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Deal Of The Day: Last Chance To Get The Limited-Edition ‘Code Black’ HD-Camera Drone At 55% Off

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This little drone has proved very popular over the last months. And why not? It’s got a 720p camera, as well as 6-axis gyro technology that makes it stable and smooth to fly, for up to 10 minutes at a time on a single charge. The Limited-Edition ‘Code Black’ HD-Camera Drone is palm-sized, does flips in any direction, and comes with two flight modes so that operators of varying skills can enjoy it. The best part is that when it runs out of juice, a 30 minute charge will get it back in the sky. And finally, consider you’re being asked to pay $89 for this, rather than the $199 it could easily fetch, were it being sold at full price.

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The ‘Get Ready For The Launch’ Desk Lamp Is Perfect For The Space Geek In Your Life

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There isn’t a whole lot to say about this desk lamp from the Arnout Meijer Studio in the Netherlands, other than to observe that it looks very cool and would make a great addition to anyone who considers space exploration an essential human endeavour. Measuring 60cm high (2ft.), the lamp stands atop a mat white base, maintaining a neutral look overall. One has to inquire about the price, which leads us to believe it’s probably more than we can afford. But there are plenty of people with more disposable income than us, so feel free to follow the link at the bottom of this article if you fancy the ‘Get Ready For The Launch’ desk lamp.

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Get’Em Hooked Early: Beer Bottle-Shaped Baby Bottle

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Just imagine the horrified looks you’ll get when people see your toddler chugging from his ‘Chill, Baby – Lil’Lager Baby Bottle’. It’s not an actual beer bottle, in case you’re not getting it. It’s just a BPA-free, phthalate-free plastic bottle with a food-grade silicone nipple that you fill with baby formula. It’s funny, but you better hope that the people that see your child drinking from it share your sense of humour, or you might be getting a surprise visit from Child Services. If you’re confident you can get away with it, you can pre-order the thing for $12.

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The Pointie Is A Sharpie For Stabbing

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Ok, don’t go around stabbing anyone, yeah? But if you have to carry a stabbing tool of some kind, for some reason, the Pointie is just about the sneakiest of them all. At first glance it looks just like a regular Sharpie, but when you take the cap off you reveal a solid 17-4 stainless steel point CNC machined and hardened to condition H900. We don’t know what that means but it sounds impressive and we suppose it’s got something to do with how hard, and how corrosion resistant it is. And it’s not just the point; the entire length is one solid block of steel simply surrounded by a plastic body. The tips come in two obvious “dagger style” shapes, and one even more incognito Sharpie-look-alike that keeps up the charade even with the cap off. They’ll cost you a $25 pledge, for a delivery in April of this year.

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Touchpoint 2.0 Are The NFC-Enabled Leather Gloves You Want

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In the frigid claws of winter, the last thing you want to be doing is freezing your fingers off while answering a text. And while you’ve seen gloves with touch-sensitive tips, the Touchpoint 2.0 takes the concept a step further by incorporating four NFC chips. Made from soft sheepskin leather, and finished with a stylish quilt pattern, the gloves not only let you control anything on the screen as if your skin is bare, but each of the four NFC chips (located on the middle finger and wrist, in each hand) is completely customizable through a companion app. This means you can trigger any number of actions on your phone, from launching apps, to taking pics, to pretty much anything you can think of since the program is open source. Unfortunately, due to Apple restricting their NFC to Apple Pay, you’ll only get full functionality on devices in this list.

Now, think of this scenario. You’re out in the cold and suddenly see something worthy of a pic. Normally you reach for your phone, take your gloves off, start the picture app and snap your shot. With Touchpoint 2.0, you only need to reach into your pocket, touch the NFC area to one of your fingers (which you’ve programmed to trigger the launch of the camera app), and snap away. That’s quite a few steps less, and a lot less freezing.

The gloves are available for a $60CAD ($52USD) pledge, with delivery slated for September 2015.

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Deal Of The Day: 50″ LG TV + Sound Bar Giveaway

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LG makes some really nice TVs. They’re even nicer when they’re free! That’s why it would be a great idea for you to enter our 50″ LG TV + Sound Bar Giveaway. It’s just like all our other giveaways: entry is a simple Tweet away, and you run the chance of winning a 50 inch LG HDTV as well as a Sound Bar, although we’re not sure from which company. Still, it would be free so does it matter?

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iTraq Is A Cellular Tracking Device That Doesn’t Require GPS

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There are a good number of tracking devices on the market, which allow you to keep tabs on your kids, your car, your luggage or anything else that you might want to keep track of. But they all use GPS to determine their location. While that’s precise and normally sufficient, it comes with a few drawbacks, like increased battery drain. The 5-thick credit-card sized iTraq drops the use of GPS altogether and instead opts for triangulating cellular towers to determine its location. The concept is interesting. See, you buy this device which comes with its own battery and SIM card, with prepaid service, and you’ll be able to locate it for up to 3 years without having to do a single additional thing. iTraq is set to report its location at a rate you determine, between once an hour to once a day, and the battery can last for 1,500 of these connections. No matter where you are in the world, as long as there is a GSM cellular tower, you’ll be able to find iTraq. Ok, the level of accuracy is nowhere close to that of GPS, but it is sufficient for you to know if, for instance, your kids are in school or ditching class (assuming they don’t know they’re being tracked), or if your car is in the parking lot, or joyriding somewhere in town. Service is prepaid until the battery runs out, and once it does you’ll be provided with the ability to replace it and pay for a new round of service. It’s a $49 pledge with an August 2015 delivery date.

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The Keybiner Is Not Your Average Carabiner

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Carabiners are cool because you can attach your keychain to them, and then hang this from your belt loops, or from a backpack. But the Keybiner takes the concept a couple of steps further and itself becomes the keychain. This fully-funded Kickstarter product fits up to 14 keys within its frame, allowing each one to pivot out when it’s time to use it. But the innovation doesn’t stop there, since the device is also a multi-tool, packing things like wrenches, bottle openers, screwdrivers, and even a file. This means that for as little as a $35 pledge, you can carry around a smattering of essential tools right on your beltline and be ready to deal with any number of broken/needs-fixing things that life could throw your way.

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Wearable Ultra Slim Laptop Sleeve/Backpack

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We’re being unimaginative and are having trouble coming up with scenarios where you might need a product like this, but we suppose they exist. It’s a laptop sleeve you wear on your back. This Laptop Sleeve Backpack is made from neoprene and a breathable air mesh back panel, and fits computers in sizes 10″ to 15″. It’ll sit flush against your back, and is slim enough to fit under a jacket. There’s a tiny bit more storage to accommodate other things, like the laptop’s charger we suppose. The exterior is water resistant, which means don’t stick it under water but it’ll withstand some rain without soaking up your delicate electronics.

It’s $25.

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