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HUMMbucker Electric Kazoo Will Make You The Best Neighbour

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The sound of a kazoo already ranks up there amongst one of the most annoying things that can fall on your eardrums. But what kazoos have always lacked is the ability to project their melodious wail much further than a few feet. With the HUMMbucker Electric Kazoo though, you’ll have the power of electricity at your side. Just plug your kazoo (hard not to laugh just writing those words) into your amp, crank the volume up to 11, and prepare for the onslaught of angry taps, kicks and punches to your walls and ceiling from your now incensed neighbours. Or, you know, don’t be a prick and just use this as it’s intended: in a melodically dubious hipster concert.

It’s $17 and comes with a 15′ cable and a 1/4″ jack.

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Magnetic Vest Holds Your Tools For You

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This is either a great idea, or an accident waiting to happen: it all depends on just how strong the magnets are. The Mag-Vest is being marketed to garage tinkerers for its ability to hold on to your metal tools with strong C8 Grade ceramic magnets, which reportedly can hold up to 10 pounds. If you’re working on something, you might find it more convenient to place some things on your chest, rather than in a tool box nearby or on the side of the hood where they might fall into the engine bay. It’s not a bad idea, but being untested we would worry that the 10 pound claim is optimistic. However, if they’re strong enough to prevent your hammer from flattening your pinky toe, it might be worth the $60 pledge.

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Wanted In My Mouth: Bacon Fried Oreos

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If God gave us taste buds, it’s because he wanted us to use them. That’s all the logic we need to rationalize wanting to eat a box full of the above Bacon Fried Oreos. It’s a creation of the fine curator of food site OhBiteIt!, and doesn’t require a whole lot of ingredients to reproduce. Follow the link at the bottom for a step by step, while just sit here and get fat simply looking at the delicious treats.

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SteadyLaser: A Laser Pointer That Doesn’t Shake, Even When You Do

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How badly are you bothered by your shaking hands during a presentation in front of a group of people? If the thought of a crowd being able to see how much you’re trembling fills you with even more embarrassment, only then might you want to consider the $150 SteadyLaser. It incorporates technology similar to the one found in optically stabilized digital cameras:

The mechanism includes a precision balanced two axis gimbal supported by miniature jewel bearings that is stabilized by a tuned magnetic spring and damper system. This allows the laser to move independently from the body of the pointer – so it remains steady even as the housing jitters.

The further away you are from your presentation screen, the more your shaking will be amplified. If money is no concern, the SteadyLaser then seems to be a good purchase. But most people will balk at the thought of paying $150 for something that can be had for $5, minus the stabilizing ability. And this is reflected in the fact that the company’s Kickstarter campaign is sitting at $1,445 from the astronomical $150,000 they are asking. Success seems unlikely, but then again, the world is full of overpriced and dubiously useful products all the same.

[ Project Page ] VIA [ Engadget ]

Love Wine? You NEED These Gadgets

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

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You know you love your wine when that’s the gift you get for birthdays and holidays. It’s also fairly obvious if the reason you decided not to have your teeth whitened was because the dentist told you that you would need to drink your wine through a straw for the rest of your life. But, that’s another story. If you are a big fan of wine, regardless of the colour, you know you need more than a bottle, a corkscrew and some glasses. Lucky you – there are plenty of gadgets for wine lovers on the market – and the faveable team has found the best of the best. Cheers!

Check out: 10 Must-have Gadgets for Wine Lovers

IG Launches Slick Trading App Alongside Apple Watch

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’re probably aware that Apple is going to be launching their first wearable, the Apple Watch, on April 24th. Today is actually the first day that you can pre-order it online, and expectations are high for Cupertino. The breadth of things you’ll be able to do with this small device is impressive, and there’s already a solid line-up of developers ready to launch their apps alongside it.

One of these companies is the world’s No.1 spread betting and CFD provider. IG in the UK provides financial spread betting, Contracts for Difference (CFDs), stockbroking and forex to a substantial client-base, and has already developed trading applications for all major mobile platforms. Today they’d like to announce that they have an application ready to go for the Apple Watch, which will allow you to trade, right on your wrist.

On the same day the watch launches, you’ll immediately be able to do the following:

• Spread bet, trade CFDs, and buy and sell stocks

• Get iPhone app notifications on your wrist

• Open positions and view markets from your watchlists

• Open, edit and close positions, or see all open positions

• See upcoming financial events

• Use one-tap login and switch between accounts easily

In an interview with Ashley Cameron, the Technical Team Lead, we learn that despite the initial version of the app being ready to go, the plan is to listen to customer feedback, and integrate this data into later iterations. The team has a very short two-week release cycle, so they will be able to tailor the experience as close as possible to what their clients want, in as short of a timeframe as possible.

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Office Gadgets That’ll Have You Working Smarter

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

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Does your office look like a scene from a black and white movie? Hey, we know how that happens. You’re busy working and you’d rather focus your efforts elsewhere. But, your office is a statement – whether you’ve converted the front room of your house or you work in one of those snazzy startup workspaces. Jazzing it up with a few gadgets will do more than just impress your clients. A decked out office will get you working smarter and have you loving your job again. Sound like a big promise? Just wait until you see the gadgets dug up by the faveable team. Their top fave is pure design genius.

Check out: 7 Ultramodern Office Accessories Every Contemporary Man Needs

Deal Of The Day: 25% Off On Smokio Smart Vaporizer

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My girlfriend quit smoking with an eCigarette. However, now she’s addicted to the vape; she puffs on it constantly, day and almost night. I suppose you do have to choose the lesser of evils, but it would be nice if she was able to wean off of this one as well, and I suspect with the Smokio Smart Vaporizer, that task might be easier. See, this bad boy connects to your smartphone and gives you stats. And as everyone knows, data is the key to everything:

Unlike your average vape, the Smokio works with its revolutionary mobile app to help you monitor your intake and reach your goals. The Smokio app is filled with insightful functionality to motivate you to keep going when the going gets tough.

“An E-Cig That Tells You How Much You’ve Increased Your Life Expectancy With Every Puff,” TechCrunch

– Set notifications and milestones based on your goals
– View a picture of your heart and lung condition & recovery
– Limit your number of puffs
– View your financial savings daily as you cut back on smoking
– Compare stats and get support from your friends

Normally $80, with today’s deal you just have to pay $59.

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ODii Grab-It Gadget Rescues Your Stuff From Your Car’s Black Holes

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Ever lost something between your car seat and the center console? Yeah, that’s the black hole. Usually once it falls there, it’s a goner. But with the ODii, a telescoping four-pronged claw and magnet, you stand a chance of getting it back. Measuring a total of 12 inches to fit in your glove compartment, the claw part extends to 18 inches, while the magnet attachment goes all the way up to 24 inches. That magnet, by the way, is a super strong neodymium magnet and is able to lift up to 2 pounds. There’s even a detachable LED light to make it easier to see when you’re getting closer to retrieving those earrings, or whatever. And the ODii’s uses aren’t limited to the car. Dropped something behind your couch at home and don’t feel like moving the whole thing? Reach for this instead. It’s an ingenious and useful tool to keep around, and at $20 as an early-bird in the Kickstarter campaign, is priced just right.

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