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Popcorn Monsoon Puts The Fun In Pop… corn

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Yeah, that’s a sad headline, but there you have it. The Popcorn Monsoon is a little appliance for making popcorn, well, more fun. At least the popping part of it, since eating it is always kind of cool. The conceptual device uses hot air to get the kernels popped, which is healthier than oil. And then the popped corn gets pushed up this bent plastic tube and falls into an awaiting bowl. Kids can watch as the snack gets made, and they may look forward to eating it despite it being bland as heck.

Yes, this particular product has existed for ages, only this one has a longer neck and bright colors. But that’s just it, isn’t it? It’s amazing what a little design change can do to brighten up an otherwise bland and unassuming appliance. Sadly, it’s not a real product, though we suspect it would do well in the marketplace if anyone took the time to manufacture it.

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Deal Of The Day: The Beats By Dre Giveaway

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Man, these headphones are on everyone’s head. Bluetooth syncing, booming bass, solid mids and highs? Yeah, that’s all nice but the Beats by Dre are also a cultural icon, a must-have in some circles. Except the darn things are expensive, so here’s your chance to win a pair. Simply enter our giveaway and wait to see if you’re the lucky winner.

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Marrying A Dr. Who Fan? Propose With This Ring!

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This sounds like a solid idea, right fellas? You’re dating this wonderful girl for some time, and all she ever does is talk about that show. You’ve actually been thinking of putting a ring on it, so… what better way than with The Spin Doctor, as this particular piece is called? It’s available in sterling silver, 14 karat white and yellow gold as well as platinum, and the spinning Tardis has infinitely many diamonds on the inside. It’s much bigger, you see?

Prices start at $1,050 and will take 6 weeks to ship.

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KFC’s Double Down Dog Needs To Make Its Way Stateside, Pronto

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Look, we know what you’re going to say. It’s gross! What was KFC thinking?! Oh my God, what an atrocity. And yet… and yet we want to feast on this ridiculous creation by everyone’s favourite fried chicken joint. It’s called the Double Down Dog and is the Colonel’s version of a hot dog, except the bread bun is actually fried chicken. If that doesn’t blow your mind, then we suppose you’re not into food quite like we are. That’s ok, we sympathize with more sensible hearts; not everyone likes to eat dangerously. And KFC apparently feels that way too because the Double Down Dog was only available in extremely limited quantities, for two days… in the Philippines! That’s right, this beautiful monster was only to be sold at a select number of outlets in the Philippines, and each restaurant was limited to selling 50 of these a day. Why? We don’t know. But we’d love to start a campaign to convince the executives that there’s a market for this stateside. Because there is. Right? Right?

Keep reading for a picture of it in the flesh.

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Floating Iron Man Suit Is The Coolest Useless Toy Money Can Buy

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We’re not sure it’s ever smart to spend a large chunk of change on a toy, but if you have $170 burning a hole in your pocket, the Iron Man Mark II Special Floating Edition sure looks cool. It’s part of the Egg Attack series, and floats in mid-air thanks to a combination of attracting and repulsing magnets.

True to the key features of the Egg Attack series, Iron Man’s every detail is meticulously crafted, including the armor, joints, and flying mode air deflector. The Iron Man 3 Mark II Magnetic floating version’s main body is painted with high-quality metal coating, showcasing Mark II’s steel-like armor. High-luminance LED light is hidden within the eye, chest reactor, and feet, which stays true to the night flying mode in the Iron Man movie.

The Egg Attack Iron Man 3 Mark II Magnetic Floating Version is shipped with a glowing magnetic levitation base, a customized battery case (fits 8 AA batteries, sold separately), and a protective sheet.

So that’s it, $170 for an awesome levitating Iron Man toy. Watch the video; it’s hard not to want it.

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Deal Of The Day: 79% Off On IDrive 1TB Hard Drive & 10TB Cloud Backup Bundle

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Backing your files up is important, this much we’re sure you know. How you go about it is another question, with a ton of options available to you. iDrive has an offer that’s hard to pass up on. You’re looking at a 1TB external hard drive that you can send files to through WiFi. It’s easy and convenient, and your data will be secured with 256-bit encryption. But on top of the external drive, today’s deal gives you access to a 1 year subscription to their cloud-based backup service, which gives you an additional 10TB of storage. That’s 11TB for your stuff, in a hardware/cloud combination that’s both quick and flexible. You’d normally have been expected to pay $475 for this, but today’s deal prices it at $97.

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Moog Theremini is a Thermin For The Rest Of Us

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If you’ve ever heard a Theremin, you might’ve become intrigued by this otherworldly instrument. Used for decades as the eerie instrument in countless movies, as well as being popular with psychedelic rock bands of the 70’s, the Theremin is intriguing but also hard to play. The Moog Theremini Professional Theremin on the other hand tries to simplify the experience so that even amateurs can have a hope to, well, not suck.

First, it’s got a powerful sound engine derived from Moogs award winning synthesizer: Animoog. Second, and this is a first for Theremins, the Theremini has assistive pitch quantization, which allows you to adjust the instrument’s level of playing difficulty. At the maximum position, the Theremini will play every note in a selected scale perfectly, making it impossible to play a wrong note. As this control is decreased, more expressive control of pitch and vibrato becomes possible. The Theremini is a dream to play, a marvel to compose with, and a work of art to look upon.

This particular instrument is far from being a toy, since it is produced by the groundbreaking Moog Music company and costs $300. If you’ve got an experimental music inclination, this could be your chance to experiment with what many consider to be the very first electric instrument ever created.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ Technabob ]

Coolbox Is The World’s Most Advanced Toolbox

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Last summer we told you about the Coolest Cooler, a smart cooler that integrated so many extra features that it went on to become the most successful crowd funded project of all time ($13.2M pledged!). Its existence seems to have inspired the Coolbox, a toolbox with a suite of features you might be interested in. They include: “a 12v rechargeable battery, two USB ports, 270-degree LED lighting, a 10-foot extension cord with three built-in plugs and an iPad stand. The box also has a Bluetooth speaker.” The lid is magnetic, there’s a powerbar, and even a whiteboard on the inside of the lid. And of course, there’s enough room to accommodate your power tools. The entire thing will set you back $179, with expected delivery in June 2015.

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Chill to Warm Up: Icycls are Fruit-Flavored Ice Pops Made With Vodka

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If you can’t handle regular shots or just feel like trying out something new, then you might want to stock up on these Icycls. They bring something new and different to liquor that makes it easier for you to get your liquor fix. They’re basically fruit-flavored ice pops made with vodka for that extra kick.

They contain 6.4% ABV, so you should definitely hide them away in your freezer where kids can’t find them.

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