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Chronos 1.4, High Speed Photography On A Budget

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It’s pretty likely you’ve seen high speed videos before. There are entire YouTube channels built around the technology (like the Slow Mo Guys), and watching these is always fascinating. But of course, making a video like that requires very expensive cameras that easily cost in the five and six figure range. If you’d like to get in on the action but don’t have the Hollywood budget, we’d like to turn your attention to the Chronos 1.4. It’s able to record up to 21,649fps, albeit at 640 X 96 resolution. Alternatively, it can shoot in full 1,280 X 1,024 resolution at 1,057fps. As a matter of fact, it’s called Chronos 1.4 for its maximum data throughput of 1.4 gigapixel per second, meaning that you can trade resolution for speed on a sliding scale while keeping the throughput constant at 1.4 Gpx/s. It looks and works like a normal camera in almost every other respect, compact enough for you to carry around in a small bag, and ready to shoot in an instant. It’s more features that we can possibly list on this article, so we suggest you visit their Kickstarter, where you can also sign up to get one when they become available. Prices start at $2,799, which is about 1/10th the price of a similar camera from the current players in this field.

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Deal Of The Day: 37% Off On The Hippie 3 Vaporizer

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Combustion is so 2013. What all the cool kids are doing these days is vaping, heating up their materials to a point where all the essential chemicals are released into your lungs, without burning anything and preventing most of the really topic stuff from making its way into your system. The Hippie 3 Vaporizer is one such vaporizer, and today it’s on special.

Pucker up, this advanced vaporizer is ready to be the smoking paraphernalia of your dreams. Don’t be fooled by its minimalist design – the Hippie 3 is a device of the future, using smart technology to display and remember your last temperature setting, and boasting a one-of-a-kind full glass heating chamber for an extremely smooth, flavorful draw.

– Easy, one button use makes it highly portable
– Super-fast heating takes just 15 seconds to reach optimal vaporizing temperature
– Temperature dial ring makes changing the temperature extremely simple
– Glass mouthpiece & full glass chamber create outstanding vapor
– Long life, up to 1 hour, gives you a great companion for longer

Normally $159, it’s $99.99 after today’s deal. Shipped, of course, for free.

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The Designer In Your Life Will Love These Pantone Christmas Ornaments

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These have been around for a few years, so don’t think you’ll be getting your hands on groundbreaking tech, here. But the Pantone Christmas Ornaments make the perfect casual gift for any designer, regardless of how long they’ve been on the market. Featuring classics like 268 Purple, or 7406 Yellow, each 3in. ball costs roughly $20 when you factor in shipping.

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Here’s What A $9,600 Comb Looks Like

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We’re rewritten these lines half a dozen times, trying to find the right way to quip about a €9000 ($9,600USD) comb, but… come on: a $9,600 comb?! The joke writes itself! Yes, this is an actual item you can buy, a solid 14K gold comb that comes in a green, red, or purple ostrich carrying case. It’s made by Tomas Veres and comes in a limited edition of 800, because the good folks at Tomas Veres apparently believe there’s an 800-strong market for a comb that costs as much as a new car. And if you really want to get in on the action but can’t quite swing $10k, there’s a silver version for €1000 ($1,070USD).

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EyeQue Personal Vision Tracker

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The EyeQue Personal Vision Tracker is a super convenient way to check your vision and keep track of it over time. The EyeQue team has developed a small optical device and smartphone app (based on an MIT patent) that makes vision assessment possible anywhere, anytime. After a few rounds of measurements, you will receive a set of “EyeGlass Numbers” which can be used to purchase glasses online.

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Floating Cloud Display by Crealev

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Experience the sky right in your home with the Floating Cloud Display by Crealev. Developed by Richard Clarkson Studio, the levitating cloud project combines innovative levitation technology with the beauty of a cloud in the sky. The Floating Cloud is the first of their collaboration, named Making Weather. Coming with a cloud and a base, both pieces of this display include magnets which force the cloud to remain one to two inches off the base. Producing a relaxing and mesmerizing display, the Floating Cloud is an instant talking point in any room.

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Deal Of The Day: 50% Off On Christmas Tree And Wreath

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Psst… did you get your tree yet? It’s time, guys. And unless you want to have to drive up to a pop-up store on some parking lot at the end of town and drag a tree back home on the hood of your car, you’re going to want to do it the civilized way and order it online. We’re selling Christmas trees and wreaths at 50% off.

Christmas is right around the corner and Five Star Christmas Tree Co. wants to help you manage the holiday craziness by taking one item off your to-do list. Fraser fir trees and wreaths are freshly cut and delivered straight to your door for your convenience. You’ve got enough on your plate during the holidays – don’t let decor be one of them.

– Greet your guests w/ a freshly cut, fragrant 22″ wreath, complete w/ pinecones, holly berries, & a bow
– Receive top-tier customer service for your order, including earth-friendly pickup & treecycling when the season ends
– Take the work out of wreath & tree shopping this year thanks to free home delivery in the continental US

That’s for the wreath.

– Spruce up your home w/ a 6-7 ft Fraser fir Christmas tree
– Receive top-tier customer service for your order, including earth-friendly pickup & treecycling when the season ends
– Take the work out of wreath & tree shopping this year thanks to free home delivery in the continental US

The wreath works out to $30, instead of $60. And there are three sizes of trees, ranging from 3′-4′ tall at $40, to 6′-7′ tall at $80.

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The Hot Glue Gun Is A Thing That Exists

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Because we’re definitely too healthy, physically, as a nation, it’s clearly time to make it easier to put cheese on everything. The Fondoodler is a device whose only purpose is to melt cheese and extrude it over anything you want. The name comes from a combination of Fondue and Doodle, because you’ll be doodling with your melted cheese (did you know that ‘Fondue’ means ‘melted’ in French?). You can use it to decorate your dishes, caulk your bathtub, make 3D cheese structures or squirt it straight into your face. Beware: hot cheese is hot. It works with just about any type of cheese that melts, from processed crap to fancy aged goudas.

It’s $25.

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Deal Of The Day: 20% Off On Pocket Tripod PRO

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Stands for the iPhone are a dime a dozen. But it’s not often we come across a credit card-sized stand that has adjustable angles. The Pocket Tripod PRO lets you prop your phone up and adjust its inclination on the fly. It’s then super easy to unfold and slip back into your wallet.

The best tripod for your smartphone fits in your pocket. The Pocket Tripod PRO has been cleverly engineered to be the most practical smartphone stand ever. Portrait, landscape, upside-down – any type of photography works because the Pocket Tripod fits your smartphone in any orientation. Leave your tripod at home on your next trip, this one fits in your wallet, and has all the functionality you need.

“Great project. Never would have come about without a great deal of creativity and desire to do something different…it’s perfect for me. You can count me in. I never had thought that something like that could be done.” Steve Wozniak, Co-Founder of Apple
“Blew me away.” Gizmodo

– Stores like a credit card directly in your wallet, purse, or pocket
– Rubberized connection to your phone is safe for glass screen protectors & delicate cases
– Transforms into an adjustable stand w/ a simple twist & flip
– Engineered w/ high-tech plastics to be robust & durable
– Carbon fiber legs offer optimum stabilization
– Combination of 4 90° sweeps of tilt adjustment allow you to hold the smartphone at any angle – take creative long-exposure images, breathtaking time-lapse videos, or enjoy hands-free FaceTime

Normally $25, it’s $19.99 after today’s rebate.

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