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Category Archives: General

Drivemotion LED Car Sign Helps You Communicate With Other Motorists

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There’s a fairly limited number of ways for you to communicate a message to someone else on the road, and the most popular one unfortunately involves a finger that should in most cases remain unflipped. That doesn’t mean you always want to convey a message of aggression; maybe you want to thank someone for letting you merge, or you just want the world to know you’re in a happy mood. The Drivemotion LED Car Sign allows you to quickly access 16 different preset messages or faces with the touch of a couple of buttons, ranging the gamut from “Sorry” to “back off”. They’re all displayed through LEDs on a 6-inch wide board that you affix to your rear window with a suction cup.

Now, be aware that this may not be legal in your state or jurisdiction, so it’s up to you to check on that. But if you’re in the clear and the idea fancies you, it’ll cost you $40.

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Deal Of The Day: The New MacBook Giveaway

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Another day, another giveaway. This one is for the highly anticipated new MacBook. It’s lighter, thinner, and more resolutioner than the current Macbook Airs, though Apple isn’t trying to replace them with this. It’s… a confusing entrant into Cupertino’s lineup, but we won’t start nitpicking. The point is the thing looks nice, has a nice screen, and costs a nice amount of money. $1,300 to be exact. But if you enter this giveaway, you have a chance of owning one for $0, which is quite a few dollars less than full retail.

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Beautiful And Functional Turntable Made Out Of LEGO

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We never cease to be amazed at other people’s talent, patience, and dedication. To craft a fully-functional turntable out of LEGO bricks, Hayarobi, a Korean lego enthusiast, used up 2,045 pieces. The only non-LEGO parts are the Audio Technica phono cartridge. It’s even “powered by a LEGO Power Functions Battery Box and uses a LEGO Power Functions M-Motor.”

The creation is called ‘The Planet’ and was displayed at the 2014 Seoul Brick Pop Art Exhibition. Make sure to follow the link below for a ton more pictures.

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[ Kayarobi’s Page ] VIA [ BoingBoing ]

You Can Apparently Now Buy A Handheld Flamethrower

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There are other flamethrowers on the market, but they all require you to strap a canister of fuel to your back. The XM42 doesn’t. It’s a fully self-contained fire spitting’ machine that can throw a flame up to 25 feet. It uses a variety of fuels, which are stored in a canister on the device itself; this way, when you’re done burning stuff, you can just set the XM42 down.

So is this legal to own? Apparently in 48 states, it is; only California and Maryland seem to think it a bad idea to let people own these. And we can sort of understand their reluctance. What constructive things can you do with one of these? Well, the XM42 guys have some suggestions:

- clearing snow/ice
– eliminating weeds between pavement cracks
– controlled burns/ground-clearing of foliage/agricultural
– insect control
– pyrotechnic event displays
– bonfire starting

Right… because we can totally see ourselves starting a bonfire from 25 feet away with a flamethrower…

But you know what? This is America, and if you want to toast a marshmallow with a thrower from afar, then that’s your right. You wanna show those ants who’s boss? Do it. It’ll cost you $699 for an XM42 finished in brushed Aluminum, and $799 for a powder coated version.

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Marketing: McDonald’s French Fry Gloves

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You’re looking at what Moroch, a Dallas-based advertising agency, cooked up for McDonald’s in October of last year. We… don’t know what the campaign was, when or where they were used, but these gloves are a brilliant idea if you ask us. Granted they may end up making you want to bite your fingers off, but that’s a risk we’d totally be willing to take.

No you can’t buy them, at least not yet, and we suspect you might get a lawyerly letter if you tried to market these yourself without permission. But… that wouldn’t stop grandma from making you a personal pair, now, would it? Not that we’re encouraging trademark infringement, but once an idea is set free, it’s hard to put it back in the box.

[ AdsOfTheWorld ] VIA [ Foodiggity ]

kSafe Is A Smart Jar That Unlocks Only When You Achieve Your Goals

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A month ago we wrote about the Kitchen Safe, which was a jar that would only open up after a set amount of time had elapsed, with no overrides. It’s a cool concept, but the kSafe takes that a couple of steps further. Instead of being only time-based, you can also set up two other types of goals: an activity goal and a location goal. This way, you could, say, toss your PS4 controller in there and set it up so that it’ll only release it if you make your way to the library, where you know you have work to do. Or you could put all your cookies in the jar and have it open up only after you’ve walked a certain number of steps. Having those two additional unlocking methods makes the kSafe much more useful and versatile, forcing you to accomplish things you know you have to do but may run out of motivation to accomplish on your own.

The early bird pricing is $79, and it goes up to $89 if you’re slow on the trigger. The Kickstarter isn’t fully funded yet, but if it reaches its target, expect an October delivery date.

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Deal Of The Day: 16% Off On SMFX Smart Bulb

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LED smart bulbs are great because you can control them from your smartphone, they usually display millions of colors, and hey, they’re just cool, ok? But they’re also usually expensive. Not so much for the SMFX Smart Bulb, relatively speaking. And in terms of features, it’s second to none:

SMFX is adjusted straight from your iOS or Android device so you can dim, brighten, change the color, or turn on/off your light without lifting more than a finger. SMFX will instantly transform the ambiance of your room, and knock some $$ off your energy bill in the process.

– Use for 40,000 hours (that’s 27 years of normal use)
– Go green— use 10% the energy that a standard bulb uses
– Use RGBW channels for brighter colors
– Turn the bulb on & off from the app
– Customize appearance with dimming & color options (16 million colors)
– Enter “disco mode” to change the light along w/ the music
– Schedule functions & set timers to fit your daily routine

That’s a serious bulb, and one which normally costs $59. But after today’s deal it’s $49.

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Waka Waka: A Pacman Piercing

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This is just too cool. There isn’t much to say, since the image kind of says it all. It’s a Pacman piercing, which could easily be expanded by simply adding more dots between the ghost and Pacman. This particular one was done by Precision Body Piercing in Marquette, MI (their Instagram).

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Deal Of The Day: 26% Off On KeySmart 2.0 & Expansion Pack

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The gear we sell in the store doesn’t always have to be high tech. For instance, the KeySmart 2.0 & Expansion Pack helps you solve the bulky keychain issue a lot of us have. Instead of carrying around a set of keys that looks like it should belong on your building superintendent’s belt-hook, why don’t you just reallocate up to 10 of them to this sleek accessory?

- Frame crafted from quality aluminum for lightweight body
– Hardware milled from stainless steal for durability
– Design made to fit 2x the keys in half the space
– Size accommodates most sizes of key
– Made in the USA

It’s a cool product that comes at a cool price. Normally $23, it’s $16.99 with this deal.

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