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Deal Of The Day: The Name Your Own Price Must-Have Mac Bundle ft. Typinator

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StackCommerce’s Name Your Own Price Mac bundles are one of the reasons they’re doing so well. They’re beloved by readers and we think this new one will be no exception. You’re looking at 9 everyday Mac apps, plus 1 course so you can learn how to use them all. This is a $543 for which you can pay what you want. Mind you, you’ll only get 3 apps if you pay less than the average price, but this price is normally much, much lower than the true retail value. 10% of all proceeds go to charity. So what are these apps?

Typinator
The Program That “Types” Frequently-Used Text For You

Hotspot Shield VPN – 1 Year Elite Subscription
Protect Your Privacy: Surf Anonymously, Unblock Websites, & Hide Your IP address

Starry Night Enthusiast 7
Turn Your Computer Into A Virtual Universe

Intensify Pro
The Image Enhancer For Photographers Of All Levels

Spotdox: 3 Year Subscription
Get Access To All Your Files, On Any Device, Anywhere

Data Backup 3
Easy, Powerful, & Flexible Backups

Paperless
Fuel Your Paper-Free Lifestyle

MacJournal 6
A Multimedia Journal For The 21st Century

Pixa
An Invaluable Image Management & Sharing App

The Must-Have Mac App Tutorial
Learn To Navigate The Ins-And-Outs Of Your 9 Apps

[ Get The NYOP Mac Bundle ]

Plan V Uses 9V Batteries To Charge Your Phone

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You may not know it, but there’s likely a drawer somewhere in your home where you keep all kinds of odds and ends that you need around the house. Screws, butterfly fasteners, IKEA wrenches, a hammer, and probably a couple 9V batteries for your smoke detector. Well it turns out if you get the Plan V, they’ll have another potential use: charging your phone. Plan V is a tiny dongle that takes a 9V battery and uses its power to charge your mobile device. It’s great if the power is out for an extended period and you really need to charge it. Or if you’re out somewhere and are desperate for some more talk time. It’s small enough to serve as a keychain, and costs all of $12… if it gets made. It’s a Kickstarter at the moment, and until they reach their funding goal they’re only making a Micro-USB version. They’re still far from the goal so nothing is sets in stone, but you can help them out with a pledge if this looks like something you’d use.

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[ Project Page ] VIA [ WalYou ]

Yoogo Self Defense Keychain

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It’s a cliché of so many movies: nervous girl walking back to her car in the dark, clutching her keys in her hands as if she’ll manage to fend of a would-be attacker with them. Maybe that works in the movies but in real life, it wouldn’t hurt to have something like the Yoogo keychain instead. Its special shape lets you securely grab it, while allowing some portions of it to stick out between your fingers. This both protects your hand in case you have to defend yourself, while inflicting a little more damage to your assailant. It’s not quite a brass knuckle, so we think its use is probably legal, but hey… we are not lawyers so make sure to know your local laws before carrying this. It’s $20 and they’ll ship worldwide.

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Alien Facehugger Leash Needs To Be Ours

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Although we’ll have to buy a dog first. And we better make that an all black dog, because as cool as this leash is, the FaceHugger itself is attached to a black harness that will ruin the illusion if tied to anything but a black canine. That aside, this is one awesome leash. The alien is made of airbrushed foam, and the harness ties up with velcro. It fits smallish dogs, ranging between 15-35 pounds in size. It’s also pretty darn expensive at $150, but we bet you’ll be the only one in the neighbourhood with something like this and are likely to be quite the hit at the dog park…

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That Keyboard-Shaped Waffle Maker Is Finally Getting Made

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It’s been floating around the Intertubes since at least 2007, but at last it looks like we just might be able to have waffles in the shape of a keyboard. Having first graced the cover of Gizmodo back in 2007, and right here on OhGizmo in 2008, Chris Dimino’s creation has been 7 years in the making. Originally born from Chris’ desire to repurpose an old Corona typewriter, the waffle maker you’re looking at today is nothing more than two cast iron plates with a familiar keyboard layout. It’s not a powered machine, so you will need a stove or other hot surface to get it to temp, but once there, just pour some batter in there and wait as it does its magic.

How you eat a long, keyboard-shaped waffle is entirely up to you, but we can see this fitting right in a geeky household. It’s currently doing the Kickstarter dance and there’s no guarantee it’ll reach its goal. But if you fancy yourself a waffle aficionado, know that a $60 pledge will help make this product a reality.

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[ Project Page ] VIA [ Gizmodo ]

Step Up Kids’ Chair is a High Chair, Stool, and Slide In One

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When you’ve got a kid, you’ll quickly realize that your once-spacious apartment is too small for comfort. A crib there, a playmat there, a high chair in the corner… If moving to a bigger place isn’t an option, then you might want to go for modular furniture like Step Up. It starts out as a high chair, but you can easily transform it into a step stool when you need one and a slide when it’s time for playtime.

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Deal Of The Day: 52% Off On 10ft MFi-Certified iOS Lightning Cable

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You know how expensive branded Apple Lightning cables are, right? It’s like $25 for a 3ft. one. So now that you’re looking at the 10ft MFi-Certified iOS Lightning Cable for $19, maybe you’re realizing it’s quite a deal. Not only is this cable cheaper than a standard Apple one, it’s over three times longer. This means you can comfortably sit on your sofa, playing Candy Crush, while your near-dead phone is charging. And that, my friends, is really all there is to this deal.

[ Get The 10ft MFi-Certified iOS Lightning Cable ]

The Planetary Glass Set Is A Great Way To Teach The Kids About The Solar System

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The Holidays seem to start earlier every year, don’t they? But yes, it’s apparently time to start thinking about what to buy your loved ones, and what better to do so than by getting your own family a cool set of Planetary Glasses. Sure, if you’ve got young kids, they may not get the same kind of kick out of these as they might from a brand new tablet [inserting token sad commentary about living in a time where small children are gifted tablets], but once they get used to them they’ll actually learn something about our universe. It’s a set of 10 glasses, each made to look like a planet… and yes, apparently Pluto made the cut, although it’s smaller than the others. The Sun is there too, of course, and that one’s a little bigger than the rest. The set will set you back $50, and we think it’s worth every penny.

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[ Product Page ] VIA [ ThatsNerdALicious ]

Access Common Shortcuts Using Hand Gestures, With Flow

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When you’re doing labour intensive work on the computer, be it CAD or Photoshop or even video editing, you come to learn all kinds of shortcuts by heart. It’s essential to establishing a good workflow. But despite your best efforts, the keyboard and mouse can still limit the things you can do, and that’s where Flow comes in. It has a multitude of sensors that detect your hand’s position with great precision, allowing you to control your applications the way you want to. See, aside from making it easy to use your hand, Flow is entirely customizable so that you can use any way you like. Currently, the developers have created gesture shortcuts for over 30 apps, like Autodesk (CAD software), RhinoCeros (3D CAD), YouTube, Spotify and many more. However, the shortcuts to each of these can be tailored to your needs, and there’s going to be support for even more apps as time goes on, so Flow gets progressively more useful. Finally, the open SDK means you can develop for Flow as well, paving the way for even more opportunities.

It’s a $99 pledge to get your own, with shipping in June 2015.

[ Project Page ] VIA [ Engadget ]