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Deal Of The Day: 50% Off On Fitness HR Heart Rate Monitor

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There are very few things more accurate at tracking your workout progress than a heart rate monitor. They allow you to stay within the optimal heart rate range for your various fitness goals, while providing an essential feedback that makes the process more motivating for many people. The Fitness HR device tracks your bpm, while feeding that info to your smartphone through Bluetooth. It’s normally $80, but today’s deal sees the price drop to $40. Paired with the iMaze fitness app, you’ll be on the road to a rock solid physique in no time.

[ 50% Off On Fitness HR Heart Rate Monitor ]

This Happens Way Too Much

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I suppose it’s a sign that I’m getting older, but this comic hits home. I still remember a time when this didn’t happen. See, I tend to hang out with a lot of friends considerably younger than me (one of the perks of not having a “real” job mean that you don’t feel pressure to go through the normal stages of life at the same rate as your contemporaries), and I’ve noticed that they see nothing wrong with this. Sharing their attention between twenty different things is normal. That’s all they’ve ever known! A new generation of kids is growing up without the notion of one-on-one time, without the ability to focus on one thing for an extended period of time, and without the ability to just… sit there and do nothing. That’s inconceivable. And while I’m guilty of obsessing over my phone as much as the next guy, I’m old enough to remember the days without them and I sort of miss them.

Sigh.

Nothing can be done, and my quota of bitching has been filled for the day. Thank you and carry on.

VIA [ GeeksAreSexy ]

EcoDrain Recycles The Heat From Your Used Up Hot Water

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One of the things that uses up the most energy in a home is hot water. And all of that heat is wasted as it drains away into the sewage system. The EcoDrain device pictured above allows you to partially warm up incoming cold water with the heat from the outgoing hot. It’s a heat-exchange system, and isn’t exactly a new invention, although unlike most other solutions can be installed horizontally. This allows it to be placed “under the bathroom floor immediately adjacent to the drain, thus catching the waste water at its hottest.” It won’t be enough to get the incoming cold up to a good steamy temp, but it’ll help you use less hot water mixed in, thus saving you money. It requires no electricity, and has no moving parts; once installed you can just forget its there. “It’s priced at US$439.95, and is claimed to offer a return on investment ranging from 17 to 43 percent per year – based on the energy costs in various American cities.” Or in other words, you’ll be able to shower for about 33% longer while using the same amount of power you would have without the EcoDrain.

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[ Product Page ] VIA [ TreeHugger ]

Thanko’s USB-Powered Shoe Cooler

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If you don’t mind looking a little strange, Thanko Japan has a fun little gadget that could help you keep your feet a couple of degrees cooler than your surroundings. It’s a USB-powered clip-on fan that directs air straight onto your feet, dropping their temperature by a reported 3 degrees Celcius. Yes, that does mean that on top of having to attach a strange looking plastic doodad to your shoes, you have to tether them to a USB port. You’ll be the talk of the office, that much is clear, but at least it won’t be because of how smelly your feet are. If you don’t mind the indignity, it’s 3,480 Japanese Yen (US $34) to own.

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[ Product Page (Google Translate) ] VIA [ AkihabaraNews ]

Funnell Backpack Stores Easily Retractable Rain Jacket

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When you’re out for an extended period of time, you’re always running the risk of being caught in the rain. You’re not made of sugar, boy, so it ain’t so bad, right? But why get wet if you don’t have to? The Funnell backpack looks like any old regular bag, but it features a built-in waterproof jacket that you can pull out in seconds. The jacket covers both you and the backpack so you’re completely protected from that pesky rain.

Made primarily with motorcycle riders in mind, the Funnell is still perfect for the trekker, the cyclist or any outdoors enthusiast. It features several storage compartments, and is made from high quality materials. There’s a back protection panel, and a dedicated laptop compartment, as well as a a drainage tube that allows you to store your wet jacket back in the bag without worrying that it will get smelly.

It’s a $188 pledge to get yours, assuming the Kickstarter completes its funding goals.

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[ Project Page ] VIA [ DamnGeeky ]

Faveable Lists Top 10 Smart Watches You Should Consider

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

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Welcome back to another edition of partnered content at OhGizmo! from Faveable. This time around we list the best smartwatches you can buy in 2014. Whether you like the idea of a smartwatch or not, they are definitely an upcoming product category and they are here to stay for the foreseeable future. Although Android-compatible models are the most popular, there are several other unique offerings which can allow you to view phone notifications on them, give voice commands and do some hands-free text messaging. Featured image above includes Samsung Gear 2 – one of the most feature rich and powerful smart watch on the market currently. Hit the link below to see other models which made the list.

Check out: 10 Irresistible Men’s Smart Watches

For the Adventurous: theQ Waterproof and Social Camera

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Bright colors. Waterproof. Filters. 3G connectivity. What more can you ask for from a camera these days? TheQ camera isn’t made for editorials or photo shoots, but it should be more than enough for your social photography needs, AKA selfies, couple shots, groufies, and whatever else you post on social media these days.

Its built-in 3G makes sharing images a breeze, without having to go through the process of transferring your pictures to your laptop to do so. If you’re into filters, then tweak your shots on TheQ Lab online before uploading them to your profile.

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Deal Of The Day Ending Soon: Summer Blockbuster Mac Bundle Ft. Path Finder 6 & Fantastical

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Guys, the Name Your Own Price Mac Bundles are awesome. You can get 10 award-winning apps for very little money. Technically, as little as you want to pay, although if it’s less than the current average of $11.89, you only get three: DiscLabel, SyncMate Expert 5, and Tangerine! But anything above that price and all 10 are yours, which is a $400 value. The list of apps is impressive.

Path Finder 6
Access & Manage Your Files In A Flash

Fantastical
The Mac Calendar You’ll Actually Enjoy Using

Flux 4
Powerful Mac Web Design Made Easy

Gemini
The Duplicate Finder – Mac App Store Best of 2012

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Develop Professional Quality Images With Ease

Tunes Cleaner
Delete Duplicate Songs & Revitalize Your iTunes Music Library

MacX iPhone DVD Ripper
Rip Any DVD to Your iPhone, iPad & Other Apple Devices

DiscLabel
One Step To Professional-Looking Labels

SyncMate Expert 5
Sync All of Your Devices & Online Accounts Right to Your Mac

Tangerine!
Create Amazing Playlists For Any Situation Or Activity

This deal ends tomorrow evening, so if there’s even one app in that list that you’ve been thinking of getting, now’s the time.

[ Summer Blockbuster Mac Bundle Ft. Path Finder 6 & Fantastical ]

McDonald’s Thinks Their Fast Food Isn’t Fast Enough, And Are Working On An App To Fix That

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Apparently, being able to get a burger served to you in less than a minute just isn’t fast enough in the eyes of McDonald’s. The company is running a very limited pilot test in 22 locations in Columbus, Ohio, where a new application called McD Ordering is supposed to make the ordering process even faster and more streamlined. The way it works involves you placing, and paying for your order in advance through the app, which then generates a unique QR code. Simply present that code once you’ve reached the restaurant and the food will be handed to you. The system is meant to cut down on errors and, well, interaction time with potentially less than pleasant McDrones.

It’s not being advertised anywhere, but apparently 10 orders a day or so are being placed at the moment. The app is free on iOS and Android, but the mixed reviews apparently stem from customers not being aware of which locations they can use it at.

Our only gripe with the idea is that McDonald’s food has a very narrow freshness window, which is likely to be missed as your paper bag patiently waits for you to make your way to the location. If they integrate a GPS-powered zone warning, whereby the McD’s workers receive your order only once you’re a certain distance away from the restaurant in the hopes it’ll be ready just as you walk through the door, then maybe this can work. Otherwise, enjoy your stale Big Mac.

[ BusinessInsider ] VIA [ Geek.com ]