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Deal Of The Day: 24% Off On The Pocket Kick Speaker

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SoundFreaq makes some pretty cool speakers, like the DoubleSpot Bluetooth speaker we featured last month. But this time we’re looking at something slightly different. It’s the Pocket Kick speaker. It’s small, yet rocks a big sound:

It features a pair of custom-engineered drivers and a passive radiator which is set between two full-metal, open air grills to optimize airflow and project full-frequency sound with lower frequencies kicked out the back.

With 10+ hours of battery life, a tiny 5.9” x 2.5” x 1.2” footprint and a $75 price tag, it’s hard not to like it. Toss it in a bag, a pocket, and carry the party anywhere you go.

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Gymkhana SEVEN: Just When You Thought It Couldn’t Get Better

If you’ve ever looked at a car and thought “hm, that’s pretty!”, then there’s a chance you’ll like the above video; you don’t need to be a car nut to appreciate this kind of awesome. And if you’ve ever seen a Gymkhana video, featuring the legendary Ken Block, then you already know what it’s all about. But if you thought after 6 iterations of his iconic videos, you wouldn’t be impressed anymore, think again. This time Block is driving a 1965 Ford Mustang that’s been so highly customized, you can barely tell it’s a ‘stang. It clocks in at an astonishing 845hp, and was converted to an AWD for this occasion. In the video, Ken tears down the streets of Los Angeles in what is clearly a high budget shoot, with long stretches of road blocked off to circulation. But you’ll be hooked from the start, with a smoke show for the ages. Also, keep an eye out for the part where he “skips rope” with a dancing low rider.

This video is 12 minutes long but felt like 30 seconds. It’s definitely worth a watch.

VIA [ TheAwesomer ]

Prynt Case Turns Your Smartphone Into A Polaroid

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The days of having pictures printed on actual physical paper that you can hold in your hands are pretty much gone. But that doesn’t mean we haven’t lost anything in the transition. There was a certain magical element to being able to pass a bit of paper around your group (rather than a heavy and breakable smartphone), right after the pic had been taken. Heck, there’s even more nostalgia when stumbling on an old Polaroid stuck between old papers. So that’s why we have a soft spot for Prynt. It’s a case for Android and iPhones that will contain a tiny printer and up to 30 sheets of paper. The current prototype takes around 50 seconds to print one picture, but the hopes are that by the time all the hardware elements are properly integrated, this figure will be cut down to about 30 seconds.

Prynt is the brainchild of a French startup, who is now looking for funding and is planning a Kickstarter early next year. So expect to hear back from this product in the months to come. Expected retail price will be a very affordable $99.

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[ Product Page ] VIA [ TechCrunch ]

ComfortWay iPhone Case Provides Cheap Data Roaming

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Modern smartphone have transformed our data usage habits, which is fine as long as you’re in your home country, paying your reasonable rates. But the minute you travel you expose yourself to exorbitant roaming charges. ComfortWay is working on a pretty cool Travel Case for the iPhone 5/5S, and 6, that could give you up to 200MB a day for as little as $2/day. The case contains a configurable SIM that will download the proper carrier settings as soon as you launch the companion app, after arriving at your destination of course. Once logged in, it turns itself into a WiFi hotspot that your iPhone (and up to 9 other devices) then connects to. Oh, and did we mention there’s a 2,400 mAh battery in there as well?

The protocol is HSPA+, which boasts speeds up to 42Mb/s; that’s plenty fast even for HD video. After you’ve reached the 200MB cap, speeds are reduced to 128Kbps. It’s a pay-as-you-go type of product, with credits easily added through Visa, MasterCard or Paypal, in the companion app.

All in all, it sounds like a great product, but seeing as it’s a Kickstarter, it’s far from being available. A pledge of $79 will save you a spot, but that’s the Early Bird pricing. And if it does reach its goals, expect to see the case around May 2015.

[ Project Page ] VIA [ UberGizmo ]

Spring-based Nut Cracker Is Perfect For The Holidays

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It’s November, which means you’re thinking about Christmas. Ok, maybe you’re thinking about Thanksgiving too, but either way, there will be food and there will be nuts. Maybe. Do people even eat nuts during the Holidays? Whatever, we just needed a reason to talk about Naomi, the awesome spring-based nutcracker. Instead of grabbing the regular two-pronged cracker, or that awful wooden Nutcracker man your aunt gave you five years ago, you can play with this dome shaped spring that simply smashes into your nuts after you’ve pulled it up. It’s cool, it’s a fun design, and we wish we didn’t have to jump through hoops to get one. See, it’s a Japan-only thing at the moment, which means if you want it you have to pay like $70 on Amazon to own it, or wait until Red Dot Shop has it in stock for 20 Euros. Or wait until the cheap knockoffs start being made.

[ Product Page ] AND [ Product Page ] VIA [ Gizmodo ]

Burrito Scented Candle From the Stinky Candle Co. Ain’t So Stinky

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Wake up to the smell of burritos wafting through your flat. The scent of ground beef with choice spices like cilantro, cumin, and cayenne, with hints of salsa and guacamole here and there is what you should expect when you light one of these burrito-scented candles from the Stinky Candle Co.

Sounds dreamy, smells even dreamier, except for those who aren’t a fan of Mexican food. It’s best to steer clear of ‘em when you’re on a diet, though. The candles are available online for $9.99.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ Green Head ]

Microfiber Lined Tie: Look Dapper, Keep Your Screen Clean

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Wiping your phone’s screen with the back of your sleeve will clean it up a bit, but it won’t be able to give you the smudge-free screen that you want. For that, you need a microfiber cleaning cloth, but not everyone can be bothered to keep one on them at all times. But if you go to work in a suit and tie, then here’s an alternative you might want to consider: this tie that looks like a regular tie, except for the fact that it’s lined with microfiber on the other side so you can wipe your screen with it when it’s got unsightly prints and smudges.

The microfiber-lined tie is available for $25.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ TIWIB ]

USB Cufflinks Keeps Cuffs In Place, Stores Your Data

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Keep your cuffs in place and data secure with these USB cufflinks. You’ll literally have two gigabytes of storage within reach at a moment’s notice. The cufflinks are sleek, discrete, and classic, so they go with just about anything. When you need to share a file, save something, or transfer some documents, just pull the top part out to reveal the USB drive.

Each one has a capacity of two gigabytes, giving you a total of four gigs when you’re wearing the pair. The USB cufflinks are available online for about $195.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ TIWIB ]

Sushi Cushion Pillows Look Adorkably Yummy

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Larger than life and irresistibly adorable, these Sushi Cushion pillows make the perfect addition to your home. Plop your chin down on the plush sushi while you take a break from sifting through all that paperwork on your desk. Lean back while you lie on your sofa and read a magazine or watch your favorite flicks to unwind from a long and stressful day.

The pillows will add a bit of fun and quirkiness to any room you decide to put it in, that’s for sure.

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