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Author Archives: Hazel Chua

Awesome: We Are Handmade Little Groot Figurines

Groot Handmade Figurines

There’s no doubt about it: Groot made quite the impression as one of the leads in Guardians of the Galaxy, and he isn’t even human! He doesn’t say much, so he lets his actions do the talking instead–and if you saw the hit movie, then you’ll get what I mean. It was only a matter of time before little dancing Groots made their way to store shelves, both real and digital, and these particular figurines by by Kelsey Wailes are nothing short of awesome.

Her first batch features little Groot in 13 different poses, each one showcasing a particular dance pose and facial expression.

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Sushi Socks: Looks Yummy Rolled Up and On Your Feet

Sushi Socks

 

These delicious pieces of sushi might just knock your socks off–literally, because you’re supposed to pull them over your feet and wear them, not eat them. Each one features a sushi pattern that doesn’t look too out there when they’re on your feet, so you shouldn’t be afraid to wear them, even if you’re not big on colorful clothing or socks with loud patterns.

It’s a completely different story when the Sushi Socks are all rolled up and folded in your sock drawer, though, because they look just like delicious sushi!

The sushi detail is knitted into the sock with colored thread instead of being printed. Seven versions are available: Masuzushi (trout sushi), Shrimp, Octopus, Red Caviar, Tuna, Salmon, and Egg.

The Sushi Socks are available for $5.39 a pair.

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There’s Nothing Puzzling About This Rubik’s Cube Mini Fridge

Rubik’s Cube Mini Fridge I’ve never mastered the skill of solving Rubik’s cubes, but there should be nothing puzzling about this Rubik’s Cube mini fridge. It’s basically a larger-than-life version of a typical (unsolved) Rubik’s cube. Pull on the discrete handle at the side to reveal the insides of the fridge that can fit up to nine cans of stacked soda cans.

Of course, the exterior doesn’t actually turn, so it will remain unsolved forever–or until you replace it. The fridge also comes with a warm and cool setting, so you can use it to keep stuff like leftovers warm and drinks cool.

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One More Thing Your Phone Can Do: iPhone Laser Pointer

iPhone LAser Pointer

 

What can you do with your iPhone? Or better yet, the question should read: what can’t you do with it? First and foremost, it’s obviously a phone. Then it spins off into a camera, an audio and video recorder, a note pad, an organizer, a fitness tracker, a video game console, a music player, a map, and so on and so forth.

The capabilities of most smartphones are extended further with accessories like the iPin iPhone laser pointer. Dubbed as the “world’s smallest laser pointer,” the iPin fits right into the iPhone’s 3.5mm earphone jack. The entire thing weighs less than a gram and is powered by your phone, so there’s no need to replace batteries at all. The iPin also has an on/off switch so you don’t have to take it out when you want to use your phone in the middle of presentations.

It’s available online for $39.99.

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Intelligent Blinker is a Wearable Turn Signal for Cyclists

Intelligent Blinker

 

The dark is sometimes a cyclist’s worst enemy. Unlike cars, bikes don’t come equipped with lights and signals so other people on the road might misread the signals (or lack thereof) and, well, you know what happens next. As a response to this, PhD students from Electronics Laboratoryat EPFL have come up with the Intelligent Blinker, which is a solar-powered wristband that glows when the cyclist extends his hand to indicate that they’re about to make a turn.

The Intelligent Blinker is built with a microcontroller, a magnetometer, an accelerometer, and a compass. It comes with a solar panel and built-in battery, which can be charged via USB. Together, these elements might just save countless lives and prevent numerous accidents.

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Goal Zero Torch Uses Sun’s Energy to Charge Your Torch and Smartphones

Goal Zero Torch 250

If there’s one thing you’ll be happy to have during an emergency, it’s the Goal Zero Torch Solar Kit. It’s bigger than your average torch, but that’s because it includes a Nomad 7 Solar Panel that turns sunlight into usable energy. It powers up the torch and also charges up the Goal Zero’s internal lithium battery so you can charge your smartphone and other mobile devices when you’re on the go.

The best part? The Goal Zero Torch Solar Kit is both lightweight and weather-resistant so you can take it with you anywhere. It’s available for $160.

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Tell Tale Push Pins Tell All At a Glance

Tell Tale Push Pins

 

Too much of something often turns it into something undesirable. Take notes and reminders, for instance. A few tacked onto the board might be useful to remember the stuff that you should, but tacking everything from to-do lists and press releases to inspirational photos and other random stuff takes that usefulness away.

If you’re having a hard time unpinning stuff, then an alternative are these Tell Tale Push Pins. They basically tell you what they’re holding onto the board even before you check it out, so you’ll have a clue what it is without having to check every single note.

Each set of 8 is priced at $9.

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Wake Up to a Cup of Joe: Barisieur Coffee Maker Alarm Clock

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Nothing beats waking up to the aroma of freshly-brewed coffee, just as no other alarm clock can beat the Barisieur Coffee Maker Alarm Clock because it makes the former possible. The uniquely-designed alarm clock also happens to be a coffee maker that works on brewing you a cup of Joe that’ll be ready by the time your alarm goes off.

Not only does it do the work in brewing that cup of coffee for you, but it also gives you extra motivation to wake up and get out of bed.

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Cloud to Butt Plus Browser Extension: Save Files to the Butt

Cloud to Butt Plus

 

Would you like to save those files to the butt? You might want to upload backups of your photos to your butt, too, in case you’re running low on storage.

No, we’re not confusing the cloud with butt, because it’s Cloud to Butt Plus that’s doing all the mixing up for us. The Chrome browser extension swaps out all mention of “cloud” with “butt” because it’s funner and funnier that way. Plus, it injects a bit of humor into an otherwise boring and typical day at the office.

Butt atlas, butt storage, butt management, butty with a chance of meatballs… the list goes on and on. You can install Cloud to Butt Plus here.

VIA [ C|NET ]