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LuminAID Solar LED Lantern Folds Flat, Lasts All Day

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When you step away from the modern world, full of taken-for-granted conveniences, it’s always a good idea to prepare yourself properly. Spending any amount of time in the wilderness requires not only a bit of courage, but some decent illumination at night. The LuminAID Pack Lite 12 Inflatable Solar Lantern is a waterproof light source that folds flat for easy storage, but once turned on, will provide you with up to 16 hours of brightness on a single charge. This charge, incidentally, is easily obtained by leaving the thing in the sun for 7 hours. The 12 bright LEDs contained inside are also able to flash in an emergency beacon mode, making it easier to find you at night if you ventured too far off the path and can’t find your own way back. Considering it’s only $23, it wouldn’t make any sense to make this an essential “must-pack” item for anyone contemplating extended time outdoors.

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Infitinte USB Is The Modular USB Cable That Never Runs Out Of Ports

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You plug a USB cable into your computer, and that’s it for that port: it’s used up and is no longer available. But what if the cable you’re plugging has a port of it own? This means that you could plug yet another cable in, and if that other cable is an Infinite USB cable, then you’ll still have a port free. Matter of fact, you could do this indefinitely, and just keep plugging more and more cables as you require them, creating a modular and expandable USB hub. That’s the premise for the Infinite USB cables, and it’s a cool idea.

The cable is short (8 inches) and isn’t meant to tether your devices from a distance. It’s got a magnetic plug that allows it to fold back on itself for easy transport. And the best part is there is a USB-C version in the works, which could make your life with the new MacBook a lot easier.

It’s a $12 pledge for a MicroUSB and $14 for a Lightning version, with shipping in June.

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Disco Dog: Put Your Dog To Work With This LED Dog Vest

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It’s cool that you’re taking your pup on a walk, but there he is, enjoying life and getting exercise, while he could be doing something useful instead. If you manage to get your hands on the Disco Dog, a cool vest covered in LEDs, you’ll be able to get your canine friend to display messages in what is sure to be an attention-grabbing fashion. Each vest contains 256 RBG LEDs, which allow you to display any color, scroll text, flash and do a number of animations, all of which are controlled through the companion app. There’s even a Lost Dog function that displays those exact words if Fido wanders out of range of your smartphone, encouraging passersby to help your puppy find his way back to you.

Yes it’s mostly a gimmick, but it’s a fun one and a potentially successful one given people’s general enthusiasm towards dogs. You’ll have to pay a good chunk of change to own a Disco Dog, though. The small vest costs a $300 pledge (and is sold out at the moment), while the Medium is $350 and the Large $400.

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Deal Of The Day: 2% Off On OM/ONE Levitating Bluetooth Speaker

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That’s not much of a deal, is it? Look, we don’t decide the size of the rebate, but we do get to tell you about it, so here we are about the OM/ONE Levitating Bluetooth Speaker. Despite the paltry deal, you’re still looking at an unusual product that’s cool enough to want to purchase at almost-full price. I mean, who do you know that has a speaker that floats? This ball shaped speaker is able to project sound at up to 105 decibels with a 3 watt RMS amplifier, for up to 18 hours on a charge. It’ll stream music from your Bluetooth-enabled device, and can double as a speaker-phone given that it has an integrated mic. It’s normally $199, but our deal shaves a cool $4 off that price.

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Your Workouts Will Never Be the Same

Every weekday, our friends at Faveable compile a list of awesome gadgets and gear that men would love to discover.

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These days, your workout is so much more than just a session at the gym. With tech making its way into every corner of our lives, it’s little surprise that we need it at the gym too. If you’re a regular gym bunny who also happens to love tech, Faveable’s selection of top gym tech might interest you. Hit the link below to know more about all the picks who made the cut. Feature image is of Hexoskin Biometric Shirt for fitness, sleep & health monitoring.

Check out: Get the Body You’ve Always Wanted Using This High Tech Gym Gear

Deal Of The Day: 50% On ZeroLemon SolarJuice 20000mAh Battery

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This is one of our best sellers. The ZeroLemon SolarJuice 20000mAh Battery is the Cadillac of external batteries because it packs so many features in a $50 package, it almost seems wrong. But don’t take our word for it, check out the detailed description:

Power up your iOS, Android, and USB-compatible devices over and over again with a massive 20,000mAh of portable juice. The high-quality Lithium Polymer SolarJuice is designed to charge at home or with just the power of the sun, for an enormous amount of extra battery fuel for life on the move.

Hand-selected from the coolest innovative products at CES 2015!

– Top Grade A cell, built-in 20000mAh Lithium Polymer battery charges via a powerful 1.2W monocrystalline solar panel
– Dual output allows for simultaneous charging of multiple devices at high speeds
– Anti-explosion, lightweight, compact, and reliable
– 1000+ recharge cycles over the life of the battery
– Solar charging capabilities with any light condition
– 4 LED indicators reflecting charging & discharging process
– Fast charging 2.1 & 1A power output for maximum iOS & Android charge rates (more than 7x charge for iPhone 6)
Ultrabright LED flashlight

Solar powered, dual charging, LED flashlight… All for $50? What are you waiting for?

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Burger King Japan To Release Whopper Fragrance

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Considering Burger King Japan will be “releasing” this on April 1st, I’m not 100% sure this information is legit and isn’t a simple Fool’s Day prank. But just in case it’s not, we’d like to inform you that for 1 day only, the burger maker will apparently be selling a little bottle of Whopper Fragrance for 5,000 yen or about $42, and it comes with a Whopper to boot. We don’t know what it actually smells like, but we sure hope it’s exactly what it sounds like. Additionally, you’ll apparently be able to purchase a Whopper Pass for $41, which gives you 30 days of Whopper meals. Considering it’s usually around $7 each, this pass is a heck of a bargain. And yes, it’s one day only. And… only if any of this is actually true.

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This Smart High Heel Shoe Features An e-Ink Display

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Imagine a pair of high heel shoes that can change appearance to match your outfits. The Volvorii shoes are just that. Featuring an e-Ink display and a Bluetooth module, they can change their look to some degree at the touch of button. Just… connect your shoes to your smartphone and pick from any of the available patterns that might best suit your outfit that day. Granted the panel is in black and white, and it’s not the entirety of the shoe that’s covered, but still. Being able to switch up your footwear’s look in a couple of seconds is functionality you don’t find elsewhere. The shoe even comes with two fasteners (one in front, the other in back) that allow you to further customize the look, allowing you to add ankle straps or a monogrammed plate or jewelry. It’s a really cool concept, but one that will cost you a $249 pledge with a December delivery date… if the project is successful, which it is far from being at the moment.

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The Scrubba Bag Means Handwashing Your Laundry With Ease

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If you’re out in the wild for a long period of time, you’re gonna start smelling like a witch’s armpits in no time if you don’t wash your clothes now and then. You could resort to the age old washboard, or even older beating-your-stuff-against-rocks-near-a-stream method, but it’s the 21st century, brother. There’s stuff like the Scrubba bag to help you out. Out since 2012, the wash bag looks like a simple waterproof bag, but the inside is lined with hundreds of “nodules” that scrub your clothes clean. Just toss all your laundry in there with some water and soap, and start mashing. There’s a little window to let you see how your clothes are coming along. Then when you’re done, empty the sudsy dirty water, refill with clean, and rinse. It’s a simple, easy-to-carry solution for any backpacker or camper or nature lover. Weighing in at just 5 oz., it allows you to pack much lighter than you normally would since you don’t have to bring clothes to last you the entirety of your trip. It’s $53 for one bag.

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