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Propella Electric Bike

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One of the world’s most lightweight (under 36 lbs) and affordable electric bicycles is now accepting pre-orders on Indiegogo. Propella rides and feels like a traditional bicycle, but delivers a boost of power on hills with a simple push of a throttle. The removable battery pack contains SAMSUNG Lithium-ion cells and provides power to a compact hub-motor with a top speed of 20 mph and range of up to 28 miles. Propella is accepting pre-orders now and offering up to 50% off on limited quantity to early backers. Propella’s mission is to bridge the gap between regular bikes and electric bikes (eBikes). “We strive for simplicity, and our minimalist design allows us to achieve our goal by eliminating unnecessary features and focusing on essential elements”

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Our Top 2: Best Wireless Routers

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Maximize your home’s broadband with our top wireless router picks.

When wireless routers do their job, you rarely notice them. However, the latest wave of the best routers is seeing exciting gains in speed and new features for home monitoring and other tasks. If it’s been a while since you’ve updated your router, we have some exciting Wi-Fi options for you.

First, let’s talk about what’s making the best wireless routers in 2016 interesting. First, an increasing number are using smart technology to target individual mobile devices, which means a lower chance of running into a dead zone inside your own home. Additionally, more are using app management to give families greater control over who is on the wireless network and what they are browsing. Also, let’s not forget about important new technologies like the MU-MIMO standard, which are making routers far more efficient and dependable by changing the way they communicate.

When looking for a router, pay particular attention to what extra feature it has and if they fit your current needs. You should also note how many bands the router operates on: Both the 2.4GHz and the 5GHz    bands are used, although the 5GHz band is typically more short range and used to take some of the load off of a full 2.4GHz band. A web app or other way to manage settings with computers is also a big plus. Let’s take a look at some of the best wireless routers around and what makes them special.

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The Nessie Tea Infuser Is More Of A Good Thing

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We wrote about the Nessie Ladle and the Nessie Colander before, and these items were pretty popular with you guys. OTOTO, who makes these, took notice and now they’ve released the Nessie Tea Infuser. It makes it look like the famous and totally real Lock Ness Monster is sticking out of your cup of tea, nut in reality it’s not a tiny tea-dwelling sea monster at all but a cleverly designed household product. You guys are so easily fooled, lolz. It’s $14, cute af, and totally worth the purchase.

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Presence by Netatmo

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Prevent break-ins and unnecessary damage on your property by tracking your home constantly with the Presence from Netatmo. This is an outdoor security camera that has been empowered with people, car and animal detection. It will report in real-time if someone is found loitering around your home, a car enters your driveway or if your pet is in the yard. The ultra-precise alerts you receive will let you know instantly about your immediate home outdoors and whether something fishy is going around there. You can even use live stream to view your property from outside town in real-time on the go. At night, you can choose to use the infra-red night vision or the camera’s floodlight to keep track of your outdoors. The floodlight will not only deter unwanted visitors but light up your way as well if you happen to return home late at night. Choose your customized notifications based on your needs and start making use of this useful outdoor security camera for your home now.

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Deal Of The Day: The iPad Pro & Apple Pencil Giveaway

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Most of the time we feature deals and rebates on cool tech. But not always. Today we have a giveaway: The iPad Pro & Apple Pencil Giveaway.

The iPad Pro goes above and beyond its predecessors. Its expansive 12.9″ Retina display is gorgeous, and its impressive CPU performance is nearly double the iPad Air 2. It supports creativity, productivity, and general life positivity. We’re even throwing in the Apple Smart Pencil so you can get the complete hands-on experience.

We love it all so much, we’re giving it away. Our only request? Enter now to win.

Includes:
– 32GB iPad Pro (you choose the color)
– Apple Smart Pencil

It’s an $898 value, and it could be yours for free. You just have to enter.

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Pizza On Your Gas Stovetop? Yes, It’s Possible

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Getting a good pie requires a few elements, the most important of which is a really hot pizza oven. It’s not ever over that reaches the 600F that usually yield great results, but with the Pizzacraft PC0601 Pizzeria Pronto Stovetop Pizza Oven you’ll get there in 15 minutes flat… as long as you’ve got a gas stovetop. If you do, once the temp is reached, your pie will be baked in as little as 6 minutes!

Most conventional ovens can only achieve temperatures of 500 F and require up to an hour to reach those heats. The Stovetop Pizza Oven can heat up to 600 F in about 15 minutes, allowing you to cook your pizza in as little as 6 minutes. The Stovetop Pizza Oven uses one of your stovetop’s gas burners to reach cooking temperature. Simply place the oven on top of your burner and turn it on. The oven’s heat-efficient design traps and reflects heat to create the optimal pizza-cooking environment. Dual cordierite baking stones absorb the direct heat from the flame and redistribute it evenly, eliminating hot spots. The stones are separated by a layer of air to diffuse heat, and the bottom stone has a cutout for improved airflow. The built-in thermometer lets you know when it’s time to cook, and the moisture vent in the top prevents your pizza from becoming soggy. With the Pizzeria Pronto Stovetop Pizza Oven, you can get pizzeria-perfect pizza in your own home.

The device will yield 12 inch pizzas reliably, and costs a very reasonable $161.

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Sacrificial Chair Serves As A Clothes Rack

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You know that chair in the bedroom you just toss your clothes on, only to finally take them off twice a month and toss them in the laundry hamper? Yeah, well, it’s not doing its purpose of letting you sit now, is it? So why bother? The Sacrificial Chair elegantly acknowledges this common habit and is made for the sole purpose of tossing garments haphazardly on. It’s a simple metal wireframe, easily assembled after being shipped flat, and serves absolutely zero sitting duty. We imagine the philosophy is that if you can’t change your bad habits, you may as well embrace them. You will, of course, have to pay $140 for the privilege.

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IKEA Hotplate Forces You To Ditch Your Smartphone For Dinner

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Dinnertime conversation… Some of you might remember the days where you’d actually, you know, talk to one another at the diner table, rather than peck away at your smartphone between bites. If these memories are felt with a sense of fondness, maybe you can bring that old tradition back. IKEA Taiwan has a put out a video showcasing a hotplate that only gets hot if enough smartphones are placed underneath it. We’re not sure how the tech works (is it just a scale?) but the more phones you put down there, the hotter the meal gets. There is very little information on this, and we doubt it’s something the company is planning on releasing to the public. But we can bet there’s a strong market for something like this.

Watch the video to get a sense of what they’re hoping to accomplish.

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It’s Beginning to Look Up for Wearables

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The world of wearable tech continues to develop in interesting ways. One of which is that it is actually becoming more fashionable. Note that we said fashionable, not trendy – just because something is trending does not automatically make it fashionable. Where most wearable devices up until now were produced by tech companies attempting to create devices for market consumption that went beyond mobiles, it seems that the fashion industry itself is beginning to jump on the tech band wagon, producing wearable tech that is actually wearable!

Fossil

Fossil is a well-known brand for watches first and foremost, although they have also created quite a name for themselves within the bags and accessories sector as well. Ultimately, when considering anything from Fossil, one considers something of style and quality. So with Fossil dipping their feet into the tech sector, the result has been a production of wearable devices that are actually attractive and fashion-forward. And it doesn’t seem to be stopping any time soon, since Fossil Group has recently acquired tech company Misfit for the hefty investment of $260 million. With this partnership, Fossil is poised to innovatively expand their wearable tech product line and establish themselves even further as one of the bigger competitors on the market.

Tag Heuer

Another company that has perfected the fashion-meets-tech dilemma that has left other companies baffled is luxury watch brand Tag Heuer. Tag Heuer has collaborated with even bigger tech industry geniuses Google and Intel to produce the exceptional Connected Watch. The Connected is based on their previously successful Carrera collection design, and is perhaps the nicest looking smartwatch on the market, although there is some concern over the price tag, which currently sits at $1,500. The Connected moves wearable tech out of the realm of a sportswear accessory – like Moov is marketed as – and into the realm of a smartwatch that can actually complement a business suit, or whatever other looks you might be going for when wearing a luxury watch.

Only time will tell where smartwatches and wearable tech is going to from here, but as far as we can see on this increasingly visually appealing horizon, the future is indeed looking up.