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Eton Blackout Buddy Flashlight Runs On Nothing But Water

Eton Blackout Buddy H2O

 

When it rains, it pours. And when there’s a blackout, well, that’s seemingly the only time when you seem to have misplaced all of your batteries… batteries which you could have otherwise used to power up your flashlight. The good news is that there’s an alternative torch by Eton called the Blackout Buddy H2O.

Its name gives a clue when it comes to what it needs to power up, and it ain’t batteries. Yep, you got that right: this handy flashlight needs nothing but water to run. Just put the Blackout Buddy into a cup that’s filled with water and boom, you’ve got light. It can provide up to 72 hours of illumination, which should hopefully be more than enough. The best part? It retails for only $10.

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Digitsole Warms Your Soles From the Inside

Digitsole

 

Winter is coming. If you’re not keen on laying socks or wearing boots to keep your toes from freezing off, then here’s something you might want to get: the Digitsole. It looks like those insoles that you put into shoes that are slightly loose to improve the fit, or into footwear that causes discomfort to your heel or soles. This particular one, however, warms them up instead.

The Digitsole isn’t the first heating insole in the market, but it’s the first that you can control with your smartphone. With a few tapes, you’ll be able to keep your feet warm at the temperature you want. Aside from that, it also keeps track of the distance you’ve walked and the calories you’ve burned in the process.

It’s available online for $149.

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Ditch Your Head This Halloween: Alien Mind Control Halloween Mask

Alien Mind Control Halloween Mask

This mask wins hands-down against any other Halloween mask out there in the market. It’s strange, it’s creepy, and it’s all sorts of gross– in short, it’s the perfect mask for you if you want to win any awards this Halloween. A commandeering, noseless alien occupies the space where your head normally is, holding controls that presumably allow it to control your headless, bloody body.

The mask is foam-filled, so you don’t have to worry about the alien’s butt getting in your face when you’ve got this on.

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Never Ties Shoelaces Again With Zubits Magnetic Shoe Closures

Zubits magnetic shoe closures

Why tie shoelaces when you don’t have to? You won’t have to worry about your shoelaces getting untied ever again with Zubits. It’s a magnetic shoe closure that works with your existing laces to make lacing up infinitely faster– which makes sense, since no actual tying is involved. All you have to do is thread the laces into Zubits, cut off the excess lace (how long or how short you’d like your laces to be depends on you), and snap it closed. It’s that simple.

When you’re ready to slip your shoes off, just push your foot forward to break the connection. The downside is that they might not hold up to rigorous activity or sports (note the keyword there: might), but you could always give it a go to test its limits yourself.

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Ewok Heels: The Force is With These Furry Footwear

Ewok Heels

There’s nothing cute or cuddly about Stormtroopers, but all the cuteness you’ll ever need can be found in Endor’s forests, where the Ewoks thrive. Those teddy-bear like creatures can melt the coldest of hearts–well, except for the likes of Darth Vader, that is–and now you can wear ‘em on your feet.

Not actual Ewoks, mind you, but Ewok-inspired heels that look oh-so-adorkable. They look comfy enough and are as furry as you would expect them to be. Not to worry though, as no actual Ewoks were harmed in the making of these shoes.

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The Great Shark Knife: Looks Good, Cuts Through More Than Just Water

Shark Knife

 

So this is the shark knife. The things that you can do with it are limited, but the awesomeness of how it looks strapped onto your arm might just make up for it. The knife features an array of razor sharp blades arranged and positioned this way and that. Clearly, its maker valued aesthetics more than function and safety, but that’s probably the whole point of coming up with something like the shark knife in the first place. If the wearer isn’t careful, it looks like he’s walking away with a cut or two care of his very own knife…

You can’t buy a shark knife, but you can make your own.

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Anti Tagging App Glitches Your Face Out So You Can’t Be Tagged

Anti Tagging

How many times has social media screwed up your work and personal life? From that drunken night you can’t remember anymore to someone’s bachelor party, there are just some things that are best kept private. Unfortunately, there’s Facebook and their face recognition algorithm that makes it easier for people to tag other people in their photos, making some supposedly-private moments public.

You won’t be able to prevent others from doing this in the future, but you can make a statement with Anti Tagging. It’s an app that detects people’s faces in photos–and glitches them out so no system can recognize them, much alone tag them. Continue Reading

Launching Spitballs In 3, 2, 1: Leonardo da Vinci Catapult Kit

Leonardo da Vinci Catapult Kit

 

You’re too old for spitballs, but you’ll never be too old for a miniature catapult. The fact that said catapult can be used to lob super wet spitballs at your worst frenemies is just a plus. Not everyone possesses a knack for design or carpentry, but the Leonardo da Vinci Catapult Kit has got you covered. It comes with all the stuff you need to assemble one of your very own.

Just pull out all the pre-cut parts, use the included glue to stick one part to the other (don’t worry, instructions are included) and you’ll have your very own mini catapult in no time. You didn’t have one as a kid so at least that’s one childhood fantasy fulfilled. It’s available online for $28.

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Ghastlier As They Burn: Melting Zombie Candles

Melting Zombie Candles

With these ghastly candles, you’ll be able to hit two birds with one stone. First of all, they’re candles, so when the power’s out, just light ‘em up for some much-needed illumination. Second of all, the design is just perfect for Halloween: bloody zombies with bulging eyes and disfigured faces that ups the creepy factor at your place.

And as they melt–boy, oh boy, they’ll look even creepier than they already are. The candles are handmade and you can get them from Stexe’s Etsy shop for $15 each. Creepy doesn’t come cheap.

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