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Dunking Buddy Helps You Dunk Your Cookies

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Living in the first world sure seems to make it possible to think it’s necessary to design things like the Dunking Buddy. It’s a little gadget that helps you dunk your cookies in milk, because apparently holding them in your fingers is either too hard or too annoying. You could, after all, drop one in… and then that would be disastrous. So the Dunking Buddy attaches to the side of your glass with a magnet (with one part inside) and gives you a tiny plastic tray in which to place your sugary flour discs. That way the rampant danger of drowning cookies is mitigated, and everyone can snack stress-free.

It’s still under development, with a patent pending (!) and an undisclosed price. But you can sign up to be notified of when it’ll be launched.

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Japan Crate Sends You Sweet Japanese Candy Every Month

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You might’ve seen some Japanese candy and its colourful packaging on the Internet for years, and wondered how they taste. But Japan is there, and you’re over here, and oh how will you ever find out? Well it’s easy now: sign up for a Japan Crate, and every month you’ll get a mystery sampling of Japanese candy!

Every month we’ll send you a mystery box ranging from 4-6 full size candies or 10-12 with DIY Candy Kits. Receive anything from a sushi candy making kit to Vanilla Ice Cream Kit Kats. Starting at $12/month with free shipping anywhere in the United States.

So not only can you get a hand-picked sampling of Japan’s finest cavity-causing sugar treats, but you’re also sort of signing up for a surprise every month. It’s like Christmas, twelve times a year!

[ Product Page ] VIA [ TheAwesomer ]

Bluesmart Is The First Connected Smart Luggage

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If you consider yourself a modern day traveller, you’re really going to want to take a look at Bluesmart. It’s the “world’s first” connected smart luggage, and it actually packs a host of features that have us salivating here at OhGizmo HQ. Check this out:

- TSA-approved lock that can be toggled via the application.
– A proximity sensor will send you a notification if it senses you’re leaving your bag behind.
– A built-in scale in the handle tells you your bag’s weight.
– Location tracking in case of loss (although this is based on the potential proximity of other Bluesmart travellers within range).
– Built-in battery to recharge your electronics (a typical phone up to 6 times over).
– Easy-access front flap to reach your electronic devices within.
– Trip data tracking.

It’s a good looking piece of luggage to boot. The cherry on the icing is that the company isn’t asking for an outrageous sum; the Indiegogo Early Adopter pricing is set at $215 for the moment, and will go up to $235 once that’s over. Delivery is far away, however, with August 2015 slated as the target.

Hit the jump for a bunch of pictures and links.

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Need to Get Someone’s Opinion? Get the ‘Ethan’ App and Ask Ethan!

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There are just some things you just can’t ask Siri–and for that, you’ve got Ethan. Think of him as the friend you never had, only cooler, because he created this awesome app (which he aptly named after himself) that lets anyone get in touch with him, anytime, anywhere. Ethan Gliechtenstein originally made the app so his friends could send him a message, but when random people downloaded the app and sent him a message, well, he didn’t disappoint.

But then random people started downloading and I became sort of a virtual assistant at one point, finding music for romantic dinner or animes with dragons for them. Sometimes it’s hard because they keep asking me questions while i’m sleeping. That’s why I added the rules on the home page.

I downloaded Ethan and sent him a few messages, just for curiosity’s sake, and got a couple of responses faster than I expected. You can get the app for free from the iTunes app store.

VIA [ Laughing Squid ]

For Dramatic Exits: Breakaway Sheet Glass

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You’ve seen it done in movies and on television shows. Now you can do the same in your very own home.

We’re talking about jumping through a glass wall and emerging relatively unscathed, much to shock and awe of whoever is in the room when you decide to do your little stunt. The breakaway sheet glass looks and breaks just like real glass. It’s not exactly cheap, so you might want to save breaking it for a truly special occasion.

It’s available from Thomax Fx for $53.

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‘Refold’ is a Portable Cardboard Standing Desk

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Standing desks are all the rage these days. There are a number of purported health benefits to working while standing up, although they come with several risks and warnings too. At the end of the day, it all boils down to preference. If portability and cost are high up on your list, then you might want to get Refold.

It’s a foldable standing desk made from cardboard components, which makes it light enough to be assembled, disassembled, and transported by a single person. And since it’s made from cardboard, it’s 100% recyclable. Just don’t get it wet, and you should be fine.

Refold is currently up for funding on Kickstarter, where a minimum pledge of $115 will get you one of your very own.

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Yovo Photo-Sharing App Messes Up Screenshots to Protect Your Pics

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So a lot of snaps that were taken and sent using Snapchat were leaked recently. I, for one, am a firm believer that if you need to have an image deleted mere moments after you’ve taken it, then you probably shouldn’t be taking that picture in the first place. Scores of people disagree, so if you’re looking for an alternative to Snapchat, then you should check out Yovo.

It’s an image sharing app created by ContentGuard and it uses a simple but ingenious way to keep your images private. All pictures taken using the app have a blurred grill overlay added to it, which isn’t apparent when you’re checking out the picture. However, it effectively ruins (or rather, blocks) the image when the recipient tries to take a screenshot.

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Chestburster Drive Thru Prank: Would You Like a Side of ‘Alien’ With That?

One of the scariest elements of the Alien franchise has got to be the chestbursters. Even the mere thought of having an alien creature growing and feeding inside you before bursting out of your chest, causing excruciating pain is hair-raising. This holds true, even if you haven’t watched any of the movies, and prankster Rahat is well-aware of this.

That’s probably why he chose to do the alien chestburster prank on unsuspecting drive-thru workers. (On a side note, he’s done a lot of these drive-thru pranks so it’s only a matter of time before they wise up to Rahat’s ways, right?) Check out the reaction that his prank elicits from the drive-thru people, some of them are just priceless!

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Win the Sumo Wrestling Match, Get a Giant Green Macaron

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Boxers get cash, but sumo wrestlers get an even better prize (subjectively speaking, that is): a giant macaron. At least, that’s what the second placer was awarded at the recent Sumo Senshuraku tournament in Japan. The giant green dessert was prepared by renowned French pastry chef Pierre Hermé, which made sense since the match was part of the France-Japan Friendship Cup.

Now that’s delectable to ginormous proportions!

 

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