooks, knife blades, Ziploc bags, a whistle, and water purification tables, among other things.

It also comes with a user’s guide so you’ll know what each one is for and how to use them, should the need arise.

The Gear Survival Grenade is available online for $75.

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