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EggMap Lets You Zoom In By Squeezing

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The iPhone brought us “Pinch-to-zoom”, but the EggMap is hoping to get us acquainted with “Squeeze-to-zoom” instead. It’s a conceptual creation by Denes Sator, a product/industrial/graphic designer based out of Budapest, Hungary. And it consists of a flexible air-filled ball with a detailed map printed on it. In its normal state, you will have trouble distinguishing details, but if you squeeze it, a portion will be enlarged and the details will then become visible. It’s a cool concept, plus it can double as a stress ball, which your fancy iPhone certainly will have trouble doing. Sadly, you can’t actually get your hands on it yet, but it looks like Denes is making some efforts to bring it to market. You can sign up on his Facebook page to get updates on the EggMap.

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Minimal Float Wall Desk by Orange22 – Multi Use Workstation or Display Shelf

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With the Minimal Float Wall Desk by Orange22, you won’t have to compromise on the amount of floor space at your home or studio for an office desk anymore. This wall desk is easy to install and comes in two different sizes and five colors to choose from. You can either choose to use it as a laptop station, full desktop station or even as a simple display shelf. The clever design eliminates legs and provides a full surface slide out tray and a wire management slot if required. The desk comes fully assembled and includes four main compartments. This consists of the desk top, left side curved end cap, right side curved end cap and the pull out tray. Made out of walnut or rift oak, it is surely a stylish and minimal design you can replace your existing workspace with.

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Solar Charger With Ultra-High Capacity Battery

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You may ask why go for a solar charger at all when there are tons of standard chargers available. But when you have one like this Solar charger with ultra-high capacity battery, you’ll be bound to think twice. This charger will stick to the window by using a silicon suction tape and can use maximum light from the sun that way. So what you’ll get to enjoy is quick recharging of your phone or any other mobile device. The charger is compatible with a wide range of devices such as the iPad, Samsung Tab, iPhone, Blackberry and others. It comes with a lithium-ion polymer battery which can work as a handy power bank whenever necessary.

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ScoopTHAT! II Is A High-Tech Ice Cream Scoop

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Scooping ice cream: it’s a serious first-world problem. Heck, it could even be a second world problem, since these guys do have ice cream, right? The issue is that most scoops get as cold as the frozen cream they’re trying to extract, making hard to carve a ball. The ScoopTHAT! II however features a biodegradable gel in the handle that transfers its heat to a special “thermo-ring” around the edges of the scooping bowl. This keeps the edge hot, cutting through ice cream like a hot knife through butter. The non-stick bowl prevents the frozen treat to stay glued, simply and easily dropping onto your awaiting cup or cone. There’s no need to heat the ScoopTHAT! II as the large gel heat basin in the handle will just absorb the cold as you scoop away. It’s a brilliant design, and better yet it’s super cheap at $25. Sure that may seem like a lot for an ice cream scoop, but consider the frustrations of the alternative and you might see the value.

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Furoshiki Shoes Wrap Around Your Feet Like Bandages

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Are we the only animal species that requires footwear? I’m no zoologist, but the whole idea of having to wear shoes always struck me as odd, considering we are animals, yet we absolutely require some external item on our feet in order to go about our business. They always feel a little clunky and external to our bodies. The Furoshiki Shoes however really look like the most comfortable shoes on the market. They wrap around your feet like bandages, conforming to your foot’s shape rather than forcing them to conform to the shoe. They are produced by the Italian company Vibram, but are designed by Masaya Hashimoto. Each feature elastic velcro straps that you simply pull around and tie down. They cost around $140, and come in several different colors.

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Stealth Beer Koozie Makes It Look Like You’re Drinking Coffee

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Where I live, bars stop serving alcohol at 3am. A local pizza join used to have a racket where they’d keep on selling frosty suds after last call, as long as you ordered “Cold Tea”. That was code for beer, which would be brought out in a metal teapot. The owner made a killing until he was busted a couple years later. But this product, the Lolo Lid, reminded me of that story. It’s a special lid that holds on to a standard can of beer. You then have to attach it to a paper coffee cup to turn the whole thing into a beer-insulating Koozie that looks like a coffee cup. The air barrier between the beer can and the outer wall acts as insulator, while you look completely incognito, drinking suds while making it look like you’re just trying to perk yourself up. Well… you are, in a way. And if you want your own, you’ll have to pledge $20.

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Philips Hue With Wireless Dimming

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No wires, no electrician, no installation. Philips Hue wireless dimming kit is the only dimmer switch that works out of the box. Experience the guaranteed smooth dimming in any room in your home. Each kit comes with a Philips Hue white bulb and wireless Hue dimmer switch. You can place the switch anywhere you want, using screws or the adhesive tape on the backplate. Or walk around with the remote control that magnetically sticks to the backplate.

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Deal Of The Day: 52% Off On MFi-Certified 10-Ft iOS Lightning Cable (US)

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The cable that Apple includes with new iPhones is 3 feet long. And when it breaks outside of warranty, it’s another $25 to get a new one. That sort of sucks. So today you’re looking at an extra long MFi-Certified 10-Ft iOS Lightning Cable (US) which will set you back only $18.99 after rebate. That’s a deal.

With this handy Apple MFi-certified 10-foot (3 meter) cable in your tech arsenal, you’ll never have to compromise your comfort again. It can easily stretch across the room to conveniently power your iOS device wherever you may find yourself.

– 10-ft (3 meter) length to allow for comfortable charging and use
– Resilient MFi-certified cable for safe charging
– High-quality design for long-lasting use
– No more slouching by the outlet while charging, sit back and relax

Normally this longer cable is $40, but as mentioned above, today’s deal lowers that down to $18.99.

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Ferrolic Display Makes Good Use Of Ferro Fluid

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You’ve probably seen Ferrofluid before: it’s a black goo that contains iron particles and reacts to magnets in a fascinating way. Zelf Koelman became so enamoured with the little blobs that he and his team spend “a few thousand hours” developing Ferrolic, a special display piece that uses Ferrofluid in creative and mesmerizing ways.

In the front, the display has a basin comparable to an aquarium in which Ferro Fluid can move freely. Behind the scenes powerful electromagnets enable Ferollic to influence the fluid’s shape, to pick it up and move it around. Both modules, the basin and the electronics, sit secure in an aluminium frame.

The software behind these electromagnets, and thus the shapes and information displayed, can be edited. Ferrolic is controlled by an intelligent internal system that is accessible trough a web-browser. In this way users can assign “the creatures” to display time, text, shapes and transitions. Experienced users can create animations from their own custom shapes.

In the display above, Ferrolic is being used as a clock, but that’s just one of the many thousands of things it can display.

It’s a work in progress, and a Kickstarter is planned for some time in the future. But for now there are 24 early production models available for anyone who’d like to develop for Ferrolic… at the princely sum of €7,500 or about $8,500USD.

Ferrolic from zelfkoelman on Vimeo.

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