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Deal Of The Day: 52% Off On 10ft MFi-Certified iOS Lightning Cable

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You know how expensive branded Apple Lightning cables are, right? It’s like $25 for a 3ft. one. So now that you’re looking at the 10ft MFi-Certified iOS Lightning Cable for $19, maybe you’re realizing it’s quite a deal. Not only is this cable cheaper than a standard Apple one, it’s over three times longer. This means you can comfortably sit on your sofa, playing Candy Crush, while your near-dead phone is charging. And that, my friends, is really all there is to this deal.

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The Planetary Glass Set Is A Great Way To Teach The Kids About The Solar System

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The Holidays seem to start earlier every year, don’t they? But yes, it’s apparently time to start thinking about what to buy your loved ones, and what better to do so than by getting your own family a cool set of Planetary Glasses. Sure, if you’ve got young kids, they may not get the same kind of kick out of these as they might from a brand new tablet [inserting token sad commentary about living in a time where small children are gifted tablets], but once they get used to them they’ll actually learn something about our universe. It’s a set of 10 glasses, each made to look like a planet… and yes, apparently Pluto made the cut, although it’s smaller than the others. The Sun is there too, of course, and that one’s a little bigger than the rest. The set will set you back $50, and we think it’s worth every penny.

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Access Common Shortcuts Using Hand Gestures, With Flow

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When you’re doing labour intensive work on the computer, be it CAD or Photoshop or even video editing, you come to learn all kinds of shortcuts by heart. It’s essential to establishing a good workflow. But despite your best efforts, the keyboard and mouse can still limit the things you can do, and that’s where Flow comes in. It has a multitude of sensors that detect your hand’s position with great precision, allowing you to control your applications the way you want to. See, aside from making it easy to use your hand, Flow is entirely customizable so that you can use any way you like. Currently, the developers have created gesture shortcuts for over 30 apps, like Autodesk (CAD software), RhinoCeros (3D CAD), YouTube, Spotify and many more. However, the shortcuts to each of these can be tailored to your needs, and there’s going to be support for even more apps as time goes on, so Flow gets progressively more useful. Finally, the open SDK means you can develop for Flow as well, paving the way for even more opportunities.

It’s a $99 pledge to get your own, with shipping in June 2015.

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Point Is An Alarm System That Doesn’t Watch, It Listens

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Many people rely on cameras for home security, and surely it’s a good idea. But it has its drawbacks as well, such as making you feel like you’re being constantly watched, even if it is by yourself. Point, from Scandinavian firm Form Devices (Scandinavian team, based in San Francisco, actually), tries to take a softer approach to home security by doing two things: listening and sensing the air. With these, it’s able to tell if a window has been broken, or if someone is smoking, or if the humidity suddenly went straight up (maybe a water pipe broke somewhere?), and notifies you immediately. It can keep track of your home’s temperature day round, so as well as keeping your home safe it can help save you some money on energy bills. Point is also entirely customizable, so you decide which events trigger a notification. It doesn’t require complex wiring, only a yearly change of batteries. It connects to your WiFi network, and once setup can be completely forgotten, until you need it, of course.

It’s a fully funded Kickstarter project, and a $79 will get you one. Shipping in July 2015.

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Coffee Gourmet Is A One-Cup Brewer

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There are all kinds of coffee-making products on the market, and here’s Coffee Gourmet’s take on it. It promises “superior” flavour thanks to the way in which it prepares your coffee. You insert the device inside your cup, and expose as much or as little of the filter as you want, as this will set the strength of the brew; a more exposed filter means water flows out faster, resulting in a weaker coffee, and vice versa. Then you pour near-boiling water and wait a bit. Initially the ground coffee will block the filter, allowing the beans to “bloom” and release their essential oils. As this happens they’ll also release carbon dioxide, which will make them float to the top and coffee will start flowing into your cup. Keep adding hot water until the cup is full and voila, a perfect cup of joe. The entire process takes about 40 seconds, which prevents over extraction and the associated bitter taste.

It’s a $16 pledge, assuming they reach their funding goals.

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Can’t Eat This: Bacon & Egg Printed Shoes

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You’ll make a fashion statement for sure when you’ve got these shoes on, although it most likely won’t be a positive one. These are the Mozo Bacon N’ Eggs Sharkz Shoes for men, and they feature what its name says on the shoes itself: bacon and eggs. The shoes were designed for use in the kitchen, with side ventilation and slip resistant outsoles. They’re comfortable so they should be kind to your feet if you need to be on your feet all day.

The Mozo Bacon N’ Eggs Sharkz Shoes are available online for $29.95.

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Great Gadgets for Movie Lovers

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

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For years there has been one gift that you buy for movie fanatics: movies. And sure, DVDs were a huge advancement. Just ask anyone that has ever sat through a VHS tape on rewind. But now that we’ve made the leap to cloud storage and streaming entertainment is fast becoming the baseline, we can finally start diversifying our movie collections. And the same goes for the gifts we give. Looking for some sweet inspiration? As always, the faveable team has got you covered. You’re sure to start quoting your favorite scenes with these awesome gifts and gadgets; and you might even learn something new too. Bonus.

Check out: These 11 Themed Gifts are Perfect for Movie Fanatics

Deal Of The Day: 41% Off On SKEYE Nano Drone

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Quadrotor copters are all the rage these days, and the SKEYE Nano Drone stands out. The thing is tiny, measuring 4.0 × 4.0 centimers (or 1.57 × 1.57 inches), and literally fits in the palm of your hand.

The Nano Drone is high thrust, low weight, and has incredibly responsive controls that are complimented by sophisticated circuitry, piezoelectric gyros, and accelerometers to give the Nano Drone outstanding stability and maneuverability.

You’ll love this drone because anyone can fly it anywhere. It offers three distinct flight modes – one for beginners who are just learning to fly, another for more advanced pilots, and a third, ‘expert’ mode for seasoned flight veterans.

A 30 minute charge will give you about 8 minutes of flight time, with a 50m range. No, there’s no video camera on this one, but at $35 that would be asking for a miracle. Still, it’s the time to be thinking of Christmas presents and the SKENE Nano Drone seems right in the sweet spot.

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2015 Is Upon Us, Might As Well Get A Flux Capacitor Wristwatch

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Who wears wristwatches anymore? No one, but don’t tell Apple that. Still, if you fancy yourself old school and don’t plan on getting a smartwatch, you might want to take a look at this cool Flux Capacitor watch instead. With 2015 (the year that Back to the Future II mostly takes place in) right around the corner, it seems fitting to consider its purchase. It has an LED flux capacitor in the middle, looks ok, and tells the time in an obtuse manner that may add to its charm in the eyes of some.

Reading the time on the Back to the Future Flux Capacitor Wristwatch is pretty fun. Press the bottom button and then get ready to count lights. Time is divided into hours, minutes first digit, minutes second digit – so it looks confusing, but is very easy to read. (Example: 10 lights, 5 lights, 3 lights = 10:53 – and it repeats). At the same time, the time circuit LCD display will show you the date.

We actually have a soft spot for these types of watches, having been big fans of Tokyoflash for a while. And at $50, this Flux Capacitor timepiece is about half the price of pretty much any Japanese equivalent.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ Geekologie ]