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Switch Decals: So You’ll Know What You’re Turning On When You Flip That Switch

Switch Decals

 

Every time you switch something on and then switch it back off, you waste time and electricity. Of course, you’ve probably already memorized most of the switches in your home, but you’re bound to make a few mistakes once in a while. It’s usually guests who turn switches on and off to find the one that they’re looking for via trial and error.

You could label the switches, but then they might look unsightly. Or you could just stick these Switch Decals on to let people know which is which.

Each pack of 55 Switch Decals is priced at $18.

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For Bad-Ass Cyclists: Turbospoke Bicycle Exhaust System

Turbospoke

Cyclists are pretty bad-ass, considering the amount of pedaling they need to put in to get from one place to the other. An attachment of sorts that will add more bad-asserie to their bikes is the Turbospoke bicycle exhaust system. It was designed to look like a motorcycle exhaust and it even makes motor sounds as the cyclist pedals along.

Turbospoke’s set-up involves using waterproof cards that clap on the bike’s spokes every time the wheel turns. As a result, that distinct motor sound is produced, which is then amplified by the hollow exhaust tube.

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Turn Heads, Even When It’s Dark: Betabrand Reflective Plaid Button-Down

Betabrand Reflective Plaid Button-Down

 

How many close calls have you had while riding your bike at night? The unfortunate reality is that a lot of cyclists are involved in accidents when it’s dark out. This is why it’s important to install lights or decorate your bike with reflective stickers (even though it might cramp your style) if you don’t plan on wearing a reflective jacket or helmet.

However, if none of these sound appealing to you, then here’s another option: Betabrand’s Reflective Plaid Button-Down. These slim-fitted shirts have 3M retroreflective yarns woven right into them so you’ll be impossible to miss at night.

The Reflective Plaid Button-Down shirt costs $118.

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Snooze in Comfort: Window Travel Pillow

Window Travel Pillow

Touring and checking out new places is fun. The actual traveling part where you ride planes, trains, and buses? Not so much. A lot of people end up with stiff necks and sore muscles after sleeping (or attempting to sleep) upright for a couple of hours. Neck pillows can lessen the discomfort, but only if you lean back. What you’ll need if you want to lean forward or sideways against the window is the aptly-named Window Travel Pillow.

It’s essentially a cushy pillow with suction cups so you can stick it right on the window before leaning into it to catch a few Z’s. It’s pretty versatile, since you can just unzip to transform it into a neck pillow.

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Gastropods for Your iPod: Snail and Slug Earbuds

Snail & Slug Earbuds

If snails and slugs don’t bother you, then you might find these earbuds pretty neat. But if you get easily spooked by bugs and cringe at the thought of gastropods like snails and slugs, then you might want to steer clear of these. The Snail and Slug earbuds could be your worst fears realized: snails and slugs crawling up your neck and into your ears, and there’s nothing you can do about it…

Far from being a nightmare, these earbuds actually exist and they will no doubt elicit a second look from most people who see you using it.

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Checkmate: Wall-Mounted Chess Board

Wall-mounted computerized chess board

Fancy a game of chess? Artless Dodger loves the game and he’s a huge DIY buff. So it comes as no surprise that he chose to create a larger-than-life wall-mounted chess board that you’re supposed to play while standing up. Obviously, the taller player takes the black pieces, since they’re placed on the higher shelves.

The cool thing about Dodger’s chess board is the fact that you can still play, even when you’re by your lonesome. It has a program integrated into the system that “plays” with you so you don’t have to play with yourself (okay, that sounded a bit wrong but…you know what I mean.)

Hit the jump to watch a video of the chess board at play.

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For Lethal Couplings: Gas Mask Diamond Ring

Gas Mask Diamond Ring Rings are a symbol of love and commitment. They’re indicators of your fashion sense, sentiments, and even your political views. Where the Gas Mask diamond ring falls under, I’m not sure. Probably all of the above, although I’m unsure on the love and commitment part for obvious reasons.

The ring is adorned with gorgeous black and white diamonds, which are set on 18-carat gold with a black finish. Wear it in protest, wear it to showcase your sense of style (and deep pockets), or simply wear it because it’s fun.

The price? $7,000.

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Faveable Gadgets: Acer Android Tablet, Samsung SSD & Wallet Ninja

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

acer-tablet

We’re back with another set of latest tech gadgets and men’s gear. To kick off the list, we have a very-affordable 7.9-inch Acer Iconia A1 16GB Android 4.2 Tablet. It has sleek looks, silver body color and a sharp IPS display. Other features include stereo speakers, metal back cover, .83 pounds weight and over 7 hours of battery life.

wallet-ninja

Next up is a smart multi-tool accessory which is about the size of a credit card. Tools that are included within the Wallet Ninja are: 6 Hex wrenches, a can opener, fruit peeler, bottle opener, ruler (standard & metric), letter opener, box opener, phone stand, eyeglasses, phillips, and flathead screwdriver!

samsung-ssd

If you’ve been contemplating upgrading your system with a Solid State Drive, this Samsung 840 EVO SSD should be worth considering. These are known to be very reliable by customers and deliver solid performance (especially if this is going to be your first SSD). It offers up to 540 MB/s read speeds and write speeds up to 410 MB/s.

Take My Money: R2-D2 Infrared-Projecting Keyboard

R2-D2 infrared-projecting keyboard

Tablets can’t replace laptops, although keyboard attachments are helping it get there. The big pain when it comes to working on a tablet is the on-screen keyboard and the limited functionality of some apps. While there’s little you can do for the latter, there are some alternatives you can try for the former, like the R2-D2 Infrared-Projecting Keyboard .

It’s neat, it’s compact, and it looks pretty awesome, especially if you’re a Star Wars fan (who isn’t?) The R2-D2 keyboard connects to your device via Bluetooth 3.0 and is compatible with Android, iOS, Windows 7/8, and OSX. When you “type,” the infrared sensor detects which letter your finger is on and turns it into a digital signal.

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