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Category Archives: General

Flic: One Button, Many Functions

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Flic sounds too good to be true, but yet it’s here– well, almost here, anyway, since it’s currently up for funding on Indiegogo. It’s a wireless smart button that can be be programmed to perform a host of functions at the push of a button. It works in conjunction with the Flic app so you can assign which tasks to let it perform when you click, double-click, or hold the button.

Here are just some things it can do: take a picture, control lights, play music, find your phone, open the door (by working with your home automation system), navigate, share your location, and send a message.

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Deal Of The Day: 25% Off On NES30 Bluetooth Controller

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If you want to play games on your tablet or smartphone, you have two choices. Use the on-screen controls like a peasant. Or get yourself dedicated controller. The NES30 is as good as any, and some would argue even better since it’s shaped to look exactly like an NES controller of old. The only difference is it connects through Bluetooth and has reconfigurable buttons. Oh, and there are two additional action buttons and two shoulder buttons. Because, well, today’s games might need more than three buttons. But there you have it, for $29 you can party like it’s 1986.

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The Knockout Is A Beer Shotgun, Water Bong, And Gravity Bong All At Once!

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So here’s a product that will do well. The Knockout is an attachment that goes onto your beer bottles and allows you to chug one in a couple of seconds, shotgun style. It does this by creating an air-tight seal around the mouth of the bottle, and inserting a tube all the way to the bottom; this lets air in and allows the beer to escape freely when tilted over. But that’s not all this product does. There’s an attachment (a one-hitter bowl) that lets you light up some herbs and use it as a regular bong as well, if your beer bottle is filled with water (or beer, we don’t judge). But it gets better. Fill it with water, fill the bowl with party herbs, turn it upside down as you put some fire to it and the vacuum will draw smoke in: it’s a gravity bong! And if you really want to kick things up a notch, do “The Knockout”. That’s when you do a gravity bong with beer. In other words, chug your beer as you light your herbs, only to do your hit once you’ve downed the entire thing. It’ll get the party started in a hurry.

As you can imagine, the product is sold out since they’ve had a viral week on the Internets. They’re trying to get shipments going out in January, and it’ll cost you $30 to pre-order it now.

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Ditto Is A Simple Button, Adds Lots Of Functionality To Your Phone

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If you’ve no intention of buying a smart watch (and really, you shouldn’t), you can still enjoy some of the benefits at a fraction of the price. Ditto is a simple-as-pie button that contains nothing more than a battery, a vibration module and a Bluetooth module. But what it does is allow you to customize which notifications make it through to your attention, and which stay on the phone. With the app, you can customize the vibration pattern to alert you of pretty much anything you like and care about, from getting a new Tinder match to getting a phone call from the wife. Whatever it is, Ditto will alert you if it’s important to you, so that you can put your phone away and stop obsessing. If you’re like pretty much everyone else, this will instantly seem like a great idea, considering the sheer number of notifications we get for just about everything. Additionally, you can use Ditto as a proximity tracker, which will vibrate when your phone gets out of range.

For $29, there are far more expensive ways to get one of the more important functionalities found in a smart watch.

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Nutshell Lets You Take A Break From The World

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Considering products like the Cozy Room (an isolation room) exist, it’s tempting to think the world is becoming increasingly hectic, enough so to warrant physical separation from your surroundings. And perhaps it is, so we won’t pass judgement on the Nutshell. It’s a simple… tent that unfolds around the upper portion of your body and allows you so block out the outside world. The visual part, anyway. With it, you can read a book even in a crowded hallway while pretending to be alone. You can take a break from having to interact with people, and you know, socialize. We sound critical, but we’re really not; it’s just a difficult need for us to wrap our heads around, but we acknowledge and respect the fact some may legitimately want this. Sadly, it doesn’t look like you can actually buy Nutshell. It’s the project of New York’s School of Visual Arts design student Eden Lew, and isn’t being commercialized.

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Embercase Protects Your iPhone, Keeps Your Hands Warm and Toasty

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Anyone who has tried to dial or type with freezing fingers knows that the task is futile, or extremely time-consuming at best. You can get gloves with capacitive patches on the fingers so you can still use your phone when you’ve got them on, or you can get the Embercase and do away with the gloves.

The Embercase is designed to keep your iPhone safe from the elements while doubling as a hand warmer to keep your hands warm and toasty. It connects to your mobile device via Bluetooth so you can control its temperature via a companion app. You don’t have to worry about stuff overheating, as the case is made from titanium with a layer of Aerogel ceramic fiber to insulate your iPhone from the heat.

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Awesome Gifts Gamers Would Appreciate Getting

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

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Looking for a killer gift for the gamer in your life? Or maybe that gamer is you and you’re just looking to up the ante a bit. Okay, we’re not talking poker here. We’re talking the kind of all-consuming video (or computer) gaming that compels you to play for hours on end. And, it doesn’t matter what type of system you jam on, you’re going to want these gadgets. The Faveable team has you covered with all gear and gadgets you need to get your game on. From super comfortable gaming chairs to speakers, storage and a desk that you can’t do without as soon as you see it. Featured image above is of Super Mario Question Mark Block Wall Lamp.

Check out: Gamers Go Crazy Over These 10 Gaming Gifts

Deal Of The Day: 33% Off On LithiumCard AIR

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You’re looking at a 5-credit-card-thick external battery in a nice aluminum housing, one which packs a very respectable 1,200mAh. It’s called the LithiumCard Air, but it’s not the capacity that’s most impressive, it’s what they’re calling the HyperCharging feature. See, the battery cranks out an impressive 2Amps of power, which is a lot and is enough to charge your device up to 1% per minute. The cables are integrated and flip out, making it so that you don’t have to carry anything else but the card. There’s even a sticky pad included in case you want to glue it on to your device. And best of all, the LithiumCard AIR is all of $40, after today’s 33$ rebate. You have to pick a Lightning connector or MicroUSB option on checkout.

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The Mars Levitating Speaker

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This isn’t the first levitating speaker we’ve come across, but it sure it the nicest looking one. And aside from its looks, it also apparently sports a full subwoofer which, thanks to its levitating design, will radiate 360 degrees unlike regular speakers. Seeing as it isn’t connected with a cable, the battery will run you about 8 hours of playback time, after which he speaker will simply come back down to charge. There’s no word on price or availability, but a crowdfunding campaign will launch soon and you can sign up to be notified when that happens.

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