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Transparent Practice Padlock For Budding Locksmiths

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Lockpicking kits are pretty popular on the Internet; we even wrote about one… 9 years ago. But what’s the point in getting one if you have no idea how to use it? It makes more sense to acquire some skills first, and that’s best done through practice. The Ehdching Transparent Professional Cutaway Practice Padlock lets you do just that.

– Lock with open chambers on all the moving parts that allow you to see how it work
– You can see clearly that how the pins work when a key is inserted
– It will come out in perfect smooth working condition with no loose parts or pins
– You actually can see the pins moving up and down as the key slides into and out of the lock

The best part is that this product comes with its own set of lockpicking tools, and the whole thing can be had for a paltry $30.

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Flailing Your Arms Around On A Bike Isn’t The Most Efficient Way To Signal, The Lumos Helmet Is

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Bicycle riders are extremely vulnerable on the road, and despite many using their hands to signal their intention to turn, two cyclists a day lost their lives in 2013 in the USA. Especially in the dark, hand signals are hard to see, but the bright LEDs on the Lumos helmet? These are unmistakable. Directly integrated into the helmet, the LEDs allow you to signal with the flick of a wireless remote mounted on the handlebar. Additionally, a red triangle remains lit on the back, encouraging motorists to proceed with caution. On the front are white LEDs which also remain lit all the time, making you more visible from the front. And finally, an integrated accelerometer activates as a brake light! The helmet is waterproof, meets many safety certifications, and the batteries are easily rechargeable through USB. If you want your own, you’ll have to pledge $99 on their fully-funded Kickstarter.

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Black Diamond Knife Block Looks Stylish In A Modern Kitchen

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You have to put your fancy kitchen knife collection somewhere, but why settle for the traditional wooden block you see in almost any kitchen? When trying to design a beautiful home, every little detail matters, and the Black Diamond Knife Block from company Edge of Belgravia is as striking of a knife receptacle as we’ve ever seen. Designed by one Christian Bird, the block fits up to 11 knives, but will look complete with as little as two. Almost any type of knife will be supported, as long as the blade is thinner than 4mm. “Clever use of weighting secures the knives in their blocks, just as slight angling allows for easy extraction.” And for something that looks this expensive, we’re happy to report that it’ll only set you back £89.90 (about $140). Oh, sure, it’s a lot of money for a knife block, we agree. But these designer items usually tend to fetch a few orders of magnitude more than they should.

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Too Bad You Can’t Eat It: Inflatable Pizza Slice Pool Float

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Mushrooms, pepperoni, olives, and lots of cheese– that’s what makes a perfect pizza for me. However, regardless of your toppings of choice, you’ll undoubtedly be amused at the weirdness and awesomeness of this swimming pool float. Yep, that’s right: it’s shaped like gigantic slice of pizza. In this case, the crust is something you can’t do without, because it also serves as the head rest.

The 72-inch inflatable features cord connectors so you can combine additional loungers (imagine combining a couple of slices to form one whole floating giant pizza!) It also has two drink holders on board so you won’t be thirsty on your floating pie. Too bad you can’t actually sink your teeth into it…

It’s available online for $40+.

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Chesters Tennis Flops: I’m Walking On Tennis Balls

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You can walk on sunshine, and you can do it while walking on tennis balls, too. Well, not on actual balls per se, but with Chesters Tennis Flops, your soles will be resting on the same felt material that the balls are made of. In case you’re worried about the slippers getting dirty from the rain and from the typical wear and tear that flip flops are normally subjected to, don’t. They’re covered with a non-toxic protective silicone-based coating which makes them resistant to water, sweat, and dust.

Chesters Tennis Flops are available for $27.

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Time To Chill: Rough Day Wine Glass

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There’s nothing like unwinding with a glass of wine at the end of a long day. But how much wine is just right or just enough for whatever stress you’re trying to relieve? Although not accurate for everyone, the ‘Rough Day Wine Glass’ provides a good-enough estimate. Have half a glass for a day that was just like any other, pour more into your glass if you had a particularly rough day, or fill it up to the brim if you just want to forget it all.

The quirky wine glass is sold in pairs and is available online for $24.

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Deal Of The Day: 72% Off On Power Vault 18000mAh Portable Battery Pack

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Power is something that most people can’t seem to get enough of. We mean power in the electrical sense, in case you were thinking of something else. Whether you want to play one more round of Flappy Bird or are working on some last minute projects, a little bit of extra power can go a long way.

If you’re in the market for an external battery, then you might want to check out the Power Vault Portable Battery Pack while it’s 72% off. For a quarter of the usual price, you’ll get a powerful, 18,000 mAh rechargeable battery that comes with two USB charging slots so you can charge two devices at the same time.

  • Lightweight & compact
  • Sleek aluminum case

It’s currently on sale for $29.99.

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Deal Of The Day: 40% Off On SunLabz Rechargeable AA Battery Bundle

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Batteries: we all hate them. But like it or not, we have to live with them for now, so why not make our lives a little easier and go the way of rechargeables? The SunLabz Rechargeable AA Battery Bundle gives you eight 2,800mAh rechargeable batteries, along with a charger, for $30!

Rather than purchase pack after pack of AA batteries, switch to rechargeable. Not only will you be saving money on single-use battery purchases, but you’ll be throwing one less toxic battery into a landfill every time you run out of juice.

– Make an environmental difference by reusing your batteries
– Get 2 or 3 times the capacity of an equivalent NiCD cell
– Enjoy high-performance functionality
– Save money spent on single-use batteries
– Recharge 1000+ times
– Recycle the batteries once they finally tap out

Of course these batteries wouldn’t be very useful without a charger, so here’s the lowdown on that.

Rechargeable batteries mean nothing without a manner of recharging them. Choose the best option available—this charger is efficient, fast, and even boasts a convenient LCD screen to keep tabs on your charging status.

– Recharge your NiMh & NiCD batteries
– View the battery level/charge status of each individual slot on the handy LCD screen
– Contribute less hazardous waste to landfills
– Prevent overheating, excessive currents & short circuiting w/ this charger’s built-in features
– Save time by charging four batteries simultaneously
– Maximize your charge w/ the advanced integrated circuit control function

Usually you’d have to pay $50 for this bundle, but today it’s $30!

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R2D2 Bluetooth Speaker

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Well, we’re as excited as the next guy to see Star Wars merchandise flooding the Internet, but it is sort of getting to the point where you wonder what item will not be turned into Artoo or Threepio. But hey, this little Star Wars R2-D2 Bluetooth Speakerphone is sort of cute, and decently priced.

Plug this Star Wars R2-D2 Bluetooth Speakerphone into a USB port, and it’ll charge up. When it’s charged, either pair the speaker with your Bluetooth-enabled phone or plug your audio device into Artoo’s standard 3.5mm audio jack. Artoo will light up, literally, including the familiar indicator light and some new funky blue “underdome” lighting he’s had installed. Since he’s Bluetooth, you can even make calls on him when you have your phone paired up. But his raison d’etre is to play music for you. The first song we played through our Star Wars R2-D2 Bluetooth Speakerphone was the Cantina Song. It was also the second. And the third. And the… okay, we’ve got it on loop.

Product Specifications
Star Wars R2-D2 Bluetooth Speakerphone
– Officially-licensed Star Wars merchandise
– A ThinkGeek creation & exclusive
– Pairs with Bluetooth®-enabled devices
– On/off button on the front conserves battery
– Plays movie sound clips when the device is switched on, when pairing is completed, and when turned off
– Speaker allows for hands-free calls or playing music
– Wireless Range: 32 ft.
– Batteries: Internal rechargeable battery
– Recharges via micro-USB cable (included)
– Dimensions: 4″ diameter

It’s a fun and useful little tribute to the world’s most beloved franchise, and it’s only $50 at Thinkgeek.

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